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Written answers

Friday, 24 May 2002

  • Prime Minister

    • Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will next meet the President of the United States of America to discuss the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; and if he will make a statement.

    • Illegal Timber Trade

      To ask the Prime Minister what measures the United Kingdom will be proposing to tackle the illegal timber trade at the G8 Heads of State meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

      Euro

      To ask the Prime Minister if it is his policy to introduce legislation to allow a referendum on whether Britain should join the euro to Parliament before the five economic tests are assessed as...

      European Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions (a) his Office and (b) the Government have held with the European Commission on the appointment of the next head of the Commission Representation in the...

      European Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister when he was first informed of the (a) candidates and (b) short list for the replacement for the head of the Commission delegation to the UK.

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many representations the Scottish Executive has made to his office since May 1999 broken down by (a) Scottish Executive department, (b) subject and (c) date...

      Reserved Powers

      To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to transfer the administration of reserved powers or functions of UK government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public...

  • International Development

    • Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what areas were identified under the G8 programme of action on forests where the United Kingdom needed to improve its performance...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be governed until a replacement for Jose Bustani is appointed.

    • Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects a new Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to be appointed.

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries that are members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many chemical weapons inspectors have been employed by the OPCW in each year since its creation; and what the...

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Blaneau Gwent (Llew Smith), of 8 May, Official Report, column 241W, on...

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his definition is of major shareholder in the context of member states of the OPCW; and what the implications are of the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance has been offered to British companies who retain an economic presence in Burma in the last 12 months.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the military Government of Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings his Department has had with (a) the NLD and (b) Aung San Sun Kyi as to how the British Government may aid...

      Chinese Christians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made about the case of the imprisonment of Chinese Christians who were imprisoned for bible transportation.

      Chinese Christians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of persecution of Christians in China and if he will make representations to the...

      Counter-Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the member state submissions on their national counter-terrorism programmes made to the United...

      EU Applicant Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list EU funds available for information campaigns in applicant countries; what the United Kingdom's share is; what...

      Vancouver Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will make up the delegation representing the United Kingdom Government at the G8 Heads of State meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Afghan prisoners in Shebarghan prison are being held under the Geneva Convention.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on Afghan prisoners held at Shebarghan being sold back to their families.

      Military Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a substantive reply will be given to Eric and Kathleen Rodham's letter of 5 February, concerning an embargo on military...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he and his Department have had with the Indonesian Government on the enforcement of the Malino II agreement in...

      International Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to promote the principle that activities of international organisations should be in the interest...

  • Defence

    • Medical Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what criteria armed forces personnel have been selected for medical treatment in the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

    • Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to his answer of 24 April, Official Report, column 259W, whether the reimbursement by AWSR Ltd. for Government purchase of two ro-ro...

      Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 24 April, Official Report, column 259W, what date was estimated by his Department for signature of the contract for the...

      Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (1) pursuant to his answer of 24 April, Official Report, column 259W, which (a) Government departments and (b) regional and industrial bodies with an...

      Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (1) pursuant to his answer of 30 April, Official Report, column 742W, whether the price quoted by AWSR Ltd. for provision of the Strategic Sealift...

      Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to his answer of 30 April, Official Report, column 742W, what the cost will be to the Exchequer of the introduction of a tonnage tax...

      Strategic Sealift Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what alternatives to the Harland and Wolff Ro-Ro contract were considered; what assessment was made of the alternatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the delays in the delivery of the first Eurofighter and on the cost of these delays.

      Sea Harrier Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if Flight Lieutenant Holland's and Lieutenant Hamblin's letter in The Times on 13 May was approved by their commanding officers.

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list land in the ownership of QinetiQ; and what development proposals are under consideration for each such piece of land; (2) if he...

      Military Support Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future military support vehicle contract.

      Military Support Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many companies were invited to tender for the military support vehicle contract plan to manufacture the vehicle in the United Kingdom.

      Military Support Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many companies have been asked to tender for the military support vehicle contract.

      Military Support Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the employment opportunities in the United Kingdom created by the contract for military support vehicles.

      Military Support Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial checks will be made on each of the companies bidding for the contract for military support vehicles by his Department before a decision is...

      Dysentry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soliders have been affected by dysentry in the last 12 months; if it is clear what caused it; how many soldiers have been put into quarantine in...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of Parachute Regiment personnel deployed in Afghanistan were Territorial Army; and what was the overall personnel shortfall.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the total costs of UK operations in Afghanistan will come from the Ministry of Defence budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what actions British forces in Afghanistan are undertaking to destroy heroin stockpiles.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on British military involvement in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what was (a) the start date, (b) the conclusion date and (c) the cost of (i) Operation Ptarmigan, (ii) Operation Snipe and (iii) Operation Condor;...

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if there are annual flying mile restraints on the leased C17s.

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many C130J aircraft are on order; how many are operational; and when they will all be in service.

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how far lack of availability of C17 aircraft has increased dependency on C130 Mk1 and C130 Mk3; what effect this has had on forces' training that would...

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what restrictions there are on the use of the leased C17s; and if these differ from restrictions imposed on the USAF in their lease of the C17.

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current operational status and serviceability of the RAF's four leased C17A Globemaster III transport aircraft.

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many C17 transport aircraft are (a) fully serviceable and (b) unserviceable; and if he will make a statement.

      Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees under contract from temping agencies were working in his Department; and how much will be spent on temporary staff (a) in total and...

      Service Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses the armed forces have in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.

      Medical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on access to medical services within the armed forces.

      RAF Stations (Commercial Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are applied to the commercial use by private firms of RAF stations.

      RAF Stations (Commercial Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent approaches have been made by private airlines to develop commercial civilian services from (a) RAF Kinross and (b) RAF Lossiemouth.

  • Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    • Rail Franchises

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

    • Voting Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent assessment has been made of the success of (a) the postal vote and (b) other experimental voting systems;...

      Vandalism (Railways)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many cases of vandalism of railway tracks were reported in each of the past five years; what the average annual...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what advice he has commissioned on rail safety and the state of Railtrack's assets since the appointment of an...

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many engineers and trained safety staff have left Railtrack Plc in the last seven months.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what advice on safety he received in the weekly and four-weekly management reports from Railtrack in Administration.

      Railtrack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what advice the former Deputy Chief Inspector of Railways gave to the Administrator of Railtrack and himself...

      Railway Lines (Trespass)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many children have been found trespassing on railway lines in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Hendy Cross Junction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) whether the pavement condition assessment undertaken by the Highways Agency at Hendy Cross junction has been...

      Electronic Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what projects have been commissioned by his Department into electronic voting since June 2001; which local...

      Freight Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many freight trains operated between France and the UK in the week of (a) 1 March 2001, (b) 11 November 2001, (c)...

      Housing Pilots (Teenage Parents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions in which areas the housing pilots for lone parents under 18 years of age will be sited; who is running each of the...

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how many representations the Scottish Executive has made to his Department since May 1999, broken down by (a)...

      Reserved Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to transfer the administration of reserved powers and functions of his Department, its executive...

      Fire Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many fire stations there were in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 1997.

      Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what consultation his Department has initiated on the extension of the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds.

      Electoral Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how many and what total amount of fines were imposed on those who failed to register on the electoral register...

      Electoral Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what action he is taking to increase the take up of (a) postal voting and (b) proxy voting to increase turnouts...

      Electoral Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission regarding a review of election law; and if he will make a...

      Electoral Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many prosecutions have been undertaken for non-registration with electoral registration officers; and if he will...

      Speed Limiters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what progress has been made in developing technology to limit the speed of motor vehicles on public roads.

      Traffic Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what action he intends to take to reduce the number of pedal cyclists who ride through red traffic lights.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what recent forecasts of future trends in UK port traffic have been made by his Department; and what steps he is...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what studies his Department has carried out to assess the likely contribution of port development to (a) integrated...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what revised guidance he has issued about the siting and operation of speed cameras.

      Infrastructure Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which proposals for new ports are under consideration that fall into the category of major infrastructure projects as...

      Age Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if his Department will include the reduction of age discrimination in access to employment and services in future...

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the estimated cost is of establishing an elected South West Regional Assembly including the costs of a...

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if an elected regional assembly will have the power to impose unitary authorities on existing county and district...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what further steps he proposes to take to ensure that road safety targets for 2010 are met; to what extent the most...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he will reply to the Questions from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham Ref. 42127 tabled on 6 March...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what future role (a) regional development agencies and (b) Government offices for specific regions will play in areas...

      Best Value Audits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what estimate he has made of the cost of complying with best value auditing requirements on councils (a) in England...

      Supporting People Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the cost is of the Supporting People Partnership (a) nationally and (b) in West Sussex.

      Multi-modal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to provide guidance to regional planning bodies on their consideration of multi-modal studies.

      Constructionline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement about the Consultation document "Accelerating Change"; what role Constructionline will...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the board memberships for each regional development agency; whom she has consulted as representatives of local authorities...

    • Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will publish the fireworks injury statistics for 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      E-commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason the proposed transposition of the EU e-commerce Directive into UK law, as set out in the Government's consultation document,...

      E-commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from (a) the e-envoy and (b) the Cabinet Office with regard to the implementation of the EU e-commerce...

      E-commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the world's electronic commerce business was conducted in Britain, (a) in March 2000 and (b) at the latest date for which...

      Consignia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the consultancies which have been commissioned by Consignia in each of the last three years, their remit and their cost.

      Dartford Parcelforce Depot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the decision of Consignia to close the Dartford Parcelforce Depot.

      Nuclear Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who from her Department attended the Oslo Meeting from 6–8 May on nuclear accidents; and if she will make a statement.

      Nuclear Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the basis and outcome of the ISIS nuclear emergency exercise held in May.

      Nuclear Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the recent international convention on nuclear safety; which members of her Department attended it; what was...

      Confectionery (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 19 April 2002, Offical Report, column 1202W, whether her Department has received a report by RoSPA on the safety of...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to offer assistance to small businesses in rural areas to enable them to access broadband communications, as they become...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when broadband will be available in the 01884 exchange area.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the percentage of the population unable to make use of (a) ISDN and (b) broadband at their home address in (i) Scotland,...

      Enterprise Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations her Department has received regarding the Enterprise Bill during the Committee stage of the Bill in the House.

      Oil and Gas Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the economic impact of the additional levy on the oil and gas industry announced in the Budget 2002.

      Oil and Gas Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on the PILOT initiative and its targets of the supplementary charge on the oil and gas industry.

      Oil and Gas Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on the 20th licensing round of the supplementary charge on the oil and gas industry.

      Universal Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made with the plans to introduce a universal banking system into Post Offices; and if she will make a statement.

      Leisure Park Operators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations she has had with representatives of leisure and residential caravan park operators on the maximum retail price provisions...

      Marina Industry (Utility Prices)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made by OFGEM in working with the leisure marine industry to produce guidelines for the implementation by marina...

      Scottish Dairy Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations (a) she and (b) the Competition Commission have received regarding competition in the Scottish dairy sector.

      "Your Guide"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the "Your Guide" scheme will be introduced across the UK.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions she has had about the United Kingdom's renewable energy manufacturing industry with (a) the devolved Administrations,...

      Coal Industry Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the reports of the Asset Liability Study carried out by the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation...

      Beer Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on Government policy towards ending short beer measures.

      Beer Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on the brewing trade's revenue of proposals to allow public houses and other establishments to...

      Beer Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from consumer groups about proposals to allow public houses and other establishments to serve a pint at...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance she is providing to regional development agencies on the importance of tourism in setting priorities for capital investment in...

      MOX Fuel Shipments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to what extent the approval process for the shipment and the transport package for the MOX fuel due to be returned from Japan to Sellafield,...

      MOX Fuel Shipments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the proposed European Commission Directive on temporary workers.

      Timeshares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when her Department will publish the results of its consultation paper "Timeshare Sales—Improving the protection of consumers".

      Timeshares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will announce the names of the independent members to be appointed to the Strategy, Executive and other Departmental Boards.

      Information Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on progress with the report referred to on 28 March 2001 by the then Minister of State, Home Office on confidence...

      Entrepreneurship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent measures have been taken to foster entrepreneurship in Coventry.

      Government Agencies (South-East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what were (a) the cost of establishing, (b) the running costs since it was established and (c) the costs this year of (i) the South East...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met representatives of the Irish Government to discuss safety at the Sellafield plant.

      Government Online Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of Government procurement is done online; and if she will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department's Annual report for 2002 will be published.

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how she intends the UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme 2002 will relate to the Clean Development Mechanism in the...

      Coastal Byelaws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the Review of Byelaws for the Coast published in 1998.

      Illegal Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made by the Government of the potential for legislation at a European level to combat the trade in...

      Flood and Coastal Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish reports received under her Department's high level targets for flood and coastal defence; and if she...

      Institute for Animal Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Department Accounting Officer has decided that he will take steps to recover the public money committed to the...

      A404 (Bisham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice she has received from the Government Office for the South East on the use of her powers to create an order for a...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) submissions the Minister for Rural Affairs has received and (b) meetings he has attended with outside...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of providing broad band services per (a) urban dwelling and (b) rural dwelling.

      National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if the Government will reimburse Birmingham City Council for the cost of the Birmingham bid for the National Football Stadium.

      British Museum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the items in the British Museum's collection that have been (a) sold and (b) otherwise disposed of since 1972.

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will provide a breakdown by region in England of the number of planning consultations received by Sport England in relation to...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her answer of 7 May 2002, Official Report, column 63–64W, what her latest assessment is of the wage costs of (a)...

      Reserved Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to transfer the administration of reserved powers and functions of her Department, its executive agencies and...

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times her Office has made representations to the Scottish Executive since May 1999, broken down by (a) department approached,...

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many representations the Scottish Executive has made to her Department since May 1999, broken down by (a) Scottish Executive...

      Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many press releases have been issued by her Department to date in each month of 2002.

      Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many press releases were issued by her Department (a) in each month between May and December 1997 and (b) in each year from 1998 to...

      Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Suffolk (Mr. Yeo) on 11 February 2002, Official Report, column 58W, if she will...

      British Board of Film Classification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the British Board of Film Classification's Annual report will be published.

      Parliamentary Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) names and (b) responsibilities are of parliamentary advisers appointed to serve her Department.

      Parliamentary Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the duties are of hon. Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Workless Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the number of workless households.

    • Employment Action Teams (Newcastle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which wards of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne are covered by the services of Employment Action teams; what criteria were used to determine the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much on average of the resources allocated to New Deal training is spent on (a) training and (b) administration.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will conduct an inquiry into the level of administration in the New Deal programme.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will conduct an inquiry into the proportion of the budget spent on administration by individual training providers under the New Deal...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the resources allocated for training under the New Deal are spent on training.

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on Employment is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on...

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on social security for migrant workers is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what...

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the free movement of workers is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK...

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mandate of the Technical Committee for the implementation of regulations concerning the free movement and employment of workers is;...

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mandate of the Administrative Commission on social security for migrant workers (and working parties) is; how many times it has met...

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) male pensioners aged 70 years and under and (b) male pensioners aged 81 years and over, had incomes in (i) the bottom,...

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners are in receipt of the minimum income guarantee in (a) Scotland and (b) Midlothian.

      Minimum Income Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) St Helens, South, (b) St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) the North West and (e) England are eligible to claim...

      Funding (Luton, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what moneys have been provided (a) directly and (b) via agencies for which the Department has responsibility to the Luton, South constituency...

      EMI (Redundancies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures the Government have taken to assist those made redundant recently by EMI.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to allow investors in SERPS-related funds freedom to transfer funds to alternative providers when a particular provider is...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been diagnosed as being clinically obese and are in receipt of incapacity benefit.

      War Widows Pensions (Care Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total loss of income to local authorities that would result from disregarding war widows pensions when calculating the...

  • Education and Skills

    • Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what subjects and on which dates her Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such...

    • Golden Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's policy is on the promotion of Her Majesty The Queen's Golden Jubilee in schools; and how this policy is being...

      Post-16 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average number of teaching hours per week for (a) 16 to 18-year-old students studying full-time in further education colleges...

      European Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress there has been on the agreement at the European Council's meeting at Lisbon to establish a new Europe-wide database on jobs...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many family centre places were provided by local authorities on 1 April; (2) how many places were provided in school holiday...

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many representations she has received from local authorities concerning sections 39 and 40 of the Education Act 2001.

      Standard Assessment Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consideration she has given to investigating the effects on primary schools' performance statistics resulting from children who have...

      Press and Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much expenditure her Department has incurred between 1997 and 1999 on employing external consultants to deal with the press or public...

      Land Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the land that her Department is (a) offering for sale and (b) plans to offer in the next 12 months, giving its (i) location...

  • Treasury

    • Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days of sick leave were taken in his Department last year; how many related to employees suffering (a) stress and (b) other mental health problems;...

    • Pensioner Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Helen Jackson) of 9 May 2002, Official Report, column 399W on pensioner income, if...

      Investment Institutions (Failures)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on contingency plans for the failure of (a) Equitable Life and (b) other major investment...

      Savings Gateway

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the need for savers in the Savings Gateway to be able to access their funds and the Government's matched contribution...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employer-based credit unions were operating in the UK in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many community-based credit unions were operating in the UK in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.

      Census Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated annual storage costs are for each of the (a) 1921, (b) 1951, (c) 1961 and (d) 1971 decennial population census records for England and...

      Press Releases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press releases have been issued by his Department in each month of 2002.

      Press Releases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press releases were issued by his Department in each month between May and December 1997.

      Financial Services Ombudsman

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints there have been about the Financial Ombudsman's handling of casework (a) in the UK and (b) in the Blackpool, South constituency in each...

      Endowment Mortgages (Mis-Selling)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints have been received about the mis-selling of endowment mortgages by (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) the Financial Ombudsman...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of ordinary written Questions for his Department were answered within a week of tabling in each month since June 2001; and what proportion...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the question from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham Ref. 31887 tabled on 28 January; and if he will make a statement as...

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what analysis he has made of which industries are most likely to benefit from the UK joining the European single currency market.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a further statement on when the Government intends to conduct a referendum on the euro.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the Government will inform the public of the issues at stake before a euro referendum.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take account of the CFA franc zone's effect on monetary policy in the Eurozone in assessing the five economic tests for joining the euro; and if...

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the criteria by which he will judge whether the five economic tests have been met clearly and unambiguously.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the forecast income is to the FSA from fees charged to WI markets under the Registrar of Friendly Societies responsibilities being transferred to the...

      Departmental Reports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the 2002 Departmental reports will be published.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the cost of the increases in National Insurance rates on care homes.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Volunteers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he has taken since May 1997 to invite members of the public to volunteer to serve on (a) taskforces and (b) other ad hoc advisory bodies; and how many...

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list members of local and national public appointments commissions, stating in each case (a) what other public appointments each has held and when, (b)...

      Regional Observatories

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the estimated expenditure by regional observatories is in England in the current financial year; and what proportion of this expenditure will by...

      Overseas Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people will accompany him at public expense on his forthcoming trip to Bali; and what the total cost of the visit will be.

      Legislation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's policy is on when it is appropriate for it publicly to consult on potential changes in legislation; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish figures showing (a) the volume of correspondence received by ministers and agency chief executives from hon. Members in 2001, (b) the target...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many written submissions the Special Advisers Remuneration Committee has received from Cabinet ministers asking for a special adviser to be appointed on...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who the members are of the Special Advisers Remuneration Committee.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many special advisers fall into Band (a) A, (b) B and (c) C of the special adviser pay system; (2) what the equivalent Civil Service grade is of a...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what performance targets he has set for the Government Car and Despatch Agency for 2002–03.

      Departmental Sponsors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) which hon. Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7 June 2001; and when each of them were appointed; (2) what the duties are of...

      Press Releases

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many press releases were issued by his Department in each month between May and December 1997; (2) how many press releases have been issued by his...

  • Health

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by each acute trust on agency staff excluding doctors and nurses (a) in cash terms, (b) as a proportion of the annual expenditure...

    • Post-Operative Home Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many post-operative home visits were made to patients in settlements with under 3,000 people in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

      Health Funding System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the level of salaries that are being paid to overseas doctors and nurses who are recruited through agencies; if he will...

      Health Funding System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what impact he expects the budget announcement on health and social services spending to have on waiting time for disability facilities grants.

      Health Funding System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2002, Official Report, column 994W, on disability facilities, if the provision of walk-in showers is included in the...

      Health Funding System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 11 March, Official Report, column 806W, on information for health strategy, what assessment he has made of the report by...

      Primary Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the connection between the level of deprivation in an area and the quality of its primary care facilities.

      Primary Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute psychiatric beds were available for (a) children, (b) the elderly and (c) other ages in secure units within the Newcastle and North...

      NHS Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take into account when calculating widowers' pensions for women doctors in the NHS Pension Scheme their service since 25 March 1972.

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assistance has been given to research into myalgic encephalomyelitis since 1997; (2) what (a) medical, (b) welfare and (c) benefit provisions...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what he estimates will be the average cost to general practitioners of opting out of 24-hour responsibility.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting list times are for (a) CT scans, (b) MRI scans, (c) angiograms and (d) radiotherapy in each NHS trust in England and Wales at the latest...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have waited over (a) 12 months and (b) 15 months for an operation in Hull and the East Riding.

      Intermediate Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 16 April 2002, Official Report, column 926W, on community hospitals, how much will be spent on establishing the 5,000...

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if it is mandatory for general practitioners from the Commonwealth coming to the UK to spend six months as a registrar; and if he will make a statement.

      DXA Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many DXA scanners there are in (a) Hull and the East Riding and (b) England and Wales; (2) what plans his Department has for the purchase of...

      DXA Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many DXA scans have been completed in Hull and the East Riding since 1 January 2001.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the (a) East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and (b) West Hull Primary Care Trust have a strategy for osteoporosis management.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were blocked as a result of osteoporotic hip fractures in (a) Hull and the East Riding and (b) England and Wales in the last two quarters...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many elective operations were postponed due to osteoporotic hip fractures in (a) Hull and the East Riding and (b) England and Wales in the last two...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of patients on 7.5 mg of corticosteroids for over six months are on osteoporotic preventive therapy in (a) Hull and the East Riding...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many osteoporotic hip fractures there have been in (a) the East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and (b) the West Hull Primary Care Trust since 1 January 2001.

      National Service Framework for Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures he has implemented to ensure standard six of the National Service Framework for Older People is met; (2) what targets his Department...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the prescribing budget is of the (a) East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and (b) West Hull Primary Care Trust.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of financial deficit is for the (a) East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and (b) the West Hull Primary Care Trust.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list each body which has been given funding to deliver the teaching PCT objectives, together with the sum involved in each case.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources have been given directly to each teaching PCT for their work as teaching PCTs in 2002–03.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have been given teaching PCT status.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people in England diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer received (a) surgery, (b) chemotherapy and (c) palliative care only in each...

      Myalgic Encephalitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many myalgic encephalitis specialist neurologists work in the NHS in each region of England.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses are employed in the NHS; and how many there were in 1997.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses are training; and how many were training in 1997.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action is being taken to expedite the registration of recently trained nurses.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research he has commissioned into the use of sport and exercise in tackling obesity; (2) what he is doing to promote sport and exercise for...

      Care Homes (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ask the Social Services Department to undertake a review of Lancashire County Council's proposals to reduce the number of residential care...

      Arts Prosthotists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many arts prosthotists there are per head of population in each of the National Health Service trust areas in England.

      Directors of Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many PCTs have (a) appointed and (b) not appointed a Director of Public Health.

      Donor Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals his Department has to promote the carrying of donor cards.

      Free Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to issue guidance to strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and local authorities on the resolution of disputes regarding...

      Free Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place the eligibility criteria for free continuing care adopted by each strategic health authority as from 1 April in the Library.

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action his Department has taken following the review of NHS provision of chiropody and podiatry services; (2) when he intends to publish the...

      Locum Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many locum doctors worked in NHS trusts on average per day in the last 12 months.

      Recruitment and Retention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Workington (Tony Cunningham) on 26 April, Official Report, column 520W, on recruitment and retention,...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent research his Department has conducted into the causes and significance of asthma; (2) how much funding his Department has allocated to...

      Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of hospital nursing staff have been provided by private agencies in each of the last five years.

      Mortuary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what financial arrangements exist between NHS trusts and coroners for provision of mortuary services; (2) which NHS mortuaries levy charges for...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham will receive answers to his Questions, Refs 42261, 42328, 42312, 42313 tabled for answer on 11 March.

      Neurology and Limb Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what extra funding is being given to neurology and limb centres to offer increased physiotherapy and occupational therapy to treat patients with...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives have left the NHS in each of the last five years on account of (a) normal retirement age, (b) early retirement, (c) ill health, (d)...

      Matrons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the new NHS matrons announced previously worked in the NHS; and at what grades.

      Committee Mandates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mandate of the Committee overseeing the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Defence Scientific Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to inform the Defence Scientific Advisory Council of the (a) training objectives developed by all users of plastic baton...

  • Home Department

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to questions (a) 38783, (b) 38780, (c) 38781 and (d) 38778 tabled in relation to the incident of the Yarl's Wood...

    • Police Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he plans to the regulations to manage attendance in the police service.

      Police Protection Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the ring-fenced allowance is for the officers involved in diplomatic protection, surveillance, undercover and kidnap work.

      Child Disappearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what authorities are informed with regard to the disappearance of a child within the UK.

      Arranged Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action has been taken to remove from Britain the 24 men who married Sylvia Evans and Gwendoline Sharpe.

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the funding available per 1,000 population for Cambridgeshire police authority, broken down into its constituent parts of (a)...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what subjects and on which dates his Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such...

      Millennium Stadium (Policing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to take account of the cost to the South Wales Police of additional policing resulting from national events at the...

      Police Occupational Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to develop an occupational health service for the police.

      Police Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations he makes into the background of people coming to the UK on official and reciprocal police training programmes in the UK;...

      Police Probationers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police officers in (a) each basic command unit (b) each police force and (c) England are probationers; and what...

      Retail Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many cases of violent assault there were against (a) rail workers, (b) benefits agency staff and (c) retail staff in the last 12...

      Review Committee (Anti-Terrorism Legislation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the terms of reference are for the Review Committee of Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; to whom it reports; what its annual...

      Reparation and Action Plan Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) reparation orders and (b) action plan orders have been made to date in each police force area in England and Wales; how many...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce a vehicle homicide charge, with sentence, for those who cause death by dangerous driving whilst having no...

      Racially Motivated Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the incidence of racially motivated crimes (a) per 1,000 population and (b) in total were in each police authority area in Wales and...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of shoplifting there were in Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Police Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the compatibility of the radio system used by police officers in Lancashire with the one used by the Greater...

      Football Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions have taken place following the acts of violence committed by Millwall supporters following the club's Division One...

      Asylum Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what minimum accommodation and other requirements he sets for each asylum accommodation centre; (2) what criteria he set for locating...

      Deportation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportation orders have been made against Irish nationals in each full year since 1996.

      Anti-Personnel Landmines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is being taken in respect of the British company alleged to be selling illegal anti-personnel landmines at the Arms Trade Fair in...

      Anti-Personnel Landmines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department is taking to stop the illegal manufacture of anti-personnel landmines in the UK.

      Christopher Stephen-Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the application of Metropolitan Police Conditions of Service (a) Chapter 4.3,2 and (b) Chapter 4.3 annex C,...

      CS Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CS gas cannisters are known to be missing from Metropolitan Police stocks; and if he will make a statement.

      Yaba

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the level of use of the drug yaba in the UK.

      Yaba

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence he has collated on whether the UK is being targeted by producers of the drug yaba from Far East Asia.

      Greater Manchester Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 14 May 2002, ref. 41412, what his reasons were for funding that proportion of the additional costs for Greater...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) of 6 November 2001, Official Report, column 175W, on the Animals...

      Work-related Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees in the (a) police force, (b) fire service and (c) prison service retired through work-related injury or ill-health in the...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued (1) in Lancashire in each year since their inception; (2) been issued in Wales in...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour orders; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidences of (a) theft from vehicles, (b) armed robbery, (c) criminal damage, (d) common assault, (e) vehicle theft and (f)...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the annual change in the major categories of criminal offences in (a) England, (b) each English Police Authority in...

      World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations are being made to other European Governments to ensure hooligans from other countries are stopped from travelling to the...

      Demonstrations (Policing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 29 April 2002, Official Report, column 616W, if the guidance on policing of demonstrations issued to police forces...

      European Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy towards the Initiative of the Spanish Presidency on the setting up of a network of contact points...

      Criminal Activity (Deprivation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the connection between criminal activity and indicators of deprivation.

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to promote volunteering by older people.

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the status of Sikhs within the Statutory Code of Practice on the Duty to Promote Race Equality.

      European Police College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress made towards the establishment of the European Police College.

      European Police College

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy towards the establishment of a European Institute of Police Studies (2002/C42/10); what the...

      Eurojust Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the status of Eurojust officials with respect to immunities.

      Drug Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on planned expenditure in the UK under budget line B5-831, combating drug trafficking; and what role Europol will...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the granting of immunities to Europol employees under 2002/C42/07, OJ C42 of 15 February.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables were serving in (a) England and (b) each Police Authority in each year since 1980–81.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the average hours worked by special constables in England for the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make 20 mph speed limits enforceable by the police with fixed penalty notices; and if he will make a statement.

      Police Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police officers in Avon and Somerset have been on long-term sick leave in each year since 1985–86.

      Police Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there have been (a) in England and (b) in each police authority in each year since 1980–81.

      Illegal Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what co-operation is in place between his Department and the police service in Jamaica to reduce the amount of illegal drugs being smuggled...

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