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Written answers

Monday, 27 May 2002

  • House of Lords

    • Libra Program

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to abandon the Libra computer program for the transfer of information within the criminal justice system; if so, what are their reasons; and...

    • Northern Ireland: Drug Dealing Convictions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many convictions for drug dealing there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the past 10 years.

      House of Lords: Sittings after 10 p.m.

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the total number of hours the House of Lords has sat in each of the past three Sessions: (a) after 10 p.m.; and (b) after 11 p.m.

      Middle East

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans and prospects they have for achieving: (a) the release by Israel of 155 Palestinian children detained under Emergency Regulations; (b) the resumption of...

      Nepal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance they are giving to the Kingdom of Nepal in its fight against terrorism.

      India

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the recent inter-communal violence and loss of life in India is under discussion by Commonwealth governments; and whether efforts will be made to plan...

      Afghanistan: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the views of Mr Peter Klaiber, the European Union envoy in Afghanistan, concerning the conditions of prisoners held by the Northern...

      Gibraltar

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the talks between Britain and Spain on the future of Gibraltar, whether the Government of Gibraltar will be involved along with the British Government in...

      Pupils: Offences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a correlation between children out of school and incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

      Piers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many English piers are listed structures; and how many have received grant aid in their reconstruction and development during the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001...

      Care Home Fees and Income Support

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the funding for the transfer of people with preserved rights to income support from the Department for Work and Pensions to local authorities includes an...

      Smallpox Vaccine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which pharmaceutical companies they approached about the purchase of smallpox vaccine; and whether those companies included Bavarian Nordic.

      Wales: Gross Value Added

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much in percentage terms the gross domestic product of Wales has grown since the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.

      Scotland: Gross Value Added

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much in percentage terms the gross domestic product of Scotland has grown since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament.

      Procurement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In relation to procurement decisions, whether public sector authorities have a duty to consider the benefit of tender for the public at large or exclusively for...

      United States: War Loans to UK

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they owe money to the United States Government as a result of World War Two debt; if so, how much is owed; when it will be repaid; and what representation...

      Small Breweries

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many small breweries will benefit from the reduction in duty now to be available for such enterprises.

      Exchange Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether exchange rate stability between sterling and currencies of the United Kingdom's main trading partners favours United Kingdom trade and investment with...

      Age Discrimination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to introduce legislation making it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of age not only in employment but also in the provision of facilities...

      EU E-Commerce Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether in the context of the current European Union e-commerce directive, they intend to legislate for a strong "country of origin" principle, as set out in the...

      One North East: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the sum contained in the single budget provided by the Government for the regional development agencies; how much of that sum is allocated to the North...

      Ridgeway

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What evidence they have received of damage caused to the Ridgeway and to archaeological sites in the vicinity of the Ridgeway trail by 4x4 vehicles; whether they...

      Environmental Audit Committee Report: Government Response

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish their responses to the Environmental Audit Committee's first report of Session 2001–02, Departmental Responsibilities for Sustainable...

      Defra: Annual Report 2002

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the annual report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2002 will be published.

      Flood and Coastal Defence: High Level Targets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish reports received concerning the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' high level targets for flood and coastal defence.

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