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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 3 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 Thursday 3 February 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 3 February 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 3 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 Thursday 3 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 3 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish detailed visitor activity logs for the directgov website.
(214271)
2
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Precedent Book.
(213591)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
3
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met Sir Ronald Cohen to discuss official Government business.
(214025)
4
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of those in receipt of tax credits in (a) Wirral South and (b) the UK have been subject to overpayment demands.
(214009)
5
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created in the Greater London area as a result of public investment in each of the last five years.
(214372)
6
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to answer the letter of the honourable Member for Birkenhead, dated 17th January, regarding the tax credits of his constituents, Mr and Mrs Newnes.
(213520)
7
N
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated total cost to the Treasury would be if the premiums of tax exempt saving plans were raised to £600 per annum.
(213190)
8
N
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when a review of the premium limits of tax-exempt saving plans was last conducted.
(213191)
9
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the payments under the 1992 Treasury Rules were invoked for (a) Gunwharf, Portsmouth, (b) Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, (c) Peninsular Barracks, Winchester and (d) Ashford Barracks, Kent; and whether the Rules have ever been invoked more than once on the same site.
(214283)
10
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide the necessary funding to the relevant Government Department to permit the provision of (a) free television licences and (b) free off peak travel to all pensioners; and if he will estimate the cost of making each such provision in each of the next three years.
(214002)
11
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide funding to the Department for Work and Pensions to allow it to increase the winter fuel allowance to pensioners.
(214003)
12
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in (i) the North West, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) Chorley was in (A) 1980-89, (B) 1990-99 and (C) 2004.
(214004)
13
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth unemployment were in North Southwark and Bermondsey in each of the last eight years.
(214331)
14
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of how many deaths in (a) Greater London and (b) North Southwark and Bermondsey alcohol was the primary cause in each of the last five years.
(214332)
15
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of unemployment was in North Durham in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available.
(214194)
16
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy for funding aid for Africa.
(214111)
17
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes his Department has made since 2001 to the way in which small firms are required to calculate the tax due on profits.
(214183)
18
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Customs Co-operation Sub-committee - EEC-Albania met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214296)
19
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage change in household net income has been for each decade over each of the past 30 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214018)
20
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child tax credit appeal cases have been received in each month since the inception of tax credits.
(214143)
21
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average timescale is for a child tax credit appeal, broken down by region.
(214171)
22
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely reimbursement of tax revenues necessary if actions of a similar class to the Marks and Spencer case against the Inland Revenue at the European Court of Justice are successful.
(213969)
23
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a list of the tables and related fields of his Department's Public Expenditure Survey database together with diagrams showing the table relationships.
(213590)
24
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people who work in the public sector.
(214012)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
25
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will list community courts which have been established in England.
(214035)
26
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current sitting hours of courts.
(214403)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
27
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will establish a fund similar to that set up with National Lottery funding but which is accessible to those unable to accept money from the Lottery on religious or cultural grounds.
(213971)
28
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in Blyth Valley are in receipt of free television licences.
(214204)
29
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people owning a television licence live in multiple dwelling units in (a) the private sector and (b) social housing.
(214142)
30
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that digital television reception will be available to occupants of multiple dwelling units via (a) satellite and (b) digital terrestrial television through communal aerial systems; and if she will make a statement.
(214191)
31
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many foreign nationals have visited museums in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(214023)
32
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery money has been granted in the Chorley constituency in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2004-05; and to which schemes.
(213999)
33
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery money has been granted to Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley.
(214000)
34
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many lottery applications from the Chorley constituency are awaiting decision.
(214001)
35
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many police officers there were in the Royal Parks Constabulary in each year since 1994; and what projections there are for numbers of officers in the force in future years.
(214289)
36
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many publications were issued by her Department in each of the last four years.
(214327)
37
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who will bear the cost of (a) the Stonehenge visitor centre project, (b) the Countess roundabout A303(T) flyover and (c) the Stonehenge tunnel and Winterbourne Stoke bypass project.
(214209)
38
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy that the Stonehenge visitor centre project should proceed if the A303(T) tunnel project is (a) cancelled and (b) postponed.
(214210)
39
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she received a copy of the Association of British Bookmakers Report on fixed odds betting terminals; and what assessment her Department has made of its findings.
(214186)
40
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conclusions her Department has reached on the impact of high stake slot machines, with particular reference to fixed odds betting terminals, on problem gambling.
(214187)
41
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of evidence from Gamcare on the effect of fixed odds betting terminals on the Gamcare helpline for problem gamblers; and whether she is re-examining the voluntary code drawn up with bookmakers in the light of that evidence.
(214188)
42
N
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on compensation to businesses which would be displaced by a successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
(213521)
43
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of how many applications for extending licensing hours will be made in each police authority area in England and Wales.
(214043)
44
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister about the proposed plans to redevelop parts of Liverpool.
(213511)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
45
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in each of the past three years an aircraft from the Queen's Flight carrying Ministers on official business has stopped off at a UK airport other than RAF Northolt during a return flight from overseas.
(213984)
46
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to establish an appeals panel, independent of his Department, for veterans whose claims have been rejected by the Discretionary Award Panel and the Discretionary Award Appeals Panel; and if he will make a statement.
(214286)
47
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what involvement the Royal Navy has in defining the requirements for the CVFs; and what arrangements are in place to ensure a continuing Royal Navy input into the programme.
(214222)
48
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original contract price was for the delivery by Swan Hunter of two landing ships dock (auxiliary) vessels; and whether there has been a change in that contractual price since award of the contract.
(214223)
49
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the medical units serving in Iraq.
(214355)
50
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rank was of the officers of the Army Board who took the decision on the new name for the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, the King's Own Borderers Regiment and the King's Regiment.
(214356)
51
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many police officers there were in the Ministry of Defence Police Force in each year since 1994; and what projections there are for numbers of officers in the force in future years.
(214290)
52
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the proposed timetable for withdrawing British forces from Northern Ireland; whether troops will be redeployed; and if he will make a statement.
(214268)
53
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for improving network interoperability; what Ministry of Defence agency is responsible for funding the Joint Network Management System and Multiple Tactical Datalink Management Systems; what the nature is of the relationship between these two systems; how they will interact with the US Joint Interface Control Officers Support System; what the timescale is for each project; and if he will make a statement.
(214269)
54
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Defence Airfield Review has been completed; how the Review differs from the Airfields Review Study; and if he will make a statement.
(214270)
55
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on troop deployments in Iraq.
(214110)
56
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the functions of the Mk98 Mod 5 Fire Control System and the SLBM Retargeting System; when this assessment was last (a) reviewed and (b) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(214238)
57
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the total cost of acquiring the (a) hardware and (b) software for (i) the Mk98 Mod 5 Fire Control System and (ii) modifications to the Trident system under the SLBM Retargeting System; and if he will make a statement.
(214239)
58
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the date of entry into service of the Mk98 Mod 5 Fire Control System for Trident; when this assessment was last (a) reviewed and (b) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(214240)
59
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to his Department in each year since 1993 of modifications to the shore-based target planning system for Trident; when the last modification took place; what its cost was; and if he will make a statement on the functions of these modifications.
(214241)
60
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's plans are for (a) renewing and (b) replacing the Trident weapons system; when these plans were last reviewed; how often these plans have been reviewed since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(214242)
61
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the arming, fusing and firing system components of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a statement.
(214243)
62
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the (a) neutron generators and (b) the gas reservoirs of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a statement.
(214244)
63
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the gas reservoirs for Trident nuclear warheads are filled with tritium; and if he will make a statement.
(214245)
64
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the last transfer of nuclear material between the United States and Britain under the Mutual Defence Agreement took place; and if he will make a statement.
(214246)
65
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04 the Disposal Services Agency spent in Scotland (i) in monetary terms and (ii) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; and if he will make a statement.
(214249)
66
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people work for the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency; how many are employed in Scotland; what the equivalent figures were in 2004; what the personnel costs of the agency are; and what they were in 2004.
(214250)
67
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people work for the Defence Vetting Agency; how many are employed in Scotland; what the equivalent figures were in 2004; what the personnel costs of the agency are; and what they were in 2004.
(214251)
68
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04 the Veterans Agency spent in Scotland (i) in monetary terms and (ii) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; and if he will make a statement.
(214252)
69
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the use of satellites for extremely high frequency communications with Trident nuclear submarines; which satellites his Department plans to use for extremely high frequency communications with Trident nuclear submarines; and if he will make a statement on his Department's assessment of the importance of extremely high frequency communications with Trident nuclear submarines.
(214373)
70
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the running costs of the Trident programme have been since it came into service; what the running costs of the Trident programme are in this financial year; what the total lifetime running costs of the Trident programme are expected to be at the end of its service period; and if he will make a statement.
(214374)
71
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Trident submarines are on active service; how many are being repaired; and if he will make a statement.
(214375)
72
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) missiles and (b) warheads are deployed on Trident submarines; what the approximate yield of the nuclear warheads deployed is; and if he will make a statement.
(214376)
73
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the threats the UK's Trident nuclear weapons are (a) intended to deter and (b) targeted against; when this assessment was last (i) reviewed and (ii) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(214377)
74
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the role of the Trident programme in combating international terrorism; when this assessment was last (a) reviewed and (b) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(214378)
75
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of terrorist threats to the UK and security threats coming from sovereign states with standing armies; when this assessment was last (a) reviewed and (b) changed; and if he will make a statement.
(214379)
76
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of Kellogg Brown and Root to perform the role of physical integrator for the new aircraft carrier project.
(213996)
77
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the physical integrator for the new aircraft carrier project.
(213997)
78
John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Rosyth dockyard.
(213998)
79
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where Harrier jets returning from Afghanistan will be serviced and repaired.
(214392)
80
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on current suppliers of clothing at the Defence Clothing and Textile Agency, Bicester.
(214013)
81
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from his US counterpart regarding the length of deployment of the multinational forces in Iraq.
(214014)
82
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his plans for the Pilning Rifle Range.
(213922)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
83
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on local authorities' obligations to (a) assess the requirement for and (b) provide adequate local parking facilities for residents.
(214032)
84
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance he has issued to regional assemblies on holding meetings in different locations around the region.
(214157)
85
N
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department was consulted on the proposed reduction in fire cover for the King's Cross/St Pancras transport interchange.
(213758)
86
N
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department was consulted on the possible impact on the response to a terrorist incident in central London of the proposed reductions in fire cover in central London.
(213759)
87
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions have taken place in each region between fire, ambulance and police services on how they will co-operate in the eventuality of regional control centres being set up for the fire service.
(214010)
88
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what decision the South West Regional Management Board took at its recent meeting with regard to the outline business concern on south west regional control centres for the fire service.
(214011)
89
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Cabinet Office in respect of the funding requirements of (a) local authorities and (b) the Council of the Isles of Scilly to meet their obligations and duties under the (i) Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and (ii) other civil protection regulations.
(214217)
90
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what future roles are planned for (a) county councils, (b) district councils and (c) parish and town councils.
(214393)
91
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) framework for consultation and (b) list of consultees were for the Northern Way document; and if he will make a statement.
(214394)
92
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last met trade union representatives to discuss proposed changes to the local government pension scheme.
(214395)
93
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many times the Fire Service has been called out on false calls in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Chorley in each of the last five years.
(214396)
94
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans there are for providing new housing with a selling price of £60,000 in the Chorley constituency.
(214397)
95
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to increase the number of affordable homes for the people of Chorley.
(214398)
96
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Public Sector Leasehold Working Party last met; and when it is scheduled to meet next.
(214044)
97
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place minutes of the meetings of the Public Sector Leasehold Working Party since February 2002 in the Library.
(214045)
98
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the current work programme of the Public Sector Leasehold Working Party.
(214046)
99
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what advice his Department has issued on (a) the groups of local authority leaseholders who should not be recharged their full share of the cost of capital works on their blocks and (b) the loan and repayment options that should be made available to local authority leaseholders re-charged for their share of the cost of capital works on their blocks.
(214047)
100
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what requirements there are on local councillors to declare an interest when considering applications for the extension of licensing hours.
(214029)
101
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures his Department plans to introduce training for local authority councillors who will sit on the new licensing boards that will grant extension to licensing hours.
(214030)
102
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what environmental impact assessment was carried out in connection with his five year plan on sustainable communities; and what evaluation was made of increased threats posed by flooding in earmarking sites to develop these new communities.
(214235)
103
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many affordable houses were built in (a) Plymouth and (b) Devon in 2004.
(213981)
104
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, (b) the Minister for the Arts and (c) the Minister for Media and Heritage about his proposals to demolish buildings in Liverpool.
(213509)
105
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with English Heritage about his plans to demolish buildings in Liverpool.
(213510)
106
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on progress in implementation of the high hedges provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003; when constituents will be able to take relevant complaints to their local authority; and when his Department will issue guidelines to local authorities on implementation of the provision.
(214208)
107
N
David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when his Department will reply to the letter of 21st December 2004 from the honourable Member for Walsall North transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry, concerning a constituent.
(213490)
108
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) gypsy and (b) traveller camps have been opened in (i) Kent and (ii) Medway since 1997.
(213966)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
109
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people are in receipt of education maintenance allowance (EMA) in Birmingham, broken down by constituency; and what the total value of EMA paid to them is.
(214034)
110
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Birmingham have benefited from free nursery places since the policy was introduced, broken down by constituency.
(214037)
111
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many bids Surrey Local Education Authority has made for funding under the New Deal for Schools; what the total monetary value of these bids is; how many grants the Authority received under the New Deal for Schools; and what the total monetary value of these grants is.
(214184)
112
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the severance terms of the former Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Council.
(214167)
113
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students received the £100 education maintenance allowance cash bonus in January; how many payments are outstanding; what the total cost of the payments to date; and what estimate has been made of the expected total annual cost of the cash bonus payments.
(214263)
114
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the components are of the unit cost funding gap between the cost of educating (a) a school sixth-former and (b) a further education college student in the 16 to 19 age range.
(214185)
115
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much (a) the national, (b) each regional and (c) each local learning and skills council spent on (i) marketing and (ii) audit in 2003-04.
(214214)
116
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the capital spend on school extension repairs and classroom upgrades was in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley in each year since 1997.
(214399)
117
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in Chorley have benefited from new classrooms, school extensions and upgrades since 1997.
(214400)
118
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether support is provided in schools to young people with (a) diabetes and (b) kidney-related illnesses to educate them about the dangers of over-consumption of salt.
(214179)
119
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what initiatives are being undertaken in schools to raise awareness of the dangers of over-consumption of salt by young people.
(214181)
120
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in setting up the Institute of Assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(213875)
121
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) research she has commissioned and (b) discussions she has had on devising examinations which can identify performance over the full range of grades envisaged for advance level qualifications in the Tomlinson Report; and if she will make a statement.
(213876)
122
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what work is being conducted on integrating apprenticeships into the diploma framework in the Tomlinson Report; and what discussions she has had with employers about this proposal.
(213877)
123
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the levels of literacy and numeracy among school-age children in North Durham were in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available.
(214189)
124
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers there were in North Durham in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available.
(214193)
125
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the GCSE results were for students in North Durham in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available.
(214195)
126
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the amount spent per pupil was in North Durham in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available.
(214196)
127
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the EC-Canada Joint Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214310)
128
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the EC-United States of America Joint Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214311)
129
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school leavers in the City of Durham moved on to (a) higher education, (b) further education and (c) employment in each of the last five years.
(214357)
130
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether Learning and Skills Council funding is available for the Security Industry Association's training programmes.
(213881)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
131
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many mobile phones have been recycled (a) wholly and (b) partly in each year since 1997.
(213983)
132
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies her Department has carried out into the consequences of incorporating clinical waste into the normal household collection system; and if she will make a statement.
(213987)
133
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her Department's policy to support the scrapping of separate collections by local councils for clinical waste.
(213988)
134
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has consulted with the Environment Agency on the scrapping of separate collections by local councils for clinical waste.
(213989)
135
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to encourage the recycling of mobile phones and their component parts by (a) businesses and (b) the general public; and if she will make a statement.
(213990)
136
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the work her Department is undertaking in respect of adaption policies as a result of climate change.
(214220)
137
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have been brought by her Department for animal abuse in the course of movement of animals to member states of the European Union.
(214371)
138
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to review the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 with a view to introducing new legislation.
(214007)
139
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what ministerial visits are planned for each minister in her Department in the next six months; and if she will make a statement.
(214021)
140
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned on the duration of damage to (a) soil and (b) ground water on land that was used for (i) munitions production or (ii) fireworks production; and if she will make a statement.
(214402)
141
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the legal basis under (a) Community law and (b) domestic law is for establishing monthly quota allocations in the Channel fishery (ICES area VIId) in respect of cod landings by individual vessels in the under 10-metre fishing fleet.
(213882)
142
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the status is of the proposals contained in the consultation document issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, dated 11th June 1998, headed Fixed Quota Allocations for Domestic Waters (Areas IV, VI and VII).
(213883)
143
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Department's policy on the feasibility and desirability of collecting and maintaining at individual vessel level comprehensive data on the catches made by under 10 metre PO members remains as set out in Annex B, section 8 of the consultation document issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, dated 11th June 1998, headed Fixed Quota Allocations for Domestic Waters (Areas IV, VI and VII).
(213884)
144
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many areas in (a) the UK and (b) France, monthly cod quota allocations are imposed on individual vessels operated by under 10 metre PO members; and when those limitations were imposed.
(213885)
145
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legal instruments set out her Department's powers to impose monthly quota allocations in the Channel fishery (ICES area VIId) in respect of and landings by individual vessels in the under 10 metre fishing fleet; when those instruments were promulgated; when they were first published; and when they came into force.
(213886)
146
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether cattle in the early pre-patent stage of bovine tuberculosis may shed significant numbers of infectious organisms and thereby contribute to the spread of the disease by cattle to cattle spread.
(214113)
147
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted on whether species of wildlife other than the badger are a significant reservoir for bovine tuberculosis.
(214114)
148
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if, following the outcome of the four counties study of bovine tuberculosis in Ireland, she will abandon the Krebs trials and adopt proactive controls on badger hotspot areas where there is significant incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle.
(214115)
149
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what circumstances she would consider abandoning the Krebs trials.
(214116)
150
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted on the possible use of polymerase chain reaction portable laboratories for the detection of bovine tuberculosis in badgers, their excretions or material contaminated by them.
(214117)
151
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether the availability of rapid assay methods for bovine tuberculosis would assist in the detection of infection in badgers.
(214118)
152
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of tuberculosis outbreaks in cattle over the past five years has been attributed by her officials to badger-to-cattle transmission; and what the percentage was in the previous 10 years.
(214119)
153
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review her Department's policy on the issue of licences to farmers and other landowners for the destruction of badgers associated with outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis.
(214120)
154
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of whether the conclusion of the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland that reducing the badger population controls bovine tuberculosis is applicable to the UK.
(214121)
155
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the differences in the outcomes between the four counties study of bovine tuberculosis in Ireland and the Krebs trial results so far reported.
(214122)
156
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the significant differences are between the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland and the Krebs trial.
(214123)
157
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department was notified of the results of the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland.
(214124)
158
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many herds in Cumbria, where purchased animals were introduced, cattle to cattle spread of bovine tuberculosis infection was judged by her officials to have occurred within the herd during 2004.
(214126)
159
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis in cattle herds in Cumbria were judged by her officials to be caused by infection transmitted by purchased stock during 2004.
(214127)
160
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the loss of tuberculosis-free status in the UK on (a) intra-community trade, (b) trade with Russia and (c) trade with the rest of the world in all UK cattle products, including milk and dairy products.
(214128)
161
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the change in the number of tuberculosis outbreaks continues at the rate experienced over the last five years; and whether she expects the tuberculosis-free status of the national herd to be lost.
(214129)
162
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tuberculosis outbreaks in cattle were recorded in England and Wales in 2004; and whether a similar number of outbreaks has been recorded in any of the last 30 years.
(214130)
163
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether analyses of TB99 returns provide data on the number of tuberculosis breakdowns attributable to (a) cattle to cattle spread and (b) badger to cattle transmission.
(214131)
164
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to support (a) a significant reduction in numbers of red deer in the Dulverton area and (b) the targeted culling of sick deer to reduce the spread of M. bovis infection.
(214132)
165
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications of pockets of M. bovis infection in deer for the health of (a) cattle and (b) other wildlife in the area.
(214133)
166
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether pockets of M. bovis infection reported in wild deer in the Dulverton area of Exmoor are related locally to high levels of endemic infection in badgers; and whether isolates of M. bovis from both species share the same spoligotype.
(214134)
167
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons her Department no longer publishes data on bovine tuberculosis infection rates in badgers.
(214135)
168
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted on public perception of the costs of the bovine tuberculosis control programme.
(214136)
169
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the costs of carrying out a comprehensive culling programme of badgers infected with bovine tuberculosis.
(214137)
170
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the results of the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland are consistent with results recorded from the study at East Offaly.
(214138)
171
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account she takes of public perception of badgers in determining her policy on badger culling for the purpose of controlling bovine tuberculosis; and what measures she plans to inform the public of the (a) economic effects, (b) potential public health risks of bovine tuberculosis infection in badgers and (c) welfare implications for badgers.
(214139)
172
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) meetings and (b) communications her Department has had with officials of the Irish Agriculture Ministry concerning the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland.
(214160)
173
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland.
(214162)
174
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the implications for control of bovine tuberculosis in England and Wales of the findings of the four counties study on bovine tuberculosis in Ireland regarding the effect of proactive culling of badgers on the rate at which herds become subject to a confirmed restriction.
(214163)
175
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is in respect of areas of grazing where it is too dangerous to graze cattle due to the high density of the badger population and the associated dangers of badger-to-cattle transmission of tuberculosis.
(214164)
176
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of whether it is possible for farmers to apply biosecurity measures to their cattle herds which are sufficiently stringent to prevent any cattle-to-badger contact.
(214165)
177
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of whether biosecurity measures applied by farmers to their cattle herds to prevent contact between cattle and badgers reduce significantly the incidence of endemic infection in badgers.
(214166)
178
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the EC-New Zealand Joint Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214314)
179
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the EC-Canada Joint Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214315)
180
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Management Committee for fisheries products met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214316)
181
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee for the fisheries and aquaculture sector met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214317)
182
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what applications were made to her Department during January under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; what the (a) total and (b) average cost was of discovery and distribution of the information requested; how many requests were answered within the statutory 20-day period; and what reasons were given to those whose requests were rejected.
(214224)
183
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her presentation to the World Economic Forum in Davos on 27th January, and the outcome of the meeting.
(214329)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
184
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost has been to the United Kingdom in each of the last five years of UK peacekeeping forces; and if he will make a statement.
(214384)
185
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what factors informed his choice for the question in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214335)
186
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research his Department undertook regarding the question in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214336)
187
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what opinion polling evidence his Department considered or commissioned regarding potential questions in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214337)
188
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what focus group research his Department considered or commissioned regarding potential questions in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214338)
189
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations, and with whom, his Department carried out regarding potential questions in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214339)
190
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which (a) Government organisations and departments, (b) non-government organisations, (c) private companies, (d) institutions of the European Union and (e) other bodies he consulted regarding potential questions in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214340)
191
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he decided the wording of the question to be used in the referendum on the EU Constitution.
(214341)
192
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contracts his Department has agreed with organisations for opinion polling or related research in the last 24 months.
(214342)
193
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research into public opinion his Department has commissioned over the last 24 months.
(214343)
194
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list all organisations or individuals that have provided public opinion research to his Department over the last 24 months.
(214344)
195
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list all organisations or individuals with which his Department has agreed contracts for research projects over the past 24 months.
(214345)
196
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list all public opinion research projects that his Department has carried out over the past 24 months.
(214346)
197
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what public opinion research his Department has undertaken, commissioned or received regarding (a) the EU Constitution and (b) the European Union in the past 24 months.
(214347)
198
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's implementation of Article IV-444 of the EU Constitution.
(214348)
199
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will explain the Government's intended procedures for parliamentary ratification of decisions taken by the European Council on the basis of paragraphs 1 or 2 of Article IV-444 of the EU Constitution.
(214349)
200
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he sought legal advice regarding the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU Constitution on industrial relations law in the UK.
(214350)
201
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his assessment is of the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU Constitution on industrial relations law in the UK.
(214351)
202
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the UN's decision not to find that the situation in Darfur is one of genocide.
(213977)
203
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress is being made to implement Resolution 1564 on the investigation of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(213978)
204
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will intercede in the case of the threat to members of the Sudan Liberation Army in Nyala which could result in the use of the death penalty.
(213979)
205
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 427W, on the European Constitution, what the names and proposed budgets are for (a) the PR agency, (b) partnership marketing and (c) e-communications organisations engaged by his Department to promote the European Constitution.
(214288)
206
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(214401)
207
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of the Department's diplomatic bag service was in 2003-04; and what proportion of that cost is estimated to be related specifically to the delivery of sensitive documents.
(214247)
208
Alice Mahon (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the electoral register in Iraq.
(214108)
209
Alice Mahon (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department made of the percentage of the adult population of Iraq that was registered to vote.
(214109)
210
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Association Committees with the countries of central and eastern Europe met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214301)
211
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Joint Committee (EC-Romania) met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214302)
212
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Joint Committee (EEC-Bulgaria) met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214303)
213
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Gibraltarians are being held in Spanish prisons; in which prisons they are held; what visits have been made by councillors or Embassy officials to these individuals in the last five years; how and how regularly the British Embassy in Madrid informs the Gibraltarian authorities of developments in these cases; and which trials councillors or Embassy officials have attended in the last five years.
(214212)
214
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his statement on Iraq, Official Report, column 573, on 31st January, what the source is of the statement that the remains of 300,000 people had been buried in mass graves in Iraq; and what steps the Government has taken to verify these figures.
(214216)
215
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings John Freeman, UK Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, has had with non-governmental organisations in respect of the forthcoming review conference of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty; what matters were raised by each organisation; and what steps the Government plans as a result of the meetings.
(214328)
216
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposals put forward by the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr El-Baredei, to the World Economic Forum in Davos on 27th January for controls on nuclear weapons and military nuclear materials and technologies from terrorist groups.
(214330)
217
N
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects a decision to be made on whether to lift the European Union's arms embargo on China.
(213874)
218
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the awarding of contracts for (a) reconstruction and (b) the privatisation of public services during the period of the interim government in Iraq.
(214219)
219
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government concerning the Absentee Property Law and its effect on Israeli policy in the West Bank.
(214280)
220
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government following the recent killing of an 11-year old schoolgirl and the injuring of another by Israeli forces in Rafah.
(214282)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
221
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the maximum safe daily intake of fluoride.
(214234)
222
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with organisations representing chiropodists and podiatrists; and what issues were discussed.
(214054)
223
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of practising chiropodists and podiatrists who will not seek registration with the Health Professional Council.
(214055)
224
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the organisations representing chiropody and podiatry practitioners who responded to his Department's consultation on the establishment of the Health Professional Council; and which organisations (a) supported and (b) opposed the establishment of the Council.
(214056)
225
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mortality rate was of people admitted to hospital for fractured neck of femur in each year from 1997-98 to 2003-04, broken down by age group.
(214287)
226
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the recent contract with Alliance Medical to provide the NHS with mobile MRI scanning units; what assessment he has made of the impact of the contract on NHS (a) recruitment and (b) retention of (i) radiographers and (ii) other diagnostic staff; and if he will make a statement.
(213925)
227
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) evaluation, (b) monitoring and (c) data collection his Department is undertaking on the implementation and performance of the contract with Alliance Medical for mobile MRI scans; and if he will make a statement.
(213926)
228
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS of paying the salary of (a) a radiographer and (b) a radiologist was in the last year for which figures are available.
(213927)
229
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to put out to tender further contracts for (a) MRI scans, (b) CT scans and (c) other diagnostic procedures; and if he will make a statement.
(213928)
230
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered drug addicts per head of population there are in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Nottingham and (h) Sheffield.
(214038)
231
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has gathered on the relative addictiveness of (a) nicotine, (b) heroin and (c) methadone; and if he will make a statement.
(214279)
232
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in the United Kingdom have resources to treat HIV/AIDS.
(214386)
233
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental schools are operating within the Greater London area.
(214387)
234
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people living in the Greater London area have been diagnosed as suffering from dementia.
(214388)
235
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists within the London Borough of Wandsworth (a) only treat patients under the NHS, (b) treat patients under the NHS and also privately and (c) treat patients solely as private patients.
(214391)
236
Mr John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the Easington constituency have consulted an NHS mental health doctor in each of the last three years.
(214105)
237
Mr John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for residential drug rehabilitation in the Easington constituency; and how many patients are awaiting treatment.
(214106)
238
Mr John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) privately-owned and (b) local authority-owned nursing and residential homes are located in the Easington constituency; and what the bed capacity is of each.
(214140)
239
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times for MRI scans in Coventry were for the latest period for which figures are available.
(213486)
240
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce patient waiting times for MRI scans.
(213487)
241
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Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital consultants are employed in Coventry.
(213488)
242
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds are available in the Emergency Admissions Unit at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry.
(213489)
243
N
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts the NHS has entered into with private diagnostic and treatment centres.
(213756)
244
N
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS contracts with private diagnostic and treatment centres require the NHS to pay for all contracted operations whether they are carried out or not.
(213757)
245
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure per weighted head of population was in (a) the Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust area and (b) the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 1992; and what the expenditure per weighted head of population was in England in each year since 1997.
(214182)
246
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of population are on inpatient waiting lists in (i) the Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust area, (ii) the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority area and (iii) England.
(214198)
247
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what ministerial visits are planned for each minister in his Department in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
(214022)
248
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist burns services units there are in (a) the Greater London region and (b) each strategic health authority in London.
(214325)
249
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on promoting healthy eating in hospitals.
(214326)
250
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure per capita was on pharmaceuticals in each OECD country in each of the last five years.
(214361)
251
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the annual increase in the NHS budget needed to meet the higher costs associated with (a) an ageing population and (b) improved healthcare technology; and if he will make a statement.
(214362)
252
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that NHS providers have the maximum choice of suppliers of retinal screening.
(214170)
253
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made in employing refugee doctors.
(214161)
254
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance is given to refugee doctors to enable them to (a) register and (b) practise in this country.
(214168)
255
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support is available to pharmacists dispensing fewer than 2,000 items a month from (a) primary care trusts and (b) central government.
(214169)
256
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what annual savings his Department expects to make as a result of the withdrawal in 2008 of the Establishment Fee for smaller pharmacies.
(214201)
257
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pharmacies that will close as a result of the withdrawal in 2008 of the Establishment Fee for smaller pharmacies.
(214202)
258
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support will become available to pharmacists dispensing fewer than 2,000 items a month (a) from primary care trusts and (b) from central Government after the withdrawal of the Establishment Fee in 2008.
(214203)
259
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of targets for general practitioner appointments on the new appointment systems general practitioner practices are adopting.
(211986)
260
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Pharmaceutical Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214308)
261
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee on the second general system for the recognition of professional education and training met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214309)
262
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of NHS dentists in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(213923)
263
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists are in practice in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(213924)
264
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the likelihood of developing kidney disease of children under the age of six years consuming more than three grams of salt per day.
(213513)
265
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the likelihood of developing kidney disease of children under the age of (a) seven and (b) 12 months consuming more than one gram of salt per day.
(213516)
266
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists ceased providing NHS dental services in each of the last three years (a) in England and (b) within Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust.
(214107)
267
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were registered with a dentist in each of the last three years in (a) England and (b) Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust.
(214333)
268
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how may NHS patients were unable to register with a dentist in each of the last three years in (a) England and (b) Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust.
(214334)
269
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of stay for an inpatient at (a) Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and (b) other tertiary hospitals in England was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(213985)
270
N
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many eligible households (a) had and (b) had not had their milk tokens issued to them by the last day of each month for which his Department has had responsibility for the scheme.
(211350)
271
N
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that those eligible for milk tokens have (a) received a satisfactory service and (b) had access to an effective information system; and if he will make a statement.
(211351)
272
N
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost, (b) effectiveness and (c) management of the Milk Token Hotline; and if he will make a statement.
(211352)
273
N
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, columns 104-5W, on the Milk Token Hotline, how many calls have been received by the Milk Token Hotline in each week since its commencement; how many callers stayed on the line to seek further assistance; what further assistance was made available to callers between 13th December 2004 and 22nd January; and if he will make a statement.
(211353)
274
N
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, columns 104-5W, on the Milk Token Hotline, for what reasons the Milk Token Hotline ran a message on 22nd January advising callers that the Department would not be able to inform them whether they had been instructed to send them more milk tokens until Monday 13th December 2004; if he will arrange for the hotline message to be updated at weekly intervals; what the new target date is for hotline callers to be given accurate information on (a) their eligibility for and (b) the dispatch of milk tokens; and if he will make a statement.
(211371)
275
N
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will receive a delegation comprising the honourable Member for Gosport and leaders of the main party political groups in Gosport to discuss the recommendation by the Hampshire County Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee that the current proposals of the Fareham and Gosport Primary Care Trust be referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.
(213508)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
276
N
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received, and from whom, for additions to the ring-fenced grants in the Bedfordshire Police Authority's budget for the years (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(213518)
277
N
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Government ring-fenced grants were included in the budget of the Bedfordshire Police Authority in each year between 1996-97 and 2004-05.
(213519)
278
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) criminal anti-social behaviour orders and (b) anti-social behaviour orders have been secured by courts since the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 in (i) Birmingham, (ii) Bristol, (iiii) Leeds, (iv) Liverpool, (v) Manchester, (vi) Newcastle, (vii) Nottingham and (viii) Sheffield.
(214015)
279
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders per head of population charged with trigger offences have tested positive for (a) opiates and (b) crack cocaine in (i) Birmingham, (ii) Bristol, (iii) Leeds, (iv) Liverpool, (v) Manchester, (vi) Newcastle, (vii) Nottingham and (viii) Sheffield in the last 12 months.
(214016)
280
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the percentage of crime linked to drug misuse in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Nottingham and (h) Sheffield in the last 12 months.
(214017)
281
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were serving in Birmingham in each of the last five years, broken down by Basic Command Unit.
(214036)
282
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tenancies have been downgraded under the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Nottingham and (h) Sheffield.
(214039)
283
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for selling drugs where there was evidence of drug selling near schools there were in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Nottingham and (h) Sheffield in the last year for which figures are available.
(214040)
284
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crack house closures have been secured under the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Nottingham and (h) Sheffield.
(214041)
285
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic wardens for which his Department has responsibility operate within the Greater London area; and how many there were in each of the last five years.
(214383)
286
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police stations within the Greater London area have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last three years.
(214389)
287
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made by courts within the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(214390)
288
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected sham marriages have been reported to his Department by registrars in each month since 1997; how many prosecutions have been brought; how many convictions have been obtained; and what penalties have been imposed.
(214320)
289
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he expects the statistical report Drug Offenders in England and Wales 2003 to be published; and if he will make a statement.
(214322)
290
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been charged in connection with people tackling intruders in (a) residential properties and (b) retail properties in each year since 1990.
(214323)
291
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of an offence in connection with people tackling intruders in (a) residential properties and (b) retail properties in each year since 1990.
(214324)
292
Sue Doughty (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the recorded level of (a) crime and (b) violent crime was in Surrey in each year since 1997.
(214197)
293
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what ministerial visits are planned for each minister in his Department in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
(214020)
294
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of processing visa applications from overseas students coming to study at universities in the UK.
(214264)
295
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whom Government Offices of the Regions consult when setting crime reduction targets for each police authority.
(213752)
296
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the targets set for Sussex Police by (a) the Police Authority, (b) the Government Offices of the Region and (c) the Crime Reduction Partnership.
(213753)
297
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in (a) the Metropolitan Police, (b) the UK Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary and (c) the British Transport Police in each year since 1994; and what projections there are for numbers of officers in the force in future years.
(214291)
298
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition of a police officer the Government uses.
(214293)
299
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many juvenile offenders are currently held in (a) young offenders' institutions and (b) elsewhere within the Prison Estate; and if he will make a statement.
(214364)
300
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was in the last year of a place in each prison in (a) the Prison Estate and (b) privately run prison establishments; and if he will make a statement.
(214365)
301
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many secure unit places for juvenile offenders there are in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(214366)
302
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of providing satellite television facilities to prisoners in Leicester Prison.
(211744)
303
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which prisons in the UK provide satellite television facilities for prisoners.
(211746)
304
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed staffing reductions in the Criminal Cases Review Commission on the investigation of and reporting on alleged miscarriages of justice.
(213970)
305
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department gives to the Shannon Trust; and what plans there are for further support.
(214318)
306
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what restrictions there are on the sale of replica guns; and if he will make a statement.
(213878)
307
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list all the anti-social behaviour measures introduced by his Department since 1997; and if he will give the total figures for take-up for each measure to date by (a) basic command unit and (b) local authority area.
(214265)
308
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in the City of Durham since their inception.
(214367)
309
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were issued during the last week of October and the first week of November 2004 for (a) letting off or throwing fireworks in any highway, street, throughfare or public place, (b) possession of fireworks in a public place by those under the age of 18 years and (c) breaching the curfew time for the use of fireworks.
(214368)
310
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dispersal orders have been used by Devon and Cornwall constabulary since their inception.
(213980)
311
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis is for his calculations of the cost of processing a visa extension application made by an international student studying at a British university.
(214048)
312
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports have been lost by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate while processing international student applications for leave to remain over the past five years.
(214049)
313
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the impact of the proposals to increase visa charges on the number of international students studying in the UK.
(214050)
314
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data he collects on the quality of service international students receive while processing a visa extension.
(214051)
315
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received concerning non-compliance with the disability and race discrimination legislation.
(214266)
316
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what incentives there are for local authorities to enforce the disability and race discrimination legislation.
(214267)
317
N
David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will send a further reply to the honourable Member for Walsall North's letter of 9th November 2004, ref P393908, setting out the latest position.
(213512)
318
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether doormen who have passed their examinations but have not yet received their certification may work as such.
(213879)
319
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time has been between doormen being trained and passing their examinations and receiving their certification.
(213880)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
320
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was in 2003-04 of dealing with complaints to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards which (a) did and (b) did not lead to the making of a report by the Commissioner; and how many such complaints there were in each case in 2003-04.
(214159)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
321
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid has been given by the United Kingdom to Namibia in each of the last three years.
(214385)
322
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support he plans to give to allow farmers in places affected by the tsunami to start farming again, and in particular to begin re-stocking.
(214008)
323
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what priority his Department is giving to HIV/Aids orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries in preparation for the UK presidency of the G8.
(214180)
324
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on aid to victims of the Asian tsunami.
(214112)
325
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial assistance, (b) logistical assistance and (c) assistance in kind has been provided to Engineers Without Borders UK by his Department for the programme in the Dadiya region of Nigeria with Savanna Conservation Nigeria and Nakruda since its inception; what assessment his Department has undertaken of the (i) economic, (ii) social and (iii) humanitarian impact of the programme; what assessment his Department has made of the long-term viability of the programme; and if he will make a statement.
(214253)
326
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial assistance, (b) logistical assistance and (c) assistance in kind has been provided to Engineers Without Borders UK by his Department for the programme in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil with the Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research Center since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(214254)
327
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU Committee on co-financing operations with European non-governmental organisations in fields of interest to the developing countries met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214261)
328
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee on food security and food aid met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214262)
329
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of its progress in combating the world's impending water shortage, with specific regard to the United Nation's 2003 prediction that by 2050, seven billion people in 60 countries will be without sufficient water; and if he will make a statement.
(214382)
330
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian consequences of the confiscation of land in the West Bank from Palestinians following the application of the Absentee Property Law in East Jerusalem.
(214281)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
331
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding was given to the Republican ex-prisoners' umbrella group, Coiste na n-larchimi and its member groups in each of the last eight years.
(214206)
332
David Burnside (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Roman Catholic and (b) Protestant members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary have been murdered by the IRA since 1st January 1975; and what percentage of the total numbers who have served in the Constabulary since 1975 each of those figures represents.
(214358)
333
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much public money has been spent in each of the last three years on offering assistance to representatives of companies in Northern Ireland at the invitation of Invest Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency.
(213972)
334
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police personnel were on duty in each police station in the Coleraine District Council area over each weekend during the first two weeks of January.
(213973)
335
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what allowance is made for claimants in Northern Ireland who have speech defects, when such defects result in errors regarding social security payments for which repayment is demanded, when determining the level and extent of repayment.
(213974)
336
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many commerical radio licences were in use in Northern Ireland at the end of 2004.
(213975)
337
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been fined in Northern Ireland for not possessing a television licence in 2004, broken down by Parliamentary constituency or postcode.
(213976)
338
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many wind farms were in operation in Northern Ireland at the end of 2004; what their total output was on 31st December; and what percentage of the total electricity supply in Northern Ireland that figure represents.
(214273)
339
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for new wind farms in Northern have been accepted; and what estimate he has made of the percentage of the total electricity supply in Northern Ireland which they will provide.
(214274)
340
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many seizures of illegal fuel there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and what quantities of fuel were seized in each instance.
(214275)
341
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been prosecuted as a result of seizures of illegal fuel in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(214276)
342
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce NHS walk-in centres in Northern Ireland.
(214380)
343
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in relation to the extension of NHS Direct to Northern Ireland.
(214381)
344
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assistance is available from the Police Service of Northern Ireland to assist the Parades Commission in establishing a Compliance and Post-mortem Unit.
(214237)
Questions to the Prime Minister
345
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Prime Minister, what method was used to select the invitees to the reception to be held in Downing Street on 7th March in recognition of those who served on the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War; and if he will make a statement.
(214284)
346
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to announce a decision on 7th March on whether to award a medal specific to those who served in the Arctic Convoys; and if he will make a statement.
(214285)
347
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Prime Minister, what applications were made to his office during January under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; what applications were turned down, and for what reasons; what the average cost of discovery and distribution of each such request was; and how many requests were answered within the statutory 20 day period.
(214272)
Questions to the Solicitor General
348
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions there have been in (a) England and Wales, (b) Essex and (c) Southend for the offence of driving whilst using a hand-held mobile phone since the introduction of the law.
(214024)
349
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown Prosecution Service in Devon for supplying alcohol to underaged purchasers in 2004; and if she will make a statement.
(213986)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
350
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate her Department has made of how many mobile phones were sold in each of the last five years; what percentage she estimates have become redundant; and what percentage she estimates have been (a) recycled and (b) otherwise disposed of.
(214125)
351
N
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much in public funds has been made available to UK Coal in support of Ellington Colliery, Northumberland.
(213887)
352
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidance she plans to issue to the construction industry concerning the application of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive to products used by the construction industry.
(214026)
353
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what obligations will be placed on business end users discarding their waste electrical and electronic equipment to deliver that equipment to a licensed site where there is no provision for the separate bulking up of the various categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
(214042)
354
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the Renewable Energy Initiative of the Export Credits Guarantee Department has been allocated to projects; and if she will make a statement.
(213394)
355
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Government's role in partnership agreement negotiations between MG Rover and the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.
(213395)
356
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government sought legal advice regarding the impact of the Charter of Fundmental Rights within the EU Constitution on industrial relations law in the UK.
(214352)
357
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU Constitution on industrial relations law in the UK.
(214353)
358
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) programme and (b) administrative costs of the Enterprise Fund were in each year between 2001to 2004.
(214192)
359
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the likely effects of additional tax rises on businesses in the UK in the period 2005-07 on national (a) private sector employment growth, (b) productivity growth and (c) competitiveness.
(214199)
360
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the regulations affecting business introduced by her Department last year; and what the (a) one-off and (b) annually recurring costs were of the regulations as estimated by her Department's regulatory impact assessments.
(214200)
361
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many volunteers have claimed (a) unfair dismissal, (b) sex discrimination, (c) race discrimination and (d) disability discrimination against charities at employment tribunals in the last 12 months; and what the average cost awarded in each category was.
(214215)
362
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee for the development of the internal market in postal services and the improvement of the quality service met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214297)
363
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Consumer Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214298)
364
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Scientific Steering Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214299)
365
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee of experts on the transit of natural gas through grids met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214300)
366
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee for implementation of multiannual framework programme for actions in the energy sector (1992 to 2002) met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214304)
367
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee for implementation of multiannual framework programme for actions in the future development of energy policy (ETAP) met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
(214305)
368
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) monetary and (b) percentage increase has been of each uprating of the national minimum wage since its introduction.
(214027)
369
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what applications were made to her Department during January under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; what the cost was of discovery and distribution of the information requested; how many requests were answered within the statutory 20 days; and what reasons were given to those whose requests were rejected.
(214236)
370
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what involvement her Department has had in the (a) planning and (b) arrangements for the international conference on nuclear security in London on 16th to 18th March; which Ministers and officials in her Department are planning (i) to attend and (ii) to give a presentation at the event; what estimate she has made of the likely cost of hosting the event; and which officials of non-departmental public bodies responsible to her Department are expected to attend.
(214248)
371
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effect on the creation of new jobs on land at Langage Plymouth of delays in progress with the power station project; if she will vitiate the licence granted in respect thereof; and if she will make a statement.
(213982)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
372
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of road traffic accidents occurred on or near to the calibration lines of speed cameras in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(214363)
373
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current estimated cost is of (a) the Countess roundabout flyover project on the A303(T), (b) the A303(T) Stonehenge tunnel and Winterbourne Stoke bypass and (c) the A303(T) Chicklade bypass; and if he will make a statement.
(214211)
374
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the M1 Motorway was closed between junctions 27 and 28 on 20th January; how long the closure lasted; at what time northbound lanes re-opened; and upon whose authority the closure took place.
(211745)
375
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the (a) car parking charges imposed by the York Council for parking in York at night and (b) closure of the Park and Ride schemes in York at 8 p.m. at night; and what assessment he has made of the impact of these policies on achieving an integrated transport strategy in York.
(214031)
376
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) economic and (b) environmental impact assessment has been made of the decision to remove the railway track between High Marnham and Shirebrook.
(213722)
377
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Consultative European Energy and Transport Forum met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214306)
378
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the EEC-Slovenia Joint Transport Committee met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214307)
379
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce procedures to record the number of fatal car accidents that occur as a result of poor servicing of cars.
(214141)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
380
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the use of non-geographic 0870 and 0845 telephone numbers by his Department and its agencies.
(214052)
381
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue his Department and its agencies received from the use of (a) 0870 and (b) 0845 telephone numbers in the last year for which figures are available.
(214053)
382
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners are in receipt of pension credit in Birmingham, broken down by constituency; and what the total value of pension credit paid to them is.
(214033)
383
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Blyth Valley are claiming (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit.
(214205)
384
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Blyth Valley were receiving (a) pension credit and (b) winter fuel payments on the latest date for which figures are available.
(214207)
385
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) young people, (b) single mothers and (c) other people have participated in the New Deal in Blyth Valley.
(214213)
386
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the Post Office Limited computer system for administering pension payments has failed; how many pensioners were affected; and what emergency measures were implemented to pay their pensions.
(214158)
387
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU Constitution on the rights of workers in the UK.
(214354)
388
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers have been issued to (a) non-British EU citizens and (b) non-EU citizens in each month since January 2004.
(214005)
389
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers have been issued to British citizens in each month since January 2004.
(214006)
390
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the latest figure is for the average timescale for dealing with crisis loan applications; and if he will make a statement.
(214319)
391
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers are currently in issue.
(213991)
392
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee of senior labour inspectors met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214259)
393
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Scientific Committee for occupational exposure limits to chemical agents met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
(214260)
394
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for child support submitted to the Child Support Agency are still outstanding after (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months.
(214369)
395
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been received by the Child Support Agency in the past three years.
(214370)
396
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of his Department's unallocated expenditure has been (a) spent and (b) carried over to the following year in each of the last five years.
(213514)
397
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who would be entitled to pension credit if every (a) pensioner individual and (b) pensioner couple was paid the full basic state pension regardless of their contribution record.
(213515)
398
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 54 years and over were contracted out with an appropriate personal pension or stakeholder pension into which age-related rebates were paid in the 2002-03 tax year.
(213517)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
399
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what level of (a) central government grant and (b) financial support has been made available to each local authority to meet its statutory (i) civil contingencies, (ii) emergency planning and (iii) other emergency response obligations not otherwise catered for in the domestic budgets for the emergency services.
[Transferred] (214218)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
400
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of breast cancer patients live for at least five years following treatment in the United Kingdom; and what the average survival rate is in the European Union.
[Transferred] (214360)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
401
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Committee on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214312)
402
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Group on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214313)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
403
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many repossessions by building societies and other providers of mortgages in the City of Durham there were in each of the last four years.
[Transferred] (214359)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
404
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the social outcomes for drug users who are under treatment with (a) methadone and (b) buprenorphine; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214277)
405
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies his Department has undertaken of treatment regimes for drug abuse in other countries.
[Transferred] (214278)
Questions to the Solicitor General
406
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases have been brought by the Crown Prosecution Service with regard to people tackling intruders in (a) residential properties and (b) retail properties in each year since 1990.
[Transferred] (214321)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
407
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if shewill make it her policy to ensure that all toothpaste and cosmetic products are labelled with fluoride levels.
[Transferred] (214221)
408
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the UK Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary IT programme.
[Transferred] (214292)
409
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee for co-ordination in the internal market field met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214294)
410
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on opening up public contracts met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
411
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) car hire and (b) car breakdown services that are not accessible to disabled people; what proportion this amounts to of the total number of these services in operation in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214190)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
412
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children in (a) the UK and (b) Vale of Clwyd were living in poverty in each of the last 30 years; and what projections he has made of each figure in each of the next three years.
[Transferred] (214019)
413
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of pensioners were living below the poverty line in each of the last 30 years.
[Transferred] (214028)

 
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