Written answers

Wednesday, 2 February 2000

  • House of Lords

    • Community Legal Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to publish directions to the Legal Services Commission setting priorities for funding as part of the community legal services.

    • Inland Revenue 35

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the rationale behind Inland Revenue 35; and how much revenue will be raised through its implementation.

      Single Currency Membership

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the "big political issues" concerning entry into monetary union to which the Prime Minister referred in his interview on 16 January with Mr David Frost.

      Income Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will estimate, in respect of the most recent year for which information is available, what the additional revenue from income tax would have been if...

      Special Advisers: Relationship withCivil Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Mr Alastair Campbell has, since May 1997, ever attended meetings on health policy or bilateral meetings between the Prime Minister and Secretaries of State...

      Gypsies and Other Travelling People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action has been taken, or recommendations made, by the Social Exclusion Unit on gypsies and other travelling people.

      Legislation: Amendments to Bills

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will arrange that, when they table amendments to a Bill which, because of their number or their substance, would if agreed make substantial changes to...

      Task Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Baroness Blackstone on 18 January, whether they will identify the Departmental Task Forces which have been wound up and replaced by...

      Human Rights Select Committee

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the reasons for the delay in setting up a Select Committee on Human Rights as envisaged in the White Paper, Rights Brought Home; The Human Rights Bill (Cm...

      Probation Service: Change of Name

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated cost of changing the name of the Probation Service to the "Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Service".

      Mike Tyson

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the compassionate reasons which persuaded the Home Secretary to admit Mr Mike Tyson, who had been convicted of rape in the United States, to the United...

      Mike Tyson

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any of the party accompanying Mr Mike Tyson have criminal records.

      Either-way Offences committed toCrown Court

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the number of either-way offences committed to trial in the Crown Court in each of the years from 1987 to 1997 inclusive, showing the annual year on year...

      Freedom of Information and Task Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoronton that "the move towards task forces . . . makes for more transparent government and provides a much wider source...

      Midwives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of recent discrepancies in government figures, what is the increase in the number of training places available for midwives alone; how this has...

      Midwives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many midwives are currently returning to work; and how many are intending to return to work.

      Employment Tribunal Applications and Disability Discrimination Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the breakdown, both by nature of the disability and outcome of the case, of the 5,841 cases taken by the Employment Tribunal up to the end of October 1999...

      British Biathlon Union

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Minister for Sport will reply to Lord Moynihan's letter of 19 November 1999 relating to the British Biathlon Union.

      CAP Payments: Use by Farmers of OS Maps

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the speech by Lord Bruce of Donington on 25 November (H.L. Deb., col. 605), whether they will clarify the position regarding the possible replacement of...

      Pig Production

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many pig producers have left the industry during the 12 months to 31 December 1999.

      Pig Production

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the annual tonnage of pig-meat and pig-meat products imported from countries in the European Union which import offal from the United Kingdom, for the...

      Livestock Producers: Receiverships, Bankruptcies and Insolvencies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many livestock producers in the United Kingdom have gone into receivership in the 12 months to 31 December 1999 per sector of: (a) pig production; (b) beef...

      Plant Varieties of Agricultural Species

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they are proposing to remove the restriction on the marketing of seed of a plant variety on a list of another member state corresponding to a British national...

      Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to respond to the Report on the Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group.

      Farm Incomes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the latest position on farm incomes.

      Old Palace Yard Refurbishment

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Further to his Written Answer on 17 January (WA 141), what are the financial contributions to the £2.44 million Old Palace Yard refurbishment project...

      Old Palace Yard Refurbishment

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether there has been any increase in the estimated cost of the Old Palace Yard refurbishment project from the original estimate of £2.44 million; and what...

      Old Palace Yard Refurbishment

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Which government departments have expressed support for the £2.44 million Old Palace Yard refurbishment project.

      Acts of Parliament: Printing Proposals

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether, when the House of Lords' Offices Committee considered the proposal to print Acts of Parliament on paper rather than vellum to save £30,000, details...

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