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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 15 September 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 Wednesday 15 September 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 15 September 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 15 September of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 15 September of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 15 September see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which (a) departments and (b) agencies civil service job losses will be made.
(189135)
2
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the number of Civil Service jobs that will be lost in (a) Yorkshire, (b) Leeds and (c) Leeds North West following the Spending Review announcement.
(189144)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
3
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will seek to alter the statute of limitations so that where a convicted criminal serving a prison sentence comes into money through whatever lawful means after the limitation period has expired, victims or their relatives may take legal action for recompense irrespective of the length of time that has elapsed since the offence took place.
(189219)
4
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the Department has adopted a Welsh language policy.
(189085)
5
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans he has to meet representatives of the Fathers 4 Justice campaign.
(189213)
6
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what judicial appointments the Lord Chancellor made during the summer adjournment of both Houses of Parliament.
(189214)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
7
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much private finance has been attracted to the royal parks in each of the last seven years.
(189197)
8
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether compensation has been paid to those injured at the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
(189198)
9
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was given in grants to Grade II listed buildings in the last financial year.
(189199)
10
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of her time she has spent on work on the marine historic environment in the last 12 months.
(189200)
11
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many official meetings she has had with English Heritage in the last 12 months.
(189201)
12
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many English Heritage sites she has visited in the last 12 months.
(189202)
13
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on security measures in place in the Royal parks.
(189203)
14
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the amount of revenue generated by tourism related to the Royal Family in summer 2004.
(189204)
15
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money has been spent on the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain since its opening; and what the projected maintenance costs are for the next 10 years, in real terms.
(189205)
16
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase the use of mobile libraries.
(189206)
17
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on heritage economic regeneration schemes.
(189226)
18
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures are in place to ensure that paper and card products used by her Department originate from a sustainable source; and if she will make a statement.
(189300)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
19
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops are in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(188488)
20
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what communications his Department has had with the Russian Government over security strategies to deal with terrorist threats.
(189147)
21
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to sign the licences permitting foxhunting on his Department's estate for the forthcoming year.
(189191)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
22
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been given in grants to redevelop town centres in the last 12 months.
(189227)
23
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on future plans for the regeneration of (a) the London Borough of Havering and (b) Romford town centre.
(189228)
24
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications for revitalising town and city centres of the Government's plans to build more new and affordable homes.
(189229)
25
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Government's Sustainable Communities Plan on town centres which are not included in the Plan, with particular reference to Romford.
(189231)
26
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on regeneration of town centres in London.
(189232)
27
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on progress with the Government's Sustainable Communities Plan.
(189233)
28
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many visits he has made to market towns over the past 12 months.
(189234)
29
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether (a) Age Concern and (b) Victim Support are consulted on regeneration plans.
(189236)
30
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many additional houses he anticipates will be built on Canvey Island over the next 10 years; and how many school-age children he estimates will live in those houses.
(189304)
31
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on encouraging further take-up of smoke alarms in domestic properties; and if he will make a statement.
(189309)
32
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people are employed on the Millennium Dome project; and what the total wage bill is for this financial year.
(189312)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
33
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of times for processing applications for inter-country adoption in the UK in comparison with other signatories to the Hague Convention.
(189215)
34
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether it is his policy that a minimum funding guarantee overrides existing fair funding formulae; and if he will make a statement on the Audit Commission's observation to that effect on page 11 of its publication Education Funding.
(189270)
35
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether he has objected to proposals from Sefton local education authority to change their formula for the distribution of funds to schools in the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(189271)
36
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans the Government has to set lower statutory number limits for (a) infant, (b) junior and (c) nursery classes.
(189276)
37
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations the Department has received from (a) local education authorities and (b) their representative bodies concerning the effect of the minimum funding guarantee on agreed local authority formulae for distributing funds to schools.
(189277)
38
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what approaches have been made by Sefton Local Education Authority to his Department seeking to amend Sefton's formula for the distribution of school funding in the last three years.
(189313)
39
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the finding of the Audit Commission study that showed that councils have suspended changes to their formula because they are unclear about the Government's intentions with regard to the minimum funding guarantee.
(189314)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
40
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what revisions, indicating amounts of increase or decrease, have been made in 2004 to the estimates of UK emissions of hydrofluorocarbons occurring in 2000 which were first reported to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2002 from (a) mobile air conditioning, (b) commercial refrigeration and (c) metered dose inhalers; and if she will make a statement.
(188777)
41
N
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with representatives of the farming industry about the impact of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 on (a) machinery co-operatives, (b) machinery rings and (c) voluntary arrangements between farmers which involve the sharing of employees' time.
(189120)
42
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the complaint made to the European Commission about alleged contravention of the European Habitats Directive by the Irish Government in relation to the salmon drift net fishery; and what assessment she has made of the impact of the alleged contravention on salmon stocks.
(189139)
43
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the proposals at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species from Namibia and South Africa to increase their export quotas of (a) black rhino and (b) leopard.
(189217)
44
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the impact of regeneration of town centres on the environment.
(189237)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
45
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information has been made available to the Consular Service, in relation to Krishna Maharaj, on the failures to investigate Adam Hosein and Jamie Majais for possible involvement in the murders of Duane and Derrick Moo Young.
(189137)
46
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with prominent Islamic organisations in the UK.
(189136)
47
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs and External Relations Council held on 13th September; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(189216)
48
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage observance of the International Day of Peace declared by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 36/67 of 30th November 1981, with particular reference to observance in the UK.
(189143)
49
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many hostile actions have been taken against Gibraltar by Spain in each of the last three years.
(189194)
50
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the celebrations to mark the 300 years of British rule over Gibraltar.
(189195)
51
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on diplomatic discussions between his Department and the Spanish Government over joint sovereignty of Gibraltar.
(189196)
52
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Iceland joining the European Union.
(189240)
53
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what bilateral meetings are planned between the UK and the Nordic countries.
(189241)
54
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on bilateral relations with (a) Iceland, (b) Denmark, (c) Norway, (d) Sweden, (e) Finland and (f) the Faroe Islands.
(189242)
55
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what impact the change of Government in Spain has had on discussions on Gibraltar.
(189244)
56
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what ministerial visits to Gibraltar are planned over the next 12 months.
(189245)
57
Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the political situation in Bangladesh; and if the UK will assist in dealing with attacks on political activists.
(189298)
58
Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) political situation in the Maldives and (b) arrest of Members of Parliament.
(189299)
59
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made regarding abuses of human rights against Muslims who choose to convert to another faith; and if he will make a statement.
(189301)
60
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, from which non-EU countries' governments inward visits to the UK are planned in the next three months.
(189305)
61
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who designed the logotype for the UK presidency of the European Union; and what the cost to the public purse of designing the logotype has been.
(189221)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
62
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to increase awareness about myasthenia gravis amongst members of the medical professions.
(189133)
63
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recipients of direct payments for social care there are in (a) England, (b) Leeds and (c) Leeds North West.
(189145)
64
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) strategic health authorities, (b) primary care trusts and (c) NHS trusts which relate to each constituency, including their addresses.
(189258)
65
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons only a proportion of adverse incident reports are investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as stated in its Annual Report and Accounts 2003-04.
(189259)
66
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the Department of (a) clinical excellence awards and (b) higher level clinical excellence awards in the last year for which figures are available.
(189260)
67
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the 10 primary care trusts with the highest average general practitioner list sizes in England.
(189261)
68
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the 10 primary care trusts with the lowest number of general practitioners per 100,000 population.
(189262)
69
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has made available for research into myasthenia gravis.
(188305)
70
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to amend regulations relating to the packaging of prescription drugs and proprietary medicines, with particular reference to issues of child safety.
(189302)
71
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of domiciliary care.
(189207)
72
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people received NHS treatment in (a) England and (b) the London Borough of Havering in the last period for which figures are available were aged over 60 years.
(189222)
73
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much central funding was provided to each London NHS trust for 2004-05.
(189223)
74
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are on a NHS waiting list for a hip replacement operation.
(189224)
75
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much a knee replacement operation costs in the NHS.
(189225)
76
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of accident and emergency services at Oldchurch Hospital in the London Borough of Havering.
(189247)
77
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department made available for care homes in (a) the London Borough of Havering, (b) each other London borough and (c) each strategic health authority in each of the last five years.
(189248)
78
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the survival rate for heart by-pass surgery was in (a) England and (b) the London Borough of Havering in each of the last five years.
(189249)
79
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the London Borough of Havering on funding for care homes; and what his response was.
(189250)
80
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on care home funding in the London Borough of Havering.
(189251)
81
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many official complaints have been received by the Department about Oldchurch Hospital in the London Borough of Havering in each of the last 10 years.
(189252)
82
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress Oldchurch Hospital in the London Borough of Havering has made towards meeting the Government's targets for waiting lists.
(189253)
83
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the management of Oldchurch Hospital in the London Borough of Havering.
(189254)
84
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on cleaning its (a) premises and (b) equipment in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189255)
85
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to visit Oldchurch Hospital in the London Borough of Havering.
(189256)
86
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on the NHS of a ban on smoking in public places.
(189257)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
87
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of initiatives by the licensed trade to curb excessive drinking.
(189129)
88
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the costs involved in policing alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in (a) England and Wales, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Leeds in the last year for which figures are available.
(189130)
89
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a decision will be made on the status of Dr Bassam Odeh (Home Office reference A574053) following his successful appeal on 29th January.
(189142)
90
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by his Department on public relations and marketing consultants in each of the last three years.
(189297)
91
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much each police force spent on public relations and marketing consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(189306)
92
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in reducing the time taken by the Criminal Records Bureau to produce reports on individuals.
(189307)
93
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications were received in respect of the residential care home sector in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(189308)
94
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) women, (b) juveniles and (c) men were held in segregation units of prisons in England in each of the last five years.
(189310)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
95
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, to what grade of parliamentary pass staff working for the Parliamentary Resource Unit are entitled.
(189275)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
96
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) overspend and (b) underspend has been identified for (i) programmes, (ii) initiatives, (iii) overseas projects and (iv) Department-wide projects funded by his Department in the last financial year.
(189190)
97
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which consultants have been retained by his Department and agencies for which he is responsible to provide the Government of India with advice on the delivery of public services for each of the last five financial years; what the value of each contract was; and what the nature of the contractors' briefs was.
(189208)
98
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Richmond Park of 30th April regarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
(189141)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
99
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the total cost to date of the Northern Ireland Assembly since its suspension in October 2002.
(189084)
Questions to the Prime Minister
100
N
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the ministerial responsibilities he has assigned to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
(189119)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
101
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's income which, in each of its first five years of operation, will derive from operating spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants at Sellafield.
(188775)
102
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the status of the EU Commission examination, in relation to State Aid issues, of the provisions relating to the establishment of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority contained in the Energy Act 2004.
(188776)
103
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the telecommunications industry about internet dialler fraud.
(189131)
104
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council in protecting the interests of gas and electricity consumers.
(189146)
105
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much public money has been invested in renewable energy tidal sources in the current financial year.
(189209)
106
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance her Department gives to the manufacturing industry in London.
(189140)
107
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria are used to assess areas for regional development grants.
(189230)
108
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many official visits she has made to the London Borough of Havering in the last 12 months.
(189238)
109
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many official visits she has made to Romford Market.
(189239)
110
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the main (a) goods and (b) services traded between the UK and (i) Finland, (ii) Sweden, (iii) Norway, (iv) Denmark and (v) Iceland were in the last period for which figures are available.
(189243)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
111
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the report commissioned from Napier University on Container Transshipment and Demand for Container Terminal Capacity in Scotland.
(189138)
112
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage the greater use of electrically assisted pedal cycles in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(188577)
113
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to repeat the trial scheme restricting caravans to the inside lane on the M5 on other motorways in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(188578)
114
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot scheme on the M5 at Bristol which restricts vehicles towing caravans to the inside lane; if he will publish his evalaution; and if he will make a statement.
(188579)
115
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the southbound carriageway of the M1 motorway was closed at Junction 11 on 23rd August; who authorised the closure; for how long the motorway was closed; and what assessment he has made of the necessity for closure.
(188580)
116
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many journeys were made by the Royal Train in each of the last five years.
(189218)
117
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much he estimates is owed to the Government for non-payment of vehicle excise duty in respect of the last financial year for which figures are available; what action he is taking to reduce this figure; and if he will make a statement.
(189220)
118
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the need for a motorway between Oxford and Cambridge.
(189246)
119
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects road works on the A13 at Pitsea in Essex to be completed and diversions removed.
(189303)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
120
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact on services of the proposals to reduce civil service jobs in his Department.
(189128)
121
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on benefit entitlement for individuals diagnosed with myasthenia gravis.
(189132)
122
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the operation of the new direct payment scheme for pensioners; and if he will make a statement.
(189134)
123
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the delay in the announcement of pension forecasts by Capita.
(189086)
124
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Department has received concerning the late announcement of pension forecasts by Capita.
(189087)
125
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the UK are paid carer's allowance; and how many applications have been rejected in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(188306)
126
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many housing and council tax benefit claimants there were in (a) each local authority and (b) total in 2002-03.
(189121)
127
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the value of housing and council tax benefit fraud and error detected in (a) each local authority and (b) total in 2002-03.
(189122)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
128
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on funding for regeneration of town centres.
[Transferred] (189235)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
129
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which ethnic groups have been responsible for each of the 20 largest terrorist attacks, in terms of loss of life, across the world in the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (189311)
Questions to the Leader of the House
130
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Leader of the House, how many staff members are employed by the Parliamentary Resource Unit.
[Transferred] (189272)
131
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Leader of the House, what guidance the Fees Office gives to honourable Members regarding the Parliamentary Resource Unit.
[Transferred] (189273)
132
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Leader of the House, how much public funding the Parliamentary Resource Unit received in 2003-04.
[Transferred] (189274)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
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Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary on the number of defence-related jobs in Wales.
[Question Unstarred] (187927)

 
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