Written answers

Tuesday, 8 January 2002

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress towards meeting the revised Public Service Agreement target for internet connections in public...

    • Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on performance against the target to improve her Department's procurement practices.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will make a statement on the funding for digitisation which has so far been awarded; (2) if she will make a statement on...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the performance target is for the Public Service Agreement target of facilitating and promoting competitiveness in the creative...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the progress towards the target for the payment of undisputed invoices.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will make a statement on performance against the target for the reduction of sickness absence in 2001; (2) what steps she...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress towards the Public Service Agreement target to promote the competitiveness of UK...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reason the Public Service Agreement target for Lottery distributing bodies to develop strategic plans does not apply to the...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress towards the Public Service Agreement target to maintain standards and diversity of broadcasting...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress towards the Public Service Agreement target to develop proposals for a future regulatory system...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries there were per head of population for each year since 1979.

      Millennium Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many projects have been given grants by the Millennium Commission; what proportion of the projects have been completed on...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether residential homes have to purchase television licences for televisions that are watched by residents over the age of 75 years...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people benefit from the £5 concessionary television licence scheme; and, in the last year for which figures are available,...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of the cost of implementing the English Tourism Council's "Sea Changes" document; (2) what funding...

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements have been put in place for public holidays relating to the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

      Sports Clubs (Charitable Status)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many community and amateur sports clubs will benefit from the revised Charity Commission guidelines on charitable status.

      Museums (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the museums in the Buckingham constituency that have received funding from her Department allocated to cutting museum...

      Museums (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the museums based in the Buckingham constituency which have received funding from the Designated Museums Challenge Fund...

      Arts Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of staff turnover at (a) regional arts boards and (b) the Arts Council of England since the proposals...

      Arts Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what has been the funding for the Arts Council of England in each year since 1995; what proportion of that funding in each of those...

      Arts Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council of England has distributed to each of the regional arts boards in each year since 1995.

      Royal Armouries (International)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for how long the PFI contract her Department holds with Royal Armouries (International) for the management of Leeds Royal Armouries...

  • International Development

    • Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her priorities are for development projects in Tanzania.

    • Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what priority her Department accords to a military air traffic control system for Tanzania in plans for that country's development.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Afghan refugees have been deported from Iran.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations she has made to all sides in the conflict in Sudan to establish a permanent ceasefire and humanitarian...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of humanitarian access in areas of Sudan, with particular reference to the southern Blue Nile;...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what help the Government are giving to sustain supplies and services to Afghanistan over the winter.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans she has to include the states surrounding Afghanistan in the reconstruction plan for that country.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to prevent the export of heroin from Afghanistan to surrounding areas.

      Central Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations she has made to the EU regarding development assistance to (a) the Kyrgyz Republic, (b) Tajikistan and (c)...

      Central Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has made to the British Council to open an office in the Kyrgyz Republic.

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has (a) received and (b) made to (i) the EU and (ii) the WTO regarding the provision of hearing aids to the...

  • Defence

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on major procurement plans relating to land-based projects.

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason the question tabled by the hon. Member for Lewes on 23 October relating to the cost at that point of Operation Enduring Freedom, Ref....

      Far East Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total cost to date of the ex-gratia scheme for ex-prisoners of the Japanese; and what would have been the additional cost of allowing the...

      Territorial Army (Medals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will announce that service in Category C of the Territorial Army is reckonable service for the efficiency decoration and the efficiency medal as...

      Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures his Department is taking to prevent the spread of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever to special forces personnel operating in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost has been to the UK of (a) the military and (b) the humanitarian campaign in Afghanistan.

      MOD and Military Police (Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel have retired from (a) the Military police and (b) the MOD police in each of the last five years.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many films are held by the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down of its biological warfare trial known as Operation Cauldron;...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a list of the common and chemical names of the incapacitants which have been tested on service volunteers at the chemical...

      Local Overseas Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if local overseas allowance is payable to air crews on exercise Saif Sareea and Operation Veritas; what the weekly value is of the (a) welfare package...

      Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent to date, including research and development and manufacturing costs, on the (a) Type 45 and the PAAMS system, (b) CVF,...

      Forces Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if letters and parcels from services personnel on active service overseas are carried free of postage; if letters and parcels for families to service...

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what...

      Cruise Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of maintaining and servicing the cruise missile arsenal has been in each year since 1983.

      Cruise Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the total cost of a cruise missile over the lifetime of its use.

      Anti-ship Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the Merlin helicopter will be fitted with the Sea Shire missile; what other anti-ship capability it will have; and what anti-ship capability (a) Type...

      Astute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the research and development costs are of the Astute class; and what the estimated cost of construction is for each Astute class submarine.

      HMS Ambush

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when HMS Ambush's keel will be laid.

      Base Dispositions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what studies the NAO has made of the (a) closure, (b) partial sale and (c) move of military bases since 1997.

      Casualty Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to place an order for primary casualty receiving ships; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Triumph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate has been made of the danger the (a) HMS Triumph and (b) crew of HMS Triumph were in as a result of the incident which led to the court...

      HMS Triumph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities for service are left in the Royal Navy for Lieutenant Ian Tabberer and Lieutenant Ashley Philpott; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Triumph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the incident involving HMS Triumph which took place on 19 November 2000 and on the nature, time scale and cost of repair...

      HMS Triumph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action will be taken in regard to the Commanding Officer of HMS Triumph in relation to the events leading to the court martialling of Lieutenant...

      Royal Ordnance Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give guarantees on the security of supply of ammunition in the United Kingdom from Royal Ordnance factories.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what bids were submitted to provide maintenance and support services for the EJ200 engines for the Royal Air Force Eurofighters; what was the cost of...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he has had with Army officials about the implications for the armed forces of cannabis being reclassified as a class C drug.

      Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK tanks are based in each country (a) inside and (b) outside the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) costs and (b) benefits are of recruiting soldiers from (i) Fiji and (ii) the British Isles.

      Operation Enduring Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what had been the cost on 31 December 2001 of Operation Enduring Freedom; and how much of the total cost has been met from pre-set departmental budgets.

      Defence Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much outstanding offset there was for (a) the USA, (b) Germany and (c) France in each of the last 10 years.

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid by his Department to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers and UBS Warburg, (b) Simmonds & Simmonds, (c) Arthur Andersen and (d) Willis...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (1) QinetiQ has spent on advice with respect to its flotation in each of the last two years; (2) his Department has spent on advice on the...

      Defence Aviation Repair Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost was of inter-site travel by personnel of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency in (a) 1999–2000 and (b) 2000–01.

      Government Defence Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed in Government defence logistics work in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Telford.

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 4 December 2001, Official Report, column 223W, on cluster bombs, if he will include unexploded ordnance clearance in the...

      Naval Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what means of inspection and deduction were used to determine the safety case for HMS Sovereign, HMS Superb, HMS Sceptre, HMS Spartan, HMS Splendid, HMS...

      RAF Cottesmore (Joint Harrier Force)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the percentage serviceability is of the joint Harrier force based at RAF Cottesmore.

      Brigade Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many extra deployable troops will result from his reorganisation of (a) 52 (Lowland) Brigade and (b) Headquarters 2 (South East) Brigade.

      Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to reduce British forces in (a) Germany and (b) Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Garrison Radio Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to support garrison radio stations.

      A400m

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on when the Government will sign the contract for the A400M.

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armour piercing and hard target penetrating warheads containing depleted uranium have been tested in (a) Scotland and (b) Dumfries and Galloway...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Staff Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were employed in her Department in each of the last four years.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 15 November regarding fireworks.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the target on routine procurement of goods to be conducted electronically was achieved.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on progress with the public service agreement target on the overall international ranking of the science and...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Armed Theft (Belfast)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment has been made of responsibility for the armed theft of electrical goods from a warehouse near Belfast on 21 November; (2)...

    • Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress with the PSA target to limit the number of prison escapes.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target to increase overall confidence in the criminal justice system...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress with the PSA target to reduce the rate of increase of overall crime.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target to secure ongoing efficiency savings in core departmental...

      Anti-drugs Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the results of the use of the additional funding allocated in the 2001 Budget to tackle drug-related crime and...

      Visiting Heads of State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the protocol to be followed by visiting Heads of State to Northern Ireland in respect of (a) official visits and...

      Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the religious affiliation is of those employed in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; which groups were consulted...

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date new recruits to the reformed Police Service of Northern Ireland will complete their training in 2002.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Race Crime

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases of (a) incitement to race hatred and (b) racist violence have been brought before courts in England and Wales; and of these how many have been...

  • Wales

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost was to each county council in Wales of removing and disposing of abandoned vehicles in the last year.

    • Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure delivery of energy efficiency services to rural areas; (2) what representations he has received...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on UK participation in peacekeeping activities in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political settlement in Afghanistan and its impact on international terrorism.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the President of Pakistan on the future Government of Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the level of the cultivation of heroin poppy crops in Afghanistan in (a) 2002–03 and (b)...

      EU Enlargement (Poland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Polish Government on EU enlargement.

      Drug Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further measures he proposes to clamp down on international drug trafficking.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Cuba; and if he will make a statement on the UK's relations with Cuba.

      Laeken Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the conclusion of the Laeken Conference, with specific reference to the creation of a convention...

      Anti-terrorism Campaign (Russia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the role of Russia in the campaign against terrorism.

      Lusaka Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made with the Lusaka peace process in the Great Lakes region.

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Britain's relations with Kazakhstan.

      West Bank/Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Government of Israel and (b) the Palestinian Authority concerning population...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role Britain is playing in helping to prepare those countries applying for accession to the EU.

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made towards EU enlargement.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent consultations he has had with the Government of Yemen about the international coalition against terrorism.

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent discussions he has had with the United States on the ratification of the Kyoto protocol.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on developments in the middle east peace process.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US Administration about their role in securing peace in the middle east.

      EU Enlargement (Turkey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had regarding Turkey's candidacy for membership of the EU.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on human rights in Colombia.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last had discussions with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth about the situation in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens will assist in ensuring that the Zimbabwe 2002 Presidential elections are free and fair.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Libyan involvement in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Southern African Governments about the situation in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Abuja Agreement following recent events in Zimbabwe.

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Governments of Turkey and Greece regarding the future of Cyprus.

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the situation in Angola.

      Terrorist Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on diplomatic action he has taken to eliminate terrorist networks in countries other than Afghanistan.

      Arms Embargoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries are subject to (a) an EU arms embargo and (b) a UN arms embargo.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Egypt.

      Capital Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's answer of 12 December 2001, Official Report, column 889W, on capital assets, if...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Government will be responsible for (a) overseeing and (b) drafting the terms of a referendum of the people of Gibraltar on...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent developments in the sovereignty of Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent briefings have taken place with the Financial Times over the future of Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place about using the model for Andorra as a model for joint sovereignty of Gibraltar.

      Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Governments of (a) Bangladesh, (b) India and (c) Pakistan regarding forced labour...

      President Mugabe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Spanish counterpart over President Mugabe's recent medical treatment in that country.

      President Mugabe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received on the meetings between President Mugabe and the Spanish Government during the President's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the suspected activities at the Salman Pak training camp in Iraq.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Sierra Leone and the progress of the British military mission.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 22 November 2001, Official Report, column 390W, on consultants, if he will list for each...

    • London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 19 November 2001, Official Report, column 35W, on London Underground, what action has been...

      Ferry Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the restoration of regular ferry services between Newhaven and Dieppe; and if he will...

      Congestion Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions whom he has met to discuss the implementation of the Mayor of London's proposed congestion charging scheme; and what...

      Congestion Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many representations he has received on the Mayor of London's proposed congestion charging scheme.

      Congestion Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what (a) responsibilities and (b) powers he has with respect to the implementation of a congestion charging scheme in...

      Staff Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many staff parking places are provided in central London by his Department.

      Staff Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people were employed in his Department in each of the last four years.

      Local Government Finance (Devon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the value was of the Government's local government financial settlement for the (a) East Devon district council...

      Objective 1 Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what percentage of European funding available to (a) Cornwall, (b) South Yorkshire, (c) Merseyside and (d) West Wales...

      SRB Funding (Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much funding from the Single Regeneration Budget was granted to projects in Cornwall between 1997 and 2001.

      SRB Funding (Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much funding from the Single Regeneration Budget was granted to projects in Cornwall between 1994 and 1997.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the progress towards better integration of motorcycles into overall transport planning.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what progress he has made towards reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured in road accidents...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he intends to publish guidance for local authorities about the installation of secure parking facilities for...

      Vehicle Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with daytime running lights; and what percentage this represents of the total...

      Vehicle Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he had made of the impact on fuel consumption of the introduction of mandatory daytime running lights...

      Bull Bars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people have (a) died and (b) suffered injuries through accidents associated with vehicles fitted with bull...

      Bull Bars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with bull bars; and what percentage this represents of the entire vehicle fleet.

      Pedestrian Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many representations the Government have received on its consultation document on pedestrian safety; and if he...

      Transport Projects (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much funding has been awarded to projects affecting the Buckingham constituency from the (a) Rural Transport...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many night shelter beds were available in (a) London and (b) cities outside London in each of the last 10 years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Older People has discussed homelessness in the past 12 months.

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, "Winning...

      Firemen (Attacks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many attacks there have been on firemen in the course of their duties in each year since 1997 in (a) the United...

      Terminal 5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many letters he has had from residents of the Battersea constituency about (a) Heathrow Terminal 5 and (b)...

      Light Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement of his policy on light pollution and its control by the planning system.

      Coalfields Regeneration Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions for what reasons and with what aims his Department decided to establish the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to support...

      Disability Vehicle Stickers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many local authorities provide a disability vehicle sticker for people with temporary disabilities; and what...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many motorists bought a VED licence in the year starting July 2000 with a single payment.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations his Department has made to the Chancellor on rebates for vehicle excise duty under the Finance...

      Fatality Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people in the age groups (a) 0 to seven, (b) eight to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years died as a result of fires in...

      Fatality Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people in the age groups (a) 0 to 7, (b) 8 to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years died as a result of road crashes in...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what changes he proposes in the borrowing arrangements for English local authorities to enable the construction of...

      Council Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many council tenants in each English local authority have been evicted for racist behaviour in each of the last...

      Road Safety (Drugs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of causal links discovered in studies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere between the use...

      Air Traffic Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what legal basis NATS charges private aircraft weighing less than 100 tonnes for night and IFR flights outside...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much was top sliced from funds allocated to the local transport plans for inclusion in the discretionary element...

      Drink Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of (a) the maximum permitted blood alcohol level for driving on public roads and (b) the...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many Article 14 notices have been issued on planning applications before Wandsworth borough council in (a) 1995,...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to introduce (a) a minimum age for applicants for a taxi driver's licence and (b) a minimum period...

      Landing Slots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when his Department will announce a determination on the application for a Public Service Obligation protection for...

      Traffic Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what guidance he gives to local authorities on the employment of traffic wardens.

      Community Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what steps he has taken to require community strategies prepared by local authorities under section 4 of the...

      Multi-Modal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list by location the number of Multi-Modal Studies commissioned by his Department; and what the...

      Sub-regional Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list by location the number of sub-regional studies he has authorised; and what the expected timescale is...

      Nuclear Transportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what modes of transport are used to transport radioactive materials; and what is provided for in terms of (a)...

      Novice Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he plans to consult on measures to improve the safety of novice drivers.

      Rail Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what is his latest estimate of the completion date for the new franchise agreements for (a) Chiltern, (b) South West...

      Railway Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what assessment has been made by his Department of the progress made by the Strategic Rail Authority since...

      Train Punctuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he received between June and December relating to the publication of monthly train punctuality...

      Railways (Overcrowding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations his Department has received from, and what discussions his Department has had with (a) train...

      Rail Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many delays on the rail network there were in the three months (a) before and (b) after the Hatfield crash.

      Automatic Train Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he expects the automatic train protection scheme will come into effect throughout the system.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many managerial grade employees of Railtrack have tendered their resignation since 7 October.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 13 December 2001, Official Report, column 1015W, what variations in budget have been...

      European Rail Research Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on UK involvement in the European Rail Research Advisory Council.

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which senior executives of train operating companies he has held discussions with since 7 October.

      Cotif

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on UK involvement in COTIF.

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions who has responsibility for ensuring that the gap between platform edge and carriage running board at Lymington Town...

      Railways (Electrification)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment his Department has made of the costs of electrifying the rail link between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if, under current regulations, business loans from banks or charities preclude people from claiming (a) council tax...

  • Lord Chancellor

    • Joint Residence Orders

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what assessment she has made of (a) the use and (b) the effectiveness of joint residence orders.

    • Access of Justice Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the saving to public funds so far from the implementation of the Access to Justice Act 1999; and if she will...

      Access to Public Records

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, for what reason the Public Record Office has not released files (a) CO 733, vol. 495, (b) CO 926 vol. 2084, (c) FO 492 vol. 11,...

      Judge Hutton

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the report the Lord Chancellor has requested into the halting of a trial presided over by Judge Gabriel Hutton will be...

  • Health

    • Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many research and development projects will be affected by changes in regional funding for research and development in England; (2) which...

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many new patients have been diagnosed with diabetes in the East Gloucestershire NHS Trust area in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting in accident and emergency units in the South Cheshire health authority in October (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients (1) were waiting (a) between 13 and 25 and (b) over 26 weeks for appointments in the Portsmouth Hospital Trust area; (2) were waiting...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employees of (a) his Department and (b) agencies sponsored by his Department work in (i) London, (ii) areas benefiting from EU Objective 1...

      Food Poisoning (Deaths)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the annual number of deaths in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the European Union and (c) the United States of America per...

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average level of remuneration for NHS dentists.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the number of NHS dentists due to retire over the next 10 years.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the availability of NHS dentistry in Fareham; (2) how many NHS dental practices there were in Fareham in (a) 1997,...

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists are in practice in the town of Workington; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many formal notices his Department has received in the last year from the Parliamentary Ombudsman expressing an intention to carry out an...

      Salt Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the Government's policy with regard to the health (a) risks and (b) benefits of salt consumption.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he plans to (a) alter and (b) review the list of exempted conditions for prescription charges.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request the Prescription Pricing Authority to enable pharmacists to be informed of the specific reasons for transferring individual...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the fee paid for dispensing NHS prescriptions has been changed; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the change upon the...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the most recent review of the prescription system that he has carried out.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what is the (a) projected percentage volume change in prescriptions to be issued in 2001–02 and (b) the percentage change in the fee per...

      Haemoglobinopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in the Wycombe constituency are affected by (a) sickle cell, (b) thalassaemia and (c) other haemoglobinopathies; (2) what partners...

      Lost Medical Notes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action is being taken to reduce the incidence of patients' medical notes being mislaid.

      Cloned Human Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what techniques are available to distinguish between a blastocyst stage cloned human embryo and a blastocyst stage embryo created by fertilisation in (a)...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of chiropody services in Buckinghamshire.

      Deaf Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action his Department is taking to ensure that deaf patients who seek treatment with an NHS dentist have access to an interpreter.

      Fast Food and Drink Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision of fast food and drinks machines in school corridors.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on those health authorities which offer a choice between early medical and surgical abortion.

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the appointment process for the senior positions on the new strategic health authorities was started; and which stages have been completed.

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many shortlists have been drawn up for Chair (designate) and Chief Executive (designate) for the proposed strategic health authorities in England.

      Residential Treatment Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the percentage of dropouts from residential treatment courses in (a) the first week of treatment, (b) the first month of treatment and (c) in...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the calculated weekly cost of drug treatment programmes, using (a) injectable heroin, (b) oral heroin, (c) injectable methadone and (d) oral methadone.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the use of naltrexone in drug treatment programmes for heroin addicts.

      Health Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the (a) membership and (b) remit of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment.

      Mixed Sex Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress he has made to eradicate mixed sex wards in the hospitals which serve Stourbridge constituents.

      Accident and Emergency Ambulances/Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many accident and emergency ambulances/units are available broken down by (a) county and (b) London boroughs; (2) how many of the total number...

      London Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the London Ambulance Service called on the services of the (a) St. John Ambulance and (b) British Red Cross Society to assist in (i) 1994,...

      London Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to evaluate the pilot of body armour being conducted by the London Ambulance Service.

      Rural Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 27 November 2001, Official Report, columns 859–60W, on the Rural White Paper,...

      Endometriosis Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many endometriosis patients from Dorset were referred out of county for laser treatment during the data years (a) 1998–99 and (b) 1997–98.

      Endometriosis Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many endometriosis patients received laser treatment at Princess Anne's Hospital, Southampton during the data years (a) 1999–2000, (b)...

      Accident Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the cost of health care of accident victims other than road accidents in circumstances where the accident is likely...

      Patients Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients forums he expects to be created under the NHS Reform Bill.

      Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to amend arrangements for original pack dispensing to bring England into line with the 1994 EU Directive.

      Residential Special School Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which care standards will be used for welfare inspections in residential special schools operating 52 weeks a year.

      Health Care (Isle of Wight)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients on the Isle of Wight waited over (a) one year and (b) three months for an operation in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999, (iv) 2000 and...

      GP Vacancies (Isle of Wight)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many unfilled GP posts on the Isle of Wight there were in November (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001; and what proportion each...

      New Deal (Young People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Health what the cost was to his Department of the use of external consultants in each of the last four years.

      Departmental Sickness

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

      Alpha-1-antitrypsin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the (a) creation and (b) use of alpha-1-antitrypsin; and what Government research has been conducted into the effect of...

      Medical Staff (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many assaults there have been on (a) ambulance staff/paramedics and (b) clinical staff in accident and emergency departments in hospitals in each year...

      Pharmacy Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received concerning the availability of (a) trained pharmacists and (b) other staff within pharmacy.

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the prospect of securing an extension to the deadline proposed in the forthcoming European Directive on Food Supplements...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what position his Department has taken in relation to amendments to European medicines directives that would require food supplements to be considered to...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to meet (a) Consumers of Health Choice, (b) the National Association of Health Stores and (c) the Health Food Manufacturers Association...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to ask the European Commission to indicate the way in which it intends to interpret Article 5 of the proposed European Directive...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed EU Food Supplements Directive on the United Kingdom specialist food supplement (a) market and...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the timetable for the publication of the proposed (a) draft and (b) final versions of the forthcoming report from the Ad...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nutrients and (b) nutrient sources would be permitted under the forthcoming European Directive on Food Supplements; what steps he is taking...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on protecting the existing United Kingdom market in safe higher potency vitamins and minerals in negotiations on the interpretation of...

      A and E Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients received treatment in the accident and emergency departments of UK hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Dental Access Centre, Kington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action the Government are taking in relation to progress with the development of the dental access centre in Kington, Herefordshire.

      Long-term Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance he has given to community health councils to assist them in advising self-funders in nursing homes of the decision in Coughlan v....

      Departmental Staff (Home Working)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage staff to work from home; and how many staff do so on a regular basis.

      NHS Reform and Health Care Profession Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances he will alter the name of a strategic health authority created under the NHS Reform Bill.

      NHS Reform and Health Care Profession Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what increase in volunteer input he expects to occur as a result of the NHS Reform Bill; what form it will take; and what (a) financial value and (b)...

      Nursing Vacancies (Hampshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of nursing posts are vacant in the Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire health authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Emergency Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reform emergency healthcare.

      Pharmaceutical Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on direct pharmaceutical advertising.

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the extra funding under the Winter Supplementary Estimates to the Supply Estimates 2001–02 for the Department of Health Teenage Pregnancy Unit...

      Cirencester Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will reply to the petition presented on 13 November from the vendors of the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard regarding Cirencester hospital.

      NHS Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of appointments by the NHS Appointments Commission have been of disabled persons; (2) how many and what percentage of the...

      NHS Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of the NHS Appointments Commission are (a) women and (b) black or Asian.

      NHS Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Chairman of the NHS Appointments Commission (a) is and (b) has in the past (i) been a member of a political party and (ii) made a party political...

      Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what reports he has received on reactions to over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine hydrochloride; (2) what plans he has to issue...

      Viagra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects NICE to consider Viagra and its availability by NHS prescription.

      Meat Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the UK's progress towards meeting the EU's meat hygiene legislation with particular reference to the levels of (a)...

      Social Services Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has taken advice on the composition and independence of social services tribunals in the light of Beesson v. Dorset county council QB, 30 November;...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many community pharmacists there were in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) at the latest date for which figures are available; (2)...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many small pharmacies have (a) closed and (b) opened in each of the last four years in England.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacies dispensing NHS prescriptions there were in Dorset in 1997; and how many there are now.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the price per script paid to NHS pharmacy contractors for the first 1,700 items dispensed each month in (a) 1992, (b) October 2001 and (c) now.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that the NHS should pay pharmacy contractors within 30 days of receipt of claims for the supply of drugs; and if he will...

      Medicines Control Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) strengthened warnings, (b) restrictions on the terms of marketing authorisations and (c) revocations of medicines have been issued by the...

      999 Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in the number of 999 emergency calls received by each NHS ambulance trust in the latest 12 months for which figures are available.

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has conducted in the last 10 years into illnesses caused by exposure to depleted uranium; what assessment has been made of...

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide additional financial support for social care for vulnerable people in Somerset; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to remove charges on those NHS (a) treatments, (b) services and (c) prescriptions for which a charge is payable by the patient at...

      Patient Services (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the patient advocacy and liaison services that exist in the Buckingham constituency.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) targets, (b) guidelines and (c) financial assistance his Department will provide to ensure health authorities under the single assessment process...

      NHS Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints have been made by NHS patients in Surrey in each of the past five years.

      Private Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds there were in the private care home sector in Surrey in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department was informed (a) that the Food Standards Agency planned to make its statement regarding sodium in bread on 29 November and (b) of the...

      Social Services Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of those working in social services hold a listed qualification in (a) the UK and (b) each region.

      Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on agency nursing staff in (a) the UK and (b) each component nation in the last year for which figures are available.

      Traditional Medicines Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the adoption of the proposed Traditional Medicines Directive on the future availability of products currently...

      NHS Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much it costs to train (a) a nurse and (b) a doctor.

      Ring-fenced Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds allocated by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies are ring-fenced for specific purposes; and if he will list the allocations of...

      Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long the Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust will remain in existence; and what will be the cost of (a) consulting on and (b)...

      National Care Standards Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health authority and (b) local authority inspection officers there are and how many of them have been matched to area manager positions in...

      National Care Standards Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) consultation has been undertaken by and (b) formal guidance and information his Department and the National Care Standards Commission have...

      Re-admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 1036W, what the four main medical reasons for re-admission as emergency within 28 days...

      Care Home Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what exemption in the Ministerial Code on Access to Information he declined to publish the results of the survey of local authorities undertaken by...

      NHS University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to apply for the Royal Charter for the NHS University.

      Kent Ambulance NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will announce the results of the review into the Kent Ambulance NHS Trust.

      Haemophilia Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what figures he has collated on the price paid in (a) the UK, (b) each other EU country, (c) the USA and (d) Japan for rcFVIII for the treatment of...

      Haemophilia Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas patients in the UK (a) under and (b) over 16 years of age are being treated with rcFVIII products.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of total NHS spending on personnel expenditure on non-national health service nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff represented in...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on responsibility for health in British Overseas Territories.

      International Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who has (a) ministerial and (b) operational responsibility for ensuring the implementation of the Code of Practice for Employers involved in the...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations (a) by region and (b) by health authority were (i) cancelled and (ii) re-scheduled due to poor nutritional status of patients in the...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 13 November 2001, Official Report, columns 682–83W, on nutrition, what (a) targets, (b) guidelines and (c) financial...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department has given to the Department for Education and Skills regarding promoting nutrition in schools.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to increase the number of nutritionists in the NHS.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 13 November 2001, Official Report, columns 682–83W, on nutrition, (a) how many and (b) which of the six key targets under...

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the NHS (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations (SI No. 3742) and the NHS (General Medical Services Supplementary List)...

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Regulation 6(2)(a) of the NHS (General Medical Services Supplementary List) Regulations 2001 (SI No. 3740), whether it is his policy to...

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs he estimates will be 60 or above in each of the next five years.

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham will receive a reply to his letter of 15 November, to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the hon....

      Surgical Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce standardised, mandatory training for (a) doctors and (b) surgeons in the use of re-usable surgical instruments.

      Hodgkin's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women suffer from Hodgkin's disease in England.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practice nurses are employed by general practitioners in (a) England, (b) West Midlands and (c) the Dudley area.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses recruited into the NHS in each of the last three years have come from overseas.

      Cot Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what systems and services are in place to help parents of cot death babies; (2) what services are available for families affected by sudden infant...

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds in NHS hospitals in Greater London were occupied by delayed discharge patients at the latest available date.

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent of bed blocking in (a) the south- east and (b) other regions in the United Kingdom.

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed discharges there were in the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and South East Hampshire NHS Trusts in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 1036W, what the five predominant reasons for delayed discharge of those over 75 years...

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 1036W, what the average length of delay for those over 75 years of age was in (a) Q3...

      Delayed Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 1036W, on delayed discharges, if he will set out (a) by region and (b) by health...

      Bed Blocking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the last two years in reducing incidents of bed blocking in the NHS.

      Chronic Respiratory Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what is the ratio of respiratory specialists in England to people suffering from a chronic respiratory disease; (2) how many respiratory...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates his Department has made of the number of people in England who will be (a) HIV positive and (b) suffering from AIDS in (i) 2008, (ii) 2012...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) men and (b) women in England are HIV positive; and how many were HIV positive in (i) 2000, (ii) 1999, (iii) 1998 and (iv) 1997; (2)...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the possible use of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of post-menopausal women suffering from breast cancer; and if he will make...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the number of men who suffer from breast cancer in England.

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for the last two months for which figures are available the number of people in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area waiting (a) for hospital...

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area were waiting more than 13 weeks to see a consultant in each of the last two quarters for which...

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each month since June the number of people in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area waiting up to (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 15 and (d) 18...

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for each month since June how many people in Greater London were waiting up to (a) six months, (b) 12, (c) 15 months and (d) 18 months for hospital treatment.

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish for the last two quarters for which figures are available the number of people in Greater London waiting more than 13 weeks to see a...

      Surgeons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what is the estimated number of consultant surgeons needed in the NHS in England by June 2002; (2) how many consultant surgeons he estimates will...

      Surgeons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prospective surgeons are undergoing training in the United Kingdom.

      Surgeons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target is for recruitment of new surgeons in England and Wales for each year up to and including 2009.

      Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England need treatment involving a dialysis machine; and what is the ratio of patients to machines.

      Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dialysis machines are operational in England.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential and nursing home beds are available in each social service area in England; and how many were available in 1997.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates his Department has made of the number of people who have had to sell their homes to pay for long-term care in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of time is that an individual stays in (a) a residential care and (b) a nursing home in England.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who drafted the guidance under the Care Standards Act 2000 dealing with accommodation for residents of residential care homes.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received from local authority care homes concerning the Care Standards Act 2000; and if he will list them broken down by...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) men and (b) women in England suffer from osteoporosis; (2) how many women in England suffer from osteoperia.

      Age-related Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in England suffer from age-related macular degeneration; (2) if he will make a statement on the possibility of using genetic...

      Epilepsy Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of epilepsy patients are photosensitive.

      Child Death Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls were made to the Child Death Helpline in 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Care Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding for health care per patient there is in the parliamentary constituencies of (a) Sedgefield, (b) West Chelmsford, (c) South West Surrey...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received concerning the Diabetes National Service Framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Doctor Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the ratio of doctors to people in England.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many episodes of in-patient care were purchased by the NHS in the independent mental health sector in (a) 1997–98, (b) 1999–2000, (c)...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who suffer schizophrenia (i) at any one time, (ii) during the course of the most...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what number and proportion of the (a) general and (b) adult population presented with mental health problems to the NHS in the most recent year for which...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the proposed Children's National Service Framework with regard to mental health services for children and young persons.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health of those discharged from hospital in the most recent year for which figures are available after treatment for alcohol and drug related problems, what...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) number and (b) proportion of people who are homeless have a diagnosis of psychosis.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there were in (a) 1997 and (b) in the most recent year for which figures are available in respect of eating disorders.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women who suffer eating disorders; and how many have suffered from such disorders...

      Tilt Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which recommendations in the Tilt report have been implemented.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving the combination treatment, ribovarin plus alpha-interferon, for hepatitis C in the United Kingdom.

      Stroke Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action he is taking to ensure that stroke patients, regardless of age, have access to specialist stroke teams and are able to participate in a...

      NHS (Racism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures the Government have taken to tackle racism in the NHS.

      Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many locums are working in NHS facilities in England and Wales. (2) how many locums secured substantive employment in the UK in the last 12...

      European Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the European average for health spending as a percentage of GDP was in 1998, excluding the UK, (a) weighted and (b) unweighted.

      European Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to visit European countries to view their health services in 2002.

      NHS Modernisation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often the NHS Modernisation Agency meets; and when the last meeting took place.

      NHS Modernisation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met the head of the NHS Modernisation Agency.

      NHS Modernisation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been appointed to the NHS Modernisation Agency; and at what remuneration level.

      Hospital Cleaners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to vet hospital cleaners for criminal records.

      Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) local authority and (b) private children's homes have been (i) opened and (ii) closed in each year since 1997 in (A) England and (B) west Sussex.

      Private Sector Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of the concordat between the NHS and the private sector in the last year; (2) under the concordat...

      Private Sector Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private facilities have been used under the concordat with the NHS.

      Paramedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics were employed in 2001 in (a) London and (b) West Sussex.

      Paramedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics retired from the service in 2001 (a) in England, (b) from the London ambulance service and (c) from the Sussex ambulance service.

      CT/MRI Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) CT and (b) MRI scanners are in working use in the NHS.

      NHS Chief Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met the Chief Executive of the NHS.

      District and Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many district and community nurses there are in England and Wales, and how many there were in each of the last five years.

      Hospital Star Rating Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what choices for alternative treatment locations there are for patients whose local hospital has been given zero stars under the Government's hospital...

      Autism Awareness Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures the Government are proposing to help promote autism awareness year.

      Pathology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many private providers of pathology services have renewed their contracts with the NHS since 1994; (2) if he will list private providers of...

      York Formula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the York formula calculation for regional health funding.

      Student Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many students (a) completed degree courses in medicine and (b) carried on to work as doctors/ surgeons in the NHS in the last 12 months for which...

      European Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his proposals are for payment of travel costs for NHS patients receiving treatment in continental European hospitals.

      European Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role will be played by GPs in the selection of European hospitals to be used for the treatment of their patients under the NHS.

      Fly Sprays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned on the use of chemicals in fly spray products linked to cancer.

      DDVP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the safety of DDVP in relation to liver, skin and breast cancer; and what guidelines his Department has issued on the safe...

      Ultrasound Scanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department has received about the possible effect of ultrasound scanning on brain damage in babies.

      Interbalkan European Medical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements have been made with the Interbalkan European medical centre in Thessaloniki for treatment of NHS patients; what discussions have taken...

      National Service Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list which national service frameworks are planned for 2002; and when in that year.

      NHS Leadership Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the head of the national health service leadership centre.

      Children's Hospital Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to support children's hospital schools for the hospitalised (a) over 16s and (b) children who are too ill to return home; and if he will...

      Infant Mortality (Burton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the infant mortality rate in Burton was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Colon Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average survival rate was for cancer of the colon in each year since 1997.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Long-term Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effect the new deal has had on long-term unemployment.

    • Long-term Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 28 November, what plans he has (1) for the long-term unemployed to be employed in the national health service;...

      South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department gives to those in South Tyneside with disabilities who cannot work.

      Benefits (Belgium)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met his Belgian counterpart.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the extent of delays in the payment of housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to increase funding for the Verification Framework.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the Verification Framework for Housing Benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local authorities are achieving the claim processing times for Housing Benefit that were in existence prior to the implementation of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the Verification Framework on the number of claims being made for Housing Benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to make the measures entitled Do Not Redirect in the Verification Framework compulsory.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for housing benefit are waiting to be processed as a result of delays caused by the verification framework.

      Benefit Errors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the expected reduction in the monetary value of error (a) in income support and (b) jobseekers allowance in...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the cost of benefit fraud in each of the last four years.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the constituency of Buckingham were successfully prosecuted for (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit fraud in each year...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in South Tyneside were caught involved in benefit fraud in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the units in his Department or its agencies whose primary function is (a) counter fraud policy work and (b) fraud investigation...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will give the budget for (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 for (i) the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate, (ii) BASIS, (iii) the Fraud...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money has been recovered from persons believed to have fraudulantly obtained benefits in each year since 1997; and if he will give a...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the incidence of fraud in respect of (a) means tested and (b) other benefits in the last five years.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Hamilton, South constituency were caught in benefit fraud in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress towards the public service agreement target (1) for the timescale for processing minimum income...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times Ministers from his Department have visited (a) the Teesside area and (b) Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East constituency...

      Benefit Reductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reductions are applied to an entitled person's (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit during a period of in-patient (i) NHS...

      Local Authority Fraud Investigators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if the expenditure of £2 million for the training of additional local authority fraud investigators will be made in full in the current...

      Permitted Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to review the rules on permitted earnings.

      Permitted Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account is taken of the impact of (a) income support, (b) housing benefit and (c) council tax benefit thresholds when changes are made to...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will review the impact of the benefit system on people with mental health problems; and if he will make a statement; (2) if it is...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a mental health problem as the main reason for a claim to incapacity benefits were given a personal capability assessment...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) training and (b) guidance examining medical practitioners are given on assessing the effects of mental health problems on day-to-day...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if examining medical practitioners receive (a) training and (b) guidance on the difficulty for mental health service users in communicating...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was the average (1) change of benefit income per person who last year failed to satisfy the personal capability assessment requirements...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for each of the new Jobcentre Plus pathfinder areas, how many new claims for incapacity benefit have been made since the introduction of the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to meet the Coalfields Community Campaign to discuss the issue of re- negotiating the surpluses received by the Government...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents on income support have school age children; how many of these parents were on the new deal for lone parents in April; how...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents have been sent an invitation to a new deal for lone parents interview since the scheme began; how many of these lone...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion (1) of those leaving the new deal for the long-term unemployed aged (a) 25 to 29, (b) 30 to 49 and (c) 50+ years found (i)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information is given to new deal personal advisers on the opportunities that exist for new deal participants within Government Departments.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2001, Official Report, column 160W, what proportion of the number of people leaving for (a) employment...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of individuals (1) in (a) the constituency of Buckingham and (b) total UK population have found permanent employment as a...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Hamilton, South constituency found permanent employment as a result of new deal for (a) long-term unemployed 25 plus, (b)...

      ONE Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of lone parents participating in the ONE Programme has obtained employment.

      Unemployment (Disabled People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed disabled people there were expressed (a) numerically and (b) as a percentage of the total unemployed in each month since...

      Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to develop the role of care managers (a) in vocational rehabilitation and (b) in developing appropriate (i) training and (ii)...

      Departmental Sickness Absence

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

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what structures exist to facilitate communication between his Department and small businesses.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost of benefits paid to people applying for asylum in the UK was in 2000–01.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what is the estimated amount of money paid to asylum seekers by way of benefit in 2000.

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in the Epsom and Ewell constituency received the minimum income guarantee in each year since 1998.

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Battersea receive the minimum income guarantee; and what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who are...

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Wales qualify for the minimum income guarantee; and how many are in receipt of it.

      Benefits Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many attacks on staff have taken place in each Benefits Agency office in Greater London in each of the last five years.

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners received the winter fuel allowance in 2000; and how many will receive it this winter in (a) the UK and (b) South Tyneside.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Buckingham constituency have taken out stakeholder pensions.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many stakeholder pension plans have been sold in (a) Wales, and (b) the other regions of the UK; (2) of those stakeholder pensions...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal notices his Department has received in the last year from the Parliamentary Ombudsman expressing an intention to carry out an...

      Estate Management Services (PRIME Contract)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the saving from the PRIME contract with Trillium for estate management services.

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide a breakdown of average pensioner incomes for each year between 1979 and the last year for which information is available.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in establishing a Post Office card account system; and what factors underlay the decision as to who will receive...

      Benefits Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will introduce freephone telephone numbers for the Benefits Agency.

      Benefits Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what is the cost of amalgamating the Benefits Agency and the employment services in the current year; (2) what savings his Department...

      Hospital Downrating Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact on old people whose pensions are reduced while in hospital.

      Hospital Downrating Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners, affected by the hospital downrating rules, have had demands to pay back to the Pensions Service sums of (a) between...

      Hospital Downrating Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average value was of pension reduction applied to pensioners who had hospital stays of (a) more than six and (b) more than 52 weeks,...

      Hospital Downrating Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners, affected by the hospital downrating rules, had their pensions reduced after (a) six and (b) 52 weeks in hospital in the...

      Hospital Downrating Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will quantify the cost of administrating the task of (a) reducing the pensions of pensioners and (b) collecting retrospective deductions...

      Benefits Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) of 19 November 2001, Official Report, columns 66–67W, what...

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference between the final voted departmental expenditure limit and provisional outturn...

      Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will place responses to the consultation on carers' benefits in the Library.

      Invalid Care Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to change invalid care allowance for carers aged over 65 years.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what target times are set for the completion of transfers from jobseeker's allowance to income support for 60-year-olds.

      Assaults on Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2001, Official Report, column 554, if he will make a statement on progress in combating verbal and...

      Competitive Tendering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the schemes administered by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process;...

      Long-term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 28 November, what consultation he has held with (a) employers and (b) others concerning his proposals in respect...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what were the total non-disabled staff costs in Remploy in (a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99, (c) 1999–2000 and (d) 2000–01.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) senior management in Remploy there were in (i) 1997–98, (ii) 1998–99, (iii) 1999–2000...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many non-disabled workers were employed by Remploy in (a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99, (c) 1999–2000 and (d) 2000–01.

      Blind People (Services)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Government have made of moon language for the blind; and if he will make a statement.

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the (a) frequency of meetings and (b) priorities of the Interministerial Committee on Older People.

      Industrial Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has undertaken into the impact on benefit claimants in areas affected by industrial strike action.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department met the target of ensuring that all staff in new Jobcentre Plus offices were fully trained by the end of November.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional risk assessments have been carried out in Jobcentre Plus offices following experience of their operation; and what the results...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 14 November 2001, Official Report, column 785W, on Jobcentre Plus, what contingency plans are in place to ensure...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason he has not introduced the integrated claim form that was piloted in the ONE Call Centre pilots into the new Jobcentre Plus offices.

      Disability Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability claimants there were in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the constituency of Gordon in November 2000.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are entitled to more than one reduced earnings allowance entitlement as part of their industrial injuries disablement benefit.

      Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 16 November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, how much was paid in each year since 1992 into (a) defined benefit...

  • Education and Skills

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many full-time equivalents per 10,000 population work in social services in (a) Portsmouth, South and (b) Hampshire; and if he will make...

    • Early Years Development Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she has received further bids from Leicestershire (a) local education authorities and (b) Early Years Development Partnerships for...

      Statemented Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many statemented pupils were excluded from school on a (a) permanent basis and (b) temporary basis in (i) Durham and (ii) England.

      Statemented Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many, and what percentage, of pupils at (a) Key Stage 1 and (b) Key Stage 2 in Durham are statemented.

      Early Years Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight, on 14 November 2001, Official Report, cols 798–99W, if she will list...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the new regulations affecting pre-school playgroups and nurseries introduced since 1997.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pre-school nurseries and playgroups are registered with Ofsted in (a) Surrey and (b) England and Wales.

      Teaching Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will negotiate mutual recognition of teaching qualifications with other Commonwealth countries.

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what inquiry she has commenced into the circumstances of closure of the Individual Learning Accounts scheme; what the terms of reference of...

      Individual Learning Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to ensure hon. Members are kept informed of developments relating to the Individual Learning Accounts programme;...

      UK Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the development of the UK Youth Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

      Youth Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to encourage youth councils at a local level; and if she will make a statement.

      Voter Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to encourage more young people to vote; and if she will make a statement.

      Pre-school Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people completed certified courses for pre-school work in 2001–02; and how many she estimates are certified for pre-school work.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information she has collated about the linkage between exclusion and the number of criminal offences committed by under-18s.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many decisions taken by schools in the Buckingham constituency permanently to exclude pupils were reversed by independent appeal panels...

      Pre-school Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 10 December 2001, Official Report, column 643W, on pre-school funding, if she will place the Ofsted and QCA...

      Teaching Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching posts are (a) vacant and (b) filled by supply, temporary and agency teachers in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in...

      ICT Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the amount was (a) in total and (b) per pupil spent on information and communications technology in (i) primary and (ii) secondary...

      Teachers (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new teachers have been employed in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997.

      National Grid for Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much National Grid for Learning funding has been granted to schools in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997.

      Pupil Referral/Learning Support Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) pupil referral units and (b) learning support units which are based in the Buckingham constituency indicating (i)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many cases concerning schools in the Buckingham constituency were heard by the Special Educational Needs Tribunal in each year since...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been made available to schools in the Buckingham constituency from the Special Educational Needs Standards Fund.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special needs status (a) primary and (b) secondary school children there were (i) nationally and (ii) in the Buckingham...

      Staff Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were employed in her Department in each of the last four years.

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimates he has made of the number of prescriptions issued for Ritalin for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans the Government have (a) to continue the restriction on class sizes for infant schools and (b) to fund the class size initiative...

      Assaults on Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what initiatives the Government are undertaking to reduce the incidence of abuse by parents against teachers.

      Early Years Provision (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many free nursery places were not taken up in Staffordshire in the 2000–01 academic year; (2) what representations she has...

      Exceptionally Able Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her policy is on ensuring that individual schools have resources to provide for the needs of exceptionally able children; and if she...

      Basic Needs Assessment (Surrey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what date she will send her formal response to Surrey's basic needs assessment application.

      F40

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will meet representatives of the F40 group to discuss (a) the provision of an interim financial award for F40 authorities and (b) F40...

      Citizenship Lessons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what funds have been allocated for training qualified teachers to teach citizenship lessons in secondary schools; (2) how many...

      Special Grants Allocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the special grants allocation for schools is to continue next year.

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects her review of student finance to be completed; and if she will make a statement.

      Key Stage Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish the findings of her inquiry into the release of the 2001 Key Stage results.

      Teacher Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teacher vacancies there are in England, broken down by LEA area; and in each case what the figure is expressed as a percentage of...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the Sure Start programmes in the constituency of Buckingham indicating the amount spent on each scheme.

      A-Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the proportion of students achieving (a) 1 and (b) 1–3 A-E grades at A-level was (i) nationally and (ii) at schools and colleges...

      Key Stage 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the proportion of school pupils achieving level 4 at Key Stage 2 in (a) English and (b) Maths was (i) nationally and (ii) from schools...

      Homework Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many homework clubs have been set up in schools in England.

      Education At Home

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has given to local education authorities about the funding of children educated at home; and if she will make a statement.

      Greenwich Judgment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers she has to prevent local education authorities from breaching the Greenwich judgment.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions she has had on improving pay and conditions for further education lecturers.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what budget has been allocated via the teaching pay initiative to (a) sixth form colleges and (b) general further education colleges for the...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools there were at 31 December in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.

      New Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the extent of the use of the provision in the Education Bill concerning the establishment of new schools.

      Medical School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps have been taken by medical schools over the past five years to improve accessibility of courses to people with disabilities.

      Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will respond to the UK Youth Parliament Manifesto; and if she will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is on the inclusion of incineration within local authority waste plans.

    • Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures the Government have taken to improve the state of drains and sewers to cope with long-term flooding.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which agencies are responsible for handling flooding in areas where there is no river.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Association of British Insurers in relation to the agreement between the...

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what was the cost to the Environment Agency and its predecessor bodies of inland flood defence in England and Wales in (a)...

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of properties affected by inland flooding in 2000 were not given prior flood warning by the Environment Agency.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings she has had with insurers regarding the floods in October; and if she will make a statement.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria a watercourse must meet for it to become the responsibility of the Environment Agency; and if she will make a...

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many properties in Essex suffered loss or damage from the floods on the rivers Blackwater, Colne and tributaries in October.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received against the recommencement of hunting following the foot and mouth outbreak.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice she has issued to farmers and landowners concerning liability for losses should foot and mouth be spread by hunts...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many letters from right hon. and hon. Members received more than four months ago have not been given a substantive reply.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the letters of the hon. Member for Vale of York of (a) 15 May on behalf of Mr. R. Corner of Bedale,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the hon. Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 14 June, 11 July, 10 August, 20 September, 18...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the hon. Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 17 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 16...

      Public-Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the projects in her Department which have been considered as potential public-private partnerships since...

      Farm Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to public funds to date has been of the measures to assist in farm diversification as set out in "Planning...

      Farm Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers have taken up the Department's offer of free advice to help them diversify.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received about failures to pay slaughter premium on cattle slaughtered during the foot and mouth...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) on how many premises culling took place of (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) pigs and (d) other animals under the (i) infected...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date she intends to disband her Department's teams of foot and mouth disease blood testers operating in the...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many temporary veterinary inspectors have written to her about their experiences during the foot and mouth epidemic.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many farms animals have been slaughtered in relation to foot and mouth disease; and how many animals have been...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons animals with foot and mouth disease anti-bodies and no other symptoms of the disease were slaughtered during...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in Worcestershire have not yet been cleaned and disinfected after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease; and...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many foot and mouth cases there were, broken down by (a) farm and (b) animals slaughtered, by category, in each (i)...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Institute of Animal Health's polymerase chain reaction test for the...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will list by county (a) the number and (b) the location of individual burial pits containing the carcases of...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when Dr. Iain Anderson's Lessons Learned Inquiry into the foot and mouth outbreak is to start; and if she will make a statement.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) infected premises and (b) contiguous premises there were from which samples were taken during the foot and mouth...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value is of the (a) VAT and (b) council tax deferred as a result of the economic impact of foot and mouth disease...

      British Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Ministry of Defence to bring about an increase in the proportion of British meat...

      Sheep Annual Premium

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

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is in relation to departmental spending for supplies concerning the purchase of fair trade goods.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the Government's negotiating position on a draft Directive to control the use of animals in...

      Classical Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many samples of imported meat have been tested for the classical swine fever virus in each month since testing began.

      Classical Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of classical swine fever there were in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local...

      Ministerial Visits (North-East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times Ministers from her Department have visited (a) the Teesside area and (b) Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland,...

      Dioxin Inhalation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what action is being taken by her Department to compensate the workers at Dagenham for damage to their health from the...

      Edmonton Incinerator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if (a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency advised Tarmac that it was safe for them to use fly ash from the...

      Contaminated Meat Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much infected meat has been imported into the UK from countries where foot and mouth disease is endemic since 1 February.

      Sheep and Cattle Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what grounds she will not provide a breakdown by name or holding of those who are claiming subsidy for sheep or cattle.

      Refrigerator Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to give financial assistance to retailers to help dispose of old fridges and freezers.

      Cattle Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many heifers will be slaughtered at or near birth in 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      Fish Stocks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what initiatives she plans to protect global fish stocks from the effects of overfishing.

      Fish Stocks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment was made of the implications for (a) fish stocks and (b) the local fishing economy before the EU reached its...

      Agrimonetary Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in the Buckingham constituency have received agrimonetary compensation since 1997; and what is the total...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by the Government in 2001 on encouraging CHP schemes.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress the Government have made towards reaching its CHP target of 10,000 MW by 2010.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations the Government have received from industries on employment levels in the CHP sector.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for each year since the introduction of NETA, by what percentage the export of power from CHP has changed compared with the...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on the viability of CHP of reducing the level of the climate change levy on CHP.

      Protection of Animals Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will propose amendments to the Protection of Animals Act 1911 to allow earlier intervention by enforcement authorities.

      Broiler Chickens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what type of (a) therapeutic and (b) non-therapeutic drugs were regularly given to chickens to prevent the...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry about the Competition Commission's...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on farm gate milk prices of change to the temperature attained in the...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and the Chairman of the Food Standards Agency on...

      Rhizomania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support her Department has given to (a) the development and (b) the dissemination of information on rhizomania-tolerant...

      Laying Hens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the future impact of the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive on the (a) operations and (b)...

      Biosecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to link future claims for compensation for loss of livestock to the implementation of biosecurity...

      Cattle Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle imports there have been in each of the last three years.

      Food Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the food imports from each European Union country over the last 12 months, broken down by product.

      Livestock Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many livestock markets were open in England and Wales on 1 December; and if she will list them.

      Staff Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed in her Department in each of the last four years.

      Beef Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much beef has been imported from Argentina in each of the last three years.

      Beef Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much beef was imported from New Zealand in each of the last three years.

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her oral answer of 15 November 2001, Official Report, column 961, on BSE, what peer reviews the Spongiform...

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what is (a) the target reduction of annual incidence of BSE for 2001 and (b) the actual figure for 2001.

      Westlake Farm, Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the gross costs are for the acquisition of the land used as a holding/transit area for carcases at Westlake Farm,...

      Farms (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on recent trends in farm incomes in the constituency of Buckingham.

      Farms (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in the constituency of Buckingham have received free consultancy advice from the Farm Business Advice Service.

      Government Grants (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people in the constituency of Buckingham have received funding from the (a) rural enterprise scheme, (b) processing...

      Mink Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the costs awarded to MAFF following the case of MAFF v. TT Smith (Mink) Ltd. (11 March 1999) have been paid by the defendant.

      Game Rearing Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many official inspections of game rearing farms have been carried out in each year from 1995 to date.

      Animal Slaughter (Jedburgh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the number and type of each animal slaughtered at (a) Beirhope farm, Jedburgh and (b) Renniestone, Jedburgh...

      Animal Slaughter (Jedburgh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many premises were tested for evidence of foot and mouth disease as a result of the outbreaks at (a) Beirhope farm,...

      Animal Slaughter (Jedburgh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) contiguous and (b) 3 kilometre premises were slaughtered out following outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at...

      Plaice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the present minimum landing size for plaice in all sea areas will continue during 2002.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the change in the level of forest cover has been in the UK since May 1997.

      Abattoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to promote the use of small local abattoirs.

      Abattoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to encourage the provision of local abattoirs.

      Bovine Respiratory Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she is taking to ensure effective protection against bovine respiratory disease, and its most commonly involved...

      Animal Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on lifting animal movement restrictions in Wales.

      Animal Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to encourage the export of sheepmeat rather than live sheep and lambs; and if she will make a...

      Animal Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to discourage the long distance transport of live animals between farms, markets and abattoirs.

      Animal Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she proposes to reduce the number of journeys undertaken by live animals between farms, markets and abattoirs.

      Badger Baiting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to eliminate badger baiting.

      Cockle Gatherers (Carmarthenshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary for Rural Affairs at the National Assembly for Wales on compensation for...

      Environmental Impact Assessments (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the National Assembly for Wales regarding (a) the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive...

      Electronic Tagging (Cattle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will introduce electronic tagging and data collecting for cattle; and if she will make a statement.

      Electronic Tagging (Cattle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in developing electronic tagging technologies for the identification of livestock.

      IACS Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she is taking to ensure the timely payment of Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) cheques.

      Poultry (Additives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2001, Official Report, column 395W, on the Advisory Group on Veterinary Medicines, what...

      Poultry (Additives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the total amount of poultry (a) produced and (b) sampled for (i) nicarbazin, (ii) lasaloci, (iii)...

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, "Winning the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to reply to the Question of 5 December, ref. 21336, from the hon. Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.

      Feed Additives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable for the replacement of the currently marketed antibiotic feed additives containing mycelial grade substances...

      Rural-based Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what amount of rural-based grants from (a) the EU and (b) other sources was paid in each year since 1990, broken down...

      Rural Pubs and Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) pubs and (b) post offices there were in rural areas, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority in...

      Over-30-Months Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) BSE cases and (b) slaughtered animals under the over- 30-months scheme there were, broken down by (i)...

      Illegally Imported Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the number of seizures of illegally imported meat and meat products during the past 12...

      British Beef Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date she expects the resumption of exports of British beef to France following the European Court of Justice ruling;...

      Fishing Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on what basis kilowatt days will be established for individual fishing vessels, pursuant...

      Agriculture Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 19 and 20 December; what the Government's position was on...

      Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Fisheries Council held in Brussels on 17 and 18 December; what the Government's position was on...

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how often since 1998 inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive have (a) made (i) announced and (ii) unannounced visits...

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 6 December 2001, Official Report, column 497W, on the Excellence in Cities Scheme, if she will...

  • Home Department

    • Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been awarded to schemes under the reducing burglary initiative in the Buckingham constituency in the last 12 months for...

    • Specialist Detectives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role specialist detectives will take on; and how many there will be.

      Home Security (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been awarded to provide home security improvements for low-income pensioners living in the Buckingham constituency in each year...

      Special Constables (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there have been in the constituency of Buckingham in each year since 1997.

      Breathalyser Tests (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breathalyser tests were carried out in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997; and what percentage resulted in convictions.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) antisocial behaviour orders and (b) curfew orders have been made in the Buckingham constituency since the commencement of the...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued by (a) Wandsworth council and (b) other local authorities in Greater London between...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase the funding available for CCTV schemes in the Buckingham constituency.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) the closed circuit TV schemes that have been (i) funded and (ii) part-funded by the Government in the Buckingham...

      Drugs (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offenders were dealt with for supply offences in respect of Class A drugs in the Buckingham constituency in each year since...

      Drugs (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) those schemes which have received funding under the Communities Against Drugs Initiative in the Buckingham constituency,...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) violent crime, (b) burglary and (c) vandalism in the Buckingham constituency were reported to the police in each...

      Young Offenders (Buckingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many youths under the age of 18 from the Buckingham constituency have been held in young offenders rehabilitation centres in each year...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many speed cameras have been installed, and how much has been spent on (a) installing and (b) maintaining and replacing speed...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) speed-related and (b) other criminal prosecutions have been made by use of speed camera equipment in each year since 1995; and...

      Metropolitan Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police officers have (a) retired, (b) resigned and (c) been dismissed in each of the last three years.

      James Ashley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the publication of information concerning the fatal shooting of James Ashley in 1998.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the administrative cost to the (a) state, (b) unsuccessful applicants and (c) successful applicants of the...

      Driving Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were for driving without motor insurance in the past five years.

      Downview Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2001, Official Report, column 476W, on Downview Prison, what steps he will take to secure the immediate...

      Cyber-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the measures to counter cyber-terrorism; what time scale is planned to build on the assessment; how much...

      Sports Clubs (Charitable Status)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the number of sports clubs that will apply for charitable status following the decision to recognise healthy...

      EU Treaty Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations are referred to as representatives of other Treaty bodies under Article 1.12 of 12442/01, Council doc COPEN 56. 9 October...

      Prison Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if prison visitors to prisons run by private companies are subject to (a) fingerprints and (b) photographic records.

      Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are on release under the tagging system; and what the equivalent figures have been in each year since the introduction of...

      Women Prisoners (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of women in the prison population are from Wales; and what the equivalent figures were for each of the last five...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total annual cost is of the contract with Capita Services for the operation of the Criminal Records Bureau.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing the Criminal Records Bureau in financial years (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of visitors on a one-year student visa travelled to other parts of the European Union during the course of visa validating in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 22 October 2001, Official Report, column 76W, on Pakistani nationals, how many Pakistani nationals holding UK...

      Game Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of prosecutions there were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available for shooting game without...

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has made to his French counterpart on security on rail freight using the channel tunnel.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to reduce the prison population.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average distance was from the committal court at the time of release for (a) male prisoners, (b) female prisoners and (c) young...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bail information schemes are in operation in women's prisons; and how many staff work in each of them.

      Police Officers (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of police officers for each London borough in each month since 1 July 1999 that (a) were in post, (b) left the...

  • Treasury

    • Stability and Growth Pact

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to submit an updated annual Convergence Programme as required by the Stability and Growth Pact.

    • European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of the European Investment Bank's loans for projects in the United Kingdom in each year since 1992.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the receipts for advance corporation tax for each of the last 54 months.

      Minimum Wage Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2001, Official Report, column 323, in how many cases information has been passed by Inland Revenue staff to the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding the levying of VAT on managers' salaries in retirement accommodation where the service provider is not the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was obtained from VAT charges on courses of (a) education, (b) training, (c) sports activity and (d) leisure activity in each year since...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the risk analysis system used by Customs and Excise for VAT control visiting is restricted to determining the (a) relative risk of different traders and...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is his policy that a trader should receive a visit from Customs and Excise within the first three years of registering for VAT.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) local authorities, (b) voluntary organisations and (c) universities are paying VAT on courses of further education for adults; and if he will...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans Customs and Excise have to issue a VAT payer's charter setting out standards of service to VAT payers.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for each of the last 10 years (a) total VAT registrations and (b) total new registrations.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what he bases his assessment that the changes to capital gains tax announced in the pre-Budget report will not create new loopholes for the...

      Carter Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of paragraphs 5.1 and 5.4 of the Carter Review of Payroll Services; what plans he has to align the treatment of benefits in kind...

      Tax Reform

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the Tax Law Reform Committee paper, "Employed or Self Employed"; and if he will make a statement.

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 10 December 2001, Official Report, column 689W, on amateur sports clubs, what plans he has to provide funds to enable the...

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many community amateur sports clubs have (a) a turnover of less than £15,000 and (b) a rental income less than £10,000.

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 10 December 2001, Official Report, column 689W, on amateur sports clubs, whether he will include relief from the climate change...

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Performance and Innovation Unit regarding support for community amateur sports clubs.

      Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many lorries were confiscated by customs officers for smuggling (a) cigarettes, (b) tobacco and (c) alcohol in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

      Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many drivers employed by hauliers were (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted for smuggling (i) cigarettes, (ii) tobacco and (iii) alcohol in (A) 1999, (B)...

      Vehicle Seizures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid by hauliers to HM Customs and Excise for the release of their lorries in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, and (c) 2001.

      Winter Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many excess winter deaths there were in each of the last 15 years.

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 50 to 54, (ii) 55 to 59, (iii) 60 to 64 and (iv) 65 to 69 years were (a) in full-time work, (b) in part-time work,...

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the number of employee jobs by industry in the Buckingham constituency in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of working age people in the Buckingham constituency were in employment in each year since 1997.

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average length of time that currently unemployed men aged (a) 50 to 54, (b) 55 to 59 and (c) 60 to 64 years have remained unemployed.

      Lone Mothers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of single lone mothers are in (a) part-time work, (b) full-time work and (c) all paid work.

      Cot Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cot deaths there were in each of the last five years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in each year since 1997.

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women were (a) diagnosed with and (b) died due to breast cancer in each year since 1997.

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate and (g) bladder cancer are (i) nationally,...

      Charities (Donations)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to encourage public donations to charitable organisations.

      Andorra

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to (a) monitor the incidence of and (b) take action against smuggling from Andorra to the United Kingdom.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in the Portsmouth, South constituency (a) received and (b) were entitled to (i) WFTC, (ii) DPTC and (iii) child tax credit in (A)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means the child care element of the working tax credit will be paid to the main carer.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many WFTC recipients have (a) no income tax liability and (b) an income tax liability that is (i) lower and (ii) higher than the value of their WFTC...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 18 October 2001, Official Report, column 1296W, how much each of the campaigns publicising the working families tax credit cost.

      Film Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many British films produced in 1999–2000 claimed the 100 per cent. tax write off during the first year; and what the total loss was in tax revenue...

      Film Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met Mr. Jack Velenti of the Motion Picture Association of America; and what representations he has received from Mr. Velenti about extending...

      Scottish Provident Institution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about the Scottish Provident Institution and the performance of the FSA in dealing with matters raised by Scottish...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the marginal rates of tax and benefit withdrawal for pensioners are (a) in 2001–02 and (b) from October 2003.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Regents Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck) of 27 November 2001, Official Report, column 868W, if the figure...

      Capital Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 11 December 2001, Official Report, column 765W, on capital assets, which definition of investment he used in answering on (a) on...

      Capital Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 12 December 2001, Official Report, column 889W, on capital assets, if he will place in the Library information on the accounting...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will delay introduction of the aggregates levy in Scotland.

      Enterprise Management Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the forecast cost in the next financial year of administering enterprise management incentives.

      European Monetary Institute

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultations the Government have undertaken with the European Monetary Institute as provided for by the Treaty on European Union.

      Single Currency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses resident in the Buckingham constituency have contacted the Treasury requesting information on the single currency.

      ISAs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals in the Buckingham constituency have invested in (a) cash ISAs, (b) mini-ISAs and (c) maxi- ISAs in each year since their introduction.

      Customs and Excise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the targets applied by Customs and Excise in the last five financial years for the length of time after registration for all traders to be...

      Contraband

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what quantities and value of contraband of (a) tobacco, (b) drugs, (c) alcohol and (d) other goods was seized by Customs and Excise in each of the...

      Taxpayers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the percentage of total income received by (a) the top one per cent, (b) the top five per cent, (c) the top 10 per cent, (d) the bottom 70 per cent...

      Share Incentive Plan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was spent by the Government on research into the name of the Share Incentive Plan.

      Tax Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest estimate of the overall impact on business of the introduction of tax self-assessment, disaggregated into (a) estimated extra costs and...

      Alcohol Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the operation of the procedures for assessing and collecting duty from cross-channel travellers who...

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were, (a) the running costs of his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff and (b) the running costs of his Department...

      Pay Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what pay review body recommendations he is considering.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the privatisation of the Paymaster Agency on the Treasury's access to information needed to monitor and control...

      Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish an annual statement of the effect of his direct and indirect taxation measures on the disposable incomes of (a) the bottom 10 per cent....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters he has received from residents in the Buckingham constituency regarding annuities in the last 12 months.

      Bank of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions since 1971 the Treasury has exercised its powers under section 4 of the Bank of England Act 1946 to give directions to the Bank of England.

      Government Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the distribution of Government debt between the banking and non-banking sectors in each month since the 2001 Budget.

      Government Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the Government's policy on the proportion of Government debt to be sold to the banking sector.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have claimed tax relief for vocational training in each of the last four years; and what has been the cost to public funds in each year.

      Tax Coding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number and proportion of incorrect notices of tax coding for 2001–02 which the Inland Revenue has sent out; and what are the...

      EU Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the payments the United Kingdom will be obliged to make to the European Union in each of the next four years.

      Investment Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide a list of the investment publications to which Her Majesty's Treasury subscribes.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of working age people in the Buckingham constituency lived in a household where no adult worked in each year since 1997.

      ECOFIN Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the outcome was of the ECOFIN Council held in Brussels on 13 December; what the Government's position was on each issue discussed, including its voting...

      Tax Simplification

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his plans for tax simplification.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the main expected effects on the public accounts from 2001–02 to 2004–05 of the National Lottery, including the effects on (a)...

      Cigarette Sales (Children)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the tax revenues raised in each of the last five years from the illegal sale of cigarettes to children.

      Tax Relief (Removal Expenses)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of employees (1) for whom tax relief for removal expenses and benefits was claimed in each year since 1997; (2) for whom...

  • House of Lords

    • Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether in Zimbabwe they think it essential that independent observers oversee the registration process before the presidential elections.

    • Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What benefits have arisen from the Abuja agreement on Zimbabwe; what benefits they expect in the future; and whether, considering Zimbabwe's failure to honour...

      Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will recognise the result of the forthcoming presidential election in Zimbabwe if there are no international observers of the European Union's choice...

      Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will acquiesce in President Mugabe's choosing the countries from which international observers for the presidential election in Zimbabwe will come.

      Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the standards on which they will judge the forthcoming presidential elections in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the European Union will follow the United States' lead on providing legislation for sanctions against Zimbabwe.

      Stolen Tractors and Excavators

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will use Europol to tackle the increasing trade in stolen tractors and excavators; and how much these crimes are costing the European Union annually.

      Protective and Preventive Security Group

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) how many times the Ministerial Group on Protective and Preventative Security chaired by the Home Secretary has met; (b) how many of the 10 Ministers on the...

      Illegal Firearms

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many illegal firearms have been seized by the Metropolitan Police during Operation Trident; and How many of the illegal firearms seized by the Metropolitan...

      Race Riots Reports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they will respond to the Cantle and Ritchie reports on the racial riots in Oldham, Burnley and Blackburn.

      House of Lords Reform

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What considerations and criteria will govern the decision of the Lord Chancellor's Department whether or not to publish in due course all or any of the submissions...

      A400M Military Transport Aircraft

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the present proposals for the production of the A400M military transport aircraft; and whether they have received any representations from the...

      Statistical Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether in Parliamentary Answers they are prepared to give statistical information relating to the whole of the United Kingdom, split between England, Wales,...

      Landfill Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the proceeds of landfill tax so far received has been spent on (a) community projects within a 10-mile radius; (b) recycling education projects;...

      Private Finance Initiative

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have commissioned research into the use made of the private finance initiative by central and local government; and, if so, when results of any such...

      Belfast International Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to ensure that Belfast International Airport remains viable.

      Northern Ireland: Parity of Esteem

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's comments in Liverpool on 21 November that "Unionists have still to be convinced that their culture is really...

      Northern Ireland: Terrorist Incidents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many incidents have occurred in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Great Britain which they believe are the responsibility of (i) the Real IRA, (ii) the Continuity...

      Northern Ireland: Policing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 5 December (WA 139), whether it is appropriate to co-operate with the Government of the Republic of Ireland...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 26 November (WA 18) about the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, when they expect to receive the...

      Crops Conference

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who made the decision that no one from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should attend the 2001 Annual Crops Conference held at Linton; and...

      Employment and Social Policy Council, 3 December

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What the outcome was of the Employment and Social Policy Council held in Brussels on 3 December; what the government position was on each issue discussed,...

      Patient's Charter Standards

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish performance against key Patient's Charter standards for the quarters to 30 June 2001 and 30 September 2001.

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