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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 16 June 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 Wednesday 16 June 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 16 June 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 16 June 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 Wednesday 16 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 16 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of defraying for a year a one pence per litre increase in duty on petrol and diesel.
(179147)
2
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional tax revenue accrues to the Treasury from each one pence rise in (a) the market price of crude oil and (b) the pump price of (i) petrol and (ii) diesel.
(179148)
3
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to launch the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
(179250)
4
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th May, Official Report, column 725W, on housing, if he will list the costs included in the figure given for the average cost of a new build dwelling for social rent in England in 2003-04.
(179191)
5
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children in low income households (a) live within the 20 per cent. of wards which are classified as most deprived and (b) live outside those wards.
(179242)
6
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of allowing carers of elderly or disabled people to claim working tax credit on the same basis as parents.
(179245)
7
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of counterfeit notes in circulation; and what steps he is taking to make counterfeiting more difficult.
(179221)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
8
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many electors were on the electoral roll in Chorley in each year since 1997.
(179287)
9
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many high sheriffs in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Lancashire have been (i) Masons and (ii) members of political parties in the last 10 years.
(179288)
10
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will make a statement on postal voting in the North West.
(179289)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
11
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Treasury on tax on pre-owned assets.
(179180)
12
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance her Department provided to the D-Day 60th Anniversary events and commemorations.
(179183)
13
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many greyhounds were bred for racing in the UK in 2003.
(179233)
14
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the turnover was for bookmakers on greyhound racing in 2003.
(179234)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
15
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to send a fisheries protection vessel to the seas off Namibia.
(179266)
16
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what formal linkage there is between jobs in the UK defence industry and the Sabre helicopter project.
(179254)
17
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Geneva Conventions will apply in full to all foreign forces in Iraq after 30th June; and if he will make a statement.
(178225)
18
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what extent the UK armed forces (a) have used and (b) currently use psychological coercive techniques during their training; and whether such techniques have been used with any persons other than members of the UK armed forces during training.
(179167)
19
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether chartered psychologists (a) have assisted in the past and (b) are assisting the UK armed forces in the use or development of psychological coercive techniques.
(179170)
20
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th June, reference 177401, what the membership is of the Defence Export and Market Access Forum; and what the criteria are for membership of that body.
(179257)
21
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) ships, (b) Royal Marines and (c) Royal Air Force aircraft will take part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of British sovereignty of Gibraltar; and what role they will play.
(179284)
22
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Battle of Britain memorial flight aircraft will take part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of British sovereignty in Gibraltar.
(179285)
23
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy ships have called at Gibraltar since 1st May, broken down by type.
(179290)
24
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy ships have called at Spanish ports since 1st May, broken down by type.
(179291)
25
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army regiments will take part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of British sovereignty in Gibraltar; and what role they will play.
(179293)
26
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Stafford on 21st April, ref. 168467.
(179219)
27
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many dentists there were for every 3,000 members of the armed forces in (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.
(179227)
28
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received regarding the provision of (a) pensions and (b) other forms of support to Gurkha service personnel who have served with HM forces; and if he will make a statement.
(179190)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
29
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which honourable Members have made representations to his Department regarding the concerns of businesses in their constituencies about the low rateable value eligibility threshold of the proposed small business rates relief scheme.
(179252)
30
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new homes in London were (a) built by or for registered social landlords and (b) granted planning consent by London planning authorities between April 2000 and April 2004.
(179201)
31
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many affordable homes were built under section 106 agreements by London boroughs between April 2000 and April 2004.
(179203)
32
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Meriden on 6th May, reference 172312, on mobile telephone mast sitings.
(179258)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
33
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list, for each of the last five years, the cost per pupil of school transport for each English local education authority with a wholly selective admissions system, together with the average for their statistical neighbours.
(177608)
34
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the last Ofsted inspection of Leigh Primary School, Wiltshire took place; and when the next Ofsted inspection of Leigh Primary School will take place.
(179198)
35
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to close Leigh Primary School.
(179199)
36
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what Ofsted's policy is on inspecting failing schools which are expected to be closed.
(179200)
37
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the training requirements which will result from (a) local authorities bringing all their children's services under the direction of one accountable officer and (b) the setting up of Children's Trusts; and what provision he has made in his departmental budget to meet such costs.
(179243)
38
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the capital costs of merging children's services; and what provision he has made in his departmental budget for such costs.
(179244)
39
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average (a) duration and (b) cost of an OFSTED inspection of (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools was in the latest year for which figures are available.
(179223)
40
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Association of Colleges about the concerns of the further education sector; and if he will make a statement.
(179224)
41
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Wolverhampton South West of 14th May, Official Report, column 623-4W, on further education colleges, what the percentage change in funding received in 2003-04 by (a) schools and (b) colleges was when the impact of (i) rates of changes to targeted funds for pay and staff training and (ii) teachers' pension funding are included in the calculation.
(179177)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
42
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what conclusions she has drawn from this season's monitoring of cetacean by-catch.
(179267)
43
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June to the honourable Member for West Bromwich East, Official Report, column 440W, on flora and fauna extinctions, if she will list the species of plants and animals believed to have become extinct within the last 25 years.
(179163)
44
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she intends to preserve the current effective ban on the live export of horses for overseas consumption.
(179194)
45
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she had with the Home Secretary about firearms prior to the issue of the recent consultation paper.
(179195)
46
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanism she uses to present her views on the rural affairs aspects of firearms law to the Home Secretary.
(179196)
47
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for the rural economy of the Home Office firearms consultation paper.
(179197)
48
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been prosecuted under the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960 with regard to greyhounds in each of the last 10 years.
(179232)
49
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Government of Ecuador to ensure that the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands is not adversely affected by activities of fishermen protesting against quotas.
(179171)
50
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 9th June, Official Report, column 440W, on flora and fauna extinctions, if she will list the species that have become extinct.
(179174)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
51
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Written Answer of 26th May, Official Report, column 1636W, on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), whether, in his meeting with the President of the ICRC in Geneva on 18th March, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (a) was made aware of and (b) raised the issue of allegations concerning the treatment of prisoners in Iraq by Coalition forces other than British forces.
(179099)
52
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further steps the Government plans to take to reduce the incidence of British companies trading with Burma.
(179161)
53
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make further representations to Orient Express concerning its proposed new investment in Burma.
(179218)
54
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that African and international peacekeepers operating in the Western Darfur area of Sudan extend their activities to Southern Sudan.
(179164)
55
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the international community will be committing troops to monitor the peace process in Sudan.
(179165)
56
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the international community is taking to ensure the peace process in Sudan is monitored.
(179166)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
57
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to improve access to NHS dentists in Cornwall.
(179270)
58
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many neonatal intensive care cots there were in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1996.
(179153)
59
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many security incidents he estimates there were in the NHS in England in each year since 1996.
(179154)
60
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times were in genito-urinary medicine clinics for patients referred by general practitioners in the latest period for which figures are available.
(179155)
61
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) monitoring and (b) research has been conducted by and for his Department on waiting times for genito-urinary medicine services.
(179156)
62
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to date has been of the alert letter system to warn trusts about NHS staff who have caused concern.
(179157)
63
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to introduce screening for type two diabetes; and if he will make a statement.
(179158)
64
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioner surgeries there were in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each strategic health authority in each year since 1996.
(179159)
65
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions for teenagers for sexually transmitted diseases there were in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1996.
(179160)
66
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of infections with the bacteria acinetobacter there were in the NHS in each year since 1996.
(179162)
67
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with eating disorders have been treated in private facilities in each of the last five years.
(179239)
68
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people that are diagnosed with an eating disorder received treatment from a private facility in the last five years.
(179240)
69
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the Government's conclusions on proposals to amend the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992.
(179248)
70
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people had treatment in Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust in each of the age groups (a) two to 11, (b) 11 to 18, (c) 18 to 30, (d) 30 to 40, (e) 40 to 60 and (f) 60 to 70 in each of the last five years, broken down by gender.
(179281)
71
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public money is earmarked for health over the next two years in Chorley.
(179282)
72
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost has been of setting up a foundation trust.
(179283)
73
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the assessments of need for carers of adult mental health service users under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 resulted in (a) a care plan, (b) service provision and (c) a direct payments package in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(179271)
74
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the assessments of need for carers of adult mental health service users under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 were (a) sole assessments by social services departments and (b) joint assessment with health service partners or by joint authorities in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(179272)
75
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authority social services departments provided assessments of need for carers of adult mental health service users under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; and how many assessments were completed in each year.
(179273)
76
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assessments of need to adults with mental health needs under section 47 of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 resulted in (a) a care plan, (b) service provision and (c) a direct payments package in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(179274)
77
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authority social services departments provided assessments of need to adults with mental health needs under section 47 of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; and how many assessments were completed in each year.
(179275)
78
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the assessments of need to adults with mental health needs under section 47 of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 were sole assessments by local authority social services departments in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; and how many joint assessments were carried out with health service partners or by joint authorities in each year.
(179276)
79
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to general practitioners regarding possible side effects of use of the drug Zyban.
(179181)
80
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on yellow card reports received in connection with use of the drug Zyban.
(179182)
81
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of when everyone in England will have access to an NHS dentist.
(179220)
82
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist drug treatment places in respect of the misuse of cannabis are available.
(179253)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
83
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been imposed in (a) Carrick District and (b) Kerrier District.
(179268)
84
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what audit of privately designed, constructed, managed and financed prisons run under private finance initiatives has been carried out in the last two years.
(179149)
85
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative studies have been carried out during the last two years of the public sector and private finance initiative prisons; and what the results of the studies were.
(179150)
86
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a risk assessment has been carried out into the implications of the National Offender Management Service.
(179151)
87
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether chartered psychologists (a) have assisted in the past and (b) are assisting (i) the security services, (ii) the police and (iii) his Department's officials in the use or development of psychological coercive techniques.
(179168)
88
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent (a) the UK security services, (b) the police and (c) his Department's officials (i) have used and (ii) currently use psychological coercive techniques during their training.
(179169)
89
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the sentencing guidelines for electoral fraud to strengthen their deterrent effect.
(179222)
90
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent guidance he has issued to chief constables concerning high speed pursuits.
(179226)
91
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of the meeting of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs of 28th November 2002.
(179235)
92
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who the members of the Statistics, Information and Research Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs were in (a) 2001, (b) 2002 and (c) 2003; and what the professional background of each is.
(179236)
93
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of the Statistics, Information and Research Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs of the cannabis related articles of the 23rd November 2002 edition of the British Medical Journal.
(179237)
94
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of each meeting of the Statistics, Information and Research Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in 2003.
(179238)
95
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research of the Statistics, Information and Research Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that informed the Advisory Council's final report on the reclassification of cannabis.
(179255)
96
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research has been promoted by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in each of the last five years.
(179259)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
97
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what advice he received from the National Audit Office about the separation of CDC into two corporate entities and a family of funds.
(179184)
98
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he received from (a) current and (b) former CDC employees about alternative bids for Actis.
(179185)
99
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps were taken by (a) his and (b) other departments to secure a fully independent valuation for Actis.
(179186)
100
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations his Department received from other companies regarding the formation of Actis as a limited liability partnership.
(179187)
101
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which companies not related to the Government were involved in the reorganisation of CDC; and how they were involved.
(179188)
102
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8th January, Official Report, column 15WS, on reorganisation of CDC, what the responsible business principles are that Actis will be following.
(179189)
103
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Iraq.
(179178)
Questions to the Prime Minister
104
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent review has been undertaken concerning the prioritisation and distribution of documents that are marked for Ministers' attention by their private offices.
(179067)
105
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Prime Minister, what plans the Government has to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; and if he will make a statement.
(178899)
106
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the negotiations conducted at Stormont on 8th June between representatives of the Democratic Unionist Party, Sinn Fein and Mr Jonathan Powell.
(178900)
107
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Prime Minister, how many lord lieutenants and deputy lieutenants in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Lancashire were (i) Masons and (ii) members of political parties in the last 10 years.
(179286)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
108
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in the UK have switched gas and electricity supplier in each year since the competitive market was introduced, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) constituent country of the UK.
(179256)
109
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money her Department has saved as a result of the recent rationalisation of its business support schemes.
(179247)
110
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many graduates between the ages of 21 and 25 have set up small businesses in each year since 1997.
(179249)
111
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what specific financial assistance is available to help recent graduates to set up their own business.
(179251)
112
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will discuss with Royal Mail the closure of Moor Road Post Office, Chorley, and the extent to which (a) guidelines on closure were followed and (b) evidence against closure was considered.
(179279)
113
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the electricity used in Lancashire was provided by renewable energy in the latest month for which figures are available.
(179280)
114
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the merits of introducing a right for the carers of older or disabled adults (a) to have paid leave from work and (b) to request flexible working; and if she will make a statement.
(179246)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
115
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pedestrian deaths in road accidents there were where the pedestrian had over 100 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood in each year since 1997; and what percentage of pedestrian road accident deaths in (a) England and (b) each region this represented in each case.
(179152)
116
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outcome was of the Transport Council held on 10th to 11th June; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(179173)
117
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 284W, on crime (public transport), how many crimes were committed on each London Underground line in each year since 1998; and how many were (a) assaults, (b) of a sexual nature and (c) robberies, broken down by individual Underground line.
(179176)
118
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects Clapham Junction railway station (a) to have lift access to platforms and (b) to have resolved the problem of gaps between platforms and passenger trains.
(179202)
119
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department permits a haulage firm to employ a part-time transport manager in order for it to qualify for an O licence.
(179260)
120
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the (a) completion and (b) publication of the Government's bus subsidy review.
(179193)
121
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 7th June, Official Report, column 70W, on noise pollution (roads), what other methods are used to reduce noise from road surfaces.
(179175)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
122
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) disability benefit and (b) other support has been distributed to eating disorder sufferers in each of the last five years.
(179241)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
123
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of the 60th anniversary D-Day events and commemorations.
[Transferred] (179179)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
124
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work her Department is undertaking to ensure that industry increases the energy efficiency of (a) televisions and (b) television set-top boxes when in stand-by mode.
[Transferred] (179172)
125
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of energy consumption arising from the use of set top television boxes in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (179192)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
126
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many allegations of electoral fraud in the elections on 10th June have been notified to the Electoral Commission.
[Transferred] (179225)

 
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