Written answers

Wednesday, 28 March 2001

  • House of Lords

    • Intelligence and Security Committee: Interim Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Intelligence and Security Committee's Interim Report will be laid before Parliament.

    • Local Authority Employees: Transfer to Private Firms

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Cabinet Office Statement of Practice for Staff Transfers where council employees transfer to private firms or consortia applies throughout the United...

      Local Authority Employees: Transfer to Private Firms

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In relation to the transfer of council employees to private firms or consortia, whether a money purchase pension scheme is broadly comparable to a defined benefit...

      "El Nino" Forecast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their evaluation of the climate, economic, social and agricultural implications of the reported forecast by NASA of a "sub El Nino" occurrence in 2002;...

      A.303, Wincanton: Noise Reduction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Highways Agency is taking to reduce noise levels on the A.303 trunk road in the Wincanton, Somerset area.

      Road Traffic Noise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 21 March (WA 159), when will the survey of the effectiveness of noise reduction measures be completed; and...

      A.21 Lamberhurst Bypass

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have decided to agree to the National Trust's proposals for a bridge across the A.21 Lamberhurst Bypass at Scotney.

      Trunk Road Improvement Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to add to the targeted programme of trunk road improvements.

      Light Rail Schemes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will announce their decision about light rail schemes.

      European Central Bank Communications Under Treaty Article 110

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What regulations, decisions, recommendations and opinions have been delivered by the European Central Bank under Article 110 of the European Treaties since the...

      Exchange Rate Stability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to their reaffirmation of the policy not to rejoin the exchange rate mechanism (ERM), as stated in the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 14...

      Fifty-metre Swimming Pools: Provision

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any proposals to increase the stock of swimming pools of a 50--metre length that are suitable for training young swimmers to Olympic standards.

      Royal Parks Constabulary: Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the report on the inspection of the Royal Parks Constabulary by Mr Anthony Speed will be published.

      Special Educational Needs Placing: Referrals to the Sheriff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases have gone before Sheriff Courts in connection with the resolution of disputes over special educational needs in the last three years.

      BSE: Cost

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the total cost of BSE to the United Kingdom taxpayer.

      Transport of Live Animals: Monitoring

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the decision was taken to abolish the branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food that monitored certain consignments of farm animals being...

      EU Tobacco Subsidies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the amount in the last financial year contributed by United Kingdom taxpayers to subsidise the growing and exporting of tobacco by European Union member...

      Crime Strategy: Lord Birt's Role

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to Lord Bassam's undertaking of 31 January (H.L. Deb., col. 686) that the advice given and conclusion reached by Lord Birt in his role as adviser on crime...

      Haslar Detainees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether two detainees were held in HM Prison Haslar for 15 and 20 months respectively; if so, why; and how many others have been held there for more than six...

      Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Zimbabweans whose applications for asylum have been refused since November 2000 were put in detention, whether any have been returned to their country of...

      Animal Rights Extremists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they are taking to combat animal rights extremism.

      Applications to Remain in UK: New Forms

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to replace the application forms for foreign nationals wishing to apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

      Border Controls

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will respond to the Home Affairs Select Committee's report on border controls.

      Human Reproductive Cloning

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following reports in the Sunday Times of 18 February, what action they intend to take to raise with the Bush Administration the consequences of permitting the...

      Mobile Phone Mast Emissions: Health Assessment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they can assure residents living within two kilometres of the proposed TETRA (Trans European Trunked Radio Access) mast to be built at Dowlish Ford, near...

      RAF Feltwell: Purpose of US Use of Facilities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have received from the United States authorities about the use of the facilities at the deep and near space tracking facility at Feltwell in...

      Meat Consumed by Services Personnel: Percentage Purchased from Overseas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of meat consumed by services personnel was purchased from overseas in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

      Countries Supplying Meat to Ministry of Defence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: From which countries suppliers of meat to the Ministry of Defence obtained meat in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

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