Written answers

Thursday, 29 November 2001

  • Trade and Industry

    • Steel Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent consultation she has had with representatives from the steel industry about exports of steel.

    • Workers' Rights

      To ask Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will conduct a further review of the rights of people at work.

      Consignia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the effects of Consignia reform plans on (a) postal jobs in Wales and (b) the postal service in Wales.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the contribution of the regional development agencies, Government offices and the Small Business Service to...

      Tyre Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she has made an assessment of the performance of the UK tyre-building industry; and if she will make a statement.

      Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to improve the UK's position in the world competitiveness league table.

      Manufacturing (Smart Awards)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contribution Smart awards have made to improving the productivity of manufacturing businesses.

      Broadband Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in extending broadband telecommunications to rural communities.

      Broadband Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to improve access to broadband telecommunications networks in 2002.

      Manufacturing (North-west)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of prospects for manufacturing output in the north-west of England.

      Compliance Costs (Small Businesses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the change in the compliance cost of regulation for businesses with fewer than five employees since 1997.

      Rural Post Office Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on Post Office services in rural areas.

      Venture Capital Funds (RDAs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the operation of the regional development agency venture capital funds.

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the impact on the aerospace industry of the reduction in the number of passengers since 11 September.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent progress has been made in the payment of compensation for former miners and their dependants.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the Government's policy in respect of nuclear power generation capacity.

      Manufacturing (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she is taking to help manufacturing in rural areas.

      Gender Pay Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the Government's strategy to eliminate the gender pay gap.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received recently from manufacturing industry on the effects of the climate change levy.

      Directors' Remuneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to increase the power of shareholders to determine directors' remuneration.

      Clean Coal Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the prospects for clean coal technology.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she will take to enhance the role of the regional development agencies.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what changes in board membership there have been in each of the regional development agencies in the last 12 months.

      High-tech Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to create a healthy environment for encouraging the growth of high-tech businesses.

      Hydrological Fracturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what recent representations her Department has received regarding the technology and engineering involved in hydrological fracturing;...

      Nuclear Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the annual budget for the Office for Civil Nuclear Security; and if she has plans to increase the budget following the events of 11...

      Nuclear Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on the competitiveness of the nuclear power industry of additional security requirements since 11...

      Workplace Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to introduce monitoring of the incidence of workplace bullying.

      Economic Development Zone (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) organisations, (b) interest groups, (c) individuals and (d) community forums have been consulted in relation to the bid put forward...

      Export Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives the Export Control Office is taking to reduce the processing time of licence applications.

      One North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons Mr. Hugh Morgan Williams has been removed from the board of One North East; and if a representative of the North East CBI is...

      Arms Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on sustainable development in relation to arms purchasing.

      British Arms Manufacturers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what controls there are to ensure that British arms manufacturers who manufacture arms abroad are regulated properly.

      British Arms Manufacturers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures contained in the Export Controls Bill will control the activities of British brokers in supplying arms if they make a deal...

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will review the (a) operations and (b) procedures in the Government Office for the North West.

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) advice and (b) support the Government Office for the North West can provide to businesses on management buyouts.

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason no file was held at the Government Office for the North West on the closure of Thomas Witter in Chorley.

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the role of the Government Office for the North West is in helping businesses that have been taken into administration.

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment she has made of the quality of the operation of the Government Office for the North West; and if she will make a...

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what role the Government Office for the North West played in relation to Thomas Witter; and what procedures will be in place for staff at the...

      Aluminium Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the (a) financial and (b) employment situation in the British aluminium industry.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the total amounts of grant aid available in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 for the installation of domestic solar...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the total amount of grant aid available in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02, for the installation of photovoltaic...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if the Government have (a) transferred and (b) approved the transfer of controlled goods to (i) the Northern Alliance, (ii) its...

      Public Service Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funds are available from (a) the Treasury and (b) the EU for the subsidising of public service orders.

  • Defence

    • War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out the new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2002.

    • RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the properties at RAF Halton which his Department (a) has disposed of in the last five years, (b) classifies as surplus to requirements...

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if Defence Estates has set a target date for the disposal of the site of the Princess Mary Hospital, RAF Halton.

      Civil Affairs Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when and where elements of the Civil Affairs Group have been deployed on operations; and what the number of personnel involved was.

      Civil Affairs Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to deploy elements of the Civil Affairs Group to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      POWs (Far East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the advice as to their qualification on nationality grounds offered in the War Pensions Agency's leaflet 12 to potential claimants of the...

      EU Rapid Reaction Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes of role his Department has assessed to be required for the proposed EU rapid reaction force in consequence of the 11 September attacks.

      Armed Forces (Drugs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the armed forces compulsory drug testing programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 22 November 2001, Official Report, column 373W, on the Territorial Army, for what reason the decision was taken to re-tender...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what talks have taken place with the Spanish Government on their refusal to permit British military aircraft to fly over their airspace to Gibraltar; and...

      Army Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people (a) joined and (b) left the Army in each month between 1 May and 1 September.

      Exercise Saif Sareea 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions he gave to joint chiefs of staff not to proceed with exercise Saif Sareea 2; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the (a) number and (b) nature of the casualties sustained among British armed forces in Afghanistan.

  • Prime Minister

    • E-democracy

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to further e-democracy.

    • Pledge to British Muslims

      To ask the Prime Minister if he (a) instructed or (b) agreed to the Cabinet secretary signing the pledge to British Muslims; and if he will make a statement.

      Pledge to British Muslims

      To ask the Prime Minister when he was invited by the Islamic Society of Britain to sign their pledge to British Muslims; when a text for the pledge was first communicated to him; when he agreed...

      Pledge

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the pledges signed by (a) the holder of the office of Cabinet secretary and (b) himself since 1 May 1997.

      Suez Medal

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to issue a Suez medal for service between 1951 and 1954.

      International Crime Tribunal

      To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has made to the United Nations Security Council to establish an international criminal tribunal to try the perpetrators of the attacks on 11...

      Decommissioning (IRA)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will request from the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning the inventory of the weapons decommissioned by the IRA.

      Saif Sareea 2

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he had with the joint chiefs of the defence staff regarding (a) possible cancellation of and (b) reduction in the scope of exercise Saif Sareea 2.

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Rail Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to change the powers of the Rail Regulator.

    • Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what track access charges have been paid by Eurostar for use of tracks (a) between Waterloo and the Channel Tunnel,...

      Car Ownership (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people owned a car in the Buckingham constituency in the last year for which information is available.

      Registered Social Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many (a) council and (b) Registered Social Landlord (RSL) properties there are where the target rents are below...

      Registered Social Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will estimate the number and percentage of (a) council and (b) RSL rents scheduled to fall as a result of his...

      East Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which phases of the infrastructure upgrades on the East Coast Line have so far been (a) started and on what date and...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he has set a deadline for concluding (a) the sale and (b) a lease of (i) the Millennium Dome and (ii) the site of...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what offers have been made (a) to purchase and (b) to lease (i) the Millennium Dome and (ii) the site of the...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many houses were built by the 10 largest housing associations in each of the last three years; how many are...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many households in council and RSL properties will not have reached their target rents by 2012–13.

      Aviation Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what calculations his Department has made as to the additional costs incurred as a result of increased security...

      Aviation Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to assist (a) United Kingdom airports and (b) airlines in respect of additional costs incurred as a...

      Car Ownership (Arundel and South Downs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people owned a car in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs in the last year for which figures are...

      Homeless People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what proportion of non-secure lettings made by local authorities by region in each of the years 1997–98 to...

      Detling Beacon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if there has been an increase in (a) air traffic using and (b) night flights in the corridor five miles either side...

      Housing Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will announce his decisions on the first round of local authorities' bids for additional resources to establish...

      Housing Stock (Radon Emissions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many discretionary grants have been awarded for remedial work to reduce the risk from radon emissions in (a)...

      Rural Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2001, Official Report, column 423W, on rural public transport, if he will list...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what (a) number and (b) proportion of affordable housing units (i) have been built since March 2001 and (ii) will be...

      Small Business (Rate Relief)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps she has taken to introduce legislation to provide rate relief for small businesses on former agricultural...

      Green Belt Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list for each of the last 10 years the number of planning applications approved in the green belt for (a)...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will abolish the council tax benefit subsidy limitation scheme before the 2002–03 settlement.

      Car Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he is taking to improve the safety of cars with regard to pedestrians.

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many planning applications were awaiting a decision by him on (a) the most recent date, (b) 31 December 2000, (c)...

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his timetable is for elected regional assemblies in England.

      A27

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he will publish his (a) proposals and (b) timetable for road safety improvements for pedestrians at the...

      Registered Vehicle Keepers (Buckinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many registered vehicle keepers there are in the Buckingham constituency.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his projections are for (a) traffic congestion, (b) the number of vehicles on the roads in the UK and (c) the...

      English Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) if he will review the role of English Partnerships in relation to the former new towns; (2) if he will return...

      River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what progress has been made on the recommendations made by Lord Justice Clarke to increase safety on the River Thames.

      Park Homes Working Party

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what progress he has made on his consideration of the report of the Park Homes Working Party.

      Local Government Funding (Buckinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the allocation of central Government funds to (a) Wycombe district council and (b)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what have been the estimated costs of (a) emergency planning and (b) other operations undertaken by local authorities...

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent discussions the Government have had with FLS Aerospace about the future of their operation at Manchester...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Criminal Justice Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will extend the period of consultation on the criminal justice review.

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who was consulted before the proposed badges for the Police Service of Northern Ireland were designed; and at what cost.

      Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the next event in the decommissioning process to take place.

      RUC Policing and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the attendance at the RUC policing and human rights conference broken down by (a) perceived community background, (b) gender and (c)...

      Police Informants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the police in Northern Ireland paid to informers in the last year for which figures are available; how many informers received...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Regulation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the cost to businesses of regulations introduced since 1997.

    • Regulation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many regulatory measures the Government (a) introduced and (b) abolished in the last year.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on what date his Department established a working group of officials to prepare his Department for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) direct and (b) indirect involvement the Government have had in the supply of Russian weapons to (i) the Northern...

    • General Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 19 and 20 November; what the Government's stance was on...

      Espionage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the imprisonment of 12 UK citizens in Greece on alleged espionage charges.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries his Department has assessed as seeking to make (a) nuclear, (b) biological and (c) chemical weapons.

      Iraq and Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether (a) Iraq and (b) Iran have covertly produced biological weapons.

      EU Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the areas under the third pillar of the EU treaties to which co-decision with the European...

      Entry Clearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit the Joint Entry Clearance Unit.

      Visa Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 16 July 2001, Official Report, column 45W, on visa cases, when it became the practice not to disclose...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many formal notices his Department has received in the last year from the Parliamentary Ombudsman expressing an intention to...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Zimbabwe; and what steps he will take to ensure (a) the conditions of the land...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that Gibraltarians can vote in the 2004 elections to the European Parliament.

      Andorra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he has held with the joint sovereigns of Andorra in the last three years, with specific reference to the use of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Sport England (Athletics)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what targets her Department has set Sport England for the funding of athletics; and if she will make a statement; (2) what plans...

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to bring the level of Government grant-in-aid to the English Tourist Council into line with that to the Scottish,...

      Cunningham Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the recommendations of the Cunningham Review which have not been accepted by her Department.

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how indoor sports facilities will be affected in the West Midlands by the New Opportunities for School and Community Sports Lottery funds.

      Derek Casey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the redundancy payment to Derek Casey, former Chief Executive Officer of Sport England.

      International Association of Athletic Federations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which Ministers represented her Department at the IAAF Annual Award ceremony in Monte Carlo on 25 November.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Press Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the press notices issued by her predecessors on each day between 10 September and 10 October 2000 on...

    • Departmental Press Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the press notices issued by her Department on each day between 10 September and 10 October.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the Government's procurement policy and what plans there are for Departments to join together...

      Bio-security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans the Government have to improve national bio-security; how much money is allocated to target (a) airports and...

      Growth Promoters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the growth promoters that are permitted to be given to (a) pigs, (b) poultry and (c) other farm animals.

      Spanish Fishermen (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason and how much EU compensation is being paid in this financial year to Spanish fishermen for loss of fishing...

      Sheep Brains (Testing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the level of testing of sheep brains for BSE and scrapie; and when she expects to publish the...

      Sheep/Lamb Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement for the forecast level of the ewe premium for 2001; (2) what assessment she has made of...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will grant a right for farmers to appeal against the slaughter of stock thought to be infected with foot and mouth...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to make insurance against outbreaks of foot and mouth disease compulsory for livestock farmers.

      Late Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the industrial action by her Department's civil servants has led to a backlog in processing (a) IACS payments and (b)...

      Sheep Annual Premium

      Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations she has received with regard to the level of sheep annual premium for the...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many formal notices her Department has received in the last year from the parliamentary ombudsman expressing an intention...

      Rural Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what was spent on (a) the England rural development programme, (b) the farm business advisory service and (c) other services...

      Rural Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm businesses received regional development agency support in 2001–02, stating in each case the level of...

      Rural Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) people have been helped by the England rural development programme by category and (b) farmers have received...

      Rural Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the extent to which delivery has been achieved on (a) provision of new service standards, (b)...

      Rural Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) funds available in the Countryside Agency grant scheme for village services launched in April and...

      Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Fisheries Council held in Brussels on 27 November; what the Government's stance was on each issue...

      Cattle Auctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when auction markets for cattle will be restored in (a) Dorset and (b) areas that have been spared infection by foot and...

      Flood Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list for each of the last 10 financial years the Government's annual expenditure on flood prevention and flood...

      Flood Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce the results of her review into the financial and institutional arrangements governing flood...

      Countryside Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 22 November 2001, Official Report, column 425W, on countryside visits, how many people visited the...

      Ash Moor, Petrockstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what microbiological studies have been carried out in relation to Ash Moor Petrockstowe; and if she will place the studies in...

      Ash Moor, Petrockstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the grid references are of the site on which a geological survey was carried out in relation to Ash Moor Petrockstowe...

      Ash Moor, Petrockstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the environmental impact assessment in relation to Ash Moor Petrockstowe; and if she will...

      Market Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list (a) the level of funds available for the regeneration programme for the next three years, (b) the number of...

      Rate Relief (Village Businesses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to introduce legislative proposals to extend the mandatory rate relief scheme for village shops to (a)...

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which town and parish councils have received financial assistance for (a) training and (b) preparation of local plans in...

      Food and Farming Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the Policy Commission on Food and Farming to report.

      Sheep Brain Experiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the reports of audits she has commissioned into the sheep brain pool experiment at the Institute for...

      National Forest (East Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will report on the National Forest Company's progress in creating the National Forest in the east midlands.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimates she has made of the increase in the use of recycled aggregate as a consequence of the introduction of the...

      Salmon Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of salmon farming on the environment; and if she will make a statement.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Court of Appeal

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many references there have been to the Court of Appeal under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 since 1972.

  • Health

    • Health Care Rationing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the extent of health care rationing.

    • Disaster Planning (Wyre Forest)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans have been made for the reception of casualties if a major disaster occurs in Wyre Forest.

      Major Trauma Casualties (Worcestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many major trauma casualties could be received and treated simultaneously at hospitals in Worcestershire and neighbouring areas.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) registered and (b) formerly registered nurses have taken up a full or part-time contract with the NHS after a break in their nursing career...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the number of registered and formerly registered nurses who are not employed as nurses and who are (a) under 30, (b) under...

      Deep Vein Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution his Department will make to the World Health Organisation study into deep vein thrombosis and air travel.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the money assigned to palliative care over three years has been spent; and if he will make a statement on how it was spent.

      Plasmapheresis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision there is in the NHS for the treatment of severe sensitivity to light by plasmapheresis.

      Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost per patient of prescribing atypical antipsychotic drugs.

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of operations carried out under the NHS were performed in the private sector in the last 12 months.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria will be used to allocate funding to primary care trusts.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for (a) in-patient treatment and (b) out-patient appointments in each quarter of (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001 for (a) less than...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for (a) each health authority and (b) in total, (i) the authority-wide resident-based (A) in- patient and (B) daycase waiting list target...

      Nursing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nursing home beds per 10,000 population over 18, (b) residential places per 10,000 population over 18 and (c) mental health nursing home beds...

      Nursing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of nursing posts are vacant in (a) the Buckinghamshire health authority area and (b) England.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalents per 10,000 population work in social services in (a) Buckinghamshire, (b) Milton Keynes and (c) England.

      Children (Local Authority Care)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give his estimate for the number of looked after children in the care of local authority social services departments per calendar year in each...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what activities he includes under the heading of Adoption Support Services.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of the likely impact of the Adoption and Children Bill within five years of enactment on (a) the number of children adopted, (b)...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his intentions are regarding increasing the number and nature of adoptions taking place across local authority boundaries.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he proposes to produce a report on the system of home studies for adoption placements.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely cost of regulation of voluntary adoption agencies under the terms of the Adoption and Children Bill as it...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when after Royal Assent he expects the terms of the Adoption and Children's Bill to come into force.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is regarding fees which may be charged by adoption agencies in respect of the provision of services to persons providing facilities as...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what study he has made of cases of criminal assault against birth parents by their adopted children; and how many such cases he has studied.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the effectiveness at tracking adopted children in the system operating in England and Wales.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the procedure for appeal against the findings of a panel will be and what complaints procedure will be available to the applicants in his...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under clause 12 of the Adoption and Children Bill, to which organisations he might delegate his functions in respect of the operation of review panels.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the representations he has received regarding adoption since publication of the draft adoption Bill in March.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the meaning of child's welfare in the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a preliminary list of those overseas countries to which Chapter 6 of the Adoption and Children Bill will apply.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas adoption applications have been processed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish his Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his proposals are for which local authority should be responsible for the resourcing and provision of specialist educational provision for persons...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of children subject to special guardianship orders which would be issued under Clause 110 of the Adoption and...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his proposals are for payment of allowances for the new special guardianship orders proposed in the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for encouraging the provision of intermediary services to people connected with adoption as a result of the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he proposes to publish regulations relating to the provision of assessments and support services for people connected with adoption.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average time for completion of adoption for children identified as potential adoptees under the age of one in each of the last 10 years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the procedures for obtaining a child's ascertainable wishes as set out in the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foster parents are on the register of social services departments in each local authority in England and Wales; and how many were on the register...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what advice he based his proposals to restrict the right of access to an adopted person's birth certificate and birth parent details granted in the...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if it is his intention to change the number of (a) voluntary organisations and (b) informal groups providing adoption support services in England and Wales.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for the (a) selection of members, (b) qualifications and training of members, (c) payment of members, (d) scrutiny and (e) likely...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of reasonableness for a period of delay as used in the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for funding centrally the operation of the review panels under the Adoption and Children Bill.

      Capital Spending Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those capital spending projects being negotiated in the NHS where the lead on building and management involves an overseas firm or...

      North Bristol NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if hospital improvement plans submitted by the North Bristol NHS Trust are among the proposals by trusts that he has prioritised for capital investment...

  • Scotland

    • Section 28 (Local Government Act)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what assessment she has made of the effect of the repeal of section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 in Scotland; (2) what representations she...

  • Treasury

    • Special Purpose Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Treasury (a) monitors and (b) offers advice to other Government Departments on special purpose vehicles.

    • Vocational Training Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will replace the vocational training relief.

      HIPC Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the HIPC initiative on the debt levels of the HIPC nations; and if he will make a statement.

      Arundel and South Downs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people received (a) tax credits and (b) means- tested benefits in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs in each year since April 1997.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is his policy to seek revision of the framework set down by the Stability and Growth Pact as part of the preparations for UK euro entry.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many members of defined contribution pension schemes are paying the (a) higher rate and (b) standard rate of tax; (2) if he will estimate the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many defined contribution occupational pension schemes are covered by the pre-1987 tax regime; and how many members of such schemes there are; (2)...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 20 November 2001, Official Report, column 267W, on the accounting treatment of the successor organisation to Railtrack, on what...

      Inland Revenue Investigations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Inland Revenue make inquiries into family backgrounds in advance of looking at the financial affairs of the individual into whom they are inquiring.

      Capital Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 20 November 2001, Official Report, column 270W, on capital assets, what guidelines the (a) National Audit Office and (b) Treasury...

      Inland Revenue (Informers)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regard to Section 32 of the Inland Revenue Regulation Act 1890, what criteria the Commissioners of Inland Revenue employ to determine whether to...

      National Insurance (Married Women)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to inform working women of the consequences of paying the married women's rate of National Insurance.

      NHS (Additional Spending)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of additional spending on the NHS since 1997.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the operation of the Climate Change Levy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Armed Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to armed police to deal with firearms situations involving suspects suffering from mental illness.

    • Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quality control systems are in place to ensure the accurate retrieval of fingerprints found at the scene of a crime.

      Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the fingerprint service in the United Kingdom.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress towards the public service agreement target for removing failed asylum seekers.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress towards the public service agreement target for improving the satisfaction of victims and witnesses...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the public service agreement target for efficiency savings in the Police Service.

      UK Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will respond to the manifesto submitted to the Government for comment by the UK Youth Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been obtained and how many further orders are awaiting court hearings, broken down by area, since...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what other Home Office contracts have been awarded to the company providing the Criminal Records since 1997 and were completed to (a) time...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on progress with the Criminal Records Bureau; (2) what is the (a) original and (b) latest (i) completion...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask chief constables in England and Wales for a report on the effectiveness of Regulation 12 of the Motorway Traffic (England and...

      Thames Valley Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded crimes per 1,000 population there were in each of the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in the Thames Valley police...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures will be available to public authorities to protect the academic confidentiality of information contained in project licences...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans she has to change the (a) resource departmental expenditure limit and (b) administration costs limit for her Department in...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on (a) the progress of the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) her recent visit to the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will respond to the UN report of the Panel of Exports on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and other Forms of Wealth...

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the sanctions against terrorists in Angola since the publication of the third report of the Monitoring...

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what actions her Department is taking to promote good governance in Malawi; and what assessment she has made of the decision of major...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment she has made of the effect of the collapse of Taliban rule on the scale of population displacement in...

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what is the value of fairly traded (a) tea and (b) coffee used in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the developing countries visited by her Under-Secretary of State for International Development in (a) 1997, (b) 1998,...

      Scottish Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is regarding consultations prior to the publication of proposals involving the transfer of powers to the Scottish...

  • Lord Chancellor

    • Disability Access

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what measures he is taking to improve disability access to courts in England and Wales; and what financial resources are being...

    • Disability Access

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what advice his Department has given to court staff on assisting disabled people attending court.

      Disability Access

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what cover is provided to court employees by court service insurance policies when dealing with people with disabilities.

      Disability Access

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which court buildings in England and Wales have been assessed as disability- friendly.

      Court Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will publish the Court Service annual report for 2000–01.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans she has to amend the Lord Chancellor's Department's Departmental Expenditure Limit and Running Costs Limits for...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he will report to Parliament his proposals for bringing fully into force those provisions of the Freedom of Information Act...

      Judges' Accommodation

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the (a) units of residential accommodation owned or rented by the Lord Chancellor's Department for occupation by...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Analytical Job Evaluation Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the work force is covered by analytical job evaluation schemes.

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of attendance allowance there are broken down by each nation and region as at the most recent date for which figures are...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents on income support have been subjected to a sanction because they have failed to attend a personal adviser interview.

      ONE Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that personal advisers in the ONE programme are adequately trained in work-focused initiatives.

      ONE Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the provision of separate information on the outcome of participation in ONE by people with mental illnesses; and if he...

      Teenage Parents (Jarrow)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to teenage parents in the Jarrow constituency to get (a) work, (b) education and (c) training.

      Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to make further announcements about the structure and scope of the job retention and rehabilitation pilots; and if he will make a...

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what is the value of fairly traded (a) tea and (b) coffee used in his Department in each of the last five years; (2) what fairly traded...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will list those public bodies to which his Department appoints members and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000; (2) if he...

      Local Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list those local bodies which were set up under legislation which is the responsibility of his Department and its predecessors since...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what were the gross costs of the Regulatory Impact Assessment for (a) the Social Security Benefit Up-rating (No. 2) Order 2000 and (b) the...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many older people will receive winter fuel payments this winter in Tynemouth constituency.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many older people will receive winter fuel payments this winter in the Loughborough constituency; what plans he has to extend winter fuel...

      Pensions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local advisers will be assigned to each local office of the new Pensions Service; what its total staffing complement will be; and if...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) record is kept and (b) assessment made of the destinations of people who leave the new deal for lone parents for employment.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made on the effectiveness of the new deal for lone parents in south Tyneside.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those on the new deal for lone parents left for employment in the last 12 months, broken down by region.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effects of the new deal for lone parents on levels of employment and benefit...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have entered the new deal gateway (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three times or more in respect of the (i) new deal for lone...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the impact of the new deal for the over 50s on levels of employment and benefit...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in the new deal have received (a) training and (b) subsidised employment in the construction industry in each year since 1997.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) male and (b) female members of each ethnic group have participated in the new deal from the Wycombe constituency since it was set up.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets he has set in respect of the new deal for the over 50s in the next 12 months.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in the new deal for 50 plus received training grants in each of the last 12 months.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the implementation of the new deal 50 plus in Coventry.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2001, Official Report, column 160W, which Government Departments have taken on staff through the new...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2001, Official Report, column 160W, how many participants in (a) the new deal for young people and (b)...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions further to his answer of 6 November 2001, Official Report, column 195W, on industrial injuries disablement benefit, for what reason information...

  • Education and Skills

    • Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received from training providers affected by the closure of the ILA scheme for an introduction of another...

    • Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were under investigation in relation to individual learning accounts (a) before 30 October and (b) at the latest available date.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether she consulted training providers before bringing forward the suspension of the Individual Learning Account scheme; and if she will...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what considerations informed her decision to bring forward the suspension date for individual learning accounts.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many complaints had been received in relation to the operation of individual learning accounts (a) before 30 October and (b) at the...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the public expenditure consequences of the operations of the individual learning account scheme between 30...

      FE Course Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made for the current financial year of the average cost per student following a two-year curriculum 2000 programme...

      Class Sizes (Somerset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average secondary school class size was in (a) the County of Somerset and (b) the constituency of Yeovil in (i) 1996, (ii) 1997,...

  • House of Lords

    • Universal Primary Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether current trends will mean that the 1995 United Nations Social Summit target of free universal education for all children by 2015 will be achieved; if not,...

    • M4 Hostage Situation: Police Involvement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many police, and from how many forces, were involved in the recent hostage situation which culminated in the temporary closure of part of the M4 on 20 to 21...

      European Arrest Warrant: XXenophobia"

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the question asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch on 19 November (HL Deb, col. 978), how they define the crime of Xxenophobia" as listed in Article 2 of the...

      Terrorism Act 2000: Detention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many persons have been detained and questioned under the Terrorism Act 2000 (a) since 11 September and (b) in the year before that date; and what were the...

      Criminal Courts: District Tier Proposal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the event of the district tier of criminal courts being created as recommended by Lord Justice Auld, measures would be introduced to reimburse...

      Jurors and District Judges: Allowances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average cost of allowances and any other payments made to (a) a juror and (b) a district judge in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Freedom of Information Act: Implementation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Lord Chancellor intends to report to Parliament his proposals for bringing fully into force those provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which...

      Lord Chancellor's Department DEL

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any proposals to amend the Lord Chancellor's Department departmental expenditure limit and running costs limits for 2001–02.

      Court Service Annual Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to publish the Court Service annual report for 2000–01.

      Manchester to London: Non-regulated Train Fares

      asked Her Majesty's Government: By what amount the various categories of unregulated train fares have increased between Manchester and London since the railway was privatised, comparing them with...

      London Underground Performance Regime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Given the past experience of railways in Britain, what is their estimate of the number of people required for, and the cost of, the operation of the performance...

      London Underground Performance Regime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there will have to be a real performance improvement on London Underground before the three infracos make any money from the performance regimes being...

      Best Value Inspection Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many staff are employed at the Best Value Inspection Service audit commission nationally and in its office in the northern region based at Killingbeck, Leeds.

      Best Value Inspection Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the total cost of the Best Value Inspection Service audit commission nationally and in its northern region office based at Killingbeck, Leeds.

      Building Regulations: Uncontrolled Fires

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Building Regulations for England and Wales offer adequate protection from the structural collapse of buildings caused by uncontrolled fires.

      Building Regulations: Uncontrolled Fires

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Building Regulations for England and Wales fully comply with all parts of Essential Requirement 2 (Safety in Case of Fire) contained in Annex 1 to the...

      Building Regulations: Uncontrolled Fires

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to assess the results of the concrete frame fire test conducted by the Building Research Establishment on 26 September at Cardington;...

      Farm (Safety) Awareness Days

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Health and Safety Executive farm awareness days will cost per attendee; and who will pay for each attendance at such an event.

      Recyclable Waste

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Kingdom will face fines from 2010 onwards if it fails to comply with the European Union laws regarding the recycling of household waste; and...

      Open Access for the Countryside

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Whitty on 22 May 2000 (WA 44), what methodologies they have put in place to measure the effect of open access on the...

      Countryside Stewardship Claims

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hayman on 20 February (WA 88), what proportion of stewardship payments are overdue: (a) by number; and (b) by value; and...

      East Midlands: National Forest

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will report on the National Forest Company's progress in creating a national forest in the East Midlands.

      Food and Farming Policy Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect the Policy Commission on Food and Farming to report.

      Sheep Brain Pool Experiment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the reports of audits they commissioned into the sheep brain pool experiment at the Institute for Animal Health.

      Business Tourism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the contribution made to the United Kingdom economy by business tourism; and what percentage this sum represents as a proportion of all...

      Business Tourism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the number of people employed directly and indirectly by the business tourism sector.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the system of stakeholder pensions is coming into operation in the way in which the Government had intended it should.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 23 October (HL Deb, col. 913), in which year were the 50 people she referred to not receiving the winter...

      State Pension

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to bring the state pension in the United Kingdom to the same levels as those in other countries in the European Union.

      Food Standards Agency DEL

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are any proposals to amend the Food Standards Agency departmental expenditure limit (DEL) and administration costs limit for 2001–02.

      HIV Infected Healthcare Workers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the outcome of the policy review on patient notification exercises relating to HIV infected healthcare workers.

      E-democracy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to further e-democracy.

      Events Industry: Vocational Qualifications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What support is being given by the Department for Education and Skills for the national qualification for the events industry.

      Education Action Zones

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each education action zone, what has been the private sector contribution in (a) cash and (b) kind in each year since they were introduced.

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