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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 25 November 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 Thursday 25 November 2004
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 25 November 2004


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 25 November 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 Thursday 25 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 25 November see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the figures for (a) public service-wide additional costs for future service of £150 million per annum and (b) a public service-wide one-off cost of £3 billion to cover all past service in respect of the amendment of the pre-2002 Civil Service Pension Scheme to allow widows and widowers of civil servants who remarry or cohabit to retain their pension rights were calculated; how soon the additional costs would taper off; and if she will make a statement.
(200023)
2
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether her Department monitors the compliance of .gov.uk websites with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
(199618)
3
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether her Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199623)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
4
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of revenue from taxation on tobacco products in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(199610)
5
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of revenue from taxation of alcohol and alcoholic products was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(199611)
6
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet the European Commissioner for External Trade to discuss setting a target date for British entry into the euro.
(199801)
7
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the competitiveness of Eurozone countries of the strengthening of the euro against the US dollar.
(199804)
8
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will next meet representatives of Britain in Europe; and at what dates in the last year he has met representatives of Britain in Europe.
(199805)
9
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he next plans to meet the European Commissioner for External Trade.
(199807)
10
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has raised concerns about the rate of turnover in senior accounting staff in the European Commission in the last three years.
(199808)
11
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of fraud in the use of the EU budget in (a) the last year, (b) the last five years and (c) the last 10 years.
(199809)
12
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department's policy to encourage the European Commission to adopt double-entry book-keeping.
(199810)
13
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what questions his Department has put to (a) the European Commission and (b) the European Court of Auditors during the last year regarding the Commission's accounting practices.
(199811)
14
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has made, since August 2002, to (a) the European Commission and (b) the EU Court of Auditors to ensure that UK funds have not been used inappropriately by EU institutions.
(199812)
15
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the UK's net contribution to the EU budget was over the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(199813)
16
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many winter cold-related deaths have been recorded in each year since 1997, broken down by country and region in the UK; and how many of these were attributed to hypothermia.
(199698)
17
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many excess winter deaths were recorded within (a) the South West Government Office Region, (b) the North Somerset local authority area and (c) the Weston-Super-Mare constituency in each of the last five years.
(199764)
18
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of what caused the Inland Revenue error that led to the overpayment of tax credit payments; and what action he is taking to ensure that such an error will not occur again in the future.
(199768)
19
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action he plans to take to assist those families who are having to repay money to the Inland Revenue as a result of tax credit overpayments caused by administrative failures.
(199769)
20
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the constituency of Weston-Super-Mare are in receipt of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit.
(199770)
21
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action he plans to take to simplify the application (a) process and (b) forms for those families wishing to apply for the (i) working tax credit and (ii) child tax credit.
(199771)
22
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time is that the Inland Revenue is taking to inform individual families that have received tax credit overpayments; and what period of notice is given before repayments of overpayments are requested.
(199772)
23
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he is making available about the process for repayment to families who are having to repay money to the Inland Revenue as a result of tax credit overpayments caused by administrative failures.
(199777)
24
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the economic activity rate in the London Borough of Wandsworth was in each of the last three years.
(199667)
25
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of households in the Greater London area were lacking the use of a hot water supply according to the 2001 Census.
(199677)
26
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of households within the Greater London area were lacking the use of a bathroom according to the 2001 Census.
(199678)
27
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199643)
28
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many redundancies have been notified in each quarter of each year since June 2001, broken down by nation and region; what these figures represent as a percentage of the total workforce, broken down by nation and region; and if he will make a statement.
(199620)
29
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199690)
30
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcome was of the ECOFIN Council held on 16th November; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(199751)
31
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) temporary jobs his Department and its executive agencies have had in (i) the Scottish Borders and (ii) Scotland since 1997.
(199576)
32
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further steps he proposes to take to protect the financial interests of those applying for mortgages in the UK.
(199590)
33
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were received by the Financial Ombudsman Service in the latest period for which figures are available; how many of those cases were investigated; and in what proportion of cases investigated the complaint was upheld.
(199591)
34
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were lodged against building societies in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(199592)
35
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the (a) powers and (b) penalties available to the Financial Services Ombudsman to deal with building societies who provide inadequate services to those seeking mortgages.
(199593)
36
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy at birth of (a) a male and (b) a female belonging to social class (i) I, (ii) II, (iii) IINM, (iv) IIIM, (v) IV and (vi) V has been in each of the last 25 years for which figures are available.
(199454)
37
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of tobacco products consumed in the UK which had evaded duty through (a) smuggling and (b) fraud in each of the last five years.
(199470)
38
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children have been born to mothers resident in each constituency in the UK since 1st September 2002.
(199495)
39
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter of 26th August from a constituent of the honourable Member for Vale of York regarding child tax credit.
(199835)
40
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time to process (a) a child tax credit and (b) a working tax credit application is.
(199836)
41
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of national average earnings has been in each year since 1974 at (a) current prices and (b) today's prices; and what the real terms increase was each year.
(199553)
42
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many advertisements for the new regime for General Insurance Regulation were placed in the national press by the Financial Services Authority in each month of 2004.
(199545)
43
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for conditional exemption for works of art were made in each year since 1976; and how many were accepted in each year.
(199704)
44
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Goodison Review: Securing the Best for our Museums; and if he will make a statement.
(199705)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
45
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199656)
46
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199622)
47
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will publish correspondence sent by Mr Peter Ross to the Lord Chancellor's Department in January 2000, relating to Claims Direct.
(199748)
48
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what meetings were held by Ministers in (a) the Department and (b) its predecessor Department with (i) Mr Colin Poole and (ii) Mr Tony Sullman, directors of Claims Direct, to discuss the work of Claims Direct.
(199754)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
49
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much she estimates has been spent in promoting the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(199669)
50
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session her Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199651)
51
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions Ofcom has held regarding Jazz FM's radio licence requirements; and if she will make a statement.
(199519)
52
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the criteria by which Ofcom assesses applications for changes to commercial radio licences; and if she will make a statement.
(199520)
53
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the (a) name and (b) marketing of a commercial radio station is taken into consideration when commercial radio licence bids are considered.
(199521)
54
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of sports spending which benefits girls.
(199961)
55
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of girls' attitude to sport in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
(199962)
56
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of the Olympic Games being held in London in 2012.
(199638)
57
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether football matches are planned to take place in Northern Ireland as part of the bid for a London Olympics in 2012.
(199639)
58
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199624)
59
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in Pendle receive the free television licence for the over 75s.
(199931)
60
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department gives to assist small tourism enterprises in the use of information technology.
(199700)
61
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department gives to VisitBritain for e-tourism; and if she will make a statement.
(199701)
62
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase expenditure on the tourism sector outside London.
(199702)
63
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will investigate the BBC's acquisition of national radio rights to Premier League and FA Cup football matches to be broadcast on Five Live Sports Extra; whether this is in breach of the conditions laid down by the Secretary of State for the operation of the station; and whether the BBC requested that these rights be excluded from the packages of the rights that they acquired.
(199703)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
64
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what manoeuvres and operations United Kingdom armed forces have conducted in (a) the Gulf of Guinea and (b) the Bight of Bonny since January 2003.
(199867)
65
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the dates were of each visit conducted by UK military personnel to Nigeria since January 2003.
(199868)
66
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value (a) to collectors and (b) as scrap of specimen medals, unissued medals and medal clasps held at Droitwich which are surplus to requirements; what plans he has to dispose of such stocks; if he will dispose of them by (i) auction and (ii) competitive tender; what assessment he has made of the rarity of the items; if he will list the stocks held of each of these items dating to wars and campaigns before 1939; and if he will make a statement.
(199424)
67
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199655)
68
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) contracted price and (b) in-service date originally agreed with BAe Systems for the building of the Mount Bay and Cardigan Bay vessels at Govan was; what the latest forecasts are; what the reasons for the changes are; and if he will make a statement.
(199907)
69
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original (a) estimated cost and (b) in-service delivery date was of the first three Astute class submarines; what the latest estimate is; and if he will make a statement.
(199989)
70
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the nature is of the standing commitment referred to in each of the tables in the annex to Cm 6269, Delivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities.
(199990)
71
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors underlay the decision not to assist Swan Hunter with the overrun in budget to build the Largs Bay and Lyme Bay vessels at its Wallsend yard; and if he will make a statement.
(199991)
72
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent UK military aid has been given to (a) the 3rd Division of the Colombian Army and (b) the brigades and battalions that comprise the 3rd division of the Colombian Army; and which programmes this aid is funding.
(200035)
73
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessments were made on the proposal to run the command systems for future Royal Navy warships on the Microsoft Windows operating system; what other options were considered; what benefits Windows has over the other options; and if he will make a statement.
(200036)
74
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Army training camp at Fremington, North Devon.
(199950)
75
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199625)
76
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) Major J. A. Kennedy's presentation Real-Time Exchange of Battlefield Digital Information, given at the SMI Conference Joint Battlespace Digitisation on 20th May 2003, (b) Wing Commander Mike Longstaff and Squadron Leader R. K. Dyson's presentation Flying Training, given at the SMI Conference Fighter Trainer on 2nd June 2003, (c) Sym Taylor's presentation Effective Management of Spares, given at the SMI Conference Military Spares and Inventory Management on 16th June 2003, (d) Lieutenant Colonel Chris Barkes and Wing Commander Chris Otley-Doe's presentation Effective and Efficient Control of Material Flow, given at the SMI Conference Military Spares and Inventory Management on 16th June 2003 and (e) Lieutenant Commander Charles Jewitt's presentation on the Joint Modular Storage Concept, given at the SMI Conference Military Spares and Inventory Management on 17th June 2003.
(199827)
77
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) category A, (b) category B and (c) category C projects of his Department that have received (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate approval since 31st March 1997; and when approval was achieved in each case.
(199829)
78
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in establishing a system of asset tracking for defence logistics.
(199830)
79
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the date of contract signature was for the (a) Support Vehicle, (b) Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon Systems, (c) Next Generation Anti-Armour Weapon and (d) Terrier projects.
(199831)
80
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's account codes.
(199832)
81
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the fields of the (a) Force Structure database, (b) Procurement Plans database and (c) Defence Bills Authority databases.
(199833)
82
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project to complete its concept phase.
(199834)
83
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by how long the assessment phase for the Future Rapid Effects System programme has been extended; and why the funding for the assessment and development phase of this programme has been increased over that provided for in the original plans.
(199838)
84
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who supplies the RAF with runway de-icing chemicals; and how much the contract was worth in each of the last three years.
(199839)
85
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to decontaminate those of his Department's files which have become contaminated by asbestos; and what he estimates the cost of such decontamination to be.
(199851)
86
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the principal areas covered by departmental files contaminated by asbestos.
(199853)
87
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department discovered that certain of its files had become contaminated by asbestos; and what action was taken in response to enable those files to be used.
(199854)
88
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect asbestos contamination of his Department's files will have on access to those files under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(199855)
89
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those files contaminated with asbestos he estimates to be accessible to the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(199856)
90
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether shortages have been experienced in runway de-icing chemicals for RAF and other service airfields; and if he will make a statement.
(199857)
91
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what problems have been experienced with the delivery of runway de-icing chemicals for (a) RAF and (b) other service airfields.
(199858)
92
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) start and (b) end dates were of each British Army unit's operational deployment in Iraq since January 2003; and what the (i) dates and (ii) locations of (A) the unit's previous three deployments and (B) subsequent deployments were.
(199583)
93
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training Army units deploying to Iraq receive (a) before deployment and (b) in-theatre in Iraq.
(199568)
94
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many standing tasks the Royal Navy Fleet fulfills; and what assessment he has made of the number of standing tasks to be fulfilled by the Royal Navy in 2008 following the implementation of the decision to reduce the number of frigates and destroyers.
(199567)
95
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his recent speech at the University of Nottingham.
(199664)
96
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance was given to cadet units in the South-East of England about carrying firearms on Remembrance Sunday; what role ministers had in issuing guidance; and if he will make a statement.
(199442)
97
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) personnel costs and (b) equipment and maintenance costs were of (i) an armoured infantry (Warrior) battalion, (ii) an airportable infantry battalion, (iii) a parachute regiment battalion and (iv) a Gurkha regiment battalion in the last year for which figures are available.
(199587)
98
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected costs between 2008 and 2013 are of the proposed (a) heavy (Warrior) battalion with high-tech upgrade, (b) medium (FRES) battalion with heavy-lift aircraft capability and (c) light (airportable) battalion with high-tech network-capable upgrade.
(199588)
99
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the financial savings that will result from the proposed restructuring process between 2008 and 2013.
(199589)
100
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, into which infantry units the 550 posts freed up from the four redundant regiments would be transferred; and how many are expected to be transferred to (a) logistics, (b) engineers, (c) signals and (d) intelligence.
(200012)
101
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment figures are for the next three years for (a) logistics, (b) engineers, (c) signals and (d) intelligence.
(200013)
102
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the single battalion regiments that are to be merged into two, three or more battalion regiments will retain their (a) old regiment names in some form, (b) individual uniforms, (c) traditions and (d) recruiting areas when downgraded into a battalion under the new regimental structure.
(200014)
103
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what control measures on recruitment have been placed on each level of the Army over the last three years.
(200015)
104
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what time scale has been written into the contract with Atkins for the systems house role for the Future Rapid Effects System.
(200016)
105
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which infantry battalions have re-roled in the last six years; and what the duration was of that re-roling.
(200017)
106
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the future new regiments of three battalions will be broken down into heavy, medium and light battalions.
(200018)
107
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the new family of medium vehicles will be operational.
(200019)
108
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who appoints the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
(200020)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
109
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the grants his Department has made for housing developments in the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.
(199670)
110
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money from the New Deal for Communities programme has been spent in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
(199671)
111
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average price of a (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom and (c) three bedroom house in the Greater London area is.
(199676)
112
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199642)
113
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role English Partnerships is playing in the disposal of Ministry of Defence land; which sites are involved; and if he will make a statement.
(200034)
114
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the resolution submitted to his Department by the Avon Fire Brigades Union with reference to the future provision of fire and rescue control centres in the region.
(199825)
115
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199626)
116
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his latest estimate is of the level of central Government financial support for (a) local government and (b) county councils, per head of population for each English county; and if he will make a statement.
(199899)
117
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the outcome was of the discussions that he and the Housing Corporation have had with the Peabody Trust concerning the proposed sale of street properties in Battersea.
(199837)
118
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to reintroduce minimum room sizes for dwelling houses; and if he will make a statement.
(199913)
119
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much (a) the maintenance of and (b) security at the Millennium Dome (i) cost in 2003-04 and (ii) has cost to date in 2004-05.
(199566)
120
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of the cost (a) in total and (b) per unit of new housing of providing or upgrading the necessary infrastructure to support the 20,000 homes that are due to be built in Kent Thameside in the next 20 years.
(199428)
121
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures his Department is taking to encourage the installation of domestic greywater recycling systems in (a) new and (b) existing properties.
(199430)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
122
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what regulations exist to ensure that children's toilet facilities in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools meet the standards set for adults in health and safety at work legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(199762)
123
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of future (a) demand for and (b) supply of educational psychologists in local education authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(199775)
124
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the availability of primary school places in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
(199682)
125
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the grants his Department has made for education provision in the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.
(199672)
126
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost is of providing a childcare place in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
(199673)
127
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many new full day-care places have been created in the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.
(199674)
128
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to monitor local authority spending on the promotion of nursery education in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
(199675)
129
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on progress of the West Hendon Surestart scheme.
(199487)
130
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the Barnet pilot scheme for personalised learning.
(199491)
131
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199653)
132
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he will give to Exeter University chemistry students regarding the completion of their degrees in the event of the closure of their Department part-way through their degree course; and what assistance his Department will provide to these students.
(199946)
133
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils attained Level 4 at Key Stage 2 in each subject tested in 2003-04, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(199914)
134
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199627)
135
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total cost to public funds of the National Healthy School Standard has been in each year since 1999; and what funding he expects it to receive in each year until 2009.
(199461)
136
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his estimate is of total capital expenditure on schools in Somerset for each year from 1997 to 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(199896)
137
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his estimate is of the percentage of three and four year olds in early years education in Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(199897)
138
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of single sex schools.
(199820)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
139
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that offshore dredging of marine aggregates does not adversely affect fish spawning.
(199496)
140
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Ministers from her Department have visited the London borough of Wandsworth in each of the last five years; and what the purpose was of each visit.
(199668)
141
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress with consultation on the draft Animal Welfare Bill.
(199492)
142
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has put in place to permit waste disposal authorities which will be introducing new private finance initiative waste management contracts to suspend fines prior to the full introduction of the contract under the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme.
(199439)
143
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what GM crop applications are pending; when a decision on whether they may be added to the National Seeds List is expected; and if she will make a statement.
(199440)
144
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Gangmasters Act 2004 is expected to come fully into force.
(199441)
145
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session her Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199647)
146
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish the study funded by her Department into health improvements for families and individuals whose homes have benefited from energy improvements under the Warm Front scheme.
(199972)
147
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many positive reactor cattle subsequently proved to be free of tuberculosis in each of the last five years; how their carcass was subsequently disposed of; and how many of them entered the human food chain.
(199572)
148
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to support the right of individual countries to implement national bans and safeguard measures in relation to GM crops and food at the 2001/18 Regulatory Committee on 29th November; and if she will make a statement.
(200033)
149
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the economic impact of the Single Farm Payment on the Exmoor National Park area.
(199817)
150
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when (a) she and (b) ministers in her Department last met representatives of the League Against Cruel Sports; and if she will make a statement.
(199637)
151
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199628)
152
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 22nd and 23rd November; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(199752)
153
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste, by (a) tonnage and (b) percentage, has been disposed of by each county council by (i) landfill, (ii) recycling and (iii) incineration in each year since 1997.
(200009)
154
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of the Integrated Rural Development Initiative in the Forest of Dean.
(199875)
155
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the size of the peregrine falcon population in the UK; and what the size was (a) 10, (b) 20 and (c) 30 years ago.
(199543)
156
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulations are in place to protect raptor bird populations; and what plans she has to amend this legislation.
(199544)
157
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what ministerial visits are planned for each Minister in her Department in the next six months; and if she will make a statement.
(199886)
158
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what industrial support resources from Government, with particular reference to (a) staff and (b) direct financial investment, have been invested in agriculture in each of the last three years.
(199493)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
159
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UN peace-keeping mission in Haiti reaches its full complement of 6,000 troops as soon as possible.
(199749)
160
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made in the UN to ensure that disarmament in Haiti takes place effectively and involves all communities.
(199750)
161
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had with their French counterparts concerning external threats to Equatorial Guinea since January 2003.
(199866)
162
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had with (i) Spanish and (ii) Nigerian counterparts concerning external threats to Equatorial Guinea since January 2003.
(199869)
163
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether citizens of British Overseas Territories will be able to vote in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(199799)
164
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those areas of competence that will remain exclusive to the United Kingdom if the proposed EU Constitution is adopted.
(199800)
165
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy that all British citizens living overseas should be able to vote in a referendum on the Constitution.
(199802)
166
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals his Department has to celebrate Europe Day on 9th May 2005; and what budget he has set aside for this purpose.
(199803)
167
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the quality of accounting practices in the EU institutions.
(199806)
168
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's efforts to open up the Vietnamese economy to (a) domestic and (b) international trade.
(199563)
169
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to assist Vietnam in becoming a market-based economy.
(199564)
170
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Vietnam's accession to the World Trade Organisation.
(199565)
171
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Turkey about the recent Turkish (a) air force violations of Greek airspace and (b) coastguard violations of Greek territorial waters; and if he will make a statement.
(199551)
172
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199644)
173
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the measures to curb heroin production in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(200028)
174
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of how much heroin was produced in Afghanistan in each of the last three years; how much of that was exported to the UK in each year; what estimate he has made of each figure for the current year; and if he will make a statement.
(200029)
175
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Government has contributed to the Central Asian Drugs Action Plan in each of the last three years; and what benefits to the UK have resulted.
(200030)
176
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of how much (a) heroin and (b) methamphetamine was produced in Burma in each of the last three years; what estimate he has made for the current year; how much he estimates will reach the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(200031)
177
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to press for a review of the European Commissioner for External Trade's mandate with a view to increasing democratic accountability.
(200032)
178
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199631)
179
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs and External Relations Council held on 22nd and 23rd November; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(199753)
180
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request that the Iraqi Ministry of Health furnish him with the (a) name, (b) location and (c) type of hospitals referred to in the paragraph Casualty Estimates in his written Ministerial Statement of 17th November, on Iraq: Casualty Estimates.
(199844)
181
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request that the Iraqi Ministry of Health furnish him with a breakdown of the number of civilians killed and injured, as referred to in his Written Ministerial Statement of 17th November, on Iraq: Casualty Estimates, by (a) age, (b) gender, (c) type of injury and (d) cause of death.
(199845)
182
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for a conference in London on the Middle East peace process; and if he will make a statement.
(199498)
183
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with European Union counterparts regarding the conflict in Ivory Coast; and if he will make a statement.
(199499)
184
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the presidential and parliamentary elections held in Namibia in November; and if he will make a statement.
(199500)
185
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the land reform policy in Namibia; what recent discussions the Government has had with (a) the Namibian Government and (b) white farmers' groups regarding land reform; and if he will make a statement.
(199501)
186
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurance he has (a) sought from and (b) been given by the Israeli Government that elections for the Palestinian Authority in January will be given appropriate support by Israel.
(199502)
187
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the success of British companies in winning government contracts in other European countries.
(199819)
188
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help improve relations between India and Pakistan.
(199821)
189
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent visit to Kashmir by the Prime Minister of India.
(199822)
190
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) British nationals and (b) former British residents are detained by the US Administration in Guantanamo Bay; where each was first taken into custody by US forces; how long each has been detained; what steps have been taken to obtain visitation rights for detainees' families; and how many letters each has been allowed to send in the last 12 months.
(199615)
191
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether during recent discussions with the Government of Iran on its compliance with obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iranian Government representatives raised the United Kingdom's obligations under Article 6 of the Treaty.
(199663)
192
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans coalition forces have to help those who have fled Fallujah in recent days to return home after the fighting is over; and whether the Iraqi Interim Government has requested assistance from coalition forces to do so.
(199874)
193
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff there were in each of the commercial departments of UK embassies in European countries in each of the last 10 years.
(199937)
194
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to downsize the commercial departments of UK embassies in European countries; what plans he has to close individual commercial departments; and if he will make a statement.
(199938)
195
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many personnel are employed (a) from his Department and (b) locally by the commercial department of the UK Embassy in Vienna.
(199939)
196
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of downsizing the commercial departments of UK embassies on the export potential of British business and industry.
(199940)
197
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry about the future of commercial departments in UK embassies in Europe; and if he will make a statement.
(199941)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
198
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS of treating patients with medical conditions deemed to have been linked to the use of tobacco products was in the last 12 months for which records are available.
(199613)
199
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS of treating medical conditions deemed to be linked to the use of alcohol was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(199614)
200
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to ensure that hospital capacity matches increased demand in areas designated for high levels of new house building.
(199497)
201
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people are waiting to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, broken down by region; what the average waiting time to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is; and if he will make a statement.
(199745)
202
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mentally ill young people aged between 16 and 18 years are held under the Mental Health Act 1983; what proportion of these people are held on adult psychiatric wards; and if he will make a statement.
(199755)
203
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric allergy specialists there are in England; and what the ratio is of paediatric allergy specialists per child in England.
(199758)
204
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Dorset who suffer from nocturnal enuresis; what the ratio is of treatment centres to the child population in England; and if he will make a statement.
(199759)
205
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many National Health Service treatment centres for paediatric continence there are, broken down by region.
(199760)
206
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of national health services for paediatric continence; and if he will make a statement.
(199761)
207
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken into (a) demand for and (b) the supply of infant mental health specialists; and if he will make a statement.
(199773)
208
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children who have been assessed as needing support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are in mainstream education in each region; and if he will make a statement.
(199774)
209
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of how many terminally ill children are waiting to be placed in a children's hospice.
(199880)
210
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospice beds are available for terminally ill children in (a) England, (b) the South West region and (c) Dorset; and if he will make a statement.
(199881)
211
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for the implementation of the recommendations made by the Health Select Committee in its Fourth Report of Session 2003-04 on Palliative Care, HC454, with particular reference to palliative care services for children; and if he will make a statement.
(199882)
212
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many terminally ill children have died in each of the past five years in (a) a hospice and (b) a hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(199883)
213
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 year since 1997.
(199921)
214
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent medical staff there were in the NHS in England working within the paediatrics group of specialties in each year since 1992, broken down by region; and how many there were per head of population.
(199922)
215
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets his Department has set for nurse numbers in each of the next 10 years, expressed as a (a) headcount and (b) whole-time-equivalent figure.
(199923)
216
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the total cost of temporary (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) staff in the NHS in (i) England and (ii) each primary care trust in each year since 1997.
(199924)
217
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many employers' liability claims in the NHS have been recorded by the NHS Litigation Authority in each year since 1997; and if he will estimate the total potential cost to the NHS.
(199925)
218
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the 10 main causes of claims for employers' liability in the NHS in the last period for which figures are available; and what the costs to the NHS were of each.
(199926)
219
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children were registered with an NHS dentist in (i) England, (ii) each strategic health authority and (iii) each primary care trust in each year since 1997.
(199927)
220
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence is in each of the next five years.
(199928)
221
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices are shown on the nhs.uk website; and how many of these were (a) registering new patients for NHS treatment, (b) registering new children aged up to 18 years, (c) registering charge-exempt adults for NHS treatment, (d) registering charge-paying adults for NHS treatment and (e) providing occasional NHS treatment to non-registered patients on the latest date for which figures are available.
(199945)
222
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Government money has been spent on research into the prevention and cure of AIDS.
(199555)
223
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made with the cross-departmental research project into the impact of fuel poverty interventions on health.
(199740)
224
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the findings of the inquiry conducted by Professors Triston and Townsend into waiting irregularities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, with particular reference to the findings concerning Barnet Primary Care Trust; and what assessment he has made of the implications of the findings for the star rating of Barnet Primary Care Trust for 2004-05.
(199422)
225
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199649)
226
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will encourage health authorities to use both molecular and serological techniques to detect chlamydia trachomatis.
(199433)
227
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the (a) cost and (b) diagnostic accuracy of (i) serology and (ii) antibody testing for chlamydia trachomatis.
(199434)
228
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a comparison of diagnostic techniques for chlamydia trachomatis covering all possible samples on persons of different ages from different socio-economic backgrounds.
(199435)
229
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) screening and (b) molecular techniques in relation to chlamydia trachomatis in each of the last five years.
(199436)
230
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will use some of the funds allocated for sexually transmitted diseases on comparing molecular and serological techniques in relation to chlamydia trachomatis.
(199437)
231
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methods are being assessed for detection of asymptomatic and deep-seated chlamydia trachomatis infections which molecular testing cannot detect.
(199438)
232
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in each region with no teeth.
(199963)
233
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors are in training at the Peninsula Medical School.
(199864)
234
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available to establish the Peninsula Medical School.
(199865)
235
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was provided for the former South and West Devon Health Authority area in (a) 1997 and (b) 2002-03; and what the percentage change was.
(199870)
236
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) total and (b) percentage change in funding for each primary care trust in the South West Peninsula Area was between 2003-04 and 2005-06.
(199871)
237
Matthew Green (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which water companies put fluoride in the water they supply.
(199953)
238
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the value of Palantype speech to text reporting machines to hearing impaired people; and if he will make a statement.
(200021)
239
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research into the NHS dentistry service in the Portsmouth City area in order to determine (a) levels of access to an NHS dentist and (b) levels of resources required to provide an acceptable standard of dentistry provision in the city; and if he will make a statement.
(200022)
240
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he is giving to strategic health authorities and trusts in the south-west regarding the current capacity constraints in the carrying out of post mortems on babies and children.
(199816)
241
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the three long-stay hospitals that provide accommodation for people with a learning disability for which closure dates have not yet been agreed.
(199621)
242
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199630)
243
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the new community pharmacy contract will incorporate elements of the pharmaceutical public health strategy, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 45.
(199446)
244
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the Health Poverty Index, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 28, will differ from the health deprivation and disability domain indices contained within the Index of Multiple Deprivation produced by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
(199447)
245
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the first pilot on the effectiveness on promoting health and well-being through the workplace, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 25, to be established.
(199448)
246
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been referred to genito-urinary medicine clinics in each year since 1997; and what proportion were given an appointment within 48 hours.
(199449)
247
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of delivering the proposals in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374; what methodology was used to make this estimate; what proportion of the cost will be met by funds provided (a) centrally and (b) from other funding sources; and if he will make a statement.
(199450)
248
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken since 1997 to promote the use of nicotine replacement therapy on the NHS.
(199451)
249
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all children will be provided with children's health guides under the Child Health Promotion programme, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 23.
(199452)
250
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects repeat dispensing from pharmacies will be available in all parts of the country; and if he will make a statement.
(199453)
251
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of FIT magazine, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 95.
(199455)
252
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(199456)
253
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned on the introduction of a food signposting system as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 26; and when he expects this research will be completed.
(199457)
254
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) organisations and (b) products have adopted the Department of Health's Five a Day logo.
(199458)
255
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has evaluated on the introduction of a national campaign on sexual health as set out in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 15.
(199459)
256
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the Five-a-Day programme.
(199460)
257
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school nurses have been employed by the NHS in England in each year since 1991; and how many school nurses he expects the NHS will employ in each year until 2011.
(199462)
258
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Healthy Start communications campaign, as defined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 38.
(199464)
259
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to date has been on publicity campaigns for the Welfare Food Scheme.
(199465)
260
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of deaths from passive smoking each year likely to result from his proposals to restrict smoking in public places, as outlined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 77.
(199466)
261
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in the proportion of daily smokers in England which will result from his proposals on restricting smoking in public places, as outlined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 76; and on what research this estimate was based.
(199467)
262
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Health Direct will be established as a subsidiary of NHS Direct; whether NHS Direct and Health Direct will share the same access points; and if he will make a statement.
(199468)
263
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the competency framework for NHS professionals outlined in Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 16, to become part of the training programme; whether it will include all NHS staff; and if he will make a statement.
(199469)
264
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 77, that profitability of providing food will outweigh any incentive for pub owners to stop serving food in order to exclude their premises from a ban on smoking.
(199471)
265
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of employing NHS accredited health trainers.
(199472)
266
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS health trainers, as defined in the White Paper, Chosing Health, Cm 6374, which will be needed to provide universal access for those entitled to NHS care for this service; and what criteria NHS health trainers will be required to meet to obtain accreditation.
(199473)
267
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS health trainer will be a title protected by the Health Professions Council; and if he will make a statement.
(199474)
268
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS health trainers will be required to complete a criminal records check through the Criminal Records Bureau.
(199475)
269
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation his Department has had with (a) primary care and (b) general practice bodies on the establishment of NHS health trainers; and if he will make a statement.
(199476)
270
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what body has been charged with the development of a tool to assess local health and wellbeing as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 12.
(199477)
271
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what qualifications health champions as defined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, will be required to hold.
(199478)
272
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) costs of establishing and (b) running costs of Health Direct.
(199479)
273
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS Direct's budget was spent on providing services through digital television channels in the last period for which figures are available.
(199480)
274
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the Government of providing health information services through television has been since the services were established.
(199481)
275
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to deliver further health information services through digital television channels.
(199482)
276
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the independent regular forum with regional and national media to discuss health issues will be attended by ministers from the Department; and if he will make a statement.
(199483)
277
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process will be for accrediting NHS health trainers, as defined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374.
(199484)
278
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the post of Regional Tobacco Control Managers is a new position; and what the job description is.
(199485)
279
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether health champions as defined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374 will receive a fee for their services to NHS patients.
(199684)
280
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the number of general and personal dental service dentists per head of population in each (a) local authority and (b) health authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(199901)
281
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cleaners, as distinct from other ancillary staff, are employed by (a) the NHS and (b) private contractors providing services to the NHS.
(199948)
282
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cleaners, as distinct from other ancillary staff, were employed by the NHS immediately prior to the introduction of market testing for these services in 1983.
(199949)
283
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pregnant women were tested on the NHS for group B streptococcus in each of the last three years.
(199707)
284
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of administering the test for group B streptococcus to pregnant women is in this financial year.
(199708)
285
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness and (b) the cost of alternative screening tests for group B streptococcus; and if he will make a statement.
(199709)
286
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born having contracted group B Streptococcus from their mother in each of the last three years; how many of these (a) died, (b) contracted meningitis and (c) contracted other related conditions; and what the cost of treating these babies was in each year.
(199710)
287
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing IV antibodies from the onset of labour to all pregnant women identified as carriers of Group B Streptococcus.
(199711)
288
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish (a) the responses to his consultation paper Strengthening the Dental Team, (b) the amendments he wishes to make in the light of those responses and (c) an Order under section 60 of the Health Act 1999 to implement his conclusions; and if he will make a statement.
(199515)
289
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the routine waiting times for digital audio equipment at Mayday Hospital in Croydon (a) are and (b) were 12 months ago.
(199517)
290
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental schools have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1984; and if he will make a statement.
(199918)
291
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults had a full set of dentures (a) in 1984, (b) in 1994 and (c) on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(199919)
292
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much it costs the NHS to train a nurse.
(199561)
293
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the number of nurses that have left the UK for employment as a nurse (a) in the USA and (b) elsewhere in each of the last 10 years.
(199641)
294
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average budget deficit or surplus is for a primary care trust in (a) the area covered by the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority and (b) England and Wales.
(199542)
295
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will include pulmonary rehabilitation in the payment by results NHS funding tariff; and if he will make a statement.
(199431)
296
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that pulmonary rehabilitation is made available to all appropriate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in line with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines on the management of COPD in primary and secondary care.
(199432)
297
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) chronic illness and (b) care for dementia in each of the last three years.
(199586)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
298
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent jobs (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies had in (i) Yorkshire and the Humber and (ii) the City of York in (A) 1997 and (B) the latest year for which figures are available.
(199548)
299
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 2nd November, Official Report, columns 191-2W, on crime, if he will provide the figures for each year between 1997 and 2003-04.
(199549)
300
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) crimes, (b) burglaries, (c) thefts and (d) vehicle-related crimes were reported to the police (i) in Yorkshire and the Humber and (ii) in North Yorkshire in each year since 1999.
(199550)
301
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that each police division has access to a designated place of safety as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983.
(199814)
302
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what applications he has received from West Midlands Police funds for community safety officers in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.
(199503)
303
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female police officers were serving in the London Borough of Wandsworth on 1st November; and if he will make a statement.
(199665)
304
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the percentage of the prison population who were victims of sexual abuse.
(199509)
305
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to provide victim support-based treatment for prison inmates who were victims of sexual abuse prior to incarceration.
(199510)
306
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of sex offenders committed suicide in (a) overcrowded and (b) non-overcrowded prisons in each of the last five years.
(199511)
307
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sex offenders are in sex offender treatment programmes in (a) overcrowded prisons and (b) non-overcrowded prisons.
(199512)
308
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of sex offenders are participating in Home Detention Curfews.
(199513)
309
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on (i) inmate and (ii) prison staff perceptions of sex offenders and the influence of such perceptions on sex offenders' participation and completion of Sex Offender Treatment Programme.
(199514)
310
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which recommendations of the O'Dowd report remain unimplemented because of a need for (a) legislation, (b) developments in IT and (c) wide-ranging changes in the criminal justice system; and what steps are being taken to adopt these recommendations.
(199634)
311
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the impact of the Police Standards Unit's role in the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System programme.
(199635)
312
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account the maximum funded cost for a community support officer takes of higher police pay in London.
(199713)
313
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the activities of Hizb at Tahrir.
(199714)
314
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost to police authorities is in this financial year of increased British Medical Association-recommended charges for police surgeons.
(199407)
315
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set up a free phone number that members of the public can ring to give the car registration numbers of those drivers who break the law on using mobile phones whilst driving.
(199408)
316
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action the appropriate authorities should take when a member of the public makes a complaint against a driver who was using a mobile phone whilst driving.
(199409)
317
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the National Association of Citizen Advice Bureaux on advice to migrant workers.
(199410)
318
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the Probation Service Pay and Reward Review was not implemented in April.
(199413)
319
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what actions members of the public who see drivers using mobile phones whilst driving should take.
(199414)
320
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199646)
321
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reopen Dungavel Detention Centre to families; and whether a date has been set for such a reopening.
(199785)
322
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what risk assessment has been carried out on the scale and scope of the change programme of the National Offender Management Service.
(199786)
323
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what risk assessment has been carried out on co-ordination and integration across the sub-programmes of the National Offender Management Service.
(199787)
324
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the percentage of drug assisted sex attacks that go unreported.
(199964)
325
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces are using the early evidence kits for detection of drugs that may have been used to assist a rape.
(199965)
326
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to fund a campaign in the run-up to the Christmas party season to alert women to the dangers of leaving drinks unattended.
(199966)
327
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) drink spiking and (b) drug rape following drink spiking.
(199967)
328
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the sites which are under consideration for the building of new prisons.
(199443)
329
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the site evaluations of the potential new sites for prison establishments that have been carried out in the past 12 months.
(199444)
330
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates in the last 12 months he has met Right honourable and honourable Members to discuss potential sites for the building of new prison establishments; and which Right honourable and honourable Members attended each meeting.
(199445)
331
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies there were in each prison establishment for (a) prison officers and (b) other prison staff as at 1st November.
(199558)
332
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prison officers and (b) non-uniformed prison staff were working in HM Prison Service on 1st November.
(199559)
333
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the governors of each prison as at 1st November together with their length of service (a) as a prison officer and (b) as a governor .
(199560)
334
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make (a) Fly Agaric and (b) any of its preparations and derivatives a Class A Drug.
(199679)
335
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of magic mushroom kits that have been imported into the United Kingdom in the past 12 months.
(199680)
336
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make the selling of fresh magic mushrooms a criminal offence.
(199681)
337
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fires there were in Her Majesty's prisons from 1st January to the end of October, broken down by prison; and whether (a) prison staff and (b) prisoners were hurt.
(199789)
338
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisons are fitted with sprinkler equipment; and which areas of each prison are protected by the sprinkler system.
(199790)
339
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to decide whether sprinkler equipment should be installed in prisons and detention centres.
(199791)
340
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he will take to implement the recommendations in the report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman into the disturbance and fire at the Yarl's Wood Removal Centre.
(199792)
341
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to determine which fire authority is responsible for prisons and detention centres.
(199793)
342
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why the Prison Service did not accept the recommendation of the review of the installation of sprinklers that sprinklers should be installed in all prisons and detention centres.
(199794)
343
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission an independent review of Prison Service fire advisors.
(199795)
344
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the Fire Safety Section of the Prison Service has been restructured; and what new arrangements for the operation of the Section came into force on 4th October.
(199796)
345
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to determine what firefighting equipment is available in each prison; and what assessment he makes of (a) the materials used in the construction, (b) the location and (c) the water pressure available in the vicinity of prisons and detention centres in making such decisions.
(199797)
346
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate (a) how long it would take and (b) how much it would cost to install sprinkler equipment in all prisons and detention centres.
(199798)
347
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Muslim prison population in England and Wales is, broken down by (a) sex, (b) nationality and (c) ethnicity.
(199893)
348
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Muslim prison population was on 1st November in each of the past five years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) ethnicity, (b) nationality and (c) sex.
(199894)
349
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the original deadlines for connecting the Prison and Probation Services' Oasys IT systems have been met.
(199895)
350
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what percentage of offenders sentenced to a curfew order a possible violation of the conditions of the order has resulted in a call out.
(199954)
351
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the National Offender Manager will be assuming responsibility for core National Probation Directorate functions.
(199956)
352
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to whom the National Offender Manager in the National Offender Management Service will be accountable.
(199957)
353
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget and (b) final expenditure of the National Probation Directorate was in the year 2003-04.
(199958)
354
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders who have been subject to a curfew order and breached that order have received a custodial sentence.
(199959)
355
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were the subject of a curfew order in the last 12 months to 1st November.
(199960)
356
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have reoffended following a sentence of intermittent custody.
(199973)
357
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have absconded whilst serving a period of intermittent custody.
(199974)
358
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the prisoners that have absconded from prison over the past five years and failed to be recaptured; for which crimes each was convicted; and what sentence each was serving.
(199975)
359
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have absconded from each prison in each of the last five years; and how many have not been recovered.
(199976)
360
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the percentage of very high and high risk offenders resident in (a) probation hostels and (b) voluntary sector hostels in England and Wales.
(199977)
361
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places were occupied in (a) probation hostels and (b) voluntary sector hostels in England and Wales where the offender was known to the multi-agency public protection panel on the latest date for which figures are available.
(199978)
362
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of places in hostels run by (a) the probation service and (b) the voluntary sector were allocated to sex offenders in England and Wales on the latest date for which figures are available.
(199979)
363
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings the Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service has held with each private company interested in running prisons and the probation service in England and Wales.
(199980)
364
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hostels run by (a) the probation service and (b) the voluntary sector are available in England and Wales, broken down by number of places.
(199981)
365
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has held, and with which companies, about bidding for the running of young offender institutions in England and Wales.
(199982)
366
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether budgets for the National Offender Management Service will be held (a) regionally, (b) nationally and (c) locally.
(199983)
367
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training staff will receive in respect of the National Offender Monitoring Information Project.
(199984)
368
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made by the courts in England and Wales in each year since December 1999, broken down by magistrates court area.
(199992)
369
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the National Offender Management Service business case will be published.
(199993)
370
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made on (a) under-16 year olds, (b) 18 to 21 year olds and (c) those aged 21 years or over, broken down by sex, in each of the financial years since April 2000; and what percentage of those orders have been breached.
(199994)
371
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a business case existed prior to the announcement of the National Offender Management Service in January.
(199995)
372
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who was consulted and what advice his Department has received on the preparation of the business case for the National Offender Management Service.
(199996)
373
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of reference are for the National Offender Management Information Project.
(199997)
374
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the business case for the National Offender Management Information Project.
(199998)
375
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Offender Management Information Project will be the subject of a Gateway Review.
(199999)
376
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the objectives are of the National Offender Management Information Project.
(200000)
377
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants are employed on the National Offender Management Information Project, broken down by grade.
(200001)
378
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost of the National Offender Management Information Project is for the (a) current financial year and (b) next three financial years.
(200002)
379
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the original costings were for connecting the Prison Service and the Probation Services' Oasys IT systems; and whether they have been revised.
(200003)
380
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Oasys system will apply to those sentenced to less than 12 months imprisonment.
(200004)
381
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what (a) length of time and (b) number of offenders the electronic monitoring kit for home detention curfew orders is used before it is (i) refurbished and (ii) discarded.
(200005)
382
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of purchasing the electronic monitoring kit used for home detention curfew orders is.
(200006)
383
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total annual cost was of the home detention curfew electronic monitoring kit in the last financial year for which figures are available; and how many kits were available for use in that year.
(200007)
384
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost is of a call out following a violation of an electronic monitoring device.
(200008)
385
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a Gateway Zero Report was (a) commissioned and (b) completed at the launch of the National Offender Management Service in January.
(200010)
386
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department has received from the Office of Government Commerce on the timing of Gateway Zero reviews.
(200011)
387
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications there have been for (a) shotgun certificates and (b) firearms certificates in each of the last 10 years.
(199573)
388
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the lights in the new Home Office building in Marsham Street are being left on for 24 hours a day; and if he will make a statement on the energy efficiency of lighting on the Home Office estate.
(199574)
389
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Animal Procedures Committee was informed that Imutran primates on moderate procedures had been found dead; and what form the communication took.
(199892)
390
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded offences in which knives were used were committed in each of the last five years.
(199908)
391
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to (a) increase the penalties for carrying knives in public and (b) bring forward proposals for revising the sentencing guidelines to magistrates and judges in such cases; and if he will make a statement.
(199909)
392
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis was for point one of the Home Office response to 12 questions raised by Dan Lyons, Uncaged Campaigns, about Imutran xenotransplantation research licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
(199910)
393
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether lethal endpoints were expected in (a) project licence authorities and (b) other communications between his Department, the Animal Procedures Committee and Imutran xenotransplantation procedures with a moderate severity limit.
(199911)
394
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what infringement action has been taken under section 6(6) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 against (a) named day-to-day care persons and (b) named veterinary surgeons employed by Huntingdon Life Sciences, in respect of failures to make arrangements for the care or destruction of primates in Imutran xenotransplantation procedures where breaches of the moderate severity limit occurred as identified at paragraph 5.14 of the Chief Inspector's compliance review.
(199985)
395
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on links between wildlife crime and serious and organised crime; and if he will make a statement.
(199986)
396
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) others concerning wildlife crime; and if he will make a statement.
(199987)
397
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each police authority area in England and Wales are assigned to tackling wildlife crime.
(199988)
398
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the unpublished documents on which he based his assessment that moderate severity limits had not been broken during xenotransplantation research by Imutran; and if he will make a statement.
(200024)
399
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the species was of each primate in procedures of moderate severity as part of the Imutran xenotransplantation programme found dead (a) in the peri- and post- surgical period, (b) having suffered significant clinical findings and (c) at (i) five, (ii) seven and (iii) 22 days; and if he will make a statement.
(200025)
400
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the basis is of his understanding that a mediation process has taken place between Imutran/Novartis and Lyons/Uncaged.
(200026)
401
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to review Huntingdon Life Sciences' Certificate of Designation following his Chief Inspector's compliance review; and if he will make a statement.
(200027)
402
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199629)
403
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome was of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held on 19th November; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(199872)
404
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times stop and search powers were used under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by each police authority operating in the vicinity of RAF Fairford during the two periods of authorisation covering 6th March to 27th April 2003.
(199416)
405
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) vehicles and occupants were searched under section 44(1) and (b) pedestrians were searched under section 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each police force area of England and Wales in 2003-04; and how many (i) arrests and (ii) prosecutions resulted.
(199417)
406
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for firework abuse since 14th September.
(199712)
407
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether more people were prosecuted in 2002 than were arrested.
(199640)
408
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will encourage the mobile industry to protect children from undesirable content and unwanted contacts online by installing filtering and blocking technology as a default option.
(199955)
409
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were (a) accepted and (b) rejected by each court area in each year since their introduction.
(199557)
410
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) national and (b) regional funding streams which (i) local authorities, (ii) town and parish councils and (iii) other local organisations with an interest in promoting community safety in Kent Thameside are eligible to apply to for assistance in funding (A) youth shelters, (B) sports systems and (C) other facilities and diversionary acitivities for young people.
(199429)
411
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which EU member states have opted out of EC Directive 2004/81.
(199873)
412
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has conducted research into the potential health risks for users of the Tetra system.
(199942)
413
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces use the Tetra system.
(199943)
414
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding adverse health conditions consequent on use of the Tetra system.
(199944)
415
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the police stations in Essex which have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1979.
(199706)
416
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much expenditure his Department has incurred in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public relations of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(199905)
417
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many press releases have been issued by his Department in each month of 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(199906)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
418
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures the United Kingdom is taking to support the Government of Haiti in stopping environmental degradation in that country.
(199847)
419
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the UK made a contribution to bi-lateral assistance in Haiti during the meeting of donor countries in Washington in July.
(199848)
420
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to support efforts to bring peace and prosperity to Haiti.
(199849)
421
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will second staff from his Department to work in the European Commission's delegation to Haiti.
(199850)
422
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the UK's share is of the remaining debt owed by developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(199546)
423
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the percentage of British supermarket stock which is fairly traded; and what research his Department has carried out into fair trade products in the British market.
(199547)
424
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research his Department has carried out into the average life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with AIDS in (a) Sub-Saharan Africa, (b) other developing countries and (c) Western Europe; and if he will make a statement.
(199554)
425
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199657)
426
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funds in US dollars which originated from (a) United Kingdom bilateral aid and (b) aid from the European Union held by the estate of the late Yasser Arafat; and if he will make a statement.
(199584)
427
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199632)
428
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action the UK is taking to ensure emergency water and electricity supplies are provided to the citizens of Fallujah.
(199840)
429
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance is being provided by the United Kingdom to restore essential utilities infrastructure to Fallujah.
(199841)
430
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources the UK plans to provide to assist in the re-building of Fallujah.
(199842)
431
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what emergency (a) medical supplies, (b) personnel and (c) equipment will be provided by the United Kingdom to assist those injured by coalition force attacks upon Fallujah.
(199843)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
432
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the future development of the Larne-Belfast rail link.
(199846)
433
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the (a) Chief and (b) Deputy Chief Executive of the Fisheries Conservancy Board carried out unassisted patrols in a FCB vessel in each of the last three years.
(199859)
434
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prosecutions have been recommended by bailiffs of the Fisheries Conservancy Board in each of the last three years; and how many prosecutions have resulted.
(199860)
435
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recommended prosecutions by bailiffs in Northern Ireland have been prevented by the issuing of exemption certificates by the Fisheries Division of the Department of Agriculture Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(199861)
436
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions a Fisheries Conservancy Board vessel under the control of the (a) Chief and (b) Deputy Chief Executive has been returned damaged in each of the last three years; and what the total cost of repair was on each occasion.
(199887)
437
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions a Fisheries Conservancy Board vessel has been in the sole control of the (a) Chief and (b) Deputy Chief Executive without the designated skipper in each of the last three years; and if he will publish the log report of each such patrol.
(199888)
438
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the (a) Chief and (b) Deputy Chief Executive of the Fisheries Conservancy Board, accompanied by other FCB officials, carried out patrols on an FCB vessel in each of the last three years; and which areas were patrolled.
(199889)
439
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions, after carrying out patrols in a Fisheries Conservancy Board vessel unassisted by other FCB staff, the (a) Chief and (b) Deputy Chief Executive required overnight accommodation charged to the FCB in each of the last three years.
(199890)
440
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the Department of Health and Social Services does not provide the level of priority treatment for ex-servicemen and women provided elsewhere in the UK.
(199552)
441
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on inward investment in Northern Ireland.
(199562)
442
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the number of racist attacks in Northern Ireland (a) generally and (b) with specific reference to attacks on the Chinese community.
(199423)
443
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199650)
444
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199691)
Questions to the Prime Minister
445
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Prime Minister, whether his Office's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199692)
446
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Prime Minister, whether (a) ministers and (b) departmental officials briefed reporters for (i) The Sun and (ii) Daily Mail in respect of information used in articles published on 23rd November on alleged terrorist plots to attack targets at Heathrow and Canary Wharf in London.
(199633)
447
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Prime Minister, when he read the final report of the Iraq Survey Group.
(199662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
448
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, for how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199648)
449
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199688)
Questions to the Solicitor General
450
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Solicitor General, whether her Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199685)
451
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):To ask the Solicitor General, what discussions the Attorney General held with John Bellinger, senior associate counsel to President Bush and legal adviser to the National Security Council, during his visit to Washington in February 2003.
(199763)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
452
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the protection afforded to vulnerable consumers at risk of disconnection by their suppliers under provisions for entry under a Justice's Warrant in the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954, as amended by the Gas Act 1995 and the Utilities Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(199585)
453
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment her Department has made of the quantities of cadmium released to the environment from (a) phosphate fertilizer use, (b) iron and steel manufacture, (c) fossil fuel combustion and (d) nickel-cadmium batteries.
(199683)
454
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the projects and investments undertaken by Advantage West Midlands meet European state aid requirements.
(199569)
455
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, to which projects Advantage West Midlands has issued letters imposing claw-back requirements so that funding may be withheld or withdrawn even if schemes reach output performance targets.
(199570)
456
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether Advantage West Midlands is expected to meet key performance targets on (a) learning opportunities created, (b) jobs created and safeguarded, (c) new business created and attracted and (d) other areas in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(199571)
457
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Advantage West Midlands will make available for revenue funding on new projects in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06 (i) in regeneration zones and (ii) elsewhere in the region.
(199575)
458
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Royal Mail about its proposals for size-based pricing; and if she will make a statement.
(199486)
459
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Royal Mail's proposals for size-based pricing on the mail order photofinishing industry.
(199488)
460
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact on the greetings card industry of the Royal Mail's proposals to move to size-based pricing.
(199489)
461
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of how many people are employed (a) permanently and (b) seasonally in the mail order photofinishing industry.
(199490)
462
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if, in her review of the Renewables Obligation, she will take account of the impact on renewable obligation certificate trading of companies that have defaulted on their payments because of (a) insolvency and (b) other factors; and what additional (i) incentives and (ii) sanctions are being considered to make the scheme more effective.
(199411)
463
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish the submissions made (a) to her in advance of her review of the Renewables Obligation and (b) to that review.
(199412)
464
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts the Department holds with Capita in relation to the miners' compensation schemes; what the nature of each contract is; and how long each contract is set to run.
(199518)
465
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session her Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199652)
466
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to make available funds for pilot projects to assess the best method by which publishers and the voluntary sector can share resources and expertise to make more titles available in accessible formats more promptly for people with reading disabilities.
(199619)
467
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether her Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199693)
468
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the need for (a) money advice and (b) debt counselling services.
(199876)
469
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to give resources to citizens' advice bureaux to enable them to improve the money advice service that they provide.
(199877)
470
Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she is taking to curb the levels of personal debt.
(199878)
471
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish correspondence sent by Mr Peter Ross to her Department in January 2000, relating to Claims Direct.
(199746)
472
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure EU partners effectively implement EC rules on public procurement.
(199818)
473
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria her Department uses to determine a qualifying settlement of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants for the purposes of the Sub-Post Office Start-up Capital Subsidy Scheme.
(199699)
474
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what reports she has received from the UK Atomic Energy Authority in respect of the recent incidences of plutonium contamination of operators at the pulsed column laboratory at the UKAEA Nuclear Installation at Dounreay; and if she will make a statement.
(199636)
475
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the work of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management in compiling a national inventory of radioactive waste.
(199659)
476
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the papers on nuclear power which officials of her Department prepared as part of the contribution to the Energy White Paper 2003; and if she will place copies in the Library.
(199660)
477
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will estimate the volume of radioactively contaminated soil within the perimeter fence at the Hunterston A nuclear power plant; what the identity of the contamination is; what its average activity is per cubic metre; what the source of the contamination was; when (a) the operator and (b) her Department first learned about the contamination; whether information on volumes of contaminated soil is to be included in the 2004 edition of the National Radioactive Waste Inventory; what plans have been made for the removal of the contaminated material; and what the estimated cost is for dealing with the contamination.
(199661)
478
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons it did not prove possible to provide a substantive response before prorogation to the Question number 185322 tabled by the honourable Member for Gordon.
(199696)
479
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in the deliberations within the European Union in respect of the decision on the location of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER); and what plans there are for multinational responsibilities for the management of radioactive waste arising from ITER.
(199697)
480
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the differential in wholesale gas prices between the UK and the EU on the (a) competitiveness of UK manufacturers and (b) economy.
[R] (199540)
481
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the rising price of wholesale gas on domestic consumers.
[R] (199541)
482
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which businesses are involved in the Business Volunteering Mentoring Scheme; and what assessment she has made of the scheme's contribution to British enterprise.
(199862)
483
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the number of jobs which (a) moved abroad from the UK and (b) were created in the UK in 2004.
(199863)
484
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what industrial support resources from Government, with particular reference to (a) staff and (b) direct financial investment, have been invested in (i) the manufacturing sector and (ii) the services sector in each of the last three years.
(199494)
485
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much expenditure her Department has incurred in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public relations of her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(199904)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
486
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 of the last six years; and what percentage of all pedestrian road accident deaths in (a) England and (b) each region this represents in each case.
(199920)
487
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Ministers from his Department have visited the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last five years; and what the purpose was of each visit.
(199666)
488
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199645)
489
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the future of the Exeter to Barnstaple railway line.
(199828)
490
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199694)
491
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of the public transport subsidy per head of population from central Government for each English county in each year from 1997 to 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(199898)
492
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of the level of the total financial support from each English county council for bus services in each year from 1997 to 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(199900)
493
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which recreational boating interests were consulted on the amendments to the original draft of the Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004.
(199516)
494
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many unadopted roads there are in (a) Lancashire and (b) Pendle.
(199929)
495
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much income was received by his Department from the toll revenue from the Dartford to Thurrock river crossings in each year since the new Dartford to Thurrock crossing charging scheme came into force.
(199425)
496
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding local transport schemes have received via his Department from the toll revenue from the Dartford to Thurrock river crossings in each year since the new Dartford to Thurrock crossing charging scheme came into force, broken down by scheme.
(199426)
497
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make funding derived from the toll revenue from the Dartford to Thurrock river crossings available to local transport schemes in Kent Thameside on a permanent basis.
(199427)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
498
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, to how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199654)
499
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199689)
500
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the memoranda of understanding under which responsibilities for specific services have been transferred to the National Assembly for Wales; and if he will put a copy of each memorandum in the Library.
(199884)
501
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what ministerial visits are planned for each Minister in his Department in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
(199885)
Questions to the Minister for Women
502
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Minister for Women, whether her Department's .gov.uk. websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(199687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
503
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action he is taking to reduce the number of winter deaths of pensioners due to cold weather.
(199765)
504
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) households in the Weston-Super-Mare constituency were (i) eligible to receive and (ii) received the winter fuel payment in 2003-04.
(199766)
505
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action he is taking to improve the take-up of benefits available to older people to prevent winter deaths caused by fuel poverty.
(199767)
506
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how many written questions tabled in the last parliamentary session his Department had been unable to provide a substantive answer before the end of the session.
(199658)
507
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for the renewal of contracts from April 2005 with those organisations that are contracted to deliver the New Deal for Disabled People.
(199616)
508
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the nine areas piloting the Pathways to Work scheme have (a) been interviewed and (b) subsequently got jobs.
(199617)
509
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(199686)
510
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what assumptions his assertion that Pathways areas show twice the improvement in job entries of that in the rest of the country are based.
(199788)
511
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time staff equivalents have worked on the administration of the Social Fund for Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders district in each of the last five years; what the ratio of staff to relevant potential claimants was in each of the last five years; and what the ratio of staff to claims was in each of the last five years.
(199577)
512
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Social Fund crisis loan applications were received in Edinburgh Lothians and the Borders in each of the last five years; and how many of these applications were successful.
(199578)
513
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephone lines there are at Bathgate to receive calls about Social Fund crisis loans; what the average length of time taken to answer a call is; how many and what percentage of calls were abandoned by the caller in the last period for which figures are available; and how many calls a day on average were received in the last period for which figures are available.
(199579)
514
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been received about the administration of the Social Fund in Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders in each of the last five years.
(199580)
515
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to transfer to the Pension Service the administration of Social Fund claims from pensioners.
(199581)
516
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the telephony system used for the administration of the Social Fund is part of the Customer Management Services IT project; how many (a) errors and (b) change requests have been reported to the supplier of the system; what criticisms have been made to the supplier about the telephony system; what changes have been made to improve the telephony system; whether payments for the telephony system have been withheld; and if he will make a statement.
(199582)
517
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) temporary jobs his Department and its executive agencies have had in (i) the Scottish Borders and (ii) Scotland since 1997.
(199594)
518
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women in Pendle receive the winter fuel allowance.
(199930)
519
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that the Child Support Agency informs the parent with care of all financial decisions regarding the non-resident parent; and if he will make a statement.
(199415)
520
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners took up pension credit in October in the constituency of (a) Moray, (b) Banff and Buchan, (c) Tayside North, (d) Angus and (e) Perth.
(199505)
521
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons were for changing the publication schedule of pension credit uptake levels from monthly to quarterly; and if he will make a statement.
(199506)
522
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners his Department estimates are eligible for pension credit in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland; and how many pensioners have taken up pension credit since it was introduced in (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(199507)
523
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners took up pension credit in October in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.
(199508)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
524
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average length of time taken by courts (a) hearing and (b) granting anti-social behaviour orders was for each court area in the last period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (199556)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
525
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of whether additional policing costs arise from the extension and late opening of premises for the sale of alcohol.
[Transferred] (199879)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
526
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is given to (a) schools, (b) other educational facilities and (c) local authority-run centres regarding the administration of adrenaline to children who suffer from severe allergies.
[Transferred] (199756)
527
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children with severe allergies were denied access to local authority extra-curricular schemes because of the lack of trained staff who can administer adrenaline in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (199757)
528
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria he will use to determine which 10 per cent. of local authorities will not receive funding to provide Home Start in 2006-07, as described in the White Paper, Choosing Health, Cm 6374, paragraph 44.
[Transferred] (199463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
529
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) the security services and (b) a UK police force is conducting an investigation into the Equatorial Guinea attempted coup.
[Transferred] (199912)
530
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what obligations the signatories to the Genocide Convention are required to fulfil in a situation where genocide is taking place.
[Transferred] (199504)
531
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) embedded and (b) independent journalists were permitted access by the interim Iraqi Government to the Fallujah General Hospital from 7th November following its capture by the Iraqi security forces.
[Transferred] (199695)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
532
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of policing incidents arising from excessive alcohol consumption was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (199612)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
533
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Post Office Card Account application forms have been rejected by her Department because of problems with the way forms are scanned into the computer.
[Transferred] (199421)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
534
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many manned level crossings are operated by each train operating company.
[Transferred] (199418)
535
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many manned level crossings were (a) closed and (b) converted to automatic operation in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (199419)
536
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many permanent road closures over railway lines at the point of level crossings there were in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (199420)

 
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