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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 18 January 2005

Notes:
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+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 18 January 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 18 January 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 18 January 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 18 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 18 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the net UK contribution to the EU of returning structural fund expenditure to national control for the 2007-2013 funding period.
(209604)
2
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend to older children the advantages of saving up to £1,200 a year tax free, which is available to younger children under the Child Trust Fund.
(209270)
3
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the Questions tabled by the honourable Member for Birkenhead, on (a) 13th December 2004, reference 205303 and (b) 16th December 2004, reference 206610.
(209466)
4
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the take-up rate for (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit was for (i) 2003-04 and (ii) the current tax year in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(209468)
5
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will update the estimates of (a) the total NHS spending in the UK in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 in figure 6.1 of the Budget 2002 and (b) gross UK NHS Spending as a proportion of GDP in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 in figure 6.2 of the Budget 2002.
(209614)
6
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether loans to foundation hospitals by banks are counted as public sector borrowing.
(209628)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure the safety of information transferred over the new computer network which links courts and other criminal justice agencies.
(208672)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of the population works in the tourism industry.
(208432)
9
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue tourism earned in 2004.
(208433)
10
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the cricket authorities on their decision not to sign a contract for the broadcasting of domestic test cricket on terrestrial stations; and whether she has considered re-listing test cricket.
(209043)
11
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the public funding of the waterways museums at (a) Gloucester Docks, (b) Stoke Bruerne and (c) Ellesmere Port.
(209275)
12
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the TV Licensing Enforcement Unit does not pursue pensioners over the age of seventy-five years who are entitled to a free TV licence.
(209652)
13
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from local authorities concerning the proposed (a) transition fees and (b) annual fees for liquor licensing.
(209663)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
14
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have died in non-combat situations in Belize in each year since the garrison was first established there.
(209659)
15
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned cashable savings attributable to his Department's efficiency programme are for the (a) Pay and Personnel Agency, (b) Queen Victoria School, (c) RAF Training Group Defence Agency, (d) Service Children's Education, (e) Veterans Agency and (f) Warship Support Agency for financial years (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(209330)
16
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned cashable savings attributable to his Department's efficiency programme are for the (a) Army Base Repair Organisation, (b) Defence Aviation Repair Agency, (c) Defence Science and Technology Laboratories, (d) Meteorological Office and (e) UK Hydrographic Office for financial years (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(209331)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
17
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment has been made of the merits of abolishing the disabled facilities grant means test for children in England and Wales.
(207775)
18
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received regarding the possible abolition of the disabled facilities grant means test for children in England and Wales.
(207776)
19
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will abolish the disabled facilities grant means test for children in England and Wales.
(207777)
20
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of the low cost home ownership units being built or acquired in Tower Hamlets between 2004 and 2006 housing associations have been reported as being for people from black and minority ethnic communities.
(209616)
21
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proposals he has for giving a right to buy to tenants of registered social landlords; and on what terms.
(209629)
22
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has conducted a study into the impact of the introduction of identity cards on his Department's business.
(209622)
23
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to review the advice on the location of mobile phone masts near schools; and if he will make a statement.
(209296)
24
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines he has issued on consultation with (a) schools and (b) the public on the location of mobile phone masts; and how many applications have (i) conformed and (ii) failed to conform to the guidelines since their inception.
(209297)
25
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many mobile phone masts in England are located within a 200 metre radius of a school, broken down by local authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(209298)
26
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact on house prices of the erection of mobile phone masts; and if he will make a statement.
(209300)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
27
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged 16 to 18 years in receipt of an education maintenance allowance there are in each educational institution in Tower Hamlets.
(209647)
28
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Sure Start in reaching homeless families with children in temporary accommodation; and if she will make a statement.
(209648)
29
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will permit homeless children in temporary accommodation to be included in groups of socially excluded children targeted by the Vulnerable Children Grant.
(209649)
30
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she has conducted a study into the impact of the introduction of identity cards on her Department's business.
(209623)
31
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what rights parents have to withdraw their children from religious education lessons in state schools; and if she will make a statement.
(209272)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
32
N
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets for waste recycling she has set for (a) Cumbria County Council, (b) Allerdale District, (c) Carlisle City Council and (d) Eden District Council.
(209460)
33
N
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial assistance her Department is making available to (a) Cumbria County Council, (b) Allerdale District, (c) Carlisle City Council and (d) Eden District Council to assist with meeting recycling targets.
(209461)
34
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she has had with Fareshare on the (i) Landfill Tax Credit Scheme and (ii) financing of Fareshare's work to distribute supermarket food to the homeless.
(209651)
35
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Treasury on (a) the case for a windfall tax on excessive profits made by oil and gas producers and (b) the use of revenues from such a tax to fund a domestic energy efficiency programme; and if she will make a statement.
(209653)
36
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of dwellings in England meet or exceed the energy efficiency standard of SAP 65.
(209654)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
37
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
(209610)
38
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Canadian Government about the culling of seal pups in the forthcoming season; and if he will make a statement.
(209273)
39
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the potential for political instability in Nigeria following recent increased levels of civil unrest emanating from the national elections of 2003.
(209637)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
40
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he is offering to the parents of young children on their access to and use of mobile phones; and if he will make a statement.
(209161)
41
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he is giving to those who have (a) a pacemaker and (b) a digital hearing aid on the advisability of using a mobile phone on a regular basis; and if he will make a statement.
(209162)
42
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) supported and (b) commissioned on the impact of mobile phones on those who have a pacemaker.
(209163)
43
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reorganisations in the geographical composition of primary care trusts (PCT) there have been since their establishment; and how many PCTs are operating with a chief executive overseeing a cluster of PCTs.
(209655)
44
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to primary care trusts on providing health services for prisons; and what resources have been provided for this purpose.
(209656)
45
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to improve the assessment of older social services clients; and when he expects that the Government target of 70 per cent. completion within two weeks will be reached.
(209657)
46
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to monitor waiting times for follow-up appointments for patients following completion of their inpatient procedure; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of the maximum 18-week waiting target, as described in the NHS Improvement Plan, column 6268, paragraph 2.11, on waiting-times for follow-up appointments.
(209634)
47
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms he plans to use to monitor progress towards meeting the 18-week maximum waiting target by 2008, as described in the NHS Improvement Plan, column 6268, paragraph 2.11.
(209635)
48
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what elements of the patient journey are monitored for the purposes of assessing waiting times; what plans he has to measure waiting times for diagnostic tests; and what plans he has to introduce monitoring for all other elements of the patient journey.
(209636)
49
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the MRI scanning service provided by Alliance Medical; and what proposals he has for monitoring this service.
(209630)
50
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of problematic drug users are in treatment; and how many were in treatment on average in each of the last five years.
(209617)
51
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners are licensed to prescribe diamorphine; and how many there were in 1997.
(209618)
52
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has conducted a study into the impact of the introduction of identity cards on his Department's business.
(209624)
53
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent international research he has assessed on the health risks of mobile phone masts.
(209299)
54
N
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources he is making available to the National Cancer Research Institute and Clinical Studies Group on Alternative Therapies; and what assessment he has made of research in this area.
(209469)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
55
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety will reply to the letter of 14th October from the honourable Member for Southend West.
(209465)
56
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the recommendations made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees that all removals to Zimbabwe should be suspended.
(209611)
57
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on deportations of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe.
(209612)
58
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deported to Zimbabwe during 2004.
(209613)
59
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the model for contestability for the National Offender Management Service will allow (a) the Probation Service, (b) the Prison Service and (c) the voluntary sector to work in (i) competition and (ii) cooperation with each other; and how this model will influence the aim of breaking down the separation of the services.
(209631)
60
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether the purchaser/provider model proposed for the Probation Service will aid the ability of the Probation Service effectively to carry out its functions of protecting the public and reducing offending behaviour.
(209632)
61
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has conducted a risk assessment of (a) the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, (b) the timing of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service and (c) the reorganisation of the courts.
(209650)
62
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the likely size of the national identity register at the end of financial year (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14.
(209619)
63
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have been arrested as a result of joint operations in London between the police and the Immigration Service.
(209620)
64
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of public resistance on the take-up rates of identity cards.
(209621)
65
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with the Humberside Police Authority regarding the early retirement of the police officer involved in the Christopher Alder case; and if he will make a statement.
(209661)
66
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations his Department has received on the Christopher Alder case; and if he will make a statement.
(209662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
67
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his estimate is of the number of (a) adults and (b) children who died in each of the last 10 years in developing countries from (i) HIV/AIDS, (ii) malaria and (iii) tuberculosis.
(209464)
68
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Departmental funding is being spent in Sudan on the road verification contract implemented by the South African commercial company Mechem; how many mines have been found by (a) vehicle mounted detection systems, (b) dogs and (c) manual deminers working for Mechem; what width of either side of the centre line of the road is being cleared in accordance with the Mechem contract; and what width either side of the centre line of the road is required for the development agency GTZ to rebuild the road to the specifications recommended by the UN World Food Programme.
(209615)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
69
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of abolishing the disabled facilities grant means test for children in Northern Ireland.
(207774)
70
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Birkenhead on 16th December 2004, reference 206617.
(209467)
71
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the person convicted of a sexual offence and added to the Sex Offenders Register in the Republic of Ireland, whose name has been communicated to him, has been added to the Northern Ireland Sex Offenders Register since his release from HMP Magilligan in November 2004.
(209044)
72
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons there has been a delay in the addition of the person convicted of a sexual offence and added to the Sex Offenders Register in the Republic of Ireland, whose name has been communicated to him, to the Northern Ireland Sex Offenders Register since the coming into force of the relevant provisions of the Sexual Offences Act 2004.
(209045)
73
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the ploughing of the intertidal mudflats at Strangford Lough over the Christmas and New Year period; and what assessment he has made of the impact of that activity on the Loch's ecosystem.
(209208)
74
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when (a) his Department, (b) the Police Service of Northern Ireland and (c) each other relevant agency was alerted to the ploughing of the intertidal mudflats at Strangford Lough over the Christmas and New Year period; and at what time, and by whom, action was taken to (i) halt the ploughing, (ii) to caution the perpertrator and (iii) to investigate the extent of damage to the ecosystem.
(209209)
75
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments are made to the National Trust to provide a warden and other related services in and around Strangford Lough; what services the National Trust undertake to provide in return with particular reference to (a) personnel and (b) equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(209210)
76
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action (a) he and (b) other public bodies for which he is responsible propose to take in respect of the ploughing of the intertidal mudflats at Strangford Loch over the Christmas and New Year period; and if he will make a statement.
(209211)
77
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will set up an Environmental Protection Agency for Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statemnt.
(209212)
78
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to ensure that signs in and around Strangford Lough indicate those areas designated as areas of special scientific interest; and if he will make a statement.
(209602)
79
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which statutory agency provides a (a) pollution and (b) environmental damage hotline in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(209603)
80
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cleaners are employed at each hospital in Northern Ireland.
(209164)
81
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cleaners in hospitals in Northern Ireland are employed by (a) the NHS and (b) private contractors providing services to the NHS.
(209165)
82
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cleaners were employed (a) at hospitals in Northern Ireland and (b) elsewhere within the local NHS in (i) 1985 and (ii) 1995.
(209166)
83
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, at which health trusts in the Province cleaning services are (a) outsourced, (b) directly managed and (c) a combination of outsourced and directly managed.
(209167)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
84
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what formal representations he has made to the Department for Transport on rail links between Scotland and mainland Europe.
(209627)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
85
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Board of British Energy on bonuses likely to be paid to Executives over the next six months; and if she will make a statement.
(209271)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
86
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the working of the regional decision-making process in relation to the roads programme, with particular reference to the South West.
(209274)
87
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from Eurostar; and if he will make a statement.
(209625)
88
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the viability of a direct rail link between Edinburgh and Paris.
(209626)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
89
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his review of the Social Fund; and when he expects it to be completed.
(209641)
90
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) Community Care Grants, (b) Crisis Loans and (c) Budgeting Loans in helping homeless people move from temporary to permanent accommodation.
(209642)
91
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) London and (b) Tower Hamlets are in receipt of the savings element of Pension Credit; what the average award is for each; and what proportion those figures represent of (i) the total number of pensioners and (ii) his estimate of the total number of eligible pensioners in each area.
(209643)
92
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to reduce the disincentives to re-enter employment for homeless households placed in expensive temporary accommodation.
(209644)
93
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Social Fund (a) Community Care Grant, (b) Crisis Loans and (c) Budgeting Loan applications were received in Tower Hamlets in each of the last five years; how many were successful in each case; and what the total expenditure was in each case.
(209645)
94
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Social Fund (a) Community Care Grant, (b) Crisis Loan and (c) Budgeting Loan applications were received in each Government Office Region in 2003-04; how many were successful in each case; and what the total expenditure was in each case.
(209646)
95
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the Public and Commercial Services union on the future of the Glasgow pension centre.
(209658)
96
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 21st December, Official Report, column 1746W, on winter fuel payments, how many married (a) women and (b) men in Scotland he estimates will reach the age of 60 years after the qualifying week for winter fuel payments eligibility but before 25th December.
(209660)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
97
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the estimates were of the cost of building the Skye Toll Bridge when the private finance initiative agreement to build it was agreed in 1986.
[Transferred] (209633)

 
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