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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 12 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 Monday 12 December 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 12 December 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 12 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 Monday 12 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 12 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37071)
2
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37072)
3
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th July 2005, Official Report, column 1699W, on tax credits, which problems the Government recognises as being faced by carers moving into work; and if he will (a) list the interested parties whom HM Revenue and Customs has consulted on the practicalities of extending tax credit support to this group and (b) summarise the representations they have made.
(37326)
4
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37402)
5
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37403)
6
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House of Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37404)
7
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is in respect of the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(37405)
8
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to promote the long-term economy of Southend; and if he will make a statement.
(37406)
9
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the gifts received by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in each of the last two years for which information is available;what the approximate value of each was; and how many were (i) accepted and (ii) returned.
(37407)
10
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list all official overseas visits undertaken by officials in his Department in each year since May 2001, broken down by Directorate; what the cost was in (a) cash and (b) real terms; how many official engagements and meetings were undertaken on each visit; how many officials took part in each visit, broken down by grade; and if he will make a statement.
(37408)
11
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average level of consumer debt was in (a) Essex, (b) England and (c) Wales in the last period for which figures are available; what assessment he has made of the level of debt in other parts of the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(37555)
12
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of fraud cases relating to the Insurance Premium Tax since 1997.
(37153)
13
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to increase the financial support available to large families as recommended in the Treasury's 2004 child poverty review.
(36778)
14
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's share in tax was of the average value of a barrel of North Sea oil in (a) May 2002 and (b) November 2005.
(37122)
15
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the net financial impact on the UK oil and gas industry of the proposed changes to the North Sea tax regime.
(37125)
16
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he expects to be the value to the oil and gas industry of the new ring fenced expenditure supplement contained in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37126)
17
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the increase in corporation tax supplementary charge on oil company future investment in the North Sea.
(37160)
18
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the future of the UK rebate within the EU Budget.
(36698)
19
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's most recent estimate is of the cost of the British presence in Iraq in each month since the start of the conflict, broken down by (a) military and (b) reconstruction costs.
(37146)
20
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down by (a) department and (b) location the 6,300 relocations as a result of the Lyons Review announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37149)
21
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down by (a) department and (b) activity the £4.7 billion efficiency savings as a result of the Gershon Review announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37150)
22
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with banks and building societies on encouraging the use of cash machines on which fees for use are not charged; and if he will make a statement.
(37138)
23
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made during the UK's presidency of the G7 on (a) the international finance facility, (b) proposals for debt relief, (c) access to medicine for women in developing countries and (d) increasing development aid; and if he will make a statement.
(35651)
24
N
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust fund accounts have been opened using initial vouchers worth (a) £250 and (b) £500.
(36811)
25
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the meetings held between his Department and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister at which the decision to remove the obligation on businesses to publish operating and financial reviews was discussed.
(36722)
26
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings the Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.
(36752)
27
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to encourage investment in self-invested personal pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(36810)
28
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans (a) to prohibit investment by self-invested personal pensions directly into a residential property, (b) to prohibit such investments if they are for personal use and (c) to allow such investment only through an institutional fund.
(36262)
29
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy to fund additional costs arising out of the seven and a half year break clause in public/private partnership contracts.
(36759)
30
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the form TC647.
(36224)
31
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of meetings (a) held between HM Revenue and Customs and the former Inland Revenue and the HMRC Tax Credits Consultation Group and (b) of the related working parties since 2003.
(36225)
32
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expected annual cost is of the measures announced by the Paymaster General for the reform of tax credits on 5th December.
(36812)
33
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely cost of paying tax credits from April 2006 to claimants when their income rises by less than £25,000, as announced by the Paymaster General on 5th December.
(36826)
34
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the number of science cities.
(37128)
35
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36692)
36
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of employment was in Forest of Dean constituency in each of the last five years; and how many people in the constituency were not in education, employment or training in each year.
(36871)
37
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in reassigning 13,500 Civil Service posts to frontline services as identified by the Gershon Review.
(36622)
38
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Parliamentary Ombudsman on the timescale for the completion of his investigation into the prudential regulation of Equitable Life.
(37452)
39
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 518W, if he will publish the (a) implied business investment deflator and (b) implied gross domestic product deflator, for each (i) quarter and (ii) year since quarter 1, 1980.
(37504)
40
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the death rate was for (a) cancer and (b) heart disease in (i) Lancashire, (ii) the North West and (iii) Chorley in the last period for which figures are available.
(36772)
41
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) original estimated and (b) actual cost of the war in Iraq and ancillary operations has been in each year since the beginning of operations; what the reasons were for the difference in each year; whether the costs were met from (i) the Ministry of Defence budget and (ii) elsewhere in each year; from which budget lines costs were met in each year; and what economies have been made to offset those costs.
(37043)
42
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the Government's total grants to local authorities as a percentage of gross domestic product in each financial year since 1978-79.
(37054)
43
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of households that will be provided with (a) central heating and (b) insulation in each year of his plans as announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37055)
44
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) the yield of an extension of the Climate Change Levy to domestic household fuel bills in the 2005-06 financial year and (b) the average increase in such bills which would result.
(37056)
45
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the information on which he based his decision announced in the Pre-Budget Report to rescind the widening of self-invested personal pension plans eligible assets legislated for in the Finance Act 2004.
(37057)
46
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates meetings were held with representatives of the financial services industry at which his Department gathered information to assess the impact of the change in the rules concerning self-invested personal pension plans eligible assets announced in the Pre-Budget Report; and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials were present at each.
(37058)
47
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the receipts from (a) vehicle excise duty, (b) air passenger duty, (c) fuel duty and (d) VAT on fuel as a percentage of gross domestic product in each year since 1996-97; and if he will estimate future receipts consistent with the forecasts in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37117)
48
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to providers of self-invested pension plans (SIPPs) of his change in the rules concerning eligible investments set out in the Finance Act 2004; and if he will publish the regulatory assessment made for (a) the initial change to SIPPS rules and (b) the decision announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
(37325)
49
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people (a) are eligible for and (b) have received the working tax credits in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(36987)
50
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy, when writing-off overpaid tax credits caused by official error, to reimburse all overpayment recovered before the decision to write-off is made; and if he will make a statement.
(35725)
51
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the savings from freezing the family element of child tax credit over the next three years.
(36739)
52
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional costs arising from changes to the childcare tax credit over the next three years.
(36740)
53
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many notifications of a change of address by recipients of tax credit awards have been received in each month since April 2003.
(36794)
54
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit awards are paid into bank accounts not in the name of the tax credit recipient.
(36795)
55
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when staff at the tax credit office first raised the issue of internet fraud with (a) managers, (b) the head of the Inland Revenue and (c) Ministers; and if he will make a statement.
(36796)
56
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proof of identity is required as part of an application for tax credits.
(36802)
57
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what checks are made by advisers on the tax credit helpline on a caller's identity when a request is made to change a bank account for the payment of tax credits.
(36803)
58
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs started paying tax credit awards into a different bank account at the request of the tax credit recipient in each month since April 2003.
(36804)
59
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons birth certificates do not have to be provided as part of a claim for child tax credit.
(36805)
60
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for child tax credit awards have been made by families with (a) one disabled child, (b) two disabled children, (c) three or more disabled children, (d) one severely disabled child, (e) two severely disabled children and (f) three or more severely disabled children in each month since April 2003.
(36806)
61
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of fraudulent use of the tax credit portal.
(36807)
62
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why the new limits on the in-year recovery of tax credit overpayments cannot be introduced earlier than November 2006.
(36838)
63
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of increasing the income disregard for tax credits to £25,000 in each of the next three years.
(36839)
64
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the savings arising from requiring families to return their tax credit renewal forms by the end of August in each of the next three years.
(36840)
65
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of families receiving tax credits he expects HM Revenue and Customs to contact over the next three years to check if there have been any changes in income or circumstances.
(36841)
66
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on public funds over the next three years of assuming a family's income rises in line with average earnings while waiting for income information relating to the renewal of a tax credit award.
(37143)
67
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the National Audit Office has informed him that it intends to begin an investigation into the introduction of the new tax credits.
(37144)
68
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether compensation settlements made with companies working for his Department are tax deductible.
(37145)
69
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the factors affecting a change in tax relief on pension contributions going into defined benefit schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(37147)
70
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) higher rate tax relief and (b) basic rate tax relief was applied to (i) defined benefit private sector schemes, (ii) defined benefit public sector schemes and (iii) approved pension schemes in the last year for which figures are available.
(37148)
71
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the funds that will be recovered in unclaimed assets from bank accounts held by (a) account holders whose last known residence was in Scotland and (b) banks in Scotland.
(36710)
72
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how unclaimed assets from dormant bank accounts of account holders last known to be resident in Scotland will be used.
(36711)
73
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10th October 2005, to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, Official Report, column 292W, on game rearing farms, what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue which has been lost due to game farms in Scotland not being accurately registered for non-domestic rates.
(36801)
74
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been received by the hon. Members' tax credit hotline in the last 12 months.
(37238)
75
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the Government's borrowing requirements for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(36694)
76
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37461)
77
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37462)
78
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit applications are being processed; and how many of each were received (i) up to six months ago and (ii) more than six months ago.
(36669)
79
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many secondees there have been to his Department from consultancy firms, including the Big Four accountancy firms, in each of the last three years; and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37356)
80
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants in each grade have left his Department in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37365)
81
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants in his Department have worked on policy matters related to the Barnett formula in each of the last five years, broken down by grade.
(36939)
82
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the representatives from (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which his Department is responsible who attended the Harlow North Sustainability Symposia on 6th June.
(37445)
83
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the UK's net contribution to the EU budget in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(36728)
84
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) jobs and (b) investment in the oil industry in the North Sea of the proposed increase in supplementary oil levy.
(36861)
85
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department held with (a) the UK Offshore Operators Association, (b) the trades unions and (c) other interests on (i) oil taxation and (ii) the impact of a supplementary levy for corporation tax on the oil industry.
(36862)
86
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he informed the First Minister of Scotland of the proposed changes to the supplementary levy for corporation tax on the oil industry in advance of his pre-budget report statement; and what discussions his Department held with the Scottish Executive on the impact on jobs and investment in Scotland of the proposed increase to the levy.
(36863)
87
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much workers from the EU accession countries paid in tax in the financial year 2004-05.
(36848)
88
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government will implement the European Sixth VAT Directive Article 13A(1)(f) to enable charities to claim tax relief when they work collaboratively.
(37290)
89
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the introduction of home information packs on (a) the housing market and (b) the UK economy.
(36825)
90
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost to the economy in terms of lost working hours through staff absence and reduced productivity of people with unhealthy cholesterol levels.
(36769)
91
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department informed the Department for Culture, Media and Sport that self-employed musicians were liable to pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions.
(36227)
92
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of the tax relief associated with the charitable status of closed religious orders in the last period for which figures are available.
(36974)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
93
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37073)
94
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37074)
95
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report produced by Lord Birt on nuclear power.
(36588)
96
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36679)
97
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to how many posts in public bodies he has the power to appoint individuals.
(36617)
98
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 6th December 2005, Official Report, columns 737-8, on the Hampton Report, how many (a) annual inspections of and (b) forms sent to businesses he expects will be undertaken when the recommendations of the Hampton Report are fully implemented.
(36621)
99
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in what month his Office expects to make an announcement on advice to Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.
(36623)
100
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost is of employing people to wrap Christmas presents for the Prime Minister's Office; and if he will make a statement.
(37236)
101
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what contracts have been entered into between the Cabinet Office and Ecovert plc in the last three years.
(37237)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
102
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether she plans to nominate a Minister in her Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement.
(37069)
103
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37070)
104
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document she gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37409)
105
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by her Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37410)
106
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House of Lords were dealt with by her Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage her Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if she will make a statement.
(37411)
107
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the cases heard by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in which all proceedings are complete 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.
(37541)
108
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance she issues about the number of judges required to hear an appeal in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division); what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum number of judges required is to hear an appeal before that Court; and if she will make a statement.
(37542)
109
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the procedure is for removing (a) a Crown Court judge and (b) an Appeal Court judge; how many (i) Crown Court and (ii) Appeal Court judges have been removed from office in each year since 1975; what the circumstances were in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(37543)
110
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the complaints made by (a) members of the public, (b) hon. Members and (c) members of the House of Lords about the conduct of (A) Crown Court judges and (B) judges of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what the outcome was in each case.
(37544)
111
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance is issued to members of the public wishing to make a complaint about (a) a Crown Court judge and (b) a judge of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division); and if she will make a statement.
(37545)
112
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by her Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36681)
113
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance her Department has issued on the publication under the Data Protection Act 1998 by local government officers of private emails relating to council business of a sensitive nature between elected councillors and other local government officers.
(36720)
114
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of electoral registration levels among ethnic minorities.
(36719)
115
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1058W, on state prayers, what constitutes the Royal Household for the purposes of her reply; to which (a) members of HM the Queen's family and (b) officials it extends; and if she will make a statement.
(36261)
116
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37477)
117
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37478)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
118
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to nominate a Minister in her Department is to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement.
(37075)
119
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37076)
120
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document she gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to (1) the Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37399)
121
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by her Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37400)
122
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by her Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage her Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if she will make a statement.
(37401)
123
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many establishments she estimates are trading without a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in (a) total, (b) the Wellingborough local authority area and (c) the East Northamptonshire area.
(36918)
124
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional resources were made available to local authorities to take on the functions under the Licensing Act 2003.
(36922)
125
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how long she expects it will take to process outstanding licence applications under the Licensing Act 2003 in (a) total, (b) the Wellingborough local authority area and (c) the East Northamptonshire local authority area.
(36923)
126
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many licences have been applied for under the Licensing Act 2003; and how many of these have not been processed in (a) total, (b) the Wellingborough local authority area and (c) the East Northamptonshire local authority area.
(36924)
127
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether a councillor who has made a representation on a licensing application on his own behalf as a resident is precluded under (a) the Licensing Act 2003 and (b) the Councillor's Code of Conduct from attending and speaking at a licensing committee on that application as (i) a resident and (ii) a representative of other residents.
(36817)
128
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will issue guidance to clarify whether an objector making oral representations at a licensing committee is able to raise new issues which she has not previously raised in written representations on the same application.
(37038)
129
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will issue guidance to local authorities on the circumstances when councillors (a) may and (b) may not make representations to a licensing committee dealing with a licensing application in their ward.
(37039)
130
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance she has issued on local authority officers informing elected councillors of licensing applications in their wards.
(37327)
131
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she made of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on those whose only alcoholic product for sale is communion wine before the introduction of the Licensing Bill; and what such assessment she has made since implementation of the Act.
(36223)
132
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings the Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd since July.
(36755)
133
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what film production supported by public (a) funding and (b) other assistance took place in the North West of England in each of the last five years.
(37123)
134
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial assistance has been given to junior (a) Rugby League, (b) Rugby Union, (c) cricket and (d) football in (i) the North West, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) Chorley in each of the last five years.
(37124)
135
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will reply to the letter dated 25th October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Mike Amesbury.
(37158)
136
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what the value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37483)
137
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37484)
138
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average time taken for her to reply to letters from hon. Members was in the last period for which figures are available.
(36808)
139
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the reasons are for the time taken to answer (a) the question tabled by the hon. Member for St Albans on 22nd November 2005, reference 32363 and (b) the letter referred to in the Question; and if she will make a statement.
(36878)
140
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legal entity will own the land acquired by the London Development Agency for the 2012 Olympics (a) prior to and (b) after 2012.
(36864)
141
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what basis monies allocated to the Big Lottery Fund will be distributed between the nations of the United Kingdom.
(36934)
142
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the (a) National Governing Bodies and (b) the Department for Education and Skills on the implementation of the National Coaching Certificate.
(37272)
143
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to announce details of the National Sports Foundation; and if she will make a statement.
(37273)
144
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what commitments were made by the Government to the International Olympic Committee to restrict betting on the 2012 London Olympics; and by what means she will implement those commitments.
(37274)
145
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding submissions she has received directly from the British Olympic Association for elite sport in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
(37288)
146
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to encourage organised sports in inner city areas.
(37157)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
147
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on recruitment trends in the UK armed forces.
(35348)
148
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of morale in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(35349)
149
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37059)
150
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37060)
151
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to (1) the Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37396)
152
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37397)
153
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37398)
154
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those suspected of committing a serious terrorism-related offence in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan and detained by the British armed forces (i) have been extradited to another state and (ii) have been handed over to US authorities in Iraq since March 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(36671)
155
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the legal status is of those in British custody but not charged in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(36672)
156
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer the Question from the hon. Member for Devizes, reference 29888, tabled on 15th November for Answer on 17th November.
(36797)
157
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last had discussions with his Dutch counterpart about the possible deployment of Dutch troops to southern Afghanistan; and what the outcome was of such discussions.
(37127)
158
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters are available to British troops in Afghanistan.
(37277)
159
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on recruitment trends for the UK armed forces.
(36696)
160
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Export Service Organisation maintains records in its (a) UK offices and (b) overseas offices of the occasions on which it has provided lists of agents to customers.
(36844)
161
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the posts based at RAF High Wycombe which are expected to move to other RAF units by 2008 will be relocated; and how many such posts will be relocated.
(36926)
162
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency will be relocated when RAF Innsworth is vacated; and when the relocation is due to take place.
(36927)
163
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes to current staffing levels he expects will occur when the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory is relocated.
(36977)
164
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was allocated for setting up the collocated RAF headquarters; and whether this budget has been revised.
(36978)
165
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential (a) to reduce and (b) to relocate departmental posts in the main London building.
(36998)
166
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of relocation opportunities within the next five years in relation to the Bristol-Bath-Shrivenham Defence Cluster.
(36999)
167
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel will be relocated from RAF Innsworth to RAF High Wycombe in the restructuring of RAF Headquarters.
(37000)
168
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects RAF Innsworth will cease to operate as part of RAF Headquarters.
(370001)
169
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was allocated for setting up the collocated Army headquarters under Project Hyperion; and whether this budget has been revised.
(37002)
170
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes to staffing levels will take place when the collocated Army headquarters are operational under Project Hyperion.
(37003)
171
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what relocations involving more than 100 people are planned within his Department and its agencies in the next five years; and between which locations.
(37004)
172
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since 1st January 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P, and (b) N313P operated in UK military airspace.
(34632)
173
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since 1st January 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P, and (b) N313P were provided with military air traffic control services.
(34633)
174
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British soldiers have been wounded in Iraq; how many were returned home as a result of their injuries; and whether his Department keeps records of their geographical location in the UK when they return.
(36699)
175
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36680)
176
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) agencies and (b) other governments using helicopters provided by his Department for relief work in the wake of the recent earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir have been charged for this use.
(36326)
177
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Arctic Veterans Association and (b) other organisations about the proposal for an emblem to be worn on (i) the Atlantic Star and (ii) 1939 to 1945 Star medals; what decision he has reached on the proposal; and if he will make a statement.
(36855)
178
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will donate helicopters no longer needed to Uruguay to assist in the fight against drug trafficking.
(36744)
179
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on renaming Army regiments; and when he expects the process to be completed.
(36770)
180
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many battle dress uniforms for the new cut and sew contracts have been produced in (a) China, (b) the UK and (c) other countries, broken down by country; and how many have been tested.
(36771)
181
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Sea King and (b) Wessex helicopters are operated by his Department; and what stock of spares is available for each.
(36784)
182
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas recruits there are in (a) each regiment of the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force, (c) the Royal Navy and (d) the Royal Marines, broken down by country of origin.
(36785)
183
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met representatives of Royal Ordnance (RO) to discuss Chorley RO factory.
(36786)
184
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he refused contract support for Royal Ordnance Chorley when it was requested by BAE Systems.
(36787)
185
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army, (b) navy and (c) RAF personnel are serving in (i) the Falklands and (ii) South Georgia.
(37161)
186
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people sit on the (a) South Georgia Council and (b) Falklands Island Council.
(37162)
187
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft are based at Mount Pleasant airfield; and of what type.
(37163)
188
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on military training in the Falklands.
(37164)
189
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the landing ships dock (auxiliary) project.
(36099)
190
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on exporting defence equipment to (a) Libya and (b) China.
(36746)
191
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Defence Industrial Strategy.
(36837)
192
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to make a substantive reply to the Questions tabled by the hon. Member for New Forest East for Named Day Answer on 22nd November, on war-disabled UK veterans who live in former UK colonies, references (a) 29624, (b) 29625, (c) 29626, (d) 29627 and (e) 29628.
(36304)
193
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment British forces in the Gulf have for dealing with riots in Basra.
(37234)
194
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision is made to armour land rovers in the Gulf.
(37235)
195
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance he has issued on the area of the exclusion zones for building rear firing ranges in the Bristol Channel.
(37246)
196
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time between tours was for (a) Infantry Regiment and (b) the Royal Marines in the last two years.
(37252)
197
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average deployment time in the Gulf has been since 2003 for (a) Territorial Army and (b) regular personnel.
(37264)
198
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what medical provision is available in the Gulf for British forces; and whether it is provided exclusively by British medical personnel.
(37265)
199
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on armed forces personnel of the policies of major credit card companies' failure to recognise the British Forces Post Office as a valid address.
(37561)
200
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that all UK credit card companies recognise British Forces Post Office addresses as valid addresses for the purpose of making credit card transactions.
(37562)
201
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of his airfield review.
(36693)
202
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37489)
203
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37490)
204
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when armed services personnel were first informed that members of the Royal Military Police had been taken hostage in Majar-al-Kabir; and what assessment was made at that time of the prospects of a successful rescue operation.
(36935)
205
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Fijians serving in the British armed forces have been absent without leave in the last 12 months.
(36936)
206
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims for compensation were lodged in Kenya against members of the UK armed services in the last two years; and what each claim was for.
(36937)
207
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he first asked Sir Ronnie Flanagan to investigate policing in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(36940)
208
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the landing ships dock (auxiliary) project.
(36104)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
209
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37067)
210
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37068)
211
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he plans to review the effect of the 1999 guidance on access to dwellings; if he will assess the feasibility of introducing Lifetime Homes standards into building regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(37095)
212
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what work his Department has undertaken with organisations representing disabled people to ensure housing initiatives include disabled people; and if he will make a statement.
(37432)
213
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Office giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37388)
214
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Office in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37389)
215
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by his Office in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37390)
216
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people died in the United Kingdom in fires caused by cigarettes in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(37391)
217
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 7th November 2005, Official Report, column 191W, on pathfinder areas, if he will list the companies responsible for the constructions listed in (a) Manchester, Salford, (b) Birmingham, Sandwell and (c) Newcastle, Gateshead.
(36586)
218
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations from pensioner groups he has received regarding council tax in the last 12 months.
(37336)
219
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the extent of the duplication of (a) information collected and (b) needs assessment required for (i) Supporting People funding and (ii) the single assessment process for care.
(37292)
220
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health about training of health and social care assessment staff in housing-related support services.
(37293)
221
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to promote the development and delivery of joint training on Supporting People to health, care and housing staff.
(37301)
222
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department has taken to remove duplication in the (a) assessment, (b) commissioning and (c) planning in the delivery of Extra Care schemes.
(37302)
223
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health about integrating the service provision arising from Supporting People assessments and the single assessment process into a single users plan.
(37303)
224
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to revise Supporting People Guidance to give greater coverage of health and care related needs.
(37305)
225
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list occasions since 1975 when fire and rescue authorities have been unable to cope with (a) a major fire or rescue incident and (b) civil disturbance; and which Fire and Rescue Authority fire control room was involved in each case.
(36056)
226
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the (a) Lathom and (b) Bickerstaff area of West Lancashire constituency will receive notice as to whether it will be allowed to form a parish council.
(37420)
227
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department is taking to support the provision of smoke alarms in the homes of elderly people.
(36790)
228
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has instructed local authorities to introduce rent restructuring in this year's settlement; and if he will make a statement.
(36793)
229
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made in his negotiations on the housing market renewal budget for Merseyside for 2006 to 2008.
(36889)
230
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36683)
231
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whose population projections are used by the Registrar General in the new calculations for local government formula grant funding.
(36624)
232
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the proportion of spending by (a) Kent County Council and (b) Gravesham Borough Council which will be financed from council tax in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(37523)
233
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much capital would be raised in (a) the Thames Gateway area and (b) Gravesham by the introduction of the proposed planning-gain supplement; and what proportion of this funding would be handed back to elected local government in (i) the Thames Gateway and (ii) Gravesham.
(37524)
234
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new residential dwellings will be built in each of the next 20 years in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent following the Government's response to Kate Barker's Review of Housing Supply.
(37525)
235
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37467)
236
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37468)
237
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many call outs each retained fire service in North Nottinghamshire has had in each of the last five years.
(36231)
238
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many times out-of-county fire appliances have been called to emergencies in Nottinghamshire due to Nottinghamshire services being already engaged in each of the last 10 years.
(36232)
239
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many secondees there have been to his Office from consultancy firms in each of the last three years; how many were from the Big Four accountancy firms; and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37355)
240
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many civil servants in each grade have left his Office in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37362)
241
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the representatives from his Department and public bodies for which his Department is responsible who attended the Harlow North Sustainability Symposia on 6th June.
(37448)
242
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) location, (b) cost and (c) completion date if of each private finance initiative project within his responsibility, broken down by local authorities and grouped by region in England.
(36892)
243
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Essex of 2nd December 2005, Official Report, column 796W, on Colchester Borough Council, if he will ask the Chief Executive of the Audit Commission to provide the hon. Member for Colchester with a copy of the letter which the Chief Executive will be writing to the hon. Member for North Essex in respect of an objection to Colchester Borough Council's Accounts for year ended 31st March 2004.
(37253)
244
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures the Government and its agencies are taking to encourage and facilitate private sector investment in (a) the Thames Gateway growth area and (b) Kent Thameside.
(36724)
245
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much private sector investment has been levered in through section 106 agreements in (a) the Thames Gateway growth area and (b) Kent Thameside since the publication of the Sustainable Communities Plan.
(36725)
246
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the outcome of the FireLink procurement process will be announced.
(37334)
247
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the performance rating is of each local strategic partnership in receipt of Neighbourhood Renewal Fund resources.
(37172)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
248
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to nominate a Minister in her Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement.
(37065)
249
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37066)
250
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to assess the impact of children's services on families with disabled children; and if she will make a statement.
(37345)
251
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what mechanisms she has identified to enable local authorities to switch spending on services for families with disabled children from later intervention to early intervention; and if she will make a statement.
(37346)
252
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will adopt a key performance indicator for provision by education services of equipment services for disabled people; and if she will make a statement.
(37347)
253
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the continuity in delivery provided by different models of multi-agency transition from child to adult services for disabled people; and if she will make a statement.
(37348)
254
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she last reviewed the remit of the Family Fund Trust; and if she will make a statement.
(37349)
255
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of Connexions advisers have received disability awareness training.
(37350)
256
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist advisers for disabled people are employed by Connexions.
(37351)
257
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with Connexions on their ability to meet the needs of disabled people in the provision of their services.
(37352)
258
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has made in preparation for Holocaust Memorial Day 2006.
(37378)
259
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document she gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37379)
260
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by her Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37380)
261
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by her Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage her Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if she will make a statement.
(37381)
262
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding was allocated to the provision of after-school care for children with disabilities in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) the Wakefield district and (c) Normanton constituency in each year since 1997; and what future funding has been allocated.
(36747)
263
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of (a) the Skills for Life programme and (b) the report of the Adult Learning Inspectorate on the programme.
(36731)
264
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to (i) local authorities and (ii) other agencies on dealing with allegations of abuse against foster carers.
(37328)
265
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to Question 34657, what work her Department is undertaking in pursuance of the exercise of the power under section 12 of the Children Act 2004.
(37230)
266
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what analysis her Department has conducted of print and broadcast media coverage of Government education policy in the past 12 months.
(36873)
267
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has conducted on the impact on other local schools of the admissions procedures of foundation schools.
(36894)
268
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers on extended sick leave are within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) eighteen months and (d) two years of the official retirement age.
(36949)
269
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people are employed by the Learning and Skills Council in Gloucestershire; how many were employed (a) at its inception and (b) in each subsequent year; and how many people she expects it to employ after the proposed changes have taken effect.
(37337)
270
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children at (a) all (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools and (b) the (A) top and (B) bottom 100 performing (1) primary and (2) secondary schools (x) have special educational needs and (y) are eligible for free school meals.
(37354)
271
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Key Stage 2 results were in each primary school in Hornsey and Wood Green in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(36757)
272
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Hornsey and Wood Green are expected to run a deficit in the 2005-06 financial year; what the reasons given for a forecast deficit are in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(36758)
273
N
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many members of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth there are in each school in Worcestershire.
(36400)
274
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to publish the work of the Office for Fair Access; and what steps she is taking to monitor its progress.
(37129)
275
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by her Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36682)
276
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what total public expenditure has been on Sure Start in the period 1999 to 2005; and how much the national evaluation of Sure Start has cost to date.
(36325)
277
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress her Department has made in monitoring its use of consultants since the National Audit Office and her Department's internal audit report in March 2005.
(36859)
278
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the final report and action plan of the National Audit Office and her Department's internal audit report in March 2005 on engagement and use of consultants in her Department.
(36860)
279
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many convictions there have been for child abuse at nurseries in each of the last 10 years.
(37050)
280
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what procedures are in place to help nursery workers report confidentially suspected child abuse perpetrated by others working in the same place of work.
(37051)
281
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter dated 4th November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to John Byenx.
(37151)
282
N
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to ensure that all schools in the London Borough of Hounslow are (a) rebuilt and (b) modified to meet (i) Building Bulletin Standards 93 (for insulation) and (ii) 101 (for ventilation).
(36403)
283
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of working age people in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and (b) England hold a qualification at degree level or equivalent or above.
(36886)
284
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Department has a target for the creation of faith schools.
(37018)
285
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment the Department has made of the impact of its policies on the number of faith schools.
(37019)
286
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken to encourage more graduates into teaching (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) mathematics at (i) GCSE and (ii) A Level.
(37020)
287
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken to encourage more pupils to study (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) mathematics at A Level.
(37021)
288
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37463)
289
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37464)
290
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what functions (a) her Department, (b) HM Inspectorate, (c) School Admissions Forums, (d) Ofsted, (e) the Schools Commissioner, (f) the Schools Adjudicator, (g) local authorities and (h) the Audit Commission will exercise with regard to (i) community schools, (ii) trust schools, (iii) special schools, (iv) city academies, (v) pupil referral units, (vi) federated schools and (vii) foundation schools under the proposals in the Schools White Paper; and what formal powers each body will be able to exercise in the discharge of each function.
(37104)
291
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many agency staff were employed by her Department in each of the last three financial years; in which part of the Department they were employed; on which projects they worked; what the cost was to the Department of employing them; and from which budget the funding came.
(37367)
292
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many seconded staff were transferred into her Department in each of the last three financial years; in which part of the Department they were employed; on which projects they worked; what the cost to the Department was of employing them; and from which budget the funding came.
(37368)
293
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the National Audit Office and Department for Education and Skills internal audit report, compiled in March, entitled Engagement and use of consultants in the DfES will be published; and if she will place a copy in the Library.
(37369)
294
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, from which budget headings the Learning and Skills Council drew funds to finance the difference between its 2004-05 administration in budget and its actual expenditure on administration.
(37120)
295
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of trained teachers not employed in teaching, broken down by subject specialism.
(37159)
296
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department takes to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36865)
297
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many new providers have expressed an interest in funding new academies; how much each such provider has indicated it may make available; which authorities each is interested in operating in; and if she will make a statement.
(34708)
298
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the ethnic composition is of the pupil population at each secondary school in the (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Greater Manchester Metropolitan area.
(34709)
299
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average amount spent on (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils was in each of the last 30 years at today's prices.
(36912)
300
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 26th October regarding Aston Manor School, Birmingham.
(36994)
301
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Oxford East in each year since 2001.
(36852)
302
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England have access to the internet.
(36853)
303
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of schools in Morecambe and Lunesdale which teach children to read using synthetic phonics.
(37291)
304
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in (a) infant, (b) primary and (c) secondary schools in Dartford constituency (i) are eligible for and (ii) receive free school meals.
(36718)
305
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary schools in England have failed to reach the minimum standards regarding the provision of storage facilities in each of the last five years.
(36818)
306
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to improve the provision of storage facilities at secondary schools in England.
(36819)
307
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many foundation schools were placed in special measures in each year since 1999.
(37152)
308
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the cost of providing a nursery place for every child of two years and above in (a) England and (b) the most deprived (i) quartile and (ii) decile of electoral wards.
(37174)
309
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with other Government departments concerning using the Building School for the Future funds for providing sports facilities.
(36472)
310
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ring-fence funding for sport in the Building Schools for the Future budget.
(36666)
311
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that the Building Schools for the Future budgets includes funds for Olympic sport facilities.
(36667)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
312
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a Minister in her Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement.
(37079)
313
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37080)
314
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 312W, on greenhouse gases, what estimate she has made of the change in carbon dioxide emissions from current levels to the Kyoto target period which will result from (a) changes in the future of energy supply, (b) economic activity, (c) fuel prices, (d) sectoral trends, (e) effects of current and future policy measures and (f) other major factors.
(36587)
315
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has spent on the research and development of (a) energy conservation and (b) energy efficiency measures in each year since 1980; and what further sums are planned to be spent.
(36589)
316
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to promote the separate collection and recycling of paper and other materials from small and medium-sized businesses; whether her Department has set targets for such recycling; and if she will make a statement.
(34860)
317
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Site of Nature Conservation Importance designation in protecting such sites; and if she will make a statement.
(36453)
318
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department has received from English Nature regarding Sites of Nature Conservation Importance and similar conservation designations.
(36454)
319
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is permissible for a local authority to rescind Site of Nature Conservation Importance status as a result of ecological degradation caused by the action or neglect of the owner or tenants of the protected site.
(36455)
320
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill will strengthen the protection provided by (a) Site of Nature Conservation Importance and (b) similar designations; and whether the Government has further plans to strengthen such protection.
(36456)
321
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition requirements take into acccount Site of Nature Conservation Importance status.
(36457)
322
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 26th October 2005, Official Report, columns 307-9, what further work her Department has undertaken on the possibility of an avian influenza outbreak in the United Kingdom; what the results of that work have been; what (a) further work and (b) further work in conjunction with the Department of Health is planned; and if she will make a statement.
(37103)
323
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions were brought by National Parks Authority in each year since 1995.
(37006)
324
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have been brought by National Parks against landowners for impeding access to footpaths in the last 10 years.
(37225)
325
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers national parks have to (a) investigate and (b) prosecute landowners for impeding access to footpaths; and what the legislative basis is for these powers.
(37231)
326
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of vehicles used by her Department run on (a) petrol, (b) diesel and (c) liquefied petroleum gas.
(36788)
327
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what agricultural products she plans to designate as sensitive in the forthcoming World Trade Organisation negotiations.
(36626)
328
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions British Waterways has had with the British Marine Federation on disputes over the provision of moorings and marina berths alongside waterways; and if she will set up a protocol to deal with such disputes.
(36931)
329
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the merits of imposing a levy on farmers to pay for the cost of future animal disease outbreaks; and if she will make a statement.
(36967)
330
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to receive a representation from British Waterways on an agreed future licence fee structure for boat owners on waterways.
(37275)
331
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the regulatory impact of the integrated pollution prevention and control legislation.
(37338)
332
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will increase the penalties for environmental crimes; and if she will make a statement.
(37339)
333
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many court cases have (a) the Environment Agency and (b) her Department taken on breaches of the integrated pollution prevention and control legislation; and what the outcome was in each case where proceedings are complete.
(37340)
334
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who will represent her Department at the World Water Forum in Mexico City in March 2006; and what her Department's role will be at the forum.
(37497)
335
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the World Water Forum being held in Mexico City in March 2006.
(37498)
336
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Canine Crisis Council and (b) other organisations about a proposal for a dog registration scheme; what her policy is on a dog registration scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(36856)
337
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of feeding pets processed pet foods rather than natural foods.
(36857)
338
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help people over 60 who cannot afford the cost of the installation and maintenance of domestic central heating.
(36822)
339
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated unit cost of compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is for a television set.
(37343)
340
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what tests have been applied to applications under the 2005 Single Farm Payment Scheme in England to ensure that applicants are in legal occupation of the holdings used for the claim.
(36629)
341
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of Gravesham Council's response to new waste regulations which place a duty of care on householders for their household waste.
(36950)
342
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farmers on the recent announcement on the EU sugar reforms.
(36951)
343
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Government is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(36996)
344
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the merits of amending the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to cover public access to waterways.
(37010)
345
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to improve public access to waterways.
(37011)
346
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last met representatives of the direct mail industry to discuss waste paper.
(37239)
347
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of digital mapping in relation to single farm payments is complete.
(37240)
348
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with experts on the effects of global warming on coastline and river levels.
(37248)
349
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the budget for Exmoor National Park was in each year since 2000-01.
(37249)
350
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) feed barley and (b) feed wheat was produced in the United Kingdom in each year since 2001-02.
(37250)
351
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding will be given to national parks to assist with providing rural housing to encourage young people to stay in their areas.
(37251)
352
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the EU proposals relating to the classification of yoghurt.
(37267)
353
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on organic food of the growing of GM crops.
(37268)
354
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had on the locations for growing GM maize in England.
(37269)
355
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance her Department gives to farmers' markets in rural areas.
(37270)
356
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37469)
357
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37470)
358
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account she takes of advice from (a) toxicologists working in industry, (b) academics funded by agrochemical companies and (c) employees of contract research organisations whose income is dependent on agrochemical companies who sit on expert advisory committees.
(36743)
359
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answers of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 507W and 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 301W, on departmental transport, why the departmental building in Merrow, Guildford does not yet have a travel plan; when the joint travel plan will be published; whether car parking by staff and contractors outside the departmental buildings in Merrow has been identified as a significant impact; and if her Department will issue instructions to its staff and contractors not to park in residential roads around the departmental building, with particular reference to Down Road, Daryngton Drive, Carroll Avenue, Gateways, Broadwater Rise and Pitt Farm Road.
(36954)
360
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many secondees there have been to her Department from consultancy firms; how many were from the Big Four accountancy firms in each of the last three years; and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37359)
361
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants in each grade have left her Department in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37363)
362
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is being prepared for those organisations responsible for implementing in the UK the provisions of the Habitats Directive in the UK.
(37571)
363
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on flooding in the Severn basin of the strategy to reduce water levels in the Clywedog Dam; and if she will make a statement.
(37111)
364
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential for improving water absorption by tree-planting to reduce flooding; and if she will make a statement.
(37112)
365
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the representatives from her Department and public bodies for which her Department is responsible who attended the Harlow North Sustainability Symposia on 6th June.
(37447)
366
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) byways and (b) bridleways have been added to the definitive map in England and Wales since the enactment of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 as a result of (i) a statement of action in a Rights of Way Improvement Plan and (ii) a Definitive Map Modification Order under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
(36827)
367
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what total area of land has been dedicated for equestrian access under section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(36828)
368
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria were used to agree additional EU support for sugar producers in the French Département d'Outre Mer; and if she will make a statement.
(36637)
369
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to receive the final report of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.
(36867)
370
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much rape seed oil was produced in the UK in each of the last five years.
(37443)
371
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of damson trees in the UK in each of the last five years; and what steps she is taking to preserve them.
(37444)
372
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the establishment of the Government Decontamination Service; and if she will make a statement.
(37154)
373
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff are employed in the Government Decontamination Service; and what the total annual salary costs of the service are.
(37155)
374
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of (a) artificial and (b) natural Christmas trees; and if she will make a statement.
(37156)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
375
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37091)
376
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37092)
377
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has (a) made and (b) plans to make to the Government of the People's Republic of China about the Law on Population and Birth Planning; and if he will make a statement.
(37370)
378
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last raised the issue of Article 18 of the Law on Population and Birth Planning with the Government of China; what response he received; and if he will make a statement.
(37371)
379
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37415)
380
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37416)
381
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995 in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37417)
382
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the use of (a) UK airspace and (b) UK overseas territory for the purposes of extraordinary rendition flights involving those accused of terrorist activities; and if he will make a statement.
(36673)
383
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from his EU counterparts regarding the use of EU airspace for extraordinary rendition flights involving those accused of terrorist activities; and if he will make a statement.
(36674)
384
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the US Department of Defense decision to conduct the first war crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay with the power to impose the death penalty; what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on this; and if he will make a statement.
(36675)
385
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he first raised reports of secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons in European countries with the US authorities.
(36676)
386
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the US Administration regarding reports of the use of British territory and overseas territories, including sovereign bases, for purposes of extraordinary rendition flights involving those accused of terrorist activities; and if he will make a statement.
(36677)
387
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1023W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition), whether carriers are legally obliged to provide passenger lists when (a) refuelling on, (b) overflying and (c) landing on UK overseas territories.
(36813)
388
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1023W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition), if he will define the term `non-scheduled, non-commercial civil aircraft'; and if he will make a statement.
(36814)
389
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1043W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition), what plans there are to review the agreement between the US and the United Kingdom regarding the provisions of the Chicago Convention; and if he will make a statement.
(36815)
390
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the account of the situation in Zimbabwe given on 7th December by the UN Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs; and what action he is proposing to take in the United Nations as a result.
(37140)
391
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the annual agreement between the US and the UK about flights into the UK originating in the US was last agreed; what changes if any were made; and if he will make a statement.
(37218)
392
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1043W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition), what the (a) terms and (b) procedures are of the bilateral Air Services Agreement between the US and UK relating to (i) flights originating in the US into the UK and (ii) flights originating in third countries into the UK on their way to the US; when this agreement was last renewed; what changes have been agreed to it, on what dates, in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(37276)
393
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has ruled out supporting the lifting of the EU embargo on arms exports to China; and if he will make a statement.
(37278)
394
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed the lifting of the EU embargo on arms exports to China with the US Secretary of State.
(37279)
395
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he (a) has written and (b) intends to write to the US Administration to ask whether UK airspace has been used for the purpose of the extraordinary rendition of anyone accused of terrorist activities since 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(37280)
396
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations as the UK representative on the UN Security Council for that body to impose sanctions against Burma.
(36729)
397
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd December, Official Report, column 881W, on the UN Convention Against Corruption, if he will list the organisations his Department met to discuss the Convention; and on what dates each meeting took place.
(36842)
398
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd December 2005, Official Report, column 881W, on the UN Convention Against Corruption, if he will place in the Library the minutes of the meetings his Department held with the International Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of British Industry at which the Convention was discussed.
(36843)
399
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the Government will report to the OECD Working Group on Bribery on how the United Kingdom is implementing the Working Group's Phase 2 review recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(36845)
400
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the briefing documents drawn up by his Department for the oral report the UK will make to the OECD Working Group on Bribery in relation to the Working Group's Phase 2 review recommendations.
(36846)
401
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the representations he has received from (a) businesses, (b) business organisations and (c) non-governmental organisations on the UK signing and ratification of the UN Convention Against Corruption.
(36847)
402
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to seek the restitution of property owned by British subjects and taken by the Communist regime in Poland after the Second World War.
(36800)
403
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether United Kingdom security services personnel have travelled in an aircraft used for the purpose of an international rendition.
(36443)
404
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions and at what locations officials in the United Kingdom security services have questioned individuals who have been subject to an international rendition or other involuntary transfer by United States officials.
(36444)
405
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any aircraft used by United States officials for the purpose of an international rendition has landed at a UK airport.
(36445)
406
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information officials in the United Kingdom security services collect on (a) the detention of individuals in European states by or at the request of United States officials and (b) the transit through UK airports of aircraft used by United States officials for the purpose of international rendition.
(36446)
407
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Cheltenham of 2nd December 2005, Official Report, column 879W, on private military companies, what the duration is of the contracts with (a) ArmorGroup and (b) Control Risks Group; whether the contracts specify particular locations; and whether they include employment of local labour.
(36876)
408
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Eritrean government to reconsider its decision to expel UN peacekeepers; if he will initiate urgent peace talks between the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments; and if he will make a statement.
(36932)
409
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the governnment of Bangladesh concerning terrorist incidents in Bangladesh; and if he will take steps to highlight to the international community recent incidents of attacks against the Christian community in Bangladesh.
(36933)
410
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36684)
411
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what export licences have been granted for the export to Indonesia of (a) Tactica vehicles and (b) spare parts for Tactica vehicles since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(36854)
412
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the products associated with the EU Presidency logo developed by his Department; how many of each were produced; and what the cost was of the production of each.
(37344)
413
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards the return of British military equipment confiscated by the Iranians in the summer; and if he will make a statement.
(37455)
414
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are free and fair.
(37456)
415
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the UK Government has given the Iraqi court conducting the trial of Saddam Hussein.
(37522)
416
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current situation in the Darfur region of Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(37102)
417
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will continue to press for trade justice at the World Trade Organisation meeting in December in Hong Kong.
(36789)
418
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the beheading of Christian teenagers in Indonesia; if he will make representations to the Indonesian authorities to take action to prevent such religiously-motivated killings; and if he will make a statement.
(37165)
419
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking to encourage the protection of religious freedoms in Southeast Asia.
(37166)
420
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37487)
421
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37488)
422
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met representatives of the Israeli government to discuss Israel's commitment to Phase One of the Road Map; and if he will make a statement about Israel's progress to date.
(36941)
423
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met representatives of the Israeli government to discuss Israel's policy of home demolition.
(36942)
424
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Israeli security barrier on the Palestinian economy.
(36943)
425
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many secondees there have been to his Department from consultancy firms in each of the last three years; how many were from the Big Four accountancy firms and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37358)
426
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many civil servants in each grade have left his Department in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37364)
427
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government knows the identity of the detainees held by the United States and referred to in paragraph 78 of the report published in March 2005 by the Intelligence and Security Committee.
(36404)
428
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Convergance Fund money would be allocated to West Wales and the Valleys under (a) the Luxemburg Presidency's final budgetary proposals and (b) the UK Presidency's budgetary proposals as presented on 5th December.
(37333)
429
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to support the recommendations made in the Havel-Tutu report on Burma.
(37335)
430
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with the government of Eritrea on that country's expulsion of United Nations peacekeepers; and if he will make a statement.
(36727)
431
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take up with the Burmese authorities the case of Thet Win Aung, a prisoner of conscience in Burma.
(36913)
432
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the relationship between Venezuela and Mexico, and (b) the effect of the decision to withdraw ambassadors.
(36665)
433
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between Venezuela and Bolivia, with particular reference to reports of Venezuelan interference in Bolivian domestic politics.
(36830)
434
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of Venezuela selling oil to Caribbean and Central American countries at concessionary rates; and if he will make a statement.
(36831)
435
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of Venezuela offering free medical treatment to patients in a number of Caribbean countries; and if he will make a statement.
(36832)
436
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between Venezuela and the United States of America, with particular reference to the sale of discounted heating oil to Massachusetts by Venezuela.
(36833)
437
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) relations between Venezuela and Jamaica and (b) the implications of those relations for (i) UK-Venezuela relations, (ii) UK-Jamaican relations and (iii) the wider region.
(36834)
438
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the Venezuelan agricultural sector of Venezuela joining Mercosur; and if he will make a statement.
(36835)
439
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of Venezuela's membership of Mercosur on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
(36836)
440
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will ratify the UN Firearms Protocol.
(36849)
441
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department is taking both bilaterally and within international organisations to support the movement for democratic change in Zimbabwe.
(37310)
442
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to (i) encourage the continued development of a multi-party democracy in Cameroon and (ii) promote the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections at local and national level.
(36717)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
443
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to nominate a Minister in her Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement.
(37077)
444
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37078)
445
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards piloting individualised budgets to bring together sources of funding for services, equipment and adaptations to meet disability needs; and if she will make a statement.
(37096)
446
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's definition is of disabled persons for the purpose of community care services; and when this definition was last (a) consulted on and (b) reviewed.
(37097)
447
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation she has undertaken on the merits of a right for disabled persons to request not to live in a residential or nursing care setting; and if she will make a statement.
(37098)
448
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the ability of community services to deliver the National Service Framework recommendation on equipment for disabled children; and if she will make a statement.
(37099)
449
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the Department for Education and Skills on co-ordinating basic data on (a) the number and needs of disabled children in local areas, (b) the inclusion of disabled children in Children Act databases and (c) the inclusion of disabled children in the Common Assessment Framework; and if she will make a statement.
(37100)
450
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to extend self-directed control to young disabled people; and if she will make a statement.
(37101)
451
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the National Health Service of treating the effects of high cholesterol levels was in each of the last five years.
(36925)
452
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document she gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37385)
453
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by her Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37386)
454
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House of Lords were dealt with by her Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage her Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if she will make a statement.
(37387)
455
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed on inmates in each prison in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(37535)
456
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projected per capita Government spending on health in Wiltshire for 2005-06 is.
(36879)
457
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projected per capita Government spending on health in County Durham for 2005-06 is.
(36880)
458
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS consultation document on the reorganisation of ambulance trusts will be issued; when the consultation will (a) start and (b) finish; and whether ambulance trusts will have an input into the drafting of the consultation document.
(36447)
459
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action a primary care trust (PCT) can take if its strategic health authority presents an NHS consultation document on PCT reconfiguration which it considers to be biased.
(36448)
460
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role (a) she and (b) her Department's Independent External Panel has in ensuring that (i) strategic health authorities (SHAs) present options for primary care trust (PCT) reconfiguration fairly in their formal NHS consultation document and (ii) SHAs effectively engage the relevant PCT in preparing their formal NHS consultation document on PCT reconfiguration where there are sharply differing views on particular options.
(36449)
461
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that the advice given in John Bacon's letter dated 30th November on strategic health authorities engaging primary care trusts in preparing their formal NHS consultation document is followed.
(36450)
462
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that the advice given in John Bacon's letter dated 30th November to strategic health authorities (SHAs) regarding SHA and primary care trust reconfiguration is being folowed.
(36451)
463
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to the questions tabled by the hon. member for Billericay relating to overseas nurses for Answer on (a) 24th October, references 21223 and 21224 and (b) 17th November, reference 29318.
(36234)
464
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients' forum members participated in the MORI poll on patient and public involvement in health commissioned by her Department and active between 10th and 24th October.
(36235)
465
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date it will become a requirement for healthcare practitioners working as chiropodists to be registered with the Health Professions Council in order to use the title chiropodist; and whether exemption will be given after this date for healthcare practitioners whose applications to be placed on the register are waiting to be processed.
(36748)
466
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 the last five years, broken down by the number of previous abortions performed on the woman concerned.
(36741)
467
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements she has made to monitor response by NHS trusts to the National Patient Safety Organisation's recent Information Notice on Latex Allergy.
(37254)
468
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of general practitoner practices in (a) England, (b) each primary care trust and (c) each strategic health authority achieved Med 5 and Med 9 of the Quality and Outcomes Framework on medicines management in 2004-05.
(37007)
469
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the extension of the single assessment process to include housing-related support in respect of Extra Care schemes.
(37294)
470
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the relationship between the requirements of the single assessment and the supporting people quality assessment framework in respect of Extra Care schemes.
(37295)
471
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish the report of the Working Party on Respiratory Services in England.
(37296)
472
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the roles are of (a) the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions and (b) the Long-term Conditions Strategy.
(37297)
473
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by her Department's single assessment change agent team on (a) long-term conditions, (b) care programme approach, (c) person centred planning, (d) individual budgets, (e) the IT programme and (f) other related work programmes.
(37298)
474
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the single assessment process contributes to the (a) recording and (b) commissioning of non-care services.
(37299)
475
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to promote the development and delivery of joint training on the single assessment process to health, care and housing staff.
(37300)
476
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to revise single assessment process guidance to give carers (a) housing-related needs and (b) housing-related service options.
(37421)
477
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 29552, on emergency re-admissions, what the figures are for (a) quarter 4 of 2004-05 and (b) quarter 1 of 2005-06.
(37503)
478
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid to private providers for treatment given to NHS patients in each year since 2000; and what the projected figure is for 2005.
(37311)
479
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts she expects not to be able to become foundation trusts by 2008.
(37312)
480
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what future she envisages for trusts who are not foundation hospitals by 2008.
(37313)
481
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) terms of reference, (b) powers and (c) expected costs are of the turnaround teams she is sending into Southport and Ormskirk Hospital.
(37314)
482
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) her Department and (b) the relevant strategic health authority plans to support a merger of Alder Hey NHS Trust with Liverpool Women's Hospital Foundation Trust.
(37315)
483
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) length, (b) terms and (c) cost are of the contract for the project being undertaken by McKinsey's into the structural and service reconfiguration of (a) Merseyside and Lancashire Acute Trusts and (b) North Cheshire, Warrington, St Helens and Knowsley hospitals.
(37316)
484
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid by Merseyside and Cheshire Strategic Health Authority to McKinsey's for work carried out in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) so far in 2005.
(37317)
485
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust is required to pay interest on the money it has borrowed.
(37318)
486
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many displaced chief executive officers and other senior NHS employees without permanent roles are working in each strategic health authority area.
(37319)
487
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children from the West Lancashire Constituency have (a) attended accident and emergency, (b) had an emergency operation, (c) had an elective operation and (d) attended outpatients at Alder Hey NHS Trust in each year between 2000 and 2004.
(37320)
488
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) land and (b) property her Department owns in West Lancashire constituency.
(37321)
489
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) land and (b) property belonging to the NHS in West Lancashire has (i) been sold in each year since 2000 and (ii) is planned to be sold in (A) 2005-06 and (B) 2006-07.
(37322)
490
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been set aside for severance packages consequent on the restructuring of (a) Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, (b) Lancashire and Cumbria Strategic Health Authority and (c) all strategic health authorities in England.
(37418)
491
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by (a) her Department and (b) strategic health authorities on (i) management consultants and (ii) contracts with McKinsey's in (A) 2002, (B) 2003, (C) 2004 and (D) so far in 2005.
(37419)
492
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings her Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd since July.
(36756)
493
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses currently on extended sick leave are within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) 18 months and (d) two years of the official retirement age.
(36904)
494
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role the Rapid Review Panel of the Health Protection Agency undertakes; and if she will make a statement.
(36702)
495
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many positive-negative pressure isolation rooms exist within the NHS; and where they are located.
(36703)
496
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the proposals are for the development of services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital under the private finance initiative.
(36401)
497
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations her Department plans to hold on the future of services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
(36402)
498
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations the Government has made (a) at the Council of Ministers, (b) to the European Commission and (c) to the European Parliament on the adoption of clear unit labelling of alcohol drinks; and if she will make a statement.
(36917)
499
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to review (a) the available information on vitamin D daily intake level for different age groups and (b) recommended levels of vitamin D.
(37130)
500
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to review guidance on vitamin D supplements for pregnant and nursing mothers.
(37131)
501
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans steps she will take to improve vitamin D levels in the UK population.
(37132)
502
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence was of rickets in the UK in each of the last five years.
(37133)
503
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure was in each of the last five years on the treatment of rickets.
(37134)
504
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of (a) osteomalacia and (b) osteoporosis was in the UK in each of the last five years; and what the annual expenditure on the treatment of (i) osteomalacia and (ii) osteoporosis was in each year.
(37135)
505
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of fractures in (a) the UK population and (b) the under fives was in each of the last five years.
(37136)
506
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of fractures was in the under fives in each year from 1970 to 1975.
(37137)
507
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the level of demand on Hampshire Ambulance Trust for ambulance services between midnight and four a.m. on 4th December; and what the level of demand was at the corresponding time and date in 2004.
(37563)
508
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the demand on accident and emergency services at Southampton General Hospital between midnight and four a.m. on 4th December; and what the demand was at the corresponding time and date in 2004.
(37564)
509
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) died and (b) been injured under restraint in mental health institutions in each of the last eight years.
(37572)
510
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has undertaken on the effects of restraint measures in the NHS.
(37573)
511
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many different restraint procedures are approved for use in psychiatric hospitals.
(37574)
512
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methods of restraint are approved for use on children in (a) hospitals and (b) secure hospitals.
(37575)
513
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by her Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36685)
514
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Obesity Care pathway being produced by her Department will include appropriate references to slimming on referral programmes.
(36991)
515
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the original consultees on the draft Obesity Care Pathway were chosen; who those consultees were; and which additional organisations have subsequently been consulted.
(36992)
516
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on (a) progress made to date and (b) the timetable for future action in relation to obesity initiatives in the Implementation Programme of the White Paper on Public Health, with particular reference to (i) the Weight Loss Guide, (ii) the Obesity Care Pathway and the Obesity Tool Kit, (iii) the National Partnership for Obesity, (iv) establishment of the Obesity Programme Board, (v) the development of a job description and management structure for health trainers and (vi) the work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in assessing weight loss options.
(36993)
517
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England and (b) Forest of Dean constituency suffered from heart disease in each of the last five years; and what the mortality rate was in each year.
(36869)
518
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the statement of 15th November 2005, Official Report, column 849, what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent in administrative costs since 1996.
(37505)
519
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in at-risk groups who have been unable to obtain a seasonal influenza vaccination in Gravesham constituency.
(36952)
520
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effects of the Agenda for Change programme in each grade of NHS staff in Gravesham constituency.
(36953)
521
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) agency and (b) NHS nurses were employed by the NHS in Gravesham constituency in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost was in each case.
(36957)
522
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of public houses in Gravesham constituency likely to be exempt from a smoking ban under the provisions of the Health Bill.
(36959)
523
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the Health Bill on health inequalities within Gravesham constituency.
(36960)
524
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will break down the number of (a) agency staff, (b) contractors and (c) consultants currently employed within the Department by (i) pay band and (ii) length of contract.
(36919)
525
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of employing temporary and agency staff in her Department in 2005-06.
(36920)
526
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) temporary and (b) agency staff there were in the Department in each year since 2002.
(36921)
527
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS of a course of treatment with the drug Alimta was in the last period for which figures are available.
(36882)
528
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to recruit general practitioners in rural areas.
(37232)
529
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance her Department provides for elderly people leaving hospital who live in rural areas.
(37233)
530
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has evaluated on the impacts on health of wind turbines.
(37242)
531
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to (a) assist and (b) secure the future of rural pharmacies.
(37266)
532
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 272W and 31st October 2005, Official Report, column 842W, in what year data on the number of hospital bed days of patients aged (a) under 16 and (b) under 18 on admission on adult psychiatric wards started being collected.
(36968)
533
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people, other than the organisers, attended each of the consultation events that formed part of the Race Equality Impact Assessment of the Mental Health Bill; and how many of these were black and minority ethnic service users.
(36969)
534
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the Race Equality Impact Assessment consultation on the Mental Health Bill satisfied Commission for Racial Equality guidance on the conduct of such assessments.
(36970)
535
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has extended the duration of the Race Equality Impact Assessment consultation on the draft Mental Health Bill.
(36971)
536
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects guidelines to be issued to assist the early detection of positional plagiocephaly by health professionals.
(37211)
537
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans her Department has for publicising the methods available to avoid positional plagiocephaly.
(37212)
538
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department has provided to parents on positional plagiocephaly.
(37213)
539
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by her Department on publicising advice to (a) parents and (b) health professionals on how to avoid positional plagiocephaly in each year since 2001.
(37214)
540
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37485)
541
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37486)
542
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times East Midlands ambulance response times in North Nottinghamshire have been in excess of 30 minutes in each of the last 10 years.
(36233)
543
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process is for commissioning children's palliative care; and what plans she has for the reform of these arrangements.
(36730)
544
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to passport the medical costs of providing palliative care to children's hospices.
(36732)
545
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to children's hospices serving West Sussex in each of the last eight years.
(36733)
546
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what weighting is applied to palliative care for children in the primary care trust capitation formula.
(36735)
547
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessments she has made of the medical costs of providing palliative care in children's hospices.
(36736)
548
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with internet service providers about suicide chat rooms.
(36590)
549
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines she has issued on the prescription of methadone in prisons; and if she will make a statement.
(37324)
550
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to training dentists in each of the last 30 years at 2005-06 prices.
(36872)
551
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) location, (b) cost and (c) completion date is of each private finance initiative project within her responsibility in each health authority area.
(36893)
552
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospital and (b) community dentists have been employed in each year from 1979 to 1997, broken down by strategic health authority area.
(36895)
553
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) location and (b) date of (i) opening and (ii) closing is of each dental school in England; and how many dental students there were at each in each of the last 30 years.
(36896)
554
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists were employed in the public sector in each of the last 30 years.
(37029)
555
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young adults suffered from depression in each of the last five years.
(37105)
556
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Department has taken to identify depression in children and young adults.
(37106)
557
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are available to families with children who suffer from depression.
(37107)
558
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there are in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Huddersfield.
(37108)
559
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources her Department has allocated for NHS dentistry in 2004-05.
(37109)
560
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to ensure patient access to NHS dentists.
(37110)
561
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many job losses she expects as a result of the merger of primary care trusts in Lincolnshire; what budget has been allocated for severance payments; and if she will make a statement.
(36701)
562
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have used NHS Direct in each year since its introduction, broken down by region.
(36868)
563
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to increase funding for palliative care services; and if she will make a statement.
(37306)
564
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when her Department will reply to the letter of 19th October from the right hon. Member for Warley regarding the campaign on rehabilitation services for blind and partially sighted people.
(36700)
565
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to receive advice from the National Committee on Screening on the screening of older men for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
(36716)
566
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating people with unhealthy cholesterol levels.
(36760)
567
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will estimate the number of pharmacists who are planning to offer health checks including Body Mass Index tests, cholesterol tests and blood pressure tests in response to the Choosing Health through Pharmacy contract.
(36761)
568
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans (a) to measure and (b) to estimate the number of health checks carried out under the Choosing Health through Pharmacy contract.
(36762)
569
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Government has made of how many health checks have taken place so far under the Choosing Health through Pharmacy contract.
(36763)
570
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is taking to improve access testing under the Choosing Health through Pharmacy contract in areas of deprivation and poverty.
(36764)
571
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) the NHS on (i) dietary advice and (ii) drug treatment for those at risk of raised cholesterol.
(36765)
572
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in Beverley and Holderness are involved in private practice.
(37437)
573
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Beverley and Holderness were registered with an NHS dentist in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.
(37438)
574
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she is taking to ensure adequate provision of NHS dentistry in Beverley and Holderness.
(37439)
575
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there were in Beverley and Holderness in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.
(37440)
576
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of staff in her Department are (a) directly employed by the Department and (b) agency and non-permanent staff.
(37215)
577
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of (a) agency and (b) non-permanent staff employed in her Department.
(37216)
578
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) temporary and (b) agency staff are employed in her Department to perform roles previously carried out by permanent staff who have been made redundant.
(37217)
579
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library copies of (a) print and (b) broadcast media monitoring undertaken for her Department since 2002.
(36975)
580
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the use of broadcast and print media analysis.
(36976)
581
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned research into the presence and reporting in the (i) broadcast and (ii) print media of the hon. Member for Northavon since 5th May.
(36983)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
582
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37089)
583
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37090)
584
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people found guilty of an offence under section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 were sentenced to (a) five years' imprisonment, (b) four years' imprisonment, (c) three years' imprisonment, (d) two years' imprisonment, (e) one year imprisonment, (f) six months' imprisonment, (g) community service and (h) a fine only in (i) Essex, (ii) the area of London covered by the Metropolitan Police, (iii) Hertfordshire and (iv) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available broken down by (A) sex and (B) age.
(37377)
585
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37382)
586
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37383)
587
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House of Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37384)
588
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle (i) anti-social behaviour and (ii) anti-social behaviour outside night clubs and public houses in Southend-on Sea; and if he will make a statement.
(37536)
589
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued to citizens living in Southend-on Sea in each month since their introduction.
(37537)
590
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of providing (a) educational facilities, (b) dental services, (c) medical services, including costs involved in transporting inmates to and from hospital, (d) clothing and (e) food has been in each prison in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(37538)
591
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales he has authorised to have stun guns.
(37539)
592
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales use bicycles while patrolling; and what the figures were in (i) 1992, (ii) 1996, (iii) 1997, (iv) 1998, (v) 2001 and (vi) 2004.
(37540)
593
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many probation officers were employed in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the Metropolitan area of London in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.
(37546)
594
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many probation officers were suspended from duty in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the Metropolitan Police area of London in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available broken down by grade.
(37547)
595
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the complaints made by (a) members of the public, (b) hon. Members and (c) members of the House of Lords about the conduct of probation officers in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what the outcome of each complaint was.
(37548)
596
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Crown Court and (b) Appeal Court judges were convicted of a criminal offence in each year since 1975.
(37549)
597
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 16 years, (ii) 16 to 18 years, (iii) 19 to 24 years, (iv) 25 to 30 years, (v) 30 to 40 years and (vi) 40 years and over found guilty of an offence under section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 were sentenced to (A) five years' imprisonment, (B) four years' imprisonment, (C) three years' imprisonment, (D) two years' imprisonment, (E) one year's imprisonment, (F) six months' imprisonment, (G) community service and (H) a fine only in (1) Essex, (2) the area of london covered by the Metropolitan Police, (3) Hertfordshire and (4) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(37550)
598
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been employed in the Probation Service in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan Police area of London and (d) Hertfordshire since 1995, broken down by grade.
(37551)
599
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for operating an illegal taxi service in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(37552)
600
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of policing in Southend was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how much of the cost was met from (a) council tax and (b) central Government.
(37553)
601
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many resignations there were from each police force in England and Wales for (a) medical and (b) other reasons in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04.
(37554)
602
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government funding schemes are available for organisations which tackle anti-social behaviour and youth development; and how much money was available to each scheme in the last 12 months.
(36591)
603
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to transfer the cost of compensation for criminal injuries at work to employers.
(37167)
604
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what projections he has made of the number of immigrants likely to be admitted to the United Kingdom each year under the terms of his tier 2 (skilled migrants) category.
(36944)
605
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) teachers, (b) IT specialists and (c) engineers from (i) Sierra Leone, (ii) Malawi, (iii) Tanzania, (iv) Ghana, (v) Zambia, (vi) Africa, (vii) South Asia and (viii) other Asian countries have been admitted to the United Kingdom under the terms of (A) the work permits system and (B) the highly skilled migrants programme in each year since 1997.
(36945)
606
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nurses from (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Malawi, (c) Tanzania, (d) Ghana, (e) Zambia and (f) Africa have been admitted to the United Kingdom under the terms of the work permit system in each year since 1997.
(36946)
607
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many general practitioners from (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Malawi, (c) Tanzania, (d) Ghana, (e) Zambia and (f) Africa were admitted to the United Kingdom under the terms of the (i) Highly Skilled Migrant Programme and (ii) Work Permit Scheme in each year since 2002.
(36947)
608
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the prosecution of racially aggravated offences.
(35650)
609
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings his Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.
(36750)
610
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 328W, on speed cameras, how many (a) convictions and (b) fixed penalty notices there were for speeding offences in each year from 1994 to 2004.
(37015)
611
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 28th September on behalf of Mr Fredjan Prenga (Home Office ref: P1044999 / correspondence reference PREN004/CJB).
(36399)
612
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 970W, on asylum/immigration, when information on allowed appeals is expected to become available; how many cases in which appeals have been allowed and the appellant has not yet been issued leave to remain are outstanding; and if he will make a statement.
(36816)
613
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 14th September on behalf of Miss Kamuna Ngavunu.
(37008)
614
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether breach of the proposed legal obligation at an EU level for public officials to report bribery, corruption and business interests would constitute a criminal offence in the UK.
(36320)
615
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the European Commission's proposals to establish a specialised investigation or prosecutorial body for dealing with the investigation of cases linked with organised crime.
(36321)
616
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the European Commission's proposals for harmonisation of the methodology used in the compilation of crime statistics.
(36322)
617
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on the European Commission's proposals for a witness protection programme at EU level; and if he will make a statement.
(36323)
618
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers the European Commission has to establish criminal offences in legislation (a) which has direct effect in member states and (b) which member states are obliged to implement.
(36324)
619
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who is responsible for making each appointment.
(36686)
620
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who would bear financial responsibility for the (a) private finance initiative (PFI) payments and (b) compensation payable to PFI contractors for the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley if it becomes redundant.
(36774)
621
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the amount of compensation which would have to be paid to private companies if the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley is no longer needed as a result of the police restructuring proposals.
(36775)
622
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley.
(36776)
623
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost of maintaining and leasing the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley will be under the private finance initiative.
(36777)
624
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers accommodated in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency were granted asylum in each of the last 10 years.
(37044)
625
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants who had been accommodated in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency have been deported in each of the last 10 years.
(37045)
626
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers accommodated in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency were not granted asylum but were granted indefinite leave to remain in each of the last 10 years.
(37046)
627
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers accommodated in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) Kettering constituency have been granted refugee status in each of the last 10 years.
(37047)
628
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency have appeared on the sex offenders register in each of the last 10 years.
(37049)
629
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the cost to public funds of the prosecution of Mr Peter Bolton, former deputy clerk to the North Wales Police Authority.
(36734)
630
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's target is for (a) an acknowledgement of and (b) a substantive response to correspondence received by the General Group Managed Migration Directorate.
(36885)
631
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local police forces in England have offered a weapons amnesty in each year since 1997.
(36988)
632
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to encourage local police forces to offer permanent weapon amnesties.
(36989)
633
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that the sex of persons prosecuted for domestic violence cases is recorded by the Crown Prosecution Service.
(36990)
634
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 430W, on the Commission for Integration, which faith leaders and key stakeholders were contacted by him on 21st September; and what assessment he has made of the responses he has received.
(37009)
635
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reoffending rate was for individuals serving (a) custodial sentences and (b) community service orders in (i) England, (ii) the Tees Valley and (iii) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in 2004-05.
(37013)
636
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the (a) use of and (b) supply of and the risks for recreational drug users from crystal meth.
(37014)
637
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37481)
638
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37482)
639
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions use has been made of the powers available to him under section 58(3)(b) of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(36820)
640
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what use has been made of the powers available to him under sections 58 and 59 of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 in relation to persons returned to (a) Angola and (b) the Congo.
(36821)
641
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered methadone users there are in (a) Altcourse, (b) Bullingdon, (c) Elmley, (d) Holme House and (e) Hull prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(37508)
642
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his proposals to alter the terms relating to payments of Injury on Duty Awards, with particular reference to former police officers over the age of 65 years.
(36829)
643
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the performance indicators are for the monitoring of sex offenders for each police authority area in England and Wales.
(36883)
644
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the performance of youth offender teams against their key indicators was in (a) North Wales and (b) England and Wales between April 2004 and March 2005.
(36884)
645
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the national targets are for the Criminal Records Bureau; and what the performance of its offices in South Devon has been against those targets.
(36891)
646
N
Mr Richard Shepherd (Aldridge - Brownhills):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps (a) the West Midlands Probation Service and (b) the National Offender Management Services have taken to identify an alternative site for the Bail Hostel located in Stonnall Road, Aldridge, since the High Court ruling in 1996.
(36226)
647
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of 20th September on behalf of Mohammed Hassan, husband of Israa Yunis Gullid (Home Office Reference G1097755), (Correspondence Reference B22342/5).
(36995)
648
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child deaths in custody there have been in each year since 1990.
(37323)
649
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces in England and Wales have specialist rape units.
(37341)
650
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence involving the use of stun guns there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) the South West in each year since 1997.
(36668)
651
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Warley of (a) 27th October regarding Mr Munye, Jordan Close, Smethwick, (b) 13th September regarding Mrs McBride, Wigon Road, Smethwick, (c) 5th October regarding Mr Dalvir Singh, Tollgate Shopping Centre, Smethwick and (d) 16th November regarding Mr Mohammed Hasan, 25 Beacon Close, Smethwick.
(37565)
652
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will reply to the letter of 15th September from the hon. Member for Warley regarding (a) Mr Rolando March, Priory Close, Smethwick and (b) Mr Tvala, Melbourne Road, Smethwick.
(37566)
653
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will reply to the letter of 14th September from the hon. Member for Warley regarding (a) Mr Kushnau, Woodlands Street, Smethwick and (b) Mr Mahmoud, High Road, Smethwick.
(37567)
654
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pedal cyclists have been convicted of offences relating to contravention of road traffic acts in each of the last five years.
(37442)
655
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) convictions and (b) prosecutions for theft of car number plates there were in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(37450)
656
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he expects the effect of the Charities Bill will be on the charitable status of closed religious orders; how many such orders qualify for charitable status; if he will place in the Library a list of those orders which qualify for charitable status; and if he will make a statement.
(36697)
657
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 1st November regarding a constituent, reference M26613/5.
(36228)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
658
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a statement on the findings of user research commissioned by the Commission to inform future initiatives on involving citizens in the political process and informing them of the work of Parliament.
(36779)
659
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what measures will be taken to remedy the loss of visibility from the Public Gallery of the southern portion of the Chamber as a result of the erection of the permanent screen; and if he will make a statement.
(36881)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
660
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to nominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37093)
661
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37094)
662
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his policy is in respect of the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(37392)
663
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to (1) Scottish parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37393)
664
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37394)
665
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House of Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995; in respect of what percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37395)
666
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on his policies to promote corporate responsibility among UK companies operating abroad.
(36706)
667
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the meetings held between his Department and the Treasury at which the decision to remove the obligation on businesses to publish operating and financial reviews was discussed.
(36707)
668
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will increase the UK contributions to the Global Fund to the level of the contribution of the French government.
(36929)
669
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what position he will take at the forthcoming World Trade Organisation talks on the extent to which developing countries should undergo greater market liberalisation and privatisation.
(36930)
670
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2005, Official Report, column 513W, on food emergencies, what recent assessments his Department has made of food emergencies in (a) Angola, (b) Burkina Faso, (c) Burundi, (d) Chad, (e) the Central African Republic, (f) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (g) Cote di'Ivoire, (h) Eritrea, (i) Ethiopia, (j) Guinea, (k) Kenya, (l) Lesotho, (m) Liberia, (n) Malawi, (o) Mali, (p) Mauritania, (q) Niger, (r) Sierra Leone, (s) Somalia, (t) Sudan, (u) Swaziland, (v) Tanzania, (w) Uganda and (x) Zimbabwe.
(37433)
671
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference held in London in September.
(37495)
672
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who from his Department will attend the World Water Forum in Mexico City in March 2006; and what his Department's role will be at the forum.
(37496)
673
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many technical assistance contracts between his Department and external contractors were terminated in each year since 1997.
(37502)
674
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36687)
675
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on support to local non-governmental organisations in Central Asia; and if he will make a statement.
(36858)
676
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he last discussed the situation in Darfur with his Sudanese counterpart; and if he will make a statement.
(37451)
677
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department provided to charities for the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Sierre Leone and other African countries in the last five years.
(37453)
678
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to secure aid agency transport links to Somalia.
(37454)
679
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he will implement the findings of the Commission for Africa, published in March in relation to trade justice; and if he will make a statement.
(36877)
680
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria will be used by the EU to determine how the transitional support for African, Caribbean and Pacific sugar group countries will be allocated.
(36633)
681
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what EU procedures will be used for disbursing support for African, Caribbean and Pacific sugar group nations; what steps are being taken to avoid delays in the disbursement of funds; and if he will make a statement.
(36636)
682
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the EU funding for African, Caribbean and Pacific sugar group nations will enable them to develop adequate transitional programmes; and if he will make a statement.
(36638)
683
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, from which fund the accompanying measures for the 18 African, Caribbean and Pacific sugar protocol countries will be drawn; when the funds will be available; and if he will make a statement.
(36639)
684
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will receive from the EU as a result of the reformed sugar regime in the years after 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(36640)
685
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking in collaboration with other EU member states to honour the EU commitment to provide African, Caribbean and Pacific countries with viable non-reciprocal alternatives to economic partnership agreements.
(37309)
Questions to the Leader of the House
686
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36688)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
687
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he plans to n ominate a Minister in his Department to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37087)
688
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37088)
689
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to Question 34727, on smoking in enclosed public places, what scientific evidence he considered in reaching his decision.
(37223)
690
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to question 34657, what work his Department is undertaking to exercise the power under section 12 of the Children Act 2004.
(37434)
691
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will break down the Department for Regional Department Roads Service Draft Budget for 2005-06 by main expenditure heading.
(36607)
692
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of service was of officers with the rank of police inspector and above in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.
(36608)
693
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations have been made by the Human Rights Commission to the Government on issues that would fall under its remit in connection with the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill.
(36609)
694
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will break down the £200 million annual savings that were indicated would be achieved in Northern Ireland as a result of the implementation of the Review of Public Administration by main budget heading.
(36610)
695
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many mobile vehicle licence detection units were in operation in Northern Ireland in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005.
(36766)
696
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria are used to determine the siting of mobile vehicle licence detection units in Northern Ireland.
(36767)
697
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vehicle owners were prosecuted as a result of mobile vehicle licence detection units in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.
(36768)
698
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the length of time it takes a Northern Ireland civil servant in each grade to progress to the maximum point of the pay scale.
(36723)
699
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the average volume of water used by a (a) domestic residence and (b) domestic residence where the supply pipe also supplies a farm in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
(37012)
700
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what control programme operates in Northern Ireland in relation to bovine tuberculosis.
(36628)
701
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) men, (b) women, (c) Catholics and (d) Protestants are employed by the Northern Ireland Civil Service at (i) Grade 7, (ii) Deputy Principal grade and (iii) Staff Officer grade.
(36980)
702
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school children in each (i) constituency and (ii) council district in Northern Ireland are on the waiting list for assessment by an educational psychologist; and what the average waiting time was in each case in the last period for which figures are available.
(36981)
703
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he sought advice from the Commissioner for Public Appointments before appointing the Commissioner for Victims; and if he will make a statement.
(36982)
704
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the all-island free travel scheme for Ireland to be operational.
(36745)
705
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will address the financial situation of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board arising from the regional capitation formula to enable reduction of waiting lists for elective treatment.
(36780)
706
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37475)
707
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37476)
Questions to the Prime Minister
708
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Prime Minister, 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.
(36442)
709
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings his Office has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.
(36754)
710
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make representations to Meles Zenawi on the human rights situation in Ethiopia.
(37141)
711
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Office, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36678)
712
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 162W, on ministerial travel, which aspects of travel on the London Underground are covered by the code.
(36634)
713
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answers of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 162W and 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1038W, on ministerial travel, what account he takes of the guidance document Travel by Ministers in deciding whether to travel by underground on official business.
(36635)
714
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Prime Minister, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Office; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37459)
715
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Prime Minister, how much has been spent by his Office on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37460)
716
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Prime Minister, how many secondees there have been to his Office from consultancy firms, including the Big Four accountancy firms, in each of the last three years; and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37357)
717
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Prime Minister, how many civil servants in each grade have left his Office in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37361)
718
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the representatives of his Office who attended the Harlow North Sustainability Symposia on 6th June.
(37449)
719
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 9th November 2005, Official Report, column 298, to the right hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe, and his Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1039W, on terrorism, if he will estimate the number of police officers required to analyse 750 gigabytes of data within a 90-day period.
(37255)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
720
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37085)
721
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37086)
722
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what devolution issues the Advocate General has considered since 15th November.
(36695)
723
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37473)
724
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37474)
Questions to the Solicitor General
725
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list the complaints made by (a) members of the public, (b) hon. Members and (c) members of the House of Lords about the conduct of the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what the outcome was in each case.
(37372)
726
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what guidance he issues to members of the public wishing to make a complaint about the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement.
(37373)
727
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) males and (b) females were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex, (iii) Hertfordshire and (iv) the Metropolitan Police area of London in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.
(37374)
728
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service were suspended from duty in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the Metropolitan Police area of London, broken down by grade in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available; and what the reasons were in each case in which proceedings are complete.
(37375)
729
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what the procedure is for complaining about the (a) actions and (b) decisions of the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement.
(37376)
730
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what the rates of pay are of (a) lawyers and (b) other staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex, (iii) the Metropolitan Police area of London and (iv) England and Wales, broken down by grade.
(37509)
731
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of person-assisted suicide the Crown Prosecution Service has taken up over the last 10 years for which information is available.
(37510)
732
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what the target staffing level is of the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) Southend and (b) Essex; and what the actual level is.
(37511)
733
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases have been discontinued in the Essex Crown Prosecution Service in the last five years for which information is available, broken down by category of offence.
(37512)
734
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement about the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) Southend and (b) Essex.
(37513)
735
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases have been dealt with by the Essex Crown Prosecution Service in the last five years for which information is available, broken down by category of offence; and how many resulted in an (a) not guilty and (b) guilty verdict.
(37514)
736
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to his Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 964W, on human rights (Iraq), whether Mr Phil Shiner has provided evidence of potential criminal offences to the prosecuting authorities; and if he will place in the Library the correspondence between Mr Phil Shiner and the Attorney General's office.
(36997)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
737
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37061)
738
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37062)
739
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many injuries associated with fireworks and bonfires there were over the recent Halloween period; and what the figures were in each year since 2001, broken down by primary care trust area.
(37556)
740
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many bankruptcies there have been in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(37557)
741
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, why the Explanatory Notes to the Company Law Reform Bill [HL] were not made available at the same time as the Bill itself; on what date they were published; what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that Explanatory Notes to Government Bills sponsored by his Department are published at the same time as the Bill itself; and if he will make a statement.
(37558)
742
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent in each year since 1980 on the research and development of (a) tidal power, (b) wind power, (c) geothermal power, (d) hydro power, (e) solar power and (f) nuclear fusion; and what further sums are planned to be spent.
(36596)
743
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding the South East of England Development Agency has received from Government in each year since 1997 to spend on transport infrastructure schemes in East Sussex.
(36592)
744
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role the South East of England Development Agency has in Government funding decisions about transport infrastructure projects in East Sussex.
(36594)
745
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposed changes to the oil tax regime on future (a) exploration for and (b) production of oil and gas in the UK continental shelf.
(37121)
746
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings the Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.
(36751)
747
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has for the Phoenix Fund; what other funding streams he expects will be available for community development funding agencies; and if he will make a statement.
(36704)
748
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with regional development agencies about replacement finance for the Phoenix Fund.
(36705)
749
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will take steps to enable the regional development agencies to take over the responsibilities of the Small Business Service.
(36708)
750
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place between the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and the Environment Agency on the licensing of newly-built nuclear power stations.
(36809)
751
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the European Commission's negotiations on (a) the World Trade Organisation's agreement on trade in services and (b) non-agricultural market access prior to the forthcoming WTO Ministerial meeting in Hong Kong.
(37499)
752
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his policy is on trade liberalisation affecting developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(37500)
753
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on access to medicines through the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Council.
(37501)
754
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36689)
755
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former mineworkers or beneficiaries in Midlothian are in receipt of (a) cash in lieu and (b) concessionary coal.
(37560)
756
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what charges gas companies may make for the installation of domestic mains gas supply.
(36823)
757
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) grants and (b) other assistance are available to rural communities to receive mains gas supply.
(36824)
758
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1006W, on damages, if he will make a statement on each case to which he refers.
(37353)
759
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications for consent to the development of (a) offshore and (b) onshore wind farms have been made to his Department under (i) section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and (ii) section 3 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 in each of the last five years; and what percentage have been (A) granted and (B) refused.
(36972)
760
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the North Wales tourist industry of the proposal for the development of the Gwynt y Mor wind farm.
(36973)
761
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by the Department into the potential for using waste heat from the chemical industry to produce electricity.
(36984)
762
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was allocated to support industries developing new methods of reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases in 2005-06.
(36985)
763
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will consult in the forthcoming Construction Act Review on outlawing (a) pay when certified and (b) pay when paid arrangements.
(37016)
764
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will consult in the forthcoming Construction Act Review on introducing measures to increase certainty on when a debt is created.
(37017)
765
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact that increasing Sunday trading hours in England would have on (a) the volume of road traffic, (b) the number of shoppers travelling to (i) out-of-town shopping centres, (ii) main supermarkets and (iii) high street stores and (c) smaller local convenience stores.
(37113)
766
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1555W, on post offices, what the timetable is for submitting formal notification to the European Commission for subsidies to support the rural post office network for the five years after March 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(37493)
767
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 21st November 2005, Official Report, column 1555W, on post offices, whether the Government plans to publish the Post Office Limited's report of their pilot programme on trialling new and innovative ways of delivering postal services to rural communities; and if he will make a statement.
(37494)
768
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with (a) oil and gas exploration companies and (b) power generation companies about potential liability for carbon reservoirs created in former oil and gas cavities as part of a carbon capture and storage scheme.
(36928)
769
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made by his Department of the relative (a) ease of installation and (b) effectiveness of carbon capture technology applied (i) pre-combustion and (ii) post-combustion; and whether there are significant cost differences between the two extraction methods.
(36962)
770
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action his Department (a) has taken and (b) intends to take in respect of `full pint' legislation following the completion of the consultation process on simplifying the food orders.
(37492)
771
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of wind levels in the Bridgwater constituency; and in what locations.
(37241)
772
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultation has been undertaken on off-shore wind turbines in the Bristol Channel.
(37243)
773
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidelines he has issued on the siting of wind turbines near to nuclear power stations.
(37244)
774
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the exclusion zone is for building around nuclear power stations is.
(37245)
775
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research he has commissioned on wind levels at Hinkley Point nuclear reactor.
(37247)
776
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37465)
777
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37466)
778
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what parliamentary approval is required to confirm a decision to commence building (a) a nuclear power station and (b) a series of nuclear power stations.
(36742)
779
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the representatives from his Department and public bodies for which his Department is responsible who attended the Harlow North Sustainability Symposia on 6th June.
(37446)
780
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what form of public consultation will take place as part of the review he has announced into Sunday trading laws; and whether he expects the review will take evidence from the public.
(37209)
781
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will announce the timetable for his proposed review of Sunday trading laws; what the terms of reference will be; who he expects will lead the review; to whom they will report; and if he will make a statement.
(37210)
782
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what grants are available for (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic micro-renewable energy installations in (i) England and (ii) Wales.
(36916)
783
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the national targets are for the Employment Tribunals Service; and what the performance of its offices in South Devon has been in relation to those targets.
(36890)
784
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to extend the six hour limit on Sunday trading by large stores.
(36620)
785
N
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the trade dispute between the EU and Vietnam.
(36670)
786
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which countries import oil from the UK's surplus; and what proportion was imported by each country in 2004-05.
(36850)
787
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to promote environmentally responsible behaviour by British businesses.
(37307)
788
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total amount of carbon dioxide released from the production of nuclear fuel was in each year for which figures are available.
(37115)
789
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what studies his Department has made of the impact on carbon dioxide release of the expanded use of lower grade ores in the production of nuclear energy.
(37116)
790
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the hon. Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 2nd November sent to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and transferred to his Department.
(36229)
791
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to increase the number of business start-ups in the (a) Hartlepool constituency and (b) Tees Valley sub-region.
(37170)
792
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many business start-ups took place in (a) Hartlepool, (b) the Tees Valley sub-region and (c) the North East region in the last 12 months.
(37171)
793
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will develop mechanisms for supporting fuel cell technology and hydrogen energy akin to the Renewables Obligation.
(37226)
794
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role fuel cells will play in implementing the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(37227)
795
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support his Department gives to the (a) development of fuel cell technology and (b) application of such technology to the transport sector.
(37228)
796
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish the responses to the consultation paper Microgeneration Strategy and Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(37229)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
797
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37063)
798
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37064)
799
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is in respect of the use of sunset clauses in legislation.
(37515)
800
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce 20 miles per hour speed limits near schools in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(37516)
801
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway stations in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales do not meet the standards required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(37517)
802
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the operation of section 110 of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.
(37518)
803
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of local authorities which have not complied with the provisions of section 110 of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.
(37519)
804
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of people wearing seat belts of an increase in the fine to £80; and if he will make a statement.
(37520)
805
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average speed travelled by private cars was on the A5 between the A405 and the A40 in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2004-05.
(37521)
806
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make long service medals available to professional coastguards.
(36709)
807
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding schemes the Government has used to pay for the Lamberhurst Bypass in East Sussex; and how much money was used in each scheme.
(36593)
808
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions South Eastern trains have had with Govia since the award of the Integrated Kent franchise; and what representations he has received on the award since the bidding process began.
(36595)
809
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedure has to be followed to claim compensation from the Highways Agency after a compulsory purchase order.
(37142)
810
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Highways Agency spent on the Compulsory Purchase Order of Stage Cottage, Hurst Green, East Sussex; and how much it has spent on the property since.
(37175)
811
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the pension fund provision of the General Lighthouse Fund is subject to external audit.
(37219)
812
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the percentage change in revenue collected in lights dues in (a) Scotland, (b) the Isle of Man, (c) England and Wales, (d) Northern Ireland, (e) the Republic of Ireland and (f) the British Isles as a whole has been since 1st May 1997.
(37220)
813
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the names are of the Lights Commissioners for (a) Scotland, (b) the Isle of Man, (c) England and Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the Republic of Ireland; and what remuneration each receives.
(37221)
814
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many port calls attracted light dues in (a) Scotland, (b) the Isle of Man, (c) England and Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the Republic of Ireland in each of the last 10 financial years.
(37222)
815
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment was made of the merits of concentrating navigational aids services at the existing Swansea depot as an alternative to constructing a new facility at Dun Laoghaire in the Irish Republic.
(37224)
816
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reason the Irish government gave for refusing to agree to a reform of the Irish subsidy component of the light dues system for funding navigational aids in Irish Republic territorial waters.
(37256)
817
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the decision-making process is for the increasing or decreasing of light dues.
(37257)
818
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the members are of the (a) Lights Advisory Committee and (b) the Lights Finance Commitee; and how the appointments for each were made.
(37258)
819
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the holiday homes maintained by (a) Trinity House, (b) the Northern Lighthouse Board and (c) the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
(37259)
820
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Pension Fund arrangements are of (a) Trinity House, (b) the Northern Lighthouse Board and (c) the Commissioners of Irish Lights; and what recent financial advice he has sought regarding the arrangements for each.
(37260)
821
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the reserves of the General Lighthouse Fund are invested.
(37261)
822
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the statutory basis was for the payment to the Commissioners for Irish Lights of an Irish subsidy for navigational aids in the waters of the Republic of Ireland.
(37262)
823
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the statutory basis is for the collection of light dues.
(37263)
824
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the final decision to go ahead with the Dun Laoghaire depot has been made; and if he will make a statement.
(37289)
825
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) expected cost when first submitted for approval and (b) most recently-estimated or final cost is of each road scheme (i) in the Targeted Programme of Improvements and (ii) submitted for funding through the Local Transport Plan process (A) in each year since 1999-2000 and (B) from 2005-06.
(37568)
826
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) road schemes that have entered the Targeted Programme of Improvements since April 2003 will be re-appraised and (b) the relevant cost estimates will be updated.
(37569)
827
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many crimes were reported to British Transport Police in each of the last five years in (a) England, (b) London, (c) each London borough and (d) each London (i) underground, (ii) mainline and (iii) interchange station in relation to (A) violence against the person, (B) sexual offences, (C) theft of passenger property and (D) robbery, broken down by gender; and whether the crime was reported by a member of (1) the public and (2) rail staff in each case.
(36625)
828
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions since 1st January 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P, and (b) N313P operated in UK airspace.
(34629)
829
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions since 1st January 2001 US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N44982, formerly N8068V and N379P, and (b) N313P were provided with air traffic control services.
(34630)
830
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he has to deny access to UK airspace.
(34631)
831
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average daily volume of traffic was on the M6 motorway in the last period for which figures are available.
(36791)
832
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time for a driving test was in the last period for which figures are available.
(36792)
833
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Department is taking to celebrate Christmas this year.
(36749)
834
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will undertake an investigation into reliability of trains on Great Western lines; and if he will suspend the franchise process until reliability has improved.
(36914)
835
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on its decision to increase its charges, with particular reference to pilots' services.
(36915)
836
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 325W, on rolling stock, what assessment he has made of reasons for the difference in the number of orders placed in 1998 and 2003.
(36905)
837
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 329W, on train operating companies, what the net performance bonus for each qualifying train operating company was in each year between 1997-98 and 2004-05; and what the difference between performance penalties and net performance bonuses was (a) for all train operating companies combined in each year between 1997-98 and 2004-05 and (b) for each train operating company during the period 1997-98 to 2004-05.
(36906)
838
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 328W, on speed cameras, for what reasons the number of safety camera partnerships increased between 2000-01 and 2003-04; what assessment he has made of whether they have been effective in reducing the number of road traffic injuries; and how the revenue of fines from safety cameras that was not spent on safety measures was spent in each year from 2000-01 to 2004-05.
(36907)
839
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 327W, on Stratford stations, what kind of direct access he expects will be provided between Stratford International and Regional Stations from 2010; and whether any arrangements besides step-free access from Dockland Light Railway trains to street level will be provided for passengers with disabilities travelling to or between Stratford International and Regional Stations during the 2012 Olympic Games.
(36908)
840
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 328W, on speed cameras, which independent academics are looking at regression to the mean effect on the statistics relating to the number of accidents on roads with speed cameras; and when he expects their report to be (a) completed and (b) published.
(36909)
841
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 325W, on rolling stock, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference in the numbers of new train vehicles ordered in 1996 and 2002; and what the value of each order of rolling stock was from (a) Bombardier, (b) Siemens, (c) Alstom and (d) CAF/Siemens in each year between 1996 and 2004.
(36963)
842
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 328W, on speed cameras, what previous studies of regression to the mean effect on the statistics relating to the number of accidents on roads with speed cameras have been conducted; and what the results were.
(36964)
843
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 325W, on rolling stock, what assessment he has made of the reasons why there were no orders for train vehicles assembled in the United Kingdom in 2004; and what assessment he has made of reasons for fluctuations in numbers of orders of train vehicles assembled in the United Kingdom in the period from 1996 to 2004.
(36965)
844
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 326W on rolling stock, whether (a) old and (b) used train sets were procured for the United Kingdom in each year between 1994 and 2004.
(36966)
845
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, which transport schemes are funded through Olympic budgets.
(37022)
846
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, how the Olympic Transport Plan will encourage 100 per cent. spectator use of public transport, walking and cycling.
(37023)
847
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, which vehicles producing no emissions will be used for (a) spectator and (b) Olympic family transport.
(37024)
848
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, what assessment he has made of whether the number of parking spaces available in connection with park-and-ride schemes at (a) the main northern side near the M11 and M25 junction, (b) the Southern side near the Dartford river crossing, (c) at the Ebbsfleet station and (d) Windsor Racecourse will meet demand at the 2012 Olympics.
(37025)
849
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 568W, on pedicabs, what the outcome was of his discussions with representatives of Transport for London on 4th October on the regulation of pedicabs.
(37026)
850
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) decisons, (b) agreements and (c) procedures have resulted from the liaison between project teams on Crossrail and the Olympic Games on the coordination of construction programmes.
(37027)
851
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 564W, on the London Olympics, what other mechanisms, besides the Construction Code, are being developed to ensure the construction impacts of Crossrail are suitably controlled, with particular reference to the 2012 Olympics.
(37028)
852
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 564W, on the London Olympics, which part of the Construction Code specifies how Crossrail construction activities will be carried out; and if he will place a copy of the Construction Code in the Library.
(37033)
853
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, if he will list the relevant bodies funding improvement extension schemes for the (a) Channel Tunnel Rail Link, (b) East London Line Extension and (c) Docklands Light Railway.
(37034)
854
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, what percentage of the £2.375 billion public sector funding package will be used specifically for developing or improving transport in London; and what percentage of the £2.375 billion public sector funding package will be generated from (a) London council tax and (b) the London Development Agency.
(37035)
855
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains per hour will run on the Docklands Light Railway by 2012; and what the passenger capacity per hour will be.
(37036)
856
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 565W, on the London Olympics, what estimate he has made of the effect in terms of (a) capacity, (b) cost of operation and (c) administrative organisation of converting the North London Line to Docklands Light Railway.
(37037)
857
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the competitive procurement process for the replacement of high speed trains will begin.
(37042)
858
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 28th November 2005, Official Report, columns 145-6W, on the M2, when he expects (a) the roadworks on the M2 between junctions 5 and 6 to be completed and (b) all lanes on both carriageways of the motorway between junctions 5 and 6 to re-open.
(36597)
859
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36691)
860
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were involved in traffic accidents in each of the last five years in (a) England and (b) Forest of Dean constituency; and what the mortality rate was in each year.
(36870)
861
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken under the UK's EU Presidency to encourage vehicle manufacturers to speed up the development of low carbon vehicles.
(36618)
862
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Department's review of ports policy will include a comprehensive assessment of security.
(36619)
863
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what efficiency and performance targets will be set for the new East Midlands rail franchise; and what sanctions will be imposed if the operator fails to meet them.
(36630)
864
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Department has made of road humps in Kettering Borough against the regulations the Department has set.
(36631)
865
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of expansion of airport capacity in Northamptonshire.
(36632)
866
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pensioners in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley will qualify for free off-peak local bus travel.
(36773)
867
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6th December 2005, Official Report, column 1117W, on Buckshaw Village (Railway Station), when work will begin on the new railway station at Buckshaw Village; how long the project is estimated to take; and when the station will be ready to be opened.
(37506)
868
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37457)
869
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37458)
870
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which spending programmes by his Department where the corresponding functions in Scotland are devolved are classified as non-identifiable in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses; and what the allocated expenditure on each is for the 2005-06 financial year.
(37491)
871
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many secondees there have been to his Department from consultancy firms in each of the last three years; how many were from the Big Four accountancy firms; and what areas of the Department they have worked in.
(37360)
872
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants in each grade have left his Department in each of the last three years to join consultancy firms; and which firm each joined.
(37366)
873
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the environmental impact of the increased use of palm oil as a result of the Government's Renewable Fuel Obligation.
(36938)
874
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on the Rochdale/Oldham Loop Line in the last eight years; and if he will make a statement.
(34634)
875
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the study into the wider benefits of light rail systems is expected to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(34707)
876
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trunk road schemes are experiencing cost overruns; what action he is taking to tackle such overruns; and if he will make a statement.
(34710)
877
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the national targets are for the Highways Agency; and what the performance of its offices in South Devon has been in relation to those targets.
(36888)
878
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are plans to introduce retrospective measures to require heavy goods vehicles to fit blind spot mirrors or cameras.
(37271)
879
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his road building priorities are in the North West of England.
(37342)
880
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he plans to make of the performance of Arriva Trains Wales on the Wales and Borders network in advance of the performance review due in 2008.
(36897)
881
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of total journeys taken by bus.
(37173)
882
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury of 6th December 2005, Official Report, column 1118W, on Car Accidents (Young People), what plans he has to improve the education environment for young drivers.
(37304)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
883
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37083)
884
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37084)
885
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many prosecutions were brought by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority in each year since 1980.
(37005)
886
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37471)
887
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the United Kingdom, including London.
(37472)
888
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which spending programmes by his Department where the corresponding functions in Scotland are devolved are classified as non-identifiable in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses; and what the allocated expenditure on each is for the 2005-06 financial year.
(37507)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
889
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2252W, on disability living allowance, how many recipients of (a) highest rate care component and (b) middle rate care component are also in receipt of the higher rate mobility component, broken down by region.
(35347)
890
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if he will make a statement.
(37081)
891
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government departments.
(37082)
892
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) National Assembly for Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to the (1) Scottish Parliament, (2) National Assembly for Wales, (3) Northern Ireland Assembly and (4) House of Commons select committees.
(37412)
893
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the expected costs are of each project.
(37413)
894
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Members of the House Lords were dealt with by his Department in each year since 1995 in respect of the percentage his Department took (A) more than one month and (B) more than three months to provide a substantive answer; and if he will make a statement.
(37414)
895
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will apply the same rules for payment of carers' allowance and income support to carers of people who are in receipt of low rate disability living allowance whilst applying for a higher rate due to their condition worsening as applies to the payment of those benefits to carers of people whose application for disability living allowance is still being processed; and if he will make a statement.
(36598)
896
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government is conducting a review of the Personal Capability Assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(36798)
897
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on findings of research projects (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department on the efficiency of benefit sanctions in influencing claimant behaviour.
(36726)
898
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to answer the Question tabled by the hon. Member for Daventry on 9th November, reference 28183.
(36799)
899
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those on jobseeker's allowance returned to full-time work within (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months, in each month in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(37168)
900
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on progress on the implementation of the natural strategy for occupational health.
(37169)
901
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings the Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.
(36753)
902
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure that single pensioners living in a property that shares a postcode with a care home receives the correct amount of Winter Fuel Payment.
(36627)
903
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used to decide that the winter fuel payment (a) would not be means-tested and (b) would be paid to British pensioners overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(37139)
904
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment.
(36690)
905
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what part of his Department has overall responsibility for data control.
(36327)
906
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time taken by the Department is to process requests for appeals in relation to income support awards.
(36328)
907
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints concerning his Department have been made to the Information Commissioner with regard to the Data Protection Act 1998 since it came into force.
(36329)
908
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Midlothian are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance, (c) attendance allowance, (d) reduced earnings allowance, (e) retirement allowance and (f) industrial injuries benefit.
(37559)
909
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Kettering constituency were entitled to winter fuel payment in each year since its introduction.
(37048)
910
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Gravesham consitutency are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.
(37534)
911
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent changes there have been in the contracting process for New Deal services; and if he will make a statement.
(36979)
912
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners (a) are eligible for and (b) have claimed the winter fuel allowance in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(36986)
913
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reductions in staff numbers have been made in his Department and in each agency and non-departmental public body for which he is responsible since (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; what staff reductions are planned over the next 12 months in each business area; and if he will make a statement.
(35724)
914
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14th November 2005, Official Report, column 1006W, on callcentres, if he will break down the figures by each individual benefit or function, including (a) the Child Support Agency, (b) the Pensions Agency and (c) Disability Living Allowance/Attendance Allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(35726)
915
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department on industrial injuries benefit for each year from 1990-91 to 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(36737)
916
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many medical examining centres there were in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005; what plans there are to close any medical examining centres over the next five years; what assessment he has made of (i) average distances and (ii) furthest distances travelled by benefit claimants for medical assessments in each year; and what assistance is available for transport costs.
(36738)
917
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library copies of (a) print and (b) broadcast media reports undertaken for his Department since 2002.
(37030)
918
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the Department's policy on the use of broadcast and print media analysis.
(37031)
919
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned research into the presence and reporting in the (i) broadcast and (ii) print media of the hon. Member for Yeovil since 5th May.
(37032)
920
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of paying the basic state pension to all pensioners aged 75 years and above regardless of contributions (a) assuming an earnings link from 2010-11 and (b) continuing the present uprating policy in (i) each of the next four years, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2020, (iv) 2030, (v) 2040 and (vi) 2050.
(37114)
921
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37479)
922
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005-06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each nation and region of the UK, including London.
(37480)
923
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of people aged over 60 years are receiving housing benefit and/or council tax benefit (a) with pension credit and (b) without pension credit.
(37435)
924
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to support staff with mental ill-health.
(36866)
925
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the merits of seconding his Department's staff to benefit advice voluntary organisations.
(36875)
926
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of pensioners were living in absolute poverty in each region of the UK in each of the last 30 years.
(36911)
927
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received winter fuel allowance in Oxford East in each of the last three years.
(36851)
928
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the Pathways to Work pilots currently in operation.
(37308)
929
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Beverley and Holderness are economically inactive.
(37436)
930
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) over 25s, (b) lone parents, (c) over 50s and (d) young people have participated in the New Deal in Beverley and Holderness in each year since its inception.
(37441)
931
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount of Jobseeker's Allowance claimed by self-employed musicians since 1998.
(36230)
932
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans there are to apply retrospection to Child Support Agency cases pre-dating 3rd March 2003 where a non-resident parent is found to be liable for lower child maintenance payments under the new system of calculating child maintenance.
(36874)
933
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Child Support Agency's cases (a) pre-dating 3rd March 2003 and (b) awaiting calculation of child maintenance under the new scheme involve a non-resident parent.
(36948)
934
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria the Child Support Agency uses when selecting cases pre-dating 3rd March 2003 for recalculation of child maintenance liability.
(36955)
935
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases pre-dating 3rd March 2003 await recalculation under the new methods of assessing the level of child maintenance payments.
(36956)
936
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Child Support Agency cases pre-dating 3rd March 2003, and awaiting recalculation for child maintenance under the new scheme, involve a (a) non-resident and (b) resident parent in receipt of a state benefit or benefits.
(36958)
937
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the Child Support Agency to have recalculated child maintenance liability for all cases predating 3rd March 2003.
(36961)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
938
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the population is registered to vote in each constituency in the United Kingdom (a) ranked in descending order and (b) broken down by region and ranked in descending order.
[Transferred] (36887)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
939
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will incorporate a question about biodiversity interests into the standard planning application form.
[Transferred] (37570)

 
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