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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 19 October 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 Tuesday 19 October 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 19 October 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 19 October 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 Tuesday 19 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 19 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192758)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
2
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what appointments he has made to the Shareholder Executive.
(192783)
3
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to exempt (a) adult and (b) child hospices from the payment of VAT.
(192343)
4
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) cost of collecting and (b) cost yield ratio was for all taxes collected by HM Customs and Excise in each year since 1997.
(192774)
5
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the extra revenue the Exchequer will receive as a result of rising gas prices; and if he will make a statement.
(192456)
6
N
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax oil generates at (a) 30, (b) 40, (c) 45, (d) 50 and (e) 55 US dollars per barrel.
(192451)
7
N
David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether letters from honourable Members on behalf of constituents on tax credit matters should be addressed to the Inland Revenue in Preston; what procedures are involved in the Preston office dealing with such correspondence; and whether it is the practice to acknowledge such correspondence once received.
(192625)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
8
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192762)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
9
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192761)
10
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Phase Two Hub funding will be allocated to the East of England within the Renaissance in the Regions programme; and what the timetable for improvements is in the South Cambridgeshire constituency.
(192738)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
11
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192760)
12
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which overseas countries members of HM Services have served at any time during 2004.
(192447)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
13
N
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will use 2001 Census figures in relation to the local government financial settlement for Bedfordshire from 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(192682)
14
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of what the total value of a regional assembly member's pension benefits will be after 30 years in post.
(192756)
15
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to section 37 of the Draft Regional Assemblies Bill (Cm. 6285), what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the provision of pension benefits for North East Regional Assembly members and employees; and what plans he has to set limits on (a) the making of payments towards the provision of pension benefits and (b) the cost of the establishment and administration of schemes for the provision of pension benefits.
(192757)
16
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192759)
17
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of residential units available for conversion from unused commercial space above shops to residential properties.
(192771)
18
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of the Housing Above Shops Task Force.
(192772)
19
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he intends the provisions in Part 6, Chapter 1 of the Housing Act 2004 to be brought into effect.
(192773)
20
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department has conducted a survey of the needs of travellers.
(192766)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
21
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how his Department proposes to continue supporting the Increased Flexibility Project for 14 to 16 learners to work with further education colleges.
(192024)
22
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to align college and school sixth form funding.
(192025)
23
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to allow colleges to expand under the Five Year Strategy.
(192026)
24
N
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he intends to identify a budget for non-qualification bearing programmes.
(192027)
25
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Government has reached an agreement with the Romanian Government to re-enable intercountry adoptions between the two countries; and if he will make a statement.
(192457)
26
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals in each ward, listed in descending order.
(192770)
27
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192763)
28
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June, Official Report, column 769W, if he will list the most disadvantaged areas in which the scheme will commence; and on what basis the levels of disadvantage were determined in each case.
(192723)
29
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost (a) in total and (b) per child of school transport on the Isle of Wight was in each of the last five years; and what the figures are for other authorities in the Audit Commission's relevant family of local education authorities.
(192724)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
30
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many voluntary shops are operating, broken down by local authority area; and what financial or other help the Department has provided in each case.
(192339)
31
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the withdrawal of the communities services grant from the Countryside Agency's Vital Villages programme; and what alternative sources of funding are available.
(192683)
32
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the percentage of the grain harvest that is likely to be successfully harvested this year.
(190525)
33
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003-04 financial year.
(192764)
34
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what central records are kept on the incidence of mastitis in cattle; and if she will make a statement.
(192732)
35
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on (a) monitoring and (b) addressing lameness in dairy cows; and if she will make a statement.
(192733)
36
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dairy cows were culled due to lameness in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(192734)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
37
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Botswana regarding the Kalahari Baswara Bushmen.
(192749)
38
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received regarding the Kalahari Baswara Bushmen; and if he will make a statement.
(192750)
39
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK has taken to reduce international drug trafficking.
(191808)
40
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the International Atomic Energy Agency's findings on (a) access to sites in Iraq and (b) the potential loss of nuclear materials from Iraq.
(192269)
41
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on flights by its military aircraft over Lebanese territory; and if he will make a statement.
(192752)
42
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what monitoring is undertaken of the activities of Hizbollah; when its activities were last assessed as terrorist action; and if he will make a statement.
(192754)
43
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli authorities regarding the deaths of Palestinian schoolgirls Ghadir Mokheimer and Iman al-Hams.
(192753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
44
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Patient Safety Agency's reporting system will (a) begin to invite reports from the NHS and (b) publish information collected from reports on patient safety in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(192740)
45
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to include dermatology in the general practitioner contract when it is next reviewed.
(192741)
46
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the cost to the NHS of (a) a consultation with a general practitioner and (b) attendance at an accident and emergency department; and if he will make a statement.
(192748)
47
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for the United Kingdom reserving the right not to comply with the recommendation of the Council of Europe on Human Rights and Psychiatry; and if he will make a statement.
(192751)
48
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been undertaken by his Department into the risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria transmission from pets to their owners.
(192784)
49
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maintenance backlog to reach estate code condition B was in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.
(192785)
50
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on NHS administration in each year since 1980 in real terms.
(192786)
51
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th October, Official Report, column 1961W, on dentistry, whether his Department has decided not to update the Dental Workforce Review.
(192787)
52
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th October, Official Report, column 142W, on eating disorders, on what evidence his statement that waiting times for treatment for eating disorders are sometimes too long is based.
(192788)
53
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of trained refugee doctors in England who are not working in the NHS; and what estimate he has made of the average cost of retraining a refugee doctor to work in the NHS.
(192791)
54
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of training a doctor was in the last period for which figures are available.
(192792)
55
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled at the last minute in the NHS in each year since 1980.
(192807)
56
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the impact on (a) patients and (b) trusts of setting up a single episode tariff for dermatology.
(192816)
57
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to general practitioners who do not wish to change clinical system under the National Programme for IT and who wish to carry on using the EMIS system.
(192767)
58
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the incidence rate of MRSA in hospitals in the Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 2001.
(192627)
59
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome was of the report from HM Customs and Excise to his Department regarding relief from VAT for all voluntary hospices.
(192344)
60
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make available the minutes of meetings held between the Royal College of Surgeons and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust over the decision to move emergency medical surgery to Royal Preston Hospital.
(192458)
61
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the financial position of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust on the latest date for which figures are available.
(192459)
62
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attended publicly-funded specialist courses in prosthetics and limb replacement in each of the last 10 years; and how many of these are employed (a) in the UK and (b) by the NHS.
(192739)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
63
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what powers, and acting under what information, officials of his Department seized web services belonging to Indymedia; and if he will make a statement.
(192814)
64
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will amend the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to enable a child injured by a foster parent with whose family he or she had been placed by a local authority to recover compensation under the scheme.
(192742)
65
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have taken place under section 2 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004; how many of these are being dealt with in magistrates' courts; and how many have been referred to Crown courts.
(192789)
66
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted under section 35 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004.
(192790)
67
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received concerning the identification of Kashmiris as a separate group from Pakistanis in publications, information and statistics issued by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(192626)
68
N
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the meetings in his diary for the rest of 2004 on delivering the Government's strategy on asylum.
(192008)
69
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions have taken place between his Department and his colleagues at the Northern Ireland Office about the Draft Treaty on Co-operation on Criminal Justice issues between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(192342)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
70
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16th September, Official Report, column 1713W, on CDC/Actis Capital, if he will break down the amount owed to CDC by quarter since 1999.
(192793)
71
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16th September, Official Report, column 1709W, on CDC/Actis Capital, if he will list the (a) contractor, (b) subject studied, (c) cost and (d) date of each independent environmental study contracted by Pacific Rim Palm Oil Ltd since 1999.
(192794)
72
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who has performed external audits of environmental management at the (a) Higaturu Oil Palm, (b) Poliamba, (c) Milne Bay Estates, (d) Asiatic and (e) Harapan plantations since 1999; and whether such audits involved on-site monitoring.
(192795)
73
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16th September, Official Report, column 1709W, on CDC/Actis Capital, what assessment he has made of Pacific Rim Palm Oil Ltd's environmental assessment in its bi-annual investment valuation reviews.
(192796)
74
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received about (a) compliance and (b) non-compliance with business principle standards by Pacific Rim Palm Oil Ltd.
(192797)
75
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16th September, Official Report, column 1709W, on CDC/Actis Capital, if he will list the environmental matrix risk level of each (a) CDC/Aureos and (b) CDC/Actis Capital investment project.
(192808)
76
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what CDC/Actis Capital investment there has been in Afghanistan Capital Partners; and if he will make a statement.
(192809)
77
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the objectives of CDC/Actis Capital's partnership with Aviva plc.
(192810)
78
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list audits of Pacific Rim Palm Oil Ltd's environmental management practices since 1999, broken down by auditor.
(192811)
79
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the last environmental quality study was commissioned at (a) Higaturu Oil Palm, (b) Poliamba, (c) Milne Bay Estates, (d) Asiatic and (e) Harapan plantations.
(192817)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
80
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of the fishing vessel owners who were awarded transitional aid under the 2004 Transitional Aid Cod Conservation Scheme lease away kilowatt days to other vessel owners to fish within the UK Cod Recovery Zone while being paid compensation to remain in port; and how many of the successful grant applications were for vessels owned exclusively by women.
(192460)
81
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proceedings have been commenced for the issue of anti-social behaviour orders since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(192340)
82
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what guidance he has sought from his colleagues in the Home Office in relation to best practice advice for anti-social behaviour orders.
(192341)
83
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals aged (a) 18 to 29, (b) 30 to 39, (c) 40 to 49, (d) 50 to 59, (e) 60 to 69, (f) 70 to 79, (g) 80 to 89 and (h) over 90 years are in receipt of funding under continuing care arrangements in each of the four health board areas in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(192735)
84
N
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to use the independent sector to relieve the problem of delayed discharges.
(192448)
85
N
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety expects the Royal Hospitals Trust to achieve the 1,100 target of cardiac surgical operations anually set in 1992.
(192452)
86
N
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resources he plans to make available to reduce waiting times for cardiology patients.
(192453)
87
N
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to mainstream funding for cardiac rehabilitation after 2006.
(192454)
88
N
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety will set out a policy for the provision of cardiac rehabilitation.
(192455)
Questions to the Prime Minister
89
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 13th October to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight, Official Report, column 284, what brief the Iraq Survey Group had in relation to securing weapons of mass destruction sites when it began its work in Iraq; and what arrangements were in place between the fall of the Saddam regime and the commencement of the group's work.
(192725)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
90
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her plans to include (a) public sector stakeholder, (b) quango, (c) NGO and (d) devolved territory input into the oversight of the Shareholder Executive.
(192775)
91
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what codes of conduct apply to members of the Shareholder Executive.
(192776)
92
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the alternative forms of ownership her Department is assessing for (a) Royal Mail plc and (b) British Nuclear Fuels.
(192777)
93
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much capital she estimates would be raised from the privatisation of Royal Mail plc.
(192778)
94
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 4th October, Official Report, column 1864W, on public shareholdings, if she will list the public shareholdings for which the Shareholder Executive (a) provides advice and (b) is directly responsible by (i) department, (ii) quality of owned shares, (iii) aggregate value of shareholding and (iv) proportion of owned shares.
(192779)
95
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 4th October, Official Report, column 1864W, on public shareholdings, what are the Shareholder Executive's advice-giving responsibilities concerning public shareholding.
(192780)
96
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 4th October, Official Report, column 1864W, on public shareholdings, what the Shareholder Executive's (a) operational, (b) budget and (c) appointment authority over public shareholdings for which it is directly responsible is.
(192781)
97
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what appointments she has made to the Shareholder Executive.
(192782)
98
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total outstanding debt owed to the Export Credits Guarantee Department by each country on guaranteed business since 1991 is; and what the (a) amounts at risk, (b) unrecovered claims and (c) the moratorium interest accrued on the unrecovered claim is for each country.
(192449)
99
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department has been approached for claims in relation to the Omkareshwar Dam Project in India.
(192450)
100
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the adequacy of gas supplies to meet peak gas demand during a (a) one in 20 winter day and (b) period of sustained cold weather in winter 2004-05.
(192736)
101
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the projection for electricity plant margin is for the forthcoming winter; what assessment has been made of the contribution mothballed plant could make to the system; and what estimate she has made of the time which would be required to return mothballed plant to the system.
(192737)
102
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the initial cost was of installing PIN pads in post offices.
(192812)
103
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what costs have been associated with (a) replacing and (b) adapting the original PIN pads installed in post offices.
(192813)
104
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the compliance of PIN pads in post offices with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(192815)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
105
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of road traffic accidents involving a driver using a hand-held two-way radio that have occurred in each of the last three years.
(192765)
106
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the use of two-way radios is not included in the legislation banning the use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving.
(192768)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
107
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of SERPs pension can be inherited by (a) a woman aged over state pension age and (b) a man aged over state pension age, if their spouse dies before reaching pension age; and what assessment has been made of the compatibility of this policy with the Human Rights Act 1998.
(192562)
108
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to ensure that widows and widowers whose spouse opted out of SERPs inherit the same proportion of their spouse's pension as people of the same age who did not opt out.
(192563)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
109
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which area of e-Government received the largest number of hits in the last period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (192014)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
110
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of pregnancies per thousand population in girls aged (a) 14, (b) 15 and (c) 16 years was in the last period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (192769)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
111
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what authority the Minister for the Cabinet Office retains over the Shareholder Executive.
[Transferred] (192743)
112
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the members of the Shareholder Executive by (a) title and (b) date of appointment; and what other (i) corporate and (ii) governmental positions they hold.
[Transferred] (192744)
113
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what compensation members of the Shareholder Executive receive.
[Transferred] (192745)
114
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff are employed by the Shareholder Executive.
[Transferred] (192746)
115
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what measures the Government will assess the performance of the Shareholder Executive.
[Transferred] (192747)
116
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when planning for the reorganisation of the Shareholder Executive began.
[Transferred] (192755)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
117
N
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to re-organise the procedures for awarding rail service franchises; and whether he intends to change the number of companies with such franchises.
[Question Unstarred] (192006)

 
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