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Session 2005 - 06
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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 1 December 2005

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 1 December 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 1 December 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 1 December 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 1 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 1 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of women born in the early 1960s who have never given birth to a child; and if he will make a statement.
(34211)
2
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role his Department has in monitoring bank accounts held in the UK by foreign politically exposed persons which are thought to hold funds derived from corrupt activities or theft of state assets.
(34010)
3
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd November 2005, Official Report, column 1911W, on overseas public assets, whether his Department has undertaken analysis based on financial reporting of the amount of money circulating in the UK financial system which is derived from the illicit acquisition of foreign states' public assets.
(34018)
4
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the total asset size of venture capital trusts.
(34399)
5
N
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has carried out into the income levels of eligible families who have opened child trust fund accounts relative to eligible families who have not.
(33612)
6
N
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust fund accounts have been opened in England, broken down by ethnicity of the child.
(33613)
7
N
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust fund accounts have been opened since the programme began, broken down by region.
(33614)
8
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much corporation tax was raised from businesses in Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(34068)
9
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will give a full reply to the letter of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead regarding the tax credits of his constituents, Mr and Mrs Holland, sent on 1st November.
(33771)
10
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much he expects the Government to be paid by Nigeria under the debt settlement agreed at the Paris Club in October; and what proportion this represents of 2006 UK overseas development assistance to Nigeria, excluding debt cancellation.
(34179)
11
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of refurbishment of the offices in Great George Street was; what the final cost will be to public funds of the private finance initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(34347)
12
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the disposal of antique fixtures and fittings in 100 Parliament Street.
(34348)
13
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list assets accepted in lieu of death duties since 1997.
(34371)
14
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34043)
15
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was obtained from national insurance contributions in each of the last three years.
(34095)
16
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer Questions 9840 and 13874 on tax credits from the hon. Member for Yeovil due for reply before the summer recess.
(33940)
17
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many separate payments are included in the aggregate settlement agreed with Electronic Data Systems on tax credits; and when these payments fall due.
(33948)
18
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the aggregate settlement with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) on tax credits involves changes to the payments made to EDS by HM Revenue and Customs.
(33949)
19
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer Questions 23572, 19290, 19286, 19288 and 19299 on tax credits from the hon. Member for Yeovil.
(33950)
20
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in Paisley and Renfrewshire North have opened child trust fund accounts.
(34308)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
21
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what mechanisms are in place to allow all interested parties to comment on regulatory simplification proposals concerning environmental regulations.
(34001)
22
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost to public funds of official residences at Admiralty Arch were in 2004-05; and who the occupants are.
(34356)
23
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the running costs of nurseries for Civil Service staff were in 2004-05.
(34374)
24
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, further to the Answer of 14th November 2005, Official Report, column 963W, on damages, what the basis was of each of the claims; and if he will make a statement.
(34397)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
25
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many inquests are outstanding in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) Hertfordshire; and how many have been waiting more than (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four and (v) five years since death occurred.
(34210)
26
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance her Department has provided to (a) the Department for Transport and (b) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in respect of the provision upon request by DVLA of vehicle owner details to private individuals and companies.
(33696)
27
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of trials in Crown courts were ineffective in each quarter since January 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(34319)
28
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the progress of the Effective Trial Management Programme; and if she will make a statement.
(34323)
29
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many of her Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34040)
30
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many warrants were issued from Kettering Magistrates' Court for the arrest of non-attendees in each year since 1997.
(34098)
31
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, why the complete marked register for Kettering constituency from the 2005 General Election is not yet available.
(34099)
32
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent East dated 17th December 2004.
(33860)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
33
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress of the Wembley project.
(34246)
34
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding she makes available to local authorities to establish tourism officers.
(34247)
35
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(34249)
36
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which 10 tourist attractions in Lancashire received the highest visitor numbers in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(34066)
37
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the written-off bad debt referred to on page 58 of the Consolidated Resource Accounts 2004-05.
(34350)
38
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the theft of works of art in Buenos Aires referred to on page 58 of the Consolidated Resource Accounts 2004-05.
(34351)
39
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will raise the issue of the protection of Iraqi heritage sites with other EU Ministers during her chairmanship of the Education Youth and Culture Council.
(34372)
40
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated cost of damage to the Government Art Collection was in the past 12 months for which figures are available; which items were damaged; how the damage occurred in each case; and whether restoration was possible.
(34375)
41
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on damages, if she will list those cases where the litigation has been brought to a Minister's attention owing to the (a) nature and (b) scale of the damages sought.
(34391)
42
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on departmental assets, whether the Government Art Collection is insured.
(34401)
43
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on departmental assets, whether an estimate is made of the value of items in the Government Art Collection for (a) risk assessment and (b) insurance purposes when art is selected for Ministers' offices.
(34403)
44
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on departmental assets, whether the assessors of the Government Art Collection have identified a particular cross-section of the whole as (a) possessing particular and exceptional merit, (b) as being of particular rarity and (c) in need of preservation.
(34404)
45
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the proposals by the Gaming Board to increase prizes and stakes on gaming machines.
(33968)
46
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Gaming Board to increase prizes and stakes.
(33969)
47
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in East Lothian are exempt from requiring a television licence under the exemption scheme for people over the age of 75 years.
(34005)
48
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government expects to announce the (a) size, (b) location, (c) names of senior management, (d) budget and (e) operating procedures for the National Sports Foundation announced in the 2005 budget.
(33430)
49
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Mr Andrew Cunningham's statement at a recent conference on the drinks industry, the liberalisation of licensing laws and the `nanny state' reflects Government policy.
(33463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
50
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures his Department plans to take to assist Commonwealth Second World War veterans; and if he will make a grant to the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League.
(34199)
51
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many detainees being held by multi-national forces in Iraq (a) have been charged with a criminal offence and (b) are entitled to obtain independent legal advice regarding their detention.
(33936)
52
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the infiltration by sectarian militias of (a) the Interior Ministry and (b) defence forces in Iraq.
(33937)
53
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK military police have lawful authority to arrest individuals suspected of criminal offences who are on board aircraft which transit through UK military airfields; and if he will make a statement.
(33938)
54
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the background to the claims referred to in (a) Annex C and (b) Annex D of the Claims Annual Report 2004-05.
(34358)
55
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the nature of the cases referred to in paragraph 10.25 of the Claims Annual Report 2004-05.
(34359)
56
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of total outstanding claims against third party drivers deemed negligent in Bosnia in cases where reminders have been sent to the Ministry of Justice there.
(34362)
57
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on plans for future ground-based air defence.
(34363)
58
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the defence procurement projects in which changes in acquisition numbers have been made since 1997.
(34364)
59
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the defence procurement projects in which capability requirement changes have been made since 1997.
(34365)
60
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34047)
61
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress is being made on the second vessel to be built by Swan Hunter as part of the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project; and when he expects it to begin sea trials.
(34028)
62
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial responsibilities his Department has for design changes to the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project.
(34029)
63
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many design changes have been made to the Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Project by (a) BAE Systems and (b) Swan Hunter; and what has been the cost to his Department of these changes.
(34030)
64
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received supplies of vaccines originating from Powderjet.
(34035)
65
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the Checkmate underwater storage system devised by International Underwater Storage Limited of Balcombe, West Sussex.
(34036)
66
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the contract between his Department and Proof Yard, Royal Ordnance in Chorley; and whether the contract for work at the Chorley Royal Ordnance site will be renewed after March 2006.
(33965)
67
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that redundancy payments to former employees of Royal Ordnance in Chorley are fully funded.
(33967)
68
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will attend one of the joint Anglo-Polish Navy exercises in 2006.
(33889)
69
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of the audit clauses contained in contracts between the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems agreed over the past two years.
(33920)
70
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at how many meetings over the past year held between the Defence Export Services Organisation's (DESO) Regional Directorate 1 overseas staff based in Saudi Arabia and BAE Systems (a) the issue of agents to be used by BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia has been raised and (b) advice and information has been provided to BAE Systems by DESO's overseas staff.
(33921)
71
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Military Police are investigating alleged human rights abuses at the al-Jamiyat prison.
(33914)
72
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to change the size of the UK garrison in the Falklands Islands.
(33864)
73
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the Falklands garrison has been in each of the last five years.
(33905)
74
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many landmines in the Falkland Islands have been cleared in the last 10 years.
(33907)
75
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) available payload and (b) personnel capacity will be of the (i) armoured and (ii) unarmoured Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle when fitted with Bowman.
(34369)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
76
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much his Department has allocated for social housing in each constituency in Essex in each of the past 10 years.
(34312)
77
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many statutory instruments introduced by his Department were (a) withdrawn, (b) amended by a further statutory instrument and (c) reprinted because of defective drafting in each session since 1997; and what steps he is taking and (ii) plans to take to prevent further such instances.
(34313)
78
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for drafting statutory instruments; and if he will make a statement.
(34314)
79
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(34315)
80
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is in respect of the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(34317)
81
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the council tax is for each band in (a) each London borough and (b) each local authority in Essex; and what it was in each of the last three years.
(34318)
82
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of spending by (a) Northumberland County Council, (b) Tynedale District Council and (c) Castle Morpeth Borough Council has been financed from council tax in each year since 16th January 1996.
(34023)
83
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many planning applications were referred to the planning inspector in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire in each of the last eight years; and in how many of those cases the planning inspector overturned the local planning authority's decision.
(33877)
84
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the percentage change in council housing waiting lists (a) in Southend-on-Sea and (b) for each local authority in England has been since 1997.
(33773)
85
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting lists for council housing in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex and (c) England.
(33774)
86
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be on waiting lists for council housing placements in 12 months' time.
(33775)
87
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people are on waiting lists for council housing placements.
(33776)
88
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, reference 31166, on mobile telephone masts, if he will make a statement on the application of the precautionary principle as recommended by the Stewart Group and adopted by the Government.
(34057)
89
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the applications for building on greenbelt land in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(34328)
90
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the work of the Standards Board for England; and if he will make a statement.
(34341)
91
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the Arup Report on mobile telephone masts; and if he will make a statement.
(34349)
92
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of the Improvement and Development Agency.
(33854)
93
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the housing capital allocations for each local authority in Hampshire were in (a) 2004-05 and (b) each of the previous four years.
(33990)
94
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the latest figures are for the number of vacant (a) private and (b) public properties in each local authority in Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.
(33991)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the identified need for housing in each local authority in Hampshire was in each year since 2001; how much of that need was represented by the need for affordable housing; and if he will make a statement.
(33992)
96
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many houses have been completed in each local authority in Hampshire in each year since 2001; how many of these were classified as affordable housing; what the projections are in each case for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(33993)
97
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the target is of each local authority in Hampshire for the percentage of housing to be provided which is to be affordable housing; and if he will make a statement.
(34173)
98
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th November 2005, Official Report, column 1276W, on damages, if he will list the cases where the potential liabilities and damages were of such significance that the cases were brought to Ministerial attention.
(34395)
99
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many officials are assigned (a) full-time and (b) part-time to the Department's Growth Areas Directorate, broken down by grade.
(34075)
100
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, to whom the Head of the Department's Growth Areas Directorate reports.
(34076)
101
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, with which division in the Department for Transport the Head of the Department's Growth Areas Directorate liaises on transport matters.
(34078)
102
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many officials in the Department's Growth Areas Directorate are working (a) full-time and (b) part-time on recovering the growth agenda in Northamptonshire, broken down by grade.
(34088)
103
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much of the Transport Innovation Fund is to be allocated to the growth areas in each year for which information is available.
(34091)
104
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the evidential basis is for the assessment of the effectiveness of the anticipated modal shift to public transport in North Northamptonshire as outlined in the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Sub-Regional Spatial Strategy.
(34093)
105
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what planning rules apply to flying the EU flag; and what plans there are to change them.
(34100)
106
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, in what month he expects a decision to be made on the appointment of a new Chairman and Chief Executive for the merged Catalyst Corby-North Northants Together.
(34101)
107
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of revenue spending by (a) Northamptonshire County Council, (b) Kettering Borough Council and (c) Daventry District Council has been financed from the council tax in each year since 1st January 1996.
(34102)
108
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions have taken place between the Department's Growth Areas Directorate and officials in the (a) Department of Health, (b) Department for Education and Skills and (c) Home Office on adjusting future revenue spending in the growth areas to take account of housebuilding.
(34103)
109
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions the Department's Growth Areas Directorate has had with Anglian Water about the provision of water supplies and sewerage to North Northamptonshire.
(34107)
110
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions have taken place between officials from the Department's Growth Areas Directorate and officials from the Department for Education and Skills on the provision of a university for north Northamptonshire.
(34109)
111
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has given to local authorities on the action to be taken when a primary care trust fails to pay (a) sums it owes to a social services authority under an agreement under section 31 of the Health Act 1999 and (b) its business rates; and if he will make a statement.
(33467)
112
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the projects and services run by the NSPCC which have received public funding from his Department in each of the last three years; how much funding was provided in each case; and over what timescale.
(34245)
113
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the value of a sea view from a coastal property for council tax purposes.
(34142)
114
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether planning guidelines limit the proliferation of telecommunications masts on one site.
(34333)
115
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which planning and policy guidance notes limit the density of the distribution of telecommunications masts in a particular area.
(34334)
116
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many vacant homes there are in (a) West Sussex, (b) the area covered by the South East plan and (c) the South East Region.
(34034)
117
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much council tax must be paid by owners of dwellings that are empty after a year; and who sets that level.
(34281)
118
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many applications have been made to local authorities to reduce the height of hedges since the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
(34126)
119
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of local authority fees on the willingness of applicants to use the process provided by the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 to deal with excessively high hedges.
(34127)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
120
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 26th October 2005, Official Report, column 393W, on private members' bills, whether the information was collected at any time; and if she will make a statement.
(33881)
121
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of pupils attending state schools outside their own local education authority area each September since 2003.
(34129)
122
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary age pupils are obliged to travel more than three miles to school; and how many did so in the school year before key stage 1 and 2 classes were limited to 30.
(34130)
123
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teacher vacancies there are in (i) secondary, (ii) primary and (iii) special schools in Southend; and if she will make a statement.
(34131)
124
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the backlog of school buildings repair and maintenance work in Southend; and if she will make a statement.
(34132)
125
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many supply teachers are on the register; and how many were on the register in each of the past five years.
(34133)
126
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children received a statement of special education needs in (a) each local authority in Essex, (b) each London borough and (c) England in then last year for which figures are available.
(34216)
127
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the date of (a) inspection, (b) report and (c) receipt of action plan by her Department for each local education authority found to be failing by Ofsted in 2004-05; what the date was of second (i) inspection, (ii) report and (iii) receipt of action plan by her Department in each case; and what the date was of subsequent milestone events.
(34217)
128
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she (a) is taking, and (b) plans to take to allow schools to run after-school clubs on their premises; and if she will make a statement.
(34218)
129
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) each London borough and (e) England she estimates were illiterate (i) at the last date for which figures are available and (ii) in each year since 2000.
(34219)
130
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the expenditure by her Department was on centrally financed local initiatives in (a) Essex, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) Southend West constituency in each of the last six years for which figures are available.
(34229)
131
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of the local cost of living on teacher recruitment and retention.
(34230)
132
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the participation rate of each age group in (a) higher education and (b) first degree courses in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex, (iii) Hertfordshire, (iv) Greater London and (v) England was in each year since 1978.
(34231)
133
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has set for participation rates in (a) higher eduation and (b) first degree courses for each year to 2015.
(34232)
134
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what average time adults have waited from application to completion of adoption proceedings of a child in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(34294)
135
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the letter sent recently to all local education authorities setting out the statutory duties under the Education Act 1996 regarding special educational needs.
(33933)
136
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for Transport with regard to yellow school buses.
(33880)
137
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate the number of secondary school age children resident in Newcastle who were educated at local education authority sector schools in (a) Northumberland, (b) North Tyneside and (c) Gateshead in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(32326)
138
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she proposes to create the capital fund referred to in paragraph 2.35 of the Education White Paper, Higher Standards, Better Schools for all.
(32327)
139
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of working age people were (a) qualified to (i) graduate level, (ii) level 4, (iii) level 2 and (b) without qualification in Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central in each year from 1992.
(32328)
140
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Ribble Valley are expected to have a budget deficit in the 2005-06 financial year.
(34067)
141
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to review the levels of funding allocated to further education against demand for places in (a) Lancashire and (b) England.
(34124)
142
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to change departmental guidance to schools on objections that schools may raise in connection with telecommunications masts.
(34055)
143
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the work of the Children's Workforce Development Council for England since April.
(33853)
144
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Every Child Matters Youth Board.
(33855)
145
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th October 2005, Official Report, column 457W, on the Youth Matters Green Paper, if she will list the companies that have expressed an interest in working with the Government to develop the entitlement card scheme proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper since 6th October.
(33862)
146
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance her Department has produced for schools on Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning; and if she will make a statement.
(34019)
147
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she plans to publish her response to the consultation on the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(34020)
148
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to announce the pilots for the youth opportunity card proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(34021)
149
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of childcare places that are required but not being supplied.
(34022)
150
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools included in the Primary National Strategy's Behaviour and Attendance Pilot; and how they were selected.
(34024)
151
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the progress and findings of the Primary National Strategy's Behaviour and Attendance Pilot.
(34026)
152
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of her Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34037)
153
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of schools in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) Kettering constituency that will be delivering extended services in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008; and to how many children and parents she expects such provision will be available.
(34108)
154
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have participated in the Bookstart scheme in Kettering constituency, broken down by location; and how many books have been distributed.
(34110)
155
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will visit the sixth form college in Shrewsbury.
(33890)
156
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken in her Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.
(33871)
157
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the Positive Action for Young People funding stream from the Government Office for London was made available to the London Borough of Croydon in 2004-05.
(33875)
158
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether guidelines will be published for local education authorities on funding for pupils with autism through (a) elective home learning, (b) dedicated autism-specific units within special schools and (c) adapted general provision within special schools.
(34147)
159
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary schools have closed in England in each of the last five years.
(34226)
160
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary schools in England have closed in each of the last five years.
(34353)
161
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local authorities have received money under the Building Schools for Future Programme; and how much each has received.
(34354)
162
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in England are awaiting fostering.
(34309)
163
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to encourage more students to study science at advanced level.
(33943)
164
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when her Department will reply to the letter sent by the hon. Member for Brent East dated 2nd February on behalf of Mr Eric Brentini.
(33858)
165
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial support her Department provides for (a) the University for Industry, (b) LearnDirect centres and (c) LearnDirect hubs; what role her Department (i) has and (ii) had in the governance and establishment of each; and what policy her Department has adopted in relation to the legal status of each.
(33428)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
166
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent to date by the Environment Agency on its plans to alter the nature of the Cuckmere Valley; what the budget is for the preparatory stage of this project; and if she will make a statement.
(33697)
167
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the attribution of a carbon value to forest retention in developing countries as part of her climate change policy, with particular reference to the position she is taking on international climate change negotiations.
(33698)
168
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list in descending order the number of endemic species of (a) insects and (b) plants in each of the world's islands, countries and territories.
(34049)
169
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what indications have been given to Peninsular Power Limited on her Department's likely response to applications from that company for a relaxation of the catchment radius applicable to the proposed biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon under the Energy Crops scheme.
(33975)
170
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with interested parties on the proposal for a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon; and what assistance her Department has given to the project.
(33978)
171
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the ownership status of a river bed is where both banks are in private ownership.
(33891)
172
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will implement a secure permit system for cockle fishing requiring (a) the observation of Health and Safety regulations, (b) that the coastguard be informed of any cockling activity, (c) a responsible person to be on shore at all times and to be informed of all active participants at any time, (d) the enforcement of risk assessment procedures and (e) a proper check of all vehicles and equipment.
(33536)
173
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for byway claims are pending; and how many of these claims have been made in each month since 1st January.
(33537)
174
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2005, Official Report, column 2032W, on damages, what the basis was of the (a) personal injury claims and (b) unfair dismissal claim; and if she will make a statement.
(34394)
175
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of her Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34045)
176
N
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is recommending a UK contribution of a quarter of gross domestic product to the European environmental monitoring programme; and what assessment she has made of the likely impact of such a move on the UK's contribution to addressing climate change.
[R] (33464)
177
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria are used to determine the suitability of a potential landfill site for the disposal of poultry carcases; and if she will make a statement.
(34305)
178
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 7W, on avian influenza, what funding is available from her Department in the event of an avian influenza outbreak.
(34306)
179
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 6W, on avian influenza, when she expects the Pollution Prevention and Control Review to be completed; and how she will publicise the location of these landfill sites.
(34307)
180
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to reduce the amount of illegal timber entering the United Kingdom.
(33942)
181
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 16W, on landfill, what percentage of glass and plastic bottles were recycled in the last period for which figures are available.
(33856)
182
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals have been ordered to be slaughtered to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis in each month in 2005.
(34186)
183
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether animals suspected of being infected by bovine tuberculosis after an initial test are permitted further tests at the animal-owner's request.
(34187)
184
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in England have had animals slaughtered as part of the measures to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis in each of the last three years.
(34188)
185
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what statutory powers the Department has to take measures to prevent the spreading of bovine tuberculosis.
(34189)
186
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints the Department has received about the conduct of its officials with regard to bovine tuberculosis in each month since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(34190)
187
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether officials investigating cases of bovine tuberculosis have the power to refer farmers to (a) trading standards officers and (b) other authorities.
(34191)
188
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures her Department's officials undertake to investigate bovine tuberculosis.
(34192)
189
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tests for bovine tuberculosis her Department undertook in each month since 2001.
(34193)
190
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in England have produced positive skin tests for bovine TB 60 days after the first test in each month since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(34276)
191
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are taken to verify a suspected case of bovine tuberculosis.
(34277)
192
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms have gone out of business (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months, (d) 24 months and (e) 36 months after being closed by her Department after a suspected case of bovine tuberculosis.
(34278)
193
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her latest estimate is of the number of animals infected by bovine tuberculosis.
(34279)
194
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is planning to introduce to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement.
(34280)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
195
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will include reference to the Chinese One Child Policy in his Department's Human Rights Annual Report for 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(33883)
196
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what circumstances the Public Solicitor in St Helena is allowed to undertake private work; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that such work does not conflict with his public duties.
(34083)
197
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many rounds of discussions his Department has held with business groups regarding the UN Convention Against Corruption; which business groups were involved in these discussions; and what concerns were raised by business groups in relation to the Convention.
(33507)
198
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Colombian government regarding implementation of UN human rights recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(32731)
199
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the paramilitary demobilisation in Colombia.
(32732)
200
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards securing non-European support for the adoption at the United Nations small arms review conference in July 2006 of universal criteria governing the international transfer of small arms.
(33934)
201
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he and (b) his officials have made to the government of Syria regarding the safety, proper treatment and fair trial of Dr Kamal al-Labwani; and if he will make a statement.
(33935)
202
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 24th November 2005, Official Report, columns 2247-8W, on Uzbekistan, to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham, when EU ministers plan to review the exemption of Islam Karimov and his family from the list of Uzbek officials banned from travelling to the European Union; what discussions he has had with German authorities regarding the visit of Uzbek Interior Minister Almatov; and whether Mr Almatov is still in Germany.
(33768)
203
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Congolese authorities regarding the allegations of serious corruption affecting the funding of the army; and what plans he has to address this issue with the UN mission in that country.
(33861)
204
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese authorities in relation to the safety of Gao Zhisheng and his family in continuing as the advocate for Pastor Cai.
(33892)
205
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to (a) the Indian government and (b) the Chief Minister of Orissa state about the burning down of houses belonging to members of the Christian community in Gandahati village, Gajapati district, Orissa.
(34366)
206
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to (a) the Indian government and (b) the Chief Minister of Orissa state about the continuing activities of militant Hindu groups in Orissa state and several other states in India.
(34367)
207
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the South African Health Minister on offering appropriate treatment to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
(34141)
208
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's relations with Iran.
(34327)
209
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments concerning tensions along their mutual border; and if he will make a statement.
(34058)
210
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) human rights and (b) governance in Ethiopia; and if he will make a statement.
(34059)
211
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Ethiopian government concerning the killing of 46 demonstrators by security forces in the first week of November; and if he will make a statement.
(34060)
212
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Ethiopian government following the detention without charge of (a) Hailu Shawel, (b) Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, (c) Dr Yacob Hailemarian, (d) Ms Birtukan Mideksa, (e) Dr Berhanu Negga and (f) others; what representations he has made about the possibility that they will be charged with treason following demonstrations in Addis Ababa; and if he will make a statement.
(34061)
213
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the issuing of end use certificates for UK arms exports.
(34175)
214
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to satisfy himself of the appropriate use of British-made arms equipment in West Papua; and if he will end the granting of licences for arms exports to Indonesia.
(34176)
215
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had (a) with US counterparts regarding end-use monitoring of the State Department Blue Lantern programme and the Department of Defence Golden Sentry programme and (b) EU counterparts regarding an EU-wide verification system of end-use monitoring.
(34177)
216
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing access for disabled people to all UK overseas posts.
(34373)
217
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, columns 1584-5W, on equal opportunities, if he will make a statement on the development of role models.
(34392)
218
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34042)
219
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role he will play in the World Trade Organisations talks in Hong Kong.
(33888)
220
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were held in (a) jails and (b) other detention facilities in countries (i) where the use of torture has been alleged, (ii) where human rights abuses have been alleged and reported, (iii) about which travel advice had been issued by his Department advising against all travel and (iv) about which travel advice had been issued by his Department advising against all but essential travel in each year since 2001; in how many cases in each category (A) consular support was requested and (B) no consular support was requested; and if he will make a statement.
(34227)
221
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the evidence of the alleged use of torture in the Far-Filastin jail in Damascus; when this assessment was last revised; and if he will make a statement.
(34344)
222
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he, (b) his Department and (c) other members and representatives of the UK Government have received during the UK's presidency of the EU about the (i) whereabouts and (ii) (A) the grounds for detention of and (B) conditions of detention of Mohammed Haydar Zammar; and if he will make a statement.
(34345)
223
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) his Department and (c) other members and representatives of the UK Government have had during the UK's presidency of the EU with (i) members and representatives of the government of Syria and (ii) members and representatives of the Administration of the US about the (A) whereabouts and (B) (1) grounds for detention and (2) conditions of the detention of Mohammed Haydar Zammar; and if he will make a statement.
(34346)
224
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to encourage more flights to Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands Islands.
(33863)
225
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to promote tourism to the Falklands Islands.
(33865)
226
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the drilling for oil and gas around the Falkland Islands.
(33866)
227
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funds have been allocated to promoting tourism in the Falklands.
(33897)
228
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on comments made by the Cuban Alternate Permanent Representative at the United Nations at the General Assembly's 4th Commission on Special Policies and Decolonisation in October regarding Cuba's support for the right of Argentina in the dispute over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
(33898)
229
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had regarding the promotion of the export of meat from the Falklands since the recent outbreak of foot and mouth in Brazil, with particular reference to beef; and if he will make a statement.
(33900)
230
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Royal Navy ships have been operating near the Falkland Islands in each of the last five years; and what activities have been undertaken by them.
(33901)
231
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent actions have been taken to dissuade the Argentine government from attempting to gain sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
(33902)
232
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK government has had any discussions with the Argentine government concerning the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands since 1997.
(33903)
233
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what visits to the Falkland Islands by members of the Royal Family are planned.
(33904)
234
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit the Falkland Islands.
(33906)
235
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people have been injured by landmines in the Falkland Islands in each year since 1993.
(33908)
236
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to encourage the Falklands to increase its exports to the UK.
(33909)
237
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK residents have taken up residence in the Falkland Islands in the last 10 years.
(33910)
238
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support planned multiparty elections in Uganda in 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(32921)
239
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent unrest in south-east Turkey.
(33922)
240
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation summit.
(33923)
241
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) transparency and (b) legitimacy of the recent elections in Egypt.
(33924)
242
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had on the renewal of the Dayton accords; and if he will make a statement.
(33925)
243
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent arrest and release of Hissene Habre, former President of Chad, in Senegal.
(33926)
244
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the United Kingdom's response is to the joint statement of principles by the Arab-League Reconciliation Conference; and if he will make a statement.
(33927)
245
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Zimbabwe's discovery of uranium.
(33928)
246
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on plans for the return of the Chagos islanders to their homes.
(34050)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
247
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what pay increases have been awarded to auxiliary nurses in each year since May 1997.
(34134)
248
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each strategic health authority contracted MRSA in each year since 1995.
(34135)
249
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is in respect of the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(34136)
250
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment her Department has made of the safety of the RU-486 abortion drug; and if she will make a statement.
(34213)
251
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent by each primary care trust (PCT) on medical instruments in each year since 1998; and what the projected spend in each PCT is in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.
(34214)
252
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether school nurses are permitted to sign prescriptions for contraceptives for minors without parental knowledge; and if she will make a statement.
(34220)
253
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she she will list the spinal injuries units in England; and if she will make a statement.
(34288)
254
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many serious spinal cord injuries have occurred in each of the last five years.
(34289)
255
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on assisted suicide.
(34290)
256
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons she sent a letter to the pro-choice meeting chaired by Baroness Gould on 26th October; and if she will make a statement.
(34291)
257
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental (a) nurses, (b) hygienists and (c) therapists there were in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex, (iii) Hertfordshire, (iv) Greater London and (v) England in the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(34292)
258
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England have (i) contracted and (ii) died of necrotising fasciitis in each of the last 10 years.
(34293)
259
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have (a) joined and (b) withdrawn from NHS practice in each of the last five years.
(34168)
260
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received from dentists who have indicated their intention to leave the NHS if the new contract is introduced; and what steps her Department is taking to retain them.
(34169)
261
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of funding was for sexual health services in Easington Primary Care Trust in each year since 2002.
(34063)
262
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what improvements have been made to the accident and emergency services in (a) the Sunderland Royal General Hospital, (b) Hartlepool University Hospital and (c) Durham University Hospital since 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(34064)
263
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the recent oral evidence from the Department to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, what the evidential basis was for the statement that pesticide use has not increased.
(33893)
264
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ask the Pesticides Safety Directorate to commission research on the bystander impact of pesticide use.
(33894)
265
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Chief Medical Officer will report on the evidence received from the Royal College of Physicians following the oral submission given by the Health Protection Agency to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on its investigation of non-NHS clinics visited in relation to the impact of pesticides.
(33896)
266
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans her Department has in place to prevent individuals who have contracted a highly contagious disease from passing that disease to others.
(33321)
267
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers her Department has to enforce the isolation in the interests of public safety of an individual who has contracted a contagious disease.
(33322)
268
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) talking treatments and (b) drug treatments for mental health problems delivered through primary care services in each strategic health authority area in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05.
(34355)
269
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average income from the NHS was for a (a) general practitioner, (b) dentist, (c) junior doctor and (d) nurse in each year since 1997.
(34360)
270
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd November 2005 to the hon. Member for Romford, Official Report, columns 1798W, on abortions, if she will make a statement on the increase in expenditure on terminations.
(34393)
271
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of her Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34041)
272
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of those aged over 65 years are expected to receive influenza vaccinations by the end of winter 2005-06.
(34106)
273
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department is able to offer additional support to a primary care trust which has failed to pay (a) sums it owes to a social services authority under an agreement under section 31 of the Health Act 1999 and (b) its business rates; and if she will make a statement.
(33468)
274
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to resolve the complaint made to her Department from the hon. Member for Bolton South East and the right hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras regarding the way in which D R R Hensman and his patients were treated by the NHS.
(33912)
275
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will undertake the review of the General Ophthalmic Service announced on 29th August.
(34198)
276
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes relating to alcohol there have been in England in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) patients aged under 18 years and (ii) patients aged 18 years and over, (i) in total and (ii) broken down by strategic health authority.
(34207)
277
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions to hospital via accident and emergency departments had an alcohol-related diagnosis in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) those aged 18 and over and (b) those aged under 18 (i) in total and (ii) broken down by strategic health authority area.
(34215)
278
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are on secondment from other organisations to her Department; and which organisations they have been seconded from in each case.
(34223)
279
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on general opthalmic services has been in each year since 1997-98.
(34224)
280
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will begin the national advertising campaign on sexual health announced by her predecessor on 26th November 2004.
(34225)
281
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether strategic health authorities have a duty to report problems experienced by their constituent trusts in paying their suppliers to her Department.
(34282)
282
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the consultants which are being used by the commercial directorate in her Department; what the value is of those contracts; and whether payments are based on identified cost savings.
(33610)
283
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will provide electronic magnifiers for the visually impaired through the NHS.
(33611)
284
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department made of (a) the impact on general practitioners' finances and (b) the availability of immunisation services before the five-in-one vaccine was introduced; and if she will make a statement.
(33539)
285
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department piloted the introduction of the five-in-one vaccine; what plans she has to review the take-up of MMR following the introduction of the five-in-one vaccine; and if she will make a statement.
(33540)
286
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners have indicated that they intend to opt out of the Government's childhood immunisation programme; and if she will make a statement.
(33541)
287
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets have been set for the take-up of childhood immunisation; what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of the five-in-one vaccine on the achievement of that target; and if she will make a statement.
(33542)
288
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what amount of interest is paid by NHS trusts on NHS loans.
(33996)
289
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average percentage of budget acute trusts spent on administration in 2004-05.
(34202)
290
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of their budgets each of the acute trusts currently in deficit spent on administration in 2004-05.
(34203)
291
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of work for the private sector each acute trust in deficit in the 2004-05 financial year undertook in that year.
(34253)
292
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list NHS acute trusts which borrowed money from the NHS to remain in balance in the 2004-05 financial year; and how much interest each was charged.
(34254)
293
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has (a) to change staffing levels in national pulmonary arterial hypertension centres in England and (b) to increase the number of such centres.
(34065)
294
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used for hospitals in England to move from acute status to foundation hospital.
(34310)
295
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists have been recruited to work in Lincolnshire in each year since 2000.
(33945)
296
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) timescale is for and (b) estimated cost is of implementation of NHS electronic patient records.
(33946)
297
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings officials in her Department have held with representatives from black and minority ethnic mental health groups as part of the consultation on the race equality impact assessment of the Mental Health Bill.
(33319)
298
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when details of the consultation on the race equality impact assessment of the Mental Health Bill were first posted on the Department's website; and what the deadline is for submissions.
(33320)
299
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) administration and (b) management costs by each primary care trust in England in the last year for which figures are available, expressed (i) as a percentage of their total budget and (ii) as the cost per head of population in areas they cover.
(34206)
300
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to cite the links between smoking and blindness in public health campaigns on smoking cessation.
(34196)
301
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to change the arrangements for the provision of (a) ostomy, (b) incontinence and (c) wound care services and related products; and if she will make a statement.
(34052)
302
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the suppliers to the NHS of (a) ostomy, (b) incontinence and (c) wound care products.
(34053)
303
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England are receiving (a) ostomy, (b) incontinence and (c) wound care (i) products and (ii) services from the NHS.
(34054)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
304
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has commissioned into the role of alcohol in rising levels of violent crime.
(34159)
305
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of producing each of the publications issued by his Department in each of the last five years.
(33884)
306
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the grants available to organisations tackling anti-social behaviour in East Sussex; and how much money is available in each case.
(33573)
307
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding is available to organisations tackling anti-social behaviour in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
(33778)
308
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been spent on anti-social behaviour prevention in East Sussex since 1997.
(33779)
309
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of policing per head of population in Surrey in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2005-06, broken down by (i) council tax, (ii) police grant, (iii) national business rates, (iv) revenue support grant and (v) other funding sources.
(34200)
310
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the occasions (a) before and (b) after 26th October on which (i) the Chief Constable and (ii) other senior police officers of the Surrey constabulary contacted hon. Members representing constituencies in Surrey about the Terrorism Bill; and what form that contact took.
(34201)
311
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the timetable to introduce the Orders in Council which will enable the United Kingdom to meet its remaining obligations under the UN Convention Against Corruption will allow the UK to ratify the Convention before the end of 2005.
(33506)
312
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which law enforcement agencies have responsibility for (a) monitoring, (b) investigating and (c) prosecuting money laundering offences committed by foreign politically exposed persons which bring money derived from corrupt activities or theft of state assets into the UK financial system; and whether he plans to change the allocation of responsibilities.
(34011)
313
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role the Asset Recovery Agency will have in recovering the assets of foreign politically exposed persons which have been derived from corrupt activities or theft of state assets.
(34012)
314
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the National Criminal Intelligence Service has made of the value of assets held by foreign politically exposed persons in the UK.
(34014)
315
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bank or building society accounts held by politically exposed persons in the UK are being monitored by law enforcement agencies; and how much money is held in these accounts.
(34015)
316
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons on the list of foreign politically exposed persons which has been circulated to financial institutions in the UK come from (a) Africa, (b) the Middle East, (c) Russia, (d) Europe, (e) Asia, (f) North America, (g) Central and Southern America and (h) other countries.
(34016)
317
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2322W, on politically exposed persons, if he will list the countries of origin of the persons about whom the suspicious activity reports refer; and what the total value was of transactions made by the persons to which the suspicious activity reports refer.
(34017)
318
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK police have authority to arrest individuals suspected of criminal offences who are on board aircraft which transit through UK (a) civilian airports and (b) military airfields.
(33939)
319
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the change in (a) recorded crime rates and (b) crime detection rates was between 2003-04 and 2004-05 in each basic command unit in the Northumbria police area.
(34390)
320
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the most recent reoffending rates are of (a) minors and (b) adults from Southend.
(34025)
321
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle youth crime in Southend; and if he will make a statement.
(34027)
322
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) minors and (b) adults normally resident in Southend are serving custodial sentences.
(34140)
323
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which prisons have a service level agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(34320)
324
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many regulatory impact assessments have been published in relation to legislation sponsored by his Department in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(34321)
325
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how frequently he met his colleagues from other departments to discuss the (a) education and training, (b) work prospects and (c) healthcare of offenders in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(34322)
326
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's headquarters head count was at (a) 1st May 2004, (b) 1st May 2005 and (c) 1st November 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(34324)
327
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of hon. Members' correspondence with his Department was answered within 15 working days for the period (a) January to March, (b) April to June and (c) July to September; and if he will make a statement.
(34325)
328
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the objectives are of (a) the Chair, (b) the Director General Designate and (c) each of the four executive directors of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(34326)
329
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilian staff employed by his Department have been made redundant in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(34329)
330
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have not been charged or cautioned for an offence have DNA profiles stored in the Police National Database; and if he will make a statement.
(34330)
331
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's performance in replying to correspondence from (a) members of the general public and (b) hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.
(34332)
332
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the London boroughs which have established a local monitoring group to scrutinise the use of stop and search and stop and account; and if he will make a statement.
(34342)
333
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum-seekers have been prosecuted for document infringements under the rules introduced by the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
(34204)
334
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether identity card database material will be shared with other EU countries; and if he will make a statement.
(34370)
335
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1748W, on EU travel bans, what mechanisms exist for (a) the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and (b) his Department to monitor compliance with travel bans.
(34396)
336
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of migrant workers to the UK from the EU's new accession countries are women.
(33997)
337
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34038)
338
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with foreign governments on returning to secure detention in those countries of their nationals held in British prisons.
(34105)
339
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis passport fees are calculated.
(33879)
340
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will visit Shrewsbury (a) to assess the impact of extended licensing hours on the town and (b) to discuss the issue with local police.
(34368)
341
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was to Wiltshire Constabulary of policing the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge in each of the past five years.
(34056)
342
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what process the National Asylum Support Service awards contracts for housing asylum seekers; what safeguards are in place to ensure that best value is obtained; what terms and conditions are imposed on agencies which contract with providers of accommodation to ensure that they obtain the cheapest and best accommodation available; what process is available for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge decisions; what monitoring is undertaken by his Department to ensure transparency and absence of collusion between agencies and housing providers; and if he will make a statement.
(34125)
343
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent immigration rules allow for the entry of foreign children to the United Kingdom for the purpose of fostering by (a) relatives and (b) non-relatives.
(33129)
344
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are taken by immigration caseworkers to (a) monitor the welfare of foreign children who are fostered in the United Kingdom and (b) intervene where necessary.
(33130)
345
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Basic Command Unit Fund funding stream from the Government Office for London was made available to the London Borough of Croydon in 2004-05.
(33876)
346
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a system whereby compensation awarded by a court could be paid from a central fund and then recouped by the court from the offender.
(34144)
347
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compensation orders were imposed upon offenders in Weston-super-Mare in each of the last five years; and how many of these were not paid in each year.
(34166)
348
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many travellers have been convicted for not paying tax on their motor vehicles in each of the last eight years.
(33867)
349
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many travellers were convicted of criminal offences in the last five years, broken down by crime.
(33868)
350
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on law enforcement in travellers' camps.
(33869)
351
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will meet relevant associations to discuss the problem of animal theft and the creation of a British pet register.
(33870)
352
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made in (a) London, (b) Havering and (c) Romford as a consequence of an individual being drunk and disorderly in the last five years.
(33917)
353
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many assaults recorded in the last five years in (a) London, (b) Havering and (c) Romford alcohol consumption was a contributing factor.
(33918)
354
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of housing asylum seekers in (a) London, (b) Havering and (c) Romford was in the last five years.
(33919)
355
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition of assault and other thefts is used in the Offending Crime and Justice Survey.
(34146)
356
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 40W, on deportees, whether the two individuals to which the Answer refers opposed the relevant extradition requests.
(34243)
357
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made in implementing detailed rules of engagement across the police force.
(34407)
358
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when telephone charge rates for BT telephones in prisons were last reviewed.
(33508)
359
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the cost of telephone calls from BT telephones in prisons differs from the cost charged to those using BT telephones elsewhere.
(33509)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
360
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the level of security on the e-networks available to hon. Members and their staff (a) on the parliamentary Estate and (b) in constituency offices.
(34331)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
361
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what rules govern the application for land purchase licences by those holding official government positions in St Helena, with particular reference to potential conflicts of interest.
(34079)
362
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the applications submitted by non-St Helenans for land purchase licences in each year since 1997; who the applicant was in each case; and what total land mass each application concerned.
(34080)
363
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many species of (a) insects and (b) plants are endemic to St Helena.
(34081)
364
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the expenditure by the UK Government on conservation of St Helena's biodiversity has been in each year since 1997.
(34082)
365
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1600W, on St Helena, what evidence he assessed from (a) Dr Philip Ashmole and (b) the St Helena conservation officer Vince Williams before reaching his conclusion that the giant earwig is extinct.
(34084)
366
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason the costings have been removed from the publicly available version of the St Helena Access Feasibility Study undertaken by Atkins.
(34085)
367
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1599W, on St Helena, for what reason a public inquiry has been ruled out.
(34086)
368
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the estimated cost is of the proposed airport on St Helena; and what percentage of this cost will be met by (a) his Department, (b) other UK funds, (c) public funds in St Helena and (d) other sources.
(34087)
369
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve food (a) productivity and (b) security in Africa on a sustainable basis.
(33987)
370
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK has taken (a) to respond to (i) the food shortages and (ii) other humanitarian needs in Malawi and (b) prevent further food crisis in the country in 2006.
(33988)
371
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure delivery of the 2010 target for universal access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS agreed by the G8 at Gleneagles and confirmed at the UN World Summit.
(33989)
372
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department has taken to ensure delivery of the 2010 target for universal access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS agreed by the G8 at Gleneagles and confirmed at the UN World Summit.
(33998)
373
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34046)
374
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his G8 colleagues about funding for the Global Fund since the London Conference on 5th and 6th September; what assessment he has made about the level of money pledged to the Global Funds as a result of the London Conference; what firm pledges have been received from donor countries to the Global Fund who were unable to make commitments at the London Conference; and if he will make a statement on the UK's commitment to the Global Fund.
(33994)
375
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken in his Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.
(33873)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
376
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 28th October 2005, Official Report, column 657W, on private members' bills, whether the information was collected at any time; and if he will make a statement.
(33882)
377
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on medical staffing levels at Lakeview Hospital, Derry.
(33970)
378
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the terms are of the Electrical Training Trust's contract to manage all entrants to the electrical installation Jobskills Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Northern Ireland.
(33971)
379
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many electrical installation modern apprenticeship trainees there were (a) for each location and (b) for each provider in each year since 1996 in Northern Ireland.
(33972)
380
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the reduced availability of electrical installation modern apprenticeships in Derry and the North-West of Northern Ireland.
(33973)
381
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what changes there have been in the number of staff working at the Water Service telemetry centre in Derry in each of the last three years; and what plans he has to re-locate the Water Service telemetry operations to one site.
(33974)
382
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will increase funding in Northern Ireland for the telecare scheme to equal the average per capita spending in the rest of the United Kingdom.
(33533)
383
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will move responsibility for all road safety measures in Northern Ireland into one department; and if he will make a statement.
(33534)
384
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will reinstate the Executive Programme Funds which were abolished in 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(33535)
385
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when discussions will be concluded between the Department of Regional Development in Northern Ireland and the Department of Social and Family Affairs in the Republic of Ireland on the technical details of the All-Ireland Free Travel Scheme; when the implementation and introduction of the scheme will be announced; and when the new scheme will start.
(33538)
386
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he intends to answer Question 30953, on terrorist offences, tabled by the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre on 17th November.
(34236)
Questions to the Prime Minister
387
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the 20 most expensive gifts he has received which are held as part of the donated asset reserve.
(34357)
388
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last visited Shrewsbury.
(33885)
389
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will meet a delegation of Shrewsbury sugar beet farmers at No. 10 Downing Street to discuss their concerns about the proposed EU sugar regime changes.
(33886)
390
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will visit the areas in Shrewsbury prone to flooding.
(33887)
391
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent East dated 7th July on behalf of Ms Susan Llewellyn.
(33859)
Questions to the Solicitor General
392
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd November 2005, Official Report, column 1885W, on the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), if he will place in the Library briefing provided to the Attorney General by the SFO relating to difficulties it has faced in (a) investigating and (b) prosecuting overseas corruption offences in such cases where legal proceedings are (i) not commenced and (ii) completed.
(33543)
393
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Solicitor General, what the national targets are for the Bona Vacantia division; and what the performance of relevant offices in South Devon has been against those targets.
(34031)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
394
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the EU negotiating position at the World Trade Organisation allows developing countries to choose trade policies which will help them to end poverty in a sustainable manner.
(34361)
395
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the cost to the British economy of tariffs on industrial goods.
(34148)
396
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what position he will be taking in the forthcoming Doha trade talks in Hong Kong on reducing agricultural tariffs.
(34149)
397
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the recent Office of Fair Trading report on independent schools.
(34150)
398
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the Government's energy (a) policy and (b) review; and when the review will be completed.
(34167)
399
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much public money has been earmarked for investment in future nuclear fission development; and how much of that money is expected to be spent on the Generation IV Scheme.
(33699)
400
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has undertaken to assess the export potential of renewable energy technologies to developing countries.
(33985)
401
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will provide additional funds to enable (a) schools and (b) other community buildings to benefit from renewable energy technologies.
(33986)
402
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expenditure was on the small firms loan guarantees scheme in each financial year from 2000-01 (a) in total and (b) in each (i) region and (ii) county in (A) cash and (B) real terms; and what this was in (1) cash and (2) real terms expenditure per head of population.
(34400)
403
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what indications have been given to Peninsular Power Limited concerning his Department's likely response to applications from that company for extensions of the crop targets specified in the terms of the offer of a grant under its Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme to the proposed biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon.
(33976)
404
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with interested parties on the proposal for a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon; and what assistance his Department has given to the project.
(33977)
405
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evidence he took into account in satisfying himself, for the purposes of its application for a grant under the Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme, that Peninsular Power Limited had access to adequate financing to complete the proposed project relating to a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon.
(33979)
406
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evidence he took into account in satisfying himself, for the purposes of its application for a grant under the Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme, that Peninsular Power Limited was (a) credible, (b) possessed the right skills and track record and (c) were organised in an appropriate manner to ensure the project to construct a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon was well planned and managed.
(33980)
407
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grants have been awarded for projects to construct large scale electricity generators of greater than 20 MWe under the Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme; how much each grant was; to which company each was awarded; and if he will make a statement.
(33981)
408
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in respect of how many of the projects for large scale electricity generators of greater than 20 MWe for which grants were awarded under the Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme draw-down of the grants have begun; what sums have so far been paid out for such projects; and to whom.
(33982)
409
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has been made to (a) Torridge District Council and (b) Devon County Council concerning the grant of planning permission to Peninsular Power Limited in respect of a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon.
(33983)
410
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the South West Regional Development Agency about the payment of public funds to cover Peninsular Power Limited's costs associated with the project to construct a biomass energy generator, which are not eligible under the Bio-energy Capital Grant scheme.
(33984)
411
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of changes to Phoenix funding on his target of 20 per cent. of business start-ups being undertaken by women by 2006, with particular reference to the Women's Employment, Enterprise and Training Unit in the Norwich North constituency.
(33911)
412
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the sum is of Nigeria's debt to the UK Export Credit Guarantee Department is which is scheduled to be removed by arrears payments and buy-backs by Nigeria and cancellation by the Government by April 2006; what the purpose of the loans was; and who the original lenders were.
(34178)
413
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34039)
414
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what limit there is on the number of companies that can use the liquefied natural gas import facilities at the Isle of Grain terminal.
(34185)
415
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what applications he has received in respect of the development of the proposed Gwynt y Mor wind farm off the coast of North Wales.
(33878)
416
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many investigations into companies have been undertaken by the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) in each of the last five years; and what steps the ECGD takes following an allegation of corruption or bribery against a company to which it has provided guarantee support.
(33930)
417
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account was taken by the Export Credit Guarantee Department in advancing a guarantee to Mabey and Johnson Limited on 30th August for the supply of flyovers and bridges in the Philippines of a complaint registered against the project with the Philippines Ombudsman on 9th August.
(33931)
418
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many export credit guarantees have been entered into by subsidiaries of Halliburton since 2004; what the terms were of the deals for each of these guarantees; and if he will make a statement.
(33932)
419
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the £30 million funding package recently announced for the Low Carbon Building Programme is expected to be spent (a) on programmes and (b) across the 6-year period outlined in the June consultation paper.
(33951)
420
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the latest position on obtaining EU approval for the Low Carbon Building Programme; and what the deadline is for submission of any future funding for approval by the EU under this scheme.
(33952)
421
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 16th November 2005, Official Report, column 1360W, on the telephone preference service, how many (a) informal warning letters the Information Commissioner has issued to companies in each of the last five years in respect of breaching the telephone preference scheme and (b) companies have received (i) more than one informal warning letter, (ii) between two and 10 informal warning letters and (iii) in excess of 10 informal warning letters.
(33961)
422
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for which transactions related to agent's commissions the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) requested an independent value for money check in each of the last 10 years; which countries were involved in each such transaction; what the value of each of the relevant contracts was; which exporters were involved in the transactions; and what conclusion the ECGD reached in each case.
(33962)
423
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the oral statement of the Energy Minister of 11th November 2005, column 621, on climate change, if he will make a statement on the £83.5 million for micro-generation installations since 2002; how this funding was split across the programmes run by his Department; when funding started under each programme; how much was granted under each micro-generation scheme for each year since their commencement; and how much funding granted under each micro-generation scheme is expected to be provided up to March 2007.
(33963)
424
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent in financial year 2005-06 under each micro-generation installation scheme; and what the projected spend for this full financial year is for each scheme.
(33964)
425
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; and what progress has been made to date on implementation.
(34295)
426
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list (a) (i) retailers and (ii) producers of electrical goods, (b) trade bodies and (c) associated organisations which the Department consulted during the (A) drafting and (B) implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(34296)
427
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive does not have an adverse impact on manufacturers of electrical goods and equipment, with particular reference to (a) profitability and (b) competitiveness.
(34297)
428
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department plans to meet retailers and producers of electrical goods and equipment to discuss their concerns over the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(34298)
429
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the estimated recycling cost per electrical item is under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(34299)
430
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action his Department is taking to ensure that the cost of recycling items under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is transparent to (a) businesses and (b) consumers.
(34300)
431
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's estimate is of the tonnage of waste electrical and electronic equipment goods which will be processed in each of the next five years; and what tonnage he estimates will be goods manufactured by companies that are no longer in business.
(34301)
432
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he will take to ensure that manufacturers of electrical goods and equipment will be allocated Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive responsibilities on a fair and equitable basis.
(34302)
433
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK waste electrical and electronic equipment goods which will be recycled in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) other EU states and (c) elsewhere over each of the next five years.
(34303)
434
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are being taken to ensure that civic amenity sites are able to collect and separate waste electrical and electronic equipment for collection and transportation to recycling facilities.
(34304)
435
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure manufacturers have proper access to civic amenity sites and designated collection facilities to enable them to fulfil their recycling obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(34380)
436
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are being taken by his Department to inform consumers of the new recycling arrangements for waste electrical goods under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(34381)
437
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, why the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive's provision that manufacturers of electrical goods and equipment may make the cost of recycling historic equipment visible to the consumer is not being permitted in the UK.
(34382)
438
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the price is per unit of electricity generated from (a) gas-fired, (b) hydro and (c) coal-fired power stations.
(34352)
439
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which companies have expressed an interest in (a) building and (b) operating a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.
(34007)
440
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the (a) modification and (b) upgrading of nuclear power stations requires a planning application to be submitted.
(34008)
441
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action is being taken to use the EU Presidency to promote trade that will benefit developing countries.
(33874)
442
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the (a) in principle and (b) committed funding decisions of the regional development agencies are published.
(34138)
443
Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the price differentials between gas spot and forward prices and the impact upon energy intensive users; and if he will make a statement.
(33895)
444
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent meeting to discuss the Common Fund for Commodities.
(33944)
445
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evidence led him to reconsider his Department's policy on excluding sales of below 3,000 euros from the artists' resale levy.
(33772)
446
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to fund research into technologies in the field of security and homeland defence.
(34406)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
447
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff work in DFT Rail.
(34152)
448
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to change the composition of Network Rail.
(34153)
449
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what subsidy the Government has given to the railway industry in each year since 1997.
(34154)
450
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle aircraft emissions.
(34155)
451
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made with initiatives to reduce road congestion.
(34156)
452
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what costs were incurred by his Department in abolishing the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA); how many people are still employed at the SRA; and when the authority will be completely wound up.
(34165)
453
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much investment has been made in (a) the C2C line and (b) One Rail between Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria in each of the last two years.
(34255)
454
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains on (a) the C2C line and (b) One Rail were cancelled in the last year; and what the reason was for each cancellation.
(34256)
455
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many statutory instruments introduced by his Department had to be (a) withdrawn, (b) amended by a further statutory instrument and (c) reprinted because of defective drafting in each session since 1997; and what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to prevent this.
(34257)
456
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for drafting statutory instruments; and if he will make a statement.
(34258)
457
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many copies were issued of the consultation document published by his Department in 2004 on changes to seat belt wearing regulations; if he will place responses in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(34259)
458
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the (a) organisations and (b) individuals who were sent a copy of the consultation document published by his Department in 2004 on changes to seat belt wearing regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(34260)
459
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the (a) organisations and (b) individuals who requested a copy of the consultation document published by his Department in 2004 on changes to seat belt wearing regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(34261)
460
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will amend regulations to prevent the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency from providing names and addresses of vehicle owners to private companies and individuals.
(33695)
461
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce a decision on the Integrated Kent Franchise.
(33462)
462
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he made of traffic levels on the (a) M62 and (b) A628 Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle bypass immediately after the opening of the bypass.
(34408)
463
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out the financial support provided by (a) by central government, (b) via local government and (c) via passenger transport authorities in England for (i) local bus services, (ii) local bus service infrastructure, (iii) rail services, (iv) rail infrastructure, (v) air services and (vi) aviation infrastucture in each year between 1995-96 and 2004-05.
(32153)
464
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps (a) to re-establish and (b) to improve rail services between Leeds City Centre and the towns and villages in the outlying areas of Leeds Metropolitan District Council; and if he will make a statement.
(33999)
465
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to re-open rail services to East Ardsley.
(34000)
466
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will remove the regulations which prevent ultra light rail systems from benefiting from road transport assistance schemes with particular reference to the (a) Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and (b) New Technology Development Fund.
(34002)
467
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the designation of ultra light rail as rail transport as opposed to road transport.
(34003)
468
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the relative costs of ultra light rail compared with (a) guided busways and (b) conventional train systems.
(34004)
469
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library (a) the bid from Tyne and Wear authorities for support from the Transport Innovation Fund and (b) his response to the bid.
(34376)
470
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library the submissions made by Tyne and Wear authorities for Local Transport Plan support for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(34377)
471
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments have been made to Newcastle City Council and its partners for the Quayside Transit System, broken down by year.
(34378)
472
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when rail passenger partnership funding for the reopening of the Newcastle-Blyth-Ashington freight line to passenger traffic will be made available.
(34379)
473
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd November 2005, Official Report, column 1867W, on transport staff (abuse), when his Department expects to have in place a reliable method of monitoring levels of violence on buses; and when his Department expects to resume recording this information.
(33465)
474
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on Merseytravel's record on project delivery across all forms of public transport.
(33432)
475
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1542W, on Merseytram services, if he will publish the evidence on which he based his statement on the promoters' assessment of regeneration and employment impacts; and when he discussed this issue with the promoters.
(33466)
476
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the construction cost was of the M6 toll road; and what the total receipts have been to date.
(34343)
477
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34044)
478
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the Department's research programme into road congestion.
(34070)
479
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role the regional assemblies have in prioritising the construction of new road building schemes of national importance in their region.
(34071)
480
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the typical per passenger per mile comparative costs of passenger road and rail journeys within the United Kingdom.
(34072)
481
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what main forms of national road pricing the Department is considering.
(34073)
482
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what retrospective analysis has been undertaken of the accuracy of the Highways Agency's traffic flow forecasts on (a) motorways, (b) A roads and (c) other roads.
(34074)
483
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Department has a Growth Areas Directorate.
(34077)
484
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations the Department has received from the (a) East Midlands Regional Assembly and (b) East Midlands Development Agency on improvements to the A14.
(34089)
485
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the A14 Kettering bypass is included in the Department's targeted programme of improvements.
(34090)
486
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Department expects to publish the results of the Demonstration of Interoperable Road-user End to End Charging and Telematics Systems project.
(34092)
487
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) motorcycles, (b) cars, (c) vans, (d) lorries and (e) other vehicles were registered to owners in (i) Kettering, (ii) Northamptonshire and (iii) England in (A) 2004, (B) 2001, (C) 1997, (D) 1992, (E) 1987, (F) 1983, (G) 1979 and (H) 1975.
(34094)
488
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date a decision on the distribution of concessionary fares funding will be made.
(34051)
489
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent East dated 22nd March on behalf of Ms Christine Hilder and Mr Carl Ernsting.
(33857)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
490
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with his colleagues in (a) the Cabinet and (b) the National Assembly for Wales regarding the excess winter deaths of those aged over 65 years in Wales.
(33916)
491
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many individuals in Cardiff were homeless in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(33769)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
492
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants live more than five miles from an integrated Jobcentre Plus customer-facing office.
(34250)
493
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of implementing the Customer Management computer systems (a) CMS, (b) CMS2 and (c) CMS3.
(34251)
494
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance standards are contractually required for the provision of the Customer Management computer system; what sanctions there are for the system provider if the standards are not met; on what occasions these standards have not been met; and what action was taken as a result.
(34252)
495
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average administration cost per claimant was of housing benefit in each of the last five years in each benefit authority.
(34283)
496
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions incapacity benefit sanctions have been applied at the discretion of personal advisers in each of the last five years in each region.
(34284)
497
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evaluation he has made of the use of e-benefits software in Rotherham; and if he will make a statement.
(34285)
498
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the areas where the Customer Management System is in use; and when he expects the system to be rolled out to all areas.
(34286)
499
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which areas Jobcentre Plus offices have replaced Benefit Agency offices; and when he expects the remaining Benefit Agency offices to be replaced by Jobcentre Plus offices.
(34287)
500
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Jobcentre Plus contact centres are operating some clerical processes; and if he will make a statement on the (a) reasons for and (b) extent of clerical processing in each case.
(34384)
501
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by (a) the Employment Service, (b) the Benefits Agency and (c) Jobcentre Plus in each of the last five years; and what the projected staff levels are in each organisation for the next three years.
(34385)
502
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total departmental expenditure was on the administration of (a) the Employment Service, (b) the Benefits Agency and (c) Jobcentre Plus in each of the last five years; and what the projected expenditure is in each organisation for the next three years.
(34386)
503
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the measures used to assist Employment Service and Benefits Agency staff in the cultural transition to Jobcentre Plus.
(34387)
504
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of staff views on the transition to Jobcentre Plus; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(34388)
505
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what services are provided by Integrated Jobcentre Plus customer-facing offices.
(34389)
506
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to increase the compulsory minimum retirement age for members of stakeholder pension plans.
(33572)
507
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Yeovil of 21st November 2005, Official Report, columns 1682-86W, on poverty, if he will break down the information by (a) region and (b) county.
(34398)
508
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value was of rebates for contracting out of the state second pension in each year since 2002-03; and if he will estimate the distribution of the value of the rebates for each income (a) decile and (b) quartile of the population.
(34402)
509
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) contributors and (b) customers credited with contributions there were in the State Second Pension scheme (i) in total and (ii) in each (A) region and (B) country in each year since 2002-03; and what percentage of the working age population this represented in (1) the UK and in (2) each (y) region and (z) country.
(34405)
510
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the Department's contribution to economic regeneration in Ribble Valley.
(34069)
511
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to report on housing benefit reform and the effects of the local housing allowance pilots.
(33770)
512
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what age (a) male and (b) female civil servants become eligible for the state pension.
(33913)
513
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.
(34048)
514
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total expenditure on contributory benefits was in each of the last three years, broken down by benefit category.
(34096)
515
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has been made of the (a) comprehensiveness and (b) accuracy of advice given by Jobcentres on the effect on household incomes of coming off the unemployment register and engaging in part-time work.
(34097)
516
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of telephone calls were (a) offered, (b) answered, (c) engaged and (d) given up in each Jobcentre Plus contact centre in each month from January to November; and if he will make a statement.
(34170)
517
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend the 16 hour rule for housing benefit for young people between the ages of 19 and 21 years.
(34171)
518
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many female pensioners in East Lothian are in receipt of the full basic state pension.
(34006)
519
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken in his Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.
(33872)
520
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent meetings he has had about the performance of Jobcentre Plus.
(33915)
521
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the national targets are for the Appeals Service; and what the performance of relevant offices in South Devon has been against those targets.
(34032)
522
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the national targets are for the Child Support Agency; and what the performance of relevant offices in Devon and Cornwall has been against those targets.
(34033)
523
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many female pensioners in Paisley and Renfrewshire North are in receipt of the full basic state pension.
(34311)
524
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases have been referred by JobCentre Plus to (a) LearnDirect and (b) private sector organisations for the supply of equivalent training; what proportion of each have (i) returned to employment and (ii) re-registered for jobseeker's allowance within 12 months; and what evaluation he has conducted of the effectiveness of LearnDirect courses in fitting people for employment.
(33429)
525
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) face-to-face interviews have been provided, (b) complaints have been received, (c) cases have been referred to the Independent Case Examiner and (d) cases have been raised by hon. and right hon. Members with the Child Support Agency in each year since 1997; what the average cost of each has been been in each year; and how policy on each has changed since 1997.
(33431)
526
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Gershon review in his Department.
(34383)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
527
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the current level of public sector pension liability.
[Transferred] (34151)
528
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in (a) Southend Primary Care Trust area, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England in each year since 1995.
[Transferred] (34212)
529
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support the Government gave to the British film industry in (a) direct funding and (b) tax breaks in the last 10 years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (34248)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
530
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is for (a) each borough in Essex and (b) each London borough of the proportion of (i) household and (ii) industrial waste that was (A) recycled, (B) disposed of by incineration and (C) disposed of by landfill in each of the past five years.
[Transferred] (34316)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
531
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action the Government is taking on (a) government to government aid for Ethiopia and (b) direct budgetary support following recent events in Ethiopia; what representations he has made within the EU; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (34062)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
532
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1630W, on the Barran Inquiry, whether the further information provided to Mr MacEntee included information on (a) a white van with a UK registration plate and (b) the location of British Services personnel at the time of the bombings.
[Transferred] (33929)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
533
N
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the recent Office of Fair Trading report on independent schools.
[Question Unstarred] (33374)
534
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to provide incentives for the private sector to improve its cyber security.
[Question Unstarred] (33376)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
535
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on (a) licensing of and (b) other regulations relating to stretch limousines; and whether specific regulations apply to them.
[Transferred] (34104)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
536
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive has indicated approval for production to continue at the former Royal Ordnance site in Chorley.
[Transferred] (33966)

 
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