Written answers

Friday, 21 May 2004

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abandoned vehicles were removed by local authorities in England in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c)...

    • Disposable Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 May, Official Report, column 1658W, on disposable nappies, whether the Waste Implementation...

      Farm Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) crops, (b) vegetables, (c) fruit and (d) plants the growing of which will not qualify for single...

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received regarding the recent increased assessment of flood risk in the South East; and if she...

      Greenhouse Gases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will request the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Subsidiary Bodies to undertake an exploratory study of...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to use BSE and foot and mouth disposal facilities for the handling of hazardous waste.

      Household Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will impose a statutory obligation on local authorities to ensure weekly collections of household waste.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research the Department is undertaking into the impact of land used for hunting under the single farm payment; (2)...

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what ways she proposes that agri-environment schemes will contribute to maintaining the UK's biodiversity, with particular...

      Methyl Bromide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the policy of Her Majesty's Government is on the use of methyl bromide in farm and food production.

      Oil Care Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the progress of the Oil Care Campaign in halving the number of oil pollution incidents in the...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) Government Departments and (b) external organisations are responsible for the long-term management of high-level...

      Refrigerants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of (a) chlorofluorocarbons, (b) hydrochlorofluorocarbons and (c) hydrofluorocarbons have been recovered from...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what basis the single farm payment will be established for farmers who were in the dairy sector prior to the foot and...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition of sustainable development has been agreed for application across Government; and what mechanism is in place...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list (a) the works and (b) the cost of works on (i) Canvey Island's sea defences and (ii) Two Tree Island which...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the increased risk of flooding to Canvey Island; and what (a) research and (b) action she...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has assessed the case for closing beaches in the vicinity of Two Tree Island as a result of the pollution from...

      Warm Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding has been allocated in (a) 2004–05, (b) 2005–06 and (c) in total to Warm Zones.

      World Oceans Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department will be taking to mark World Oceans day on 8 June.

  • Home Department

    • Department Branding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on branding the Department between 1997–98 and 2003–04, broken down by (a) consultancy fees, (b)...

    • Departmental Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time was for a substantive response by his Department to (a) written questions, (b) hon. Members' written...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the consequences of delays in dealing with cases of appeals against withdrawal of United Kingdom nationality...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 10 May to Question reference 169812, what the reasons are for the delay in making progress with appeals over the...

  • Transport

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 22 April 2004, Official Report, column 651W, how many of the Department of Transport's PFI projects listed on the Treasury...

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Network Rail Volume Incentive; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) Strategic Rail Authority's submission to the rail regulator in December 2002 that the Network Rail...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 12 May 2004, Official Report, column 410W, on railways, what operational performance trajectory was set for the train...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what international models of railway safety he has considered in the context of the Rail Review.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria his Department is using to evaluate options for reorganising the structure of the railways as part of the Rail Review.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he will ensure that rail safety continues to improve following changes arising from the Rail Review.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that the recommendations from Lord Cullen's public inquiry following the Ladbroke Grove rail accident are fully delivered following...

      Blackpool Tram System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the regeneration effects of (a) proceeding and (b) not proceeding with the proposed upgrade of the Blackpool...

      Bristol Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on proposals to expand the capacity of Bristol airport.

      Bus Users (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the socio-economic breakdown of bus users in London.

      Car-Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has undertaken into the (a) growth and (b) popularity of formal car-sharing through online systems.

      Channel Tunnel Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much clay will be produced as a result of excavations to build the new Channel Tunnel link station at Stratford; and how it is proposed to dispose...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants were employed by communication division in his Department on the last date for which figures are available.

      Consultants and Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on external consultants and advisers in each of the last three years.

      Light Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the levels of private sector investment in (a) commercial and (b) housing property along the lines of light rail...

      Rolling Stock Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) annual capital lease charge and (b) annual heavy maintenance charge made by rollng stock companies to train operators are for (i) a two...

  • Education and Skills

    • Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public money was spent on education in Chorley in each year between 1992 and 1997.

    • Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Heywood and Middleton in each of the last seven years.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Stalybridge and Hyde in each of the last seven years.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public money was spent on education in the constituency of West Derbyshire between (a) 1992 and 1997, (b) 1997 and 2001 and (c)...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Birkenhead in each of the last seven years.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Wirral, South in each of the last seven years.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public money was spent on education in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey between (a) 1992 and 1997, (b) 1997 and 2001...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Burnley in each of the last seven years.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in the Lancashire Local Education Authority in each year since 1997.

      Education Services (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers were employed in state schools in (a) the County of Essex in each year from 1980 to 1997 and (b) the County of Essex and...

      Essex Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much it cost to educate a pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Essex in 2003–04.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what his projection is of funding for adult learning and skills provision by colleges of further education in rural areas; (2) what...

      Pre-schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 17 May 2004, Official Report, column 705W, on pre-schools, what plans he has to make a degree qualification...

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital money has been allocated to schools in Warrington, North in each year since 1997.

      School/College Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to equalise funding between schools and colleges for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Worthing area.

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the schools in England that have a specialist status in primary musical education.

      Targeted Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the 23 voluntary-aided projects which were successful in their bids to the 2004–05 Targeted Capital Fund.

      Teacher Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support his Department gives to UK citizens living abroad who would like to return to the UK in order to undertake teacher training.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate the Government has made of the likely increase in salary costs of requiring all teachers to work up to the age of 60 years.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the cohort of (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19, (e) 20 and (f) 21-year-olds (i) commenced and (ii) completed (A) NVQ level...

      Watford Grammar School for Boys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students at Watford Grammar School for Boys are selected by aptitude or ability.

  • International Development

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2003, Official Report, column 422W, on Iraq, whether the complete review of missing drugs and...

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid and assistance his Department is giving to the Iraqi people.

      Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has (a) pledged and (b) delivered to assist Liberian refugees to (i) return to and (ii) re-integrate...

      Staff with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons the Service Delivery Agreement target to have 3.3 per cent. of senior Civil Service posts filled with staff with...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many British citizens avoid paying child maintenance because they have left the country; and how many of these reside in the EU.

    • Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the new Child Support Agency formula will be applied to all absent parents, irrespective of the date of claim; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Written Statement of 21 April, Official Report, columns 19–21WS on child support, for what reasons some new cases were...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Written Statement of 21 April 2004, Official Report, columns 19–21WS on the child support scheme, when he estimates that...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his written statement of 21 April 2004, Official Report, columns 19–21WS, for what reasons his Department has increased the...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Oral Statement of 11 February 2004 to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Child Support Agency reforms, when the IT...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Obesity Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason the Government discounts to private health club membership for firemen, nurses, police and ambulance workers as part of its initiative...

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carrier Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the new aircraft carrier programme.

    • Aircraft Carrier Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make an announcement concerning the Future Carrier Programme, the Alliance Strategy and the timetable for the demonstration and ...

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department's policy in respect of the proposal to build a high-powered laser facility at AWE Aldermaston has changed since 5 July 1999.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will promote the benefit of Eurofighter to the Singapore Government.

      International Committee of the Red Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether, when the administration of Camp Bucca was handed back to the British Armed Forces, they began to investigate the allegations of ill-treatment...

      International Committee of the Red Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the death mentioned at paragraph 44 of the International Committee of the Red Cross Report on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners...

      Investigation Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance has been provided by the British Special Air Services to the United States military forces in investigation techniques of military...

      IT Outsourcing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the schedule is for the plan to outsource IT support and provision across his Department; (2) what the projected budget is for the (a)...

      King's Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the postings were of the 1st Battalion, The King's Regiment for the last two years; and what postings are planned in the next year.

      Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what armaments are to be fitted to the Future Surface Combatant.

      Overseas Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many allegations of overseas bribery involving UK companies his Department has received from the US Administration since February 1999; on what dates...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the long-term costings for the equipment programme.

      Refuelling Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government plan to work jointly with the French Government in the CVF programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 45 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress on the Type 45 destroyer programme.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library transcripts of the media interviews he gave on 10 May 2004 on the situation in Iraq and investigations into alleged abuse...

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicles have been transported to Iraq for use by British armed forces, broken down by type.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what length of deployment UK military personnel are required to serve in Iraq.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each of the (a) Blu-97B, (b) 20 mm Phalanx Sea-to-Air, (c) 25 mm M791, (d) 30 mm PGU-14/B, (e) 120 mm MV Charm, (f) Tow 2 A/B A/tank, (g)...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when the practice of informed consent for the administering of vaccines became standard practice; (2) pursuant to the letter from the...

  • Health

    • Chronic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure has been allocated by his Department to projects to improve chronic disease management over the next three years.

    • Clinical Advisers (IT Forum)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons are for the disbandment of the NHS IT forum for clinicians; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists working within the London borough of Wandsworth provide national health service dental treatment within their practice; and if he will...

      Dentists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of adults in (a) Bolton, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) England were registered with an NHS dentist in each of the last seven years.

      Dentists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) Bolton, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) England treated NHS patients in the past seven years; and how many treated only private...

      Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for vascular access surgery for dialysis patients for (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii)...

      Diets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evaluation he has made of studies into long-term calorific restriction diets and their effectiveness in reducing the risk of (a) cancer, (b) coronary...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) Parliamentary Questions, (b) adjournment debates and (c) urgent Questions on the work of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) the Department has...

      Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of women in Bootle with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks in each of the last five years.

      Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the levels of elective admission to the NHS in South Ribble in the past five years.

      Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many rapid access chest pain clinics there are in Workington constituency.

      Health Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the scale of health tourism; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Bypass Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many heart bypass operations there were per million population in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to finalise compensation arrangements for those who contracted hepatitis C from blood transfusions.

      Medical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what code of practice is in place to prevent conflicts of interest concerning solicitors whose practices undertake medical negligence cases who are a (a)...

      NHS Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) clinical and (b) non-clinical NHS staff had access to e-mail and web browsing by (i) March 2003 and (ii) March 2004.

      NHS Staff (Wirral, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the levels of elective admissions to the NHS in Wirral South in the past five years.

      Nurse Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole-time equivalent (a) health visitors, (b) school nurses, (c) district nurses and (d) community psychiatric nurses were in training in each...

      Statins (Warrington, North)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Warrington North are being treated with statins.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes there have been to NHS waiting list times in the last seven years for the residents of Burnley.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what medical treatment there is the longest waiting time for (a) consultation and (b) treatment at NHS hospitals within the Greater London area.

  • Prime Minister

    • Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will estimate how many Iraqi (a) women, (b) children and (c) civilians have been (i) killed and (ii) injured in the recent siege of Fallujah.

    • Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to his answer of 12 May 2004, Official Report, column 385W, on Iraq, whether the three UK military personnel were working in the military intelligence...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Chapelcross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer on Chapelcross, of 13 May 2004, Official Report, column 489, whether a breach of the air exclusion zone around...

    • Mail Services (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the number of mail items which were not delivered in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Research Assessment Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will take steps to bridge the funding gap for research projects consequent on implementation of the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.

      Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of (a) developing and (b) maintaining (i) the Advantage West Midlands website and (ii) each regional development agency's...

      Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the salary bill was of (a) Advantage West Midlands and (b) each regional development agency for staff employed in a press office or...

      Disconnections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will make a statement on actions being taken by (a) Ofgem and (b) industry to minimise disconnections made in error; (2) what...

      European Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how close to the market the research is in which the European Research Council will be involved.

      Fireworks Ban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her proposals to ban category 4 fireworks from consumer sale.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases have been handled by the Insolvency Service Protracted Realisations Unit in each year since 1998; what the (a) gross and (b)...

      International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on (a) the siting and (b) cost sharing of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

      International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of fusion research funding she will make available after the decision on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has...

      Mail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions her Department has had with (a) Royal Mail and (b) Postwatch on the disappearance of mail.

      Nuclear Installations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the operation to date of the Sellafield MOX plant.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she last discussed the question of deprived wards with reference to the application of the urban reinvention programme by Post Office...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timescale is being applied to the decommissioning of the B30 ponds at Sellafield.

      Winkleigh Biomass Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much direct or indirect expenditure by (a) central Government and (b) regional development agencies (i) has been incurred and (ii) is...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to (a) the Valuation Office Agency, (b) the Valuation Tribunals and (c) central Government of administering (i) council tax and (ii) council tax...

    • Council Tax Revaluation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated cost to (a) his Department, (b) the Valuation Office Agency and (c) other Government agencies and bodies was of council tax revaluation for ...

      Departmental Officials

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which former officials of the Department have asked for permission to join (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst & Young and...

      Departmental Officials

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what secondments (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst & Young and (d) KPMG has made to his Department since 2001; for what (i)...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the employment agencies which his Department and its predecessors have used to supply temporary staff in each financial year since 1996–97...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have for inter-brigade co-operation in the Fire Service in the event of a serious emergency.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Community Housing Task Force has yet been integrated within the Government office network; how many of its staff are (a) civil servants and (b)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) for what reasons North East Lincolnshire was not granted the full sum for gap funding for its housing transfer for which it had applied; what assessment he...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what councils, how many houses and how much land have been admitted to the Stock Transfer programme for each year since 2002–03; how many applied for...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) support, (b) advice and (c) guidance his officials have provided to North East Lincolnshire in connection with its campaign for the large-scale voluntary...

      Land Developers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice is given to local authorities on how best to assess whether developers have sought brownfield site alternatives before proposing back land development.

      Local Authorities Complaints Fees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will restrict the maximum fee which a local authority can charge persons who make a complaint against a nuisance hedge grower to £100; (2)...

      Local Authority Leisure Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the saving to local authorities of contracting out leisure services to the private sector.

      Press Officers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many press officers were employed in his Department in each year from 1990–91 to 2003–04; what the total cost was in each year; and if he will...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total cost to his Department was of the event on elected regional assemblies held in Barrow on 5 May 2004; how many staff from his Department were...

      Register of Interests

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the requirements are on officials in his Department to declare current interests; and what register of interests is kept for his departmental officials.

      Timber Purchases

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how (a) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, (b) its regional offices, (c) the Fire Service College, (d) the Ordnance Survey, (e) the Planning Inspectorate,...

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the transitional period between the existing Immigration Appeals Tribunal and the proposed Asylum and Immigration Tribunal system will function in dealing with...

    • Tourism: Support After Foot and Mouth Disease

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What tourism grants were given to tourism bodies following the last foot and mouth outbreak in (a) Cumbria, (b) Lancashire; (c) Cheshire; and (d) Cornwall.

      Higher Education Bill: Scottish Implications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 6 May (WA 129): (a) what proposals have been discussed with Ministers regarding Scottish...

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