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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 2 February 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 2 February 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 2 February 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 2 February of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 2 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

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


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the Lyons Review.
(213471)
2
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each made towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213557)
3
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions his Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213694)
4
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213711)
5
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213630)
6
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213647)
7
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213662)
8
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213685)
9
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213779)
10
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213789)
11
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213806)
12
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213828)
13
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213850)
14
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former crown servants including defence personnel are in receipt of state pensions; and how many of those are payable (a) within the United Kingdom, (b) outside the United Kingdom and (c) in Zimbabwe.
(213336)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
15
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) the number of income tax payers with incomes in excess of £100,000 for (i) 2004-05 and (ii) each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10 and (b) the percentage of income tax payers with incomes in excess of £100,000 as a percentage of (A) all income tax payers and (B) all individuals in employment.
(213189)
16
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213447)
17
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213609)
18
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213691)
19
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the projected rate of economic growth in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Chorley is in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(213934)
20
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Lancashire have benefited from corporation tax reduction since 1997.
(213951)
21
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy not to reclaim overpaid tax credits where the Department is responsible for overpayment.
(213952)
22
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the measures contained in the Pre-Budget Report on (a) pensioners, (b) working families, (c) parents and (d) unemployed people in Ogmore.
(213463)
23
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many compensatory payments have been made by the Inland Revenue for errors in tax credit payments in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(213891)
24
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the number of cases of official error in the payment of tax credits in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; how many of these cases are still awaiting repayment of monies due from the Inland Revenue; and if he will make a statement.
(213892)
25
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the computer problems which have been experienced by the Inland Revenue Tax Credits department over the last 18 months.
(213941)
26
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the total (a) number and (b) monetary value of overpayments of (i) child tax credit and (ii) working credit in (A) 2002-03 and (B) 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(213947)
27
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many incorrect payments of tax credits have been made by the Inland Revenue in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(213948)
28
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the percentage error rate on payment of tax credits in 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(213954)
29
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the number of compensation claims for tax credits errors by the Inland Revenue under the Code of Practice for Complaints in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04; how many claims have been authorised for compensation; and if he will make a statement.
(213955)
30
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of (a) child and (b) working tax credit applications in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(213956)
31
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Treasury has given directions to other Government departments to make provision for a contingency reserve out of their existing departmental allocations; and if he will make a statement.
(213961)
32
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Bassetlaw and (b) England were overpaid tax credits in 2004; and of these how many are being pursued for repayment.
(213390)
33
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are being charged interest on tax credits overpaid to them in 2004 through no fault of their own.
(213391)
34
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria are being used to determine whether to write off tax credits overpaid to people during 2004.
(213393)
35
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to resolve the issue raised in the letter to the Inland Revenue on 19th June 2004 from the honourable Member for Bassetlaw regarding overpayments and his constituent Tracey Moore.
(213748)
36
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of persons filing tax returns late for 2003-04 were (a) pensioners and (b) self-employed.
(213760)
37
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mitigating circumstances would prevent the application of financial penalties to people failing to file tax returns on time.
(213761)
38
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213628)
39
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213645)
40
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213655)
41
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213683)
42
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213774)
43
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213787)
44
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213812)
45
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213826)
46
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213849)
47
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of the use of the euro in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(213942)
48
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost is of minting each UK coin.
(213943)
49
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in implementing the Goodison Review.
(213938)
50
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of the recommendations of the Goodison Review have yet to be implemented.
(213939)
51
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy is of (a) men and (b) women in (i) Hartlepool, (ii) Tees Valley, (iii) the North East Region and (iv) the UK.
(213503)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
52
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much money his Office has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213710)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
53
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what procedures will be used to amend the Legal Aid Funding Code.
(213168)
54
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213612)
55
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on how many occasions the Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213695)
56
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213709)
57
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213625)
58
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213642)
59
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213659)
60
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.
(213680)
61
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213791)
62
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213823)
63
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the costs of cleaning the Department and its predecessors were in each year since 1997.
(213830)
64
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213837)
65
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much the Department and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213853)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
66
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will press London 2012 to use the ground of Gloucester RFC for Olympic events if London's bid for the 2012 Games is successful.
(213462)
67
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the official residences for which her Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213564)
68
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions her Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213696)
69
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money her Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213708)
70
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her policy on ring-fencing Lottery funds for children's play.
(213889)
71
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213624)
72
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213641)
73
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213679)
74
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213775)
75
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213790)
76
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213802)
77
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213822)
78
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213848)
79
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Treasury about implementing the recommendations of the Goodison Review.
(213935)
80
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will ensure that investment income accruing to the Lottery distributor during delays in complex heritage projects remains with that distributor.
(213867)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
81
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total financial cost to the United Kingdom of its military involvement in Iraq during 2004 was; and if he will make a statement.
(213743)
82
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provisions he has made to ensure the protection of sites of achaeological and historical interest in areas where the British Army are serving in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(213540)
83
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to aid the (a) restoration and (b) preservation of sites of archaeological and historical significance in Iraq.
(213541)
84
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations he has had with (a) the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and (b) British archaeologists and scholars regarding the impact of the activities of the British Army in Iraq.
(213542)
85
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of possible damage caused to sites of archaeological and historical significance by the British Army in Iraq.
(213543)
86
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Back Badge awarded to the Gloucestershire Regiment after the Battle of Alexandria in 1801.
(213465)
87
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the munitions recovered on Pendle Hill, Lancashire, in the last four years.
(213914)
88
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213563)
89
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions his Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213705)
90
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213707)
91
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 81W, on Swan Hunter, on what date the decision was taken to award Swan Hunter an £84 million contract amendment; on what date Swan Hunter were notified of the additional money; whether any unsuccessful bidder bid within 20 per cent. of the original contract price agreed with Swan Hunter; and if he will make a statement.
(213565)
92
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence has been (a) found by and (b) reported to his Department's medical services of clusters of persons suffering ill health who were associated with the anthrax vaccine given to service personnel in each of the wars in the Gulf.
(213568)
93
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission research into whether carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome has been a result of reactions to the anthrax vaccine given to personnel in each war in the Gulf; and if he will make a statement.
(213569)
94
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instructions were given to the former First Sea Lord, Sir Henry Leach, by the Cabinet Office, in regard to convening of courts martial proceedings relating to the loss of warships during the Falklands War, with particular reference to the loss of HMS Sheffield.
(213598)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instructions were given to the former Commander-in-Chief, Lord Fieldhouse of Gosport by (a) the First Sea Lord, (b) the Admiralty Board and (c) the Cabinet Office, with regard to convening courts martial proceedings relating to the loss of HMS Sheffield.
(213599)
96
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instructions were issued to the Board of Inquiry that was convened to investigate the loss of HMS Sheffield, by the Commander-in-Chief; and what findings were reported to the Commander-in-Chief on completion of the inquiry.
(213600)
97
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the contents of the typed manuscripts of evidence produced by the Board of Inquiry into the sinking of HMS Sheffield.
(213601)
98
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which individuals were called to give evidence to the Board of Inquiry into the sinking of HMS Sheffield.
(213602)
99
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the (a) members and (b) stenographer of the Board of Inquiry into the sinking of HMS Sheffield were.
(213603)
100
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213620)
101
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213636)
102
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213667)
103
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213675)
104
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213776)
105
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213797)
106
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213805)
107
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213819)
108
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213846)
109
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the impact of Tranche 2 of the Typhoon on the air defence of the UK.
(213908)
110
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Ministry of Defence and (c) other UK Government personnel have given evidence to the Canadian House of Commons inquiry into the fire on board HMCS Chicoutimi; and if he will make a statement.
(213944)
111
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cosmetic dental work is offered to military personnel by service dentists; and if he will make a statement.
(213946)
112
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for HMS Quorn; and if he will make a statement.
(213873)
113
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to change RAF Machrihanish from enhanced care and maintenance status; when this status was last (a) reviewed and (b) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(213917)
114
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what infrastructural improvements have been underaken at RAF Machrihanish in each of the last five years; whether there is work under way; and if he will make a statement.
(213918)
115
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what radar equipment (a) has recently been and (b) is planned to be transferred to RAF Machrihanish from other operating RAF bases; and if he will make a statement.
(213919)
116
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people work for the (a) Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency, (b) Defence Housing Executive and (c) Defence Intelligence and Security Centre; how many are employed in Scotland; and what the personnel costs of each agency (i) are in 2004-05 and (ii) were in 2003-04.
(213920)
117
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of its personnel budget the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(213921)
118
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a list of his Department's extant Joint Service Publications.
(213582)
119
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of Joint Service Publication 462, Financial Management Policy Manual.
(213583)
120
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's monthly financial submissions to the Treasury's general expenditure monitoring system for (a) financial years (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04 and (b) the first nine months of 2004-05.
(213584)
121
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Defence Management Board's (a) strategic objectives and (b) associated performance measures were for financial years 2001-01 to 2003-04; and what they are for financial year 2004-05.
(213585)
122
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the Defence Management Board balanced scorecard reports for each quarter since April 2000.
(213586)
123
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library his Department's short-term plans since financial year 1997-98.
(213587)
124
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the objectives of British military policy in Iraq.
(213530)
125
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) established strength and (b) current trained strength is of officers in (i) the Royal Air Force, (ii) the Royal Navy and (iii) the Army.
(213531)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
126
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the annual revenue grant increase was for Worcester City Council in each year from 1992-93 to 2004-05 in (a) real and (b) cash terms.
(213456)
127
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213562)
128
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on how many occasions his Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213704)
129
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213706)
130
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost was of his 2004 Office's Directors' Awayday in Southampton.
(213500)
131
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's expenditure on the (a) Comprehensive Performance Assessment and (b) Best Value regime was in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(213958)
132
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the local authorities whose request to be included within the scope of the Housing (Right to Buy) (Limits on Discount) (Amendments) Order 2003 (Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 498) was rejected; and if he will make a statement.
(213896)
133
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what legal opinion has been sought by English Partnerships in relation to compulsory purchase of properties in the Meden Valley.
(213730)
134
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many repairs orders due to public safety have been issued through the Meden Valley Partnership.
(213731)
135
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many residents have neither requested to move nor opposed compulsory purchase of their home under the Meden Valley Partnership; and how many of these are over 80 years old.
(213732)
136
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many residents of the Royal Estate and Warsop Vale have indicated a wish to remain living in their area under the Meden Valley partnership.
(213733)
137
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what meetings have taken place between the Meden Valley partnership and the police about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the last two years.
(213734)
138
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many letters of thanks have been received by the Meden Valley partnership from local residents since its inception.
(213735)
139
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when English Partnerships expects to build new houses in Warsop as part of the Meden Valley partnership.
(213736)
140
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans English Partnerships has to meet its commitment to involve residents in the management of housing regeneration projects in Warsop.
(213737)
141
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when and under what authority English Partnerships required means testing for existing tenants to buy new homes in Warsop under the Meden Valley partnership.
(213738)
142
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much public money has been spent through the Meden Valley partnership.
(213739)
143
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been refurbished under the Meden Valley partnership.
(213740)
144
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many low cost home-ownership schemes promoted by his Department do not involve means-tested entry requirements.
(213749)
145
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when an employee of the East Midland Development Agency last entered (a) a house and (b) an area under threat of compulsory purchase from the Meden Valley partnership.
(213750)
146
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when an employee of English Partnerships last entered (a) a house and (b) an area under threat of compulsory purchase from the Meden Valley partnership.
(213751)
147
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether terrorist suspects subject to house arrest in council housing under the Home Secretary's proposals for detaining suspects without trial will be eligible (a) for the Right-to-Buy scheme, (b) for housing benefit and (c) to vote in ballots on large scale voluntary transfers.
(213461)
148
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213629)
149
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213646)
150
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213661)
151
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.
(213684)
152
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213788)
153
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213827)
154
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213831)
155
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the costs of cleaning the Department and its predecessors were in each year since 1997.
(213834)
156
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much his Office and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213855)
157
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many representations he has received expressing concerns about the proposed changes to the local government pension scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(213945)
158
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of how many and what percentage of houses in each National Park in England are second homes; and if he will make a statement.
(213949)
159
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fires there have been in Romford in the last five years.
(213649)
160
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the Department's policy is on fire prevention.
(213650)
161
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which other policies in addition to the £60,000 home scheme are planned to make housing more affordable for young adults.
(213651)
162
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how and where he plans for houses to be constructed for a selling price of £60,000.
(213652)
163
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been constructed in Romford, Essex in each of the last five years.
(213745)
164
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 1978W, on local government finance, for which grants Torbay Unitary Authority may apply; for which grants Torbay Unitary Authority has applied; and for which grants applications were successful.
(213504)
165
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Warrington South constituency, the effects on Warrington South of his Department's policies and actions since it was established.
(213762)
166
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he plans to take to increase the provision of affordable homes for people in Warrington.
(213765)
167
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) rateable value thresholds, (b) rate relief levels and (c) multipliers operated (i) before and (ii) after the business rate revaluation.
(213573)
168
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list (a) inspection regimes and (b) regulators to which housing associations are subject.
(213574)
169
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether (a) regional chambers and (b) county councils will have a role in the allocation of regional casino licences.
(213575)
170
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the consent (a) requests and (b) permissions from local authorities which his Department has (i) accepted and (ii) refused in the most recent full year for which figures are available.
(213576)
171
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to change the consent regimes that regulate the activities of local government.
(213577)
172
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the discretionary activities of local authorities which require consent of central government to proceed in 2004-05.
(213578)
173
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, with which conservation bodies he has discussed his current plans to demolish buildings in Liverpool.
(213496)
174
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the framework is for consultation on the Midlands Way; and if he will make a statement.
(213866)
175
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was added to the council tax rate of a band D council tax payer by each (a) parish and (b) town council in the last year for which figures are available in respect of each such council.
(213337)
176
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans the Government has for revisions to the injury benefits arrangements for firefighters.
(213967)
177
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the proposed new minimum pension age for firefighters is.
(213968)
178
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what planning regulation changes his Department is planning to introduce to address safety concerns over low-level letter boxes, in line with standard EN 13724.
(213721)
179
Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he intends to designate specific sites for development within Hartlepool under the policies set out in Sustainable Communities: Homes for All.
(213501)
180
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) gypsy and (b) traveller families are seeking permanent settlements in Kent.
(213936)
181
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) gypsy and (b) traveller families have made illegal encampments in Kent since 1997.
(213937)
182
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many court cases there have been in Kent involving illegal encampments by (a) gypsy families and (b) travellers since 1997.
(213940)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
183
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in the Coventry area have specialist college status.
(211985)
184
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the official residences for which her Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213561)
185
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on how many occasions her Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213703)
186
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money her Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213713)
187
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what spending is planned on Ofsted for each year from 2003-04 to 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.
(213957)
188
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children are in (a) children's homes and (b) foster care, broken down by ethnic group.
(213755)
189
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213623)
190
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213640)
191
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213658)
192
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.
(213678)
193
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213800)
194
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213821)
195
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the costs of cleaning the Department and its predecessors were in each year since 1997.
(213833)
196
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213836)
197
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much the Department and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213852)
198
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what capital allocations have been made to Leicestershire County Council for education purposes in each year since 1996-97.
(213754)
199
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she next plans to review the education funding formula for schools in England.
(213858)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
200
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the official residences for which her Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213560)
201
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions her Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213702)
202
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money her Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213714)
203
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213619)
204
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213637)
205
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213666)
206
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.
(213674)
207
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213798)
208
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213818)
209
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the costs of cleaning the Department and its predecessors were in each year since 1997.
(213832)
210
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213835)
211
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213851)
212
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the evidential basis was of the public statement made by Andus Radford, district fisheries inspector, that the fine imposed on Mr Paul Joy amounted to a quarter of his income for the month of September 2003.
(213859)
213
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) consultation documents and (b) other communications have been published by her Department since 11th June 1998 concerning the collection at individual vessel level of data on the catches made by under 10 metre PO members.
(213860)
214
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received from (a) fishermen and (b) fishermen's representatives since 11th June 1998 in relation to (i) the collection at individual vessel level of data on cod catches made by under 10 metre PO members and (ii) the imposition of monthly quota allocations for individual vessels operated by those members exploiting waters in Area VIId.
(213861)
215
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) discussions her Department has had with and (b) communications have been received from the European Commission since 1998 on the imposition of monthly cod quota allocations for individual vessels operated by under 10 metre PO members exploiting waters in (i) Area VIId and (ii) other areas.
(213862)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
216
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many copies of the Commentary on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, released on 26th January, have been published; what the final projected print-run is; what the per-unit publishing cost is; and what the total budget for the publication is.
(213187)
217
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Foreign Office staff worked on the compilation of the Commentary on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, released on 26th January; how many man-hours were allocated to its compilation; how many man-hours were consumed; what consultations concerning this publication were held with bodies outside his Department; and what costs were incurred.
(213188)
218
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs and External Relations Council held on 31st January and 1st February; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(213728)
219
N
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations for (a) the winding up of the UN Compensation Commission as soon as the new Iraqi Government is formed and (b) the return of all unspent monies to the new Iraqi Government.
(211837)
220
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of how many people have returned to live permanently in Fallujah since the recent military action in the city; and if he will make a statement.
(213451)
221
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people living in Fallujah have access to water and electricity.
(213452)
222
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many hospitals are open and treating patients in Fallujah; and if he will make a statement.
(213453)
223
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many schools in Fallujah are open and are teaching pupils; and if he will make a statement.
(213485)
224
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent visits have been made by officials from his Department to Fallujah; when each visit took place; what reports have been sent to him following such visits; and if he will make a statement.
(213494)
225
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United States Administration on its policy on the requirement of the European Union that there will need to be official recognition of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey; and if he will make a statement.
(213742)
226
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials of the UK Government have visited Saddam Hussein since he has been in custody; what reports he has received on (a) Saddam Hussein's health and (b) the prison conditions in which Saddam Hussein is being held; and if he will make a statement.
(213913)
227
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress in improving women's rights in Afghanistan.
(211984)
228
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on discussions his Department has had with the Ukraine Government on EU membership.
(211987)
229
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213559)
230
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions his Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213701)
231
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213715)
232
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made concerning the ill treatment of prisoners by the Iraq forces in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(213570)
233
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213622)
234
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213639)
235
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213657)
236
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213677)
237
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213778)
238
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213801)
239
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213803)
240
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213839)
241
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213847)
242
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action his Department is taking to help UK victims of the Asian tsunami to return to the UK.
(213698)
243
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the policy of the Chinese Government of returning North Korean refugees.
(213712)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
244
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practices in each cluster area have been supplied with new computer systems under the terms of the National Programme for NHS IT.
(213454)
245
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital trusts in each cluster area have been supplied with picture archiving and communications systems.
(213455)
246
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the impact of the setting of targets on (a) total time in accident and emergency and (b) inpatient waiting times on radiology departments; and if he will make a statement.
(213469)
247
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the need for the NHS to set aside contingency funds in case of future civil litigation from patients who have contracted MRSA in hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(213472)
248
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts have introduced orthopaedic triage systems using (a) general practitioners with a special interest, (b) physiotherapists and (c) multi-professional teams; and if he will make a statement.
(213473)
249
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on orthopaedic waiting times of triage systems using (a) physiotherapists, (b) general practitioners with a special interest and (c) multi-professional teams.
(213474)
250
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts in England offer women at least one cycle of IVF treatment on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(213475)
251
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of exempting all patients (a) over 75 and (b) under 21 years from dental charges on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(213476)
252
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th January 2004, Official Report, column 192W, on general practitioner referral, what his Department's policy is on encouraging direct referral of patients by general practitioners to (a) therapists, (b) hospital diagnostics and (c) other general practitioners with a specialist interest.
(213536)
253
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that women in the North West receive appropriate (a) pre-natal and (b) maternity medical care.
(213556)
254
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage change has been in the number of NHS dentists in South West London in each year since 1997, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(213544)
255
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of dentists in Kingston and Surbiton stopped taking NHS patients in each year since 1997.
(213545)
256
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of dentists in London stopped taking NHS patients in each year since 1997, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(213546)
257
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time to become a patient of an NHS dentist in South West London was in each year since 1997, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(213547)
258
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he expects one cycle of IVF to be available on the NHS to those who meet the clinical criteria by April in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England and Wales.
(213498)
259
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of IVF in Gloucestershire.
(213499)
260
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment has been made of the safety of the medium used to preserve embryonic stem cells.
(213450)
261
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what capital investment was made in NHS facilities in Worcestershire in each year since 1992.
(213457)
262
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultant episodes were completed in Worcestershire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(213458)
263
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) maximum and (b) average waiting times were for inpatient treatment in Worcestershire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(213478)
264
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people waited for outpatient treatment for longer than 13 weeks in each year since 1997 in Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(213479)
265
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people waited for inpatient treatment for more than 18 months in Worcestershire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(213480)
266
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what requirements there are for primary care trust funding panels to consult patients before reaching a decision on whether to fund treatments and drugs.
(213588)
267
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each make towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 2003-04.
(213558)
268
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department's Ministers used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213700)
269
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213717)
270
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Medical Research Council on research into effective treatments for variant CJD.
(213863)
271
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a research project into the effectiveness of pentosan in the treatment of variant CJD.
(213864)
272
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on provision of drug treatment in Lancashire.
(213906)
273
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a residential drugs rehabilitation place in Lancashire is.
(213907)
274
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Chorley and (b) Preston used accident and emergency services in each of the last three years.
(213909)
275
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a mental health appointment in Lancashire is.
(213910)
276
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people consulted an NHS mental health doctor in Lancashire in each of the last three years.
(213911)
277
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of running primary care trusts was in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(213959)
278
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total administrative cost of strategic health authorities was in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(213960)
279
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available for the hospital chaplaincy service for the Sikh faith.
(213890)
280
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on health promotion amongst black and minority ethnic communities in England in each year since 2000.
(213893)
281
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on health promotion in each year from 2000.
(213894)
282
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been put in place by the Government to tackle (a) cardiovascular disease and (b) diabetes in the South Asian population in England.
(213895)
283
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) privately-owned and (b) local authority-owned care homes there are in the Vale of York; where each is located; and what the bed capacity of each is.
(213464)
284
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 20th January, Official Report, column 1119W, on out-of-hours services, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the decision of the North Yorkshire Emergency Doctors Co-operative to go into administration.
(213579)
285
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of social worker vacancies was in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority; and how many were posts dealing with children in each case.
(213916)
286
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213617)
287
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213632)
288
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213664)
289
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213672)
290
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213783)
291
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213793)
292
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213808)
293
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213816)
294
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213843)
295
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are taken to ensure that walking sticks, crutches and similar aids are returned to the NHS by patients once they are no longer needed.
(213950)
296
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Warrington South constituency, the effects on Warrington South of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.
(213763)
297
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will prohibit the use of national rate 0870 telephone numbers by general practices and other frontline primary care services; and if he will make a statement.
(213505)
298
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the additional cancer funding announced on 30th September 2003 has been spent.
(213482)
299
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to address shortfalls consequent on the funding cap on voluntary hospices.
(213483)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
300
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 25th January, Official Report, columns 268-9W, on crime, if he will make it his policy to record (a) alcohol-related violent offences, (b) youth offences, (c) internet crime and (d) domestic violence offences centrally; and if he will make a statement.
(213868)
301
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when UK Visas will reply to the letter dated 6th January from the honourable Member for Edinburgh West with regard to Hakim Sadi.
(213460)
302
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Department's Answer of 15th December 2004, Official Report, column 1182W, on police divisions, what progress he has made in ensuring that (a) Trafford Police division and (b) other police divisions have a suitable place of safety as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983.
(213537)
303
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that asylum seekers can undertake voluntary work.
(213857)
304
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January, Official Report, columns 115-6W, on identity cards, when a decision will be made on the number and location of centres where biometric information may be recorded; and what assessment has been made of the feasibility and cost of using mobile equipment to collect this information.
(213532)
305
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January, Official Report, columns 121-2W, on passports, when a final decision will be made on the number of interview offices; and what steps he has taken to investigate the practicality of mobile facilities for remote areas.
(213771)
306
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of the Carter Report.
(213550)
307
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service on the input of the voluntary sector to the criminal justice system.
(213551)
308
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Worcester constituency, the effects on Worcester of changes to his Department's policy since 1997.
(213481)
309
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213441)
310
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213613)
311
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213716)
312
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedure is followed on the discovery of victims of human trafficking; and if he will make a statement.
(213567)
313
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes he estimates were committed by drug users in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Lancashire in the last period for which figures are available.
(213904)
314
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide further funding for CCTV schemes in Lancashire.
(213905)
315
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cash in transit attacks have taken place in the UK in each of the last five years; how much cash has been stolen; and how many people were convicted for these attacks.
(213529)
316
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether homeless people subject to house arrest without trial under his proposals for the detention of terrorists will receive help in finding accommodation for their detention.
(213466)
317
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for housing terrorist suspects who are homeless at the time of arrest under his proposals for detention without trial; whether it is his policy to press for priority to be given to such people on waiting lists for council accommodation; and what assessment he has made of the suitability of bed and breakfast accommodation for such people.
(213467)
318
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213621)
319
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213638)
320
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213656)
321
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213676)
322
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213777)
323
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213796)
324
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213804)
325
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213820)
326
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213845)
327
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers resident in Loughborough are in receipt of hard case payments; and if he will make a statement.
(213915)
328
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to increase overseas student visa charges.
(213699)
329
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were reported to the police as missing from home in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) age and (b) gender.
(213766)
330
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of officers of inspector rank and above in each constabulary are (a) women and (b) from ethnic minorities, broken down by rank.
(213767)
331
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what programmes are in place within the police service to develop the skills of officers of inspector rank and above.
(213768)
332
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will draw on best practice within the public and private sector to ensure that the skills and abilities of women and ethnic minorities within the police force are developed to their full potential; and if he will make a statement.
(213769)
333
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation was in each year since 1997-98.
(213572)
334
N
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to correspondence dated 21st December concerning a previous letter dated 21st November regarding a constituent Ms Christine Murgwisi, Reference M18542/4.
(212049)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
335
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what technical assistance and advice the Government has given to Guyana following the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(213899)
336
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what cash donations for emergency aid the Government has given to Guyana (a) through the EU, (b) through non-governmental organisations and (c) directly, following the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(213900)
337
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries there have been as a result of the recent flooding in Guyana.
(213901)
338
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the damage to (a) housing and (b) other infrastructure caused by the recent flooding in Guyana; what estimate he has made of how much it will cost to repair that damage; and if he will make a statement.
(213902)
339
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) technical assistance, (b) advice and (c) cash donations the Government has given to the Caribbean for disaster management following (i) Hurricane Ivan and (ii) the recent floods in Guyana.
(213903)
340
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial help has been given to the Iraqi Government by the United Kingdom to help towards the cost of rebuilding the city of Fallujah; and if he will make a statement.
(213741)
341
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the role of private companies in the provision of water in developing countries.
(213484)
342
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the Government of Ghana about its citizens' access to clean water.
(213497)
343
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213442)
344
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213604)
345
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213718)
346
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213618)
347
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213631)
348
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213665)
349
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213673)
350
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213784)
351
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213799)
352
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213807)
353
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213817)
354
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213844)
355
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department is taking with multilateral institutions in Eritrea to combat religious persecution of Christians.
(213697)
356
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the objectives of British development and aid policy in Iraq.
(213581)
Questions to the Leader of the House
357
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Leader of the House, how much money his Office has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213719)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
358
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons pupils in special units were not included in the figures on post-primary enrolments used in the Costello Report.
(213772)
359
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations the Government has made to the US Administration regarding the granting of visa applications to members of Sinn Fein to enter the USA.
(213648)
360
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213443)
361
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213605)
362
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213720)
363
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action has been taken against the branch of the Monkstown Young Citizens Volunteers that displayed paramilitary regalia and flags associated with the Ulster Volunteer Force on the Ballymacarrett Loyal Orange Lodge District No.6 Parade on 12th July 2004.
(213534)
364
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action has been taken against the two bands that participated in the District Loyal Orange Lodge No.6. Ballymacarrett Parade without undergoing the required registration.
(213535)
365
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213615)
366
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213633)
367
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213668)
368
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213669)
369
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213780)
370
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213792)
371
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213811)
372
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213813)
373
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213842)
374
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much financial assistance has been offered by Invest NI to LVM to locate new premises in (a) West Belfast and (b) East Belfast; and if he will make a statement on the status of this project.
(213548)
375
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much of the grant assistance which was offered to TK-ECC in 1999 has been clawed back since its closure; and if he will contribute funds clawed back to the company's pension fund.
(213549)
Questions to the Prime Minister
376
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met President George Bush; and what matters were discussed.
(211898)
377
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Prime Minister, on how how many occasions he has used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213444)
378
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Prime Minister, how much money his Office spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213687)
379
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has made concerning the ill treatment of prisoners by Iraqi forces in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(213566)
380
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Prime Minister, what reports and recommendations by Lord Birt in the course of his work in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) as an adviser to him are available to honourable Members.
(213468)
381
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Prime Minister, what the average cost of an inquiry by the Committee on Standards in Public Life has been in the last 12-month period for which figures are available.
(213770)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
382
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213445)
383
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213606)
384
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213688)
385
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213626)
386
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since it was established.
(213643)
387
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since it was established.
(213660)
388
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since it was established.
(213681)
389
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since it was established.
(213729)
390
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since it was established.
(213744)
391
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213785)
392
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213824)
393
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Department and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since it was established.
(213856)
394
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date the Government expects the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 2005 to secure Privy Council approval.
(213571)
395
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland on the new parliamentary boundaries for Westminster constituencies.
(213580)
Questions to the Solicitor General
396
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January, Official Report, columns 345-6W, on Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions (Essex), what the cost to public funds was of prosecutions (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) for the period to September 2004; and if she will make a statement.
(213869)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
397
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether her Department gave written permission allowing the sale of the Fast Patrol Vessel Defender to go ahead.
(213459)
398
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the volume of UK exports to (a) the USA and (b) China was in each of the last 10 years.
(213597)
399
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many enquiries have been made by members of the general public to her Department for information under Freedom of Information legislation since 1st January; and how many of these enquiries were responded to within 20 days.
(213773)
400
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department is taking to assist people who are unable to open bank accounts due to a lack of key identification documents, with particular reference to (a) the elderly, (b) the disabled and (c) non-UK nationals.
(213389)
401
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will refer the operators of premium telephone number (a) 0906 124 2692 and (b) 0906 633 7066 to the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services.
(213589)
402
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will refer the operators of premium telephone number 0906 633 4228 to the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services.
(213912)
403
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on how how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213446)
404
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the official residences for which her Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213607)
405
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money her Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213689)
406
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with energy suppliers regarding the (a) accuracy, (b) comprehensibility and (c) timeliness of their bills; and what the outcome has been of those discussions.
(213723)
407
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with Ofgem regarding the accuracy, comprehensibility and timeliness of the bills sent by energy suppliers to their customers; and what the outcome has been of those discussions.
(213724)
408
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of inaccurate energy bills on consumer debt.
(213725)
409
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will require energy suppliers to provide consumers with a bill based on an actual meter reading at least twice in each calendar year; and if she will make a statement.
(213726)
410
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she will take to publicise the registration provisions for civil partnerships in the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 on the date on which they will come into force.
(213930)
411
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date the registration provisions for civil partnerships in the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 will come into force.
(213931)
412
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations she has undertaken with those groups and individuals who have indicated an interest in the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 on the date on which the registration provisions for civil partnerships will come into force.
(213932)
413
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations she has had with venues and institutions that have indicated an interest in facilitating the registration of civil partnerships on the date on which those provisions in the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 will come into force.
(213933)
414
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213614)
415
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213635)
416
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the annual cost of consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department was since 1997.
(213653)
417
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213670)
418
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213781)
419
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213795)
420
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213810)
421
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213814)
422
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213841)
423
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department is taking to control (a) telephone cold calling and (b) unsolicited silent calls from commercial power diallers from (i) within and (ii) outside the UK.
(213502)
424
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the objectives of British commercial policy in Iraq.
(213528)
425
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Warrington South constituency have benefited from the minimum wage since its introduction.
(213764)
426
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's assessment is of the environmental sustainability of the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline.
(213686)
427
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will invite the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services to regulate the marketing of mobile phone services to ensure that it is possible readily to terminate the service, with particular reference to (a) ring tones and (b) jokes.
(213865)
428
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research projects she is supporting in wind power generation.
(213870)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
429
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January, Official Report, columns 669-70W, on the A3, for what reasons Ministers did not inform the Right honourable Member for South West Surrey and the honourable Member for North East Hampshire (a) about the redesignation of the A3 at Hindhead and (b) that the timetable for the A3 Hindhead Tunnel has been delayed.
(213953)
430
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of a possible link between prominent roadside advertising and road accidents.
(213470)
431
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213608)
432
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213690)
433
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies his Department has conducted of the effect at different times of day of noise pollution from Heathrow Airport in Maidenhead and the surrounding area.
(213495)
434
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213627)
435
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213644)
436
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213654)
437
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.
(213682)
438
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213786)
439
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213825)
440
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs of cleaning the Department and its predecessors were in each year since 1997.
(213829)
441
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
(213838)
442
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Department and its predecessors spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213854)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
443
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213448)
444
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213610)
445
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213693)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
446
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of removing the means test from the Independent Living Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(213477)
447
Mr John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants there are in each constituency in the County of Durham other than Easington.
(213533)
448
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions departmental Ministers have used the Queen's Flight in each of the past five years.
(213449)
449
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the current occupants make towards the running costs of each; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 2003-04; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment at each was in 2003-04.
(213611)
450
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.
(213692)
451
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received about the Sheffield's Forgemasters pension scheme.
(213392)
452
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997.
(213616)
453
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on the production of in-house magazines in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213634)
454
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213663)
455
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.
(213671)
456
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213782)
457
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the costs of departmental (a) staff training days and (b) staff development days held away from the Department were in each year since 1997.
(213794)
458
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department in each year since 1997.
(213809)
459
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.
(213815)
460
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.
(213840)
461
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed unemployment benefit in each constituency in Wales for the latest period in which figures are available.
(213538)
462
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed sickness-related benefit in each constituency in Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.
(213539)
463
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Northavon constituency (a) were eligible for and (b) received winter fuel payments in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05.
(213506)
464
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the projected expenditure of his Department for advertising and publicity is for the year 2004-05, broken down by campaign; and what the projected total expenditure on advertising and publicity is for the following three years.
(213507)
465
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many participants in the New Deal for Young People have joined (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times and (d) more than three times since its introduction.
(213898)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
466
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of (a) married, (b) cohabiting and (c) lone mothers are in (i) part-time and (ii) full-time work.
[Transferred] (213897)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
467
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many liquor licences were revoked from (a) public houses, (b) wine bars and (c) nightclubs in (i) Southend-on-Sea and (ii) Essex in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (213727)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
468
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his aims were for the conference on regenerating UK towns and cities held in Manchester on 31st January.
[Transferred] (213871)
469
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the strategy for building sustainable communities.
[Transferred] (213872)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
470
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reasons teachers accused of assaulting pupils are not granted anonymity.
[Transferred] (213552)
471
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures her Department has introduced to increase the efficiency of the system for dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers.
[Transferred] (213553)
472
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that teachers are protected from false allegations of abuse by pupils.
[Transferred] (213554)
473
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the guidelines for protecting teachers accused of abuse by pupils.
[Transferred] (213555)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
474
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on reconstruction in countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
[Question Unstarred] (212239)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
475
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Department for Trade and Industry will reply to Mr Brian Worrall of Bestwood, Nottingham as promised by her Office in the letter dated 7th October 2004 from Mr John Saunders.
[Transferred] (213440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
476
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to extend the winter fuel allowance to pensioners paying for residential care home accommodation.
[Transferred] (213747)

 
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