Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many requests for remission of overpayments of tax credits have been submitted; (2) what the average time taken is from submission of remission of overpayments of tax credits requests to the final decision being made.
Mr Bill Tynan: What discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry on ensuring that there is an integrated energy policy in Scotland.
Mr Bill Tynan: I thank my right hon. Friend for his response and congratulate the Government on their commitment to renewable energy and to the Kyoto protocol. However, renewable energy alone will not solve the problem of security of supply or reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The next time that my right hon. Friend has discussions with the DTI will he consider our dependence on imported gas, and will he...
Mr Bill Tynan: What further discussion is taking place in Northern Ireland with a view to re-establishing the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Mr Bill Tynan: May I encourage my right hon. Friend to continue the peace process, because as far as finding a solution to the problems that exist in Northern Ireland is concerned, re-establishing the Assembly is vital to the people of the Province? What recent discussion has he had with the new Irish Foreign Minister? If we are to continue co-operation and maintain momentum for the peace process, we must...
Mr Bill Tynan: If the hon. Gentleman sincerely believes that the Bill cures the problems to which he has just referred, how can he support opposing the Bill at this stage? I could understand his party voting against it on Third Reading if the improvements that he desired had not been made, but how can he possible justify it at this time?
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how his Department records and collates alcohol-related deaths that fall outside the scope of the World Health Organisation ICD 10 codings for death directly attributable to alcohol; (2) how many alcohol-related deaths were recorded in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
Mr Bill Tynan: I will not delay the House long, as I merely seek clarification. It is obviously difficult for the Government to change their mind. Had the Bill received pre-legislative scrutiny, they might have been able to do so. However, once a Government have decided to push through a measure, it is usually impossible for them to change their mind. I have just one question for the Minister. The Lords...
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions are taking place with the IT contractors to resolve problems with tax credits.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the level of aid given to Nigeria in 2003–04.
Mr Bill Tynan: Tax credits have been an unqualified success for the Government and for the people in my constituency who have benefited. However, I ask the Paymaster General to examine the manner in which deductions to recover overpayments of tax credits are made from people's income, which—in a few cases—is causing considerable problems in my constituency. If that is done compassionately and...
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the role that the EU-sponsored trans-European energy network might play in providing energy security for the UK.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the consequences for the Royal Navy's (a) search and rescue and (b) coastal patrol roles of the creation of a European Coastguard.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on EU FLEX financial support to the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions to smooth export earnings.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the untying of EU development aid.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has been made of the response of (a) recipients and (b) other donors to the EU decision to untie its development aid.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on cross-border cooperation (a) within the EU and (b) with states outside the EU to tackle (i) VAT fraud and (ii) fraud arising from manipulation of transfer pricing.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely changes in United Kingdom fisheries management which will result from the introduction of the Community Fisheries Control Agency.
Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of changes in UK productivity as a result of increased (a) dial-up and (b) broadband internet access.
Mr Bill Tynan: In the unlikely event that you are in government come next May, what payment would you take from—