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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 20 April 2004

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 20 April 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 20 April 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 20 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 20 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 20 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Better Regulation Task Force accepts submissions from members of the public who have made use of the services of the Financial Ombudsman Service on whether its powers should be curbed.
(166903)
2
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Better Regulation Task Force is conducting investigations into the powers of the Financial Ombudsman Service; and if he will make a statement.
(166904)
3
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what concerns regarding the powers of the Financial Ombudsman Service have been brought to the attention of the Better Regulation Task Force; and how these concerns were raised with the Better Regulation Task Force.
(166905)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
4
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30th March, Official Report, columns 1350-1W, on Gift Aid, how many responses his Department received to the original consultation that followed the Pre-Budget report.
(166990)
5
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30th March, Official Report, columns 1350-1W, on Gift Aid, whether an assessment was made of the additional income that would be raised from the proposed changes to Gift Aid rules on day memberships, based on the responses received from charities in the original consultation that followed the Pre-Budget report.
(166991)
6
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to set a timetable for the UK to reach the target of spending 0.7 per cent. of gross national income on overseas aid.
(166996)
7
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many job vacancies there were in Liverpool, Walton in each year from 1997 to 2003.
(166965)
8
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Liverpool, Walton were registered unemployed in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166966)
9
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new (a) full-time and (b) part-time jobs were created between 1997 and 2003 in Liverpool, Walton.
(166968)
10
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs were lost in each year between 1997 and 2003 in Liverpool, Walton.
(166969)
11
N
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many days' sick leave were taken by employees of (a) Customs and Excise and (b) the Inland Revenue in each year since 2000; and what the estimated cost was in each year.
(165423)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
12
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of all house sales in England the Land Registry completes electronically; and what the target date is for 100 per cent. electronic conveyancing.
(166889)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
13
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from the New Opportunities Fund has been allocated to Liverpool, Walton in each year since 1997.
(166975)
14
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money the Government has allocated for libraries in Liverpool, Walton in each year since 1997.
(166976)
15
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public funding has been spent on sport in Liverpool, Walton in each year since 1997.
(166977)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
16
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Nimrod MRA4 aircraft programme; and when a decision will be made on approval for the production phase of aircraft numbers four to 18.
(166901)
17
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what safeguards will be in place for citizens of the Devonport area when the nuclear reactor of HMS Vanguard is fired up after her Long Overhaul Period (Refit).
(166902)
18
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's current programme for land releases in Hampshire.
(166916)
19
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the amounts of reparations that have been paid to Iraqis.
(166927)
20
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7th April, to question reference 165755, what the reasons are for the delay in collecting and analysing information with regard to incidents of self harm in the army.
(166929)
21
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance he has given to British forces in Iraq to ensure that they (a) fully abide by international law enforcement standards and (b) only use force in line with the principles of necessity and proportionality.
(166935)
22
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that all investigations into alleged abuses by Coalition Forces in Iraq are conducted by a body that is (a) competent, (b) impartial and (c) independent.
(166936)
23
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that the findings of all investigations into alleged abuses by United Kingdom forces in Iraq are made public.
(166937)
24
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that conditions of detention in Iraq fully comply with the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.
(166938)
25
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current strength of the Territorial Army is; and what its projected strength is for the next 12 months.
(166939)
26
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the prohibition of (a) torture and (b) any other form of ill treatment is respected by (i) coalition forces, (ii) Iraqi police and (iii) other official forces involved in detaining suspects.
(166998)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
27
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list all authorities in England and Wales showing the (a) number of empty homes, (b) yield of council tax from empty homes, (c) number of second homes, (d) council tax discount applied to second homes and (e) council tax yield from second homes.
(166886)
28
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made by local authorities in meeting their Public Service Agreement 6 Target to complete all their Local Development Frameworks by 2006; how many authorities he expects to meet the target and how many he expects will not; and what plans he has to use his powers to intervene directly to enable local authorities to meet this target.
(166887)
29
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total amount of section 106 payments for the last year in which figures were available was; what his estimate is of the percentage of section 106 payments likely to be transferred to the new tariff system when it is introduced; what his estimate is of the compliance cost of the new tariff system; and when he expects to publish all of the regulations relating to the tariff system.
(166888)
30
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) council houses and (b) registered social landlord houses he anticipates will be built in each of the next three years.
(166890)
31
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the Government intends to change the formula for distribution between authorities of housing revenue account and management and maintenance allowances; and what the sums involved are.
(166891)
32
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of local authorities are able to undertake land searches electronically; and when this is expected to be extended to all authorities.
(166892)
33
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) cost was in 2003 and (b) projected cost is over the next three years of staffing and infrastructure for each of the eight regional assemblies; and how each is funded.
(166893)
34
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the actual expenditure of the Housing Corporation was over the last 10 years; and what its budget is for the next three years.
(166894)
35
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list, for each housing authority, for the years (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2003 the number of (i) adult homeless people, (ii) child homeless and (iii) residents in bed and breakfast accommodation.
(166896)
36
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many qualified planning officers are employed by local government in England; and how many will be required to implement the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill.
(166897)
37
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for the years 1997 and 2003 (a) how many houses were sold under (i) the right-to-buy scheme and (ii) the right-to-acquire scheme, (b) how many council houses were built and (c) how many registered social landlord houses were built.
(166898)
38
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the latest allocation of planning delivery grant to each local authority and region.
(166899)
39
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what evaluation he has undertaken of the link between the current level of housing construction and the time it takes to obtain full planning permission.
(166900)
40
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which authorities receive area cost adjustment; on what basis it is calculated; how much each receives; and what plans he has to review it.
(166926)
41
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to amend planning guidance in relation to telecommunications masts.
(166941)
42
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his latest timetable is for implementing (a) regional spatial strategies and (b) local development documents.
(166943)
43
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will set out a timetable for the revision of planning guidance notes into planning policy statements; what his policy is on reallocation of land zoned for employment, industrial and commercial development into residential land; and what action he is taking to ensure that each authority provides sufficient affordable housing.
(166944)
44
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the Government's strategy on building on the Green Belt is.
(166945)
45
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the value of the contract given to the National Evaluation Team for the New Deal for Communities was; and if he will make a statement on its work.
(166908)
46
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is regarding the percentage of social housing that should be built on land released for residential use by the Ministry of Defence and the additional infrastructure that will be required; and what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on this subject.
(166915)
47
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much grant has been paid to Liverpool City Council each year since 1997.
(166946)
48
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been made available within Liverpool, Walton under (a) the Starter Homes Initiative and (b) the Abandoned Homes Initiative.
(166947)
49
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many possession orders have been issued in each year since 1997 to (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people.
(166519)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
50
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent in Liverpool on (a) adult literacy and (b) adult numeracy in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166956)
51
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding was spent per pupil in (a) Kent and (b) Liverpool in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.
(166957)
52
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many classroom assistants have been employed in schools in Liverpool, Walton in each year from 1997 to 2003.
(166958)
53
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding has been invested in school buildings in Liverpool, Walton in each year from 1993 to 2003.
(166959)
54
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Liverpool, Walton have (a) been deemed to be failing since 1997 and (b) subsequently achieved satisfactory standards.
(166960)
55
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 15 and 16 year old pupils in (a) Liverpool and (b) Berkshire achieved five or more GCSEs at Grades A*-C or GNVQ equivalent in each of the last seven years.
(166961)
56
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding has been spent on computers for schools in each of the last seven years in (a) Liverpool, (b) Manchester, (c) Leeds and (d) Sheffield.
(166962)
57
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in Liverpool, Walton have received a computer to assist in seeking employment or retraining.
(166963)
58
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many residents of Liverpool, Walton have secured apprenticeships in each year from 1997 to 2003.
(166964)
59
N
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the additional cost of offering universal day care for children under five.
(165481)
60
N
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures in the draft School Transport Bill will ensure that pupils attending denominational schools of their particular faith are not put at a disadvantage for home-school transport arrangements.
(165482)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
61
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out the (a) proposed role and (b) level of funding planned for the Cotswold Conservation Board; whether it will be liable for VAT; and if she will make a statement.
(166895)
62
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the use of (a) household and municipal, (b) industrial and (c) agricultural waste streams as potential sources for bio-fuels through bio-refinery technologies; and if she will make a statement.
(166906)
63
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will oppose in the Council of Ministers proposals providing for journey time of longer than eight hours for all animals travelling for slaughter or further fattening.
(166931)
64
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make representations for EU regulations on the maximum stocking densities for animals in transit to be reduced to allow animals to (a) reposition themselves so as not to fall and (b) lie down comfortably; and if she will make a statement.
(166932)
65
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make representations for EU regulations on the maximum legally permitted temperature at which animals can be transported to be reduced; and if she will make a statement.
(166933)
66
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in Liverpool, Walton have benefited from the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme.
(166955)
67
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will publish the interim results of the proactive badger strategy.
(166881)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
68
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's employment termination policy for locally-engaged members of staff.
(166919)
69
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many locally-engaged employees his Department has employed in overseas countries in each year since 1997.
(166920)
70
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many employment termination cases of locally-engaged members of staff have been (a) disputed and (b) taken to arbitration; and in how many instances the findings have been in favour of the member of staff.
(166921)
71
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much severance pay has been awarded to his Department's locally-engaged members of staff in each year since 1997, broken down by country.
(166922)
72
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Nigerian government regarding the violence against Christians in the state of Plateau.
(166918)
73
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the implementation of a unified legal system in Iraq.
(166928)
74
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) fate and (b) whereabouts of everyone held in custody in Iraq.
(166930)
75
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress of the coalition's strategy for replacing soldiers with Iraqi police for law enforcement duties, with reference to (a) provision of appropriate equipment and training and (b) ensuring appropriate knowledge of international standards for law enforcement.
(166994)
76
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Darfur region and the allegations of acts of genocide committed by the Sudanese Government; and what discussions his Department has held with the (a) Sudanese Government, (b) United Nations and (c) EU on the situation.
(166995)
77
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will revise his Department's advice against travel to Bali.
(166993)
78
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the refusal of Brazil to allow access for inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to its uranium enrichment plant.
(166880)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
79
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions have been brought since 1991 for breach of the prohibition in section 3 (4) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 on the keeping or using for treatment or research of embryos beyond the 14 day limit.
(166909)
80
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many licensed fertility clinics have had their licences (a) suspended and (b) revoked by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in each year since 1991.
(166910)
81
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will publish the results of its work with the Medical Research Council on the long-term effects of IVF.
(166911)
82
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome have been reported since 1991; and if he will make a statement.
(166912)
83
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 1997, broken down by disease; and if he will make a statement.
(166913)
84
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the required criteria are for a complaint about a care home to be investigated; and if he will make a statement.
(166914)
85
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many conceptions there were in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 1997, broken down by month; and if he will make a statement.
(166934)
86
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the correlation between the number of prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs and recorded suicides in each of the last 10 years.
(166858)
87
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for eye operations in Liverpool was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(166948)
88
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) overseas doctors and (b) overseas nurses there were in Liverpool in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.
(166949)
89
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average wage of NHS laboratory technicians was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(166950)
90
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average wage of NHS cleaners was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(166951)
91
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions the Accident and Emergency Department of University Hospital, Aintree exceeded a four-hour wait for treatment between February 2002 and February 2004.
(166952)
92
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds were available in Liverpool for each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166953)
93
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to lay before Parliament the code for determining the limit on the total amount of borrowing of any NHS FoundationTrust required by section 12 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.
(166073)
94
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS consultants had signed the new consultants' contract at 1st April.
(166074)
95
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of those NHS consultants who have not signed the new contract have reduced their commitment to NHS sessions below that indicated in their workload review.
(166075)
96
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of those NHS consultants who have signed the new contract are contracted to provide fewer sessions than their workload review indicated they were formerly undertaking in the NHS.
(166076)
97
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the contract price of treatments provided by independent treatment centres is expressed as a proportion of the relevant NHS tariff for that treatment.
(166077)
98
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) primary care trusts and (b) NHS trusts recorded a deficit at the end of the financial year 2003-04.
(166659)
99
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list each primary care trust indicating its variation from (a) average per-capita resources in England and (b) their Resource Allocation Working Party as fair share funding formula.
(166660)
100
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation he has made of international trials to examine awareness devices that monitor the depth of anaesthesia.
(166882)
101
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly people have been subject to eviction as a result of rent arrears after a stay in hospital in each year since 1997.
(166517)
102
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to improve communication between health and social services to support vulnerable people who risk losing their homes as a result of rent arrears built up during a stay in hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(166518)
103
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to prevent elderly people returning home from hospital being subject to eviction orders as a result of rent arrears.
(166520)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
104
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics and categories of information will be kept in respect of DNA and fingerprint data on individuals who are not charged with an offence at the time the record is taken or subsequently in connection with the reason the police decided to take the sample; whether the information will be kept in a form which enables statistics on the race or ethnic origin of individuals' samples kept to be accounted for; and if he will make a statement.
(166942)
105
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6th January, Official Report, column 328W, on stop and search, how many arrests resulted from the 56 searches conducted between 6th March and 27th April 2003 under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in the vicinity of RAF Fairford.
(166992)
106
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are housed in Liverpool, Walton under the dispersal programme.
(166981)
107
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to deal with an asylum application is.
(166982)
108
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refused asylum seekers have been repatriated.
(166983)
109
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were registered in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166984)
110
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual average population of (a) HMP Liverpool and (b) HMP Altcourse was in each of the last six years; and what the present population is of each.
(166987)
111
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes in policy have taken place since 1997 on the use of free pardons.
(166988)
112
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much is being spent on the advertising campaign on promoting anti-terrorism launched by the Metropolitan Police on 22nd March.
(165885)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
113
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to people displaced by violence against Christians in Nigeria.
(166917)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
114
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many allegations of intimidation by (a) trade unions and (b) employers during recognition ballots were made in the last 12 months.
(166989)
115
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many bankruptcies there were in Liverpool, Walton in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166970)
116
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses were created in Liverpool, Walton in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166971)
117
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many residents of Liverpool, Walton are qualified for paid leave entitlement.
(166972)
118
N
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) running costs of, (b) cost of staff salaries for and (c) number of people employed, broken down by grade, by UK Trade and Investment were in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(165483)
119
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the IT industry about the recommendations of the industry forum for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access; and if she will make a statement.
(166883)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
120
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1st April, Official Report, column 1571W, on Electronic Vehicle Licensing System, when the Electronic Vehicle Licensing System will be implemented for cars over three years old; and what the completion date for the full scheme is.
(166997)
121
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last met representatives of (a) Transport for London and (b) the Greater London Authority to discuss the congestion charge.
(166907)
122
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the upgrading of the Liverpool spur of the West Coast Main Line.
(166978)
123
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what incentives have been provided to upgrade buses used within the Merseyside transport system.
(166979)
124
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the role of Liverpool Airport within the national airport strategy.
(166980)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
125
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparison has been made in take up rates for pension credit between rural and urban areas; and what causes he ascribes to the lower rate of increase in claims for pension credit in inner city areas in comparison to other areas.
(166884)
126
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the rights of individuals to continue to work (a) part time and (b) full time after retirement; and what rules apply to pension provision in such circumstances.
(166885)
127
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners received the winter fuel allowance in Liverpool, Walton in each year between 1997 and 2003.
(166974)
128
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate for (a) 1979, (b) 1996-97 and (c) 2002-03 the number of individual pensioners living in households with income below 60 per cent. of median income after housing costs; and of these how many were (i) men and (ii) women.
(166250)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
129
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the figures for (a) adult and (b) youth long-term unemployment in Liverpool, Walton were in each year between 1997 and 2003.
[Transferred] (166973)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
130
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from Liverpool, Walton are receiving drug treatment.
[Transferred] (166985)
131
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of drug addicts in Liverpool, Walton.
[Transferred] (166986)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
132
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money her Department has invested in renewable energy in Liverpool from 1997 to 2003.
[Transferred] (166954)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
133
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Liverpool, Walton were receiving jobseeker's allowance in each year from its inception to 2003.
[Transferred] (166967)

 
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