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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 6 March 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 Monday 6 March 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 6 March 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 6 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 6 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 6 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what projects Sir Adrian Montague has been involved with in his Department since 1st May 1997.
(54749)
2
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what projects (a) Chris Houston and (b) James Wardlaw have been involved with in the Treasury since 1st May 1997.
(54750)
3
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what positions Sir Adrian Montague has held in respect of private finance initiative projects within the Treasury.
(54752)
4
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the principal factors affecting the competitiveness of business in Coventry South.
(56762)
5
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the productivity of business in Coventry South.
(56763)
6
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a zero tax band for volunteer-run post offices.
(56565)
7
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider raising the landfill tax to encourage more local authorities to recycle commercial waste; and if he will make a statement.
(56705)
8
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider awarding extra funding to local authorities to collect and recycle commercial waste.
(56706)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
9
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what were the running costs of the Cabinet Office website in (a) January and (b) February.
(56796)
10
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many public events the former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster attended in his capacity as a member of the Cabinet from 8th September 2004 to 6th May 2005.
(56797)
11
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many special advisers worked in the Cabinet Office between 8th September 2004 and 6th May 2005; and what the (a) salary and (b) responsibilities of each were.
(56798)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
12
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006, Official Report, column 111W, on the 1911 Census, what the date was (a) of the 171 requests for access to information contained in the 1911 Census returns, (b) of the the response to each request, (c) of the 14 appeals from enquirers and (d) on which each appeal was responded to; and what reasons were given for each refusal.
(56480)
13
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what measures she has put in place to ensure that the implementation date for section 122 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 is met; and if she will make a statement.
(56568)
14
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when section 122 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 will be implemented; and if she will make a statement.
(56569)
15
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many magistrates were (a) recruited and (b) left the service in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06; and how many magistrates there were at the end of each year.
(56799)
16
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what contingency plans there are for the site of the new Supreme Court should Westminster Council refuse the planning application for the re-modelling of Middlesex Guildhall; and if she will make a statement.
(56800)
17
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much has been spent to date on the project to site the Supreme Court at Middlesex Guildhall.
(56801)
18
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if her Department will take steps to ensure that a photocopy of marked registers is kept locally for each constituency before the original is taken to storage.
(56836)
19
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recommendation by the Better Regulation Task Force to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000; and if she will make a statement.
(56726)
20
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment has been made of the effect of increasing the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000 on the number of (a) individuals (i) seeking legal advice and (ii) using solicitors and (b) cases being taken to the Small Claims Court.
(56727)
21
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, against how many people proceedings have been initiated for breach of a court order protecting the identity or whereabouts of a person convicted of an offence in each of the last five years; and how many such orders were in place at the last date for which information is available.
(55891)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
22
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister regarding the application of the Councillors' Code of Conduct in cases where councillors make representations on licensing applications and attend licensing committees; and if she will make a statement.
(56024)
23
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on book lending rates and library usage of the level of security and protection in public libraries.
(56596)
24
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role the Government plans for (a) local sports councils and (b) sports trusts.
(56483)
25
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2198W, on international sporting events, if she will list the individuals concerned; and for what reasons each is visiting the Commonwealth Games.
(56572)
26
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent supplying BBC television to residents of St. Helena for each of the last eight years.
(56804)
27
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been collected via television licensing fees from St. Helena in each of the last eight years.
(56867)
28
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Lottery distributing bodies on funding of capital projects undertaken by voluntary and community sector organisations, with particular reference to village halls.
(56667)
29
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been (a) committed and (b) distributed by the New Opportunities Fund since its creation.
(55981)
30
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, under what circumstances temporary events notices can be used for licensing large scale temporary events.
(56475)
31
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will re-introduce a special grant for national galleries and museums to buy works of art that suddenly and unexpectedly come onto the market.
(56025)
32
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions there have been between her Department and the Treasury concerning making funds available to secure the portrait of John Donne for the National Portrait Gallery.
(56026)
33
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions there have been between her Department and the Treasury concerning saving the two Canalettos of historic scenes in London from being sold abroad.
(56027)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
34
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on (i) thermobaric and (ii) air fuel weapons in the past five years.
(53696)
35
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many mental health professionals his Department has in place in Afghanistan to identify and treat service personnel.
(55112)
36
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer Question 50827, on whether members of Al Qaeda were operating in Iraq prior to 2003, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 7th February; and what the reasons are for the time taken to respond.
(56489)
37
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former service personnel required social housing on discharge in each of the last five years, broken down by service.
(55978)
38
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people left the armed forces in each of the last five years; and how many of those required social housing but had not received it at their time of discharge.
(55979)
39
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the ability of service personnel (a) in each service and (b) of each rank to afford (i) a mortgage and (ii) privately-rented accommodation on discharge.
(56369)
40
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister regarding the circumstances under which a member of the armed forces will be considered to have local connections for the purposes of obtaining social housing on discharge.
(56370)
41
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to the letter to the Prime Minister dated 5th December 2005 from Colour Sergeant Nicholas Cowan, which has been passed to him for reply.
(56371)
42
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of (a) the need for and (b) the ability of service personnel (i) in each service and (ii) of each rank to afford (A) a mortgage and (B) privately-rented accommodation whilst serving in the armed forces.
(56376)
43
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the housing needs of (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy personnel on discharge.
(56377)
44
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy of the coalition is on the protection and identification of holy sites in Iraq.
(56594)
45
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the advertising budget is to promote the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
(55894)
46
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an estimate of the advertising expenditure his Department would require to achieve for the Royal Regiment of Scotland the same brand recognition as the Black Watch.
(55895)
47
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to promote the identity of each of the new battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
(55896)
48
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British military personnel against whom it has been decided in the United Kingdom that no action should be taken may be summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court.
(55461)
49
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time has been in each of the last five years for military personnel accused of serious offences between being charged and appearing at courts martial.
(55462)
50
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy that every shooting incident involving UK military personnel on active service must be investigated by the military police.
(55463)
51
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there has been a change in the policy of dismissing service personnel for taking class A drugs; and if he will make a statement.
(55615)
52
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of Z-berths; what the reasons are for reinstating them; and what criteria were used to choose locations for them.
(55616)
53
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st March 2006 to Question 54015, on anti-drugs patrolling of the Caribbean, what assessment he has made of the impact of providing a frigate or destroyer for this role for only four months in 2006; and for what reason the decision to reduce the length of this deployment was taken.
(56580)
54
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st March 2006 to Question 54014, on standing naval tasks, what Royal Navy vessels (a) are allocated and (b) are scheduled to be allocated to NATO's Standing Naval Force Atlantic.
(56581)
55
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the official visits made to major units and bases of the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force in each of the past three years by Ministers holding non-Defence portfolios.
(56583)
56
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to give substantive answers to Questions (a) 48822, tabled for named day answer on 8th February 2006, and (b) 50184, tabled for named day answer on 13th February 2006, by the hon. Member for New Forest East.
(56584)
57
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what naval tasks formerly carried out by Royal Navy destroyers and frigates will in future be undertaken by other classes of vessel; and if he will list the class of ship which will be deployed to fulfil each of those tasks.
(56585)
58
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for changing the size of the United Kingdom's military presence in St. Helena and the surrounding islands.
(56802)
59
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was allocated to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in each of the last 13 years.
(56849)
60
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British (a) military ships, (b) aircraft carriers and (c) RAF aircraft have visited Gibraltar in each of the last seven years.
(56854)
61
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the British military base on Gibraltar.
(56859)
62
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many foreign military (a) ships and (b) aircraft have visited St. Helena in each of the last seven years.
(56872)
63
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the (a) short-term and (b) long-term future of the Dartmouth Naval College; and if he will make a statement.
(56433)
64
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has undertaken to promote UK arms manufacturers.
(56570)
65
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits officials from the Defence Export Services Organisation have made to (a) Nigeria, (b) Turkey and (c) Israel since 18th March 2003.
(56571)
66
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits officials from the Defence Export Services Organisation have made to (a) Pakistan, (b) India, (c) Indonesia, (d) Saudi Arabia and (e) Iraq since 18th March 2003.
(56582)
67
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received about the licensing of (a) roundels and (b) other insignia used by the armed forces since the registration of these as trademarks; and if he will make a statement.
(56605)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
68
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to improve the accuracy of data used to make allocations of grant to local authorities for future settlements; and what plans he has to compensate those authorities affected by inaccurate data in 2005-06, with particular reference to Slough Borough Council.
(56813)
69
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the number of new homes to be built in Wellingborough constituency over the next 15 years.
(56670)
70
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what money is available for housing associations to build houses in Coventry South in each of the next three financial years.
(55255)
71
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the Government has made available for housing in Coventry South in the last three years.
(55256)
72
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, under what circumstances a member of the armed forces is considered to have local connections for the purposes of obtaining social housing on discharge.
(55977)
73
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2241W, on Milton Keynes Partnership, what the levels of remuneration are for each member of Milton Keynes Partnerships.
(56841)
74
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications for general aviation of the change in planning policy for airfields in PPS3.
(56816)
75
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons he has changed planning policy guidelines from PPG to PPS3; what representations he has received on these changes; and what reasons underlay the setting out of the proposed changes in an annex to the consultation document.
(56817)
76
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what provisions will be made in PPGS3 to ensure that airfields will (a) continue to be used for aviation purposes and (b) are not classified as brownfield land for housing development.
(56818)
77
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the levels of council tax on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) 1st May 2006.
(56863)
78
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether home information packs will be required to contain information on whether the property is in an area of high flood risk.
(56695)
79
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to extend the powers of local authorities to remove graffiti from (a) street furniture and (b) educational institutions.
(56720)
80
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to give local communities a formal mechanism to request and ensure that action is taken to remove graffiti.
(56721)
81
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what initiatives his Department (a) has implemented and (b) plans to implement to assist local authorities to make progress towards a target of one women's refuge bed to every 10,000 population.
(56576)
82
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 16th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Romsey, Official Report, column 2217W, on domestic violence, how many units of accommodation in refuges for women who suffer from domestic violence are available in each (a) region, (b) constituency and (c) local authority in England.
(56714)
83
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what financial support his Department has made available to councils to improve energy efficiency within their properties.
(56606)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
84
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils who are being educated in a grammar school live outside the school's local education authority boundary.
(53545)
85
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils who live inside the local education boundary are being educated at a grammar school within that local education authority.
(53546)
86
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Hendon serve healthy school meals; and if she will make a statement.
(56743)
87
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional funding has been made available to Barnet to improve school meals; and if she will make a statement.
(56744)
88
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in Hendon provide extended school hours; and if she will make a statement.
(56746)
89
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress with SureStart in Hendon.
(56748)
90
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) SureStart and (b) under fives places are available in Hendon; and if she will make a statement.
(56749)
91
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Hendon participated in the Bookstart programme in the last year for which figures are avaible; and if she will make a statement.
(56751)
92
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on levels of school (a) attendance and (b) exclusions in Hendon.
(56755)
93
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students in Hendon receive the education maintenance allowance; and if she will make a statement.
(56756)
94
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to support school sport in Hendon.
(56758)
95
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what allocation the London Borough of Barnet has received for personalised learning from the dedicated schools grant since its introduction; and if she will make a statement.
(56767)
96
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Hendon were inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; what the outcome of each inspection was; and if she will make a statement.
(56780)
97
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many free part-time early education places were taken up by three and four year olds in Hendon in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56805)
98
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the academic results of the London Academy, Edgware since it became a city academy; and if she will make a statement.
(56810)
99
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school support staff (a) there are in Hendon schools and (b) there were in 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56812)
100
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in (a) Hendon and (b) Barnet were in (i) special measures and (ii) other categories of concern in (A) 2005 and (B) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56823)
101
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 14 year olds in Hendon reached the required standards in English and mathematics in (a) 2005 and (b) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56824)
102
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children in primary schools in Hendon reached the required standard in mathematics, English and science in (a) 2005 and (b) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56825)
103
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Hendon had (a) computer suites and (b) classroom interactive whiteboards in (i) 2005 and (ii) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56826)
104
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department has made available for capital expenditure in Hendon schools since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56827)
105
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the A and AS level results in Hendon in (a) 2005 and (b) 1997.
(56843)
106
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children there were on average in infant classes in Hendon in (a) 2005 and (b) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56844)
107
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants there were in Hendon schools in (i) 2005 and (ii) 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(56850)
108
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what spending changes there were in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms in funding per pupil in the London Borough of Barnet (i) in total, (ii) for primary schools and (iii) for secondary schools in 1996-97 to 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(56882)
109
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what features of the proposed trust schools status will help raise standards at Wolstanton High School in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
(56586)
110
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what features of the proposed new trust schools will help raise standards at Sir Thomas Boughey High School in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
(56669)
111
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures Bradford Cathedral Community College is taking to raise its standards; and if she will make a statement.
(56687)
112
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006 to Question 53160, on science GCSEs, what proportion of the timetable (a) biology, (b) chemistry and (c) physics are expected to take up when taught as separate subjects rather than as part of the double award science GCSE.
(56688)
113
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many maintained schools offered the International Baccalaureate in each year since 1996.
(56694)
114
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many day nurseries have (a) closed and (b) opened since 2003.
(56790)
115
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to extend the Childcare Affordability Programme being piloted in London to other areas in England.
(56791)
116
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in England have involved the (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent sectors in providing extended services in each year for which figures are available.
(56792)
117
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish a summary of findings and recommendations following the consulation in the Code of Practice on the provision of free nursery education places for three and four year olds.
(56793)
118
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what factors underlay the decision to discontinue the Communication Aids Project from 1st April 2006; and if she will make a statement on the future funding mechanisms for assisting children and adults with complex communication issues.
(54794)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
119
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish her Department's response to the consultation by the Natural Environment Research Council on the proposed closure of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Laboratories; and if she will make a statement.
(56578)
120
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the new (a) reservoirs, (b) treatment plants and (c) sewerage systems that might be needed to accommodate proposals for new house building up to 2016.
(55456)
121
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases was emitted from water treatment and sewerage systems in 2004-05; and what assessment she has made of the trend in emissions from such sources.
(55457)
122
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sites of special scientific interest are assessed as being at risk due to over-abstraction of water.
(55458)
123
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action has been taken to reduce leakage rates from water pipes in the London area.
(55459)
124
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's plans are to increase mass-burn incineration of waste.
(53695)
125
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reservoir capacity of each water company was at the time of privatisation; what the capacity was of the reservoirs of each company or its successor on the latest day for which figures are available; and what the amount of leakage was from the pipes of each water company (a) in 1995-96 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(56491)
126
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold a public consultation on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.
(56661)
127
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she expects the United Kingdom to meet its Landfill Directive Article 5 targets for (a) 2010 and (b) 2013; and if she will make a statement.
(56691)
128
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she expects her Department's Waste Implementation Programme to meet all its targets and objectives within the published timetable for action; and if she will make a statement.
(56692)
129
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of waste was recycled in (a) Hereford and (b) Herefordshire in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(56722)
130
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets her Department has put in place to encourage Herefordshire Council to recycle (a) domestic waste and (b) commercial waste.
(56723)
131
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Herefordshire Council has achieved its target of reducing the amount of waste produced per person, per year to 2000-2001 levels.
(56724)
132
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will introduce legislation which would require commercial companies to recycle their own waste products.
(56725)
133
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives the Government has offered to homeowners to make environmentally friendly improvements to their homes.
(56750)
134
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether additional payment has been made to valuers in relation to the foot and mouth outbreak in Cumbria since 2001.
(56662)
135
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether valuers have been paid at a rate in excess of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers formula in relation to the foot and mouth outbreak in Cumbria.
(56663)
136
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 11W, on pesticides, what the outcome was of her request to officials and the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) to examine whether more information on the ACP's proceedings could be made available.
(56768)
137
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 20th December 2005, Official Report, column 2670W, on pesticides, if she would consider changing Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) practice to provide for (a) full disclosure of the interests of members of the Medical and Toxicology Panel and (b) prompt publication of a detailed record of discussions held at ACP meetings.
(56781)
138
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 11W, on pesticides, if she will require the Advisory Committee on Pesticides to publish on its website (a) a list of members' interests and for such a list to be updated within a fortnight of any change and (b) its minutes and relevant papers in full within one week of each meeting.
(56785)
139
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2005, Official Report, column 2015W, on pesticides, what meetings with (a) pesticide companies and (b) trade associations the Government (i) has had and (ii) plans to have, since the meeting with the Crop Protection Association on 11th January 2006.
(56811)
140
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2005, Official Report, column 2379W, on expert advisers, how her Department satisfies itself that the evidence provided by the candidate is appropriate to the post; whether applicants have to declare their interests in writing; and if she will institute a system by which the Department makes an independent record of declarations of conflicts of interest given at the end of papers published in scientific journals by applicants.
(56814)
141
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations Ministers and officials in her Department have received in the last 12 months from the Association of British Insurers on insurance for houses in areas at risk of flooding.
(56690)
142
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) access to and (b) cost of home insurance for people living in areas designated as at risk of flooding by the Environment Agency map in (i) Boston and Skegness and (ii) Lincolnshire.
(56701)
143
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money has been allocated to Lincolnshire County Council for flood defences in each of the last five years; and how much is proposed to be granted in each of the next three years.
(56702)
144
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on sea defences in (a) Boston and Skegness and (b) Lincolnshire in each of the last five years; and how much is proposed to be spent in each of the next three years.
(56703)
145
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the rate of coastal erosion in (a) Boston and Skegness and (b) Lincolnshire.
(56704)
146
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the powers of local authorities to remove fly-posters.
(56719)
147
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what minimum (a) additional water supply infrastructure, (b) additional works to existing water supply infrastructure and (c) change in per capita consumption of water she expects to be required in order to enable an adequate water supply to be maintained when the Government has achieved its target for additional new dwellings in Mid Sussex by 2016; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure an adequate water supply.
(56566)
148
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to revise the Environment Agency's publication Policy and Practice for the Protection of Groundwater; and if she will make a statement.
(56603)
149
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on applications for the use of borehole soakways on brownfield sites with surface drainage constraints.
(56718)
150
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) pheasant eggs for hatching and (b) pheasant poults were imported from France to the UK for shooting purposes in each year since 2001.
(55890)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
151
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research was commissioned in advance of the decision to close the British Embassy in Madagascar to examine the likely effects on UK (a) trade and (b) investment.
(56760)
152
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of the Russian Federation about (a) constraints on press freedom, (b) restrictions on the activities of non-governmental organisations and (c) disappearances and other human rights abuses in Chechnya and the North Caucasus.
(56070)
153
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support the establishment of a new United Nations Human Rights Council; and if he will make a statement.
(56071)
154
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK officials have provided information to the US which has led to an individual being transferred to (a) Guantanamo Bay and (b) other US overseas detention facilities.
(56259)
155
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government regards illegal enemy combatants as a legitimate category of detainee under international law.
(56317)
156
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the infliction of simulated drowning falls within the definition of torture or cruel and inhumane treatment used by the Government for the purposes of international law.
(56319)
157
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what co-operation British officials have provided to the United States on (a) international rendition and (b) individual terrorist suspects who have been subject to rendition.
(56689)
158
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Pakistan regarding the attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in response to the Danish cartoons in Peshawar, Kasur (Lahore) and a number of other communities; and if he will raise the matter with Shaukat Aziz when he visits the UK.
(55395)
159
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he plans to take to pursue those Sudanese officials who have been named in the confidential annex of the report of the panel of experts on Darfur as being involved in gross human rights abuses.
(55976)
160
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role he is playing in providing mediation between the National Unity Government of Sudan and representatives of the Eastern Front.
(56710)
161
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will be taking at the UN Security Conference following the confirmation that Iran is testing a cascade of 20 centrifuges at its Natanz pilot uranium-enrichment plant.
(56711)
162
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Russian authorities about the stance of the Iranian Government on uranium enrichment.
(56712)
163
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Iran about its use of the death penalty.
(56713)
164
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Germany on a possible rise in prostitution and trafficking of women during the football World Cup.
(56588)
165
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the possible impact on the trafficking of women of the incidence of major international (a) sporting and (b) other events.
(56593)
166
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the action taken by the Government of Kenya against the Kenyan media.
(56861)
167
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions on the Canadian seal hunt he had with the Canadian Foreign Minister during their recent meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(56759)
168
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visa applicants in each of the last three years were turned away by the British Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City on the grounds that they required interviews in Hanoi.
(56600)
169
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the cost-effectiveness of Prism and (b) its impact on (i) the workload of overseas missions and (ii) the number of staff employed; and if he will make a statement.
(56601)
170
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visa applications have been received from citizens of Vietnam during the last 12 months; how many required interview; and how many of those requiring interview came from Southern Vietnam.
(56602)
171
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with members of the World Bank on the activities of Gecamines in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(56681)
172
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the co-operation provided by (a) Uganda and (b) Rwanda to the United Nations with regard to the illegal trade in minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(56682)
173
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) levels and (b) origin of (i) financial and (ii) logistical support provided to non-governmental armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(56683)
174
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received of possible torture and serious misconduct by government police and intelligence agents in Burundi; and if he will make a statement.
(56684)
175
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) members and (b) representatives of the government of Burundi concerning their commitment to establishing a truth and reconciliation commission and a special chamber within the Burundian court system to deal with serious violations of international humanitarian law during the civil war; what assistance (i) he has offered and (ii) has been (A) requested and (B) accepted; and if he will make a statement.
(56685)
176
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of government control and accountability of the OKIMO mining authority in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(56742)
177
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) security and (b) political situation in Thailand; and if he will make a statement.
(56752)
178
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) members and (b) representatives of the government in Thailand on the ongoing protests against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra; and if he will make a statement.
(56753)
179
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the overall security situation and (b) the level of infrastructural readiness in Democratic Republic of Congo with regard to the proposed June date for elections; and if he will make a statement.
(56754)
180
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent to protect endangered species on St. Helena and the surrounding British islands for each of the last seven years.
(56803)
181
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the United States has paid for the use of Ascension Island as a military base.
(56806)
182
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what visits to St. Helena by Government Ministers are planned.
(56807)
183
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of cancer there have been on St. Helena over the last 30 years.
(56808)
184
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United States regarding the firing of missiles near St. Helena.
(56809)
185
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution he is making to the process of Sri Lankan peace talks.
(56819)
186
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Spain about Gibraltar.
(56820)
187
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ascension Island officials on permanent residency.
(56821)
188
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Government funding is directed at promoting tourism in St Helena in 2005-06.
(56822)
189
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on negotiations over Gibraltar's constitution.
(56837)
190
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much is allocated to promote tourism to Gibraltar in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(56838)
191
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens have taken up residency in Gibraltar in each of the last seven years.
(56842)
192
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to improve indigenous industry on Gibraltar.
(56851)
193
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Gibraltar on increasing desalination capacity.
(56853)
194
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to encourage more flights between Gibraltar and the UK.
(56855)
195
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent official visits have been made by (a) members of the Royal Family and (b) Ministers to Gibraltar.
(56857)
196
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been allocated by the Government to promote scientific research and study on Ascension Island in each of the last seven years.
(56866)
197
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Ascension Island entry permits have been granted in each of the last seven years.
(56868)
198
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the United States on granting (a) property ownership rights and (b) the right of abode on Ascension Island.
(56871)
199
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) British and (b) foreign visitors to St. Helena there have been in each of the last seven years.
(56873)
200
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the estimated cost of building the airport and associated facilities on St. Helena.
(56877)
201
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are for members of the Royal Family to make official visits to St. Helena over the next five years.
(56879)
202
N
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many named Rwandan genocide suspects reside in the UK.
(56277)
203
N
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are plans to (a) extradite and (b) bring proceedings in the UK against those alleged to be involved with the Rwandan genocide.
(56278)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
204
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adult and (b) child patients are registered with a general practice in York and Selby; and how many were registered at each six month interval in the last five years.
(56657)
205
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner in York and Selby was in (a) cash and (b) real terms (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(56658)
206
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on NHS general dental services in York and Selby in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last five years.
(56659)
207
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioners there are in York; and how many there were in each of the previous five years.
(56660)
208
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to provide further funding for the MDEX consortium gene therapy clinical trials into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
(56766)
209
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to provide further funding for the MDEX consortium gene therapy clinical trials to develop a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
(53697)
210
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by her Department in 2005-06 on advising the NHS on advertising and marketing by individual hospitals.
(56782)
211
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by the NHS in 2005-06 on advice and preparation for advertising and marketing campaigns for individual hospitals.
(56783)
212
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the amount to be spent on advertising and marketing by individual hospitals in 2006-07.
(56784)
213
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bridgend of 2nd February 2006, Official Report, column 715W, on dentistry, if she will make a statement on the review of children's dental health the National Screening Committee is undertaking.
(55886)
214
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what out-of-hours dental cover her Department envisages for dental patients after 1st April, in addition to reference to dental access centres.
(55892)
215
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) salaried general dental practitioners and (b) community dental services dentists work in dental access centres; and what guidance she has issued to primary care trusts on recruitment policies for dentists to this sector of dental provision.
(55893)
216
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to Question 33912, tabled on 29th November 2005 by the hon. Member for Bolton South East about his constituent, Dr R. Henman.
(56686)
217
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) membership and (b) terms of reference are of the Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group; what assessment she has made of the impact of its work; and if she will make a statement.
(56375)
218
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the financial situation of the primary care trusts in North Yorkshire.
(56862)
219
N
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many courses of NHS dental treatment involved (a) one filling only and (b) one crown only in the last 12 months.
(56470)
220
N
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in respect of how many courses of NHS dental treatment the patient paid the maximum charge in the last 12 months.
(56471)
221
N
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for NHS dental treatment were received by the Dental Practice Board in 2004-05.
(56472)
222
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to increase the number of PET scanners for the diagnostic investigation of people with cancer.
(55982)
223
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will increase funding to NHS trusts to enable them to meet the costs to patients of travelling to the nearest PET scanner; and if she will make a statement.
(55983)
224
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will issue further guidance for primary care trusts on how to apply the principles of the White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, in relation to community hospitals.
(56597)
225
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average (a) daily, (b) monthly and (c) annual expenditure on patient food was for NHS hospitals serving (i) the East Midlands, (ii) Leicestershire and (iii) north west Leicestershire in the last year for which figures are available.
(55975)
226
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect on take up of the incentives offered to GPs to administer the MMR vaccine.
(56604)
227
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which categories of dentists were involved in her calculation of the average income of dentists under the new dental contract; and how many such dentists were included in her calculation.
(56318)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
228
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Office has made of the Smile, Manners, Attitude, Respect, Tolerance, Talk (SMARTT) programme trials being run by police in Ealing, Greenwich and Camden; what estimate he has made of the cost of the programme; and what plans there are to roll the programme out across the country.
(56587)
229
N
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many injury award pensions are being paid by each police force in England and Wales.
(55897)
230
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list correspondence between his Department and (a) Italian prosecutors and (b) the Italian government relating to the investigation into Mr David Mills; and if he will place copies of them in the Library.
(56249)
231
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter from the Italian prosecutor to his Department relating to the investigation into Mr David Mills.
(56250)
232
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the gun offences recorded in the area of the Lancashire Police Authority in the last 12 months related to the use of ball bearing guns.
(56664)
233
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of vandalism were reported in (a) Lancashire and (b) Ribble Valley in each year since 1997.
(56665)
234
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice is given to the National Probation Service on requests by accredited media for the release of visual images of those on whom an anti-social behaviour order is served; and if he will make a statement.
(55614)
235
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Gibraltar residents have taken up residence in the UK in each of the last seven years.
(56835)
236
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cash-in-transit robberies have taken place in Hertfordshire in each year since 2000.
(56671)
237
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to the police on the transporting of handcuffed individuals in police cars with regard to the use of seatbelts.
(56672)
238
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14th February 2006, Official Report, column 1976W, on DNA samples, whether police personnel who have been included on the Police Elimination Database and subsequently leave the service have their DNA profile removed from the National DNA Database.
(56715)
239
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 49028 on DNA samples, tabled on 1st February 2006 by the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield.
(56716)
240
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from individuals and organisations in Warley constituency on identity cards.
(56795)
241
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on developing a strategy for the management of young adult offenders in custody.
(56696)
242
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the Howard League for Penal Reform of 28th October 2005 suggesting a public inquiry into the treatment of SP, a juvenile girl.
(56697)
243
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether new guidelines will be developed for young offender institutions following the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the treatment of children with mental health problems.
(56698)
244
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when an announcement will be made of the outcome of the inquiry into the treatment of vulnerable women in custody.
(56699)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
245
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what special arrangements are made by the Refreshment Department to mark (a) St George's Day, (b) St David's Day, (c) St Andrew's Day and (d) St Patrick's Day.
(56488)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
246
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st March 2006, Official Report, column 243, on Afghanistan, if he will list his Department's proposed development partners in Helmand.
(56845)
247
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st March 2006, Official Report, column 243, on Afghanistan, what conditions must be met before he considers that it will be safe for officials from his Department to work in Helmand.
(56848)
248
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral Answer of 1st March 2006, Official Report, column 243, on Afghanistan, who will decide whether the security situation in Helmand enables his Department and its development partners to work safely on the ground.
(56852)
249
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many UK-based staff he expects will work in Helmand over the next five years.
(56864)
250
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what responsibilities for development in Madagascar he has taken over from the Small Grants Scheme since its discontinuation.
(56700)
251
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what provisions were made for the continuation of bilateral development assistance to Madagascar when the decision was taken to transfer responsibility for the administration of the Small Grants Scheme to the Foreign Office.
(56761)
252
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what forms of bilateral development assistance were provided to Madagascar prior to the announcement of the decision to close the British Embassy there.
(56860)
253
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid the UK has given to (a) Gibraltar, (b) British overseas territories and (c) Commonwealth countries in each of the last seven years.
(56858)
254
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid has been given to St. Helena in each of the last eight years.
(56865)
255
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had at which varietal genetic use restriction technologies were discussed since 1st January 2005; what the date of each meeting was; and who the participants were in each case.
(56595)
256
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid has been allocated to the government of Tanzania for 2006-07.
(55460)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
257
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006 to Question 53489, on how many occasions payments have been made to consumers in the Carrowclare Road area of Limavady in the last two years; and whether reasons have been established for the interruptions to electricity supply in that period.
(56573)
258
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change in the number of domestic properties under the ownership of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive was between 1995 and 2005.
(56574)
259
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases each of the Health and Social Services Councils in Northern Ireland have dealt with in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(56575)
260
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) university students and (b) nursing students in Northern Ireland were receiving childcare support in the latest period for which figures are available.
(56693)
261
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when each of the multiple sclerosis patients waiting to commence (a) beta interferon and (b) glatiramer in the Southern Health Board area was placed to the waiting list.
(55888)
262
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many multiple sclerosis patients have commenced beta interferon or glatiramer treatment in the Southern Health Board area in each of the last five years.
(55889)
263
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in the United Hospitals area have been (a) suspended, (b) dismissed and (c) given formal warnings as a result of complaints from patients in each of the last three years.
(56666)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
264
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which international economic competitiveness data are taken into account by his Department when ranking the position of the UK against other countries as an international competitor.
(56815)
265
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the likely average household fuel bill in December 2006.
(56707)
266
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the EU's Competition Commissioner on changes in fuel prices and the competitiveness of energy suppliers in the UK.
(56708)
267
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact on consumers of rising fuel prices.
(56709)
268
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export control the Government places upon British companies with overseas subsidiaries in relation to (a) military equipment, (b) components for military equipment and (c) all other goods and services supplied by their subsidiary.
(56747)
269
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government policy is on enabling financial institutions to share customer data to facilitate responsible borrowing; and if he will make a statement.
(55887)
270
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from (a) Royal Mail, (b) Postwatch and (c) sub post offices in response to the Government's decision not to renew the Post Office Card Account contract after 2010.
(56788)
271
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to reduce British oil consumption; and if he will make a statement.
(56839)
272
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what minimum (a) additional utilities infrastructure, (b) additional works to existing electricity supply infrastructure and (c) change in per capita consumption of electricity he expects to be required in order to enable an adequate electricity supply to be maintained when the Government has achieved its target for additional new dwellings in Mid Sussex by 2016; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure an adequate electricty supply.
(56567)
273
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) a mines rescue service is maintained and (b) its skills and technology are used by other emergency services.
(56764)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
274
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to publicise the requirement for children under the height of 1.3 metres to use an appropriate booster seat in road vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(56248)
275
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the revised timetable is for issuing the rail regional planning assessments.
(56599)
276
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many departmental staff work on (a) rail, (b) road, (c) aviation, (d) river, (e) walking, (f) cycling and (g) light rail related matters.
(56607)
277
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) the advisers and (b) their parent companies who worked on the restructuring of London and Continental Railways in 1998.
(54751)
278
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he has taken to improve maritime safety since 1997.
(56789)
279
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the proportion of the global oil tanker fleet that is UK registered and (b) the number of oil tankers that have passed through UK waters in each quarter of each of the last 20 years.
(56847)
280
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he collects data on near collisions for shipping.
(56869)
281
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many shipping accidents involving (a) collision, (b) grounding and (c) fire have occurred in (i) UK waters and (ii) the Pentland Firth in each of the last 20 years.
(56870)
282
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of future use of oil tankers.
(56874)
283
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the administration costs were of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 1997.
(56875)
284
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 1997; and what plans he has for staffing for the next three years.
(56876)
285
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will rank UK waters by traffic density.
(56878)
286
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) independence and (b) efficiency of the Air Transport Users Council.
(56476)
287
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many compensation payments have been made to UK air passengers under EU Regulation 261/2004 in each year since it was introduced.
(56477)
288
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will seek amendments to EU Regulation 261/2004 to improve the payment of compensation to air passengers.
(56478)
289
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment of (a) environmental importance, (b) incidence of marine accidents and (c) risk was undertaken before deciding whether the coastal waters around (i) Cornwall and (ii) the Isles of Scilly should be designated as marine environmental high risk areas.
(56579)
290
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of static speed enforcement cameras in capturing speeding motorcyclists travelling (a) towards and (b) away from a static camera site.
(56590)
291
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the transport budget for each region has been spent on (a) roads and (b) public transport in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(55752)
292
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria he will use to determine the location of initial pilots for road pricing schemes; and what the timescale for implementation is.
(55753)
293
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on urban congestion of a national road pricing scheme.
(55754)
294
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received during the past two years in respect of the regulations in force regarding the operation of motorway service stations; from whom they were received; what response he has made; and if he will make a statement.
(55755)
295
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the operation of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 does not prevent the use of historic vehicles for tourist services; and if he will make a statement.
(55980)
296
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway stations have defibrillator machines; what steps are being taken to increase the number of stations equipped with defibrillator machines; and if he will make a statement.
(56372)
297
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what property, including railway structures, is owned by the British Railways Board (Residuary) Limited; and where the property is located.
(56373)
298
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) ships and (b) boats are owned by Network Rail; at what cost; and for what purpose they are maintained.
(56374)
299
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority since 1st January 2006 regarding Metrolink Phase 3.
(56765)
300
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what involvement his Department has had in the provision of disabled access to the up platform at Evesham station; what assessment he has made of the reasons for the delay to the project; and if he will provide financial assistance to meet cost increases attributed to decisions and requirements of his Department.
(56608)
301
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on the (a) environment, (b) economy and (c) regeneration of Portsmouth of not progressing the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(56717)
302
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he made of the South East of England Regional Assembly's advice on the relative regional priority of the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(56728)
303
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost-benefit analysis of not proceeding with the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(56729)
304
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received (a) opposing and (b) supporting the approval of the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme; and what representations he has received on this matter from (i) individuals and (ii) organisations in Portsmouth North constituency.
(56776)
305
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role the (a) South East England Development Agency, (b) South East England Regional Assembly, (c) Highways Agency, (d) Environment Agency and (e) local councils will have in plans for the A3 Improvement Scheme at Hindhead.
(56777)
306
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice the Department will take when considering the approval of the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(56778)
307
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to make the final decision on the affordability of the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(56779)
308
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the earliest date is on which pre-works could commence on the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme if approval is granted.
(56786)
309
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the impact on the number of accidents on the A3 at Hindhead if the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme is not progressed.
(56787)
310
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria are used to reach a decision on whether to undertake road improvement projects; what account is taken when making such decisions of (a) economic criteria, (b) operational criteria, (c) numbers of fatalities and (d) general safety issues; and if he will make a statement.
(56794)
311
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the Highways Agency has had with Maidstone Borough Council concerning the resurfacing between junctions 8 and 9 of the M20.
(56484)
312
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to resurface the M20 between junctions 8 and 9 with a noise reducing surface; and why plans for the resurfacing have been delayed.
(56485)
313
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was allocated to research into alternative fuel options in each of the last seven years.
(56840)
314
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the frequency of lay-bys on (a) express ways and (b) A roads; and what estimate he has made of the cost of creating a new lay-by.
(56479)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
315
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the level of (a) applications for and (b) grants of licences for the sale of alcohol over 24 hours in Wales.
(56589)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
316
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have been assisted by the New Deal in Coventry South; and if he will make a statement.
(56757)
317
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fraudulent benefit claims were (a) detected and (b) prosecuted in each year since 1997.
(56247)
318
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of administering child support maintenance debt has been in each year since 1993.
(56745)
319
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006, Official Report, column 233W, on child support, how many times the Child Support Agency has used the discretionary power under section 41A of the Child Support Act 1991 to issue penalty payments in each year since 2001.
(56880)
320
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd February 2006, Official Report, column 53W, on the Child Support Agency, what the (a) shortest and (b) longest period was between the Child Support Agency notifying the Jobcentre Plus to deduct the five pound flat rate in maintenance from a non-resident parent's benefit and the maintenance deduction being made in the latest period for which figures are available.
(56881)
321
N
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to extend the New Deal for Musicians to theatre artists.
(55618)
322
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the level of women's pensions.
(56846)
323
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive pensions and benefits through (a) Post Office card accounts and (b) basic bank accounts in the South West Bedfordshire constituency.
(56487)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
324
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that representatives of British overseas territories based in London are afforded the same status and courtesies as high commissioners from Commonwealth countries.
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