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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 8 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 8 December 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 8 December 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 8 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 8 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 8 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the principal factors affecting the estimated level of growth in the UK economy.
(35441)
2
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to commission independent assessments of the Golden Rule.
(35442)
3
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of households in each (a) London borough and (b) constituency were on the electoral register on 1st January; and if he will make a statement.
(36462)
4
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the tax allowances that have been introduced since 1997; by what percentage each such allowance has changed since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(36464)
5
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of likely (a) overpayments and (b) underpayments in tax credits for 2004-05.
(35722)
6
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amounts payable in the basic pensions in the year 2006-07 for (a) individuals and (b) couples if pensions had been increased by the levels of earnings inflation since 1997.
(36411)
7
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for cancer in each of the last five years in Forest of Dean constituency.
(36247)
8
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) households in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Northamptonshire and (iii) Kettering constituency are estimated to have personal debts excluding housing mortgages of over £10,000; and what the equivalent figures were (A) 10 years ago and (B) in 1997.
(36139)
9
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he spoke to journalists on 5th December before delivering his Pre-Budget Statement in the House.
(36162)
10
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates HM Revenue and Customs (a) requested and (b) received a written agreement from Electronic Data Systems to proceed with the compression of testing time for the new tax credit system; and if he will place this correspondence in the Library.
(36219)
11
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish an independent inquiry into the introduction of the new tax credits following the settlement between HM Revenue and Customs and Electronic Data Systems.
(36220)
12
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax returns were filed incorrectly by individuals in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004; and what measures were undertaken by HM Customs and Revenue to ensure that those individuals who filed incorrect statements and subsequently paid too much tax were reimbursed promptly and efficiently.
(36279)
13
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken in the last 12 months in conjunction with the US Administration to advance electronic government.
(36280)
14
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals used the HM Revenue and Customs online service to complete an online self-assessment in each year between 2002 and 2004.
(36281)
15
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reduction in costs there was as a result of filing self-assessments electronically in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.
(36282)
16
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average (a) direct and (b) indirect cost per Pay as you Earn return was in the last period for which figures are available; and what the average cost per self-assessment online return was in that period.
(36284)
17
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints he has received on the operation of the online self assessment tax return form since 6th April 2003; and what measures are in place to correct problems with the operation of such forms.
(36296)
18
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the loss of tax revenue in a year consequent on errors in tax returns; and what guidance he (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to reduce the number of such errors.
(36297)
19
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available guidance to those who make a mistake when completing on-line self-assessment tax returns.
(36298)
20
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to offer guidance to an individual who makes a mistake when completing an on-line self-assessment tax return.
(36299)
21
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a greater range of relevant services, including increasing the use of public and private partnerships specialising in online self-assessments, to help achieve HM Revenue and Customs target to obtain 35 per cent. of self-assessment returns electronically by 2007-08.
(36300)
22
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to encourage UK individuals to file their tax returns on-line; and what further steps are planned.
(36301)
23
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why HM Revenue and Customs reduced the target e-filing tax returns by 2005 to 25 per cent.; and what recent assessment he has made of the whether that target will be reached.
(36302)
24
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards the national target of 35 per cent. of electronic filing of tax returns by 2007-08.
(36303)
25
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Barnett formula will apply to the outcome of the 2007 comprehensive spending review; and if he will make a statement.
(33777)
26
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36277)
27
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the chronology was for the development of Government policy in relation to the use of self-invested pension schemes for investment in residential property over the last five years.
(36074)
28
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases in Northern Ireland disputed tax credit overpayments have been written off in 2005-06.
(36249)
29
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of fraud have been detected in Northern Ireland in relation to tax credit claims in each of the last five years.
(36506)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
30
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans there are to refurbish Numbers (a) 10 and (b) 11 Downing Street; and if he will make a statement.
(36053)
31
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the total cost of congestion charges paid for Ministerial travel has been since the charge was introduced; and how much of that total is accounted for by travel by the Prime Minister.
(36285)
32
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will make a statement on procurement project True North and what the cost of this project has been.
(36292)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
33
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent guidelines her Department has issued to judges about consistency of sentencing; and if she will make a statement.
(36185)
34
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many appeals were heard by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) where there were (a) two Appeal Court judges and (b) one Appeal Court judge sitting in each of the last five years for which information is available.
(36186)
35
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library a list of the cases tried by each of the Crown Court judges sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court in each of the last five years for which information is available.
(36187)
36
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress has been made with research on raising the small claims court limit from £1,000; and if she will make a statement.
(36133)
37
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether HRH the Prince of Wales asked (a) before and (b) since his marriage in April that legislation be introduced to make his marriage morganatic; and if she will make a statement.
(35852)
38
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36264)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
39
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which broadcasters covered by the Ofcom Code on Television Access Services did not broadcast (a) audio description and (b) signing during the first half of 2005.
(36208)
40
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with regional and local bodies about plans to attract Olympics-related activities to Northamptonshire in the run up to the 2012 games.
(36137)
41
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36267)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
42
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P and (b) N313P has landed in the United Kingdom; and at which military airfields.
(33247)
43
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to collocate HQ Land Command and HQ Adjutant General; and how he intends to announce his plans.
(35720)
44
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to collocate RAF HQ Strike Command and HQ Personnel and Training Command; and how he intends to announce his plans.
(35721)
45
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been allocated to the integrator assessment phase of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability project.
(36158)
46
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how decisions of the Investment Appraisals Board are (a) recorded and (b) implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(36159)
47
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the definitions are of the terms (a) `in service date' and (b) `initial operating capability' as used in Parliamentary Answers.
(36160)
48
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress is being made on securing the future of military training facilities in Kenya.
(36136)
49
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the arrangements are under which the US Air Force operates in the United Kingdom; and whether there is a legal agreement covering those arrangements.
(36363)
50
N
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirement there is on operators of foreign registered aircraft to indicate to United Kingdom authorities the purpose of the flight for an aircraft seeking landing rights at a UK military airport.
(36051)
51
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what remit has been given to Sir Ronnie Flanagan for his review of the Iraqi police force; when his report is due; and if he will make a statement.
(36052)
52
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36269)
53
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st December 2005, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on Iraq, whether either of the two individuals who died in custody are known to have had prior contact with UK armed service personnel.
(36071)
54
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st December 2005, Official Report, columns 677-8W, on Iraq, when the Government was first informed of the deaths in April; and what action was taken as a result.
(36073)
55
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2201-2W, on the Army Prosecuting Authority, what the reasons were for the delay in carrying out further investigations in the case concerned.
(36128)
56
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when officials and Ministers in his Department were first informed of the direction by the General Officer Commanding 1 (UK) Armoured Division banning hooding in April 2003.
(36483)
57
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the General Officer Commanding 1 (UK) Armoured Division in Iraq issued a formal direction banning hooding in April 2003.
(36585)
58
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision has been made for a permanent church building as part of the new Colchester Garrison.
(36161)
59
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many inquests remain to be heard in relation to members of Her Majesty's armed forces who lost their lives as a result of military duties in Iraq (a) since 2003 in total, (b) in 2004 and (c) in 2005; and in how many cases an inquest has not been concluded a year after death.
(35853)
60
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has allocated towards nuclear-related research in each of the last five years.
(36602)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
61
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what activities have been made unlawful by legislation introduced by his Department since May 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(36217)
62
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list those Private Members' Bills introduced (a) under Standing Order No 14(6), (b) Standing Order No 23 and (c) Standing Order No 57 which were (i) supported and (ii) opposed by his Department in each Session since 1997-98.
(36218)
63
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the EU funded projects in the North East of England which were identified by the European Court of Auditors as having (a) accounting errors and (b) inadequate documentation; and if he will make a statement.
(35814)
64
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of the (a) housing action trust, (b) European Structural Fund Objective 3, (c) Connexions grant, (d) Neighbourhood Renewal, (e) Housing Investment Programme and (f) London Development Agency grant funding stream from the Government Office for London was made available to each London borough in each year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(36467)
65
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of homes in Kettering constituency he estimates did not meet the Decent Homes Standard in each year since 1997.
(36138)
66
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of each local authority's spending was represented by council tax income from householders in each council tax band in the last year for which figures are available.
(36341)
67
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the interdepartmental committee on improving the energy performance of existing buildings set up by the Minister for Housing and Planning on 14th September is expected to complete its work; and what its terms of reference are.
(35716)
68
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will give local councils the power to increase the price of personal land charge searches.
(36583)
69
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, who makes the decision on appeals by companies wanting to build on a flood plain.
(36120)
70
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36266)
71
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what percentage of planning decisions in (a) Lancaster and Wyre and (b) Lancashire were overturned by his Department in each year since 1997.
(36241)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
72
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) land and (b) property her Department owns in Southend West constituency.
(36188)
73
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will amend the national curriculum in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools to include a section that informs students of the benefits of wearing seat belts; and if she will make a statement.
(36189)
74
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is issued by her Department to officials on ordering refreshments for meetings at which (a) officials only will be present and (b) non-civil servants will be in attendance; and if she will make a statement.
(36190)
75
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those Private Members' Bills introduced under (a) Standing Order No. 14(6), (b) Standing Order No. 23 and (c) Standing Order No. 57 which were (i) supported and (ii) opposed by her Department in each session since 1997-98.
(36191)
76
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what new offences have been created by legislation introduced by her Department since May 2003; and if she will make a statement.
(36192)
77
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions the Department has had with the relevant trade unions on the salaries of university staff.
(35214)
78
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average salary is of a senior university (a) professor and (b) lecturer in England.
(35215)
79
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 192W, on teachers, what assessment she has made of the reasons for some schools not yet successfully introducing planning, preparation and assessment time.
(36206)
80
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average (a) primary and (b) secondary school allocation of Dedicated Schools Grant per pupil is in each local education authority for 2006-07, listed in descending order of grant.
(36584)
81
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils from (a) the Forest of Dean constituency and (b) Gloucestershire went on to university in each of the last five years.
(36246)
82
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Essex are expected to run a deficit in the current financial year; and what the reasons given for a deficit are in each case.
(35811)
83
N
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the exposure of children to aircraft noise (a) during the school day, (b) in the evening and (c) at weekends.
(33958)
84
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Key Stage 2 results in (a) each primary school in Doncaster North and (b) the constituency as a whole were in each year since 1995.
(36389)
85
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, at what point in establishment of a sponsored academy school the sponsor's £2 million contribution has to be paid; if she will list the academy schools which have been established; and what (a) the total committed by each sponsor, (b) the total paid by that sponsor to date, (c) the total contributed by Government to date and (d) the total estimated public funding to come is in each case.
(36283)
86
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff in her Department are involved in promoting and setting up academy schools; which (a) outside agencies and (b) consultancies are involved; and at what cost to date.
(36286)
87
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of special educational needs pupils (a) were at academy schools at the point they were designated as academies, (b) have been admitted since designation and (c) were admitted in the present term.
(36287)
88
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many academy schools are in the lowest five per cent. of Super Output areas according to deprivation indices.
(36289)
89
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what (a) research and (b) exemplar the proposals to create (i) academy and (ii) trust schools were based; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of such schools.
(36290)
90
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many academy schools have been established and are operating; how many are in the course of being set up; how many applications are awaiting approval; and how many she expects to approve in the next two years.
(36291)
91
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of pupils were eligible for free school meals in academy schools (a) at the point of designation and (b) in admissions since designation; and how many are eligible in the present term.
(36293)
92
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many academy schools require pupils to wear school uniform; how many of these are in local education authority areas where grants are provided for uniforms; and how many of these schools provide grants themselves.
(36294)
93
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria are used for the geographical distribution of academies; what part her Department plays in this; on what basis, and by whom, the schools to be designated as academies are chosen; whether local authorities have any veto on the establishment of an academy; and how many of the academies are in areas where a better schools building programme has been authorised.
(36362)
94
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards implementing the initiative set out in Information, Advice and Guidance for Adults: The National Policy Framework and Action Plan.
(36195)
95
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the running costs (a) were of the Careers Service in the last year of its operation and (b) have been of the Connexions Service in each year since it was set up; and what assessment she has made of these costs.
(36196)
96
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 542W, on departmental staff, how many temporary staff have been employed for each statutory time limit in each year since 2001; and how many of the posts they filled were subsequently filled by (a) temporary staff and (b) temporary staff who had been employed for the statutory time period allowed.
(36221)
97
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 542W, what the (a) lowest cost per person, (b) highest cost per person, (c) median cost per person and (d) average cost per person was of employing (i) part-time, (ii) jobshare and (iii) full-time staff; and how many people were employed in each category in each of the last three years.
(36222)
98
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Donated Asset Reserve in the Learning and Skills Council Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05 is; and what guidelines cover its use.
(36578)
99
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Government Capital Reserve in the Learning and Skills Council Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05 is; and what guidelines cover its use.
(36579)
100
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, why the Learning and Skills Council received more grant-in-aid in 2004-05 from her Department than initially set out in the grant letter for that period.
(36580)
101
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 178W, on the Learning and Skills Council, what the reason is for the difference between the sum reported for expenditure on Local Intervention and Development in the Answer and the total expenditure on Local Intervention and Development reported in the Learning and Skills Council Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05.
(36581)
102
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 178W on the Learning and Skills Council, what the reason is for the difference between the figures reported and the figures in the Learning and Skills Council Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05.
(36582)
103
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Learning Participation and School Sixth Forms categories of the grant letter equate to the Adults and Young People categories of the Learning and Skills Council Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05.
(36605)
104
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th November 2005, Official Report, column 601W, what criteria she uses to decide whether information in relation to the employer training pilots should be treated as commercial-in-confidence.
[R] (36392)
105
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th November 2005, Official Report, column 601W, on the National Employer Training Programme, how many of the companies who participated in the employer training pilots employed (a) under 50, (b) between 50 and 249 and (c) 250 or more staff.
[R] (36393)
106
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 8th November 2005, Official Report, column 452W, on the Learning and Skills Council, what proportion of the £40 million savings announced in the Learning and Skills Council press release of 16th September will be redirected to learners in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
[R] (36394)
107
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in local authority care were reported missing from care to the police in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) local authority area, (b) age and (c) sex.
(36475)
108
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local authority children's services have agreed joint protocols with their local police authority for management of cases of children reported missing from home or care.
(36478)
109
N
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to enable state schools to have a right of appeal to the Parliamentary Ombudsman in relation to Ofsted reports.
(35641)
110
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June 2005 to the hon. Member for Cambridge, Official Report, columns 1175-6W, on student debt, on what date the Student Income and Expenditure Survey for 2004-05 will be published.
(36205)
111
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people normally resident in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in the last six years applied for a student loan through the Student Loans Company.
(36210)
112
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the relationship is between Skills 4 Security and the Learning and Skills Council; and if she will make a statement.
(36374)
113
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her Department's involvement was in the establishment of Skills 4 Security as a sector skills body for the security industry; and if she will make a statement.
(36375)
114
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the effects on the UK economy of spin-off companies from English universities.
(36203)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
115
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provisions are in place for the recycling of batteries in England.
(36149)
116
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the water reservoirs that (a) have become operational in each year since 1990 and (b) are planned, giving the operating company in each case.
(36482)
117
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 30th November 2005, Official Report, columns 505-6W, on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, if she will list the additional green spaces that have become accessible in Worcestershire as a result of the Access Management Grant Scheme.
(36244)
118
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of whipping on racehorses; and if she will make a statement.
(36157)
119
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the amount of landfill capacity likely to be available in (a) 2010 and (b) 2015 at present rates of disposal.
(36121)
120
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research she has commissioned into the types of material going to landfill.
(36122)
121
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of how many tons of paper went to landfill in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(36123)
122
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to reduce the amount of paper used in direct mail by encouraging the use of cleared mailing lists.
(36124)
123
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will assess the effects on the environment of a (a) five per cent. and (b) 10 per cent. reduction in direct mail.
(36125)
124
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the level of accuracy is of flood maps drawn up by the Environment Agency.
(36126)
125
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in the South West submitted incorrect data for digital mapping in each year between 2002 and 2004.
(36129)
126
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance is available from her Department for the setting up of livestock markets.
(36130)
127
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36275)
128
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent international experience she has examined in relation to the withdrawal of GM products for reasons of their effect on (a) the environment and (b) animal welfare.
(36423)
129
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 930W, on landfill, if she will make an assessment of the landfill requirement arising from the consumption of bottled water; and if she will draw up a plan of action to encourage the recycling of bottles.
(36459)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
130
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact that the new EU reductions in sugar subsidies will have on Caribbean (a) agricultural economies and (b) Caribbean communities in other countries.
(36147)
131
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by his Department to advance the 2002 International Court ruling on Badme in the Eritrea-Ethiopia border demarcation dispute.
(36150)
132
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the implementation of paragraphs 1 and 2 of UN Resolution 1640 (2005) on Eritrea and Ethiopia.
(36151)
133
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will support the Security Council's Resolution of 23rd November threatening sanctions against both Eritrea and Ethiopia if they continue the deployment of troops on the Badme border; what sanctions are envisaged; and how soon after the specified 30 day redeployment period such sanctions will be enforced.
(36152)
134
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about recent progress in Ethiopia's implementation of the proposals of the International Arbitration Commission for its border with Eritrea.
(36197)
135
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the Government's policy on the US removal of the military embargo against Indonesia; what representations the Government has made to the US Administration on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(33323)
136
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether personnel in the United Kingdom security services have travelled in US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N313P and (b) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P.
(36413)
137
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he was first informed that the United States was conducting international renditions of terrorist suspects; and what representations he has made to the US Administration on such renditions.
(36414)
138
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether discussions are under way with the EU to determine the criteria that will be used to determine how much Caribbean sugar protocol nations will receive from the euro transitional assistance budget proposed to ease the impact of the reduction in sugar prices over the next four years.
(36438)
139
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he took to ensure that the concerns of British businesses with interests in Jamaica, Guyana and Belize were taken into account in the reform of the EU sugar regime.
(36460)
140
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether an impact study was carried out on the crime and security implications for the UK of the decision to cut sugar prices in Caribbean nations known to be transshipment points for narcotics and small arms to the UK.
(36461)
141
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the allocation of 190 million euros per annum to sugar protocol nations under the EU financial perspectives will be considered by (a) the EU Council and (b) the European Parliament.
(36491)
142
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on (a) the security situation and (b) the strength of democratic institutions in Sierra Leone.
(36572)
143
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the personal security and freedom of Charles Margai, opposition leader in Sierra Leone.
(36573)
144
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office property management team and a consultant interior designer recently visited the High Commissioner's residency in Cape Town; and at whose request the visit was made.
(35717)
145
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the High Commissioner's residence in Cape Town was last refurbished and redecorated.
(35718)
146
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who is now resident in the High Commissioner's residence in Cape Town.
(35719)
147
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36276)
148
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether an official in his Department has issued an apology to the Iraqi authorities in relation to the events in Basra on 19th and 20th September.
(36072)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
149
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) 18 to 24, (b) 25 to 30, (c) 31 to 40 and (d) over 40 years have been prosecuted under the Health Act 1999 for wrongful claims for free prescriptions in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex, (iii) Hertfordshire and (iv) England in each year since 2000.
(36177)
150
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the proportion of smokers are aged (a) 16 and under, (b) 17 to 24, (c) 25 to 30, (d) 31 to 40 and (e) over 40 years, broken down by sex; and what the equivalent figures were in (i) 1976, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1983, (iv) 1987, (v) 1992, (vi) 1997 and (vii) 2000.
(36178)
151
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the World Health Organisation about Part I of the Health Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(36179)
152
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what diseases and conditions are associated with (a) smoking and (b) passive smoking; and if she will make a statement.
(36180)
153
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the studies undertaken by her Department which demonstrate the diseases and conditions caused by (a) smoking and (b) passive smoking; and if she will place such studies in the Library.
(36181)
154
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials had with (i) Action on Smoking and Health and (ii) FOREST about Part I of the Health Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(36182)
155
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) Government departments and (b) stakeholders outside Government were consulted by her Department when producing the Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Prohibition of Abortion (England and Wales) Bill; how many of the outside bodies consulted (i) support and (ii) oppose legalised abortion; and if she will make a statement.
(36376)
156
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidential basis her Department used for the estimate of the number of illegal abortions in Table 1 of the Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Prohibition of Abortion (England and Wales) Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(36377)
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of adults in England suffers from high cholesterol according to the Joint Society Guidelines.
(36611)
158
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to treat adults who suffer from high cholesterol.
(36612)
159
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is taking to encourage adults to take responsibility for their cholesterol levels.
(36613)
160
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to communicate the risk factors for heart disease to the general public.
(36614)
161
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what incentives she plans to offer to pharmacists to offer (a) body mass index tests, (b) cholesterol tests, (c) blood pressure tests and (d) other health checks.
(36615)
162
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent centrally on (a) dietary advice and (b) drug treatment for those who are at risk of raised cholesterol in the last period for which figures are available.
(36616)
163
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement clarifying what the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by her Department are.
(36306)
164
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed in (a) Great Britain and (b) the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority under the Abortion Act, as amended by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 in each of the last five years; and what percentage were performed to save the life of the mother.
(36415)
165
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed between 18 and 32 weeks of gestation in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority in 2004-05, broken down by week of gestation.
(36416)
166
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority in each year since 1975 on girls between the ages of 10 and 17, broken down by age; and how many were performed to save the life of the patient.
(36417)
167
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions of the morning after pill were given in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority in the last 10 years, broken down by age of the patient.
(36418)
168
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) live births and (b) abortions there were in (i) Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority, (ii) Northampton Primary Care Trust, (iii) Daventry and South Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust and (iv) Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust in each year since 1976.
(36419)
169
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for emergency contraception in (a) Northampton Primary Care Trust, (b) Daventry and South Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust and (c) Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust, in the last 12 months.
(36420)
170
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed in (a) Northampton Primary Care Trust, (b) Daventry and South Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust and (c) Northamptonshire Heartland Primary Care Trust in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the (i) reason for the procedure and (ii) age of the patient.
(36421)
171
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority had more than one abortion in the last five years, broken down by the number of abortions.
(36422)
172
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 20th July, Official Report, column 503WH, on the review of urology services at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, when she expects an announcement to be made on the future of the services.
(35002)
173
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the Question tabled by the hon. Member for Wakefield on 8th November, reference 27398, on NHS bursaries.
(35723)
174
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether hospitals who overspend their annual budget are penalised by her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(36391)
175
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Hospice at Home service will be brought into line with the Payment by Results scheme for palliative care; and if she will make a statement.
(36171)
176
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to local commissioners on the requirement to implement full cost recovery for (a) palliative and (b) neurological care services.
(36172)
177
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards meeting the commitment in the Treasury's report, The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Service Delivery, in relation to full cost recovery for voluntary providers of palliative care services by 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(36173)
178
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what public funding for palliative care was allocated for 2005-06; and what the total annual funding will be when the Government has met the Labour manifesto commitment to double spending on palliative care.
(36174)
179
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ensure that additional funding for palliative care promised in the Labour manifesto covers (a) full cost recovery and (b) Payment by Results.
(36193)
180
Patrick Hall (Bedford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of Payment by Results on statutory funding for services for palliative care commissioned from voluntary providers; and if she will make a statement.
(36194)
181
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time to make an appointment with a general practitioner was in the Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(36140)
182
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which NHS organisations in Northamptonshire her Department intends to send turnaround teams.
(36142)
183
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what allocation of funding was made to each Essex primary care trust at the start of the current financial year; what the projected outturn is in each case; and how deficits will be funded.
(35809)
184
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Essex primary care trusts will have their final funding for the current financial year reduced against initial allocation; and where reallocated funding will be spent.
(35810)
185
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the total cost of structural reorganisations to primary care trusts and strategic health authorities as set out in her Department's letter of 28th July on commissioning a patient-led NHS.
(36344)
186
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Statement of 1st December 2005, Official Report, column 37WS, on NHS finance data, how many turnaround teams she intends to establish; who will staff the turnaround teams; how staff in turnaround teams will be remunerated; whether (a) strategic health authorities, (b) NHS trusts and (c) primary care trusts are being supported by turnaround teams; whether there are specific trusts to which she intends to send turnaround teams; who will take the decision to send turnaround teams to trusts in financial difficulty; under what legislation the powers available to turnaround teams have been made available; what the total budget for operating turnaround teams will be in (i) the current financial year and (ii) 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(36346)
187
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Answer to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, of 7th November 2005, Official Report, column 258W, on hospices, what percentage of total funding she estimates was provided to (a) adult hospices and (b) children's hospices from NHS budgets in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(36347)
188
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of whether there is a correlation between NHS organisations' deficits and the number of agency staff they employ.
(36348)
189
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to permit primary care trusts to take powers along the lines of those vested in NHS foundation trusts.
(36426)
190
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the NHS net financial deficit in 2004-05 was financed, broken down by area of her Department's activity from which funds were diverted to meet that deficit.
(36427)
191
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total estimated cost has been of issuing National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance; and how much of that figure is accounted for by the cost of issuing (a) clinical guidelines and (b) technology appraisals.
(36428)
192
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage increase in the NHS budget has been in each year since 1997, (a) in cash terms, (b) taking into account UK inflation, (c) taking into account public sector inflation and (d) taking into account NHS inflation.
(36429)
193
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the targets her Department has set which apply to the NHS; and when these targets are expected to be met in each case.
(36430)
194
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of NHS income from charges was in 2004-05; and how much was accounted for by income from (a) fees and charges from health authorities, (b) fees and charges from district health authorities, (c) road traffic accident income, (d) fees and charges from NHS trusts, (e) NHS Supplies Authority fees, (f) dental charges, (g) prescription charges, (h) nursing home inspection fees, (i) subsidised dried milk, (j) Medicines Control Agency licences and inspections, (k) youth treatment service income, (l) NHS Pension Agency fees, (m) Medical Devices Agency fees, (n) Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority licence fees, (o) English National Board for Nursing registration fees and (p) other charges.
(36431)
195
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she intends to abolish the maximum annual patient dental charge with the introduction of the new General Dental Services contract in April 2006.
(36432)
196
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) chief executives, (b) finance directors and (c) other board members have left the boards of (i) strategic health authorities, (ii) NHS trusts and (iii) primary care trusts in each financial year since 1997.
(36433)
197
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total (a) strategic health authority, (b) NHS trust and (c) primary care trust revenue expenditure was in each year since 1997; how much was accounted for by (i) salaries and wages, (ii) supplies and services-general, (iii) supplies and services-clinical, (iv) establishment expenses, (v) premises and fixed plant, (vi) cost of use of capital assets, (vii) purchase of healthcare from non-NHS bodies, (viii) external contract staff and (ix) all other major cost areas in each year; and what assessment she has made of how these expenditure streams may develop in the years until 2010.
(36434)
198
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her most recent estimate is of the total number of staff who have left employment in the NHS in a year.
(36435)
199
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units of dental activity she estimates were provided by dentists operating (a) personal dental services contracts and (b) general dental services contracts between 1st October 2004 and 30th September 2005.
(36436)
200
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral evidence from Mr John Bacon to the Health Committee on 1st December 2005, HC736-i, on public expenditure on health and personal social services 2005, if she will place in the Library the details of diagnostic waiting times referred to in answer to Question 188.
(36479)
201
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral evidence from Mr Andrew Foster to the Health Committee on 1st December 2005, HC 736-i, on public expenditure on health and personal social services 2005, what the figures on agency staff are which are referred to at Question 128.
(36480)
202
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to Question 172 of the oral evidence from Mr John Bacon to the Health Committee on 1st December 2005, HC736-i, on public expenditure on health and personal social services, how many patients were waiting over (a) six months for inpatient treating and (b) 13 weeks for outpatient treatment in each week since 30th September.
(36481)
203
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral evidence from Sir Nigel Crisp to the Health Committee on 1st December, HC736-i, on public expenditure on health and personal social services 2005, if she will break down the efficiency savings referred to at Question 8 by cost area; how much of the saving was made (a) centrally and (b) in each strategic health authority area; and in what timeframe she intends further savings to be made.
(36490)
204
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what calculations were made to estimate the cost of (a) the consultant contract, (b) Agenda for Change and (c) the new General Medical Services contract, as provided in her Department's Public Expenditure Questionnaire 2005 for the Health Committee; and whether there have been cost overruns on each of these contracts.
(36604)
205
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 285W, on secondments, whether pension contributions for those NHS staff who are seconded to her Department are paid by her Department; and how many staff are on secondment or loan (a) into and (b) out of her Department expressed as a headcount.
(36606)
206
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the criteria according to which a district prescribing committee in England can overrule the recommendation of a consultant haematologist that Velcade should be prescribed to a patient suffering from multiple myeloma.
(35100)
207
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice she has received about the use of Velcade as a treatment for multiple myeloma in comparison with other possible treatments for that condition.
(35101)
208
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discretion is available to consultant haematologists in England (a) to arrange bone marrow transplants and (b) to prescribe Velcade to treat multiple myeloma without reference to a (i) district prescribing committee and (ii) any other body.
(35102)
209
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account her Department took of the procedures in place in other parts of the UK for prescribing Velcade to treat multiple myeloma before deciding that district prescribing committees in England could overrule the recommendations of consultant haematologists that it should be prescribed in individual cases.
(35103)
210
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the comparative (a) cost and (b) effectiveness in treating multiple myeloma of (i) a course of Velcade authorised by a district prescribing committee and (ii) a bone marrow transplant authorised by a consultant haematologist.
(35104)
211
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of (a) each operation provided at independent treatment centres and (b) the same operation undertaken by an NHS trust.
(35649)
212
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36273)
213
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS has taken to improve (a) mental health and (b) well-being in the community.
(36278)
214
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of podiatrists in (a) England and (b) Weston-Super-Mare.
(36395)
215
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many podiatrists per 100 people there are in (a) England and (b) Weston-super-Mare.
(36396)
216
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 6th December to Question 28279, on intensive care, what data on intensive care units is available to the Emergency Beds Service.
(36410)
217
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people with diabetes have been offered retinal screening to test for signs of diabetic retinopathy as part of a systematic retinal screening programme in the past 12 months.
(36068)
218
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the National Screening Committee to issue its guidance on a national programme for the early identification of diabetes.
(36069)
219
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure the delivery of independent and external quality assurance of local retinopathy programmes.
(36070)
220
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS hospital trusts and primary care trusts serving South West Bedfordshire constituency are forecasting a significant financial deficit at the 2005-06 year end; and if she will set out the forecast deficit in each case.
(35648)
221
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research findings she has assessed on the health implications of (a) GM soya and (b) the introduction of genes from bean varieties into GM peas.
(36424)
222
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent international experience she has assessed in relation to the withdrawal of GM products for health reasons.
(36425)
223
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish an up to date edition of the Public Appointments annual report.
(36571)
224
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been registered with an NHS dentist in Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(36239)
225
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average retention rate of NHS dentists within Lancashire was in each of the past 10 years.
(36240)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
226
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department is responsible for the provision of medical services in detention centres for asylum seekers; and what the arrangements are for liaison with (a) the NHS and (b) the local primary care trust on such services.
(36141)
227
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which companies have been contracted to provide medical services to each detention centre for asylum seekers in England.
(36148)
228
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates since September 2001 local authorities and emergency services in (a) Essex, (b) Greater London and (c) England have carried out emergency drills for terrorist attacks; where such drills took place; and which agencies were involved.
(34340)
229
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those Private Members' Bills introduced (a) under Standing Order No 14(6), (b) Standing Order No 23 and (c) Standing Order No 57 which were (i) supported and (ii) opposed by his Department in each Session since 1997-98.
(36216)
230
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's target is for the time taken to answer written Parliamentary Questions.
(36397)
231
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the differences in the numbers of anti-social behaviour orders issued in each police force; and if he will make a statement.
(36398)
232
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has put in place to monitor the effectiveness of sentencing policy.
(36599)
233
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure (a) that Iraqi failed asylum seekers are returned to their town of origin, (b) that their safety is guaranteed and (c) that they receive assistance to readjust to life in Iraq.
(36308)
234
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) criteria are used and (b) process is followed in selecting failed asylum seekers to be returned to Iraq; and what level of access to legal advice to challenge the decision is provided for those being returned.
(36309)
235
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) new and (b) renewed UK passport applications were processed at the Belfast passport office in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2004.
(36484)
236
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British naturalisation there were from people resident in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(36485)
237
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information officials in United Kingdom (a) police and (b) security services collect on the transit through UK airports of aircraft used by United States officials for the purpose of an international rendition.
(36412)
238
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there are per head of population in each police force; and if he will make a statement.
(36489)
239
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what offences custodial sentences were imposed on mothers in the last 12 months for which information is available; and how many mothers serving custodial sentences (a) have and (b) do not have their child with them in prison.
(35808)
240
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list types of evidence covered in the proposed European Evidence Warrant.
(35642)
241
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the European Commission's proposals to establish a European Public Prosecutor's Office to prosecute serious crime with a cross-border dimension.
(35643)
242
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the European Commission's proposal that the Border Management Agency should provide intelligence and play a role in investigations relating to the involvement of organised crime in illegal immigration.
(35644)
243
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been referred from the UK to (a) Europol and (b) Eurojust in each of the last five calendar years.
(35645)
244
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is a Government objective that legislation in criminal matters should be approximated with other EU Member States in accordance with European Commission suggestions.
(35646)
245
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether financial advantages will be made available to a police force whose police authority agrees to an amalgamation proposal by 23rd December.
(36295)
246
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for driving without due care and attention (a) in England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) the Kettering constituency in each year since 1997.
(36134)
247
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for supplying illegal drugs in prisons in each year since 1997.
(36135)
248
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police basic command units there were in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(36146)
249
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5th December, on police authorities in England and Wales (grant allocations), Official Report, columns 68-79WS, what his Department's definition of a neighbourhood is.
(36349)
250
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st December 2005, Official Report, column 762W, on prisons, what plans he has to conduct a further survey of the prevalence of blood-borne viruses in prisoners, with particular reference to viruses transmitted sexually.
(36345)
251
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will extend HM the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal awarded to prison officers or armed forces personnel who had five years of service by February 2002 to officers working in private prisons.
(36288)
252
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36265)
253
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police authorities have agreed joint protocols with local authorities in their areas for management of cases of children reported missing from home or care.
(36473)
254
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police authorities use (a) computerised and (b) paper-based recording and case management systems for reports of children missing from home or care.
(36474)
255
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information is centrally recorded on the number of children and young people reported missing to the police; for how long such information is held; and for what purposes it is used.
(36476)
256
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police authorities meet the missing person case management recording and investigation standards published by the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2005.
(36477)
257
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seeking families have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded indefinite leave to remain since 24th October 2003 under the family asylum amnesty; and how many are awaiting the outcome of applications made under the scheme.
(36170)
258
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been allocated to the London Borough of Barnet in each year since 1997.
(36470)
259
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are allocated to each London borough; and how many crimes were committed in each of those boroughs in 2004.
(36471)
260
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's role was in the establishment of Skills 4 Security as a sector skills body for the security industry; and if he will make a statement.
(36373)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
261
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many occasions since 1st January the fire alarms in Portcullis House have activated; how many of these were false alarms; what action he proposes to take to make the alarm system more reliable; and if he will make a statement.
(36332)
262
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many telephone lines are installed in each building in the House of Commons estate; how many of those lines are live; which companies the live lines are with; what the call charges are under the current contract; when the contract is up for renewal; and if he will make a statement.
(36465)
263
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will expand the number of commercial ventures in the House of Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate to include (a) a newsagent, (b) a bookshop, (c) a bank, (d) a laundrette and dry cleaners, (e) a pharmacy, (f) a stationers and (g) an Indian restaurant; and if the Commission will make an assessment of the contribution to public funds such services might make.
(36330)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
264
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Barbados, (b) Belize, (c) Guyana, (d) Jamaica, (e) St Kitts and Nevis on the impact upon their economies of the EU proposals to reduce sugar prices over the next four years.
(36340)
265
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bilateral assistance the Government will provide to those Caribbean nations most affected by the impact of the EU's proposed reforms of the sugar regime.
(36492)
266
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he will take to ameliorate the impact of European Union reforms to the sugar sector on Caribbean sugar producing nations.
(36493)
267
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of people who may become unemployed in (a) Jamaica, (b) Guyana and (c) Belize as a result of the EU's decision to reduce sugar prices over four years; and what assessment he has made of the social impact this may have.
(36569)
268
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he will take to ensure the EU provides sufficient funds to meet the restructuring needs of (a) Jamaica, (b) Guyana and (c) Belize arising out of the reduction in sugar prices set for the next four years.
(36570)
269
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how his Department ensures that UK aid allocated to Kashmir after the recent earthquake is applied to the (a) people and (b) purposes intended.
(36169)
270
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36263)
271
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department is taking to tackle AIDS and HIV in China.
(36198)
272
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role his Department plays in the UN AIDS programme.
(36199)
273
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role his Department plays in tackling exploitation of workers in developing countries.
(36202)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
274
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers in Northern Ireland on average were off work as a result of sickness at any one time in each of the last five years.
(36486)
275
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with authorities in Scotland regarding improvements for travellers from Northern Ireland using the roads infrastructure to and from the ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan.
(36487)
276
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) joint ventures, (b) discussions and (c) liaison there has been between the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and the Scottish Tourist Board in targeting visitors from the United States of America.
(36488)
277
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel applied the public interest test to Derry City Council's application under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for release of the Equality Impact Assessment for the Northern Ireland Civil Service e-HR Programme.
(36175)
278
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, from which Departments of the Northern Ireland Office officials responsible for the Department's e-Business strategies were represented on the project board for the Northern Ireland Civil Service e-HR contract.
(36176)
279
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for which departments of the Northern Ireland Office PriceWaterhouseCoopers have been working on e-business strategies; on what date each contract with PriceWaterhouseCoopers commenced; on what date the final documents were published; and what the cost was to each department of each contract with PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
(36183)
280
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, why he did not consult the Northern Ireland Policing Board on the draft guidelines on community-based restorative justice schemes.
(35854)
281
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36271)
282
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the public have complained about their NHS treatment for hypothyroidism in the Province in the last year for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of the level of satisfaction with NHS treatment of hypothyroidism in the Province.
(36350)
283
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the percentage uptake of vaccine for influenza was by those who were eligible in the Province in each of the last five years; and what the uptake has been to date in 2005.
(36351)
284
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, during which periods the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has pursued an Irish language policy since 1997.
(36352)
285
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of implementing an Irish language policy has been to each Government department in the Province since the policy was introduced.
(36353)
286
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by local authorities on floral displays in each council area in the Province in each of the last five years.
(36354)
287
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the response of 13th October 2005, Official Report, column 598W, on interpreting services, what the plans are for the provision and monitoring of interpreting services within the local health service.
(36355)
288
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the response of 17th October 2005, Official Report, column 750W, on the Sports Council, if he will break down by sport the funding distributed by the Sports Council in each of the last five years.
(36356)
289
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the response of 17th October 2005, Official Report, column 750W, on the Sports Council, how many individuals have received funding from the Sports Council in each of the last five years.
(36357)
290
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, why nursing staff in Northern Ireland have been matched and banded differently from nursing staff in England and Wales.
(36358)
291
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the extent to which (a) paramilitary organisations and (b) organised criminal gangs have been involved in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit (i) medical and (ii) veterinary pharmaceutical products in the Province.
(36359)
292
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what precautions are in place to ensure that someone who has been convicted of a sex offence in the Irish Republic and travels to Northern Ireland is immediately placed on the Sex Offenders' Register in (a) the Province and (b) Great Britain.
(36494)
293
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many patients received bortezomib within each of the health board areas in the Province in the last year for which figures are available.
(36495)
294
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent estimate is of the number of myeloma sufferers in the Province.
(36496)
295
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has received reports that staff at one of the Province's psychiatric hospitals were unable to provide the serial numbers of their ECT machines, and did not have calibration cards or means to assess compliance with manufacturers' pre-calibration settings for the machine.
(36497)
296
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of whether there was paramilitary involvement in the (a) manufacturing and (b) distribution of the Viagra-type drugs seized in North Belfast in July.
(36498)
297
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of whether there is a Republican Christmas terror threat in London.
(36500)
298
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the annual costs resulting from alcohol-related illness in the Province.
(36501)
299
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many dental nurses are employed in the Province specifically to treat (a) children and (b) adults with complex needs.
(36502)
300
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council awarded in (a) core funding and (b) project funding to (i) the Irish School of Ecumenics, (ii) the Northern Ireland Inter Faith Forum, (iii) Roman Catholic groups and (iv) mainstream evangelical organisations in each of the last 15 years.
(36213)
301
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate the police has made of the number of (a) people smuggled illegally into Northern Ireland and (b) females brought into Northern Ireland to work as prostitutes in each of the last five years.
(36214)
302
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of brothels operating in Northern Ireland.
(36215)
303
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Upper Bann have been in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) income support and (c) jobseeker's allowance in each of the last five years.
(36251)
304
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Upper Bann have submitted claims for community care grants in each of the last five years; and how many were awarded.
(36252)
305
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were prosecuted for shoplifting in each of the last five years.
(36253)
306
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in how many cases of shoplifting files were sent to the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service and were subsequently returned recommending no prosecution in each of the last five years.
(36254)
307
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in how many cases of indecent exposure files were sent to the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service and were returned recommending no prosecution in each of the last 10 years.
(36255)
308
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in how many cases of (a) indecent behaviour, (b) rape and (c) sexual assault files were sent to the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service and were subsequently returned recommending no prosecution in each of the last 10 years.
(36256)
309
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the office holders in the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments at the time the current guidance for relationships and sexuality education was drawn up.
(36257)
310
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much public funding the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments has received in each of the last five financial years.
(36258)
311
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost was of preparing and publishing the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments' current guidance for relationships and sexuality education in primary schools and post-primary schools.
(36259)
312
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Community Relations Council has awarded to Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland in (a) core funding and (b) project funding in each of the last 15 years.
(36260)
313
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many secondary school teachers in Northern Ireland have (a) a first class degree, (b) a 2:1 degree, (c) a 2:2 degree, (d) a third class degree and (e) no degree.
(36310)
314
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many secondary school teachers in Northern Ireland (a) teach the subject they undertook a degree in and (b) teach a subject different from their degree qualification, broken down by subject.
(36311)
315
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) knives, (b) guns and (c) other weapons were confiscated in schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36312)
316
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints of (a) physical abuse and (b) sexual abuse against (i) teachers and (ii) priests were received by schools in the maintained sector in each year for which figures are available.
(36313)
317
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints of (a) physical abuse and (b) sexual abuse were forwarded to the police by (i) Roman Catholic Diocesan officials and (ii) schools in the maintained sector in Northern Ireland in each year for which figures are available.
(36314)
318
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the integrated sector in Northern Ireland was in each of the last 10 years.
(36315)
319
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average class size is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Southern Education and Library Board area.
(36316)
320
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the (i) Banbridge, (ii) Lurgan and (iii) Portadown area in each of the last 10 years.
(36317)
321
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio of children to computers in each primary school in (a) Banbridge, (b) Lurgan and (c) Portadown was in each of the last 10 years.
(36318)
322
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils in Northern Ireland have requested to have their (a) GCSE and (b) A level examination papers re-marked in each of the last 10 years; and how many pupils had their grade improved as a result of re-marking in each year.
(36319)
323
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many dentists in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann are accepting NHS patients; and if he will list the dentists concerned in Upper Bann.
(36333)
324
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36334)
325
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) publicans and (b) off licence proprietors in Northern Ireland have been (i) prosecuted for and (ii) convicted of selling alcohol to underage children in each of the last five years.
(36335)
326
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many National Lottery outlets in Northern Ireland have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of selling tickets to underage children in each of the last five years.
(36336)
327
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of selling tobacco to underage children in each of the last five years.
(36337)
328
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers are on secondment to other police services.
(36338)
329
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what penalty clauses are normally included as part of Roads Service contracts.
(36339)
330
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people resident in the Republic of Ireland have been admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36378)
331
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent estimate he has made of the number of premature deaths in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann caused by smoking.
(36379)
332
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prior booked general practitioner appointments members of the public in Northern Ireland failed to keep in each of the last five years.
(36380)
333
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many general practitioners in Northern Ireland are aged over 65 years.
(36381)
334
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the level of use of hand gels by (a) members of hospital staff and (b) visitors to hospitals in Northern Ireland for the purposes of infection control.
(36382)
335
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cataract operations were carried out by the NHS in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36383)
336
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time is in Northern Ireland for a cataract operation.
(36384)
337
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaths there were in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann in each of the last five years in which alcohol was the primary cause.
(36385)
338
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of fraud have been detected in Northern Ireland in relation to (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) jobseeker's allowance in each of the last five years.
(36503)
339
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted in relation to benefit fraud in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(36504)
340
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average class size was for (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in the (i) controlled and (ii) maintained sector in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36505)
341
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much government funding has been set aside by the Council of Catholic Maintained Schools to meet the cost of potential child abuse allegations in the maintained sector of schooling in Northern Ireland.
(36507)
342
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland paid the (a) full rate of vehicle excise duty and (b) reduced rate for carbon emission vehicles in each of the last 10 years.
(36508)
343
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists in Northern Ireland have been found guilty of non-payment of vehicle excise duty in each of the last 10 years.
(36509)
344
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists in Northern Ireland have been prosecuted for driving a car without a current valid vehicle test certificate in each of the last five years.
(36510)
345
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent by his Department's Ministers on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each Northern Ireland department headquarters in each year since the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
(36511)
346
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many new Housing Executive homes were built in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann in each of the last 10 years.
(36516)
347
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Housing Executive homes have been condemned as unsafe in each of the last 10 years.
(36517)
348
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists from the Republic of Ireland were (a) stopped by the Police Service for Northern Ireland for motoring offences and (b) were prosecuted for motoring offences in each of the last 10 years.
(36518)
349
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were prosecuted for shoplifting in each of the last five years.
(36519)
350
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 372W on business rates, what consultation his Department carried out with (a) businesses in Northern Ireland and (b) Invest NI on the impact of the Government's Northern Ireland business rates proposals, prior to their announcement.
(36523)
351
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been fined for non-wearing of seat belts in the last 10 years.
(36524)
352
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much revenue has been generated in Northern Ireland by speed cameras in each of the last 10 years.
(36525)
353
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) road traffic accidents and (b) fatal road traffic accidents there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years where the major contributory factor has been (i) speed, (ii) excess alcohol and (iii) failure to maintain the vehicle.
(36526)
354
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Housing Executive homes in Upper Bann have been condemned as unsafe in each of the last 10 years.
(36527)
355
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Housing Executive homes in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann are vacant.
(36528)
356
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he received new security information directly relating to Sean Kelly subsequent to his re-arrest prior to his order to re-release Kelly.
(36532)
357
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff Sinn Fein claim for under Northern Ireland Assembly expenses.
(36533)
358
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice the Northern Ireland Office gave to the US Consulate in Belfast in connection with the visa application for Rita O'Hare.
(36534)
359
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether Sinn Fein has given the Government a list of individuals to be included in legislative provision for On-the-Runs.
(36535)
360
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vehicle checks points the police set up in each month of 2005.
(36536)
361
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arrests were made in relation to Republican violence in (a) Ardoyne and (b) Dumloy on 12th July.
(36537)
362
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arrests were made in relation to loyalist violence between 10th and 17th September.
(36538)
363
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers are on long-term sick leave.
(36539)
364
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers in Northern Ireland have completed a period of sick leave of more than 30 days in each of the last 10 years.
(36540)
365
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Housing Executive dwellings are scheduled to be built in each council area in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years.
(36541)
366
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to promote the annual Twelfth of July demonstrations as a tourist attraction.
(36542)
367
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to develop the Black Pigs Dyke as a tourist attraction.
(36543)
368
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) total running hours against anticipated hours and (b) earnings in system value arrangements were over the last six months for Coolkeeragh Power Station.
(36544)
369
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to promote the River Bann as a tourist attraction.
(36545)
370
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will ensure equality of funding between Ulster Scots and Gaelic.
(36546)
371
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of polluting waterways in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36547)
372
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many power cuts resulting from adverse weather conditions there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36548)
373
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the number of homes in Northern Ireland that are not connected to the water supply, broken down by constituency; and what plans he has to make this facility available to each of those homes.
(36549)
374
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland are living in temporary accommodation, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) council area.
(36550)
375
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students attending university in Northern Ireland have studied a science subject in each of the last 10 years, broken down by subject.
(36551)
376
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many teachers in Northern Ireland left the profession in the last five years after (a) less than 10 years and (b) between 10 and 15 years.
(36552)
377
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many schools in Northern Ireland have sold playing fields in each of the last 15 years, broken down by constituency.
(36553)
378
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been convicted of credit card fraud in each of the last 10 years.
(36554)
379
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has made to UK supermarkets to encourage them to source more of their products from Northern Ireland producers.
(36555)
380
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to deal with the outbreak of zebra mussels in Lough Neagh.
(36556)
381
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks on Orange halls have been reported to the police in Northern Ireland in each of the last 30 years for which there are records.
(36557)
382
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sexual assaults have been reported to the police in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and how many people have been prosecuted.
(36558)
383
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) disciplined as a result of investigation by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
(36559)
384
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of (a) the Ulster Unionist Party, (b) the SDLP, (c) the Alliance Party, (d) the DUP and (e) the former Women's Coalition are members of a quango in Northern Ireland.
(36560)
385
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2197W, on homosexual civil partnerships, whether (a) council staff and (b) registrar's office staff who have objections of a religious, moral or conscience nature can refuse to participate in civil partnership ceremonies.
(36561)
386
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2197W, on homosexual civil partnerships, what plans he has to provide (a) information, (b) training and (c) assistance to ensure that (i) council staff and (ii) registrar's office staff with objections to homosexual and lesbian civil partnership ceremonies of a religious, moral or conscience nature are properly protected.
(36562)
387
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 235W, on poverty statistics, to what he ascribes the increase in pensioner poverty in Northern Ireland; what steps he has taken to address increases in pensioner poverty in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(36563)
388
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Roman Catholic diocesan officials have been (a) interviewed by the police and (b) charged in relation to withholding evidence of clerical child sex abuse in the last 10 years.
(36564)
389
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will (a) initiate an inquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in every school in the maintained sector in Northern Ireland and (b) initiate a joint inquiry with authorities in the Republic of Ireland into clerical child sexual abuse in every Roman Catholic diocese that straddles the border; and if he will make a statement.
(36565)
390
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many US visa applications the United States Consulate in Belfast has asked him about in each of the last 10 years.
(36566)
391
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many drug seizures have been made in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and what their total estimated worth was.
(36567)
392
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many nurses from overseas have been employed in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(36568)
Questions to the Prime Minister
393
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Prime Minister, when he will appoint a Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
(36242)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
394
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36272)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
395
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Written Statement on the Energy Review of 29th November 2005, Official Report, columns 10-12ws, if he will list the membership of the review team; and which Department each works for.
(36054)
396
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will amend the remit of Ofgem to require it to give more encouragement to (a) decentralised energy and (b) low-carbon technologies.
(36055)
397
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses have started in Coventry South with the help of the Small Business Service since its inception; and how much funding was disbursed by the Small Business Service to these businesses.
(35216)
398
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with energy providers on their ability to protect vulnerable individuals in the event of a breakdown in power delivery; and if he will publish the (a) protocol for identifying such individuals and (b) guidance on support to be provided to them.
(35812)
399
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of the introduction of new controls on the sale of mini-motorbikes to underage youths.
(36143)
400
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total value is of research and development grants awarded to companies in Northamptonshire in each year since 1997.
(36144)
401
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new business start-ups there were in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency in each year since 1997.
(36145)
402
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what initiatives his Department is taking to help reduce the number of serious accidents in the home.
(36207)
403
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what awareness campaigns his Department is running about internet shopping fraud during the Christmas shopping period; and if he will make a statement.
(36211)
404
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what regulations govern doorstep selling; what action his Department is taking to combat aggressive doorstep selling; and if he will make a statement.
(36212)
405
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36268)
406
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much his Department has allocated to nuclear-related research in each of the last five years.
(36603)
407
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to promote responsible social and community practices by business.
(36200)
408
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role his Department plays in tackling exploitation of workers in developing countries.
(36201)
409
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to improve the auditing of British companies.
(36204)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
410
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list those Private Members' Bills introduced under (a) Standing Order No 14(6), (b) Standing Order No 23 and (c) Standing Order No 57 which were (i) supported and (ii) opposed by his Department in each Session since 1997-98.
(36250)
411
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the introduction of new security measures at North American airports for passengers travelling from the UK.
(35860)
412
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Transportation Security Administration regarding the screening of baggage for passengers travelling from the UK.
(35861)
413
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 562W, on the DVLA, what percentage of complaints were subsequently reopened after the substantive response had been despatched in each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05.
(36390)
414
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions since 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P and (b) N313P has landed in the United Kingdom; and at which airports.
(33246)
415
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 558W, on Airports (security costs), how much each named airport has paid in policing costs for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(36386)
416
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the policing costs were at (a) Luton, (b) Liverpool, (c) London City and (d) East Midlands airport in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(36468)
417
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he expects (a) Luton, (b) London City, (c) Liverpool and (d) East Midlands airport to be designated under section 25 of the Aviation Security Act 1982 in the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(36469)
418
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct an evaluation of traffic flows at Junction 7 of the M5, with particular reference to (a) queuing on the slip road on the northbound carriageway and (b) related use of the Southern Link Road.
(36243)
419
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Written Statement of 29th November, Official Report, columns 16-17WS, on the South Hampshire Rapid Transport Scheme, what discussions his Department (a) has held and (b) plans to hold with Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council to discuss alternative transportation strategies.
(36156)
420
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on public transport services in the Forest of Dean.
(36248)
421
N
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding arrangements for the rail network.
(35540)
422
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria are used for selecting models of break-glass hammers for approved use on trains.
(36331)
423
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of (a) trunk roads and (b) motorway there are in each local authority; and what estimate he has made of the number of miles of (i) other A roads and (ii) other roads in England.
(36342)
424
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects his Department's assessment of break-glass hammers for trains to be completed.
(36343)
425
N
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that children's education is not affected by exposure to aircraft noise; what (a) standards and (b) guidelines for airlines apply in this area; and if he will make a statement.
(33941)
426
N
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) impact of exposure to aircraft noise on the educational development of children and (ii) numbers of schoolchildren who may be affected by aviation-related noise.
(33957)
427
N
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on the impact of aviation-related noise under Heathrow flightpaths on children's learning.
(35346)
428
N
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what requirement there is on operators of foreign registered aircraft to indicate to United Kingdom authorities the purpose of the flight for an aircraft seeking landing rights at a UK civilian airport.
(36050)
429
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36274)
430
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers arrived by air to the UK from (a) Vietnam, (b) Laos, (c) Cambodia, (d) Burma, (e) Thailand and (f) Indonesia in each of the last five years.
(36437)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
431
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36270)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
432
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many long-term unemployed people have been trained in each month of the New Deal 50+ scheme in the Canterbury travel-to-work area.
(34137)
433
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, why the basic Post Office bank account is not able to receive payments through housing benefit and income support benefit cheques.
(36209)
434
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single women pensioners are receiving assistance to bring them up to the minimum pension level, broken down by constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(36466)
435
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will provide a substantive Answer to the question from the hon. Member for Birkenhead tabled on 1st November reference 25136 on Pathways to Work pilots.
(35813)
436
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single people receiving (a) income support and (b) pension credit live with another single person of the same sex; whether all such benefit recipients have been informed of their obligation under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to inform the appropriate benefit office if they are living together as if they were civil partners; what guidance has been promulgated on the meaning of that term; and if he will ensure that those who fail to report their relationship are not subject to penalties or recovery of consequent overpayment of benefits.
(36307)
437
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department has changed the provisions and incentives that are available from the publicly-run job centres in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
(36364)
438
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes to staffing at the local jobcentres in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets will be made as a result of contracting out work to private contractors.
(36365)
439
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the decision was taken not to use the local jobcentres in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to deliver the Employment Zone and the Working Neighbourhood Pilot.
(36366)
440
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons New Deal 25 plus in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been replaced with the Employment Zone.
(36367)
441
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets have been set for the (a) Employment Zone and (b) Working Neighbourhood pilots in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets; and what the performance has been against each one.
(36368)
442
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost is to date of implementing the (a) Employment Zone and (b) Working Neighbourhood pilots in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
(36369)
443
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the payments agreed by his Department to each private contractor for the Working Neighbourhood Pilot.
(36370)
444
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the payments agreed by his Department to each private contractor for the Employment Zone in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
(36371)
445
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how jobcentre staff in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets were given the opportunity to compete with the private sector to provide job seeking services.
(36372)
446
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Forest of Dean constituency are receiving (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) incapacity benefit.
(36245)
447
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from Save the Children about the number of children living in severe and long-term poverty.
(36131)
448
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of children who will be living in poverty in winter 2005-06.
(36132)
449
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of public expenditure on the New Deal for each year from 1997-98 to 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(36163)
450
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the cost of income support for single parents who are now required to work due to the age of their children; and if he will make a statement.
(36164)
451
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes to lone parent benefit entitlements have been implemented since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(36165)
452
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of lone parents are in employment; what work search responsibilities apply to lone parents with teenage children; and if he will make a statement.
(36166)
453
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was the total number of days lost due to (a) sickness absence and (b) unauthorised absence in (i) his Department, (ii) its agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year between 2000 and 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(36167)
454
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of removing the single room rent upper limit on housing benefit provisions for those aged under 25 years.
(36041)
455
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria he used in determining whether to continue the single room rent upper limit on housing benefit provisions for those aged under 25 years.
(36042)
456
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the age discrimination clauses in the Equality Bill of the legality of the single room rent upper limit on housing benefit provisions for those aged under 25 years.
(36043)
457
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners have been entitled to either income support or pension credit in each year since 1990; how many claimed it in each year; and what percentage did not claim in each year.
(35647)
458
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive, when considering whether applicants for licensed firework storage sites are fit and proper persons, takes into account the criminal record of applicants other than their record with relation to explosives legislation.
(36387)
459
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what checks are made on consignments of fireworks leaving Health and Safety Executive-licensed firework storage sites to ascertain that legal distribution is taking place.
(36388)
460
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the national targets are for the Rent Service; and what the performance of offices in South Devon is in relation to those targets.
(36574)
461
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the national targets are for the Disability and Carers Service; and what the performance of offices in South Devon is in relation to those targets.
(36575)
462
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the national targets are for the Pensions Service; and what the performance of offices in South Devon is in relation to those targets.
(36576)
463
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available for young people living independently and participating in further education (a) for the first six months and (b) after six months.
(36439)
464
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training and guidance is available for Jobcentre Plus advisers for their work with young people living independently.
(36440)
465
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to minimise employers' usage of pension fund holidays in final salary pension schemes.
(36441)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
466
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cumulative value of the UK's rebate from the EU budget has been since 1984.
[Question Unstarred] (35553)
467
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial assistance the UK Government has provided to the British film industry in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (36463)
468
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rates of child benefit were for (a) the first child and (b) subsequent children in each year since 1980-81; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (36184)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
469
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the appeal procedure is for a planning application which has been refused on the grounds that the building should not be allowed on a flood plain as shown by an Environment Agency flood map.
[Transferred] (36127)
470
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines have been issued on the building of (a) houses and (b) individual premises on flood plains.
[Transferred] (36305)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
471
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the resources likely to be made available to Birmingham City Council under her Youth Opportunity Fund initiative.
[Transferred] (36155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
472
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the setting up of the National Youth and Community Service; and when he expects the first young people to participate in this scheme.
[Transferred] (36154)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
473
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with Arab States about the provision of aid and assistance to Palestinian refugees; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (36168)

 
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