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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 January 2006

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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 17 January 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 January 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 17 January 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 Tuesday 17 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 17 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Marine Bill.
(43180)
2
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provision was made in the Government's spending plans contained in the Pre-Budget Report, in advance of the meeting of the European Council on 15th and 16th December 2005 for (a) an increase in UK contributions to the EU budget owing to changes to the rebate and (b) an increase in UK contributions to the EU budget due to an increase in the EU budget's share of EU gross national income; and if he will make a statement.
(43157)
3
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provision (a) has been and (b) will be made to meet the increase in UK contributions arising from (i) the reduction in the EU rebate and (ii) the increase in the EU budget's share of EU gross national income; and whether such provision (A) has been and (B) will be met from (1) a rise in tax revenue and (2) a reduction in expenditure.
(43165)
4
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what schemes to help lone parents into employment are funded by the Treasury.
(42848)
5
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax reliefs were available for the film industry in each year since 1997; what the cost was in each year; and what assessment he has made of the contribution made by the film industry to the economy in each year.
(42646)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
6
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many legally aided clinical negligence cases were closed in the last 12 months; and how many (a) proceeded beyond investigation and (b) resulted in (i) an award of damages and (ii) a settlement involving an agreement to pay damages.
(43104)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
7
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in West Lancashire were prosecuted in 2004 for failing to hold a valid television licence.
(43159)
8
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in Ribble Valley are in receipt of a free television licence.
(43147)
9
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether UK Sport's submission to her Department on funding for elite athletes was endorsed by the British Olympic Association.
(42964)
10
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she considered the letter from the Chair of the British Olympic Association to her on 2nd December 2005 about elite funding to be a funding submission.
(42965)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
11
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 223W, on Iraq, in what month in 2002-03 operations commenced for the purposes of the calculation of total expenditure on operations in Iraq.
(43138)
12
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what indications he has received from the United States Department of Defense of the future plans for the development and manufacture of Trident missiles.
(42197)
13
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) established and (b) actual strength is of the Civil Contingencies Reaction Force (CCRF); how many members of the CCRF are deployed with the regular forces; what recruiting schemes are in place for the CCRF; and what plans there are for the future size of the force
(42959)
14
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what rules of engagement the Civil Contingencies Reaction Force will operate when it is deployed.
(42960)
15
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Civil Contingencies Reaction Force (CCRF) units are available to assist in the event of a terrorist attack in London; and at what notice to move CCRF units are required to be.
(42961)
16
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what criteria the Civil Contingencies Reaction Force will be (a) called out and (b) stood-to.
(42962)
17
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what point after the London Underground attacks of 7th July 2005 the Civil Contingencies Reaction Force (CCRF) was called out; and how many members of the CCRF were deployed in response to the (a) 7th July 2005 and (b) 21st July 2005 incidents.
(42963)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
18
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will raise with Kent County Council its requirement that (a) small businesses submit full accounts rather than abbreviated ones and (b) all potential suppliers of goods and services have public liability insurance of at least £5 million.
(42928)
19
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what research his Department has commissioned into strategies to reduce the number of house repossessions in the UK.
(43189)
20
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many house repossessions were made in each of the last five years in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Kingston and Surbiton.
(43190)
21
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many families in each London local authority area were living in overcrowded conditions in (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2005.
(43164)
22
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will issue planning guidance for new commercial premises to ensure that the secure transfer of cash to and from cash-in-transit carriers at banks, shopping centres, supermarkets and cash machines is taken into account.
(43036)
23
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what information his Department (a) collects and (b) evaluates to estimate the number of rough sleepers.
(43042)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
24
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships supported by each Learning and Skills Council in each year since 2002, broken down by sector; and how many people on each course were (i) of each sex and (ii) in each age group.
(43126)
25
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships supported by the Learning and Skills Council which commenced in 2002 have been successfully completed.
(43127)
26
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has commissioned on the (a) quality and (b) type of indoor airborne chemicals in state primary schools.
(43191)
27
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to issue guidelines to schools on acceptable (a) levels and (b) maximum concentrations of indoor airborne chemicals for children aged 4 to 11 years.
(43192)
28
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to educate primary school teachers about the possible risks of indoor airborne chemicals.
(43193)
29
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to improve (a) early years education and (b) after-school activities in Westmorland and Lonsdale.
(43045)
30
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what skills training her Department provides to help lone parents into employment.
(42849)
31
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received on ring-fencing funding for special educational needs.
(42476)
32
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost was of funding places in non-maintained special schools in each local authority in the last year for which figures are available.
(42477)
33
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils permanently excluded from school had special educational needs in the last year for which figures are available.
(42478)
34
N
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that, as part of her review on safeguarding children, measures are taken to ensure that nobody will be allowed to be a teacher who (a) has been convicted of and (b) has accepted a caution for downloading child pornography, and has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
(42958)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
35
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the outcome of the Montreal Climate Change Talks.
(40620)
36
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department will spend on research into the disposal of batteries in each of the next three years.
(40621)
37
N
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letters of 31st October, 16th November and 28th November 2005 from the hon. Member for Morley and Rothwell on the Draft Magnox Decision Document.
(42797)
38
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the circumstances were surrounding the shooting of a chimpanzee near Malton in December 2005; upon whose authority the animal was shot; by whom; for what reason; and if she will make a statement.
(42365)
39
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many air quality management zones have been created in England and Wales in each year since they were established.
(43120)
40
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pensioner households in Dewsbury constituency are eligible for (a) Warm Front grants to install energy efficient measures and (b) (i) free and (ii) reduced cost installation of central heating systems.
(43178)
41
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discretion is allowed to applicants on complying with time limits when applying to the British Cattle Movement Service for animal movement licences.
(43043)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
42
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Ethiopian President adheres to the final and binding Boundary Commission border demarcation.
(43132)
43
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the viability of sanctions to ensure that President Meles Zenawi complies with the Algiers Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(43133)
44
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure the release of the 131 recently detained Ethiopian opposition leaders, reporters and aid workers.
(43135)
45
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether former British prisoners of war formerly held in Germany are able to apply under the German prisoner of war compensation scheme.
(43173)
46
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made in its examination of the German compensation scheme for prisoners of war.
(43174)
47
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department has in place to maintain accountability for funds transferred from the UK and the European Union for assistance in the Palestinian Authority; and whether additional measures have been introduced following the increase in monetary aid at the G8 summit.
(43195)
48
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the arrest of Guy Patrice Lumwasba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(42502)
49
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the standard procedure followed by his Department's consular staff is in dealing with deaths of British nationals abroad.
(43121)
50
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a date has been set for the introduction of a system of collecting detailed information on deaths of British nationals abroad.
(43122)
51
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are taken when consular guidelines for dealing with British nationals in difficulty abroad are not followed.
(43123)
52
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what procedures are followed by consular staff when a British national is murdered abroad.
(43124)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
53
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients treated in (a) Alder Hey, (b) Liverpool Women's Hospital, (c) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital, (d) Aintree Hospital, (e) Cardio Thoracic Centre and (f) Walton Centre for neurology in each of the last three years were resident in (i) Southport and (ii) West Lancashire constituency.
(43113)
54
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled by each hospital in the (a) Southport and Ormskirk and (b) Liverpool in the last year for which figures are available; and how many of those patients were operated on within 28 days of the operation being cancelled.
(43114)
55
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds are available in (a) general and (b) acute wards in each hospital in (i) Liverpool and (ii) Southport and Ormskirk.
(43115)
56
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of agency (a) nurses and (b) doctors has been in each year since 2000 in the (i) Liverpool and (ii) Southport and Ormskirk area, broken down by hospital.
(43116)
57
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms of reference are for the turnaround team sent into Southport and Ormskirk hospital.
(43117)
58
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans are in place in the UK to tackle an H5N1 influenza pandemic; and if she will make a statement.
(43156)
59
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets have been set for hospital bed occupancy; how many beds have been available in (a) general and (b) acute wards in hospitals in Lancashire Teaching NHS Trust in each year since 1997; and what percentage of these were occupied on average in each year.
(43160)
60
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists per head of the population were practising in Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(43161)
61
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of agency (a) nurses and (b) doctors in Lancashire Teaching NHS Trust has been in each year since 1997.
(43162)
62
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Westmorland and Lonsdale aged (a) under 20, (b) 20 to 29, (c) 30 to 39, (d) 40 to 50 and (e) over 50 years are estimated to be clinically obese.
(43046)
63
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has undertaken into thimerosal; and if she will make a statement.
(43204)
64
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which paediatric vaccines contain mercury; and if she will make a statement.
(43205)
65
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, columns 111-2W, on birth costs, what the reference costs are for the three resource groups specified for each NHS trust providing maternity care in 2003-04.
(42642)
66
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings have taken place between the Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority and (a) chief executives of trusts and (b) non-executive directors of trusts to discuss possible changes to hospital services in Warrington; and what the date was of each meeting.
(42640)
67
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy that senior officers of strategic health authorities who (a) take voluntary redundancy and (b) retire from the authority may not subsequently return to the authority's employment as consultants.
(42641)
68
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ambulance response times are for (a) Bridlington, (b) Driffield and (c) England for the past 12 months for which figures are available.
(42333)
69
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were employed by the NHS to provide social health education in each year since 1997.
(43128)
70
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were diagnosed as having HIV/AIDS in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(43130)
71
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of its reforms to NHS dentistry for the most socially disadvantaged on improving access to NHS dental care.
(43176)
72
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of children in (a) the area covered by North Kirklees Primary Care Trust and (b) each primary care trust in England suffered from tooth decay in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(43177)
73
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a comprehensive low vision service will be available to visually-impaired people in all primary care trust areas.
(43172)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
74
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were made by Eritreans to the United Kingdom during 2004-05; and how many of these applications were successful.
(43134)
75
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department (a) has paid and (b) plans to pay in future years to companies working on the Identity Cards programme; which companies have so far received payments; and how much each such company was paid.
(43144)
76
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average and (b) longest time taken was for Criminal Records Bureau checks to be made when a doctor in training changed (i) rotation and (ii) NHS trust in the last period for which figures are available.
(43170)
77
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was recovered in West Lancashire as a consequence of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since 2002.
(43158)
78
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders have been placed under intensive supervision in (a) Crosby and (b) Merseyside in each of the last five years.
(43118)
79
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which part or agency of his Department is responsible for supervising young offenders under the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme; and how much the programme has cost in each year since it was introduced for each local authority area.
(43119)
80
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has commissioned into strategies to raise the reading age of serving prisoners whose reading age is significantly below the national average for their age group.
(43188)
81
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time served in prison by offenders given a life sentence was between 1976 and 1995.
(43131)
82
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December, Official Report, column 2877W on asylum/immigration, what the cost would be of providing a quantitative answer to the question; and if he will make a statement.
(43044)
83
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers sought by his Department have been found through the use of Quick Check since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(43198)
84
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines his Department has issued on the use of the fingerprint testing machine Quick Check; and if he will make a statement.
(43201)
85
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will extend the 20th March deadline for the licensing of security guards.
(43105)
86
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers with a criminal record have been given indefinite leave to remain in (a) the last 12 months and (b) the last five years.
(43168)
87
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the (a) expansion of and (b) creation of new prison facilities at HMP Full Sutton, near York; and if he will make a statement.
(42364)
88
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will amend the guidance given to police officers in relation to the shooting of animals being kept in captivity under licence which have escaped, so that such an animal is only shot when it is an immediate danger to the public.
(42376)
89
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has undertaken into combating cash-in-transit crime.
(42644)
90
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Serious Organised Crime Agency will be involved in the combating of cash-in-transit crime.
(42645)
91
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11th October 2005, Official Report, column 2526W, on cash in transit attacks, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the British Security Industry Association and (b) the police since September regarding the reduction of cash-in-transit robberies in England and Wales; and what progress has been made in developing national strategies to reduce such attacks.
(42931)
92
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 of 22nd November 2005 from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, on behalf of Juliet Johnson (Home Office reference J1094975, acknowledgement reference B28026/5).
(43175)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
93
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on his Department's proposed review of UK aid to Ethiopia.
(43136)
94
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12th October 2005, Official Report, column 278, on Afghanistan, when he expects the applied research programme to publish its conclusions on alternative livelihoods for poppy-growing Afghan farmers.
(42643)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
95
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) interim and (b) full anti-social behaviour orders have been made in each Police Service of Northern Ireland district command unit since their introduction in Northern Ireland.
(42685)
96
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prosecutions have been initiated against the illegal dumping of waste originating from the Republic of Ireland in each of the last five years; and how many of those prosecutions have been successful.
(42686)
97
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many illegal landfill sites with waste from the Republic of Ireland have been detected in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(42687)
98
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with relevant Ministers about the extension of the Animal Welfare Bill to Northern Ireland.
(42688)
99
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Government expects the publication of the next report by the Independent Monitoring Commission.
(42689)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
100
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much each Science Council has awarded under the Small Business Research Initiative; what percentage this represents of its overall Research and Development budget; and when further allocations will be made.
(42930)
101
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to contribute to the Marine Bill, with particular reference to (a) streamlining consents for activities in the marine environment and (b) improving the planning regime for such activities.
(43166)
102
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on the content of the draft Marine Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(43167)
103
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in (a) Dewsbury constituency and (b) the Yorkshire and Humber region were in fuel poverty in each of the last 10 years.
(43179)
104
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which alternative routes were explored before the 1km corridor for the liquid gas pipeline proposed by the National Grid from Felindre to Tirley was chosen; on what basis these alternative routes were not chosen; what consultation there has been between National Grid, Carmarthen County Council and the general public on the pipeline; and whether a compulsory purchase order will be granted for the land owned by those who refuse to accept the terms offered by the National Grid.
(43171)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
105
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce the night flying restrictions that will apply at Heathrow on the expiry of the present restrictions.
(43037)
106
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the maximum capacity is of (a) arriving and (b) departing aircraft at Heathrow between 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 a.m.; and what the capacity is expected to be when Terminal 5 opens.
(43038)
107
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many aircraft movements took place at Heathrow between 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 a.m. in the (a) winter and (b) summer in (i) 1993-94 and (ii) 2004-05.
(43039)
108
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has informed the European Commission of the night flying restrictions that will apply at Heathrow on the expiry of the present restrictions.
(43040)
109
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to meet members of the public following the award of the Integrated Kent Franchise; and what discussions he has held with Govia Ltd.
(40619)
110
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what conclusions have been drawn from his Department's consultation on child seats in cars; and when the European Directive 2003/20/EC3 on child seats will be implemented.
(43125)
111
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road deaths there have been in the Lancashire County Council area in each of the last five years.
(43145)
112
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal and (b) serious road traffic accidents occurred in Ribble Valley constituency in each year since 1997.
(43146)
113
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the local authorities which will receive less money from his Department for transport projects of £5 million and above in 2005-06 than they did in 1996-97.
(43183)
114
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the major (a) rail and (b) light rail infrastructure projects initiated by the Government and completed since 1997.
(43184)
115
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to allow the overall number of night flights into and out of Heathrow Airport to increase.
(43185)
116
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of producing the Eddington report.
(43186)
117
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the transport strategy documents published by his Department and its agencies since 1997.
(43187)
118
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many working days have been lost to strike action on the national rail network in each year since 1997.
(43206)
119
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of passenger journeys on the national rail network affected by strike action in each year since 1997.
(43208)
120
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to Question 40915, on night flight restrictions, when he will announce his decisions in relation to the stage two consultation paper of the night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports.
(43041)
121
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the barrier repairs being carried on the central reservation of the M1 motorway near junction 16 on 15th November 2005 were not carried out after midnight to avoid causing congestion.
(42362)
122
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member dated 7th October 2005 in relation to Cliff Mitchie.
(42846)
123
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on his policy on the movement of heavy goods vehicles in rural areas.
(42847)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
124
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of unmet demand for Access to Work grants.
(43139)
125
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the projected annual budget is for Access to Work in each of the next three years.
(43140)
126
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 role of (a) national and (b) local voluntary organisations in partnership programmes with government agencies to support incapacity benefit recipients in gaining employment.
(43141)
127
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of pathways to work participants who would benefit from the condition management programme.
(43142)
128
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of (a) pathways to work participants who volunteer for the condition management programme and (b) participants who have similar conditions but who do not volunteer for the condition management programme; and if he will make a statement.
(43143)
129
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to move onto the new Child Support Agency scheme those who are presently paying under the old scheme.
(42926)
130
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken to ensure that those resident in the Isle of Man meet obligations placed on them by the Child Support Agency.
(42927)
131
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average age of retirement in the Ribble Valley was in each of the last 10 years.
(43163)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
132
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many electors there are in each category in each Lancashire constituency according to the current electoral registers; and how many there were in 2005.
[Transferred] (43155)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
133
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to ensure that the standard terms of contract adopted by Kent County Council do not (a) discriminate against and (b) place an undue burden of regulation on small businesses.
[Transferred] (42929)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
134
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the free milk to schools scheme.
[Transferred] (43137)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
135
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people suffered from (a) asthma and (b) other respiratory illnesses in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (43129)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
136
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of speed cameras on roads.
[Question Unstarred] (42347)
137
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the economy of strike action on the national rail network in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (43207)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
138
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on services and support for patients in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr of the review of the system by which dispensing appliance contractors are paid; and whether specialist products for patients will continue (a) to be available and (b) to be paid for by his Department.
[Transferred] (43169)

 
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