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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 11 November 2004

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 11 November 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 11 November 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 11 November of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Thursday 11 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 11 November see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Chairman of the Administration Committee
1
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, if she will take steps to arrange for second class franked parliamentary envelopes in formats other than window envelopes to be made available to honourable Members.
(197846)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
2
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will make a statement on the reproduction of items which are copyright of HMSO by political parties.
(198065)
3
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what permissions have been granted to political parties by (a) the Controller of HMSO, (b) the Queen's Printer for Scotland and (c) for Crown copyright material to be reproduced, since 1997.
(198066)
4
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance has been issued to the Government Information Service about the reproduction of Central Office of Information material by political parties; and if she will make a statement.
(198067)
5
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to her Answer of 28th October, Official Report, column 1379W, on Government websites, whether it is the Office's policy to deem Government websites to be covered by Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(198010)
6
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to her Answer of 28th October, Official Report, column 1379W, on Government websites, what steps she has taken to ensure that .gov.uk websites meet the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001.
(198011)
7
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the latest figure is for the average length of pension payout of the Civil Service direct benefit pension.
(197795)
8
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment she has made of the impact on the provision of Government services of the PCS strike on 5th November.
(197892)
9
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the relationship of the Civil Service Sports Council is to the UK Civil Service.
(197853)
10
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, under what authority the Civil Service Sports Council operates land belonging to the Civil Service for sporting purposes.
(197854)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
11
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197772)
12
N
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on funding for the voluntary sector.
(197404)
13
Tony Cunningham (Workington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Chair of the Inland Revenue expects to reply to the letter dated 24th August from the honourable Member for Workington regarding Mr and Mrs S. Hully.
(197758)
14
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance has been offered on how long a claimant should be waiting after submitting a completed tax credit application form before they are advised of (a) the outcome of their claim and (b) their first payment; and if he will publish that guidance.
(197788)
15
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for tax credits have been awaiting a decision on the outcome of their claim for (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) three months, (d) four months, (e) five months and (f) six months or more.
(197789)
16
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for tax credits have been waiting for their first payment for (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) three months, (d) four months, (e) five months and (f) six months or more.
(197790)
17
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the research undertaken by his officials on the cost-benefit analysis of European Union membership; in which sections of his Department the officials concerned work; and if he will make a statement.
(197918)
18
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs of indexing a guaranteed minimum pension for public sector schemes to the National Insurance Fund.
(197998)
19
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy (a) was in (i) 1987 and (ii) 1997 and (b) is of (A) men and (B) women in Pendle.
(197757)
20
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the tax credit system to parents of special needs young adults who move from five day a week schooling to two day a week college courses.
(197767)
21
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the conclusions were of the Tripartite Social Summit.
(197759)
22
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the UK's progress in the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy.
(197760)
23
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the European Pact for Youth programme entails.
(197761)
24
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his colleagues in the European Union concerning the future of the UK rebate.
(197794)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
25
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what standard of evidence is required for a magistrates' court to issue a search warrant relating to television licensing under section 366 of the Communications Act 2003.
(197834)
26
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many Commonwealth citizens voted (a) at the UK general election in 2001, (b) at the Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election in 2004 and (c) at the Leicester South by-election in 2004.
(196397)
27
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, under which legislation Commonwealth citizens are entitled to vote in (a) general elections and (b) European parliamentary elections in the UK; what the eligibility criteria are in each case; and whether all Commonwealth citizens are entitled to vote in referenda in the UK.
(196447)
28
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether his Department is planning to review the entitlement of Commonwealth citizens to vote in UK elections for which his Department is responsible in countries in which British citizens are not entitled to vote in elections.
(196877)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
29
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her policy on funding of horse racing.
(197904)
30
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will propose an extension to the horse racing levy system and board.
(197905)
31
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action the Government (a) has taken and (b) intends to take to influence the outcome of the International Paralympic Committee Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 25th November, in Cairo, to prevent a permanent ban on the participation of learning disabled athletes in the Paralympic Games.
(198017)
32
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Government had held with (a) the International Paralympic Committee and (b) the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability about the future eligibility of learning disabled athletes to participate in the Paralympic Games.
(198018)
33
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action the Government has taken to seek to ensure that learning disabled athletes will be able to participate in future Paralympic Games.
(198019)
34
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on reports she has received on progress in negotiations between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability on the future participation of learning-disabled athletes in the Paralympic Games.
(198020)
35
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to ensure that learning disabled athletes would be eligible to take part in Paralympic Games if they were to be held in London in 2012.
(198021)
36
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether a regulatory impact assessment was carried out on the voluntary sports clubs sector in respect of increased charges arising from the Licensing Act 2003.
(198052)
37
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what impact assessment she has carried out on the implications of the Gambling Bill for society lotteries, with particular reference to lotteries run by the hospice movement.
(197699)
38
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has held with (a) manufacturers, (b) distributers and (c) retailers of violent video games about accessibility to such games by children.
(197978)
39
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money was distributed to sport through the Lottery in each of the last 10 years.
(197457)
40
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of people in England who participated in sport in each of the past 10 years.
(197458)
41
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the effect of the new fees for licensing on sports clubs.
(197459)
42
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 4th November, Official Report, column 379W, on Olympic athletes, what the names were of the competitors from Northern Ireland who competed for the Republic of Ireland at the (a) Sydney 2000 and (b) Athens 2004 Olympics; in which sports they competed; and how much Lottery funding each received.
(197462)
43
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund.
(197858)
44
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the Compact Advocacy Programme.
(197859)
45
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish her response to the Compact Advocacy Programme's criticisms of the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund.
[R] (197860)
46
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish her response to the recommendations of the Compact Advocacy Programme as they relate to her departmental responsibilities.
[R] (197861)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
47
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197774)
48
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) expected enrolment, (b) actual enrolment, (c) recruitment and (d) lost strength was for each infantry regiment in the latest year for which figures are available.
(197914)
49
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation arrangements (a) he and (b) the Army Board have put in place to allow representations to be made opposing plans to amalgamate regiments.
(197915)
50
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the proposals that he is considering on the amalgamation of English regiments in advance of further discussions at the Army Board.
(197916)
51
N
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether RAF planes have been involved in air to ground attacks that have resulted in civilian (a) deaths and (b) casualties since 4th May 2003.
(197623)
52
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what environmental assessments (a) were carried out before and (b) have been carried out during the lifetime of the RAFT project.
(197704)
53
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the annex to Cm 6269, how many surface ships and submarines are likely to be undergoing refit at anytime during a (a) medium/small/small, (b) medium/medium/small and (c) large scale concurrency; whether those numbers are reflected in the published tables; and if he will make a statement.
(197707)
54
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the HQ role of the Fishery Protection Squadron is; and what plans he has to change this role.
(197708)
55
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimates were received for the refit of HMS Grafton prior to the decision to decommission her.
(197709)
56
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the nature is of the standing commitment referred to in each of the tables in the annex to Cm 6269.
(197764)
57
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many companies were invited to tender for the introduction of the Joint Personnel Administration system; on what basis the winner was chosen; how much weight was given to their previous record; what the original estimate was of the (a) cost and (b) expected in-service delivery date; what the current estimate is of each; and if he will make a statement.
(197775)
58
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors underlay the decision not to assist Swan Hunter with the overrun in budget to build the Largs Bay and Lyme Bay vessels at its Wallsend yard; and if he will make a statement.
(197959)
59
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of employing the US General Dynamics Electric Boat Division to assist with the construction of the Astute class submarines; and what the reasons were for their involvement in the construction process.
(197962)
60
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original (a) estimated cost and (b) in-service delivery date was of the first three Astute class submarines; what the latest estimate is; and if he will make a statement.
(197966)
61
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's contribution will be to the investigation by the Defence Committee of the Canadian House of Commons into HMCS Chicoutimi.
(197906)
62
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received concerning the standard of maintenance of the Upholder/Victoria Class submarines.
(197908)
63
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of the level of maintenance required for Upholder Class submarines to maintain their seaworthiness prior to their sale to the Canadian Government; what recommendations were made to increase spending to maintain seaworthiness; and if he will make a statement.
(197909)
64
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations govern the type of transport which may be used for transporting cadets (a) to training areas and (b) within training areas.
(197899)
65
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the practice of Satanism in the armed services with the oath of allegiance sworn by service men and women.
(197721)
66
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the existing US-UK Agreements allow for the siting of US interceptor missiles in Britain.
(198035)
67
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether parliamentary approval is required before a proposal for the siting of US interceptor missiles in the UK can be authorised.
(198036)
68
N
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the transcript will be available of the court martial proceedings against Lance Corporal Ian Blaymire; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(197547)
69
N
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the composition is of the Black Watch battle group serving in Iraq.
(197548)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
70
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197771)
71
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost has been of (a) setting up and (b) running the East of England Assembly since its inception.
(197872)
72
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has for holding a referendum on setting up a Regional Assembly in the East of England.
(197873)
73
N
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the top 10 per cent. of the most deprived wards in England.
(197546)
74
N
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to abolish the South West Regional Assembly; and if he will make a statement.
(197463)
75
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the timescale is for the harmonisation of electrical standards under Part P of the building regulations; what the reasons are for the requirement for electricians to pay a registration fee; what that fee is expected to be; and who will determine the level of the fee.
(197857)
76
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities about the reproduction of local authority-owned copyrighted material by political parties; and if he will make a statement.
(198022)
77
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely to the Worcester constituency, the effects of changes to his Department's policy since 1997 on the Worcester constituency.
(197969)
78
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the recent referendum in the North East cost in (a) expenditure by (i) national and (ii) local government, (b) civil service time and (c) local government officers' time.
(197893)
79
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the proposed referendum in (a) the North West and (b) Yorkshire and Humber cost before the decision to abort them was made in (i) expenditure by (A) national and (B) local government, (ii) Civil Service time and (iii) local government officers' time.
(197894)
80
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) focus groups, (b) opinion polling and (c) local government sources he consulted before aborting the referenda in (i) the North West and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber on directly elected regional assemblies.
(197902)
81
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) focus groups, (b) opinion polling and (c) local government sources he consulted before going ahead with a referendum in the North East on a directly elected regional assembly.
(197903)
82
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to ask the people of the Eastern Region whether they want an (a) unelected regional assembly and (b) voluntary co-operation between elected councils.
(198073)
83
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has made to address the differentiated application of the powers of honourable Members in the constituent parts of the United Kingdom since the decision was taken not to take forward further referenda for regional assemblies.
(198074)
84
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total number of employees was within the Housing Directorate and its predecessor for each year since 1997.
(197926)
85
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost has been of holding the North East referendum; how much has been spent on information products; what proportion of the total was spent by (a) the Government and (b) individuals and groups on either side of the campaign.
(197927)
86
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has given fire authorities on (a) minimum levels of provision and (b) response times in drawing up integrated risk management plans.
(197689)
87
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of projected cost savings in each fire authority resulting from integrated risk management plans.
(197690)
88
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of fire authorities consultations on integrated risk management plans.
(197691)
89
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has issued to fire authorities on (a) minimum provision and (b) response times for specialist equipment carried on incident support units.
(197692)
90
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether projected cost savings from integrated risk management plans for fire authorities include the cost of meeting (a) minimum levels of provision and (b) response times.
(197693)
91
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what provision his Department has made for monitoring and assessment of performance against fire authorities' projected risk assessments following the introduction of integrated risk management plans.
(197694)
92
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what provision his Department has made for external audit of fire authorities' projected risk assessments based on integrated risk management plans.
(197695)
93
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to ensure that the private financial and consultancy sectors involved in the operations of the Community Housing Task Force contribute financially to its work.
(197783)
94
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, under which legislation Commonwealth citizens are entitled to vote in local government elections in the UK; and what the eligibility criteria are.
(196446)
95
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department is planning to review the entitlement of Commonwealth citizens to vote in UK elections for which his Department is responsible in countries in which British citizens are not entitled to vote in elections.
(196878)
96
Phil Sawford (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities in the growth areas will receive a settlement for 2005-06 in line with the funding formula.
(197855)
97
Phil Sawford (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to cap police authority budgets for 2005-06; and what criteria will be used.
(197856)
98
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new members of the North West Development Agency are (a) women and (b) black or Asian.
(198024)
99
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent representations he has received on the use of red ash from pit waste as hardcore in house building.
(197696)
100
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to alter guidance in respect of the use of red ash; and if he will make a statement on BRE 3613.
(197697)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
101
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197769)
102
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action he is taking to (a) monitor and (b) improve provision of facilities for sports and physical recreation for pupils with disabilities who attend mainstream schools.
(197765)
103
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding was spent per pupil in Manchester, Withington in each of the last seven years.
(197877)
104
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to issue his final guidance to the director of the Office of Fair Access.
(197847)
105
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the class sizes are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth; and if he will make a statement.
(197716)
106
N
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applicants have been refused in each year since the establishment of qualified teacher status.
(197200)
107
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to encourage the development of appropriate software to assist teachers in monitoring and evaluating pupils' progress; and what advice he has given to (a) schools and (b) local authorities on the use of such software.
(197639)
108
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are adequate numbers of teachers available to teach foreign languages in primary schools.
(197640)
109
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age were eating hot school meals in the latest period for which figures are available.
(197931)
110
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has issued to schools to encourage (a) healthier option school meals and (b) healthier packed lunches to be brought into schools.
(197932)
111
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, with which companies (a) producing and (b) distributing video games he has held discussions on financing educational facilities.
(197933)
112
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research his Department has commissioned on the existing capacity of universities; and if he will make a statement.
(197804)
113
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research his Department has commissioned regarding (a) adult literacy and (b) adult numeracy in England.
(197811)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
114
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by her Department since June 2001.
(197768)
115
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will arrange an international conference on energy efficiency objectives as part of the forthcoming UK presidency of the European Union.
(197867)
116
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in Manchester, Withington have benefited from the Home Energy Efficiency and Warm Front Schemes.
(197879)
117
N
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers have been asked to sign the Official Secrets Act 1989 in respect of matters connected with the 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak.
(197500)
118
N
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Northumberland Trading Standards video of Burnside Farm at the time of the 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak was not submitted to the Anderson Inquiry.
(197501)
119
N
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the foot and mouth disease virus was in the national sheep flock prior to 20th February 2001.
(197638)
120
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact that removal of EU trading concessions to the Caribbean will have on the region.
(198053)
121
N
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many UK commercial fishing licences are on issue.
(196613)
122
N
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many UK commercial fishing licences are held by nationals of other EU member states.
(196614)
123
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what exemptions are being put in place to the new cross compliance arrangements for two-metre uncultivated field margins.
(197907)
124
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU countries have already put in place proposals for a compensation fund for farmers affected by GM contamination.
(198077)
125
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies her Department has commissioned into the effectiveness of the examination of deer by (a) stalkers and (b) butchers in identifying cases of bovine TB in culled deer intended for human consumption.
(197832)
126
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her plans to increase resources to tackle wildlife crime.
(197712)
127
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made internationally on improving the protection for African elephants.
(197791)
128
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ensure that milk is available under the school milk scheme to pupils in all schools.
(197779)
129
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses her Department has received to its consultation Making Space for Water.
(197781)
130
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the level of emissions reduction that will be needed after the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
(198060)
131
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were fined for offences involving dog fouling in the last year.
(198025)
132
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at what point in the processing cycle her Department ceases to define compost as waste.
(197852)
133
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 903W, on waste disposal, whether she intends to publish the results of her Department's investigation of the feasibility of variable charging for waste before the end of the year.
(198009)
134
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the Water Framework Directive on the rural economy
(197814)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
135
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197766)
136
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Turkey's proposed accession to the EU accession.
(197698)
137
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of France concerning the military situation in Ivory Coast; and if he will make a statement.
(197669)
138
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials had with the government of Ivory Coast concerning its security situation prior to the recent emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
(197670)
139
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the Organisation of African Union concerning the situation in the Ivory Coast; and if he will make a statement.
(197671)
140
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the extension of the UN Mission for the Referendum on Western Sahara (MINURSO) plan for the Western Sahara until 30th April 2005; and what support the British Government is giving to MINURSO.
(197911)
141
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Saharwi activists on their appeal to the UN to enforce Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, with reference to fulfilling UN resolutions on Western Sahara.
(197912)
142
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on the subject of discrimination against religious minorities, with particular reference to Christians.
(198069)
143
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on the subject of the arrest of church leaders in Xinjiang Autonomous Region on 12th July.
(198070)
144
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Chinese authorities on the situation of Pastor Goung Sheungliang of the South China Church and Mr Zhang Yurian.
(198071)
145
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese authorities on their policy of repatriating North Korean refugees; and if he will urge them to admit the UNHCR to the border area between the two countries.
(198072)
146
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the regime in Khartoum on the forced movement of internally displaced people in the camps in Darfur; and what discussions he has had with the UN on this.
(198075)
147
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met representatives of the Sudan Liberation Army.
(198076)
148
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to propose that the UN review the Act of Free Choice in West Papua; and if he will make a statement.
(197710)
149
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Indonesia concerning its treatment of the people of West Papua; and if he will make a statement.
(197711)
150
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with the Government of India in respect of the development, safety and waste disposal consequences of civil nuclear energy.
(197785)
151
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his assessment is of the political situation in Zimbabwe.
(197963)
152
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plan he has to (a) strengthen and (b) extend sanctions in respect of named individuals associated with President Mugabe.
(197964)
153
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) other Ministers have had over the last three months with African leaders in respect of the situation in Zimbabwe.
(197965)
154
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the interim Government of Iraq about attacks on Iraqi Christians and their places of worship; and if he will make a statement.
(197754)
155
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Commonwealth countries grant rights to British citizens to vote in elections in their country equivalent to the rights available to Commonwealth citizens in the UK.
(196398)
156
N
Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many countries, excluding the UK, belong to the Commonwealth; if he will list them; and what the population is of each country.
(197134)
157
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many countries have taken up the UK's offer of help in meeting the 28th October deadline for making a report to the UN on (a) trafficking prevention and export controls of illicit weapons trade and (b) how dangerous weapons-related materials are secured; and if he will make a statement.
(198058)
158
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the Government is taking to increase awareness among UK citizens of the work of the European Union.
(197762)
159
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when Croatia is expected to start accession negotiations with the European Union.
(197763)
160
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of other European Union countries regarding the prospects of new member countries joining the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
(197799)
161
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research he has commissioned regarding reform of the United Nations; and if he will make a statement.
(197807)
162
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had regarding North Korea's nuclear weapons programme; and what research he has commissioned concerning the possible threats that North Korea's nuclear weapons programme poses to international security.
(197808)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
163
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197776)
164
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 28th October, Official Report, column 1334W, on services in Nottingham, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by trusts which fall wholly within the City of Nottingham local government boundary (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(197895)
165
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents in Manchester, Withington aged over 60 years have benefited from the abolition of charges for eye tests.
(197878)
166
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent (a) psychiatrists and (b) psychiatric nurses are employed in each of the primary care trusts that cover the Greater London area.
(197702)
167
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in the Greater London area.
(197705)
168
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met interested groups in the Greater London area to discuss core funding for hospices for children; and if he will make a statement.
(197717)
169
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Worcester constituency, the effects of changes to departmental policy since 1997 on Worcester constituency.
(198034)
170
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been admitted to accident and emergency at Epsom Hospital in each of the past 12 months.
(197806)
171
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which long-stay hospitals provide accommodation for people with a learning disability; how many people with a learning disability remain in each of these; and whether each hospital will meet its agreed closure date.
(197845)
172
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the difference will be in (a) funding and (b) service provision between the practice based commissioning structure for general practitioner practices and the former GP Fund Holding structure.
(197700)
173
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients from Warrington are travelling outside the local area for renal dialysis.
(197641)
174
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the amount of renal dialysis provision which will be required in Warrington over the next five years if all patients requiring dialysis are to be treated locally.
(197642)
175
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Private Finance Initiative contracts have been concluded in respect of NHS projects in each of the last six years; and what the total value of those contracts has been in each of those years.
(197953)
176
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to date of running NHS Professionals has been.
(197921)
177
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many placements have been secured through NHS professionals to date.
(197922)
178
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to date of recruiting through NHS Professionals and (b) what the cost would have been of recruiting over the same period using outside agencies.
(197923)
179
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease under the age of 65.
(197924)
180
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to include early onset Alzheimer's disease in the forthcoming Green Paper on Adult Social Care.
(197925)
181
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recognised complaints procedure is for NHS patients treated by private treatment centres.
(197954)
182
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations (a) have been carried out and (b) have been contracted to be carried out by Netcare on the NHS.
(197955)
183
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trust areas have commissioned operations from Netcare.
(197956)
184
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has received complaints about the standard of treatment provided to NHS patients by Netcare treatment centres.
(197957)
185
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school nurses are employed in each primary care trust area.
(197958)
186
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation with general practitioners has taken place on the National Programme for IT.
(197975)
187
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the likely take-up of the Choose and Book system by general practitioners.
(197976)
188
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adults and (b) children have been diagnosed as suffering from depression in each year since 1997.
(197977)
189
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on funding for general practitioners shortages in supply of influenza vaccine.
(197979)
190
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure continuity of supply of influenza vaccine.
(197980)
191
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the report by the Independent Advisory Group for Sexual Health and HIV on training general practitioners to perform medical and surgical terminations.
(197981)
192
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what instructions have been issued to staff of the National Institute for Mental Health concerning comments by them on the draft Mental Health Bill.
(197982)
193
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is available to nurses before qualifying as nurse prescribers.
(197983)
194
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurse prescribers have been designated.
(197984)
195
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) guidance and (b) funding is available to general practitioner surgeries to make them more accessible to deaf-blind patients.
(197985)
196
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has received on possible links between the use of insulin by type 2 diabetes patients and an increased risk of cancer.
(197986)
197
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are offered by school nurses.
(197992)
198
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school nurses there are per school age pupil.
(197993)
199
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements have been made for dental visits to care homes in Dorset.
(197994)
200
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in Dorset offer a visiting service to care homes in Dorset.
(197995)
201
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which departments in Dorset hospitals are unable to provide hospital staff to lift wheelchair-bound patients.
(197996)
202
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are available in accident and emergency departments in Dorset hospitals to lift wheelchair-bound patients.
(197997)
203
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the dental health of residents of care homes for older mentally ill people.
(197999)
204
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available under the Local Investment Finance Trust scheme for improvements to general practitioner surgeries in West Sussex.
(198000)
205
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the general practitioner surgeries which will benefit in the (a) Adur, (b) Arun and (c) Worthing Primary Care Trust areas from funding allocations to improve or renew premises in the current financial year; by how much each will benefit; and for what improvements each allocation was made.
(198001)
206
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances members of the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service will be able to procure patient records from general practitioners without consent.
(198002)
207
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what penalties may be used against general practitioners who refuse to release patient records to members of the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service.
(198003)
208
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the 2003 review by the General Optical Council of its regulations for professional accreditation of new optometrists, with particular reference to the effectiveness of the PQE1 examination procedure.
(197842)
209
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are registered in England to attend (a) pain clinics and (b) appointments with consultants for pain relief on a regular basis.
(197833)
210
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change the prescription charge.
(197803)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
211
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197773)
212
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members of the Police Bureaucracy Steering Group.
(197896)
213
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for the granting of licences to night clubs; and whether the location of CCTV cameras are taken into account by licensing authorities.
(197874)
214
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of funding for CCTV security cameras was in Bournemouth in each year since 1997; and how many CCTV security cameras were switched off in Bournemouth in each year since 1997.
(197973)
215
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 2nd November, Official Report, columns 191-2W, on crime, what the figures were for each year between 1997 and 2003-04.
(197974)
216
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic police there were in the Metropolitan Police Authority in each of the last five years.
(197703)
217
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions for drunk driving resulted in a custodial sentence by courts in the Greater London area in each of the last five years.
(197706)
218
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his latest estimate is of how many hours on average per week a prisoner serving a sentence in a London prison spends in employment; and if he will make a statement.
(197715)
219
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all prisons in England and Wales have a race relations officer in service; and what action he is taking to promote such a position.
(197718)
220
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average revenue received by the Metropolitan Police for speeding fines imposed by them was in each of the last three years.
(197719)
221
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in each of the last five year had a previous conviction for the same offence.
(197720)
222
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact that the increase in the funding for the vehicle scanning system will have on the number of police officers patrolling the roads.
(197204)
223
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Gloucestershire Police receives additional resources to police fox hunts when (a) members of the Royal Family and (b) other VIPs are present.
(197913)
224
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the delay in completing the National Probation Service Pay and Reward Review.
(198026)
225
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the job description for regional offender mangers in the National Offender Management Service will be published.
(198027)
226
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a business case has been prepared in respect of the Probation Service Workload Management Tool.
(198028)
227
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Probation Service Pay and Reward Review was not implemented in April.
(198029)
228
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the progression element in the 2004 Probation pay negotiations was not included in negotiations before September.
(198030)
229
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) others concerning wildlife crime; and if he will make a statement.
(197713)
230
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each police authority area in England and Wales are assigned to tackling wildlife crime.
(197714)
231
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on links between wildlife crime and serious and organised crime; and if he will make a statement.
(197722)
232
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of overseas corruption on the register held by the National Criminal Intelligence Service relate to offences that occurred prior to February 2002.
(197960)
233
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many scoping studies are being undertaken into allegations of overseas corruption.
(197961)
234
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 302W, on overseas corruption, what the sources were of other allegations; and if he will make a statement.
(198007)
235
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles have been supplied to asylum seekers to facilitate their transport; at what cost; what the nationalities were of those concerned; what checks were made on the driving permits of those concerned; whether nationals of the countries of origin concerned in possession of these permits have an automatic right to drive in the UK; whether the asylum applications of the individuals involved was delayed by the lack of other documents; and if he will make a statement.
(197920)
236
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many TETRA masts are operational; and how many are planned but have yet to be (a) activated and (b) sited.
(197990)
237
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what correspondence his Department had with foreign government agencies prior to the seizure of web servers from the office of Rackspace on 7th October.
(197784)
238
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action the Government is taking to tackle the trafficking of women and children into the UK.
(197701)
239
N
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the costs of support for asylum seekers in Reading was borne by the local authority in the last financial year.
(197549)
240
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cyber criminals have been prosecuted in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(198061)
241
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to combat (a) cyber crime and (b) cyber terrorism, with particular reference to (i) credit card fraud and (ii) identity theft.
(198062)
242
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals the Government is putting forward with regard to taking a more effective joint international approach to (a) illegal migration, (b) trafficking and smuggling of human beings and (c) other cross-border problems.
(197686)
243
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the key targets are of the Hague Programme.
(197687)
244
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals for action have been made under the Action Plan for the Hague Programme; what the timetable is for the (a) adoption and (b) implementation of each; and if he will make a statement.
(197688)
245
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department is taking to prevent financial fraud originating on the worldwide web.
(197809)
246
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has commissioned regarding the nature of complaints made against immigration officers.
(197810)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
247
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many hardback copies of the Official Report have been (a) produced and (b) distributed to honourable Members in each year since 1980.
(197868)
248
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many hardback copies of the Official Report have been returned by honourable Members to the House authorities for disposal in each year since 1980; and what percentage of these have been disposed of by (a) burial in landfill site, (b) incineration and (c) recycling.
(197869)
249
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the total cost per day is of producing hardback copies of the Official Report, broken down by cost (a) per copy, (b) per hundred, (c) per thousand and (d) in total.
(197870)
250
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, where hardback copies of the House of Commons Official Report are produced; what method is used for their transportation from the publisher to the parliamentary estate; and how many deliveries this necessitates per (a) month and (b) year.
(197871)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
251
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197778)
252
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has spent on the Development Awareness Fund.
(197201)
253
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Nigerian Government on the implementation of the UK's Country Assistance Plan in Nigeria.
(197202)
254
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to encourage partner governments operating in Iraq to employ more local contractors.
(197910)
255
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received regarding delays in fulfilling contracts in Iraq due to operating restrictions under health and safety legislation; what his policy is in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the quantity of potable drinking water delivered to Basra in this context.
(197917)
256
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what study his Department has made of whether extra costs have been incurred in Iraq by donor countries through employment of non-local workers; and whether workers employed locally by UK and EU contractors are subject to European Union Health and Safety regulations.
(197967)
257
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance he proposes to offer to the interim Iraqi Government to restore the (a) water, (b) sewage, (c) power and (d) telephone infrastructure, following recent military action against Falluja.
(198012)
258
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he makes of the role of public services privatisation conditionalities in the provision of aid to developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(198055)
259
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of his Department's budget is spent on providing renewable energy projects in the developing world; and if he will make a statement.
(198056)
260
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the increased funding provided to writing off debt in the developing world will affect other projects under his Department's remit.
(198057)
261
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on UK development aid in Sierra Leone.
(197801)
262
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Government of Afghanistan and (b) the United Nations on the production of heroin in Afghanistan.
(197802)
263
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures he has proposed to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(197805)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
264
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures are being taken to address the overspend within the Belfast and South Eastern Education and Library Boards' budgets; and if he will make it his policy that the budget allocations of the other education and library boards will not be cut in order to fund these overspends.
(197840)
265
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Education and Library Board buses there are in Northern Ireland; and how many such buses are not fitted with seat belts, broken down by education and library board area.
(197841)
266
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of Northern Ireland dairy farmers received a milk price that failed to meet its cost of production in each of the last three years; and what support he provides to Northern Ireland dairy farmers.
(197928)
267
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to (a) make the Retailer Code of Practice more effective in protecting dairy farmers in Northern Ireland from price cuts imposed by retailers on their milk suppliers and (b) extend the Retailer Code of Practice to cover farmers who supply supermarkets via an intermediary; and if he will make a statement.
(197929)
268
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the change in costs to Northern Ireland's farming industry as a result of the implementation of recent EU environmental and waste control directives.
(197930)
269
N
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of the Stormont Assembly in the last two years; and what the expected cost is in the next year if the Assembly does not sit and the Executive is not operational.
(197667)
270
N
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) the total cost and (b) cost per elector of the 26 district councils in the provinces was in each of the last three years.
(197668)
271
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were recruited through the competition conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd on behalf of the Department of Finance and Personnel in each year since 2001; and how many of those people were not previously members of the Civil Service.
(198031)
272
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to bring the tariffs for life sentences in Northern Ireland into line with England and Wales.
(198032)
273
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proposals he has made regarding the appointments of the (a) chairperson and (b) members of the Board of the International Fund for Ireland.
(198033)
274
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons Alzheimer's Disease is not included as a terminal illness in respect of claims for benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(197792)
275
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which proposed Area of Special Scientific Interest sites have yet to be declared in order to complete the ASSI programme.
(197793)
276
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the inquiry into the death in April 2000 of Lucy Crawford will have the power to compel witnesses, with particular reference to doctors, to provide evidence; when he expects the inquiry will commence; and whether the actions of the (a) Sperrin Lakeland Trust and (b) Department of Health Social Services and Personal Safety in response to the death of Lucy Crawford will be investigated by the inquiry.
(197848)
277
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of new drugs to combat MRSA.
(197849)
278
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether medical expertise for the inquiry into the death in April 2000 of Lucy Crawford will be sought from (a) outside Northern Ireland and (b) from doctors within the Province.
(197850)
279
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of iatrogenic deaths in the Province in each of the last five years.
(197851)
280
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the proceedings of the inquiry into the death in April 2000 of Lucy Crawford will be conducted in public.
(198014)
281
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he plans to take to ensure that concerns raised by doctors regarding the deaths of patients are investigated.
(198023)
Questions to the Prime Minister
282
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions the Government has had with other EU governments about the timing of referenda on the European Constitution; and if he will make a statement.
(197919)
283
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent negotiations he has had with representatives of the (a) Indian and (b) Pakistani Governments concerning (i) the future of Kashmir and (ii) nuclear weapons proliferation.
(197797)
284
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent information he has received from the Libyan Government that can assist in tackling terrorism.
(197798)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
285
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much money his Department has spent on public relations in each of the last three years; and how much is projected to be spent in each of the next three years.
(197991)
Questions to the Solicitor General
286
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Serious Fraud Office is assisting (a) the French authorities and (b) the Nigerian authorities with their investigation into allegations of bribery relating to a Nigerian LNG plant.
(197262)
287
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Solicitor General, on what date the Serious Fraud Office began providing assistance to the US authorities with their investigation into allegations of bribery relating to a Nigerian LNG plant.
(197263)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
288
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by her Department since June 2001.
(197770)
289
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the transport ships, Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail were operating on government service in the recent movement of plutonium from the US to France.
(197862)
290
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was in (a) investigations and (b) administration to the UK Government in preparation for the transport of plutonium from the United States to France aboard the Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail.
(197863)
291
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role the UK Government played in (a) reviewing and (b) approving the security arrangements provided by the United States and France for the transport of plutonium from the United States to France aboard the Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail.
(197864)
292
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what liability was agreed by the Office of Civil Nuclear Security in respect of the shipment of plutonium from the United States to France aboard the Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail.
(197865)
293
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will publish the latest revisions to her Department's forecasts for energy consumption and carbon emission levels for the UK in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020; and if she will make a statement.
(197866)
294
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Manchester, Withington have benefited from the National Minimum Wage since its introduction.
(197875)
295
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if, in her review of the Renewables Obligation, she will take account of the impact on Renewable Obligation Certificate trading of companies which have defaulted on their payments because of (a) insolvency and (b) other factors; and what additional (i) incentives and (ii) sanctions are being considered to make the scheme more effective.
(197900)
296
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish the submissions made (a) to her in advance of her review of the Renewables Obligation and (b) to the review.
(197901)
297
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to make a substantive reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Barnsley East and Mexborough for Named Day answer on 28th October, ref 194163.
(197756)
298
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to make available funds for pilot projects to assess the best method by which publishers and the voluntary sector can share resources and expertise to make more titles available in accessible formats more promptly for people with reading disabilities.
(198015)
299
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government was represented at the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Beijing on 18th to 22nd October; and if she will place in the Library the text of Government statements and submissions to the conference.
(197786)
300
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government was represented at the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Moscow in June; and if she will place in the Library the text of Government statements and submissions to the conference.
(197787)
301
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which mobile phone companies have signed up to the 10 commitments; and what discussions she has held with those which have not.
(197989)
302
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the reference numbers are for the regulatory impact assessments for the major pieces of legislation affecting business introduced by her Department since 1997.
(197880)
303
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) role, (b) membership, (c) date of inception and (d) resource budget are of the (i) Small Business Investment Task Force, (ii) Regional Industrial Development Board and (iii) DTI Business Board.
(197970)
304
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 274W, on the EU Social Chapter, what method was used for calculating the (a) policy costs and (b) administrative costs to employers of providing rights under the Social Chapter.
(198008)
305
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to (a) review and (b) amend the regulation of the premium rate telephone industry.
(197843)
306
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she will take to ensure that BT fulfils its obligation to provide an improved IPStream to DataStream migration process in the broadband market.
(198016)
307
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking in respect of charges for connecting major wind farm projects to the national grid; and if she will make a statement.
(198054)
308
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the future of photovoltaic (PV) technology within the UK energy market; and what plans she has to promote the use of PV technology.
(198063)
309
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money the UK Government has spent on (a) solar and (b) wind powered forms of renewable energy since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(198064)
310
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research her Department has commissioned on projected foreign investment in the UK for 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(197800)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
311
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.
(197777)
312
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the regulation of drivers of commercial and public vehicles on the jobs available in those areas.
(197203)
313
N
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses were received to the document, M6: giving motorists a choice - a consultation proposal, from (a) individuals, (b) motoring and transport lobbying groups, (c) businesses and commercial associations, (d) environmental groups, (e) councils, parishes and other local or regional authorities and (f) honourable Members; how many were received in total; and how many in each category were (i) in favour of development of the option of an M6 Expressway, (ii) against the development of such an option and (iii) neither for nor against this option.
(197455)
314
N
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he proposes to announce (a) the results of and (b) his response to the consultation on the document M6: giving motorists a choice.
(197460)
315
N
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what methodology he proposes to use in giving weight to each of the responses received to the consultation M6: giving motorists a choice, before announcing his decision regarding further development of the option of an M6 expressway between Birmingham and Manchester.
(197461)
316
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October, Official Report, columns 871-4W, on South West Trains, what information the Strategic Rail Authority received from South West Trains concerning (a) the dates of the consultation exercise and (b) details of the representations they received; and if he will make a statement.
(197684)
317
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a list of those responding to his consultation M6: giving motorists a choice.
(197782)
318
Mr Terry Lewis (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish his response to the public inquiry into the planned A303 road scheme at Stonehenge.
(198013)
319
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he intends to announce his decision on the outer harbour at Great Yarmouth.
(197456)
320
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the costs of vehicle licensing.
(197831)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
321
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much money his Department has spent on public relations in each of the last three years; and how much is projected to be spent in each of the next three years.
(197987)
322
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the United States Administration regarding next year's St. David's Day celebrations.
(197988)
323
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effects on the Welsh economy of companies moving call centres from Wales; and what discussions he has had on this with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly.
(197812)
324
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with his Welsh Assembly colleagues on the role of quangos in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(197813)
325
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make representations to the European Commission on ensuring that Wales is included in all relevant maps produced by the Commission.
(197830)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
326
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Manchester, Withington have benefited from the winter fuel allowance in each year since its introduction.
(197876)
327
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether primary biliary cirrhosis is a condition for which disability living allowance can be awarded.
(197971)
328
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what circumstances the Child Support Agency may act as a creditor when a company has become insolvent and is holding deductions of earnings from an employee which should have been forwarded to the Agency.
(197972)
329
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those whose age entitles them to draw the basic state pension (a) claim the full amount, (b) claim part of the amount and (c) claim none of the amount to which someone of their age is entitled; and what the main reasons are for people drawing less than the full amount.
(197554)
330
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets have been set for the Health and Safety Executive in respect of time elapsing from application for approval of large scale natural gas infrastructure to the completion of assessment; what the performance against target has been in each of the last five years; and what steps he is taking to ensure timely assessments are carried out.
(197637)
331
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will convene a task force to formulate a national plan to increase the proportion of book titles made accessible to people with reading disabilities.
(197844)
332
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have claimed incapacity benefit on the grounds of poor mental health in each year since 1997.
(197968)
333
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities regarding the safety of holiday caravan parks.
(198068)
334
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement on the Pensions Protection Fund, of 8th November, Official Report, column 20WS, what estimate he has made of the amount of liability that would not be borne by the Pension Protection Fund if schemes which had had an insolvency event before the Pension Protection Fund is launched were to be excluded.
(198059)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
335
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs in the UK are (a) directly and (b) indirectly dependent on the UK defence industry, broken down by constituency.
[Transferred] (198037)
336
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with respect to (a) the Army, (b) the Naval Service and (c) the Royal Air Force how many personnel have initiated redress procedures since 1997; and in how many cases in (i) the Army, (ii) the Naval Service and (iii) the Royal Air Force the complainant has been successful.
[Transferred] (198038)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
337
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects the Parliamentary Boundary Commissioner's proposals for Nottingham to be submitted to the Department.
[Transferred] (197897)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
338
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will ensure that milk is available in schools for all those pupils entitled to receive free school milk.
[Transferred] (197780)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
339
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many pages of the acquis communautaire are in operation in the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (197796)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
340
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his reply of 8th November to the Right honourable Member for Folkstone and Hythe, Official Report, column 572, if he will list reconstruction programmes in (a) Samarra and (b) Najaf, broken down by (i) type and (ii) amount; how many (A) Iraqi and (B) foreign workers are expected to participate; and what the source of funding will be in each case.
[Transferred] (197898)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
341
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to bring forward legislation to establish employment rights for migrant workers.
[Transferred] (197685)

 
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