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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 28 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 Tuesday 28 February 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 28 February 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 28 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 Tuesday 28 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 28 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made for child benefit after the death of (a) a child and (b) a newly born child in the last year for which figures are available.
(54561)
2
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for the Child Trust Fund have been received from parents after the death of a newly born child.
(54562)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) payments and (b) bonuses were received by (i) James Wardlaw, (ii) Chris Houston and (iii) Sir Adrian Montague as remuneration for their work in the Treasury.
(54712)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what precautions his Department takes to ensure that privileged information gained by advisors to the Treasury cannot be used for gain in private business dealings.
(54713)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, under what restrictions regarding future business ventures and potential conflicts of interest (a) James Wardlaw, (b) Chris Houston and (c) Sir Adrian Montague were placed when they left the Treasury.
(54714)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's financial inclusion strategy of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialist support and advice on debt; and if he will make a statement.
(54717)
7
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to appeal the tribunal decision that four local authorities were not liable for VAT on car parking revenues.
(54570)
8
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are employed in the security industry in (a) Bedfordshire and (b) England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(54934)
9
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the security industry makes to the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.
(54940)
10
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June 2005, Official Report, column 1288W, on HM Revenue and Customs (Chairman), what effect the six measures agreed with the chairman of HM Revenue and Customs have had on the efficiency of the tax credit system; and what steps he is taking to reduce the backlog of disputed tax credit overpayments awaiting a decision.
(53694)
11
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the meetings which have taken place between potential bidders for London and Continental Railways and officials and ministers at the Treasury.
(54768)
12
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there have been recent discussions between the Treasury and (a) London and Continental Railways (LCR) and (b) potential bidders for LCR about altering LCR's debt structure.
(54769)
13
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations have been made to his Department by (a) London and Continental Railways (LCR) and (b) potential bidders for LCR.
(54770)
14
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the taxation yield from (a) small and medium sized businesses, (b) large businesses and (c) business taxes in total in each year since 1997.
(54737)
15
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the tax credits available to businesses investing in research and development in each year since 1997.
(54738)
16
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of nominal gross domestic expenditure on research and development was in each year since 1997 and how much of each sum was accounted for by (a) Government spending, (b) private spending and (c) overseas investment.
(54739)
17
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last discussed with the Office for National Statistics the operation of its website; and if he will make a statement.
(54955)
18
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of British exports to (a) the eurozone area, (b) the pre-enlargement 15 EU member states and (c) the post-enlargement 25 EU member states in (i) 2005 and (ii) each quarter of 2005.
(54956)
19
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which measures he uses for oil prices in making forecasts for the UK economy; and what the average price of oil has been according to that measure in each (a) month, (b) quarter and (c) year since 1997.
(54957)
20
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the change in unit wage costs was in each (a) year and (b) quarter since 1989.
(54958)
21
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of nominal business investment was in each (a) year and (b) quarter since 1997.
(54960)
22
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what productivity growth was in (a) output per worker and (b) output per hour worked in each (i) year and (ii) quarter since 1989.
(54961)
23
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2416W, on child trust fund accounts, what estimate was made of the cost of providing the information; and whether he contacted Lancashire County Council to obtain the figures.
(54760)
24
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of (a) unemployment, (b) long-term unemployment and (c) youth unemployment was in Peterborough in each year since 1997; and how many individuals this represented in each case.
(54815)
25
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residents in the Peterborough constituency paid inheritance tax in each of the last five years.
(54912)
26
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the income per head in the Peterborough constituency was in each of the last five years.
(54913)
27
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to review the relocation of Civil Service jobs from the South East of England; whether he plans to meet representatives from local authorities in the East of England to discuss this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(54914)
28
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to base an increased percentage of car taxes on carbon dioxide emissions by 2010; what research he has evaluated on the merits of this policy; and if he will make a statement.
(52440)
29
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Milton Keynes paid (a) income tax and (b) the top rate of income tax in each of the last eight years.
(54669)
30
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit overpayments have been written off (a) in part and (b) in full in respect of residents of Milton Keynes since tax credits were introduced.
(54679)
31
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of public spending in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland for future years.
(54641)
32
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) the gross domestic product (GDP), (b) the level of public spending and (c) public spending as a share of GDP was in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) each region of England in each year since 1992-93.
(54642)
33
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers there were in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 1992-93.
(54643)
34
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the Government's liability arising from schemes under (a) the private finance initiative, (b) public sector pension provision and (c) other contingent liabilities which do not appear on the Government's balance sheet in each year since 1997.
(54607)
35
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's plan on preparing for the introduction of the euro.
(54554)
36
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9th February 2006, Official Report, column 1398W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many full-time equivalent staff (a) are employed by the agency and (b) were employed in each year since 1997-98.
(54555)
37
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has access to data held within the National Land and Property Gazetteer.
(54556)
38
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1035W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the Aspire/GapGemini contract with HM Revenue and Customs (a) allows and (b) includes provision for electronic image management and archiving.
(54557)
39
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1035W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if he will place in the Library copies of the e-learning documents relating to council tax valuations on a DVD or equivalent electronic media.
(54558)
40
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the VAT status of local authority car parks following recent tribunal rulings.
(54559)
41
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to encourage greater take-up of Child Trust Fund vouchers by those parents who have not done so to date.
(55004)
42
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government expects to make an announcement in respect of developing a new tax for capturing the uplift in value created by the granting of planning permission and public investment in infrastructure.
(54689)
43
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the disaggregated micro-data from the (a) Labour Force Survey, (b) New Earnings Survey and (c) Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.
(54736)
44
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions underlay the estimate of future expenditure on public service pension benefits contained in table 5.1 of the Long-term Public Finance Report of December 2005.
(54516)
45
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down the number of active members of schemes referred to in Table 3.14 of Occupational Pension Schemes 2004: the twelfth survey by the Government Actuary by (a) normal pension age, (b) sector and (c) benefit type; whether those public sector employees who are not members of public service schemes are treated as being in the public sector category; and whether the data for public and private sector schemes are consistent with previous such surveys by the Government Actuary.
(54517)
46
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11th November 2005, to the hon. Member for Wimbledon, Official Report, column 775W, on pensions, what allowances were made for future improvements in mortality in estimating the total liability for unfunded public sector pension schemes.
(54518)
47
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the proposed legislation governing the tax treatment of leases on (a) leasing, (b) the wider financial services industry and (c) small and medium-sized enterprises.
(54519)
48
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the proposed legislation governing the tax treatment of leases on future levels of business investment.
(54520)
49
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the proposed legislation governing the tax treatment of leases on the (a) road haulage, (b) shipping, (c) railways, (d) manufacturing and (e) air travel and freight industry.
(54521)
50
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has evaluated on the effects of tax credits on incentives to work.
(54613)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
51
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his Department's policy is on the procurement of Fair Trade produce for consumption on its premises.
(54078)
52
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much and what proportion of his Department's catering budget was spent on Fair Trade produce in the last period for which figures are available.
(54079)
53
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much and what proportion of his Department's catering budget for (a) Cabinet meetings and (b) Cabinet committees was spent on Fair Trade produce in the last period for which figures are available.
(54080)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
54
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, which companies the Anglican Church has investments in; and which of those (a) trade with and (b) provide supplies for the governments of (i) Zimbabwe, (ii) China, (iii) Burma, (iv) Saudi Arabia and (v) Iran.
(54869)
55
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what (a) advice, (b) guidance and (c) policies the Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group has (i) developed and (ii) published (A) excluding and (B) advising against investment in certain countries.
(54673)
56
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy is of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England on investment in (a) China, (b) Cuba, (c) Iran, (d) Libya, (e) North Korea, (f) Sudan and (g) Syria.
(54675)
57
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will list the (a) companies, (b) countries, (c) markets and (d) sectors in which the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England has a policy not to invest.
(54676)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
58
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Legal Services Commission decision to cease funding specialist support and legal advice in complex cases; and if she will make a statement.
(54723)
59
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what work is being undertaken to review electoral systems within the UK.
(54666)
60
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, for what reasons the final report of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was not published until 9th June 2005; to whom the report was circulated (a) within and (b) outside the Government prior to publication between July 2004 and June 2005; and what approval process applies to the publication of such reports under the European Convention.
(54587)
61
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of judges in the North East are from the North East; and if she will make a statement.
(54580)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
62
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for North East Cambridgeshire of 8th February 2006, Official Report, columns 1294-6W, on casinos, if she will list the local authorities which have made representations in support of the number of regional casinos permitted by the Gambling Act 2005.
(54625)
63
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to encourage owners of homes in multiple occupancy to prepare for digital switchover; and if she will make a statement.
(54651)
64
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the total cost of repairing the cracks in the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain; and if she will make a statement.
(54661)
65
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to reduce the establishment of the Arts Council England; and if she will make a statement.
(54674)
66
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy that the Arts Council England introduce a continuous peer review process for those in receipt of funding; and if she will make a statement.
(54677)
67
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15th February 2006, Official Report, column 2090W, on the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, how much has been spent by (a) her Department and (b) public bodies for which it is responsible on (i) security, (ii) cleaning, (iii) repair, (iv) refurbishment and (v) other costs in relation to the fountain in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(54678)
68
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the East of England Steering Group for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games regarding the opportunities for Peterborough to play a role in the 2012 London Olympics.
(54893)
69
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the locations of bids submitted to the Casino Advisory Panel for (a) (i) small, (ii) large and (iii) regional casino licences and (b) combinations thereof.
(54628)
70
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the construction of Wembley Stadium.
(54702)
71
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procurement guidelines are being used for contracts awarded for the 2012 London Olympics.
(54756)
72
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that black and ethnic minority businesses receive a representational proportion of contracts awarded for the 2012 London Olympics.
(54757)
73
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value is of contracts awarded by the (a) London Develpment Agency and (b) Transport for London for the 2012 London Olympics; and what proportion of contracts have been awarded to black and ethnic minority businesses.
(54758)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
74
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials from other Departments on the renewal of the British nuclear deterrent; and if he will make a statement.
(54577)
75
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has had made of the likely impact on UK security of future depletion of natural resources; and if he will make a statement.
(54578)
76
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart about the joint strike fighter programme.
(54921)
77
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum number of employees of QinetiQ with experience of acquisitions and mergers was (a) before and (b) after the sale of 34 per cent. of its shares.
(54897)
78
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what acquisitions were bought by QinetiQ (a) before and (b) after the sale of 34 per cent. of its shares.
(54898)
79
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to address the shortfall of medical staff in the armed forces.
(54881)
80
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) establishment and (b) actual strength is of the Royal Air Force, broken down by trade.
(54882)
81
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Oracle database will be available to all service personnel.
(54883)
82
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what incentive schemes are operated by the Royal Air Force to encourage pilots to stay in the service.
(54884)
83
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of training a Royal Air Force pilot, broken down by aircraft type.
(54885)
84
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to minimise the number of his Department's vehicles entering the London congestion charge zone.
(54886)
85
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid for vehicles entering the London congestion charge zone in each year since it was introduced; and how much of that sum is accounted for by (a) military vehicles, (b) white fleet and (c) privately-owned vehicles.
(54887)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
86
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes he has made to the Use Class Order for Carriers; and if he will make a statement.
(54432)
87
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2226W, on homelessness, if he will list the local authorities which will receive this support.
(54844)
88
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he proposes to make a statement on the status of residential house boats following his recent public consultation on the options.
(54716)
89
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's work on reducing homelessness of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialised support and advice on housing.
(54721)
90
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was spent on education and training within the New Deal for Communities programme on (a) pre-16 year olds, (b) 16 to 19 year olds and (c) 19 years plus in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06; and how much is planned to be spent in (A) 2006-07 and (B) 2007-08.
(54843)
91
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the use of public funds to pay for the promotion and advertising of local authority achievements; and if he will make a statement.
(54579)
92
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the likely effect on carbon dioxide emissions of domestic conservatory extensions being subject to planning permission and the concomitant energy efficiency standards; and if he will make a statement.
(54998)
93
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the meetings that the Minister for Communities and Local Government has had with local authority officials and representatives concerning local government restructuring in the last 12 months.
(54650)
94
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what official guidelines apply to the treatment of complaints against senior officers of local authorities.
(55015)
95
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance he plans to give to local fire authorities on the number and location of fire stations in (a) Peterborough and (b) other sustainable communities growth areas; and if he will make a statement.
(54813)
96
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many right-to-buy completions there were in Peterborough in each year since 1996-97.
(54857)
97
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) telecommunication base stations and (b) mobile phone masts have been located in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Peterborough and (ii) the county of Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997.
(54892)
98
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless households in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire were (i) living in temporary accommodation and (ii) sleeping rough in each of the past five years; and how many beds were available for homeless households in each area in each year.
(54894)
99
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many council houses have been sold under the right-to-buy scheme in Milton Keynes each year since 1998.
(54670)
100
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty homes there were in (a) the Milton Keynes Unitary Authority area and (b) South East England in each of the last 10 years.
(54671)
101
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people in temporary accommodation there have been in each of the last 10 years in Milton Keynes.
(54672)
102
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will delay the implementation of Part L of the Building Regulations for six months to allow business further time to aquaint itself with the accompanying documentation and software.
(54827)
103
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects the final supporting documents and software for Part L of the building regulations to be published.
(54828)
104
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was paid in business rates in Milton Keynes in each year since 1996-97; and how much was received by Milton Keynes Council from the central rate pool.
(54899)
105
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firefighters have (i) been employed and (ii) taken early retirement in (A) Milton Keynes and (B) Buckinghamshire Fire Authority in each year since 1996-97.
(54900)
106
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to introduce a shared home ownership scheme for key workers outside the South East of England.
(54704)
107
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1618W, on the euro, how much producing the Valuation Tribunal Service Euro Conversion (High Level Plan) cost.
(54522)
108
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Monmouth, Official Report, column 1616W, on departmental assets, to which sections within his Department each of the five stolen official laptops belonged; whether each was stolen on departmental premises; and whether official data on each of the laptops was encrypted.
(54523)
109
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which (a) agencies and (b) other bodies for which his Department is responsible have been asked to produce a high level plan for the introduction of the euro; and what the date of approval was of each such plan.
(54524)
110
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, Official Report, column 1627W, on the Northern Way Strategy, whether (a) Ministers and (b) Government Offices for the Regions have responsibility for (i) approving and (ii) signing off the Northern Way Strategy.
(54525)
111
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, Official Report, column 1628W, on planning blight (compensation), whether owner-occupiers are compensated for the loss of a scenic view due to public works.
(54526)
112
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for how many days in 2005 he resided at his official residence in (a) Dorneywood and (b) Admiralty House.
(54527)
113
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's high level plan on the introduction of the euro; and on what date the most recent version was published.
(54528)
114
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has given local authorities on preparing for the introduction of the euro.
(54529)
115
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 8th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1247W, on the Lyons Inquiry, whether his Office made a formal submission to the inquiry.
(54531)
116
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the meetings that the Minister for Local Government has had with local authority (a) officials and (b) representatives on local government restructuring in the last 12 months.
(54532)
117
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 8th February 2006, to the hon. Member for Pendle, Official Report, column 1247W, on the Press Complaints Commission, what the substance was of the complaint in each case; and what the outcome was in each case.
(54533)
118
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what planning (a) guidance and (b) regulations apply to (i) building new schools and (ii) expanding existing schools.
(54534)
119
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what information the National Land and Property Gazetteer holds on domestic properties.
(54535)
120
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the National Land and Property Gazetteer (a) was compiled and (b) is updated.
(54536)
121
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many composite hereditaments there were on the valuation lists in England in each year since 1998.
(54537)
122
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library copies of Planning Inspectorate rulings relating to planning applications for expanding schools over the last five years.
(54538)
123
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much he has paid to (a) his Department and (b) Westminster City Council in backdated council tax for his Official Residence at Admiralty House.
(54540)
124
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 9th February 2006, Official Report, column 1425W, on local government finance, whether his Department (a) engaged in and (b) commissioned (i) research and (ii) preparatory work, independent of the Lyons Inquiry, on the council tax revaluation prior to the decision to postpone the revaluation.
(54541)
125
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many malicious vehicle fires there were in England in each year since 1997.
(54542)
126
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much National Parks received via (a) council tax, (b) district and (c) county precepts in 2004-05.
(54543)
127
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the revision of planning policy guidance has changed the situation with regard to gaining permission for the building of domestic units on former airfields.
(55018)
128
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what factors led to the change of planning guidance on the use of disused airports for the building of domestic units.
(55019)
129
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to extend the powers of local authorities to serve defacement removal notices on the owners of commercial property.
(54656)
130
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what financial contributions the local authority in Swindon has sought under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to tackle graffiti and fly-posting.
(54657)
131
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list local planning authorities in the Thames Gateway which have in place an urban capacity study which meets his Department's standards.
(54612)
132
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new dwellings in the Thames Gateway have received planning consent since February 2003; and how many of these were subject to a design code.
(54680)
133
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he expects master planning to be undertaken for all major developments in the Thames Gateway; and if he will make a statement.
(54681)
134
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he expects the Code for Sustainable Buildings to be progressively incorporated into building regulations.
(54683)
135
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Government plans to extend the Code for Sustainable Buildings to include requirements in respect of (a) build quality and (b) durability of construction methods and materials.
(54684)
136
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many local planning authorities in the Thames Gateway have an elected member nominated as the authority's design champion.
(54685)
137
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the membership of the senior steering group for the Code for Sustainable Buildings.
(54686)
138
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many additional new jobs have been created in the five strategic planning locations in the Thames Gateway since July 2003.
(54687)
139
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will publish a regular report of progress towards the aspirations and commitments set out in his strategy Creating Sustainable Communities: Delivering the Thames Gateway.
(54691)
140
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Brent East, dated 21st November 2005, regarding the Local Government Pension Scheme, in respect of Ms Katrina Glennie.
(54692)
141
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Brent East, dated 2nd December 2005, regarding Mr Brian Barker.
(54693)
142
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new dwellings have received planning permission in the five strategic planning locations in the Thames Gateway since July 2003.
(54696)
143
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will incorporate flood resilience into the Code for Sustainable Buildings.
(54699)
144
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what obligations regarding quality of design are placed upon (a) developers and (b) the construction industry in relation to (i) new buildings and (ii) urban areas in the Thames Gateway.
(54701)
145
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many hectares of previously developed land in the Thames Gateway are (a) available for building on and (b) expected to become available in the future.
(54709)
146
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to facilitate the greater use of new materials, techniques and designs in new house building.
(54710)
147
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the New Earnings Survey and (b) the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings in sampling low paid workers who do not file tax returns; and what effect such data have on area cost adjustments.
(54730)
148
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the New Earnings Survey and (b) the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings in acquiring information on the qualifications of individuals.
(54731)
149
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to replace the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings with the Labour Force Survey in calculating area cost adjustments.
(54732)
150
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of estimates of regional wage variations in West Sussex by (a) the New Earnings Survey and (b) the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.
(54733)
151
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to undertake a review of the geographical rules used in area cost adjustments in the South of England.
(54734)
152
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to abandon lower limits on labour cost adjustment figures.
(54735)
153
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many meetings he has had with representatives of (a) UK Muslim communities and (b) UK Muslim youth groups in each of the last three years.
(54764)
154
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many meetings he has had with representatives of (a) Iraqi and (b) Afghan communities living in the UK in each of the last three years.
(54765)
155
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much it cost on average to employ a firefighter in each of the first 10 years of service.
(54513)
156
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the membership of the Local Government Efficiency Measurement Taskforce is; how often the taskforce has met; what conclusions it has reached; when it is due to produce a guidance note; and whether this note will be made public.
(54941)
157
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what research his Department has commissioned pursuant to section 3.12 of the Efficiency Technical Note for Local Government; when this is due to be received; and whether this research will be made publicly available.
(54942)
158
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding the Department has made available through the Capacity Fund for the Partnership between Swindon Borough and Kent County Councils.
(54728)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
159
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support services are available to young people leaving care in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Wakefield District to help them deal with the financial and practical aspects of independent living.
(54798)
160
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Wakefield District who left care in 2005 stayed in (i) their own house, (ii) with friends and (iii) in hostel or bed and breakfast accommodation.
(54799)
161
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) leaving-care workers and (b) personal advisers are available to young people leaving care in (i) the Wakefield District and (ii) Normanton constituency; and how regularly they have contact with individuals.
(54800)
162
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people leaving care in 2004-05 received a leaving care grant of (a) less than £500, (b) over £500, (c) over £1,000 and (d) over £2,000.
(54801)
163
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many extra places the Train to Gain programme is forecast to create over the next three years in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Wakefield District and (c) Normanton constituency.
(54802)
164
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the student/staff ratio was in (a) universities in England, (b) the University of York and (c) the University College of York St. John in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available.
(54835)
165
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average annual earnings of full-time members of the academic staff of (a) universities in England, (b) the University of York and (c) the University College of York St. John was in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in (A) 1997 and (B) the latest year for which figures are available.
(54836)
166
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial obligations will lie with (a) the local education authority and (b) the foundation school in the event of a school within a PF1, PF2 or local education partnership becoming a foundation school.
(54563)
167
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the student loan book nominal value for outstanding loans for living and fee support (a) in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06 and (b) by 2007-08.
(54564)
168
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for South Holland and the Deepings of 2nd February 2006, Official Report, columns 690-1W, on university students, what percentage of students from socio-economic classes 4 to 7 there were in each higher education institution in the North East in 2003-04.
(54627)
169
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the report of the London Secondary Schools Places Planning Project; and if she will make a statement.
(54667)
170
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14th February 2006, Official Report, column 1921W, on departmental assets, how many of the laptops replaced in the last 12 months were replaced due to (a) breakage and (b) normal wear and tear.
(54665)
171
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to raise the educational attainment of deaf children.
(54829)
172
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of deaf 11 year olds achieved level 4 at Key Stage 2 in (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) mathematics in each year since 1996.
(54830)
173
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of deaf 15 year olds achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grades (a) A* to C and (b) A* to G in each year since 1996.
(54831)
174
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools teach at least two foreign languages in each year group.
(54903)
175
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Gateshead East and Washington West constituency.
(54581)
176
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of Peterborough Local Education Authority's total budget was spent on special needs education in each of the last seven years.
(54820)
177
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is planned to be made available to schools in Peterborough for anti-bullying campaigns in each of the next five years.
(54859)
178
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support will be provided in respect of free school transport for less well off children attending (a) the Thomas Deacon Academy and (b) the Voyager School in Peterborough constituency.
(54860)
179
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many places are available at pupil referral units in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire; what their occupancy rate is; and if she will make a statement.
(54861)
180
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school age children normally resident in the Peterborough City Council area are being educated outside the Peterborough local education authority area.
(54862)
181
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area are in families in receipt of (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) working tax credits.
(54863)
182
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area have a first language other than English; and what the figures were for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(54864)
183
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many admissions appeals were heard in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area in respect of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each of the last five years; and how many were successful.
(54865)
184
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the funding per pupil is for 2005-06 in Peterborough constituency.
(55026)
185
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area were rated (a) Grade 1, (b) Grade 2, (c) Grade 3 and (d) Grade 4 when last assessed by the Office for Standards in Education.
(55027)
186
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were permanently excluded from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(55029)
187
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial support is available for parents of deaf children to be taught sign language.
(54599)
188
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much each local education authority in England has received in each year since 1997.
(54590)
189
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to publish the Skills for Communities Plan announced in the Thames Gateway strategy, Creating Sustainable Communities: Delivering the Thames Gateway.
(54690)
190
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter sent to her by the hon. Member for Brent East dated 21st November 2005, regarding Mr M. A. Meerabux.
(54694)
191
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress the Government has made towards meeting the commitment given in Creating Sustainable Communities: Delivering the Thames Gateway (a) to raise the number of people qualified up to NVQ Level 3 and (b) to increase the number of work-based training opportunities.
(54700)
192
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many undergraduate students declared themselves bankrupt in London in 2005.
(54707)
193
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the future higher education needs of East Lancashire; and if she will make a statement.
(54653)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
194
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received regarding water shortages in the South East; and if she will make a statement.
(53622)
195
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects on carbon dioxide emissions of increased miles travelled due to closure of (a) post offices, (b) bank branches and (c) local retail shops.
(55017)
196
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received since 1997 from (a) individuals and (b) organisations on the welfare of animals in travelling circuses; and when the Department last (i) commissioned and (ii) evaluated research on the welfare of animals in travelling circuses.
(54633)
197
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what response she has made to the advice from the Science Advisory Council on bovine tuberculosis.
(54634)
198
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to protect the farming industry in Hereford in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(54729)
199
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries have reported cases of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in the last 12 months.
(54871)
200
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many regulatory simplification proposals relating to environmental regulations were received in 2005; how such proposals are made public; and what mechanisms are in place to enable interested parties to comment on these proposals.
(54668)
201
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of trends in the amount of fly-tipping since (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.
(54551)
202
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cars were abandoned in each government office region in England in each year since 1997.
(54552)
203
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th February 2006, Official Report, column 1359W, on special protection areas, if she will list the sites that (a) her Department has designated and (b) English Nature has recommended as special protection areas.
(54553)
204
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely effects of reductions in funding on service provision at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research at (a) Aberystwyth and (b) North Wyke.
(54609)
205
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she expects research projects being undertaken by the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research to be affected by the reduction in funding from her Department.
(54610)
206
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of reductions in funding to the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research on (a) livestock grazing research and (b) rural management.
(54611)
207
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action her Department is taking to reduce noise levels at night.
(54786)
208
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which sewage treatment works are controlled under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regime monitored by the Environment Agency.
(54591)
209
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated level of waste in the Thames Gateway is for (a) 2006, (b) 2010, (c) 2015, (d) 2020 and (e) 2025; what the estimated available capacity is for each year; and if she will make a statement.
(54688)
210
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ascertain the condition of flood defences in the Thames Gateway where this unknown.
(54697)
211
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the likely additional waste arising from population expansion and building programmes in the Thames Gateway.
(54698)
212
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to use the planning system to promote water conservation; and if she will make a statement.
(54708)
213
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets have been set for (a) energy efficiency, (b) water efficiency and (c) other environmental issues since July 2003.
(54711)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
214
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response he has made to the recent UN report on the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
(54608)
215
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the population in Rwanda are living below the poverty line.
(54803)
216
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the running costs were of the Department's offices in (a) Pretoria, (b) Beijing, (c) Amman, (d) Islamabad, (e) Bangkok, (f) Bridgetown, (g) Brasilia, (h) Kingstown, (i) Montserrat, (j) Paris and (k) Rome in 2004-05.
(54664)
217
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support the Burmese trade union movement.
(54635)
218
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) Iranian counterparts on Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement on that programme.
(54924)
219
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the accidental deaths of UK citizens abroad whose cases were handled by consular staff in 2004-05, broken down by country; and in how many cases individuals were abroad on (a) tourist, (b) student, (c) business and (d) immigrant visas.
(54715)
220
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on (a) political progress and (b) the impact of unification in the two Kurdish administrations since the war in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
(54782)
221
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will visit the Kurdish region of Iraq during the next 12 months.
(54783)
222
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Brent East dated 21st November 2005, regarding Mr Michael Day.
(54695)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
223
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of prescriptions were exempt from prescription charges in 2004-05; and how much was raised from prescription charges in 2004-05.
(54654)
224
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the (a) efficacy and (b) availability of post-exposure prophylaxis following (i) sexual and (ii) occupational exposure to HIV; and if she will make a statement.
(54889)
225
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what occupational therapy services are available in each London borough.
(54791)
226
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of short-term commissioning arrangements for specialist mental health services on recruitment and retention of staff; and if she will make a statement.
(54792)
227
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what commissioning arrangements will pertain for specialist personality disorder services (a) at the Henderson Hospital in Sutton and (b) in England (i) in 2006-07 and (ii) over the next five years,
(54793)
228
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what conclusions were reached in the review of departmental papers on self-sufficiency in blood products.
(54569)
229
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy is on the supply of washable keyboards in the NHS.
(54510)
230
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used when deciding whether the NHS should indemnify a liability in the negotiation of private finance initiative contracts; and if she will make a statement.
(54832)
231
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated maximum cost is of liabilities indemnified by the NHS arising from private finance initiative contracts; and if she will make a statement.
(54833)
232
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate of the total cost of liability to the NHS to settle possible future equal pay claims has been made following the recent equal pay settlement for women working in Cumbrian NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(54834)
233
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a representative from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain was invited to sit on the Care Closer to Home Demonstration Group.
(55021)
234
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the advice given to community pharmacists with regard to the running down of stocks of oxygen prior to 1st February 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(55022)
235
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are plans to extend the Boots NHS chlamydia screening initiative in London to other parts of the country.
(55023)
236
N
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, Official Report, columns 1759-64W, on pharmacist fees, what the difference is between the generic reimbursement prices and the prices at which (a) Simvastatin, (b) Lisinopril and (c) Amlodipine could be purchased by pharmacists and dispensing doctors; how much would be recovered by a discount inquiry on that basis for each drug; and if she will break down the information in table one by price category for each drug.
(53693)
237
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the availability of drugs for patients with moderately severe to severe Alzheimer's disease in Peterborough.
(54816)
238
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were moved between hospitals for admittance to a special care baby unit in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(54817)
239
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a hip replacement was in the Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership area in each of the last five years.
(54818)
240
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community pharmacies in Peterborough constituency have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(54819)
241
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what public funding has been provided to hospices in the Greater Peterborough area in each year since 1997.
(54826)
242
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence the Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership does not (a) fund and (b) offer to patients.
(54856)
243
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total funding for children's hospices and children's palliative care was in (a) the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area and (b) the Greater Peterborough area in each of the last five years.
(54908)
244
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the decision of Warrington Primary Care Trust not to fund extra dentistry in Culcheth.
(53543)
245
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to doctors on the early diagnosis of thyroid malfunctions.
(54600)
246
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have been used as pilots for the Choose and Book System.
(54872)
247
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients using the Choose and Book System have chosen not to use their local provider.
(54873)
248
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Choose and Book System has cost to implement to date.
(54874)
249
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many out-patient appointments have been booked since April 2005.
(54875)
250
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been booked into out-patient appointments via the Choose and Book system since April 2005.
(54876)
251
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects a decision to be made on the future of the Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust.
(54877)
252
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that there are adequate numbers of diabetic nurses.
(54878)
253
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diabetic nurses are employed by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust.
(54879)
254
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the guidelines are on the provision of specialist diabetic nurses for (a) adults and (b) children.
(54880)
255
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is collected from NHS trusts on waiting times for pure tone audiometry.
(54632)
256
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much interest the NHS paid on pre-existing debts in the latest year for which figures are available.
(54575)
257
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets she has set and (b) guidance her Department has given to primary care trusts on repayment of pre-existing debt.
(54576)
258
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's latest recommendations on the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus for premature babies; and if she will publish those recommendations.
(54811)
259
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has concluded her review of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's latest estimate of the number of babies that should receive preventative treatment for respiratory syncytial virus; and if she will publish that estimate.
(54812)
260
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the last occasion was on which her Department rejected recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
(54824)
261
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact of the projected increases in the population of South East England from the South East England Regional Assembly housing allocations on (a) demand for and (b) capacity of (i) primary care and (ii) secondary care.
(54571)
262
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of acute hospital bed capacity at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
(54572)
263
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to review the additional health funding allocated to the Government's identified growth areas for housing development.
(54573)
264
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the temporary staff costs were for (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) other health care professionals and (d) administrative staff for each NHS trust in England in each year for which figures are available.
(54574)
265
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when her Department will publish (a) productivity estimates for the NHS as referred to in Section 3.4.2 of the departmental Efficiency Technical Note dated December 2005 and (b) a detailed methodology for assessing productivity.
(54604)
266
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing the cost efficiency measures referred to in Section 3.4.2 of the departmental Efficiency Technical Note dated December 2005.
(54605)
267
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what existing processes and measures are used to assess service levels as referred to in Section 3.5 of the departmental Efficiency Technical Note dated December 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(54606)
268
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to add to the NHS list of medical exemptions to prescription charges; and if she will make a statement.
(55020)
269
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) role and (b) function local authority nominees have on the board of Foundation Trusts.
(54895)
270
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether foundation hospital trusts have a veto over who may be (a) nominated and (b) proposed by a local authority for appointment to such trusts.
(54896)
271
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations she has received on the proposed changes to the NHS dental contract.
(54784)
272
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the proposed changes to the NHS dental contract on the level of NHS funding dentists will receive.
(54785)
273
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what process Dr Foster was selected as the private partner for the new venture with the Health and Social Care Information Centre; and what steps were taken to ensure this process met the Department's procurement guidelines.
(54682)
274
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of training (a) a nurse and (b) a doctor was in 2004-05.
(54511)
275
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much it costs on average to employ a (a) nurse and (b) doctor for each of the first 10 years of service from qualification.
(54512)
276
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation was conducted with (a) service users and (b) health professionals, prior to the recent change in domiciliary oxygen provision.
(55008)
277
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will estimate the aggregate cost to the NHS of providing (a) routine and (b) emergency domiciliary oxygen supplies under the system based on provision by (i) pharmacists and (ii) central suppliers.
(55011)
278
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the system of domiciliary oxygen supply has been reformed.
(55012)
279
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the occasions on which the NHS has entered into national clinical contracts with third party suppliers where the level of remuneration does not depend on the volume of procedures carried out.
(55013)
280
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women found guilty under the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Acts have been assessed to need psychiatric secure accommodation but have been placed in prison instead because of lack of such accommodation in each of the last 10 years.
(54837)
281
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients detained under the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Acts have absconded from psychiatric secure units over the past 10 years; and how many such absconsions there have been from the Butler Clinic, Langdon Hospital, Dawlish.
(54838)
282
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the classifications are of psychiatric secure units within the National Health Service; and what the classification is of the Butler Clinic, Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, South Devon.
(54839)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
283
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many gating orders have been made under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, broken down by local authority.
(54431)
284
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners diagnosed with (a) mental health problems, (b) personality disorders, (c) learning disabilities and (d) communicative disorders there are in each prison in England.
(54790)
285
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for the (a) workload and (b) case management of the Immigration and Nationality Department of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialist support and advice on immigration matters; and if he will make a statement.
(54719)
286
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, (b) the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and (c) pro-bono law firms about the implications of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialist support and advice on immigration matters; and if he will make a statement.
(54720)
287
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Question 45870, in how many of the 700 cases of damage to electronic offender monitoring equipment offenders were found to be in breach of their licence conditions and recalled to prison.
(54662)
288
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of housing a prisoner in a low security prison in 2004-05.
(54663)
289
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on an extension of the deadline for employees in the security industry seeking possession of the new Security Industry Association identity card; what consideration the Government has given to this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(54915)
290
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in ensuring all employees in the security industry receive new Security Industry Association identity cards prior to the 20th March 2006 deadline; and if he will make a statement.
(54916)
291
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received for new security industry association identity cards; how many applications he expects to be processed prior to 20th March 2006; how long on average it takes to process an application; and if he will make a statement.
(54930)
292
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures the Government proposes to take against those firms in the security industry who have been unable to ensure that all their employees are in possession of the new security industry association identity card; and if he will make a statement.
(54931)
293
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been employed by the Security Industry Authority in each year since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.
(54932)
294
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been submitted for (a) those employed in Cash and Valuables in Transit, (b) door supervisors, (c) vehicle immobilisers, (d) close protection operatives, (e) CCTV operatives and (f) security personnel since the establishment of the Security Industry Authority; how many applications have been (i) granted and (ii) refused in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(54933)
295
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were not paid in Lancashire in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(54659)
296
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners underwent treatment for drugs dependence in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(54660)
297
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals with no legal right to be in the UK have been deported or returned voluntarily to their country of origin and subsequently refused entry to that country and permitted to return to the UK in each of the last five years.
(54808)
298
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on (a) repatriation and (b) granting leave to remain for individuals who have been returned to their country of origin but refused entry to that country; and if he will make a statement.
(54809)
299
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the failed repatriation and return to the UK of individuals who have been deported or left to return to their country of origin but have been refused entry to that country of origin has cost in each of the last five years.
(54810)
300
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sentences have been handed down for breaches of anti-social behaviour orders in each London borough in each year since their establishment; how many of each type have been handed down in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(55005)
301
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the planned changes to the structure and role of the Probation Service.
(54582)
302
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of anti-social behaviour orders issued in Gravesham has been breached.
(54922)
303
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of his Department's progress in implementing the 12-point anti-terrorism plan announced by the Prime Minister on 5th August 2005.
(54923)
304
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of (i) anti-social behaviour orders and (ii) fixed penalty notices.
(54925)
305
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he has made for people in Gravesham to register for biometric passports.
(54926)
306
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme.
(54927)
307
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether radio frequency technology will be used in identity cards.
(54928)
308
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the countries which (a) require and (b) will soon require UK citizens to have biometric facial, iris and fingerprint scan data on passports.
(54929)
309
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reconviction rate for adult offenders was in (a) the last period for which figures are available and (b) 1997.
(54935)
310
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) full-time and (b) full-time equivalent literacy and numeracy teachers were employed by the prison service in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(54936)
311
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what emergency planning exercises (a) his Department and (b) public bodies for which he is responsible have carried out in the last six months.
(54937)
312
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) adult (i) male and (ii) female prison population and (b) (A) male and (B) female young offender institution populations in (1) England and Wales and (2) Kent were on the last date for which figures are available.
(54939)
313
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-semitic incidents were reported in Greater Manchester in 2005.
(54705)
314
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle anti-semitic incidents in England and Wales.
(54706)
315
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of (a) introducing and (b) rolling out Automatic Number Plate Recognition via local authority-owned CCTV systems.
(54547)
316
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) council tax fraud and (b) falsely making incorrect declarations to local authorities with regard to council tax liability there were in each year since 1997.
(54548)
317
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded cases of criminal damage there were in each police force area in (a) England and (b) England and Wales in each year since 1998.
(54549)
318
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to encourage the use of automatic number plate recognition technologies; and if he will make a statement.
(54550)
319
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received for licences in the security industry; what the average time taken to process the applications has been; and what the target time is.
(54772)
320
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last reviewed the statutory fees payable by the victim for the recovery from police of their property.
(54775)
321
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was charged in total to victims of theft from vehicles for recovery of their property by each police authority in 2004-05.
(54776)
322
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of vehicle theft refused to pay the fee for release of their property from the police in 2004-05 in each police authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(54777)
323
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long recovered stolen vehicles are kept by each police authority before disposal where (a) the victims of the theft refuse to pay the recovery fee and (b) the original owner cannot be found.
(54778)
324
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how each police authority disposes of recovered stolen vehicles (a) which remain unclaimed and (b) where the owner is unable to pay a fee to recover their property.
(54779)
325
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings he has had with representatives of UK (a) Muslim communities and (b) Muslim youth groups in each of the last three years.
(54766)
326
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings he has had with representatives of (a) Iraqi and (b) Afghan communities living in the UK in each of the last three years.
(54767)
327
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it costs on average to employ a (a) police officer and (b) community support officer for each of the first 10 years of service.
(54514)
328
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to tackle anti-social behaviour in Swindon; and if he will make a statement.
(54565)
329
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of (a) anti-social behaviour and (b) alcohol-related crime there have been in (i) the Wiltshire constabulary area and (ii) Swindon in each of the last seven years.
(54566)
330
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in the Wiltshire Police Authority area; how many have been breached; how many people received a custodial sentence for a breach; and how many people have been taken to court for a breach.
(54567)
331
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders have (a) resulted in and (b) not resulted in court action in Swindon since they were introduced.
(54568)
332
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were issued in Swindon for (a) public order offences and harassment and (b) selling alcohol to minors between 12th November and 24th December (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005.
(54658)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
333
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much income the tea and coffee market generated for Rwanda in 2004-05; and what percentage of the country's exports it accounted for.
(54804)
334
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the literacy rates are in Rwanda; and how this has changed in the last 10 years.
(54805)
335
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to Rwanda has been directed to improving healthcare facilities in the last five years.
(54806)
336
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether aid delivery through local civilian administrations referred to in Article 5 of the EU Common Position on Burma includes the Union Solidarity Development Association.
(54636)
337
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of whether (a) UK and (b) EU humanitarian assistance grants in Burma have been used for the purposes for which they were intended.
(54644)
338
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS projects supplying antiretrovirals funded by his Department in Burma; and whether the regime in Burma is allowing effective monitoring of patients supplied with antiretrovirals.
(54645)
339
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what HIV/AIDS projects in Burma are supported by the British Government.
(54646)
340
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance projects his Department supports in Karen National Union-held territory in Burma.
(54647)
341
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance he gave to Mexico following the recent hurricanes.
(54917)
342
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of aid distribution to those areas affected by the December 2004 tsunami, with particular reference to whether it has been distributed without reference to religious, political or other such considerations.
(54918)
343
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) direct and (b) indirect aid his Department provided to Liberia in 2004-05.
(54655)
344
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value of UK development aid to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq was in each of the last four years, broken down by sector.
(54761)
345
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Department is taking to improve the living standards and infrastructure of (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(54762)
346
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which non-governmental organisations the UK funds which operate in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq; and how much funding has been allocated for these activities in each of the last four years.
(54763)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
347
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to publish the anti-poverty strategy.
(54850)
348
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many letters from hon. Members to the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland did not receive a full answer within 21 working days in the last 24 months.
(54996)
349
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what investment in transport infrastructure schemes to support economic regeneration is being considered in Northern Ireland; what the schemes are; what the amount of public investment is; and when he expects decisions to be made.
(54947)
350
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what revised plans have been made for the proposed wastewater treatment works at Donaghadee in County Down; and what factors influenced the decision to revise those plans.
(54312)
351
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will meet a delegation of North Down residents to discuss the proposed siting of a wastewater treatment works in Donaghadee.
(54313)
352
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2006, Official Report, column 897W, on anti-social behaviour orders, which councils sent officers for training in (a) June and (b) January and February 2005; and which policing divisions sent personnel for training in January and February 2005.
(54507)
353
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are on the waiting list for single accommodation in each of the Housing Executive districts.
(54592)
354
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many housing units for single persons were built in Northern Ireland in the last five financial years.
(54593)
355
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision is being made for single housing in each of the Housing Executive districts.
(54594)
356
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to tackle rush hour traffic congestion on the Saintfield and Ormeau roads leading to and from south Belfast.
(54595)
357
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding has been made available to the Police Service of Northern Ireland unit established to tackle the targeting of elderly people by criminal gangs.
(54596)
358
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland unit established to tackle the targeting of elderly people by criminal gangs is part of a long-term strategy.
(54597)
359
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has (a) to review the training and (b) to conduct retraining of consultant radiologists in relation to breast cancer following recent incidents of misdiagnosis; and what funding is available for this initiative.
(54598)
360
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Department plans to commence work on the new dual carriageway between Dungannon and Ballygawley; and what the estimated cost of this work is.
(54583)
361
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Department plans to commence work on the Cherrymount Link at Enniskillen; and what the estimated cost of the work is.
(54584)
362
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Department has discussed the improvement of the Belfast-Sligo Road with (a) the National Roads Authority and (b) the Irish Government.
(54585)
363
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of electricity was obtained from renewable energy sources by public sector buildings in Northern Ireland in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
(54586)
364
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2006, Official Report, column 1262W, on the review of public administration, if he will list the discussions which took place between the British and Irish governments on the review of public administration from 1st October 2003 to 30th November 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(54588)
365
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the discussions which have taken place between the Road Safety Steering Group and the equivalent body in the Republic of Ireland on a north/south approach to road safety on the island of Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(54589)
366
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was raised in net revenue from domestic rates in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997-98; and what the estimate is for 2005-06.
(54544)
367
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the annual net revenue to be raised from domestic rates in Northern Ireland following rates revaluation.
(54545)
368
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the change in net revenue following the termination of industrial de-rating in Northern Ireland.
(54546)
369
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps were taken to ensure the seafood purification plant project in Warrenpoint does not duplicate services provided by other government-funded projects in Northern Ireland.
(54648)
370
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much government money was allocated to the seafood purification plant in the Menai Straits; how many fishing boats have used this facility; and what estimate he has made of the funding required to ensure that this facility breaks even.
(54649)
371
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many schools in Northern Ireland he expects to close in the next (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(54637)
372
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the running costs of the Department for Education in Northern Ireland were in 2004-05.
(54638)
373
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated running costs are over the first five years for the proposed single education authority.
(54639)
374
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to encourage the recruitment of newly qualified teachers in Northern Ireland.
(54640)
Questions to the Prime Minister
375
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is on the procurement of Fair Trade produce for consumption by visitors to his Office.
(54081)
376
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Prime Minister, how much of his Office's catering budget was allocated for produce to be consumed by guests in the last period for which records are available; and what proportion of that allocation was spent on procuring Fair Trade produce.
(54082)
377
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he has had with (a) representatives of UK Muslim communities and (b) Muslim youth groups in each of the last three years.
(54622)
378
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he has held with representatives of (a) Iraqi and (b) Afghan communities living in the UK in each of the last three years.
(54623)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
379
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what investment in transport infrastructure schemes to support economic regeneration is being considered in Objective 1 areas in Scotland; what the schemes are; what the amount of public investment is; and when he expects decisions to be made.
(54945)
380
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how the introduction of identity cards in Scotland will differ from the rest of the UK.
(54027)
Questions to the Solicitor General
381
N
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Solicitor General, what progress the Government has made in developing proposals in relation to the use of juries in fraud trials.
(53930)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
382
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Directive within the recycling industry; and whether these plans will be affected by his Department's review on progress of the implementation of the Directive.
(53623)
383
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to publish the review of the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronics Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(53624)
384
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received regarding the implementation within the recycling industry of the Waste Electrical and Electronics Directive.
(53625)
385
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received regarding the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronics Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(53626)
386
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the applications for wind-farm developments in Northumberland which have been submitted to his Department for decision.
(53098)
387
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Department's work on responsible lending and personal indebtedness of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialist support and advice on debt; and if he will make a statement.
(54718)
388
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the activities for which the Shareholder Executive has obtained external financial advice; on what matters the company provided advice on each occasion; and what fees were paid in each case.
(54724)
389
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the (a) public bodies and (b) shareholdings which fall within the remit of the Shareholder Executive.
(54725)
390
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which public sector shareholdings have a market valuation; and what their current values are.
(54726)
391
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements are in place to prevent conflicts of interest in cases of (a) asset sales and (b) financial restructuring for which the Shareholder Executive seeks external advice.
(54727)
392
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the independent report on the cost-benefit analysis of amending the Sunday trading legislation will be published.
(54814)
393
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the five largest British exporters to Poland in 2004-05.
(54601)
394
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to ensure that broadband will be available to all new houses built in Milton Keynes.
(54870)
395
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which companies in the UK are registered suppliers of (a) gas and (b) electricity.
(54888)
396
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in respect of how many cases Browns Solicitors of Bradford have been refused full payment of their costs due to breach of regulation 4 of the conditional fee agreement regulations with regard to miners' hearing loss claims.
(54840)
397
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in how many instances claimants have been informed of his Department's insurers' refusal to meet all solicitors' costs because of a breach of regulation 4 of the conditional fee agreement regulations.
(54841)
398
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in how many ongoing cases his Department's insurers are disputing costs because of a possible breach of regulation 4 of the conditional fee agreement regulations.
(54842)
399
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many costs payments have been refused for cases by (a) Berefords solicitors, (b) Bakewell solicitors, (c) Heptonstall solicitors, (d) Brown and Co solicitors, (e) Ollerenshaw solicitors and (f) UDM/Vendside for noise-induced hearing loss claims to his Department due to a breach of section 4 (2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(54999)
400
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many costs payments were refused for cases by solicitors for noise-induced hearing loss claims to his Department due to breach of section 4 (2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000 in 2005; and how many such refusals there have been in 2006.
(55000)
401
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total value is of costs payments that have been refused for cases for noise-induced hearing loss claims to his Department due to breach of section 4 (2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(55001)
402
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many individual claimants have been informed by his Department that their case is being delayed due to negotiations over costs payments for noise-induced hearing loss claims to his Department due to breach of section 4 (2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(55002)
403
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) costs payments and (b) costs payments for cases involving Beresfords solicitors for noise-induced hearing loss claims to his Department are being negotiated due to breach of section 4(2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(55007)
404
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of noise-induced hearing loss cases disputed due to breaches of rule 4(2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000 included a disbursement payment to (a) Vendside, (b) Beresfords solicitors, (c) Melex Ltd, (d) Dr Yeoh, (e) NIG and (f) Composite Legal Expen when costs were negotiated.
(55009)
405
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether references have been made to the Serious Fraud Office concerning breaches of rule 4(2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(55010)
406
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on support for the British engineering industry.
(55003)
407
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the level of fraud involving use of fake construction skill cards; and what action is being taken to combat such fraud.
(54787)
408
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 2324W, on full pint legislation, when he expects to publish proposals for consolidating and simplifying the weights and measures provisions relating to food.
(54788)
409
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in developing a Thames Gateway economic statement.
(54703)
410
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of (a) imports from and (b) exports to India was in (i) goods and (ii) services in each of the last five years; if he will ask the Office for National Statistics to add this data to the monthly trade statistical releases; and if he will make a statement.
(54515)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
411
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding was made available by the Department to run the competition to name the Sheppey Crossing bridge linking Kent with the Isle of Sheppey.
(55006)
412
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who in his Department is handling senior level contacts with GNER.
(54919)
413
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investment in transport infrastructure schemes to support economic regeneration is being considered in Objective 1 areas in England; what the schemes are; how much public spending is envisaged; and when he expects decisions to be made.
(54943)
414
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proposals for grant aid are being considered for (a) airports and (b) ports; whether clearance for any proposed grant aid (i) has been and (ii) is intended to be sought from the European Commission; how much grant aid is proposed; and for what purposes the grant aid is proposed.
(54944)
415
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on research into the use of (a) cereal ethanol, (b) beet ethanol, (c) straw ethanol, (d) rape methyl ester, (e) wood ethanol, (f) wood methanol, (g) wood FT-diesel and (h) waste oil for hybrid fuel.
(54948)
416
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue has been collected in tariffs on (a) imports of (i) cars and (ii) lorries and (b) in total vehicle imports in each year since 1997.
(54949)
417
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on developing more accurate methods of measuring train punctuality.
(54950)
418
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to install the European Rail Traffic Management System on the rail network.
(54951)
419
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of delays on the rail network he attributes to (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies (i) since the creation of Network Rail and (ii) between 2000 and the Railtrack administration order coming into effect.
(54952)
420
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 20th December 2005 and 1st February 2006, Official Report, columns 2914W and 562W, on train services, how many train services in each train operating company were partially cancelled in 2005; and what the reason was for each cancellation.
(54953)
421
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services have been (a) cancelled and (b) partially cancelled in each year since 1985; and how many scheduled train services there have been in each year since 1985.
(54959)
422
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1st February 2006, Official Report, column 556W, on trains, what five train services had the highest number of passengers in excess of capacity levels in each of the 10 largest cities in the UK.
(54962)
423
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the additional £600 million announced on 15th February 2006 to be made available to help local authorities modernise and update their local roads.
(54963)
424
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are plans to impose a driving ban in the UK on British drivers who are disqualified from driving in other EU countries.
(54964)
425
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cycles have been taken on trains in each year since 1997.
(54965)
426
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus conductors there were in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(54966)
427
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to improve the co-ordination of security on the Thames.
(54967)
428
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department will be contributing to the Community Infrastructure Fund in each of the next five years.
(54968)
429
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many national rail services have been replaced by bus services in each year since 1997.
(54990)
430
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department will contribute to the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station.
(54992)
431
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list each Government-funded station redevelopment project announced since 1997; what the (a) initial cost estimates and (b) target completion dates of each was; and what the latest (i) cost estimate and (ii) target completion date is for each uncompleted project.
(54993)
432
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the terms of reference are of the review of the British Transport Police in relation to safety on trains and at stations.
(54994)
433
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what standards in relation to (a) staffing, (b) policing and (c) CCTV are to be incorporated into franchise contracts and invitations to tender.
(54995)
434
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department first became aware of a potential bid for London and Continental Railways.
(55024)
435
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from his Department Kent County Council has received for its roads budget in each year since 1997.
(54938)
436
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his projections are for traffic growth on trunk roads in Peterborough in each of the next 10 years.
(54858)
437
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the Government's target outlined in the Ten Year Transport Plan to resurface 60 per cent. of the trunk road network by 2010 with quieter road surfacing; and if he will make a statement.
(54909)
438
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the Government's target outlined in the Ten Year Transport Plan to triple the number of cycling trips by 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(54910)
439
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what strategies he is pursuing to increase cycling in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
(54911)
440
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much income was derived from parking by Peterborough City Council in each year between 2002-03 and 2004-05; and how much of that income came from (a) charges and (b) penalties in each year.
(55025)
441
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responsibility he has transferred to Transport for London for the (a) provision and (b) regulation of overground train services in London; and what plans he has to make further such transfers.
(54560)
442
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers Transport for London has to amend (a) rail fares and (b) rail provision on trains (i) in and (b) entering Greater London.
(54629)
443
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedures are followed by the Highways Agency to ensure that electronic signs on motorways are providing current information.
(54773)
444
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to encourage neighbouring councils to cooperate to provide concessionary travel within a group of adjoining authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(54780)
445
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the new concessionary travel scheme on people who need public transport to attend a hospital in an adjoining local authority; and if he will make a statement.
(54781)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
446
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what investment in transport infrastructure schemes to support economic regeneration is being considered in objective 1 areas in Wales; what the schemes are; what the amount of public investment is; and when he expects decisions to be made.
(54946)
447
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2006, Offcial Report, column 894W, on council tax, how many photographs were taken of domestic properties for the council tax revaluation in Wales.
(54759)
448
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) nights he has stayed overnight and (b) days he has spent in Wales on official businesses in each month since taking up his post.
(53627)
449
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has made within Governmment about securing benefits to Wales from the 2012 Olympics.
(53628)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
450
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's work of the decision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding for specialised support and advice in relevant areas.
(54722)
451
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost is of a transaction through a Post Office Card Account; and if he will make a statement.
(54845)
452
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card accounts have been opened since they were established; and if he will make a statement.
(54846)
453
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many branches of the Post Office there were in the county of Bedfordshire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(54847)
454
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received regarding the future of Post Office card accounts; and if he will make a statement.
(54848)
455
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether provision will be made for pensioners who receive Financial Assistance Scheme payments to receive increases (a) as they get older and (b) to take account of the cost of living increases.
(54602)
456
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether in the case of an interim 60 per cent. payment being made under the Financial Assistance Scheme for a terminally ill member the balance will be paid to the spouse when wind up is completed.
(54603)
457
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of 18 to 24 year old New Deal leavers have been back on jobseeker's allowance within six months.
(54969)
458
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of job entrants from the New Deal in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005 was back on benefit within 13 weeks.
(54970)
459
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has commissioned research since 1998 into the effect of the New Deal on job search activity among 18 to 24 year olds.
(54971)
460
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether employer surveys have been conducted since 1998 to estimate the proportion of employment vacancies that would have existed without the New Deal subsidy.
(54972)
461
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those on a New Deal option at 31st December 2005 was on the subsidised employment option.
(54973)
462
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of New Deal subsidised employees as at 1st April 2005 were still employed at the end of December 2005.
(54974)
463
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those receiving full-time education and training in 2004 under the New Deal left for unsubsidised employment.
(54975)
464
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those on the New Deal who chose the option of full-time education and training have completed their course.
(54976)
465
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those on the New Deal in 2005 chose the option of full-time education and training.
(54977)
466
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those entering New Deal in 2003 were (a) still claiming job seeker's allowance and (b) still on the New Deal at the end of December 2005.
(54978)
467
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those entering New Deal in 2003 were in work at the end of December 2005.
(54979)
468
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the turnover of staff was in job centres in (a) the London Borough of Hillingdon, (b) Greater London and (c) England in the calendar year 2005.
(54980)
469
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the latest Government estimate is of the (a) gross and (b) net cost per youth job created by the New Deal for Young People.
(54985)
470
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the change in youth employment as a result of the New Deal was in each year since its launch.
(54986)
471
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of New Deal leavers has entered sustained, unsubsidised jobs.
(54987)
472
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those who joined the New Deal in 2005 was not doing so for the first time.
(54988)
473
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pilot schemes for the migration of Post Office Card Account holders to banking facilities will be operating in the Eastern Region over the next 12 months.
(55028)
474
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the application of servicemen's exemption from the Child Support (Enforcement and Collection) Regulations 1992 will be reconsidered in the current review of the Child Support Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(54890)
475
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions have taken place with the Ministry of Defence concerning the deduction of Child Support Agency payments from the salaries of serving members of the armed forces.
(54891)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
476
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9th February 2006, to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1419W, on council tax, on what dates each of the current 66 value significant codes were first collected
[Transferred] (54530)
477
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's high level plan for the introduction of the euro.
[Transferred] (54614)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
478
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance her Department makes available to local authorities with regard to street cleaning.
[Transferred] (54954)
479
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the (a) number and (b) area of National Parks.
[Transferred] (54539)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
480
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential drug rehabilitation places were available in Cambridgeshire in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (54821)
481
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors she takes into account when determining the level of personal expenses allowance (PEA) provided to those in (a) residential and (b) nursing accommodation; what items the PEA covers; when she last reviewed the level of the PEA; and what plans she has for further review.
[Transferred] (54631)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
482
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) £30 fixed penalties have been issued and (b) people have been taken to court for using a mobile phone whilst driving in each month since December 2003.
[Transferred] (54991)
483
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) allegations, (b) investigations and (c) prosecutions have occurred under (i) the Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962, (ii) the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960 and (iii) the Docking and Nicking of Horses Act in the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (54795)
484
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to increase social integration of Muslims in the UK.
[Transferred] (54624)
Questions to the Solicitor General
485
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Solicitor General, what rates a Queen's Counsel in the Treasury Solicitor's Department is entitled to in judicial review cases.
[Transferred] (54997)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
486
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the closure of branch post offices; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (54849)
487
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made by (a) the Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies of compliance with digital switchover Certification Mark scheme rules; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (54652)
488
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what work is being undertaken to test the feasibility of straight-bladed vertical-axis wind turbines.
[Transferred] (54774)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
489
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times (a) nuclear fuel and (b) nuclear waste has passed through (i) the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency and (ii) Greater London by (A) road and (B) rail in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (54630)
490
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children get to school by (i) walking, (ii) cycling, (iii) travelling by bus, (iv) travelling by car and (v) another method.
[Transferred] (54989)
491
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Maidenhead of 12th December 2005, Official Report, column 1707W, on alcohol-related crime, if he will break the figures down by constituency.
[Transferred] (54626)

 
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