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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 28 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 Monday 28 June 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 28 June 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 28 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 Monday 28 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

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


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his office's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the Office equal pay action plan.
(181341)
2
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases against his Office and the agencies for which it is responsible have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181462)
3
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what action is being taken to encourage (a) central and (b) local government departments and agencies to ensure that public meetings are accessible for those with disabilities.
(180912)
4
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the process is for selection of the High Sheriff in Lancashire.
(181109)
5
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which elements of the production and operation of the Direct Gov website are being outsourced to India.
(181131)
6
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason elements of the production and operation of the Direct Gov website are being outsourced to India.
(181132)
7
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the security implications are of elements of the production and operation of the Direct Gov website being outsourced to India.
(181133)
8
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on the United Kingdom of elements of the production and operation of the Direct Gov website being outsourced to India.
(181134)
9
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the outsourcing of the production and operation of E Gov ventures to foreign countries.
(181135)
10
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to what extent current guidance issued by the Cabinet Office to regulatory offices permits them to be pro-active in making policy.
(181136)
11
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his estimate is of the (a) total and (b) compliance cost of regulation in the UK as a percentage of gross domestic product.
(181025)
12
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures he has taken to establish a comprehensive list of independent regulators following the October 2003 Better Regulation Task Force report.
(181026)
13
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, why, and when, it was decided to discontinue publication in hard copy of the annual Public Bodies document.
(181224)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
14
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of (a) outward and (b) inward UK foreign direct investment was in each year since 1996.
(180634)
15
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of income tax paid in 2003-04 was settled in (a) sterling, (b) euros and (c) other foreign currencies.
(180790)
16
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 18th February, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, on behalf of his constituent Ms Dawn Thomas.
(180704)
17
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account his Department took of the advice of the Government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Group in assessing the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs settlement under the Comprehensive Spending Review; and what changes will be made in the warm front budget over the next three years.
(181213)
18
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181355)
19
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases against his Department, and the agencies for which it is responsible have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181468)
20
N
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 15th June to the honourable Member for Llanelli, Official Report, column 835W, on the STEPS Agreement, if he will set out the sources of the external commercial, legal and financial advice; and what the estimated total payments were over the life of the contract to Mapeley STEPS.
(181013)
21
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanism is in place to monitor whether the estimated total savings from the STEPS agreement is being periodically met.
(180738)
22
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the cost in this financial year of disregarding maintenance payments for the purposes of calculating working tax credit and child tax credit.
(180985)
23
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest projections are of the cost of the child care credit in the next three years; and what estimate he has made of the change in costs arising from the changes to the arrangements announced by the Minister for Children on 17th May.
(180986)
24
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of families with equivalised income of less than 60 per cent. of median who will benefit from the extension of the child care tax credit to the provision of child care in the family home announced by the Minister for Children on 17th May.
(180987)
25
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the EU state aid provisions of EU member states that have reduced national insurance contributions paid by employers of seafarers; and whether his Department plans to introduce a similar scheme in the UK.
(181439)
26
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many state retirement taxpayers of pension age reside in (a) the parliamentary constituency of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (b) the Scottish Borders and (c) Scotland.
(180959)
27
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the sample size was for the (a) Survey of Personal Incomes and (b) New Earnings Survey for each year since 2001 in (i) Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (ii) the Scottish Borders region and (iii) Scotland.
(180961)
28
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answers of 17th June, Official Report, column 1035W, on better regulation, what assessment he has made of the finding of the First Report on the Implementation of the Framework Action Plan: Updating and Simplifying the Community Acquis, COM (2003) 623, that the purpose of simplification is not to deregulate or cut back the acquis.
(180922)
29
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many job vacancies in the UK have been unfilled in each quarter of the last three years as a result of a lack of skilled applicants.
(181030)
30
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish in full the responses to the Treasury's December 2003 consultation paper on the taxation of pensions.
(181384)
31
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial impact of Article III-157(3) of the proposed European Constitution; and what representations he has received about its impact.
(181108)
32
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the existing law governing National Insurance contributions by working pensioners; and if he will make a statement.
(181037)
33
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on the mandatory retirement age.
(181048)
34
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters have been sent to people to warn that they may need to pay higher national insurance contributions to receive a full state pension; how many people have made payments as a result; and what the value is of payments received so far.
(180919)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
35
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many individual electors with special needs were assisted in voting through domiciliary visits by electoral staff in each of the four postal pilot areas on 10th June.
(180786)
36
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181342)
37
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many cases against the Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181461)
38
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what costs were incurred by the Department and its predecessors in refurbishing the departmental estate in each financial year since 1996-97.
(180318)
39
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the administrative costs of the Department and its predecessors were in each financial year since 1996-97.
(180319)
40
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what relative weighting is given to (a) the duties of Her Majesty's subjects and (b) the rights of Her Majesty's subjects is in deciding on departmental priorities.
(180940)
41
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, to which rights his departmental strapline refers.
(180941)
42
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, who (a) proposed and (b) authorised the Department's strapline.
(180942)
43
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, for what reason his Department's strapline makes no reference to a subject's obligations.
(180943)
44
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, in which (a) local authority areas, (b) Legal Services Commission bid zones and (c) Community Legal Service partnerships areas no firms have yet bid for Legal Services Commission contracts; and what plans he has for improving access to justice in civil law disputes for the socially excluded in such areas.
(181142)
45
Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent discussions the Department has had with the (a) Welsh Assembly and (b) Scottish Executive on Lords reform.
(180724)
46
Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment the Department has made of the proposals for a Civil Service Bill put forward by the Public Administration Committee.
(180725)
47
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of United Kingdom marriages took place in (a) registry offices and (b) churches and other places of worship in the last year for which data is available.
(181296)
48
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on how many occasions in each year since 1997 a pre-emptive cost order has been applied for and approved by (a) the High Court, (b) the Court of Appeal, (c) the House of Lords and (d) the Privy Council for (i) an environmental case and (ii) in total.
(181429)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
49
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has held with Ofcom on regulation of advertisements on television.
(180477)
50
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) her Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181343)
51
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many cases against her Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181470)
52
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance is issued by her Department to amateur sports clubs on the facility to register with the Inland Revenue as a Community Amateur Sports Club.
(181323)
53
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Department takes to inform amateur sports clubs of the tax breaks available to them.
(181324)
54
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of amateur sport clubs which are not taking advantage of (a) tax benefits and (b) gift aid; and if she will make a statement.
(181327)
55
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of (a) connection between the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and Stanhope plc, (b) the scope for conflict of interest between CABE commissioners and their outside commercial interests and (c) links between property development companies and CABE commissioners.
(181413)
56
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provision is made for public access to decisions made by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment design reviews; and what the standard timescale is for providing such access.
(181414)
57
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conclusions have been reached by green ministers in relation to the commitment in The Historic Environment: A Force For Our Future, to extend her remit to include the historic environment.
(181432)
58
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) museum directors, (b) the Society of London Art Dealers and (c) auction houses about the export of works of art of national importance.
(180935)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
59
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(181288)
60
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and (b) environmental impacts of private finance initiative projects and the capacity of the PFI process to deliver envionmentally sustainable projects.
(181289)
61
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to make private finance initiative contracts more (a) accountable and (b) transparent in terms of their environmental sustainability.
(181290)
62
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources in each year since 1997.
(181291)
63
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what have been identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of the estate of his Department's Estate pursuant to the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181295)
64
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department have spent on electricity use in each year since 1997.
(181373)
65
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department have spent on water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
(181374)
66
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time equivalent staff there have been in (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department in each year since 1997.
(181375)
67
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the total floor space area of buildings owned or leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies for each year since 1997.
(181376)
68
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what parts of his Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181415)
69
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken by his Department following the issue of the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate to review arrangements for public reporting of sustainable development impacts.
(181416)
70
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department has following the issue of the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(181417)
71
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes there have been in (a) road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and (b) single occupancy car commuting by his Department's staff against the baseline year identified in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181418)
72
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has joined the Watermark project.
(181419)
73
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes there has been in water consumption by his Department in each year from 1997 to date.
(181420)
74
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the non-office sites within his Department's estates which have been identified as being likely to provide opportunities for significant water savings.
(181421)
75
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181344)
76
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181474)
77
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of the total of each different model of staff car was provided to officers of the armed forces in 2003, giving the country of manufacture of each model.
(181450)
78
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the range of options for staff cars below Grade A available to officers of the armed forces is, giving the country of manufacture of each model.
(181451)
79
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the range of options of Grade A staff cars available to senior officers in the armed forces was in the years 2002 and 2003, giving the country of manufacture of each model; and what changes were made to the range of options in 2004.
(181452)
80
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from former servicemen who served in Malaysia concerning the long-term health effects of exposure to chemical 2-4-5-T; and if he will make a statement.
(181167)
81
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individuals employed directly or indirectly by his Department have duties which involve working in or visiting places of confinement administered by the US in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan, (c) Guantanamo Bay and (d) other places; and if he will make a statement.
(181050)
82
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June, Official Report, column 1446W on Iraq, what the origin was of the foreign technology and technical assistance critical to the progress of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
(181399)
83
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he intends to seek a revised or confirmed bid from each of the consortia bidding for the Watchkeeper programme; and when he intends to announce a decision on the preferred bidder.
(180796)
84
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are used to decide whether Royal Navy ships use (a) a Spanish port and (b) Gibraltar.
(181089)
85
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will discuss with the new Spanish government the reservation inserted in the NATO Standardisation Agreement 1100 by the previous Spanish government on naval ships and Gibraltar.
(181090)
86
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action can be taken against Spain over its refusal to allow Royal Air Force aeroplanes to fly to Gibraltar.
(181091)
87
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost was of flying around Spain to reach Gibraltar by the Royal Air Force in 2003-04.
(181092)
88
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress on introducing the Manned Turret Integration Programme for the Army's Warrior infantry combat vehicle.
(181482)
89
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress in introducing the Army's Light Multi-role Vehicle.
(181484)
90
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress with the Royal Navy's Future Aircraft Carrier programme.
(181487)
91
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress in introducing the Army's Intermediate Light Anti-Armour Weapon.
(181488)
92
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress in introducing the Army's bomb disposal Mk V EOD explosive ordnance suits.
(181489)
93
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress with the Army's Manned Turret Integration Programme.
(181490)
94
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether Royal Navy personnel have a sufficient level of competence to work on Harrier GR7 aircraft up to the standard required by the RAF.
(181260)
95
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total implementation costs were for the pulse line at RAF Cottesmore, including the cost of consultants, the hangar floor and air trolleys.
(181261)
96
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether avionics and electrical tradesmen are being relocated from front line squadrons to assist the pulse line at RAF Cottesmore without the approval or authority of Strike Command.
(181262)
97
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of the Harrier integrated project team's support of spares for the pulse line at RAF Cottesmore to ensure no aircraft slippage owing to shortages.
(181263)
98
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the 80 day turnround time has been achieved at RAF Cottesmore.
(181264)
99
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the extent is of double shift working on Harrier aircraft at RAF Cottesmore.
(181265)
100
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft were repaired at RAF Cottesmore in the financial year 2003-04.
(181266)
101
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the targets were for turn round times set for aircraft repair at RAF Cottesmore for the financial year 2003-04.
(181267)
102
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the turn round times were for aircraft repair at RAF Cottesmore in the financial year 2003-04.
(181268)
103
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the target number of aircraft to be repaired at RAF Cottesmore was in the financial year 2003-04.
(181269)
104
N
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letters of intent that pledge further co-operation between the British and French armies and navies, signed on 9th June.
(180560)
105
N
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Government's expenditure plans 2004-05 to 2005-06 will be published.
(180561)
106
N
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are classified as long-term sick in (a) the Royal Artillery, (b) the Royal Engineers, (c) the Royal Armoured Corps, (d) the Infantry and (e) the Army Air Corps; and if he will make a statement.
(180562)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
107
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter of 19th February, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, on behalf of his constituent Mr Alan Gellion.
(180705)
108
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181352)
109
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181463)
110
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much neighbourhood renewal money has been spent in Leyton in each financial year since the inception of the allocation; how much has been allocated to the area to date; what the arrangements are for people to discover in detail how the money has been spent; and if he will make a statement.
(180747)
111
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) neighbourhood wardens and (b) posts carrying out functions equivalent of those of neighbourhood wardens had been created by each local authority by 1st January.
(181387)
112
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what financial support his Department has provided to assist the setting-up of neighbourhood wardens or their equivalent in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area.
(181388)
113
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what account is taken of the financial viability of the applicant in planning appeals considered by his Department.
(180969)
114
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total cost to public funds is to date of surveying, assessing and analysing levels of support for and opposition to elected regional assemblies in the (a) North East, (b) North West and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber region.
(180948)
115
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on speculative land plots.
(181315)
116
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department collects central records of Article 4 notices issued by local authorities to remove land development rights; and if he will make a statement.
(181322)
117
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's policy is on speculative land plots.
(181325)
118
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received on speculative land plots; and if he will make a statement.
(181326)
119
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average price was of land per hectare with planning permission to build housing in each district council area in Essex in 2003.
(180962)
120
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire service personnel were (a) injured and (b) fatally injured during the course of their duties as a result of exploding fuel tanks in each of the last 10 years.
(181486)
121
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to review his policies affecting the provision of affordable housing in the South West.
(180777)
122
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discretion Salisbury District Council has to reduce (a) council tax and (b) business rates in recognition of disruption to domestic and business life caused by roadworks at Skew Bridge on the A36 (T) at Salisbury.
(180778)
123
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the role is of the South West Regional Housing Authority in the provision of more affordable housing in Salisbury District.
(180780)
124
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the stock in Salisbury District of (a) council dwellings, (b) housing association dwellings and (c) housing association dwellings where the district council had nomination rights was in (i) 1984, (ii) 1994 and (iii) 2004.
(180781)
125
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what advice he has given Salisbury District Council as the local housing authority on how to increase the quantity of affordable housing.
(180782)
126
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the role is of the Government Office of the South West in the provision of affordable housing in Salisbury District.
(180783)
127
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new homes were built by or for registerd social landlords in each London borough between April 2000 and April 2004.
(181225)
128
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures have been introduced to verify the claims of local authorities for planning delivery grant.
(180982)
129
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities have been found to have failed to comply with the procedures established for the award of planning delivery grant.
(180983)
130
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much investment has gone into (a) the parliamentary constituency of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (b) the Scottish Borders and (c) Scotland from European Structural Funds since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(180958)
131
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what regulations apply to residential homes for the elderly in respect of the number of satellite dishes that can be placed onto the side of the home; and if he will make a statement.
(181227)
132
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what procedures are in place to assess the competency of work carried out by building control surveyors.
(181085)
133
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulatory regime for building control standards; and if he will make a statement.
(181093)
134
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received from the Building Control Standards Advisory Group on the effect of the introduction of competition for building control surveys on the rate of compliance with the building regulations.
(181094)
135
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what support his Department provides to the Building Control Standards Advisory Group.
(181095)
136
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the rate of compliance with the building regulations in the construction of new homes is assessed by his Department.
(181096)
137
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the 20 per cent. most deprived wards in the country.
(180788)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
138
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181345)
139
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181473)
140
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what correspondence he and his Ministers have had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on the decision of the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance to cease examining Latin and Greek after 2006.
(180630)
141
N
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June, Official Report, column 1430W, on education costs, what estimate his Department holds of (a) the number of pupils aged (i) four to 11 years and (ii) 11 to 18 years in private education and (b) the average cost of educating a pupil in the state sector in (A) primary and (B) secondary schools.
(181077)
142
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent in each Lancashire district on special educational need provision in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(181106)
143
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of secure homes for children, with particular reference to the proposed closure of Stamford House Children's Secure Home; and if he will make a statement.
(181097)
144
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young carer's assessments have been conducted in each year since 1997.
(181098)
145
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many family assessments under the Children Act 1989 have been conducted in each year since the Act has been in force.
(181099)
146
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what analysis his Department has carried out of the impact of healthy eating on children's behaviour.
(181101)
147
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students in full or part-time education he estimates are carers.
(181103)
148
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children he estimates act as carers.
(181104)
149
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the Early Intervention project.
(181171)
150
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what basis his Department has rejected the Early Intervention project as a model for separated parents' access to children.
(181172)
151
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what analysis he has undertaken into bullying linked to people being young carers.
(181360)
152
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time undergraduate students were in higher education in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) under 25, (ii) 25 to 29, (iii) 30 to 34, (iv) 35 to 39, (v) 40 to 44, (vi) 50 to 54, (vii) 55 to 59, (viii) 60 to 64, (ix) 65 to 69 and (x) 70 years or above age groups.
(181110)
153
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the budget cuts recently announced for Sure Start were cuts previously announced for the 2004-05 budget; if he will make a statement on how the cuts will be made; and what impact assessment his Department has made of the effect of the cuts on the Sure Start programme.
(181300)
154
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to encourage the Learning and Skills Council to pay all funding owing to Bicton College.
(180926)
155
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to support colleges involved in the land-based industries.
(180927)
156
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support the Learning and Skills Council is giving to the management of Bicton College in achieving its full funding entitlement.
(180928)
157
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is being provided to support the 14-16 flexibility initiative to bring vocational education to schoolchildren.
(180929)
158
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial support his Department provides to over-19 year olds engaged in full-time land-based education programmes at further education colleges.
(180930)
159
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans the Learning and Skills Council has to fund college nurseries for socially disadvantaged learners.
(180931)
160
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to provide residential bursaries for low income earners at colleges.
(180932)
161
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of funding previously earmarked for residential bursaries for low income earners to comply with the Care Standards Act 2000 is being diverted to the educational maintenance allowance.
(180933)
162
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places have been (a) created and (b) lost in England in each year since 1997.
(180787)
163
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places were available for children aged under 8 years old in each region in each year since 1997.
(180789)
164
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what level of funding is to be made available to support young people during the summer holiday period; and how the funding will be allocated.
(180829)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
165
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contractors that provided goods, services and works to her Department during the foot and mouth disease outbreak in 2001 were investigated for fraud offences; and how many of those investigated (a) were prosecuted, (b) had the cases closed and (c) remain under investigation.
(180792)
166
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department is withholding from businesses in connection with charges arising from the provision of goods, services and works carried out during the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001.
(180793)
167
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) her Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181346)
168
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases against her Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181460)
169
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 21st to 22nd June; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(181027)
170
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on exhibitions of cage and aviary birds, with particular regard to the Pet Animals Act 1951; and if she will make a statement.
(181052)
171
N
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to amend the Water Resources Act 1991 to implement Recommendation 7 in Lord Donaldson's Review, Salvage and Intervention and their Command and Control, published in 1999.
(180158)
172
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the International Renewable Energy Conference held in Bonn from 1st to 4th June.
(181129)
173
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to sign the European Union Landscape Convention.
(181306)
174
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of grant will be awarded to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and how much will be awarded to the (a) English side and (b) Welsh side.
(181307)
175
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the latest figures on recycling referred to by the Minister of State for the Environment on Newsnight on Tuesday 15th June.
(180946)
176
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment (a) she and (b) the Environment Agency has made of the (i) impact and (ii) financial impact of its draft guidance on (A) monitoring landfill gas engine emissions, (B) the management of landfill gas, (C) monitoring trace components in landfill gas and (D) gas treatment technologies for landfill gas engines on generating renewable energy from landfill gas; and what assessment has been made of the impact of each on (1) the financial viability of operating a landfill site and (2) small and medium enterprises generating renewable energy from landfill gas.
(181219)
177
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency will publish its final guidance on (a) monitoring landfill gas engine emissions, (b) the management of landfill gas, (c) monitoring trace components in landfill gas and (d) gas treatment technologies for landfill gas engines.
(181222)
178
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many megawatts of renewable energy were generated from landfill gas in each year since 1998; and what projections she has made of how much renewable energy will be generated from landfill gas in each year from 2005 to 2010.
(181223)
179
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list GM products which may be imported into the UK; and in which countries each is grown prior to export.
(181029)
180
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the GM crops with Part C product approval contain antibiotic markers; and what those markers are.
(181034)
181
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review against the Environment Agency were given leave to appeal to the House of Lords in each year between 1997 and 2003 by (a) individuals, (b) non-governmental organisations and (c) corporate entities.
(181422)
182
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review against the Environment Agency were given leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal in each year between 1997 and 2003 by (a) individuals, (b) non-governmental organisations and (c) corporate entities.
(181423)
183
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review against the Environment Agency were granted permission to proceed in the High Court in each year between 1997 and 2003 by (a) individuals, (b) non-governmental organisations and (c) corporate entities.
(181424)
184
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review made against the Environment Agency in the High Court in each year between 1997 and 2003 (a) were successful and (b) resulted in an order for costs being made against the Environment Agency; and what costs were awarded in each case.
(181425)
185
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many judicial reviews brought against the Environment Agency between 1997 and 2003 in the High Court (a) were unsuccessful and (b) resulted in an order for costs being made against the applicant; and what costs were awarded in each case.
(181426)
186
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review made against the Environment Agency in the House of Lords in each year between 1997 and 2003 (a) were successful and (b) resulted in an order for costs being made against the Environment Agency; and what costs were awarded in each case.
(181427)
187
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review made against the Environment Agency in the Court of Appeal in each year between 1997 and 2003 (a) were successful and (b) resulted in an order for costs being made against the Environment Agency; and what costs were awarded in each case.
(181428)
188
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many judicial reviews brought against the Environment Agency between 1997 and 2003 in the House of Lords (a) were unsuccessful and (b) resulted in an order for costs being made against the applicant; and what costs were awarded in each case.
(181430)
189
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for judicial review were made against the Environment Agency in the High Court in each year between 1997 and 2003 by (a) individuals, (b) non-governmental organisations and (c) corporate entities.
(181431)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
190
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether satellite imagery is being used to track and monitor militias within Sudan.
(181332)
191
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in disbanding and disarming the Janjaweed.
(181333)
192
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had within the United Nations about targeting companies associated with the Government of Sudan by means of travel restrictions and asset freezes.
(181339)
193
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has pledged to women's organisations operating in Iraq; and how much has been distributed since March 2003.
(181081)
194
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress of the UK towards ratification of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
(181083)
195
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(181228)
196
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and environmental impacts of its private finance initiative projects and (b) the capacity of the PFI process to deliver environmentally sustainable projects.
(181229)
197
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to make private finance initiative contracts for which he is responsible more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(181230)
198
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year from 1997.
(181231)
199
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department spent on (i) electricity and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year from 1997.
(181232)
200
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff there were in (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department in each year from 1997.
(181233)
201
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total floor space was of buildings owned or leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year from 1997.
(181234)
202
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what have been identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of his Department's estate pursuant to the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181235)
203
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what parts of his Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181236)
204
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by his Department to review arrangements for public reporting of sustainable development impacts under the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181237)
205
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements his Department has made to report publicly on key sustainable development impacts pursuant to the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181238)
206
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes there have been in (a) road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and (b) single occupancy car commuting in his Department against the baseline year, as set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181239)
207
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has joined the Watermark project.
(181240)
208
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes there have been in water consumption by his Department in each year from 1997 to date.
(181241)
209
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the non-office sites within the departmental estate which have been identified as being likely to provide opportunities for significant water savings.
(181242)
210
N
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statements of 21st June, Official Report, columns 1091 and 1094, in answer to the honourable Members for Tiverton and Honiton and Congleton, what voting method will be used to determine policy on the co-ordination of EU economic policy.
(180601)
211
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181347)
212
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181472)
213
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the honourable Member for West Chelmsford will receive a response to his letter of 6th February to Mr Jonathan Powell, transferred to his Department on 20th February, concerning his constituent Mr Raplty.
(180605)
214
N
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of EU institutions and (b) counterparts in other EU member states regarding an abbreviated title for the draft Constitutional Treaty for the EU.
(180722)
215
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guarantees he has obtained from the Spanish Government that cruise ships will not be denied entry to Spanish ports if they call at Gibraltar first.
(180936)
216
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response the Government has received from the EU Commission to its representations about the denial of entry of cruise ships to Spanish ports when they also call at Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(180937)
217
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations Her Majesty's Government has received from Malaysian citizens about the long-term efects of the spraying of chemical 2-4-5-T by British forces in the country; and if he will make a statement.
(181165)
218
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1329W, on the meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council on 14th June, what discussion there was at the meeting about the draft Joint Action relating to Galileo; and what decisions were made about it.
(180973)
219
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask the Government of Sudan to commute the death sentences on (a) Musa Issa Dikho, (b) Adam Hariu Issa and (c) Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Gadir of Nayala, Sudan.
(180726)
220
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to discuss with the Sudanese authorities (a) abolition of the death penalty, (b) respect for fair trials and (c) guaranteed respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
(180727)
221
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the Sudanese Government the role of the National Security Agency in Al Fashir, Sudan on the recent arrests they have undertaken there.
(180728)
222
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the encroachment of Janjaweed militias into Chad.
(180729)
223
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the proposals of the Government of Sudan to neutralise its Janjaweed militia and on whether that proposal is being delivered.
(180730)
224
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the withdrawal of the Government of Chad from the role of mediator in the Darfur crisis.
(180732)
225
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the resignation of Mr James Baker as special envoy to the Western Sahara.
(181477)
226
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with the French authorities on French policy towards Morocco and the Western Sahara.
(181478)
227
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to take up the issue of troop levels for peace-keeping purposes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(181479)
228
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing for those judicial commissions which are investigating human rights outrages in Democratic Republic of Congo and Northern Uganda.
(181480)
229
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Eritrea on the group of evangelical Christians imprisoned for their faith.
(180910)
230
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1332W, on Reverend Damanik (Indonesia), under what circumstances an individual is considered by his Department to be a prisoner of conscience.
(181076)
231
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the offer to return land from the Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus to the Cyprus Government; which area was involved; what size the area is; and whether the Ministry of Defence was involved in the discussions.
(180953)
232
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out the contents of the articles of the EU Constitution on (a) energy and (b) public health.
(181130)
233
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will publish the presidency proposals to the European Inter-Governmental Conference documents (a) CIG 79/04 and (b) 80/04.
(180737)
234
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's relations with Turkmenistan.
(181078)
235
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Turkmenistan regarding human rights in that country.
(181079)
236
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to propose to the United Nations Security Council that members of the government of Sudan should be subjected to targeted sanctions.
(180834)
237
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to propose to the United Nations Security Council the appointment of an investigator into alleged war crimes and atrocities in Darfur, Western Sudan.
(180835)
238
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the statement released by Human Rights Watch on 22nd June alleging cross-border attacks by the Janjaweed on local villagers and refugees in Chad; and if he will make a statement.
(181086)
239
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of Chad on cross-border attacks from Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(181087)
240
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the US Administration, (b) EU member states and (c) EU officials on the imposition of sanctions on Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(181088)
241
N
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the N'Djamena Ceasefire Agreement was signed; when it was originally set to expire; when it was renewed; and if he will make a statement.
(181118)
242
N
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the key points of the N'Djamena Ceasefire Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(181119)
243
N
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the obligations put on the Government of Sudan by the N'Djamena Ceasefire Agreement; what assessment his Department has made of the implementation of these obligations; and if he will make a statement.
(181120)
244
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the effect of the inclusion of Article III 157(3) in the final text of the EU Constitution.
(181121)
245
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent events in Chechnya.
(180775)
246
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 21st June, Official Report, column 1080, on the European Council, what the evidential basis is for his statement that EU membership provides an extra 1.8 per cent. of GDP every year for Britain; whether the 3.5 million jobs cited represent the number of jobs dependent on trade with EU member states; how many of this number may be ascribed to (a) growth in the United Kingdom economy and (b) removal of trade barriers consequent on single market membership; and if he will make a statement.
(180798)
247
N
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the MKO organisation and its aims for Iran; and what estimate he has made of the number of Iranian civilians who have lost their lives following explosions initiated by that organisation.
(180662)
248
N
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many persons he estimates are resident in the MKO training camp in Iraq; what protection is being given to the camp by the foreign troops in Iraq; and what plans are being made for the location or relocation of the camp residents and the materials in the camp after the transfer of power to the interim government in Iraq.
(180663)
249
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with members of the Quartet to expand its membership to include (a) Syria, (b) Jordan and (c) Egypt.
(181169)
250
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th June, Official Report, column 992W, on Israel, when he expects to announce what human rights issues the EU intends to raise at the EU/Israel Association Council to be held at the end of the year.
(181297)
251
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Croatia to join the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
(181243)
252
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the Foreign Minister of Croatia.
(181244)
253
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where the wording for the European Constitution can be found; and if he will make it available (a) on the internet and (b) in every public library.
(181456)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
254
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representation he has received from diabetes sufferers regarding choice in the provision of insulin; and if he will make a statement.
(181186)
255
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on general practitioners continuing to prescribe both animal insulin and synthetic insulin to diabetes patients; and if he will make a statement.
(181187)
256
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on adverse reactions to (a) synthetic insulin and (b) animal insulin; and if he will make a statement.
(181188)
257
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department last discussed the draft regulations to be made under the Water Act 2003 on arrangement for public consultations with (a) strategic health authorities, (b) the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare, (c) patient interest groups, (d) the National Pure Water Association, (e) representatives of the water industry and (f) the British Fluoridation Society; and if he will make a statement.
(181035)
258
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the draft regulations under the Water Act 2003 on arrangements for public consultations; and if he will make a statement.
(181036)
259
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181348)
260
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181471)
261
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) sexually transmitted diseases, broken down by (i) disease, (ii) sex, (b) births and (c) abortions were reported in young people in Essex aged (A) under 12, (B) 12, (C) 13, (D) 14, (E) 15, (F) 16, (G) 17, (H) 18 and (I) 19 years in each of the last five years.
(180317)
262
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency admissions for dental treatment there were in the NHS for each region in each year since 1997.
(181193)
263
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department will take to ensure that job profiles under the Agenda for Change for community (a) nurses and (b) allied health professionals will be adequately tested.
(181194)
264
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with what bodies he requires practitioners working in clinics offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments to be registered; and if he will make a statement.
(181196)
265
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines for safe practice his Department offers to clinics that offer non-surgerical cosmetic treatments; and if he will make a statement.
(181197)
266
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulations exist to protect customers of clinics that offer non-surgical cosmetic treatments; and if he will make a statement.
(181198)
267
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what inspections have been undertaken by (a) the National Care Standards Commission and (b) the Healthcare Commission into cosmetic surgery clinics; and if he will publish the results.
(181199)
268
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to and then discharged from hospital whose housing arrangements were not known prior to discharge in the last year for which figures are available.
(181200)
269
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sanctions are available to him against private cosmetic surgery clinics not following guidelines and advice give by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(181201)
270
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been taken to ensure that patients of private cosmetic surgery clinics receive fair and accurate information concerning the treatments available; and if he will make a statement.
(181202)
271
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been taken to set up a single register of surgeons trained and qualified in cosmetic surgery; and if he will make a statement.
(181203)
272
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to ensure that all surgeons practicing cosmetic surgery have a cosmetic surgery qualification; and if he will make a statement.
(181204)
273
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department has taken in response to the recommendations made in the National Care Standards Commission report on cosmetic surgery (a) that clinics be inspected annnually and (b) that internal auditing be organised within each clinic and reported to the National Care Standards Commission every six months; and if he will make a statement.
(181205)
274
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken following the Chief Medical Officer's response to the National Care Standards Commission report on an inspection of cosmetic surgery clinics that he wanted to initiate a full review of cosmetic surgery practice across England.
(181206)
275
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to conduct a review of cosmetic surgery practice; and if he will make a statement.
(181207)
276
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many homeless families in temporary accommodation with one or more children aged 0 to 5 were visited by a health visitor within one week of moving in each year since 1996; and if he will make a statement.
(181208)
277
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th May, Official Report, column 159W, on health professionals training costs, whether the costs cover the whole training course.
(181209)
278
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets and (b) strategies there are in the NHS (i) to minimise waste and manage waste sustainably, (ii) to reduce energy use and (iii) to encourage sustainable procurement; and if he will make a statement.
(181210)
279
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners per primary care trust he estimates (a) provide national enhanced services for homeless people, (b) register homeless people for essential and advanced services and (c) provide outreach health care to homeless people; and if he will make a statement.
(181211)
280
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency attendances he estimates there are per month by people of no fixed abode.
(181212)
281
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services health authorities in Crosby provide for allergy sufferers.
(181070)
282
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public money his Department spent on allergy care in the NHS in the last year for which figures are available.
(181071)
283
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department have to increase spending on allergy care within the NHS.
(181072)
284
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sanctions will be imposed on those primary care trusts that fail to deliver properly structured falls and osteoporosis services.
(181435)
285
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the progress of integration of falls and osteoporosis services in each primary care trust; and if he will make a statement.
(181436)
286
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with primary care trusts with regard to the integration of falls and osteoporosis services.
(181437)
287
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons he asked the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to undertake a technology appraisal of fallers' clinics.
(181438)
288
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been prescribed methadone in each of the last five years for which records are available; what quantity of methadone has been prescribed; and what the cost to the NHS of methadone was in each year.
(181051)
289
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the value of using methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction; and if he will make a statement.
(181053)
290
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the amount of NHS resources spent on (i) defending and (ii) initiating legal actions.
(181403)
291
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what campaigns his Department has undertaken to raise the awareness of male breast cancer.
(181313)
292
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned into male breast cancer in the last 10 years.
(181314)
293
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to increase the number of hospitals with facilities to treat brain tumour patients, with particular reference to specialist facilities for treating children with brain tumours.
(181316)
294
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the geographical spread of facilities to treat brain tumour patients.
(181317)
295
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce treatment waiting times for (a) children suffering from brain tumours and (b) all brain tumour patients; and if he will make a statement.
(181318)
296
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to provide a central information resource on brain tumours, for use by patients and carers.
(181319)
297
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase and improve the training available to (a) general practitioners, (b) nurses, (c) junior doctors, (d) therapists and (e) opticians regarding the symptoms of different forms of brain tumours.
(181320)
298
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to provide information to (a) patients, (b) parents and (c) carers on the support available to brain tumour patients.
(181321)
299
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 1603W, on NHS land, which properties were identified as being surplus to requirements in the last independent valuation of all National Health Service property assets; and how many of those have since been sold.
(181404)
300
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancelled operations there were in each of the last seven years in the Worcestershire NHS Acute Trust area; how many times the day unit has been closed in each of the last seven years; and how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) managers, (d) administrators and (e) midwives were employed by the trust in each of the last seven years.
(181433)
301
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether private finance initiative payments at Worcestershire NHS Acute Trust are tied to interest rates set by the Bank of England.
(181434)
302
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes there have been to the NHS waiting list in Derby North in the last seven years.
(181163)
303
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in Derby North in each of the last seven years.
(181164)
304
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are diagnosed with severe mental illness; how many are in contact with (a) secondary and (b) primary mental health services; and how many are not in contact with any mental health service.
(181340)
305
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many carer's assessments have been conducted under the Carer and Disabled Children Act 2000 in each year since the Act came into force.
(181100)
306
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what annual financial resources were calculated according to his formula for and paid to the Fenland Primary Care Trust (a) in the years before amalgamation with the East Cambridgeshire Trust and (b) since the amalgamation.
(181305)
307
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many modern matrons there were in each of the last four years, broken down by (a) region and (b) grade.
(181040)
308
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) number, (b) value and (c) purpose of contracts his Department holds with (i) A T Kearney, (ii) Price WaterhouseCooper and (iii) ATOS KPMG.
(180440)
309
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister within his Department has responsibility for the Commercial Directorate at the NHS.
(180441)
310
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation has taken place on the NHS national sourcing programme.
(180442)
311
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the objectives are of the Commercial Directorate in the NHS.
(180443)
312
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical guidelines are issued by the NHS for the treatment of (a) menorrhagia and (b) uterine fibroids.
(181137)
313
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information the NHS makes available to patients on alternatives to hysterectomy.
(181138)
314
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS locations perform (a) hydro thermo ablation, (b) microwave ablation, (c) balloon ablation and (d) uterine fibroid embolisation for the treatment of menorrhagia or uterine fibroids.
(181139)
315
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the last year suffering from menorrhagia or uterine fibroids were treated by (a) hydro thermo ablation, (b) microwave ablation, (c) balloon ablation and (d) uterine fibroid embolisation.
(181140)
316
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much it costs the NHS to perform a (a) hydro thermo ablation, (b) microwave ablation, (c) balloon ablation and (d) uterine fibroid embolisation and (e) hysterectomy.
(181141)
317
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records are kept of babies surviving abortion.
(181056)
318
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies survived abortion in each of the last five years and for what period of time they survived in each case.
(181057)
319
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether incomplete abortions are recorded as abortions.
(181058)
320
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether abortion forms completed in advance of the abortion are maintained on record irrespective of the outcome of the abortion; and in what form these are available for (a) public and (b) academic scrutiny.
(181059)
321
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what format records of an incomplete abortion are maintained.
(181060)
322
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what format a death following an incomplete abortion is recorded; and what public access there is to these records.
(181061)
323
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what prosecutions have been brought against (a) medical practitioners and (b) others for (i) negligence and (ii) other matters in respect of incomplete abortions in the last three years.
(181062)
324
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioner referrals to mental health specialists there were in each of the last 10 years.
(181063)
325
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding was received by each children's hospice from the public sector (a) as a proportion of its total funding and (b) in cash terms in the last year for which figures exist.
(181064)
326
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent per head of population on health services in each primary care trust in the eastern area.
(181065)
327
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the occupancy rates were for care homes, broken down by region, in each of the last three years.
(181066)
328
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS expenditure was spent on employment costs in each of the last three years.
(181067)
329
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for calls to NHS Direct to be answered were in each of the last three years.
(181068)
330
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on annual mammogram screenings for women of 40 to 49 years of age who are assessed as having an increased risk of breast cancer.
(181405)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
331
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made with his proposals for establishing a national police intelligence database; and if he will make a statement.
(180794)
332
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 20th February, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, on behalf of his constituent Leah Johanna de Quattro and the Unicom Grocery Workers Cooperative.
(180701)
333
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 10th February, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, on behalf of his constituent Wendy Steele.
(180702)
334
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 17th March, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, on behalf of his constituents Mohammad and Nasreen Afzal.
(180703)
335
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the conditions of failed Somali asylum seekers who have been returned to Somalia.
(181483)
336
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181349)
337
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181476)
338
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who is authorised (a) to input and (b) to amend information on the Police National Computer; what procedures and arrangements are in place (i) to prevent and (ii) to uncover unauthorised hacking, including by persons authorised to access the Police National Computer; and if he will make a statement.
(181166)
339
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the consultation paper on jury research and investigations into juror impropriety has been published.
(181038)
340
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU draft communication on active assistance for refugees in or near their country of origin will be available.
(181039)
341
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the measures proposed in the national rehabilitation programme regarding accommodation outcomes for prisoners.
(181073)
342
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of the Sentencing Guidelines Council.
(181074)
343
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many risk of sexual harm orders have been issued.
(181075)
344
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs his Department has incurred in refurbishing the Home Office estate in each financial year since 1996-97.
(180379)
345
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs his Department has incurred on advertising and communication including contracts with public relations and advertising companies in each financial year since 1996-97.
(180380)
346
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the administrative costs of his Department were in each financial year since 1996-97.
(180381)
347
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the review of road traffic offences to be published; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in its publication.
(180984)
348
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will manage the introduction of Custody Plus and Minus under the reorganisation of the Prison and Probation Services.
(180971)
349
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that voluntary sector organisations have sufficient capacity to bid for contracts under the National Offender Management Service arrangements.
(180972)
350
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many heavy goods vehicles were reported stolen in each year since 1998.
(181190)
351
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the detection rate was for stolen heavy goods vehicles in each year since 1998.
(181191)
352
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects of section 126 of the Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994 allowing privatisation of the prison service.
(181105)
353
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department was informed by the National Neighbourhood Watch Association in 2002 of improper use of the Neighbourhood Watch logo on commercial literature by other companies.
(181401)
354
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Neighbourhood Watch Association followed all due processes in its registration of the Neighbourhood Watch logos; whether it used experienced trade mark patent agents in the registration process; and whether the intention to register was advertised in the appropriate journals.
(181409)
355
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements the Commission for Racial Equality has made regarding the pensions of staff employed by racial equality councils; and if he will make a statement.
(181162)
356
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made by the National Crime Squad in each year since 2001 in relation to animal rights extremism.
(180785)
357
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what grants have been made by the Commission for Racial Equality to (a) churches, (b) temples, (c) mosques and (d) synagogues.
(180740)
358
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been brought against persons from the new EU member states who drive without (a) a licence, (b) insurance and (c) due care and attention.
(181248)
359
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice has been given to (a) local police forces and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service about the prosecution of those from the new EU member states who commit driving and other motoring offences.
(181254)
360
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards will be in place to ensure that information in the proposed police national intelligence database is confidential and only accessible by relevant persons.
(181453)
361
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether extra resources will be made available to police forces to help facilitate the development of forces' intelligence IT systems and the smooth transfer of data to a national database.
(181454)
362
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will arrange for the early inspection of all police force intelligence systems before issuing the proposed statutory code.
(181455)
363
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department discussed proposed changes to policy on the creation of a National Action Plan against Racism with the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister; and if he will make a statement.
(180920)
364
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will run pilot studies to compare accident and speed statistics on motorways with different levels of visible police patrolling.
(181310)
365
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of police traffic officers in patrolling motorways.
(181311)
366
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce civilian traffic officers in patrolling motorways.
(181312)
367
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to require the producers of bottled drinks intended for consumption from the bottle in licensed premises and elsewhere to use plastic or non-breakable containers.
(181293)
368
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of injuries caused by glasses and glass bottles in (a) licensed premises and (b) in the vicinity of licensed premises in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(181294)
369
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements have been made to ensure that the National Offender Management Service will have an approved Welsh language scheme from its first day of operation.
(180945)
370
N
David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his interim reply of 10th June, ref. 177874, when a response will be sent to the letter of 4th May from the honourable Member for Walsall North, concerning a constituent; and if he will state the reason for the delay.
(180911)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
371
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 850W, on House employees, what the duties are of the 69 full-time equivalent employees involved in communications.
(180631)
372
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 850W, who has responsibility for delivering improved environmental practice on the Parliamentary estate.
(180632)
373
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, to the honourable Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Official Report, column 850W, on running costs, what factors underlie the increase in costs attributed to communications between 1995 and 2003.
(180633)
374
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what service level agreement has been reached with the company due to replace American Express in the Travel Office; what assessment he has made of the consequences for American Express staff of the changes of provider; what measures he has put in place to (a) check performance and (b) other feedback from honourable Members and their staff of the new company's performance; what the anticipated savings to the House are; and if he will make a statement.
(181292)
375
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost of printing and administering early day motions was in each of the last three parliamentary sessions.
(180382)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
376
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether non-Sudanese trucks are being used for the distribution of humanitarian aid in Darfur.
(181334)
377
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent information he has received about the length of time taken to receive customs clearance for the distribution of humanitarian aid in Darfur.
(181335)
378
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the World Food Programme about the extent of the use of the rail line to deliver supplies from Port Sudan.
(181336)
379
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many ceasefire monitors are deployed in Darfur.
(181337)
380
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what cost estimate his Department has (a) prepared and (b) received relating to the resettlement of the Chagos Islands since 2002.
(180830)
381
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what studies his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned to identify possible commercial interests and commercial investment in the Chagos Islands.
(180832)
382
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions his Department has held with the European Development Fund of the European Union to establish the possibility of EDF funding for resettlement of the Chagos Islands.
(180833)
383
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department intends to take to help ensure that the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe are fair and open.
(180964)
384
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has pledged to women's organisations operating in Iraq; and how much has been distributed since March 2003.
(181080)
385
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the number of women widowed as a result of conflict.
(181084)
386
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the amount of money in the European Development Fund allocated for overseas projects but unspent (a) this year and (b) last year.
(181383)
387
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems and (b) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181350)
388
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181475)
389
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government debt outstanding excluding Export Credits Guarantee Department debt to each country outside the EU and G10 (a) was in 1997 and (b) is now; and how much debt has been cancelled in each case since the launch of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
(181107)
390
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the latest estimate is of the numbers of displaced people in (a) Sudan and (b) Chad as a result of the troubles there.
(180731)
391
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support he is offering to the African Union monitoring teams in the Sudan.
(180735)
392
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the latest figure is for financial support for humanitarian assistance in Darfur.
(180736)
393
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) financial and (b) other support he is offering the government of Chad to deal with the current humanitarian situation.
(181410)
394
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what multi lateral aid is available to deal with the crisis in Sudan; and what strategy he is pursuing to try to persuade the international community to increase its aid commitments.
(181411)
395
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the progress being made by his Department towards the production of an effective monitoring system and codes to ensure that only certified diamonds enter the global diamond market.
(181271)
396
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on poverty in East Timor; and what assistance the UK is providing.
(180954)
397
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will press the European Commission to provide funds within two weeks for (a) humanitarian aid and (b) African Union peace monitors in Darfur, Western Sudan.
(180836)
398
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on assistance and support to Afghanistan in preparation for the September elections.
(180739)
399
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that health infrastructure, reproductive health supplies and testing kits are in place before anti retroviral drugs are used on patients in developing countries.
(181168)
400
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the UK is providing to India to set up mobile breast cancer screening units.
(181406)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
401
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sales there have been involving land owned by the Department for Social Development at Craigavon, County Armagh in the last two years; and what criteria were used in each sale.
(180923)
402
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers are involved in the investigation of the murder of Mr Robert Jameson at Trillick, County Tyrone, on 17th January 1974.
(180924)
403
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date a decision was taken to remove the Union Flag from all Northern Ireland police stations; on whose authority this decision was taken; who issued the instruction to remove the Union Flag; and what the wording of the instruction was.
(180925)
404
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the impact of increases in the price of coal upon people, particularly the elderly, living in Housing Executive properties which are heavily reliant on solid fuel; and if he will make a statement.
(180938)
405
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for officials of the Northern Ireland Civil Service for 2003-04; and what processes are employed to ensure that all suppliers are given equal opportunity to offer cost effective travel arrangements.
(181358)
406
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181351)
407
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases against his Department and the agencies for which it is responsible have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181464)
408
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many post office card accounts were receiving payments of State Pension and Pension Credit at Northern Ireland's Post Offices by the end of 2003.
(180974)
409
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) East Londonderry he estimates will be eligible for Winter Fuel Payments in 2004.
(180975)
410
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many absent ballot papers were applied for in each constituency in Northern Ireland at the recent European parliamentary elections; and what percentage of the total electorate this represented in each case.
(180976)
411
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much public funding has been allocated to (a) the Bloody Sunday Trust in Londonderry and (b) the Pat Finucane Centre in Londonderry in each of the last five years.
(180977)
412
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the total energy supply he estimates will be supplied to Northern Ireland consumers from renewable energy sources by the end of 2004.
(180979)
413
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many miles of dual carriageway per thousand square miles there are in Northern Ireland.
(180980)
414
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what public funding has been made available for the teaching of children with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(180981)
415
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the inspection of the Juvenile Justice Centre by the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice will take place.
(180706)
416
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the commencement of the public inquiries into the deaths of (a) Robert Hamill, (b) Rosemary Nelson and (c) Billy Wright.
(180707)
417
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the impact of the current industrial action of civil servants on the payment of rates.
(180791)
418
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has made to (a) the European Commission and (b) the governments of other member states for special consideration to be given to hauliers and other business drivers from Northern Ireland who have been unable (i) to obtain an MOT certificate and (ii) to tax their vehicles as a result of the current industrial action of civil servants.
(180800)
419
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the impact of the current civil service industrial action on the competitiveness of Northern Ireland's haulage industry.
(180801)
420
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the latest average waiting time for drivers to receive a date for an MoT test is.
(180802)
421
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pensioners have had pension payment disrupted as a result of industrial action at (a) the Department of Education and (b) the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
(180803)
422
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recipients of incapacity benefit in Northern Ireland are waiting for overdue payments from the Department for Social Development.
(180804)
423
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for incapacity benefit have been delayed because of the current industrial action by civil servants.
(180805)
424
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recipients of incapacity benefit have had payments delayed as a result of the current industrial action by civil servants.
(180806)
425
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many booked (a) MoT tests and (b) driving tests have been cancelled as result of the current industrial action by civil servants.
(180808)
426
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications from motorists in Northern Ireland to tax their vehicles have been delayed as a result of the current industrial action by civil servants.
(180809)
427
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many teachers in Northern Ireland have had salary payments delayed as a result of the current industrial action by civil servants; how many teachers are awaiting overdue payments; and what the total value is of salary payments that are overdue.
(180810)
428
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases awaiting determination of an (a) employment and (b) industrial tribunal have been delayed as a result of the current Civil Service industrial action.
(180811)
429
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases were heard at (a) employment and (b) industrial tribunals in Northern Ireland in the months from January to June inclusive in each year since 2001.
(180812)
430
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the current backlog of cases awaiting a hearing or determination of (a) an industrial and (b) an employment tribunal in Northern Ireland is.
(180813)
431
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for vehicle excise duty were processed in Northern Ireland in each month from January to June in each year since 2001.
(180814)
432
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many payments in respect of each category of farm payment, and of what total value, are due to be paid to farmers in Northern Ireland by 30th June.
(180815)
433
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vehicle MOT tests were carried out in each month from January to June in each year since 2001.
(180816)
434
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of each category of driving tests were carried out in each month from January to June in each year since 2001.
(180817)
435
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) unannounced and (b) announced inspections the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has made of accommodation for homeless people since the introduction of its revised inspection programme in September 2003.
(180913)
436
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Northern Ireland Housing Executive spent on bed and breakfast accommodation in each financial year from 2000-01 to date.
(180914)
437
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has spent in each financial year from 2000-01 to date to subsidise bed and breakfast rents that exceeded the housing benefit limit.
(180915)
438
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of bed and breakfast units used by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive have rent charges that exceed the levels assessed as reasonable by the Valuation and Lands Agency.
(180916)
439
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland are in bed and breakfast accommodation provided by the Housing Executive; how many are families with children; what the average time spent in bed and breakfast accommodation is for (a) families with children, (b) those without children and (c) all clients; what the target time set by the Housing Executive is for each group; and if he will make a statement.
(180917)
440
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to the Police Service of Northern Ireland of administering the Best Value regime is in this financial year.
(181174)
441
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list in respect of each department, agency and non-departmental public body in Northern Ireland the consultancy contracts that they have entered into in each of the last three financial years, together with a statement about the purpose of each contract and its cost to public funds.
(181175)
442
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many placements of homeless people were made by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive during 2003-04 into (a) the Housing Executive Sector, (b) the voluntary sector, (c) private sector rented accommodation and (d) private sector single let accommodation.
(181176)
443
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent estimate is of expenditure by the Housing Executive on private shared accommodation (a) in 2003-04 and (b) during the current financial year to date; and what his current estimate is of the likely out-turn for such expenditure for the entire financial year 2004-05.
(181177)
444
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police posts in Northern Ireland were civilianised in 2003-04.
(181178)
445
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the budgetary provision is for the Police Service for 2004-05; what the expenditure by the Police Service has been so far in the current financial year; what his estimate is of the likely end-of-year financial out-turn; and if he will make a statement.
(181179)
446
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of (a) custody and (b) bail cases in Northern Ireland were processed in the time limits in the last period for which figures are available.
(181180)
447
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the baseline is against which the Police Service's target of achieving a five per cent. reduction in complaints under section 52 (4) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 will be assessed.
(181181)
448
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) police officers available for duty, (b) officers available for duty who are full-time reservists and (c) civilian staff employed by the police there are in each district command.
(181182)
449
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the civilianisation of police posts in Northern Ireland.
(181183)
450
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the progress on the (a) Criminal Justice Integration Project and (b) proposals for a Criminal Records Bureau in Northern Ireland.
(181184)
451
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what costs were incurred during 2002-03 by each Northern Ireland Department, their agencies and non-departmental public bodies on consultation.
(180988)
452
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what costs were incurred during 2002-03 by each Northern Ireland Department, their agencies and non-departmental public bodies on consultation whose contracts were awarded under single tender.
(180989)
453
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what consultancy companies have been awarded contracts of over £10,000 by each Northern Ireland Department, their agencies and non-departmental public bodies, under single tender arrangements in 2002-03; and what the associated payments made to each of them were.
(180990)
454
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what Government spending has been in Northern Ireland, broken down by (a) Department and (b) district council over the past 10 years.
(180991)
455
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made with clinical networks as set out in the Department of Health document Developing Better Services of June 2002.
(180992)
456
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government has provided funding for research into measures to combat the unemployment differential between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland as outlined in the Joint Declaration.
(180993)
457
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether an assessment will be made of the impact on biodiversity action plans and protected landscapes of the application for planning permission for social housing for lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref S/2004/0114/F and S/2004/0116F).
(180994)
458
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the application for planning permission for social housing on lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref. S/2004/0114/F and S/2004/0116F) complies with the planning policy statement of the Planning Service in respect of the protection and enhancement of open space.
(180995)
459
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how and under what process the application for planning permission for social housing on lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref. S/2004/0114F and S/2004/0116F) lands were declared surplus to the Department of Environment's requirements; and under what process Habinteg Housing Association was selected as the potential developer of social housing on these sites.
(180996)
460
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision has been made to ensure that the present wildlife areas are maintained and enhanced in line with Department of Environment policy with reference to application for planning permission for social housing on lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref. S/2004/0114F and S/2004/0116F).
(180997)
461
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether an assessment will be made on access to the Ulster Way of the application for planning permission for social housing on lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref. S/2004/0114F and S/2004/0116F).
(180998)
462
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what community consultation was undertaken by the Department of the Environment changing the zoning of the lands in respect of the application for planning permission for social housing on lands at Upper Dunmurry Lane/Old Golf Course Road (Ref. S/2004/0114F and S/2004/0116F).
(180999)
463
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the two areas chosen under the Department of Social Developments Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy that have developed their strategies will have to wait until the other nine areas are at the same level.
(181000)
464
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the intended rise in domestic gas prices in Northern Ireland by the largest gas supplier.
(181044)
465
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resources will be made available to maintain and develop services at (a) the Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh and (b) the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen; and what plans are in place for (i) service improvements in staffing and (ii) other investment for both sites over the next three years.
(180299)
466
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by the Sperrine Lakeland Trust on (a) nursing and related staffing, (b) goods and services and (c) building works in Omagh and Erne in the last year for which figures are available.
(180300)
467
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will (a) take steps to stop the implementation of the decision to remove acute hospital provision from County Tyrone pending a review and (b) instruct the Health Minister to work with stakeholders to develop a solution which (i) meets the needs of the people of Tyrone and Fermanagh and (ii) is sustainable.
(180301)
468
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many lower graded pupils admitted to grammar schools were upgraded as a result of representations on special circumstances made to the schools by (a) parents and (b) primary principals in each of the last three years.
(180965)
469
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of appeals by grammar schools for reduction in intake numbers were due to the number of lower graded pupils applying in each of the last three years.
(180966)
470
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the projects which have been designed and implemented to raise literacy levels in Northern Ireland schools and post-16 institutions since 1996; what research has been conducted into the effectiveness of such projects; and when the next literacy levels research will be carried out.
(180967)
471
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the smallest possible difference between the lowest A graded pupils and the top D graded pupils is in the Transfer Test.
(180968)
472
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils in Northern Ireland obtained (a) fewer than five GCSEs at A*-C grades and (b) no A-C grades in each year since 1990.
(181028)
Questions to the Prime Minister
473
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to paragraph 51 of the Ministerial Code, on what dates letters of appointment were issued by him to (a) Lord Birt and (b) Lord Levy, in their capacity as unpaid advisors; and if he will place copies of those letters in the Library.
(180557)
474
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has responded to the consultation paper Shaping Health Services - Creating Better Healthcare for Buckinghamshire.
(180970)
475
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Prime Minister, what the terms of reference are of the DOP (UK/US) ministerial sub-committee on relations with the United States of America; and what its objectives are.
(180947)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
476
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems and (b) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181353)
477
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cases against his Department and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181466)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
478
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what plans the Commission has to assess the integrity of the voting system, with specific reference to postal ballots.
(180453)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
479
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Small Business Service has so far spent on its new website.
(180723)
480
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much her Department and the agencies for which it is responsible spent (a) settling and (b) contesting claims registered at employment tribunals for (i) equal pay, (ii) sex discrimination, (iii) race discrimination, (iv) disability discrimination and (v) unfair dismissal in each year since 1997.
(181032)
481
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims have been made against her Department in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal in each year since 1997; and how many of these (i) proceeded to an Employment Tribunal, (ii) were withdrawn and (iii) were settled on terms that did not involve payment.
(181033)
482
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many registered applications are outstanding in employment tribunals; how many of these are part-time worker pension cases; and how many (a) are backlog from previous years and (b) have been lodged this year.
(181214)
483
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cases have been registered in employment tribunals against (a) public and (b) private sector employers in each region in each year since 1997; how many costs awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants in each region; and what the average cost award was in each region.
(181215)
484
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications have been registered in employment tribunals relating to flexible working regulations in each region; how many costs awards have been made against (a) respondents and (b) applicants in each region; and what the average cost award was in each region.
(181216)
485
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cases concerned with (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal have been heard by an industrial tribunal in each region in each of the last five years.
(181217)
486
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employment tribunal cases there were in each year since 1997; how many cost awards were made against (a) respondents and (b) applicants; and what the average employment tribunal cost award was in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) each region.
(181218)
487
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 10th June to the honourable Member for Southwark and Bermondsey, Official Report, column 570W, on VAT-registered enterprises, if she will express the national and regional business creation data for 2003 as a figure per head of population; and if she will express the national and regional stock of VAT registrations for (a) 1994, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999 to 2003 as a figure per head of population.
(181011)
488
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 15th June to the honourable Member for Gordon, Official Report, column 817W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, what proportion of the outstanding debt for each country is accounted for by defence or defence related exports.
(181012)
489
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice she offers to British companies intending to undertake commercial activities in the Western Sahara.
(180734)
490
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to enhance Launch Investment for the aerospace industry.
(181385)
491
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government support was provided to Launch Investment and its predecessor programme in each year since 1990.
(181386)
492
N
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the surcharge for the postage paid impression service was introduced by the Royal Mail; what criteria were used to decide on the percentage surcharge; what consultation with long-standing customers was carried out in advance, and what notification was given to long-standing customers.
(180558)
493
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on defence diversification, with particular reference to the extension of military expertise into civilian use through funding of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency; and if she will make a statement.
(181055)
494
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June, Official Report, column 1452W, on employment tribunal's reinstatement orders, if she will introduce legislation to ensure that employment tribunals have the power to require employers who are found to have reasonably not complied with reinstatement orders to pay compensation in default.
(181400)
495
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the availability of reading material in formats accessible to blind and visually impaired people.
(180466)
496
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what grants are available from the European Union Framework Programme on Research and Development for clean coal technology.
(180797)
497
N
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June to the honourable member for Gordon, Official Report, column 817W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, what the value of unrecovered ECGD claims were relating to (a) the current financial year, (b) the previous financial year, (c) financial years 2000-01 to 2002-03 inclusive and (d) financial years prior to 2000-01, broken down by country; and if she will make a statement.
(180733)
498
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many individuals have benefited from the Working Time Directive in (a) Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (b) the Scottish Borders region and (c) Scotland; and if she will make a statement.
(180960)
499
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications there have been for enhanced payments from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme from miners dismissed for offences committed during the 1984-85 miners' strike; how many were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful and used the appeals procedure; how many successful appeals there have been; and if she will break down the numbers by former coalfield areas.
(181122)
500
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the services claims under the vibration white finger scheme of persons under 70 years of age will be dealt with.
(181123)
501
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how she plans to process services claims for vibration white finger that have been submitted; and what resources will be allocated to ensure that the claims are processed without delays.
(181124)
502
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many services medical assessments and service offers have been made under the vibration white finger scheme to date; how many claims have been submitted; and what procedures have been introduced to ensure that the remaining services claims are dealt with efficiently and with minimal delay to the claimant.
(181125)
503
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she is planning to introduce to calculate the costs to UK (a) companies and (b) consumers of corporate identity theft.
(181014)
504
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her latest estimate is of the percentage of e-mails received in the UK that are unwanted junk e-mails; and by how much this figure has changed since December 2003.
(181015)
505
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what average amount trade unions have spent through their political funds in each of the last five years.
(181016)
506
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many UK trade unions have political funds.
(181017)
507
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for compensation relating to workplace accidents were filed in the last year; and of these, how many resulted in a financial settlement.
(181018)
508
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been saved by Royal Mail Group plc as a result of the decision to abolish the second daily postal delivery.
(181019)
509
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) rural and (b) urban post offices have closed in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Scotland in each of the last five years.
(181020)
510
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) urban and (b) rural post offices have closed in each of the English regions in each of the last five years.
(181021)
511
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices have been closed under the urban post office reinvention programme in each region of the UK since its inception.
(181022)
512
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many UK companies have gone bankrupt in each quarter of the last five years.
(181023)
513
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many days she estimates have been lost to strikes in each of the last five years as a result of disputes over changes to pension schemes.
(181024)
514
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been spent on the (a) Higher Education Innovation Fund and (b) Public Sector Research Exploitation Fund in each quarter since its introduction.
(181031)
515
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what formal complaints about the South-West Regional Development Agency there have been in the last three years from (a) a sub-regional partner and (b) an organisation.
(181308)
516
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the South-West Regional Development Agency's budget has been spent on projects or programmes in Gloucestershire in the last three years.
(181309)
517
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the meetings her officials have had with officials from (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) the Environment Agency on the Environment Agency's draft guidance on (i) monitoring landfill gas engine emissions, (ii) the management of landfill gas, (iii) monitoring trace components in landfill gas and (iv) gas treatment technologies for landfill gas engines; and what the outcomes were.
(181220)
518
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of renewable energy generated in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales in each year since 1998 was from landfill gas.
(181221)
519
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Hyndburn have benefited from the national minimum wage.
(181302)
520
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses have been established in Hyndburn since 1997.
(181303)
521
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the application of the European Court of Justice ruling of 10th December 2002 (C-29/99) to future decisions on nuclear safety in the United Kingdom.
(181389)
522
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many researchers funded by (a) the Medical Research Council and (b) the Biotechnology and Biological Services Research Councils grants travelled abroad to conduct research on animals in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(181069)
523
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with major auction houses or their representatives about (a) droit de suite and (b) the level of VAT on art sales.
(180934)
524
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what studies she has made of auction houses' contribution to the UK art market.
(180952)
525
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made towards implementing into domestic law the provisions of the EU Directive on age discrimination in employment; and if she will make a statement.
(181042)
526
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from (a) employers' organisations, (b) pensioners' organisations and (c) unions on the retirement age.
(181046)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
527
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181356)
528
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases against his Department and the agencies for which it is responsible have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181465)
529
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what action his Department is taking to cover the deficit in the British Transport Police Pension Fund shown in the December 2002 valuation; and if he will make a statement.
(181001)
530
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers of foreign heavy goods vehicles were found to be breaking the Drivers' Hours Regulations in the UK in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04; how many were prosecuted; and what penalties were imposed.
(181002)
531
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many foreign heavy goods vehicles committed tachograph offences in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04; and what penalties were imposed in each case.
(181003)
532
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many police officers were employed by the British Transport Police on (a) overground policing and (b) underground policing on 31st March; and how many are currently employed.
(181005)
533
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date the December 2002 revaluation of the British Transport Police Pension Fund was announced; when it was communicated to his Department; and when it was made known to Ministers.
(181006)
534
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to provide direct funding for the British Transport Police from the Department of Transport.
(181328)
535
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of (a) outstanding debts to the British Transport Police from train operating companies and freight companies and (b) the cost in police staff time of accessing such funding.
(181329)
536
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evaluation he has made of the appropriateness and effectiveness of funding arrangements for the British Transport Police.
(181330)
537
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will propose legislation to extend permanently the jurisdiction of the British Transport Police.
(181331)
538
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many closures there were on (a) the M5 south of junction 25 and (b) the A303 west of Ilminster, Somerset in each of the last five years; and what the (i) location and (ii) duration was in each case.
(180963)
539
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the procurement programme for domestic rolling stock on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
(181189)
540
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has issued to the road haulage industry relating to the security of trucks; and if he will make a statement.
(181192)
541
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Quality Partnerships are in operation, broken down by local authority area.
(181270)
542
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the works on the A36 (T) at Skew Bridge, Salisbury have overrun; when they will be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(180779)
543
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will close with immediate effect, on safety grounds, the A344 at its junction with the A303(T) at Stonehenge.
(181255)
544
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons were for the increase in the MOT test pad fee.
(180159)
545
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the increase in MOT test pad fees became effective; and what the percentage increase of the fee was.
(180160)
546
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how monies raised as a consequence of the increase to the MOT test pad fee will be used.
(180161)
547
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional income has been raised as a result of the increase in MOT test pad fees.
(180162)
548
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles were checked by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency examiners in the Operation Mermaid exercise on 15th June; what significant differences were noted compared to similar checks at the same point in previous years; and if he will make a statement.
(180163)
549
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the levels of payment for ratings working on UK-registered ships.
(181440)
550
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd June, Official Report, column 1405W, on foreign registered vehicles, under what statutory powers UK police may prosecute Irish registered vehicles that do not display up-to-date Irish road tax; and in respect of how many such vehicles prosecutions have been brought in the last three years.
(181407)
551
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what formal (a) training and (b) qualifications are required for trainers of hazard perception testing.
(181043)
552
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the introduction of hazard perception testing for accredited driving instructors.
(181045)
553
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of hazard perception testing in improving road safety.
(181047)
554
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accredited driving instructors there were in each year since 2000.
(181049)
555
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidences of arson on the railways there were in each month since March 2003, broken down by (a) train operating company and (b) location.
(180741)
556
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Strategic Rail Authority on the past and future funding for rail freight through (a) the Freight Small Schemes Fund, (b) incremental output statements for freight, (c) freight facilities grant and (d) track access charges.
(180742)
557
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the Strategic Rail Authority Freight Small Schemes Fund schemes (a) which have commenced, (b) where feasibility studies (i) have been completed and (ii) are continuing, (c) which have been placed on hold and (d) which have been cancelled, indicating in each case funding from the Strategic Rail Authority, (A) awarded, (B) approved and (C) projected in 2004-05.
(180743)
558
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the Rail Passenger Partnership.
(180744)
559
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the Strategic Rail Authority Performance Fund schemes (a) which have commenced, (b) where feasibility studies (i) have been completed and (ii) are continuing, (c) which have been placed on hold and (d) have been cancelled, indicating in each case funding from the Strategic Rail Authority (A) awarded, (B) approved and (C) projected in 2004-05.
(180745)
560
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list out-of-court settlements to which (a) the Department, (b) the Strategic Rail Authority and (c) other agencies of the Department were party during the last 12 months, broken down by (i) date and (ii) amount; and who the other parties were in each case.
(180748)
561
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the total level of Rail Passenger Partnership funding (a) paid in 2003-04 and (b) to be paid in 2004-05 by the Strategic Rail Authority, with particular reference to the nature of the schemes to which such funding would be directed.
(180749)
562
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Rail Passenger Partnership scheme applications there were in each year from 2002-03 to date; and what the (a) status and (b) amount of (i) Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) and (ii) non-SRA support is for each scheme that has been approved.
(180750)
563
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the Rail Passenger Partnership scheme applications received by the Strategic Rail Authority in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05 classified as (i) medium and (ii) major applications which received pre-qualified status; and what the total funding requested was in each case.
(180751)
564
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has taken since October 2003 to disseminate good practice in the bus sector to (a) individual authorities, (b) bus companies, (c) regulators and (d) professional and trade bodies, including trade unions; what the (i) cost and (ii) means of dissemination were; what assessment has been made in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(180818)
565
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has taken to encourage (a) local authorities and (b) bus companies to promote the use of quality bus partnerships and corridors; and if he will list the (i) local authorities and (ii) bus companies involved in quality bus partnerships and corridors, (A) number of passengers carried (1) before and (2) after implementation, (B) number of services run and (C) length of the schemes involved.
(180819)
566
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what statistics he collects on (a) integrated bus/rail links and services, (b) hail-and-ride services and (c) combined ticketing for bus, rail and taxi journeys.
(180820)
567
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the WS Atkins report for the Strategic Rail Authority on a North/South rail line with all commercially sensitive information removed.
(180821)
568
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times each rail franchise holder has asked to exceed the prescribed maximum journey times; how many times these requests have been (a) approved and (b) denied; and if he will list the approvals granted.
(180822)
569
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average (a) number and (b) distance of trips calculated by the National Travel Survey was by (i) car driver, (ii) car passenger, (iii) bus, (iv) walking and (v) other modes of transport broken down by (A) commuting, (B) business, (C) education, (D) escort education, (E) shopping and (F) other reasons, broken down by (1) sex and (2) those (aa) under 17 years, (bb) 17 to 29 years, (cc) 30 to 49 years, (dd) 50 to 59 years and (ee) over 60 years in the most recent three-year period for which results are available.
(180823)
570
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight injuries there were to seated bus and coach passengers in Great Britain over the last 10 years.
(180827)
571
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate his departmental underspend in the financial year 2003-04, broken down by (a) resource, (b) capital expenditure and (c) consumption of resource type; and where this underspend has been or will be allocated.
(180831)
572
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's expenditure was for each financial year from 2000-01 on (a) public opinion research, (b) television advertising, (c) radio advertising, (d) newspaper advertising, (e) other advertising and (f) direct mail.
(180837)
573
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what market and opinion research was carried out by his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies since June 2001 broken down by (a) focus group research, (b) quantitative surveys and (c) other market research surveys; and when and where the results of each were published.
(180838)
574
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on opinion research in each financial year from 2001-02.
(180839)
575
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) costs and (b) timescales are of IT projects which are being undertaken by his Department and agencies; and if he will list the (i) start date, (ii) planned completion date, (iii) expected completion date, (iv) planned cost and (v) current estimated cost of these projects.
(180840)
576
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much new rolling stock was ordered in each year since 2001 for each train operating company, broken down by type.
(180841)
577
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers the Rail Regulator has to oblige train operating companies to make working toilets available to passengers on trains; and what regulations exist to oblige train operating companies to make working toilets available to passengers on trains
(180842)
578
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers the Strategic Rail Authority has to oblige train operating companies to making working toilets available to passengers on trains.
(180843)
579
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what promotional material relating to airport security was prepared by his Department, its predecessors and agencies and offered for potential broadcast (a) on TV, (b) on radio and (c) in cinemas since 11th September 2000; what has been broadcast by whom and when; which (i) programmes, (ii) companies and (iii) organisations have refused to broadcast such material; and if he will make a statement.
(180844)
580
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many broken rails there were on Britain's railways in each year since 2000-01.
(180845)
581
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles used each of the roads built using the design, build, finance and operate contracting method, in each month of operation; who the contractor was in each case; how much was paid under each contract; and if he will make a statement.
(180846)
582
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) kilometres of local roads, (b) bridges and (c) footways have been restored by local authorities using money in the Local Transport Plan settlement for capital maintenance work on local highways for (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04 (A) in total and (B) for each local authority.
(180847)
583
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to local authorities was of road maintenance and repair in each financial year since 2000-01 in respect of (a) flood and (b) other damage (i) in total and (ii) for each local authority.
(180848)
584
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the (a) Quiet Lane and (b) Homezone projects across England that are fully operational.
(180849)
585
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been conducted of the effectiveness of (a) the Traveline phone service and (b) the traveline.org.uk website; and if he will place copies of related correspondence in the Library.
(180850)
586
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to implement the DVO Blueprint Strategy and Work Programme; and what assessment has been made of its implementation.
(180851)
587
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list occasions on which an incident occurred involving trains or road vehicles carrying (a) hazardous substances and (b) nuclear flasks since 2000-01.
(180852)
588
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library an updated copy of Table A3 from the 10-year transport plan (a) at outturn prices and (b) at today's prices.
(180853)
589
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much public money has been invested in transport provision for deprived areas in each of the last five years.
(180854)
590
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what occasions press releases have been released on behalf of (a) his Department, (b) the Highways Agency, (c) the Health and Safety Executive, (d) other departmental agencies and (e) other transport non-departmental public bodies by the Government News Network North East in each year since 2002, broken down by those releases which are (i) regionally generated and (ii) despatched for the national department.
(180855)
591
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made towards meeting the targets set out in, Our towns and cities: the future, relating to (a) journey times on the London underground, (b) road congestion in large urban areas, (c) increasing bus use, (d) increasing rail use, (e) reducing the number of people killed and injured in road accidents and (f) increasing light rail use.
(180856)
592
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the speeches made by ministers with responsibility for transport issues to external organisations since 1st June 2003.
(180857)
593
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the use of special purpose vehicles for securing third party investment in major infrastructure works on the railway; and what projects are (a) underway and (b) proposed.
(180858)
594
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of trains running into (a) cows, (b) horses and (c) other animals where the animals were subsequently (i) killed, (ii) injured and (iii) retrieved from railway lines there were in each year since 2001-02.
(180859)
595
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's automatic number plate reader project.
(180860)
596
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Strategic Rail Authority in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180861)
597
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Civil Aviation Authority in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180862)
598
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local authorities have set targets for the overall level of road traffic in their area as part of their full local transport plans; and what targets were set in each case for traffic reduction, in each year since the Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997 came into force.
(180863)
599
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what record is kept of the total length in minutes of service delays on Britain's railways; and what plans his Department has to change the method of recording and reporting delays and cancellations.
(180864)
600
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) warning letters and (b) enforcement notices have been given by the Health and Safety Executive to (i) Railtrack and (ii) train operating companies for each year since 2001-02, broken down by type.
(180865)
601
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the arrangements by which train operating companies (a) purchase and (b) lease rolling stock from rolling stock companies.
(180866)
602
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total length of track on the rail network which has been replaced was in each year since 2000 (a) in total, (b) subdivided by zonal area and (c) subdivided by train operating company area.
(180867)
603
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed restrictions on railways there were for each month since June 2001 (a) in total and (b) subdivided by zonal area.
(180872)
604
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the length of railway track not meeting the minimum required standard for each year since 1997 was (a) in total and (b) subdivided by zonal area.
(180873)
605
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many reported signal failures there were on the railway infrastructure controlled by Railtrack for each month since November 2001.
(180874)
606
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will state, for each train operating company (a) when the franchise was first renewed, (b) the length of the original franchise awarded, (c) the dates on which the franchise has since been awarded, (d) when the franchise is next due to be awarded and (e) details of changes in the ownership which have taken place since the franchise was first awarded.
(180875)
607
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library the number of each different type of rolling stock in use by each train operator, indicating those which are Mark 1 slam door vehicles.
(180876)
608
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much freight facilities grant was paid in each year since 2001-02; and how much is planned to be paid in each of the next three financial years (a) at current prices and (b) at outturn prices, broken down by organisations in receipt of such grants.
(180877)
609
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much track access grant aid was paid to freight operators, broken down by company, in each year since 2001-02 (a) at current prices and (b) at outturn prices.
(180878)
610
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what types of and how much new rolling stock have been ordered in each year since 2002 by each train operating company.
(180879)
611
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) benefits and (b) value for money of each of the motorcycling task groups; what the outcome of each task group was; and when the task groups met.
(180880)
612
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road building schemes using the design, build, finance and operate contracting method are (a) completed and (b) under construction; what the estimated cost to public funds is for each project over the lifetime of the DBFO contract; and if he will make a statement.
(180881)
613
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Driving Standards Agency in each year since 2001.
(180882)
614
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in each year since 2001.
(180883)
615
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis, by the Driver, Vehicle and Operator Group in each year since 2001.
(180884)
616
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each year since 2001.
(180885)
617
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Civil Aviation Authority in each year since 2001.
(180886)
618
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the letters of comfort which have been provided by (a) his Department and (b) the Treasury in relation to transport projects in each year since 2001; and what the (i) nature and (ii) value of the project was in each case.
(180887)
619
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many official breaches of security have taken place at UK ports in each year since 2003, broken down by port and type of breach.
(180888)
620
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the enforcement notices under provisions of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 which have been served on UK harbour authorities and harbour operators since 1st January 2003; and what the reasons were in each case for serving the notice.
(180889)
621
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the proportion of public sector workers who commuted to work via public transport in each year since 1992.
(180890)
622
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Highways Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180891)
623
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180892)
624
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Strategic Rail Authority in each year since 2001.
(180893)
625
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 2001.
(180894)
626
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Highways Agency in each year since 2001.
(180895)
627
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value was of (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by the Vehicle Certification Agency in each year since 2001.
(180896)
628
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Driver, Vehicle and Operator Group in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180897)
629
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180898)
630
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180899)
631
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Driving Standards Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180900)
632
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations provided (a) legal, (b) financial and (c) auditing services valued at over £25,000 to the Vehicle Certification Agency in each year since 2001; and what the value of these services was in each case.
(180901)
633
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of motor vehicles colliding with trains on railway lines there were in each year since 1st April 2001; and in which locations the collisions took place.
(180902)
634
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the winner was of the Strategic Rail Authority's freight innovation competition; by when the winning scheme was required to be operational; what progress has been made to date with the winning scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(180903)
635
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what public service agreement targets were due to be met by his Department by 31st March; how many of these have been met; and if he will make a statement.
(180904)
636
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) passengers in excess of capacity and (b) total number of passengers figure was (i) for each London commuting service train operator, and (ii) in total, broken down into (A) am peak, (B) pm peak and (C) total; and what the total number was of peak passengers into London for (1) am peak, (2) pm peak and (3) in total for each London commuting service train operator as measured in the annual surveys since 2001.
(180905)
637
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent (a) assessment he has made and (b) research he has commissioned into the cost, in terms of (i) customer and (ii) business time and financial impact, of transport delays.
(180906)
638
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the park and ride schemes which have been given approval since 1st January 2003; whether each was (a) a new scheme and (b) an extension to an existing one; whether the site was located in green belt land; and how many additional parking spaces were included.
(180907)
639
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the salary bill was for special advisers in his Department in 2003-04; and what it is expected to be in 2004-05.
(180908)
640
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current life expiry of rolling stock on the network is, broken down by (a) vehicle type, (b) number of vehicles and (c) franchises.
(180909)
641
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what performance targets have been set for his Department, agencies and non-departmental bodies since June 2001, stating in each case (a) the target to be reached and (b) the date by which it was to be reached.
(180950)
642
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what common speed thresholds for penalties and prosecutions speed camera partnerships apply.
(181173)
643
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason speed cameras are not installed on motorways as a routine safety measure on the same basis as other roads.
(181441)
644
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the new system for speed camera penalties linking penalty points to the scale of the excess speed will be introduced.
(181442)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
645
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems and (b) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181354)
646
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many cases against his Department and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181467)
647
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of EU Structural Funding in Wales that remains unspent in the 2000 to 2006 spending programme.
(180921)
648
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been spent on the implementation process of the 2000 to 2006 EU Structural Funding programme in Wales.
(180951)
649
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the 2000 to 2006 EU structual funding progamme to the gross domestic product of Wales.
(181010)
Questions to the Minister for Women
650
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Minister for Women, what the difference in pay was between (a) full-time and (b) part-time male and female workers in each year since 1997 in (i) the UK and (ii) each region.
(181041)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
651
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated percentage take up of (a) council tax benefits, (b) housing benefit, (c) income support and (d) job seeker's allowance was in each year since 1995.
(181256)
652
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time for applications for (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit is in Scotland, broken down by local authority.
(181257)
653
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over 60 have started claiming (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit as a direct result to being found to be eligible following an application for pension credit.
(181258)
654
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of housing benefit in Scotland, broken down by local authority.
(181259)
655
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum time taken by his Department to assess claimants for attendance allowance in the last year for which figures are available.
(181054)
656
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum time taken by his Department to re-instate attendance allowance following suspension for the duration of a hospital stay in the latest year for which figures are available.
(181185)
657
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
(181357)
658
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases against his Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in relation to (a) equal pay, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination, (d) disability discrimination and (e) unfair dismissal; how many cost awards were made against (i) respondents and (ii) applicants; and how much has been spent (A) settling and (B) contesting claims.
(181469)
659
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department will respond to the requests by Mrs Giles of Christchurch (Ref: ZP660966C) for her pension to be paid into her building society account; and if he will make a statement.
(181004)
660
N
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed (a) council tax benefit, (b) housing benefit and (c) housing benefit and council tax benefit in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in the last three years; how many domestic council tax payers there were in each year; and what percentage of council tax payers claimed council tax benefit.
(180444)
661
N
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he offers to adjudication for the assessment of disability caused by laryngectomy in the award of (a) attendance and (b) disability living allowance.
(180746)
662
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what organisations have received grants from his Department to promote British Sign Language in the last three years.
(180602)
663
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on grants by his Department to promote British Sign Language in the last three years.
(180603)
664
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what organisations he consulted in the last three years before distributing grants to promote British Sign Language; and if he will make a statement.
(180604)
665
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(181391)
666
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and environmental impacts of private finance initiative projects and (b) capacity of the private finance initiative process to deliver environmentally sustainable projects.
(181392)
667
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to make private finance initiative contracts more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(181393)
668
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources for each year from 1997 to date.
(181394)
669
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department have spent on electricity use for each year from 1997 to date.
(181395)
670
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department have spent on water and sewerage services for each year from 1997 to date.
(181396)
671
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff there have been in (a) his Department and (b) agencies of the Department for each year from 1997 to date.
(181397)
672
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the total floor space area of buildings owned or leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies for each year from 1997 to date.
(181398)
673
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what parts of his Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(181443)
674
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to review arrangements for public reporting of sustainable development impacts in accordance with the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate; and what arrangements his Department has to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(181444)
675
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress there has been in reducing (a) road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and (b) single occupancy car commuting in his Department against the baseline year.
(181445)
676
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has joined the Watermark project.
(181446)
677
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes there have been in levels of water consumption by his Department in each year from 1997 to date.
(181447)
678
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which non-office sites within his Department's estate have been identified as being likely to provide opportunities for significant water savings.
(181448)
679
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cut-off date is this year beyond which those turning 70 years will not qualify for the extra £100 winter fuel allowance.
(181161)
680
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent weekly income thresholds are over which the Government judges children to be lifted out of poverty in the United Kingdom (a) before housing costs and (b) after housing costs; and in each case, (i) how many children remain in poverty and (ii) how many children would be judged to have been lifted out of poverty if each of these thresholds were increased by (A) £20, (B) £30 and (C) £40 a week.
(180944)
681
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) days have been disrupted and (b) man-hours have been lost at the Belfast Office of the Child Support Agency as a result of the current industrial action of civil servants.
(180799)
682
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases handled by the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland have been delayed as a result of the current industrial action by civil servants.
(180807)
683
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many carers are estimated to be eligible for the carer's allowance; and how many carers are claiming carer's allowance.
(181102)
684
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals have benefited from the (a) New Deal for Young People, (b) New Deal 25 plus, (c) New Deal 50 plus, (d) New Deal for Disabled People, (e) New Deal for Lone Parents, (f) New Deal for Partners, (g) New Deal: self-employment and (h) New Deal for Musicians in (i) Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (ii) the Scottish Borders region and (iii) Scotland in each year since the introduction of each; and if he will make a statement.
(180955)
685
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) households have received pension credit in (i) Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (ii) the Scottish Borders region and (iii) Scotland since October 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(180956)
686
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals, (b) men and (c) women have claimed (i) housing benefit, (ii) disability living allowance, (iii) income support and (iv) council tax benefit in (A) Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, (B) the Scottish Borders region and (C) Scotland in each year since 1997, or the introduction of the benefit, whichever is the most recent.
(180957)
687
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are employed (a) in the UK and (b) in each region in Jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus.
(181382)
688
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of recipients of jobseeker's allowance who found work made a subsequent claim for JSA in the following six months broken down by (a) all adults, (b) adults aged 16 to 24, (c) adults aged 25 to 49 and (d) adults aged 50 years to state pension age in the last period for which figures are available.
(181111)
689
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of recipients of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) severe disablement allowance who found work made a subsequent claim for one of those benefits in the following six months broken down by (i) all adults, (ii) adults aged 16 to 24, (iii) adults aged 25 to 49 and (iv) adults aged 50 years to state pension age in the last period for which figures are available.
(181112)
690
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) people aged over 50 years who made a new claim for incapacity benefit or income support with disability premium were (i) still claiming the benefit, (ii) claiming another benefit and (iii) in employment six months later in the latest period for which figures are available.
(181113)
691
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) people aged over 50 years who made a new claim for job seeker's allowance were (i) still claiming job seeker's allowance, (ii) claiming another benefit and (iii) in employment six months later in the latest period for which figures are available.
(181114)
692
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of families containing one or more children have incomes below 60 per cent. of median contemporary incomes (a) before and (b) after housing costs.
(181115)
693
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) all households containing at least one disabled person, (b) single disabled people and (c) couples over pension age where at least one person is disabled receive 60 per cent. of median contemporary incomes after housing costs where income is calculated excluding disability living allowance and attendance allowance received.
(181116)
694
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) all adults, (b) single people without children, (c) single people with children, (d) couples without children and (e) couples with children in households under pension age containing at least one disabled person have incomes below 60 per cent. of median contemporary incomes after housing costs where income is calculated excluding disability living allowance recieved.
(181117)
695
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Hyndburn have benefited from the New Deal for Lone Parents since its introduction.
(181304)
696
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on issuing national insurance numbers to people who have (a) entered the country illegally, (b) overstayed their permitted time and (c) not been granted indefinite leave to remain.
(180776)
697
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social security appeal decisions have not been implemented by executive agencies linked to his Department in each of the last three years.
(180559)
698
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Scotland were in receipt of pension credit in Scotland in each month from 31st January.
(180784)
699
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many British expatriate pensioners have received letters requesting they provide evidence of their continuing entitlement to a British pension in each of the past five years; how many are expected to receive a letter (a) this year and (b) in each of the next five years; how many have had their pensions (i) reduced and (ii) removed as a result; whether financial savings have been made; and if he will make a statement.
(180918)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
700
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the process is for selection of the Constable of the Castle of Lancaster; and who makes the final decision on appointment.
[Transferred] (181449)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
701
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated value was of illegal cigarettes seized in Northern Ireland in 2003.
[Transferred] (180978)
702
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many men (a) have been diagnosed with and (b) have died from breast cancer in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (181359)
703
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are registered as long-term unemployed in Hyndburn; and how many were registered in 1997.
[Transferred] (181301)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
704
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the International Crisis Group about the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
[Transferred] (181338)
705
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those areas of Government activity which will remain wholly and exclusively the responsibility of the British Government if the European constitution is ratified by the UK.
[Transferred] (181226)
706
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June, Official Report, column 796W, on Biological Materials (US Exports), what he has made of the 1994 US Senate Riegle Report.
[Transferred] (181491)
707
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of British peacekeeping forces in Bosnia in relation to the hunt for war crime suspects, with particular reference to (a) Radovan Karadzic and (b) General Ratko Mladic.
[Transferred] (181485)
708
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the URL is for the site where the European Constitution Treaty may be accessed; and where printed copies of the Treaty will be made available to members of the United Kingdom public.
[Transferred] (181390)
709
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where the wording for the new EU constitution will be made available.
[Transferred] (181299)
710
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role (a) UK courts and (b) European courts will play in the UK in interpretation of the wording of the European Constitution; and where supremacy will lie.
[Transferred] (181481)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
711
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department has taken in response to the recommendation made in the Health Committee's report on The Regulation of Private and Other Independent Healthcare that health warnings be placed on all advertising for cosmetic surgery; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (181195)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
712
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the factors which influence the demand for prostitution in the UK.
[Transferred] (181082)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
713
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is towards persons from the new EU member states driving in the United Kingdom without insurance; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (181245)
714
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions can be taken against persons from the new EU member states driving in the United Kingdom without insurance.
[Transferred] (181246)
715
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether criminal prosecution can be brought against persons from the new EU member states who drive without (a) a licence, (b) insurance and (c) due care and attention if the person being prosecuted has no fixed address in the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (181247)
716
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the number of motoring offences being committed by persons from the new EU member states.
[Transferred] (181249)
717
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is towards persons from the new EU member states driving in the United Kingdom without a licence; and whether he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (181250)
718
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions can be taken against persons from the new EU member states driving in the United Kingdom without a licence.
[Transferred] (181251)
719
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is towards persons from the new EU member states who drive vehicles registered in their own states in the United Kingdom, whose maintenance standards do not meet those required for British registered vehicles; what sanctions can be taken against these persons; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (181252)
720
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions can be taken against persons from the new EU member states who drive without due care and attention in the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (181253)

 
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