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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 27 October 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 27 October 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 27 October 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 27 October 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 27 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 27 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the latest figure is for the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Cabinet Office.
(194405)
2
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194425)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated tax yield from (a) stamp duty on domestic property and (b) inheritance tax is for each year to 2008-09 on the assumption that home price inflation is (i) zero, (ii) minus 10 per cent. per annum and (iii) plus 10 per cent. per annum.
(194151)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions the Government has made about the level of (a) stamp duty receipts on domestic property and (b) inheritance tax receipts in the period to 2008-09.
(194152)
5
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many litres of red diesel were purchased in the UK in each year since 1997.
(194212)
6
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of people over the age of 60 years living within the Greater London area have been unemployed for longer than 12 months.
(194154)
7
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the teenage pregnancy rate in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has been in each year since 1997.
(194421)
8
Tony Cunningham (Workington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Chairman of the Inland Revenue will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Workington dated 18th August.
(194342)
9
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194296)
10
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th October, Official Report, column 580W, on hospices (VAT relief), on which purchases hospices can benefit from specific VAT zero rates.
(193727)
11
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194406)
12
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on equity release schemes and inheritance tax.
(194366)
13
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Financial Services Authority in (a) recruiting and (b) retaining appropriate staff for discharging its role of regulating businesses in the financial sector.
(194231)
14
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs have been created in Cleethorpes constituency since 1997.
(194188)
15
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the taxation of pre-owned assets on equity release schemes.
(194291)
16
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the reversion scheme equity release plan will be affected by the changes made in the Finance Act 2004 to the taxation of pre-owned assets.
(194292)
17
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on changing taxation levels for casino operators.
(194293)
18
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures (a) the Office for National Statistics, (b) the Board of Inland Revenue, (c) HM Customs and Excise and (d) his Department (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194436)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
19
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the estimated saving to the Magistrates' Courts Service is of the transfer of licensing functions from magistrates' courts to local authorities.
(194112)
20
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194297)
21
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194404)
22
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194437)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
23
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the arts in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have received in Government grants in each year since 2001.
(194422)
24
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Department and (c) officials have had in the last six months with (i) representatives of the gambling industry and (ii) organisations concerned about the possible harmful effects of increased gambling.
(194113)
25
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of more casinos on the (a) takings and (b) disbursements of the National Lottery.
(194114)
26
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of publications issued by her Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194289)
27
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual Exchequer grant aid awards to the Great Britain Sports Council were in each year since 1974, separately identifying grants to the governing bodies.
(194461)
28
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual Exchequer grant aid awards to (a) UK Sports, (b) the Welsh Sports Council, (c) the Scottish Sports Council, (d) the Northern Ireland Sports Council and (e) Sport England have been in each year since 1996.
(194462)
29
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in (a) North Southwark and Bermondsey, (b) Camberwell and Peckham and (c) Dulwich and West Norwood are receiving a free television licence for over-75s.
(194232)
30
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the timetable for providing free to air digital broadcasting to High Peak.
(194267)
31
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the relevant authorities regarding codes of conduct within football.
(194361)
32
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194433)
33
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on financial guarantees the Government has given to the International Olympics Committee with regard to the London Olympic bid.
(194170)
34
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the response of voluntary organisations in relation to the proposed London Olympics.
(194171)
35
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for events in the proposed London Olympics to be held (a) in Scotland and (b) outside London.
(194172)
36
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether training camps for the proposed London Olympics will be sited (a) in Scotland and (b) outside London.
(194173)
37
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of a successful London Olympic bid on tourism on each (a) country and (b) region of the UK.
(194174)
38
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her most recent assessment is of the cost to public funds of the proposed London Olympics in 2012; and if she will make a statement.
(194207)
39
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Sport Scotland will be contributing funding for the proposed Olympic Games in London in 2012.
(194208)
40
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the value to the UK economy of the proposed London Olympics; and whether she has made an assessment of employment generated by the proposed games in each (a) country and (b) region of the UK.
(194209)
41
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the level of support for the proposed London Olympics in (a) each country and (b) each region of the UK.
(194210)
42
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of the proportion of funding for the proposed London Olympics which will come from the National Lottery.
(194211)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
43
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the fabrication of individual blocks, in addition to design, final assembly and integration, is covered by his commitment that warships for the Royal Navy will be built in the UK.
(194449)
44
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's Military Afloat Research and Sustainability programme is covered by his commitment that warships for the Royal Navy will be built in the UK.
(194450)
45
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the (a) renewal and (b) replacement of fleet auxiliaries is covered by his commitment that warships for the Royal Navy will be built in the UK.
(194451)
46
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his proposals for aligning the future naval procurement programme with UK domestic industrial capacity.
(194452)
47
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F680 applications (a) received clearance and (b) did not receive clearance in each year since 1997, broken down by applicant country.
(194360)
48
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) dates and (b) purpose of his recent visit to India were; who accompanied him; and how much the visit cost.
(194111)
49
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194298)
50
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the running costs of a Type-23 frigate were in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(194466)
51
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when ownership of HMS Upholder transferred from his Department.
(194467)
52
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who was responsible for the cost of the (a) refit, (b) maintenance and (c) crew training for HMS Upholder.
(194468)
53
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments have been received by the Government from the Canadian government in respect of the Upholder class of submarines.
(194469)
54
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to transfer (a) HMS Newcastle, (b) HMS Cardiff and (c) HMS Glasgow to an overseas navy.
(194470)
55
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the replacement of RFA Argus.
(194471)
56
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when replacements for (a) HMS Leeds Castle and (b) HMS Dumbarton Castle will be ordered.
(194472)
57
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what year he plans to order replacements for (a) HMS Talent, (b) HMS Triumph, (c) HMS Torbay and (d) HMS Trenchant.
(194473)
58
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service non-public funds there are; and how much they are worth.
(194464)
59
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated compliance cost to (a) service non-public funds and (b) the Department would be of their registration as charities under the draft Charities Bill.
(194465)
60
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information the Government has been asked to supply to the Canadian Parliament concerning its inquiry into the purchase of four Upholder Class submarines from the UK.
(194344)
61
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts for combat wear for the Army were awarded to UK companies and manufactured in the UK since 2001; and what percentage of the total number of contracts awarded this represented in each year.
(194391)
62
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether decommissioned submarines are cannibalised for spare parts; and if he will make a statement.
(194392)
63
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who was responsible for signing off HMCS Chicoutimi as seaworthy prior to its handover to the Canadian Government.
(194393)
64
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many decommissioned submarines are (a) laid up and (b) being refurbished following their sale.
(194394)
65
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fires there have been on (a) Upholder Class submarines and (b) other types of submarines in service with the Royal Navy since 1980 which did not arise in the course of combat.
(194395)
66
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers have been tried in the civilian courts since 1980 on criminal charges which have been previously dismissed as unfounded by military authorities.
(194396)
67
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the rescue operation for HMCS Chicoutimi and returning her safely to port; and if he will make a statement.
(194440)
68
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the refurbishment of the Upholder class submarines sold to Canada had qualifications attached to the sale indicating they should not be operated in accordance with their original design specification.
(194441)
69
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMCS Chicoutimi is to be refitted and made seaworthy in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(194442)
70
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194424)
71
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Army's (a) present and (b) anticipated strength against establishment is in (i) Signals, (ii) Logistics, (iii) Engineers and (iv) Intelligence.
(194381)
72
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th October, Official Report, column 596W, on SFOR, how many of the 1000 UK personnel on the SFOR mission Operation Althea will be infantry.
(194382)
73
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, upon which sectors of the Army the 6,500 reduction in manpower is expected to fall; and if he will make a statement.
(194383)
74
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who will have final command of the EU battle groups initiative.
(194384)
75
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the infantry regiments available at short notice for deployment.
(194385)
76
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the length of time it will take UK forces moving into the American sector of Iraq to become communication-compatible with US forces.
(194386)
77
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which British Army medium vehicles have the technological capability to contain the Future Rapid Effects System.
(194387)
78
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial saving is expected from reducing Infantry Battalions from 40 to 36.
(194388)
79
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many infantry are (a) on operational tour, (b) training to go on operations and (c) on recreational and training tour.
(194389)
80
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what period between operational tours is expected when there are 36 infantry battalions.
(194390)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
81
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received on planning proposals at Port Sunlight.
(194143)
82
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many gypsy caravan sites are registered in England and Wales.
(194136)
83
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty homes there are in each (a) Inner London and (b) Outer London local authority.
(194420)
84
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of sub-post offices on regeneration strategies in neighbourhood renewal areas.
(194443)
85
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on the impact of closure of sub-post offices in neighbourhood renewal areas.
(194444)
86
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194294)
87
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194397)
88
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much (a) North East Lincolnshire Council and (b) North Lincolnshire Council received in Government grant in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since each council was established; and by how much in real terms the grant changed in each of those years.
(194181)
89
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role Government Offices for the Regions play in the planning process.
(194330)
90
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will break down the programme expenditure of each Government Office for the Regions in (a) 1997 and (b) the current year by main budget heading.
(194331)
91
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what pieces of primary legislation Government Offices for the Regions are able to use to implement their work.
(194336)
92
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the responsibilities of the Government Offices for the Regions (a) were in 1997 and (b) are now.
(194337)
93
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, by what date Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 relating to high hedges will be fully implemented.
(194338)
94
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will produce the regulations under Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
(194339)
95
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what additional regulatory powers Government Offices for the Regions have gained since 1997.
(194439)
96
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent representations he has had from park home site owners; and if he will make a statement.
(194463)
97
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194428)
98
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects to use data from the 2001 Census in calculating the local government finance settlement; and if he will make a statement.
(193514)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
99
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been recovered in fees from students dropping out from a course of higher education (a) in total and (b) from those dropping out in the first year of their course, in each year since 1997.
(194193)
100
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average amount paid per student in respect of tuition fees has been in each year since their inception.
(194194)
101
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of pupils attending (a) state and (b) independent schools who are from an ethnic minority.
(194195)
102
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultations he is carrying out regarding the appointment of an independent person or panel responsible for reviewing the decisions of the Office for Fair Access on appeal by the universities; who will appoint the independent person or panel; whether there is a requirement of political neutrality on the part of the independent person or panel; and what his timetable is for the creation of such a body.
(194196)
103
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the waiting times are for the completion of private law cases in each of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service regions.
(194214)
104
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether (a) business managers, (b) regional managers and (c) frontline staff in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service were awarded extra payments for duties during 2003-04.
(194215)
105
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of separation and divorce cases involving children aged under 16 years were resolved without a court hearing during (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(194216)
106
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the level of staff sickness in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service during 2003-04.
(194217)
107
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of families involved in separation and divorce cases were referred to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(194218)
108
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of cases dealt with by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04 resulted in orders reached by consent following intervention by CAFCASS staff.
(194219)
109
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of separation and divorce cases referred to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service during 2001-02 and 2002-03 were resolved without a formal court hearing.
(194220)
110
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what role the presumption of co-parenting plays in the policy of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
(194221)
111
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many reports were completed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in the last financial year; and in how many cases contact between children and the father was absent at the commencement of proceedings and then re-established following the intervention of CAFCASS staff.
(194222)
112
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) public and (b) private cases had been unallocated in each of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service regions as at 31st August.
(194223)
113
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194286)
114
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what role children and young people will have in the selection of a Children's Commissioner for England.
(194132)
115
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school leavers domiciled in each local education authority area in England entered higher education in the UK in each year since 1997.
(193518)
116
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194403)
117
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost of providing school uniform and other required clothing is for a child starting (a) primary and (b) secondary school.
(194357)
118
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places there have been in (a) Cleethorpes constituency and (b) Great Grimsby constituency in each year since 1997.
(194182)
119
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average full-time equivalent gross pay of teachers in the state sector in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire was (i) across all grades and (ii) at each grade in each year since 1997.
(194183)
120
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students in Ilford North constituency are receiving education maintenance allowances.
(194119)
121
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Advisory Committee on veterinary training, (b) the Advisory Committee on training in architecture and (c) the Committee on the second general system for the recognition of professional education and training met; when and where these meetings took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations each Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of each Committee's recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(194350)
122
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194431)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
123
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) scientific and (b) socio-economic objections to the designation of (i) Bolton Fell Moss and (ii) Solway Moss as special areas of conservation are; and when she expects to conclude each consultation.
(194493)
124
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the condition of Sharpness Dock Basin, with particular reference to the views expressed by the Gloucester Harbour Trustees.
(194282)
125
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she is offering to (a) central and (b) local government on public procurement with regard to assisting local food chains.
(194283)
126
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the farmers who have agreed to take part in the gamma interferon TB test, broken down by area.
(194284)
127
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new proposals she has to aid the economies of developing nations in Africa and Asia through reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy; and if she will make a statement.
(194269)
128
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of publications issued by her Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194295)
129
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there have been under the (i) Hares Act 1848, (ii) Night Poaching Act 1828, (iii) Game Act 1831, (iv) Game Licences Act 1860, (v) Ground Game Act 1880 and (vi) Deer Act 1991 in the last 30 years.
(194304)
130
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194399)
131
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what hourly rate of pay is payable to new employees under the pay offer being made by the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.
(193177)
132
N
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many puppies were imported into the UK from the Republic of Ireland in each of the past 10 years, broken down by breed; and if she will make a statement.
(193516)
133
N
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many equines were exported from the UK in each of the past 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(193517)
134
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of new sales of domestic refrigerators did not rely on hydrofluorocarbon technology in the last year for which figures are available; and what plans she has to phase out the use of this technology in domestic refrigeration.
(194118)
135
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the purpose is of the study on commercial refrigeration commissioned by her Department.
(194125)
136
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department's study on commercial refrigeration is related to her objective of ensuring that the UK reduces its emissions of global warming gases.
(194126)
137
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences to shoot cormorants have been (a) applied for and (b) granted since her Department announced its change of policy on obtaining such licences on 14th September.
(194341)
138
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194430)
139
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid out under the Arable Area Payments Scheme in each county in England in 2003-04; and if she will make a statement.
(193515)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
140
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many prisoners of conscience in Sudan, detained for the non-violent expression of their opinions, have been released in the last six months.
(194458)
141
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) implementation and (b) effects of the concept of safe areas in the August Plan of Action agreed by the United Nations and the Sudanese government.
(194459)
142
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of access for humanitarian and human rights organisations to all parts of Sudan.
(194460)
143
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on direct and indiscriminate attacks by government forces on civilians and civilian objects.
(194479)
144
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan about the case for amending Article 3 of its National Security Forces Act.
(194480)
145
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan about the need to amend the decrees instituting the special courts or specialised criminal courts in Darfur to ensure their fair trial without the possibility of the death penalty or cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments.
(194481)
146
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan about the need to ensure that victims of past human rights violations have access to redress.
(194482)
147
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan on ensuring that investigations into alleged war crimes in the country include (a) forensic examinations of graves, (b) a systematic documentation of sexual violence and rape, (c) compilation of lists of people killed and (d) mapping of villages that have been destroyed.
(194483)
148
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances he has received from the government of Sudan about the centrality of human rights in the peace talks in Naivasha, Kenya and Abuja, Nigeria.
(194484)
149
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan about the need to ensure the participation of women in the peace process.
(194485)
150
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan about the need to ensure that all parties to the peace process grant the International Committee of the Red Cross the assistance it needs to carry out its protection mandate.
(194486)
151
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in disarming and disbanding the Janjaweed militias, including those members who have been incorporated into the Popular Defence Forces, the People's Police and other paramilitary forces.
(194487)
152
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people in Darfur who are suspected of violations of international human rights or humanitarian law have been removed from posts in the (a) army, (b) judiciary, (c) police and (d) Civil Service.
(194488)
153
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan about the need to train the country's police in international human rights standards.
(194491)
154
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the monitoring mission of the African Union in Sudan.
(194492)
155
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that China's economic interests in Sudan might have on China's position in relation to an UN Security Council resolution calling for oil sanctions against Sudan.
(194134)
156
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visitors' visas were granted by High Commission offices in (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Sri Lanka during the last 12 months.
(194139)
157
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the authorities in Egypt since the explosions in Taba and Nuweiba.
(193744)
158
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the expected crop of opium poppies in Afghanistan in 2004 is, expressed in (a) area of land cultivated and (b) tonnes of opium produced.
(194268)
159
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194290)
160
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194398)
161
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194426)
162
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many entry clearance refusals he has overturned in 2004.
(194446)
163
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of torture have been brought to his Department's attention in the last 10 years in (a) Uzbekistan and (b) all countries.
(194447)
164
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he received on (a) promoting democracy and (b) eradicating human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.
(194448)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
165
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that schoolchildren develop a thorough knowledge of healthy eating and living.
(194235)
166
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the amount spent on complementary and alternative medicine in England in each of the last five years.
(194236)
167
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fires there have been in operating theatres in the NHS in England in each year since 1997.
(194237)
168
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October, Official Report, column 927W, on long-term care, whether the study established what proportion of those people (a) were discharged to their own homes with no further need for personal care at that time, (b) were discharged to their own homes with further domiciliary care provided, (c) were admitted to hospital and (d) died.
(194238)
169
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many carers of people with mental health problems have been identified by NHS trusts; and how many of those carers have received care plans.
(194239)
170
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many smokers there are in England.
(194240)
171
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by his Department on prevention of smoking, broken down by (a) advertising and (b) smoking cessation services, in each year since 1997.
(194241)
172
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the vacancy (a) rate and (b) number of radiographers in the NHS was in (i) England and (ii) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.
(194242)
173
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors there were in the NHS in England working in paediatric specialities in each year since 1992, broken down by (a) speciality and (b) grade, expressed as a (i) whole-time equivalent and (ii) headcount figure.
(194243)
174
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets exist for the recruitment of doctors working in paediatric specialities.
(194244)
175
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on (a) the NHS in England and (b) NHS paediatric services in England has been in each year since 1992.
(194245)
176
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate what proportion of medicines prescribed to (a) children and (b) infants have never been tested on children or infants.
(194246)
177
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at which NHS Foundation trusts other than Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Monitor has notified his Department of financial difficulties.
(194247)
178
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Monitor notified his Department about the financial difficulties at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
(194248)
179
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information Monitor provides to his Department on a regular basis about the operation of foundation trusts.
(194249)
180
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms his Department uses to ensure that there are enough influenza vaccines available each winter before the influenza vaccination campaign begins.
(194250)
181
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability to practice nurses of influenza vaccines in time for the winter influenza vaccination campaign; and what plans his Department has to improve that availability.
(194251)
182
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what proportion of medicines prescribed to (a) children and (b) infants there is no agreed level of dosage.
(194252)
183
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for introducing a revised version of the British National Formulary for children.
(194253)
184
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on a European regulation to encourage more drug companies to research specific medicines for children.
(194254)
185
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of drugs which are not licensed for that purpose being used for the treatment of children .
(194255)
186
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children who (a) died and (b) were injured as a result of treatment with drugs not licensed for the treatment of children in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(194256)
187
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that pharmaceutical companies in the United Kingdom provide clear dosage information for children and adults on all drugs they produce; and if he will make a statement.
(194257)
188
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of medicines used for treatment of children do not have a dosage approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(194258)
189
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a system of learning from the yellow card system about the correct dosage and prescribing methods for medicines for children.
(194259)
190
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the initiative in the Trent region to encourage reporting of adverse drug reactions in the use of medicines in the treatment of children.
(194260)
191
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the (a) time spent in hospitals and (b) cost involved in treating a person who has experienced an adverse drug reaction.
(194261)
192
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the frequency of medication errors in the administration of medicines to children.
(194262)
193
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died waiting for an organ transplant in each year since the organ donation register began.
(194263)
194
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has budgeted for departmental administration costs in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2007-08, (d) 2008-09 and 2009-10.
(194264)
195
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nosocomial cases of small round-structured viruses there were in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each month in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2004 to date.
(194265)
196
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) MRI and (b) CT scanners each NHS trust has; and what the age of each machine is.
(194266)
197
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are in place to ensure that the introduction of payment by results does not indirectly divert resources away from specialist services which are not covered by tariffs.
(194362)
198
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June to the honourable Member for Westbury, Official Report, column 685W, on IT systems, if he will break down the estimated costs by (a) procurement, (b) implementation and (c) running cost; and on what assumptions the estimates were based.
(194363)
199
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th October, Official Report, column 4WS, on ministerial accountability for NHS foundation trusts, in what circumstances a Minister from his Department will comment (a) in the House and (b) in the press on issues arising within an NHS foundation trust.
(194364)
200
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on providing geriatric hospital beds covering the Greater London area; how many geriatric beds there are in such hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(194133)
201
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is in hospitals within the Greater London area for a person referred by a general practitioner to see a hospital consultant.
(194141)
202
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) carers and (b) young carers of school age there are in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
(194416)
203
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is registered with the general dental service.
(194417)
204
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff with (a) accountancy and (b) similar qualifications work for the Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.
(194115)
205
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the staff of the Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts previously worked in the NHS.
(194116)
206
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the salary is of the (a) chair and (b) chief executive of the Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.
(194117)
207
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each of the first round of foundation hospital trusts spent on preparing its application for foundation status; and how much of this was paid to outside consultants.
(194175)
208
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each of the first round of foundation hospital trusts spent on preparing for foundation status after they had been given the go-ahead to do so.
(194176)
209
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the written statement of 11th October, Official Report, column 4WS, on Ministerial Accountability for NHS Foundation trusts, whether the chairs of NHS foundation trusts will be expected to meet the deadlines which apply to Ministers when answering honourable Members' questions.
(194177)
210
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money, and to which organisations, each Foundation Hospital Trust paid in fees to outside bodies for help (a) with compiling registers of electors and (b) in the conduct of elections for boards of governors.
(194178)
211
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the (a) chairman, (b) chief executive and (c) other staff of the Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts have experience of (i) electoral registration and (ii) the conduct of elections.
(194179)
212
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each of the first round of Foundation Hospital Trusts spent on (a) compiling its register of electors for governors and (b) the conduct of their elections.
(194180)
213
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's estimate is of the number of people who die from smoking-related diseases in each of the last five years.
(194199)
214
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will carry out an assessment of the Irish ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces.
(194200)
215
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers from the (a) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) Treasury on the Over-30-Months scheme; and when a decision is expected on its cessation.
(194197)
216
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from those requesting an end to the Over-30-Months Scheme.
(194198)
217
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194303)
218
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which strains of MRSA primary care trusts are required to report; and if he will make a statement.
(194233)
219
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to improve (a) awareness of and (b) training on epidermolysis bullosa for health professionals; and if he will make a statement.
(194234)
220
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194402)
221
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the average waiting time for (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients in each quarter from the first quarter of 1997 to third quarter of 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(193815)
222
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pensioners in Cleethorpes constituency have had free eye tests since they were introduced.
(194184)
223
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average full-time equivalent gross pay of nurses in North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust was in each year since 1997 (a) across all grades and (b) at each grade.
(194185)
224
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time NHS (a) consultants and (b) other hospital doctors there were in each speciality in hospitals in (i) Scunthorpe and (ii) Grimsby in each year since 1994.
(194186)
225
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times for breast cancer treatment were in each year since 1997 in North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(194187)
226
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194427)
227
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place for parents who wish their babies to receive each childhood vaccination separately.
(194213)
228
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of the mother and baby unit in the mental health unit at Leighton Hospital.
(194367)
229
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the proposed closure of the mother and baby unit in the mental health unit at Leighton Hospital.
(194368)
230
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the mother and baby unit in the mental health unit at Leighton Hospital will be closed.
(194369)
231
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will calculate the cost of running the mother and baby unit in the mental health unit at Leighton Hospital in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(194370)
232
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) patients and (b) patients' families of the closure of the mother and baby unit in the mental health unit at Leighton Hospital.
(194371)
233
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions there is for mentally ill mothers with babies in the (a) Cheshire, (b) Wirral, (c) Merseyside, (d) North Wales, (e) Shropshire and (f) North Staffordshire areas; and if he will make a statement.
(194372)
234
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his Department's policy to increase provision of community care for mentally ill mothers with babies; and if he will make a statement on the introduction of home treatment teams.
(194373)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
235
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of breath tests taken in the Greater London area resulted in arrests for drunk driving during the last 12 months.
(194135)
236
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the granting of British nationality are waiting to be dealt with by his Department.
(194137)
237
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the detention centres in England and Wales.
(194138)
238
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women held in prison in England and Wales have their children with them.
(194140)
239
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money the Government has invested in CCTV systems in local authorities covering the Greater London area.
(194142)
240
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress made by his Department in combating racism within the Metropolitan Police Force.
(194156)
241
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests are pending for extradition of United Kingdom citizens (a) to the United States and (b) from the United States to the United Kingdom.
(194225)
242
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for extradition of United Kingdom citizens were made by the Government to the United States Administration in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004 to date; for what reason the extradition was sought; how many of these requests have been granted to date; and if he will make a statement.
(194226)
243
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for extradition of United Kingdom citizens were made by the United States to the United Kingdom in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004 to date; how many of these requests for extradition have been granted to date; and if he will make a statement.
(194227)
244
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests have been made by the United States Administration to the United Kingdom for extradition of British citizens since the Government introduced the existing extradition laws; and if he will make a statement.
(194228)
245
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many United Kingdom citizens who are subject to extradition orders have consented to their removal to the United States; and how many of these requests have been granted in each of the last four years.
(194229)
246
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many United Kingdom citizens are awaiting extradition to the United States; and for what alleged offences.
(194230)
247
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is provided with copies of (a) memoranda and (b) policy guidance issued to chief constables by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
(194128)
248
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194287)
249
N
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place to monitor the mental health of prisoners held at Belmarsh Prison under anti-terrorism legislation; and on what dates he has received reports in the past two years.
(193178)
250
N
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will accede to the requests of prisoners being held at Belmarsh under anti-terrorism legislation for closer contact with their families.
(193179)
251
N
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received about the mental health of prisoners at Belmarsh Prison under anti-terrorism legislation; and if he will meet the medical advisers appointed by their solicitor.
(193180)
252
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194409)
253
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why service non-public funds are no longer to be excepted charities in the draft Charities Bill.
(194453)
254
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether heritage assets are to be included in the balance sheets of service non-public funds under the draft Charities Bill.
(194454)
255
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department keeps the funding of the Metropolitan Police Service's capital city functions under review; and if he will make a statement.
(194129)
256
Linda Perham (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure continuity of funding in the roll-out of the Safer Neighbourhoods Programme in London over the next few years.
(194130)
257
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194435)
258
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were submitted for work permits under the (a) seasonal agricultural workers scheme and (b) sector based schemes since May 2003; how many were approved; and to which countries' citizens they were issued.
(194121)
259
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were submitted for the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme between January 2002 and October 2003; how many were approved; from which countries applicants came; how many (a) applications and (b) approvals there have been since November 2003; and from which countries applicants came.
(194122)
260
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of work permits issued in 2003 were long-term permits.
(194123)
261
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times he has met the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police since January.
(194374)
262
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(194375)
263
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times he has exercised his discretion on compassionate grounds and granted indefinite leave to enter in 2004.
(194376)
264
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met the Lord Chief Justice; and if he will make a statement.
(194377)
265
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he next plans to meet the Chairman of the Police Federation.
(194378)
266
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have opened since 1979.
(194379)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
267
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many lifts there are on the Parliamentary Estate; and how much energy was consumed by these lifts in each of the last three years.
(194332)
268
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what measures are in place to ensure that lifts on the Parliamentary Estate minimise energy use by only moving to a floor when requested to by a user.
(194333)
269
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many escalators there are on the Parliamentary Estate; how many of these are potentially motion-activated; and how much energy was consumed by escalators in the last year for which figures are available.
(194334)
270
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons the escalators connecting Portcullis House with the main building are no longer motion-activated.
(194335)
271
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many paper copies of the (a) Official Report and (b) Order Paper are (i) produced, (ii) distributed to honourable Members, peers, staff and visitors and (iii) unused, on an average sitting day; what use is made of paper copies of the Official Report and the Order Paper which are not distributed to honourable Members, peers, staff and visitors; and what the total cost per day of producing the (A) Official Report and (B) Order Paper was in the last period for which figures are available (1) per copy and (2) in total.
(194340)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
272
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Department is taking to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Middle East.
(193745)
273
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to meet humanitarian needs in Sudan.
(193814)
274
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the UK's international development policies are assessed for their impact on climate change.
(194270)
275
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194407)
276
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194434)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
277
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194299)
278
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to prevent the illegal disposal of special waste in Northern Ireland; what penalties are available for those caught illegally disposing special waste in Northern Ireland; and how many convictions there have been since 2002 for the illegal disposal of special waste.
(193742)
279
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the infection control strategy used to combat the incidence of MRSA and other healthcare-acquired infections in Northern Ireland.
(193743)
280
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194408)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
281
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194300)
Questions to the Solicitor General
282
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Solicitor General, what measures (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, (b) the Serious Fraud Office, (c) the Treasury Solicitor's Office and (d) the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194438)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
283
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much UK investment there has been in China since 1999.
(194127)
284
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Chinese investment there has been in the UK in each year since 1999.
(194131)
285
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will pursue improvements to the EU emissions trading scheme to ensure that combined heat and power projects benefit fully from the scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(194489)
286
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether universities will be able to benefit from emissions trading; and if she will make a statement.
(194490)
287
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices proposed for closure under Post Office Limited's reinvention programme are in neighbourhood renewal areas; how many (a) sub-post offices have been closed, (b) sub-post offices have been saved from closure, (c) proposals have been approved by Postwatch, (d) sub-post offices have been closed against the views expressed by Postwatch, (e) proposals remain under consideration for closure and (f) proposals remain under consideration for closure while being opposed by Postwatch; and if she will make a statement.
(194445)
288
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 512W, to the honourable Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, how much was paid under the Export Credits Guarantee Department to (a) Indonesia and (b) Zimbabwe; when the money was paid in each case; to which company; and for what project.
(194124)
289
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what proportion of publications issued by her Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194302)
290
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194401)
291
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the merits of giving employment tribunals power to enforce awards they make; and if she will make a statement.
(194353)
292
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Committee for the implementation of projects, actions and measures for the interoperability of trans-European networks for the interchange of data between administration and (b) the Standing Committee for veterinary medicinal products met; when and where each meeting took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations the Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of the Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194345)
293
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Standing Committee for the approximation of the laws of the member states (a) relating to lifts and (b) concerning pressure equipment met; when and where each meeting took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations the Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of the Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194346)
294
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the (a) Advisory Committee on standardisation in the field of information technology (Sogits) and (b) the Standing Committee for the harmonisation of national legislation relating to recreational craft met; when and where each meeting took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations the Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of the Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194347)
295
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the EC-Canada Joint Committee on scientific and technological co-operation, (b) the EC-Russia Joint Committee on scientific and technological co-operation and (c) the EC-Argentina RTD Co-operation Steering Committee met; when and where each meeting took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations the Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of the Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194348)
296
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Advisory Committee for co-operation in the field of tourism, (b) the Committee on conformity assessment and surveillance of the telecommunications market and (c) the Advisory Committee for the transparency of measures governing the pricing of medicinal products for human use met; when and where each meeting took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations each Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of each Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194351)
297
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Committee on implementation of the multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) the Committee on the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on promotion of innovation and participation of small and medium-sized enterprises met; when and where these meetings took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations each Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of each Committee's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(194352)
298
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures (a) her Department and (b) the Export Credit Guarantee Department (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194423)
299
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight to the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs dated 11th May, which was referred to her via the Home Secretary.
(194153)
300
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grants were paid to Scottish-based companies under the Clear Skies Initiative in the last financial year; and what the value was.
(194144)
301
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grants were paid under the Clear Skies Initiative in the last financial year.
(194145)
302
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employees of Scottish based companies have been seconded to other companies under the Clear Skies Initiative in the last calendar year.
(194146)
303
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Scottish based companies are taking part in the mentoring scheme under the Clear Skies Initiative.
(194147)
304
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Scottish based companies are registered under the Clear Skies Initiative.
(194148)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
305
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to hold a public inquiry into the Potters Bar rail crash.
(194169)
306
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194288)
307
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of continuous service for civil servants within the Department is.
(194400)
308
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the regulations controlling the display of motor vehicles' registration letters and numbers.
(194328)
309
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role Government Offices for the Regions play in (a) the provision of transport and (b) the development of transport infrastructure.
(194329)
310
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194429)
311
Mr Brian Wilson (Cunninghame North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list those ferry services operating within UK domestic waters for which onshore ticketing (a) is mandatory and (b) is to become mandatory.
(194365)
312
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Highways Agency's new specifications for upgrading puffin pedestrian crossings; and what the reasons are for the upgrading.
(194380)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
313
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194301)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
314
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of average earnings the state pension was in each year since 1997.
(194149)
315
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to expedite the transfer of all Child Support Agency payments to the system applying to new cases since March 2003; when he expects all payments to be made under the new formula; and if he will make a statement.
(193846)
316
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many convictions for fraud regarding the payment of housing benefit there have been in the last 12 months.
(194150)
317
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners living in the UK are in receipt of supplementary benefits.
(194157)
318
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham received (a) winter fuel payments and (b) free television licences in 2003.
(194418)
319
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women living in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are in receipt of the state retirement pension; what percentage of the Borough's population these figures represent; and how many pensioners living in the Borough are in receipt of the additional payments made to pensioners over the age of 80 years.
(194419)
320
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents with care applied for Child Support Agency (CSA) maintenance after 1st March 2003 and have been prevented from applying on the new scheme because the absent parent is judged by the CSA as having to pay maintenance for children from a previous partner under the old scheme.
(194275)
321
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases are waiting to be calculated and paid on the (a) old scheme calculation and old IT system, (b) old scheme calculation and new IT system and (c) new scheme calculation and new IT system.
(194276)
322
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the EDS contract for the Child Support Agency's new IT system.
(194277)
323
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) shortest, (b) average and (c) longest time taken to process a Child Support Agency case from when the application is made to closure or the payment of maintenance to the parent with care was in the last period for which figures are available.
(194278)
324
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(194285)
325
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Technical Committee on information processing, (b) the Committee for implementation of the action programme to promote gender equality and (c) the Committee for implementation of the action programme to tackle discrimination met; when and where these meetings took place; which UK Government expert was present at each meeting; what (i) technical and (ii) financial issues were raised by the UK Government expert at each meeting; what recommendations each Committee produced during that period; what actions were (A) proposed and (B) taken by (1) the EU and (2) the UK Government as a result of the Committee's recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(194349)
326
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003.
(194432)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
327
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what basis (a) honourable Members are paid at the rate of 57.7 pence per mile and (b) civil servants are paid at a rate of 25 pence per mile for car use.
[Transferred] (194120)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
328
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from which holding locations fruit is supplied to schools under the National School Fruit Scheme; and by what methods it is transported.
[Transferred] (194271)
329
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many schools are participating in the National School Fruit Scheme; and how many deliveries are made per week to these schools.
[Transferred] (194272)
330
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of fruit supplied to schools under the National School Fruit Scheme is sourced from (a) suppliers within 25 miles of the school supplied, (b) national suppliers and (c) overseas suppliers.
[Transferred] (194273)
331
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of fruit supplied to schools under the National School Fruit Scheme is sourced according to seasonal variations in local and national availability.
[Transferred] (194274)
332
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had, and with whom, on co-ordinating policy to reduce alcoholism in Greater London.
[Transferred] (194155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
333
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were for failure to display a motor vehicle registration plate in the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by police authority area.
[Transferred] (194343)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
334
N
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what help is being given to the police to stop organised crime in Northern Ireland.
[Question Unstarred] (193191)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
335
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the oil rigs which fall under UK jurisdiction; which police authority is responsible for each; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (194224)

 
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