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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 24 January 2005

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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 24 January 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 24 January 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 24 January 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 Monday 24 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 24 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) capital and (b) notional open market rental value is of each official residence available to Ministers.
(210419)
2
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which individuals other than Ministers have had the use of Government cars provided for Ministerial use in each year since 2000.
(210420)
3
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans have been prepared for coping with a large scale exodus of people from a city following a terrorist attack.
(210891)
4
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the searchable database of all Government (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) independent regulators will be available on his Department's web site.
(210294)
5
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present.
(210532)
6
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210554)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
7
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers in the Nottingham North constituency have benefited from the lower 10 per cent. starting rate of income tax.
(211006)
8
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the level of unemployment has been lower in any year since 1975 than the current level of unemployment.
(211009)
9
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which years since 1975 (a) interest rates and (b) mortgage rates have been lower than the current levels.
(211010)
10
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have benefited from the national minimum wage in the Nottingham North constituency.
(211011)
11
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) families and (b) individuals in Nottingham North constituency benefit from the working tax credit.
(211012)
12
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average tax burden on a single earner family on average earnings with two children claiming the working tax credit in the Nottingham North constituency was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the tax burden was on such a family in (a) 1975-76 and (b) 1997-98.
(211014)
13
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the total levels of spending on (a) the National Health Service, (b) education and (c) the criminal justice system in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.
(211054)
14
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcome was of the ECOFIN Council held on 18th January; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(210621)
15
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated total cost to date is of UK operations and assistance in Iraq.
(210406)
16
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Hendon (a) received child tax credit and (b) were estimated to be entitled to it on the latest date for which figures are available; what the average monthly payment was in the last month for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(210874)
17
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Hendon (a) received working tax credit and (b) were estimated to be entitled to it on the latest date for which figures are available; what the average monthly payment was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(210875)
18
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the number of children in Hendon who qualify for payments under the Child Trust Fund (a) at £250 and (b) at £500; and if he will make a statement.
(210877)
19
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much external government debt is owed by each highly indebted poor country to private financial institutions; and what proportion that sum is of total external debt in each case.
(210227)
20
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total external debt and (b) estimated annual repayment of that debt is for the government of each highly indebted poor country (i) in total and (ii) as a proportion of government spending.
(210251)
21
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much external government debt is owed by each highly indebted poor country, broken down by amounts owed to each (a) country and (b) multilateral institution.
(210252)
22
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has held discussions with (a) the World Bank (b) the IMF and (c) other interested parties to encourage (i) the World Bank and (ii) the IMF (A) to publish the minutes of its meetings, (B) to publish the record of its voting and decisions on lending and policy and (C) to adopt a practice of transparency and openness in its decision-making.
(210295)
23
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which countries have agreed to participate in his proposed International Finance Facility; what amounts each participant has agreed to contribute; and on what financial terms.
(210296)
24
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth unemployment were in Liverpool, Riverside in each of the last eight years.
(210256)
25
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total expenditure on (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in Stoke-on-Trent has been in each year since those schemes have been in operation.
(210868)
26
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Stoke-on-Trent have successfully claimed (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in each year since those schemes have been in operation.
(210869)
27
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to answer the letter dated 23rd November 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Carl Walker.
(210832)
28
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit in the High Peak constituency.
(210795)
29
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of applications for tax credits have been significantly wrongly assessed initially.
(210796)
30
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether VAT is charged on trade union membership subscription.
(211003)
31
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his forecast is of the expenditure on the childcare element of the working tax credit in 2005-06.
(210749)
32
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on reforming the Growth and Stability Pact; and if he will make a statement.
(210793)
33
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of how many deaths in (a) Lancashire and (b) Burnley alcohol was the primary cause in each of the last five years.
(210962)
34
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of children in Burnley are eligible for the Child Trust Fund.
(210968)
35
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people he estimates in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire are benefiting from the national minimum wage; what percentage that is of those in work in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(210969)
36
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January, Official Report, columns 981-2W, on corporation tax, if he will provide the information which he collects for the most recent years for which it is available.
(210635)
37
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many teenage pregnancies there were in (a) Romford, (b) the London Borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England in (i) over 16s and (ii) under 16s in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(210529)
38
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of tax credit awards have been appealed since their introduction.
(210433)
39
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what monitoring of advice given by operators in tax credit call centres his Department has conducted.
(210435)
40
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost was of the introduction of the IT system for tax credits; what assessment he has made of the system; and what penalty clauses there were in the contract for the provision of IT services to enable the Government to recover the costs of failure and breakdown.
(210437)
41
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what policies the Government is pursuing to increase household incomes in areas with the lowest household incomes.
(210444)
42
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on Government support for the financial services industry in the last financial year.
(210902)
43
Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether parents can claim tax credit against the cost of employing a registered nanny; and if he will make a statement.
(210816)
44
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210550)
45
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210558)
46
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what instructions his Department has given concerning the closure by the Royal Bank of Scotland of bank accounts used by terrorists.
(210753)
47
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland since 1997.
(210754)
48
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the Savings Gateway pilot.
(210438)
49
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what GDP per hour worked in the UK has been on a constant price basis in each year since 1979.
(210606)
50
N
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of the council tax rebate grant paid to Scottish local authorities was (a) this year and (b) in each of the last three years.
(210364)
51
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of additional 16 to 19 year olds in Hartlepool that will be entitled to child benefit if the Child Benefit Bill receives Royal Assent.
(210646)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
52
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will provide a list of the contact points for each Government department for all applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(210291)
53
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been claimed in expenses by judges in each year since 1997; and what this represents for each year as an average per judge.
(210971)
54
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many district judges there have been in each year since 1997.
(210972)
55
N
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 770W, on the Community Legal Service, what the percentage was in each of the last 10 years.
(210741)
56
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will make a statement on the establishment of the antisocial response courts.
(210725)
57
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what training is made available to magistrates on dealing with anti-social behaviour.
(210726)
58
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if the Government will take steps to make a complete list of Royal Charters and their provisions available to the public.
(210872)
59
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which Royal Charters granting rights to trade in certain areas also restrict trade within that area; and when these were awarded.
(210873)
60
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are taken to enforce conditions attached to Royal Charters; and who is responsible for doing so.
(211037)
61
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the Department has investigated whether any Royal Charter contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights; what steps are taken to ensure that Royal Charters conform to the Convention; and whether court cases have arisen in relation to the conformity of Royal Charters with the European Convention.
(211038)
62
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what Government policy is regarding the future award of Royal Charters; and if he will make a statement.
(211039)
63
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 632W, on census records, if he will seek (a) the advice of the National Archives, (b) a legal opinion and (c) the advice of the Advisory Council on Public Records and Archives on how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relates to the closure or release of decennial population census returns for England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(210742)
64
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the UK residency requirements are to vote in general elections; and if he will make a statement on the eligibility of (a) citizens from the European Union who are not UK or Irish citizens and (b) non-EU migrants with a right to remain to vote in general elections in the UK.
(210348)
65
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when he intends to answer the letter dated 15th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Thomas Gill.
(210837)
66
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will recommend to Her Majesty the Queen the removal of the hereditary baronetcy from Sir Mark Thatcher.
(210680)
67
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what advice is issued to asylum adjudicators regarding the grounds for granting refugee status to applicants who have fled persecution because of their homosexuality.
(210707)
68
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what training in sexuality issues is given to asylum case adjudicators who handle asylum applications based on persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation.
(210710)
69
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210543)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
70
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in Northern Ireland are estimated to have a television set for which there is no television licence.
(210604)
71
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) local authorities and (b) the alcohol industry regarding the proposed annual fees for liquor licensing.
(209734)
72
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government will ratify the Unesco Convention on Underwater Heritage; and if she will make a statement.
(210917)
73
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason the Government has not yet ratified the Unesco Convention on Underwater Heritage; and if she will make a statement.
(210918)
74
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what reports she has received on damage done to historic sites in Iraq.
(210870)
75
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will meet representatives of the Stand Up Sit Down campaign to discuss standing at football matches; and if she will make a statement.
(210986)
76
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government funded the recent Henley Centre publication Has the National Lottery helped the UK.
(211066)
77
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the impact on rural shows of the increased licence fees for special events.
(210480)
78
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) organisers of rural shows and (b) rural local authorities on the increased licence fees for special events.
(210481)
79
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on Government support for the tourism industry in the last financial year.
(210900)
80
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to place a temporary export licence ban on Damien Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991) the Shark; and what reports she has received of attempts to keep the object in the country.
(210110)
81
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost was to (a) her Department, (b) other Government Departments and (c) Government sponsored bodies were of (i) formulating, (ii) implementing and (iii) assessing her Department's public service agreement targets four and five, as set out in the Departmental Annual Report 2004.
(210111)
82
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary about the protection of Iraqi heritage in (a) Babylon and (b) Baghdad.
(210112)
83
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times since May 2003 (a) she and (b) Ministers from her Department have visited (i) Newham, (ii) Tower Hamlets, (iii) Hackney and (iv) Waltham Forest in connection with the 2012 Olympic bid.
(210483)
84
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present.
(210533)
85
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the speeches her special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210560)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
86
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library all (a) documents, (b) e-mails and (c) memoranda (i) produced and (ii) received by his Department concerning technical faults discovered in the Chinook HC2 helicopter.
(210373)
87
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the Sixth Edition of the RAF Manual of Flight Safety, issued in March 1993, including annexes.
(210620)
88
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in each year since 1990 reviewing officers' conclusions differed from those of the President of an RAF Board of Inquiry.
(210640)
89
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions have taken place between his Department and representatives of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association; and what response the Department has made to the Association's letter before action.
(210688)
90
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last reviewed the evidence relating to the compensation claims of the British Nuclear Tests Veterans Association.
(210689)
91
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce the Government's choice of programme integrator for the aircraft carrier project.
(210690)
92
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last assessed the needs of the Royal Navy for fleet auxiliary support; what the present (a) provision and (b) demand are assessed to be; and what forecast his Department has made of future demand.
(210691)
93
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list individuals detained in Iraq by UK forces on the basis of an alleged connection with weapons of mass destruction; how long each has been detained; when he expects each to be released; and if he will make a statement.
(210657)
94
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether detainees initially detained in Iraq in connection with weapons of mass destruction have been moved outside Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(210660)
95
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK servicemen have been repatriated from service in Iraq since 1st October 2004 because of injury, broken down by type of injury suffered.
(209950)
96
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement concerning his agreement with Odyssey Marine Exploration over the recovery of the wreck HMS Sussex and treasure contained in it.
(210907)
97
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the Council for British Archaeology concerning the proposed recovery of HMS Sussex; and if he will make a statement.
(210908)
98
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps will be taken properly to record archaeologically the wreck of HMS Sussex and finds from the wreck; and if he will make a statement.
(210909)
99
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps will be taken to protect any human remains found on the wreck of HMS Sussex; if he will make a statement.
(210910)
100
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's share of the proceeds of sale of any finds from the wreck of HMS Sussex will be; and if he will make a statement.
(210911)
101
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to prevent historic wrecks of Royal Navy vessels being looted by treasure hunters; and if he will make a statement.
(210912)
102
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he will take to preserve the archaeological integrity of the site of HMS Sussex; and if he will make a statement.
(210913)
103
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the project plan for the proposed operation by Odyssey Marine Exploration on the site of HMS Sussex before work starts; and if he will make a statement.
(210914)
104
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that adequate time is provided for archaeological examination and records of any finds from HMS Sussex before they are sold or otherwise disposed of; and if he will make a statement.
(210915)
105
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many wrecks of Royal Navy vessels lie in UK waters that have (a) not been legally explored, (b) been illegally explored and (c) been legally explored; and if he will make a statement.
(210916)
106
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has made a decision regarding the stationing of interceptor missiles in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(210412)
107
N
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on identifying areas of support his Department can give to ensure the involvement of the Sea Cadet Association in celebrations of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
(210681)
108
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to answer the letter dated 7th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J. Laycock.
(210841)
109
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many formed units of UK forces are deployed outside the boundaries of the multi-national division (SE) in Iraq.
(210378)
110
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which area of responsibility will be allocated to 1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers once they are operational in Iraq.
(210379)
111
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) costs and (b) penalties would arise from a decision to cancel Tranche 2 of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
(210597)
112
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Major George O'Kane was reporting to a British military lawyer based at Coalition headquarters in Iraq, as stated in the Official Report of the Australian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on 31st May 2004.
(210352)
113
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list UK military lawyers who have been based in Iraq since the start of recent military operations; and what the role and function has been of each.
(210353)
114
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the text of the aide-memoire on the law of armed conflict provided to soldiers on active duty in Iraq.
(210736)
115
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when UK armed service personnel first received the United States military planning document on the Iraq war which contained references to P-day, A-day and G-day.
(210737)
116
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice was given to Armed Service personnel on appropriate material with which to hood prisoners in Iraq prior to the prohibition of this practice.
(210890)
117
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list contracts his Department has granted to Kellogg Brown & Root in the last five years.
(210997)
118
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops are under investigation with regard to activities in Iraq but have not yet been charged.
(210576)
119
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) casualties and (b) fatalities of British troops in Iraq there have been since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(210589)
120
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which soliders who have served and been injured in the recent Iraqi conflict live in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire.
(210785)
121
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which facilities wounded British soldiers are being treated in the UK.
(210194)
122
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has visited wounded British soldiers in the UK in the last 24 months.
(210195)
123
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops have been (a) killed and (b) wounded in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq in the last 12 months.
(210196)
124
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of servicing Harrier jets at RAF Cottesmore in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.
(210932)
125
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value was of work undertaken by BAE Systems at (a) RAF Cottesmore and (b) RAF Marham in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2004.
(210933)
126
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of servicing Tornado jets at RAF Marham in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.
(210934)
127
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected in-service date of the Harrier GR9 jet is.
(211035)
128
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the guidelines on pre-trial prisoners and all others under detention without sentence contained in chapter 11 of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report, A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management was made available to Major Dan Taylor, Camp Commander for Camp Bread Basket near Basra, prior to the detention of local looters.
(210965)
129
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Chichester on 1st December 2004, ref 202261.
(210492)
130
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210539)
131
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210566)
132
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to move the 14th Signals Regiment from their base at Cawdor Barracks in the next three years.
(211008)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
133
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to prohibit the use of domestic oil tanks and oil heating systems in flood plains and coastal areas which are at risk from flooding in respect of (a) new housing and (b) existing housing; and what representations he has received from the Environment Agency concerning this issue.
(210355)
134
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the farming of worms in connection with the business of organic waste disposal is regarded as an agricultural activity for planning purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(210357)
135
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of whether New Charter is providing an adequate service as agents for homeless people for Tameside Council.
(210664)
136
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of whether New Charter are (a) ensuring acceptable behaviour from tenants and (b) evicting tenants who do not behave in an acceptable way in Tameside.
(210665)
137
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to verify how far (a) New Charter and (b) Pioneer Homes have fulfilled the undertakings made to tenants in prospectuses issued on taking over council housing in Tameside.
(210666)
138
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what redress tenants of New Charter Housing in Tameside have in the event of failure by New Charter Housing to meet its obligations on Rose Hill estate.
(210667)
139
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make provision for tenants of New Charter to have a new ballot on (a) moving to a new housing association and (b) returning to Tameside Council tenancy.
(210668)
140
N
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to amend section 29 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 dealing with restrictive covenants.
(208531)
141
N
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will introduce an arbitration scheme for cases in which a freeholder disputes the level of premium charged by a local authority, exercising its legal right to do so, for a release under section 29 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 covenant.
(208532)
142
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the discussions between his Department and Bexley Borough Council on the level of council tax increases.
(210408)
143
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many objections have been made to his Department by residents living within the Greater London area to the siting of mobile telephone masts within their borough; and if he will make a statement.
(211053)
144
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on local authority street cleaning costs; what representations his Department has received on the subject; and whether new money will be provided to meet additional costs for local street cleaning services resulting from the implementation of the Act.
(210687)
145
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many local authority anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) obtained in each local authority in each year since their introduction, broken down by recipients aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 20, (iii) 20 to 30, (iv) 30 to 50 and (v) over 50 years; and how many have been breached in each case.
(210757)
146
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the establishment of central local partnerships in relation to anti-social behaviour; and what their (a) terms of reference and (b) membership will be.
(210758)
147
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the potential for (a) lowering fuel bills and (b) reducing carbon emissions by amendment of Part L of the Buildings Regulations.
(210923)
148
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to introduce measures to increase the resilience of domestic oil tanks to the risk of flooding on flood plains.
(210924)
149
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of (a) council tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) tenants in the private sector in Stoke-on-Trent receive housing benefit.
(210858)
150
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to provide additional grant to (a) Hampshire Police Authority and (b) other police authorities who lost grant as a result of errors in calculating the 2001 population.
(210979)
151
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons he is consulting on the future of the disabled facilities grant; and if he will make a statement.
(210982)
152
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the UK residency requirements are to vote in local elections; and if he will make a statement on the eligibility of (a) citizens from the European Union, who are not UK or Irish citizens and (b) non-EU migrants with a right to remain, to vote in local elections in the UK.
(210347)
153
Jim Knight (South Dorset):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he plans (a) to finalise and (b) to publish changes to the Use Class Orders for Use Class `A'.
[R] (210894)
154
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to ban the use of oil tanks and oil heating systems in flood plains and coastal areas believed to be at risk from flooding in respect of (a) new housing and (b) existing housing; what representations he has received regarding this from the Environment Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(210631)
155
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the potential to achieve the objectives of (a) lower fuel bills and (b) lower carbon emissions through amending Part L of the Building Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(210655)
156
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to ensure that the standard assessment procedure for revised building standards accurately predicts carbon dioxide emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(210887)
157
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he received relating to the consultation on amendments to Part L of the building regulations to the effect that organisations accredited as competent under the Council for Registered Gas Installers and the Oil Firing Technical Association are (a) fully qualified and (b) under-qualified to assess whole heating systems; and if he will make a statement.
(210888)
158
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will issue guidance to (a) members of and (b) contributors to unelected regional chambers on where legal liability resides when a law suit is brought against the chamber; and if he will make a statement.
(210919)
159
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the legal status is of the North West regional chamber; and if he will make a statement.
(210920)
160
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless people there were in each local authority which has effected a large scale voluntary transfer in each of the two years (a) before and (b) after the transfer was effected.
(210618)
161
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of (a) council tenants and (b) housing association tenants are on housing benefit, broken down by local authority area.
(210622)
162
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of tenants of (a) housing associations and (b) local authorities received housing benefit in each of the last five years.
(210623)
163
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with (a) housing associations, (b) the Housing Corporation and (c) banks about the effects of a right to buy for housing association tenants on the (a) financial projections and (b) business plans of registered social landlords and their funders.
(210625)
164
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average rent levels for (a) housing assocation tenants and (b) council tenants have been in each of the last four years.
(210626)
165
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects to publish his Department's Five Year Plan.
(210634)
166
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much private capital arm's length housing transfers have contributed to housing since they started; and how much the Government has paid to them to date.
(210638)
167
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received from (a) registered social landlords and (b) those who fund them for greater freedom to raise rents.
(210645)
168
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many arm's length management organisations (ALMOs) have not been given all the money promised by Government before start up; how much has been held back; from which ALMOs; and for what reasons.
(210650)
169
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many registered social landlords have not maintained their guarantees to existing tenants in large scale voluntary transfers not to increase the rents for five years.
(210654)
170
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many tenants in each local authority area have exercised their right to buy in each of the last three years; what revenue has thereby accrued to each local authority; and what proportion of the total in each year was used for (a) repairing and (b) building council housing.
(210755)
171
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines he issues on periods appropriate for consultation on major documents; and if he will make a statement.
(210414)
172
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the proposal by the South West Regional Assembly that up to 30,000 houses should be built on green belt land between Cheltenham and Gloucester.
(210415)
173
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what studies (a) the Government Office for the South West and (b) his Department has commissioned into the effect upon the floodplain in Gloucestershire near Cheltenham and Gloucester of development near the floodplain.
(210416)
174
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what instructions he gave the South West Regional Assembly regarding the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West; and if he will instruct the Assembly to extend the consultation period on its proposals for Gloucestershire to at least three months.
(210417)
175
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost has been to (a) each of the six local district authorities in Gloucestershire in preparation of current local plans and (b) Gloucestershire County Council in the preparation of its current Structure Plan.
(210418)
176
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects his Department to complete the study of the effectiveness of the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development.
(210696)
177
N
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he intends to publish guidance to local authorities on implementation of Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
(210351)
178
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in his Department.
(210485)
179
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210538)
180
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210567)
181
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the special advisers who accompanied him on each of his visits abroad between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004.
(210570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
182
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the spending per head on pupils in Nottingham North constituency was in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(211018)
183
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven year old children in Nottingham North were taught in class sizes of 30 or more in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.
(211019)
184
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) three and (b) four year old children in Nottingham North attended nursery in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(211020)
185
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many entries there were at A-level in (a) French, (b) German and (c) modern languages from schools currently designated as specialist language colleges in each of the last eight years, including entries from such schools before their designation.
(210831)
186
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list children's centres which are (a) open and (b) planned for the Islington North constituency; what the total cost of each is estimated to be; and what the funding source for each is.
(210711)
187
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pre-school aged children there are in the Islington North constituency; how many have places in nurseries or other approved pre-school provision; and how many such places (a) are available at present and (b) are planned.
(210712)
188
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many entrants has there been to higher education establishments from schools within the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.
(211059)
189
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on improving school sports facilities at schools within the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.
(211060)
190
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money has been granted to the London Borough of Wandsworth in helping to improve (a) primary and (b) secondary school buildings in each of the last five years.
(211064)
191
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effects of her Department's policy since 1997 on the Dudley North constituency.
(210745)
192
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to tackle violence in secondary schools.
(209731)
193
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list her Ministerial engagements out of London in February.
(209732)
194
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged 16 to 18 years are in receipt of education maintenance allowance in the West Midlands region.
(209733)
195
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make it her policy to continue payment of education maintenance allowance to juveniles in custody aged 16 years and over.
(210498)
196
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been allocated to Stoke-on-Trent under the Sure Start scheme in each of the past three years.
(210859)
197
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) childminders and (b) childminder places were registered in Stoke-on-Trent in 2004.
(210860)
198
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged between 16 and 18 years resident in Stoke-on-Trent have been in receipt of education maintenance allowances in each of the last three years.
(210861)
199
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged 16 to 18 years in each institution in Stoke-on-Trent were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each of the past five years.
(210862)
200
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the per capita funding for 16 to 18 year olds in Stoke-on-Trent was in (a) school sixth forms, (b) the sixth form college and (c) other further education colleges in each of the past five years.
(210863)
201
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Stoke-on-Trent have taken up free nursery places in each year since the policy was introduced.
(210865)
202
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have participated in Sure Start in Stoke-on-Trent in each year since the scheme has been in operation.
(210871)
203
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total expenditure on Sure Start in Stoke-on-Trent has been in each year since the scheme has been in operation.
(210956)
204
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and (b) others about the effects of partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in school dinners; and if she will make a statement.
(210429)
205
N
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been allocated to the Harwich constituency under the Sure Start Scheme.
(210684)
206
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children with a statement of special educational needs have transferred from (a) mainstream schools to special or independent schools and (b) independent or special schools to mainstream schools in each year since 1997.
(210752)
207
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) announced and (b) unannounced inspections of private children's homes have taken place in each of the last five years.
(210360)
208
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many adoption cases have been completed in each local authority in each of the last five years.
(210362)
209
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what duties are placed on (a) headmasters and (b) governors of independent schools to report suspicions of child abuse by members of staff.
(210441)
210
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Maidenhead on 18th December 2004, reference 204405.
(210484)
211
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) registered childminders and (b) registered childminder places were available in 2004.
(210747)
212
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the Questions tabled by the honourable Member for Maidenhead on 21st December reference (a) 207312 and (b) 207313.
(210998)
213
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 18 year olds resident in Burnley entered higher education in the academic year 2002-03.
(210966)
214
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will instruct learning and skills councils not to restrict the number of training providers contracting with them which offer courses leading to the same qualification.
(210675)
215
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to introduce a moratorium on the sale of school playing fields.
(210374)
216
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what rights parents have to withdraw their children from sex education in schools; and what steps her Department takes to inform parents of these rights.
(210692)
217
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in (a) the West Suffolk parliamentary constituency and (b) the county of Suffolk in each year since 1997.
(210697)
218
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged 16 to 18 years are in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each institution in the Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Learning and Skills Council area.
(210744)
219
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the per capita funding for 16 to 19 year olds in Milton Keynes was in (a) school sixth forms and (b) further education colleges in each of the last five years.
(210748)
220
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the real-term funding guarantee for (a) school sixth forms, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) further education colleges is in the 2004-05 financial year; and if she will make a statement.
(210750)
221
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will instruct the Learning and Skills Council to fund school sixth forms and further education colleges at the same level for capital investment projects.
(210751)
222
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the level of funding available to further education colleges to implement the Increased Flexibility Programme for 14 to 16 year olds.
(210756)
223
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the shortfall in the London area of trained (a) plumbers, (b) construction workers and (c) electricians.
(210477)
224
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the need for (a) level 1 and (b) level 2 further education courses in the London Borough of Brent.
(210478)
225
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present.
(210534)
226
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the speeches her special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210559)
227
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people have entered (a) GCSE and (b) A level examinations in each year since 1997 in (i) Hartlepool and (ii) England and Wales for the following subjects (A) English, (B) mathematics, (C) history and (D) a foreign language.
(210647)
228
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Hartlepool have benefited from free nursery places since the policy was introduced.
(210649)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
229
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures (a) she and (b) the Environment Agency is taking to detect sites of land contaminated by oil leaks and spillages; and what programmes exist to treat such sites.
(210354)
230
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of oil leaks on land in each of the last four years contaminated (a) sources of drinking water and (b) water used for recreation; what requirements exist to report such occurrences; what powers exist to require remedial action to be taken; and what the estimated cost was to public funds of such occurrences.
(210356)
231
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the consumption of antibiotics used to promote farm animal growth was in England in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(210845)
232
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to seek to ban the use of antibiotics where the object is to promote farm animal growth.
(210846)
233
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the dampening effects of global dimming on mean temperatures (a) in the UK and (b) worldwide.
(210973)
234
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the collection of green waste via kerbside collections, with particular reference to 240-litre bio-bins.
(210974)
235
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to demonstrate to (a) EU members and (b) G8 members that tackling climate change need not have a detrimental economic impact.
(210975)
236
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the latest position in respect of the ghost ships at Hartlepool, indicating what action she plans to take.
(210977)
237
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she requires to be taken in areas where declared levels of nitrogen in the air exceed accepted levels; and if she will make a statement.
(210659)
238
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of (a) domestic, (b) commercial and (c) industrial refuse has been recycled within the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(211047)
239
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many households within the Greater London area use metered water.
(211048)
240
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding Dudley Council received from her Department for waste reduction, minimisation and recycling in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(210922)
241
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Agriculture, Environment and Bio Technology Commission will be disbanded; and what regulatory and other powers will be moved to which other organisations.
(211046)
242
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are being taken to divert wood from landfill to (a) coal-fired and (b) non-coal burning power stations.
(210895)
243
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of wood which is disposed of in landfill sites; and what action she plans to take to reduce that amount.
(210896)
244
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the responses to the consultation, Making Space for Water, with particular reference to the risk of damage to domestic oil tanks from flooding.
(210925)
245
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the responses to the consultation, Soil, the Hidden Resource, with particular reference to the risk of leakage from domestic oil tanks.
(210926)
246
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will require British Greyhound Racing Board members' (a) kennels and (b) tracks to be licensed by local authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(210411)
247
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Official Report, column 713W, on tax credits, whether the fareshare scheme, previously funded under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, is eligible for funding under the Waste Implementation Programme; and if she will make a statement.
(210978)
248
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the safety from animal rights activists of agricultural landowners who have their details published on the Department's website when applying for a temporary closure of right to roam land during the shooting season.
(210254)
249
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned on the duration of damage to (a) soil and (b) ground water resulting from oil spills and leakages.
(210632)
250
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many oil-related pollution incidents have occured in each year since 1995 that were caused by leakage or spillage (a) from domestic oil tanks and (b) on industrial, commercial, agricultural or institutional premises.
(210633)
251
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish her response to the consultation on the Use of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles on Rights of Way.
(210617)
252
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has given consideration to banning imports of bees to the UK (a) generally and (b) from countries with an identified problem with small hive beetle; and if she will make a statement.
(210627)
253
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the beekeepers' associations regarding the threat posed to native bee colonies by the small hive beetle.
(210628)
254
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to safeguard UK bee colonies from infestation by the small hive beetle.
(210629)
255
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with other EU members regarding the outbreak of small hive beetle in Portugal.
(210630)
256
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on Government support for the agriculture industry in the last financial year.
(210903)
257
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in her Department.
(210487)
258
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present.
(210535)
259
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the speeches her special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210556)
260
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the proportion of household waste recycled in Hartlepool was in each year since 1997.
(210648)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
261
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to encourage the removal of the death penalty in Vietnam.
(210523)
262
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance is being given to Vietnam to (a) strengthen the Civil Service and (b) eliminate corruption.
(210524)
263
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the number of state executions in Vietnam; and if he will make a statement.
(210525)
264
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on human rights violations in Vietnam.
(210526)
265
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons his Department supports the lifting of the EU arms embargo on China.
(210470)
266
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who the UK representatives will be at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York in May; and what proposals will be tabled by the UK Government.
(210704)
267
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects a UN referendum to be held on the future of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(210705)
268
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who the UK representative will be at the forthcoming UN Human Rights Commission; and what statement will be presented by the UK Government.
(210767)
269
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides to Georgia.
(211049)
270
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Turkish Government on political prisoners being held in Turkey; how many political prisoners are being held in custody by the Turkish authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(211050)
271
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the price in dollars of 20 litres of (a) kerosene and (b) petrol was in Baghdad in January (i) 2000 and (ii) 2005.
(210253)
272
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's assessment of the allegations of corruption in connection with the operation of the United Nations's oil for food programme in Iraq.
(210255)
273
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) Braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.
(210467)
274
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Egypt regarding the kidnapping of Egyptian Christian girls and women for forced conversion to Islam; and if he will make a statement.
(210985)
275
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to employ the services of a private sector organisation to promote the European Constitution; and if he will make a statement.
(210929)
276
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) other assistance is offered by the Government to the families of British citizens who have died in the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.
(210944)
277
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the extent of persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Iran.
(210118)
278
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking to ensure that (a) democratic political parties and (b) trade unionists in southern Iraq are protected from terrorists.
(210828)
279
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking (a) to encourage a satisfactory outcome to the strike by Basra rail workers and (b) to seek the safe return of the kidnapped rail workers.
(210829)
280
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Interim Iraqi Government on the subject of the recent abuse suffered by Iraqi trade unionists, with particular reference to trade unionists in the Basra area.
(210830)
281
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's discussions with the government of the United Arab Emirates about the Islamic group Jamatta Islah-ul-Mushimeen; what the purpose of these talks was; on what date they were held; at what level they were held; and what the outcome was.
(210740)
282
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the UN-brokered Nicaraguan agreement regarding the position of President Enrique Bolaños and the Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega.
(210790)
283
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met representatives of the Government of Burkina Faso; what the topics of discussion were at that meeting; what the outcome was of the meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(210791)
284
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) European Union and (b) US counterparts with regards to the negotiation of a new Trade and Co-operation Agreement with Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(210792)
285
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements were made by the Government to aid British passport holders in the wake of the Asian tsunami.
(210413)
286
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the peace process in Côte d'Ivoire of General Henri Ponchet's announcement on 18th January on the willingness of the French force in Côte d'Ivoire to use force if asked to do so by the UN mission; and if he will make a statement.
(210718)
287
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the actions and interests of Rio Tinto or Mittal Steel have been brought to his or his Department's attention since January 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(210719)
288
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of accusations of torture and killing levelled at the administration of President Alberto Fujimori in Peru; and if he will make a statement.
(210720)
289
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of free and fair elections being held in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June; and if he will make a statement.
(210721)
290
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had since November 2004 with members and representatives of (i) the French government, (ii) the government of Côte d'Ivoire, (iii) the rebel forces in the north of Côte d'Ivoire and (iv) the UN regarding the (A) size and (B) nature of the French military deployment to Côte d'Ivoire; and if he will make a statement.
(210722)
291
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had since August 2003 with members and representatives of (i) the EU, (ii) the governments of the member states of the EU, (iii) the UN, (iv) the government of the US, (v) the government of Russia, (vi) the government of China, (vii) the government of Australia and (viii) the government of India regarding the economic and security situation in Liberia; and if he will make a statement.
(210723)
292
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the number of people allegedly (a) detained, (b) tortured and (c) executed by (i) the Sendero Luminoso, (ii) Movimento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru and (iii) the security forces of Peru during the 1980s and 1990s; and if he will make a statement.
(210724)
293
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit UK Overseas Territories during the next 12 months.
(210577)
294
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe day.
(210578)
295
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what IT resources have (a) gone missing and (b) been stolen from his Department in the last three years.
(210579)
296
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on stationery in each of the last seven years.
(210580)
297
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes to the allocation of (a) resources and (b) funds his Department has had to make as a consequence of the tsunami disaster.
(210581)
298
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent actions by the military regime in Burma.
(210582)
299
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) discussions he had and (b) measures his Department is taking in the United Nations to ensure that future UN humanitarian programmes are not abused.
(210583)
300
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the political situation in Sudan.
(210585)
301
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's policy is on Iran.
(210586)
302
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the effect of the election of a new Palestinian leader on his Department's policy on Israel and Palestine.
(210587)
303
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding the war in Iraq over the last six months.
(210588)
304
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many weapons of mass destruction Iraq possessed at the time of the 2003 invasion.
(210590)
305
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many coalition forces are operating in Iraq; and what changes are planned over the next two years.
(210591)
306
N
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the review of the criteria necessary for proof of death abroad in exceptional circumstances following the Asian tsunami disaster will apply also to victims of other disasters.
(210102)
307
N
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) Departments, (b) ministers and (c) officials are involved in the review into the criteria necessary for proof of death abroad in exceptional circumstances following the Asian tsunami disaster.
(210103)
308
N
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in reviewing the criteria necessary for proof of death abroad in exceptional circumstances following the Asian tsunami disaster.
(210104)
309
N
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will be consulted in the course of the review into the criteria necessary for proof of death abroad in exceptional circumstances following the Asian tsunami disaster.
(210105)
310
N
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what timescale has been set for the review into the criteria necessary for proof of death abroad in exceptional circumstances following the Asian tsunami disaster.
(210106)
311
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) relations between Columbia and Venezuela and (b) the implications of those relations for (i) UK-Venezuelan relations, (ii) UK-Columbian relations and (iii) the wider region.
(210778)
312
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the potential for instability in Kirkuk between Kurds and Arabs.
(210779)
313
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the desire amongst Kurds for (a) an independent Kurdistan and (b) Kurdish autonomy within a federal Iraq.
(210780)
314
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the likely Kurdish participation in the forthcoming Iraqi elections.
(210781)
315
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports the Government have received concerning the role of the Ukrainian Security Services following the first run of the Ukrainian presidential election.
(210782)
316
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress towards the objectives of the Middle East roadmap to peace, with particular reference to his discussions with the (a) Israeli Prime Minister and (b) Palestinian President.
(210945)
317
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what modifications to the route of the separation barrier between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been made following his representations to the Israeli Government.
(210506)
318
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli government concerning the expansion of settlements in the Occupied Territories.
(210507)
319
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli government concerning new roads in the Occupied Territories which can only be used by Israeli settlers.
(210508)
320
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli government concerning funding for the proposed cross border industrial zones.
(210509)
321
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli government concerning a port and an airport for the Gaza Strip.
(210510)
322
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Chichester on 1st December 2004, ref 202258.
(210493)
323
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people killed in Iraq between 20th March 2003 and 4th April 2004, including Iraqis, coalition forces and other nationalities; and what sources he has used in calculating this figure.
(210527)
324
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210540)
325
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received about (a) the cost of transporting food to the Asian disaster zone and (b) delays in its despatch.
(210505)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
326
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made available in local health services in Nottingham North constituency since June 1997.
(211017)
327
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the consumption of antibiotics in England for medical purposes was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(210843)
328
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average per capita consumption of (a) meat, (b) fish, (c) fruit, (d) vegetables and (e) confectionery has been in each year since 1990.
(210844)
329
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has conducted into the levels of (a) dioxins and (b) PCBs found in (i) wild salmon, (ii) farmed salmon and (iii) flame retardants; and what figures were produced by that research.
(210976)
330
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his statement before the Health Select Committee on 8th December 2004, when he will provide the information that he undertook to supply to the Committee in response to the questions from the honourable Member for West Chelmsford.
(210193)
331
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have signed up for the new dental contract to date; and what assessment his Department has made of the ages of those who have signed up.
(210107)
332
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget of the NHS bank is for (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; what loans were made by the bank in 2004-05; and what loans are expected to be made in 2005-06.
(210358)
333
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of purchasing the London Heart Hospital; whether the hospital is working at full capacity; and if he will make a statement.
(210359)
334
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities for the siting of medium secure units for the treatment of people with dangerous and severe personality disorders; and if he will make a statement.
(210783)
335
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the medium secure units for people with dangerous and severe personality disorders operating in England; and how many inmates have escaped or absconded from each in each of the last five years.
(210784)
336
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest information is that he has concerning the completion of the Jarvis private finance initiative contract at the Whittington Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(210768)
337
N
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) drug and alcohol rehabilitation units and (b) drug rehabilitation beds there were in (i) England, (ii) North Somerset local authority and (iii) the constituency of Weston-super-Mare in each year since 1997.
(210344)
338
N
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals received treatment at drug rehabilitation centres in (a) North Somerset and (b) the constituency of Weston-super-Mare in each year since 1997; and what proportion of those receiving treatment discharged themselves from treatment services after less than 12 weeks.
(210346)
339
N
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will take steps to require all drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres (a) to be registered with (i) local authorities and (ii) other bodies and (b) to be subject to an inspection regime.
(210350)
340
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effects of his Department's policy since 1997 on the Dudley North constituency.
(210743)
341
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to introduce the Payment by Results initiative; what assessment he has made of the likely consequences of the initiative for the Royal Free Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(210479)
342
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has obtained from local authorities on the (a) number and (b) proportion of pubs that do not serve prepared food.
(210257)
343
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in Stoke-on-Trent have signed up for the new dental contract.
(210855)
344
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug rehabilitation (a) units and (b) beds have been established in Stoke-on-Trent in each year since 1997.
(210856)
345
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwife-led maternity units have closed since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(210658)
346
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the incidence of alcohol-related health problems in people over 60.
(210662)
347
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many maternity units have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(210663)
348
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authorities have sought determination from him in relation to which local authority is responsible for people for whom more than one local authority had a caring responsibility in each year since 2001; and how many decisions on such determinations he has made in each year.
(210466)
349
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 health effects of partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in the food supply; and if he will make a statement.
(210427)
350
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will (a) ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) in foodstuffs and (b) seek to legislate to ensure that all food products containing trans fats are clearly labelled with the content.
(210428)
351
N
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many old age pensioners in the Harwich constituency have benefited from the introduction of free eye tests.
(210683)
352
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) documents and (b) communications distributed which received an NHS Gateway reference in 2004.
(210423)
353
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS choice pilots schemes have been subject to formal external evaluation; what plans he has to distribute the results of these evaluations to (a) primary care trusts and (b) strategic health authorities; and what plans he has to commission external projects to evaluate other NHS choice pilots.
(210817)
354
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to provide information to general practitioners on how patient choice will be delivered.
(210818)
355
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to inform general practitioners about additional training requirements necessary to assist the delivery of patient choice; how this training will be organised; and from what sources the funding of this training will be drawn.
(210819)
356
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage general practitioners to use Choose and Book; and what plans he has to monitor the use by general practitioners of Choose and Book.
(210820)
357
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) monitor and (b) support the ability of primary care trusts to commission services as patient choice is introduced.
(210821)
358
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the ability of patients to exercise choice in the provider of their elective surgery does not exclude hard-to-reach groups.
(210822)
359
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned into the impact on dental laboratories of methods of working under personal dental services contracts.
(210823)
360
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to produce a national framework for assessment for fully-funded NHS continuing care.
(210824)
361
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what charges for treatment those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK are not expected to meet; which communicable diseases are exempt from treatment charges levied on those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(210825)
362
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned into the information on which patients would want to base their choices for elective surgery; and what steps he is taking to provide this information (a) through primary care trusts, (b) through strategic health authorities and (c) centrally.
(210826)
363
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that hospitals and other healthcare providers are able to remove themselves from the menus of outlying primary care trusts if their total treatment costs lie above the total tariff revenue they will receive through Payment by Results.
(210827)
364
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts provide the drug Ebixa for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
(210377)
365
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on concerns about the effects on health of imported beef from Brazil.
(210363)
366
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which areas of Engand are not yet covered by the Digital Hearing Aid Roll Out programme; when the programme will be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(210963)
367
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of supplying and fitting digital hearing aids in (a) the NHS and (b) the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
(210964)
368
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS surgery he expects to be carried out by the private sector by 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(210673)
369
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average height of an adult (a) man and (b) woman in England was (i) in 1987, (ii) in 1992, (iii) in 1997 and (iv) on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(210674)
370
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to conclude negotiations on the new NHS dentists' contracts; and if he will make a statement.
(210676)
371
N
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list meetings which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had within the last six months to discuss the Paddington Health Campus; and with whom each meeting was held in each case.
(210637)
372
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policies his Department has to ensure the safety of imported foodstuffs; and what guidance his Department has given to (a) other Government Departments and (b) associated public bodies on dealing with these matters.
(210490)
373
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of issues relating to obesity.
(210491)
374
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the levels of obesity were in (a) Romford, (b) the London Borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(210496)
375
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on teenage sexual activity; and what scientific evidence is used in the development of this policy.
(210530)
376
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what part the teaching of abstinence in regard to sexual activity plays in Government policy on sexual health; and if he will make a statement.
(210531)
377
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on (a) building and (b) renovation programmes for hospitals in (i) Romford, (ii) the London Borough of Havering, (iii) Greater London, (iv) Essex and (v) England.
(210571)
378
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by his Department on cancer research in each of the last seven years.
(210572)
379
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on healthy eating in schools.
(210573)
380
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his colleagues in the Home Department with regard to the appropriate balance between drug abuse prevention and drug abuse treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(210574)
381
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists are employed in (a) Romford, (b) the London Borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England.
(210575)
382
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response times of ambulance crews in (a) Romford, (b) the London Borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England were in each of the last seven years.
(210592)
383
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the funding of care of the elderly in nursing homes.
(210593)
384
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on behalf of how many patients legal action has been taken against (a) individuals and (b) institutions under the remit of his Department in (i) Romford, (ii) the London Borough of Havering, (iii) Greater London, (iv) Essex and (v) England in each of the last seven years.
(210594)
385
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have suffered from medical negligence by NHS staff in (a) Romford, (b) the London Borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England in each of the last seven years.
(210596)
386
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of medical patients occupying surgical beds was in each local health authority in each of the last seven years.
(210108)
387
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on steps taken to reduce cataract treatment waiting lists.
(210109)
388
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients at (a) West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and (b) Addenbrookes Hospital had their operations cancelled at the last minute in each of the last four years.
(210694)
389
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS dentists and (b) general practitioners were practising in the West Suffolk parliamentary constituency at 31st December (i) 2004 and (ii) 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(210695)
390
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Committee on Safety of Medicines takes when it receives reports of adverse drug reactions to insulin glargine.
(210114)
391
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to make it mandatory that doctors and nurses (a) ask their patients about suspected adverse drug reactions and (b) report suspected adverse drug reactions to the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Committee on Safety of Medicines.
(210115)
392
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of suspected adverse drug reactions for human insulin there were in 2003; what the symptoms of such adverse reactions were; and what research he has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on the effects of the use of GM produced insulin analogues.
(210116)
393
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely financial shortfall of (a) NHS Plymouth Hospital Trust and (b) Plymouth Primary Care Trust at 31st March; and if he will make a statement.
(209955)
394
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice is given to primary care trusts on dealing with prevention and treatment of nut allergy.
(210511)
395
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department is financing research into nut allergy.
(210512)
396
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in his Department.
(210486)
397
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Chichester on 6th December 2004, ref 202257.
(210494)
398
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210541)
399
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210565)
400
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) cost and (b) terms of the leasehold acquisition of land by his Department from the Paddington Development Corporation Ltd for the Paddington Health Campus are.
(210775)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
401
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were (a) in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary and (b) the City of Nottingham Division in each year since 1994; and what projections there are for numbers of officers in future years.
(211015)
402
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost has been of (a) publishing and (b) delivering It's Your Call flyers; and if he will make a statement.
(210449)
403
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he had with Superintendent Thwaites prior to Southend-on-Sea police agreeing to become a Home Office TOGETHER Action Area and to take part in the first phase of the It's Your Call; when these dicussions took place; and how long they lasted.
(210450)
404
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the It's Your Call launch in the North East on Monday 17th January; and if he will make a statement.
(210451)
405
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost is of (a) establishing and (b) maintaining the It's Your Call 0845 605 2222 telephone number; and if he will make a statement.
(210452)
406
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) bill board and (b) telephone box advertising space is being used to display It's Your Call advertising; where the sites are; how much the advertising space cost; and for how long each advertising space will be maintained.
(210453)
407
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) crime and incident and (b) custody unit staff employed by (i) Essex police and (ii) Southend police have been dismissed in each year since 1997.
(210457)
408
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) forensic and scientific staff and (b) analysis and intelligence staff employed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police have been dismissed in each year since 1997.
(210458)
409
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police drivers and (b) finance staff have been dismissed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(210459)
410
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic wardens employed on behalf of (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police have been dismissed in each year since 1997.
(210460)
411
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many IT communications and audio staff have been dismissed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(210461)
412
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many control room staff have been dismissed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(210462)
413
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many administrative and clerical staff were dismissed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(210463)
414
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many personnel and human resources staff have been employed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(210464)
415
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many enquiry and station police staff have been dismissed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211055)
416
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he had with Chief Constable Stevens prior to the agreement that Southend-on-Sea police would become a Home Office Together Action Area and take part in the first phase of the It's Your Call; when these discussions took place; and how long they lasted.
(211057)
417
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) general building staff and handymen, (b) plant maintenance staff and (c) estates managers have been dismissed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211058)
418
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) firearms managers and (b) firearms clerks have been dismissed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211061)
419
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) senior communications operators (Police), (b) communications operators (Police) and (c) communications officers have been dismissed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211062)
420
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) central ticket unit managers, (b) central ticket clerks (speeding fines unit) and (c) fixed penalty notice processing unit staff have been dismissed by (i) Essex Police and (ii) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211063)
421
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the response time for the Independent Police Complaints Commission to acknowledge receipt of a complaint by letter was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(211065)
422
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal justice police staff have been dismissed by (a) Essex Police and (b) Southend Police in each year since 1997.
(211067)
423
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will chair the community liaison group for the accommodation centre for asylum-seekers in Bicester; and whether the chair will be elected.
(210889)
424
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will appoint the independent Minister of Accommodation Centres for asylum seekers.
(210987)
425
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will appoint the community liaison manager for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester; to whom the community liaison manager will be answerable to; and by whom they will be paid.
(210988)
426
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the contractors will be represented on the community liaison group of the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(210989)
427
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what grade his Department will be represented on the community liaison group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(210990)
428
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representation there will be for elected councillors from (a) the councils of (i) Ambros, (ii) Arncott, (iii) Blackthorn and (iv) Piddington, (b) Bicester Town Council, (c) Cherwell District Council and (d) Oxfordshire County Council of the Community Liaison Group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(210991)
429
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) clergy, (b) voluntary organisations, (c) residents and (d) local service providers will be included in the membership of the Community Liaison Group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester; and how they will be chosen.
(210992)
430
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will determine who the key people from the local community are for inclusion in the Community Liaison Group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(210993)
431
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will provide the secretariat for the Community Liaison Group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(210994)
432
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget will be of the Community Liaison Group for the accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester; and who will provide the funding for the group.
(210995)
433
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what grant schemes are available to fund the capital costs of CCTV; what criteria are used to assess applications; what recent applications have been received; and what future grant funding will be available.
(210613)
434
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were available for duty in the Metropolitan Police area in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005.
(210407)
435
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pre-2000 asylum cases applied for special consideration by 31st December 2004.
(210703)
436
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates there are at HMP Holloway; what the average period of stay was of an inmate at that prison at the last date for which figures are available; and what the average number of remand prisoners in the institution was in the last period for which figures are available.
(210706)
437
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what means were used to inform (a) the public and (b) interested bodies of the 31st December deadline for applications for special consideration by pre-2000 applicants for asylum.
(210738)
438
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been of adults found to have bought alcohol on behalf of persons under the age of 18 in (a) pubs, bars and clubs and (b) off-licences and other licensed retailers in each of the last 10 years .
(210686)
439
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 266W, on alcohol-related crime, if he will break down the number of defendants by region; what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of defendants selling intoxicating liquor to persons under 18 between 2002 and 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(210739)
440
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many section 30 dispersal orders each authority has applied for in each year since their introduction.
(210729)
441
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the anti-social behaviour help line and report line.
(210730)
442
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued in each authority for nuisance behaviour in each year since their introduction.
(210731)
443
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were (a) applied for and (b) obtained in each police authority in each year since their introduction, broken down by recipients aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 20, (iii) 20 to 30, (iv) 30 to 50 and (v) over 50; how many were issued as (A) an attachment to a criminal conviction and (B) in response to non-criminal nuisance or disorder; and how many have been breached in each case.
(210732)
444
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what personal details of the recipients of anti-social behaviour orders are recorded.
(210733)
445
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to encourage liaison between the different authorities and bodies with a role in reducing anti-social behaviour.
(210759)
446
N
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which EU member states require their citizens to possess identity cards.
(210293)
447
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of a standard list offence, broken down by (a) gender, (b) age on appearance in court and (c) previous convictions; and what sentences each received.
(210502)
448
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which basic command units have been required to improve performance by more than the average following the publication of the National Policing Plan.
(209169)
449
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance targets have been set for individual basic command units by his Department.
(209170)
450
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for driving while using a hand-held mobile phone since the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2003 came into force; what the Government is doing to enforce legislation in this area; and if he will make a statement.
(210928)
451
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures will be introduced to enable individuals to ascertain which Government Departments and agencies have asked to see information held on them on the proposed identity card.
(210497)
452
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a national programme for dealing with juvenile offenders in custody who have been (a) subjected to and (b) convicted of sexual offences.
(210500)
453
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for extensions to existing anti-social behaviour orders in Stoke-on-Trent have been (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the past three years.
(210854)
454
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been available for duty in Stoke-on-Trent in each of the past five years.
(210957)
455
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in Stoke-on-Trent in each of the past three years; and how many of them have been breached.
(210958)
456
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost for the supplies of drugs and pharmaceuticals prescribed to prisoners in Prison Service establishments was in each year from 1997 to 2003, broken down by (a) juvenile, (b) women's and (c) men's establishments.
(210599)
457
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of pharmaceuticals prescribed per prisoner in each year from 1997 to 2003.
(210602)
458
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of expenditure on drugs in prison establishments in each year from 2000 to 2003 were spent on (a) anti-psychotics, (b) anti-depressants, (c) sedatives and (d) drugs to treat addiction.
(210603)
459
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he issues to his officials in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate regarding treatment of foreign nationals who have been refused asylum in the UK but who are then denied entry into their country of origin.
(210905)
460
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what overspend of the Prison Service budget for 2004-05 was forecast on 7th December 2004.
(210940)
461
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what views have been advanced in representations which he has received from religious groups (a) supporting and (b) opposing the adoption of a law on incitement of religious hatred.
(210409)
462
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Runciman Royal Commission on Criminal Justice in relation to custody officers; and if he will make a statement.
(210410)
463
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of laws concerning the incitement of religious hatred in other countries.
(210465)
464
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th January, Official Report, column 547W, on police administrative staff, how many police forces accept the contents of the Police Staff Council Handbook as the minimum terms and conditions for their staff; how many forces have not adopted (a) some of and (b) all the contents of the Handbook in respect of staff terms and conditions; what the position is of the Hampshire force; and if he will make a statement.
(210760)
465
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th January, Official Report, column 547W, on police administrative staff, which police forces are not members of the Police Staff Council (PSC); if he will make it mandatory for participating forces to adopt the contents of the PSC handbook as the minimum terms and conditions for police staff employed by those forces; and if he will make a statement.
(210762)
466
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has given to police authorities on how the integrity of evidence would be protected in the event that custody officers are civilianised; and if he will make a statement.
(210980)
467
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) qualifications and (b) skills required by civilian custody officers; and if he will make a statement.
(210981)
468
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Basingstoke of 24th September 2004 regarding his former constituent Mr Kamaljit Kanda.
(210669)
469
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) rural police stations and (b) beat houses have closed in each year since 1997.
(210670)
470
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will encourage (a) police authorities and (b) police forces to give higher priority to rural policing when allocating resources.
(210671)
471
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effect on policing in the event of the closure of the beat house in Preston Candover, Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.
(210672)
472
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter dated 15th November 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr K. Gelani.
(210833)
473
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter dated 20th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Veronica Whitehead.
(210835)
474
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter dated 11th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Rahman Mohammed Mustafa.
(210838)
475
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter dated 8th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Nusrat Bibi.
(210839)
476
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter dated 8th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Ayesha Siddiqi.
(210840)
477
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letters dated 6th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to (a) Mrs Saima Manzoor Ahmed and (b) Mr Abdul Rahman Sirwan.
(210842)
478
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the business case for the introduction of contestability and market testing into the National Offender Management Service is established in (a) Patrick Carter's independent report Managing Offenders - Reducing Crime and (b) the Government's response Reducing Crime - Changing Lives.
(210786)
479
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the performance against targets of the National Probation Service during the period of April to September 2004 was; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that performance for the (a) quality of service and (b) cost effectiveness provided by the Service.
(210787)
480
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the provisions on the organisation of offender management set out in paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4 (page 35) of National Offender Management Service - Next Steps (published 27th October 2004) remain part of the plan for the Service; and if he will make a statement.
(210788)
481
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) householders and (b) shop-owners who have injured burglars on their property have been charged but not prosecuted by (i) magistrates' courts and (ii) Crown courts in each of the last 10 years.
(209832)
482
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases where (a) householders and (b) shop-owners have injured a burglar on their property it has taken more than (i) three months and (ii) six months from the start of the investigation for charges to be brought.
(209833)
483
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) householders and (b) shop-owners who have injured burglars on their property have been investigated but not charged in each of the past 10 years.
(209834)
484
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications made in the UK prior to 1st August 2003 remain to be dealt with; how many personnel are dealing with the applications; and when he expects the applications to be processed and a decision made.
(211002)
485
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of members of the police force in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire are community support officers; what powers community support officers have in Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.
(210967)
486
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases lesbian and gay applicants have been refused asylum in the last five years on the grounds that they will not be persecuted if they return to their home countries and hide their sexuality.
(210624)
487
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department provides to its asylum officials regarding the grounds for granting refugee status to applicants who have fled persecution because of their homosexuality.
(210708)
488
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training in sexuality issues his Department provides to officials who handle asylum applications based on persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation.
(210709)
489
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the sources of the information in the Home Office Country Information Policy Unit reports are; what checks are made to verify their accuracy; and how often those reports are updated.
(210763)
490
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who compiles the information in the Home Office Country Information Policy Unit reports that are referenced by asylum adjudicators and Home Office officials; and what their research and professional qualifications are.
(210764)
491
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have won refugee status in the UK in the last five years on the basis of a well-founded fear of persecution because of their homosexuality.
(210765)
492
Mrs Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of asylum applicants in 2004 claiming a well-founded fear of persecution because of their homosexuality were refused asylum.
(210766)
493
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and if he will introduce further legislation to increase the powers of the (a) police and (b) courts to seize all (i) property and (ii) money gained from illegal activities.
(210436)
494
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his officials use to (a) assess and (b) substantiate accounts of torture and political persecution given by Zimbabwean asylum seekers.
(210774)
495
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean asylum seekers have had their applications declined and been repatriated in each month since January 2002.
(210777)
496
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department plans to take in response to the findings of Professor Sir William Stewart on the low frequency of the new police communication system; and if he will make a statement.
(210693)
497
N
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of pension provision to the West Midlands Police Force was in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of the total budget of the force this represented in each year.
(210192)
498
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries the UK does not require to provide prima facie evidence before complying with a request to extradite an individual.
(210482)
499
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of Zimbabwean asylum seekers received (a) refugee status and (b) another form of protection from the UK Government in each quarter since 1997.
(210513)
500
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers have been removed to Zimbabwe since 16th November 2004.
(210514)
501
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of Afghan asylum seekers received (a) refugee status and (b) another form of protection from the UK Government in each quarter since 1997.
(210515)
502
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of Iraqi asylum seekers received (a) refugee status and (b) another form of protection from the UK Government in each quarter since 1997.
(210516)
503
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of asylum seekers from Somalia received (a) refugee status and (b) another form of protection from the UK Government in each quarter since 1997.
(210517)
504
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on repairing police vehicles following collisions in London in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by basic command unit; and how many injuries resulted from a police collision in London in each year.
(210789)
505
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in his Department.
(210489)
506
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210542)
507
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210564)
508
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in the Tees Valley, broken down by constituency.
(210614)
509
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests for Class A drug possession took place in Hartlepool last year.
(210642)
510
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the proportion of crime in Hartlepool linked to the need to support a Class A drug habit.
(210643)
511
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many conditional cautions have been issued to first-time offenders in (a) Hartlepool and (b) other drugs intervention programme areas since the programme was introduced.
(210644)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
512
N
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged and (ii) delivered to Mozambique after the 2000 floods.
(210380)
513
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what minimum percentage return the Government expects on investments by CDC/Actis Capital.
(210518)
514
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the rate of return on investments by CDC/Actis Capital was in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004.
(210519)
515
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list investments by CDC/Actis Capital in the energy sector in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004 broken down by (i) amount and (ii) percentage of the total CDC/Actis Capital portfolio.
(210520)
516
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much CDC/Actis Capital has invested in renewable energy; and what percentage of its total energy portfolio this figure represents.
(210521)
517
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions his Department has had with CDC/Actis Capital about targets for their investment in renewable energy.
(210522)
518
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of money spent on services provided by Adam Smith International Limited in connection with the reconstruction of Iraq; what additional contracts they have secured since September 2004; what expenditure his Department has allocated to the organisation for future spending; and if he will make a statement.
(210499)
519
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to help the Vietnamese government in tackling HIV/AIDS.
(210528)
520
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the provision of (a) water, (b) hospital care and (c) schools for residents who have returned to Fallujah; and what assessment he has made of educational provision for the children of residents who have not returned.
(210935)
521
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the number of internally displaced persons from Fallujah who are planning to settle out of Fallujah for an extended period.
(210936)
522
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the number of homes in Fallujah which (a) sustained damage and (b) sustained damage such as to render them unfit for habitation since the commencement of military operations against insurgents in November 2004.
(210937)
523
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate has been made of the amount of wheat required to feed the Iraqi population in a year; how much wheat it is estimated was produced within Iraq in each of the last five years; how much wheat it is estimated has been imported into Iraq in each of the last five years; at what estimated cost; what the price of wheat on the Iraqi market is; and if he will make a statement.
(210661)
524
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received from UK non-governmental organisations relating to the state of the infrastructure in Fallujah; and if he will make a statement.
(211052)
525
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent by the UK Government on reconstruction in Iraq, in each month since April 2003.
(210601)
526
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his strategy is for assisting the Zimbabwean veterans who served in the Second World War for pre-Zimbabwe organisations and their widows; and if he will make a statement.
(210983)
527
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent meetings he has held with (a) ZANE and (b) others concerning service veterans, and their widows, living in Zimbabwe.
(210984)
528
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that civil society, including faith-based organisations, in developing countries are able to access resources for meeting the needs of orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV and Aids.
(210999)
529
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government will take to encourage other G8 and EU member states to endorse and commit resources to implement the framework for the protection, care and support of orphans and vulnerable children living with HIV and Aids.
(211000)
530
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government will take during its G8 and EU presidencies to fulfill the commitment to champion the needs of orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV and Aids set out in the strategy for tackling HIV and Aids.
(211001)
531
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2005 to seek refuge in each of the neighbouring countries; and if he will make a statement.
(210713)
532
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) information his Department has received and (b) assessment his Department has made of the (i) size and (ii) nature of the two groups of Congolese refugees reported by the UN refugee agency on 18th January to have crossed into Uganda during the weeks of 10th and 17th January; and if he will make a statement.
(210714)
533
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will estimate the number of (a) internally displaced people in Uganda and (b) refugees from Uganda in neighbouring countries; what assessment his Department has made of the (i) amount and (ii) nature of the humanitarian assistance dedicated to these individuals; how these humanitarian efforts have changed since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(210715)
534
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the number of refugees in Uganda from neighbouring countries and (b) the number of repatriations and new arrivals per month since July 2004; how much humanitarian assistance has been delivered to Uganda for the corresponding months by (i) the UK, (ii) the EU and (iii) the UN; and if he will make a statement.
(210716)
535
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the impact an improved educational system would have on the social and economic situation in Guinea; how much (a) UK and (b) EU financial aid is earmarked for improving the education system; and if he will make a statement.
(210717)
536
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the priorities are for the help that his Department is giving to those countries affected by the Boxing Day tsunami.
(210584)
537
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many attacks there have been on British forces in Iraq in each month since April 2003.
(210612)
538
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210544)
539
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210563)
Questions to the Leader of the House
540
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210546)
541
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210552)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
542
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Government will take steps to lift the beef export ban.
(210746)
543
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria the Planning Service in Northern Ireland uses in its consultation process with local councils regarding decisions on whether to discuss deferred planning applications (a) on site and (b) in office.
(210345)
544
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will provide information about emergency sevices to newly arriving migrant workers in their own language upon arrival.
(210372)
545
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many visits by the President of the Irish Republic to Northern Ireland have taken place over the past three years; and what protocol was followed prior to each visit.
(210445)
546
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many migrant workers were estimated to be in Northern Ireland on 1st January; and how many he estimates had (a) a basic understanding of the English language and (b) access to an interpreter for urgent medical assistance if required.
(210446)
547
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many buildings in Northern Ireland have been newly listed by the Environmental and Heritage Service over the last three years.
(210447)
548
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the employment rates of people of working age in the East Londonderry constituency were (a) on the latest date for which figures are available and (b) on 1st May 2001.
(210847)
549
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will answer Questions with reference numbers 206059 and 206060, on the Saville Inquiry, tabled on 15th December 2004.
(210848)
550
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much public funding has been spent in each of the last three years on offering assistance to representatives of companies sited in the constituency of East Londonderry at the invitation of Invest Northern Ireland.
(210930)
551
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will support the restriction of house sales to local people in areas of Northern Ireland where the local economy depends upon tourism, with particular reference to (a) Portballintrae, (b) Portstewart and (c) Castlerock, in a manner similar to that recently proposed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
(210931)
552
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what he expects the costs to be of implementing the recommendations of the Costello Report in the Province.
(210761)
553
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs have been of maintaining each of the North-South implementation bodies since the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
(210878)
554
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of whether there has been a disparity in the allocation of peace funding in the last five years.
(210885)
555
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money he has allocated towards core funding for the victims sector in Northern Ireland for the next financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(210886)
556
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the extension of the Drugs Bill to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(210430)
557
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time for surgery at the Ulster Hospital was in each of the last four years.
(210431)
558
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time for treatment in the accident and emergency department at the Ulster Hospital was in each of the last (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months for which statistics are available.
(210432)
559
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what dates representatives from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have been refused access to the Juvenile Justice Centre; what the reason was in each case; and what action has been taken as a result.
(210941)
560
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) young people and (b) staff have been injured in the past (i) six and (ii) 12 months whilst using restraining methods at the Juvenile Justice Centre; and whether any review was carried out following each incident.
(210942)
561
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what training is available to staff in the Juvenile Justice Centre in relation to the suitability of methods of restraint used.
(210943)
562
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of people in Northern Ireland leaving (a) the New Deal for Young People and (b) the New Deal for over-25s in each year since its inception have entered unsubsidised, sustained jobs.
(210605)
563
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of young people in Northern Ireland were (a) unemployed and not in full-time education and (b) economically inactive and not in full-time education (i) at 31st March of each year since 1997 and (ii) for the most recent month for which figures are available.
(210609)
564
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on the proposal for a John Lewis store and associated development at Sprucefield.
(210610)
565
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on the use of planning guidance and planning powers to protect the economic viability of town centre retailing in Northern Ireland.
(210611)
566
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which assets (a) the Northern Ireland Office and (b) the Northern Ireland Departments plan to dispose of in each of the next three financial years.
(210636)
567
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library a list of assets held by (a) each Northern Ireland Department and (b) the Northern Ireland Office since publication of the National Assets Register; what the value of the asset at the time of the compilation of the Register was; what its current value is; and in the case of assets acquired or disposed of since the publication of the Register, what the acquisition or disposal price was in each case.
(210641)
568
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the planned budgets and staffing levels are for the (a) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and (b) Northern Ireland Equalities Commission in each of the next three financial years.
(210938)
569
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has for public consultation on the proposal for a John Lewis store at Sprucefield.
(210939)
570
Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money has been allocated by the Department of Finance and Personnel under Priority Four-Outward and Forward Looking Region; and what percentage of such monies relates to projects operating on (a) a Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland basis, (b) a Northern Ireland-Great Britain basis and (c) a Northern Ireland-rest of world basis.
(210501)
571
Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support the Government is making available to assist the (a) Saville Row textile company and (b) Northern Ireland textile industry; and what discussions have taken place regarding these matters.
(210921)
572
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will reply to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for Chichester on 1st December 2004, ref 202253.
(210495)
573
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210545)
574
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210562)
Questions to the Prime Minister
575
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of preparations for the forthcoming elections in Iraq.
(210906)
576
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, which official residences may be occupied by Ministers; and which residences have been occupied by (a) Ministers, staff and their families and (b) others in each year since 2000.
(210421)
577
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, when he intends to collect his Congressional Medal of Honour.
(210598)
578
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will re-consider his decision on continuance of the practice of recommendations to the Queen on the creation of hereditary baronetcies.
(210677)
579
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Prime Minister, which ministers were informed about the United States military planning document on the Iraq war which contained references to P-day, A-day and G-day; and on what dates.
(210734)
580
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions when his special advisors have made appearances before parliamentary select committees.
(210504)
581
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210537)
582
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210568)
583
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the special advisers who accompanied him on each of his visits abroad between (a) 31st March 2002 and 31st March 2003 and (b) 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004.
(210569)
584
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to visit India during the term of the UK's presidency of the G8.
(210422)
585
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met the King of Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.
(210727)
586
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, how he plans to take forward the G8 initiative on the Arab world which began at Atlanta, Georgia.
(210728)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
587
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many publications his Department has produced in each of the last six years; how many copies of each publication were made; and what the total cost of producing each set of documents was.
(210651)
588
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many copies of the booklet What the Pre-Budget Report Means for Scotland have been produced; and at what cost.
(210652)
589
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations his Department have made to (a) Ofgem, (b) the National Grid Company and (c) the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the impact on renewable energy producers in the Highlands and Islands of the third transmission charging proposal produced by the National Grid Company in December 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(210653)
590
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210549)
591
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210561)
Questions to the Solicitor General
592
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many football banning order cases the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in (a) Essex and (b) England and Wales in each year since 1997; and how many of these resulted in (i) conviction and (ii) acquittal.
(210454)
593
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) fraud, (b) forgery, (c) gun crime, (d) internet crime, (e) robbery, (f) snatch theft and (g) alcohol-related violent offence cases the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in (i) Essex and (ii) England and Wales in each year since 1997; and how many of these resulted in (A) conviction and (B) acquittal.
(210455)
594
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) domestic violence, (b) vehicle theft, (c) assault, (d) youth crime, (e) violence against the person, (f) violent crime and (g) sexual offence cases the Crown Prosecution Service has brought in (i) Essex and (ii) England and Wales in each year since 1997; and how many of these resulted in (A) conviction and (B) acquittal.
(210456)
595
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases under section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, as amended, were referred to Essex Crown Prosecution Service in each year from 2000; and in how many of these cases prosecutions were brought.
(211056)
596
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to her Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 930W, on Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions, what the nature of the offences committed by the defendants being prosecuted by Essex Crown Prosecution Service were; how many defendants were (a) convicted and (b) acquitted; and what the average cost of the prosecution in such cases was in each year since 2000.
(211068)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
597
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what amount she has budgeted to cover liability for costs (a) of her Department and (b) of those for whom her Department has agreed to pay all or part of their costs in relation to the action for judicial review brought against her Department by Corner House in respect of Export Credits Guarantee Department forms.
(210619)
598
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to abolish all up-front fees charged to actors, models and extras by entertainment agencies; and if she will make a statement.
(210776)
599
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) urban and (b) rural (i) sub-post offices and (ii) directly managed post offices are loss-making; and what the total annual loss was in the last year for which figures are available.
(210119)
600
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2004, Official Report, column 1242W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, which non-governmental organisations made informal representations.
(210120)
601
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2004, Official Report, column 1242W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, if she will place in the Library the Government's written responses to the written and verbal representations made by (a) Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) customers and (b) organisations representing ECGD's customers in respect of ECGD's anti-bribery and corruption procedures.
(210121)
602
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2004, Official Report, column 1242W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), what the value was of guarantees issued to Airbus under ECGD's anti-corruption procedures interim arrangements.
(210122)
603
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will take steps to ensure that employment tribunal awards and private settlements of employment cases brokered by ACAS can be enforced without recourse to legal action by the aggrieved person.
(210469)
604
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the US Administration with regard to movement towards a hydrogen-based economy; and what joint research with the hydrogen economy is being undertaken.
(210927)
605
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many VAT registrations there have been in Stoke-on-Trent in each year since 1997.
(210864)
606
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support is being provided to small and medium-sized enterprises for trade and investment abroad in 2004-05; and how much was provided in 2003-04.
(210656)
607
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Bassetlaw residents are benefiting from the national minimum wage.
(211004)
608
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions Ofgem has had with energy suppliers on the (a) accuracy, (b) comprehensibility and (c) timeliness of their billing procedures.
(210439)
609
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions her Department has had with Ofgem in relation to problems with energy bills.
(210503)
610
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the percentage of (a) gas and (b) electricity bills sent out each year which are estimated bills.
(210595)
611
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints were received by her Department in each year since 1997 regarding the actions of UK-based companies abroad; what procedure has been established to deal with such complaints; and if she will make a statement.
(210639)
612
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on Government support for the manufacturing industry in the last financial year.
(210901)
613
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in her Department.
(210488)
614
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present.
(210536)
615
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the speeches her special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210555)
616
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many VAT registrations there have been in Hartlepool in each year since 1997.
(210616)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
617
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what flood risk analysis was undertaken prior to approval being given for the Carlisle Northern Development Route; and if he will make a statement.
(210292)
618
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the likely growth in passenger numbers on the rail network over the next (a) five and (b) 10 years, broken down by (i) national rail network, (ii) First Great Western franchise area and (iii) First Great Western Link franchise area.
(210440)
619
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Passenger In Excess of Capacity levels were for fast and semi-fast services into London Paddington from (a) Maidenhead and (b) Twyford in the latest period for which figures are available, broken down by (i) morning and (ii) evening peak time.
(210442)
620
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Passenger In Excess of Capacity levels for commuter journeys into London Paddington were in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by (i) morning and (ii) evening peak time.
(210443)
621
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what speed restrictions may be imposed on vehicles and bicycles using by-ways open to all traffic.
(210448)
622
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allow community rail partnerships to have powers to re-open dismantled railway lines and operate the railway; and if he will make a statement.
(210678)
623
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he has commissioned on the survival rates of drivers and passengers in different types and makes of vehicle in each type of road accident.
(210679)
624
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are for the resurfacing of the M2 between junctions 5 and 6 with noise-reducing material.
(210375)
625
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on Government support for the transport industry in the last financial year.
(210904)
626
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210548)
627
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether links to and from the Tees Valley was a criterion in the recent East Coast Mainline franchise bid; and if he will make a statement.
(210615)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
628
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210547)
629
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210553)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
630
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) recipients of the state pension, (b) individuals eligible for a free television licence, (c) pension credit claimants and (d) recipients of winter fuel payments there were in the Nottingham North constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
(211007)
631
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) young people, (b) single mothers, (c) disabled people, (d) people aged over 50 years and (e) others have benefited from the New Deal in the Nottingham North constituency since its inception.
(211016)
632
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) single female pensioners, (b) single male pensioners and (c) pensioner couples are living in poverty.
(210349)
633
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the percentage of (a) single female pensioners, (b) single male pensioners and (c) pensioner couples who would be in poverty if the basic state pension was paid at its current level to all pensioners.
(210376)
634
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 13th December 2004, Official Report, column 1386, on incapacity benefit, what progress he has made with his investigation into the rules on permitted work for claimants of incapacity benefit.
(210113)
635
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance is available to lone parents who wish to return to work in Hendon; how many people have taken up this assistance; and if he will make a statement.
(210876)
636
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance is available to people with disabilities to return to work in Hendon; how many people have taken up this assistance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(211036)
637
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects Child Support Agency (CSA) cases at the Dudley CSA office that concern people living in Stoke-on-Trent to be transferred to the new system.
(210857)
638
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of pensioners in Stoke-on-Trent are in receipt of pension credit.
(210866)
639
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Stoke-on-Trent are in receipt of pension credit.
(210867)
640
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the number of lone parents in Stoke-on-Trent in each of the past three years.
(210959)
641
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total expenditure on the New Deal for Lone Parents in Stoke-on-Trent has been in each year that the scheme has been in operation.
(210960)
642
Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of lone parents in Stoke-on-Trent have successfully applied for payments under the New Deal for Lone Parents in each year that the scheme has been in operation.
(210961)
643
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the regional review of the social fund telephone system will be published.
(210097)
644
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken by members of the Milton Keynes social fund team to respond to enquiries in relation to (a) new applications to the social fund and (b) old cases was in the last period for which figures are available.
(210098)
645
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed by the Milton Keynes social fund team.
(210099)
646
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets have been set for processing new social fund claims in each year since 2001.
(210100)
647
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the performance of the Milton Keynes social fund team against targets set for processing new social fund claims has been in each year since 2001.
(210101)
648
N
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have benefited from the New Deal in the Harwich constituency since 1997.
(210682)
649
N
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many old age pensioners within the Harwich constituency are in receipt of pension credit.
(210685)
650
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to answer the letter dated 20th December 2004 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Brunt.
(210834)
651
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the High Peak constituency are receiving (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) income support; and how many were receiving each in 1997.
(210794)
652
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on (a) short-term incapacity benefit at the lower rate, (b) short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate and (c) long-term incapacity benefit in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by constituency.
(211005)
653
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Burnley have found work through the New Deal programmes since 1997.
(210970)
654
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the company pension funds identified in government-funded research as potentially eligible for the Financial Assistance Scheme, broken down by estimated number of relevant scheme members.
(210996)
655
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what investigations he has made into the reliability and efficiency of the Post Office Card Account's computer system; and if he will make a statement.
(209951)
656
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been unable to collect their pensions due to breakdowns of the Post Office Card Account computer system since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(209952)
657
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rules govern responses to requests by clients for the names of the call centre operatives working for his Department and its associated public bodies who are giving them advice.
(210434)
658
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the occasions between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which ministers were not present.
(210551)
659
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31st March 2003 and 31st March 2004, broken down by date.
(210557)
660
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed incapacity benefit in each year from 1996.
(210735)
661
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Great Britain entitled to council tax benefit in each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05.
(210607)
662
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners were in receipt of council tax benefit in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Great Britain in (i) each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05 and (ii) each of the last 12 months; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the council tax benefit take-up campaign launched by his Department and the Local Government Association in 2004.
(210608)
663
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects Child Support Agency (CSA) cases in Sittingbourne and Sheppey on the old CSA system to be transferred to the new system.
(210117)
664
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when C. R. Ward, CSA reference 1036830004 will be switched from the old to the new CSA system.
(210600)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
665
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were unemployed in the Nottingham North constituency (a) in June 1997 and (b) on the last date for which figures are available; and how many of each were young people.
[Transferred] (211013)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
666
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision for mental health training is included in the new degree course for social workers.
[Transferred] (210361)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
667
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of how many jobs have moved abroad from the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (211051)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
668
N
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform incapacity benefit.
[Question Unstarred] (209981)

 
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