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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 13 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 13 July 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 13 July 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 13 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 13 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 13 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the progress of the International Finance Facility following the recent meeting of G8.
(11967)
2
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conditions those sub-Saharan African countries which have yet to have total multilateral debt cancellation have to meet before they may achieve such debt cancellations.
(11968)
3
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which sub-Saharan countries have had multilateral debt cancelled following the recent G8 meeting; and which sub-Saharan countries are yet to have multilateral debt cancelled.
(11976)
4
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 699W, on travel concessions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the contribution to the relief of traffic congestion that might be made by abolishing the taxation applied to employer-provided travel concessions.
(12110)
5
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) proposes to take to ensure that the provisions of the Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) Order 2002 are fully applied by Inland Revenue offices in relation to communications to the Inland Revenue by honourable Members on behalf of their constituents.
(12192)
6
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of stamp duty land tax returns has been rejected as incorrectly completed by HM Revenue and Customs since the introduction of the form; and what percentage of those so rejected have subsequently been accepted as correct without amendment.
(12023)
7
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many stamp duty land tax returns were made in the year ended 31st March 2005 in respect of transactions the value of which was below the stamp duty land tax threshold.
(12024)
8
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties for failure to complete stamp duty land tax returns correctly and on time have been issued since the form was introduced; and what percentage of those penalties have subsequently been rescinded.
(12047)
9
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many manual tax credit payments were made in May; and for what reasons manual payments were necessary.
(12178)
10
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of over-payment of tax credits are awaiting a decision in the Chorley constituency.
(12048)
11
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the total number of staff members involved in all forms of tax credit administration; and if he will make a statement.
(12274)
12
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure compensation is paid to UK farmers, food manufacturers and their insurers if UK Port Authorities fail to detect contaminated animal feed imports.
(12167)
13
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust funds have been established in (a) the UK, (b) the Yorkshire region and (c) Huddersfield.
(12076)
14
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with banks about the take-up of child trust funds.
(12077)
15
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of households in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland, broken down by Government Office Region.
(12012)
16
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role the Valuation Office Agency plays in the assessment of rateable values for water rates.
(12015)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
17
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people employed in the Civil Service will have a compulsory retirement age of 65 under the Government's proposals; and if he will make a statement.
(12111)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
18
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what (a) financial and (b) other help the Commissioners provide for the restoration of church bells to church towers which no longer have bells.
(12102)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
19
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the recommendations made to her by English Heritage for listing in the last three years she has (a) accepted and (b) rejected.
(11965)
20
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many sites of (a) Roman interest and (b) significance to the period of the (i) Second World War and (ii) the Cold War English Heritage has asked to be listed in the last three years.
(11966)
21
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that there are no cost overruns in the London Olympics.
(11893)
22
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish a full economic cost benefit analysis for the UK of the successful London Olympic bid.
(11894)
23
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assurances the Government has given to the International Olympic Committee of financial guarantees for the London Olympics in the event of cost overruns.
(11895)
24
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of skilled construction workers required to work on preparations for London 2012.
(12017)
25
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance she has issued on the (a) conservation, (b) restoration and (c) use of listed buildings.
(12018)
26
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on improper use of listed buildings in (a) Kingston and Surbiton, (b) South West London, (c) London and (d) England.
(12020)
27
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of listed buildings in (a) Kingston and Surbiton, (b) South West London, (c) London and (d) England; and how many in each case are in use.
(12021)
28
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest assessment is of the impact on the viability of village halls of the introduction of the new licensing regime.
(12103)
29
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the effects of people not applying for licences on time under the Licensing Act 2003.
(12237)
30
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will consider Chorley for a cycle training camp for the 2012 Olympics.
(12238)
31
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the role Chorley played in the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
(12239)
32
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) assistance and (b) funding her Department provided to Rugby League in 2004-05.
(12264)
33
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department last attended a (i) Rugby Union and (ii) Rugby League match in an official capacity.
(12265)
34
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to seek changes in the law to permit the ownership and use of certain types of handgun to permit the full range of competition at the London Olympics 2012; and if she will make a statement.
(11945)
35
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 1658W, on swimming pools, how many of the swimming pools mentioned were provided by (a) public and (b) private operators.
(12246)
36
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) privately operated and (b) publicly operated swimming pools have been closed or taken out of use in each London borough in each year since 1997.
(12256)
37
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons bilingual application forms for licences to sell alcohol have not been made available in Welsh local authorities.
(12089)
38
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that public house licensees are aware of the 6th August deadline to re-apply for their licence to serve alcohol.
(12091)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
39
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes he expects to achieve financial closure between 1st July and 31st December.
(12173)
40
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what defence training activities are being considered for provision under (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes; and what the timescale for (i) main gate approval and (ii) financial closure is.
(12174)
41
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what stage has been reached by the Defence Training Review; and if he will make a statement.
(12175)
42
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes have achieved financial closure so far in 2005; on what dates preferred bidders were announced; and what financial closure dates were anticipated when preferred bidders were announced.
(12177)
43
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his policy towards (a) public private partnership and (b) private finance initiative provision.
(12247)
44
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1066, on the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project, what the timescale is for the project in terms of (a) main gate approval and (b) an in service date.
(12252)
45
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1066, on the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project, if he will list the companies who have responded.
(12254)
46
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the proposed (a) service uniform and (b) mess dress for the King's Lancashire and Border Regiment are; and where its (i) headquarters and (ii) museum will be based.
(12157)
47
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of serving Queen's Lancashire Regiment personnel were recruited (a) in Lancashire and (b) from overseas.
(12158)
48
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of serving King's Own Borderers were recruited (a) in Cumbria and (b) from overseas.
(12159)
49
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the (a) role and (b) use made of the Territorial Army barracks at Chorley.
(12160)
50
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of staff have been employed in the Royal Navy for each year since 1980-81; and if he will make a statement.
(12280)
51
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the maritime countries which (a) declined and (b) were not offered an invitation to participate in the International Fleet Review.
(10819)
52
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 6, to the honourable Member for Sunderland South, on the nuclear deterent, when he expects to reply substantively to the Question tabled by the honourable Member for New Forest East on 21st June, ref 7290.
(10820)
53
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on the in-service dates of each of the future aircraft carriers if France participates in their construction on the basis (a) that two carriers are built for the United Kingdom and one for France and (b) that two carriers are built for the UK alone.
(10821)
54
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was taken to reclassify the 2012 and 2015 in-service dates for the two future aircraft carriers as target dates.
(10822)
55
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, to Question reference 7290, whether the maintenance of nuclear weapons by other countries will be a determining factor in the United Kingdom's forthcoming decision about replacing Trident with a new generation nuclear deterrent.
(11109)
56
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration he has given to the redeployment of UK troops from (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) the UK or elsewhere to Iran; and under what circumstances he might consider such action in future.
(12193)
57
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government will take the date of transfer of the Royal Ordnance Factory Organisation as being the date of sale of that body to British Aerospace in October 1987.
(12155)
58
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government's responsibilities to former Royal Ordnance Factory employees who are now members of the Royal Ordnance Crown Service Pension Scheme include (a) the benefits of a public-to-private transfer and (b) protections afforded by the Social Security Act 1995.
(12156)
59
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that personnel from RAF Innsworth are not disadvantaged when applying for posts at High Wycombe following the transfer of operations; and if he will make a statement.
(12112)
60
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of redundancies from (a) RAF Innsworth and (b) High Wycombe, following the transfer of operations; and if he will make a statement.
(12113)
61
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of the removal and transfer of (a) staff and (b) operations from RAF Innsworth to High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement.
(12114)
62
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recruitment and retention allowance is paid to staff at (a) RAF Innsworth and (b) High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement.
(12115)
63
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms were of the Compulsory Purchase Order made on the RAF Innsworth site when it was originally obtained; and if he will make a statement.
(12116)
64
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to obtain the agreement of other agencies to use the RAF Innsworth site following closure; and if he will make a statement.
(12125)
65
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what interest has been expressed by developers in the RAF Innsworth site following closure; and if he will make a statement.
(12126)
66
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will extend the date for consultation on the closure of RAF Innsworth; and if he will make a statement.
(12127)
67
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Environmental Impact Assessment carried out on the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement.
(12138)
68
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the investment appraisal of the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High Wycombe; and if he will make a statement.
(12139)
69
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of the land occupied by RAF Innsworth; what the value would be with planning permission for housing; and if he will make a statement.
(12140)
70
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was made to move the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency from the RAF Innsworth site; and if he will make a statement.
(12141)
71
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he first considered the recommendation to close RAF Innsworth; and if he will make a statement.
(12142)
72
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on the Innsworth area of the decision to close the RAF site; what plans the Government has to provide financial assistance to the area following the closure; and if he will make a statement.
(12143)
73
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the upkeep of the Commonwealth war graves in Equatorial Guinea.
(12194)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
74
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will produce guidance for housing associations and local authorities on support for tenants (a) with mental health problems and (b) who exhibit anti-social behaviour.
(12162)
75
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his estimate is of the amount of income which will be raised from charging under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 in the 2005-06 financial year.
(11992)
76
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which fire authorities have submitted plans for charging under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004; and what charges have been approved in each case.
(11995)
77
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 300W, on departmental telecommunications, how many mobile phones have been reported by Ministers as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each year since the establishment of his Department.
(11960)
78
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 317W, on mobile phone masts/technology, what estimate the Government has made of the number of 3G masts necessary to have a 100 per cent. coverage of the population.
(11961)
79
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether occupied Crown property is exempt from council tax.
(11984)
80
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what definition of (a) composite hereditament and (b) hereditament is used for council tax purposes.
(11985)
81
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the special discounts that individual local authorities in England have chosen to adopt under Clause 76 of the Local Government Act 2003.
(11986)
82
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how a decision by a billing authority to adopt a special discount under Clause 76 of the Local Government Act 2003 affects (a) the revenues of precepting authorities other than the billing authority and (b) Government grant to the billing authority and other precepting authorities.
(11987)
83
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the decision to adopt a special discount under Clause 76 of the Local Government Act 2003 is the decision solely of the billing authority.
(11989)
84
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the (a) role and (b) funding of the English Regions Network.
(11991)
85
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people have been fined for non-payment of council tax in England in each year since 1997-98.
(11994)
86
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans the Government has to give stronger powers to local councils to (a) remove illegal traveller camps and (b) tackle unauthorised development.
(11996)
87
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the research projects commissioned since the creation of the Department; and what the timetable is for the publication of each piece of research that has yet to be completed.
(11997)
88
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the gross cost is of providing transitional relief in the business rates revaluation in England in 2005-06 before downward phasing is applied.
(11998)
89
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the average reduction in bills for small business rate relief in England in 2005-06.
(11999)
90
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what offices regional chambers have outside the United Kingdom; and what the annual cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available.
(12000)
91
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7th July, Official Report, columns 14-15WS, on council tax capping 2005-06, what the Band D council tax in 2005-06 is in each of the eight local authorities which have been designated for capping; what the (a) pre-capping band D district precept including average parish precepts and (b) pre-capping band D bill for the whole billing authority of each is; and what the estimated revised (i) post-capping band D district precept including average parish precepts and (ii) band D bill for the whole billing authority of each is.
(12001)
92
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the penalties are for non-payment of council tax.
(12002)
93
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the regional chambers send copies of their annual accounts to his Department.
(12003)
94
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications for London of merging regional housing boards with regional planning boards.
(12004)
95
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Government intends to publish its plans to reform (a) London governance and (b) the powers of the Mayor of London.
(12005)
96
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Government has made of the notional revenue forgone from introducing small business rate relief in England in 2005-06.
(12006)
97
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Government has made of the revenue raised from increasing the business rates multiplier by 0.7 pence for medium and large firms.
(12007)
98
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the claim rate for small business rate relief in England in 2005-06.
(12010)
99
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library, a copy of the ministerial guidance on regional chambers referred to on page 10 of the Department's research report, Evaluation of the role and impact of regional chambers: feasibility study.
(12011)
100
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recompense for legal costs is available to individuals investigated by the Standards Board for England; and if he will make a statement.
(12204)
101
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been built in the social rented sector as a result of planning gain agreements between developers and local authorities in each year since 1997.
(12221)
102
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been built for the social rented sector by local authorities or other registered social landlords in each year since 1997.
(12222)
103
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what average length of time a homeless household in temporary accommodation in each Government Office Region had to wait before being made an offer of a permanent home in each year since 1997.
(12224)
104
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what average length of time a homeless household in temporary accommodation in each local authority area in London had to wait before being made an offer of a permanent home in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004.
(12225)
105
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the actual revenue grant payments made by the Homelessness Directorate were in support of local homelessness strategies in each local authority in London in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(12226)
106
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will break down Homelessness Directorate funding in support of local homelessness strategies by Government Office Region for each year since 2002-03.
(12227)
107
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities in London will receive less Homelessness Directorate funding in support of local homelessness strategies in 2005-06 than they did in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(12228)
108
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of living in overcrowded accommodation.
(12229)
109
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total collectable council tax was in each local authority in 2004-05, net of council tax benefit.
(12236)
110
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many complaints investigated by the Standards Board for England in each of the past three years have related to elected councillors.
(12248)
111
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many complaints to the Standards Board for England about (a) Labour, (b) Conservative, (c) Liberal Democrat, (d) Independent and (e) other parties' councillors have been (i) referred for investigation and (ii) found to be in breach of the Board's Code of Conduct.
(12263)
112
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department has undertaken research into the average cost of defending oneself in an investigation undertaken by the Standards Board for England.
(12272)
113
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people the Standards Board for England employs; and in what capacity each person is employed.
(12273)
114
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people are eligible for investigation by the Standards Board for England.
(12282)
115
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of complaints made to the Standards Board for England have been about (a) elected representatives, (b) members of police authorities, (c) members of fire authorities, (d) members of park authorities and (e) members of the Broads Authority in each of the past four years.
(12283)
116
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average time was for a case referred to the Standards Board for England to be resolved in each year since its inception.
(12291)
117
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what training investigating officers in the Standards Board for England receive in local government before starting employment; and how long such training lasts.
(12292)
118
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of investigations officers employed by the Standards Board for England have previously worked in local government.
(12293)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
119
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to promote (a) knowledge of and (b) interest in the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in schools; and if she will make a statement.
(12279)
120
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on secondary education in Wellingborough and Rushden.
(12104)
121
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of skilled construction workers in London, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) age.
(12019)
122
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June, Official Report, column 698W, on school management information systems, what the average cost was of a core administration software package for (a) secondary, (b) primary and (c) special schools in each of the last five years.
(12068)
123
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of growing up in poverty on a child's (a) social, (b) educational and (c) personal development; and if she will make a statement.
(12043)
124
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the drop-out rates for modern apprenticeships were in each year between 1994 and 2004.
(12022)
125
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of Essex local education authority's policy on funding special needs pupils; and what changes in policy have taken place over the last three years.
(12169)
126
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the staffing ratios were for (a) Glenwood Severe Learning Difficulty and (b) Cedar Hall Moderate Learning Difficulty special schools in Castle Point in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(12179)
127
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the admissions procedure is for moderate learning difficulty schools in Essex; and what weighting is given to parental choice in the process.
(12185)
128
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the staffing ratios are for (a) Glenwood Special School and (b) Cedar Hall Special School in Castle Point.
(12186)
129
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average staffing ratio was for (a) moderate learning difficulty and (b) severe learning difficulty special schools in Essex in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(12187)
130
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size for (a) moderate learning difficulty (MLD) and (b) severe learning difficulty (SLD) special schools in Essex was in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and if she will estimate the average class size in (i) MLD and (ii) SLD special schools in Essex in 2005-06.
(12188)
131
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether Essex Local Education Authority has consulted (a) headteachers and staff, (b) parents, (c) county councillors, (d) honourable Members and (e) the public on possible changes to the system of funding (i) moderate learning difficulty and (ii) severe learning difficulty special needs pupils; and if she will make a statement.
(12243)
132
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what system is used to band special educational needs children in Essex; and what process is used to make assessments.
(12245)
133
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding was allocated to each child in each special needs band by Essex Local Education Authority in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(12249)
134
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the moderate learning difficulty (MLD) schools in Essex; and how many MLD schools there are in each local education authority.
(12250)
135
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special educational needs children there are in each band in Essex moderate learning difficulty schools.
(12251)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
136
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what published and peer-reviewed feeding studies Government policy that approved varieties of GM animal feed are not a long-term danger to farm animals or to consumers of the products of those animals is based.
(12181)
137
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives are offered to UK farmers to develop energy crops for use in (a) bio-mass and (b) dual bio-mass and coal fired power stations.
(12261)
138
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the (a) growing, (b) promotion and (c) use of energy crops in the UK.
(12299)
139
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish the Central Science Laboratory's cormorant population model; and whether the model will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
(12124)
140
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's policy on cormorant control following its first winter of operation.
(12129)
141
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many properties in Essex are not connected to the public sewer system.
(12117)
142
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what requirements there are on sewerage companies to accept delivered waste from cess pools and septic tanks for disposal at sewage treatment works.
(12118)
143
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much sewage sludge has been licensed for disposal on farms in the Maldon District; and if she will make a statement.
(12119)
144
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what tests have been carried out on sewage sludge at Sheepcoates Farm, Great Totham, by the Environment Agency; and if she will make a statement.
(12120)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
145
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th July, Official Report, columns 486-7W, on the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), whether the award to Mr Bustanti following the review requested by the OPCW was made for material damages only.
(11978)
146
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there is a common definition of torture for the purpose of compliance with the human rights obligations of EU member states.
(10917)
147
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what obligations EU member states are under to investigate allegations of torture.
(10918)
148
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK contributed (a) directly and (b) indirectly to the costs of the EU's Committee of the Regions in the last period for which figures are available.
(11959)
149
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the major UK commercial interests in Equatorial Guinea.
(12168)
150
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when a UK Government Minister last visited Equatorial Guinea; and when the next such visit is planned.
(12170)
151
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK workers in Equatorial Guinea; and in which sectors they are working.
(12171)
152
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the levels sectors of UK investment in Equatorial Guinea; and in which sectors such investment has been made.
(12172)
153
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the UK to be presented.
(12182)
154
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the most recent elections held in Equatorial Guinea.
(12189)
155
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to meet Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
(12195)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
156
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which drugs are blacklisted from NHS prescriptions; what the reason is for the inclusion of each on the list; and when each drug was blacklisted.
(12205)
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether generic substitutes are available for those drugs that are blacklisted from NHS prescriptions; and if she will make a statement.
(12206)
158
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library her Department's guidance to pharmacists about the blacklisting of drugs from NHS prescriptions ; and if she will make a statement.
(12207)
159
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by each primary care trust in (a) Essex and (b) Greater London on NHS prescriptions in each year since 1997.
(12208)
160
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which drugs have been removed from the NHS prescription blacklist in each year since 1997.
(12209)
161
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of (a) a National Health Service prescription and (b) a private prescription was in each year since 1975.
(12210)
162
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 11th July, Official Report, Question reference 9079, on domicilary care, how many of those agencies registered were registered with conditions attached; and what the most common conditions were.
(12244)
163
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has commissioned to determine more cost-effective ways of treating Alzheimer's disease in addition to that being undertaken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
(11589)
164
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the baseline minimum is for people to receive assistance in financing personal care in Coventry.
(11590)
165
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the Department's research and development goals and priorities.
(11591)
166
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the new National Service Framework chapter on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death extends to Northern Ireland.
(11237)
167
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines have been issued on moving patients with head injuries from Chorley Accident and Emergency to Preston Accident and Emergency by taxi rather than ambulance.
(12241)
168
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the pay scales for ambulance crews.
(12242)
169
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the budgetary positions of primary care trusts in 2005.
(12230)
170
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department provides to primary care trusts facing large financial deficits with regard to their compliance with waiting list targets.
(12231)
171
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget deficits of London primary care trusts were in 2004-05; and what the projected budget deficits are for 2005-06.
(12232)
172
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the statutory duty placed upon primary care trusts to maintain balanced budgets overrides the requirement placed upon them to achieve waiting list targets.
(12233)
173
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free cycles of IVF are offered in each primary care trust area.
(11834)
174
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets and (b) timescales she has set for primary care trusts to reach the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to provide three free cycles of IVF treatment.
(11835)
175
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her latest estimate is of the number of people who have had to sell their homes to pay for their long-term elderly care since 1997.
(12213)
176
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason bereavement was removed from the criteria for eligibility for section 64 funding for 2005-06.
(12255)
177
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) under and (b) over the age of 18 were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problems in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region.
(12234)
178
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the £50 million allocated to strategic health authorities in 2004 to improve dental access was given to Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority.
(12059)
179
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial surplus or deficit recorded by each (a) NHS trust and (b) primary care trust in Essex was for 2004-05.
(12121)
180
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much financial support was received by each (a) NHS trust and (b) primary care trust in Essex from the Essex NHS Bank in 2004-05; and how much is owed by each to the Essex NHS Bank.
(12122)
181
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding per capita was given to each primary care trust in Essex in 2004-05.
(12123)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
182
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds his Department allocated to programmes on (a) alternatives to custody for young offenders, (b) projects for witness protection, (c) projects to support victims of crime, (d) projects to promote restorative justice, (e) projects to help tackle alcohol abuse, (f) projects to help tackle drug and solvent abuse and (g) projects to help tackle domestic violence in 2004-05; on which programmes such money was spent in each case; how much each project has received; and if he will make a statement.
(11970)
183
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 382W, on domestic violence, if he will make it his policy to extend the self-completion component of the British Crime Survey to adults over 59 years; and if he will make a statement.
(12060)
184
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in respect of persons with a known disability.
(12164)
185
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the disability equality duty to the application by police or local authorities for anti-social behaviour orders.
(12165)
186
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in respect of persons living in social housing properties who are known to have a mental health problem.
(12166)
187
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he made of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 in the framing of his Department's Asylum Policy Instruction on the internal relocation of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
(12191)
188
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders who tested positive for drugs at charge (a) completed treatment and (b) dropped out of treatment before completion in each month since January 2004.
(11946)
189
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the date of appointment was of each member of the (a) Civil Renewal Practitioners Group, (b) Criminal Records Bureau Consultative Panel, (c) Insurance Cover Working Group, (d) Race Equality Advisory Panel, (e) Steering Group on the Lawrence Enquiry Action Plan, (f) Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet, (g) Correctional Services Accreditation Panel, (h) Animal Procedures Committee, (i) Police Arbitration Panel, (j) Surveillance Commissioners, (k) Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel, (l) Asylum Support Adjudicators, (m) Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, (n) Independent Police Complaints Commission and (o) Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner; what the length of appointment is in each case; how much has been claimed in expenses by each person; and what the cost of each body was in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05.
(11951)
190
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Witness and Victim Experience Survey circulated to local criminal justice boards.
(11953)
191
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list organisations which have received funding from the Victims' Fund to develop community-based services for victims of sexual crime, broken down by amount.
(11954)
192
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the responses to the consultation on the Victim's Code of Practice.
(11955)
193
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the salary range will be for the new Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service.
(12025)
194
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to recruit a replacement for the Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service; and when he expects to make the new appointment.
(12026)
195
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places he has delivered in the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder project.
(12027)
196
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the pilot service level agreements between regional offender managers and the probation boards.
(12028)
197
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total advertising expenditure of his Department was in 2004-05.
(12061)
198
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total production cost of the Home Office Departmental Report 2004-05 was.
(12064)
199
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has established the mechanism to monitor the use of new sentences under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in order to assess the impact on correctional resources; and if he will make a statement.
(12065)
200
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have committed suicide in prison since 1st January, broken down by (a) prison, (b) offence and (c) length of sentence; and how many were (i) under 21 years, (ii) 21 to 40 years, (iii) 40 to 60 years and (iv) over 60 years.
(12090)
201
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent staff there were in (a) Home Office Central, (b) the Prison Service, (c) the United Kingdom Passport Service, (d) the Forensic Science Service and (e) the Fire Service College in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03, (iv) 2003-04 and (v) 2004-05.
(12093)
202
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were employed in his Department in each financial year from 1997-98; and what the payroll costs were in each year.
(12094)
203
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) support services and (b) training are in place to help children of school age who have been convicted of a crime in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England.
(12046)
204
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in the last five years persons have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of offences in relation to unauthorised (i) access to and (ii) disclosure of information held on the Police National Computer.
(11988)
205
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) quality of service level and (b) other measures of availability he plans to set for the National Identity Register.
(11990)
206
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of Londoners were recorded by the British Crime Survey as (a) having a high level of worry about violent crime, (b) perceiving local levels of disorder as high and (c) experiencing a high level of perceived anti-social behaviour in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04, broken down by borough.
(11947)
207
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in Greater London in each month since April 1999, broken down by borough.
(11948)
208
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6th July, Official Report, column 547W on Transexual Prisoners, if he will give the reasons for the delay in publishing guidelines on the treatment of transexual prisoners.
(12062)
209
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the Youth Justice Board's report on the use of restraint in secure training centres.
(12128)
210
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 11th July, to Questions references 1569 and 1568, what the reasons were for the discrepancies in figures for total hospital admissions compared with admissions to hospital for illnesses and non-accidental injuries in Rainsbrook in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and in Hassenfield in 2003 and 2004.
(12130)
211
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is available to police officers when it is known before an arrest is made that an individual is mentally or physically disabled.
(12253)
212
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23rd June, Official Report, column 47WS, on Sectors Based Scheme Review, how many work permits were issued under the scheme in respect of Bangladesh; how many persons named in work permits were granted entry clearance; how many appeals against refusals have been heard to date; how many were successful; what consultation with Bangladeshi stakeholders took place in reviewing the scheme; if he will publish the results of the review of the scheme; what evidence has been disclosed as to abuse of the scheme; and what proposals he has for a substitute for the scheme before a new points system is introduced.
(12161)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
213
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the $25 billion in new money for development for Africa committed at the recent G8 meeting will be paid by (a) the UK and (b) the European Union; and over what timescale in each case.
(11972)
214
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which of the recommendations of the Commission for Africa were met in the communiqué of the recent G8 summit.
(11973)
215
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the $25 billion in new money for development for Africa agreed at the recent G8 meeting is planned to be allocated to (a) caring for AIDS orphans, (b) eradicating polio, (c) primary education, (d) secondary education, (e) university and further education and (f) tackling (i) malaria, (ii) HIV/AIDS and (iii) tuberculosis; and by what mechanism the money will be distributed in each case.
(11974)
216
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the $3 billion aid package for the Palestinian Authority agreed by the G8 is intended for (a) Gaza and (b) the West Bank.
(11975)
217
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the $3 billion aid package for the Palestinian authority agreed by the G8 is being contributed by the UK; and how it is to be distributed.
(11977)
218
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of gross domestic product was allocated to aid to developing countries in each of the last 30 years.
(12281)
219
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the education system in Equatorial Guinea.
(12180)
220
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the health concerns facing the people of Equatorial Guinea; and if he will make a statement.
(12183)
221
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of girls remained in education up to the age of 15 years in Equatorial Guinea in 2004.
(12184)
222
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid his Department gave to Equatorial Guinea in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(12258)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
223
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the timescale for public consultation on the Department of Regional Development's Retail Planning Policy document.
(12008)
224
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) procedure and (b) timescale is for establishing regional offices for the Public Prosecution Service; where they are expected to be located; and if he will make a statement.
(12013)
225
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what timetable he expects to be followed for legislation to amend the law on reasonable chastisement in Northern Ireland; whether he expects this amendment to be contained in new child protection legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(12063)
226
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans are in place for the provision of early years support services for children newly identified with a hearing loss through the Northern Ireland Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
(11238)
227
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding is available for the provision of early years support services for children newly identified with a hearing loss through the Northern Ireland Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
(11239)
228
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce fair employment monitoring of teachers in Northern Ireland.
(11370)
229
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the reasons why expenditure per head of population in Northern Ireland on audiology goods and services is significantly less than in other parts of the United Kingdom.
(12079)
230
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will introduce direct referral of patients in need of a hearing aid from GP to audiology clinic.
(12080)
231
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-term neonatal deaths and (b) stillbirths there were at Altnagelvin Hospital in each week of 2001.
(11804)
232
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many postmortems were conducted into neonatal deaths during 2001 at Altnagelvin Hospital.
(11805)
233
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what investigations have been conducted into full-term neonatal deaths during September 2001 at Altnagelvin Hospital.
(11806)
234
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the Department of Education's asbestos survey; in which schools asbestos remains; and what the timescale is for the removal of asbestos from all buildings used by the Department.
(11952)
235
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many residential addresses there are in each (a) constituency, (b) council area and (c) postcode area in Northern Ireland.
(11956)
236
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are in receipt of the high rate mobility component of disability living allowance, broken down by (a) constituency, (b) council area and (c) postcode district.
(11957)
237
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has for the management of the South Eastern Education and Library Board following the resignation of its chief executive.
(11979)
238
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much of the recently announced £12.5 million education funding will be allocated to the (a) pre-school, (b) primary school, (c) post-primary school, (d) integrated, (e) Irish-medium and (f) special needs sector; what criteria will be used to determine allocations; how much is new funding; and when he plans to begin distribution of the funding.
(11980)
239
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are in receipt of state retirement pensions in each (a) constituency, (b) council area and (c) postcode area in Northern Ireland.
(11981)
240
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people over the age of 18 years and below pensionable age there are in each (a) constituency, (b) council area and (c) postcode area in Northern Ireland.
(11982)
241
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils were responsible for (a) bullying of a pupil, (b) physical attack on staff and (c) verbal abuse of staff in each school in the South Eastern Education and Library Board in each of the past two years.
(11983)
242
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children were (a) suspended for a time and (b) permanently expelled from a school in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years, broken down by education board.
(12044)
243
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidences of bullying of children have been reported (a) at primary schools and (b) in post-primary education in the last three years, broken down by (i) board area and (ii) category of bullying; and whether the incident took place on public transport to or from school in each case.
(12049)
244
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many CCTV cameras he estimates are operating on streets in Northern Ireland; and how many towns are covered by CCTV.
(12050)
245
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding has been allocated to alley-gating schemes in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(12051)
246
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civil servants worked in the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each of the last 10 years.
(12052)
247
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much British Trade International spent on promoting defence exports in each of the last three years.
(12053)
248
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fixed penalty fines for (a) speeding, (b) parking infringements and (c) other offences were issued in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years, broken down by (i) urban and (ii) rural region; and how much revenue was generated in each year.
(12054)
249
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the unemployment rate in Northern Ireland was in each of the last 10 years.
(12055)
250
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks have been recorded on members of each emergency service in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(12069)
251
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many emergency 999 calls were made in Northern Ireland in the last five years, broken down by emergency service.
(12070)
252
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the prevalence of smoking has been among teenagers in Northern Ireland over the past two decades, broken down by gender.
(12071)
253
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils are attending each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in Northern Ireland.
(12072)
254
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued since their introduction in each of the Westminster constituencies in Northern Ireland.
(12073)
255
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of each consultation exercise carried out by Northern Ireland government departments in the last five years.
(12074)
256
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of CCTV cameras in operation in Belfast City Centre.
(12075)
257
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the conclusions of the Equality Impact Assessment were on the impact of reforming water rates on (a) Protestant areas and (b) middle class socio-economic groups.
(11958)
258
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for reform of water rates in Northern Ireland.
(12009)
259
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government's proposals for reform of water rates in Northern Ireland are intended to be revenue-neutral.
(12078)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
260
N
David Mundell (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the designation of the South of Scotland as NUTS2 for the purpose of post-2006 EU structural funding.
(10817)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
261
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints were made in each of the last five years to his Department by members of the public about the misdelivery of mail by the Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
(12284)
262
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff employed by Royal Mail were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of failure to deliver post in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(12285)
263
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many items of mail were delivered to the wrong address by the Royal Mail in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(12286)
264
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Royal Mail staff were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of theft of mail in each of the last five years.
(12287)
265
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that mail is delivered to the correct address by the Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
(12288)
266
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the number of women who have faced discrimination at work because they were pregnant; and if he will make a statement.
(12289)
267
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance is given to staff in his Department who wish to work from home, broken down by grade.
(12290)
268
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payments have been made to date by the South West Regional Development Agency to or on behalf of Peninsula Power Ltd and its officers, directors or shareholders; what the reasons for the payments were in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(11697)
269
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account he took of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's recommendation, in May 2004, that power-only generation should be excluded from Government funding on efficiency grounds in making his decision to support the WINBEG project proposed to be situated in Winkleigh, Devon; what evidence he has evaluated that demonstrates that WINBEG will meet the Department's efficiency criterion; and if he will make a statement.
(11698)
270
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what information he has received from BNFL in respect of plans to sell off its Westinghouse assets in the United States.
(10816)
271
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the commencement date is for the part of the Patent Act 2004 relating to post-grant amendments.
[R] (11969)
272
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total cost of consultants employed by the Medical Research Council has been in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(12176)
273
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of renewable energy generated and consumed in each of the last five years in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland and sourced from generating plant accredited for Renewables Obligation Certificates was generated by (i) plant built and commissioned since 31st December 1989 and (ii) hydro plant which has been recently refurbished but was first commissioned before 31st December 1989.
(12259)
274
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the review of the Renewables Obligation scheme has examined (a) hydro generators of over 20 MW capacity down-rating plant in order to apply for accreditation by Ofgem for renewables obligations certificates, (b) provision of renewables obligations certificates to hydro plant below 20 MW that upgrade to over 20 MW capacity, (c) the removal of the 20 MW limit for hydro plant receiving renewables obligations certificates and (d) the creation of a specific regime for hydro plant to encourage increases in output from this source.
(12260)
275
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will estimate the impact on output from hydro generators of the decision to allow down rating of plant to qualify for renewables obligation certificates; what the output from hydro in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland was in each year since 1997; and what the public subsidy for hydro per kw/h was in each year since 1997.
(12276)
276
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the decision on allowing new or refurbished hydro plant below 20 MW to qualify for renewables obligations certificates was made (a) before and (b) after the end of the public consultation.
(12277)
277
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the review of the renewables obligation certificates is investigating the extension of the obligation in some form to cover (a) carbon capture and sequestration schemes, (b) carbon abatement retro-fit for existing coal and gas fired power stations and (c) plant which combines use of bio-mass with existing coal burning to reduce carbon emissions.
(12278)
278
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what offices regional development agencies have outside the UK; and what the cost of each was in the last year for which figures are available.
(12016)
279
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential for Equatorial Guinea to supply liquid natural gas to the UK.
(12190)
280
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish the environmental impact assessment that has been made on the gas pipeline serving the National Gas Transmission System Reinforcements.
(12132)
281
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the National Assembly for Wales on the structure of planning decisions relating to the pipelines serving the National Gas Transmission System Reinforcements.
(12133)
282
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the impact of the proposed National Gas Transmission System Reinforcements on the environment.
(12134)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
283
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the price in (a) Essex and (b) the Metropolitan Police Area of London was of (i) a bus and (ii) a rail fare for a person under 16 years of age in each year since 1975.
(12267)
284
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras are planned for each side of the A102 between the A11 and the A13.
(12268)
285
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the targets that his Department has set for itself during the next 12 months.
(12269)
286
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the targets that each Executive Agency his Department is responsible for has set for itself during the next 12 months.
(12270)
287
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the locations of the speed cameras on both sides of the (a) A13 and (b) A127 between the M25 and Southend; and if he will list the planned locations of new speed cameras for both sides of the (i) A13 and (ii) A127 between the M25 and Southend.
(12271)
288
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed related accidents occurred in (a) each of the three years before and (b) each year since the introduction of the speed camera at the southern end of the M11.
(11962)
289
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorists have been penalised as a result of the speed camera at the southern end of the M11.
(11963)
290
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been collected in fines from motorists as a result of the speed camera at the southern end of the M11.
(11964)
291
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role the Strategic Rail Authority plays in regional planning assessments; and if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for such assessments.
(11993)
292
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will arrange for people whose vehicles which have been off the road since before Statutory Off Road Notification was introduced, and are exempted from Vehicle Excise Duty, to apply for a free replacement of the V5 registration by a EU model V5C registration certificate.
(12136)
293
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) extend the deadline for replacement of V5 registration certificates and (b) publicise the need for replacement licences through additional channels.
(12137)
294
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicle owners who should have applied for the new V5C licence have not done so.
(12154)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
295
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much external research was commissioned by his Department (a) before introduction to Parliament, (b) during passage in Parliament and (c) after Royal Assent for (i) the Government of Wales Act 1998, (ii) the Public Services Ombudsman Wales Act 2005, (iii) the Children's Commissioner for Wales Act 2001, (iv) the Health (Wales) Act 2003 and (v) the Public Audit Wales Act 2004.
(12131)
296
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the estimated (a) market value and (b) annual rental value is of each property owned by his Department; who the occupier of each property is; and if he will make a statement.
(12135)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
297
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of pensioners who are not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled.
(12257)
298
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of pensioners who are not claiming each of the means-tested benefits to which they are entitled.
(12262)
299
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the number of people who did not receive the incapacity benefit to which they were entitled because they had incorrectly completed the initial application form in the last year for which figures are available.
(12266)
300
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children of school age in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were living in poverty in each year since 1997.
(12045)
301
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) children and (b) disabled children in single parent families have been assessed as living in poverty in (i) the Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK in each year since 1997.
(12066)
302
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children of school age in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK live in a family where neither parent works.
(12067)
303
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff have been employed in each agency and non-Departmental public body sponsored by his Department in each year since 1997-98; and if he will make a statement.
(12275)
304
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will reverse the decision to close his Department's office in Newtown, Powys; and if he will make a statement.
(11949)
305
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the likely economic effect on Newtown, Powys, of the closure of his Department's facility in the town; and if he will make a statement.
(11950)
306
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Government calculated the funding required to compensate those workers who have lost occupational pension rights; and if he will make a statement.
(11916)
307
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days of sickness absence were taken in his Department in the year to April 2005.
(12211)
308
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many absence days in his Department related to employees suffering (a) stress and (b) other mental health problems in the year to April 2005; and what the cost was to his Department.
(12212)
309
N
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the cost per additional job created by the new deal programmes; and what assumptions are made in making that calculation.
(12214)
310
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of occupational pension scheme members who are facing losses to their pension savings due to their schemes being wound up by their employers.
(12215)
311
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of active stakeholder pension schemes in existence.
(12216)
312
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many people in employment in the UK have no pension provision.
(12217)
313
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of active stakeholder pensions receive employer contributions.
(12218)
314
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many occupational pension schemes have started winding up in each year since 1997.
(12219)
315
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many stakeholder pension schemes have been opened in each year since 2002.
(12220)
316
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to complete the review of the part-time study rules for jobseeker's allowance and housing benefit recipients.
(12223)
317
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether young homeless people will be allowed to take part in the pilot scheme allowing low-skills benefits claimants in England to take up free, full-time training towards a first level 2 qualification, without losing benefits.
(12235)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
318
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister plays in the assessment of rateable values for water rates.
[Transferred] (12014)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
319
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he expects that aid promised by the G8 summit to the Palestinian Authority will be received by (a) Hamas-led administrations and (b) Hamas mayors, with particular reference to the Hamas mayors in (i) Kalkiya, (ii) Hebron, (iii) Bethlehem, (iv) Rafah and (v) Beit Lahia.
[Transferred] (12058)
320
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the stated objectives of al-Qaeda; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (12092)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
321
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the statement of the Leader of the House of 7th July, Official Report, column 456, whether the conduct of Louise Casey conformed with the Civil Service code of conduct.
[Transferred] (11971)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
322
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures have been taken to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of aid promised to the Palestinian Authority following the G8 summit.
[Transferred] (12056)
323
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions took place in advance of the G8 summit between members of the G8 and the Palestinian Authority in respect of aid to the Authority; and what agreements have been entered into between the Authority and the G8 relating to aid.
[Transferred] (12057)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
324
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending free travel to carers of people with disabilities.
[Transferred] (12240)

 
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