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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 22 March 2006

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 22 March 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 22 March 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 22 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 22 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 22 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants in Lewes constituency are receiving regular manual payments each month due to computer error; and what steps are being taken to ensure that all claimants receive regular automatic payments.
(60858)
2
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs to business of the introduction of the euro.
(60903)
3
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has undertaken of the factors behind economic growth over the next two years for (a) the Eurozone and (b) the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(60144)
4
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) starting rate, (b) basic rate and (c) higher rate taxpayers there were in (i) Scotland and (ii) the UK in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(60536)
5
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60736)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
6
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been spent by the Cabinet Office on acquiring furniture in each year since 1997.
(60876)
7
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he last visited the Civil Contingency College at Hawkhills near Easingwold, Vale of York to discuss civil contingency planning.
(60841)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many properties have been sold in Coventry South since 1997.
(59941)
9
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured by unsafe memorials in cemeteries in each of the last 20 years; and if she will make a statement.
(60914)
10
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of her Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60728)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
11
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Home Office about the availability of pornography in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(60816)
12
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions have taken place between her Department and the trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum regarding the proposed closure of the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden.
(59939)
13
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March to Question 57549, on financial irregularities, how much was involved in each case.
(60855)
14
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the simplification of the system for the listing of buildings; and what resources have been allocated to the listing process for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2007-08.
(60701)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
15
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's unidentified flying objects project is extant; and if he will make a statement.
(60875)
16
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure on defence attachés was in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(60781)
17
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the transcript or contemporaneous note taken of the interview given by officials of his Department reported on 20th March in the Afghan newspapers Outlook and Siyasat.
(60937)
18
N
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military (a) fatalities and (b) casualties were sustained by personnel deployed to Iraq on Operation Telic in each month since March 2003; what the date was of each incident; and how many (i) deaths and (ii) casualties had been sustained in respect of each incident one week after the event.
(60537)
19
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March to the right hon. Member for Fylde, Official Report, column 1192W, on Rafale aircraft, whether he has ruled out consideration of an option to purchase the Rafale aircraft for the two new aircraft carriers.
(60828)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
20
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposed changes to Planning Policy Statement 3 on the aviation industry; and if he will make a statement.
(60810)
21
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what initiatives are in place to assist (a) first time home buyers and (b) first time home buyers with little or poor credit rating.
(59940)
22
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the terms of reference are of his inquiry into affordable housing in Birmingham; and whether (a) officers and (b) members of Birmingham City Council will be consulted during the inquiry.
(60820)
23
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to change the circular 18/84 planning procedure for development of Crown land; and if he will make a statement.
(60742)
24
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to review the operation of student council tax exemption.
(60944)
25
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total amount invested in the construction of new social housing was in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.
(60948)
26
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the capital receipts from right to buy were in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.
(60949)
27
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60729)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
28
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average number of pupils in an infant class in Lewes constituency was in each year since 1997.
(60894)
29
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils in Lewes constituency left school with fewer than five GCSEs at A*-C grade in each year since 1997.
(60895)
30
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what initiatives her Department is undertaking aimed at preventing bullying in schools.
(60738)
31
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure that children who cannot attend school as a result of bullying are able to use alternative educational arrangements.
(60739)
32
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she uses to assess bullying trends in schools.
(60740)
33
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will reduce the statutory distances for eligibility for free school transport for children in rural and semi-rural areas.
(60568)
34
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 7th March 2006, Official Report, column 1426W, on educational attainment, what proportion of (a) children in receipt of free school meals, (b) pupils with special educational needs and (c) all children aged 15 years at the end of the 2004-05 academic year achieved (i) five or more A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent including mathematics and English and (ii) no A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent, broken down by (A) community schools, (B) foundation schools, (C) voluntary aided schools, (D) voluntary controlled schools, (E) academies, (F) city technology colleges and (G) special schools excluding grammar schools.
(60723)
35
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 6th March 2006, Official Report, column 1230W, on school buildings, what the terms of reference are of the analysis by the Building Research Establishment on the installation of sprinkler systems in school buildings.
(60748)
36
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will issue guidance on the portability of Criminal Record Bureau checks.
(60779)
37
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what research the School Food Trust based its (a) recommendation for healthier snack models and (b) decision to ban the sale of confectionery in secondary schools; and whether this research has been published.
(60782)
38
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the School Food Trust has surveyed foods on offer outside lunch in secondary schools to provide baseline data to assess the impact of its recommendations on obesity rates among secondary school pupils.
(60783)
39
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what definition of confectionery will be applied to the School Food Trust guidelines on the sale of such products from vending machines and tuck shops in secondary schools.
(60784)
40
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Home Department on the deployment of police community support officers to apprehend truants.
(60650)
41
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent supporting (a) family members, as defined by section 105 of the Children Act 1989, raising children who cannot live with their parents and (b) other family and friends as carers raising children who cannot live with their parents in each year since 1992; and if she will break down expenditure in each year by the legal arrangements under which the children were living in each category.
(60725)
42
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children who do not live with their parents live with family members as defined by section 105 of the Children Act 1989; how many lived with family members in those circumstances in each year since 1992; and how many of those resided under (a) a residence order, (b) a special guardianship order, (c) emergency arrangements under Regulation 38 of the Fostering Services Regulations, (d) Fostering Regulations following a full assessment under Regulation 38 and (e) other private arrangements, including private fostering, in each year.
(60746)
43
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, under what circumstances (a) a local authority, (b) an agency acting on its behalf and (c) another statutory organisation can be involved in the placement of a child with family members or friends without the child becoming a looked after child.
(60747)
44
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special guardianship orders have been made since 30th December 2005, broken down by region.
(60750)
45
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006, Official Report, column 1863W, on departmental telephone numbers, what the revenue is from (a) 0845 and (b) 0870 numbers maintained by her Department.
(60865)
46
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department spent on additional learning support in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and how much has been allocated for 2006-07.
(60789)
47
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the inclusion of Post-Graduate Certificate in Education students within the university fees regime will operate; and if she will make a statement.
(60538)
48
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department maintains a record of the teacher recruitment incentives available to newly qualified teachers in respect of payment of student debt.
(60539)
49
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils who attend schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire are entitled to free school meals.
(60710)
50
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of her Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60730)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
51
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the Department's review of electric shock collars for dogs to be completed; and if she will place the conclusions in the Library when they are available.
(60785)
52
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria will be used to assess the suitability of local authority applications for direct consultancy support in the next two financial years.
(60707)
53
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities have applied for direct consultancy support in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and what the type of authority is in each case.
(60711)
54
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the product Fungaflor to be approved for sale in the United Kingdom.
(60708)
55
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Pesticide Safety Directorate in the last 12 months on the sale of the product Fungaflor in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(60709)
56
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which recommendations of the report `Potential impacts of climate change on waste management' have been implemented by her Department; which recommendations she plans to pursue; which recommendations have been rejected; and if she will make a statement.
(60712)
57
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of her Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60731)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
58
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on private schooling for the children of its staff based in the UK in each year since 1997.
(60896)
59
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Ministerial Committee on EU Strategy was established.
(60897)
60
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on its wine cellar in each year since 1997.
(60899)
61
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens who have moved permanently abroad in each of the last 10 years; and in which countries they live.
(60649)
62
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006, Official Report, columns 1912-13W, on Vietnam, what proportions of visa applications requiring interview in Hanoi over the last three years have been granted.
(60837)
63
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Venezuelan government on political prisoners in Venezuela.
(60906)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
64
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the operation of the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004.
(60846)
65
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the operation of the Medicines Act 1968.
(60847)
66
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) males and (b) females took part in clinical trials in each year since 1996, broken down by health authority.
(60848)
67
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the medical profession about interpretation by them of section one of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended); and if she will make a statement.
(60851)
68
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the Government's progress in reducing the number of abortions.
(60852)
69
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will amend the abortion notification form to provide for the inclusion of the method of abortion known as partial-birth abortion; and if she will make a statement.
(60853)
70
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition her Department uses of (a) sexual and (b) reproductive health; and if she will make a statement.
(60854)
71
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the head of the Sexual Health and Substance Misuse Directorate is; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what his or her career has been to date.
(60863)
72
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance her Department has given to the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV in each year since its inception; what the value was of the financial assistance given in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(60864)
73
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legislation governs clinical trials in hospitals in England and Wales; and if she will make a statement.
(60927)
74
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) hon. Members, (b) members of the House of Lords, (c) the British Medical Association, (d) members of the public and (e) the Royal College of Surgeons on clinical trials in hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(60928)
75
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of performing an abortion was in NHS hospitals in (a) 1979, (b) 1983, (c) 1987, (d) 1992 and (e) each year since 1993.
(60929)
76
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the hospitals in England in which clinical trials take place; and if she will make a statement.
(60930)
77
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the operation of the EU Directive on Clinical Trials.
(60931)
78
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her Department's medical abortion pilot.
(60932)
79
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department has spent on the medical abortion pilot; where each is (a) taking place and (b) planned to take place; and if she will make a statement.
(60933)
80
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into the longer-term benefits and risks of the medical abortion pilot; and if she will make a statement.
(60934)
81
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) males and (b) females have had an adverse reaction to drugs whilst taking part in clinical trials in each of the last five years; what the drug involved was in each case; at which hospital each trial took place; and what the outcome was in each case.
(60936)
82
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are circumstances in which she would ask both the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to appraise the use of a particular vaccine by the NHS.
(60646)
83
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what obligations the NHS is under to use vaccines recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation; and under what circumstances guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommending the use of a particular vaccine would not be binding on the NHS.
(60647)
84
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what form guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation takes in respect of advice on the use or otherwise of a particular vaccine by the NHS.
(60648)
85
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the quality of healthcare provision in prisons.
(60702)
86
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) the quality of healthcare provision in prisons is improved and (b) access to treatment in prisons is widened.
(60713)
87
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on the (a) provision and (b) accessibility of dental services in prisons of the new contractual arrangements for dentists.
(60714)
88
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the availability of diamorphine for medical purposes in the UK.
(60839)
89
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money had been committed by each primary care trust to purchasing private services at the end of December 2005; and how much has been budgeted by each primary care trust for such activity for the financial year 2005-06.
(60822)
90
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the respondents to the public consultation on the reconfiguration of primary care trusts in Cambridgeshire to date; and if she will make a statement.
(60869)
91
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of infant mortality in the Greater Peterborough area; and if she will make a statement.
(60871)
92
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire; and if she will make a statement.
(60872)
93
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding her Department has allocated in 2006-07 for young people in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area with mental health problems.
(60938)
94
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to fund research into the possible biological causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis in the next financial years; and what recent representations she has received on the funding of such research.
(60724)
95
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the policy of NHS Direct is on confidentiality in cases where a caller discloses information that may suggest that a crime has been committed.
(60706)
96
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect of withdrawing the purchaser's parity adjustment over two years on the finances of NHS trusts with deficits.
(60749)
97
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance will be made available to support primary care trusts seeking to re-engineer services in accordance with the priorities set out in the White Paper `Our Health, Our Care, Our Say'.
(60751)
98
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 170W, on strategic health authorities, if she will publish the six-month forecast 2005-06 year-end financial position of each strategic health authority area.
(60780)
99
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department's hepatitis C professional awareness campaign is complete; and what further plans the Department has to raise professional awareness of hepatitis C.
(60866)
100
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will announce her Department's grant allocations for health and social care voluntary and community groups for 2006-07.
(60867)
101
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to run public awareness campaigns for Hepatitis C in future years.
(60946)
102
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists were available to NHS patients in North Yorkshire on 1st April 2005; and how many she expects to be available on the date on which the new dentist's contract is implemented.
(60921)
103
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to Question 53473, on animal-based insulin, tabled by the hon. Member for St Albans for Answer on 27th February.
(60859)
104
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) managers, (b) directors and (c) administrators of (i) strategic health authorities, (ii) primary care trusts and (iii) NHS hospital trusts earned more than (A) £133,997 and (B) £183,932 in 2005-06.
(60868)
105
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of her Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60732)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
106
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances a citizen may make an arrest; what legislation governs the right of a citizen to make an arrest; what his Department's policy is on the rights of citizens in England and Wales to make an arrest; and if he will make a statement.
(60849)
107
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug tests were carried out in (a) Coldingly, (b) Chelmsford, (c) Elmley, (d) Rochester, (e) Wormwood Scrubs, (f) Holloway and (g) Belmarsh prisons in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many were (i) positive and (ii) negative in each case.
(60856)
108
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates in (a) Coldingly, (b) Chelmsford, (c) Elmley, (d) Rochester, (e) Wormwood Scrubs, (f) Holloway and (g) Belmarsh prisons were found to be in the possession of drugs in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what quantity of drugs was seized in each prison in each year.
(60857)
109
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to reform the right of citizens to make an arrest; and if he will make a statement.
(60935)
110
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to prevent the Defence Intelligence staff from undertaking activities properly within the remit of MI5; what mechanisms are available to solve demarcation disputes; and if he will make a statement.
(60873)
111
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has discussed the joint purchasing of food for the Prison Service with other Government departments and public sector bodies.
(60715)
112
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential for further savings in the costs of the provision of food in prisons.
(60716)
113
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on the provision of food (a) in total and (b) per prisoner per day at each prison in each of the last 10 years.
(60717)
114
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the proportion of prisons that keep food premises (a) clean, (b) pest free and (c) in good repair.
(60719)
115
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of catering in prisons.
(60720)
116
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average period of time per week available for physical exercise for inmates was at each prison in each of the last five years; what action he is taking to increase the (a) availability and (b) take-up of physical exercise; and if he will make a statement.
(60721)
117
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of the Prison Service's (a) catering and (b) physical education service.
(60722)
118
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being put in place to ensure that the number of international students coming to the UK will not be reduced by the abolition of the appeal system for student visas in the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill.
(60745)
119
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many road traffic offences were committed by vehicles that were registered at false or incorrect addresses in West Chelmsford constituency in each of the last five years; what offences were involved; what the estimated cost is of unpaid fines following such offences; and how many multiple offences were committed by the same vehicles in that period.
(60168)
120
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which motor vehicles registered at 25 Duke Street, Chelmsford, have been involved in (a) road traffic accidents and (b) road traffic offences in the last year for which figures are available.
(60271)
121
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is introducing a limit on the number of registered bodies which may make CRB checks.
(60777)
122
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken by each police force was to respond to inquiries from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) as part of routine CRB checks in the last year for which figures are available.
(60778)
123
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend automated number plate recognition technology across the country.
(60652)
124
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dispersal orders were issued by Peterborough Youth Court in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(60870)
125
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of anti-social behaviour have been reported to South Wales Police H Division since January; and if he will make a statement.
(60807)
126
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made in reducing incidents of anti-social behaviour in England and Wales.
(60808)
127
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued by (a) South Wales Police, (b) Dyfed Powys Police, (c) Gwent Police and (d) North Wales Police in 2004-05.
(60814)
128
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of commissioning research into the potential effects of hardcore pornography.
(60815)
129
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken (a) to restrict the availability and (b) to prevent the importation of violent pornography.
(60819)
130
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans are being prepared for the rapid wholesale deletion of data held on the National Identity Register in the event of invasion by a foreign power; and if he will make a statement.
(60945)
131
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by how much the cost of a Criminal Records Bureau check is expected to change over the next five years.
(60817)
132
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60733)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
133
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Parliamentary Information and Communication Technology Service.
(60596)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
134
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the availability of diamorphine for medicinal purposes in developing countries.
(60838)
135
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what conditions were attached to each (a) grant and (b) loan to support investment in water supply and sanitation in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal to which the UK is a contributor.
(60941)
136
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is his policy to support the privatisation of the water supply service and infrastructure in Nepal.
(60942)
137
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what conditions have been set by the Asian Development Bank for the Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal.
(60943)
138
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance and co-ordination is available from his Department to sub-Saharan African governments who wish to send trade delegations to the UK.
(60915)
139
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, why Lesotho was not included in the final round of countries to be considered for debt cancellation.
(60918)
140
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of the government of Lesotho's achievement of international debt repayment on funding of internal health and education programmes.
(60919)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
141
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on his proposals for the capital funding of the planned new police college in Cookstown.
(59699)
142
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the economic inactivity rates were for each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in each of the last 20 years.
(60917)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
143
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what proportion of his car costs are met by the Labour Party.
(60877)
144
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what role he plays as an interface between the Government and the Labour Party in respect of party funding issues.
(60878)
145
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what office space is made available to him; where it is located; and what support he is provided with in terms of officials allocated to him.
(60879)
146
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, pursuant to his Answer of 14th March 2006, Official Report, column 2106W, on his official car, for what reason he has not quantified the mileage covered by his car in February 2006.
(60913)
Questions to the Prime Minister
147
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will extend the remit of the Intelligence and Security Committee to provide for access to the Defence Intelligence staff and material produced by it on the same basis as access to MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
(60874)
148
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last invited (a) Mr Alistair Campbell and (b) Mr Peter Mandelson to visit 10 Downing Street in connection with his duties.
(60898)
149
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Prime Minister, whether his wife will contribute personally to the cost of providing for her security during her forthcoming trips to (a) the USA and (b) the United Arab Emirates.
(60827)
Questions to the Solicitor General
150
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Solicitor General, what guidance he has issued to the Crown Prosecution Service on the length of time that should elapse before a case is brought against a suspect.
(60651)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
151
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the UK's trading relationship with India.
(60842)
152
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Low Carbon Buildings Programme capital grant will be available in the first year of the programme.
(60843)
153
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much capital grant his Department spent on all micro renewables in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
(60844)
154
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department of the introduction of the euro.
(60900)
155
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the likely value of penalties to be applied to the UK by the EU for delays in implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(60901)
156
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans his Department has in place for the introduction of the euro.
(60902)
157
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the occasions on which the Minister of State for Energy has met (a) the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and (b) British Energy in the last 12 months.
(60904)
158
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress his Department has made with implementing new rules on directors' reports.
(60905)
159
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of UK carbon emissions were attributable to (a) electricity generation, (b) aviation and (c) road transport in each year since 1990.
(60907)
160
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of his private office and that of his predecessors as Secretary of State in each year since 1997.
(60908)
161
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his Department held with other departments regarding the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 28th November 2005 of the decision not to proceed with a mandatory requirement for operating and financial reviews.
(60909)
162
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs to (a) businesses and (b) his Department of the implementation of the (i) Low Voltage Directive, (ii) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Catchweighers) Regulations, (iii) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Discontinuous Totalisers) Regulations and (iv) Measuring Instruments (Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments) Regulations.
(60910)
163
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the total life-cycle carbon cost of (a) solar, (b) tidal, (c) wind and (d) nuclear power per GWh-generated.
(60911)
164
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by (a) businesses and (b) his Department on the Companies Act 1985 (OFR and Directors' Report) Regulations 2005.
(60912)
165
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will take steps to introduce legislation to exempt local authorities from the royalty payment levied by the Royal Mail for use of postcodes.
(60860)
166
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list EU tariff charges which were agreed in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(60809)
167
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the EU Directives on Restrictions on Hazardous Substances and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment on the (a) manufacture, (b) refurbishment and (c) maintenance of traditional pipe organs; and if he will make a statement.
(60741)
168
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what public funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent on the Different by Design programme in the West Midlands.
(60726)
169
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received (a) from and (b) on behalf of small businesses about the coherence of programmes of advice and assistance for small businesses.
(60727)
170
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from small and medium sized companies on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
(60744)
171
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the Royal Mail's programme of re-instating collection tablets on post boxes is progressing; and how many tablets are outstanding.
(60699)
172
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government policy is on the marking and traceability of small arms and light weapons.
(60939)
173
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Italian government was informed of the re-export of a shipment of Beretta semi-automatic pistols by Super Vision International Ltd of London before they were transferred to Iraq.
(60940)
174
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the consultation document Doorstep Selling and Cold Calling of July 2004, whether (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required to extend the statutory cooling-off period for consumers entering into a contract as a result of an unsolicited visit to the same length of time following a contract as a result of a solicited visit.
(60813)
175
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60734)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
176
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislation to require the installation of a seat belt reminder system in all new motor vehicles sold in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(60861)
177
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) funded into the merits of installing a seat belt reminder system in all new motor vehicles sold in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(60862)
178
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will invalidate the registration of motor vehicles at 25 Duke Street, Chelmsford.
(60268)
179
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce legislation to prevent the use of mail-collection only postal addresses for the registration of motor vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(60269)
180
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motor vehicles are registered at 25 Duke Street, Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.
(60270)
181
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether local authorities are required to spend the funding allocation for the concessionary travel scheme entirely on the provision of transport.
(60830)
182
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library the briefing notes for meetings held with hon. Members on 6th February and 16th March on the SS Montgomery; and if he will make a statement.
(60157)
183
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Article 14 directions relating to planning permissions have been issued by the Highways Agency in Northamptonshire since 1997.
(60653)
184
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which train operating companies lease trains from (a) Angel Trains Ltd and (b) HSBC Rail UK Ltd; and what the costs of such leasing were in 2004-05.
(60803)
185
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made in improving and renewing (a) track, (b) signalling, (c) station facilities and (d) other railway infrastructure in the Swansea area.
(60804)
186
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how regularly inspections are made by HM Railway Inspectorate of fencing along the Swansea Relief line in Morriston; and whether recent recommendations have been made for action by Network Rail as a result of such inspections.
(60805)
187
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations his Department has received on the First Great Western Trains December 2006 proposed timetable; and how many related to the proposed termination of the 1515 London Paddington to Swansea service at Cardiff.
(60811)
188
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the work of HM Railway Inspectorate.
(60812)
189
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when HM Railway Inspectorate last visited Llansamlet Railway Station; and what conclusions were drawn from the visit.
(60818)
190
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of the First Great Western Trains timetabling proposals for December 2006 for (a) intervals in service provision between Cardiff and Swansea during the evening peak time, (b) overcrowding on Arriva Trains Wales services and (c) train connection options for passengers travelling to Swansea on the proposed 1515 London Paddington to Cardiff service.
(60821)
191
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received from Arriva Trains Wales on the consultation on the First Great Western Trains proposed December 2006 timetable.
(60823)
192
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he and (b) his officials last met Arriva Trains Wales to discuss (i) capacity and service provision on the South Wales mainline, (ii) improving connecting services west of Cardiff, (iii) overcrowding on trains and (iv) improvements to station facilities and security.
(60824)
193
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken at Llansamlet Railway Station (a) to improve passenger security, (b) to reduce vandalism, (c) to improve passenger facilities, (d) to provide on station ticketing machines and (e) to provide CCTV as part of the Arriva Trains Wales franchise.
(60826)
194
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of road congestion on the reliability of bus services outside London.
(60700)
195
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to disseminate best practice in providing innovative rural transport services.
(60703)
196
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department (a) has given in the 2005-06 financial year and (b) plans to give in the 2006-07 financial year for rural transport services.
(60704)
197
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Kick Start programme in helping to establish new sustainable bus services; and whether he plans to set up further bidding rounds.
(60705)
198
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new Travel Line services for providing travellers with details of travel by public transport.
(60947)
199
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what factors underlay the decision not to include guaranteed work levels in Network Rail's regional contractors' agreements; what estimate he has made of the relative value-for-money for each regional contract; and if he will make a statement.
(60082)
200
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to review the European Union Fuel Quality Directive; what timetable he envisages for such a review; and if he will make a statement.
(60145)
201
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he takes to monitor the number of parking tickets issued illegally by each local authority; if he will take steps to reduce the number; and if he will make a statement.
(60148)
202
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on the (a) cost and (b) sales of trucks of the introduction of digital tachographs; and if he will make a statement.
(60150)
203
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government will publish (a) updated guidance on cycle friendly infrastructure and (b) final versions of the planned local transport notes on walking and cycling.
(60825)
204
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on capacity on the East Coast Main Line.
(60840)
205
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the difference between peak and mean aircraft noise levels near British airports.
(60786)
206
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to introduce limits on maximum allowable peak aircraft noise levels.
(60787)
207
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to tackle optimism bias in transport project promoters' estimation of capital costs.
(60592)
208
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that traffic forecasts provided by project promoters are realistic.
(60593)
209
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the difference between demand forecasts used by promoters of (a) rail projects and (b) road projects in advance of building transport projects and the actual recorded demand.
(60594)
210
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which major (a) road, (b) rail and (c) other schemes approved since 1997 have assessed future patronage or traffic levels based on (i) a fixed trip matrix and (ii) other forecast models.
(60595)
211
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60735)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
212
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the state of the Welsh economy.
(59256)
213
N
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on funding diversionary activities for young people.
(59257)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
214
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent representations she has received on discrepancies in pay received by men and women.
(60743)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
215
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what internet sites operated by Jobcentre Plus are available to job seekers; and how their existence is publicised.
(60788)
216
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether existing recipients of incapacity benefit will be able to receive the planned (a) higher rates of benefit and (b) additional services for which new claimants will be eligible.
(60829)
217
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd November 2005 to the hon. Member for Tamworth, Official Report, column 1359W, on pensions, what progress has been made towards making an estimate of the number of people who have lost their pensions due to firm insolvency since 1997; and whether this information is available for each (a) constituency and (b) region.
(60773)
218
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for an upgrade from the lower rate of attendance allowance to the higher rate in the latest period for which information is available; and whether there is a mechanism for speeding up such an upgrade based on the urgency of the case.
(60774)
219
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms are in place to reclaim overpayments of winter fuel allowance to households where more than one payment of £200 was issued.
(60775)
220
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he was first shown the final draft of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report Trusting in the Pensions Promise; and when the Government's response was given to the Ombudsman.
(60776)
221
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the impact on child poverty of the failure to collect maintenance payments through the Child Support Agency (CSA); and what immediate plans he has to improve CSA collection mechanisms.
(60920)
222
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington South and Finsbury of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(60737)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
223
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the electoral registration rates were in the period (a) before and (b) after 13th March in each ward in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, grouped according to constituency and region and listed in descending order.
[Transferred] (60916)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
224
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) legislation exists and (b) steps are being taken to prevent vehicles from being parked and advertised for sale in parking rest areas and waste land adjacent to A roads.
[Transferred] (60806)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
225
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to allow peer pressure to be included as a mitigating circumstance in sentencing guidelines for young offenders.
[Transferred] (60718)
226
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to increase the penalty for driving whilst disqualified.
[Transferred] (60850)

 
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