Written answers

Friday, 8 March 2002

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Golden Jubilee Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received concerning eligibility for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal; what criteria will be used for...

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b)...

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make available to hon. Members, peers and the Library the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Toolkit sent to all councils and a...

      Press and Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were employed in a press or public relations function in her Department on 1 January in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999,...

  • Defence

    • PRISM System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the development of the prototype remote illness and symptom monitor (PRISM).

    • QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on consultants and other fees relating to the privatisation of QinetiQ.

      Job Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the extent of job sharing in his Department.

      Defence Fire Service (Golden Jubilee Medal)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence of he will make it his policy that the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal should be awarded to serving members of the Ministry of Defence Fire Service.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to answer the question of 13 February from the hon. Member for Buckingham regarding staff involvement in union duties.

      Skynet 5 Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what criteria Paradigm was selected as the preferred bidder for the Skynet 5 project; (2) pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2002 to the...

  • Lord Chancellor

    • Job Advertisements

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the job advertisements placed by his Department in the last 12 months specifying where the advertisements were...

    • Press Releases

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many press releases were issued by the Lord Chancellor's Department in the periods (a) between 1 May and 31 December 1997 and...

      Press and Public Relations

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many people were employed in a press or public relations function in the Lord Chancellor's Department on 1 January in (a)...

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the occasions on which he has received hospitality in his ministerial capacity from (a) Balfour...

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what financial arrangements are in place for NATs to collect income generated from aircraft overflying the UK (a)...

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the total costs were of the New En Route Centre at Swanwick, Hampshire, up until the operational start date of...

      Vacant Dwellings (Tyne and Wear)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many vacant residential dwellings there were in each year since 1997 in each local authority in Tyne and Wear,...

      Rail Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what instructions his Department has issued to Railtrack since 1 September 2001 in relation to the work priorities of...

      Transport 10-Year Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 26 February 2002 ref. 37227, on 10 year plan funding, to which years the future controls...

      South West Regional Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the trunk road schemes in which the shadow South West Regional Assembly has intervened.

      Road Safety (Cannabis)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent research his Department has carried out into the effect of cannabis smoking on the competence of road...

      Road Detrunking Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what additional funding he will make available to county councils to accommodate their additional responsibilities...

      Road Detrunking Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what additional funding he plans to make available to the county councils as highway authorities to accommodate those...

      Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, (1) pursuant to the letter sent by (Mr. Chope) Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Christchurch on 23...

      Road Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what budgetary provision has been made for the introduction of low noise road surfaces during the period of the...

  • House of Commons

    • Refurbishment

      To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee who provided or is providing the(a)windows and(b)doors for the refurbishment of the Norman Shaw South building.

    • Refurbishment

      To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee what organisation provided the certification for the doors and windows for the refurbishment of the Norman Shaw South building to show...

  • Wales

    • Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.

  • Trade and Industry

    • End of Life Vehicles Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make arrangements under the End of Life Vehicles Directive to enable owners of classic cars who dismantle them in order to re-use...

    • End of Life Vehicles Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the proportion of UK vehicle dismantlers who are likely to obtain registration as approved treatment centres...

      End of Life Vehicles Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the likely costs to vehicle-owners of dismantling of vehicles under the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

      End of Life Vehicles Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on low income car owners of the costs of disposal under the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

      Equipment Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the equipment leasing arrangements entered into by her Department in each of the last four years; and what the cost to public...

      Press Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff in her Department's press office have received (a) termination and (b) redundancy payments in each of the last four years.

      Export Licences (Dual-use Goods)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the UK exporters who have registered with the Applicant Services and Compliance Unit (DTI) to export dual use goods under the...

      Nuclear Installations Decommissioning (Former Soviet Union)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what expenditure, and in which states, her Department has incurred on the decommissioning of nuclear installations and equipment, both defence...

      Small Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government accepted the recommendation put forward by the Small Business Council to use litmus tests.

      Small Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the restrictions are on the number of loans to one company that can be guaranteed under the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme; and if she...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a...

      Military Exports (Israel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the categories were of the standard individual export licences issued for military exports to Israel between May and October 2001; and if...

      Military Exports (Israel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the standard individual export licences were issued for military exports to Israel from October 2001; and in what categories they...

      Business Link Call Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of the total cost of the Business Link national call centre between its inception in 2001 and its planned closure in 2002.

      Business Link Call Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the quality of service provided to users of the Business Link national call centre.

      Business Link Call Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to ensure that advice will continue to be available free of charge and without pressure to purchase services via...

      Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the shortfall in the number of engineers working in UK aerospace needed to fulfil future major defence...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five...

      Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list non-Governmental organisations operating in the South West Region that receive public funds from her Department; and what...

      Press and Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the annual budget for communications activities, including press, public relations, marketing and internal communications, was for her...

      Beer and Cider

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations she has received in the last 12 months from individuals concerning short beer and cider measures.

      Metrication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the implications of the decision in Dove v. Cornwall County Council.

      Sub-sea Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consideration is given to the interests of local fishermen in determining applications for licences to carry out sub-sea surveys.

      Sub-sea Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make it a requirement for applicants for licences to carry out sub-sea surveys to consult first with representatives of local...

  • Home Department

    • Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many actions by the police (a) have been undertaken and (b) are pending against UK financial institutions alleged to have been involved...

    • Asylum Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the likely availability of staff for the proposed asylum accommodation centre at Throckmorton; (2) what...

      Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been detained under section 23 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 specifying (a) the duration of each...

      Police Station (Newark)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for a new police station in Newark.

      Convention Derogations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long he expects (a) the derogation from Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights and (b) the derogation from Article 9 of...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 5 February 2002, Official Report, column 877W, on the Prison Service, what the additional cost will be each year...

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what licensing requirements are in place for air (a) rifles and (b) pistols held in the UK; and how many licences have been awarded...

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving the use and misuse of an airgun have been recorded each year since 1996.

      Prison Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of prisoners in each prison establishment in England and Wales are from minority ethnic groups.

      Crime Statistics (St Helens, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the level of recorded (a) burglary, (b) robbery and (c) crimes of violence was in St Helens, South in each of the last three years.

      Laeken Conclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will identify the specialist services referred to in paragraph 17 of the Laeken conclusions.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants for disability living allowance have sought review of decisions in the last 12 months for which figures are available but...

    • Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against decisions against the withdrawal of disability living allowance were lodged in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 27 February 2002, Official Report, column 1320W, on child support, what the basis was for the assumption that the...

  • President of the Council

    • Job Sharing

      To ask the President of the Council if he will make a statement on the extent of job sharing in his Department.

    • Non-Governmental organisations

      To ask the President of the Council if he will list non-Governmental organisations operating in the South West Region that receive public funds from his Department; and what amount of annual...

      Catering services

      To ask the President of the Council what the cost was of (a) in-house canteen and (b) other catering services provided by his Department in each of the last four years.

      Advertising

      To ask the President of the Council if he will list the publicity and advertising campaigns run by his Department in each of the last four years, specifying the (a) purpose, (b) cost to public...

      Volunteers

      To ask the President of the Council how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.

      Press Office

      To ask the President of the Council how many staff in his Department's press office have received (a) termination and (b) redundancy payments in each of the last four years.

      Rail Journeys (Staff)

      To ask the President of the Council if he will make it his policy that rail journeys undertaken by staff in his Department should ordinarily be on standard class tickets.

      Job Advertisements

      To ask the President of the Council if he will list the job advertisements placed by his Department in the last 12 months specifying where the advertisements were placed and the cost in each case.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 16 November 2001, Official Report, column 927W, on fair trade goods, if he will review and increase...

    • Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.

      Civil servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with the Government of Colombia during 2002 about the peace process there.

      Accommodation Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of hotel accommodation for departmental staff working away from home in each of the last four years.

      Special urgency provisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how often the Department has applied the special urgency provisions in paragraph 22 of Circular 18/84 (Development by Government...

  • Health

    • Asbestos (Welsh Hospitals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which north Wales hospital faces a bill of £40 million for the replacement of asbestos under the proposed new Health and Safety Executive regulations.

    • Cancer and Heart Disease Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS budget was spent on (a) cancer and (b) heart disease in (i) 1997–98, (ii) 1998–99, (iii) 1999–2000, (v)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to answer the letters of 19 and 28 December from the hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead regarding smoking, medical research and the...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the care of elderly people in Lancashire of the proposed closure of care homes by Lancashire...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been made available by his Department for research into Alzheimer's disease for each year since 1997; how many people were diagnosed as...

      Social Work Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the last five years have (a) applied for and (b) completed their social work training; and what the attrition rate was for social work...

      Cancer Research Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) Government and (b) private funds are available in this financial year for research into cancer (i) care and (ii) treatment, broken down by...

      Nursing care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answers of 13 February 2002, Official Report, column 472W, what estimate he has made of the (a) total final cost of the financial support...

      Speech Therapy (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the availability of speech and language therapy for children in each health authority.

      Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to improve recruitment of (a) physiotherapists, (b) occupational therapists and (c) speech therapists (i) in London and (ii) in...

      Road traffic accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the estimated cost to the NHS of treatment of those (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents each year since 1997; and if he...

      Social Services (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are in hospitals in the north-west of England awaiting transfer to residential or nursing care home by social services in Lancashire.

      Surgery (Deaths)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patient deaths occurring within 30 days of surgery was in the last 12 months.

      Hospital Readmissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patients re-admitted to hospital as emergency cases after being discharged was in the last 12 months.

      Aspirin and Paracetamol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration has been given to allowing elderly and infirm people to buy aspirin in larger quantities than currently allowed; and if he will...

      Rheumatoid arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the side effects of anti-TNF therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Rheumatoid arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has been made by NICE on the provision of anti-TNF therapy for people with severe rheumatoid arthritis.

      Midwife Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives are in training in NHS hospitals in the Greater London area.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial arrangements are being made in respect of (a) the NHS trusts dissolved and (b) the new NHS trusts and primary care trusts established in...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 25 February 2002, Official Report, column 974W, on malnutrition, what plans she has to instigate a single assessment process...

      Thrombolysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to allow pre-hospital thrombolysis in Herefordshire.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on changes in bed numbers in the care home sector in Herefordshire since 1997.

      Home Helps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authority home helps there were in each (a) constituency and (b) health authority in England in each year since 1992; and what the most...

      Psychiatric Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many child and adolescent community psychiatric nurses were employed (a) in May 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Mental Health (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under four years of age have been diagnosed as suffering from depression in the last 12 months.

      Convalescent Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if a scheme to promote the provision of convalescent and recuperative care in rural bed and breakfast accommodation requires Government approval; and if...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people, broken down by age, were (a) admitted and (b) discharged from hospital in each of the last five years where the...

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) conceptions, (b) maternities and (c) abortions were recorded among girls of each year of age under 16 in each health region in each year...

  • Education and Skills

    • Standard Spending Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will give the total standard spending assessment per pupil, and the total over or under spend per pupil, broken down by local...

    • Individual Learning Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether the database held by Capita of individual learning account holders has been made available to her Department to assist in...

      Individual Learning Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information concerning individual learning account holders is stored by Capita; and in what form.

      Individual Learning Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the non-fraudulent abuses of the Individual Learning Account scheme have been; and if she will issue guidance on methods of selling in...

      Individual Learning Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the Government are doing to help those students who started individual learning account courses and could not complete the course...

      Matriculation Diploma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the implications for social inclusion of the introduction of a matriculation diploma.

      Standards (Key Stage 3)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of OFSTED's recent report on the first year of the key stage 3 pilot programme to improve educational standards...

      School Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to give school governors the power to remove a fellow governor for (a) unruly behaviour and (b) behaviour likely to bring...

      Science/Engineering Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the impact on the number and standard of students entering further education to study science and...

      Citizenship Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will issue guidance to schools to include the Queen's golden jubilee in studies of citizenship during the (a) current and (b) next...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she (a) has taken and (b) intends to take to encourage local authorities to pay classroom assistants all year round.

      Circulars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the circular documents that have been sent by her Department to (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools since 7 June...

      Training and Enterprise Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the cases of (a) suspected fraud and (b) misuse of public funds notified to her Department involving training and...

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will make it her policy to turn the Computers Within Reach pilot scheme into a permanent scheme; (2) how many people were...

      Pupil:Teacher Ratios

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the ratio of teachers to pupils was in (a) all schools, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools for each year since 1996 in (i)...

      Class Sizes (Lincolnshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven-year-olds in North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire were in class sizes over 30 in each...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General if the recommendation advanced in the review of the Crown Prosecution Service, Cm 3960, concerning the agreement of statistics, has been achieved.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what actions have been taken in response to the observations in Cm 3960, Summary of the report, paragraph 24, concerning performance indicators for timeliness, the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter of the hon. Member for West Derbyshire dated 4 July concerning Mr. and Mrs. Don Holland of...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 3 September and 4 October concerning milk...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the hon. Member for Huntingdon's letter of 5 July on behalf of his constituent, Mrs. June Allen.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on sheep annual...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter of 23 October from the hon. Member for Christchurch to the Under-Secretary of State on the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State or Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will answer the letter to her of 26 November 2001, from the hon. Member for the Vale of York, on the statement in the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letters dated 10 December 2001 and 11 January from the hon. Member for Leominster on the...

      Domestic Game Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of the domestic game industry; and if she will make a statement.

      Water Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water meters were installed in domestic properties in the London borough of Hillingdon in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Policies (Bristol, East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the...

      Working Conditions and Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees...

      British Trust Conservation Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the grants made to the British Trust Conservation Volunteers for the last five years for which figures are...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 4 February 2002, Official Report, column 751W, on central heating, if she will make it her policy...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the use of information technology in energy efficiency; and what good practice exists in the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the recycling rates are for local authorities in England and Wales.

      Pollution Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many inspections per annum per polluting process by local authorities are (a) expected by her Department and (b) covered...

      Right to Roam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from the freedom to roam to be introduced on a region-by-region basis.

      Car Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with local councils on the impact charges for taking cars at scrapyards have had on the numbers...

      Fair trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the issue of responsibility for ground water flooding where there is no owner or recent records of a water source will be...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to promote sustainable development.

      Combined heat and power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she plans to take to double UK use of combined heat and power following the PIU review of energy policy.

      Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what basis the money allocated to local authorities to assist in meeting the costs involved in storing (a) refrigerators...

      Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement indicating what her understanding is of whether sections in Article 5, Paragraph (d) of EC...

      Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement indicating her understanding of the way in which Article 16 of EU Regulation 2037/2000,...

      Livestock Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information she collects on the (a) duration and (b) distance of farm livestock's journeys to slaughter.

      Livestock Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the 21-day standstill rule.

  • Treasury

    • Temporary Employees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance has been issued in respect of the recruitment and appointment of non-permanent employees in (a) his Department and (b) all executive agencies...

    • Money Laundering (General Abacha)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received indicating the involvement of UK banks in the money laundering activities of the late General Abacha; whether he is (a)...

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money has been spent by the Treasury on the promotion of the euro in the past year.

      Smaller Quoted Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what initiatives there are to give smaller quoted companies more flexibility to seek approval from shareholders for non pre-emptive issues.

  • International Development

    • Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action her Department is taking to stop child trafficking.

    • Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of the levels of exploitation of children by aid workers in Africa.

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action her Department is taking to educate people living in Africa about the dangers of child trafficking.

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action she is taking to help developing countries implement the International Labour Organisation conventions on child trafficking.

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conclusions she has drawn form the UNHCR report into the sexual exploitation of children by aid workers in Africa.

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the levels of child trafficking in each of the last five years.

      Child Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department is providing to UK charities working in Africa to prevent the sexual exploitation of children by their...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much money to address HIV/AIDS was given by her Department to each international agency in each year since 1995–96 in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what requests for financial assistance, and for what projects, have been made by the Sri Lanken Government to her Department in the...

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she was informed of the application for an export licence for the sale of an air defence system to Tanzania.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the level of funding for the Ministry of Women in Afghanistan.

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

March 2002
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031