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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 24 June 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 24 June 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 24 June 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 24 June 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 Thursday 24 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 24 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers work in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, broken down by salary bracket.
(180536)
2
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget for the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit was in each year since it was created.
(180537)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
3
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the way statistics related to (a) cancer, (b) neurology, (c) ophthalmology, (d) nursing and (e) midwifery are recorded by the Office of National Statistics.
(180202)
4
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when a reply will be sent to the honourable Member for West Chelmsford in response to his letter of 11th March to the Inland Revenue concerning his constituents, Mr and Mrs Moss.
(180315)
5
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total (a) gross and (b) net contribution made by the United Kingdom to the EU budget has been since accession in (i) current and (ii) constant prices.
(180669)
6
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Treasury will publish its submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration on Equitable Life.
(180594)
7
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will implement the findings of the Gershon Review in full.
(180534)
8
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Gershon Review will be published in full.
(180538)
9
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the official title is of the unit in Customs and Excise that deals with human intelligence policy; where this unit is based; how many people the unit employs; and what its operating costs are in 2004-05.
(180502)
10
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Royal Automobile Club regarding the level of duty on road fuels.
(180611)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
11
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many votes have been rejected for want of the official mark in each general election since 1979.
(180516)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
12
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what checks her Department has carried out to ensure that Sir Joshua Reynold's portrait of Ormai has not been exported.
(180614)
13
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives the Government has introduced to improve public access to the publicly-owned collections of museums, galleries and other civic buildings; and if she will make a statement.
(180523)
14
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the funding required to complete the Dorney Lake Rowing Facility to the standard required by the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron for international and Olympic events is; and if she will make a statement.
(180524)
15
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements have been made to ensure that the Dorney Lake Rowing Facility facilities will be completed to the standard required by the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron by May 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(180525)
16
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money has been spent on the Dorney Lake Rowing Facility; what the total cost has been of developing the facility to date; and if she will make a statement.
(180526)
17
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research has been conducted to compare the Dorney Lake Rowing Facility with other international rowing venues in Europe; and if she will make a statement.
(180527)
18
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the (a) value and (b) number of objects held in publicly-funded collections in (i) museums, (ii) galleries and (iii) other public buildings in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(180585)
19
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury regarding her Department's policies on (i) Stonehenge and (ii) digital broadcasting; and what the outcome was of these discussions.
(180593)
20
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) current and (b) projected level of spending by her Department is on (i) Stonehenge and (ii) digital broadcasting.
(180595)
21
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment has been made of standards in advertising on television.
(180447)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
22
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June, to Question 178707, whether he permits US forces based in the UK to hold chemical and biological material pursuant to their programmes to protect against chemical and biological weapons.
(180400)
23
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long he expects the current fleet of Red Arrows Hawk aircraft to remain in service; and what plans he has for their replacement.
(180498)
24
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from Marshall Aerospace in respect of air-to-air refuelling capability; and if he will make a statement on progress with the private finance initiative project for a new air tanker.
(180499)
25
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force personnel worked on Diego Garcia in each of the last five years.
(180692)
26
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's houses overseas are empty.
(180693)
27
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many houses in barracks overseas have been renovated in the last five years; how many will be improved next year; and on which overseas camps they are located.
(180694)
28
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's hospitals operate abroad; and in which countries they are located.
(180695)
29
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) forces and (b) civilian staff work in his Department's hospitals abroad.
(180696)
30
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries have Commonwealth war graves; how many graves are located in each; and how often they are inspected.
(180697)
31
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what talks have taken place with the Falklands Islands Government on the 25th anniversary of the war.
(180698)
32
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June, Official Report, column 939W on Trident replacement, if he will list the design studies which have been undertaken to date; how much each has cost; what the (a) start date and (b) expected end date of each study is; and if he will make a statement.
(180518)
33
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the change in the timing of the (a) decision and (b) announcement of the preferred bidder for the private finance initiative contract for the Armoured Vehicle Training System at Bovington and Lulworth in Dorset; and when he expects to make an announcement on the preferred bidder.
(180376)
34
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recruitment targets were established for each of the six Scottish infantry regiments for each month since January 2003; what the level of recruitment was in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(180541)
35
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel are serving at RAF Cottesmore.
(180641)
36
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the premature voluntary release rate at RAF Cottesmore has changed since the relocation of the Harrier work from Defence Aviation Repair Agency, RAF St Athan.
(180642)
37
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many additional RAF personnel have been employed at RAF Cottesmore since the Harrier work was relocated from Defence Aviation Repair Agency, RAF St Athan.
(180643)
38
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the anticipated in-service date is for the HMP3 fleet; and whether he expects it to be achieved within the specified timescale.
(180644)
39
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvement there has been in fleet equivalent extension since the relocation of all Harrier work to RAF Cottesmore from Defence Aviation Repair Agency, RAF St Athan; and whether the servicing backlog has been reduced.
(180645)
40
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what demonstrated (a) turn-around times and (b) manpower reductions have been achieved from the pulse line at RAF Cottesmore.
(180646)
41
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Harrier integrated project team is allocating work to BAe Warton and not RAF Cottesmore, as recommended in the E2E Harrier Investment Appraisal.
(180647)
42
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Harrier GR7 aircraft undergoing HMP3 block 1A programme will be repaired at BAe Warton.
(180648)
43
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total manpower cost is of the Harrier GR7 structures undertaken at RAF Cottesmore, including all indirect costs.
(180649)
44
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from Forward Support Fixed Wing (Repair Support Squadron) have been permanently posted into RAF Cottesmore to undertake repair tasks now being carried out on Harriers; and what estimate he has made of the cost incurred.
(180650)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
45
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what policy on investment in decent homes standards is followed by his Department for council homes where the tenants and residents have voted neither to transfer to a registered social landlord nor to establish an arm's length management organisation.
(180350)
46
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, under what circumstances an objection from a principal local authority to a planning application for a wind farm which is to be determined by the Department of Trade and Industry would give rise to a public inquiry being held; and whether he proposes to change the criteria for such public inquiries.
(180651)
47
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people work in the Government Office for the North West; how many buildings they operate in; and whether the buildings are (a) rented and (b) owned by the Office.
(180687)
48
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost was of the Government office of the North West in (a) administration and (b) disbursements of grants in each of the last three years.
(180713)
49
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list each of the planning applications for development on brownfield land that he or his predecessor has refused since May 1997.
(180521)
50
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) average, (b) mean and (c) median values are for numbers of electors represented by parish councils in England.
(180495)
51
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what public consultation he requires to be undertaken prior to the establishment of a new parish council.
(180509)
52
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what criteria are considered in the decision to establish a new parish council.
(180510)
53
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will set out the procedures to be followed in the election of parish councils.
(180511)
54
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the funding (a) mechanisms and (b) levels for (i) the administration and (ii) the functions of parish councils in England.
(180512)
55
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he set out the powers and responsibilities of parish councils.
(180513)
56
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he set out the procedures to be followed to establish a new parish council.
(180514)
57
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many parish councils there are in England; and if he will list them.
(180586)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
58
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the number of children with special educational needs who are not in school but are awaiting an appropriate placement.
(180340)
59
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have been excluded from school for (a) six to 12, (b) 12 to 18, (c) 18 to 24 and (d) in excess of 24 months.
(180341)
60
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children permanently excluded from schools are diagnosed dyslexic.
(180528)
61
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many undiagnosed dsylexic children he estimates there are in Oxfordshire.
(180529)
62
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to improve the screening and assessment of children for dyslexia.
(180530)
63
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money has been spent by (a) central government and (b) local education authorities in England and Wales on advertising to deter truancy in each of the past four years for which figures are available.
(179903)
64
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what further steps he proposes to tackle truancy.
(179904)
65
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Sir Peter Gershon regarding the scope for reducing administration spending in his Department.
(180533)
66
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the truancy figures were for each year since 1997, broken down by (a) gender and (b) ethnicity; and if he will make a statement.
(180522)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
67
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons she had not answered by 21st June the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Lewes on 22nd March, concerning her engagements for the two months from 15th March.
(180401)
68
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which UK water treatment works are provided with (a) activated carbon filtration systems, (b) ozone filtration systems and (c) both activated carbon and ozone filtration systems; and where each is located.
(180615)
69
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of UK water treatment works is provided with (a) activated carbon filtration systems, (b) ozone filtration systems and (c) both activated carbon and ozone filtration systems.
(180616)
70
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that the civil justice system in England meets the requirements of (a) Article 9(4) of the Aarhus Convention that review procedures must not be prohibitively expensive, (b) Article 9(2) of the Aarhus Convention that organisations promoting environmental protection should have a guaranteed right of access to a review procedure before a court of law in environmental matters; and (c) Article 9(3) of the Aarhus Convention that members of the public have access to administrative or judicial procedures to challenge acts and omissions by private persons which contravene provisions of national law relating to the environment.
(180617)
71
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library her Department's assessments of the UK's compliance with each of the obligations placed upon it by the Aarhus Convention.
(180618)
72
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the pharmaceutical industry implements the Environment Agency's recommendation to review its products with reference to low level residues that are likely to cause harm to the aquatic environment and human health.
(180622)
73
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the pharmaceutical industry implements the Environment Agency's recommendation to demonstrate that low level pharmaceutical residues are unlikely to cause harm to the aquatic environment and human health.
(180623)
74
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to determine the (a) levels of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine residues in UK aquatic environments and (b) impact on the environment and human health.
(180624)
75
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the United Kingdom will ratify the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
(180652)
76
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the findings of the report funded by her Department published on 24th March by the Environmental Justice Project entitled Environmental Justice.
(180653)
77
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards the proposal for an EU Directive on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
(180654)
78
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking (a) to promote dairy farming and (b) to persuade young people to enter dairy farming.
(180714)
79
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will reduce the administrative burden for farmers.
(180715)
80
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last visited an agricultural show; and what plans she has to visit a show.
(180716)
81
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department last held talks on the export of beef to (a) Thailand and (b) other Asian countries.
(180717)
82
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what grounds the Thai authorities ban the import of British beef.
(180718)
83
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received about the Animal By-Products Regulations 2003.
(180612)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
84
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those individuals who are not UK citizens who since 1st May 1997 have been awarded honours, giving in each case (a) the date of the announcement, (b) the honour in question and (c) the rationale behind the honour.
(180397)
85
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the British Government's agreement in principle to cede the Chagos Islands to Mauritius when they are no longer needed for defence purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(180517)
86
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conclusions were reached at the OSCE conference on racism and anti-semitism on 16th-17th June at Paris; what practical steps he expects to be taken following the conference, with particular reference to the internet; and if he will make a statement.
(180351)
87
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what income of the British Indian Ocean Territories is disbursed (a) as administrative costs, (b) to support the security of US facilities on Diego Garcia and (c) to support the welfare of the Chagos Islanders.
(180347)
88
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the recognised population of the British Indian Ocean Territories is; and what information he holds on where they are domiciled.
(180348)
89
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what circumstances civilians are allowed to visit the Chagos Islands; and if he will make a statement.
(180349)
90
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the refusal of visitors' visas to the group from Uganda who were due to visit the Deanery of Chippenham on 16th June led by the Reverend Shem Nelson Nsubuga.
(180316)
91
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what permission was (a) sought and (b) granted for US Navy personnel to visit St Helena in December 2003.
(180658)
92
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each of the areas of decision-making in which the United Kingdom will lose its power of veto if the EU constitution, as currently agreed, secures endorsement in the forthcoming referendum.
(180436)
93
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) scale and (b) value of natural resource smuggling from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring countries; and if he will make a statement.
(180504)
94
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has identified the principal beneficiaries of the illegal trade in natural resources from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(180505)
95
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of humanitarian workers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(180506)
96
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) conditions and (b) practices in prison facilities in (i) Israel and (ii) Israeli controlled territories; and if he will make a statement.
(180507)
97
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the arrests of Malik Mahmud and Zaini Abdullah on the activities of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Indonesia; and if he will make a statement.
(180508)
98
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) monetary aid and (b) aid in kind has been pledged unilaterally and through the EU by (i) the UK Government and (ii) the governments of each of the other EU members to aid in the preparations for elections in Afghanistan; through what agencies delivery has been planned; and if he will make a statement.
(180540)
99
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of civilians killed in Aceh since May 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(180545)
100
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of Human Rights Watch's claims of extra-judicial killings, kidnapping and torture by the Indonesian Armed Forces in Aceh; and if he will make a statement.
(180546)
101
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had with counterparts in (i) Germany and (ii) France on Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(180547)
102
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the activities of the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey since 1st June; and if he will make a statement.
(180548)
103
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had with (i) members and (ii) representatives of the Government of Turkey concerning their planned reaction to the incidents in Hakkari and Hatay province on 15th June; and if he will make a statement.
(180549)
104
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) monetary aid and (b) aid in kind has been delivered by (i) the EU and (ii) the UK Government to the interim administration of Afghanistan for the preparations of elections; what the projected schedule for transfer of funds is in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(180568)
105
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the proposed special committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency dedicated to safeguards verification, following the G-8 agreement at the Sea Island summit on nuclear safeguards and proliferation controls; and what additional resources the United Kingdom has earmarked in support of the proposed committee.
(180608)
106
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters in respect of (a) civil nuclear co-operation and (b) commercial nuclear trading were discussed in the EU-Japan bilateral meeting on 22nd June.
(180609)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
107
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned from drug companies into the (a) safety and (b) suitability of synthetic insulin; and if he will make a statement.
(180628)
108
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Keep Warm Keep Well Campaign last winter; what analysis he has commissioned on the advice people received from the Winter Warmth Line; what plans he has for the campaign for this winter; and if he will make a statement.
(180629)
109
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the take up of new anti-cancer drugs authorised by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
(180496)
110
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures may be taken by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to encourage a more uniform use of anti-cancer drugs across the country.
(180497)
111
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure health staff have the relevant training to provide an effective service to deaf-blind people.
(180203)
112
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the merging of management organisations of primary care trusts is under consideration; and what guidelines NHS strategic health authorities are required to follow with regard to (a) preparing and presenting a business case, (b) preparing and presenting a statement of quantifiable benefits, (c) analysing human and financial resources, (d) undertaking formal public consultations and (e) tailoring structural changes to avoid the need for a statutory instrument.
(180377)
113
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on proposals to merge the management organisations of adjacent primary care trusts that would result in organisations responsible for a population of more than 500,000.
(180378)
114
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request the Medicines and Health Care Regulatory Agency to undertake a full, detailed, and publicly available review of the evidence on the suicide risk posed by selective seratonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressant drugs for (a) adults and (b) children.
(180520)
115
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to increase capacity for MRI scanning in the health area covering Redbridge and Waltham Forest; and if he will make a statement.
(180449)
116
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce free dental care for pensioners; and if he will make a statement.
(180293)
117
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with farmers about food labelling requirements.
(180214)
118
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many working days were spent between June 2003 and May 2004 on the review of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and related antidepressants being conducted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and Committee on Safety of Medicines.
(179718)
119
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the fees charged for the licensing of a new drug is typically earmarked for post-marketing surveillance; and what his estimate is of the average amount payable for each new drug made available for that purpose.
(179719)
120
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what agreements exist between the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and pharmaceutical companies that define (a) the basis on which drug licence fees are set and charged and (b) for what purpose fees may legitimately be used; and if he will publish them.
(179720)
121
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's fee income is allocated to post-marketing surveillance.
(179721)
122
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the licensing authority has conducted an audit of the reliability of summaries of clinical data provided by pharmaceutical companies applying for new drug licence applications.
(179722)
123
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Royal College of Physicians report, Allergy: the Unmet Need.
(180570)
124
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have required treatment from specialist allergy doctors in each year since 1997.
(180571)
125
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase the number of specialist allergy doctors.
(180572)
126
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that local health authorities and NHS trusts develop and manage allergy services.
(180573)
127
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have retired from dentistry in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.
(180640)
128
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in Gloucestershire are waiting to be registered with a NHS dentist.
(180659)
129
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the demand for NHS dentistry in Gloucestershire is met.
(180660)
130
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of training a dentist to NHS standards.
(180661)
131
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury regarding departmental priorities.
(180531)
132
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish his Department's vacancies survey for March.
(180345)
133
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners are involved in substance misuse shared care in each drug action team area.
(180154)
134
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition he uses of (a) consultant, (b) specialist and (c) surgeon in the context of the NHS workforce.
[R] (180655)
135
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to expand the NHS workforce described as consultant from non-medically or dentally qualified practitioners.
[R] (180656)
136
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he will take to ensure that patients are not misled by the term consultant into believing that they are seeing a doctor or dentist, in the context of non-medically or non-dentally qualified practitioners in the NHS.
[R] (180657)
137
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what operations are performed by non-medically qualified consultant podiatric surgeons in the NHS.
[R] (180670)
138
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the public's understanding of the term consultant in the context of practitioners they have seen in the NHS.
[R] (180671)
139
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what audit has been made of the work of non-medically qualified consultant podiatric surgeons in the NHS.
[R] (180672)
140
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations have been made to his Department on the work of consultant podiatric surgeons in the NHS.
[R] (180673)
141
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) podiatrists, (b) podiatric surgeons and (c) consultant podiatric surgeons are employed in the NHS.
(180676)
142
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many practitioners are employed in the NHS under the title consultant that are neither medically nor dentally qualified, broken down by profession.
(180677)
143
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of the figures he has relied on to describe workforce projections for NHS consultants include practitioners that are neither medically nor dentally qualified.
(180678)
144
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where practitioners described as consultant but who are neither medically nor dentally qualified appear in (a) actual and (b) projected NHS workforce statistics.
(180679)
145
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England are receiving treatment for mental illness.
(180610)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
146
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new police recruits there were in each year since 1997, broken down by constabulary; and if he will make a statement.
(180625)
147
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers left the police force in each year since 1997, broken down by constabulary; and if he will make a statement.
(180626)
148
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received extending the London Weighting received by officers in the Metropolitan Police Force to officers of Essex constabulary; and if he will make a statement.
(180627)
149
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to extend the offence of using a mobile telephone while driving a motor vehicle to individuals using mobile telephones whilst cycling.
(180700)
150
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has held with (a) the Government of Bahrain and (b) governments of other states in the Gulf region concerning Somali people who had sought asylum in Britain and had been deported.
(180346)
151
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he will ensure that identity cards have sufficient data capacity to make them future proof.
(180539)
152
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the findings were of the psychologist's report to the Criminal Cases Review Commission on the subject of historical sex abuse; and what has been done by the Commission to implement recommendations.
(180580)
153
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions will be in place for (a) visually impaired people who are physically unable to register for identity cards and (b) individuals whose work has worn away their fingertips and who are physically unable to register for identity cards.
(180581)
154
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred a case to the Court of Appeal owing to an error in a police method or procedure which led to the original conviction or sentence being amended, quashed or upheld.
(180582)
155
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of illegal weapons held by (a) criminal gangs and (b) terrorist organisations in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(180294)
156
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisons have burial grounds; and when each was last used.
(180688)
157
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners died whilst in prison in each of the last five years; and what the prisoner's age was in each case.
(180689)
158
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal firearms were (a) found and (b) confiscated by Lancashire Police in each of the last three years.
(180690)
159
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were found by police to be carrying knives in public areas in Lancashire in each of the last three years.
(180691)
160
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has given on civil and criminal liability for overdose deaths caused by treatment decisions made by non-medically trained drugs case managers under the National Offender Management Service.
(180296)
161
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training in medicine will be required for a drugs caseworker making decisions on drugs treatment under the National Offender Management Service.
(180297)
162
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners received (a) methadone, (b) subutex and (c) naltraxone for substance misuse in the last month for which figures are available.
(180298)
163
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparison has been made of the success rates for patients treated by general practitioners for substance misuse and for those provided treatment by drugs case managers under the Criminal Justice Intervention Programme.
(180399)
164
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost was of (a) publishing, (b) producing and (c) distributing the Racial Equality and the Smaller Business guide produced by the Commission for Racial Equality.
(180500)
165
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which other government departments were involved in producing the Racial Equality and the Smaller Business guide produced by the Commission for Racial Equality.
(180501)
166
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for the implementation of each of the Bichard Report recommendations, with particular reference to (a) departments retaining records of cases not referred to the police, (b) all posts in schools being subject to the enhanced disclosure requirement, (c) head teachers and school governors receiving training to ensure that interviews reflect the importance of safeguarding children, (d) interview panels to appoint staff working in schools requiring at least one trained member and (e) the introduction of a national IT intelligence system.
(180583)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
167
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on food security in Zimbabwe next year of the lack of planting of wheat in the recent planting season.
(180667)
168
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether Iraq is classified as a (a) least developed country and (b) middle income country; and when an assessment was last made of its status.
(180550)
169
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the PRISM system allows projects to be ranked according to effectiveness in relation to achievement of the millennium development goals on poverty.
(180551)
170
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether a performance indicator which compares the effectiveness with which the Department operates in different partner countries has been developed since the Strategic Review of Resource Allocation Priorities was published; and if he will make a statement.
(180552)
171
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made against the recommendations of the Strategic Review of Resource Allocation Priorities of January 2003, with specific reference to items 1, 2 and 4 of section 3.1.
(180553)
172
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will break down the project value of each bilateral project by risk level as defined in the departmental annual report.
(180554)
173
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the Technical Note to PSA 2003-06 that there is a clear relationship between the level of risk attached to a project and the magnitude of the anticipated benefits.
(180555)
174
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the ratio of staff costs to aid delivered (a) directly by the Department, (b) through the EU budget, (c) through civil society organisations and (d) through other multilateral and bilateral channels was in the last year for which figures are available.
(180587)
175
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) methods, (b) data sources and (c) data are used for allocating development aid between the alternative channels available to the Department; and how these are used to gauge the effectiveness of each channel in progressing towards the Millenium Development Goal on Poverty.
(180588)
176
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria are used by the Department to ascertain the relative effectivenss of civil society organisations through which it channels aid.
(180589)
177
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the UK's arrangements for payment of each element of the aid budget channelled through the European Union.
(180590)
178
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage contribution the UK made to the European Union development programme in 2003-04; what projections he has made for 2004-05 to 2006-07; what percentage of the EU development programme is projected to go to low income countries in each year; and what definition of low income country the EU uses in this calculation.
(180591)
179
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made in discussions with (a) the World Bank and (b) other countries on developing indicators that will allow system-wide comparison of effectiveness of international aid; what indicators are in place; and what plans he has to introduce new indicators.
(180592)
180
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff were employed by the Department in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04, in terms of (i) total staff and (ii) staff years, broken down by key headings in the Department's Annual Report.
(180596)
181
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms are used to monitor the efficiency of departmental aid channelled through multilateral institutions; and if he will make a statement.
(180597)
182
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what procedures are in place in his Department to ensure cost efficiency in purchasing technical cooperation and consultancy; and if he will list the occasions when his Department has used bulk buying to ensure cost efficiency in each of the last three years.
(180598)
183
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations made in section 3.3 of the Strategic Review of Resource Allocation Priorities of January 2003.
(180599)
184
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what quantitative data were used to rank multilateral agencies for effectiveness in the Strategic Review of Resource Allocation Priorities of January 2003, section 3.3.
(180600)
185
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of non-governmental organisations operating in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(180542)
186
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) monetary aid and (b) aid in kind his Department has (i) pledged and (ii) delivered to Aceh in each month since May 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(180543)
187
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with representatives of non-governmental organisations on the security situation in Iraq after 30th June; and if he will make a statement.
(180544)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
188
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make funding available to schools in Northern Ireland which do not provide individual lockers for each post-primary pupil.
(180577)
189
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will conduct a risk assessment of the effects on school children of regularly carrying heavy school bags.
(180578)
190
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the post-primary schools which do not provide individual lockers for pupils.
(180579)
191
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times, in the last five years, the issuing of an enforcement notice has led to the demolition of all or part of a building.
(180665)
192
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times the Planning Service has advised applicants who have been granted planning permission but exceeded their authorised dimensions to submit retrospective planning permission applications in the last five years.
(180666)
193
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the reasons were for the decision to introduce a moratorium on Northern Ireland Housing Executive house sales on 18th May; for what reason this decision was taken prior to conclusion of the Department for Social Development's consultation on proposed changes to the Housing Order; and if he will make a statement.
(180674)
194
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Northern Ireland Housing Executive-sector house sales applications were pending before the Ministerial moratorium was introduced on 18th May; and how many applications for house sales are being processed by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
(180675)
195
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken by Invest Northern Ireland to simplify their procedures and application processes to encourage businesses to use of their services.
(180681)
196
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of time taken for an application for assistance to be processed by Invest Northern Ireland is.
(180682)
197
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much is estimated to have been fraudulently claimed in social security benefits in each of the past three financial years; and what the estimated amount is for the current year.
(180683)
198
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to remove the Maximum Aggregate Student Number cap on total full time undergraduate student numbers at Northern Ireland's universities.
(180684)
199
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has received regarding the (a) removal and (b) relaxation of the Maximum Aggregate Student Number limit on total undergraduate student numbers at Northern Ireland's universities.
(180685)
200
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the reasons were for the decision to adopt a different procedure to that in England for the allocation of funds under the Research Capability Fund to Northern Ireland's universities.
(180686)
201
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce free dental care for pensioners in Northern Ireland.
(180292)
202
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the policy of (a) the Department of Education and (b) each of the education and library boards in Northern Ireland is on appliance safety testing, including the testing of portable appliances.
(180295)
203
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding was made available by his Department for the care of asylum seekers in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.
(180699)
204
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress he has made in implementing the Patten Report's proposal to create an enlarged part-time police reserve.
(180342)
205
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many officers have been recruited to the police part-time reserve in each of the last four years.
(180343)
206
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many officers have (a) resigned and (b) retired from the police part-time reserve in each of the last four years.
(180344)
207
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the residential childcare facilities operating in Northern Ireland; and how many (a) qualified and (b) non-qualified social workers are based at each facility.
(180503)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
208
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment (a) has been made and (b) is planned of the all-postal ballot pilot carried out in the East Midlands for the recent European and local elections.
(180515)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
209
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is her intention to wait until the passage into law of the Energy Bill before appointing the Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(180398)
210
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June, Official Report, column 820W, on the national minimum wage (Scotland), for what reasons it is not now possible to provide a figure for those aged over 21 years benefiting from the national minimum wage in the same terms as the answer to a similar question in June 2003.
(180519)
211
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what changes she expects in the number of Civil Service jobs in her Department in response to the Gershon Review.
(180532)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
212
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17th June, Official Report, column 1047W, on mobile phones (accidents), what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the use of mobile telephones whilst driving.
(180680)
213
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the Departmental budget was allocated to cycling in each of the last 10 years.
(180668)
214
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers elected regional assemblies will have in transport matters; and if he will make a statement.
(180445)
215
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has held with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister concerning the powers of elected regional assemblies.
(180446)
216
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government money has been spent on Chorley (a) bus interchange and (b) train station; and what the planned expenditure is for the coming year.
(180719)
217
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the future of (a) freight and (b) passenger trains to Europe from the North West.
(180720)
218
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been spent on British Transport Police for the North West in each of the last five years.
(180721)
219
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from UK small and medium enterprises about the ability to tender for removal of railway sleepers.
(180155)
220
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many companies tendered for the removal of railway sleepers in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.
(180156)
221
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has received about the safety implications of lineside storage of removed railway sleepers in the last three years.
(180157)
222
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the Sustainable Development Commission's report on the Air Transport White Paper.
(180215)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
223
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment the Government has made of the impact on human health of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986.
(180613)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
224
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend child support legislation so that childcare and nursery costs are treated as protected expenditure when maintenance is calculated.
(180574)
225
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend child support legislation to introduce a more flexible requirement for meeting the condition of shared care.
(180575)
226
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a further statement on when the new system for calculating child maintenance will be extended to existing cases.
(180576)
227
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of proposals for paying a wage for carers.
(180556)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
228
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on how the civil justice system in England meets the requirements of Article 9(4) of the Aarhus Convention that contracting parties must provide review procedures with adequate and effective remedies, including injunctive relief as appropriate.
[Transferred] (180619)
229
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reason is for the delay in introducing the Environmental Information Regulations that were consulted upon in draft in the Autumn of 2002 and which were intended to come into force in Spring 2003.
[Transferred] (180620)
230
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environmental Information Regulations that were consulted upon in draft in the Autumn of 2002 will (a) be laid before Parliament and (b) come into force.
[Transferred] (180621)
231
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of multi-rig trawls on the cod recovery programme.
[Question Unstarred] (180220)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
232
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average response time is for cases left by honourable Members and their staff with the visa correspondence section of UK Visas.
[Transferred] (180569)
233
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals were put forward by the United Kingdom during the negotiations on the European Constitution in respect of the reform of Euratom.
[Transferred] (180584)

 
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