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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 28 April 2004

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.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 28 April 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 28 April 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 28 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 28 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 28 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the business-related taxes introduced in each year since 1990, stating the revenue raised by each annually.
(169164)
2
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is towards the payment of money from public funds in satisfaction of an award of legal aid to an individual (a) who appears on the UN list of suspected terrorists and (b) whose assets in the UK have been frozen pursuant to a decision of the G7 on the grounds that the individual is suspected of terrorism; and if he will make a statement.
(169168)
3
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the disposal of entitlement under the introduction of single farm payments will be subject to capital gains tax.
(169329)
4
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints, broken down by category, he has received following the introduction of new tax credit arrangements.
(169330)
5
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement setting out the total cash sums available to individual schools by way of direct per pupil payments following the Budget Statement; and what the equivalent figures were for the previous years.
(169331)
6
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much trade has been recorded by HM Customs & Excise in (a) whitecoat sealskin, (b) blueback sealskin and (c) sealskin apparel in each year since 1998.
(169407)
7
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of unemployment was in each year since 1997 in Preston.
(169673)
8
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Preston have benefited from the 100 per cent. tax exemption for the purchase of computer and internet equipment.
(169674)
9
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Preston from 1997 to 31st December 2003.
(169675)
10
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new jobs have been created in Preston since 1997.
(169676)
11
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were employed in tourism-related jobs in Preston on the latest date for which figures are available.
(169677)
12
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many senior citizens in Preston qualified for the 10 pence rate of income tax in each year since its introduction.
(169680)
13
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Preston have received child tax credit.
(169681)
14
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many job vacancies there were in Preston in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(169682)
15
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many job vacancies there were in Wigan in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(169354)
16
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many senior citizens in Wigan qualified for the 10 pence rate of income tax in each year since its introduction.
(169355)
17
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Wigan have received child tax credit.
(169356)
18
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Wigan have benefited from the 100 per cent. tax exemption for the purchase of computer and internet equipment.
(169357)
19
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of unemployment was in each year since 1997 in Wigan.
(169358)
20
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) change and (b) percentage change there has been in full-time permanent jobs in Wigan from 1997 to 31st December 2003.
(169359)
21
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new jobs have been created in Wigan since 1997.
(169360)
22
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of child tax credit awards that will be reduced following the finalisation of 2003-04 awards.
(169391)
23
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of families currently receiving a manual top-up payment in respect of a child tax credit award which has been reduced because of overpayment; who will see those payments (a) terminated and (b) reduced following the finalisation of their 2003-04 awards; and if he will make a statement.
(169400)
24
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people died of influenza-related illnesses in each of the last 20 years.
(169326)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
25
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on delays to court hearings of the current closure of courts in Luton.
(169405)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
26
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from the New Opportunities Fund was allocated to Wigan in each year since 1997.
(169308)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
27
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department issues guidelines in relation to planning applications for windfarms to be located within a certain distance of military installations involving radar.
(169488)
28
N
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the investment appraisal of the proposed move of most of the activities of RAF Boulmer to RAF Scampton.
(169163)
29
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many students in full-time employment now serving with reserve forces in Iraq and the adjoining theatre interrupted their studies in order to do so.
(169224)
30
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many students in full-time employment have interrupted their studies to serve with reserve forces in Iraq and the adjoining theatre over the last 24 months.
(169225)
31
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on his Department's land bounded by Halliday Crescent, Melville Road and Henderson Road in Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.
(169403)
32
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records his Department holds regarding contamination under the sites of former Ministry of Defence houses in Portsmouth.
(169404)
33
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the incidents that have led to compensation being paid to Iraqi people in the sector occupied by British forces for (a) death, (b) injury and (c) destruction of property.
(169408)
34
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make available information regarding contamination of land (a) owned and (b) formerly owned by his Department in the City of Portsmouth to Portsmouth City Council.
(169409)
35
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st April, Official Report, column 1604W, on accommodation costs, what plans he has to provide sufficient service accommodation in the Greater Portsmouth area to obviate the need for service personnel to rent in the private sector.
(169444)
36
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st April, Official Report, column 1604W, on accommodation costs, what the housing needs of the Service personnel living in private rented accommodation are.
(169472)
37
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which procurement decisions in each of the last five years have not been made solely on the basis of best value for money.
(169703)
38
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the relationship between British Armed Forces and the Iraqi Government will be following the handover of power on 30th June.
(169381)
39
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes he plans to make to the command structure of British Forces serving in Iraq after the handover of power on 30th June.
(169382)
40
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role British troops will play in the new phase of economic, military and political co-operation between the United States of America, the Coalition and the Iraqi civilian government following the handover of power on 30th June.
(169383)
41
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military role British troops will play following the handover of power in Iraq on 30th June.
(169384)
42
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British Forces will be subject to Iraqi law following the handover of power on 30th June.
(169385)
43
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the operations and financial transactions of the Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory will be related to the Ministry of Defence's Top Level Budget for Corporate Science & Technology established on 1st April.
(169386)
44
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes he plans to the number of British Forces in Iraq following the handover of power on 30th June.
(169387)
45
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory's revenue has been derived from QinetiQ; and what proportion of its outgoings have been paid to QinetiQ since the creation of QinetiQ.
(169388)
46
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what extent the Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory plans to increase its revenue from sources other than Government departments.
(169389)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
47
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance he issues on the minimum acceptable distance between sizes of proposed windfarms and the nearest dwelling.
(169489)
48
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to (a) amend and (b) relax the planning guidance in respect of planning permission for windfarms.
(169490)
49
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what advice his Department offers local authorities regarding planning for roadside and roundabout advertising.
(169247)
50
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on how the Starter Homes Initiative has affected the residents of Preston.
(169660)
51
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on how the change in the level of council funding for housing has affected the residents of Preston since 1997.
(169692)
52
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the value of the contract with Robson Brown for each component of the `Your Say' campaign.
(169257)
53
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many copies of (a) Your Say: A New Opportunity for the North East, (b) Your Say: a New Opportunity for the North West, (c) Your Say: A New Opportunity for Yorkshire and the Humber, (d) Your Say: Business and Jobs, (e) Your Say: Assembly Powers and Responsibilities and (f) Your Say: Housing, Planning and Transport have been requested by members of the public in (i) the North East, (ii) the North West and (iii) Yorkshire and the Humber.
(169258)
54
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the current and projected elements of the Your Say campaign; and what the total estimated cost is of each.
(169259)
55
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will publish the texts of his speeches, and those of his colleagues, made as part of the regional hearings on elected regional assemblies.
(169260)
56
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the annual cost of his retained distribution centre was in 2003-04.
(169261)
57
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the publications and other products distributed from his retained distribution centre.
(169367)
58
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 1st April, Official Report, column 1649W, on regional assemblies, what proportion of the set-up costs of elected regional assemblies he estimates will be (a) premises, (b) wages and salaries, (c) equipment and stationery and (d) other costs for (i) the North East, (ii) the North West and (iii) Yorkshire and the Humber.
(169441)
59
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many unoccupied non-domestic properties paid empty property business rates in England in each year since 1997.
(169485)
60
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty residential dwellings there were in England in each year since 1997.
(169486)
61
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many unoccupied industrial properties were exempt from property business rates in England in each year since 1997.
(169492)
62
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much previously developed land was (a) vacant and (b) derelict in England in each year since 1997.
(169493)
63
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households received an empty homes council tax discount in England in each year since 1997.
(169494)
64
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much land changing to residential use was within 1997-designated Green Belt in each year since 1997, broken down by region.
(169495)
65
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new dwellings were built within 1997-designated Green Belt in each year since 1997, broken down by region.
(169496)
66
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much land within 1997-designated Green Belt changed to developed use each year since 1997, broken down by region.
(169545)
67
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the locations of each development on (a) Green Belt land and (b) non-Green Belt greenfield land for which he or his predecessors have given planning permission since 1st May 1997.
(169546)
68
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to issue planning guidance to remove the need for planning permission for flag poles up to 18 feet in height in or on domestic properties.
(169751)
69
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what planning restrictions apply to (a) the erection of flag poles and (b) the flying of national flags; and if he will make a statement.
(169752)
70
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the change in the level of council funding for housing has affected the residents of Wigan since 1997.
(169267)
71
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the Starter Homes Initiative has benefited the residents of Wigan.
(169268)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
72
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the evidential basis is for the estimation that 30 per cent. of full-time students will receive full combined grant in 2006-07.
(169245)
73
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money has been invested in Heywood and Middleton since 1997 to build long-term sustainable facilities for school sports.
(169439)
74
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to expand the number of places available on level two courses in further education colleges.
(169327)
75
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what public funding has been spent on adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy in Preston in each of the last five years.
(169683)
76
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of adjusting performance tables to take account of schools' performance in a wider range of vocational qualifications; and if he will make a statement.
(169452)
77
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects to announce the results obtained in the 14 to 19 Pathfinder areas.
(169453)
78
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to encourage a greater interchange of staff between education and industry; and what discussions he has had (a) with other departments and (b) with employers on how best to facilitate such an interchange.
(169454)
79
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children he expects will be persuaded to remain at school beyond their GCSEs through the earn as you learn scheme.
(169482)
80
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the signature requirements for nursery staff for the Ofsted health declaration certificates are; and if he will reimburse staff for the cost of obtaining a signature from a general practitioner for this certificate.
(169758)
81
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the level of investment in school sports in Wigan since 1997.
(169275)
82
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money has been invested in Wigan to build sustainable school sports.
(169276)
83
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what public funding has been spent on adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy in Wigan in each of the last five years.
(169277)
84
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching assistants there were in schools in Wigan (a) in each of the last seven years and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(169278)
85
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding was spent per pupil in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169279)
86
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four year olds in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169280)
87
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the number of children in Wigan who have benefited from the National Childcare Strategy.
(169281)
88
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public money has been spent on repairing schools in Wigan in each year since 1997.
(169282)
89
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Wigan were taught in classes of more than 30 (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(169283)
90
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding each school in the Wigan constituency has received from the New Deal for Schools.
(169284)
91
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils in Wigan have reached the (a) mathematics and (b) English standard in each of the last seven years.
(169285)
92
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of eleven year olds in Wigan reached level four in (a) mathematics and (b) English in each of the last seven years.
(169286)
93
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 15 and 16 year olds in Wigan achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C or GNVQ equivalent in each of the last seven years.
(169287)
94
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding has been spent on higher education in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169288)
95
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding has been spent on computers for schools in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169289)
96
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Capital Modernisation Fund computer learning centres have been established in Wigan.
(169290)
97
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) teachers and (b) families in Wigan have benefited from the Computers within Reach programme.
(169291)
98
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money was allocated to Wigan from the Capital Modernisation Fund.
(169292)
99
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils of compulsory school age (i) attending denominational schools and (ii) in Wales live more than three miles from the school that they attend; and if he will make a statement.
(169169)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
100
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the policy of the rights of way section of her Department is regarding answering the telephone to members of the public on (a) 01173-728-379, (b) 01173-728-957 and (c) other numbers.
(169379)
101
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out the history of the request to close the footpath at Cuillan Close, Rise Park; when her Department expects to compete the paperwork necessary to allow Nottingham City Council to close the footpath; and if she will make a statement.
(169380)
102
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulations govern (a) testing for radon gas in homes and (b) disclosure of radon gas levels when houses are bought and sold.
(169718)
103
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to make a statement on the effectiveness of the Pesticides Voluntary Initiative.
(169487)
104
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to provide more assistance to (a) owner-occupiers and (b) tenants of small intensive livestock farms after the introduction of single farm payments.
(169740)
105
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on recent discussions with the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in Local Government, with specific reference to tenancy reform and estate disposal and restructuring.
(169741)
106
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Department is undertaking into the impact of land used for hunting under the single farm payment.
(169742)
107
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the (a) Countryside Alliance and (b) Master of Foxhounds on the impact of the single farm payment on hunting; and whether this will qualify as an activity which will derive payments under the new scheme.
(169743)
108
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research is being undertaken by or on behalf of her Department on bovine TB.
(169744)
109
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in Preston have benefited from the home energy efficiency scheme, warm front.
(169684)
110
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the farm income levels for farmers in Preston in the past five years.
(169685)
111
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 26th April; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(169477)
112
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantity of (a) chlorofluorocarbons, (b) hydrochlorofluorocarbons and (c) hydrofluorocarbons have been recovered from equipment other than domestic refrigerators in each year since 1995.
(169582)
113
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to meet honourable Members representing areas where properties or agricultural land are or might become at risk from flooding from the sea or from tidal inland waterways to discuss the Government's policy on global warming.
(169583)
114
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she (a) has in place and (b) is proposing further to reduce UK emissions of carbon dioxide between 2002 and 2010.
(169590)
115
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department intends to hold a public consultation on the recommendations of the Report commissioned by her Department from PriceWaterhouseCooper on the future structure of the Consumer Council on Water and the future of Watervoice organisations.
(169478)
116
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to her Department has been of commissioning the PriceWaterhouseCoopers report on the structure of the Consumer Council on Water and the future of Watervoice organisations.
(169479)
117
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the European Commission on the use and regulation of veal crates; and if she will make a statement.
(169748)
118
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licensed abattoirs there were in England (a) in 1991, (b) in 1997 and (c) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(169749)
119
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in Wigan have benefited from the home energy efficiency scheme, Warm Front.
(169366)
120
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evaluation she has made of experiments to use oceans to absorb more carbon dioxide by spraying them with iron filings and the impact this will have on global warming.
(169239)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
121
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the people of Gibraltar will be able to vote in the forthcoming referendum on the proposed EU Constitution.
(169015)
122
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department had on how the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq was audited.
(169700)
123
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with other UN Security Council members on the fee levied by the UN for operating the oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
(169701)
124
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will consult other members of the United Nations Security Council with a view to a resolution under Chapter VII of the Charter to address the situation in Darfur, Sudan.
(169440)
125
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the United Kingdom will make to the new United Nations appeal for the Darfur Region of Western Sudan.
(169324)
126
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what developments have been made to establish a clear international mechanism to monitor (a) the attack on civilians and (b) the access of agencies providing humanitarian assistance in Darfur, Sudan.
(169325)
127
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money, and what assistance in kind, his Department is giving to support the Conference on the proposed EU Constitution organised by the Federal Trust and scheduled to take place on 1st and 2nd July; and how much money his Department (a) has committed and (b) plans to commit to support events which are favourably disposed towards UK accession to a treaty creating an EU constitution.
(169390)
128
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the overseas visits made by each Minister in his Department in financial year 2003-04.
(169754)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
129
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on NHS waiting times for heart surgery in Bootle.
(169262)
130
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents in Bootle awaiting heart surgery have had the option of choosing an alternative hospital for quicker treatment in the last 12 months.
(169263)
131
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in Bootle in each of the last seven years; and if he will make a statement.
(169264)
132
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients in Bootle saw an NHS consultant within two weeks in each of the last seven years.
(169265)
133
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there is a diagnostic and treatment centre located in Bootle.
(169266)
134
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April, Official Report, column 268W, on shared service centres, what assessment he has made of whether these services can be rolled out more quickly.
(169654)
135
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate for each year since 1997 (a) the amount of medicines dispensed and never used in (i) England, (ii) each NHS region, (iii) each strategic health authority and (b) the cost of these medicines to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(169704)
136
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the prevalence of chronic dehydration amongst children; and if he will make a statement.
(169705)
137
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been allocated to dentistry (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) for each of the next three years; and how that money has been spent.
(169706)
138
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on drugs in the NHS was in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each strategic health authority in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(169707)
139
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of training a (a) occupational therapist, (b) physiotherapist, (c) speech and language therapist, (d) district nurse and (e) health visitor.
(169708)
140
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of a (a) MRI scanner and (b) CT scanner.
(169709)
141
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to encourage the use of diagnostic tests in (a) general practitioner surgeries and (b) pharmacies to reduce referrals to secondary care; and if he will make a statement.
(169710)
142
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the risk to health of radon gas in the United Kingdom.
(169711)
143
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of cases of lung cancer in England caused by radon gas.
(169712)
144
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to extend chronic disease management clinics to cover skin diseases; and if he will make a statement.
(169713)
145
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to record and publish waiting times for both diagnostics and treatment for all types of conditions.
(169714)
146
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Coalition for Cancer Information was established; what its budget is; what its remit is; what its membership is; how often it has met; and if he will make a statement.
(169715)
147
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to repeat the NHS cancer patients survey; and if he will make a statement.
(169716)
148
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what tests are contained in the general practitioner health check for all patients aged 75 or over who request it and have not had a consultation within the last 12 months.
(169717)
149
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th April, Official Report, column 427W, on MRSA, whether the Commission for Social Care Inspection will collect and publish information on MRSA infections in care homes.
(169719)
150
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April, Official Report, column 255W, on dentists, if he will estimate the impact of the recent National Institute for Clinical Excellence draft guidance on the patient charge revenue from dental examinations.
(169720)
151
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April, Official Report, column 180W, on eligibility criteria, how many individual cases were granted recompense.
(169721)
152
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department intends to take to resolve the problems in some hospitals where bedside televisions cannot be switched off.
(169722)
153
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the trend has been in the number of NHS dentistry patients in each year since 1997 in Morley and Rothwell.
(169410)
154
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an application for a licence to create human embryos by cell nuclear replacement has been submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
(169473)
155
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the doctors struck off by the General Medical Council's Professional Conduct Committee in each of the last 10 years for inappropriate prescribing of drugs to drug addicts, the year they were struck off, and the town or city in which their surgery or clinic was situated.
(169293)
156
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children developed type II diabetes in each year since 1998.
(169476)
157
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the National Service Framework for chronic conditions will specifically address children with chronic illness.
(169480)
158
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children donated blood at mobile blood units visiting schools in 2003-04.
(169481)
159
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children with chronic illness suffer from (a) asthma, (b) eczema and (c) respiratory conditions.
(169483)
160
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children are needle phobic; and what estimate he has made of the percentage of children who would take-up a needle-free insulin delivery system.
(169484)
161
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government will publish the responses to the consultation on mental health.
(169588)
162
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of 18 were given mercury fillings in England (a) in 2004 up to the latest date for which figures are available and (b) in each of the last five years.
(169589)
163
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged under 18 years had the removal of wisdom teeth funded by the NHS in 2003-04.
(169637)
164
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make available provision for blackout (a) clinics and (b) nurses.
(169269)
165
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken to ensure that the recommendations of the Derek Wanless Report are being implemented, with particular regard to the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias.
(169270)
166
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds will be made available to implement the Wanless Report recommendations.
(169271)
167
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to facilitate greater use of pacemakers as part of an integrated falls strategy.
(169272)
168
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he will ensure that the (a) measures to improve patient information access and (b) the expert patients programme will be applicable to sufferers of cardiac arrhythmias.
(169273)
169
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken to set aside funds to empower patients via (a) improved information access and (b) further development of the expert patient scheme.
(169274)
170
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances a general practitioner may make a charge to patients for signing official documents; and if he will make a statement.
(169746)
171
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to primary care trusts on suitable levels for charges by general practitioners for signing documents.
(169756)
172
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the official documents and certificates which require a general practitioner's signature; and what action he is taking to satisfy himself that the level of charges by general practitioners for such signatures are reasonable.
(169757)
173
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many senior citizens in Wigan have access to free eye tests.
(169343)
174
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents in Wigan aged over 60 years have benefited from the abolition of charges for eye tests.
(169344)
175
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in Wigan in each of the last seven years; and if he will make a statement.
(169345)
176
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) therapists and (b) scientists were located in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169346)
177
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes there have been to NHS waiting list times in the last seven years for the residents of Wigan.
(169347)
178
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients in Wigan saw an NHS consultant within two weeks in each of the last seven years.
(169348)
179
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on NHS waiting times for heart surgery in Wigan.
(169349)
180
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS beds were available in Wigan in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(169350)
181
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the effect on residents of Wigan of the Health Development Agency.
(169351)
182
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of women in Wigan with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks in each of the last five years.
(169352)
183
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public funding has been spent on health in Wigan in each of the last seven years.
(169353)
184
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation he has made of studies into long-term calorific restriction diets and their effectiveness in reducing the risk of (a) cancer, (b) coronary heart disease, (c) diabetes and (d) strokes.
(169236)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
185
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to offer alternative locations to demonstrators in Parliament Square.
(169254)
186
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Westminster City Council regarding noise created by demonstrators in Parliament Square.
(169255)
187
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on injuries sustained by children in penal institutions, with particular reference to broken limbs; how many such injuries were suffered by children in such institutions in each of the last five years; how many and what percentage of the total are considered to have been inflicted by staff working in such institutions; what plans he has to introduce new or revised policies on the issue; and if he will make a statement.
(169526)
188
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the grant from public funds to the Commission for Racial Equality in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in distributing funds to commission area councils for racial equality, including Bexley.
(169448)
189
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which air and sea ports do not have routine staffing by the Immigration Service.
(169248)
190
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which air and sea ports in the United Kingdom have previously had routine staffing by the Immigration Service but currently do not; when such staffing ceased; what checks are made on persons arriving at such ports; and how many illegal immigrants were refused entry at such ports in each year from 1996 to 2003.
(169249)
191
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish (a) the most recent annual figures of the number of persons refused permission to travel to the United Kingdom by British immigration officers operating from French departure points, broken down by (i) month and (ii) departure points and (b) the most recent estimates of his Department of the annual number of persons prevented from travelling to the United Kingdom by foreign immigration officers at departure points at which British immigration officers are present in an advisory capacity.
(169250)
192
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what routine measures are practised by United Kingdom authorities to detect attempted illegal entrants to the United Kingdom other than those in force at embarkation and arrival points.
(169251)
193
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what significant measures have been introduced to enhance the security of United Kingdom borders since 1996.
(169252)
194
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers were refused entry at port and subsequently removed in each year since 1992, broken down by ports of entry; and to what he attributes the fall between 2002 and 2003 indicated in the rounded figures released on 4th April.
(169253)
195
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) police authorities on a strategy to combat illegal access to fertilisers to prevent use by terrorists.
(169328)
196
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 898W, on asylum and immigration, if he will break down the numbers of asylum seekers refused support under section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 by country of origin.
(169411)
197
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contribution identity cards are intended to make to combatting terrorism.
(169442)
198
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic police there are in Sussex Police.
(169443)
199
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people lost their driving licence as a consequence of speeding in each year since 1990.
(169445)
200
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of people who have five points or more on their driving licence.
(169446)
201
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the public services for which the Draft Identity Cards Bill would require the production of an ID card as a condition of receiving the service.
(169447)
202
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what purpose the Draft Identity Cards Bill proposes to enable an individual's national insurance number to be recorded in the National Identity Register.
(169449)
203
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers he plans to make available to the police in the event that an individual refuses to verify his or her identity following introduction of identity cards.
(169702)
204
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd February, Official Report, columns 228-9W, on Centre for the 3Rs, whether he has now received the final report of the Inter-Departmental Group for the 3Rs; and if he will make a statement on how he intends to proceed with the Select Committee's recommendation.
(169587)
205
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers preventing racial harassment have been introduced since 1997; and how many times these powers have been used in Preston.
(169693)
206
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in (a) overall recorded crime, (b) recorded violent crime, (c) burglaries and (d) vehicle thefts in Preston has been since 1997.
(169694)
207
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what public funds were spent on tackling drugs misuse in Preston in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2003-04.
(169696)
208
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Preston since 1997.
(169697)
209
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in full-time police officers in Preston has been since 1997.
(169698)
210
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department collects on assaults on public sector workers during the course of their work.
(169450)
211
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on introducing an offence of assaulting a public sector worker in the course of their duty; and if he will make a statement.
(169451)
212
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John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to bring the victims of workplace crimes and their families into the remit of the Victims' Charter.
(167497)
213
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children are being held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers; and how many of these have been held for more than 28 days, broken down by removal centre.
(169243)
214
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers since his announcement that children will not be detained for more than 28 days without ministerial consent; and how many of these have been held for more than 28 days, broken down by removal centre.
(169244)
215
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage change in full-time police officers in Wigan there has been since 1997.
(169333)
216
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in Wigan in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(169334)
217
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage change in (a) overall recorded crime, (b) recorded violent crime, (c) burglaries and (d) thefts in Wigan there has been since 1997.
(169335)
218
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers preventing racial harassment have been introduced since 1997; and how many times these powers have been used in Wigan.
(169336)
219
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Wigan since 1997.
(169337)
220
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what public funds were spent on tackling drug misuse in Wigan in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2003-04.
(169338)
221
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community safety officers are allocated by Greater Manchester Police to Wigan 'L' Division.
(169340)
222
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their sentences quashed as a result of DNA evidence.
(169238)
223
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evaluation he has made of brain fingerprinting technologies that monitor the involuntary electrical waves emitted by the brain.
(169294)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
224
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the reasons were for the reduction in the Administration Estimate from 2000-01 to 2001-02, as indicated in Table 4 of the Commission's Annual Report for 2001-02; and what the final administration accounts outturn figure for 2002-03 was.
(169406)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
225
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what evaluation has been carried out of the value to developing countries in Africa of the (a) United States American Growth and Opportunity Act and (b) EU Everything but Arms Initiative.
(169723)
226
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project, financed by EU Development Assistance to participate in the 8th Ceramics Biennale in all African, Carribean and Pacific countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169412)
227
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on Post Masa 2001 in West Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169413)
228
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide funding for the film Zulu Love Letter; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169414)
229
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to undertake preliminary work on regional refrom in African, Carribean and Pacific countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169415)
230
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on the functioning of regional operational centre junior achievement in all African, Carribean and Pacific countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169416)
231
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide training in numerical and radio recycling; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169417)
232
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide a mobile numerical cinema in West Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169418)
233
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to conduct a study of theatre festivals in Sub-Saharan Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169419)
234
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the Sand School in Dabar, West Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169420)
235
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to undertake youth development in Netherlands Antilles; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169421)
236
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver sustainable management of biodiversity in the Pacific; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169422)
237
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to maintain tropical forest biodiversity in West Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169423)
238
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver forest law enforcement and governance is (a) West Africa, (b) Central Africa, (c) Eastern and Southern Africa and (d) the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169424)
239
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on technological development for sustainable resource management: Cyber Tracker in (a) Central Africa, (b) Eastern and Southern Africa and (c) the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169425)
240
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to implement terms of employment studies in Zimbabwe; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169426)
241
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the primary education development plan in Tanzania; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169427)
242
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance (a) to undertake capacity building in education in Ethiopia and (b) to establish a law faculty at Mekelle University in Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169428)
243
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to strengthen civil society in Comoros; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169429)
244
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance (a) to support the Ministry of Finance in Botswana and (b) to upgrade Gaborone Technical College in Botswana; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169430)
245
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide funding for (a) the film Comboio da Canhoca and (b) the film Na Cidade Vazia in Angola; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169431)
246
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver training to combat prostitution in Côte d'Ivoire; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169432)
247
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) support decentralisation and (b) sponsor the Pan-African Cinema Festival in Burkina Faso; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169433)
248
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to support cultural activities in (a) Gabon and (b) Sao Tomé and Principe; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169434)
249
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to train air traffic controllers in Vanuatu; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169435)
250
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to improve rural primary education facilities in Papua New Guinea; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169436)
251
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct a new building for the Laukota Learners College in Fiji; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169437)
252
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to combat AIDS, TB and malaria; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169438)
253
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance entitled Immpact; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169474)
254
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to end female genital mutilation; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169475)
255
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver economic diversification of the mining sector in Botswana; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169497)
256
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide mining sector support in Gabon; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169498)
257
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair energy transmission and distribution networks in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169499)
258
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to re-open the titanium ore mine in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169500)
259
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to strengthen and diversify the mining sector in Niger; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169501)
260
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair the Novadhibou Port in Mauritania; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169502)
261
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to re-equip the training institute in Guinea-Conakry; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169503)
262
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide mining sector support in Ghana; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169504)
263
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair and maintain roads in Burkina Faso; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169505)
264
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to undertake a preparatory study of infrastructure in Benin; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169506)
265
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide mining sector support in Papua New Guinea; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169507)
266
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to vaccinate against porcine flu in Cuba; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169508)
267
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to expand rice production in Caribbean countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169509)
268
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to raise the efficiency of banana production in Caribbean countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169510)
269
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct three fishing ports in New Caledonia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169511)
270
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project, financed by EU Development Assistance, to develop and repair urban markets in Zambia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169512)
271
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to fund development in Durban and surrounding areas of South Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169513)
272
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to train banana producers in West Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169514)
273
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reinforce food security in Oriente Province of Cuba; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169515)
274
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support school canteens and reinforce food security governance in Haiti; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169516)
275
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project finananced by EU Development Assistance to raise the efficiency of banana production in the countries of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169517)
276
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to raise the efficiency of banana production in Cameroon; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169518)
277
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to implement foresty programmes in Chad; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169519)
278
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to improve food security in Niger; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169520)
279
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to promote rural development in Benin; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169521)
280
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to promote hub rural development in several West African countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169522)
281
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to devise an integrated pest management programme for countries of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169523)
282
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to devise a fisheries management plan for countries of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169524)
283
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to undertake land and water research in countries of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169525)
284
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to supply 40,000 tonnes of corn to Malawi; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169527)
285
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to supply 183,000 tonnes of cereals to Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169528)
286
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to supply 24,000 tonnes of cereals to Eritrea; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169529)
287
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to improve public financial management and accounting in Cuba; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169530)
288
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to implement sustainable agricultural development in several Pacific countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169531)
289
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support farmers' organisations in Vanuatu; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169532)
290
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to supply 90,000 tonnes of cereals and 1,300 tonnes of seeds to Zimbabwe; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169533)
291
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver a pluriannual programme on easy currency supporting actions and technical assistance; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169534)
292
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to promote tourism from the Basque countries to Saint Pierre and Miquelon; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169535)
293
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support business opportunities in Burkina Faso; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169536)
294
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support community-based projects in Côte d'Ivoire; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169537)
295
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support (a) the Caribbean Regional Trade Development Programme and (b) the Caribbean Regional Tourism Development Programme; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169538)
296
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to combat racism in the Central African Republic; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169539)
297
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to prevent torture in Cameroon; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169540)
298
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) protect human rights, (b) restore peace and (c) reconcile divided communities in Burundi; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169541)
299
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) monitor elections, (b) support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (c) report human rights abuses and (d) rehabilitate victims of torture in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169542)
300
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to maintain the peace settlement in Angola; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169543)
301
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) combat racism in Rwanda and (b) fund legal trials at Gacaca; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169544)
302
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to tackle debt arrears and reduce poverty in Niger; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169547)
303
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reduce poverty in Mali; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169548)
304
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reduce poverty in Jamaica through structural adjustment; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169549)
305
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to prevent torture in (a) Senegal, (b) Mali, (c) Burkina Faso, (d) Gambia, (e) Ghana, (f) Nigeria, (g) Togo, (h) Côte d'Ivoire, (i) Sierra Leone and (j) Benin; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169550)
306
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance on the abolition of the death penalty in (a) Botswana, (b) Cameroon, (c) Ghana, (d) Kenya, (e) Lesotho, (f) Malawi, (g) Nigeria, (h) Swaziland, (i) Tanzania, (j) Uganda, (k) Zambia and (l) Zimbabwe; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169551)
307
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on the abolition of the death penalty in the Caribbean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169552)
308
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to ensure free and fair elections in Jamaica; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169553)
309
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to combat racism in the Dominican Republic; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169554)
310
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to develop democracy in Cuba; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the project.
(169555)
311
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to strengthen civil society in Haiti; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169556)
312
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) promote good governance and (b) support the Human Rights Commission in Fiji; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169557)
313
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) prevent torture and (b) promote good governance in Zimbabwe; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169558)
314
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to monitor elections in Madagascar; and what recent assessment he has made of the project.
(169559)
315
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) prevent torture and (b) monitor elections in Kenya; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169560)
316
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) strengthen Parliamentary institutions and (b) support community-based projects in Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169561)
317
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) protect human rights, (b) strengthen the judicial system and (c) combat racism in the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169562)
318
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to monitor elections in the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169563)
319
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to reduce poverty in (a) Ethiopia and (b) Mozambique; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169564)
320
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to tackle debt arrears and reduce poverty in Burundi; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169565)
321
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to implement an emergency programme on debt arrears, roads, drugs provision, electricity and the provision of health and education in Madagascar; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169566)
322
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to implement an emergency programme to tackle debt arrears to the African Development Bank in the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169567)
323
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to tackle debt arrears in the Central African Republic; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169568)
324
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reduce poverty in Burkina Faso; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169569)
325
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to tackle internal debt arrears in Côte d' Ivoire; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169570)
326
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide complementary support to the health sector in Zambia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169571)
327
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) raise HIV/AIDS awareness and (b) pursue an AIDS vaccine initiative in South Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169572)
328
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to provide complementary support to the health sector in (a) Cameroon, (b) the Central African Republic and (c) the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169573)
329
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to fund reproductive healthcare in Nigeria; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169574)
330
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to make blood transfusions safe in Niger; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169575)
331
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reduce illicit drug dealing in the Caribbean; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169576)
332
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on participation in the Barcelona Conference; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169577)
333
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on maternal health; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169578)
334
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on youth HIV/AIDS; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169579)
335
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on UNFPA/IPPF; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169580)
336
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to maintain the cease-fire agreement in the Sudan; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169586)
337
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to undertake a national census in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169591)
338
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) provide local government training and (b) improve the treatment of prisoners in Togo; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169592)
339
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support elections in Nigeria; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169593)
340
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the regionally sponsored peace talks in Côte d' Ivoire; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169594)
341
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support peace talks in Kenya; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169595)
342
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support elections in Madagascar; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169596)
343
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) support the peace process and (b) undertake mine clearance in Eritrea and Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169597)
344
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support elections and protect human rights in Congo - Brazzaville; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169598)
345
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) support the African Union sponsored peace talks and (b) conduct a national census in the Central African Republic; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169599)
346
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide a financial information system in Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169600)
347
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's institutional was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to deliver the first instrumental support programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169601)
348
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by the EU Development Assistance on human rights, democratisation and elections in the Congo; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169602)
349
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the National Institute of Statistics in Angola; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169603)
350
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by the EU Development Assistance to support the National Authorising Officer in (a) the Central African Republic and (b) Gabon; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169604)
351
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support NGOs and civil society in Togo; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169605)
352
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the National Authorising Officer in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169606)
353
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by the EU Development Assistance to deliver an economic management capacity project in Nigeria; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169607)
354
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to (a) support the National Authorising Officer and (b) manage public expenses on the Ivory Coast; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169608)
355
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the National Authorising Officer in Guinea; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169609)
356
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the Launch of Communes in Benin; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169610)
357
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support non state actors in Vanuatu; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169611)
358
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the National Authorising Officer in Trinidad and Tobago; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169612)
359
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the mission to the organisation of American states in Haiti; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169613)
360
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the National Authorising Officer in Antigua and Barbuda; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169614)
361
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair the Livingstone and Lusaka airports; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169615)
362
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct the Kampala bypass in Uganda; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169616)
363
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance for training and funding government transport departments in Rwanda; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169617)
364
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct the Karonga-Chiveta road in Malawi; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169618)
365
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct (a) the Addis Ababa-Jima road and (b) the Kombolcha-Mille road in Ethiopia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169619)
366
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 projects financed by EU Development Assistance to construct roads in cities in Djibouti; and what assessment he has made of the projects.
(169620)
367
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair the road network in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169621)
368
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to build the Bouar to Garoua Boulai road in the Central African Republic; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169622)
369
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support road maintenance in the Central African Republic; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169623)
370
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct the Freetown to Conakry highway in Sierra Leone; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169624)
371
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to train and fund government transport departments in Senegal; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169625)
372
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to plan the construction of roads in Mauritania; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169626)
373
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to maintain the road network in Guinea Bissau; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169627)
374
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to plan the construction of roads in Burkina Faso; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169628)
375
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct the Cotonou bypass in Benin; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169629)
376
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to reconstruct a harbour in Antigua; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169630)
377
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance on audit-fed interests in all ACP countries; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169631)
378
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the OCT/EU annual forum for all overseas countries and territories; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169632)
379
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support the Regional Authorising Officer in the Pacific region; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169633)
380
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to provide consultancy to non state actors in the Sudan; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169634)
381
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support (a) reconstruction and development and (b) the Conflict and Governance Fund in South Africa; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169635)
382
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to support development planning and non state actors in Nambia; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169636)
383
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct a tertiary level college in St Vincent and Grenadines; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169638)
384
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to use satellite imaging for planning in Haiti; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169639)
385
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to build low income housing in Guyana; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169640)
386
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to construct a new airport in Montserrat; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169641)
387
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's involvement was in the 2002 project financed by EU Development Assistance to repair the road network in Anguilla; and what assessment he has made of the project.
(169642)
388
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the projects being funded by his Department which will lead to more primary school places being made available in developing countries in the current financial year.
(169373)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
389
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists have been prosecuted since the introduction of the legislation on the use of mobile phones in Northern Ireland.
(169759)
390
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money was received by central Government funds in 2003 in Northern Ireland in fines paid by motorists who were prosecuted for speeding as a result of the location of fixed cameras.
(169760)
391
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have used the Free Fares for Senior Citizens scheme on public transport in Northern Ireland since its introduction; and how many people used the previous discounted fares scheme over an equivalent time period leading up to the introduction of the Free Fares for Senior Citizens scheme.
(169761)
392
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated loss of revenue was in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years due to the number of households for which no valid television licence was held.
(169762)
393
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has received about the investigation into the murder of Trevor Kell in December 2000 in North Belfast.
(169234)
394
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the status of investigations into the murder of Trevor Kell in North Belfast in December 2000.
(169235)
395
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the representations he has received in relation to the decision not to provide funding for the Christian Education Movement (NI) through the Community Relations Core Funding Scheme 2004 to 2007; and from what organisations they originated.
(168628)
396
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation's investigation into the proposed price increase by Phoenix Natural Gas.
(168629)
397
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on provision for those with autism in Northern Ireland.
(168826)
398
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were diagnosed as autistic in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(168827)
399
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to enhance the services available at Bangor Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(169655)
400
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) admissions, (b) operations and (c) other procedures were postponed at each of the hospitals in the province as a result of the April outbreak of gastroenteritis; and if he will make a statement.
(169656)
401
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the cost of introducing a helicopter emergency service covering Northern Ireland and the western isles of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(169657)
402
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals were awaiting placement in housing executive properties, broken down by area, in the last year; and if he will make a statement.
(169658)
403
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to encourage local health and social care groups to adopt asthma as a particular interest among long-term conditions; and if he will make a statement.
(169659)
404
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of using independent hospitals outside Northern Ireland to reduce local waiting lists.
(169699)
405
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what services will be provided at the new autism centre of excellence.
(169724)
406
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to withdraw personal protection from (a) members of the judiciary and (b) others in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(169745)
Questions to the Prime Minister
407
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Her Majesty's Government has (a) been approached to provide information, (b) provided information, c) made representations and (d) intends to make representations to the commission of inquiry into the terrorist attacks on the United States chaired by Thomas Kean; and if he will make a statement.
(168182)
408
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Her Majesty's Government has (a) been approached to provide information, (b) provided information, c) made representations and (d) intends to make representations to the US Administration in connection with the commission of inquiry into the terrorist attacks on the United States chaired by Thomas Kean; and if he will make a statement.
(168183)
409
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will urge Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to undertake to commute the death sentence against Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche pending a fair and free retrial in the presence of international observers; and if he will make a statement.
(169581)
410
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will seek from Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao an undertaking to drop all pre-conditions to negotiating a settlement on Tibet with representatives of the Dalai Lama; and if he will make a statement.
(169584)
411
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement in public on the situation in Tibet during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
(169585)
412
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent assessment he has made of (a) Shia, (b) Kurdish and (c) Sunni opinion towards the Coalition forces in Iraq.
(167657)
413
Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make representations to the United Nations Secretary General calling for an immediate and independent high level UN inquiry into the Iraq Oil for Food Programme arising from the evidence given to the United States Congress.
(169242)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
414
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the regulations that have been (a) introduced and (b) removed by her Department in each year since 1990.
(169165)
415
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the European directives implemented by her Department through national regulations in each year since 1990.
(169166)
416
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have (a) died and (b) been injured due to faulty or dangerous consumer goods in each year since 1994, stating the (i) product and (ii) manufacturer or retailer in each instance and (iii) the action taken by her Department.
(169167)
417
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research her Department has carried out on the implementation of European directives by other member states; and if she will make a statement.
(169177)
418
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) complaints have been received, (b) complaints have been investigated and (c) prosecutions have been made under the (i) Package Travel Regulations and (ii) Timeshare Act 1992 in each year since 1992.
(169374)
419
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many disputes regarding telephone billing costs between customer and service providers were referred to Ofcom and its predecessors in each of the last five years; and how many of these were upheld in favour of (a) the customer and (b) the service provider.
(169375)
420
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the estimated cost of internet fraud has been to United Kingdom (a) consumers and (b) businesses in each of the last five years.
(169376)
421
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of companies providing misleading information regarding premium rate telephone numbers; and if she will make a statement.
(169377)
422
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations and discussions she has had regarding misleading information by companies charging premium rate costs for telephone services; and if she will make a statement.
(169378)
423
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list, for each of the nine regional development agencies in England, (a) the aggregate amount of forward funding commitments entered into by the Agency at 31st March and (b) the annual budget of the Agency for financial year 2004-05.
(169491)
424
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many residents in Preston have benefited from a reduction of the maximum working week to 48 hours.
(169666)
425
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many residents of Preston qualify for paid leave entitlement.
(169667)
426
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the benefits to residents of Preston of new rights for night-shift workers.
(169668)
427
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what percentage of women in Preston have taken 26 weeks maternity leave since 1997.
(169669)
428
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the benefits of the EU Social Chapter for the residents of Preston.
(169670)
429
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many workers in Preston have benefited from the national minimum wage.
(169671)
430
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses have been established in Preston since 1997.
(169672)
431
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses have started up in Preston since 1997.
(169678)
432
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government has taken to help small businesses in Preston since 1997.
(169679)
433
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to promote greater use of solar heating panels in the UK.
(169368)
434
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in the UK she estimates use solar heating panels; and what her estimate is of use in five years' time.
(169369)
435
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to promote sustainable technologies to generate power supplies in future.
(169370)
436
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what further steps she proposes to promote international trade with developing countries.
(169371)
437
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what trade proposals she has to enable countries in Africa to increase levels of trade with the UK.
(169372)
438
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Civil Partnership Bill allows (a) religious ceremonies for same-sex civil partnerships and (b) partnerships to be registered in religious premises.
(169016)
439
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 24th March, Official Report, column 861W, on civil partnerships, whether legal rights and benefits to which married couples are entitled have not been included in the Civil Partnership Bill.
(169142)
440
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received on the proposal for wind turbines in the Thames Estuary; and if she will make a statement.
(169750)
441
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received on renewable energy targets and their achievement; and if she will make a statement.
(169753)
442
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many wind turbines in Wales have (a) been erected and (b) not been erected despite being given planning permission.
(169755)
443
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses have started up in Wigan since 1997.
(169315)
444
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government has taken to help small businesses in Wigan since 1997.
(169316)
445
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses have been esablished in Wigan since 1997.
(169317)
446
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many workers in Wigan have benefited from the national minimum wage.
(169318)
447
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what percentage of women in Wigan have taken 26 weeks maternity leave since 1997.
(169319)
448
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effect of the EU Social Chapter on the residents of Wigan.
(169320)
449
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the benefits to residents of Wigan of new rights for night shift workers.
(169321)
450
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many residents of Wigan qualify for paid leave entitlements.
(169322)
451
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many residents of Wigan have benefited from a reduction of the working week to 48 hours.
(169323)
452
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to regulate the use of hypersonic sound advertising.
(169246)
453
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to license ultra-wideband wireless networks.
(169295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
454
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ask Network Rial to launch an urgent enquiry into track quality between Swindon and Paddington.
(169332)
455
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras are installed in Staffordshire, including Stoke on Trent.
(169226)
456
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rural bus servives in Preston are supported by rural bus grants.
(169687)
457
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of priority bus lanes have been created in Preston since 1997.
(169688)
458
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the effect of investment in railway improvements over the next 10 years upon residents of Preston.
(169689)
459
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of new cycle lanes have been provided using public funds in Preston since 1997.
(169690)
460
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the percentage change in (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries on the roads of Preston has been since 1997.
(169691)
461
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that all future and current construction of fencing alongside the M1 motorway in Leicestershire and South Yorkshire is set back a sufficient distance from the motorway to accommodate future widening.
(168230)
462
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people died in road traffic accidents in Wigan in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(169341)
463
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were seriously injured in road traffic accidents in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(169342)
464
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's responsibility is for the Sea Stores building at Yate, South Gloucestershire; for what purpose the building is used; and if he will make a statement on its future use and ownership.
(169240)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
465
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of representations from the Association of British Insurers on matters relating to employers' liability compulsory insurance; and whether he has taken steps to confirm their accuracy.
(169401)
466
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have had their right to permitted work restricted to £20 per week, having previously had higher earnings, since the introduction of the permitted work regulations in April 2002.
(168828)
467
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Preston have benefited from (a) the New Deal for Lone Parents and (b) the New Deal for Partners since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(169661)
468
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the measures introduced to improve the working conditions of disabled workers in Preston over the last seven years.
(169662)
469
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents in Preston have gained work through the New Deal programme.
(169663)
470
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mothers in Preston have taken up the Sure Start maternity grant.
(169725)
471
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many senior citizens in Preston have benefited from the winter fuel allowance since 1997.
(169726)
472
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he last met members of the Health and Safety Executive; and what was discussed.
(168231)
473
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations the Government has received from (a) sporting groups and (b) others involved in outdoor pursuits with regard to health and safety issues within the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(168232)
474
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the recommendations contained in the Health and Safety Commission Strategy Statement, Revitalising Health and Safety, published in June 2000 the Government has implemented.
(167496)
475
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Health and Safety Executive health and safety inspectors were working in the field at (a) 1st June 2000 and (b) 1st March 2004.
(167498)
476
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the rules relating to property disregards are different for pensioners moved from income support to pension credit.
(169455)
477
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) disabled access audit of 1 Steephill Rd, (b) consultation document dated June 2002 and list of recipients, (c) specification of requirements for a Jobcentre Plus centre, as issued to his property advisors and (d) responses received to (b) relating to the Jobcentre Plus roll-out in the Isle of Wight.
(169170)
478
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents in Wigan have gained work through the New Deal programme.
(169310)
479
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the measures introudced to improve the working conditions of disabled workers in Wigan over the last seven years.
(169311)
480
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Wigan have benefited from (a) the New Deal for Lone Parents and (b) the New Deal for Partners since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(169312)
481
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many senior citizens in Wigan have benefited from the winter fuel allowance since 1997.
(169313)
482
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mothers in Wigan have taken up the Sure Start maternity grant.
(169314)
483
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wigan have received a computer to assist in seeking employment or retraining.
(169362)
484
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what circumstances he expects to use the powers in the Age-Related Payments Bill to make payments to pensioners under the age of 70.
(169241)
485
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will reply to Question 160679, tabled by the honourable Member for Northavon on 8th March.
(169392)
486
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 11th February to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Child Support Agency reforms, when the IT recovery programme (a) began and (b) will be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(169399)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
487
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many workers in Preston have benefited from the national minimum wage.
[Transferred] (169664)
488
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Preston over the last seven years.
[Transferred] (169665)
489
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Wigan were in each of the last seven years.
[Transferred] (169309)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
490
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many women in Wigan have visited an information and communications technology training centre in order to learn skills to return to work.
[Transferred] (169361)
491
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places have been created in Wigan since 1997.
[Transferred] (169363)
492
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many residents of Wigan have undertaken apprenticeships in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (169364)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
493
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Preston are receiving drug treatment.
[Transferred] (169695)
494
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many teenage pregnancies were recorded over the past five years; and how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases were recorded in the same period.
[Transferred] (169256)
495
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on (a) the Food Supplements Directive and (b) the maximum permitted levels in food supplements; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (169747)
496
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Wigan are receiving drug treatment.
[Transferred] (169339)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
497
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the recent trends in investment in renewable energy and the effect of those trends upon residents of Preston.
[Transferred] (169686)
498
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effect of recent trends in investment in renewable energy upon the residents of Wigan.
[Transferred] (169365)
499
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the mobile telephone industry to reduce the vulnerability to hacking of Bluetooth-enabled telephones and wireless headsets.
[Transferred] (169237)

 
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