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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 1 February 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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 1 February 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 1 February 2006


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

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


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate total public sector pension liabilities on the basis of discount rates of (a) inflation plus 3.5 per cent., (b) inflation plus 2.8 per cent., (c) the yield on AA-rated corporate bonds and (d) the yield on long-term government debt.
(48202)
2
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new jobs have been created in the tourism sector in Wales since 1997.
(47650)
3
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) research and (b) analysis his Department has conducted relating to the income level of eligible families who do not open child trust fund accounts; and if he will place the results in the Library.
(47928)
4
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the stages of the working tax credit system are from application to payment; how many claims have been stopped as fraudulent or possibly fraudulent cases at each stage since the scheme began; and if he will make a statement.
(47657)
5
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47673)
6
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of total projected public expenditure on transport in each year from 2006 to 2015.
(48100)
7
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements have been made in agreement with the Paris Club for the cancelling of Iraqi debt; and what safeguards have been put in place to ensure that creditors of less than £250,000 are protected.
(47651)
8
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he intends the abolition of corporation tax relief for small businesses making less than £10,000 profit a year to include sports clubs.
(48147)
9
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many incidents of National Insurance fraud for the purpose of making tax credit claims have been recorded in each year since 1997.
(47665)
10
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the sale proceeds were of gold reserves sold in the last five years; and what the current equivalent value is.
(48079)
11
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the European Union's concession to France on fuel prices in rural areas; and if he will reduce fuel prices in the islands of Scotland by three per cent. until 2011.
(47746)
12
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people emigrated from the UK in each year from 2000, broken down by constituency in which they lived at the time of emigration.
(47618)
13
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency owns a licence for an image management and archiving computer database.
(47863)
14
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what public sector organisation is responsible for the valuation of domestic properties in Scotland for (a) inheritance tax and (b) capital gains tax purposes.
(47864)
15
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the net change to the (a) number of households and (b) population size in each government office region in each of the next 20 years.
(47878)
16
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency has paid in (a) recruitment costs and (b) redundancy payments as a consequence of the postponement of the council tax revaluation in England.
(47879)
17
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what child protection policy the Valuation Office Agency has to regulate the activities of council tax valuation inspectors who may enter people's homes.
(47903)
18
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether agents of the Valuation Office Agency who conduct council tax valuation inspections inside someone's property are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.
(47904)
19
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the written submissions from his Department to the Lyons Inquiry into local government.
(47906)
20
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 354W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what plans the Government has to use (a) computer assisted mass appraisal and (b) the automated valuation model for the next scheduled business rates revaluation.
(47939)
21
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the functions of the District Valuer Services within the Valuation Office Agency.
(48034)
22
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) rights and (b) powers (i) Valuation Office Agency staff and (ii) its representatives have to conduct internal or external inspections of property for (A) capital gains tax, (B) inheritance tax and (C) business rates purposes.
(48035)
23
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has (a) sold and (b) transferred any of its data to non-public sector third-parties in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(48036)
24
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) staff intranet announcement notice and (b) the data strategy update paper to which the Valuation Office Agency's Management Board Meeting minutes of 27th October 2005 refer.
(48045)
25
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training (a) videos and (b) DVDs the Valuation Office Agency has produced for its staff and contractors in the last three years in relation to (i) council tax valuations, (ii) business rates, (iii) inheritance tax, (iv) capital gains tax, (v) revaluations, (vi) automated valuation model and (vii) computer assisted mass appraisal.
(48046)
26
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the process for the introduction of planning gain supplement in the devolved parts of the United Kingdom.
(48052)
27
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of advice to staff on Health and Safety in the Field, produced by the Valuation Office Agency.
(48053)
28
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines regulate access by (a) the public, (b) private sector organisations and (c) local authorities to the data used to assess the valuations of domestic properties by the Valuation Office Agency.
(48054)
29
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 523W, on home information packs, what assessment (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs have made of the revenue to be generated from levying VAT on home information packs.
(48102)
30
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 523W, on home information packs, whether VAT will be levied on home information packs.
(48150)
31
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 542W, on the Lyons Inquiry, whether (a) his Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency took the decision to make a formal submission to the Inquiry.
(48151)
32
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2808W, on VAT, what the total cost to his Department of the VAT reduction on the specified schemes was in each of the last five years.
(48230)
33
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2808W, on VAT, how much has been paid in each parliamentary constituency under the grant schemes.
(48231)
34
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2808W, on VAT, which grant schemes are available to those (a) over 60 years and (b) on specified benefits.
(48232)
35
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2808W, on VAT, how many successful applications there have been for each of the grant schemes, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(48233)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
36
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the (a) publications, (b) periodicals and (c) newspapers purchased by the Judicial Correspondence Unit in each month since 2002.
(47957)
37
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by the Judicial Correspondence Unit on refreshments in each year since 1997.
(47958)
38
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many Parliamentary Questions were answered by the Judicial Correspondence Unit in each Session of Parliament since 1997-98.
(47959)
39
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many letters sent by (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords were received by the Judicial Correspondence Unit in each month since 1997; and how many and what percentage were replied to within the target time set by her Department.
(47961)
40
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the working of the Judicial Complaints Protocol.
(47962)
41
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with stakeholders about the work of the Judicial Correspondence Unit; and if she will make a statement.
(47963)
42
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the occasions when members of the Judicial Correspondence Unit have been required (a) to appear before and (b) to give advice to officials in her Department giving evidence to (i) the Scottish Parliament, (ii) the National Assembly for Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees, (iv) House of Commons select committees and (v) House of Lords select committees in each session since 2001-02.
(47964)
43
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the publications produced by the Judicial Correspondence Unit in each month since 2002.
(48113)
44
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of complaints dismissed by the Judicial Correspondence Unit on the grounds that they were (a) scandalous, (b) frivolous and (c) vexatious in each of the past 10 years.
(48114)
45
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by the Judicial Correspondence Unit; and if she will make a statement.
(48117)
46
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of research that has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by the Judicial Correspondence Unit; and if she will make a statement.
(48118)
47
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of section 1 of the Compensation Bill on the funding of employers' liability cases.
(47945)
48
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the Compensation Bill on collective conditional fee arrangements.
(47948)
49
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the Compensation Bill on the work of small claims courts.
(47954)
50
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether she plans to award city status to towns to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 80th birthday.
(47034)
51
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when city status will next be awarded to towns in the UK.
(47035)
52
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47688)
53
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the Government plans to amend the Suicide Act 1961.
(47772)
54
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many complaints the Information Commissioner is dealing with; and what the average amount of time taken to deal with such a complaint was in the last period for which figures are available.
(47803)
55
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the proposal put forward by HM Court Service to merge the three local justice areas of Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble.
(48103)
56
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what costings have been carried out by HM Court Service in relation to the proposals to merge the three local justice areas of Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble.
(48104)
57
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on how the principle of local magistrates sitting on local courts will be sustained under the proposals to merge the proposed merger of the three local justice areas of Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble.
(48105)
58
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement of the future of the Chorley Magistrates' Court House.
(48106)
59
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce delays in holding inquests; and if she will make a statement.
(47771)
60
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many inquests in each coroner's court area have been adjourned for longer than a year; and if she will make a statement.
(47824)
61
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what changes to legislation relating to squatters there have been since 1997.
(47889)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
62
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many local authorities have indicated to the Casino Advisory Panel that they are interested in a (a) regional casino, (b) large casino, (c) small casino and (d) a combination of these types of casino.
(47949)
63
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the local authorities which have informed the Casino Advisory Panel that they wish to be considered for a regional casino.
(47951)
64
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on stocking bibles in libraries.
(47917)
65
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47687)
66
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in Wales are unable to receive analogue television reception.
(47648)
67
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the liability for the television licence fee of those who cannot receive analogue services.
(47649)
68
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research the Government has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the effect on noise of the Licensing Act 2003.
(47886)
69
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has sent a written submission to the Lyons Inquiry on local government finance.
(47890)
70
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the local government finance data and methodology used to calculate how much the proposed Olympics precept on London council tax bills would rise over 10 and 12 years.
(47891)
71
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects English National Opera's accounts for 2005-06 to be published.
(47835)
72
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance she has issued to English National Opera on severance payments for senior executives.
(47836)
73
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what process her Department is following to set the future level of the BBC licence fee; and when a decision is expected to be reached.
(47779)
74
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what public consultation will be undertaken on the future level of television licence fee funding; and if she will make a statement.
(47780)
75
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what external advice and analysis has been sought by her Department during the process to set the future level of the licence; and whether that advice will be published.
(47781)
76
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps will be taken to ensure that the future level of BBC licence fee funding will take account of the BBC's wider impact on (a) the market and (b) public service broadcasting on commercial channels.
(47782)
77
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish an initial response to the proposals put forward by the BBC to set the future level of the licence fee at retail price index plus 2.3 per cent.; and what measures her Department will be taking to ensure that the process for setting the future level of the licence fee (a) is transparent and (b) includes public consultation before a decision is taken.
(47783)
78
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment will be made of market impact in the approval process for new BBC public services; and what role will be played by Ofcom in the assessment process.
(47784)
79
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to create diversionary activities for younger people to prevent anti-social behaviour.
(47745)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
80
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the items of his Department's property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47686)
81
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what safeguards will be put in place to ensure that there is no conflict of interest in the secondment of the Managing Director of VT Shipbuilding to the position of Chief Executive of the Alliance Management Team for the Future Aircraft Carrier project.
(47766)
82
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the HELEN laser at Aldermaston; what its future purpose is; and if he will make a statement.
(47819)
83
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure has been allocated to the HELEN laser at AWE Aldermaston in each of the last five years.
(47820)
84
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) role is and (b) functions are of the proposed new laser at AWE Aldermaston.
(47821)
85
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the basis was for the decision to choose the Atomic Weapons Establishment to provide the warheads for the UK's nuclear deterrent; and if he will make a statement.
(47944)
86
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January 2006, Official Report, column 1983W, on the Type-23 frigate, which Type-23 frigates will not be converted to operate Merlin and Lynx helicopters; and what the reasons are for not converting them.
(47966)
87
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2005, Official Report, column 2341W, on HMS Sheffield, what the timetable is for completion of the departmental review of HMS Sheffield; and what the reasons are for the length of time being taken for the review.
(47967)
88
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances the (a) widow and (b) widower of a former member of armed forces personnel may claim all or part of his or her spouse's pension.
(47979)
89
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what pension the (a) widow and (b) widower of a former member of service personnel is entitled to if their partner's death was (i) a result of service in HM armed forces and (ii) not related to service in HM armed forces.
(47982)
90
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what pension the (a) widow and (b) widower of a former member of HM armed service personnel is entitled to if they did not (i) work or (ii) pay national insurance contributions.
(47983)
91
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the medals and decorations that were awarded by the United States Administration to British military personnel of the rank of (a) Commodore, (b) Brigadier and (c) Air Commodore and above for operations in the Iraq War in 2003.
(48212)
92
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of soldiers, sailors and airmen serving in Malaysia between 31st August 1957 and 31st December 1966 would be eligible for the Pingat Jasa Medal if approval for wearing it were given.
(48213)
93
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 226W, on service personnel, what options he has identified for the use of trained mediators in the resolution of disputes; what measures were approved by the Service Personnel Group following its meeting of 19th January; and what the timetable is for further action.
(47787)
94
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are suffering from (a) clinical depression and (b) post-traumatic stress disorder.
(48026)
95
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are applied when assessing whether service personnel suffering from (a) clinical depression and (b) post-traumatic stress disorder should (i) continue to be employed on peace-time duties and (ii) be deployed on active service.
(48027)
96
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are made to ensure that service personnel on deployments have access to the medication required to manage (a) clinical depression and (b) post-traumatic stress disorder.
(48028)
97
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements he has entered into with the US company Odyssey regarding the salvage of HMS Sussex; and if he will make a statement.
(48094)
98
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the net additional cost of operations in Iraq expressed as a percentage of (a) the total defence budget and (b) total government spending was in each year since 2002-03.
(48024)
99
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what restrictions are in place on legal personnel supporting families at board of inquiry meetings; and for what reasons such restrictions are in place.
(47325)
100
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in the first year of its operation.
(47736)
101
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on charging for information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(47737)
102
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been received by his Department in fees for the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in its first year of operation.
(47738)
103
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the time taken to respond to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(47739)
104
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 were refused by his Department in its first year of the Act's operation.
(47740)
105
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 were met within 20 working days by his Department in the first year of the Act's operation.
(47741)
106
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the use of Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicles stationed with 4 Armoured Brigade after redeployment of that unit from Germany to Catterick in 2008-09.
(47971)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
107
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on the rate support grant since its announcement.
(47265)
108
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures have been taken by his Department to incorporate the proposed housing expansion and development within the Buckingham constituency into the new Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority budget.
(47759)
109
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the Fire Service regarding the provision of equipment.
(47625)
110
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the performance of combined emergency services control rooms of proposed mergers of fire services.
(47800)
111
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47685)
112
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what additional help he is planning to make available to encourage social enterprises working with local authorities.
(47801)
113
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has for future funding for the Kensington New Deal for Communities project.
(47670)
114
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the contracts which have been awarded to Gaming International Ltd by English Partnerships; and for what project each contract was awarded.
(47668)
115
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on how many planning decisions he has given a ruling in each of the last four years involving developments on areas of outstanding natural beauty; and if he will list them.
(48071)
116
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how often his Department has used management consultants in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost.
(48204)
117
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Minister for Communities and Local Government will reply to the letter of 9th December 2005 from the right hon. Member for Sunderland South regarding single status.
(48148)
118
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will reassess the (a) Building Regulations and (b) Structural Engineering Requirements for proposed new buildings using design methods and materials similar to those in the building which collapsed in Katowice, Poland, on 28th January; and if he will make a statement.
(47777)
119
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will require local authorities to reassess the structural strength of new buildings which have been erected in England using design methods and materials similar to those in the building which collapsed in Katowice, Poland, on 28th January; and if he will make a statement.
(47778)
120
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many Class N exemptions were recorded in total on the CTB1 form returned on 21st October 2005 by local authorities in England and Wales.
(47619)
121
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 585W, on the Lyons Inquiry, from which public sector organisations the Lyons Inquiry has received submissions.
(47866)
122
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what access private sector firms have to the business rating list for individual business premises; and what the costs are for such access.
(47867)
123
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what access private sector firms have to the council tax banding list for individual domestic properties; and what the costs are for such access.
(47868)
124
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities (a) are in the process of changing and (b) have formally requested a change to a whole council election cycle.
(47870)
125
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total government grant per capita to each local authority in England, including fire and police authorities, was in each year since 1998-99; and what the estimate is for 2006-07.
(47871)
126
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the creation of new unitary local authorities in England would require (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(47872)
127
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which Government Department is responsible for Government policy on the potential introduction of parish councils in London.
(47873)
128
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the recent article by the Minister for Local Government and Communities in the Local Government Chronicle, what estimate the Government has made of the transitional costs of introducing unitary local government.
(47874)
129
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what preparatory work his Department conducted before the decision to postpone the council tax revaluation in England.
(47876)
130
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Government has made of the number of new domestic dwellings to be planned for construction in each of the next 20 years.
(47877)
131
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the likely total cost of the Lyons Inquiry.
(47880)
132
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library copies of the written submissions made by his Department to the Lyons Inquiry into local government.
(47881)
133
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes the Valuation Office Agency has made to the valuation of wind turbines for business rates purposes since 2000.
(47882)
134
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's How2 toolkit for council tax valuation and appeal work.
(47885)
135
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) set up costs and (b) running costs of parish councils in London.
(47888)
136
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 963W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many public conveniences were registered for business rates by the Valuation Office Agency in each Government office region in 1998 or the closest year for which figures are available.
(47933)
137
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households are in each council tax band in each local authority area in London.
(48041)
138
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of the MORI research study on his Department's Stakeholder Perceptions (Final Report).
(48042)
139
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households in each council tax band in London were eligible in 2004-05 for (a) single person's discount and (b) empty home discount.
(48043)
140
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, by what means regional assemblies in England are accountable to Government for the performance of their designated activities.
(48044)
141
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many full-time equivalent staff worked within section LGF 3G - Council Tax Revaluation and Balance of Funding Review Analysis Branch in each year since its creation.
(48048)
142
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what departmental working groups are carrying out work for departmental sections (a) HSF6 - Right to Buy, (b) LGF 4D - National Non-Domestic Rates Policy, (c) LGF 5 - Council Tax Capping Division and (d) LGF 2B - Council Tax and Valuation Tribunals Policy Branch.
(48049)
143
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what work his Department's Local Government Finance Working Group on Local Government Financial Statistics has conducted on council tax revaluation in (a) England and (b) Wales.
(48050)
144
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what substantive changes to density regulations were introduced by the publication of Planning Policy Guidance 3 in 2000; and if he will make a statement on his proposals for reform of such regulations in the forthcoming Planning Policy Statement 3.
(48055)
145
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library of the House a copy of the national planning guidance relating to housing that was in force before the publication of Planning Policy Guidance 3 in 2000.
(48056)
146
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes the Government has made to planning use classes for premises selling alcohol since 1997.
(48057)
147
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether it is his Department's policy that a business premises partly used as a domestic residence for individuals should be liable for council tax.
(48058)
148
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether it is his Department's policy that a domestic residence part used for business purposes by the occupiers should be liable for business rates.
(48059)
149
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Government has made of the number of squatters in empty local authority housing.
(48060)
150
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 on planning policy and planning decisions.
(48061)
151
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has given to local authorities on handling compensation claims.
(48062)
152
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate the Government has made of the number of home information packs which will be produced each year once the scheme is fully running.
(48063)
153
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answers of 23rd November 2005, Official Report, column 2063W, and 6th December 2005, Official Report, column 1138W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the Agency intends to collate dwelling house code data for the remaining homes in England; and whether the Agency expects that the number of homes with value significant code data will increase.
(48153)
154
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department has a Local Government Finance Working Group on Local Government Financial Statistics.
(48155)
155
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether (a) a Minister and (b) a civil servant from his Department has submitted a formal submission to the Lyons Inquiry.
(48156)
156
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 203W, on home information packs, which elements of the pack are liable to VAT.
(48157)
157
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 215W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if he will place in the Library a copy of the information and training guidance provided to Agency staff.
(48158)
158
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 202W, on fire services, what assessment the Government has made of the expenditure by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority on the fire control centre for London; and whether the Government made any additional payment to the Authority to finance the cost.
(48159)
159
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 28th November 2005, Official Report, column 197W, on council tax revaluation, what targets the Valuation Office Agency has set for collecting dwelling house codes or value significant codes for more domestic properties to maintain valuation lists.
(48160)
160
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 24th November 2005, Official Report, column 2239W, on the Standards Board, if he will place in the Library copies of the full text of each judgment.
(48161)
161
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 588W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many claims for compensation have been made against the Agency since May 1997.
(48162)
162
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 588W, on council tax revaluation, if he will list the working groups and committees that operated to prepare for the council tax revaluation in (a) England and (b) Wales.
(48163)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
163
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of academies upon the academic performance of children from the lowest socio-economic background.
(47760)
164
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her policy to extend vocational curriculum options for children aged 14 to 16 years.
(47761)
165
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in what subjects she proposes to provide catch-up classes as referred to on page 21 of the White Paper Higher Standards, Better Schools for All.
(47762)
166
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total annual financial saving is to independent schools as a result of their charitable status.
(47763)
167
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether trust schools will be entirely self-governing in respect of sex education.
(47764)
168
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what level of financial sponsorship is provided to Thomas Telford School by (a) the Mercers' Company and (b) Tarmac plc.
(47765)
169
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure continuing support for recipients of communication equipment under the Communication Aid Project.
(47912)
170
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the provision of skills training in Easington constituency; and what opportunities there are for the training of disabled workers.
(47915)
171
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funds have been made available for adult education courses in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands region in 2005-06; and how much was allocated in 2004-05 for those courses.
(46880)
172
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what analysis her Department has conducted of print and broadcast media coverage of her in the past 12 months.
(47927)
173
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47684)
174
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received on the education of Service children in state schools.
(47908)
175
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps Agnes Stewart Church of England High School in Leeds is taking to raise its standards; and if she will make a statement.
(47909)
176
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Havant, of 20th January 2006, Official Report, column 1622W, on List 99, on what basis her Department's policy not to identify anyone below Secretary of State level was formulated; and if she will make a statement.
(47952)
177
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to improve the performance of pupils who attain fewer than five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* to C.
(47955)
178
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to improve the performance of pupils who attain fewer than five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* to G.
(47968)
179
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many disciplinary cases were heard by the General Teaching Council in each year since 2000.
(48134)
180
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the annual renewal fee for registration with the General Teaching Council was in each year since 2000.
(48135)
181
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average period between referral to the General Teaching Council and a disciplinary hearing taking place was in each year since 2000.
(48139)
182
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers were referred for disciplinary action before the General Teaching Council in each year since 2000.
(48140)
183
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 12th January 2006, Official Report, column 830W, on schools for the hearing impaired, how many of the special schools approved to make provision for pupils with hearing impairment are (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
(48246)
184
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 12th January 2006, Official Report, column 830W, on schools for the hearing impaired, how many of the special schools approved to make provision for pupils with hearing impairment are schools for the deaf; and how many schools for the deaf there were in each year since 1996.
(48247)
185
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research she has commissioned into the possible involvement of religious cults in schools in the independent sector; and if she will make a statement.
(47797)
186
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received on the mistreatment of pupils at St James' Independent Schools in London, with particular reference to the School of Economic Science.
(47911)
187
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether students who are enrolled on and have paid fees for courses for which colleges have had their accreditation suspended (a) are still able to qualify through external assessment and (b) are entitled to have their fees refunded.
(48123)
188
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many further education colleges have had NVQ accreditation status removed or suspended by the City and Guilds in the last 12 months; and what the NVQ subject areas were.
(48124)
189
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether further education colleges are allowed to (a) advertise and promote and (b) enrol students onto courses for which their NVQ accreditation has been suspended.
(48125)
190
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the income derived from sales of assets resulting from the tier simplification of education structures in the North East; if she will list the items sold; and if she will make a statement.
(48127)
191
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils in (a) each Fresh Start school achieved five or more GCSE passes in 2004-05 and (b) in each of the schools they replaced in the final year of their operation; and if she will make a statement.
(48128)
192
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of primary school leavers had a reading age of 11 in each of the last five years.
(48129)
193
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many failing schools there were in each local education authority area in each year since 1997.
(48130)
194
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have left the profession in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) subject and (b) length of service.
(48131)
195
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards the establishment of the University for Industry included in the Government's 1997 Manifesto; and if she will make a statement.
(48132)
196
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) three and (b) four year olds whose parents had requested a nursery place did not have one allocated to them in each of the last five years.
(48257)
197
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary school classes for five to seven year olds contained more than 30 pupils in each of the last five years.
(48258)
198
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Stevenson Commission Report; and if she will list the recommendations of the Report which have yet to be implemented.
(48272)
199
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards the application of streaming in schools as recommended in the Government's 1997 manifesto; and if she will make a statement.
(48291)
200
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average A level points score per pupil was for 11 to 18 years schools with sixth forms containing (a) 50 or fewer, (b) 51 to 100, (c) 101 to 150, (d) 151 to 200, (e) 201 to 250 and (f) more than 250 pupils in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(47826)
201
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding was available for youth services in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood, (b) the London Borough of Hillingdon, (c) Greater London and (d) England in each of the last 10 years.
(47662)
202
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to adult education in Tooting in each year since 1997.
(47743)
203
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been awarded to Wandsworth Council to provide for new school buildings at each school in Tooting constituency since 1997; and what the sum awarded was in each case.
(47752)
204
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average number of hours per week of physical education undertaken in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Wandsworth was in 2004-05.
(47753)
205
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Wandsworth.
(47754)
206
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school age children received free milk on the latest date for which figures are available.
(48065)
207
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were adopted in each local authority area in 2005.
(48066)
208
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many looked-after children there were on the latest date for which figures are available; and how they are cared for.
(48067)
209
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list donations received by each city academy from (a) commercial and business organisations and (b) private individuals.
(48031)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
210
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on Government procurement in relation to sustainable building practices.
(48015)
211
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of the national allocation plan for the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
(48016)
212
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress towards meeting Government combined heat and power targets.
(48018)
213
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what projections she has made regarding UK carbon dioxide figures for each year until 2010.
(48019)
214
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what projections she made regarding UK carbon dioxide figures for 2005.
(48141)
215
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of human sewage sludge was disposed of on (a) agricultural land and (b) by other means in each of the last five years.
(47942)
216
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost has been of administering the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (WMX8a) in each year since it was introduced.
(47969)
217
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue has been raised through the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (WMX8a) (a) in infill exemption registrations and (b) in annual licence renewals in each year since they were introduced.
(47970)
218
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely change in (a) stores, (b) finished cattle and (c) fat cattle going to live auction market following the introduction of the requirement for testing for tuberculosis in cattle.
(47839)
219
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the level of compensation for reacting cattle; and what assessment she has made of the effect of the existing level of compensation on owners of high value pedigree cattle.
(47840)
220
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on prices of (a) stores, (b) finished cattle and (c) fat cattle of the introduction of the requirement for testing for tuberculosis in cattle.
(47861)
221
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the National Assembly for Wales about extending the Climate Challenge Fund to Wales.
(47638)
222
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47683)
223
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's plans are for future recycling targets; and if she will make a statement.
(47808)
224
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of woodland in England is managed in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard.
(47843)
225
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to speed up the process of granting landfill licences.
(47857)
226
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure the travel undertaken by the Young Climate Change Champions is carbon-neutral.
(47580)
227
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has allocated to the Tomorrow's Climate, Today's Challenge programme.
(47581)
228
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the Green Ministers' Group has met in the past 12 months.
(47582)
229
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates the UK Government received funds for the Single Farm Payment from the EU.
(47981)
230
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the total amount to be paid to farmers under the Single Farm Payment in England in 2005-06.
(47984)
231
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the basis was for her application to extend the derogation on the import of plants under Commission Decision 2005/775/EC on 8th December 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(48121)
232
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the currrent level of the water table in the area supplying Peterborough constituency.
(48144)
233
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review the need for the current six-day rule as it applies to the movement of sheep.
(47036)
234
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list levels of household waste recyling by each local authority in 2004-05.
(48072)
235
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been given by her Department to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in each of the last five years.
(48176)
236
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the research projects being undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
(48177)
237
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the first single farm payments to be made.
(48205)
238
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is being prepared in relation to the Habitats Regulations following the recent European Court decision.
(47664)
239
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences for the culling of cormorants were issued in England in 2005-06; how many cormorants were killed under licence in England in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(47735)
240
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has sent a written submission to the Lyons Inquiry on local government finance.
(47887)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
241
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received about the situation of Dr Oscar Biscet, imprisoned in Cuba; and what representations he has made to the government of Cuba on Dr Biscet's case.
(47757)
242
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps (a) were taken (b) are planned by his Department to satisfy itself that Charles Munyaneza has no case to answer under international law on war crimes and genocide.
(48206)
243
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chief Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the case of Charles Munyaneza.
(48209)
244
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK (a) trade with and (b) investment in Madagascar of the closure of the British Embassy.
(47937)
245
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the basis is for UK/US monitoring of the detention of Ahmed Saardat of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; what assessment he has made of the reported declaration by Hamas that it would release Mr Saardat; whether he plans to make changes in UK arrangements for the monitoring of this detention; and if he will make a statement.
(47773)
246
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the policy of Hamas towards the Palestinian Authority's commitments under the Road Map, with particular reference to the commitment to seek to curtail terrorism; what steps he plans to take to promote the Authority's adherence to the Road Map following the elections for the Legislative Council; and if he will make a statement.
(47774)
247
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether individuals have been subject to rendition from the United Kingdom to an overseas country since 1997.
(47586)
248
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Nigerian government about recent attacks on oil installations and oil workers in the Niger Delta; and what assistance the UK Government is providing.
(47631)
249
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47682)
250
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the effectiveness of the African Union force in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(47627)
251
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with counterparts in (a) NATO and (b) African Union member countries regarding the expiry of the African Union's mandate in Darfur in March.
(47628)
252
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to make its financial support to the government of Sudan conditional on a substantial and rapid decline in military spending; and if he will make a statement.
(47629)
253
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in imposing targeted sanctions in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(47635)
254
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what direct support his Department has provided to the government of Sudan to improve policing in the Darfur region; and if he will make a statement.
(47636)
255
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what practical assistance his Department has given to the African Union mission in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(47637)
256
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures are being discussed in the EU to develop the European Anti-Fraud Office in preparation for future transformation into the European Public Prosecutor, as referred to in OJ C122, volume 48, 20th May 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(48287)
257
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have held with Malaysian Government officials since September 2005 on the award of the Pingat Jasa medal; and if he will make a statement.
(48210)
258
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Royal British Legion on the wearing of the Pingat Jasa Medal since September 2005.
(48211)
259
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the activities of Interpal; and if he will make a statement.
(47828)
260
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of Hamas' victory in the recent elections to the Palestinian Legislature for security in the region.
(48109)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
261
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into possible links between induced abortion and (i) sleep disorders and (ii) sleep disturbances; and if she will make a statement.
(47980)
262
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the report by Martin Taphoorn and others entitled Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Glioblastoma: A Randomised Controlled Trial, published in The Lancet in November 2005.
(47758)
263
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations paid for by the NHS were carried out by private sector providers in December 2005 (a) in England and (b) in Kettering.
(47624)
264
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects a patient referred to Worthing Hospital for an audiology test leading to a hearing aid to receive the aid within (a) 80, (b) 50, (c) 20 and (e) six weeks.
(48203)
265
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) emergency and (b) non-emergency bed days there were in (i) England and (ii) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.
(47934)
266
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people over the age of 65 years were supported to live at home in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.
(47935)
267
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS-accredited health trainers have been employed since September 2004; and if she will make a statement.
(47936)
268
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 11th January 2006, Official Report, column 729W, on long-term conditions, what is the role of her Department's document, Supporting People with long-term conditions; by what process (a) this document and (b) the National Service Framework for long-term conditions was created; and whether the document has been superseded by the National Service Framework on long-term conditions.
(48201)
269
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the Personal Dental Service pilot in Wirral.
(47938)
270
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the performance of combined emergency services control rooms of mergers of ambulance services.
(47798)
271
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue guidance to ambulance trusts to ensure that first responders are not used as a substitute for fully equipped ambulances in life-threatening situations.
(47837)
272
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the use by ambulance trusts of first responders; and what effect the use of first responders has had on ambulance response figures since they were introduced.
(47838)
273
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by Easington Primary Care Trust in its cessation of smoking programme; and if she will make a statement.
(47916)
274
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47681)
275
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many crack cocaine users are in community-based treatment.
(47690)
276
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that frontline staff in (a) healthcare and (b) social services have adequate education and training concerning crack cocaine use and treatment.
(47695)
277
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have successfully completed a drug treatment programme in each of the last five years.
(47701)
278
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many problem drug users have participated in drug treatment programmes in each of the last five years.
(47702)
279
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug treatment places for abuse of illegal drugs were available in each of the last five years.
(47706)
280
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug treatment places there are specifically for khat users; and how many users of khat are on drug treatment programmes.
(47708)
281
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are working on abuse of illegal drugs whose responsibility it is to carry out drug assessments.
(47712)
282
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many crack cocaine users are in tier 4 residential drug services.
(47718)
283
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people involved in providing drug treatment programmes have (a) resigned and (b) taken leave for medical reasons in each of the last five years.
(47723)
284
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Government employees are involved in delivering treatment for abuse of illegal drugs.
(47724)
285
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what occasions she has referred matters to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
(47804)
286
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average period between referral to the General Medical Council and a disciplinary hearing taking place was in each year since 2000.
(48133)
287
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disciplinary cases were heard by the General Medical Council in each year since 2000.
(48136)
288
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical practitioners were referred for disciplinary action before the General Medical Council in each year since 2000.
(48137)
289
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual renewal fee for registration with the General Medical Council was in each year since 2000.
(48138)
290
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the use of haemodynamic optimisation for patients (a) before, (b) during and (c) after operations; and if she will make a statement.
(47830)
291
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the potential effect on (a) NHS finance and (b) the numbers of patients treated from using haemodynamic optimisation within the NHS.
(47831)
292
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will meet the manufacturers of haemodynamic optimisation equipment to discuss its role in the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(47832)
293
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patient deaths there were in each of the last three years (a) during operations and (b) post-operatively.
(47833)
294
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average NHS expenditure per patient per day in critical care was in each of the last three years.
(47834)
295
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received concerning the use of mobile telephones in NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(47767)
296
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the merits of allowing NHS in-patients to use their mobile telephones.
(47769)
297
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for NHS hospitals banning the use of mobile telephones on hospital premises.
(47770)
298
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that NHS trusts enable patients to use mobile telephones without disruption to medical equipment.
(47786)
299
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on NHS patients on low incomes of charged-for bedside telephone and entertainment systems; and if she will make a statement.
(47825)
300
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Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many departmental Civil Service jobs have been relocated to Scotland in each year since 2001.
(47326)
301
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the effect on hospital trusts of beds being taken up by individuals not receiving any medical treatment and the consequent effect on patients waiting on trolleys who require medical treatment.
(48107)
302
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to reduce the number of beds on wards being taken up by individuals who are not receiving medical treatment.
(48108)
303
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on (a) the role of Meals on Wheels in providing elderly people with a warm meal and (b) the work of the volunteers who check up on the general welfare of the recipients of the meal.
(48196)
304
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if her Department will provide support to voluntary organisations who provide Meals on Wheels in Lancashire following withdrawal of the subsidy from Lancashire County Council for the provision of this service.
(48197)
305
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors affected the decision of the NHS Appointments Commission to proceed with the advertisement of the post of Chairman of the new Regional Ambulance Trust in the East of England; and if she will make a statement.
(47802)
306
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists have been practising in Peterborough constituency in each year since 1997.
(47921)
307
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why no Nye Bevan Awards have been made since 2000.
(47750)
308
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in the constituency of Tooting in (i) 1997 and (ii) the last year for which figures are available.
(47755)
309
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department takes to check whether individuals employed to work with children in the NHS through employment by an agency have been (a) on her Department's list of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with children and (b) on the Sex Offenders Register.
(47775)
310
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to redraft the draft Mental Health Bill following consultation with black and minority ethnic groups.
(47785)
311
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she intends to bring forward the Mental Health Bill in this session of Parliament.
(47841)
312
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatment and care is offered to prisoners with learning disabilities.
(47842)
313
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have escaped from high security mental hospitals in each of the last five years.
(48064)
314
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women have so far subscribed to the Jentle Service provided by the maternity department at the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital.
(48073)
315
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much revenue has been raised by the Jentle Service at the maternity department of the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital; and what the service offers to expectant mothers.
(48074)
316
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder support groups which receive funding from the NHS; and how much each has received in 2005-06.
(48075)
317
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions have taken place between her Department and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder support groups.
(48076)
318
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of NHS Professionals has been since its inception.
(48077)
319
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff have been placed by NHS Professionals since its inception.
(48078)
320
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many teenagers have undertaken sex change operations on the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(48080)
321
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the special advisers retained by ministers in her Department.
(48081)
322
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the drugs licensed for use in the NHS to provide pain relief for children.
(48082)
323
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice she has issued to hospital trusts and primary care trusts about late payment of bills.
(48083)
324
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many directors of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in England are 50 years or over and entitled to take early pensions from the NHS.
(48178)
325
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inspectors of mental health facilities are employed by the Healthcare Commission.
(48179)
326
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health establishments were inspected by the Healthcare Commission in 2005.
(48180)
327
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation between the Healthcare Commission and independent operators of inpatient care facilities for people suffering from mental illness took place in 2005 on inspection procedures.
(48181)
328
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to introduce regulations obliging (a) general practitioners and (b) other health workers commissioned by a primary care trust who also have an equity interest in care homes to disclose those details to the trust.
(48182)
329
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what complaints procedure is in operation for complaints against the Healthcare Commission.
(48183)
330
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints against the Healthcare Commission were received in 2005.
(48184)
331
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the requirement is for inspection of in-patient care facilities for people with mental illness in (a) the independent sector and (b) NHS establishments.
(48185)
332
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes she plans to make to guidance under the Working Together to Safeguard Children document concerning numbers of doctors and nurses per primary care trust designated to take the professional lead for the protection of children should the plans to reduce the number of primary care trusts come into effect.
(48186)
333
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she plans to issue an updated version of Working Together to Safeguard Children.
(48187)
334
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what links are in place between Local Safeguarding Children Boards and designated doctors and nurses within primary care trusts taking the professional lead for protection of children.
(48188)
335
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her policy of routine vaccinations of infants against influenza.
(48259)
336
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list vaccinations routinely given to infants.
(48260)
337
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time for emergency physiotherapy in the (a) Brighton and (b) Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust area was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(48261)
338
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time for non-urgent physiotherapy in the (a) Brighton and (b) Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust area was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(48262)
339
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on the impact of inspection fees on the viability of multiple sclerosis treatment centres run on a charity basis.
(48263)
340
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting list for (a) hip replacement and (b) prosthetic knee replacement operations (i) was in 2004-05 and (ii) has been in 2005-06, broken down by English region.
(48099)
341
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are waiting for prosthetic (a) fitting and (b) replacement operations, broken down by category of prosthesis.
(48101)
342
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for mitral/aortic valve replacements in each year since 1997; and how many mitral/aortic valve replacements were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48084)
343
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for hernia repairs in each year since 1997; and how many hernia repairs were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48085)
344
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for total hip replacements in each year since 1997; and how many total hip replacements were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48086)
345
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust are paid on the (i) contracted payment mechanism and (ii) national tariff price mechanism.
(48087)
346
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for coronary artery bypass grafting in each year since 1997; and how many coronary artery bypass grafts were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48088)
347
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for total knee replacements in each year since 1997; and how many total knee replacements were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48089)
348
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for stripping of varicose veins in each year since 1997; and how many operations to strip varicose veins were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48090)
349
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for hysterectomies in each year since 1997; and how many hysterectomies were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48091)
350
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for tonsillectomies in each year since 1997; and how many tonsillectomies were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48092)
351
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for operations for enlarged prostates in each year since 1997; and how many operations for enlarged prostates were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48214)
352
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for cataract extractions and lens implants in each year since 1997; and how many cataract extractions and lens implants were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48234)
353
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the payments made to (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and The London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust for heart transplants in each year since 1997; and how many heart transplants were carried out by each hospital trust in each year.
(48235)
354
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what complaints she has received about the registration process of the Health Professions Council; and if she will make a statement.
(47640)
355
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the stocks of diamorphine in England were in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(47929)
356
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken over the last 12 months to address shortages of diamorphine.
(47930)
357
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department has issued to health professionals over the last 12 months regarding the use of diamorphine.
(47931)
358
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Stroud, on midwifery vacancies, of 23rd January 2006, Official Report, column 1853W, how the information was gathered; and whether NHS trusts which fail to respond to surveys are recorded as having no vacancies.
(48025)
359
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) registered sex offenders and (b) people previously convicted of sexual offences are working with vulnerable adults in health and care services.
(48215)
360
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many healthcare professionals who have had complaints of (a) sexual misconduct and (b) inappropriate behaviour upheld by their professional body are in NHS employment.
(48216)
361
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions of NHS employees there have been under sections 38 to 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
(48218)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
362
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been examined by the Criminal Case Review Commission in each year since its inception; and in how many cases (a) convictions have been found unsafe and (b) sentences have been found unfair.
(47796)
363
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Director of Probation of the National Probation Directorate is entitled to performance-related bonuses; and if he will make a statement.
(48112)
364
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Manuel D'Custra, ref LR144101179X/1, will receive notification of his immigration status.
(47977)
365
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reconsider the granting of unlimited leave for Charles Munyaneza to remain in the UK.
(48207)
366
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons Charles Munyaneza was granted refugee status and unlimited leave to remain in the UK.
(48208)
367
Ms Dawn Butler (Brent South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that no undue arrests are made under the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill once that Bill becomes law.
(47932)
368
Ms Dawn Butler (Brent South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition he uses of recklessness in the context of religious hatred.
(48245)
369
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30th January (PQ31458), how many of the 5,385 principal asylum applicants considered on another Family ILR application were granted indefinite leave to remain; and how many dependants of these principal applicants have also been granted indefinite leave to remain in each of the last three years.
(48288)
370
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30th January 2005 to Question 31458, what criteria are used by his Department in assessing subsequent applications from dependants seeking to join families with indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and what estimate he has made of the number of such applications that have been made.
(48289)
371
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the performance of combined emergency services control rooms of proposed mergers of police forces.
(47799)
372
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason (a) Waltham Forest and (b) Redbridge are in the second half of the last wave of the process for the integration of control room functions to Control Communications Commands in the Metropolitan Police; what steps he has taken to ensure that the integration process has identified and tackled problems arising in the earlier stages; and if he will make a statement.
(47940)
373
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the report of the Independent Police Complaints Commission into (a) the death of Mr Menezes and (b) the conduct of the Metropolitan Police to be published.
(47946)
374
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received from (a) Christian, (b) Hindu, (c) Muslim and (d) Sikh communities in the West Midlands region on the proposed identity cards scheme.
(46878)
375
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers from EU accession countries have (a) applied and (b) been accepted under the Worker Registration Scheme since 1st May 2004.
(47659)
376
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of workers from EU accession countries who are working within the United Kingdom but are not registered under the Worker Registration Scheme; on what basis he made the calculation of this figure; and if he will make a statement.
(47661)
377
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47680)
378
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of crack cocaine users in the UK.
(47691)
379
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has commissioned on the levels of participation in the Government drug treatment programmes in the 10 most deprived constituencies in England and Wales.
(47692)
380
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in each of the 10 most deprived constituencies in England and Wales have undertaken drug treatment programmes.
(47693)
381
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that frontline staff in the (a) police and (b) probation services have adequate education and training concerning crack cocaine use and treatment.
(47694)
382
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he plans to undertake to highlight the risks of cannabis use.
(47696)
383
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested for Class A drug offences through the Street Level Up Programme.
(47697)
384
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) intimate body samples were taken, and (b) x-rays and (c) ultrasound scans were administered for those arrested for drug offences in 2005.
(47698)
385
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 25 years were arrested for Class A drug offences in each of the last five years.
(47699)
386
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates in prisons in England and Wales have (a) successfully completed and (b) started but failed to complete a drug treatment programme.
(47700)
387
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has commissioned on the effectiveness of the FRANK campaign.
(47703)
388
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hits on the FRANK website were recorded in 2005.
(47704)
389
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on the BLUEPRINT project in each of the last three years.
(47705)
390
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to publicise the health risks of khat.
(47707)
391
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted, (c) convicted and (d) imprisoned for possession of magic mushrooms in the last period for which figures are available.
(47709)
392
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many closure notices were placed on crack houses by each police force in England and Wales in 2005.
(47710)
393
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been remanded in police custody for a further 192 hours under the Drugs Act 2005 for drug trafficking offences.
(47711)
394
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug testing and treatment conditions have been attached to (a) action plan orders and (b) supervision orders.
(47713)
395
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have committed an offence within a year of completing a drug treatment programme in each of the last five years.
(47714)
396
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the worth of the UK heroin market.
(47715)
397
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of people arrested tested positive for (a) opiates, (b) cocaine and (c) any drug at the time of their arrest in each of the last five years.
(47716)
398
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average annual illegal income of arrested (a) heroin and (b) crack users.
(47717)
399
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female inmates in prisons in England and Wales are considered to be drug dependent.
(47719)
400
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on drug treatment in each of the last five years.
(47720)
401
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) imprisoned for (i) drugs offences and (ii) Class A drugs offences in each of the last five years.
(47721)
402
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Class A drug users who are in treatment have committed an offence in the last three months.
(47722)
403
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds his Department has contributed to UK efforts to halt the import of illegal drugs from Afghanistan.
(47725)
404
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted in the UK in each of the last four years for drugs offences related to the import of illegal drugs from Afghanistan.
(47726)
405
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policies his Department has developed to deal with the flow of illegal drugs into the UK from Afghanistan.
(47727)
406
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking with European partners to stem the import of illegal drugs from Afghanistan.
(47728)
407
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on heroin use in the UK of the illegal drugs trade in Afghanistan.
(47729)
408
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in each quarter of 2005.
(47972)
409
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders had been issued up to the latest date for which figures are available, in respect of people aged (a) 10-17 years, (b) 17-20 years and (c) 21 years and over; and how many of those orders have so far been breached.
(47973)
410
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued during 2004, broken down by magistrates' court area.
(47974)
411
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what services are available for victims of anti-social behaviour where an order is subsequently made in (a) the community and (b) court.
(47975)
412
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the conditions attached to anti-social behaviour orders issued during 2004.
(47976)
413
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended that cannabis be reclassified to a Class C drug prior to 1999.
(47805)
414
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence led to the decision by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs not to classify khat.
(47806)
415
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence he has collated on the extent to which classifying drugs in Class A, rather than B or C, (a) reduces individual harm, (b) reduces harm to public health, (c) prevents misuse, (d) deals with social problems connected with their misuse and (e) reduces (i) availability and (ii) criminality.
(47807)
416
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidence base was for determining the original classification system for controlled drugs.
(47809)
417
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are performance measures by which the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs can review the efficacy of its advice to classify drugs in a particular class.
(47810)
418
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the standard criteria used by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs are when considering a drug for classification.
(47811)
419
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses there have been to the consultation paper on Restructuring Probation to Reduce Re-offending; and how many of these supported the introduction of contestability into the National Probation Service.
(48191)
420
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to introduce legislation to abolish probation boards and replace them with trusts.
(48192)
421
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to introduce legislation to give the Secretary of State the power to contract out probation services.
(48193)
422
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he intends to retain the 42 probation areas under National Offender Management Service arrangements.
(48194)
423
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of the National Probation Service within the National Offender Management Service Five Year Plan.
(48195)
424
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to tackle drug-related crime in Peterborough constituency.
(47919)
425
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the re-offending rate of offenders within the Cambridgeshire probation area was in each year between 1997-98 and 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(48143)
426
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals were made to the Cambridgeshire probation area regarding (a) drug treatment and testing orders and (b) drug rehabilitation requirements in the last period for which figures are available.
(48145)
427
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what facilities and premises are provided by his Department in Peterborough for the provision of (a) treatment and testing and (b) rehabilitation of offenders; and if he will make a statement.
(48146)
428
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines he has given to chief constables on the manner in which they should exercise their discretion whether to destroy DNA samples.
(47730)
429
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were prosecuted by North Wales Police for the offences of (a) supply of, (b) possession with intent to supply and (c) possession of a (i) Class A and (ii) Class B controlled drug in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(47731)
430
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) prosecuted by North Wales Police for the offence of possession of cannabis in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(47732)
431
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the gun offences recorded in the area of North Wales Police during the year ended 31st March 2005 related to the use of ball-bearing guns.
(47733)
432
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration case files are stowed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's work-in-progress hold; and if he will make a statement.
(47632)
433
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to allocate a caseworker to the immigration application of Mr M. P. B. of Aylesbury (reference B1082715).
(47633)
434
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many case files now stored in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's work-in-progress hold relate to applications submitted to his Department in (a) 2006, (b) each of the six preceding calendar years and (c) an earlier period; and if he will make a statement.
(47634)
435
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were killed by people diagnosed with a mental illness in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(48068)
436
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were killed by police personnel in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(48069)
437
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent guidance has been issued to (a) health staff, (b) social services staff and (c) court personnel on dealing with cases of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
(48070)
438
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has taken to reduce the incidence of children accessing obscene images on the internet.
(48164)
439
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on the national police intelligence system, Impact.
(48165)
440
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total budget for the introduction of the Impact system is.
(48166)
441
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what use is made by English police forces of the Scottish Intelligence Database.
(48167)
442
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Impact police intelligence system is due to come into service.
(48303)
443
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2892W, on drug testing (drivers), what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the use of tests on saliva for the presence of drugs.
[R] (48120)
444
N
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total budget for the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) was in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; how much funding the CRE has received in each year since 2000-01 to support its work with public bodies to promote race equality; and how much it will receive in 2006-07 for that work.
(44875)
445
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees have committed suicide in (a) Harmandsworth and (b) Yarls Wood in the last five years; and if he will list the nationalities of each.
(48149)
446
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 34144 tabled by the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 29th November 2005.
(48220)
447
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has given to police authorities on the levying of charges on owners for the retrieval of stolen vehicles from police pounds.
(47776)
448
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have emigrated from the UK in each year since 1990.
(47742)
449
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to request DNA samples from serving police officers on a (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory basis.
(47816)
450
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of training a new police officer was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(47829)
451
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has sent a written submission to the Lyons Inquiry on local government finance.
(47894)
452
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2005, Official Report, column 428W, on the basic command unit boundaries, whether the table is based upon (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 basic command units.
(48152)
453
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there are per head of population in (a) the Metropolitan Police Service and (b) the Thames Valley Police Force.
(47639)
454
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he will take to protect complainants and witnesses in anti-social behaviour cases.
(47744)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
455
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action the Government is taking to support (a) parliaments in African countries and (b) the Pan-African Parliament (i) to hold their governments to account and (ii) to improve the effectiveness of public expenditure; and if he will make a statement.
(47788)
456
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of his Department's budget for 2005-06 is allocated to projects for (a) AIDS, (b) tuberculosis and (c) malaria.
(46879)
457
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47679)
458
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the decision to grant a loan from the World Bank to the government of Kenya; and what representations his Department made concerning this decision.
(47814)
459
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mpact Hamas's success in the recent elections to the Palestinian Legislature on UK aid to the Palestinian territories.
(47953)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
460
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47678)
461
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was recovered in Northern Ireland under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since 2003.
(48273)
462
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many midwife-led birthing centres are planned for Northern Ireland over the next five years; and where they will be.
(48274)
463
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many delayed discharges of elderly patients there are in NHS hospitals because of lack of finance to allocate them beds in nursing or residential homes.
(48275)
464
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many NHS hospitals have (a) closed and (b) downgraded their accident and emergency departments in each of the last seven years.
(48276)
465
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many public sector dwellings are planned to be built in each district council area over the next three years.
(48277)
466
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, (b) members of the Royal Irish Regiment, (c) prison officers and (d) members of the general public in Northern Ireland have been advised of a threat to their safety from Republican sources in each of the last 12 months, broken down by Parliamentary constituency.
(48278)
467
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures are being taken to tackle violent crime against the elderly in Northern Ireland.
(48279)
468
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many search warrants have been granted in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
(48280)
469
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many paramilitary-style attacks have taken place by (a) Republican and (b) Loyalist sources in each of the past 18 months.
(48281)
470
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many seizures have been made in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland of (a) ecstasy tablets, (b) cocaine, (c) cannabis and (d) heroin during each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(48282)
471
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations he has received from (a) industry and (b) voluntary group representatives in Northern Ireland on energy prices.
(48283)
472
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people died of an asbestos-related illness in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(48284)
473
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what changes there have been to the level of waste management grant to district councils in Northern Ireland since January 2005; and whether grants are ring-fenced for capital expenditure.
(48285)
474
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to improve child safety on streets in Northern Ireland.
(48286)
475
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the future funding of the Home Start Project.
(47643)
476
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, from which company the computer-assisted mass appraisal application was purchased by the Valuation and Land Agency; and what the total cost was of the contract and associated liabilities.
(47899)
477
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what training (a) videos and (b) DVDs the Valuation and Lands Agency has produced for its staff and contractors in relation to (i) domestic and (ii) business rates (A) valuations, (B) revaluations and (C) computer-assisted mass appraisal.
(47900)
478
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, column 1074W, on the Lyons Inquiry, if he will place in the Library a copy of the written submission.
(48037)
479
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd December 2005, Official Report, column 838W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency, if he will place in the Library a copy of the updated Health and Safety in the Field Policy document to staff.
(48038)
480
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 5th December 2005, Official Report, columns 1082-3W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency, from which Government agency the staff are seconded.
(48039)
481
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) religious and (b) gender composition is of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
(47669)
Questions to the Prime Minister
482
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the honours that have been awarded to players, and former players, of rugby union football since 1997.
(47623)
483
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the items of his Office's property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47677)
484
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, when he will collect his Congressional Medal.
(48032)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
485
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47676)
Questions to the Solicitor General
486
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what representations he has received about the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each of the last nine years for which information is available.
(47965)
487
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what advice his Department issues for members of the public wishing to make a complaint against the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement.
(48110)
488
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how much the Director of the Crown Prosecution Service has received in bonuses in each of the last two financial years for which figures are available.
(48111)
489
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what assessment he has made of the complaints procedures for the Crown Prosecution Service.
(48115)
490
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service was (a) one day and (b) one week too late in taking action against a defendant in each of the last five years for which information is available.
(48116)
491
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, whether he plans to review the complaints procedures for the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement.
(48119)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
492
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will reply to the letter of 25th July 2005 from the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire in relation to driving offences committed by foreign hauliers; and if he will make a statement.
(47748)
493
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47675)
494
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to encourage the development of social enterprises.
(47812)
495
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, why energy from waste plants accepting mixed waste will not be eligible for renewable obligation certificates.
(47813)
496
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department holds information on (a) the number and (b) the locations of micro-wind turbines in England.
(47585)
497
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs to be borne by his Department resulting from the delay in implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(47941)
498
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the extra costs to be borne by manufacturers resulting from uncertainty caused by the delay in implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(47943)
499
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which organisations contribute to the cost of running the Post Office Card Account scheme; and how much was contributed by each organisation in each year since its establishment.
(47947)
500
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have been employed in the manufacturing sector in each year since June 2001.
(48093)
501
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will reply to question number 39575, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmoreland and Lonsdale on 19th December 2005; and what the reasons are for the delay in replying.
(47583)
502
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the dates on which his Department had discussions with (a) Ofgem, (b) Energywatch and (c) gas supply companies regarding erroneous transfers of customers' gas supplies to other suppliers.
(47584)
503
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the energy requirements of producing nuclear fuels.
(48020)
504
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of electricity used in the UK was produced from nuclear energy in the latest year for which figures are available.
(48021)
505
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many tonnes of nuclear fuel were imported into the UK in the latest year for which records are available, broken down by country of export.
(48022)
506
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what nuclear fuels have been consumed in the UK in each of the last three years; and how many tonnes of each type of fuel were consumed in each of those years.
(48023)
507
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he plans to review the Supermarket Code of Practice; and whether he plans to give advice to the Office of Fair Trading in respect of establishing a regulator to monitor breaches of the Code of Conduct by supermarkets.
(48142)
508
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make it his policy to negotiate a free trade agreement with Singapore.
(47768)
509
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what further steps his Department is considering to curb telephone cold calling.
(48095)
510
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Minister for Employment Relations will reply to the letter of October 2005 from the hon. Member for Burnley regarding a constituent Mr Morrison.
(47956)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
511
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the meeting of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with the hon. Members for North East Bedfordshire and St Albans on 15th September 2005, whether he is in a position to state when the St Pancras Thameslink box will be fully fitted out.
(47630)
512
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) young drivers and (b) passengers of young drivers have been killed in road accidents in the last five years; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce these figures.
(47918)
513
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47674)
514
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from local authorities about the possibility of shortfalls in funding for statutory free bus travel for the elderly and disabled.
(48221)
515
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department expects to publish the baseline figure for Public Service Agreement target 1 to make journeys more reliable on the strategic road network by 2007-08.
(48222)
516
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been raised through fixed penalties for (a) heavy goods vehicles and (b) public service vehicle operators since January 2004.
(48223)
517
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what projections he has made of the growth in rail capacity 2025.
(48224)
518
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) regional train services, (b) long distance train services and (c) train services in London and the South East have been cancelled due to non-driver availability in each of the past five years; and how many passenger journeys have been affected.
(48225)
519
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department expects to raise from fixed penalties for HGV and PSV operators in 2007-08.
(48226)
520
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what penalties have been issued by each local authority for disruption caused by roadworks under the Traffic Management Act 2004; and what the cash value of these penalties is.
(48227)
521
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the urban road network is covered by the 10 largest urban areas.
(48228)
522
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the Transport Innovation Fund.
(48229)
523
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department follows on answering Parliamentary Questions.
(48248)
524
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what projections his Department has made of how much money will be raised through road user charging under the Transport Innovation Fund until 2015; and whether the proceeds will go to (a) HM Treasury, (b) the Department for Transport and (c) local authorities.
(48249)
525
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has published guidelines on whether (a) local and (b) national road pricing schemes should be revenue neutral; and if he will make a statement.
(48250)
526
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on congestion of (a) a national road pricing scheme and (b) road pricing schemes in local authority areas.
(48251)
527
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of (a) a national road pricing scheme and (b) road pricing schemes in local authority areas on car use.
(48252)
528
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the (a) availability, (b) cost and (c) viability of technology to support (i) a national road pricing scheme and (ii) road pricing schemes in local authority areas.
(48253)
529
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of how much travel on (a) rural roads, (b) urban roads and (c) motorways would cost per mile under a national road pricing scheme.
(48254)
530
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed restrictions have been imposed as a result of roadworks in each of the last five years; and how many have continued to operate when work on the road is not happening.
(48255)
531
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train operating companies applied for revenue support following the bombings in London in July 2005; what the value of those claims was; and how much money has been awarded to each as a result.
(48256)
532
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the trial of hydrogen powered fuel cell buses in London cost; and how much of this amount was met by (a) his Department, (b) the European Union, (c) the Energy Saving Trust and (d) other sources.
(48264)
533
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received a report on the conclusions drawn from the trial of hydrogen powered fuel cell buses in London; and when he next expects to receive such a report.
(48265)
534
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many victims of violent offences on public transport have been recorded by the British Transport Police in each police force area in England and Wales since 1998-99.
(48266)
535
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hydrogen powered fuel cell buses have been in operation in each year since 2004.
(48267)
536
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) aircraft crew, (b) air traffic controllers and (c) aircraft maintenance engineers have been tested for (i) drugs and (ii) alcohol since 2001; and what proportion have been found to be above the legal limit.
(48268)
537
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) commercial and (b) recreational mariners have been tested for (i) drugs and (ii) alcohol since 2001; and what proportion have been found to be above the legal limit.
(48269)
538
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 8th December 2005, Official Report, column 1467W, on violence against passengers, how many victims of (a) wounding, (b) robbery, (c) harassment, (d) common assault, (e) sexual offences and (f) murder were recorded by the British Transport Police in each year since 1998-99.
(48270)
539
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the documents which formed the basis of the recent decision not to proceed with the South Hampshire Rapid Transit scheme.
(47910)
540
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the tram systems (a) operating and (b) being developed.
(48122)
541
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the status is of legislation to establish a (a) European highway code and (b) vehicle register; and if he will make a statement.
(48126)
542
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will give details of case C-385/04, Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom and Northern Ireland; what estimate he has made of the costs of an appeal against the ruling; and if he will make a statement.
(48290)
543
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the revenue was from fines resulting from speed camera convictions in Cambridgeshire in the latest year for which figures are available; and what sums were passed to (a) the Consolidated Fund and (b) the Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership.
(47920)
544
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pensioners in Tooting have (a) received discounted driving licences and (b) qualified for free bus travel in 2005.
(47751)
545
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatal and (b) serious road traffic accidents occurred in the Tooting constituency in each year since 1997.
(47756)
546
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30th January, to Question 43154 on harbour revision orders, why it is not current practice to inform hon. Members about harbour revision orders affecting their constituencies; and if he will make a statement.
(47815)
547
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of night flights into Heathrow operated on (a) a westerly and (b) an easterly flight path (i) in 2004 and (ii) in 2005.
(48014)
548
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the public subsidy paid to each constituent part of the railway in each year since 1992.
(48030)
549
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from (a) the Metropolitan Police Authority, (b) the Metropolitan Police, (c) the Greater London Authority and (d) the Mayor of London, with regard to (i) his Department's review of policing at airports and (ii) his Department's review of the British Transport Police; and what plans he has to consult interested parties on these representations before taking final decisions on each review.
(46382)
550
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for a successful bid to the Transport Innovation Fund.
(47895)
551
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to which elected bodies the Safety Camera Partnerships are accountable in two-tier local government areas.
(47896)
552
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the composition of the executive or boards of Safety Camera Partnerships is determined.
(47897)
553
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the documentation relating to each (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful bid by local authorities for the Transport Innovation Fund.
(47898)
554
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) subsidise and (b) facilitate independent travel to school by pupils.
(48217)
555
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend free off-peak travel on public transport to all 14 to 19 year olds.
(48219)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
556
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the costs of introducing a statutory registration scheme for providers of tourism accommodation in Wales.
(47645)
557
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the economic impact of introducing a statutory registration scheme for providers of tourism accommodation in Wales.
(47646)
558
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has received about a statutory registration scheme for providers of tourism accommodation in Wales.
(47647)
559
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47672)
560
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will place in the Library a copy of the written submissions from his Department to the Lyons Inquiry into local government.
(47901)
561
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 532W, on Local Government, how much funding the Valuation Agency received from the National Assembly for Wales Government.
(48040)
562
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2005, Official Report, column 532W, on Local Government, whether local authorities, with particular reference to council tax collection departments, incurred costs because of the implementation of section 77 of the Act.
(48154)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
563
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what use is made of occupational psychology in reducing the number of people claiming incapacity benefit.
(47978)
564
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workers from EU accession countries who have signed up with the Worker Registration Scheme are claiming in-work benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(47658)
565
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workers from EU accession countries are claiming benefits to which they were not previously entitled because they have completed 52 weeks registration under the Workers Registration Scheme; how many are claiming each benefit; what the total cost has been of each benefit thus claimed; what the total cost of all benefit claims by individuals from EU accession countries since 1st May 2004 has been; and if he will make a statement.
(47660)
566
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.
(47671)
567
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the Post Office Card Account scheme in each year until 2010; and what the costs have been in each year since the scheme's establishment.
(47950)
568
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the rates of unemployment amongst racial and ethnic minority groups in Liverpool, Riverside.
(47907)
569
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost is of processing a pension payment by (a) cheque, (b) post office card and (c) a bank account.
(47666)
570
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to reduce the number of people claiming incapacity benefit.
(47667)
571
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Tooting are in receipt of incapacity benefit, broken down by age, gender and ethnicity.
(47747)
572
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) sets of regulations and (b) codes of practice under the Pensions Act 2004 due to take effect from 6th April 2006 have not yet been published in final form.
(48096)
573
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons are for the delay in publishing the regulations and codes of practice under the Pensions Act 2004.
(48097)
574
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the final version of the Contracting Out Regulations (The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations) will be published.
(48098)
575
Gwyn Prosser (Dover):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Department's target is for the time taken to process (a) a social fund application and (b) a jobseeker's allowance claim; and how many days on average were taken to process applications in the latest month for which figures are available.
(48236)
576
Gwyn Prosser (Dover):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the unit cost to the Department is per benefit claim processed.
(48237)
577
Gwyn Prosser (Dover):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Department's target is for the time taken to process (a) a Crisis Loan application and (b) a benefit application; and how many days on average were taken to process applications in the latest month for which figures are available.
(48238)
578
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether eligible pensioners will receive a £200 payment towards council tax in 2006-07.
(47865)
579
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (a) England and (b) the UK who (i) are eligible and (ii) will claim the £200 one-off payment towards council tax in 2005-06.
(47892)
580
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has sent a written submission to the Lyons Inquiry on local government finance.
(47893)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
581
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the total annual revenue to be collected from planning gain supplement.
[Transferred] (47875)
582
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether planning gain supplement is planned to be levied on developments that received planning permission prior to its introduction but where the construction commenced after its introduction.
[Transferred] (47883)
583
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister holds lead responsibility for the introduction of planning gain supplement.
[Transferred] (48047)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
584
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment he has made of whether the principles set out in (a) the Code of Corporate Governance 2003 and (b) the Companies Act 1985 are relevant to the conduct of (i) cabinet and (ii) cabinet committees; and what account was taken of such principles in drafting cabinet procedures.
[Transferred] (48029)
585
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will commission a report from the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on the Trident nuclear deterrent; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (48033)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
586
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on the New Approaches To Contact Early Interventions Project; and why the project was terminated.
[Transferred] (48170)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
587
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the UK agencies whose powers are circumscribed by similar agencies operating at EU level.
[Transferred] (48271)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
588
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the local authorities which provide subsidy for a meals on wheels service.
[Transferred] (48198)
589
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effects of the meals on wheels service provided by local authorities; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (48199)
590
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support and assistance is available to local authorities from her Department for the subsidy of meals on wheels services.
[Transferred] (48200)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
591
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effectiveness of identification cards and associated data in (i) thwarting acts of terror and (ii) helping identify perpetrators; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (47960)
592
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) adults have been charged with the offence of making and possessing indecent images of a child under the age of 18 years under section 1(1) (1A) of the Protection of Children Act 1999 in each year since 2000.
[Transferred] (48189)
593
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adults have been charged with the offence of making and possessing indecent images of a child under the age of 18 years under section 1(1) (1A) of the Protection of Children Act 1999, in households where children have been charged for the same offence, in each year since 2000.
[Transferred] (48190)
Questions to the Solicitor General
594
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of parents prosecuted for killing their children have been reviewed following the Sally Clark judgement; and how many of these cases have been re-investigated.
[Transferred] (48168)
595
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Solicitor General, what procedures were followed in reviewing the cases of parents convicted of killing their own children.
[Transferred] (48169)
596
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Solicitor General, how many pathologists were involved in the review of cases of parents convicted of killing their own children following the Sally Clark judgement.
[Transferred] (48172)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
597
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his renewable heat strategy.
[Transferred] (48017)
598
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his plans for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
[Transferred] (48171)
599
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he made of likely job losses at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
[Transferred] (48173)
600
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have been employed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (48174)
601
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the estimated cost of his restructuring proposals for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
[Transferred] (48175)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
602
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what role the Valuation Office Agency is playing in collating (a) value significant code and (b) dwellinghouse code data in Wales for council tax valuation purposes.
[Transferred] (47884)
603
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans the Valuation Office Agency has to introduce (a) computer-assisted mass appraisal and (b) the automated valuation model in Wales for council tax valuation purposes.
[Transferred] (47902)
604
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the number of homes in Wales which will move up a further council tax band in April as the first stage of transitional relief is phased out, broken down by local authority.
[Transferred] (47905)

 
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