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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 6 July 2005

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 6 July 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 6 July 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 6 July of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 6 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 6 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed by the tax credit helpline.
(10266)
2
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fax machines are sited at the work stations of staff of the tax credit helpline.
(10268)
3
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many open days have been held by the Inland Revenue in the last 12 months for staff and volunteers of independent advice services providing assistance to tax credit claimants; how many people have attended such open days; and if he will make a statement on (a) feedback received and (b) resultant action.
(10269)
4
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many emergency payments have been made by the Inland Revenue tax credits administration in each year since 2000; what the total value was of those emergency payments; and whether the payments were made by (i) cheque, (ii) direct payment and (iii) cash.
(10277)
5
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce poverty in persons aged over 65 years; and if he will make a statement.
(10539)
6
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of duty was on a litre of unleaded petrol in each month since 1997.
(10540)
7
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of oil price changes on items made from by-products of oil.
(10541)
8
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Bills were sponsored by his Department in each session since 1979.
(10542)
9
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the current ratio between men and women is aged (a) 20 to 65 years and (b) 65 years and over; and what the equivalent figures were for (i) 1976 to 1980, (ii) 1981 to 1985, (iii) 1986 to 1990, (iv) 1991 to 1995, (v) 1996 to 2000 and (vi) 2001 to 2004.
(10543)
10
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths in which the primary cause was (a) alcohol and (b) illegal drugs there were in (i) Southend and (ii) Essex in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(10557)
11
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Green and (b) White papers his Department has produced since 1997; and if he will list these in date order.
(10558)
12
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rates of (a) perinatal mortality and (b) infant mortality in each primary care turst were in (i) the Southend area, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10559)
13
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10238)
14
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Department has spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10245)
15
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in assessing the potential to release public sector spectrum to the market; and if he will make a statement.
(10203)
16
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors underlie the level of long term interest rates (or bond yields) paid by the Government on its debt with a maturity of 10 years or more; and what assessment he has made of the level of such rates in comparable countries.
(10449)
17
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people had in-year recovery of excess tax credits in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and what the total value of excess payments was in each year.
(8813)
18
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of gross salary was paid in tax for each decile of income in each year from 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(10411)
19
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th June, Official Report, column 1424W, on cost recovery, when he expects the National Partnership Group for Palliative Care to publish the further information on full cost recovery to which he refers.
(10402)
20
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th June, Official Report, column 1424W, on cost recovery, what advice his Department has given to the NHS on reaching agreement with hospices on levels of service and prices reflecting the full cost of services provided in relation to (a) adults and (b) children.
(10403)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
21
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, who is responsible for allocating judges to hear appeal cases in the Court of Appeal.
(10544)
22
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list Bills sponsored by the Department and its predecessor in each Session since 1979.
(10545)
23
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the statutory instruments sponsored by the Department and its predecessor since 1997.
(10546)
24
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much the Department and its predecessor spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10242)
25
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10258)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
26
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10257)
27
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10261)
28
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of premises licence applications for variations to include live music that will be made under the transitional provisions for the Licensing Act 2003 by (a) 6th August and (b) 24th November; and if she will make a statement.
(10191)
29
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact on (a) public health, (b) education and (c) the environment of abolishing the Big Lottery Fund and instead equally dividing the National Lottery Good Causes' funds between charities, arts, heritage and sport from 2009; and if she will make a statement.
(10192)
30
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Treasury on releasing public sector spectrum to the market; and if she will make a statement.
(10204)
31
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the likely impact the new evaluation methodology of the Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme will have on the review of area heritage grant schemes; and if she will make a statement.
(10457)
32
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas programme; when a decision will be taken on extending the programme to other areas; and if she will make a statement.
(10458)
33
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with manufacturers and installers of play equipment on the implementation of the Play Programme for England of the Big Lottery Fund.
(10496)
34
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria will be used to allocate funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a play programme; and when she expects allocations to be made.
(10497)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
35
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10256)
36
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10262)
37
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned decommissioning date for HMS Invincible is; and when this decision was taken.
(10318)
38
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) £8,000 golden hellos and (b) other incentives on recruitment to the Scottish infantry regiments since January; and if he will make a statement.
(10283)
39
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion by value of sales of arms by UK companies were identified as small arms in the latest year for which figures are available; and what proportion were sold to developing countries.
(10430)
40
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Hendon of 27th June, Official Report, column 1209W, on Prisoners of War (Compensation), what account Ministers took of the document in formulating their advice to honourable Members.
(10201)
41
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average waiting time was for military personnel attending the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak to be given an appointment with a civilian consultant in the last period for which figures are available.
(10412)
42
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken to process a military patient through the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Selly Oak was in the last period for which figures are available; what assessment he has made of the operational implications of the waiting time; and if he will make a statement.
(10413)
43
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the longest time taken for the result of a blood test for a military patient to be processed by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Selly Oak has been since the Centre was established.
(10414)
44
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of service (a) men and (b) women who successfully applied to sign on for a permanent commission in the RAF, broken down by (i) supply, (ii) administration and (iii) engineering in each of the last five years.
(10357)
45
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) FV430 series, (b) Scimitar, (c) Sultan, (d) Samson, (e) Samaritan, (f) Spartan, (g) Striker, (h) Sabre, (i) Scorpion and (j) Saxon vehicles are in working order.
(10439)
46
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June, Official Report, column 442W, on tracked vehicles, what will happen to the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) vehicles when they are phased out in 2014.
(10440)
47
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial allocation has been made for the Future Rapid Effects System project for each of the next nine years.
(10441)
48
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29th June, Official Report, columns 1568-9W, on regimental uniforms, what the annual tax credit is; whether it varies with rank; and what the average cost of commissioning (a) Service uniform, (b) Blues and (c) Mess dress were, excluding the Foot Guards and Highland Regiments, in the last year for which figures were available.
(10442)
49
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the next increase in army officers' outfit allowance to be made.
(10443)
50
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what other designs were considered in the assessment phase for the Command and Liaison vehicle.
(10444)
51
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June, Official Report, columns 1199-20W, on armoured vehicles, what the cost is of each complete base unit from Iveco.
(10445)
52
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many battalions will operate the medium weight Future Rapid Effects System vehicles; and how many of those vehicles there will be in each battalion.
(10446)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
53
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many compulsory purchase orders have been implemented in each local authority in Essex in each of the last five years.
(10566)
54
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the council tax for a band E house in (a) each London borough and (b) each local authority in Essex is; and what the comparable figures for each of the last three years for which figures are available were.
(10567)
55
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire-related deaths in dwellings in (a) Southend and (b) Essex there were in each year since 1997.
(10568)
56
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list fire stations which have (a) opened and (b) closed in Essex since 1997.
(10569)
57
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the publications issued by his Department in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10570)
58
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the Office spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10255)
59
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10263)
60
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will establish an independent assessment of the final business case for regional emergency fire control centres.
(10321)
61
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the timetable is for the implementation of the fire control project; and if he will make a statement.
(10322)
62
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will establish a register for independent tenant advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(9959)
63
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Beaconsfield of 15th June.
(10100)
64
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list fire extinguishing equipment used by the Fire Service that contains hydrofluorocarbons.
(10315)
65
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate has been made of the (a) impact on public expenditure of and (b) likely timescale for bringing remaining local authority housing up to the decent homes standard whilst retaining ownership and management by the local authority; and if he will make a statement.
(10410)
66
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was transferred from (a) housing revenue accounts and (b) right to buy revenues of all local authorities in each of the last three years; and for what purposes it was transferred in each case.
(10271)
67
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will give high performing councils the freedom and flexibility to run their own housing services.
(10305)
68
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what English Partnerships funding has been allocated to Lancaster City Council since 1997; and for which projects the funding has been allocated.
(10152)
69
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions have taken place between Lancaster City Council and English Partnerships regarding funding for projects since March.
(10153)
70
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on funding from English Partnerships for the West End Masterplan in Morecambe.
(10155)
71
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding the NorthWest Development Agency has provided for the West End Masterplan in Morecambe; and how much funding will be provided during 2005-08.
(10156)
72
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, who the zone agent is for West Sussex in the Key Worker Living Scheme.
(10170)
73
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what advice he has received from the Regional Housing Board on the amount of affordable housing needed in West Sussex (a) in 2005 and (b) over the next 10 years.
(10171)
74
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the Housing Corporation committed towards the provision of affordable housing for each district area in West Sussex in each of the last five years.
(10172)
75
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much of the Housing Corporation's affordable housing programme he expects to be committed to help provide affordable housing in the Mid Sussex district over the next three years; and how much the Government intends to commit to the provision of affordable housing in West Sussex in each of the next three years.
(10173)
76
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many key workers in West Sussex have benefited from the Starter Home Initiative, broken down by district council area.
(10174)
77
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implication for the Milton Keynes growth area of the overlapping timetables for the (a) Western Expansion Area Development Framework, (b) Local Plan and (c) Master Plan.
(10448)
78
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which certificates produced by the British Board of Agrément are audited and accredited by the UK Accreditation Service.
(10498)
79
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what processes the UK Accreditation Service uses to accredit (a) BRE Certification, (b) BM TRADA and (c) the British Board of Agrément.
(10499)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
80
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department is carrying out into dyslexia; and how much was spent by her Department on such research during each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10580)
81
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) Green and (b) White papers her Department has produced since 1997; and if she wil list these in date order.
(10581)
82
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students are in teacher training colleges in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Outer London, (d) Inner London and (e) England; and what the figures were for each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10582)
83
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the extent of adult illiteracy in England is; what criteria she uses to assess illiteracy; and if she will make a statement.
(10583)
84
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will announce the funding regime for 16 to 19 years capital projects.
(10091)
85
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28th June, Official Report, column 1446W, on spending per pupil, what the figures were for the London Borough of Sutton.
(10187)
86
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children are attending schools in the London Borough of Sutton in the 2004-05 academic year, broken down by (a) the local authority in which the child is resident and (b) whether the child is attending (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special school.
(10331)
87
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10254)
88
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10264)
89
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to answer the Question reference 5018 tabled by the honourable Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton on 13th June.
(10323)
90
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students sat A level chemistry in (a) 2005 and (b) 1997.
(10167)
91
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many undergraduates studied (a) chemistry and (b) biochemistry in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 1995-96 (A) in total and (B) as a percentage of the total undergraduate population.
(10168)
92
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost was per head of pupils studying for A levels in (a) schools funded by local education authorities and (b) colleges funded through learning and skills councils in the last year for which figures are available.
(10428)
93
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will introduce an additional apprenticeship facility for young people who cannot meet the learning requirement of the full apprenticeship but who want to work and engage in flexible learning.
(10433)
94
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the drop-out rate for apprenticeships; and what causes she has identified.
(10434)
95
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the London West Learning and Skills Council Strategic Area Review took account of the plans to open a 16 to 19 academy based on Brunel University's Uxbridge campus; and whether the review recommended the opening of such an Academy.
(10489)
96
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the new 16 to 19 Academy based on Brunel University's Uxbridge Campus will be (a) a school and (b) a further education college; and when she expects it to open for enrolments.
(10490)
97
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what governance arrangements will be used for new 16 to 19 academies.
(10491)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
98
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recycling points there are in each local authority in Essex per 1,000 population; and how many there were in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10463)
99
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the publications issued by her Department in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10465)
100
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10253)
101
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10272)
102
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she proposes to take in relation to the import of beef from the USA following the detection of BSE there.
(10600)
103
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the consultation on primates as pets.
(10601)
104
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the likely environmental impact of the removal of the fill material blocking the railway line at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire; and if she will make a statement.
(10408)
105
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the effect on fish stocks of the recent release of toxic matter into the River Itchen; and whether those responsible have been identified.
(10429)
106
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight will receive the substantive reply promised in the Prime Minister's letter of 2nd June concerning his response of 25th May, Official Report, column 699, about pet cemeteries.
(10089)
107
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single payment scheme applicants indicated on their applications that they did not know what had been grown on their land in the years before they purchased it.
[R] (10324)
108
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single payment scheme forms were received before the deadline but were then returned to applicants.
(10325)
109
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single payment scheme applicants have been penalised for submitting application forms after the relevant deadline.
(10326)
110
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single payment scheme forms were received (a) incomplete and (b) after the deadline for submissions.
(10327)
111
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the pilot projects testing badger and cattle tuberculosis vaccines will report.
(10328)
112
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the level of domestic carbon emissions has been in each year since 1997; and what percentage of total emissions in each year these figures represent.
(10329)
113
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost effects of single payment scheme application forms which failed to meet the deadline of 16th May; and what proportion of these were forms first received by her Department prior to 16th May but returned to the applicant for completion or amendment.
[R] (10359)
114
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether there is a correlation between the decline in the hedgehog population and the increase in badger numbers; and if she will make a statement.
(9960)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
115
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Bills were sponsored by his Department in each session since 1979.
(10564)
116
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what statutory instruments have been sponsored by his Department since 1997.
(10565)
117
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) meeting on 28th to 30th June was; whether it resolved all outstanding claims; what reparation payments have been made to date; what the total of reparations will be once all outstanding claims are met; what the timescale for outstanding claims is; what costs to date the UNCC has charged to reparations; what the estimated total cost of the UNCC itself charged to reparations upon the completion of all claim payments is; how much interest included within original claims has been paid to date; what the estimated interest on total claims for reparation payments is; what position the UK Government's representative at the UNCC took on matters before this meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(10415)
118
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10252)
119
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences for each of the last five years.
(10273)
120
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the length of time taken by the British High Commission, Islamabad to process a visa application from the time the application is received by Gerry's/FedEx until the person receives a visa or a refusal.
(9447)
121
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the length of time taken to process (a) the visit visa applications of relatives of Mr Mirza lodged in July 2004 reference numbers 851813, 851815, 851816, 851832 and 851782 and (b) the appeals lodged in January 2004.
(9448)
122
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visit visa applications made in July 2004 have yet to be finally concluded, including appeal proceedings; and if he will make a statement.
(9670)
123
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the length of time taken by the British High Commission in Islamabad to produce the explanatory statement required by the Home Office to initiate a visit visa appeals process.
(9671)
124
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out the factors underlying each of the Copenhagen criteria by which a candidate country would be assessed for membership of the EU.
(10418)
125
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the French government concerning its treatment of indigenous gypsies.
(10139)
126
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) role, (b) mandate, (c) budget, (d) diplomatic status, (e) level of support available from British diplomats, (f) personal security arrangements and (g) level of access to classified documents of the Secretary General/High Representative of the EU for Iraq.
(10241)
127
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ensure agreements reached at the G8 summit in Perthshire this week recognise the location of the summit by referring to them as the Perthshire Declaration or Perthshire Accord.
(10500)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
128
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were carried out at each week of gestation between 18 and 32 in the last year for which figures are available.
(10419)
129
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed on girls aged (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12, (d) 13, (e) 14, (f) 15, (g) 16 and (h) 17 years of age in each year since 1975; and how many were performed to save the life of the pregnant woman.
(10420)
130
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the medical circumstances in which emergency abortions are performed to save the life of the pregnant woman in those cases which have arisen since 2000; and how many times each circumstance has been the main factor.
(10421)
131
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in England had an abortion in each of the last five years for which figures are available who already had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five previous abortions.
(10422)
132
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in the Southend area had an abortion in each of the last five years for which figures are available who already had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five previous abortions.
(10423)
133
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will seek to introduce legislation requiring a parent or guardian to sign the consent form for general anaesthetic for a minor.
(10424)
134
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that the NHS abides by its code of practice on ethical recruitment.
(10501)
135
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to NHS primary care trusts setting out the rights of (i) general practitioners and (ii) nurses under section 4 of the Abortion Act 1967; and if she will make a statement.
(10529)
136
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the (a) adult and (b) child population was registered with an NHS dentist in the Southend Primary Care Trust area in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10530)
137
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) local authority and (b) private sector care homes there are in each local authority in Essex.
(10531)
138
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations in Southend Primary Care Trust were cancelled on (a) the day of and (b) the day after admission; and how many of these patients were not readmitted within a month in each quarter of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10532)
139
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS clerical, administrative and management staff, (b) NHS hospital doctors and GPs and (c) NHS nurses and midwives there were in Southend Primary Care Trust in each year since 1990.
(10533)
140
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by Southend Primary Care Trust on salaries and wages costs for (a) general and senior managers, (b) nurses and midwives and (c) administrative and clerical staff in each financial year since 1997-98.
(10534)
141
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions of the morning-after pill there were in the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if she will break down prescription by age.
(10571)
142
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that a woman's medical history is known before she is prescribed the morning-after pill.
(10572)
143
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what follow-up care is available to women prescribed the morning-after pill; and if she will make a statement.
(10573)
144
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she defines the morning-after pill as an abortifacient; and if she will make a statement.
(10574)
145
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the morning-after pill on the abortion rate.
(10575)
146
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she is taking steps to reduce the number of abortions in England.
(10576)
147
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of children who died as a result of breathing in their mother's cigarette smoke in the last year for which figures are available.
(10577)
148
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what bills were sponsored by her Department in each session since 1979.
(10584)
149
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statutory instruments have been sponsored by her Department since 1997.
(10585)
150
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government last commissioned research on the safety of the abortion pill mifepristone.
(10586)
151
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will seek to establish when and how each of the current methods of abortion used in British hospitals and clinics was developed; and if she will make a statement.
(10589)
152
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) Green and (b) White papers her Department has produced since 1997; and if she will list these in date order.
(10590)
153
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of women who have suffered a stroke following IVF treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(10591)
154
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will introduce legislation to require that women contemplating IVF treatment be warned about the possible adverse consequences, including the risk of a stroke; and if she will make a statement.
(10592)
155
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed in England on grounds of foetal handicap under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended); and what percentage this represents of the total number of abortions.
(10593)
156
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the number of (a) live births and (b) abortions was in each year since 1976.
(10594)
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number of abortions performed in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many were performed in (i) NHS and (ii) private hospitals.
(10595)
158
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of performing an abortion was in (a) National Health Service hospitals and (b) private hospitals, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(10596)
159
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department has issued to doctors about their right of conscientious objection to taking part in abortion.
(10597)
160
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women were refused an abortion because their particular circumstances did not fit the criteria in the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended) in the last 12 months.
(10598)
161
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to promote the equal status and rights of people with disabilities, including the right to life.
(10599)
162
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many selective reduction abortions there were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(10602)
163
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department requires doctors performing selective reduction of pregnancies to require a certificate stating the grounds for termination of unborn babies under the Abortion Act 1967.
(10603)
164
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations in the field of reproductive health are funded by her Department; how much was given to each in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and whether account is taken of an organisation's stance on abortion in allocating public funds.
(10604)
165
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the earliest gestational age at which an unborn child may be capable of being born alive.
(10605)
166
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each of the nine recommendations contained in the report of the Select Committee on the Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1975 were implemented.
(10606)
167
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the recommendations contained in the Select Committee on the Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1975, and the First and Second Reports from the Select Committee on Abortion 1975-76 which were implemented (a) in part and (b) in full.
(10607)
168
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will consider the hearings and report from the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on the Human Life Bill of the 97th Congress.
(10608)
169
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the medical effects of smoking by the pregnant woman on the health of an unborn child.
(10609)
170
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy on the availability of abortions to girls under the age of 16 without parental knowledge or consent is.
(10610)
171
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been commissioned by her Department into the safety of post-coital contraception with respect to girls aged (a) 12 to 14 and (b) 14 to 16 years; and if she will make a statement.
(10611)
172
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical trials involving girls between the ages of 11 and 15 years have been conducted with respect to Levenorgestrel.
(10612)
173
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if levonorgestrel is licensed for use by girls between the ages of 11 and 15.
(10613)
174
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make the drug Solpaflex available on NHS prescription; and if she will make a statement.
(10614)
175
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women aged (a) 16 to 24, (b) 25 to 30, (c) 30 to 35, (d) 36 to 40 and (e) over 40 years suffered adverse consequences following IVF treatment in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(10615)
176
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the possible adverse consequences of IVF treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(10616)
177
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether community hospital services will form part of the regional public consultations on the Health Outside Hospitals White Paper.
(10281)
178
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether one of the regional public consultations on the Health Outside Hospitals White Paper will be based on Oxfordshire.
(10282)
179
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether primary care trust public consultations on local health services will form part of the Health outside Hospitals White Paper.
(10290)
180
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of people (i) admitted to and (ii) discharged from hospital who were malnourished in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by age; and if she will make a statement.
(10160)
181
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general practitioner surgeries and (b) single-handed general practitioner surgeries there were in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by (i) region and (ii) health authority.
(10161)
182
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the pilot for an enhanced surveillance system for MRSA (a) was commissioned and (b) commenced; and when she expects it will (i) conclude and (ii) be evaluated.
(10162)
183
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency re-admissions of people there have been in each quarter since 2001; and how many were of people aged (a) 0 to 10, (b) 10 to 18, (c) 18 to 65, (d) 65 to 75 and (e) 75 years and over.
(10164)
184
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work is being undertaken by her Department to ensure that the Single Assessment Process and the Supporting People programme complement each other in terms of assessment for eligibility and quality assurance framework.
(10175)
185
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many small round structured virus outbreaks were reported to the Health Protection Agency in each year since 2000.
(10176)
186
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes for ICD10 primary diagnosis G47.3 there were in each year since 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.
(10177)
187
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes there were where obesity was the primary diagnosis in (a) each NHS region, (b) each strategic health authority and (c) England in each year since 2002-03.
(10178)
188
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking in response to the London Borough of Merton's referral of the Better Healthcare Closer to Home Proposals; and if she will make a statement.
(10436)
189
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June, Official Report, column 1356W, on end-of-life care, how much has been allocated to each strategic health authority.
(10488)
190
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are in place within her Department to examine cases of bullying of NHS staff when a complainant is dissatisfied with the outcome of a trust's internal processes.
(10288)
191
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are in place to ensure that her Department adheres to its obligations under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.
(10289)
192
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10230)
193
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences for each of the last five years.
(10274)
194
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the ability of primary care trusts to find a reasonable balance between funding expenditure on primary care and acute services in their respective areas.
(10450)
195
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will require airlines flying to EU countries to notify their customers of the changes to the E111 form through (a) their websites and (b) other means; and if she will make a statement.
(10189)
196
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a site has been identified for the construction of the new hospital in Maldon, Essex; and what the latest date is on which she expects the hospital to open.
(9314)
197
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dental practices were operating in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, on 1st May; and how many people were unable to register with an NHS dentist in South Woodham Ferrers on that date.
(9315)
198
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the capital budget of the Maldon and South Chelmsford Primary Care Trust is for (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08; and how much of this money is (i) allocated to programmes and (ii) unallocated.
(9316)
199
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners are practising in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex; and what the size of the patient list at each practice is.
(9317)
200
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected opening date is of the diagnostic and treatment centre at Fossets Farm, Southend; and if she will make a statement.
(9318)
201
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of maternity services comply with the requirement to submit maternity tail data as part of the Hospital Episode Statistics; and what measures she is taking to ensure that all NHS trusts return the Hospital Episode Statistics maternity tail data.
(10432)
202
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to end the requirement that new medications are safety tested on animals before they are given to humans.
(10193)
203
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there are in the Peterborough constituency; and how many are taking on new NHS patients.
(10487)
204
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost is of the diagnostic programmes to prepare NHS trusts for authorisation as foundation trusts being run in the (a) Cheshire and Merseyside and (b) Birmingham and the Black Country strategic health authorities.
(10131)
205
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments have been made to McKinsey & Company for their involvement in the diagnostic programme to prepare NHS trusts for authorisation as foundation trusts.
(10132)
206
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost is of the diagnostic programme to prepare NHS trusts for foundation status when it is rolled out to the whole NHS.
(10133)
207
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies were invited to bid for a role in the diagnostic programme to prepare NHS trusts for foundation status; and which companies submitted bids.
(10134)
208
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will press for changes in the Revision of Commission Directive 91/321/EEC on infant formulae and follow-on formulae in order to bring this Directive into line with the International Code and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions.
(10199)
209
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about breastmilk substitute advertising in the UK in the last three years; and whether the ASA has issued a ruling in response to all complaints.
(10435)
210
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Minister has to extend the availability of IVF treatment under the NHS.
(10279)
211
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS annual budget was spent on (a) clinical research, (b) clinical research into the treatment and prevention of cancer and (c) research into the use of photo dynamic therapy as a treatment for cancer in the last period for which figures are available.
(9958)
212
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been to public funds of free eye tests for pensioners in each year since 1997-98.
(10317)
213
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what help her Department makes available for small charities to meet the Care Standards annual fees.
(10149)
214
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will exempt charities from paying Care Standards annual fees.
(10150)
215
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to improve NHS dentistry in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(10280)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
216
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the murder rate per 1,000 of the population in (a) the constituency of Southend West and (b) England and Wales was in each of the last five years.
(10506)
217
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons convicted of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter in England and Wales were subsequently (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of murder or manslaughter following their release on licence in each year since 1975.
(10507)
218
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of (i) murder and (ii) manslaughter in England and Wales in each year since 1975.
(10508)
219
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted of motoring offences in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by offence .
(10509)
220
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Green and (b) White papers his Department has produced since 1997, broken down by date.
(10511)
221
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been seized in Southend as a consequence of prosecution under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
(10512)
222
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the most common forms of crime committed against young people of school age were in (a) Southend constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(10513)
223
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, How many young people of school age have been found guilty of committing a crime in (a) Southend constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(10514)
224
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the most common form of crime committed by young people of school age was in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(10515)
225
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age have been placed in custody in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(10516)
226
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age have been the victims of crime in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(10517)
227
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the penalties, including number of penalty points, for each motoring offence.
(10547)
228
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list bills sponsored by his Department in each session since 1979.
(10548)
229
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the statutory instruments sponsored by his Department since 1997.
(10549)
230
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) dates and (b) locations of crimes using bombs or other explosive devices that have taken place in England and Wales resulting in death or personal injury in each year since 1976; and if he will list the number of (i) casualties and (ii) convictions that have been secured.
(10550)
231
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the names of organisations and individuals who claimed responsibility for crimes using bombs or other explosive devices that have taken place in England and Wales resulting in death or personal injury for each year since 1976.
(10551)
232
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women have been proceeded against for procuring abortions under section 58 or 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in each year since 1976.
(10552)
233
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of (a) internal and (b) external hacking reported by each department contributing to the Unified Reporting and Alert Scheme were categorised as (i) access denied, (ii) browsing, (iii) password abuse, (iv) privilege abuse, (v) data stolen or disclosed, (vi) files deleted or damaged, (vii) fraud and (viii) other in each year since 2002.
(10136)
234
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable member for Leyton and Wanstead of 28th June, Official Report, column 1451W, on the Criminal Records Bureau, what criteria will be taken into account in determining whether to proceed with the basic disclosure.
(10188)
235
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10231)
236
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10275)
237
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 4th July, to Question 6019, when the Metropolitan Police commenced checking the list of names; how many officers are in the team which is doing the checking, broken down by rank; and if he will make a statement.
(10461)
238
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to prevent the use of miniature motorcycles (mini-motos) on publicly owned land.
(10437)
239
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to encourage compliance with the ban on the use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving a motor vehicle on the public highway.
(10451)
240
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were stolen in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by police force area; and how many of those passports were subsequently used fraudulently
(9957)
241
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the National Offender Management Service proposes to build on the sites in (a) Merseyside and (b) London for which it has obtained outline planning permission.
(10180)
242
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in acquiring the two sites to build large multi-functional prisons for which the 2003 Budget Settlement made provision.
(10181)
243
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of staff to prisoners is in (a) prisons operated by the private sector and (b) other prison establishments.
(10182)
244
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the prison population is held in private prisons.
(10183)
245
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners aged (a) under 21 years, (b) 21 to 40 years, (c) 40 to 60 years and (d) over 60 years died of natural causes in each year since 2000, broken down by prison.
(10184)
246
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) remand and (b) sentenced prisoners aged over 60 years are held in prisons in England and Wales, broken down by (i) prison, (ii) sex and (iii) ethnicity.
(10185)
247
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on television licences for prisons, broken down by establishment, in 2004.
(10166)
248
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from participants in airsoft games about the impact of government legislation on the sport.
(10169)
249
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many primates have been used for biomedical tests in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
(10194)
250
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age (a) found guilty of a crime and (b) placed in custody were found to suffer from some form of mental illness in each of the last five years.
(10195)
251
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age (a) found guilty of a crime and (b) placed in custody had a previous history of being in care in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each of the last five years.
(10196)
252
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age who had been placed in custody have re-offended in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(10197)
253
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people of school age have died whilst in custody in (a) the North East and (b) England in each year since 1997; and how many died of self-inflicted injuries in each year.
(10198)
254
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to deal with hunger strikers in detention centres.
(10494)
255
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding is expected to be allocated for anti-social behaviour orders in 2005.
(10165)
256
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been made in Scotland since January; and if he will make a statement.
(10285)
257
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Lancaster Castle will cease to be a prison; and if he will make a statement.
(10154)
258
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the recently announced figures for people estimated to be illegally in the country included dependants; and what methodology was used to calculate the total.
(10453)
259
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in the UK being assessed for asylum who will (a) fail in their application and (b) leave the UK after failing.
(10454)
260
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the routes by which people living in the UK illegally first entered the country.
(10455)
261
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the main countries of origin of people who are in the UK illegally.
(10456)
262
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence his Department has collated on the retirement of people whose applications for asylum in the UK are refused and who are returned to Zimbabwe.
(10330)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
263
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list countries represented on the Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund.
(10556)
264
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effects of the United Nations Population Fund on non-coercive approaches to family planning in China.
(10560)
265
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of China about the One Child Policy.
(10561)
266
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the statutory instruments sponsored by his Department since 1997.
(10562)
267
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who the British representative is on the Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund.
(10563)
268
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10232)
269
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Department spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10276)
270
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which aid to tsunami victims has reached the poorest people affected by the disaster; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that aid reaches such people.
(10320)
Questions to the Leader of the House
271
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list Government bills subject to a Programme Motion where each clause was not debated (a) in Standing Committee, (b) in Committee of the Whole House and (c) at Report stage as a result of insufficient time in each of the last five sessions for which figures are available.
(10502)
272
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list Private Members' bills where a Division took place on Second Reading and where the Bill subsequently did not receive Royal Assent in each Session since 1975.
(10503)
273
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list Select Committee reports which have been debated on the floor of the House in each Session since 1976.
(10504)
274
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, on how many occasions in each parliamentary Session from 1976 to 2004 (a) the House of Lords passed amendments to (i) Private Members' bills and (ii) Government bills against the advice of the Government, (b) such amendments were (A) accepted by the Government in the House of Commons and (B) reversed in the House of Commons, (c) the reversal was accepted by the House of Lords and (d) the House of Lords insisted on its amendments.
(10505)
275
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list (a) Government bills and (b) private Members' bills where the Committee stage was taken on the Floor of the House in each session since 1976.
(10553)
276
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list (a) Government bills and (b) private Members' bills where all stages were taken in one sitting in each session since 1976.
(10554)
277
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, what the average number of days of consideration for Government bills in (a) the House of Commons and (b) the House of Lords was in each parliamentary session since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(10555)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
278
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will clarify and consolidate statute relating to abortion in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(10587)
279
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the publications issued by his Department in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10588)
280
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10233)
281
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10250)
282
N
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the driving test pass rate for each test centre in Northern Ireland was in each of the last five years.
(9828)
283
N
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what qualifications are required to be an examiner of those who are approved driving examiners; and what plans he has to review those requirements.
(9829)
284
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to improve safety on school buses in Northern Ireland.
(9747)
285
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children use education and library board buses on average each day.
(9748)
286
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many accidents involving children on education and library board buses occurred in each of the last five years.
(9749)
287
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost of the removal of the policy of three for two seating on school buses by education and library boards.
(9750)
288
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost of a no-standing on school buses policy by education and library boards.
(9751)
Questions to the Prime Minister
289
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, what criteria are used by him in selecting government bills that he will co-sponsor; and if he will make a statement.
(10466)
290
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list bills that he has (a) sponsored and (b) co-sponsored in each session since 1997.
(10467)
291
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has voted in (a) divisions on the floor of the House and (b) deferred divisions in each session since 1997.
(10468)
292
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the lord lieutenants with the dates of their (a) appointment and (b) expected retirement.
(10469)
293
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the publications issued by his Office in each of the last eight years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10470)
294
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, how much his Office cost to run in each year since 1997; and what the cost was in each of the preceeding 10 years.
(10471)
295
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, how much his Office spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10234)
296
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, how much his Office has spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10249)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
297
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Office spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10235)
298
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Department has spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10248)
Questions to the Solicitor General
299
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list each item of UK legislation which has been or is being subjected to legal challenge in the European Court of Justice (a) on the grounds of an alleged conflict with Article 30 of the Treaty of Rome, (b) on the grounds of an alleged conflict with another article of the treaty and (c) on other grounds, together with the date (i) on which each challenge was instituted and (ii) of the court decision.
(10483)
300
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many people have been convicted of fraud in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in each year since 1997.
(10578)
301
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list the publications issued by the Attorney General's Office in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10579)
302
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions of police officers for speeding there have been in each of the last three years.
(10200)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
303
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of each Directorate have taken voluntary redundancy since October 2003; and for what reasons.
(10518)
304
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of each Directorate have taken early retirement since October 2003; and for what reasons.
(10519)
305
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the items reported within his Department as being lost or stolen, together with the approximate value of each item, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(10520)
306
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of refurbishing 1 Victoria Street; and if he will make a statement.
(10521)
307
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's Two Roof Strategy.
(10522)
308
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was paid by his Department in rent on (a) 1 Victoria Street, (b) 10 Victoria Street, (c) Kingsgate House and (d) 151 Buckingham Palace Road in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how much he expects to pay in each of the next five years.
(10523)
309
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what reviews of effectiveness of significant legislation affecting business and industry his Department has carried out; what changes to legislation were proposed as a result of each review; and if he will place copies of the reviews in the Library.
(10524)
310
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what crèche facilities are provided by his Department; and at what cost to (a) the Department and (b) employees in 2004-05.
(10525)
311
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in each Directorate, work at least one day per week from home, broken down by grade.
(10526)
312
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff are registered with his Department as being disabled, broken down by grade; and what the equivalent figures were for each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10527)
313
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in his Department have (a) received official warnings and (b) faced disciplinary procedures following breaches of security in each year since 1997.
(10528)
314
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the price of petrol.
(10535)
315
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average price per litre of (a) unleaded petrol and (b) leaded petrol was in (i) Great Britain and (ii) the United States, together with the amount of tax paid per litre in each case, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10536)
316
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices were in operation in Southend in each of the last 10 years.
(10537)
317
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Mail about delivery of mail in Southend.
(10538)
318
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Report by ASE Consulting into privatising the Export Control and Non-Proliferation Directorate; and if he will make a statement.
(10138)
319
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June, Official Report, columns 898-9W, on the Export Control and Non-proliferation Directorate, whether the report written by ASE Consulting on the potential privatisation of the Export Control and Non-proliferation Directorate recommended that outsourcing as a means of service delivery was compatible with the executive functions of that Directorate; what steps his Department is taking following ASE Consulting's recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(10251)
320
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether international trade advisers employed by the regional development authorities are consulting the Association of Trade Advisers on export development opportunities; and if he will make a statement.
(10447)
321
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will reverse the decision to reduce the expenditure UK Trade and Investment allocates to export development; and if he will make a statement.
(10479)
322
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when UK Trade and Investment consulted the Association of Trade Organisations on proposed changes to the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars Abroad scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(10480)
323
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how UK Trade and Investment plans to help existing exporters who want to expand their export activities into new markets to gain access to these markets; and if he will make a statement.
(10481)
324
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total cost to UK Trade and Investment was of services provided by the Association of Trade Organisations in financial year (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(10482)
325
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many international trade advisers are employed by regional development authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(10485)
326
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average salary was of international trade advisers employed by the regional development authorities in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(10486)
327
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10236)
328
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Department has spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10247)
329
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many wind farms are in operation in Scotland; what plans there are to build more wind farms in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(10286)
330
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the energy mix wind power contributes to UK energy supply; and if he will make a statement.
(10287)
331
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of UK exports of goods and services was made up from sales of arms in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion was made up of sales of arms to developing countries.
(10431)
332
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many medicals for (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (b) vibration white finger and (c) hearing loss have taken place at the Union of Democratic Mineworkers' office, Berry Hill, Mansfield since 1999; and at what cost to his Department.
(10459)
333
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what processes are in place to ensure that deceased claims under the miners compensation scheme are submitted by genuine relatives.
(10460)
334
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many appeals to medical examinations have been (a) pursued and (b) accepted since 1999 under the Miners Compensation Scheme.
(10492)
335
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what verification process is used for the results of medical examinations under the Miners Compensation Scheme, for (a) the Government and (b) the claimant; and how often this process has been used.
(10493)
336
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons his Department has continued to use the Companies Acts and the Insolvency Act 2000 to wind up companies operating pyramid selling schemes following the introduction of the Trading Schemes Act 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(10243)
337
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Northwest Development Agency vision boards there are in the North West Region.
(10157)
338
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many vision boards have constitutions.
(10158)
339
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Government funding has been provided for the vision boards set up by the North West Development Agency.
(10159)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
340
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the new motoring offences created by legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997.
(10387)
341
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many disabled person's Blue Badges were issued in each local authority in each of the last two years.
(10388)
342
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current criteria are to receive a disabled person's Blue Badge.
(10389)
343
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were refused a disabled person's Blue Badge in the last five years.
(10390)
344
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Bills have been sponsored by his Department in each session since 1979.
(10391)
345
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what statutory instruments have been sponsored by his Department since 1997.
(10392)
346
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department is undertaking into accidents around speed camera sites.
(10395)
347
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the theft of disabled persons Blue Badges.
(10396)
348
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to set up a national register of disabled person's Blue Badge holders to prevent the theft and reuse of disabled person's Blue Badges.
(10397)
349
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce legislation to make it a criminal offence intentionally to use a disabled person's Blue Badge known, or reasonably known, to be stolen; and if he will make a statement.
(10398)
350
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence to park in a designated disabled persons parking bay without displaying a Blue Badge.
(10399)
351
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the speed limit on the A102 between the A11 and the A13 has been reduced from 50 mph to 40 mph.
(10400)
352
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) minor and (b) serious accidents occurred on the A102 between the A11 and the A13 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(10401)
353
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras are situated on each side of the road on the A102 between the A11 and the A13.
(10472)
354
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists were (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents in (i) the Metropolitan Police area of London, (ii) Southend, (iii) Essex and (iv) England and Wales in 2004-05; and how many were killed in each of the preceding nine years.
(10473)
355
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists have been (a) injured and (b) killed in each of the last 10 years in road traffic accidents caused by passing a red traffic light.
(10474)
356
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers in (a) Southend , (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales have been convicted of driving without a road-tax licence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10475)
357
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investigations his Department has carried out into the additional (a) air and (b) noise pollution that will result from a fifth terminal being built at Heathrow Airport; and what plans he has to combat these increases.
(10306)
358
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what extra security measures will be put in place to deal with increased traffic through Heathrow as a result of a fifth terminal being built.
(10307)
359
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the noise insulation scheme will be applicable to Kingston as a result of the fifth terminal being built at Heathrow.
(10308)
360
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the British Airports Authority regarding the limitation of environmental damage in the construction of the fifth terminal at Heathrow.
(10309)
361
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the revenue that will be generated by the expansive shopping arena planned for the fifth terminal at Heathrow.
(10310)
362
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect the building of the fifth terminal at Heathrow will have on the surrounding transport infrastructure, with particular reference to the (a) M25 and (b) rail network.
(10311)
363
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10237)
364
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Department has spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10246)
365
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for road safety of the unregulated use of advertising hoardings in the immediate proximity of motorways and other major trunk routes.
(10438)
366
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he intends to introduce to prevent the use of minature motorcycles (mini-motos) on public highways.
(10452)
367
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British citizens who travelled to countries within the EU between June and September in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(10190)
368
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to investigate the tunnel collapse at Gerrards Cross; and if he will make a statement.
(10179)
369
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what compensation he expects to be paid to Chiltern Railways for the interruption in service caused by the tunnel collapse at Gerrards Cross.
(10186)
370
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a lesser sanction than removal of a driving licence for an individual who marginally fails the minimum standard of at least 120 degrees horizontal width in the visual field.
(10360)
371
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Civil Aviation Authority has spent on payments to former employees in settlement of claims (a) in total and (b) for unfair dismissal in each of the last five years.
(10404)
372
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the timescale for reopening the railway line at Gerrards Cross; and if he will make a statement.
(10406)
373
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of material which will need to be removed to re-open the railway line blocked at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire; and where it is intended that that material will be taken after removal.
(10407)
374
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what costs were incurred by the Civil Aviation Authority in defending legal actions against it from employees in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.
(10409)
375
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are employed by Cross London Rail Links Limited; and how much Government financial support the company has received.
(10362)
376
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are seconded from his Department to work on the Crossrail project.
(10363)
377
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much office space is occupied by Cross London Rail Links Limited; and what rent has been paid for office space for this purpose in each year from 1997.
(10364)
378
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to his Department of the Crossrail project, broken down by (a) wages, (b) office costs and (c) other costs was in the last year for which figures are available.
(10365)
379
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected costs of implementation of Crossrail were in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(10366)
380
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list public affairs consultancies that have been employed to date in connection with the Crossrail bid, broken down by (a) sums paid and (b) projects; and if he will make a statement.
(10367)
381
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list events paid for by the corporate hospitality fund of the Crossrail project since 1997.
(10368)
382
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Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the merits of constructing heavy goods vehicles (HGV) crawler lanes along appropriate stretches of the M1 motorway coupled with restricting HGV's using lanes other than the crawler lane and the inside one as a means of reducing motorway congestion; and if he will make a statement.
(9319)
383
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will instruct relevant agencies to create a motorway link to the Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster.
(10202)
384
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 16W, on Aviation Ministers, if he will list the junior Ministers who have had responsibility for aviation policy since May 1997, indicating the dates between which they held such responsibilities.
(10260)
385
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government funding has been allocated to Central Trains since 1997.
(10495)
386
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28th June, Official Report, column 1412W on the A38, how many households at (a) each location referred to and (b) the M1 in the Narborough/Enderby area are affected by noise; and at what decibel count.
(10135)
387
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of households east of the M1 between junction 10 and junction 11 adversely affected by noise, broken down by decibel levels; and if he will make a statement on the acoustic screening on that stretch of motorway.
(10358)
388
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what objections his Department has made to Lancashire County Council's proposals to build a link road to the motorway south of Lancaster.
(10151)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
389
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10239)
390
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much the Department has spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10244)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
391
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps have been taken to tackle discriminatory behaviour against lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the provision of goods, facilities and services.
(10314)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
392
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of maintenance payments owed by non-resident parents as determined by the Child Support Agency is; and what proportion of such maintenance payments was paid in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10140)
393
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on enforcement by the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10141)
394
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many houses are subject to a Child Support Agency Inhibition Order; and of these how many are (a) fully and (b) partially owned by a person other than the non-resident parent from whom maintenance arrears are being sought.
(10142)
395
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners (a) are receiving payment of carer's allowance and (b) have an underlying entitlement to carer's allowance.
(10143)
396
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances pensioners are entitled to carer's allowance; and what measures are in place to ensure that those pensioners are informed of their entitlement.
(10144)
397
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of maintenance applications to the Child Support Agency have been determined within (a) 22 weeks and (b) 12 months in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10146)
398
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of non-resident parents have paid the full maintenance as determined by the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10147)
399
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have received local housing allowance through pathfinder pilots; and how many of these received the allowance at a protected rate to prevent them receiving a lower amount than under their previous entitlement to housing benefit.
(10148)
400
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent helpline staff are employed by the Pension Service.
(10265)
401
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fax machines are sited at the work stations of helpline staff of (a) the Benefits Agency and (b) the Pensions Service.
(10267)
402
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many open days have been held in the last 12 months for staff and volunteers of independent advice services providing assistance to claimants by (a) the Benefits Agency and (b) the Pensions Service; how many people have attended such open days; and if he will make a statement on (i) feedback received and (ii) resultant action.
(10270)
403
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many emergency payments have been made by (a) the Benefits Agency and (b) the Pensions Service in each year since 2000; what the total value was of the emergency payments made by each body; and whether the payments were made by (i) cheque, (ii) direct payment and (iii) cash.
(10278)
404
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to encourage (a) unemployed people and (b) people on income support to return to work; and if he will make a statement.
(10476)
405
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 16 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 30 to 39 and (iv) 40 years and over were on income support in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(10477)
406
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the publications issued by his Department in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) purpose of each was.
(10478)
407
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department has spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(10240)
408
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.
(10259)
409
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will reply to Question reference 5234 tabled by the honourable Member for Monmouth on 14th June.
(10319)
410
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the reports that (a) have been and (b) are scheduled to be published as part of the evaluation of the Pathways to Work pilots.
(10137)
411
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of statutory maternity pay has been to employers in the UK in 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(10284)
412
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients there are of pension credit in Cardiff North constituency; and what the average award is.
(10312)
413
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by how much the state pension has risen in each financial year since 1997-98.
(10313)
414
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost has been to public funds of (a) the Winter Fuel Payment, (b) free TV licences for the over 75s, (c) the pension credit and (d) increases in the state pension was in each year since 1997-98.
(10316)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
415
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of increases in fuel duty on those (a) on low incomes and (b) without access to alternative modes of transport.
[Transferred] (10393)
416
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has evaluated on the effects of rises in fuel duty on the growth of carbon dioxide emissions; and if he will place in the Library copies of such research.
[Transferred] (10394)
417
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has evaluated on the effects of the cost of petrol on use of vehicles; and if he will place in the Library copies of such research.
[Transferred] (10417)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
418
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) regional and (b) local variation in availability of private sector rented accommodation.
[Transferred] (10145)
419
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities have made byelaws (a) prohibiting the use of micro-bikes in particular areas and (b) granting the power to seize vehicles causing noise nuisance.
[Transferred] (10163)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
420
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list each EU country where food irradiation is permitted; what products can be irradiated in each case; what assessment she has made of the irradiation of products from non-EU countries imported into the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (10464)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
421
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what inquiries are being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive into the collapse of the railway tunnel at Gerrards Cross; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (10405)
422
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government financial support has been made available for Crossrail since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (10361)

 
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