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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 29 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 Wednesday 29 March 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 29 March 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 29 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 29 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 29 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of reductions in carbon dioxide planned by the Government to meet the 2010 target the Climate Change Levy was intended to deliver.
(62580)
2
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the Government's plans to use the Climate Change Levy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
(62581)
3
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Wirral West did not have access to a bank account on 31st December (a) 2005 and (b) 1997.
(62346)
4
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average earnings were of full-time employees in Wirral West constituency in April of each year since 1997.
(62357)
5
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of a windfall tax on energy companies.
(62569)
6
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is permitted under EU VAT rules to extend the zero rates applied to the services of providing, extending or adapting a bathroom or washroom and those areas covered in section 6 of VAT reliefs for disabled people (HMRC Reference: Notice 701/7, August 2002) to other areas in the private residences or residential accommodation of disabled people.
(62593)
7
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter dated 13th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr M.K. Ghafood.
(62434)
8
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter dated 14th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Julie Reid.
(62435)
9
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Budget Statement, whether his announcement of free off-peak national bus travel in every area of the country for every pensioner and disabled person applies to the whole of the UK.
(62104)
10
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he made of the proportion of gross value added assigned to the Extra-Regio in economic trends 627 of February 2006 on gas and oil industrial production for each year from 1992 to 2004.
(62109)
11
Gwyn Prosser (Dover):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of financial concessions to the UK shipping industry through the tonnage tax scheme in 2004-05.
(62513)
12
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met UK banks to discuss free access to ATMs.
(62479)
13
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total tax revenue from (a) inheritance tax and (b) stamp duty was in the last year for which information is available, (i) broken down by the smallest geographical areas for which information is collected and (ii) per head in each area.
(62277)
14
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what penalty fee was levied for late registration for national insurance contributions in each year since 2001.
(62451)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
15
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when her Department's survey of burial grounds will be published; and what assessment she has made of the cost of carrying out the survey.
(62392)
16
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations she has received on the charging of broadcasters to use National Archive footage for transmissions.
(62483)
17
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when National Archives introduced charging for the use of footage by broadcasters.
(62582)
18
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the use of proceeds received by National Archives from broadcasters using footage for transmissions.
(62583)
19
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance is given to broadcasters regarding charges for the use of footage from National Archives.
(62584)
20
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what income her Department has received from fees paid by broadcasters using footage from National Archives for transmission in each of the last five years.
(62585)
21
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether her Department plans to re-examine the charging of broadcasters for use of footage from National Archives for transmissions.
(62586)
22
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will add coroners' services to the list of public authorities covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(62440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
23
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents regarding the safety rules at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain prior to its opening in July 2004.
(61633)
24
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department made of the safety rules at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain prior to its opening in July 2004.
(61634)
25
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department made of the likely visitor numbers to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain prior to its opening in July 2004.
(61635)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
26
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many residents of Northern Ireland are serving in the Territorial Army.
(62100)
27
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the last occasion was on which ministers in his Department discussed missile defence with counterparts in other countries; what aspects were discussed; and if he will make a statement.
(62484)
28
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Territorial Army barracks in Chorley.
(62217)
29
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Board of Inquiry into the death of Private Tesoni Vakacakaudrove at Leconfield barracks on 6th October 2002 (a) opened and (b) closed; for how many hours the Board sat; and what measures were taken as a result of its recommendations.
(62458)
30
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, why his Department discounts flying pay for flight lieutenants as pensionable pay in the final reckoning of service pension paid to qualified pilots.
(62570)
31
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what publication he plans to produce to inform the national debate he initiated in 2005 on the potential replacement of the UK's nuclear deterrent.
(62414)
32
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 28th February 2006, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what assessment he has made of the impact of downgrading Defence Munitions Centre Crombie on the potential for future defence contracts in Rosyth.
(62485)
33
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 28th February 2006, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what discussions his Department has had with (a) local councils, (b) the Scottish Executive and (c) Bear Scotland on the road freight implications of downgrading the Defence Munitions Centre Crombie.
(62486)
34
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 28th February 2006, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what assessment his Department has made of the likely change in his Department's transport costs after the proposed downgrading of the Defence Munitions Centre Crombie in Dunfermline West.
(62487)
35
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff are employed by his Department in Scotland.
(62452)
36
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) joined and (b) resigned from the Territorial Army in Scotland in 2005.
(62480)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
37
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent on building new social housing for rent in each year since 1990.
(62371)
38
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many notices under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 have been (a) approved and (b) served in each year since that section came into force; and if he will make a statement.
(62633)
39
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many contacts have been received since 1997 by the fire and rescue authorities in England from employers in compliance with their duties under Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, as amended.
[R] (61055)
40
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many enforcement notices have been issued by the fire and rescue services in England in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, as amended, in each year since 1997.
[R] (61056)
41
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department has offered to the business community and their associations on the move to integrated risk management plans by fire and rescue services; and what assessment his Department has made of the impact on insurance premiums payable.
[R] (61057)
42
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Association of British Insurers (ABI), (b) the business community, (c) fire and rescue authorities and (d) other stakeholders regarding the rise in actual fire losses announced by the ABI.
[R] (61058)
43
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he intends to reconvene the Cost of Fire Sub-group to re-examine the cost of fire in England.
[R] (61059)
44
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households were classified as homeless in (a) Beverley and Holderness, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(62362)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
45
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to introduce an information campaign for schools on safety measures for drivers of mini-motorcycles.
(62428)
46
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61487)
47
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, 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.
(61488)
48
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress the Government has made in increasing the number of people holding NVQ Level 2 qualifications since the publication of the Welfare to Workforce Development paper in February 2004.
(62481)
49
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils in Coventry South constituency left school with fewer than five GCSEs at A* to C grade in each year since 1997.
(61755)
50
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department has spent on additional learning support in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands Region.
(61756)
51
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much Learn Direct has spent on sponsoring the Jeremy Kyle show.
(62504)
52
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in Wirral West (a) gained at least two A-levels and (b) went on to higher education in each of the last three years.
(62352)
53
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Wirral West have received the Education Maintenance Allowance.
(62353)
54
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter dated 23rd February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr Arnandi Ramamudthy.
(62437)
55
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils being educated in the East Riding of Yorkshire live inside the Kingston-upon-Hull Local Education Authority boundary; and if she will make a statement.
(62356)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
56
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities have a register of definitive map modification order applications as specified by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; when each authority that does not have such a register plans to introduce one; and why each has not yet introduced one.
(62615)
57
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her plans to integrate the Forestry Commission with Natural England.
(62422)
58
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the future of the Forestry Commission.
(62423)
59
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned into the implications of the integration of the Forestry Commission with Natural England for (a) Crown holding of and (b) delivery of grant support for private woodlands; and if she will make a statement.
(62424)
60
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission research into the effect of boosting the selenium and iodine intake of badgers on their resistance to tuberculosis.
(62421)
61
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the European Commission following its proposals to allow organic food to include up to 0.9 per cent. GM.
(62494)
62
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department has provided to the North East in preparation for a potential culling of fowl.
(62408)
63
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd March 2006, Official Report, column 444W, on soil guideline values, when officials from her Department met officials from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister over the last 12 months to discuss the issue; what meetings are planned for the next six months (a) with and (b) without representatives of the Environment Agency and the Health Protection Agency; and when she expects to come to a decision regarding soil guideline values for the compound benzo(a)pyrene.
(62561)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
64
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the removal of the BBC World Service from Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwean government; and what representations he has made to other governments on this subject.
(62613)
65
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK has taken to try to ensure that the government of Zimbabwe upholds Articles 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(62614)
66
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli authorities on behalf of Ziyad Hmeidan, being held under administrative detention.
(62514)
67
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the EU has to send further troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo; and what discussions he has had with other EU Foreign Ministers on this issue.
(62515)
68
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(62516)
69
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of Falun Gong members in China, with particular reference to Sujiatun Camp.
(62517)
70
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the actions by Indian military personnel in Kashmir in relation to human rights of the population; and if he will make a statement.
(62369)
71
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek to obtain from the Indian High Commissioner in London replies to the letters sent to the High Commissioner on 4th January, 9th February and 7th March by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr G.K. Singh.
(62439)
72
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, why the British Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar was closed in August 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(62360)
73
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Ministerial visits to Madagascar are planned in the next 12 months.
(62361)
74
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been paid by the UK in fines for non-compliance with European Union regulations for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(61802)
75
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the military capacity of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organisation since May 2003.
(62407)
76
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to prevent the sale of arms to countries using child soldiers.
(61758)
77
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the situation in Belarus following the elections.
(61761)
78
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese government about the imprisonment and treatment of house leader Xu Shuangfu.
(61787)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
79
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by primary care trusts on the public private partnership established for the provision of digital hearing aids in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and if she will make a statement.
(60005)
80
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have commissioned services under the public private partnership established for the provision of digital hearing aids; how many patients were treated as a result in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and if she will make a statement.
(60006)
81
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect on the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service of the decision to end the Citizen's Advice Bureau's contract.
(62492)
82
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what planning assumptions are made in relation to the demand for health service provision.
(62429)
83
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists were available to NHS patients in Coventry South on 1st April 2005.
(61757)
84
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria her Department uses to determine whether primary care trusts should prescribe Herceptin for early stage breast cancer.
(62457)
85
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts are making Herceptin available for early stage breast cancer.
(62459)
86
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients who participated in the HERA Herceptin adjuvant trial are receiving Herceptin on the NHS.
(62460)
87
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average hours general practitioners worked per week in England in (a) 1995, (b) 2000 and (c) 2005.
(62495)
88
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the ratio of patients aged over 80 to staff in mental health care settings in each hospital in England.
(62496)
89
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mixed-sex wards there are in each hospital in England.
(62501)
90
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born under 25 weeks in each hospital in England in the last five years; and how many of these survived.
(62503)
91
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to this date, how many people in England have contracted vCJD; and if she will make a statement.
(62505)
92
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds were available in each London hospital in each of the last five years.
(62506)
93
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff redundancies there have been in each London hospital in each of the last five years.
(62507)
94
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many wards have closed in each London hospital in each of the last five years.
(62508)
95
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rates of mortality from (a) coronary heart disease and (b) stroke were in each year since 1997.
(62410)
96
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people under the age of 65 years suffered from (a) ischaemic and (b) haemorrhagic stroke in each year since 1997.
(62411)
97
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of people suffering a stroke received a brain scan within (a) three hours, (b) 24 hours and (c) 48 hours in each year since 1997.
(62412)
98
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general practitioners and (b) pharmacists are linked to the Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions system; and by what date she expects all contractors to be linked.
(62519)
99
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the N3 national network connectivity capability of (a) general practitioners and (b) pharmacists; and if she will make a statement.
(62520)
100
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to each primary care trust to implement Choosing Health.
(62526)
101
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long she estimates it will take to train a health trainer; and if she will make a statement.
(62527)
102
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected (a) turnover, (b) fixed capital costs as a proportion of turnover, (c) fixed costs and (d) financial outturn is for each NHS hospital trust for 2005-06.
(62509)
103
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account is taken of the variation of fixed capital costs in the formulae for funding NHS hospital trusts through payment by results.
(62510)
104
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many anti-viral drugs for influenza are held per capita in England.
(62640)
105
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter dated 1st February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms C. Formby.
(62436)
106
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of people were registered with an NHS dentist on 31st March 2006 in each constituency in England.
(62425)
107
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she received the report of Andrew Foster's review of non-medical professional regulation; and if she will make a statement.
(62099)
108
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to (a) primary care trusts and (b) hospital trusts on dealing with referrals by GPs for hearing tests by an audiologist.
(62592)
109
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will publish her new mental health proposals.
(62249)
110
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of the work undertaken on the Mental Health Bill since the publication of its second draft in 2004.
(62250)
111
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of producing the draft Mental Health Bills published in (a) 2002 and (b) 2004.
(62251)
112
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the basis was for her Department's recent decision on the draft Mental Health Bill; what discussions were held on the decision; and when the decision was agreed.
(62278)
113
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the range of fees charged by the Postgraduate Medical and Education and Training Board.
(62566)
114
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been collected from doctors by the Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board since its creation.
(62567)
115
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) longest and (b) average processing time to issue a certificate was by (i) the Postgraduate Medical Education Practitioner Training Board since its creation and (ii) the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice in each year from 1997 to its abolition.
(62568)
116
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS beds there were in each year since 2004.
(62413)
117
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire of 15th December 2005, Official Report, columns 2216-7W, on influenza vaccine, what assessment she has made of the particular benefits of developing a DNA vaccine; and for what reasons it may be some years before one is available.
(62370)
118
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each Strategic Health Authority (a) contributed to and (b) received from the NHS Bank in each year since 2002.
(62383)
119
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that when three-star ambulance trusts are merged with other ambulance trusts the standards of the merged trust are equal to those of the existing three-star trust.
(62384)
120
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Department of Health Winter Report 2005-06, page 18, how many critically ill patients have been transferred between hospitals for non-clinical reasons in each year since 2000.
(62555)
121
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Department of Health Winter Report 2005-06, page 17, how much income is lost by a hospital on average (a) when a patient chooses to be treated elsewhere under the Cancelled Operations Guarantee and (b) when a patient chooses to go to another hospital with lower levels of cancellations; and how much income has been lost by hospitals in total in each of these ways in each year since 2001-02, broken down by NHS trust.
(62556)
122
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department has spent on consultants in each year since 2003-04.
(62565)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
123
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have reported incidents of identity fraud and theft in each of the last 10 years.
(62578)
124
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support and advice his Department offers to victims of identity fraud and theft.
(62579)
125
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminals sentenced to a fixed term in prison of more than six months have served the whole sentence in each year since 1990.
(62385)
126
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines are issued on informing a parent or guardian when a minor is stopped and searched by the police.
(62590)
127
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines are followed when a minor is stopped and searched by the police.
(62591)
128
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines his Department has issued on the length of time before stop and search records should be deleted.
(62594)
129
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines his Department has issued on how long a stop and search record is retained in the case of an underage minor where there has been no further action after the initial stop and search.
(62595)
130
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much he has spent on consultants' fees in evaluating the costs of the reorganisation of police forces; and which consultants he has engaged for this work.
(62490)
131
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs of police force reorganisation have been identified by (a) his Department and (b) consultants employed by his Department.
(62491)
132
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants in England and Wales charged with (i) summary only (ii) triable either way and (iii) indictable only matters in the latest year for which figures are available (A) received police bail, (B) did not receive police bail but subsequently received court bail and (C) remained in custody pending resolution of their case.
(62521)
133
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) adult males and (b) adult females in England and Wales has a criminal record.
(62523)
134
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) summary trials and (b) trials on indictment in England and Wales in the latest year for which figures are available was not effective because of non-attendance of Crown witnesses; and what percentage of those trials was ineffective due to (i) witnesses not having been warned and (ii) witnesses having been warned but not attending.
(62524)
135
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many alcohol-related crimes were recorded in Wirral West in each of the last 12 months.
(62349)
136
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Wirral West constituency have reported crimes involving identity fraud in each of the last 12 months; and what sums were involved.
(62350)
137
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many economic migrants there are in Wirral West.
(62351)
138
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many standard police forms have been (a) abolished and (b) introduced since the publication of the report of the Policing Bureaucracy Taskforce.
(62382)
139
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has undertaken a privacy impact assessment of the proposed National Identity Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(62558)
140
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to impose a duty on the National Identity Scheme Commissioner to investigate and resolve problems with identity cards experienced by individuals; and if he will make a statement.
(62559)
141
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to provide the Information Commissioner with comprehensive powers to check the data protection compliance of the National Identity Card Scheme.
(62560)
142
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter dated 13th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr D. Tekele.
(62433)
143
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter dated 13th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Wasim Buksh.
(62438)
144
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the transfer of obscene and pornographic material by mobile phone, with particular reference to the use of mobile phones by children.
(62562)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
145
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) internally displaced people and (b) refugees in other countries arising from the situation in Darfur.
(62587)
146
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, column 184W, on avian influenza, what information he has on the availability per capita of anti-viral drugs in (a) Nigeria, (b) Niger and (c) Cameroon.
(62636)
147
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria his Department uses in deciding whether to fund oil pipeline projects in developing countries.
(62474)
148
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what renewable energy projects his Department is supporting in developing countries.
(62475)
149
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing for programmes to reduce the number of child soldiers.
(61760)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
150
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many full time police officers in Northern Ireland have (a) retired and (b) been recruited over the past five years.
(62101)
151
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students normally resident in Northern Ireland are estimated to have gone to full time university education in Great Britain in each of the last 10 years.
(62102)
152
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding each health trust in Northern Ireland is providing for NIPPA early years pre-school groups in 2005-06.
(62103)
153
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 16th March 2006, Official Report, column 2490W, on Civil Service travel expenses, what percentage of travel undertaken by (a) the Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs and (b) the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) during the last financial year was (i) within Northern Ireland, (ii) between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, (iii) between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and (iv) between Northern Ireland and continental Europe; what percentage of travel costs incurred by the NIO was for air travel between Belfast and London; and what percentage of travel costs was for (A) standard and economy and (B) first and business class travel.
(62511)
154
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 16th March 2006, Official Report, column 2490W, on Civil Service travel expenses, what the travel policy is for members of staff in the (a) Northern Ireland Civil Service and (b) Northern Ireland Office.
(62512)
155
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of (a) adult males and (b) adult females in Northern Ireland have re-offended while serving a community sentence in each of the last five years.
(62522)
156
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) summary trials and (b) trials on indictment in Northern Ireland in the latest year for which figures are available were not effective because of non-attendance of Crown witnesses; and what percentage of those trials were ineffective due to (a) witnesses not having been warned and (b) witnesses having been warned but not attending.
(62525)
157
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of adult (a) males and (b) females resident in Northern Ireland has a criminal record.
(62528)
158
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what level of night-time ambulance provision is available in each health board area in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(62529)
159
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) men and (b) women who had been serving community sentences in the last year for which figures are available had breached those sentences and had (i) been permitted to continue to serve those sentences and (ii) had those sentences revoked; and, of those whose sentence was revoked, what percentage were re-sentenced to (A) a non-custodial sentence and (B) a custodial sentence.
(62530)
160
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with summary only matters received police bail in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62531)
161
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with summary only matters did not receive police bail but subsequently received court bail in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62532)
162
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with summary only matters remained in custody pending resolution of their case in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62533)
163
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with offences triable either way received police bail in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62534)
164
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with offences triable either way did not receive police bail but subsequently received court bail in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62535)
165
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with offences triable either way remained in custody pending resolution of their case in the latest year for which figures are available.
(62536)
166
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with indictable only matters in the latest year for which figures are available (i) received police bail, (ii) did not receive police bail but subsequently received court bail and (iii) remained in custody pending resolution of their case.
(62537)
167
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Department for Education in Northern Ireland has commissioned opinion research to ascertain the views of the people of Northern Ireland on academic selection; and if he will make a statement.
(62608)
168
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations about the draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order; how many of those representations favoured (i) retaining and (ii) prohibiting academic ability as a criteria for admission to post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement.
(62609)
169
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Department for Education in Northern Ireland has carried out an assessment of the findings of opinion research studies carried out by external organisations into the views of the people of Northern Ireland on academic selection as a criteria for admission to post-primary schools.
(62610)
170
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time for (i) initial orthopaedic outpatient assessment and (ii) hip replacement was in each health trust in the Province in the last period for which figures are available.
(62105)
171
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) ambulances and (b) emergency ambulances cover the Ards peninsula (i) on weekdays, (ii) at weekends, (A) during the day and (B) overnight.
(62106)
172
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average response time for (a) ambulances and (b) emergency ambulances to calls along the Ards peninsula was in the last period for which figures are available.
(62107)
173
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the general practice provision is in Millisle.
(62108)
174
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much each health trust in the Province has paid for services from the Northern Ireland Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Family Support Group in each of the last three years.
(62365)
175
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what multidisciplinary early intervention services are available in the Province for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
(62366)
176
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to increase the services available to those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the Province.
(62367)
177
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what research has been conducted in the Province into the education of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
(62368)
178
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what counselling services are available for those in the Ards and North Down region with mental health difficulties.
(62375)
179
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the merits of developing a Province-wide public access defibrillation scheme.
(62376)
180
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision is available to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders in the Province.
(62377)
181
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have committed suicide in the Province in each of the last five years.
(62378)
182
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding has been provided to the Northern Ireland Attention Deficit Disorder support centre in Eglantine Avenue, Belfast in each of the last three years.
(62379)
183
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding has been allocated by each health trust in the Province for music therapy services in each of the last three years.
(62386)
184
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what actions have been taken to assist cancer patients in the Province to access benefits.
(62387)
185
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many young people in the Province aged 13 years and under have (a) attended sexual health clinics and (b) subsequently been referred to social services in each of the last five years.
(62388)
186
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 327W, on health services, how much each regional fertility clinic spent on each gonadotropin product in each year.
(62389)
187
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average house price was in each district council area in the Province in each of the last five years.
(62390)
188
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects a parenting strategy for Northern Ireland to be produced.
(62391)
189
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average annual income of farmers was in the Province in each of the last 15 years.
(62466)
190
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) children and (b) adults were living in poverty in each (i) Westminster constituency and (ii) district council area in the Province in the latest period for which figures are available.
(62467)
191
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average number of daily users of public transport was in each (a) district council area and (b) Westminster constituency in the Province in each of the last five years.
(62468)
192
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in developing better audit trails for health spending in the Province.
(62469)
193
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are aged 65 years and above in each (a) district council area and (b) Westminster constituency in the Province.
(62470)
194
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the funding required to provide free personal care for all individuals in the Province who are receiving it.
(62471)
195
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time was at each accident and emergency department in the Province in each of the last 12 months.
(62472)
196
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average house price was in each Westminster constituency in the Province in each of the last five years.
(62473)
197
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) schools and (b) children have been involved in the Arioso project in Northern Ireland.
(62497)
198
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what field worker provision is available for blind people in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) in the Newtownards, North Down and Ards peninsula area.
(62498)
199
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the role of music therapy in treating individuals with autistic spectrum disorders; and if he will make a statement.
(62499)
200
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to develop music therapy services in the Province.
(62500)
201
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are awaiting an initial outpatient assessment with a consultant following a referral by their general practitioner in Northern Ireland.
(62092)
202
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average length of time a person requiring a hip replacement waited (a) from referral by GP for an initial consultation and (b) from referral by consultant following outpatient assessment until the procedure was performed in each health board in the latest period for which figures are available.
(62093)
203
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which hospitals are undertaking hip replacement procedures in Northern Ireland.
(62094)
204
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many hip replacement operations were completed in each of the last five years in each (a) hospital and (b) health board in Northern Ireland.
(62095)
205
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many patients are waiting for hip replacements in Northern Ireland in each (a) health board and (b) hospital in Northern Ireland, broken down by sex.
(62096)
206
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the health service in Northern Ireland is meeting recommended waiting times for (a) an initial consultation and (b) operations.
(62380)
207
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time for referral from a general practitioner to an orthopaedic surgeon was in each (a) hospital and (b) health board in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.
(62381)
Questions to the Prime Minister
208
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) probation offices and (b) prisons he has visited since 1997; and for what purposes in each case.
(62571)
209
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, which drug rehabilitation centres he has visited since 1997; and for what purposes in each case.
(62572)
210
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, which schools he has visited in each year since 1997; and for what purpose in each case.
(62573)
211
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, which hospitals he has visited since 1997; and for what purposes in each case.
(62574)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
212
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial assistance his Department is giving to research and development for industry in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands Region.
(61754)
213
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many wind farms there are in England; and how many are planned to be built in the next four years.
(62489)
214
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of gas price rises on (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people in rural areas.
(62564)
215
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the North West Development Agency has for (a) train, (b) bus and (c) road transport in Chorley.
(62588)
216
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the North West Development Agency has in relation to (a) Chorley Town and (b) villages in Chorley constituency.
(62589)
217
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the North West Development Agency's support for the Northern Way on Chorley.
(62607)
218
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of trade was between the UK and Madagascar in each year since 2001.
(62358)
219
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the cost to (a) the UK and (b) each participating country of the (i) EU Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project and (ii) Design Study for the EU ELT project; which agency is responsible for the UK's contribution to the costs of the project; and if he will make a statement on the progress of the project.
(62416)
220
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many wind farm proposals have been rejected in each region in England in each year since 2001.
(62409)
221
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2006, Official Report, column 636W, on arms exports, when the goods in question were sent; and when they arrived in Iraq.
(62563)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
222
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what status the A21 upgrade has under the South East England Regional Assembly's recommendations on regional priorities; and if he will make a statement.
(62575)
223
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the South East England Regional Assembly's recommendations on regional transport priorities.
(62576)
224
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the Highways Agency on public consultations on the proposed A21 upgrade between Flimwell and Robertsbridge.
(62577)
225
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has held with local education authorities on the staggering of school opening times to ease traffic congestion arising from school transport.
(62372)
226
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for heritage railways of the EU directive on Railway and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006; and what representations he has received on this matter.
(62430)
227
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why vehicles converted to run on liquefied petroleum gas prior to 2001 are not eligible to be classified as low emissions vehicles by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
(62431)
228
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the Ministers and officials involved in discussions on the possible takeover of London and Continental Railways between the date that Adrian Montague's first approach was made to his Department and the first public statement by the Department about the possible takeover.
(62446)
229
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he next plans to carry out a (a) national and (b) regional survey of railway station usage.
(62456)
230
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he and (b) one of his agencies last carried out a national survey of railway station usage.
(62464)
231
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the railway stations for which he has specified a reduction in the number of services in the past 12 months.
(62465)
232
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for which stations his Department has specified a reduction in the number of stopping trains each day since Ministers took over responsibility for passenger rail franchising from the Strategic Rail Authority.
(62518)
233
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations on the rail network in England are unmanned at night, broken down by police authority area.
(62628)
234
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 10th March 2006, Official Report, column 1788W, on travel to school, what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children travelled to school by (i) walking, (ii) cycling, (iii) bus, (iv) car and (v) another method in each year since 1997.
(62629)
235
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of vandalism there have been in each year since 1997 on (a) trains, (b) stations, (c) railway tracks and (d) railway depots, broken down by police authority area.
(62630)
236
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken into the effectiveness of existing high occupancy vehicle lanes in (a) the UK and (b) other developed countries; and if he will publish it.
(62631)
237
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington on 14th March 2006, Official Report, column 2061W, on railways, how many staff in his Department have worked on rail timetables in each year since 1997.
(62632)
238
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations have been (a) opened and (b) closed on the rail network in each year since 1997; and what the reason was in each case.
(62634)
239
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) casualties and (b) fatalities on the roads were attributed to driving under the influence of (i) alcohol and (ii) drugs in each of the last five years.
(62635)
240
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of previously closed branch lines have been re-opened since May 1997.
(62373)
241
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of demand for train services in the West Country.
(62374)
242
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include proposals for reconstructing double-tracking and new loop construction on the Waterloo to Exeter line west of Salisbury in the invitation to tender (ITT) for the new South Western franchise (a) as part of the base specification and (b) as a price option; and when he will issue the ITT.
(62488)
243
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the subsidence between junctions 6 and 7 of the M18 will be eliminated from the road surface.
(61809)
244
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the likely cost of policing and enforcing the proposed car-share lane on the M62.
(61762)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
245
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the administration costs were for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance, (c) industrial injuries disablement benefits and (d) job seeker's allowance in each of the last three years.
(61782)
246
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received cold weather payments so far in 2006 (a) in total and (b) broken down by Parliamentary constituency.
(61783)
247
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the locations of weather stations from which information is collected to assess entitlement to cold weather payments.
(61785)
248
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of assessing entitlement to support under the Access to Work scheme in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(62097)
249
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many medical assessments took place to assess entitlement for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance and (c) industrial injuries disablement benefit in each of the last three years; and at what total cost.
(62098)
250
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.
(61474)
251
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.
(61475)
252
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.
(61476)
253
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the 16 hour rule.
(62482)
254
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of small county court judgements on the Pension Protection Fund risk-based levy faced by pension providers.
(62415)
255
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Wirral West residents have received council tax benefit in each of the last five years.
(62347)
256
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households with at least one full-time employee in (a) Wirral West, (b) Wirral Borough and (c) England are living in poverty.
(62348)
257
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unemployed people over 50 years of age have been assisted back to work in (a) Wirral West and (b) Wirral Borough since 1997.
(62442)
258
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Wirral West constituency are eligible for pension credit.
(62443)
259
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men received bereavement allowance in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(62355)
260
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) widows and (b) widowers are receiving bereavement allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(62364)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
261
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many British tourists have visited Madagascar in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (62359)
262
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been diagnosed with lymphoma in (a) Beverley and Holderness and (b) England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (62363)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
263
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many of the (a) special and (b) routine post mortems carried out by the Haringey Coroners' Service have later been subject to a public inquest in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (62441)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
264
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who will design the memorial for the victims of the 7th July bombings in London; and when it is scheduled to be erected.
[Transferred] (62502)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
265
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what structures exist within Government to provide a framework for formulation of policy on the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent.
[Transferred] (62493)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
266
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on criminal proceedings of the provisions governing the admission of bad character evidence in the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
[Transferred] (62557)
267
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his statement of 18th January 2006, Official Report, column 833, what the evidential basis was for the assertion that the London School of Economics Report was written by the leading campaigner against identity cards.
[Transferred] (62611)
268
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of his reply to the letter from Dr Brian Gladman of 9th February on identity cards.
[Transferred] (62612)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
269
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the existing fuel duty exemption for buses to coaches.
[Transferred] (62445)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
270
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost would be of abolishing the housing benefit single room rent rule for people aged under 25 years.
[Transferred] (62354)

 
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