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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 10 November 2005

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 10 November 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 10 November 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 10 November of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Thursday 10 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 10 November see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27680)
2
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 and what the value was in each case.
(27681)
3
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the UK's economic performance in comparison with other major European countries.
(27627)
4
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been raised from vehicle sales tax in each year since 1997-98 (a) in total and (b) broken down by vehicle type; and what estimates have been made of likely revenue in future years.
(27567)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in including estimates of the finance lease loan element of private finance initiative deals in public sector debt figures; and if he will make a statement.
(27758)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact on public sector debt of the finance lease loan element of private finance initiative deals; and if he will make a statement.
(27759)
7
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list all externally commissioned surveys and research by his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997, indicating for each (a) the external contractor employed, (b) the cost and (c) the time taken to complete; and if he will make a statement.
(27823)
8
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down the £1.130 billion of consumer debt in the United Kingdom confirmed by the Bank of England into categories of expenditure.
(27391)
9
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of complaints from West Lancashire about tax credits have been responded to within 15 working days in each of the last 12 months; and how many cases remain unresolved after (a) 12 months and (b) 24 months.
(27610)
10
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many deaths in (a) England and (b) West Lancashire (i) consumption of alcohol and (ii) smoking was the main cause in the last year for which figures are available.
(27695)
11
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the analysis of the household survey data for 2003-04 to provide an estimate of families in West Lancashire eligible for, but not claiming, child tax credits.
(27708)
12
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in West Lancashire have received tax credits in 2005 to date.
(27709)
13
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust fund vouchers had been issued up to 30th September in West Lancashire; how many of these have been cashed; and if he will make a statement.
(27747)
14
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the number of tax credit overpayments in 2004-05 in West Lancashire; what their total value is; and if he will make a statement.
(27748)
15
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have (a) complained about and (b) appealed against tax credit overpayments in respect of 2003-04 in West Lancashire.
(27750)
16
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in West Lancashire local authority area are in receipt of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit.
(27751)
17
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the National Audit Office Report on the Accounts of the Inland Revenue 2004-05, with particular reference to tax credit overpayments in 2004-05 in West Lancashire.
(27752)
18
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many suicides there were in West Lancashire, in the most recent year for which figures are available, by young people aged 15 to 24 years, (a) broken down by sex and (b) expressed as a percentage of all suicides.
(27840)
19
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of taxpayers in (a) West Lancashire and (b) the UK paid tax at the (i) basic rate and (ii) higher rate in 2004-05.
(27843)
20
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths where alcohol was the primary cause there were in West Lancashire in the last five years.
(27847)
21
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the intended date is for introduction of VAT on outsourced insurance services; and whether it will apply to services outsourced to (a) Crown dependencies and overseas territories, (b) countries of the European Union and (c) other countries.
(26202)
22
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors are responsible for the delay in settling the increase in the 2005-06 pay of Land Registry staff in Birkenhead; and whether the increase in pay will reflect the delay in the annual pay review.
(27246)
23
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10th October, Official Report, column 306W, on pensions, what the total public sector pension deficit liability was in 1997 calculated on any available basis; and what the basis of the calculation was of the £460 billion figure given.
(27369)
24
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27735)
25
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the estimated cost to date of preparations for possible euro entry by the UK.
(27741)
26
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many births there were to women resident in Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority area at (a) individual maternity hospitals, (b) midwife-led units, (c) home and (d) other locations in each year since 2000.
(27498)
27
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the dates of meetings that have taken place between his officials and representatives of (a) banks and (b) building societies to discuss dormant accounts in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(27609)
28
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in discussions between his officials and representatives of (a) banks and (b) building societies on dormant accounts; and if he will make a statement.
(27654)
29
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Treasury has budgeted for the £200 council tax rebate.
(27952)
30
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27374)
31
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27406)
32
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27438)
33
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27458)
34
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27803)
35
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people buying goods from abroad on the internet pay the appropriate customs duties; and if he will make a statement.
(27535)
36
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria are used to decide whether to impose windfall taxation.
(27151)
37
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer on 26th October, Official Report, column 366W, on gold sales, what assumptions were used in measuring the risk, when calculating the value-at-risk reduction of approximately 30 per cent.
(27964)
38
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer on 26th October, Official Report, column 366W, on gold sales, whether the Treasury conducted a value-at-risk calculation on the alternative structure of the foreign exchange reserves at that time for comparative purposes.
(27965)
39
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th October, Official Report, column 366W, on gold sales, what the total return from the reinvested proceeds of the sale were, including interest in pounds sterling, from the announcement in May 1999 to October 2005; and what estimate he has made of the likely total return over the same period if the gold had not been sold.
(27966)
40
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of youth unemployment has been in Great Yarmouth in each of the last five years.
(28042)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
41
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will publish the findings of the Better Regulation Task Force on the provisions on smoking in public places contained in the Health Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(28069)
42
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27739)
43
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what guidelines exist for executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies on making public comments on party political matters.
(27237)
44
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27390)
45
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27421)
46
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27451)
47
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27570)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
48
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27788)
49
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many contracts were signed by her Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 for direct mail; and what the value was in each case.
(27789)
50
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make it a requirement for the returning officer to make available a marked register indicating postal voters in West Lancashire.
(27696)
51
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 applications to see sections of the 1911 decennial census for England and Wales have been (a) received and (b) rejected by the National Archives since 1st January.
(28026)
52
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27726)
53
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will designate the English Regional Chambers as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(27232)
54
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidelines she has issued to (a) Network Rail, (b) the Association of Train Operating Companies, (c) individual train operating companies, (d) the Office of Rail Regulation, (e) the Health and Safety Executive, (f) the Strategic Rail Authority, (g) the Rail Passengers Council, (h) the passenger transport authorities, (i) the International Rail Regulator, (j) the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, (k) Rail Safety and Standards Board, (l) the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and (m) the Health and Safety Commission's Railway Industry Advisory Committee on whether they are public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(27233)
55
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the timetable is for the introduction of the Order to amend Parliamentary boundaries in Wales; and whether the revised boundaries will be in operation for the forthcoming Welsh Assembly elections.
(27234)
56
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 2nd November, Official Report, column 1165W, on independent candidate descriptions, what assessment she has made of the impact of Clause 23 of the Electoral Adminstration Bill on the ability of independent candidates to run as Independent Labour, Independent Conservative or Independent Liberal Democrat.
(27235)
57
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the Department's policy is on all-postal vote elections.
(27371)
58
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what inquiries her Department has made into the collapse of the courts employee pension scheme.
(27306)
59
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations have been made to her about the collapse of the courts employee pension scheme.
(27307)
60
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of the merger of the courts employee pension scheme with the courts directors pension scheme.
(27308)
61
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average remuneration is for a lawyer employed in a non-management post in Her Majesty's Courts Service.
(27474)
62
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what funding has been made available for the start-up costs of Her Majesty's Courts Service.
(27476)
63
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department.
(27386)
64
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(27416)
65
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many staff in her Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff for each year since 1997.
(27449)
66
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the 10 highest-paid employees in her Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27574)
67
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people summoned for jury service sought (a) deferment and (b) exemption in each of the last five years.
(27533)
68
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much the Government car service has paid to Transport for London in congestion charges since they were introduced.
(27426)
69
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance her Department has issued to coroners on the means of establishing the identification of dead persons.
(27602)
70
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of coroners' courts on the identification of dead persons.
(27603)
71
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many post mortems have been undertaken in the last five years on unidentified dead persons where more than 12 months has elapsed since death and no inquest has been held.
(27606)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
72
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27673)
73
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts were signed by her Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 for direct mail; and what the value was in each case.
(27674)
74
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations the Government has received from the BBC requesting that the application of the BBC television licence fee be extended to premises which do not have a television but which have access to the internet.
(27597)
75
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration the Government has given to extending the application of the BBC television licence fee to premises which do not have a television but which have access to the internet.
(27598)
76
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27728)
77
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) books, (b) videos, (c) DVDs and (d) CDs were lent by public libraries in (i) Tamworth and (ii) Staffordshire in each year since 1997.
(27496)
78
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in Tamworth have been prosecuted for not having a television licence in each of the last five years.
(27497)
79
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department.
(27382)
80
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(27420)
81
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the 10 highest-paid employees in her Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27430)
82
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27445)
83
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within her Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if she will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27810)
84
N
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has undertaken an analysis of sales of the new Olympic scratchcard by (a) geographical region and (b) age.
(26474)
85
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will meet the Scottish Executive to discuss putting a case to the International Olympic Committee for a separate Scottish team for the 2012 Olympics.
(27333)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
86
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total volume of nuclear waste produced and requiring storage by (a) his Department and (b) military installations was in each year since 1990, broken down by category of waste; whether the waste is in (i) temporary and (ii) permanent storage; and if he will make a statement.
(27661)
87
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27662)
88
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department by (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27663)
89
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans' badges have been allocated to ex-service personnel in West Lancashire constituency in the last five years.
(27697)
90
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 98W on Departmental staff literacy and numeracy, how many and what proportion of new recruits to the Army in the last 12 months had (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills at or below (i) entry level 3, (ii) entry level 2 and (iii) entry level 1.
(27877)
91
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 1262W, on literacy and numeracy, how many basic skills tutors are employed in his Department; and how much they are paid.
(27961)
92
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) types and (b) amounts of anthrax which have been supplied to Iraq by the USA since 1980; and if he will make a statement.
(27646)
93
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what value creation targets have been set for QinetiQ; and what implications this has for further non-competitive work allocation by his Department.
(27647)
94
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are used in selecting departmental establishments for random drug testing.
(27652)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 1259W, on AWE Aldermaston, when he was first informed that the original estimate was inadequate.
(27853)
96
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 1259W, on AWE Aldermaston, how much of the £1 billion will be spent on (a) increased costs for the continuous running project, (b) new facilities at Aldermaston, with particular reference to the proposed new laser and (c) other areas of expenditure; and if he will make a statement.
(27855)
97
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27730)
98
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost to date has been of court cases involving military personnel in Iraq; and if he will list the amounts awarded to date to lawyers acting for Iraqis, broken down by firm.
(27860)
99
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the end of service life is of each of the four Vanguard-class nuclear-powered submarines.
(28006)
100
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the BAE shipyard at Barrow will play in (a) submarine and (b) surface shipbuilding for the Department.
(28007)
101
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tanks are operated by the Army; and how many are in storage.
(28008)
102
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the tendering process for RAF Gibraltar air traffic control.
(28009)
103
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings the Minister of State has had with (a) Royal Ordnance and (b) the Transport and General Workers Union to discuss the proposed closure of the Royal Ordnance factory at Chorley.
(28010)
104
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much land at the Royal Ordnance factory at Chorley has been sold for redevelopment.
(28011)
105
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much land at Royal Ordnance factory (a) Chorley and (b) Heapey is owned by Royal Ordnance.
(28012)
106
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tanks have been sold by the Government in the last five years; and to which countries.
(28087)
107
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have been based in each region of the UK in each year since 1995.
(27483)
108
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individuals would currently qualify for a full naval pension if they had retired after 31st March 1975 but do not qualify because they retired before that date with fewer than 22 years of pensionable service.
(27309)
109
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department keeps a record of hearing tests carried out on service and ex-service personnel and their results.
(26859)
110
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) war disablement pensions and (b) Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments for noise-induced hearing loss, in each year since 1990.
(26860)
111
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are in receipt of a war disablement pension for noise-induced hearing loss.
(26861)
112
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27380)
113
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27413)
114
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27433)
115
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27443)
116
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27798)
117
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases and operations 6 Royal Military Police Historic Investigation Team is expected to investigate; and how many (a) soldiers and (b) former soldiers are expected to be involved in those investigations.
(27056)
118
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the remit is of 6 Royal Military Police Historic Investigation Team; and what circumstances have led to its (a) mission and (b) co-operation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(27057)
119
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on whose authority it was decided to set up 6 Royal Military Police Historic Investigation Team; and which (a) Government Ministers and (b) Law Officers were involved in discussions leading to its creation, with specific reference to discussions between Defence Ministers and Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office.
(27058)
120
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on assisting the prosecution of current and former members of the armed forces involved in deaths in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(27320)
121
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role is in Headquarters Northern Ireland of the G2 Historic Investigation Branch; and how many people are employed therein.
(27321)
122
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of storing decommissioned nuclear submarines in each year since 1997.
(27612)
123
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Armed Forces (a) guns and (b) other weapons have been recorded as (i) lost, (ii) stolen and (iii) missing in each year since 1997.
(27613)
124
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints of (a) unfair treatment, (b) discrimination, (c) harassment and (d) bullying have been made by members of the armed forces in each year since 1997.
(27614)
125
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints about inappropriate kit have been recorded in the recent campaigns in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(27615)
126
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of using British troops for temporary fire-fighting duties in each of the last 10 years.
(27616)
127
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force bases ministers have visited in the last 12 months.
(27617)
128
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time members of the armed forces have sued the Department for medical negligence in each of the past five years.
(27618)
129
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits to the Royal Air Force there were in each of the last eight years; and how many he expects there to be in the next two years.
(27619)
130
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy have a criminal record, broken down by type of crime.
(27620)
131
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Defence Aviation and Repair Agency.
(27621)
132
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list projects undertaken in the last eight years at a cost of over one million pounds which were not completed.
(27622)
133
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to develop a stealth aircraft for the RAF.
(27623)
134
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress on the (a) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, (b) Hawk 128, (c) Airbus A330 and (d) Typhoon Project; and what the estimated costs were (i) at the beginning of the project and (ii) at the most recent available date.
(27624)
135
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 7th November, Official Report, columns 21-30, on courts martial, what the cost was of (a) the investigation and (b) the court martial proceedings in relation to the serving or former members of the Parachute Regiment accused of murdering an Iraqi citizen.
(27060)
136
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid to Transport for London in congestion charges since they were introduced.
(27425)
137
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the economic impact of (a) proposed closures and (b) reductions in provision at RAF facilities in Scotland, broken down by each RAF station affected.
(27373)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
138
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27677)
139
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27678)
140
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the process by which regional transport funding is allocated by regional government offices.
(27568)
141
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was allocated to council house refits for disabled people in West Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available; and what this represents as a proportion of the total budget for council housing refits.
(27698)
142
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many vacant homes there are in West Lancashire; and for what average period houses were vacant in each of the last three years.
(27699)
143
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the planning applications which have been granted for mobile phone masts in West Lancashire since 1997.
(27700)
144
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Office in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27740)
145
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to provide affordable housing in Kettering constituency.
(27295)
146
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many planning permission applications for mobile telephone masts in Kettering constituency have been (a) granted, (b) granted on appeal and (c) refused in each year since 1997.
(27296)
147
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on encouraging the residential use of unoccupied dwellings above shops and commercial premises.
(27372)
148
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many applicants are on the Tamworth housing waiting list.
(27485)
149
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what total receipts were generated from right-to-buy sales in Tamworth in each year since 1980.
(27492)
150
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will break down the number of right-to-buy sales in Tamworth since 1980 by (a) bed-sit, (b) one-bed, (c) two-bed, (d) three-bed and (e) four or more bedrooms.
(27493)
151
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of Tamworth's council housing stock has been sold under the right-to-buy scheme in each year since 1980.
(27494)
152
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many council homes were sold under the right-to-buy scheme in Tamworth in each year since 1980.
(27495)
153
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) revenue and (b) capital funding his Department has allocated to Staffordshire County Council in each of the last 10 years.
(27499)
154
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, from which (a) organisations and (b) individuals he has received representations (i) opposing and (ii) supporting a move to whole council elections for local authorities as outlined in the consultation document Vibrant Local Leadership.
(27365)
155
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities in England have requested a move to whole council elections as outlined in the consultation document Vibrant Local Leadership.
(27366)
156
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the discretion of local authority planning committees to delegate decisions to unelected officers.
(27322)
157
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the infrastructure costs for each designated growth area within England; and if he will make a statement.
(27440)
158
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many wind farm planning applications have (a) been examined by inspectors at public inquiry and (b) called in; and how many have been (i) approved and (ii) refused in each category.
(27301)
159
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27457)
160
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27809)
161
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to enable first-time buyers in the South Hams to buy a home locally.
(27370)
162
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has made to The Corporation of London about the proposed redevelopment of the old Smithfield Market site.
(27998)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
163
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27790)
164
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by her Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27791)
165
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in West Lancashire have been removed from the Admissions Register because of (a) extended family holidays and (b) long-term absence in each year since 1997.
(27656)
166
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of its total budget was spent by Lancashire Local Education Authority on special needs education in West Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available.
(27658)
167
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school children in West Lancashire whose families are in receipt of child tax credit are eligible for free school meals.
(27701)
168
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in West Lancashire have re-taken A-level modules (a) once and (b) more than once in each of the last five years, broken down by subject.
(27710)
169
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many recorded incidents of physical assault by students on staff there were in each secondary school in West Lancashire in each of the past five years.
(27711)
170
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children in the West Lancashire area left school at the minimum age in each of the last five years, broken down by ward.
(27712)
171
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary school teachers in West Lancashire have a (a) first class degree, (b) upper second degree, (c) lower second degree, (d) third class degree and (e) no degree.
(27848)
172
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department has spent on literacy and numeracy teaching for departmental staff in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(27364)
173
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 1st November, Official Report, column 997W, on departmental staff, how much her Department has paid the tutor in basic skills to date.
(27962)
174
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd November, Official Report, column 1326W, on vocational qualifications, how many 15 year olds achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including a Full Intermediate GNVQ (a) as a proportion of all 15 year olds and (b) as a proportion of all 15 year olds who achieved 5 grades A*-C at GCSE or equivalent.
(27963)
175
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in the Putney constituency are included in the Building Schools for the Future Programme; which wave of the programme each school will be in; what the agreed funding is for each school; and what stage each project already underway has reached.
(27245)
176
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in Putney will receive funding as part of the Schools Access Initiative; and how much has been allocated to each school in (a) 2004-05 (b) 2005-06 (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.
(27263)
177
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27723)
178
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to homework clubs in schools in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997.
(27487)
179
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) classroom assistants and (b) full-time equivalent classroom assistant posts there were in schools in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997.
(27488)
180
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) teachers and (b) full-time equivalent teaching posts there were in schools in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997.
(27489)
181
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Tamworth constituency attended nursery in each of the past 10 years; and how many have taken up free nursery places since the policy was introduced.
(27490)
182
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many child care places were available in each of the past 10 years in Tamworth constituency.
(27491)
183
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the average debt of a medical student upon qualification in each year since 1997-98.
(27538)
184
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether graduate medical students will be permitted to pay their tuition fees following qualification.
(27539)
185
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students were admitted onto degree courses in each year since 1997-98, broken down by (a) socio-economic class and (b) ethnic group.
(27540)
186
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 31st October, Official Report, columns 817-8W, on further education, how much funding was allocated to the learner support funds in further education in 2004-05.
(27459)
187
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the funding is for 2005-06 courses for prisoners at (a) entry level, (b) levels 1-3 and (c) levels 4-7 separately indicating the amount being spent on Open University courses under (c).
(27718)
188
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has undertaken to compare the economic benefits of investing in 14 to 19 education with investment in adult education; and if she will make a statement.
(27949)
189
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) teachers and lecturers and (b) learners amongst the prison population there were in each month in the academic year 2004-05.
(27953)
190
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of colleges are charging fees to adults for level two education.
(27955)
191
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students have claimed the education maintenance allowance in each year that it has been available; and how many she expects to claim it in 2006-07.
(27956)
192
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the education maintenance allowance was per capita in each year in which it has been available; and what it will be in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(27957)
193
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of students receiving the education maintenance allowance completed their qualifications in each year that the allowance has been available.
(27958)
194
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Local Partnership teams will (a) employ additional staff and (b) use existing LSC staff.
(27959)
195
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the budget for the branding and advertising programme for the Learning and Skills Council Local Partnership teams will be.
(27960)
196
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department.
(27389)
197
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(27422)
198
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 10 highest-paid employees in her Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27571)
199
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many personnel were employed in her Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff.
(27578)
200
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within her Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if she will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27802)
201
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Brent.
(27757)
202
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children aged between five and 11 years are in full-time state education; and what estimate she has made of the figure for 2010.
(27769)
203
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers are employed within the state education sector teaching children aged five to 11 years.
(27770)
204
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate the cost of reducing the teacher-pupil ratio in primary schools to (a) 1:28, (b) 1:25 and (c) 1:20.
(27771)
205
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children in (a) England and (b) London are attending state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools outside the local education authority area in which they live.
(27760)
206
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Government-funded apprentices there were in (a) Great Yarmouth and (b) Norfolk in each year since 1996-97.
(28040)
207
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the plans to sell off Holland Park Secondary School; and whether the governors of Holland Park Secondary School had apprised her Department of their proposal to sell off the school.
(27248)
208
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans there are to support Holland Park Secondary School through the Building Schools for the Future initiative.
(27249)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
209
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the volume in cubic metres of (a) high level, (b) intermediate level and (c) low level stocks of radioactive waste in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2030, assuming projected closure of nuclear power stations occurs.
(27827)
210
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the occasions since 21st March when monitoring of (a) fish stocks and (b) other marine wildlife has been instigated following the loss of a harmful cargo into the sea, giving in each case (i) the nature of the cargo, (ii) the period of monitoring and (iii) the results of that monitoring.
(27828)
211
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring of (a) fish stocks and (b) other marine wildlife occurs in parts of UK waters where harmful cargoes are known to have been lost overboard.
(27829)
212
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents in the last year for which figures are available of (a) marine pollution and (b) coastal pollution have resulted in (i) court actions and (ii) fines; and what the (A) nature and (B) level of (i) conviction and (ii) financial penalty was in each case.
(27830)
213
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the total (a) volume and (b) value of flowers imported into the UK from Kenya for each year since 2001; what discussions her Department has had relating to the involvement of UK companies in the import or production of flowers produced overseas using chemicals banned in the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(27831)
214
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what controls are placed on the import of flowers into the UK in relation to the use of (a) pesticides and (b) environmentally unsustainable practices; and if she will make a statement.
(27832)
215
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of junk mail which can be recycled; what estimate she has made of the proportion of paper waste represented by junk mail in the last year for which figures are available; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce the volume of junk mail.
(27878)
216
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much public money was spent on waste management and disposal in 2004-05; what proportion of gross domestic product this represents; and what changes in the cost are expected by 2010.
(27879)
217
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of flooding to the economy was in 2004-05; and how this is predicted to change in future years.
(27880)
218
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to determine the (a) levels of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine residues in UK aquatic environments and (b) impact on the environment.
(27881)
219
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much water was supplied by water companies to consumers in the last year for which figures are available; what this represents per household; and what percentage of tap water supplied is estimated to be used for drinking purposes.
(27882)
220
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been carried out (a) by and (b) on behalf of her Department to establish the background levels of (i) cocaine, (ii) LSD, (iii) cannabis and (iv) other recreational drugs in (A) the aquatic environment and (B) drinking water.
(27883)
221
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to assess the impact on the environment of recreational drug residues in UK aquatic environments.
(27884)
222
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disposable nappies she estimates were (a) used and (b) disposed of by (i) landfill, (ii) incineration and (iii) other means in the last year for which figures are available.
(27885)
223
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of waste she estimates was illegally flytipped in each year since 1992, broken down by the nature of this waste.
(27886)
224
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the number of litres of bottled (a) sparkling and (b) still water consumed in the United Kingdom in each year since 2002; and what percentage was supplied in (i) plastic, (ii) glass and (iii) other materials.
(27887)
225
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) mobile phones and (b) printer cartridges she estimates were (i) recycled, (ii) reused overseas and (iii) disposed of within the United Kingdom waste stream in each year since 1990.
(27888)
226
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been conducted (a) by and (b) for her Department relating to the recycling and reuse of (i) mobile phones and (ii) printer cartridges.
(27889)
227
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total volume of (a) domestic, (b) commercial and (c) other waste was in each region in each year since 2001-02; what this represents per head of population; and what proportion was (i) sent to landfill, (ii) incinerated and (iii) disposed of by other means.
(27890)
228
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned cars (a) were recorded in each local authority in England in 2004-05 and (b) are predicted for 2005-06.
(27891)
229
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list communities recorded by the Environment Agency as being subject to flooding in 2000, giving in each case the number of (a) commercial and (b) residential properties flooded; and for how many and what percentage of properties in each community (i) flood defences have been improved, (ii) flood defence improvements have been approved but not yet implemented and (iii) flood defences improvements have been approved.
(27892)
230
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library the latest list of FTSE 350 companies that report on their environmental performance.
(27893)
231
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27894)
232
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average monthly cost to consumers is of (a) water services and (b) sewerage services in each water supply area in 2005-06 (i) in total and (ii) broken down by those who were (A) metered and (B) unmetered.
(27895)
233
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by her Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27896)
234
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of fuel suppliers being able to carry over unlimited energy savings from Energy Efficiency Commitment 2002-05 to Energy Efficiency Commitment 2005-08 upon the number of homes which will have to be insulated in order to meet the reduction targets; and if she will make a statement.
(27918)
235
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department since its inception; if she will place copies of the results of each survey in the Library; which companies were used in conducting the research; and how much each was paid.
(27919)
236
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership external consultants used by her Department and each of its agencies in each of the last two years; and what the (i) nature of the work and (ii) cost was in each case.
(27920)
237
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the external consultants used by her Department and each of its agencies, excluding public private partnership and private finance initiative contracts, in each of the last two years; and if she will provide details of the (a) nature of the work and (b) cost in each case.
(27921)
238
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been provided to the HEAT project through the energy efficiency commitment in each year of its operation.
(27922)
239
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dwellings have had energy efficiency measures installed through the HEAT programme, broken down by (a) type of measure and (b) total funding provided; and what proportion of these were assessed as fuel poor.
(27923)
240
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dwellings have been insulated in each year since the inception of the energy efficiency commitments; what percentage of the target set for each year this represents; and how many she estimates will be insulated through the second round of energy efficiency commitments of 2005 to 2008.
(27924)
241
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the predicted future annual number of days when there is snowfall for (a) London, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Bristol and (d) Inverness in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2030 and (iv) 2050.
(27925)
242
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will introduce legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses.
(27059)
243
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by her Department into the potential for producing biofuels from algae.
(23084)
244
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency planning has been undertaken in West Lancashire to protect against an outbreak of avian influenza, with particular reference to Martin Mere; and if she will make a statement.
(27657)
245
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to encourage progress in promoting household energy efficiency in West Lancashire.
(27837)
246
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is towards food security; what recent discussions she has had with the EU on food security; and if she will make a statement.
(28030)
247
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recent foot and mouth emergency exercise held in Truro.
(28031)
248
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects beef export to (a) France and (b) Germany to begin, following the end of the Over Thirty Months Scheme.
(28032)
249
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Prime Minister on a policy towards bovine tuberculosis.
(28033)
250
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been given under the (a) higher and (b) entry stewardship scheme in each year since they were introduced.
(27992)
251
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people met the 31st August deadline for (a) higher and (b) entry level stewardship.
(27993)
252
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new entrants into farming there were in each year since 1997, broken down by type of farm.
(27994)
253
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking in respect of the UK Government's EU presidential role to build a multilateral approach under the Forests Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan; what other steps her Department is taking to tackle illegal logging effectively; and if she will make a statement.
(27584)
254
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the content of the negotiation mandate agreed by EU member states to accompany the EU's new Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan.
(27784)
255
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the EU to deliver the report on further legislative options to tackle the import of illegal timber into the EU; what steps she is taking to ensure that this report is delivered before the end of the UK presidency of the EU; and when she expects this report to go to public consultation.
(27785)
256
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contribution her Department is making to the proposed establishment of an EU Advisory Group to facilitate consultation on the Forest Law Enforcement Government and Trade Action Plan with civil society groups.
(27818)
257
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with EU counterparts on independent monitoring and third party verification of the new EU Licensing Regulation under the EU Forest Law Enforcement Government and Trade Action Plan; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the process.
(27819)
258
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ban the (a) sale, (b) manufacture and (c) use of animal snares; and if she will make a statement.
(27651)
259
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the ability of (i) decapod crustaceans and (ii) cephalopods to experience pain; and if she will make a statement.
(27997)
260
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27732)
261
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the reasons industrial purchasers of sugar in the EU pay more than the institutional price for sugar.
(27629)
262
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will recommend to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that he refer the UK sugar processing sector to the Competition Commission.
(27630)
263
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether tradeable sugar quotas, as proposed in the European Commission's Communication of July 2004, would be beneficial to UK (a) industry, (b) agriculture and (c) consumers.
(27948)
264
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the level of greenhouse gas emissions generated by the powering of street lights in 2004-05.
(28075)
265
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned vehicles were crushed in England in the past 12 months for which figures are available.
(26121)
266
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of arisings from forestry waste were used as biomass fuel in 2004-05.
(27310)
267
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how live wild bird commercial imports, which are to be banned, will be distinguished by inspectors from live wild bird pet imports that are being restricted.
(27314)
268
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how controls on live wild bird imports at ports of entry will be increased to prevent the smuggling of such birds once a ban on live wild bird imports is in place.
(27315)
269
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether race-horses have been deemed to be commercial animals for the purposes of regulations governing burial of animals.
(27318)
270
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she intends to delay the application of the Waste Incineration Directive to tallow until the Directorate-General Environment has completed its review of the Directive's impact on the combustion of tallow.
(27328)
271
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the imposition of a maximum time-limit on the transport of live animals.
(27329)
272
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans are in place to inform honourable Members of an outbreak of H5N1 within their constituencies; and if she will make a statement.
(27441)
273
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial resources have been made available by her Department to publicise the procedures that should be followed by local authorities who suspect the presence of avian influenza; and if she will make a statement.
(27525)
274
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the expected response time to a report of unusual die-off in pigeons or other wild birds to the departmental help-line by a departmental representative; and if she will make a statement.
(27526)
275
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the availability of the terms of consents for wind farm applications under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 in response to requests for access from local groups.
(27299)
276
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether account is taken of science-based evidence provided by local groups within proceedings to consider consents for wind farms under the Food and Environment Act 1985.
(27300)
277
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department.
(27377)
278
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(27408)
279
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the 10 highest-paid employees in her Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27434)
280
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff each year since 1997.
(27454)
281
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the UK's position relative to that of other countries in respect of Annex I of Commission Decision 2005/626/EC, OJ L 224 volume 48 of 30th August on the definition of essential chlorofluorocarbons.
(27754)
282
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within her Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if she will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27801)
283
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on UK participation in the Regional Advisory Council for North Western Waters.
(27820)
284
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the landfill requirement arising from the use of bottled water; and if she will make a statement.
(27428)
285
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effects of the use of air conditioning on the (a) fuel efficiency and (b) carbon dioxide emissions of cars.
(27429)
286
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures have been introduced since 1997 to help home owners meet the cost of improved energy efficiency measures.
(26963)
287
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many publicly funded household energy efficiency grant schemes are available to householders in north west Leicestershire.
(27061)
288
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on plans for the future of the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(27520)
289
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what compensation will be offered to those who cannot hold bird markets and auctions as a result of the European Commission's Decision 2005/745/EC.
(27521)
290
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will compensate poultry keepers who report a possible infection with avian influenza who are then affected by further cases during the time taken by the Department to carry out the necessary tests.
(27523)
291
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government had plans to ban bird markets, fairs and shows prior to the European Commission decision.
(27560)
292
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 22W on departmental vehicles, how many vehicles used by her Department use hybrid environmentally friendly technologies.
(27561)
293
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what percentage of journeys have been made using public transport in her Department in each year since 2001.
(27562)
294
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to seek international agreement for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol containing binding greenhouse gas reduction targets.
(27912)
295
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Government has commissioned into the viability of an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that does not contain binding targets.
(27913)
296
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what scientific advice the Government has received on the level of greenhouse gas reductions required by 2050 to avoid unacceptable risk of extreme climate change.
(27914)
297
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many households in (a) Great Yarmouth constituency and (b) Norfolk have received assistance under the Warm Front Scheme in each of the last five years.
(28041)
298
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the annual value of the bee keeping industry to the (a) agricultural and (b) horticultural industries.
(26965)
299
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will increase investment in the National Bee Inspectorate.
(26966)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
300
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27780)
301
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27781)
302
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of a split in the ranks of the Sudan Liberation Army on the potential for peace in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(28034)
303
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent attacks on World Food Programme convoys near Nyala, Darfur.
(28035)
304
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of how much of Darfur is no longer accessible to non-governmental agencies; and if he will make a statement.
(28036)
305
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Niger government concerning the attacks upon Christian students by Muslim extremists in Niger state on 21st September at the Bosso campus of the Federal University of Technology at Minna.
(28073)
306
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Niger government concerning the attacks on Christians by Muslim extremists on 26th October at Tungan Rogo village in Niger state.
(28074)
307
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Ethiopian government concerning the recent violence in Ethiopia, with particular reference to relations between the Ethiopian People's Democratic Front and the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party; and if he will make a statement.
(27599)
308
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to lodge a complaint with the UN Security Council following the breach of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention caused by the sale of anthrax to Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(27649)
309
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) occasions and (b) dates when he has raised the issue of human rights in (i) Tibet and (ii) China with members of the Chinese government in the last three years.
(27653)
310
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27734)
311
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent activity by his Department's (a) Gender Advisory Group and (b) Disability Action Group, with particular reference to official meetings with outside bodies.
(27742)
312
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has held with the Russian government regarding Russia's possible entry to the EU.
(27755)
313
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many reports of British citizens being victims of criminal incidents on the high seas (a) off the coast of Africa and (b) elsewhere have been received by his Department in each of the last five years.
(27556)
314
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many incidents of piracy involving British citizens have been reported to his Department in each of the last five years.
(27557)
315
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department has issued on the risk of (a) piracy and (b) other crime at sea.
(27558)
316
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27375)
317
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27410)
318
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27439)
319
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27452)
320
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27799)
321
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) nature and (b) policy underlying UK involvement in ECJ case C0229/05, on certain Kurdistan political groups.
(27821)
322
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the prerequisites for countries to qualify for EU membership with respect to combating illegal trafficking routes.
(27822)
323
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Spain about the costs of providing healthcare to UK expatriates; and if he will make a statement.
(27534)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
324
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research has been conducted into the impact upon (a) indoor air quality and (b) human health of the use of air fresheners; what advice has been given to the public relating to their use; and if she will make a statement.
(27813)
325
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research she has conducted into the impact upon human health of the use of (a) bleach, (b) chemicals in sanitary towels and related items, (c) home cleaning products, (d) detergents and (e) spray furniture polish; what advice has been given to the public relating to their use; and if she will make a statement.
(27814)
326
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27815)
327
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by her Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27816)
328
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the actual costs against planned expenditure of the patient information systems being built by private companies in the NHS.
(27217)
329
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been spent on information technology systems in the NHS in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(27219)
330
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on schemes to instal centralised information technology systems for patient care in the NHS since 1997.
(27220)
331
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to fine private companies for cost over-runs on government procured information technology systems.
(27241)
332
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to publish the results of her Department's strategic review of patient and public involvement in health.
(26854)
333
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many podiatry services there are in England broken down by (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital setting.
(26855)
334
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what national standards there are for rehabilitation services for blind and partially-sighted people.
(26856)
335
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what terms of reference have been given to the Department's scoping of the provision of rehabilitation services in the NHS and social services; and when she expects this work to be completed.
(26857)
336
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and midwives and (b) doctors have been recruited through bilateral agreements or memoranda of understanding with (i) India, (ii) Indonesia, (iii) the Philippines, (iv) South Africa, and (v) Spain in each year that such agreements and memoranda have been in operation.
(26858)
337
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence regarding the (a) clinical effectiveness and (b) cost effectiveness of treatments for Alzheimer's; when meetings were held; what conclusions were drawn (i) from and (ii) following the discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(27222)
338
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent per capita on NHS dentistry in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(27659)
339
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners per head of population there have been in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(27660)
340
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals in West Lancashire suffer from (a) coronary heart disease, (b) stroke and (c) diabetes; and what steps are being taken to reduce the numbers of people suffering from such diseases.
(27684)
341
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many employees aged over 70 years are working in the National Health Service in West Lancashire.
(27702)
342
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what process will be used to transfer the services provided by primary care trusts to alternative providers in West Lancashire.
(27703)
343
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the at risk population of West Lancashire are expected to be inoculated against existing strains of influenza by the end of 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(27704)
344
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the spending of the (a) Cheshire and Merseyside and (b) Cumbria and Lancashire strategic health authorities has been in each of the last three years.
(27705)
345
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the take-up rate is of child vaccinations in West Lancashire.
(27706)
346
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many addicts were prescribed diamorphine in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(27834)
347
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency planning has been undertaken in West Lancashire for an influenza pandemic; and if she will make a statement.
(27844)
348
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) influenza vaccine and (b) H5N1 vaccine has been allocated to the Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority area; and if she will make a statement.
(27845)
349
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists per head of population were practising in (a) West Lancashire and (b) England in each year since 1997.
(27861)
350
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of 30 years in the area corresponding most closely to West Lancashire constituency were treated for alcohol-related illnesses (a) in the last 12 months and (b) in each year since 1997.
(27862)
351
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking to improve dental services in Wakefield.
(26997)
352
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of schedule 3, part one, paragraph three, of the new draft dental contract on registrations, with particular reference to the renewal of an age bar; and if she will make a statement.
(28070)
353
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish details of the criteria for the new Units of Dental Activity.
(28071)
354
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the new rules for patient charging for NHS dental services, with particular reference to the bodies responsible for collecting bad debts.
(28072)
355
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) contracted and (b) died of necrotising fasciitis in each year since 1997.
(27990)
356
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS staff and (b) patients caught necrotising fasciitis in each year since 1997.
(27991)
357
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the contribution made by mobile communications to the NHS and other health professionals in Greater London in terms of (a) achieving savings and (b) the provision of improved services to NHS users; and if she will make a statement.
(27368)
358
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27729)
359
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the estimated number of non-EU nationals who received hospital treatment in England in 2004-05; what the estimated cost is; how many were long-term cases; how many were asylum seekers; and if she will make a statement.
(27972)
360
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an individual with an IQ of 70 or above meets the definition of learning disability used in Valuing People if they also have a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn new skills, and a reduced ability to cope independently, which started before adulthood and has a lasting effect on their development.
(28037)
361
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff due back pay under the Agenda for Change programme had been paid their full entitlement to such pay at 31st October; and how many claims are outstanding.
(27690)
362
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital trusts have paid their staff all the back pay due to them under the Agenda for Change; and if she will instruct hospital trusts to pay interest on monies due in October 2004 which have not been paid.
(27691)
363
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults were recorded on ambulance staff in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire while on duty in each of the last five years; and how many prosecutions resulted in each case.
(27484)
364
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely timescale for introducing Sorafenib following successful clinical trials.
(27480)
365
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd November, Official Report, column 1126W, on prisons, where sexual activity in prisons is permitted; and whether she has issued guidance, regulations or directions to HM Prison Service regarding sexual activity in prisons.
(27475)
366
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the cost of the taxonomy produced by the National Patient Safety Agency to establish agreed definitions of patient safety incidents.
(27536)
367
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking to ensure the NHS Pensions Agency collects comprehensive evidence on student bursary payments for the purposes of the auditing of its accounts.
(27537)
368
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the end-of-year financial position was of the NHS (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) NHS trust, (ii) primary care organisation and (iii) other NHS organisation in each year since 1997-98.
(27541)
369
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the roll-out of the National Patient Safety Agency's National Reporting and Learning System was delayed, as described in paragraph 17, page 5 of the National Audit Office Report, A Safer Place for Patients.
(27543)
370
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) dental nurses, (b) dental hygienists and (c) dental therapists there have been in the NHS in each year since 1997.
(27544)
371
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to encourage the use of minimally-invasive technologies in the NHS, with particular reference to (a) the training of staff in the use of such technologies and (b) building incentives into the system of payment by results.
(27545)
372
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of whether NHS organisations have implemented the guidance issued by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence on chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, which was published on 25th February 2004.
(27546)
373
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure NHS trusts report all (a) patient safety incidents and (b) near-misses.
(27547)
374
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will permit the National Clinical Assessment Service to provide support to poorly performing clinicians other than doctors.
(27548)
375
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that patients are informed when a patient safety incident involving them is reported to the NHS trust in which they were treated.
(27549)
376
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to initiate training courses for medical care practitioners; on what date she expects medical care practitioners to start work in the NHS; and what estimate she has made of the number of medical care practitioners who will be working in the NHS in 2010.
(27551)
377
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on the levels of recruitment of doctors from overseas of her proposal to abolish the register of medical practitioners with limited registration.
(27552)
378
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the indicative budgets for NHS dentistry for 2006-07 that will be provided to each primary care trust from April 2006.
(27553)
379
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will develop a single entry point for the reporting of patient safety incidents through the National Programme for Information Technology.
(27929)
380
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement about the funding of genetic research into myalgic encephalomyelitis.
(27324)
381
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how charges for telecommunications from NHS hospitals by patients are regulated.
(27330)
382
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether responsibility for mental health tribunals proposed in the draft Mental Health Bill will be passed from her Department to the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
(28045)
383
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if her Department will carry out an investigation into how The Guardian newspaper received a copy of the unpublished report by the code of practice working group set up to implement a workable model of mental health tribunals proposed in the draft Mental Health Bill.
(28046)
384
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the members are of the code of practice working group set up to implement a workable model of mental health tribunals proposed in the draft Mental Health Bill; when it has met; and whether she plans to publish its report.
(28047)
385
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to be in a position to present the Mental Health Bill to Parliament.
(28048)
386
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many black and ethnic minority mental health services she expects to participate in the Race Equality Impact Assessment for the draft Mental Health Bill.
(28049)
387
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what community involvement there has been in arranging the community consultation as part of the Race Equality Impact Assessment for the draft Mental Health Bill.
(28050)
388
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the Race Equality Impact Assessment for the draft Mental Health Bill began.
(28051)
389
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Department has followed the Commission for Racial Equality guidelines in the Race Equality Impact Assessment for the draft Mental Health Bill.
(28052)
390
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with East Midlands Ambulance Service on (a) its investigation into the delayed response to a 999 call by a constituent, Mr Derek Latham, and (b) when it plans to respond to the letters from the honourable Member for Bassetlaw of April and August on this matter.
(27876)
391
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current rate is of under-employment amongst trained doctors.
(27954)
392
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department.
(27381)
393
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(27411)
394
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the 10 highest-paid employees in her Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27431)
395
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in her Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27444)
396
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in care homes there were in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Dacorum in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(27772)
397
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights, taken by ministers within her Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits in each year since 1995; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27800)
398
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) the total number of statins and (b) the number per 1,000 population was prescribed by general practitioner practices in Dacorum Primary Care Trust for the years (i) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and if she will make a statement.
(27981)
399
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of total sample processing time was spent on (a) administrative procedures and (b) chemical analysis in clinical biochemistry and haematology laboratories within pathology departments in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(27982)
400
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) hospital consultants, (b) general practitioners and (c) nurses are entitled to make an expense claim for their travelling costs to attend NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(27983)
401
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether value added tax is charged on supplies to the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(27984)
402
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) recorded patient safety incidents and (b) near misses there were in 2004 at (i) Hemel Hempstead General Hospital and (ii) Watford General Hospital; and if she will make a statement.
(27986)
403
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she plans to put in place to ensure the creation of new dental schools do not adversely affect existing dental schools.
(27581)
404
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account she will take, when considering allocation of additional undergraduate dental places, of (a) the availability of significant core teaching facilities, (b) outreach facilities and (c) integration into Local Improvement Finance Trust schemes.
(27582)
405
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether existing dental schools will be able to make their case for additional undergraduate dental places on the same basis as applications for new dental schools when bids for additional places are considered.
(27583)
406
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many insulin pumps have been prescribed to NHS patients since the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guidance was issued in February 2003.
(25953)
407
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the annual expenditure by her Department per capita in England relative to the figure in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland.
(27767)
408
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received from sufferers of multiple chemical sensitivity; and if she will make a statement.
(27604)
409
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to general practitioners in the diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivity.
(27605)
410
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with healthcare professionals on the treatment of multiple chemical sensitivity.
(27608)
411
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the West Yorkshire area have been diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivity since 1990.
(27631)
412
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will instruct Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Primary Care Trust, when deciding whether its premises can be used for an honourable Member's surgery, to take account of the use of the Chai Centre for a ministerial visit in August.
(27596)
413
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is taking to protect jobs in the proposed reforms of (a) the Dental Practice Board, (b) the NHS Logistics Authority, (c) the NHS Pensions Agency and (d) the Prescription Pricing Authority.
(27756)
414
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in England aged 40 to 49 years with a family history of breast cancer received a mammogram in the last 12 months.
(27335)
415
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women there are in England aged 40 to 49 years with a family history of breast cancer.
(27336)
416
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to alter the income eligibility threshold above which help is not available under the hospital travel costs scheme.
(27337)
417
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of non-urgent referrals by general practitioners each year for investigations into possible breast cancer which are later identified as having breast cancer.
(27559)
418
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has evaluated on the effects on levels of infections of the use of communally-laundered cloth nappies in NHS maternity wards.
(27519)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
419
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel arrangements, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27782)
420
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27783)
421
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence involving the use of air weapons there were in West Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available.
(27685)
422
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) levels of and (b) detection rates were for (i) violent crime, (ii) car crime, (iii) sexual crime, (iv) burglary and (v) robbery in West Lancashire constituency in the last year for which figures are available.
(27693)
423
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in West Lancashire in each year since they were introduced.
(27694)
424
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions there have been for acts of vandalism in the West Lancashire area in each year since 1997.
(27707)
425
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many neighbourhood watch schemes are in operation in West Lancashire.
(27841)
426
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding is available for neighbourhood watch in West Lancashire.
(27842)
427
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in West Lancashire under the age of 10 years would have been charged in the last 12 months if they had been over the age of criminality when they committed their misdemeanour.
(27859)
428
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of (a) drunkenness, (b) driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs and (c) causing death by dangerous driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in West Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(27917)
429
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the replacement to the Firearms Consultative Committee will be established.
(26634)
430
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the summary of the responses to the May 2004 Controls on Firearms review will be published.
(26635)
431
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis was for the minimum force size of 4,000 officers or 6,000 personnel in the Closing the Gap efficiency criteria for strategic police forces.
(27594)
432
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 9, on counter-terrorism, which EU countries can detain terrorist suspects without trial for four years.
(27334)
433
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government would permit the amalgamation of two police forces located in different English regions.
(27595)
434
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27727)
435
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of a national parking offenders database; and what representations he has received on this matter.
(27292)
436
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the Police Standards Unit to complete its assignment with Northamptonshire Police.
(27293)
437
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are awaiting deportation from the UK due to failed asylum and immigration applications.
(27297)
438
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he had with (a) the Department of Trade and Industry and (b) major supermarket chains about a possible link between the sale of alcohol in supermarkets and street crime.
(27298)
439
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the activities of the Muttahida Quami Movement in the United Kingdom.
(27692)
440
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) businesses and (b) individuals were prosecuted for supplying alcohol to youths under the age of 18 years in (i) England, (ii) Staffordshire and (iii) Tamworth constituency in each of the past five years.
(27486)
441
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the identity cards scheme in helping to tackle online fraud.
(27473)
442
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the arrangements for identity cardholders to register a change of address; and if he will make a statement.
(27479)
443
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the identity cards scheme has been subject to a Gateway review.
(27898)
444
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders in tackling gang culture.
(27632)
445
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the security implications of the supply of Government telecommunications equipment by overseas manufacturers.
(27313)
446
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners in Welsh prisons have been tested for drug use in the last four years, broken down by prison.
(27926)
447
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women in Wales were sentenced to a period of imprisonment in the last five years, broken down by prison.
(27927)
448
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic violence incidents were recorded in each region in Wales in the last five years.
(27928)
449
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Devon and Cornwall Police Report into the Surrey Police's investigation into the deaths of four recruits at the Deepcut Army Barracks between 1995 and 2002.
(25731)
450
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27383)
451
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27419)
452
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27446)
453
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27577)
454
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the application of the Seafarers Identity Documents Convention of the International Labour Organisation to the United Kingdom, with particular reference to the development of an identity card scheme, and methods of electronic identification contained therein.
(27719)
455
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights have been taken by ministers within his Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits in each year since 1996; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27812)
456
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many temporary firearms certificates have been issued by Hertfordshire Police in each of the past six months to holders of firearms certificates who are awaiting renewals.
(27825)
457
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what residency qualifications are operated by the Hertfordshire Police when considering recruitment applications; what plans he has to review the qualifications; and if he will make a statement.
(27826)
458
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British passports have been processed for each of the British Overseas Territories (a) in 2005 to date and (b) in each of the last three years.
(27611)
459
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bail hostels serve courts in Surrey.
(27514)
460
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to provide offenders with mental health problems rehabilitation after sentencing.
(27515)
461
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted criminals re-offended whilst on bail in the last period for which figures are available.
(27516)
462
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community-based projects for offenders sentenced to community service there are in Surrey.
(27517)
463
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-completed community-based sentences there were in the last period for which figures are available.
(27518)
464
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of the United Kingdom moving to Central European Time; and if he will make a statement.
(27316)
465
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions powers under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 have been used to prevent a person from accessing their marital home; and if he will make a statement.
(28061)
466
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines have been imposed by the police in relation to offences relating to fireworks in (a) Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) Norfolk, (c) the Eastern Region and (d) England and Wales since the Fireworks Act 2003.
(28019)
467
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal fireworks were seized in (a) Norfolk, (b) the East of England, (c) England and (d) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(28021)
468
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis was for the assumption that a minimum force size of 4,000 officers or 6,000 personnel in total is required for police constabulary efficiency.
(27593)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
469
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons the wrought iron gates at Carriage Gates have been removed; and when they are expected to be replaced.
(27625)
470
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the seasonal ticket office located on College Green is due to be removed.
(27626)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
471
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27778)
472
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by the Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27779)
473
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on trade with developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(27628)
474
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what occasions in the last 12 months (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have met the Bombadier Company to discuss their involvement in the building of the Gormo-Lhasa railway; and if he will make a statement.
(27648)
475
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and what the nature of the claim was in each case.
(27725)
476
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which country in the Commonwealth is the least developed; and what funding his Department provided to it in 2004-05.
(27236)
477
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times the Commission for Africa has met this year.
(27554)
478
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many countries are members of the Commission for Africa.
(27555)
479
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account is taken of the level of public subsidy for agriculture in developing countries in deciding allocations of UK development aid.
(27302)
480
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will take steps to move the focus of international development from free trade to trade justice.
(27338)
481
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to the poorest countries to promote the sustainable development of local growers, farmers, manufacturers and retailers.
(27340)
482
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is giving to small fruit growers in developing countries to (a) meet the demands of producers who will purchase only fruit of a specified shape and size and (b) resist incentives to use pesticides with potentially harmful effects.
(27341)
483
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27387)
484
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27424)
485
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many personnel were employed in his Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff.
(27569)
486
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27573)
487
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights have been taken by ministers within his Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits in each year since 1995; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27804)
Questions to the Leader of the House
488
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list statutory instruments made, laid before Parliament, and which came into force during the most recent summer recess.
(28025)
489
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Leader of the House, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Office in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27412)
490
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Office; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27432)
491
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Leader of the House, how many staff in his Office were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27456)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
492
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27682)
493
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27683)
494
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the Public Inquiry led by Lord Savile into the events in Londonderry in January 1972 to announce its findings.
(27392)
495
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time was for outpatients to be treated at accident and emergency units of the main hospitals in Northern Ireland in each of the 12 months to (a) September 2004 and (b) September 2005.
(27394)
496
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change in numbers of residents aged 85 years and over living in Northern Ireland has been since 1995.
(27395)
497
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the criteria used in formulating the Answers of 28th October, Official Report, column 641W, on the Child Support Agency management board and 1st November, column 1028W, on the Social Security Agency, were the same as those used in formulating the Answer of 24th October, Official Report, column 108W, on public bodies (appointments).
(27403)
498
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of time taken to carry out home adaptations by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive following a recommendation by an occupational therapist was in each year since 2003.
(27713)
499
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to bring Northern Ireland legislation into line with sections 1-14 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
(27714)
500
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what guidelines his Department issues to (a) general practitioners and (b) others in Northern Ireland in relation to advising or informing the parents of children and young people for whom contraception is prescribed.
(27715)
501
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding is available to primary schools in Northern Ireland in 2005-06 in respect of (a) Head and Clerical, (b) Professional and other, (c) Primary School Allowances, (d) Delegated Schools Standards Grant, or equivalent, (e) All Revenue Standards Fund Allocation, or equivalent, (f) Devolved EIC Grant allocation, or equivalent and (g) Devolved Capital Standards Fund allocation, or equivalent.
(27716)
502
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the public consultation on minimum terms and life sentence cases.
(27761)
503
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the conclusions of the review on the sentencing framework in Northern Ireland.
(27762)
504
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many firearms licences have been issued in respect of (a) all categories, (b) shotguns, (c) pistols and (d) other categories in each month since January 2004.
(27763)
505
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce measures to combat unauthorised encampments.
(27764)
506
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the change in insurance premiums for small and medium-sized businesses in 2004-05.
(27765)
507
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and what the nature of the claim was in each case .
(27737)
508
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost to date has been of the Savile Inquiry; and if he will list legal firms which have received payments from his Department in connection with it.
(27973)
509
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27385)
510
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27417)
511
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27448)
512
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27576)
513
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights have been taken by ministers within his Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27807)
514
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what role the C3 branch of the Police Service of Northern Ireland plays regarding intelligence surrounding the deaths of terrorists and civilians in Northern Ireland at the hands of security forces.
(27317)
515
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the remit is of the C8 branch of the Police Service of Northern Ireland; whether it will request help from police officers on the mainland; and if he will make a statement.
(27319)
516
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assistance has been requested from the Ministry of Defence by the Police Service of Northern Ireland for historical review.
(27326)
517
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what ballistic and armouring tests are carried out on (a) patrol cars, (b) armoured land rovers and (c) VIP cars in the Police Service of Northern Ireland fleet; and to what standard such testing is conducted.
(27303)
518
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) standards and (b) procedures are used by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in relation to the procurement and use of ballistic steel for armouring purposes.
(27304)
519
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what guidelines apply to the suspension of Police Service of Northern Ireland officers and staff pending the formal investigation of irregularities; and in what circumstances staff are suspended.
(27367)
520
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in what posts (a) Mr David Graham, (b) Mr John Wilson, (c) Mr Nigel Booth, (d) Mr Gerry Murray and (e) Mr Dave Bradley have served with (i) the Police Authority of Northern Ireland and (ii) the Police Service of Northern Ireland; what the duration of their service was in each case; what experience each has in (A) ballistic engineering and (B) vehicle armoury; and what professional qualifications each has.
(27464)
521
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Police Service of Northern Ireland's arrangements for (a) tendering, (b) ordering, (c) delivery, (d) invoicing and (e) payment for goods and services in relation to vehicle transactions; and if he will make a statement.
(27465)
522
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the level of (a) technical qualifications and (b) expertise in relation to ballistic and armouring protection matters of (i) managers and (ii) staff in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Transport Services Department.
(27466)
523
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who took the decision to contest the civil proceedings brought by Northern Ireland Sheet Metal Works Ltd in respect of steel contracts; what criteria were used to decide that the case should proceed; and who gave authority to settle the case.
(27467)
524
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list (a) corporate entertaining and (b) receipt of gifts declared by (i) Mr David Graham and (ii) Mr Joe Stewart of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(27468)
525
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on whose authority Mr David Graham declined to give evidence at the recent court proceedings involving Northern Ireland Sheet Metal Works Ltd and the Police Service of Northern Ireland regarding contracts to supply steel; and for what reasons the decision was taken.
(27469)
Questions to the Prime Minister
526
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on his official travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27671)
527
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27672)
528
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, on what date the Government first provided a dedicated Government vehicle to members of the family of the serving Prime Minister; and for what reason.
(28066)
529
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, when the most recent assessment of (a) his and (b) his family's security was carried out.
(28067)
530
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the chain of financial accountability for the Prime Minister's Office; and what codes govern the legality of spending therein.
(27746)
531
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the (a) benefits and (b) costs to the United Kingdom of its participation in the Iraq War and occupation.
(27478)
532
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Office in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27407)
533
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Office, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27427)
534
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, how many staff in his Office were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27450)
535
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights have been taken by ministers within his Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27805)
536
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list policy commitments he has made relating to climate change since 1997.
(27522)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
537
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27675)
538
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05; and what the value was in each case.
(27676)
539
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27736)
540
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27379)
541
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27415)
542
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27435)
543
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27455)
Questions to the Solicitor General
544
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Attorney General was consulted by the Army Prosecution Authority before the prosecution of the seven recently acquitted members of the Parachute Regiment took place; and if he will make a statement.
(27055)
545
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Solicitor General, what recent discussions he has had with pathologists, forensic scientists and the National Missing Persons Helpline on liaison they undertake in connection with identifying bodies of unknown people.
(27600)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
546
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many accidents there have been in each year since 1975 involving the transportation of radioactive material (a) by air, (b) by road, (c) by rail and (d) by ship.
(27665)
547
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many movements of spent nuclear fuel occurred in each year since 1997 (a) by air within UK airspace, (b) by sea within UK waters, (c) by rail and (d) by road.
(27666)
548
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been levied in fines by the Nuclear Inspectorate against (a) companies, (b) local authorities and (c) individuals with regard to incidences of pollution (i) in total, (ii) in each region and (iii) per fine in each year since 1995, broken down by the type of pollution incidence.
(27792)
549
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of fines levied by the Nuclear Inspectorate on polluters in preventing (a) further incidences of pollution by the polluters and (b) incidences of pollution from others who have not previously polluted; what changes are planned; and if he will make a statement.
(27793)
550
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) complaints, (b) court actions and (c) fines there have been in each year since 1995 against the nuclear industry for problems related to (i) odours, (ii) water pollution, (iii) air pollution and (iv) human health impact, (A) in total, (B) in each region and (C) per site.
(27794)
551
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many tyres were (a) purchased, (b) reused and (c) disposed of to (i) landfill, (ii) incineration, (iii) illegal fly-tipping and (iv) other means in each year since 2001.
(27795)
552
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27796)
553
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 for direct mail; and what the value was in each case.
(27797)
554
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the costs associated with being able to provide for future maximum winter electricity demand as a consequence of (a) providing for a strengthened and expanded national grid and (b) decentralising energy supplies.
(27850)
555
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of an average electricity bill covers the costs of electricity generated but subsequently lost in (a) production, (b) transmission, (c) distribution and (d) energy inefficiency within the household.
(27851)
556
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the relative costs of meeting peak winter demand for electricity through (a) the provision of extra capacity within the National Grid and (b) the decentralisation of energy supply.
(27852)
557
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department on ways to store bulk generated electricity.
(23085)
558
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the political stability of countries containing potential sources of uranium for use in the UK's nuclear power reactors.
(23086)
559
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy concerning the health and safety of employees exposed to secondhand smoke.
(28068)
560
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, where the 0.2 per cent. of telephone lines in England which at present cannot get broadband are located.
(26962)
561
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with (a) UK supermarkets, (b) ministerial colleagues and (c) others about the sourcing of palm oil imported into the UK, with particular reference to the habitat of the orang-utan.
(27995)
562
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between increased imports of palm oil into the UK and the threat to the future of the orang-utan.
(27996)
563
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27724)
564
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list UK organisations in receipt of (a) UK and (b) EU funds for projects promoting gender equality, broken down by (i) project and (ii) amount; and if he will make a statement.
(27971)
565
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what range of scenarios the Government Chief Scientific Advisor is considering in terms of oil and gas reserves for contingency planning purposes.
(27930)
566
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the number of 16 and 17 year olds who would opt to become a company director should the legal age be reduced to 16 years; and how many company directors there are aged 18 years.
(27000)
567
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on his proposals that a named individual should sign off a company's accounts.
(27001)
568
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he will take to ensure that company shareholders without access to the internet do not become disenfranchised from exercising their rights as shareholders if a company opts to communicate through electronic means.
(27002)
569
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the relative responsiveness to the natural economic cycle of distribution and manufacturing.
(27291)
570
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) sub-post and (b) post offices there were in Kettering constituency in each year since 1997.
(27294)
571
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many legal firms his Department appointed to process compensation claims under the coal health schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(27987)
572
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria his Department used in appointing legal firms to process compensation claims under the coal health schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(27988)
573
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how his Department monitors the legal firms who have been appointed to process compensation claims under the coal health schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(27989)
574
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date his Department's inspectors' report on MG Rover will be published.
(28013)
575
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what average number of tax forms businesses were requested to (a) fill in and (b) reply to in each of the last five years.
(28014)
576
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications were received for the post of Chair of Post Comm; whether the job is full-time; and what the annual salary of the Chair of Post Comm is.
(28015)
577
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the conclusions of the Employment Act 1999 Section 23 Consultations (Employment Status Review) are to be made public.
(27305)
578
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the budget of the Medical Research Council has been in each year since 1997-98; and what percentage of the budget was spent in each year.
(27542)
579
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the removal of the duty for Post Office Ltd. to prevent avoidable rural post office closures in April 2006.
(27323)
580
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will hold a public consultation on the future of the rural post office network.
(27327)
581
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a similar system to the German feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaics in the UK.
(27404)
582
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact on private sector investment in the UK solar photovoltaics industry of his Department's decision to develop a technology-blind low carbon buildings programme.
(27405)
583
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will encourage the European Union to suspend anti-dumping duties imposed on the export of bed linen from Pakistan.
(27470)
584
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will use its EU presidency to press for Pakistan following the earthquake to be given at least the same trade concessions that were given to the tsunami-affected countries.
(27471)
585
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will urge the European Union to include Pakistan in its Generalised System of Preferences plus scheme, following the earthquake.
(27472)
586
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what bilateral trade agreements are in force with developing countries.
(27331)
587
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of bilateral trade agreements with developing countries on their (a) local trade, (b) development and (c) economic growth; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on these matters.
(27332)
588
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of wind farm planning applications have been successful to date.
(27339)
589
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27388)
590
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27423)
591
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27572)
592
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many personnel were employed in his Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff.
(27579)
593
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights have been taken by ministers within his Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits in each year since 1995; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B) first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27806)
594
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the quality of power supply to businesses and homes in Dacorum.
(27824)
595
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Sustainable Energy Policy Network last discussed household energy efficiency; and what the outcome of those discussions was.
(26964)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
596
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to have the A27 Lewes bypass resurfaced with a quieter material in the next financial year.
(27679)
597
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) marine, (b) oil and (c) other pollution incidences recorded in United Kingdom waters in each year since 1990 from shipping registered in (i) the UK, (ii) the EU and (iii) other countries; what actions were taken to clean up in each case; what the cost was; by whom this was paid; what fines were levied; and if he will make a statement.
(27773)
598
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the occasions since 1975 when ships have lost dangerous cargoes overboard in (a) United Kingdom waters, (b) the English Channel and (c) the North Sea; what cargo was lost in each case; and what was subsequently recovered.
(27774)
599
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent in each year from 1st May 1997 on ministerial travel arrangements, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27775)
600
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts were signed by the Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 for direct mail; and what the value was in each case.
(27776)
601
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the external costs associated with private motoring, with particular reference to environmental costs; and if he will make a statement.
(27777)
602
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for public consultation on plans to upgrade the A21 between Flimwell and Hurst Green.
(27218)
603
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the level of inter-urban congestion was (a) in 2000 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; and what the predicted level for 2010 is.
(27481)
604
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he expects the target of improving punctuality and reliability of rail services to at least 85 per cent. by 2006 to be met.
(27482)
605
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by how much the use of (a) bus and (b) light rail changed in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005 to date compared with 2000 (A) in England and (B) broken down by region; and what the predicted level is for 2010.
(27563)
606
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets his Department has set for reducing congestion in urban areas.
(27564)
607
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by how much the number of individuals killed and seriously injured on roads changed in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005 to date compared with 1994 to 1998 levels (i) in England and (ii) in relation to (A) children aged under 16 years and (B) adults, broken down by social class; and what the predicted levels are for 2010.
(27565)
608
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regulations apply to the use of audible warning devices on reversing vehicles; whether the inclusion of advertising in such warnings is permitted; and if he will make a statement.
(27566)
609
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets his Department has set for air levels of (a) carbon monoxide, (b) lead, (c) nitrogen dioxide, (d) particles, (e) benzene and (f) 1.3 butadiene.
(27607)
610
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions the Civil Aviation Authority has (a) issued warnings to and (b) made findings against (i) pilots and (ii) flight crew in respect of breaches of the annual limit for duty hours for commercial aviation, in the last year for which figures are available.
(27688)
611
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual limit is for duty hours for commercial aviation (a) pilots and (b) flight crew under the EU Flight Time Limitations.
(27899)
612
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions for speeding were made in West Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available.
(27838)
613
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have had their driving licences removed due to their use of illicit substances since 1997.
(28038)
614
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total (a) public and (b) private sector monies have been spent on capital infrastructure improvements on the (i) East Coast Mainline, (ii) West Coast Mainline and (iii) Paddington to Penzance line since privatisation.
(27787)
615
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what residual interest he retains in the pension funds of the train operating companies; and if he will make a statement.
(27650)
616
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and what the nature of the claim was in each case.
(27731)
617
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Department has made towards making sure railways meet the requirements set out in the Disability Discrimination Act 2004; how he measures progress; and what procedures will be in put place to deal with non-compliance.
(27931)
618
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what appraisal documents relating to Merseytram Line 2 he has received from Merseytravel and its consultants; when they were received; when they were audited by the Department and its consultants; what the conclusions of that audit were; and what steps he is taking in considering whether to give Merseytram Line 2 programme entry status.
(27932)
619
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the establishment of ports police forces.
(27933)
620
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the (a) functions and (b) existence of the Port of London Authority will be reviewed in the context of the review of the Greater London Authority's functions.
(27934)
621
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will publish the consultation on draft guidance relating to the proposed new Railways Closures Procedures introduced by the Railways Act 2005; and when he expects those procedures to be in force.
(27935)
622
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will issue the consultation proposals for the funding of Crossrail.
(27936)
623
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on authorising the compulsory purchase of third party interest in Crown land for which he is responsible.
(27937)
624
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets the Department has set for implementing litter management strategies on the railways.
(27938)
625
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will break down planned investment into the railways during the period of the current spending review period by (a) region and (b) franchisee.
(27939)
626
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of funds in the current spending review period are allocated to (a) railways, (b) major transport projects in London, including rail projects, (c) light rail, (d) other public transport major improvement projects and (e) aviation.
(27940)
627
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what briefing and training ministers joining the Department in May had in advance of (a) making decisions and (b) answering Oral Questions; and what assessment he has made of the level of preparation and training available to ministers for that purpose.
(27941)
628
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list decisions on major transport projects over £5 million made by the Department since May, broken down by region.
(27942)
629
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is for ensuring the personal safety of travellers on railways; and what measures the Department has in place to ensure passenger safety is maintained.
(27943)
630
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the levels of crime have been on the railways since 1997; and what measures his Department has taken to minimise these levels.
(27944)
631
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the future of light rail.
(27945)
632
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs were of winding up the Strategic Rail Authority and forming DfT Rail; and what the sources were of these funds.
(27946)
633
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial requirements are made of rail franchisees during the tendering process.
(28053)
634
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has discussed increasing the number of passengers with the rail franchisees.
(28054)
635
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to increase the use of rail to move freight.
(28055)
636
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an assessment has been made of the steps taken by rail franchisees to increase the level of freight moved by rail.
(28056)
637
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of effects on other freight users of the Royal Mail's renegotiation of its night rail contracts.
(28057)
638
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much freight was moved by rail in 2004-05, broken down by (a) region, (b) rail franchisee and (c) time of day that the freight is moved.
(28058)
639
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many invitations to events have been received by his Department from each rail franchisee during the past (a) 12 months, (b) two years and (c) five years; how many were accepted; and where the events were held.
(28059)
640
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of theft have been reported to the British Transport Police on the rail network in the past (a) 12 months, (b) two years and (c) three years, broken down by rail franchisee.
(28060)
641
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the impact of increasing penalty fares on the railways to £20 earlier this year.
(28076)
642
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the Department is implementing the recommendations of the Gershon Review; and what savings have been made as a result.
(28077)
643
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether franchises for passenger rail services specify the proportion of standard class carriages to first class carriages that must be provided on intercity routes.
(28078)
644
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether franchisees are supervised by the Office of Rail Regulation in relation to the number of carriages provided on peak time services.
(28079)
645
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what factors will be considered in the report commissioned by the Department in respect of national port traffic forecasts to 2030.
(28080)
646
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the amount of light pollution created by street lights.
(28081)
647
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what basis local authorities determine (a) along which stretches of major roads cycle lanes are provided and (b) how those cycle lanes are to interlink with other infrastructure, with particular reference to bus stops.
(28082)
648
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many 20ft equivalent units (TEUs) were (a) imported and (b) exported through the UK's 10 busiest ports in 2004-05; what percentage of each travelled to and from these ports by (i) rail and (ii) road; what the average distance of each TEU from the point of import to the TEU's final destination was; and what percentage of total TEU traffic through the UK's 10 busiest ports consisted of transshipment in 2004-05.
(28083)
649
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the rail industry in upgrading freight services to accommodate high cube non-standard containers.
(28084)
650
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects consultation will begin on a national ports strategy.
(28085)
651
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the expansion of the UK's cycle network has led to an increase in the number of cyclists (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted for disobeying traffic signals; and whether the Government plans to introduce tougher measures in this respect.
(28086)
652
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to limit light pollution from street lights.
(28088)
653
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the relationship between the relative level of expenditure on routine road maintenance by highway authorities and the cost of capital road replacement works by those authorities.
(27311)
654
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of recent regulatory change on insurance costs for classic aircraft.
(27312)
655
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for driving licences had documents lost (a) by and (b) in transit to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in 2004-05.
(27325)
656
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the health and safety implications of (a) how and (b) where motorists repair a punctured tyre on a motorway hard shoulder; if he will include guidance in the Highway code; and if he will make a statement.
(27643)
657
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities have occurred due to motorists having stopped on motorway hard shoulders (a) through breakdown and (b) for other reasons in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(27644)
658
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance on good practice he has issued to (a) Highways Agency staff and (b) motorway police on closing lanes when members of the public have to repair a puncture on the driver's side of a vehicle; and if he will make a statement.
(27645)
659
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles use (a) junction 6 and (b) junction 7 of the M3 motorway each day; and what he estimates the capacity of each junction to be.
(26398)
660
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the daily number of vehicles which will use (a) junction 6 and (b) junction 7 of the M3 motorway in (i) five years, (ii) 10 years and (iii) 15 years, based on (A) current house building plans and (B) the South East of England Assembly plans for increased house building.
(26400)
661
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27378)
662
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27414)
663
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27436)
664
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27442)
665
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27811)
666
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) drivers and (b) passengers have been killed or injured in (i) purpose-built and (ii) converted van type taxis since 1985.
(27967)
667
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how often on average civil servants moved posts within his Department in the last 10 years.
(27968)
668
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the draft Taxi Access Regulations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(27969)
669
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) vehicle and (b) vehicle type has had the lowest (i) death and (ii) injury rates among drivers and passengers in the UK since 1985.
(27970)
670
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the time is of the (a) first and (b) last flights from Heathrow airport over-flying Molesey each day.
(27511)
671
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the volume of air traffic over-flying Molesey was in each of the last three years.
(27512)
672
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) landings and (b) take-offs there were at Heathrow airport in each of the last three years; and how many aircraft were stacked above Molesey in each year.
(27513)
673
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal motor vehicle accidents, (b) fatalities, (c) motor vehicle accidents resulting in serious injury and (d) motor vehicle accidents requiring the attendance of an ambulance there were on the A47 Acle Straight in each of the last five years.
(28043)
674
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the traffic levels were on the A47 Acle Straight in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(28044)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
675
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been spent in each year from 1st may 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air.
(27669)
676
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many contracts were signed by his Department in (a) 2005-06 to date and (b) 2004-05 for direct mail; and what the value was in each case.
(27670)
677
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27738)
678
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27384)
679
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27418)
680
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Office were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27447)
681
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27575)
682
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list, for each year since 1995, the number of flights, including helicopter flights, taken by ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits; on how many occasions (a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets were obtained; and if he will indicate who accompanied the ministers on each trip.
(27808)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
683
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in West Lancashire constituency are in receipt of incapacity benefit.
(27655)
684
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many uncleared Child Support Agency cases are awaiting processing in West Lancashire.
(27833)
685
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in West Lancashire are in receipt of disability living allowance high rate case component as well as high rate mobility.
(27836)
686
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when all Child Support Agency cases will be transferred to the new maintenance scheme.
(27897)
687
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in West Lancashire constituency are in receipt of (a) state retirement pension, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) incapacity benefit.
(27903)
688
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners were living in poverty in West Lancashire in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.
(27915)
689
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were living in poverty in West Lancashire in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(27916)
690
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Yeovil of 28th October, Official Report, column 609W, on Pathways to Work, if he will list the destinations other than work of the terminations from incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance; how many of those terminated from incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance took up employment; and how many were in each other category.
(26747)
691
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) existing and (b) new claimants of incapacity benefits (i) were covered by Pathways to Work pilots in (A) October 2003, (B) April 2004 and (C) October 2005 and (ii) he expects to be covered in (1) April 2006 and (2) October 2006.
(26862)
692
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the exit figures were from (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disability allowance for each quarter in each Pathways to Work pilot area since their commencement.
(27221)
693
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disability living allowance claims have been terminated in the UK excluding the Pathways to Work pilot areas in each quarter since the first pilot areas came into operation.
(27244)
694
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the quarterly average exit rate for (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disability allowance has been since May 1997.
(27247)
695
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim.
(27733)
696
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in (a) Basingstoke, (b) Hampshire and (c) Great Britain who are not working due to mental health problems are in receipt of (i) incapacity benefit, (ii) income support and (iii) incapacity benefit and income support.
(26203)
697
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) Crewe and Nantwich borough and (b) England are (i) receiving pension credit and (ii) eligible for but not claiming pension credit.
(27950)
698
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those receiving pension credit in (a) Crewe and Nantwich borough and (b) England are also receiving council tax benefit.
(27951)
699
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(27376)
700
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27409)
701
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case.
(27437)
702
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.
(27453)
703
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the development of a new Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity.
(27717)
704
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many press officers (a) are employed in the Department and (b) he expects to be employed in 2006-07; and what the estimated cost is in each case.
(27863)
705
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the status is of the Jobcentre Plus Programme Procurement Review.
(27864)
706
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value was of outsourced (a) employment and (b) training programmes in London for each year since 2001.
(27865)
707
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value was of outsourced (a) employment and (b) training programmes for each year since 2001.
(27866)
708
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the administration costs are for each outsourced employment programme; and what percentage of total expenditure on the programme this represents in each case.
(27867)
709
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) private companies and (b) voluntary organisations that deliver Jobcentre Plus contracts.
(27868)
710
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of outsourced employment services contracts are delivered by (a) private companies and (b) voluntary organisations; and what the value is in 2005-06 in each case.
(27869)
711
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which independent consultants were engaged for the Jobcentre Plus Programme Procurement Review; what reports were commissioned as part of the review; and whether he plans to publish the reports that were commissioned as part of the review.
(27870)
712
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to publish the findings of the Jobcentre Plus Programme Procurement Review.
(27871)
713
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of the production and distribution of the We Can Help DVD has been to date.
(27872)
714
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of single women pensioners who live below the poverty threshold.
(27975)
715
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) women and (b) men who rely on means-tested benefits in retirement; and what this figure was in 1997.
(27976)
716
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of pensioners who are entitled to pension credit but who are not claiming it.
(27977)
717
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many occupational pension schemes have started winding up since 1997.
(27978)
718
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the percentage of incapacity benefit claimants have been receiving the benefit for more than five years; and what this percentage was in May 1997.
(27979)
719
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working age incapacity benefit claimants receive income support with a disability premium; and how this number has changed since May 1997.
(27980)
720
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over 80 years of age have received winter fuel payments in (a) Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) Norfolk, (c) the Eastern Region and (d) England and Wales since their inception.
(28017)
721
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received winter fuel payments in (a) Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) Norfolk, (c) the Eastern Region and (d) England and Wales since their inception.
(28018)
722
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Great Yarmouth constituency are in receipt of pension credit; how much they receive on average; what estimate he has made of the number who are eligible; and what steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to encourage those who are not claiming pension credit to do so.
(28020)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
723
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the development of a standard form of legal aid applications as set out in Commission Decision 2005/630/EC, OJL225 of 31st August; what assessment her Department has made of the costs of implementing the scheme; and what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the scheme on the quantity of litigation.
[Transferred] (27743)
724
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the development of a common EU mechanism for litigation.
[Transferred] (27744)
725
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost of legal aid for asylum seekers for the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if she will list the 10 companies in receipt of most aid.
[Transferred] (27745)
726
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations she has received in connection with the current review of coroners' services from (a) the National Missing Persons Helpline, (b) pathologists and (c) forensic scientists.
[Transferred] (27601)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
727
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire-related deaths there have been in West Lancashire in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (27835)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
728
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure the rights of fathers are considered in legal disputes concerning parental rights; and what assessment she has made of the extent to which the current system considers the rights of fathers.
[Transferred] (26998)
729
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to shift the legal presumption in legal disputes concerning parental rights towards providing a more equal balance between mothers and fathers; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (26999)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
730
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes Ofgem has made in the last six months to its scoring and value of insulation measures when assessing measures being taken under the energy efficiency commitments.
[Transferred] (27849)
731
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list those (a) organisations, (b) communities and (c) categories of groups in receipt of Communities food supplies from intervention stocks under Regulation (EEC) 3149/92 as amended by Regulation (EC) 1608/2205; if she will list those that have received such aid in the United Kingdom since May 1997; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (27753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
732
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many opt-outs the Government has given up at EU level since May 1997; and if he will list them.
[Transferred] (27817)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
733
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recorded deaths there were as a result of patient safety incidents in 2004 at (a) Hemel Hempstead General Hospital and (b) Watford General Hospital; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (27985)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
734
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the impact of the arrangements in Northern Ireland which allow electoral registration officers to consult Department for Work and Pensions databases as part of measures to tackle electoral fraud.
[Transferred] (27580)
Questions to the Solicitor General
735
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list the rates of pay of lawyers employed by the Crown Prosecution Service, broken down by grade.
[Transferred] (27477)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
736
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people were injured by fireworks in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (27839)
737
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many injuries resulting from fireworks there have been in (a) Norfolk, (b) the East of England, (c) England and (d) the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (28039)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
738
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on planned changes at (a) national and (b) EU level to legislation relating to the installation and wearing of seatbelts.
[Transferred] (27720)

 
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