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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 15 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 15 March 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 15 March 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 15 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 Wednesday 15 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 15 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of insurance premium tax due which has not been paid in the last 10 years.
(58994)
2
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many births there were to women resident in Lancashire Health Authority (a) in maternity hospitals, (b) in midwife-led units, (c) at home and (d) at other locations in each year since 2000.
(59026)
3
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what projections he has made for revenue from stamp duty on share transactions in each of the next three financial years.
(58928)
4
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March 2006, Official Report, column 1008W, on independent schools, if he will commission research to determine the extent of the loss to the Treasury each year as a result of the charitable status of private schools.
(59163)
5
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will announce his decision on relocation of Inland Revenue staff from Alexandra House, Salisbury following the termination of the lease at the end of March.
(59018)
6
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many communication stations were registered for business rates by the Valuation Office Agency in England in each local authority area in 1998.
(59126)
7
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency holds aerial photogaphy produced (a) externally and (b) in-house.
(59128)
8
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has held a contract with Getmapping in the last five years.
(59132)
9
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2006, Official Report, columns 1308-9W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the purpose is of the electronic image management application; and whether it stores images of domestic properties for council tax valuation purposes.
(59172)
10
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March 2006, Official Report, column 1106W, on the planning gain supplement, how many responses were submitted to the Government's consultation by 27th February 2006.
(59174)
11
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) HM Revenue and Customs makes of data-mining techniques; and for what purposes.
(59176)
12
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of properties sold in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in each year since 1997.
(59177)
13
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has appraised the use of incentive tools applied to public service proposed in Incentives for Change, published by the Public Services Productivity Panel.
(58948)
14
David Wright (Telford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.
(59104)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
15
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2006, Official Report, column 1005W, on the Criminal Court (salaried defenders), if she will place in the Library a copy of the PKF report prepared as part of Lord Carter's review.
(59031)
16
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2006, Official Report, column 1007W, on legal aid, if she will place in the Library a summary of the Frontier Economics research.
(59032)
17
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2005, Official Report, column 2045W, on criminal cases (competitive tendering), when she will publish the research into the impact on ethnic minorities of competitive tendering.
(59033)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
18
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the consultants' reports prepared in the development of the forthcoming Heritage White Paper; and if she will make a statement.
(59080)
19
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pieces of artwork have gone missing from the Government Art Collection in each of the last seven years.
(59188)
20
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pieces of artwork are in the Government Art Collection; and how many are recorded as missing.
(59189)
21
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who made the final decision to appoint the chair of the Olympic Lottery Distributor.
(58952)
22
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations have been received by her Department (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to a Destination Casino for the City of Manchester.
(58859)
23
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with Manchester City Council regarding their proposals for a Destination Casino in East Manchester.
(58862)
24
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the inter-governmental accords she has signed with the Italian government.
(59073)
25
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she and Ministers in her Department have held with companies owned by Fininvest.
(59074)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
26
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is willing to commit troops to a UN peace-enforcement mission to Darfur.
(58847)
27
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding committing troops to support UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(58848)
28
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March 2006, Official Report, column 1189W, on Iraq and the Ministry of Defence press release of 28th September 2005, entitled 2005 UK Defence Statistics, if he will update the figures provided in the Answer to include the cost of combat operations in 2003-04 and 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(58609)
29
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the surveillance tools used by the British Army in their remaining watchtowers and lookout posts in Northern Ireland.
(58914)
30
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per aircraft was of the Fleet Apache helicopters.
(57988)
31
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have contracted MRSA in each of the last three years; where the infection is believed to have been contracted in each case; and what the cause is believed to have been in each case.
(59066)
32
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the capture of a suspected insurgent by RAF Regiment soldiers near Basra airbase; and what the (a) age and (b) nationality was of the person seized.
(58255)
33
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many files in his Department are believed to have been contaminated by asbestos dust during storage; what plans he has to decontaminate them; and if he will make a statement.
(58256)
34
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made towards the recovery of Royal Marine patrol boats seized by Iran.
(58257)
35
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he will take to ensure that the agreement reached with France on a common aircraft carrier design does not delay the coming into service of the United Kingdom's future aircraft carriers; and whether target in-service dates have been set.
(58258)
36
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on training given by the Royal Navy to the Iraqi navy since 2003.
(58259)
37
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers have (a) been killed and (b) seriously injured on exercise in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(58984)
38
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the (a) beef, (b) pork and (c) lamb consumed by the armed forces in the last period for which figures are available was (i) British and (ii) non-British in origin; from which countries the non-British meat was obtained; and how much in each category came from each country.
(58878)
39
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) beef, (b) pork and (c) lamb the Ministry of Defence was purchased for consumption by the armed forces in each of the last three years.
(58879)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
40
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households were accepted as eligible for assistance for homelessness in Newcastle upon Tyne in each quarter from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2005; and how many households left temporary accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne in each quarter of the same period.
(58675)
41
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library the agreed Strategic Commission for the Newcastle/Gateshead Pathfinder project; what the allocated programme of expenditure was for the Pathfinder in Newcastle/Gateshead in each Strategic Commission in each year since 2004-05; and what funding is proposed for (a) 2006-07 and (b) the next three years.
(58683)
42
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much it has cost to run the Government Office for the South West in each of the last five years; and how many staff were employed at that Office in each year.
(58929)
43
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money has been allocated to Dorset from the Urban Community Initiative.
(58930)
44
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Government plans to take steps to ensure that local authorities which set up arm's length management organisations to manage their housing stock cannot be legally challenged on the grounds of unfair restrictions on trade should they fail to invite private sector bidders to tender for the management contracts; and if he will make a statement.
(59024)
45
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will use his powers under the Housing Act 2004 to publish draft regulations to amend provisions for the regulation of park home pitch fees.
(59049)
46
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of empty residential properties owned by local authorities.
(59030)
47
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effect on wildlife habitat of brownfield development in local authority areas in Hampshire which include special protection areas; and if he will make a statement.
(59061)
48
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the budget for the (a) National Programme of Training for Residents, (b) Tenant Empowerment Programme and (c) Tenant Empowerment Grant was in each year since 2003-04; how much has been allocated for 2006-07 in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(59143)
49
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many senior civil servants are employed in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(59059)
50
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the status of airfields as previously developed land under the revised Planning Policy Statement 3.
(59107)
51
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people are classed as homeless in (a) Manchester and (b) Withington constituency.
(58869)
52
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department has taken to enforce the planning condition which required construction of a travelator between the two Stratford stations.
(58870)
53
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the building of more social rented housing in Manchester, Withington.
(58871)
54
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much public money has been provided in the form of gap funding for stock transfers in each year since 1997; and how much his Department expects to provide in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(58877)
55
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was allocated for (a) arm's length management organisations (ALMOs) , (b) large-scale voluntary transfers (LSVTs), (c) debt write-off from LSVTs and ALMOs and (d) housing action trusts in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07.
(58882)
56
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities have (a) transferred their housing stock and (b) set up an arm's length management organisation; how many properties were involved in each case; and how much debt was written off as a result in each case.
(58937)
57
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities have chosen as their preferred option for housing stock (a) retention, (b) transfer, (c) an arm's length management organisation and (d) a mix of those options.
(58938)
58
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) council houses and (b) flats are owned by each local authority.
(58939)
59
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many remedial notices have been issued under the High Hedges Act 2001 since it came into force; and if he will make a statement.
(59012)
60
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Ordnance Survey has provided the Valuation Office Agency with maps on (a) a 1:500 and (b) 1:1250 scale in the last five years.
(59120)
61
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Ordnance Survey has made of the implications of the EU's plans for Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE).
(59121)
62
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the cost excluding VAT of a home condition report for larger, detached properties and (b) the minimum and maximum costs of producing such a report.
(59122)
63
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the cost excluding VAT of a home information pack for larger, detached properties and (b) the minimum and maximum costs of producing such a pack.
(59123)
64
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether (a) home information packs and (b) home condition reports will be required for new-build residential properties on the market for the first time.
(59124)
65
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether a de minimis size is set for (a) a business property and (b) a piece of permanent stationery business equipment to be liable for business rates.
(59125)
66
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether billing authorities are able to levy backdated interest on (a) late council tax payments and (b) retrospective payments made as a result of a council tax discount being incorrectly claimed.
(59127)
67
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what secondary legislation he plans to bring forward in order to introduce home information packs.
(59129)
68
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to bring forward secondary legislation to allow public sector bodies to have access to the new register of home condition reports.
(59130)
69
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether Ordnance Survey has held a contract with Getmapping in the last five years.
(59131)
70
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what minimum property attributes are needed for a local authority to introduce discretionary house in multiple occupation licensing of a residential property.
(59133)
71
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's policy is on subsidising by local authorities of the costs of housing in multiple occupation licensing through increased council tax.
(59134)
72
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether there is an upper limit on the fees that local authorities can charge landlords for (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory housing in multiple occupation licensing.
(59136)
73
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what property attributes are necessary for mandatory house in multiple occupation licensing of a residential property.
(59137)
74
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2240W, on local government restructuring, if he will list (a) each council that was represented at the Shrewsbury event and (b) the councils represented at each of the six other meetings.
(59170)
75
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th January 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1699W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many properties the Agency inspected in England in the last year for which figures are available for (a) council tax and (b) business rate purposes.
(59171)
76
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Government has provided additional funding to local authorities to meet the (a) set-up and (b) ongoing costs of the proposed housing in multiple occupation licensing scheme.
(59180)
77
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1360W, on home information packs, for what reasons his estimate of the annual requirement for home information packs differs from the Regulatory Impact Assessment's estimate of 1.8 million.
(59185)
78
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.
(59102)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
79
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what Government policy is on the use by local authorities of the proceeds from the sale of schools.
(58971)
80
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which features of proposed new trust schools will help raise standards at Clayton Hall Business and Language College in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
(59209)
81
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) financial and (b) administrative assistance she has provided for headteachers in small schools to implement (i) the Schools Staffing Structure Review and (ii) the requirements of planning, preparation and assessment.
(59109)
82
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of the requirements of the (a) Schools Staffing Structure review and (b) planning, preparation and assessment on the workload of headteachers; and if she will make a statement.
(59150)
83
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the compatibility with Article 2 of Protocol 1 and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights of circumstances where the only practical choice of school is a school with a religious ethos; and if she will make a statement.
(58888)
84
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the progress of the European Diploma Supplement.
(58975)
85
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received from higher education establishments on the European Commission's proposal to establish a European Institute of Technology.
(58976)
86
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she plans to take to reconcile (a) the two year accelerated degrees proposed in the 2003 Higher Education White Paper and (b) the five and six year medicine and dentistry courses with the three cycle degree system proposed in the Bologna process.
(58978)
87
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has commissioned on the likely impact of the new top-up fees regime on the number of EU domiciled students choosing to study at higher education institutions in England.
(58979)
88
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to protect four-year mechanical engineering courses following the proposed three cycle degree system under the Bologna process.
(58980)
89
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the European Commission's proposal to establish a European institute for technology.
(58981)
90
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has issued to higher education institutions on how best to engage with the Bologna process.
(58982)
91
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether a publicly-funded further education provider has discretion to set the length of an academic year.
(58912)
92
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what definition her Department uses of a full-time course in further education.
(58913)
93
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on funding for schools in North Yorkshire for 2006-07.
(59011)
94
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children in England (a) given a fixed-term exclusion from school and (b) permanently excluded from school in the last period for which figures are available had a (i) statemented and (ii) non-statemented special educational need.
(58940)
95
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children with a special educational need who had been excluded from school were readmitted in the last period for which figures are available.
(58941)
96
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases of exclusions for children with a special educational need have been referred to the Special Educational Need and Disability Tribunal.
(58942)
97
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children in England with a special educational need have been given more than one fixed-term exclusion from school in a year.
(58943)
98
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children with a special educational need have been given an individual education plan.
(58944)
99
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in England have a special educational needs coordinating officer.
(58945)
100
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many education supervision orders have been carried out for children with a special educational need in England in each of the past five years.
(58946)
101
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children with special educational needs in England are on a school action plan.
(58947)
102
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people left the care of each local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(59173)
103
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people in Essex who left care in 2005 stayed (a) in their own dwellings, (b) with friends or family, (c) in foyer accommodation, (d) in hostels and (e) in bed and breakfast accommodation.
(59175)
104
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support services relating to the financial and practical aspects of independent living are available to young people leaving care in Essex.
(59178)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
105
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to build new reservoirs in England and Wales over the next 10 years; and in which areas reservoirs are to be developed.
(58495)
106
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the performance against recycling targets of each local authority has been in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(58496)
107
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received about the development of the national reservoir infrastructure over the next 10 years.
(58497)
108
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned into the possible relationship between global warming and drastic weather events, with particular reference to (a) flash floods and (b) hurricanes.
(59053)
109
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) minimum and (b) maximum temperature change the Hadley Centre has predicted for each decade of the next 100 years.
(59054)
110
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned on flood frequency in relation to the River Severn.
(59055)
111
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what Government assistance is available to parish and town councils to move towards carbon-free status.
(59056)
112
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what percentage of single farm payments have been made; how many payments have not been made because of invalid returns; and how many payments have yet to be made.
(59057)
113
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disputed payments for bovine tuberculosis compensation have been registered since the new system began, broken down by county.
(59058)
114
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in Lancashire have been registered under the Organic Entry Level Scheme.
(59029)
115
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2006, Official Report, column 1018W, on travelling circuses, whether any of the research projects evaluated by her Department included scientific evidence on forms of entertainment involving (a) poor welfare, (b) suffering and (c) cruelty to animals; and if she will make a statement.
(59062)
116
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the council tax discounts in her Department's energy saving scheme are financed by (a) central Government and (b) local authorities.
(59181)
117
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which minister in her Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.
(59100)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
118
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that British citizens were tortured whilst in detention in Egypt.
(58799)
119
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent reports that the military junta in Burma has been sending troops into battle under the influence amphetamines.
(58800)
120
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received regarding sectarian violence in Nigeria.
(58804)
121
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Libya regarding (a) the position of women within society, (b) gender equality and (c) the treatment of victims of rape and sexual violence.
(58805)
122
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of India regarding tackling (a) child trafficking and (b) the child sex industry.
(58806)
123
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Egypt regarding the use of torture.
(58809)
124
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received regarding the use of torture in Iraq.
(58810)
125
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that paramilitary troops are carrying out torture and executions in Iraq with the consent of the Interior Ministry.
(58811)
126
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners being held without charge or trial by the Iraqi authorities.
(58812)
127
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that Land Systems OMC sold arms to Uganda; and what steps are being taken by his Department to address such arms transfers.
(58813)
128
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the UN to introduce sanctions against those suspected of committing crimes against humanity in Darfur.
(58814)
129
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the African Union regarding support for a UN protection force for Darfur.
(58815)
130
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of statements by Jan Pronk regarding the deployment of troops from NATO countries to Darfur, with particular reference to his comments regarding Islamic terrorism.
(58816)
131
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) China, (b) Russia and (c) India regarding (i) human rights and conflict in and (ii) the trade in oil from Sudan.
(58817)
132
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Russia regarding the (a) sale of arms to Sudan and (b) implications of such sales for peace and human rights in Darfur.
(58818)
133
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding his recent visit to Darfur.
(58819)
134
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of (a) Mozambique, (b) Kenya, (c) Nigeria and (d) Angola regarding (i) good governance and (ii) corruption.
(58820)
135
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of oil exploration and extraction in (a) Mozambique, (b) Kenya, (c) Nigeria and (d) Angola upon (i) poverty reduction, (ii) good governance, transparency and corruption and (iii) human rights.
(58821)
136
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that death squads are operating in Guatemala.
(58823)
137
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the case for expanding the G8 to include India.
(58826)
138
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that child labour is being used in Brazilian mines that supply ICI.
(58827)
139
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with the President of Brazil during his recent visit regarding (a) gun control, (b) gun-related violence in Brazil, (c) the arms trade and (d) the potential for the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
(58828)
140
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) militarisation in Venezuela and (b) its impact on regional stability in Latin America.
(58829)
141
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that Al-Qaeda is seeking to re-establish a presence in (a) Somalia, (b) Ethiopia and (c) Sudan; and what steps are being taken by his Department to counter such re-establishment.
(58830)
142
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the World Bank regarding the tackling of corruption.
(58831)
143
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the United States Administration regarding the creation of the UN Human Rights Council.
(58832)
144
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support the work of the International Criminal Court in investigating and prosecuting sexual violence against women.
(58833)
145
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Kenya regarding (a) press freedom, (b) the intimidation of journalists and newspapers and (c) the observance of democratic values.
(58834)
146
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) reports of an attack by Kenyan security personnel on the offices of the Standard Media Group and (b) the implications of the attack for the entrenchment of democratic values in Kenya.
(58835)
147
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan regarding (a) repeal of the hudood law and (b) the treatment of rape victims by the justice system.
(58836)
148
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the strategic reserves of the UN to enable a rapid response in emergency situations.
(58837)
149
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the UN's capacity for the rapid deployment of troops for peacekeeping and peace-enforcement missions.
(58838)
150
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of oil exploration and extraction in (a) Tanzania, (b) Uganda, (c) Cameroon and (d) Chad upon (i) poverty reduction, (ii) good governance, transparency and corruption and (iii) human rights.
(58839)
151
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of (a) Tanzania, (b) Uganda, (c) Cameroon and (d) Chad regarding (i) good governance and (ii) corruption.
(58840)
152
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received regarding the Chad-Cameroon pipeline; what assessment he has made of its operation; and what assessment he has made of its impact on (a) poverty reduction, (b) good governance, transparency and corruption, (c) human rights and (d) civil society.
(58841)
153
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of oil exploration and extraction in (a) Equatorial Guinea, (b) Saõ Tomé, (c) Congo-Brazzaville, (d) Gabon and (e) Madagascar upon (i) poverty reduction, (ii) good governance, transparency and corruption and (iii) human rights.
(58842)
154
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of (a) Equatorial Guinea, (b) Saõ Tomé, (c) Congo-Brazzaville, (d) Gabon and (e) Madagascar regarding (i) good governance and (ii) corruption.
(58843)
155
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of oil exploration and extraction in Africa.
(58844)
156
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of mass poisonings at schools in the Shelkovsk district of Chechnya.
(58845)
157
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the appointment of Ramzan Kadyrov as prime minister of Chechnya; and what assessment he has made of the implications of the appointment for (a) the transition to democracy and (b) respect for human rights.
(58846)
158
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that the International Criminal Court is able to fulfil its mandate.
(58858)
159
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the contingent liabilities are in respect of Ascension Island; and who bears these risks.
(58743)
160
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who was consulted on the terms of reference for the 2005 economic study of Ascension Island.
(58744)
161
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what business case was made by the Overseas Territories Department when requesting authority to commission an economic study of Ascension Island in 2005.
(58745)
162
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made (a) bilaterally and (b) multilaterally to the (i) African Union and (ii) Ethiopian government on the increasing tension between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
(58898)
163
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the government of (a) Mozambique, (b) Botswana, (c) South Africa and (d) Zambia on the number of refugees arriving in their countries from Zimbabwe.
(58899)
164
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Ugandan government on the action taken against Dr Kizza Besigye.
(59037)
165
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Bangladesh government on levels of politically-inspired violence; and if he will ensure the UK participates in monitoring elections there due at the end of the year.
(59038)
166
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has taken recent action to urge the Government of Indonesia (a) not to execute and (b) to release (i) Fabianus Tibo, (ii) Dominggus Da Silva and (iii) Marinus Riwu; and if the Government will seek a demarche by the European Union to the Indonesian Government on the issue.
(59064)
167
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United States Administration in relation to the implementation of revised extradition arrangements since 11th September 2001.
(58498)
168
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 10th March 2006, to Question 56146, on Israel, whether he has asked UN Special Co-Ordinator de Soto what the outcome was of his raising with the Israeli authorities the issue of the Israeli Air Force operating low-flying aircraft over the Gaza strip.
(59110)
169
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he supports UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's request for extra troops to be sent under NATO or UN command to Darfur.
(58903)
170
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help defend democracy in Chad.
(58904)
171
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to try to prevent the problems being experienced in Darfur from crossing over into Chad.
(58905)
172
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on the security of embassies and high commissions in each year since 2000.
(58983)
173
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the estimated value is of central Government's stock of alcoholic beverages; and how many bottles of (a) wine, (b) beer, (c) spirits and (d) other alcoholic beverages are held by the Government for entertainment and other purposes.
(59039)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
174
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors she took into account when deciding not to establish minimum entitlements to care for blind and partially sighted people; and if she will make a statement.
(58680)
175
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to increase the number of (a) rehabilitation workers for blind and partially sighted people and (b) training providers for such rehabilitation workers.
(58681)
176
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for her Department's scoping review of rehabilitation services in health and social care; and what types of rehabilitation services will be covered by the review.
(58682)
177
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much local authorities in England spent on services for blind and partially sighted people in each of the last five years.
(58696)
178
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cumulative difference is between the National Health Service Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation target for West Norfolk and the (a) actual and (b) expected funding over the five year period from 2003-04 to 2007-08 inclusive; and if she will make a statement.
(59192)
179
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received regarding the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to restrict the use of anticholinesterase drugs to patients in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease.
(58852)
180
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) patients and (b) carers who will be affected by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to restrict the use of anticholinesterase drugs to patients in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease.
(58853)
181
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by her Department to improve care for people with dementia and their families and carers.
(58854)
182
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research studies she has received regarding the effects on Alzheimer's disease patients of treatment with anticholinesterase drugs.
(58855)
183
N
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many histopathology posts in the NHS are unfilled.
(58697)
184
N
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many posts for radiographers in the NHS are unfilled.
(58698)
185
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times she has met the health ministers in the (a) Welsh Assembly Government and (b) Scottish Executive since her appointment.
(58536)
186
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure on (a) community hospitals and (b) acute hospitals was in each year since 2001, broken down by NHS trust.
(58916)
187
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received regarding the closure of local community hospitals in (a) South West London, (b) Surrey, (c) Middlesex, (d) Greater London and (e) England.
(58917)
188
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely change in the workload of Kingston Hospital if Surbiton Community Hospital is closed.
(58918)
189
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community hospitals in (a) South West London, (b) Surrey, (c) Middlesex, (d) Greater London and (e) England are having their closure discussed; and in how many such cases the possible closure is a result of NHS trust budget deficits.
(58919)
190
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) information and (b) support she has made available to hon. Members with community hospitals threatened with closure in their constituency.
(58920)
191
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to make extra funding available to NHS trusts to prevent the closure of community hospitals.
(58921)
192
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the closure of community hospitals on the elderly; and what steps she is taking to lessen that impact.
(58922)
193
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned on the relationship between the amount of control the individual patient has over his or her healthcare and the efficacy of that care.
(58923)
194
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the number of beds available in community hospitals in (a) Kingston and Surbiton, (b) South West London and (c) London.
(58924)
195
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has (a) to build and (b) to close community hospitals in the South West London and St George's NHS Trust region.
(58925)
196
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she has taken to monitor proposals to close inpatient beds in community hospitals in (a) Kingston and Surbiton, (b) South West London and (c) London.
(58926)
197
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library copies of guidance, instructions and requests sent to Kingston Primary Care Trust on community hospitals since the publication of the White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say.
(58959)
198
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money from its reserve fund Bournemouth Primary Care Trust is required to pay back to the Strategic Health Authority within 2005-06.
(58931)
199
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research has been commissioned by her Department on the treatment and diagnosis of mesothelioma.
(59002)
200
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical guidelines are in place on best practice for diagnosis and management of mesothelioma.
(59003)
201
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make mesothelioma a priority for the National Cancer Director.
(59013)
202
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of changes in the volumes and sources of individual drugs prescribed in hospitals following the commencement in hospitals of the deployment of nurse assistants employed by pharmaceutical companies.
(59036)
203
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Department's press release of 7th March 2006 (GNN Ref 129686P), entitled Extra Investment and Increase in Home-Grown Medical Recruits Eases UK Reliance on Overseas Doctors, what assessment she has made of the impact on the NHS dental service of the enhanced requirements for overseas doctors and dentists to obtain work permits.
(58608)
204
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the resources available to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to inspect wholesaler dealers' licences.
(59099)
205
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether pharmaceutical wholesalers are subject to the same (a) licence application tests, (b) standards of distribution and (c) inspection regimes irrespective of size.
(59145)
206
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the waiting time for an appointment with a geneticist; and if she will make a statement.
(59216)
207
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the waiting time women wait for diagnostic test results following BRCA1 testing.
(59217)
208
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the number of patients offered reconstructive breast surgery after a mastectomy; and if she will make a statement.
(59219)
209
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for radiotherapy following breast cancer was in each NHS trust in the last period for which figures are available.
(59220)
210
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether discussions have been held between the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and (a) the General Medical Council and (b) other professional associations for pharmaceutical physicians to remind and advise pharmaceutical physicians and their managers of their obligations, with particular reference to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.
(59164)
211
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has satisifed herself that the level of protection under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 offers sufficient protection to employees within the pharmaceutical sector; and whether she plans to review the working of the Act within the sector.
(59165)
212
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Government Departments are responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct in the pharmaceutical industry; and what plans there are for making public the results of investigations, particularly when complaints are upheld.
(59166)
213
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pharmaceutical employees have contacted (a) the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and (b) a Government Department to report concerns about misconduct within the pharmaceutical sector since the implementation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; what proportion of such contacts led to an investigation; and in how many the complaints were justified and upheld.
(59167)
214
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is the policy of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that any form of misconduct or non-compliance within a pharmaceutical company which significantly impacts on patient safety is an example of an expeditable safety concern, with reference to `notification of safety concerns' as described in the draft of Volume 9A, updated to take account of Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 and Diretive 2004/27/EC.
(59208)
215
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected budgetary outturn for 2006-07 is for each (a) primary care trust and (b) trust in Hampshire; what the year end date is in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(59063)
216
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2006, Official Report, column 1251W, on predictive diallers, what estimate she has made of the cost of establishing whether any public body for which her Department is responsible uses predictive dialling.
(59071)
217
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets she has set for the mental health of (a) young people, (b) people of working age and (c) people older than working age; and if she will make a statement.
(59144)
218
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the National Blood Service uses predictive dialling.
(59146)
219
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trusts in England have implemented the pay aspects Agenda for Change; how many plan to do so; and when such trusts will backdate payments to.
(58927)
220
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information she has received on compliance with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on talking therapies for patients with depression in (a) Birmingham and (b) England; and if she will make a statement.
(59111)
221
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the costs incurred in the private finance initiative project to redevelop St Bartholomew's and the London NHS Trust as a result of the delay in giving final approval to the project beyond 31st January.
(58607)
222
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of 16 years are not registered with an NHS dentist in (a) Manchester and (b) Withington constituency.
(58861)
223
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of dental nurses who are members of the NHS pension scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(59211)
224
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average annual salary of dental nurses is in each region.
(59212)
225
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental nurses are employed in each region.
(59213)
226
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with the General Dental Council on dental nursing salaries.
(59214)
227
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors she took into account on 9th March when deciding to take her official car from her Department in Richmond Terrace to Number 10 Downing Street.
(58694)
228
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on energy saving measures in her Department.
(58695)
229
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that all diabetes patients have access to a range of blood-glucose monitoring equipment.
(59068)
230
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls received by NHS Direct were on diabetes-related issues in each of the last three years.
(59069)
231
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on (a) educational literature and (b) telephone support services for diabetes patients in 2004-05.
(59070)
232
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the earlier phasing out of the purchaser parity adjustment scheme within the healthcare system in Suffolk; and if she will make a statement.
(58961)
233
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely savings arising from the phasing out of the purchaser parity adjustment scheme within the NHS.
(58962)
234
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons her Department is phasing out the purchaser parity adjustment scheme.
(58963)
235
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what indicators the Healthcare Commission uses to assess the performance of organisations which enter into contracts for NHS-funded work.
(59075)
236
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of work contracted to Capio Healthcare by the NHS; what types of treatment the contracts cover; for how many patients; and what miscellaneous payments have been made to Capio Healthcare in relation to the contracted work.
(59076)
237
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the value of NHS-funded activity carried out at King Edward VII Hospital over the last five years.
(59077)
238
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average price primary care trusts paid for the five most common procedures funded by the NHS and carried out at the King Edward VII Hospital in the last year for which figures are available; and what the equivalent NHS tariff price for each procedure was in each case.
(59078)
239
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which hospitals contracts for NHS work at King Edward VII hospital will be transferred (a) in the case of patients booked in for treatment and (b) in terms of the average annual case load; and what support her Department will provide to the relevant primary care trust in transferring patients previously booked for appointments at King Edward VII Hospital.
(59079)
240
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the National Physical Laboratory on the funding of radiotherapy calibrations; and if she will make a statement.
(59106)
241
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average pay is for a full-time dental nurse; and if she will make a statement on her plans to improve recruitment and retention in the dental profession.
(58900)
242
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how progress against achieving the quality standards laid down in the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework is being measured.
(58901)
243
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to implement the new chapter eight of the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework.
(58902)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
244
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the work of police witness care units; and if he will make a statement.
(59193)
245
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the areas that (a) have and (b) do not have witness care units; and if he will make a statement.
(59194)
246
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of football banning orders; and if he will make a statement.
(59195)
247
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list prisons which have a mother and baby unit; what the capacity of each is; and if he will make a statement.
(59196)
248
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many prisons inmates routinely eat in their cells; and if he will make a statement.
(59197)
249
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the use of segregation units in prisons; what facilities each prison's segregation unit contains; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure appropriate use of segregation facilities.
(59198)
250
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of tuberculosis have occurred at each prison in each of the last five years; what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(59199)
251
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what impact he expects identity tracking of prison visitors to have on (a) drug trafficking and (b) the supply of contraband in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(59200)
252
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of sex offender treatment programmes; and if he will make a statement.
(59201)
253
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the role of attachment theory in the (a) construction and (b) delivery of sex offender treatment programmes; and if he will make a statement.
(59202)
254
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of intervention teams in the performance of prisons.
(59203)
255
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the availability of contraband at HMP Parkhurst; and if he will make a statement.
(59204)
256
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend CCTV coverage at HMP Full Sutton; and if he will make a statement.
(59205)
257
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on educational and vocational provision at Werrington Young Offenders Institution.
(59206)
258
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons' conclusions that some centrally set prison standards and targets were unnecessary and distracting; what action he is taking to address those concerns; if he will list the centrally set prison standards and targets to which the Chief Inspector refers; and if he will make a statement.
(59207)
259
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were detained with their families for immigration purposes in (a) 2005 and (b) November 2005.
(58856)
260
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest length of time is that a child who is being detained for immigration purposes has been held.
(58857)
261
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas drugs liaison officers are employed in each country in Latin America; and what the cost was in 2004-05.
(58893)
262
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quantity of cocaine seizures were attributable to the work of overseas drugs liaison officers in Latin America in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what the street value was in each year.
(58897)
263
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of merging the five East Midlands police forces.
(58960)
264
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide additional funding to bring the per capita spending for Northamptonshire Police Force up to the national average.
(59190)
265
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of accessing child pornography on the internet in the West Midlands in the last 12 months.
(57811)
266
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the levels of (a) suicides and attempted suicides, (b) violent attacks and (c) self harm in female prisons.
(57812)
267
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of retail outlets in Coventry South have been successfully prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors in each year since 2004.
(57813)
268
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been sentenced to life imprisonment since 1992; and of these how many served (a) less than five years, (b) between five and 10 years, (c) between 10 and 15 years and (d) between 15 and 20 years before being released on licence.
(58860)
269
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Prison Service spent on (a) television sets and (b) Sony playstations for the use of prisoners in each of the last three financial years for which figures are available.
(59138)
270
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost per week per prisoner of the home detention curfew scheme.
(59139)
271
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were released on the home detention curfew scheme in 2004-05 for (a) less than one month, (b) one to two months, (c) two to three months, (d) three to four months and (e) over four months in each year since the scheme was introduced.
(59140)
272
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines the Government has issued on the holding of newly arrived visitors to the UK at airports; if he will place a copy of the guidelines in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(59035)
273
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what routine background checks are made on (a) serving police officers, (b) police recruits and (c) community support officers; and if he will make a statement.
(59067)
274
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measure of (a) length of academic year and (b) hours per academic year the Department used in calculating the 15 hours minimum time that a student must spend in organised study per week when applying for leave to remain as a student.
(58895)
275
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has carried out an assessment of the total (a) cost and (b) benefits to companies of compliance with the approved contractor scheme.
(58968)
276
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Security Industry Authority to date.
(58969)
277
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff working in the Securitas Cash-in-Transit Division are (a) in receipt of Security Industry Authority licenses and (b) awaiting the issue of such a licence.
(58985)
278
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security personnel at (a) ports, (b) harbours and (c) airports are required to have Security Industry Authority licenses by 20th March 2006; and how many have yet to receive such licenses.
(58986)
279
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written statement of 16th February 2006, on the Private Security Industry Approved Contractor Scheme, what assessment he has made of whether companies should achieve membership of the scheme under Option 3 if they (a) meet standards that do not correspond directly and exactly to the 89 indicators of the Option 4 scheme as set out by the Security Industry Authority and (b) cover different criteria in more depth.
(59021)
280
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written statement of 16th February 2006, on the Private Security Industry Approved Contractor Scheme, what assessment he has made of whether companies that have obtained (a) UKAS Quality Assurance standards (EN 45012) or (b) UKAS Product Certification standards (EN 45011) specific to the security industry should be passported through to membership of the scheme.
(59022)
281
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the incidence of unlawful telephone tapping in (a) public sector and (b) private sector organisations; and if he will make a statement.
(58892)
282
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) suicide, (b) attempted suicide and (c) self-harm there have been in immigration detention centres for each of the last three years; and how many detainees are on suicide watch.
(58336)
283
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the total number of anti-social behaviour orders granted in England have been issued to (a) men, (b) women, (c) people aged under 21 and (d) people aged under 18.
(59016)
284
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Swindon have been found to be in breach of anti-social behaviour orders; and how many were given custodial sentences as a result.
(59017)
285
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders under the age of 25 have been placed under intensive supervision in (a) Swindon and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(59019)
286
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many retailers have been fined under section 54 and 54A of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in (a) Swindon, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 2003.
(59020)
287
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the review of the Security Industry Authority by Roy Harrington will be published; what the main recommendations are; and when these recommendations will be implemented.
(58889)
288
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Security Industry Agency has cost.
(58958)
289
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Harrington review was taken into account in the full regulatory impact assessment on the Approved Contractor Scheme published on 16th February.
(59072)
290
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued since the introdution in each local police team area in Beverley and Holderness.
(59023)
291
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions were (a) brought and (b) successful under (i) section 1 and (ii) section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(59034)
292
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many summonses were issued in Swindon for selling alcohol to minors as a result of test-purchase operations and visits between 12th November 2004 and 24th December 2005.
(59014)
293
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.
(59101)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
294
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the availability of anti-retrovirals and other treatment for those with HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic, with particular reference to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
(57925)
295
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of funds given by his Department to assist with the recovery from the Asian tsunami have been (a) allocated and (b) spent; and what plans his Department has for the unspent funds.
(58802)
296
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of India regarding population control policies.
(58803)
297
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to assist women and children who have been victims of sexual exploitation in India.
(58807)
298
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of Taliban attacks upon the education system in Afghanistan.
(58808)
299
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the education system in Afghanistan.
(58822)
300
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received regarding International Women's Day.
(58824)
301
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards improving the status of women and girls in developing countries; and what steps are being taken by his Department to support such progress.
(58825)
Questions to the Leader of the House
302
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 9th March 2006, Official Report, column 959, how many of the 1,500 nurses, 670 doctors and 250 consultants are serving the constituents of the hon. Member for Wellingborough.
(58967)
303
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Leader of the House, what the itinerary was for his recent visit to Bexley borough.
(58886)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
304
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the community background is of the workforce of InterTradeIreland.
(59112)
305
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the community background is of the senior management team of InterTradeIreland.
(59113)
306
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many employees of InterTradeIreland are citizens of the Republic of Ireland.
(59114)
307
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the value of contracts awarded by InterTradeIreland to PriceWaterhouse Coopers has been since the establishment of the body.
(59115)
308
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in how many years InterTradeIreland has spent less than its budgetary allocation from the Exchequer.
(59116)
309
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio between overheads expenditure and project spending was in InterTradeIreland in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(59117)
310
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the rate of usage by businesses of InterTradeIreland's Information Resource Centre.
(59118)
311
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total expenditure of InterTradeIreland on events was in each of the last five years.
(59119)
312
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure's budget has been allocated to projects specifically aimed at women in each of the last three years.
(58875)
313
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Children and Young People's funding package he announced recently will be made available; what the criteria are for gaining access to that funding; and to whom funding applications should be made.
(58876)
314
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to introduce a licensing system in Northern Ireland for the ownership of filling stations.
(58499)
315
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much pension credit has been overpaid in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in each month since its introduction.
(59210)
316
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government intends to introduce home information packs in Northern Ireland.
(59179)
317
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the religious composition is of the senior management in Intertrade Ireland.
(58933)
318
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff members in Intertrade Ireland are from (a) Northern Ireland, (b) the Irish Republic and (c) neither Northern Ireland nor the Irish Republic.
(58934)
319
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money provided by Intertrade Ireland.
(58935)
320
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will commission an independent review into the management and operation of Intertrade Ireland.
(58936)
Questions to the Solicitor General
321
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Solicitor General, what criteria are used by the Crown Prosecution Service in distinguishing between a case of (a) dangerous and (b) careless driving where someone is killed.
(58970)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
322
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 6th March 2006, Official Report, column 605, on overseas voters, whether he has received any further information from the Electoral Commission on the number of (a) parliamentary constituencies with no registered overseas voters and (b) such voters registered in Ribble Valley constituency.
(58896)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
323
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing clear and binding international human rights standards for corporations.
(58801)
324
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with ICI regarding (a) child labour and (b) its fulfilment of its corporate and social responsibility.
(58850)
325
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of (a) the outcome of the recent emergency summit of the World Trade Organisation in London and (b) its likely implications for developing countries.
(58851)
326
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will bring forward proposals to tackle distraction crime associated with cold calling.
(59191)
327
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of the UK's (a) trade with and (b) investment in Madagascar was in the last year for which figures are available.
(58911)
328
Mr Tom Harris (Glasgow South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to extend funding of the Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit after 31st March 2007.
(58973)
329
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what increases in capacity to import gas are planned for winter 2006-07.
(59147)
330
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from businesses and industry on the European Commission's proposal to establish a European Institute for Technology.
(58972)
331
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to increase the supply of UK-trained personnel in the field of nuclear power generation.
(58974)
332
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of availability of trained personnel in the field of nuclear power generation.
(58977)
333
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been carried out by his Department on the likely impact on other shops in the area where there is an existing post office of the ending of the Post Office Card Account.
(58867)
334
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Wales are living in fuel poverty; and if he will make a statement.
(58758)
335
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will be living in fuel poverty in Wales after the gas price increases announced by energy companies in March 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(58759)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
336
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what checks are undertaken by his Department to ensure that displayed speed limit signs conform with actual speed limits.
(58953)
337
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he plans to take to mitigate the impact of rises in sea level and dramatic weather events on the Severn Tunnel.
(58873)
338
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his projections are for traffic growth on trunk roads in Lancashire in each of the next 10 years.
(59027)
339
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding Lancashire County Council has received from his Department for its road budget in each year since 1997.
(59028)
340
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responses were received from members of the public to the recent consultation on the Draft First Great Western Timetable from December 2006; and how he plans to respond to the issues raised.
(59215)
341
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to fund the renewal proposals for the Blackpool tramway.
(58915)
342
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on the funding of the first phase of Thameslink 2000.
(59186)
343
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to fund the Mersey Gateway project.
(59187)
344
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which train operating companies have pension fund deficits; what the deficit is in each case; and what recent discussions he has held on the matter with (a) train operating companies and (b) others.
(59065)
345
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority and (ii) Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive on (A) congestion charging and (B) road user pricing in Greater Manchester.
(58868)
346
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2006 to Question 26765, on Metrolink Phase 3, whether the matters discussed included (a) reducing the number of lines, (b) shortening the route on any of the three lines and (c) a timetable for work to commence on building Phase 3; and if he will make a statement.
(59060)
347
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether motorcyclists will have access to the proposed (a) high occupancy vehicle and (b) carpool lanes on (i) the M1 and (ii) the M25.
(59105)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
348
David Wright (Telford):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.
(59103)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
349
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support people with mental health problems in finding employment.
(58910)
350
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women in receipt of incapacity benefit owing to mental health conditions in the Easington constituency are aged (i) 20 to 29, (ii) 30 to 40, (iii) 41 to 49 and (iv) 50 to 60 years.
(59040)
351
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has held with the Department for Constitutional Affairs on the effective use of the tribunals system.
(59050)
352
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the establishment of the Stroud Jobcentre Plus office is; and what the combined establishment of his Department's Stroud office and the Jobcentre Plus office in Stroud was on 31st March 2004.
(59051)
353
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the success rate was of appeals taken before tribunals for each benefit in the last year for which figures are available.
(59052)
354
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people with hearing disabilities are not discriminated against when trying to find employment; and if he will make a statement.
(59025)
355
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason he did not seek to negotiate (a) the contract with the Post Office on the Card Account and (b) a replacement product.
(59005)
356
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact on those living in isolated villages in the Vale of York of the withdrawal of the Post Office Card Account in 2010.
(59006)
357
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on his decision to discontinue the Post Office Card Account.
(59007)
358
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what alternatives he has considered to the Post Office Card Account; and what estimate he has made of the income to be derived from them by rural sub-post offices.
(59008)
359
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the nature is of technical problems affecting the Child Support Agency's new computer system; and if he will make a statement.
(58949)
360
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the technical problems which are affecting the Child Support Agency's new computer system began.
(58950)
361
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many payments to single parents have been delayed due to the technical problems affecting the Child Support Agency's new computer system; and if he will make a statement.
(58951)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
362
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on reform of the International Monetary Fund.
[Transferred] (58849)
363
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of breast cancer have been diagnosed in the last five years, broken down by age band.
[Transferred] (59218)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
364
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether a second homes council tax discount was claimed from Westminster City Council from May 1997 to December 2005 for his official residence at Admiralty House.
[Transferred] (59183)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
365
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to review the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (59108)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
366
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders have been charged after being stopped following the use of automatic and numberplate recognition cameras.
[Transferred] (59168)
367
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cameras that automatically recognise number plates are installed on roads in England and Wales.
[Transferred] (59169)
368
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers local authorities have to tackle irresponsible use of mini-motorbikes.
[Transferred] (59135)
369
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated market rental value of the former official residence of the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside was in each year since 2001.
[Transferred] (59182)
370
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many graffiti removal notices were issued in Swindon in each year since 2003.
[Transferred] (59015)
Questions to the Prime Minister
371
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Prime Minister, on what date the right hon. Member for Sheffield Brightside left his official residence.
[Transferred] (59184)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
372
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact on incomes of sub-post offices in the Vale of York of the withdrawal of the Post Office Card Account in 2010.
[Transferred] (59009)
373
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the future of (a) post office services in rural areas and (b) the rural network.
[Transferred] (59010)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
374
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what enforcement measures are in place to ensure that existing regulations on the use of asbestos are adhered to.
[Transferred] (59004)
375
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultations took place with (a) Royal Mail, (b) Postwatch and (c) the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters before the Government announced that the Post Office Card Account contract would not be renewed after 2010.
[Transferred] (58866)

 
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