Written answers

Tuesday, 20 March 2001

  • House of Lords

    • UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the funding of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights by the United Nations' regular budget and by voluntary contributions respectively, in...

    • European Security and Defence Policy and NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 February (WA 105) (a) Whether the United Kingdom is free to disassociate itself from the...

      European Security and Defence Policy and NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 February (WA 105): (a) What are the "Berlin Plus arrangements"; and (b) Whether NATO agreed...

      European Security and Defence Policy and NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 February (WA 105), whether the United Kingdom will be free of its own accord: (a) To avoid...

      European Security and Defence Policy and NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 February (WA 105), what are the "elements of the remanent consultation arrangements" which have...

      European Security and Defence Policy and NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 February (WA 105), whether they will set out the elements of the permanent consultation...

      East Timorese Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are discussing with the Government of Indonesia the return home of those of the 65,000 East Timorese still in camps in West Timor who wish to do so;...

      East Timorese Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Nations Administration in East Timor has reported that attacks by armed militias based in West Timor are continuing; and, if so, what measures...

      Treaty of Pelindaba: Ratification of Protocols I and II

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the United Kingdom intends to ratify its signature of Protocols 1 and 2 to the African Nuclear Weapon's Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Pelindaba).

      Learning Disability Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What strategies they have in place to improve services for people with learning disabilities.

      Flooding: Environment Agency Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: If they will publish the Environment Agency's report on the serious flooding in the autumn and winter 2000.

      National Taxing Team: Untaxed Claims

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the percentage of claims for the Criminal Defence Crown Court fees made to the National Taxing Team in Maidstone which in January 2001 remained untaxed...

      European Development Fund: Disbursement Rate

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is now the average disbursement time for European Union aid from the European Development Fund; what improvement in the rate of disbursement in comparison to...

      House of Lords: Modes of Address

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Ministers are expected to adhere to the guidance in para 4.39 of the Companion (Appellations) on the correct ways of referring to other Members of the House.

      Public Libraries: Internet Access

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they respond to the decision to ban all Internet access in Glasgow's libraries because of the discovery that children have been downloading adult content; and...

      Sudanese Nationals Working in UK Engineering and Power Industries

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many personnel funded or sponsored (or both) by the Government of Sudan are working or studying in (a) the engineering industry, and (b) power-related...

      Equal Employment and Occupational Treatment Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will list those Directives agreed under Article 13 of the Treaty of European Union, and any Acts of Parliament amended by those Directives, that...

      Free-to-air Digital TV Channels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Department for Culture, Media and Sport accepts that the Government's own targets for analogue switchover could be advanced through additional...

      BBC Digital Television Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many meetings the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has had with representatives from commercial broadcasting organisations to consider and hear...

      BBC Digital Television Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will make a decision regarding the BBC's proposed digital channels; and whether the Secretary of State is...

      Resort Regeneration

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the English Tourist Council's report into the promotion of traditional English tourist resorts as expressed in the recent report entitled...

      Duty-free Sales

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the effect on consumers, tourists and the tourism industry of the 1999 cessation of duty-free sales in the European Union and in the United Kingdom...

      Trafficking in Persons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will respond to the recommendations made in the report Stopping Traffic: Exploring the extent of, and responses to, Trafficking of Women for sexual...

      Mr Phillip Wilson (Stephen Darren Boch)

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information the Metropolitan Police have about the name and date of birth given on arrest by the person who was convicted at Bow Street Magistrates Court on 4...

      Asylum Seekers: Appeal Conditions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that asylum seekers who inform the Immigration Service of their intention to appeal against removal from the United Kingdom on human...

      Human Rights Convention: Protection of Atheists and Agnostics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that any legislative measure they introduce forbidding religious discrimination also forbids discrimination on the ground of lack of...

      Asylum Applications: "Safe Countries"

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have prescribed a list of safe countries of origin to be used by the members of the Immigration Service in determining applications for asylum; and,...

      Illegal Immigrants on Eurostar

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they have imposed charges of £2,000 on rail freight operators in respect of illegal immigrants hidden on freight trains through the Channel Tunnel from 1...

      European Telecommunications Market: Liberalisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider that the Lisbon European Summit's call for a fully integrated and liberalised telecommunications market within Europe by the end of 2001 will...

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