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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 23 March 2006

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 23 March 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 23 March 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 23 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 Thursday 23 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 23 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list correspondence between his Department and the Department of Health on the funding for the proposed bowel cancer screening programme; and if he will place the correspondence in the Library.
(60831)
2
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61459)
3
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61460)
4
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61461)
5
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average industrial wage was in (a) England and (b) Northern Ireland in (i) 1995 and (ii) 2005.
(61418)
6
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make further changes to taxation to encourage the production of paper using recycled materials.
(61244)
7
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what formula was used to allocate funding for the concessionary travel scheme to local authorities.
(61245)
8
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61061)
9
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61062)
10
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he expects his long-term estimate of the cost to public sector pension schemes published in the long-term public finance report to be revised.
(61345)
11
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd March 2006, Official Report, Column 388, on public sector pensions, and the technical note placed in the Library, if he will break down the liability referred to in paragraph 12 by age of affected member in five year age bands.
(61346)
12
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd March 2006, Official Report, Column 388, on public sector pensions, and the technical note placed in the Library, if he will break down the amount referred to in paragraph 8 by scheme; how the error came to be made; and what steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence.
(61347)
13
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61354)
14
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(61384)
15
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Braintree of 11th November 2005, Official Report, column 775W, on pensions, what the accrued liability as at 31st March 2005 would have been using a discount rate equal to the (a) yield on long-dated AA rated corporate bonds and (b) yield on long-dated index-linked Government stock on that date.
(61416)
16
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children died from meningitis and associated conditions in each of the last five years.
(61101)
17
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited on official business in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(61480)
18
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to regulate firms which manage hedge funds domiciled outside of the UK.
(61115)
19
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the remit of the Financial Services Authority specialist hedge fund supervision team includes firms which manage hedge funds domiciled outside the UK.
(61116)
20
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether firms managing hedge funds domiciled outside the UK have an obligation to report to UK authorities on overseas transactions.
(61117)
21
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is a requirement to register in the UK transfers of funds from the UK to overseas-based hedge funds.
(61118)
22
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population has been for (a) cancer, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) respiratory disease in each year since 1997.
(61272)
23
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made by HM Revenue and Customs of the likely impact of closure of its Basingstoke office on residents and local businesses in Basingstoke; and whether the Department has completed an equality impact assessment of the closure.
(58932)
24
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16th March 2006, Official Report, column 2416W, on incentive tools, if he will place a copy of the report of the joint research referred to in the Library.
(61012)
25
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many farmers have committed suicide in England and Wales in each year since 2000.
(60998)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
26
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61091)
27
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61092)
28
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Office in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61365)
29
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in his Department were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61376)
30
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61399)
31
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the employer contribution rate to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies this contribution rate; and what the contribution rate would be if the assumed rate of return were in line with current redemption yields on index-linked gilts.
(61400)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
32
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much Lord Hutton received in payment for conducting the inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly.
(60923)
33
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what factors led to the decision to appoint Lord Hutton to head the inquiry into Dr David Kelly's death; who took that decision; and who was consulted upon it.
(60924)
34
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61432)
35
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61433)
36
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61434)
37
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by her Department; for which current tenders issued by her Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) her Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61083)
38
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in her Department since 1st January 2004.
(61084)
39
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the Lord Chancellor is able to intervene in laws passed in the Sark parliament and passed via the Lord Chancellor to the Privy Council for the Queen's assent; and if she will make a statement.
(60951)
40
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what record was taken of the meeting held on 8th February in Guernsey between her Department's officials and representatives of Sark; if she will place the minutes in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(60952)
41
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61366)
42
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(61375)
43
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the statement by the Head of Information Policy and Legislation Unit, National Archives, that the early publication of extracts from the 1911 Census records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 may place a significant adminsitrative burden on the National Archives.
(61098)
44
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the inquiries (a) converted to and (b) initiated under the Inquiries Act 2005 since its commencement; what the completion date or estimated completion date is of each; and what the budget or final cost of each inquiry is, broken down by the categories proposed in Article 12 (2)(b) of the draft Inquiry Procedure (UK Inquiries) Rules.
(61332)
45
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which (a) companies and (b) individuals were in receipt of consultancy fees from her Department in the last financial year.
(61007)
46
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many EU member states she has visited on official business since her appointment.
(61008)
47
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she last met Sir Henry Hodge, President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal; and if she will make a statement.
(61009)
48
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the backlog is of cases at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.
(61010)
49
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the minority impact assessment report commissioned by the Legal Services Commission will be published.
(61312)
50
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assistance is planned to be given to small firms to help them adapt to legal aid reforms.
(61313)
51
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what evidence the Carter Review's findings that larger firms are more efficient than smaller firms was based.
(61314)
52
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the likely effect of Lord Carter's proposals on legal aid on (a) black and minority ethnic-owned legal firms and (b) ethnic minority communities.
(61315)
53
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are being taken to mitigate the cost effects on the criminal justice system of (a) security companies producing prisoners late at court and (b) courts over-listing cases resulting in unnecessary adjournments.
(61316)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
54
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61471)
55
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61472)
56
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61473)
57
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will encourage public museums and galleries to co-operate by making available exhibits to other museums and galleries; and if she will make a statement.
(61431)
58
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of problem gamblers in Coventry South.
(60433)
59
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by her Department; for which current tenders issued by her Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) her Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61089)
60
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in her Department since 1st January 2004.
(61090)
61
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61367)
62
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(61374)
63
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what account is taken of levels of deprivation in particular areas in allocating Lottery grants.
(61097)
64
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much financial subsidy was given to the England Commonwealth Games Team.
(61221)
65
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the KPMG contract for London 2012 Olympics has cost her Department to date.
(60763)
66
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on exempting (a) repair of organs and (b) construction of new organs from the implementation of the EU Directive on restrictions on hazardous substances.
(61018)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
67
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed by the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre; and what its net operating cost was in the last year for which figures are available.
(60925)
68
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget of the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) is for 2005-06; and how many persons are employed within the DIS.
(60926)
69
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61441)
70
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61442)
71
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61443)
72
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list contracts in excess of £500,000 his Department has entered into in connection with Iraq since the beginning of 2003; on what date each was entered into; whether the civilian contractor in each contract had military connections; what the nationality of each civilian contractor was in each case; what each contract was for; whether each contract was awarded following competitive bidding; whether work was wholly carried out in Iraq; and what estimate he has made in each case of the comparable cost of similar work carried out in the UK.
(61481)
73
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61087)
74
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61088)
75
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61368)
76
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61373)
77
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of members of the Armed Forces pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61395)
78
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will issue the SA80 assault rifle to C130 crews for self-defence purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(61142)
79
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the circumstances were of each incident of C130 aircraft being hit by hostile fire in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(61143)
80
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) national and (b) regional advertising campaigns his Department has carried out in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of (i) the creative work and (ii) the purchase of airtime and media space for each campaign.
(60950)
81
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the memorandum on the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent provided by his Department to the Defence Committee in November 2005, whether his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) officials are in a position to agree to the Defence Committee's request for them to give evidence to their inquiry on The Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: The Strategic Context.
(61294)
82
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what compensation he has made available to those of his Department's employees who are based in Shropshire who do not wish to move to work in Bristol.
(61006)
83
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British solidiers are awaiting their Iraq campaign medals following active service tours of that country in 2004.
(60764)
84
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 113W, on Chinook support, whether the Defence Aviation Repair Agency sub-contract with Boeing for through-life customer support of the Chinook helicopter fleet will be extended to cover contracts with other countries' Chinook fleets.
(61295)
85
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the staffing levels of the Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Military Police.
(61013)
86
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the terms of the holiday time and pay of Territorial Army personnel on (a) a three month operational deployment and (b) a six month deployment.
(61031)
87
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time gap has been between operational deployments in each of the last three years for those in the (a) Regular and (b) Territorial Royal Medical Corps.
(61032)
88
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average pay is for Territorial Army (a) privates, (b) NCOs and (c) officers on deployment.
(61033)
89
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the position of Project One Army Recruiting for the Territorial Army.
(61034)
90
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the new terms and conditions of service for the Territorial Army.
(61035)
91
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army (TA) recruits have been enlisted in each of the last six months; and how many TA personnel have left.
(61036)
92
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Territorial Army recruits have been enlisted and (b) Territorial Army personnel have qualified to become deployable in each of the last five years, excluding the Officer Training Corps.
(61037)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
93
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61438)
94
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61439)
95
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61440)
96
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) council owned, (b) privately owned, (c) housing association owned and (d) arm's length management organisation managed properties in each London borough do not have an indoor toilet; and if he will make a statement.
(61137)
97
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful appeals have been made against planning decisions made by Wycombe District Council in each year since 1999.
(60890)
98
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61085)
99
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61086)
100
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when his Department first made an assessment of the implications of the implementation of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area for Government housing plans in the South East.
(61351)
101
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the intended purpose is of the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Scheme.
(61352)
102
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on the distribution of housing allocations between counties within the South East Region of the introduction of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.
(61353)
103
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61369)
104
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61372)
105
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of the members of the fire fighters pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61394)
106
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of members of the local government pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61396)
107
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to provide funding from 2006-07 for the street wardens scheme in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
(61256)
108
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the relevant water companies on their capacity to supply all the projected new homes in London and the South East.
(61304)
109
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the level of mobile phone coverage which should be available in advance of new housing developments being approved.
(59160)
110
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will change the terms of C2 planning consent so that drug rehabilitation centres and secure mental institutions are not included in the same class of developments as retirement and convalescent homes.
(60986)
111
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the possible impact on (a) crime and (b) local health and social services of drug rehabilitation centres and secure mental institutions which require C2 planning consent.
(60987)
112
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will publish an errata slip for the publication English Cities to acknowledge the existence of the boroughs of Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.
(61309)
113
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what factors underlay his decision to call in the proposed development on the old ice rink site in Walkergate, Durham; and if he will make a statement.
(61225)
114
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many new homes he expects to be built in (a) Lancaster and Wyre and (b) Lancashire in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) each of the following five years.
(61327)
115
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has discussed with the Scottish Executive changes to the local government pension scheme.
(61318)
116
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding Swindon Borough Council received to support recycling in each year since 1997.
(60997)
117
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if his Department will increase the funding it makes available to the voluntary and community sectors.
(61173)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
118
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will introduce the subject of climate change into the National Curriculum.
(60992)
119
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many trust schools she expects to be established in the West Midlands over the next four years.
(60139)
120
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what childcare services the additional capital investment in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 will fund in (i) the West Midlands region and (ii) Coventry South.
(60140)
121
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many under-fives entitled to free nursery places on the Sure Start scheme are on waiting lists in the West Midlands.
(60141)
122
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many empty places there are in Sure Start nurseries in the West Midlands.
(60142)
123
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support for the London 2012 Olympic bid her Department provided; and what subsequent action her Department has taken to ensure the delivery of the Games.
(61482)
124
N
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the change in examination entry fees charged to secondary schools since 1997.
(60793)
125
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, column 214W, on Bishop Wulstan Catholic School, when she expects to be in a position to take a decision.
(61417)
126
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent providers of nursery education have been removed by Ofsted from its approved directory of providers in each year for which figures are available.
(60891)
127
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools providing nursery education have been put into special measures in each year for which figures are available.
(60892)
128
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by her Department; for which current tenders issued by her Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) her Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61081)
129
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in her Department since 1st January 2004.
(61082)
130
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61370)
131
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61371)
132
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of members of the teachers' pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61393)
133
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the employer contribution rates to the teachers' pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those contribution rates; and what the contribution rate would be if the assumed rate of return was in line with current redemption yield on index-linked gilts.
(61398)
134
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many 16 to 19 year old students studied (a) A levels and (b) vocational courses full-time at each (i) further education college and (ii) sixth form college in Hampshire in each year since 1997.
(60889)
135
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance her Department is giving to schools in the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood to promote good behaviour in the classroom.
(61146)
136
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what investigative powers she proposes to give (a) the Schools Adjudicator and (b) other bodies to assess the admissions practices of individual schools.
(61343)
137
N
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March 2006, Official Report, columns 2229-30W, on racism, how many incidents of racial discrimination there were in schools in the last five years.
(60883)
138
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether it is her intention that under the proposed provisions in the Education and Inspections Bill secondary schools will be allowed to have access to pupils' Key Stage 2 results before they are accepted to attend the school; and if she will make a statement.
(60991)
139
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether it is her intention that parents be permitted to represent their children in the appeal process regarding moves to secondary schools under the provisions of the Education and Inspection Bill; whether she expects changes to be made to the appeals process by provisions in the Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(61122)
140
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans on tackling the practice known as `happy slapping' in schools.
(61022)
141
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the end of year financial position was in 2004-05 of each of the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children on free school meals.
(61129)
142
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent as a proportion of the total budget of the Lancashire local education authority on special needs education in each year since 1997.
(61324)
143
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the truancy levels were in schools in (a) Lancaster and Wyre constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(61326)
144
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to deny Jodie Marsh access to schools for which her Department is responsible.
(60882)
145
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter of 14th February 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent.
(60760)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
146
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many organ pipes have been disposed of on landfill sites since 2002.
(61030)
147
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61468)
148
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61469)
149
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61470)
150
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the possible (a) environmental and (b) health impact of waste incinerators; and if she will make a statement.
(60756)
151
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential health impacts of waste incinerators.
(60757)
152
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the possible (a) environmental and (b) health impacts of waste incinerators.
(60758)
153
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of waste incinerators to energy generation.
(60759)
154
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1st February 2006, Official Report, columns 517-18W, on the Coastal and Marine Resources Atlas, what the estimated costs are of maintaining the online Coastal and Marine Resources Atlas over the next three years.
(60768)
155
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by her Department; for which current tenders issued by her Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) her Department and (Y) any of its agencies.
(61079)
156
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in her Department since 1st January 2004.
(61080)
157
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation with local planning authorities in the affected areas took place prior to the implementation of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Areas.
(61348)
158
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the occasions on which the implementation of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) was referred to (a) in Parliament and (b) in public by Ministers in her Department prior to designation of the SPA.
(61349)
159
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister about the implications of the implementation of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Areas for the ability of the surrounding local authority areas to accommodate intended housing allocations.
(61350)
160
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge that have been accounted for by her Department has been in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61361)
161
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61380)
162
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses her Department received on the recent consultation into controlling the spread of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in high incidence areas in England.
(61141)
163
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of used mobile telephones were recycled in the last year for which figures are available.
(61102)
164
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the relevant water companies on ensuring water supply to homes in London and the South East in summer 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(61305)
165
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the UK authorities exercise their responsibilities under the EU Habitats Directive relating to (a) the assessment of a plan or project likely to have an effect on a European wildlife site, (b) the consideration of alternative solutions and of imperative reasons of over-riding public interest in the case of a plan or project assessed as likely to have an adverse impact on the integrity of a European wildlife site and (c) European protected species.
(61003)
166
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average cost to local authorities of recycling a tonne of kerbside waste.
(61298)
167
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much central funding has been allocated to local authority recycling in each year for which figures are available.
(61300)
168
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what total amount of waste was recycled in England in 2005; and what percentage this was of the total waste generated during the period.
(61301)
169
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has conducted research into the effect on recycling rates of decreasing the (a) frequency of kerbside refuse collection and (b) volume of kerbside refuse collected.
(61302)
170
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.
(60887)
171
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) cost and (b) carbon dioxide output per cubic metre of desalination.
(61308)
172
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department collects on the charges levied on (a) domestic and (b) commercial consumers of (i) metered and (ii) unmetered supplies by each water and sewerage undertaking in each county of England.
(60888)
173
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recycling points there are per 1,000 population in (a) the constituency of Lancaster and Wyre, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.
(61325)
174
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) steps her Department has taken and (b) targets the Department has established to encourage Swindon Borough Council to recycle (i) domestic waste, (ii) commercial waste and (iii) plastic; and what percentage of waste was recycled in the Borough over the last five years.
(61004)
175
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of fly-tipping (a) were reported and (b) led to a prosecution in Swindon in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(61005)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
176
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61435)
177
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61436)
178
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61437)
179
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) any of its agencies.
(61077)
180
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided (1) in writing and (2) input in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61078)
181
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial assistance for alternative livelihoods to opium production was given to (a) Badakhshan and (b) Nangahar province in Afghanistan in each year since 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(61233)
182
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the Afghan provinces where opium poppy cultivation has decreased since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(61237)
183
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is providing to help build democratic civil society in Belarus; and if he will make a statement.
(61238)
184
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Belarus government following the statement of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe that the presidential elections there were seriously flawed; what action the Government proposes to take with EU partners on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(61239)
185
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61362)
186
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(61379)
187
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support and assistance the UK Government is providing for the reconstruction of the Askariya shrine in Samara; and if he will make a statement.
(61138)
188
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Sudan to ensure that (a) Ms Amouna Mohamed Ahmed, (b) Ms Fayza Ismail Abaker, (c) Ms Houda Ismail Abdel Rahman and (d) Ms Zahra Adam Abdella, who were arrested on 7th March, are properly treated in custody and receive a fair trial.
(61409)
189
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons a letter and documents relating to a request under section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1996 despatched by special delivery on 14th March 2006 and received by his Department at 1pm on 15th March 2006 was not processed by the Information Management Group until 20th March 2006; which date will be used for the purposes of the 40 day statutory period; and if he will make a statement.
(60790)
190
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Sunderland South, Official Report, column 1909W, on Prism, which posts he referred to when he indicated that a concerted effort to improve on Prism's poor performance was beginning to pay dividends for a significant number of posts; and if he will make a statement.
(60880)
191
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Sunderland South, Official Report, column 1909W, on Prism, which posts will be the hub and spoke pilots for Prism during the financial year 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(60881)
192
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent democratic reforms in the Maldives pursuant to the road maps announced by President Gayoom; and if he will make a statement.
(61177)
193
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government had advance knowledge of the Israeli raid on Jericho Prison following the withdrawal of the British Independent Monitors.
(61000)
194
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received in relation to the termination of the UK mission at Jericho Prison.
(61001)
195
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what observations in relation to (a) living standards for prisoners, (b) visits to prisoners and (c) locking of doors at night were made by the British Independent Monitors at Jericho Prison.
(61002)
196
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on human rights in Indonesia.
(61017)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
197
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what income was received by Frimley Park Hospital in each quarter of the most recent three years for which figures are available; and what estimate has been made of the likely income in each quarter of the next two years.
(61405)
198
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who is responsible for providing testing kits as part of the introduction of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
(60799)
199
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many testing kits have been (a) ordered, (b) manufactured and (c) distributed in readiness for the rollout of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme from 1st April 2006.
(60800)
200
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the programme hub and testing centres commissioned by NHS Cancer Screening Programmes in readiness for the implementation of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
(60801)
201
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what preparations have been made to invite men and women aged 60 to 69 years to be screened for bowel cancer following the implementation of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
(60802)
202
N
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the circumstances were in which operations scheduled with the Birkdale Clinic in Daventry after 28th February were cancelled and the clinic's ongoing contract with the NHS terminated; and if she will make a statement.
(60272)
203
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61465)
204
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61466)
205
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61467)
206
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons (a) the St Bartholomews' private finance initiative (PFI) scheme has been approved and (b) the Broomfield Hospital PFI scheme has not yet received approval; and what the effect was of the recent ruling by the Treasury on each scheme.
(60752)
207
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects a decision to be taken on approval of the Broomfield Hospital private finance initiative scheme.
(60753)
208
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated total extra costs incurred per month are of the delay in approving the Broomfield Hospital private finance initiative scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(60754)
209
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made with the National Bowel Screening Programme in primary care trusts in the county of Durham; and if she will make a statement.
(61135)
210
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the merits of introducing proposals for a statutory traffic light of food labelling should the Food Standards Authority be unable to reach a voluntary code within the industry.
(61483)
211
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner in Lancashire was in (a) cash and (b) real terms (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(60797)
212
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on NHS general dental services in Lancashire in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last five years.
(60798)
213
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the progress of the proposed private finance initiative redevelopment of Watford General Hospital.
(61303)
214
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to public funds is of the early retirement of Sir Nigel Crisp, formerly Chief Executive of the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(61306)
215
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by her Department; for which current tenders issued by her Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) her Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61075)
216
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in her Department since 1st January 2004.
(61076)
217
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will draw to the attention of pharmaceutical employers the implications and obligations arising from the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.
(61127)
218
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library minutes of recent meetings she has had with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry to discuss the conduct of the pharmaceutical industry.
(61128)
219
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the Resource Accounts for the NHS Pension Scheme for 2004-05 to be published.
(61344)
220
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in each of the last five years for which data is available.
(61363)
221
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61378)
222
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of members of the NHS pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20 years, (ii) 25 years, (iii) 30 years, (iv) 35 years, (v) 40 years and (vi) 45 years and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61391)
223
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the employer contribution rates to the NHS pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those contribution rates; and what the contribution rate would be if the assumed rate of return were in line with current redemption yield on index-linked gilts.
(61397)
224
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 13th March 2006, Official Report, columns 2027-8W, if she will (a) collate and (b) publish information on primary care trusts which have not yet met the requirements to fund National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved anti-TNF treatments; and if she will make a statement.
(61297)
225
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact on (a) patients' quality of life, (b) national blood stocks and (c) demand for blood transfusions of the final appraisal from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on erythropoietin as a treatment for cancer-based anaemia.
(61269)
226
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the decision to withdraw erythropoietin on the Government's target to bring the care of UK cancer patients up to European standards.
(61270)
227
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what hospital treatment protocols there are for meningitis; what such protocols have been issued in the last five years; who is responsible for issuing guidance to hospitals about the best and latest protocols for the treatment of meningitis; and if she will make a statement.
(61093)
228
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training requirements there are for doctors in respect of the treatment of meningitis.
(61094)
229
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the ability of hospitals in England to treat meningitis; and what steps her Department is taking to improve the treatment of meningitis in hospitals.
(61095)
230
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received about the standard of care in the NHS for patients with suspected cases of meningitis.
(61096)
231
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for an appointment to see a general practitioner in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood, (b) the London Borough of Hillingdon and (c) Greater London in each year since 1997.
(61144)
232
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was between general practitioner referral and hospital treatment in each London borough in the North West London Strategic Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(61145)
233
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the progress of NHS LIFT schemes in Hull.
(61169)
234
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts her Department entered into with Medeva BV and its British subsidiary companies between 1st May 1997 and 31st December 2000.
(61426)
235
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts her Department entered into with Celltech Chiroscience Limited between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2003.
(61427)
236
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts her Department has entered into with Chiron Corporation and its subsidiary companies since 1st January 2003.
(61428)
237
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited on official business in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(61477)
238
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make Crohn's disease a reportable illness.
(61119)
239
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of primary care trusts is participating in the chlamydia screening programme.
(61147)
240
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what initiatives accompanied her Department's press release of 20th March, reference 2006/114, entitled Improve Healthcare by Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Admissions; and for what reasons the information was issued in the form of a press release.
(61148)
241
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Choosing Health revenue allocations to primary care trusts are ring-fenced.
(61149)
242
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of general practitioners' premises in (a) England and (b) each primary care trust were above minimum standards on the last date for which figures are available.
(61150)
243
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding (a) NHS Employers and (b) the Department of Health has provided for the Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards since their inception; what the aims of the awards are; and whether similar leadership and development opportunities are available to non-black and minority ethnic NHS staff.
(61271)
244
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam, Official Report, column 1767W, on health trainers, for what reasons this information is not collected centrally; whether health trainers form part of a staff group for the purposes of compiling the NHS workforce census; and what assessment she has made of the average pay of a health trainer in the 2005-06 financial year.
(61317)
245
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on health and social care voluntary and community groups of the delay in announcing grant allocations for 2006-07.
(61334)
246
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of pre-existing debt is within the NHS; what her Department's plans are for reducing it; and if she will make a statement.
(61123)
247
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general medical practitioner whole time equivalents there are in England; what methodology she used in calculating this number; and what the margin of error is in the estimate.
(61258)
248
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effects of guidance provided to primary care trusts under factsheets 9, 10 and 11, on recently established orthodontic practices; and if she will make a statement.
(61020)
249
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to make a decision on the proposals for rebuilding Torbay hospital.
(61100)
250
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in Lancaster and Wyre constituency (a) operate fully within the NHS and (b) only offer NHS treatment for children.
(61319)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
251
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March 2006, Official Report, column 114W, on data-mining, what checks and balances have been introduced since the practice of data-mining began.
(61257)
252
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61462)
253
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61463)
254
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61464)
255
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place to prevent spy software being installed on UK mobile networks; and if he will make a statement.
(60767)
256
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers have been introduced in the county of Durham since the scheme commenced.
(61136)
257
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the starting salary was for newly qualified police officers in Lancashire for each of the last 10 years.
(60794)
258
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers have been introduced in Lancashire since the scheme began.
(60795)
259
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters of complaint he has received on the Probation Service in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(60796)
260
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61073)
261
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61074)
262
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for evading a train fare in each of the last eight years.
(61273)
263
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices for traffic offences have been issued in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
(61275)
264
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices for traffic offences have not been paid in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
(61276)
265
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic offences have been lost under the six-month rule in each of the last eight years; and what estimate he has made of the resulting loss of revenue from fines.
(61277)
266
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hit and run incidents have led to an individual being convicted in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
(61280)
267
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much income has been raised from fixed penalty notices relating to traffic offences in the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
(61291)
268
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 has been used in each police force area since its introduction.
(61292)
269
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers have been prosecuted for offences contrary to sections (a) 3 and (b) 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
(61293)
270
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61364)
271
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(61377)
272
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of members of the police officers' pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years.
(61392)
273
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria he used in deciding that (a) drug dealing, (b) drunken behaviour, (c) harassment and (d) intimidation should be treated as non-emergency situations; and if he will make a statement.
(61124)
274
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the latest estimate is of the cost of the proposed restructuring of the police forces in Wales.
(60361)
275
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 a coup d'état; and if he will make a statement.
(60990)
276
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2006, Official Report, column 822W, on Operation Trident, whether he was consulted during the process of drawing up the terms of reference for Operation Trident; and if he will make a statement.
(61125)
277
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter of 17th January from the right hon. Member for Warley on behalf of Mrs Bishop of Oldby.
(61310)
278
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions of employers under section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 have taken place in each of the last five years.
(61311)
279
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2006, Official Report, column 2305W, on illegal immigrants, what estimate was made of the cost of providing the information.
(61251)
280
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006, Official Report, column 1960W, on asylum/immigration, what estimate was made of the cost of providing the information.
(61252)
281
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where Cumbria and Lancashire's new merged police force headquarters will be based.
(61322)
282
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were for under-age drinking in (a) Lancaster and Wyre and (b) Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available.
(61323)
283
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many summonses were issued in Swindon as a result of test-purchase operations or visits for alcohol offences other than selling alcohol to minors and those already under the influence of alcohol between 12th November 2004 and 24th December 2005.
(60993)
284
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 15th February 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent, ref M4153/6.
(60762)
285
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Hartlepool of 29th September 2005, 20th December 2005 and 6th March 2006 regarding the status of the case of Mrs Brigitte Rowell (Reference P1046572).
(61021)
286
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support and protection his Department offers to English football fans travelling abroad.
(61185)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
287
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61444)
288
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61445)
289
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61446)
290
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61071)
291
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61072)
292
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61358)
293
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility, were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61383)
294
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether development aid provided by his Department to Nepal is conditional on the hiring of UK-based consultants.
(61132)
Questions to the Leader of the House
295
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Leader of the House, how much business his Office has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Office; for which current tenders issued by his Office (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to his Office.
(61068)
296
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Leader of the House, on how many occasions in the last two years a division has been recorded in a standing committee on delegated legislation.
(60755)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
297
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61447)
298
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61448)
299
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61449)
300
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the salary is of the Political Affairs Officer of the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland; on how many occasions since October 2004 meetings have been sought with political representatives in Northern Ireland by the Officer; and with whom meetings were held in that period.
(60832)
301
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has plans to amend legislation on the display of adult material in retail establishments in Northern Ireland.
(60833)
302
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many hoax callouts of fire service personnel there were in Northern Ireland in 2005.
(60834)
303
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2006, Official Report, column 1742W, on primary schools, if he will break down the number of surplus places in each constituency by education sector.
(60835)
304
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) nature and (b) extent of Invest Northern Ireland's involvement with the Farm Fed Chickens Company (i) was before and (ii) has been since the announcement of the closure of the company.
(60836)
305
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of applications to the police in Northern Ireland in the last two open competitions were (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic; and what percentage from each community were subsequently appointed.
(61419)
306
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average gross weekly earning were in each council area in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are available.
(61420)
307
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many drivers found guilty of a driving offence involving alcohol in Northern Ireland were given custodial sentences in 2005.
(61421)
308
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of offences involving sexual attacks on children in Northern Ireland in 2005.
(61422)
309
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people living in Northern Ireland in January (a) 2001 and (b) 2006 were on the sex offenders register.
(61423)
310
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to prevent the planned strike by local council employees in Northern Ireland
(61424)
311
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many charter marks were awarded to public sector (a) offices and (b) departments in Northern Ireland in 2005.
(61425)
312
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings there were of each of the North-South Bodies in each of the last four years.
(60980)
313
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who the members are of each of the North-South Bodies; and how many meetings each member has attended since they were established.
(60981)
314
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total administrative costs were of each of the North-South Bodies in each of the last four years.
(60982)
315
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what groups have been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in each of the Belfast parliamentary constituencies in each of the last five years; and what the level of funding was in each case.
(60983)
316
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resettlement payments were made to those prisoners who were released early under the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
(60791)
317
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Department of Regional Development's Roads Service has assessed the merits of establishing residents' parking schemes in residential areas adjacent to the University of Ulster Magee Campus.
(61240)
318
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civil servants in Northern Ireland receive (a) the minimum wage and (b) up to £1 per hour more than the minimum wage.
(61389)
319
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vacancies there are in the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each government department at (a) AO, (b) EOII, (c) EOI and (d) SO grades.
(61390)
320
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61069)
321
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61070)
322
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Office in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61359)
323
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility, were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61382)
324
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the cleaner neighbourhoods consultation to commence; what format he expects it to take; and if he will make a statement.
(61490)
325
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to extend the provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(61491)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
326
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, whether a civil servant (a) attended on the Minister without Portfolio on the occasion when he signed statements for the Lords Appointments Committee from hospital and (b) carried such documents to or from the hospital.
(60953)
Questions to the Prime Minister
327
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 17th March 2006 to Question 59525, on Downing Street (events), how many political events on behalf of the Labour Party he hosted in 2005; and what income was derived from those events for public funds.
(60922)
328
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has met (a) Mr Richard Caring, (b) Mr Ron Aldridge, (c) Dr Chai Patel, (d) Mr Barry Townsley, (e) Mr Andrew Rosenfeld, (f) Mr Derek Tullett, (g) Sir Gulam Noon, (h) Mr Nigel Morris, (i) Sir David Garrard and (j) Sir Christopher Evans on official business at 10 Downing Street in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(61429)
329
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has caused particulars of the loan by each lender to the Labour Party who has been recommended for a peerage by him to be notified to the House of Lords Appointments Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(61430)
330
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has met representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited on official business in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(61478)
331
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
(61014)
332
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Prime Minister, when he next plans to meet the President of Yemen.
(61015)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
333
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61450)
334
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61451)
335
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61452)
336
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to his Department.
(61067)
337
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Office in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61360)
338
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in his Department were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61381)
339
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Executive and (b) the Cabinet Office on the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill.
(61407)
340
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has made an assessment of the likely impact of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill on Scotland.
(61408)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
341
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total funding allocation is to the Carbon Trust from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and how much of the allocation is planned to support (a) the promotion of micro-renewable technologies and (b) the provision of advice on energy efficiency.
(60884)
342
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the budget is for grant allocations from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.
(60885)
343
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the November 2005 Carbon Trust preliminary report on the Trust's micro-combined heat and power field trials; and if he will make a statement.
(60886)
344
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many EU member states have exempted organ pipes under EU Directives 2002 95/EC and 2002 96/EC.
(61023)
345
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Church Commissioners and (b) organ pipe manufacturers on EU Directives 2002 95/EC and 2002 96/EC.
(61024)
346
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are employed in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of organ pipes in the UK.
(61025)
347
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of organs in (a) chapels, (b) churches, (c) cathedrals, (d) cinemas, (e) town halls and (f) places of public entertainment which will be affected by EU Directives (i) 2002 95/EC and (ii) 2002 96/EC.
(61026)
348
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what exemptions are being considered under EU Directives (a) 2002 95/EC and (b) 2002 96/EC.
(61027)
349
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the (a) manufacture, (b) installation and (c) replacement of organ pipes will be exempted under EU Directives (i) 2002 95/EC and (ii) 2002 96/EC.
(61028)
350
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when exemptions under the EU Directives (a) 2002 95/EC and (b) 2002 96/EC will be announced.
(61029)
351
N
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who will manage the Low Carbon Building Programme on behalf of his Department; when the first round of the programme is expected to be announced; and when community organisations will be able to submit applications to round one of the programme.
(60845)
352
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much his Department has allocated to renewable energy in the last five years.
(61247)
353
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have been refused insurance claim payments under regulation 15 of the Package Travel, Package Holidays, Package Tours Regulations Act 1992 since they were introduced.
(61248)
354
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to promote the manufacturing industry in the North East.
(61134)
355
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) any of its agencies.
(61065)
356
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61066)
357
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61356)
358
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61386)
359
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the five clients and companies involved in the highest volume of trade supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(61489)
360
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited on official business in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(61479)
361
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the most recent balance of trade with China is; and if he will make a statement.
(60686)
362
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much his Department allocated to Consumer Direct across all regions in each year from 2004-05 to 2006-07; and what estimate he has made of the figure for 2007-08.
(61019)
363
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the capital grant expenditure on solar photovoltaics was in 2005.
(60994)
364
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date householders will be able to submit grant applications to his Department's Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(60995)
365
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the amount of capital grant support which will be spent on solar photovoltaics in the first year of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(60996)
366
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations the UK Government made regarding pipe organs in relation to the EU Directive on Restrictions on Hazardous Substances; and what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Directive on pipe organs.
(60989)
367
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether a regulatory impact assessment was conducted in relation to the effect of the EU Directive on Restrictions on Hazardous Substances on (a) organ makers, (b) organ users and (c) churches; and if he will make a statement.
(61099)
368
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has (a) made and (b) received on the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research containment 4 status; and if he will make a statement.
(61402)
369
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether evidence has been given to him that a British shipment of arms to Iraq has been diverted for illicit purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(60999)
370
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are using the Post Office Card Account to receive (a) pensions and (b) other benefits in (i) Lancaster and Wyre and (ii) Lancashire; and how many transactions there were in relation to such payments in each of the last two years.
(61321)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
371
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rules apply to the provision of air conditioning on new railway rolling stock.
(61243)
372
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve network capacity around East Croydon.
(61253)
373
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce rail journey times between Polegate and Lewes and London.
(61254)
374
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce electricity consumption of new railway rolling stock.
(61259)
375
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61453)
376
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61454)
377
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61455)
378
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus services serving West Lancashire have operated after 7pm in each year since 1997.
(61246)
379
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) technical, (b) logistical and (c) economic implications in areas where the concessionary travel scheme has been extended to allow cross-boundary travel.
(61249)
380
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) its agencies.
(61063)
381
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61064)
382
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the passengers in excess of capacity figures were for each route on (a) rail and (b) metro services in each passenger transport authority area in each of the past eight years.
(61126)
383
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) vehicles and (b) heavy goods vehicles travel between junctions 11A and 20 on the M6 on average each day in the last period for which figures are available.
(61189)
384
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty fares have been issued on trains in each of the last eight years, broken down by penalty fare scheme.
(61193)
385
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been raised from penalty fares on trains in each of the last eight years, broken down by penalty fare scheme.
(61197)
386
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty fare schemes have been approved for operation on trains in each of the last eight years.
(61201)
387
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty fare schemes on trains have been suspended under Rule 13 of the Penalty Fares Rules; and what the reason was for each suspension.
(61205)
388
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to open new commuter services on railway lines that are solely used for freight.
(61209)
389
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much subsidy his Department has paid to (a) the St Ives Bay Line, (b) the Tamar Valley Line, (c) the St Albans Abbey Branch, (d) the Grantham-Skegness Line, (e) the Penistone Line, and (f) the Esk Valley Line in each of the last five years.
(61213)
390
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on marketing strategies by his Department to promote increased passenger volume on (a) the St Ives Bay Line, (b) the Looe Valley Line, (c) the Tamar Valley Line (Plymouth-Gunislake), (d) the St Albans Abbey Branch, (e) the Grantham-Skegness Line, (f) the Penistone Line and (g) the Esk Valley Line in each of the last five years.
(61217)
391
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from police forces proposing the introduction of a power to seize vehicles showing multiple traffic offences.
(61274)
392
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers used (a) the St Ives Bay line, (b) the Looe Valley line, (c) the Tamar Valley line, (d) the St Albans Abbey Branch, (e) the Grantham to Skegness line, (f) the Penistone line and (g) the Esk Valley line in each of the last five years.
(61281)
393
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents have been reported at level crossings in each of the last eight years in each police force area.
(61282)
394
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) pedestrians, (b) road vehicle users, (c) train passengers and (d) other members of the public have been (i) injured and (ii) killed at level crossings in each police force area in each of the last eight years.
(61283)
395
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when a decision will be reached on (a) widening the existing carriageway on the M6 and (b) building a new adjacent expressway.
(61284)
396
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) widening the existing carriageway on the M6 and (b) building a new adjacent expressway.
(61285)
397
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects work (a) to begin and (b) to be completed on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.
(61286)
398
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department began consulting on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.
(61287)
399
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated delivery date was of the widening reported by the Midlands to Manchester multi-modal study.
(61288)
400
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent (a) on planning, (b) on consulting and (c) in total on (i) improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester and (ii) the Midlands to Manchester multi-modal study.
(61289)
401
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.
(61290)
402
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vehicles registered (a) with false details and (b) to a (i) false and (ii) non-existent address.
(61404)
403
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many level crossings there are in each police force area in England and Wales.
(61406)
404
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge have been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61357)
405
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility, were registered as disabled in each of the last three years for which data are available.
(61385)
406
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to report on the outcome of the consultation in respect of foreign registered aircraft based in the UK.
(61120)
407
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the regulatory impact assessment on the introduction of mode S transponders for visual flight rules operations.
(61121)
408
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are EU restrictions on UK companies owning airports in other member states; and if he will make a statement.
(61333)
409
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents there were on the M20 starting at Trottiscliffe Road Bridge at junction 3 down to the on and off slips at junction 5 in 2005, broken down by (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight.
(59158)
410
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there have been on the A588 in Lancaster and Wyre since 2000.
(61320)
411
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanisms are in place to ensure the independence of the Office of the Rail Regulator from (a) Government and (b) private companies.
(61181)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
412
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61456)
413
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.
(61457)
414
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five years or more.
(61458)
415
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to his Department.
(61060)
416
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge have been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available.
(61355)
417
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in his Department in each of the last three years for which data are available were registered as disabled.
(61388)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
418
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in her Office in each of the last three years for which data are available were registered as disabled.
(61387)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
419
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of council tax benefit is in payment to those aged over 60.
(60765)
420
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average award of council tax benefit was in each local authority area in the latest period for which figures are available.
(60766)
421
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the level of child poverty in Easington constituency in the last five years.
(61133)
422
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc. and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the past five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc. and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders (i) Capita Group plc. and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc. and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer term basis to (x) his Department and (y) its agencies.
(61139)
423
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc. and (ii) its subsidiaries since 1st January 2004; and whether (A) Capita Group plc. and (B) its subsidiaries have provided input (1) in writing and (2) in person to policy discussions in his Department since 1st January 2004.
(61140)
424
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet of 14th March 2006, Official Report, column 2167W, on departmental IT systems, if he will list the suppliers and contractors involved in each project; and what proportion of listed outturn for each project was paid to each supplier and contractor involved.
(61401)
425
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many events were organised by non-governmental organisations to complement events organised by his Department to mark Pensions Day on 18th March 2006.
(61411)
426
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost was to the Government of the Pensions Day events and activities on 18th March, including his Department's website survey.
(61412)
427
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many participants had completed the National Pensions Day debate survey on his Department's website up to and including 18th March.
(61413)
428
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the administrative costs of the Financial Assistance Scheme have been in each year since its creation, including the costs of consultants and advisers.
(61414)
429
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) public, (b) private and (c) voluntary sector organisations which have contracts with Jobcentre Plus.
(61415)
430
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many organ pipe makers have reported suffering illness as a result of working with tin-lead alloy in each of the last 10 years; and what research has been conducted on the health and safety effects of using tin-lead alloy in pipe organs.
(60988)
431
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average and (b) total income of the poorest 10 per cent. of pensioners has been in each of the last 30 years at today's prices.
(61131)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
432
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on progress against the objectives of the Lisbon Agenda.
[Transferred] (61016)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
433
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to reduce the council tax exemption threshold for people serving apprenticeships.
[Transferred] (61250)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
434
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles registered overseas have been caught on speed cameras on roads in the UK in the last five years; how many have been issued with fines; and how many have paid.
[Transferred] (61011)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
435
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will take steps to cancel the debt owed to the UK by the government of Lesotho.
[Transferred] (61130)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
436
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in encouraging the European Space Agency to review its procurement policy of fair return.
[Question Unstarred] (60690)
437
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate has been made of the refurbishment costs for the Mill Hill medical research site in North London; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (61403)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
438
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hit and run incidents have been recorded in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
[Transferred] (61278)
439
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) deaths, (b) serious injuries and (c) injuries have been recorded as a result of hit and run incidents in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.
[Transferred] (61279)

 
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