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Written answers

Monday, 10 December 2001

  • Solicitor-General

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Solicitor-General what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by the Law Officers' Departments were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of Parliament.

    • Dangerous Driving (Sentencing)

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many of the cases of causing death by dangerous driving whose sentences were considered to be unduly lenient have been referred to her by the court of appeal in...

  • Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how may jobs will be supported by the decision to proceed with the joint strike fighter in (a) the regions of England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d)...

    • Active Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the percentage of the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Air Force which were committed to operations in each reporting period for each...

      Home Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what review he has made of the need for home defence since the events of 11 September.

      Armed Forces (Deployability)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of each of the armed forces were deployable at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Osama bin Laden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on what discussions his Department had prior to 11 September with Pakistan Government officials regarding Osama bin Laden.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001–02 to 2002–03 will be accounted for by wage costs.

      Vehicle Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what policy the Defence Procurement Agency adopts on supporting British manufacturing when purchasing vehicles.

      Vehicle Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the financial benefits of bulk purchasing vehicles of one particular model for the MOD police.

      Spanish Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost (a) per flight on average and (b) on an annual basis since 1977 of the fuel consumption caused by military aircraft having to avoid...

      Armed Forces Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when an announcement will be made concerning the relocation of 51 Brigade headquarters.

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts in excess of £5 million have been signed, awarded or novated to (a) Matra BAE Dynamics and (b) consortia in which Matra BAE Dynamics...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been granted a war pension from the War Pensions Agency in the last year; and if he will make a statement.

      Specialised Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the specialised reservists called out on 11 October were mobilised; and if he will make a statement.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on recruitment and retention in the (a) (i) Coldstream Guards and (ii) Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters' Regiment and...

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what warnings about depleted uranium hazards have been given to (a) UK and other allied forces troops, (b) UK and international aid and media...

      Whale Island, Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future occupancy of Whale Island, Portsmouth, with special reference to the (a) Royal Marines and (b) Royal Marine Band.

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to ensure sufficient soldiers, sailors and airmen are available to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in London.

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Commonwealth troops are expected to participate in the London celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee; and how many participated...

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military bands and (b) armed service personnel will participate in the London celebrations of Her Majesty's the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2001.

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Commonwealth countries have been invited to send troops to participate in the London celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of Parliament.

      Nuclear Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration has been given to the suspension of nuclear transport since the terrorist attacks on the USA on 11 September.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Her Majesty's Government have evidence that Iraq is in breach of United Nations resolutions on the (a) procurement, (b) possession and (c)...

      Base Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he perceives a heightened risk of terrorist attack on private houses located adjacent to high security military bases; and what consideration he...

  • House of Commons

    • Staff Passes

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans he has to review the number of passes available to hon. Members for their staff...

    • Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if further discussions are to take place with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what communication he has received from the Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when it is proposed for the Commission to next discuss the post of the Parliamentary...

      Advisory Committee on Works of Art

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, who sits on the House of Commons Advisory Committee on Works of Art; when this Committee was...

  • Wales

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many, and what proportion of letters received by the Department from hon. and right hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July were replied to in (a)...

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by the Wales Office were the subject of a holding answer in the last three parliamentary sessions.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20 June and 20 July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many letters his Department received from hon. and right hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Police Reserve are stationed at each police station; and what percentage this represents of the total number of officers...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to introduce the Airwave system of communication to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many emblems were (a) produced and (b) published for consultation as the new badge for the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will place the minutes of the Northern Ireland Police Authority in the public domain; what measures he has taken to ensure meetings of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average cost is per applicant to the new police service of Northern Ireland recruitment competition.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria were used to identify the wards in Northern Ireland in which stamp duty will no longer be paid on properties up to the value of...

      Paramilitary Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on present levels of (a) terrorist violence and (b) community unrest.

  • International Development

    • UK Caribbean Overseas Territories (HIV/AIDS)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her answer of 14 November 2001, Official Report, column 776W, if she will outline the conclusions reached at the CARICOM...

    • Zimbabwe (Malnutrition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate she has made of the number of deaths from malnutrition in Zimbabwe in 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by her Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three Sessions...

      New Partnership for African Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the New Partnership for African Development with regard to Togo.

      New Partnership for African Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the progress of the New Partnership for African Development in Nigeria.

      Departmental Sickness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many days were lost due to sickness absence in the Department in each of the last four years.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what terms and conditions her Department attaches to agreements with non-governmental organisations working in China in relation to (a)...

      New Deal (Young People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people are employed by the Department under the New Deal for Young People; and at what cost to public funds.

      Africa Private Infrastructure Finance Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the work done by the Africa Private Infrastructure Finance Facility.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions her Department has had with the World Trade Organisation on increasing the representation of developing...

      Departmental Expenditure Limit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001–02 to 2002–03 will be accounted for by wage...

      Togo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on reports of civil and political rights abuses in Togo.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • September 11

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many families she has met of the victims of the 11 September events.

    • Departmental Sickness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days were lost owing to sickness absence in her Department in each of the last four years.

      Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has made to seek to ensure that the 2002 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens are open to teams from both codes of...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many civil servants have left her Department as a result of (a) voluntary, (b) statutory retirement, (c) dismissal and (d)...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many civil servants have (a) transferred at their own request and (b) otherwise been transferred (i) from another Department to her...

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which film showings (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have attended in an official capacity since 8 June; and what was...

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which countries (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have visited in an official capacity since 8 June; and what was the...

      Staff Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on opportunities for staff training in her Department.

      Press Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what determines (a) whether a press notice issued by her Department is placed on the Department's website and (b) how long a press...

      Yorkshire Cultural Consortium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what has been the cost of establishing the Yorkshire Cultural Consortium.

      New Deal (Young People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people are employed by the Department under the New Deal for Young People; and at what cost to public funds.

      Announcements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what announcements her Department is planning to make between 19 December and 8 January.

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the process which resulted in Manchester City Football Club being chosen as the final occupier of the...

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of converting the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Manchester into a football stadium will be.

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the design of the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Manchester.

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the cost of (a) the Commonwealth Games Stadium, (b) the Manchester Commonwealth 50 Pool, (c) each other...

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the 2002 Commonwealth Games and on the cost of its organisation.

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the timing of the process of transferring the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Manchester from its current...

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Railway Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he has received regarding changes in the (a) role, (b) organisation and (c) structure of the...

    • Railway Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what changes in the (a) role and (b) terms of reference of the Railway Inspectorate within his Department have taken...

      Regulatory Impact Assessment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the gross cost was of the regulatory impact assessment for (a) the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)...

      Rail Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his Department's budget was for (a) payments to Railtrack and (b) investment in the rail infrastructure in...

      Rail Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how much was Railtrack's most recent estimate of the network's infrastructure investment needs in Control...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on how the (a) Government and (b) Railtrack administrator will replace the £445...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what payments were made from (a) the Treasury, (b) his Department, (c) the SRA and (d) the Rail Regulator to...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what date Railtrack formally requested additional investment funding from the Government above the amounts in the...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what payments were scheduled to be made to Railtrack from 5 October until 5 April 2006, from (a) the Treasury, (b)...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what date his Department last discussed Railtrack administration with (a) the Treasury and (b) the No. 10 Policy Unit.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what cash (a) guarantees and (b) sums have been made available to the administrator of Railtrack plc.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which senior executive positions in Railtrack are (a) vacant and (b) undergoing change of personnel.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what liabilities Railtrack plc has incurred for poor performance since 5 October.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the average earnings were of Railtrack directors in (a) salary, (b) bonuses and (c) additional payments in each...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions whether Mr. John Robinson asked him for a letter of comfort for Railtrack at the meeting on 25 July.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if it is his policy that the company limited by guarantee he is proposing for Railtrack will seek to include property...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will publish the expenditure (a) planned and (b) allocated by Railtrack plc on (i) office costs, (ii) expense...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what amounts have been repaid to date under section 7.2 of the commercial loan agreement with the Railtrack administrator.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what guarantees he has made to the Railtrack administrator under section 9.1 of the commercial loan agreement.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what progress has been made by the Railtrack administrator in refinancing the facilities set out in the commercial...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if the Railtrack administrator has sought consents under section 8.1.2 of the commercial loan agreement.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much of the trust facility outlined in section 2.1 of the commercial loan facility with the Railtrack...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much of the working capital facility referred to in section 2.2 of the commercial loan ageement with the...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if the Government have fulfilled its obligations under section 5.6 of the commercial loan agreement with the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Strategic Rail Authority and (b) Railtrack regarding the Virgin...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the importance of the railways to an integrated transport strategy, with particular...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the importance of diversionary routes for the rail network.

      Back Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions for what reason unnamed back lanes are excluded from highways data for the purposes of calculating standard spending...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what performance indicators on the London Underground are routinely monitored by his Department.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many signal failures there have been on the District line since 1 January between Earls Court and Wimbledon.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions whether London Underground holds an up-to-date register of its assets.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many mechanical failures there have been on District line trains since 1 January.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much investment has been made in the London Underground, excluding Jubilee Line construction, in each year since 1995.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when a detailed survey was last carried out (1) of London Underground's tunnels; and if he will make a statement;...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what measures he proposes to tackle graffiti on the London Underground; and what account is taken of graffiti...

      Railway Stations (Electronic Ticket Barriers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent crowd safety assessments have taken place at the London railway stations that have had electronic ticket...

      M58

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what has been the total public investment in the M58 motorway since 1985; and how much of that investment was subject...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many pensioner households (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in London and (c) in Barnet are (i) in receipt of...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many tenants in (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authority property in (i) London and (ii) Barnet...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to adjust housing benefit thresholds and caps in the light of formula rent increases in (a) London...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what estimate he has made of the effect of formula rents on housing benefit expenditure in (a) the UK, (b) London and...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions to what extent formula rents after restructuring will be (a) inclusive and (b) exclusive of management and...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authority tenants (i) in the United Kingdom, (ii) in London...

      Aston Clinton Bypass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what estimate he has made of the expected reduction in vehicle movements through Aston Clinton that will result from...

      Bus Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 3 December 2001, Official Report, column 27W, if he will simplify the criteria for...

      Traffic Links (West Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he has received from the South East Economic Development Agency regarding traffic links in West...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps are taken to ensure that the views of local economic development agencies and other stakeholders are given...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what his criteria are for areas affected by traffic congestion to be addressed by using fast track procedures...

      Rail Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will state, for each train operating company, (a) when the franchise was first renewed, (b) the length of the...

      Railway Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many different types of rolling stock were operated by each train operating company in each year since 1994; and...

      Railway Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will state the (a) number and (b) type of new rolling stock ordered in each year since 1994 for each train...

      Railway Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on arrangements for the (a) renewal and (b) replacement of rolling stock by train...

      Railway Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent discussions he has had with the ROSCOs on how the supply of new rolling stock can be speeded up.

      Rail Industry Confidential Reporting System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans there are to develop the CIRAS confidential reporting system within the railway industry.

      Strategic Rail Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the Strategic Rail Authority is due to publish its strategic plan.

      Rail Fatigue Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the length of track on the railway network suffering from gauge corner cracking was for each month between...

      Rail Fatigue Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of research conducted into gauge corner cracking; and what action he has taken in...

      Supporting People Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the breakdown of funding to local authorities under the Supporting People Strategy is.

      A40, Ross-on-Wye

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what was the (a) original budget and (b) final cost of the traffic light installation on the A40 at Lea, Ross-on-Wye;...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what proportion of United Kingdom air passengers used (a) Manchester Airport Group, (b) Peel airports and (c) Leeds...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the use of public funds by Manchester airport to oppose the proposed airport at...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what was the estimated cost to public funds in 2000–01 of enforcement action by local authorities against...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have recently met officers from Brighton and Hove council to...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he has received from local authorities on issues relating to travellers and traveller...

      Housing (Birmingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what provision he has made for early redemption penalties and setting-up costs of successor organisations to be...

      Drink Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what provision he has made in the current financial year for his campaign against drinking and driving.

      Traffic Calming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what guidance he gives to local authorities on (a) installing road bumps on established roads, (b) painting speed...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what directions have been given to local authorities since May 1997 concerning the estimation of rough sleepers in...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps his Department and the Rough Sleepers Unit are taking to improve the quality of information on the numbers...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what changes his Department and the Rough Sleepers Unit have made to the methodology for counting rough sleepers...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what requirements the Government have placed on local authorities to engage in street counts of rough sleepers.

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he has received over the last four years concerning the manner in which rough sleepers head...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what communications his Department and the Rough Sleepers Unit have had with (a) the Metropolitan and (b) the City of...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what research his Department and the Rough Sleepers Unit have conducted into the movements of rough sleepers who are...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what are the new targets for 2002–03 in respect of local authorities handling planning applications; and what...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when his Department set a new Best Value indicator for local authorities in 2002–03 that 90 per cent. of all...

      Best Value

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which local authorities are not obliged to sell assets at best value.

      Civil Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what strategy exists to help collaboration between fire brigades related to their role in civil contingencies and...

      Young Firefighters Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many children are involved in the Young Firefighters Association in the west midlands; and what funding he has...

      Train Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and Rail Inspectorate and (b) the Train...

      Train Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what limit he sets as the maximum hours a driver can safely drive a train.

      Parish and Town Councils (Uniform Business Rate)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of the cost of restoring the policy of giving a share of the uniform business rate to (a)...

      Strategic Rail Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the strategic rail plan will be published.

      Rail Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will publish the Strategic Rail Authority's strategy for freight.

      Irish Sea Cable

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which body is responsible for the completion of Irish Sea cable reference 360 Atlantic/C.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the...

      Fluorspar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of Britain's national annual need for fluorspar; what proportion he expects to come from...

      Local Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessments he has made concerning the use of local public service agreements; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing (Departmental Definitions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will publish his department's definition of (a) affordable housing, (b) social housing, (c) key worker, (d) low...

      Local Government White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he will publish the White Paper on local government.

      Mobile Phone Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will reconsider the guidance given in PPG8 in respect of the siting of mobile phone masts; and what further...

      Social Service Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many local authority social service departments have applied to his Department for financial support in the...

      Area Cost Adjustments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much (a) Tewkesbury's, (b) Cheltenham's and (c) Gloucestershire's revenue support grant has been changed as a...

      Area Cost Adjustments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the local authorities which were net recipients under the area cost adjustment scheme in each of the...

      Area Cost Adjustments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to review the area cost adjustment; and if he will make a statement.

      High Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the project by the Building Research Establishment and Tree Advice Trust to develop an objective way of...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the signals passed at danger at least three times by trains stating the number of times this has...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the Health and Safety Commission's working group looking at risks associated with road rail interface will...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent steps Railtrack has taken to ensure that a supervisor is employed on a continual basis in all signal (a)...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the (a) benefits and (b) outcomes that have...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what steps have been taken by Railtrack to introduce a system for the central tracking of those recommendations...

      Housing Allocation (Paedophiles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what information the Government makes available to (a) local authorities, (b) registered social landlords and (c)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Women and Public Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he intends to report on the Government's work on women and public services.

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by the Cabinet Office were the subject of a holding answer in the last three Sessions of Parliament.

      Opinion Polling

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list his Department's (a) budgeted and (b) actual expenditure on opinion and market research during each financial year since 1996; what recent...

      Public Interest Disclosure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the operation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994 as it applies to central Government; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001–02 to 2002–03 will be accounted for by wage costs.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress with the public service agreement target for openness and diversity in the civil service.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what opinion research he has undertaken for ascertaining progress in meeting the public service agreement target on responsiveness of public services to the views...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the initial targets to be met by April 2001 in pursuit of the public service agreement target for the delivery of new programmes.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress with the public service agreement target to introduce new pay systems to improve Departments' performance.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action has followed fulfilment of the public service agreement target to publish a White Paper on modernising Government.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress this year with the public service agreement target for the saving on administration revenue.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the performance of (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) other Departments in meeting the public service agreement for electronic service...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on progress in securing departments' compliance with the regulatory impact assessment process as part of the Cabinet Office's...

      Knowledge Pool

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress with testing and refining the Knowledge Pool approach to evidence-based policy.

      Expenditure and Receipts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if his Department maintained expenditure and receipts within the voted provision in 2000–01.

      Performance Targets (Labour Costs)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if his Department achieved the key performance target in 2000–01 for increasing sales revenue for every pound of expenditure on direct labour costs.

  • President of the Council

    • Computer Equipment

      To ask the President of the Council, what has been the average time taken to (a) deliver and (b) install standard computer equipment to hon. Members' offices in (i) the House of Commons and (ii)...

    • Royal Prerogative

      To ask the President of the Council if he will list the orders made through the Privy Council under the royal prerogative in each year from 1997 to date.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to inform employers of their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 not to discriminate against...

    • Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the take-up of the minimum income guarantee in Pendle in the last six months.

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department has taken to monitor uptake of the minimum income guarantee since the introduction of the shortened application form.

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the earnings disregard is in the calculation of the pensioners' minimum income guarantee; and how the disregard has changed since the...

      Employment Opportunities (Women)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to remove the obstacles to women's employment opportunities.

      Jobseekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to improve co-ordination between the benefits system and the support given to people to help them find work.

      Jobseekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to enable those unemployed who are the hardest to help find work.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures are being taken to combat fuel poverty among pensioners.

      Pensioners (Benefits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ensure pensioners who have savings for their retirement do not lose entitlement to benefits.

      Pensioners (Benefits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to help pensioners claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the impact that the new deal 50-plus has had on getting older people back into work.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with employers on the new deal.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is given to New Deal personal advisers in respect of the new deal 50 plus.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on (a) the number of participants in the new deal for over-50 from Tynemouth constituency in the last 12 months,...

      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 the Buckingham constituency in respect of...

      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 Arundel and South Downs in respect of the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) long-term unemployed and (b) lone parents have gained (i) subsidised and (ii) unsubsidised employment under the New Deal scheme in...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on the New Deal for Young People in Arundel and South Downs have joined (a) the subsidised employment option, (b) the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) long-term unemployed and (b) lone parents have undertaken training under the New Deal scheme in Wiltshire.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to monitor the effectiveness of the New Deal for Lone Parents.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on (a) the number of participants in the new deal for young people from Tynemouth constituency in the last 12...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on the new deal for young people in the Buckingham constituency have joined (a) for subsidised employment, (b) the...

      Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on changes in the availability of final salary pension schemes.

      Long-term Unemployment (Romford)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action is being taken to alleviate long-term unemployment in Romford.

      Housing Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proposals he has for extending housing costs support to elderly low-income owner- occupiers.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many stakeholder pensions have been taken out on behalf of under 18-year-olds.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the take-up of stakeholder pensions.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on changes to eligibility for lower rate disability living allowance in respect of those suffering from fear or anxiety.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ensure that applicants for disability living allowance are able to request a face-to-face completion service for...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to produce information about disability living allowance in a sign language video format.

      Action Teams for Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement about the effectiveness of action teams for jobs.

      Employment Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of employment zones in reducing unemployment.

      Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to inform those who provide goods and services about the access requirements for disabled people.

      Disability Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases alleging discrimination against disabled people the Disability Rights Commission has supported financially in its first year of...

      Pensioner Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he plans to assist pensioners with income just above the poverty line.

      Special Advisers and Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed (i) full-time, (ii) part- time and (iii) on a contract basis by his...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if new assessments on existing Child Support Agency cases after April 2002 will be made on the new system; (2) if he will make it his...

      Departmental Promotions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995–96, (b)...

      Widowers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many widowers would have been eligible for widowers benefits between 1994 and 2000; and what is his estimate of the cost.

      ONE Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the integrated claim form piloted in the ONE callcentre pilots.

      ONE Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the (a) costs and (b) benefits of the ONE pilots introduced in June and November 1999.

      Work Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to improve incentives for those with children to work; and how many have taken them up in Tynemouth constituency in the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will answer the question tabled on 25 October by the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North concerning the suspension of...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three Sessions of...

      Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, North (Ms Walley) of 16 November 2001, Official Report, column 936W, on SEMA, if...

      Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement (1) on the cost in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 of measures to meet the aspirational diversity targets...

      Pay Scales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the cost of the reintroduction of common pay scales across his Department.

      Long-term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 28 November, in what circumstances benefit will be withheld from the long-term unemployed.

      Long-term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 28 November, (1) in what circumstances long-term unemployed may receive remuneration above the national minimum...

      Long-term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 28 November, what targets he has set in respect of his proposals for the long-term unemployed, including targets...

      Deafness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that examining medical officers acting on behalf of his Department are familiar with the problems of deaf people.

      Deafness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure that only qualified sign language interpreters are used during medical assessments for deaf people who claim...

      Deafness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many profoundly deaf people are panel members of the Appeals Service.

      Deafness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to undertake research into the take-up of disability living allowance among deaf people.

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what studies he has conducted into overseas (a) experience and (b) practice in connection with vocational rehabilitation.

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the report of the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine "Vocational Rehabilitation—The Way Forward".

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what studies he has conducted into the cost- efficiency of (a) early and (b) interim (i) rehabilitation and (ii) work preparation after (A)...

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to improve liaison with (a) the Department of Health and (b) relevant agencies in connection with the delivery of (i)...

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for (a) establishing a centre of excellence for and (b) disseminating good practice in vocational rehabilitation.

      Disability Employment Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of changes in the workload of disability employment advisers; and what plans he has to improve resources for this...

      Disability Employment Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to improve training of disability employment advisers with particular reference to developments in (a) medical practice and...

      Departmental Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was (a) the total expenditure of his Department and its agencies and (b) the total expenditure on counter-fraud work within his Department...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the Remploy 21 board strategy for business development.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with trade unions in connection with (a) delivery of the Remploy 21 strategy and (b) partnership working with...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people who became newly entitled for the 2000–01 winter fuel payment but did not make a claim before...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people who became newly entitled for the 2001–02 winter fuel payment and made a claim before 21 September.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of eligible people who have not received backdated winter fuel payments for the first three years of the scheme...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what is the estimated saving to the Exchequer from those who were newly entitled to the 2000–01 winter fuel payment and did not claim...

      Passported Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if recipients of the guarantee credit will be entitled to the same passported benefits as recipients of income support.

      Minimum Funding Requirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the time limits for scheme minimum funding requirements.

      Pay Gender Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the pay gender gap; what measures he has taken to address the issue; and if he will make a statement.

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on new bereavement benefits; what efforts have been made to publicise this benefit to the public; and under what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the proposed expenditure on the pension credit in 2003–04 is attributable to (a) the guarantee credit and (b) the savings credit.

      Savings Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate (1) the annual cost of extending entitlement to the savings credit to all those aged 60 years or over; (2) the number of...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions he proposes to make about the increases in claimants' pensions during the period between an initial pension credit claim and a...

      Severe Disability Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate (1) the cost of abolishing the rule which withdraws severe disability premium from those who are cared for by someone who...

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the EU on the working time directive.

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministerial Meetings (Minutes)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish in the Official Report the guidance available to civil servants minuting meetings between Ministers and others.

    • Royal Succession

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will amend the Act of Settlement 1700 to allow a non- protestant to succeed to the throne.

      Royal Succession

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will introduce legislation to repeal the Royal Marriages Act 1772.

      Royal Succession

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to ensure that succession to the throne is henceforth based on primogeniture irrespective of gender.

      Senior Salaries Review Body

      To ask the Prime Minister what the revised terms of reference of the Senior Salaries Review Body are.

      Euro

      To ask the Prime Minister if the results of a future referendum on UK membership of the euro will be broken down by each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK.

      Stephen Byers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will investigate the circumstances surrounding the decision taken by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, the right hon. Member...

      House of Lords

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to require persons raised to the peerage on his recommendations to serve as Ministers in the House of Lords, to relinquish their peerage...

  • Scotland

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many, and what proportion of letters received by the Department from right hon. and hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July were replied to in (a)...

    • Budd Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment she has made of the implications for private clubs and societies in Scotland of the proposals in the Budd report.

      Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) licensed fishing boats and (b) people employed directly in offshore fishing there were in Scotland in each of the past 10 years.

  • Lord Chancellor

    • County Court Judgments

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many orders were made in county courts in England setting aside county court judgments in the last three years; and how many...

    • Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received in 2001 from (a) the Countryside Agency and (b) the rural advocate on proposed closures of...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by the Lord Chancellor's Department were the subject of a holding answer in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total expenditure was on (a) advertising, (b) polling, (c) focus groups, (d) design consultants, (e) caterers, (f)...

    • Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (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...

      Renunciation Certificates (British Citizenship)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the service provided by the High Commission in Harare to those seeking certificates of...

      ABM Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his policy on the ABM Treaty.

      Mr. Jeremy Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Colombian Government asking them (a) to bring to justice those involved in...

      Terrorist Attacks (Israel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of how many Israelis have been killed by terrorist attacks in the nine months from 7 March; and how...

      Tracey Housel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the State of Georgia, USA, regarding the proposed execution of Tracey Housel; and if he will...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for Gibraltar to be (a) a constituency and (b) integrated into UK constituencies for the purposes of voting in...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what joint statements with the Spanish Government were made regarding the sovereignty of Gibraltar during the talks in Barcelona...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the action he has taken in respect of the resolution on Gibraltar passed at the European Council...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions were held with the Government of Gibraltar about the future status of Gibraltar before the date for the talks...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the laws by which Gibraltar is a member of the European Union allow for its inhabitants to have access to health and...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what conditions Spain is attaching to removing Gibraltar's suspension from the EU (a) Single Sky Agreement and (b) Regulation on...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether the laws by which Gibraltar is a member of the European Union allow for the free movement of (a) goods and...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects Spain to allow direct flights to Gibraltar from airports outside the UK to overfly its airspace.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether legislation giving the people of Gibraltar the right to vote in the 2004 European parliamentary elections will require...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when consultations will begin with the Government of Gibraltar to ensure that the people of Gibraltar have the right to vote in...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what jurisdiction the International Court of Justice has over the status of Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to amend the Brussels Process to allow the Government of Gibraltar a veto over changes in the status of Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if a date for further talks with Spain under the Brussels Process has been arranged; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last requested the Spanish Government to produce evidence of smuggling between Gibraltar and Spain; and what was the...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes in the status of Gibraltar within the European Union are being considered

      Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last spoke to his counterpart in Spain; and what was the subject of discussion.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many, and what proportion of letters received by the Department from right hon. and hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July...

  • Education and Skills

    • Departmental Staff Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will estimate total annual staff costs for her Department and its agencies by nation and region of the UK; and if she will make a...

    • Citizenship Lessons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers were qualified to teach citizenship lessons in secondary schools in September.

      Teacher Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers of non-EU nationality are employed in British schools.

      Teacher Recruitment (East Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have been recruited from overseas to fill teaching posts in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in East Sussex in the...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on (a) the margin of failure and (b) the reason for failure to meet the public service agreement target of a 2...

      Student Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has spent per student on (a) loans, (b) grants and (c) other maintenance support in each year since 1990.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what method of auditing applies to the administration of student loans.

      Staff Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) head teachers and (b) university lecturers have left the profession in each of the past five years.

      Staff Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the annual staff turnover has been in Further Education colleges in the last five academic years.

      University Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information she has collected on growth in research income for universities in (a) the sciences and (b) the arts over the last five...

      Tuition Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total annual public funding is for academic institutions which charge student tuition fees.

      Portable Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the cost of implementing Statutory Instrument 2718 and the guidance notice relating to portable buildings.

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what core funding was awarded each year to further education colleges in England from 1995–96, adjusted for inflation; (2) what...

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the impact of house prices on the recruitment and retention of further education college staff in the...

      Curriculum and Staffing Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if a timetable has been established for the next curriculum and staffing survey; (2) when she will answer the question tabled by the...

      Education Action Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what is the total spent by her Department on central (a) advertising and marketing and (b) administration of education action zones; and...

      Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has spent on health and safety in the workplace in each year since 1997.

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was to her Department of the use of external consultants in each of the last four years.

      Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether she proposes to approve the conventionally financed capital allocation for the Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle.

      Specialist Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list specialist colleges in the secondary school sector by subject area.

      Schools (Romford)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Romford are not opening for a full five-day week on a regular basis.

      Education and Youth Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the outcome was of the Education and Youth Council held in Brussels on 29 November; what the Government's position was on each issue...

      Pre-Schools (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what basis the period of funding of places at privately run pre-schools is set at 33 weeks.

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children between the ages of 5 and 18 years who are domiciled outside the United Kingdom were educated within the private sector...

      Learning Mentors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what role learning mentors play in supporting gifted and talented students.

      14 to 19 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will undertake to publish her Department's consultation paper on 14 to 19 education before relevant clauses of the Education Bill...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many, and what proportion of letters received by the Department from right hon. and hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July were...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by her Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the resources available to the Learning and Skills Council.

      Scottish Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list, in real terms, for each year since 1979 (a) the total sums of money spent directly by her Department in Scotland and...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of the young people in Wiltshire who found employment through the new deal have found sustained unsubsidised work.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Daily Mail (Stephen Byers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the action initiated by her predecessor against the Daily Mail in respect of comments made in that newspaper...

    • Daily Mail (Stephen Byers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the cost met from public funds of the legal action taken by the previous Secretary of State, the right hon. Member for Tyneside,...

      Portland Cement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of Portland cement sold in the United Kingdom was (a) domestically produced and (b) imported in each of the last five years.

      Portland Cement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Portland cement consumption per capita was for the United Kingdom in the last 12 months.

      Nuclear Waste Transportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if it is her intention that the effect of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill will make publication of routes along which (a) nuclear...

      MOX Plant, Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account she took of a potential terrorist threat before giving authorisation to the MOX fuel plant at Sellafield.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations she has received from BP in relation to her Department's energy review; what has been the nature of such...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001–02 to 2002–03 will be accounted for by wage costs.

      EU Procurement Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the estimated cost to public funds of the proposed EU directive on procurement.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were employed by her Department under the new deal for over-25s; and at what cost to public funds in 2001–02.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people are employed by the Department under the new deal for young people; and at what cost to public funds.

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was to her Department of the use of external consultants in each of the last four years.

      Departmental Sickness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many days were lost owing to sickness absence in the Department in each of the last four years.

      Sub-Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 27 November 2001, Official Report, columns 859–60W, on the rural...

      Sub-Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the measures taken by Consignia to prevent sub-post office closures in the Huntingdon constituency; and if she...

      Sub-Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the measures taken by Consignia to prevent sub-post office closures in the constituency of Galloway and Upper...

      European Structural Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to obtain structural funds assistance for UK domestic routes.

      European Structural Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of structural funds are available from the European Union for subsidising domestic UK flights.

      European Structural Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the experience of France, Spain and Greece in gaining European structural funds for their domestic flights.

      European Structural Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what criteria have to be met by an air route in order to receive European structural funds.

      Internal Market, Consumer and Tourism Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the outcome was of the Internal Market, Consumer and Tourism Council held in Brussels on 26 November; what the Government's stance was on...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to commission new nuclear reactors at existing nuclear power stations in the south-west.

      EU Chemicals Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the names and positions of (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) political advisers in her Department who communicated with UK...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by her Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of...

      Ariane Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the termination of the UK's involvement in the Ariane programme on the manufacturing...

      EGNOS Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between the (a) amount of funding provided by European Space Agency member states...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will publish details of the research underlying the statement in her press release number 250/01 dated 21 November on the proportion of...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial losses have been made by BNFL plc in each of the last two years; and how have these losses been financed.

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 20 November 2001, Official Report, column 163W, on BNFL, where BNFL Inc.'s accounts are published in the United...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultants have been retained by her Department to advise on the review of BNFL's nuclear liabilities.

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total remuneration, including bonuses, paid in the last financial year to (a) Paul Miskimin, President of BNFL Inc. and (b)...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 20 November 2001, Official Report, column 163W, on BNFL, by how much the final cost of constructing the Sellafield...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what annual operational cost savings have been achieved in (a) electricity generation and (b) reprocessing as a result of the integration of...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her assessment is of the total amount of money BNFL Inc. has lost in (a) the Hanford River Protection project, (b) the East Tennessee...

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether her Department has carried out an independent assessment to determine the future commercial viability of BNFL Inc.

      BNFL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 20 November 2001, Official Report, column 163W, on BNFL, if she will list the reasons for the commercial...

      Liabilities Management Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will appoint the head of the Liabilities Management Authority.

      Liabilities Management Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will publish the terms of reference for the Liabilities Management Authority.

      Nuclear Liabilities Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the terms of reference are for the review of nuclear liabilities being undertaken by her Department; and which other Government...

      Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many regulations affecting business have been abolished since 1997.

      Energy Supply (Middle East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment she has made of energy supplies and the middle east in response to the events of 11 September; and if she will make a...

      Caspian Oil Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make an assessment of the Russian-Kazakhstani pipeline schemes for the Caspian oil fields; and if she will make a statement.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what procedures are in place to ensure that the energy (a) policy and (b) regulation of Great Britain does not discriminate against the...

      Women Entrepreneurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what help her Department is offering to women entrepreneurs; and if she will make a statement.

      First Class Post

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the achievement of the Government target for first class post being delivered next morning.

      Atomic Energy Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the operational value is of running three Volkswagen, two Mitsubishi and one Peugeot vehicle for the Atomic Energy Police.

      Atomic Energy Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the advantages are of (a) not operating and (b) operating a central purchasing policy for the Atomic Energy Police.

      Atomic Energy Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what personal vehicle is available to the Chief Constable of the Atomic Energy Police.

      Small Business (Chorley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding from her Department has been allocated to help start small businesses in Chorley in each of the last five years.

      Engineering and Technology Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the role of the Engineering and Technology Board is; who the chairman is; and if she will make a statement.

      Ministerial Visits (North-East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times since November 2000 Ministers from her Department have visited (a) the Teesside area and (b) Middlesbrough, South and...

      Security (Protec)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what security services at British nuclear facilities are provided by Protec.

      Oil Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will make a statement on what discussions her Department has had with oil companies regarding oil exploration projects in central...

      Enron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the current trading status of Enron on utilities in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Sustainable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent research her Department has in place into energy production from agricultural products.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) interim payments and (b) final payments have been made to former miners and their estates under the chronic emphysema and...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many compensation claims have been made to date in respect of chronic bronchitis and emphysema in (a) the Wansbeck constituency, (b)...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the average length of time taken between receipt of a claim under the chronic bronchitis and emphysema compensation scheme and an...

      Wind Farm, Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason her Department did not allocate the funding requested by the Awel Amen Tame to develop Wales' first community owned wind farm.

      Nuclear Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Bury, North (Mr. Chaytor), on 12 November 2001, Official Report, column 541W, on Sellafield,...

      Nuclear Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations have been undertaken since 11 September with (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) independent academic experts on the...

      Nuclear Reprocessing (Toxic Effects)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the report published on 23 November by the European Parliament's Scientific and Technological Options...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what dates the Energy Minister attended meetings of the performance and innovation unit inquiry into energy policy; and on what further...

      Nuclear Industry (North-West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her Department's estimate is of the value of the nuclear industry to the output of the economy of the north-west region (a) in real money...

      Civil Nuclear Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is her estimate of the (a) current and (b) projected liabilities arising from radiological contamination owned by (i) BNFL, (ii) UKAEA...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department is undertaking investigations into potential insider dealing regarding Railtrack shares in the period immediately...

      Low-cost Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she has reviewed the impact of the Competition Act 1998 on the provision of low-cost electricity for persons over 60; and if she will...

      Employment Regulation Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of the annual cost to employers of implementing the (a) Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1833), (b) employment...

      Rural Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to ensure the continued supply of road transport fuels at affordable prices in rural areas that are disadvantaged through...

      Acquired Rights Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to ensure that those employers who lost out because of the improper implementation of European Directive 77/187 in the TUPE...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of (a) BAE Systems' decision to close the Regional Jet RJ and RJX programme; and (b) the impact the closure will...

      Textile Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the job losses in the textile industry for each year since 1991.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many public appointments she has made since 7 June.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Mobile Phone Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the (a) DTLR and (b) DTI regarding the environmental impact of third generation...

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out the penalty arrangements which will apply in the event of local authorities failing to meet the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of UK municipal waste was recycled in the last 12 months.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what targets the Government have set for domestic waste recycling.

      Waste Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the average cost to farms of applying the provisions of the EU waste directive; and if she will...

      Departmental Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 28 November 2001, Official Report, column 1029W, (Ref 17635), on strike action, how many staff...

      Departmental Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 30 November 2001, Official Report, column 1172W, on industrial action, if she will list the...

      Departmental Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 30 November 2001, Official Report, column 1172W, on industrial action, if she will list the (a)...

      Departmental Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what is the value of payments due to farmers which have been delayed by industrial action in her Department; and what was the...

      Dioxin Emission Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to apply the same dioxin emission limits to cement kilns burning waste as apply to purpose built incinerators.

      Livestock Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to permit forage movements between livestock farms under force of restrictions and farms which have...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to provide financial assistance to farms which were subject to Form D restrictions.

      Environmental Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the EU eco-management and audit scheme is one of the measures of environmental management standards recognised by her...

      Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2001, Official Report, column 993W, of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local...

      Ozone Levels

      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 ozone levels, (1) if she will list the number...

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many targets set for her Department she (a) will and (b) will not meet by the set date.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage biodiversity in British agriculture.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by her Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last...

      Household Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of household waste was recycled in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside in each year from...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to reply to the letters of 25 June, 10 July, 5 October and 6 November from the right hon. Member for Hitchin...

      Arable Farmers (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors underlay her decision not to draw upon EU moneys to compensate UK arable farmers.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what impact she anticipates (a) the increase in landfill tax in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2002, (b) national recycling targets for...

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings she has had in 2001 with agencies involved in flooding; what assessment she has made of the performance of...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement of her policy on a ban on tests and experiments on live animals in the United Kingdom.

      International Trade (Agricultural Products)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the reform of international trade in agricultural products.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the representations (a) made to and (b) received from the European Commission in respect of the Sellafield...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss combined heat and power and the climate change levy.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to address the change in export of power from combined heat and power since the introduction of the...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on (a) farm cash flow and (b) farmers' livelihoods of delays in the (i) despatch...

      Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) the Fresh Produce Consortium, (b) the Horticultural Development Council and (c)...

      Potatoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of this autumn's weather conditions on the storage of this year's national potato...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the results of her consultation on the permit conditions to allow resumption of hunting with hounds.

      Horticulture Research International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to conduct a quinquennial review of Horticulture Research International.

  • Treasury

    • Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his target for the proportion of purchases of residential properties in disadvantaged areas with stamp duty exemption for each income quintile.

    • Financial Services and Markets Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements have been made for dealing with disciplinary cases that a regulator had started before the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 came...

      Departmental Underspending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the provisional underspend for 2000–01 by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions was money allocated to improving...

      Smuggling (Andorra)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the incidence of smuggling from Andorra to the UK and the consequent loss to the Exchequer in each of the last five years.

      Imports (Preference)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what action is being taken by Customs and Excise to stop goods produced in illegal settlements in the west bank and Gaza being imported into the UK...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the compliance of the aggregates levy with article 1 of the first protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights;...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions has he had with (a) the Quarry Products Association, (b) the British Aggregates Association and (c) other representative bodies on...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what studies he has undertaken of the impact of the aggregates tax upon the international competitiveness of the United Kingdom.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to simplify the regulations for the new aggregates tax.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish studies he has undertaken of the impact the new aggregates tax will have on public sector infrastructure projects.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evaluation he has made of the impact of the proposed aggregates tax on (a) the rural economy and (b) rural employment.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research the Treasury has undertaken into the impact upon Northern Ireland of the introduction of the aggregates tax.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the full list of exemptions from the aggregates list will be published.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons are for the levy of £1.60 per tonne on the extraction of (a) sand, (b) gravel and (c) rock.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what environmental impact assessment he has undertaken of the effects of the introduction of the new aggregates tax; and if this includes the cost of the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implication of judgment of the European Court of Justice against the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Case C-338/98) for (a)...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the ratio of value added tax receipts to consumptions was, setting out the variation between the forecast VAT/ consumption ratio and its actual...

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if the tax relief he proposes to extend to community and amateur sports clubs will include mandatory relief from business rates; (2) pursuant to the...

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment has been made of the number of community amateur sports clubs which would qualify for (a) charitable status and (b) Inland Revenue...

      Drug/Tobacco Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis Customs and Excise allocate staff members to tackle (a) drug trafficking and (b) tobacco smuggling; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to assess the impact of the climate change levy on employment in the manufacturing sector.

      Entrepreneurs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what has been the total cost of researching and producing the book on entrepreneurs referred to in the Budget Red Book 2000, HC 346, para. 3.73; (2)...

      Manufacturing Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the most recent figures relating to manufacturing investment; (2) what assessment he has made of recent trends in the...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when was the last meeting between Treasury Ministers and Ministers of the National Assembly for Wales.

      Trader Fraud (VAT)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the methodology used to calculate value added tax missing trader fraud in 2000–01.

      Scientists and Engineers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he will publish the review by Sir Gareth Roberts into the supply of scientists and engineers; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will...

      Care of the Elderly

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with members of the Scottish Executive since 3 May on free care for the elderly in Scotland; and what was the outcome of such...

      Barnett Formula

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Barnett formula was last reviewed as regards Northern Ireland funding, with particular reference to regeneration in areas of civil disturbance; and...

      VAT (Education)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the reasons underlying his policy on charging VAT on the operations of (a) further education colleges and (b) schools.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of Parliament.

      Customs Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which areas within the European Union are not part of the Customs Union.

      Sport Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Customs and Excise intends to issue revised guidance on the implications of VAT for sport clubs and associations.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many, and what proportion of letters received by the Department from hon. and right hon. Members between 20 June and 20 July were replied to in (a)...

      London Underground

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations the Treasury has made to (a) London Underground and (b) the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions on the incentive...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual volume of (a) cigarettes, (b) cigars and (c) rolling tobacco legally brought into the United Kingdom by other EU nationals...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer where the debts of Railtrack will appear in the national accounts if Railtrack is in administration next April.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received from (a) British and (b) foreign public sector investors regarding the administration of Railtrack; (2) what...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the decision was taken to place all HIV positive applicants for (a) leave to remain and (b) asylum in a group awaiting policy guidance;...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to ensure that applicants for asylum who are refused permission to stay and who disappear from the system are (a)...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sites for accommodation centres for asylum seekers have now been identified; where they are located; and when the location of the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's preferred providers of accommodation for asylum seekers there are; and what conditions they must (a) fulfil and...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were held in Wandsworth Prison on 26 November.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average time for processing a visa for indefinite stay in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 and (e) 2001 to date; and...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants have been seconded from other Government Departments to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate this year to help...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by how many caseworkers at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have been increased in the last 12 months.

      Art and Antiques Squad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources have been provided since 1999 to finance the Art and Antiques Squad and the national database relating to stolen works of art.

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police officers left the service in the last month for which figures are available; and how many of these (a) retired...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police recruits there were undertaking 18 weeks training and 10 weeks street duty course in the last month for which...

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 28 November 2001, Official Report, column 958W, if he will investigate the handling of Mrs. Allen's case.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reply to the letter of 25 September from the hon. Member for Poole on behalf of Avtaz Singh, reference 51037677.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20 June and 20 July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in...

      Police Response Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police response vehicles have been in road accidents while on operational duty in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996, (d) 1997, (e) 1998,...

      Prison Officer Housing Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officer housing units are available for allocation to prison officers in England and Wales.

      Sri Lankan Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankan Tamils are being held in (a) detention centres and (b) prisons in the United Kingdom awaiting removal from the UK for...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of rape were reported in England and Wales in 2000 that resulted in charges being made against the alleged perpetrators.

      Police Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were cautioned in the course of an investigation for corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000.

      Hoax Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of hoax calls to the emergency services he estimates to be made from mobile telephones; and if he will require mobile...

      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 reducing the fear of crime.

      Police Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were (a) registered and (b) upheld and what the level of complaints was as a percentage of the effective strength of each...

      Ethnic Minority Police Officers (Coventry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are in Coventry; how many are from ethnic minorities; and what measures there are to encourage more people...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three Sessions of...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the question from the hon. Member for Beckenham of 14 November (ref. 16179)

      Styal Women's Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates there were in Styal women's prison in each of the last 20 years.

      Departmental Expenditure (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list, in real terms, for each year since 1979 (a) the total sums of money spent directly by his Department in Scotland and (b) the...

      Dungavel Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if employees of local authorities who carry out duties within Dungavel Detention Centre have (a) been fingerprinted and (b) had photographic...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Home Office policies to improve community relations in areas which have suffered from recent disturbances.

      Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the letters of reflection that are to be prepared by Ministers as a result of the scrutiny of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and...

      Victor Dan Iliescu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reach a decision on the application for leave to remain by Victor Dan Iliescu (HO Ref. JS33533/3(S); PO 01423/01).

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) use and (b) role in punishment and rehabilitation of young offender institutions run by the Army.

      British Summer Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the past four years in respect of British summer time being retained throughout the year.

      British Summer Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce GMT plus one hour in England and Wales throughout the year.

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations the UK has made to the USA in respect of bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty into force before the end of this year.

  • Health

    • Extra-contractual Referrals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistics his Department has collected on the operation of the extra contractual referrals system.

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of parliamentary questions replied to by his Department were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of Parliament.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will answer the question of the hon. Member for Maidenhead on bed blocking tabled for answer on 2 November (No. 12240).

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was (a) the total expenditure on the NHS and (b) the total expenditure on counter-fraud work within the NHS in the last year for which figures are...

      Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the latest estimate for EU countries' expenditure on health in 2005 in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the relevant GDP.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter of 16 October from the hon. Member for Aylesbury (ref. POH (4) 5009/18).

      Care Homes (Inspections)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each local authority (a) the sum spent on regulation of inspection of care homes in 2000–01, (b) the sum budgeted for regulation...

      Occupational Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what figures his Department collates on waiting times for NHS occupational therapy treatment; and if he will list these for each of the last five years.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to review the wheelchair voucher scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Early Intervention Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when and in what manner he intends to announce the outcome of the comprehensive review of progress on the development of plans for early intervention teams.

      Bed Blocking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what extent the additional funding to be provided to local authorities to tackle bed blocking will be ring-fenced; and what categories of expenditure...

      Coronary Heart Care (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been made available to improving coronary heart services in hospitals within the Greater London area in each of the last three years.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the performance indicators to be used for the measurement of the appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the public service agreement target for the production of appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence by...

      Smallpox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what strategy is in place to meet an epidemic of smallpox caused by terrorist action.

      Lymphoedema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the level of health care administered by local health authorities to sufferers of lymphoedema.

      Performance Assessment System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the measures of cost efficiency developed by his Department as part of the performance assessment system.

      Medical Devices Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the costs in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 of the Medical Devices Agency.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the advice available to diabetics on the safe disposal of their used needles; and if he will make a statement.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the Diabetes National Framework Standards by the end of November.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure on diabetes was in each year since 1997 in the Tees health authority.

      Cardiac Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of the complexity of cases referred to Hammersmith hospital for cardiac surgery in producing the performance tables.

      National Institute for Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to (a) alter the remit and (b) review the framework of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence; and if NICE includes the...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in Arundel and South Downs in each year since 1990.

      Nursing and Residential Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in Arundel and South Downs in each year since 1997.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, how many hospital beds were unavailable in Arundel and South Downs to incoming patients as a result of their...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations have been cancelled in Arundel and South Downs, in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, as a result of hospital beds being occupied...

      Hospital-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients contracted hospital-acquired infections in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 in Arundel and South Downs.

      Haemoglobinopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will assess the effectiveness of the neonatal screening programme for haemoglobinopathies to be introduced next year; and what criteria he will use.

      Haemoglobinopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bone marrow transplants were carried out in the United Kingdom during the past five years in relation to (a) sickle cell, (b) thalassaemia and...

      Haemoglobinopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Standing Medical Advisory Committee has to issue a further report on sickle cell, thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies.

      Haemoglobinopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what Government expenditure on directly commissioned research into (a) sickle cell, (b) thalassaemia and (c) other haemoglobinopathies was in (i) 1999 and...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many more hours per week newly qualified consultants will be required to work in the NHS during their first seven years than before.

      Departmental Underspend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to spend the £510 million that was allocated to his Department for 2000–01 but not spent.

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the viability of a West Mercia Strategic Health Authority based on Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

      Unallocated Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total unallocated funds within his departmental expenditure limit (a) at the start of the financial year and (b) to date; and what...

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what interim measures he plans to take to ensure continuity of service for those who have benefited from digital hearing aids in the 20 trial hospitals...

      Ambulance Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department issues to ambulance trusts on the need to ensure interoperability of radio systems with other emergency services.

      Overseas NHS Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will rank in terms of (a) numbers and (b) as a percentage of the total those countries whose citizens are employed by the NHS as (i) nurses, (ii)...

      National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the (a) membership and (b) remit of the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group.

      Psycho-Geriatricians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how may psycho-geriatricians there were in England and Wales at the last date for which figures are available.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the 10 largest hospitals in the United Kingdom, by number of beds.

      NHS Morale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on morale in the national health service.

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners are due to retire in the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement on the effect on the health service of these...

      Linear Accelerator (Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the need for a second new linear accelerator at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

      NHS Dentists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in South Tyneside were registered with an NHS dentist in each of the years 1998 to 2001.

      New Hospital, Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for funding the provision of the extra beds for the new hospital in Worcester.

      Worcestershire Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and if he will make a statement on the claim by Worcestershire Health Authority of a loss in value of its fixed assets in its 2000–01 Annual...

      Gutkha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that Gutkha style products carry a health warning as required by the Tobacco Products Labelling (Safety) Amendment...

      Gynaecological Cancer Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what procedures are available to (a) contest and (b) appeal the decision by the Mid Anglia Cancer Network NHS to move gynaecological cancer surgery...

      Care/Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to improve the management and training of care and support workers following the King's Fund report 'Future Imperfect'; (2) what...

  • House of Lords

    • Police Forces: Airwave

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will name those police forces which are now equipped with a secure digital radio system, indicating in respect of each force the date on which the new...

    • Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are required by asylum seekers to gain asylum status in the United Kingdom; what steps they take to verify entitlement; and what documents are issued at...

      Community Grants Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Home Office will announce the programme and timetable for the active community grants programme 2002–03 mentioned on its website as due to be...

      European Arrest Warrant

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 28 November (WA 35), whether at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 6 to 7 December in Brussels they will...

      European Arrest Warrant

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 28 November (WA 35), how they define the crimes of (a) Xswindling" and (b) Xforgery of administrative documents and...

      European Arrest Warrant

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, under the proposed European Union arrest warrant, the British plane spotters detained in Greece would be extradited for interrogation and trial in that...

      Asylum Seekers: Return to Country of Origin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are any countries to which it is not currently their policy to return asylum seekers; and if so, which.

      Human Rights Convention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 12 November (WA 53) concerning their international obligations, whether they incorporated the European...

      Foot and Mouth Epidemic: Use of Service Personnel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Army units were employed in the slaughter of animals during the foot and mouth epidemic in the summer and autumn months of 2001; and Which regiments...

      Business Tourism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What support is given by Ministers, ambassadors, trade consuls and commercial attaches to the bidding process carried out by the business tourism sector for...

      Green Claims

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When were the guidelines for non-advertising green claims last revised.

      Trade Barriers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support the World Bank's call to the European Union to extend its decision to remove barriers to imports of most products from the current 48 poorest...

      DTI: Value for Money Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ask the National Audit Office to conduct a review of value for money of the recently announced reorganisation of the Department of Trade and...

      Fixed-term Employment Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they plan to bring forward legislation to implement the European Community directive on fixed-term employment.

      Rosyth Europort: Transport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are satisfied with the proposed arrangements for transport to and from the proposed Rosyth Europort; and Whether they believe that the proposed Rosyth...

      Graffiti Damage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases of scratching windows of trains were detected by the British Transport Police in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how these...

      Horticulture Research International

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are plans to conduct a quinquennial review of Horticulture Research International.

      Nursing Staff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many nursing staff have left their place of employment and thereby forfeited their terminal gratuity in the last two years.

      Health Professions Order

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the statement by the Minister of State, Department of Health, in the House of Commons Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation on 26 November...

      Health Professions Order

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the statement by the Minister of State for Health in Standing Committee in the House of Commons on the draft Health Professions Order on 26 November...

      Health Professions Order

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether non-state registered chiropodists will be involved in the election of representatives on the new health professions committee only if they become registered.

      Chiropodists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will provide indepedently audited evidence of the number of chiropodists in the non-state registered sector.

      Physical Activity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In which fora the Department for Culture, Media and Sport works jointly with the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Health on policy issues...

      Apsley House

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have reached an agreement with regard to the transfer of Apsley House to a charitable trust; and, if so, whether such an agreement will require...

      Republic of Ireland President: Police Escort

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether on a recent visit to the Belfast area by the President of the Republic of Ireland, Mary McAleese, her police escort were required to remove their...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in view of the letter from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland of 24 March 1999 asking for advice on a Bill of Human Rights for Northern Ireland...

      Northern Ireland Police Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether candidates for recruitment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland who because of their religious background are requested to resit the tests more than...

      Northern Ireland Police Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) what was the cost of the designs of the alternative proposals for badges for members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and (b) whether consideration...

      Northern Ireland Police Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many applications they have had from serving officers in other police forces to join the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and whether he will list the...

      Senior Salaries Review Body

      asked Her Majesty's Government: If they will set out the revised terms of reference of the Senior Salaries Review Body.

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