Written answers

Thursday, 15 November 2001

  • Defence

    • Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the role of the Territorial Army in guarding UK installations against terrorist attack.

    • Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence between his Department and the Medical Research Council prior to 21 November 2000, relating to...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in his Department are employed to carry out the comprehensive survey of the service volunteer programme at the chemical defence...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will issue a press release announcing the winners of the contract to carry out the epidemiological study to explore the health of volunteers who...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff are employed in his Department's Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Unit specifically to deal with issues relating to Porton Down volunteers.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel who took part in experiments at the chemical defence establishment, Porton Down, have been referred to the medical assessment...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many teams of scientists and academics have expressed an interest in carrying out the epidemiological study to explore the health of volunteers who...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates officials in his Department have held meetings with the Medical Research Council since 5 April, to discuss the epidemiological study into...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many questionnaires have been sent out to former service personnel by his Department's officials conducting the comprehensive survey of the service...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department established a working group of officials to prepare his Department for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what instructions have been given to service personnel engaged in Afghanistan in the event of them encountering UK citizens fighting for (a) the...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if cluster bomblets are defined as precision munitions in the conflict with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan.

      Ex-prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims for ex gratia payments for former captives of the Japanese have been refused; and what the circumstances of those applicants were.

      Nuclear Submarines (Secondment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the two nuclear submarines that may be allocated to the European Peacekeeping and Peacemaking Corps, include types capable of firing (a) tomahawks and...

      MOD Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies have taken place within the MOD police in each of the last three years; and how many MOD police have been transferred to the police...

      MOD Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on the merger of MOD police and the atomic energy police.

      MOD Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of running the MOD police was in the last 12 months.

      Defence Aviation Repair Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Chief Executive of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency met the First Minister to discuss the relocation of the fixed wing aircraft repair...

      Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress on projects (a) Connaught and (b) Allenby.

      Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to make funding available to carry out essential repairs to the Royal Garrison Church, Aldershot.

      Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many churches in the United Kingdom are maintained by his Department; and if he will list their locations by denomination.

      Proposed Payment System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the proposed Ministry of Defence payment system and the role of prime contractor EDS.

      Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists, called up in the last month, have reported for duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Ballistic Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2001, Official Report, column 434W, on ballistic missiles, when he will place a copy of the code of conduct in the...

      September 11 (Financial Consequences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2001, Official Report, column 435W, on the cost of Operation Veritas, for what reason he has referred the hon....

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what date he instructed officials to draw up draft legislation to prevent the Rail Regulator performing an interim...

    • Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) if he contacted (a) the Chairman and (b) directors of Railtrack plc on Saturday 6 October to ask whether the...

      Scottish Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his policy is regarding consultations prior to the publication of proposals involving the transfer of powers to...

      Home Condition Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his estimate is of (a) the number of home inspectors who will be needed to enforce the proposals in the seller's...

      Fire and Civil Defence Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to mitigate the reductions in the 2001–02 budgets of fire and civil defence authorities...

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what financial support he gives for the construction of swimming pools in partnership with local and regional authorities.

      Access Road (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to provide a second access road to the new Norfolk and Norwich University hospital.

      Connex South Eastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what subsidies have been paid to Connex South Eastern to assist them with the purchase of new trains; when these...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what are London Underground's estimated (a) passengers, (b) passenger kilometres operated, (c) gross operating costs,...

      Brownfield Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on targets for development on brownfield sites, with specific reference on how to prevent...

      Gayton Level Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when work to replace the Gayton level crossing on the West Coast Main Line with a bridge will be (a) initiated and...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people over retirement age were made homeless in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001 to date; and what proposals the...

      Fire Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the shortfall is in the number of Fire Service personnel in the UK; and what plans he has to encourage more...

      Green Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what progress has been made in delivering the Government's proposals for improving the quality of urban parks and...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Cluster Bombs

      To ask the Solicitor-General, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones) of 5 November 2001, Official Report, column 1W, on cluster bombs, if she will make...

    • Internet Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many investigations were conducted by the Serious Fraud Office into alleged fraud on the internet in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Compensation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he has made a decision about the future of the Compensation Agency.

    • Trial by Jury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to set mechanisms in place for the re-introduction of trial by jury following the most recent report of General de...

  • President of the Council

    • Computer Crime

      To ask the President of the Council how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001; and on how many occasions in those years...

    • House of Lords Appointments Commission

      To ask the President of the Council when the House of Lords Appointments Commission will publish its annual report.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he was informed of the Russian submission to the United Nations Security Council in March on Al-Qaeda's infrastructure; and...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received concerning the Shelter Now aid workers imprisoned by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan since August.

      Entry Clearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visa applications refused by entry clearance officers were subsequently granted on appeal in each of the last five years.

      Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives from overseas territories with regard to the reciprocal rights to reside and...

      Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the nature and extent of British military presence in British territories overseas.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates the (a) Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948, (b) International Labour...

      September 11

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest estimate is of the number of British subjects killed in the terrorist attacks on 11 September.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the Zimbabwean Government's plans for foreign and independent monitoring of the upcoming...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what attempts he is making to ensure that foreign observers will be present to monitor the lead up to the elections in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what efforts he is making to ensure that foreign observers are present to monitor the registration of voters in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to ensure that the registration of voters in Zimbabwe is free and fair.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Zimbabwe Government concerning the forthcoming presidential elections; and if he will...

      British Council Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the new offices of the British Council opened in each of the last three years.

      Jedda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Saudi authorities concerning the arrest and continuing incarceration of Christians in Jedda.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if UK approval for China's application to join the World Trade Organisation was contingent on an improvement in human rights...

      Refugees (Zakynthos)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Greece regarding the condition of the Afghan, Iraqi Kurds and Pakistani...

  • Treasury

    • Taper Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to Tax Bulletin Issue No 53, (a) in the context of taper, what the Inland Revenue defines as "security", (b) for what reasons the Inland...

    • Taper Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to extend section 251 (6) of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 to apply as a definition of security in the context of taper relief.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the climate change levy on manufacturing productivity. [R]

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to widen the discount schemes for the climate change levy.

      Customs and Excise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the statutory instruments affecting the working of HM Customs and Excise that have come into force since 31 March 1999.

      Public-private Partnerships

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 30 October 2001, Official Report, column 623W, on the Mott MacDonald study, if any public-private partnerships will be examined...

      Intellectual Property Rights

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which organisation owns the intellectual property rights to (a) the Inland Revenue proprietary system for processing tax returns, (b) the National Insurance...

      Child Care Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland are eligible for (i) the working families tax credit and (ii) the child...

      Tax Receipts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what impact the reduced rate of output in manufacturing since January has had on (a) corporation tax receipts and (b) VAT receipts.

      British Petroleum

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from BP; and if he will place them in the Library.

      Company Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the total cost to business that will result from the changes to company car tax from April 2002.

      Customs and Excise (Rosyth)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs and Excise officers the Rosyth ferry terminal will employ; and what special measures will be included in their roles to prevent smuggling...

      NHS Funding Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the result of the review of the future funding of the NHS, commissioned from Derek Wanless, upon receipt of the report in April 2002.

      Capital Modernisation Grant Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to which nations and regions of the United Kingdom the Government capital modernisation grant scheme is applicable.

      Pre-Budget Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will publish his pre-Budget report; and if he will make a statement.

      Illegal Food Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of customs resources available to control the importation of illegal food.

      Refurbishment Project

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) the current year and (ii) the next financial year; and what the costs...

      Approved Pension Schemes (Tax Relief)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the total cost of tax relief for approved pension schemes in the last financial year was provided to higher rate taxpayers.

      Departmental Secondments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many secondees in his Department are paid by (a) their previous employer and (b) his Department.

      Departmental Secondments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the term of secondment of each secondee in his Department; and if they are renewable.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Steel Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with Corus management in the last six months regarding the future of the steel industry; and if she will make a...

    • Terrorist Threat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost is of additional security arrangements at nuclear installations since 11 September; and what her calculation is of the annual...

      Terrorist Threat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her policy is on the protection of (a) nuclear power stations and (b) road and rail bridges from terrorist attack.

      Nuclear Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government plans are with regard to nuclear energy; and if she will make a statement.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list each of the buildings at Sellafield which have facility arrangements and particular safeguards provisions in place for the...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the annual cost of storing plutonium at Sellafield; and what proportion of the cost is recovered from overseas customers.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) financial investment and (b) other assistance the North-west Regional Development Agency has put into St. Helens in each of the last...

  • International Development

    • South Africa (AIDS)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial aid the UK Government have allocated to help combat the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

    • South Africa (AIDS)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she has taken to help combat the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on progress made by the UN panel in Zimbabwe on the report into resource exploitation in the Democratic...

      Commonwealth Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many students from southern Sudan have been awarded Commonwealth scholarships in 2000–01.

      Commonwealth Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Commonwealth scholarships have been awarded to students who were nominated by bodies other than the student's own Government...

      World Trade Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-Governmental organisations she has invited to accompany the United Kingdom delegation to the world trade negotiations in Doha.

      World Trade Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will set out the policies she plans to put forward at the world trade summit in Doha; and if she will place in the Library...

      Uganda/Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the outcome of the talks between the presidents of Uganda and Rwanda on Tuesday 6 November.

      Sex Trade (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what actions the Government are taking to reduce the sex trade in young girls in (a) the Ivory Coast and (b) Africa.

      Consultation Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many consultation documents were issued by her Department and its predecessor office from (a) 15 October to 14 January, (b) 15...

  • Health

    • Cardiologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified cardiologists there were in (a) 1996–97 and (b) 2000–01.

    • Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the baseline year for measuring the extra numbers of nurses recruited to meet the target contained in the National Plan.

      Student Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what grants are available to student nurses on (a) diploma and (b) degree courses.

      Student Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements exist to help student nurses complete their courses in the event of financial hardship.

      Health Care Professions (Discipline)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the bodies responsible for disciplinary matters in the (a) medical profession, (b) nursing profession and (c) other professions allied to...

      NHS Staff (Pay)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to move away from annual pay rounds for health service staff.

      Regulatory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the regulatory bodies in the (a) NHS social care and (b) private health social care spheres.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts have achieved (a) the six month, (b) the 12 month and (c) the 15 month in-patient waiting targets.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list in (a) rank and (b) alphabetical order of NHS trust in London region, the (i) proportion and (ii) number of patients waiting (A) over 12...

      Outcome Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with European Health Ministers on ways to develop common sets of outcome indicators; (2) what steps he is taking...

      Inter-consultant Referrals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients there are waiting on out-patient lists as result of inter-consultant referrals.

      Government Statistical Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health Minister is responsible for checking statistics issued by the Government Statistical Service.

      NHS Leadership Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will outline the senior management structure of the NHS Leadership Centre.

      Operation Cancellations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) geographical, (b) financial and (c) provider restrictions there are on the range of hospitals patients can choose to utilise, should their...

      Ward Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts have not conformed to the standard of four beds per ward.

      Team Bonuses Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts are operating pilot team bonuses projects.

      Private Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in each of the last five years, what has been the cost of publicly funded treatments for patients in (a) United Kingdom private hospitals and (b)...

      Press Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Minister (a) considered and (b) approved the press release, reference 2001/0530.

  • Education and Skills

    • Skills and IT Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information her Department has evaluated regarding age discrimination in the provision of skills and IT training.

    • School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of devolving financing of school buildings on head teachers' ability to carry out their core...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the cost of (a) advanced modern apprenticeships and (b) foundation modern apprenticeships in the last 12 months.

      Skills Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on skills shortages in the Buckingham constituency.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost is of the effective provision of pre-school education project.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the public service agreement target for costs of contracted inspections in (a) 1999–2000 and (b)...

      Mentors/Support Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost is in 2001–02 of the learning mentors and learning support units.

      Mentors/Support Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost is in 2001–02 of her Department's support for the national mentoring network.

      Literacy/Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the (a) number and (b) cost of family literacy and numeracy initiatives in the last 12 months.

      Literacy/Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her estimate is of the number of children who are not educationally sub-normal and who left school in each of the last five years...

      Literacy/Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of literacy problems in England in the last three years; and what progress she has made with tackling...

      Learndirect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the cost of the Learndirect development centres.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the performance target of (a) transferring staff from local authorities to Ofsted and (b) providing initial...

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the cost is in 2001–02 of the ethnic minority and traveller achievement grant; (2) what the cost is in 2001–02 of...

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to review the national schools funding formula.

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the cost of the (a) Standards Fund for further education and (b) first 15 beacon colleges.

      Departmental Name Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost has been to public funds of re-branding her Department to accommodate its name change following the last general election.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the amount of each item of funding outside the revenue support grant which her Department has made available to (a) Telford...

      Key Stage 2 (Cheating)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority with respect to their procedures relating to allegations of...

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reasons student loans are provided at a lower than commercial rate of interest.

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual (a) subsistence and (b) study costs were of taking a degree at (i) Oxford, (ii) Cambridge, (iii) London and (iv)...

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish the Student Funding review.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance has been issued by her Department to (a) local education authorities and (b) teachers in respect of discussion of (i) the...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what date her Department established a working group of officials to prepare her Department for the implementation of the Freedom of...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish the correspondence she received from training providers offering views on the pilot programmes of individual learning...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice she has received from the police in the last three months on the extent of fraud in connection with individual learning accounts.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the number of jobs that will be lost as a result of the suspension of the individual learning accounts...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what level of fraud involving individual learning accounts has been detected in the London borough of Sutton.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 30 October 2001, Official Report, column 618W, on Individual Learning Accounts, when she first received...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make it her policy to provide funding to support the programmes of community-based learning providers where these are affected...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with representatives of community-based learning providers in respect of the impact on their provision of the...

      Nursery Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress is being made in ensuring a nursery place is available for every three and four-year-old whose parents require it.

      Teachers (Early Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of requests for ill health early retirement under the Teachers' Pensions Regulations were agreed on application in each of...

      Asset Management Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 26 October 2001, Official Report, column 468W, on asset management plans, when in November the results will be...

      Pupil Achievement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the achievements of pupils of comparable ability in areas of (a) selective secondary education and (b)...

      Skills Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) when she will invite applications from existing national training organisations to become trail-blazer sector skills councils; (2)...

      Free School Dinners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will rank the top 30 local education authorities according to the percentage of day pupils eligible for free school dinners.

      Free School Dinners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of school children eligible for free school dinners attend schools in each region of England and Wales.

      Local Education (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the contracts and their financial value awarded by (a) her Department and (b) the local education authorities to Capita.

      Higher Education Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will reconsider the criteria relating to the award of bursaries to higher education students so that students living in Excellence in...

      Political Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidance she gives to teachers and head teachers to maintain political impartiality when controversial political subjects are...

      Section 11 Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much section 11 funding is allocated to each of the London borough authorities.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action her Department is taking to monitor the number of classes with over 30 pupils in Key Stage 1 and to deal with such cases.

      Special Needs Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of special needs pupils on primary school SATs results for (a) England and (b) Shropshire.

      Primary School Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the waiting time is and how many are on the waiting list for (a) behavioural therapists and (b) speech therapists for primary school...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Government Office for London

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were employed by the Government office for London in (a) May 2000, (b) November 2000, (c) May 2001 and (d) November 2001.

    • UK Online Project

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the allocations this year to each London local authority area under the UK online project.

      Written Answers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will issue guidance to Departments to require that answers to written questions which are replied to by letter during a parliamentary recess are sent for...

  • Scotland

    • Energy Efficiency Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action her Department took in recognition of Energy Efficiency Week.

    • Scottish Estuary Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what support is provided by the Crown Estate to each of the Scottish estuary forums.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when she will reply to the questions tabled by the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West on 29 October.

      Electoral Registration (Ethnic Minorities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps she took prior to 1 July to encourage members of ethnic minorities in Scotland to register to vote.

      Cohesion Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what response she is making to the Scottish Executive's discussion paper on Scottish economic development in light of the cohesion report.

  • Home Department

    • Islamic Society of Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of links between the Islamic Society of Britain and (a) Muslim fundamentalist extremists and (b) anti- Zionist...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances an immigrant or asylum seeker is able to have visits from family members abroad.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people seeking asylum have been dispersed to other areas of the UK from London in each of the last three years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for political asylum in the United Kingdom were made in the three months to (a) 1 October 2001 and (b) 1 October 2000.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of how many (a) refugees and (b) those with special immigration status in each of the last five years have...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers, previously under care of local authorities while under 18 years of age, upon reaching 18 have been dispersed to each...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Hull, North (Mr. McNamara), 3 July 2001, Official Report, column 100W, on asylum seekers, what...

      Al-Muhajiroun

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to proscribe al-Muhajiroun; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the amount of each item of funding outside the revenue support grant which his Department has made available to (a) Telford...

      Landmark/Inn on the Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what issues were raised in the representations received by (a) him and (b) NASS in relation to (i) Landmark and (ii) Inn on the Park in...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Putney will receive a substantive reply to his letter of 21 September, for which he received an acknowledgement on 7...

      Ports of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people seeking entry into the UK at ports of entry were refused and immediately removed in 2000.

      Immigration Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women were held in custody under UK immigration law, on 1 November, broken down by nationality.

      Rats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers he has to regulate the transport of caged rats; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Afghanistan (Media Guidelines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to the UK news media on the handling of sensitive security issues during the conflict in Afghanistan.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what higher court judicial decisions have been made as to the admissibility of hearsay evidence in proceedings seeking Antisocial Behaviour...

      Departmental Spending (Deprived Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the expenditure by his Department in each of the years (a) 1996–97, (b) 1997–98, (c) 1998–99, (d)...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with (a) telecoms companies and (b) mobile phone manufacturers concerning the redesigning of mobile phones...

      Communications Data Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is his policy to allow law enforcement agencies access to all communications data of every UK telephone and Internet user; and if he...

      Security Appeals Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to respond to the decision of the National Security Appeals Tribunal, dated 1 October, in respect of the hon. Member for...

      Protection of Badgers Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans to change the way in which offences committed under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 are recorded by the Criminal Records Office.

      Firearms Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to set a minimum age requirement for (a) possession of and (b) use of weapons under (i) section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968...

      National Asylum Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities he has to conduct independent investigations into the National Asylum Support Service's monitoring of the contracts it has...

      National Asylum Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were submitted to the National Asylum Support Service in its recent investigation into management and support service at...

      National Asylum Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the results of his Department's recent investigation into management and support services at Landmark and Inn on the...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he has made for the review of the Terrorism Act 2000; and how observations from (a) interested persons and (b)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Public-private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the projects in her Department which have been considered as potential public-private partnerships since 1997 which...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the level of usage of recycled materials as a proportion of the volume collected in the last 12 months.

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to involve the public in decisions on waste recycling and disposal; and if she will make a statement.

      Fodder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the cost and availability of fodder.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her policy to promote energy efficiency in UK companies.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the contribution that more efficient use of energy can make in the reduction of greenhouse...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the climate change negotiations at Marrakesh.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what structures are being put in place to help local authorities achieve their statutory waste targets.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in implementing the new EU directive on deliberate releases of GMOs.

      Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial and technical assistance is offered by her Department to farmers who wish to diversify their operations; and...

      Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial assistance is available to hill farmers to diversify their businesses.

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by central Government, local government and agencies on flood defences and flood prevention in (a)...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the National Audit Office to increase levels of investment in capital...

      Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the placing of combined sewage overflow tanks; and if she will make a statement.

      Local Farm Produce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with large retailers about developing more local sourcing of farm produce.

      CHP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the target for combined heat and power is reached by 2010; and what...

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on those countries who are signatories to the Kyoto agreement and whose carbon dioxide emissions...

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tests for BSE are carried out on livestock destined for human consumption; and what plans she has to review this in the...

      Online Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of her Department's progress in meeting the Government's targets for making all its services...

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made in identifying and mapping public rights of way under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to receive the reports of the independent inquiries into foot and mouth disease; and if she will make a...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the extent of the foot and mouth epidemic.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the report by Devon county council on the Government's handling of the foot and mouth outbreak.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence she has collated recently of meat from animals vaccinated against foot and mouth disease entering the UK from...

      End of Life Vehicle Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to assist local authorities with the implementation of the European end of life vehicle directive.

      Foxhunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish the veterinary risk assessment report commissioned by her into the resumption of foxhunting.

      Foxhunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to lift the suspension on fox hunting with dogs; and if she will make a statement.

      Sheep Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for an individual identification system for sheep.

      Bee Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet representatives of Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd. to discuss measures to control bee diseases.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will include an aim to deal with fuel poverty within her Department's aims and objectives.

      Recycling (Refrigerators)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of (a) refrigerators and (b) deep-freezers local authorities will have to store in...

      Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review her Department's guidelines to safeguard the wilflife in south-east England.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by the CSA in the last 12 months to obtain an attachment of earnings order from the date of application to the...

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by the CSA in the last 12 months to determine an absent parent's contribution to child support is; what the upper...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by the CSA in the last 12 months to recover underpayments by absent parents is; what the upper decile time is; and...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the feasibility of bringing responsibility for Housing Benefit claims within the (a) remit and (b) locality of...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of income support payments under the preserved rights scheme in each year since 1997; and how many were (a)...

      Rented Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will monitor the impact (a) nationally and (b) regionally of the revised definition of the single room rent on access to, and...

  • Wales

    • Water Supply (Ceredigion)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on water supply in Ceredigion.

    • Chernobyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what area of land in Wales is affected by the radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident; and what estimate he has made of how long it...

  • Lord Chancellor

    • Statutory Bereavement Payment

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to increase the statutory bereavement payment in fatal accident cases; and if he will make a statement.

    • Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his answer of 31 October 2001, Official Report, column 754W, if he will publish the full results of the pilot study...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if it is his policy that the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is to be implemented in stages.

  • Education and Skills

    • Education Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which categories of person having regard to age, marital status, duration of residence in the UK, immigration status, nationality and other...

    • Early Excellence Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the location of the early excellence centres which (a) are in operation, (b) are in the process of implementation and (c)...

      Teachers (Ethnic Minorities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 5 November 2001, to the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Official Report, column 54W, on teachers...

      Teacher Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the teacher vacancy rate was in (a) nursery/ primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) all schools in (i) the constituency of...

      Foreign National Teachers (Surrey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign nationals were employed as (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers in Surrey during the (i) 2000–01 academic...

      Teacher Vacancies (Surrey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary teacher vacancies there were in Surrey on 1 September in each year since 1997.

      Performance-related Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has issued to schools regarding assessment of teachers for the upper spine of performance-related pay.

      Teachers (Maintained Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of permanent teaching posts in maintained schools which were not filled on the first day of the...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her written answer of 7 November 2001, Official Report, columns 245–46W, on ministerial travel, what was the (a) purpose,...

      Staff Retention (Secondary Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the rates of staff retention in (a) secondary schools with sixth forms and (b) secondary schools without sixth...

      Qualified Teacher Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her written answer of 31 October 2001, Official Report, column 714W, how many full-time equivalent teachers there were without...

      Overseas Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimates she has made of the number of teachers in maintained schools who were not British citizens in each term of the last four years.

      Overseas Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many overseas teachers employed in maintained schools are not covered by the overseas trained teacher scheme.

      Teachers (Huntingdon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary teacher vacancies there were in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996.

      Teachers (Huntingdon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were employed in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996.

      Teachers (Age Profile)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) male and (b) female teachers in each year between 1990 and 2001 were aged (i) under 25, (ii) 25 to 29, (iii) 30 to 34, (iv) 35...

      Pupil Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average revenue funding per pupil in (a) foundation and (b) voluntary aided schools in (i)1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999 and (iv) 2000.

      Sixth Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will maintain funding for school sixth forms in real terms in 2003–04.

      Sixth Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to whom indicative budgets for individual school sixth forms in Worcestershire have been made available; and if she will publish them by 5...

      Teachers' Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish the average (a) starting and (b) top scale teachers' salaries in real terms in each of the last 20 years, in (i) primary...

      Teachers' Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish comparative figures for (a) starting and (b) top scale teacher salaries in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

      Early Years Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of early years settings employ a qualified teacher; and what the cost would be of placing a qualified teacher in every early...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Haskins Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which hon. Members were given (a) notice of and (b) briefing on the content of Lord Haskins report prior to 12.30 pm on 18...

    • Agrimonetary Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to claim agrimonetary compensation from the EU; and if she will make a statement.

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many mink farms were operating in England and Wales on 28 February; and if she will list their locations by county.

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list all movements of farmed mink that took place in England and Wales during (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates each of the mink farms operating in England and Wales were inspected during 2001; and what plans there are to...

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) breeding female and (b) other mink were present at each of the mink farms operating on 28 February; and if she...

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many mink farms were operating and contained live mink in England and Wales on 1 October; and if she will list their...

      Energy Performance (Buildings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many responses were received to the Government's consultation on the proposed EU directive on the energy performance of...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the percentage of FMD cases where transmission of the disease was (a) from animal to animal, (b)...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what differences there are between the guidance given to Herefordshire council about grants to assist businesses affected by...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of jobs lost in the agricultural sector as a result of the foot and mouth outbreak.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what requirements farms must comply with in order to qualify for (a) cleansing and (b) restocking following a foot and...

      Sheep and Goats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the National Farmers Union and (b) others about the National Farmers Union's...

      Agriculture Revenue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the income of the United Kingdom Agriculture industry was that derived from (a) EU common agricultural policy funds,...

      Entrust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when and how often Entrust provides financial reports to HM Customs and Excise.

      Entrust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the future role of Entrust, as a result of the proposed reform of the landfill tax credit scheme.

      Entrust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are taken by Entrust to conduct audits into applications for grants for environmental projects as part of the...

      Entrust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what remuneration packages are available to executives of Entrust; and if she will make a statement.

      Zoo Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on (a) the conditions in which zoo animals are kept and (b) the consequences for the safety of...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made in financial terms of abuse related to the landfill tax credit scheme.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance she is providing to the (a) London borough of Redbridge and (b) Environment Agency to protect properties at...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to allow fox hunting to resume; and if she will make a statement.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the total UK volume of radioactive wastes has been produced by the nuclear power sector in the last five years.

      Movement of Livestock Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at what dates and times the autumn movement of livestock scheme website has been unavailable; and if she will make a...

      Fox Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what risk assessments have been completed on the recommencement of fox control in Wales following the foot and mouth...

      Beef Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of beef consumption was (a) UK produced and (b) imported in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Vets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many vets were employed by the state veterinary service in each year since 1997.

      Sheepmeat Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the commencement of sheepmeat exports; and if she will list those countries free from foot and mouth disease...

      GM Crop Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make it her policy that no new farmscale GM crop trials will be licensed within cross-pollination distance...

  • House of Lords

    • Incitement to Religious Hatred

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What capacity there is under existing legislation to take action against those who incite hatred against religious groups, particularly with reference to the...

    • Terrorism Act 2000

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements they have made for the review of the Terrorism Act 2000; and how observations from interested persons and organisations may be submitted for...

      Inheritance Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will undertake a fundamental review of inheritance tax to make it fairer, for instance, by means of substantially increasing the exemption limit and...

      Ocean Resources and Environment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will announce their national and international policies for the ocean resources and environment; and whether they will use the occasion of the Edinburgh...

      Rural Recovery Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they received the report Rural Recovery after Foot-and-Mouth Disease, published on 18 October, from the Rural Recovery Co-ordinator, Lord Haskins; and Why,...

      BSE: Testing of Sheep Brains

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the results of the inquiry into the testing of sheep brains for BSE were delayed; and when the results will now be made.

      London Air Quality

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How air quality in London is monitored.

      Cross-London Rail Link

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current position with regard to Crossrail.

      Railtrack

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they had asked the Strategic Rail Authority to conduct a regulatory review of Railtrack before putting it into administration.

      Railtrack

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Railtrack administrator has a responsibility to Railtrack shareholders; and, if this is the case, what is the nature of that responsibility.

      Railtrack Land Holdings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 30 October (WA 155), when they expect the new licence condition on Railtrack plc regulating the...

      Millennium Dome: Maintenance and Decommissioning Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the cost of maintenance and decommissioning of the Millennium Dome since its closure.

      Millennium Dome: Maintenance and Decommissioning Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) What, for each of the Government, English Partnerships and the New Millennium Experience Company, payments have been made or agreed to be made to consultants...

      Physical Agents Directives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 1 November (WA 181), which were the "several industry associations" with whom they consulted about...

      Physical Agents Directives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 1 November (WA 181), how many inspectors will be employed to enforce the proposed physical agents...

      Bus Lane Enforcement Cameras

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to announce the extension beyond London of bus lane enforcement cameras on buses or on the ground.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 1 November (H.L. Deb., cols. 1515–17), what level of complaints about the individual learning accounts...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they first received information about irregular applications for individual learning accounts.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who authorised the publication of the document Education and Skills, Delivering Results. A Strategy to 2006, which pledged the continuation and expansion of...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many individual learning accounts have been awarded; and how many of them are deemed to be irregular.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What provision for verification of applications for individual learning accounts was put in place; and to what degree it has been successful.

      Culture On Line

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 31 October (WA 162), when they will publish the business case for Culture On Line which has been...

      Golden Jubilee and Tourism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate they have made of the impact of the celebrations of the Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002 on the number of tourism visits from the United States and other...

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