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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 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.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 18 January 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 January 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 18 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 Wednesday 18 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 18 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage employment rate was for the working age population in (a) the 12 months to June 1997 or closest equivalent period and (b) the last 12 month period for which figures are available in each parliamentary constituency, listed in descending order according to the difference between the two rates.
(41026)
2
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from Treasury buildings in the past 12 months.
(43441)
3
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) private sector jobs broken down by (i) agricultural, (ii) manufacturing and (iii) service sector and (b) public sector jobs there were in Westmorland and Lonsdale in each year since 1997.
(43148)
4
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) the North West and (b) the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency earn (i) £3.60 per hour, (ii) £3.61 to £3.80 per hour, (iii) £3.81 to £4 per hour and (iv) £4 to £4.50 per hour; and what percentage of total employees this constitutes in each case.
(43149)
5
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much council tax was paid as a proportion of gross income by households in each income quintile group in Westmorland and Lonsdale in the latest year for which data is available.
(43151)
6
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HM Revenue and Customs expect to be in a position to repay the sums owing to Amber Communications Management Ltd of Margate.
(42932)
7
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have reported a change in the number of people in their household in relation to a tax credit claim in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43648)
8
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have had their tax credit payments (a) increased and (b) decreased as a result of reporting a change in the number of people in their household in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit, (ii) region and (iii) average amount.
(43649)
9
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have reported leaving the United Kingdom in relation to a tax credit claim in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43650)
10
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have had their tax credit payments altered as a result of reporting leaving the United Kingdom in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43652)
11
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were received by HM Revenue and Customs in relation to the recovery of tax credit overpayments in each year for which figures are available broken down by (a) tax credit and (b) region.
(43661)
12
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many software errors generating incorrect payments have been discovered in computer systems used to administer tax credits in each year for which figures are available.
(43662)
13
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of child trust funds was in 2005.
(43664)
14
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid in additional payments to tax credit claimants on account of hardship after reporting excess in-year payments in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43696)
15
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants who reported excess in-year payments (a) received additional payments on account of hardship and (b) had their tax credits withdrawn in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit and (ii) region .
(43697)
16
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have reported changes in their income (a) within and (b) after three months of those changes taking effect other than changes caused by (i) a change in the number of adults in the household, (ii) leaving the UK and (iii) a fall in the claimaint's childcare costs by more than £10 a week in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (A) type of tax credit and (B) region; how many of these claimants have had their tax credit payment (1) increased and (2) decreased; and by how much in each case.
(43698)
17
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have (a) reported and (b) reported after three months of the changes taking place changes in their income caused by (i) a change in their number of adults in the household within which the claimant lives, (ii) the claimant leaving the UK and (iii) a fall in the claimant's childcare costs by more than £10 a week after three months of those changes taking effect in each year for which figures are available; and if he will break these figures down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43699)
18
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have reported a fall in their childcare costs of more than £10 a week in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43701)
19
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have had their tax credit payments (a) increased and (b) decreased as a result of reporting a fall in their childcare costs of more than £10 a week in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit and (ii) region.
(43710)
20
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been waived in relation to overpayments of tax credit claimants as a consequence of official error having been admitted in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43714)
21
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases of tax credit overpayment (a) identified and (b) not identified at an annual review as a consequence of official error being admitted was overpayment (i) partially recovered and (ii) not recovered in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (A) type of tax credit and (B) region.
(43718)
22
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many tax credit cases where it has been found (a) in connection with an annual review and (b) not in connection with an annual review that tax credits had been overpaid official error has been admitted in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit and (ii) region.
(43729)
23
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in tax credits has been found to have been overpaid as a result of annual tax credit reviews in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43730)
24
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much on average claimants have had their tax credits reduced as a result of it having been discovered in connection with their annual tax credit review that they had tax credits overpaid to them in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43731)
25
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have been discovered during their annual tax credit review to have had tax credits overpaid to them in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region; and in how many of these cases payments were (i) withdrawn and (ii) reduced.
(43732)
26
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in total has been withdrawn from claimants who have had their tax credits withdrawn entirely as a result of it having been discovered in connection with their annual tax credit review that they had tax credits overpaid to them in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of tax credit and (b) region.
(43734)
27
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone calls have been (a) made and (b) answered in relation to tax credit claims in each region in each year for which figures are available.
(43735)
28
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which local authorities have received support from the Transformation Fund since its inception; and how much each has received.
(43736)
29
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what request changes have been made by HM Revenue and Customs to companies responsible for the IT systems which administer the tax credit system in each year for which information is available.
(43750)
30
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants appealed (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully to (i) the Adjudicator, (ii) the Parliamentary Ombudsman and (iii) by judicial review an unsuccessful appeal through the HM Revenue and Customs complaints procedure against a decision to change the amount paid in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (A) type of tax credit and (B) region.
(43751)
31
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants appealed (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully through the HM Revenue and Customs complaints procedure against a decision to change the amount of tax credits paid to them in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit and (ii) region.
(43754)
32
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants were discovered to have given incorrect information (a) fraudulently and (b) by error in relation to a tax credit claim in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) type of tax credit and (ii) region; and what estimate he has made of the amounts incorrectly paid as a result.
(43757)
33
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the maximum household income was below which (a) families and (b) individuals were eligible for each tax credit in each year for which figures are available.
(43759)
34
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money he estimates has been lost due to (a) fraud and (b) error in each tax credit (i) in total and (ii) through online claims in each year for which figures are available.
(43760)
35
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much the (a) family element and (b) child element of child tax credit has increased in each year since they were introduced.
(43762)
36
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have administered each tax credit in each year since their introduction; and what the cost of administering each tax credit in each year has been.
(43763)
37
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median (a) working tax credit and (b) working families tax credit payment received by (i) lone parent households and (ii) non-lone parent households was in each year for which figures are available.
(43764)
38
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of eligible (a) lone parent households and (b) non-lone parent households (i) received and (ii) claimed tax credits for each year for which figures are available.
(43765)
39
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms have claimed a tax exemption on the first £50 a week of childcare costs since the introduction of the exemption.
(43766)
40
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families were in receipt of (a) less than £1,000, (b) between £1,000 and £2,500, (c) between £2,500 and £5,000, (d) between £5,000 and £10,000, (e) between £10,000 and £20,000 and (f) above £20,000 of working tax credit and child tax credit in (i) the UK and (ii) Gravesham constituency in each of the last three years.
(43268)
41
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional funding his Department has provided to the Parliamentary Ombudsman in relation to her investigation into the prudential regulation of Equitable Life.
(43270)
42
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Child Trust Fund vouchers have been issued to families in Tamworth constituency to date.
(43460)
43
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were classed as economically inactive in Tamworth constituency in each of the last 10 years as (a) a percentage of the population of working age and (b) in total; and if he will make a statement.
(43472)
44
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Tamworth residents were in (a) the top 10 per cent. and (b) the bottom 10 per cent. of income earners in (i) 1994 and (ii) 2004.
(43473)
45
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings officials from his Department have had with representatives of the Barts and the London NHS Trust; when such meetings took place; what discussions took place at such meetings; and if he will make a statement.
(43457)
46
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) working men's clubs and (b) other private members' clubs there were in England in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by local authority.
(43532)
47
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone calls (a) by members of the public to the Child Tax Credit helpline and (b) by hon. Members to the MPs' Child Tax Credit helpline were received in each month for which figures are available.
(43361)
48
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43485)
49
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will takes steps to ensure that (a) documentary evidence is provided to support the allegations to be made about UK charities at the forthcoming meeting between the Israeli Ambassador and the Economic Secretary and (b) that evidence is made available to (i) the Charities Commission and (ii) the charity concerned at the earliest possible opportunity.
(43668)
50
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times HM Revenue and Customs audited the accounts of charitable organisations in each of the last five years.
(43669)
51
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had about introducing a tax on plastic bags.
(43314)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
52
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the documents and publications on data-sharing in the public sector the Cabinet Office and e-government agencies have placed in the public domain since 2001.
(43566)
53
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43501)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
54
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, for what reasons the Commissioners will not disclose the documents relating to claims against them for damages to the housing units in Ufford Street, Mitre Road and Webber Street without a court order.
(43411)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
55
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the disputed claim to the Dukedom of Leinster.
(43683)
56
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the documents her Department has published on data-sharing between public sector organisations since 2001.
(43539)
57
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the technical specifications for the co-ordinated Online Record of Electors will allow two-way data-sharing with the proposed identity cards database.
(43540)
58
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the advice and guidance issued by the Information Commissioner on (a) data-sharing between public sector databases and (b) the co-ordinated online register of electors.
(43541)
59
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 236W, on electoral administration, whether data and information from marked registers will be placed in the co-ordinated online record of electors once it is operational.
(43542)
60
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the timetable is for the Government's formal response to the European Court of Human Rights ruling on giving prisoners the right to vote; and if she will make a statement.
(43543)
61
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 236W, on electoral administration, whether, when the Electoral Administration Bill is enacted, political parties will continue to have access to the data from marked registers (a) during and (b) after elections.
(43544)
62
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether magistrates' courts staff in Gravesham took strike action in December 2005.
(43253)
63
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43500)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
64
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by her Department in the past 12 months.
(43429)
65
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that problem gambling is addressed by proposed gambling reforms.
(43256)
66
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effects of the Licensing Act 2003 on levels of crime and disorder in (a) Gravesham and (b) England and Wales.
(43280)
67
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what schemes have been financed by the Football Foundation in (a) the Tees Valley and (b) the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency area.
(43806)
68
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43499)
69
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what reassessment she has made of the costs of the London 2012 Olympics since the bid was successful; what further reassessments are planned; and if she will make a statement.
(43401)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
70
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43430)
71
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total gross replacement value of Ministry of Defence stores lodged with its contractors and subsequently found to be either lost or otherwise not available for use for Ministry of Defence purposes was in each quarter since January 1999; and what costs have been recovered by his Department in respect of such stores.
(43202)
72
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the 41 contractors listed in Official Report, column 1177W of 9th February 2004 were awarded follow-on contracts; and in cases where re-let contracts resulted in a new contractor, what the financial returns (percentage of basic material price) to his Department or the Treasury were from (a) the original and (b) the new contractors.
(43203)
73
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the one case of arbitration referred to in Official Report, column 1177W of 9th February 2004, has been finally settled.
(43209)
74
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the full complement is of (a) pilots and (b) engineers for the Apache helicopter fleet; and how many are in post in each category.
(43862)
75
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pilots and (b) engineers for the Apache helicopter fleet are expected (i) to leave and (ii) to be recruited to the service in (A) one month and (B) three months' time.
(43863)
76
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pilots and (b) engineers for the Apache helicopter fleet have (i) left and (ii) been recruited to the service in each quarter of each of the last three years.
(43864)
77
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to seek parliamentary approval before sale of the `golden share' in QinetiQ; and if he will make a statement.
(43869)
78
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the job satisfaction of Apache helicopter (i) qualified pilots and (ii) engineers; and if he will make a statement.
(43873)
79
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to retain the services of Apache helicopter (a) qualified pilots and (b) engineers for (i) the full three year term of their posting and (ii) a longer period; and if he will make a statement.
(43874)
80
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2759W, on co-operative engagement capability, which capabilities over and above those originally planned for the first class Type-45 destroyers are not currently expected to be fitted to the class in addition to the enhanced electronic warfare capabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(43879)
81
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of security of supply of (a) boxer caps, (b) initiators and (c) detonators; and which countries he expects to supply his Department via BAE Systems contracts if Royal Ordnance Chorley is closed.
(43904)
82
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on ammunition supplied to his Department by Royal Ordnance from overseas; and how much of the ammunition supplied was rejected as being unsuitable for use in 2004-05.
(43905)
83
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are eligible for the Iraq service medal; how many medals have been awarded to date; and what the average time taken has been to award the medal.
(43419)
84
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-infantry personnel have served in an infantry role in Iraq.
(43420)
85
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-military personnel are eligible for the Iraq service medal; and how many have been awarded.
(43455)
86
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects orders to be placed for the two CVF aircraft carriers; and if he will make a statement.
(43632)
87
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to ensure that US aircraft based at RAF Lakenheath only carry out nuclear operations with the consent of the British government.
(43790)
88
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had any discussions with the US Administration following the leaking of the draft Joint Doctrine for Nuclear Operations concerning US strategies for using US nuclear weapons stored at RAF Lakenheath.
(43792)
89
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has power of veto over the operational use of US nuclear weapons based at RAF Lakenheath.
(43836)
90
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to monitor US activity involving the (a) nuclear weapons and (b) aircraft based at RAF Lakenheath.
(43843)
91
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43498)
92
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the questionnaire for the survey to establish the level of voter registration amongst service personnel; and when he will publish the findings of the survey.
(43612)
93
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which agency or organisation within his Department was responsible for (a) devising and (b) carrying out the survey to establish the level of voter registration amongst service personnel.
(43642)
94
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Minister within his Department is responsible for the survey to establish the level of voter registration amongst service personnel.
(43643)
95
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the survey to establish the level of voter registration amongst service personnel was carried out, broken down by (a) service, (b) unit and (c) base; what the sample size was; and over what period the survey was carried out.
(43644)
96
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the likely response rate to the survey to establish the level of voter registration amongst service personnel; and what adjustment he will make to the findings of the survey to allow for non-responses.
(43645)
97
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many mobilised reservists in each of the three services he expects to be required for deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan.
(43286)
98
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what length of time Territorial Army personnel have to be on continuous overseas duty before they are exempted from income tax.
(43673)
99
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) tax rates and (b) tax allowances are used when Territorial Army personnel are on deployment; and what advice is available after deployment about personal tax issues.
(43674)
100
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the financial package remains the same for Territorial Army personnel who volunteer for a second deployment within a three-year period, having fulfilled their compulsory deployment.
(43675)
101
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Territorial Army bounty is for (a) the first year, (b) the second year, (c) the third and fourth years and (d) five years and above; and how many bounties were claimed in respect of each band for 2004-05.
(43676)
102
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what spending has been allocated to Territorial Army recruitment for (a) the last three quarters of 2005, (b) the first quarter of 2006 and (c) 2006-07.
(43677)
103
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers have (a) been commissioned into and (b) left the Territorial Army (TA), including those transferring to the long term reserve list, in each year since 2001.
(43678)
104
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the capacity for Territorial Army commissions at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was in each year since 2001; and how many places were unfilled.
(43679)
105
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) the establishment and (b) the strength is of each Territorial Army Infantry Battalion; and what the establishment is for the future Territorial Army infantry battalions under the Future Army Structure.
(43680)
106
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Territorial Army commitment is to the Civil Contingency Reaction Force; and if he will make a statement.
(43681)
107
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances the 12-month Territorial Army compulsory mobilisation within a three-year period can be extended.
(43682)
108
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to extend the three-year period for a 12-months mobilisation to five years for Territorial Army personnel.
(43685)
109
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many five-year service bars have been awarded to Territorial Army personnel in each of the last five years.
(43686)
110
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) second lieutenants, (b) lieutenants, (c) captains, (d) majors, (e) lieutenant colonels and (f) Territorial Army personnel with five-year service bars are serving in the Territorial Army.
(43687)
111
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when a Territorial Army applicant becomes officially classified as a recruit; and what percentage of Territorial Army recruits did not complete basic Phase 1 and 2 training in each of the last five years.
(43688)
112
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which units of the Territorial Army the 12,000 fit and deployable personnel are deployed.
(43689)
113
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average age is of Territorial Army (a) recruits, (b) privates, (c) non-commissioned officers, (d) officers and (e) personnel as a whole.
(43690)
114
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the main areas of the Territorial Army are identified (a) as undermanned and (b) for increased recruitment.
(43691)
115
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, upon which sections of the Territorial Army the call-out-notices for Operation Telic 8 are being served.
(43692)
116
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army (TA) personnel (a) are serving in Iraq and (b) have served in Iraq since the start of the conflict, broken down by TA (i) section and (ii) rank.
(43693)
117
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel at 1st April 2006 will comprise the (a) Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps and (b) Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
(43694)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
118
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43431)
119
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what advice he has given to local authorities about steps to be taken in the event of an influenza pandemic.
(43870)
120
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans each local authority in Hampshire has in place for action in the event of a pandemic, in relation to (a) their own staff, (b) maintaining their statutory services and (c) tending to the wider population; and if he will make a statement.
(43872)
121
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new-build units of affordable housing have been built in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent in each year since 1996-97.
(43277)
122
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many right-to-buy completions there were in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent in each year since 1996-97.
(43278)
123
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) land, (b) property and (c) other assets his Department owns in Gravesham constituency.
(43279)
124
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many repossessions were made in each of the last 10 years in (a) England and (b) Tamworth constituency.
(43463)
125
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many vacant domestic properties there were in (a) England and (b) Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years, broken down by tenure.
(43464)
126
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the real cash changes expected are in each of the regional fire and rescue services budgets in England in each year from 2000 to 2009.
(43908)
127
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding his Department is making available to regional fire and rescue authorities to take into account housing expansion in the South East in their annual budgets in real cash terms per year in the years from 2001 to 2009.
(43909)
128
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what account he has taken of the expansion of Milton Keynes in the new Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority Budget.
(43910)
129
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2006 to Question 41876, how many dwellings are occupied only by students in exemption class N as shown on the 21st October 2005 CTBI (supplementary) form for England and Wales.
(43733)
130
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, why the representations made by the hon. Member for Castle Point on the London Gateway Port Harbour proposal during 2005 were not included in his most recent circular letter listing representations received.
(43312)
131
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43497)
132
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what use the fire service made of public mobile communications networks during the response operation to the incidents on the London Underground and bus network on 7th July 2005.
(43783)
133
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many instances have been recorded of the fire service using mobile phone location data to effect a rescue operation.
(43784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
134
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of additional (a) secondary and (b) primary schools that will be required in Aylesbury Vale to meet planned expansion of housing.
(43305)
135
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the cost of additional (a) post-16 years and (b) special school provision in Aylesbury Vale arising from planned expansion of housing.
(43306)
136
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is available to schools to (a) refurbish and (b) upgrade pupils' toilet facilities.
(43521)
137
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she will take to ensure that adequate toilet facilities are provided for pupils in schools over the extended school day.
(43522)
138
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2005, Official Report, column 2074W, on drinking water, whether she plans to issue guidance to schools on drinking water provision in relation to the aims of her healthy schools policy.
(43896)
139
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many consultants have been engaged by her Department since March 2005; and at what cost.
(43684)
140
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the educational establishments adjudged to have been complicit in cheating or assisting in cheating in examinations or coursework leading to a qualification in the last five years.
(43525)
141
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by her Department in the past 12 months.
(43432)
142
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to reform the regulation of all agencies that supply (a) teachers and (b) non-teaching staff for schools and colleges.
(43741)
143
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average staying-on rate in post-16 education was in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in each year since 1997.
(43152)
144
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what policy options will be considered following the Institute of Fiscal Studies evaluation of the work of employment training pilots up to 2004.
[R] (43738)
145
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research she will undertake on the effects on willingness to study the 50 per cent. threshold requirement for financial support for part-time higher education students.
[R] (43739)
146
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research the Government will (a) undertake and (b) commission to assess the selective effectiveness of measures to promote wider participation in lifelong learning in England.
[R] (43740)
147
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date the case of Paul Reeve was referred to her Department for a List 99 determination; and on what date it was decided.
(43394)
148
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by whom the case of Paul Reeve was referred to her Department for a List 99 determination.
(43395)
149
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which official (a) advised and (b) signed the letter in relation to the decision on the List 99 determination in the case of Paul Reeve.
(43396)
150
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the individuals and organisations consulted in helping her reach a decision in the case of the Paul Reeve List 99 determination.
(43397)
151
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the (a) head teacher and (b) governing body of the Hewett School in Norwich, knew that Paul Reeve (i) had received a caution for accessing a paedophile website and (ii) was on the Sex Offenders Register, before his appointment.
(43398)
152
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date Paul Reeve was interviewed at her Department in connection with the decision of his List 99 determination and who conducted the interview.
(43399)
153
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the (a) head teacher and (b) governing body of Porchester School in Bournemouth knew that before his appointment William Gibson had a conviction for indecently assaulting a girl of 15 years of age and a conviction for fraud, forgery and theft.
(43400)
154
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the (a) head teacher and (b) governing body of Hebburn Comprehensive School on Tyneside knew that before his appointment William Gibson had a conviction for indecently assaulting a girl of 15 years of age and a conviction for fraud, forgery and theft.
(43402)
155
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the individuals and organisations consulted in helping her her reach a decision on William Gibson's List 99 determination.
(43403)
156
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) Minister and (b) official (i) advised and (ii) signed the letter in relation to the decision on the List 99 determination in the case of William Gibson.
(43404)
157
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by whom the case of William Gibson was referred to her Department for a List 99 determination; on what date the case was referred; and on what date the case was decided.
(43405)
158
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the individuals and organisations consulted in helping her reach a decision in the case of the Keith Hudson List 99 determination.
(43406)
159
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by whom the case of Keith Hudson was referred to her Department for a List 99 determination.
(43407)
160
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date the case of Keith Hudson was referred to her Department for a List 99 determination; and on what date it was decided.
(43408)
161
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) Minister and (b) official (i) advised on and (ii) signed the letter in relation to the decision on the List 99 determination in the case of Keith Hudson.
(43409)
162
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what comparative analysis of the effects of pre-school provision on educational attainment in other countries (a) has been and (b) will be undertaken by the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project.
(43665)
163
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultation events were held with key stakeholders in relation to childcare during 2005; what Government representatives attended these events; and what the cost of each event was.
(43670)
164
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what changes have taken place in the measurement of the number of childminders since 2001.
(43671)
165
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what visits abroad Ministers in her Department have made in relation to childcare policy since 2001.
(43672)
166
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) children and (b) adults have participated in Sure Start programmes in each year for which figures are available.
(43786)
167
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Sure Start programmes have been established in each year for which figures are available.
(43787)
168
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what target she has set for expanding the number of Sure Start programmes; and what progress has been made in meeting this target.
(43788)
169
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the effectiveness of children's centres; and if she will make a statement.
(43789)
170
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) private (b) voluntary and (c) public sector organisations have delivered services in children's centres in each year for which information is available.
(43791)
171
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which constituencies children's centres are located.
(43794)
172
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children's centres have been established in each year for which figures are available; and how many places have been available at each centre.
(43795)
173
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has set for expanding the number of children's centres; and what progress has been made towards meeting those targets.
(43796)
174
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time childcare places have been available in each year since 1997, broken down by area.
(43797)
175
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places have closed in each year since 1997.
(43798)
176
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what target for free early education and childcare for (a) three and (b) four year olds has been set for (i) 2007 and (ii) 2010.
(43799)
177
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has for expanding the number of childcare places (a) in total, (b) for children with disabilities, (c) for children with special educational needs and (d) for minority ethnic children; and what progress has been made towards meeting each target.
(43802)
178
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has in relation to the qualifications of people working in childcare; and if she will make a statement.
(43805)
179
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of those working in childcare were qualified at NVQ levels (a) 2, (b) 3, (c) 4 and (d) 5 in each year for which figures are available.
(43807)
180
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) men and (b) women were working in childcare in each year since 1997.
(43808)
181
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has set for increasing the number of people working in childcare; and what progress has been made towards meeting these targets.
(43809)
182
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has set for (a) the establishment of children's trusts, (b) the use of home childcarers, (c) expanding the number of (i) neighbourhood nurseries and (ii) early excellence centres and (d) the use in schools of the extended schools programme; what assessment she has (A) made and (B) plans to make of each scheme; and what progress has been made towards meeting those targets.
(43832)
183
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) public sector organisations delivered services in Mini Sure Start programmes in each year for which information is available.
(43835)
184
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which constituencies Mini Sure Start programmes are located.
(43837)
185
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) children and (b) adults participated in Mini Sure Start programmes in each year for which figures are available.
(43838)
186
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Mini Sure Start programmes were established in each year for which figures are available.
(43839)
187
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what target she has set for expanding the number of Mini Sure Start programmes; and what progress has been made in meeting this target.
(43840)
188
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has (a) made and (b) plans to make of the effectiveness of (i) Sure Start and (ii) Mini Sure Start; and if she will make a statement.
(43841)
189
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) public sector organisations delivered services in Sure Start programmes in each year for which figures are available.
(43842)
190
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which constituencies Sure Start programmes are located.
(43844)
191
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which constituencies (a) (i) neighbourhood nurseries and (ii) children's trusts are located and (b) the extended schools programme is operating.
(43932)
192
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time places were available at neighbourhood nurseries in each year for which figures are available.
(43933)
193
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) private, (b) voluntary sector and (c) public sector organisations participated in the delivery of (i) neighbourhood nurseries, (ii) the extended schools programme, (iii) children's trusts and (iv) early excellence centres in each year for which information is available.
(43934)
194
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which constituencies early excellence centres are located.
(43935)
195
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many neighbourhood nurseries have been established in disadvantaged areas in each year for which figures are available.
(43936)
196
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time places have been available at early excellence centres in each year for which figures are available.
(43937)
197
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) children and (b) adults have made use of the extended schools programme in each year for which figures are available; and how many schools have used the programme in each year.
(43938)
198
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many structured discussions were held with parents through local forums about childcare during 2005; what Government representatives attended these discussions; and what the cost of each discussion was.
(43939)
199
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children's trusts were established in each year for which figures are available.
(43940)
200
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local authorities have established children's trusts; and if she will make a statement.
(43941)
201
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people worked as home childcarers in each year since the home childcarers scheme was established.
(43942)
202
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the cost of each Parent Support Adviser; and if she will make a statement.
(43943)
203
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what responses she has received to the consultation on expanding the home childcarers scheme.
(43944)
204
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the members of the Advisory Group of Key Stakeholders on Childcare.
(43945)
205
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people work in the (a) Sure Start regional teams and (b) Sure Start Task Force.
(43946)
206
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of childcare providers closed in each year for which figures are available.
(43947)
207
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools had (a) after school clubs and (b) breakfast clubs in each year for which figures are available.
(43948)
208
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Early Support Pilot Programme; and if she will make a statement.
(43949)
209
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) public, (b) private and (c) voluntary sector organisations have received payments from the Parenting Fund in each year for which figures are available; and how much each sector received.
(43950)
210
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schoolchildren who would qualify for free school milk if they lived in a local authority area which participates in the School Milk Subsidy Scheme do not receive free school milk.
(43871)
211
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the roll out of secondary school behaviour and truancy partnerships in Gravesham will begin.
(43281)
212
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional funds will be made available to Kent Local Education Authority to implement the Government's new Respect Action Plan to provide provision for those who are out of school.
(43282)
213
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the level of funding for adult education was in each London borough in each of the last five years; and what funding is estimated to be for 2005-06.
(43452)
214
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent as a proportion of total budget by each local education authority in Greater London on special needs education in each of the last seven years.
(43453)
215
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people left school at 16 years of age in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood, (b) Hillingdon Local Education Authority, (c) Greater London and (d) England with less than the equivalent of five GCSE A-C grades in each year since 1997.
(43454)
216
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) classroom assistants and (b) teachers were employed in (i) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood and (ii) each London borough in each year since 1997.
(43883)
217
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average staying-on rate in post-16 education was in Tamworth constituency in each of the past 10 years.
(43467)
218
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had on the future of the Learning and Skills Council in Tamworth; and if she will make a statement.
(43468)
219
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many parents in Tamworth constituency are educating their children at home.
(43469)
220
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to expand the teaching of enterprise and entrepreneurism in schools in Staffordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(43470)
221
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to encourage the involvement of local business in schools in Staffordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(43471)
222
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures are being taken to help schools who face financial problems due to unexpected falling rolls.
(43297)
223
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries have been caused in schools by fruit in each of the last 10 years.
(43363)
224
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school playing fields in (a) Dacorum, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England have been sold off since May 1997.
(43421)
225
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to enable schools to extend the age range of children they teach.
(43153)
226
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43496)
227
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) mode annual funding per pupil is for each local education authority in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(43915)
228
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, at what age children can be tested for dyslexia; and what types of test are available.
(43917)
229
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children who were removed or excluded from their school because of behavioural problems were (a) dyslexic and (b) subsequently diagnosed as dyslexic in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(43918)
230
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her most recent advice to local education authorities is on the employment of individuals before all (a) Criminal Records Bureau and (b) other character checks are completed; and if she will make a statement.
(43919)
231
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many educational psychologists were employed in each local education authority in each of the last five years.
(43920)
232
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) males and (b) females are on List 99.
(43921)
233
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what level of basic instruction in first aid is required to be given to pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.
(43922)
234
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average number of GCSE passes obtained per pupil was in (a) comprehensive schools and (b) selective schools in 2004-05.
(43923)
235
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she has taken to ensure that schools (a) employing and (b) considering employing people who are on (i) List 99 and (ii) the Sex Offenders Register are made aware of their status.
(43924)
236
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria she uses when deciding whether to give someone on List 99 permission to work with children.
(43925)
237
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many appeals against a ban on working with children have been made by people on (a) the Sex Offenders Register, but not on List 99 and (b) on List 99 in each of the last 10 years.
(43926)
238
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what schools have employed people on List 99 in the last five years.
(43927)
239
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions her Department has had with the Home Office about making Criminal Records Bureau searches more effective in respect of school staff.
(43928)
240
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, under what exceptions people on List 99 have been allowed to teach children.
(43929)
241
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on how many occasions people on List 99 have been allowed to teach children in each of the last 10 years.
(43930)
242
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, to which Ministers power to decide List 99 determinations has been devolved since 1997.
(43655)
243
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which categories of (a) ban and (b) partial ban from working in schools can be applied to people included on List 99.
(43656)
244
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases heard by the Care Standards Tribunal in each year since it was established relate to List 99.
(43657)
245
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people included on List 99 have been given permission to teach in an establishment which does not admit (a) male pupils and (b) female pupils.
(43658)
246
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people on List 99 have been given permission to teach GCSE courses only in the last 10 years.
(43659)
247
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which offences require her to determine whether a person should be included on List 99.
(43660)
248
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size was in primary schools in (a) England and (b) the Hartlepool Local Education Authority area in each year since 1997.
(43761)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
249
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the EU is taking concerning the UK National Allocation Plan.
(41925)
250
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many litter enforcement notices were served on members of the public for dropping chewing gum in the Chewing Gum Action Group campaign pilot areas during the pilot period.
(42532)
251
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence there is from the Chewing Gum Action Group campaign pilot areas of reductions in the quantity of illegal littering of public areas by chewing gum.
(42533)
252
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much less gum there was on relevant streets at the end of the Chewing Gum Action Group campaign pilots compared with the beginning of the pilot period.
(42534)
253
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the Government's domestic carbon dioxide target she expects to be met as a result of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; and what methodology will be used to calculate the scheme's effects.
(43518)
254
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by her Department in the past 12 months.
(43433)
255
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government expects to introduce the Farm Waste Directive.
(43833)
256
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the proposed EU budget on the EU regional development programme, with particular reference to UK regional development regulations (RDRs); and when an announcement will be made on the next tranche of RDRs.
(43834)
257
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms straddle the border between (a) England and Wales and (b) England and Scotland.
(43333)
258
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make representations to the Turkish Government requesting that the slaughter of birds in that country neccessitated by the spread of avian influenza is carried out humanely.
(42798)
259
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to ensure that local authorities who discharge their responsibilities under the School Milk Subsidy scheme via contractors meet their legal obligation to ensure that free school milk is available to those children who qualify.
(43868)
260
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the way the School Milk Subsidy Scheme is administered; and if she will make a statement.
(43875)
261
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities participate in the School Milk Subsidy Scheme.
(43876)
262
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what environmental impact assessment has been carried out into the process that converts vegetable oils into biodiesel of diesel quality.
(43911)
263
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on plans for further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; and when the Single Payment Scheme will be implemented.
(43257)
264
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage industry to create recyclable products.
(43259)
265
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Animal Welfare Bill from local charities, in relation to codes of conduct being implemented through secondary regulation.
(43260)
266
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pensioner households in the Tamworth constituency are eligible for (a) Warm Front grants to install energy efficiency measures and (b) (i) free and (ii) reduced cost installation of central heating systems.
(43465)
267
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of farms are managed to Soil Association organic standards in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(43254)
268
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms have converted to Soil Association organic standards since 1997.
(43255)
269
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recycling points there are per 1,000 population in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(43289)
270
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are being taken to ensure that the recycling rate of (a) household and (b) business refuse in the Tees Valley region is brought up to the national average.
(43290)
271
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what opportunities interested institutions and individuals will have to comment on the draft radioactively contaminated land exposure assessment.
(43912)
272
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many byways claims have been made by (a) the Trail Riders Federation, (b) motorway groups and (c) the Land Access and Recreation Association since December 2003.
(43428)
273
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of batteries were recycled in each European Union country in the last year for which figures are available.
(43353)
274
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2005 to the hon. Member for Lewes, Official Report, column 20W, on waste management, if she will break down the figures by local authority area.
(43804)
275
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many UK farmers have applied for set aside payments for each of the last seven years; and how much was allocated for set aside payments in each such year.
(43546)
276
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been allocated to each EU country in set aside payment within the Common Agricultural Policy in 2005-06.
(43549)
277
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many poultry farmers there are in the United Kingdom who have (a) over 50 birds and (b) 50 or under birds; and how many have signed up to the National Poultry Register.
(43550)
278
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what form of registration system there is in place for poultry farmers who keep under 50 birds.
(43551)
279
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that poultry owners register their flocks on the National Poultry Register.
(43552)
280
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions on the reintroduction of the lynx to the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(43553)
281
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many endangered species of plant and animal there are in the UK; and how much was directed at preventing them from extinction in each year since 2000.
(43651)
282
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan; and if she will make a statement.
(43653)
283
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many significant oil spills there were in UK waters in the last seven years; where each took place; and how much oil was estimated to have been discharged in each case.
(43654)
284
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce methane emissions in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(43702)
285
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle acid rain.
(43703)
286
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers were found to be using banned pesticides in the last five years.
(43704)
287
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been allocated to each national park for each year since 1997.
(43705)
288
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) progress of the reintroduction of the beaver to Gloucestershire and (b) its compatibility with the British ecosystem.
(43706)
289
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many types of agricultural produce have been required to change their name or description as a result of European regulations in each of the last five years.
(43707)
290
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers are (a) aged under 30 years, (b) hold degree level qualifications, (c) have moved to the UK after being farmers in another European country and (d) have moved to the UK after being farmers in another non-European country.
(43708)
291
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many British animal welfare charities have been awarded Government funds in each of the last two years; and how much was awarded to each charity.
(43709)
292
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many racehorses were reported as (a) being poorly treated, (b) lost and (c) stolen in each of the last seven years.
(43711)
293
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were prosecuted for the theft of rare birds' eggs in each of the last seven years; and what steps she is taking to tackle such thefts.
(43712)
294
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the reintroduction of (a) the Red Kite and (b) the Great Bustard; and what the Government's contribution to these projects has been to date.
(43727)
295
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43495)
296
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much spent nuclear fuel has been stored in Wales in each year since 1997, (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) low level waste, (ii) intermediate level waste and (iii) high level waste; and if she will make a statement.
(43330)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
297
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43434)
298
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current flows of small arms to warring factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what measures he is taking to ensure a better enforcement of the arms embargo.
(43745)
299
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on current levels of inter-community violence in Bangladesh, with particular reference to the Muslim and Hindu communities
(43746)
300
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether assistance was offered by the Government to facilitate a meeting in Turkey between Cherie Booth QC, Mr and Mrs Orams and Mr Hassan Vahib; whether accommodation within the Department's premises was made available to Cherie Booth during this visit; and if he will make a statement.
(42799)
301
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2005, Official Report, column 2468W, on airspace (extraordinary renditions) what media report first caught (a) his and (b) his officials' attention; and on what date.
(43481)
302
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the British Ambassador to Tashkent on (a) human rights and (b) the treatment of political prisoners in Uzbekistan.
(43603)
303
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Iraqi policemen have been trained since the end of the war; and how many more are expected to be trained and ready to work by the end of 2006.
(43258)
304
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what UK financial aid has been offered to UK expatriates resident in areas that suffered from natural disasters in 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(43423)
305
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the procedure for vetting personnel employed by the European Union with access to classified documentation released from the UK.
(43424)
306
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43494)
307
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2839W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition) in which category of (a) records and (b) data renditions should be listed.
(43601)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
308
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the turn around team to report on the situation in the NHS in Oxfordshire.
(43902)
309
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice she has (a) sought and (b) received on the projected financial deficit of the NHS in Oxfordshire for 2006-07.
(43903)
310
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps were taken by (a) her Department and (b) the NHS to make the public aware of the availability of medicine use reviews (i) before and (ii) after their introduction; and how much was spent by each for such purposes.
(43316)
311
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department made of the number of medicine use reviews that would be conducted in the first (a) six and (b) 12 months of the scheme.
(43317)
312
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medicine use reviews have been conducted in each quarter since the scheme commenced.
(43318)
313
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department allocated to medicine use reviews in (a) their first and (b) each subsequent year of operation.
(43319)
314
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that the prevention, detection and treatment of (a) sexually transmitted diseases and (b) HIV/AIDS is a priority for commissioners in the NHS.
(43320)
315
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements she has made to audit (a) planned and (b) actual spending on the prevention, detection and treatment of (i) sexually transmitted diseases and (ii) HIV/AIDS.
(43321)
316
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department has allocated to implementing the Choosing Health White Paper; what sum has been earmarked from this allocation for the prevention, detection and treatment of (a) sexually transmitted diseases and (b) HIV/AIDS; and over what timescale.
(43322)
317
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to commission the production of a National Service Framework on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
(43417)
318
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to improve the collection of data in respect of sexual health interventions in (a) primary care and (b) genito-urinary medicine clinics.
(43515)
319
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South of 14th December 2005, Official Report, column 2134W, on dentistry, whether there is a minimum level of dental services that a primary care trust must commission.
(43526)
320
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the number of inappropriate (a) investigations, (b) prescriptions and (c) referrals should multiple registration be introduced.
(43568)
321
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) condition and (b) fitness for purpose of general practitioner practice premises.
(43569)
322
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data her Department collects from primary care trusts via the annual general practice assessment questionnaire.
(43570)
323
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2005, Official Report, column 2166W, on primary care trusts, if she will make it her policy not to require primary care trusts to (a) outsource and (b) market test services.
(43571)
324
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of practice-based commissioning will have on the availability of integrated paediatric continence services in England.
(43573)
325
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she plans to take to promote the development of integrated paediatric continence services in every primary care trust.
(43574)
326
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effects of integrated continence services to children with persistent bladder and bowel problems.
(43575)
327
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on providing hygienic and well-maintained toilets for pupils.
(43576)
328
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the prevalence of disease data collected through the quality management and analysis system was for each quarter for which data are available for (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each primary care trust area.
(43598)
329
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to appoint a senior policy lead within her Department on lung disease and treatment.
(43895)
330
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will amend the quality and outcomes framework for general practitioners to give greater priority to respiratory health.
(43897)
331
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any changes are planned in the provision of Stoma nurses.
(41985)
332
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the number of suppliers of urosotomy prescriptions is due to be reviewed under the current consultation; and if she will make a statement.
(41986)
333
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what improvements are being made to the provision of treatment for urosotomy patients.
(41987)
334
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by her Department in the past 12 months.
(43435)
335
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average percentage change in charges for older persons' care proposed for 2006-07, in each local authority is; and if she will make a statement.
(43024)
336
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the proposed changes in personnel employed in Social Services departments are for 2006-07, in each local authority.
(43047)
337
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to discuss (a) increases in care charges and (b) job reductions in social services with local authorities.
(43054)
338
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential, (b) nursing and (c) elderly mentally infirm (i) homes and (ii) places were available in Westmorland and Lonsdale in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (A) local authority, (B) private sector and (C) charity and voluntary providers; and what percentage of capacity in each sector was used in each year.
(43150)
339
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projections her Department has made of the expected take up of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(43477)
340
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many sites she expects to introduce bowel cancer screening in April.
(43478)
341
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated total cost of the roll-out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is to (a) her Department and (b) primary care trusts.
(43479)
342
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the (a) care and (b) safety of patients treated in the private sector as NHS patients.
(43480)
343
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will answer the questions from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South tabled on (a) 11th November 2005 reference 28284 and (b) 17th November 2005 reference 29840.
(43877)
344
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) on the morale of NHS staff; and whether her Department has conducted a survey of the opinion of NHS staff on the effectiveness of ISTCs.
(43695)
345
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sign offs are required before a guarantee can be provided by her Department for private finance initiative schemes for NHS foundation trusts.
(43742)
346
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been guaranteed by her Department for the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust Private Finance Initiative Scheme.
(43743)
347
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current status is of the proposed University Hospital Birmingham Private Finance Initiative rebuild; and if she will make a statement.
(43744)
348
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons venereal disease treatment at Darent Valley Hospital has been reduced; and if she will make a statement.
(43261)
349
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) Government target and (b) waiting times for an appointment at a genito-urinary medicine clinic within the Gravesham constituency were in the last period for which figures are available.
(43262)
350
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the infection rates for (a) chlamydia, (b) HIV, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) herpes and (e) syphilis were in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(43263)
351
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential, (b) nursing and (c) elderly mentally infirm (i) homes and (ii) places were available in Tamworth constituency in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (A) local authority, (B) private sector and (C) charity and voluntary providers; and what percentage of capacity in each sector was used in each year.
(43461)
352
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS managers were clinicians in each of the last 10 years.
(43462)
353
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to prevent fake prescription drugs entering the NHS supply chain.
(43609)
354
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to safeguard the supply of prescription drugs to the NHS.
(43610)
355
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has evaluated on the number of fatalities within the NHS due to fake medications.
(43611)
356
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many attacks on NHS staff have been recorded in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, in each year since 1997.
(43287)
357
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have died due to mistakes made by NHS staff in each year since 1997; and what proportion resulted in prosecutions.
(43288)
358
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of targets for accident and emergency departments on the working practices of medical assessment units.
(43291)
359
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with (a) NHS medical practitioners and (b) nursing staff on the impact of the Government targets for accident and emergency on the services provided to patients by the NHS.
(43292)
360
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to increase the number of paediatric intensive care beds available in hospitals in England.
(43800)
361
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric intensive care beds have been available in hospitals in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) hospitals serving the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997.
(43801)
362
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when (a) she and (b) other Ministers at her Department first saw the full business case for redevelopment at the Barts and the London NHS Trust.
(43427)
363
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the provision and specialised cancer and cardiac care services at the St. Bartholemew's site as part of a dual site operation at the Barts and the London NHS Trust; and if she will make a statement.
(43445)
364
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings officials from her Department have had with representatives of the Barts and the London NHS Trust; when such meetings took place; what discussions took place at such meetings; and if she will make a statement.
(43456)
365
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to review the NHS Cancer Plan.
(43527)
366
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons Chapter 33 of the Department of Health Immunisation against Infectious Diseases 2006, published in November 2005, does not include reference to the unlicensed nature of the purified protein derivative used in the Mantoux test for tuberculosis and the need for this product to be issued under a patient specific direction.
(43528)
367
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what health-specific inflation has been in each year since 1997-98; and what the components are of health-specific inflation indices for revenue spending on (a) hospital and community health services and (b) family health services in each year.
(43529)
368
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure per (a) weighted and (b) unweighted head was in each primary care trust in 2004-05; and what estimate she has made of the expenditure for (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(43530)
369
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been registered with a GP in each year since 1997.
(43531)
370
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the providers of each of the dental access centres in England.
(43533)
371
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions on mental health grounds in each year since 1997 resulted from the use of (a) pharmaceutical drugs, (b) heroin, (c) cocaine, (d) cannabis, (e) alcohol, (f) nicotine, (g) stimulants and (h) hallucinogens.
(43534)
372
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnoses of high cholesterol there have been in England in each year since 1997-98; and how many of these diagnoses were made in those under the age of 18 years.
(43535)
373
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will launch the planned cross-Government campaign to raise awareness of the health risks of obesity and the steps people can take through diet and physical activity to prevent it; what discussions she has had with external stakeholders regarding the design of the campaign; when these discussions took place; and if she will make a statement.
(43536)
374
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to encourage pharmacies to test cholesterol levels.
(43537)
375
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support she has offered to the Royal College of General Practitioners' Influenza Surveillance Unit beyond April.
(43560)
376
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of possible levels of sickness absence and absenteeism in (a) the NHS and (b) other key services during an influenza pandemic.
(43561)
377
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is her intention to encourage primary care trusts to reduce direct provision of services to a minimum.
(43562)
378
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has received the formal options appraisal of reducing waiting times for the results of cervical smear tests from the University of Sheffield; if she will place a copy of the appraisal in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(43563)
379
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of khat on the health of its users.
(43564)
380
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2716W, on obesity, how rates of childhood obesity are calculated; whether this will change following publication of her Department's guidance on measuring childhood obesity on 11th January 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(43634)
381
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2006, Official Report, column 574W, on continuing care, for what reasons the number of people in receipt of continuing care has increased.
(43635)
382
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2006 to the hon. Member for North West Leicestershire, Official Report, column 590W, on the Mental Health Bill, what the structure of the further consultation on the Bill will be; whether it will take the form of a formal consultation; what the duration of the consultation will be; and whether it is her intention to introduce a Mental Health Bill in this session of Parliament.
(43636)
383
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 128W, on Herceptin, for what reasons Herceptin is excluded from section 10(6)(4) of the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme published on 3rd November 2004.
(43637)
384
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which private finance initiative schemes in her Department have (a) reached financial close and are completed and operational, (b) have reached financial close and work has started on site, (c) are in negotiation but have not yet reached financial close and (d) have not yet placed advertisements in the Official Journal of the European Union; what the (i) capital value and (ii) completion or anticipated completion date is in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(43647)
385
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43493)
386
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what use the ambulance service made of public mobile communications networks during the response operation to the incidents on the London Underground and bus network on 7th July 2005.
(43781)
387
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many instances have been recorded of the ambulance service using mobile phone location data to effect a rescue operation.
(43785)
388
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to develop mental health telephone helpline services.
(43891)
389
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in her Department's discussions with SANE on Government funding for SANELINE.
(43892)
390
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the results of the Acute Hospital Portfolio 2005-06 service user satisfaction surveys; and if she will make a statement.
(43299)
391
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the results of the Hospitals Medicines Management Framework Self-Assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(43300)
392
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the statistical information collected by her Department relating to medicines management in hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(43301)
393
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have self-medication systems in place; and if she will make a statement.
(43302)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
394
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the subcontractors instructed by GSL UK Ltd on the project to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(43505)
395
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparatory work his Department instructed GSL UK Ltd to undertake on Site A at Ministry of Defence Bicester as part of the project to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.
(43506)
396
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the contract between his Department and GSL UK Ltd to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(43507)
397
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation was awarded to GSL UK Ltd for (a) construction works, (b) design works, (c) legal costs, (d) financial costs and (e) professional advisory costs on termination of the contract to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(43508)
398
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of his Department's budget was allocated to building an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(43509)
399
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department was of puchasing site A at Ministry of Defence Bicester to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.
(43510)
400
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date GSL UK Ltd signed the contract to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester.
(43511)
401
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date his Department agreed a compensation package with GSL UK Ltd after the contract to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester was terminated.
(43512)
402
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department was of pursuing plans for an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester (a) at planning enquiry and (b) at judicial review.
(43513)
403
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department was of submitting detailed design plans for an accommodation centre for asylum seekers at Bicester to the planning enquiry.
(43514)
404
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) fined and (b) imprisoned for (i) illegally selling knives to under 16-year-olds and (ii) marketing a bladed product in a manner which (A) indicates that it is suitable for combat and (B) is likely to promote simulations of violent behaviour since the Knives Act 1997 in (1) Greater London and (2) each London borough.
(43577)
405
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from Home Office buildings in the past 12 months.
(43436)
406
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) fined the maximum amount and (b) imprisoned for the maximum period for possessing (i) cannabis, (ii) cocaine and (iii) heroin in each of the past four years; and what percentage of all people convicted of these offences these figures represent.
(43572)
407
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officers were employed by the Prison Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(43578)
408
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prisoners entering adult prisons and (b) under 21 year olds entering young offenders institutions on their first custodial sentence could not read or write to a sufficiently high standard to apply for a job via a job centre (i) at the beginning and (ii) at the end of their sentence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(43579)
409
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the Prison Service budget was spent on (a) educating adult prisoners and (b) prisoners in young offenders institutions in the last five years for which figures are available.
(43580)
410
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) full-time and (b) full-time equivalent literacy and numeracy teachers have been employed by the Prison Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(43581)
411
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average daily sum spent by the Prison Service was on feeding adult (a) male and (b) female prisoners and (i) male and (ii) female prisoners in young offenders institutions in the last year for which figures are available.
(43583)
412
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adult prisoners were (a) disciplined and (b) prosecuted for drugs offences whilst in custody in the last five years for which figures are available.
(43584)
413
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) over 18 years and (b) under 18 years have been (i) arrested for, (ii) charged with and (iii) convicted of (A) public order offences and (B) public drunkenness since the introduction of 24 hour licensing in England and Wales.
(43585)
414
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many written representations in support of the Government's introduction of national identity cards he has received since 1st October 2005; and if he will list the individuals and organisations which made those representations.
(43586)
415
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to (a) each Department and (b) each citizen of the introduction of the National Identity Card Scheme.
(43587)
416
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has commissioned into the link between gun crime and drug crime.
(43588)
417
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of drug treatment orders.
(43589)
418
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adult offenders were reconvicted (a) in 1997 and (b) in 2005.
(43590)
419
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cells in prisons housing adult prisoners in England and Wales were designed to accommodate (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four prisoners; and how many in each category have been accommodating more prisoners than they were designed to house in the last five years for which figures are available.
(43591)
420
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) adult males and (b) females were in prison and (i) males and (ii) females were in young offender institutions in England and Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.
(43592)
421
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 31031 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 17th November 2005.
(43633)
422
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the public sector databases that the new Identity Card Agency will have access to as part of the implementation and administration of the identity card scheme.
(43545)
423
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 378W, on passports, if the Department will also allow the hand of a parent who is holding a baby to appear in a photograph without invalidating it.
(43880)
424
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 378W, on passports, when his Department will revise published guidelines on photograph standards.
(43881)
425
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 378W, on passports, whether the notice added to the UK Passport Service website on photograph standards was published on 22nd November 2005 as referred to in the Answer or on 21st December as referred to on the UKPS website.
(43882)
426
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many e-mail messages (a) from people living in Gravesend and (b) in total have been received by his Department since the Prime Minister urged readers of the Sun to shop yobs to the Home Office via the neighboursfromhell@thesun.co.uk e-mail address.
(43271)
427
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the full report of his Department's investigation into allegations that visas were issued and refused on the basis of applicants' appearance at Lunar House, Croydon will not be published.
(43272)
428
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of Kent about police restructuring since the consultation period on police restructuring closed on 23rd December 2005; and when he expects the Government's response to the consultation to be completed.
(43273)
429
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded offences of (a) burglary, (b) thefts and (c) thefts from cars there have been in each division of the Staffordshire police force in each year since 1997.
(43474)
430
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences involving air weapons there have been in each division of the Staffordshire police force in each year since 2001.
(43475)
431
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been found to be unlawfully carrying knives in public without good reason in each division of Staffordshire police force in each year since the introduction of the Knives Act 1997.
(43793)
432
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many certificates under section 70(1) of the Extradition Act 2003 have been signed by his Department in respect of requests from the US since 1st January 2005; and how many requests have been received from the US for which a certificate has yet to be issued.
(43893)
433
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to bring the number of British citizens whose DNA is kept on record down to the EU average.
(43285)
434
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to introduce a long service medal for prison officers.
(43885)
435
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long Tirth Singh Malhi (reference number S835998) has been waiting for the outcome of his application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom; what the reasons are for the length of wait; and when he expects a decision to be made.
(43339)
436
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will add khat to the list of substances controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
(43565)
437
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were used in making the decision not to give community support officers powers to arrest.
(43415)
438
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what period funding allocations for community support officers (CSOs) will apply; and what plans he has for funding CSOs when the current funding period expires.
(43416)
439
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to create further police anti-terrorist units.
(43412)
440
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when West Yorkshire constabulary will get its own anti-terrorist unit.
(43413)
441
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the regionalisation programme for special branches is expected to be completed.
(43414)
442
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications made in the United Kingdom for a visa submitted prior to the introduction of the new charging policy on 1st August 2003 remain to be dealt with; and when he expects that all such applicants will have heard the result of their applications.
(43334)
443
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications made in the United Kingdom for a spouse visa submitted prior to the introduction of the no switching rule remain to be dealt with; and when he expects that all such applicants will have heard the result of their applications.
(43335)
444
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43492)
445
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what use the police made of public mobile communications networks during the response operation to the incidents on the London Underground and bus network on 7th July 2005.
(43780)
446
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances have been recorded of the police using mobile phone location data (a) to track a criminal and (b) to effect a rescue operation.
(43782)
447
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Charities Commission is required to investigate a charity more than once in relation to the same allegations without the provision of additional documentary evidence.
(43666)
448
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the activities of charities are inspected on a regular basis by the Charities Commission; and how often such inspections took place in each of the last five years.
(43667)
449
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) the British Transport Police on the application of anti-terrorism legislation to the activities of railway enthusiasts who choose to photograph trains and stations.
(43446)
450
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for North East Fife of 12th December 2005, Official Report, column 1652W, on terrorist suspects (renditions), whether requests are still made to the Home Secretary for the extraordinary rendition of individuals by the United States through UK airspace or territory as in 1998.
(43630)
451
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers deported or removed from the United Kingdom in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005 were aged (i) 15, (ii) 16, (iii) 17 and (iv) 18 years; and if he will make a statement.
(43325)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
452
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much cutlery went missing from the House of Commons refreshment department in 2005.
(43284)
453
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the impact of the new security screen on visitor numbers to the Public Gallery in the Chamber.
(43520)
454
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many disciplinary actions against employees of the House of Commons (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43502)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
455
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what public service agreements his Department is now relating to the Millennium Development goals.
(43810)
456
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms he is setting in place for an annual evaluation of progress towards the Millennium Development goals.
(43811)
457
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms his Department has in place to implement the relevant recommendations of the Commission for Africa.
(43812)
458
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms he has in place for his Department to follow up the donor commitments made by the G8 member countries at Gleneagles in 2005.
(43813)
459
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is his policy to find other mechanisms to fund pro-poor policies in those countries that have had budgetary support suspended or reduced as a consequence of actions by the recipient government.
(43815)
460
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to which countries offered budgetary support, budgetary support has subsequently been suspended or refused; and what the reasons were in each case.
(43820)
461
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he next expects to visit Ethiopia.
(43822)
462
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43437)
463
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £150 million the UK has committed to spend on children living with HIV will be spent on paediatric treatment programmes.
(43181)
464
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the countries in which his Department has funded projects which aim to improve access to paediatric anti-retroviral therapy.
(43194)
465
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures his Department has in place to monitor the proportion of child beneficiaries of the treatment programmes it funds.
(43196)
466
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what further work has been undertaken to ensure HIV-positive children receive co-trimoxazole since the funding by his Department of Medical Research Council research into its benefits in 2004.
(43199)
467
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the (a) organisations and (b) countries his Department is working with on paediatric HIV/AIDS projects.
(43200)
468
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to monitor the expenditure of development aid within the Palestinian authority to ensure that it does not (a) support and (b) sustain terrorist-related activities.
(41892)
469
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Written Answer on 11th January 2006, Official Report, column 210W, on HIV/AIDS, what discussions (a) have taken place and (b) are planned with the Global Steering Committee to ensure that children will receive paediatric drugs by 2010.
(43410)
470
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government will be taking to help alleviate the effects of the recent cholera outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe.
(43906)
471
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what actions the Government is taking to help people of Southern Sudan.
(43907)
472
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43491)
473
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when his Department will publish a full Country Assistance Plan for Yemen.
(43886)
474
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help improve literacy of women in Yemen.
(43887)
475
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of water shortages in Yemen; and what steps his Department plans to take to help alleviate water shortages.
(43888)
476
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment his officials have made of the poverty reduction strategy in Yemen.
(43889)
477
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects his Department supports for the promotion of (a) democracy and (b) transparency of civic institutions in Yemen.
(43890)
Questions to the Leader of the House
478
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Leader of the House, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Office (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43504)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
479
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many elderly people living in the Causeway Health Trust area in 2005 who have been assessed as requiring a care package while continuing to live in their own homes were waiting longer than one month from the assessment for that care to be delivered.
(43625)
480
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many working days were estimated to have been lost due to lower back pain in Northern Ireland in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005.
(43626)
481
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what policies have been introduced in Northern Ireland since 1997 to increase the number of private sector jobs in the economy.
(43627)
482
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were prosecuted for illegally obtaining benefits in each year since 1999.
(43628)
483
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Northern Ireland Departments used 0870 prefixed telephone numbers for use by the public during 2005.
(43629)
484
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from Northern Ireland Office buildings in the past 12 months.
(43438)
485
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he is proposing to sustain PEACE II funded inter-community projects in Northern Ireland beyond 2008.
(43829)
486
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he is planning to prioritise the aims and objectives of `A Shared Future' in the spending plans of each Northern Ireland department.
(43830)
487
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resources will be provided for implementing the Shared Future strategy.
(43831)
488
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government accepts each recommendation of the Lavery Report on vetting and child protection in Northern Ireland; what action the Government has taken to date in respect of each recommendation; what further action he plans to take; what the timescale for such further action is; and whether each recommendation requires legislation.
(43914)
489
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of people from Great Britain that have visited Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(43713)
490
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the new visitor centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
(43715)
491
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to encourage tourism in Northern Ireland.
(43716)
492
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on the Mournes National Park project.
(43717)
493
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to help Northern Irish athletes prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(43719)
494
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the use of selection based on academic ability in admissions to schools in Northern Ireland.
(43720)
495
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people under the age of 16 have (a) been murdered and (b) received a punishment beating in Northern Ireland for each of the last eight years.
(43721)
496
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been prosecuted for drug-related offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last seven years.
(43722)
497
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to tackle organised crime in Northern Ireland; and what assessment he has made of the scale of this problem.
(43723)
498
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will call for loyalist paramilitary disarmament in Northern Ireland.
(43724)
499
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of IRA disarmament in Northern Ireland.
(43725)
500
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many suspected members of the IRA have been found in possession of firearms since the IRA declared it had fully disarmed.
(43726)
501
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on devolution in Northern Ireland.
(43748)
502
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many guns were reported missing in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997 by (a) the armed forces, (b) the police and (c) members of the public with licensed weapons, broken down by the type of weapon.
(43749)
503
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the IRA have been released from jail before their sentence has been fully served since 1997, broken down by the year which they were released.
(43752)
504
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many suspicious deaths have occurred in Northern Ireland over each of the last seven years; and in how many such cases nobody has been found guilty.
(43753)
505
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals have been prosecuted for participating in organised dog-fighting in Northern Ireland in each of the last seven years.
(43755)
506
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to prevent organised dog-fighting in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(43756)
507
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans are in place to improve transport links (a) between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and (b) within Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(43758)
508
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43490)
Questions to the Prime Minister
509
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, what reports he has received of countries which apply rules of extra-territoriality in judicial matters that they are reviewing his role in Iraq with a view to future prosecution.
(43418)
510
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has received from foreign governments on the involvement of his wife as counsel in the Orams case in Cyprus; whether he has discussed the matter with the Foreign Secretary; and if he will make a statement.
(43425)
511
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, what EU regulations govern his working hours; what opt outs exist to provide for him to surpass working hour regulations; what court cases are currently before the European courts reviewing the legality of these opt outs; and if he will make a statement.
(43426)
512
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Prime Minister, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Office (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43489)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
513
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from Scotland Office buildings in the past 12 months.
(43440)
514
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43488)
Questions to the Solicitor General
515
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Solicitor General, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in the Law Officers' Departments (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43503)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
516
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations the Government has received from the EU on the review of the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive announced in December 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(41923)
517
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Government plans to implement the EU Restriction of Hazardous Waste Substances Directive; and what the EU response has been to the UK's timescale.
(41924)
518
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the effect of UK gas prices on industry.
(43900)
519
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what premiums the Government offers to companies running wind farms for the energy that they contribute to the National Grid which is not available to energy generated through other means.
(43355)
520
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his Department has had with Renewable Energy Systems Groups regarding the proposed wind farm at Yelland, Devon.
(43357)
521
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for how many projects Renewable Energy Systems Groups has received Government grants, including grants from regional development agencies; and what the level of funding received was for each project.
(43358)
522
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the annual premiums Renewable Energy Systems would receive on electricity generated at the proposed wind farm at Den Brook.
(43359)
523
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost to public funds of grants to companies for the construction of wind farms has been for each of the last five years, broken down by company.
(43360)
524
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43439)
525
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with representatives of Amicus on the new nuclear build.
(43747)
526
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date the Joint Energy Security of Supply Working Group's report was due to be published; on what date he expects the report to be published; and if he will make a statement.
(43356)
527
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total value of British exports to (a) the Eurozone area, (b) the pre-enlargement 15 EU member states and (c) the post-enlargement 25 EU member states was in each quarter since 1997.
(43269)
528
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire were in fuel poverty in each of the last 10 years.
(43466)
529
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 12th December 2005, Official Report, column 1675W, on Sunday trading, when he expects the cost-benefit analysis report to be (a) completed and (b) published.
(43476)
530
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he has asked the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the costings of the options of (a) re-opening the thermal oxide reprocessing plant (THORP) at Sellafield and (b) the final closure of reprocessing activities at THORP.
(43913)
531
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has conducted on the effectiveness of the (a) oscillating water column and (b) superbuoy wave power installations.
(43304)
532
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding his Department allocated for (a) demonstration and (b) pre-commercial trials of wave power in the UK in each of the last five years.
(43313)
533
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43487)
534
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the balance of trade between India and the United Kingdom was in each of the last five years.
(43315)
535
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much and what proportion of electricity supplied to consumers in Wales was produced from hydroelectric power in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43323)
536
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much imported spent nuclear fuel is stored in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(43324)
537
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Government has spent on the running costs of nuclear power plants in Wales in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43326)
538
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Government has spent on decommissioning Welsh nuclear power plants in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43327)
539
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Government has spent on storing spent nuclear fuel in Wales produced from nuclear power plants located in the United Kingdom but not in Wales in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43328)
540
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much and what proportion of electricity supplied consumers in Wales was produced from (a) renewable energy sources and (b) wind power in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43329)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
541
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects work to begin on the A1 dualling schemes proposed by the Highways Agency (a) between Morpeth and Felton and (b) South of Belford; and if he will make a statement.
(42506)
542
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the proposed East-West Rail Western section; and what estimate he has made of its cost.
(43293)
543
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the proposed new (a) railway station and (b) park and ride scheme at Stoke Mandeville.
(43294)
544
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the proposed construction of an Aylesbury North railway station.
(43298)
545
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on park and ride schemes for (a) Weedon Hill and (b) Aston Clinton.
(43303)
546
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the timetable for the (a) A418 Wing bypass and (b) A413 Wendover Road corridor improvements.
(43307)
547
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the proposed Aylesbury southern link road.
(43308)
548
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on his policy on a bypass for Bierton in Buckinghamshire.
(43309)
549
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of a public transport (a) hub and (b) corridor for Aylesbury; and if he will make a statement.
(43310)
550
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43442)
551
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve mobile phone coverage on national mainline inter-city rail links.
(43558)
552
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras are installed, broken down by police authority area.
(43331)
553
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the transport infrastructure projects with a potential cost of more than £5 million on which the Highways Agency has carried out feasibility studies since 1997.
(43354)
554
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the transport infrastructure projects on which his Department has carried out feasibility studies since 1997.
(43362)
555
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on each of the infrastructure investment projects announced by his Department on (a) 2nd December 2004, (b) 9th July 2003, (c) 1st April 2003 and (d) 10th December 2002.
(43567)
556
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultancy contracts worth more than £100,000 have been entered into by (a) his Department, (b) the Highways Agency, (c) the Strategic Rail Authority and (d) the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority in each of the past five years; and what work the contracts covered.
(43595)
557
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total amount spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency on consultancy contracts was in each of the past five years.
(43596)
558
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on schemes to promote (a) road travel, (b) rail travel, (c) bus travel, (d) cycling and (e) walking in each of the past three years.
(43597)
559
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what budget he has made available for improvements to facilities for cycling in each of the past five years.
(43599)
560
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his estimate is of the final construction cost of Crossrail.
(43600)
561
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total amount of (a) public sector subsidy is and (b) new loan guarantees are for the rail industry in 2005-06; and what his Department's planned financial support is for each category in each of the next two years.
(43602)
562
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to retain all operating rural railway lines.
(43613)
563
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of outstanding maintenance on roads for which his Department is responsible.
(43614)
564
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will discuss the future of the Romsey/Chandlers Ford/Eastleigh passenger railway line with Hampshire County Council before any final decision is made.
(43861)
565
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timetable is for publishing the responses to the Rail Franchise and Utilisation consultation for the South West Trains area.
(43865)
566
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) technical and (b) financial criteria he intends to use in the evaluation of future proposals for light rail schemes.
(43866)
567
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to maintain the Romsey/Chandlers Ford/Eastleigh passenger railway; and if he will make a statement.
(43867)
568
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2005, Official Report, column 2315W, on predictive diallers, whether his Department makes calls using predictive dialling technology to groups other than members of the public.
(43737)
569
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving cyclists resulting in (a) death and (b) serious injury there were in each year since 1997 in Gravesham constituency.
(43274)
570
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been spent on improvements in transport infrastructure in Gravesham since 1997.
(43275)
571
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve access to public transport for disabled people in Gravesham.
(43276)
572
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding Cycling England plans to allocate to improving the cycling network in (a) the Tees Valley and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency area; and what measures will be funded in each case.
(43295)
573
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Department's funding to Cycling England is for each of the next three years.
(43296)
574
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2006 to Question 42588, if he will clarify the information given in relation to road improvement in North East Lincolnshire, with particular reference to low-noise resurfacing on the A180 east of Ulceby towards Grimsby.
(43728)
575
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the need for additional rolling stock on the c2c rail line to Benfleet; and if he will make a statement.
(43311)
576
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43486)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
577
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from Welsh Office buildings in the past 12 months.
(43443)
578
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2005 to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead, Official Report, columns 2067-8W, on consultants/special advisers, what the (a) names are and (b) periods of service were of the Department's special advisers.
(43700)
579
Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will update his reply to the former hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent on 20th May 2003, Official Report, columns 718-19W, on the availability of digital broadcasting for viewers in Blaenau Gwent.
(43884)
580
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43484)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
581
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the Government's policy is on mothers who wish to stay at home and bring up their children full-time; and what measures are in place to support those that do so.
(43901)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
582
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the off-flows from incapacity benefit at six months for each of the Pathways to Work pilot areas (a) were in the last 12-month period for which figures are available prior to the start of Pathways to Work and (b) have been since the start of Pathways to Work.
(41171)
583
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the items valued at over £100 that have been reported as stolen from buildings occupied by his Department in the past 12 months.
(43444)
584
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children were living in poverty in each year since 1997.
(43814)
585
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children in poverty were estimated to be living in the most disadvantaged areas in each year since 1997; and in which areas the remaining children living in poverty were resident.
(43816)
586
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the definition of employment used in measuring progress towards the target to help 70 per cent. of lone parents into employment by 2010 includes (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment; and if he will make a statement.
(43817)
587
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made to date towards meeting the target of helping 70 per cent. of lone parents into employment by 2010.
(43818)
588
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether progress towards the target of halving child poverty by 2010 will be measured (a) before and (b) after taking into account housing costs.
(43819)
589
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what target he has for reducing (a) the number and (b) the proportion of children in workless households; and what progress has been made against those targets.
(43821)
590
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made to date in meeting the Government's child poverty targets (a) before and (b) after taking into account housing costs.
(43823)
591
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children in poverty (a) whose parents were in work and (b) whose resident parent was in work lived in (i) lone parent households and (ii) non-lone parent households in each year for which figures are available.
(43824)
592
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer Question 31033 from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South tabled on 21st November 2005.
(43878)
593
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the most common medical reasons why incapacity benefit claimants in Gravesham constituency are in receipt of the benefit.
(43265)
594
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants in Gravesham constituency have been in receipt of the benefit for (a) less than six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c) one to three years, (d) three to five years and (e) five years or more.
(43266)
595
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of incapacity benefit claimants in Gravesham constituency who might be able to work if provided with support.
(43267)
596
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK nationals who are residents of (a) Florida, (b) Spain, (c) Italy, (d) South Africa and (e) Australia are in receipt of the winter fuel payments allowance; and at what cost to public funds in 2005-06.
(43422)
597
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid to voluntary sector providers under the Pathways to Work pilots schemes since their establishment.
(43283)
598
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total expenditure was for those on incapacity benefits due to (a) mental ill health and (b) behavioural reasons in each year since 1997.
(43332)
599
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received incapacity benefit on the grounds of dependency on (a) drugs and (b) alcohol in each year since 1997.
(43336)
600
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit were unsuccessful in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(43337)
601
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people leaving incapacity benefit in (a) the last six months, (b) the last 12 months and (c) the last seven years represented (i) transfers to other social security benefits, (ii) people moving from benefit into employment and (iii) people moving off benefit to unknown destinations.
(43338)
602
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of people making a fresh claim for incapacity benefit in each year since 2000 had been in receipt of incapacity benefit during the previous 12 months.
(43340)
603
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 18 to 29, (ii) 30 to 39, (iii) 40 to 49 and (iv) 50 to 59 years claiming incapacity benefit; and what estimate he has made of the number of males aged 60 to 65 years claiming incapacity benefit.
(43341)
604
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of new claimants of incapacity benefit in each year since 1997 were already in receipt of another benefit; and what proportion were new benefit claimants.
(43342)
605
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their incapacity benefit stopped in each month during the last three years.
(43343)
606
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list other benefits available to incapacity benefit recipients; and what changes there have been in recipient numbers of each benefit in each of the last five years.
(43344)
607
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was for the completion of a personal capability assessment for (a) incapacity benefit claimants and (b) income support claimants in each year since 2000.
(43345)
608
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of incapacity benefit were in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit only, (b) incapacity benefit in combination with each other benefit to which a claimant may also be entitled and (c) each other (i) benefit and (ii) combination of benefits to which a claimant may be entitled in each of the last five years; and what the average weekly level of benefit received by a claimant was in each case.
(43346)
609
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants left incapacity benefit at the (a) four month and (b) 12 month stage of their claim in each quarter since January 2003 in (i) pathways to work pilot areas and (ii) non-pathways areas.
(43347)
610
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the main medical reasons for payment of incapacity benefit.
(43348)
611
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time for an appeal by a claimant against a decision on non-entitlement to incapacity benefit to be heard was in each year since 2000.
(43349)
612
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants were aged over (a) 40, (b) 50, (c) 55, (d) 60 and (e) 65 years in each of the last seven years.
(43350)
613
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living abroad have been in receipt of incapacity benefit in each year since 1997; and what the cost was in each year.
(43351)
614
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many doctors were employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time to conduct medical examinations of claimants for incapacity benefit in each of the last seven years.
(43352)
615
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what purposes longitudinal data matching is being used in his Department; and what assessment he has made of potential inaccuracies from using this method in benefit fraud cases.
(43631)
616
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years.
(43483)
617
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications were made for deemed buy-back under the state second pension in each of the last five years; how many individuals have been offered deemed buy-back in each year; and how many have taken up the offer in each year.
(43898)
618
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what total (a) gross and (b) net amounts his Department has budgeted for in each of the next three years in respect of deemed buy-backs of pensions.
(43899)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
619
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many teenage pregnancies there were in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (43264)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
620
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the extra costs of extending the offer of some QinetiQ shares to the public.
[Transferred] (43825)
621
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether QinetiQ will be able to accept contracts from foreign governments after flotation.
[Transferred] (43826)
622
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions the Government has had with Credit Suisse regarding the availability and allocation of shares in the flotation of QinetiQ.
[Transferred] (43827)
623
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the advice the Government has received regarding the availability and allocation of shares in the flotation of QinetiQ.
[Transferred] (43828)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
624
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what cross-departmental arrangements exist for the formation of childcare policy.
[Transferred] (43663)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
625
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent (a) in England and (b) in the Ouse catchment area on flood protection and alleviation measures by (i) the Government and (ii) City of York Council in each year since 1996-97.
[Transferred] (43646)
626
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the security and sustainability of food supplies in the event of an influenza pandemic.
[Transferred] (43538)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
627
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to commission research into the public health effects of genetically modified foods.
[Transferred] (43860)
628
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were referred to NHS services with behavioural problems in 2004-05, broken down by local education authority.
[Transferred] (43916)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
629
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) staff and (b) students were employed at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology stations in each year since 1996; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (43894)

 
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