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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 24 April 2006

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 24 April 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 24 April 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 24 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 24 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 24 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the effect of an increase in the price of (i) petrol and (ii) diesel on the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.
(65254)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has made to Arab States about (a) an increase in the price of petroleum and (b) a decrease in the output of oil; what response he has received; and if he will make a statement.
(65255)
3
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the long-term consequences for (i) employment and (ii) the British economy of (A) continued increases in the price of petroleum and (B) a decrease in the output of oil; and if he will make a statement.
(65256)
4
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK economy if the price of (a) petrol and (b) diesel were to be reduced by (i) five pence and (ii) 10 pence per litre; and if he will make a statement.
(65257)
5
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received requesting that the price of (a) petrol and (b) diesel be reduced; and if he will make a statement.
(65258)
6
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals have died as a consequence of their ulnar artery being severed in each year since 1997.
(65172)
7
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals died as a consequence of suicide through the slitting of a wrist or wrists in each year from 1997.
(65193)
8
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65199)
9
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will withdraw the concessions under section 225 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.
(65237)
10
N
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) standard mortality rate and (b) number of deaths was for (i) women dying from breast cancer and (ii) (A) women and (B) men dying from all cancers in (1) York and (2) North Yorkshire in (x) 1997 and (y) the latest year for which figures are available.
(64337)
11
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on pensioner poverty of the decision not to continue the annual council tax rebate for pensioners.
(65624)
12
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to regulate independent trustees of self-invested personal pensions.
(65421)
13
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the (a) role and (b) regulation of independent trustees for self-invested personal pensions.
(65422)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the expected economic consequences of an avian influenza pandemic in the UK.
(65853)
15
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people used the free online service by which traders can declare goods to HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(65858)
16
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated level of tax evasion on imported goods was in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(65859)
17
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment was made of commercial companies already operating in the same field before HM Revenue and Customs launched the free online declaration service.
(65860)
18
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the development cost has been of the free online service by which traders can declare goods to HM Revenue and Customs; what the set-up cost of the service was; and what the expected annual cost is of (a) staff and (b) infrastructure for the service.
(65861)
19
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expected cost is of updating CHIEF and the free declaration service by which traders can declare goods to HM Revenue and Customs to conform with the new requirements determined by the EU.
(65862)
20
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65863)
21
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the difference would be to the nearest £1 million of income generated to the Exchequer if the personal allowance for all was raised to £10,000 per annum and all income above that taxed at 40 per cent., compared with the present personal tax system.
(65361)
22
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will be in a position to introduce the legislation necessary to implement the EU budget agreed on 15th and 16th December 2005.
(65811)
23
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that registrars make those registering births aware of providers of secular baby-naming ceremonies in addition to those ceremonies provided on a commercial basis by registrars themselves.
(65142)
24
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many military establishments he has visited in each of the last five years.
(65762)
25
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what monitoring (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority is undertaking of the Standard Life ballot on de-mutualisation.
(65810)
26
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for cancer in each of the last five years in Ribble Valley constituency.
(65302)
27
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many live births there were in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004 in each primary care trust in England.
(65146)
28
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss on gold sales by the Bank of England since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(65097)
29
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households earning less than £425 per week (a) pay income tax and (b) do not claim working tax credit.
(66092)
30
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects on (a) service users and (b) local authorities of the proposal he announced in the Budget of introducing funding for cross-district free off-peak bus travel for pensioners from April 2008 instead of (i) immediately and (ii) from April 2007.
(64802)
31
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Defence Ministers on plans to create branches of the Combined Cadet Force in state schools which he announced in February 2006.
(65829)
32
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of people who would be affected if pension contributions were allowable for tax relief only against the basic rate of income tax.
(65763)
33
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on Government revenues of allowing relief on pension contributions only at the basic rate of income tax.
(65764)
34
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66014)
35
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will seek an exemption for the freight forwarding sector from compliance with the EU Directive on insurance mediation.
(65978)
36
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the practice of banks loaning money for legal expenses in pursuing industrial injury claims.
(65160)
37
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will compensate those people who invested heavily in anticipation of the Home Computer Bill and have been disadvantaged by its abandonment.
(64481)
38
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will compensate those who invested in the Home Computer Initiative prior to the decision to abolish it.
(65188)
39
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total capital expenditure on roads was in England in each year since 1999-2000.
(65731)
40
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total capital expenditure was in England on (a) education and skills and (b) health in each year since 1999-2000.
(65732)
41
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Gross debt (Masstricht basis) shown in Table C23 of Budget 2006 (HC986) includes the capital debt component of private finance initiative and public-private partnership contracts.
(65740)
42
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the size of the total electorate for the (a) Vale of Clwd and (b) Denbighshire in each of the last 10 years.
(65905)
43
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of detections of smuggling in Northern Ireland were made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.
(65148)
44
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of fuel duty levels on the Northern Ireland economy.
(65149)
45
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions there were in relation to cross-border fuel smuggling in Northern Ireland in the 2005-06 financial year; how many prosecutions were successful; what the names were of the persons prosecuted in cases in which all proceedings are complete; and what penalties were imposed.
(65155)
46
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fuel tankers were seized in Northern Ireland in the 2005-06 financial year as a result of fuel smuggling.
(65156)
47
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Customs and Excise officers were assigned to tackling smuggling activities in Northern Ireland in the 2005-06 financial year; and how many man hours this represents.
(65157)
48
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of detections of smuggling in Northern Ireland were made by HM Revenue and Customs in the last period for which figures are available.
(65158)
49
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many motorists in Northern Ireland have been detected driving with laundered diesel fuel in each of the last five years.
(65353)
50
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many babies have been still-born in each of the regions of the UK in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the total number of births this represented in each case.
(65413)
51
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) weight and (b) estimated street value of illegal drugs was seized by HM Revenue and Customs in Devon and Cornwall in each of the past five years, broken down by type of drug.
(65141)
52
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) pay as you earn tax and (b) national insurance is outstanding from all hospital trusts to HM Revenue and Customs.
(65383)
53
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that parish meetings have the same VAT status in relation to works carried out on their behalf as parish councils.
(65663)
54
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what period the stamp duty lease calculator was unavailable to users as a consequence of the Budget; and if he will make a statement.
(65668)
55
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties were issued for delays in filing stamp duty returns in each year since 2001.
(65669)
56
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties were issued for delays in filing stamp duty returns in 2004-05 where the subsequent filing demonstrated stamp duty payable to be nil.
(65670)
57
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the (a) functionality and (b) ease of completion of stamp duty returns; and if he will make a statement.
(65671)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
58
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department, including the Cabinet Office and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65216)
59
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what factors underlay his decision to abolish the Office of Public Service Reform.
(65223)
60
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the total expenditure was during its lifetime of the Office of Public Service Reform, broken down by (a) salaries, (b) funds spent on consultants and (c) other costs.
(65224)
61
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the changes in Government policy that resulted from recommendations of the Office of Public Service Reform.
(65225)
62
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many individuals in the Office of Public Service Reform were, when it was wound up, receiving gross salaries in excess of £100,000 per annum.
(65226)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
63
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps she plans to take to permit civil action in cases of assault to be commenced beyond the limitation period in circumstances where the assaulter has been enriched after that date.
(64891)
64
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many inquests in Oxfordshire have yet to be opened; how many relate to soldiers who have served in Iraq; and what the date is of the earliest death for which an inquest has not yet been held.
(65171)
65
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list individuals who refused permission for statements they had given to Thames Valley Police to be passed to Lord Hutton for his investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly.
(65191)
66
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what rules apply to the timescale for issuing death certificates in relation to (a) the date of death, (b) the holding of a coroner's inquest and (c) the release and disposal of the body.
(65192)
67
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, at what time and on what day the nature of the inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly was changed from a judicial inquiry to an inquiry by a judge; and for what reasons.
(65194)
68
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the individuals who were asked to appear before the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly, but who did not do so.
(65195)
69
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65214)
70
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the responsibility for selecting a judge to lead a judicial inquiry has passed from the Lord Chancellor to the Lord Chief Justice.
(65220)
71
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, at what time and on what day (a) the Prime Minister asked the Lord Chancellor to identify a suitable judge to lead the inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly and (b) the decision to appoint Lord Hutton was taken.
(65227)
72
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list coroners in England; what the date of appointment of each was; and how many inquests each has performed.
(65228)
73
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which Lords of Appeal in Ordinary who were serving on 18th July 2003 had expertise in media law.
(65231)
74
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the (a) title and (b) date of each inquiry concluded by Lord Hutton prior to his appointment to lead an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly.
(65232)
75
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the compliance by the Oxfordshire Coroner with section 17A(6) of the Coroners Act 1988, in the case of the death of Dr David Kelly; and if she will make a statement.
(65235)
76
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what role Mr Peter Mandelson played in the selection of Lord Hutton to investigate the death of Dr David Kelly; and if she will make a statement.
(65236)
77
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, for what reasons the Hutton Inquiry was not established under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921.
(65238)
78
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the occasions since 1976 when a sudden or violent death involving a single victim has not had a coroner's inquest return a verdict.
(65239)
79
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the members of the senior judiciary consulted by the Lord Chancellor prior to the appointment of Lord Hutton to investigate the death of Dr David Kelly.
(65241)
80
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Beaconsfield of 21st July 2005, column 1935W, on Dr David Kelly, whether the decision not to reopen the inquest means that it is now officially closed.
(65458)
81
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what factors decide who should carry out a post-mortem.
(65537)
82
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether it is a requirement for an inquest to be held in the event of the death of a serving member of (a) MI5 and (b) MI6.
(65538)
83
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, in what circumstances a death certificate can be altered after it has been issued.
(65539)
84
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are being taken to raise public awareness of the Tribunals Service.
(65713)
85
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the estimated net cost is of establishing the Tribunals Service in each of the five financial years from 2006-07.
(65714)
86
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the financial position of court services in the South West.
(64736)
87
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what savings are being sought from court services in the South West region; and if she will make a statement.
(64738)
88
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether complaints have been received at her Department about legal aid claimants who (a) are suspected of and (b) have been convicted of benefit fraud.
(65077)
89
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on access to legal aid for people who claim state benefits.
(65078)
90
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress is being made in reducing claimant legal aid fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(65079)
91
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the National Archives History National Curriculum website makes it clear for teachers and pupils that Schedule 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 abolished the Lord Chancellor's Instrument No. 12 of 1966 and the 100-year Census closure rule as of 1st January 2005.
(65186)
92
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps the Department has taken to meet its statutory obligation as a public body in promoting the rights of disabled people.
(65813)
93
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) salary and (b) pension benefits relating to electoral duties were paid to the chief executive of each local authority in each of the last five years.
(64925)
94
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will give line performance indicators for electoral registration, at each stage of registration, for each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.
(65899)
95
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the advertising budget was for promoting electoral registration in each of the past 10 years for (a) central government and (b) each local authority area.
(65900)
96
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the current guidelines are for staffing levels of local authority registration departments.
(65901)
97
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will consider introducing a carry forward policy for voter registration of one general election cycle.
(65902)
98
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the local authorities electoral registration departments that (a) do and (b) do not use bar coding on their electoral registration forms.
(65903)
99
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many local authorities have a (a) plain English campaign and (b) Charter Mark Certificate for their electoral registration forms.
(65904)
100
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which local authorities have reduced their electoral budgets over the past 10 years.
(65906)
101
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many electoral registration officers there are.
(66064)
102
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) regulatory and (b) statutory quality guidelines local authorities are required to comply with in their management of cemeteries and burial grounds relating to health and safety.
(65760)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
103
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what responses she received to her letter of 2004 to football club chairmen on reminding them of the responsibility players have as positive role models.
(65819)
104
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65213)
105
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether an assessment has been made of the impact of the change in licensing hours on the (a) Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency; and if she will make a statement.
(66023)
106
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to allow Olympic participants in pistol shooting events to practise for the events in the UK.
(65427)
107
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans there are for the use of the facility being built in London for indoor and outdoor shooting activities after the 2012 Olympic Games has ended.
(65428)
108
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are undertaken within her Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65852)
109
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when high definition television is expected to be available to viewers across the UK.
(65873)
110
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of new television sets being sold are estimated to be high definition ready.
(65874)
111
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has held with the Remote Gambling Association on the effectiveness of its code of practice in discouraging internet gambling addiction.
(65471)
112
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research her Department has (a) carried out and (b) commissioned into of internet gambling addiction amongst young people.
(65472)
113
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the problem of internet gambling addiction amongst young people.
(65473)
114
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research she has (a) carried out and (b) commissioned into the use of internet gambling sites by underage people.
(65474)
115
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she had made of the use of internet gambling sites by under-age people.
(65475)
116
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 in South East London; and if she will make a statement.
(65679)
117
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the Olympic Levy from residents in the London Borough of Bexley.
(65691)
118
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what central government funding has been allocated to sport in South East London during the past eight years.
(65692)
119
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the ownership of the warships which were previously in the ownership of the Warship Preservation Trust Ltd.
(65401)
120
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations her Department has received from the (a) theatre, (b) film and (c) television industry regarding possible exemptions to the ban on smoking in public places for the purposes of artistic productions; and if she will make a statement.
(65733)
121
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Secretary of State for Health regarding possible exemptions to the ban on smoking in public places for the purposes of (a) theatre, (b) film and (c) television productions; and if she will make a statement.
(65734)
122
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the future role of the British Library at Boston Spa.
(66051)
123
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the respective roles of the reading rooms at the British Library premises in (a) London and (b) Boston Spa.
(66052)
124
Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) local authorities, (b) the Olympic Delivery Authority and (c) other agencies on the future of Hackney Marshes and the Olympic precinct in Hackney following the Games in 2012.
(65111)
125
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment she has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66015)
126
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) executive agencies for which she is responsible have been subject to a peer review in 2005-06; what the (i) purpose, (ii) terms of reference and (iii) outcome was of each review; and what reference to the outcome of the review has been made when making funding decisions for those organisations.
(65093)
127
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the performance of the British Commonwealth teams in the recent Commonwealth Games.
(65307)
128
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the outcomes were of the recent meeting of the Water Safety Forum, with particular reference to adult to children supervision ratios in swimming pools.
(65113)
129
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress with site assembly at the Olympic park and planned changes to the configuration of the park.
(65114)
130
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Reuben brothers on site assembly at the Olympic park; and what assessment she has made of the future options for site assembly.
(65115)
131
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to organisations and projects in (a) each constituency and (b) each council district in Northern Ireland.
(65340)
132
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will reply to the letter of 30th January from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire about Stanbrook Abbey (Reference 34865).
(64810)
133
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress her Department has made on digital switchover; and if she will make a statement.
(65378)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
134
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the underlying cause was of the action for which his Department received damages from Textron Lycoming in respect of damage caused to an RAF Chinook HC Mk1 aircraft during development testing of a pre-production Full Authority Digital Electronic Control system; and whether this underlying cause was removed from the system fitted to Chinook HC2 ZD576.
(65736)
135
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the differences to the FADEC system between the pre-production system and the system installed in Chinook HC2 ZD576.
(65737)
136
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence he has received to discount an uncommanded flying control movement of 12 degree nose down pitch by RAF Chinook ZD576 prior to impact into the Mull.
(65738)
137
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the minimum height is at which autorotation is considered safe for a Chinook HC2; and whether this figure differs from the safe autorotation height for a Chinook with a weight limitation of 18,000kg.
(65739)
138
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein to have produced a dirty bomb; and if he will make a statement.
(65190)
139
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65204)
140
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) name and (b) rank of police officers his predecessor, the right hon. Member for Ashfield, met in his official capacity between 1st July and 31st August 2003.
(65233)
141
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what time of day, and on what day, the press statement from his predecessor, the right hon. Member for Ashfield, on the appointment of Lord Hutton to conduct an inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly was (a) cleared for release and (b) released under embargo to the media.
(65234)
142
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of (a) the Mole, (b) Compass and (c) Lynx publications issued since 2002.
(65240)
143
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April 2006 to Question 63392, on Mr Nick Pope, if he will list the persons employed since 1994 to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena.
(65363)
144
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with his US counterparts on software source code access in relation to the Joint Strike Fighter; and if he will make a statement.
(65418)
145
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Joint Strike Fighter project is subject to the US Arms Export Control Act; and if he will make a statement.
(65419)
146
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK has the capability to develop a new weapon for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft separately from the USA; and whether this would be possible without the software access code.
(65420)
147
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made with the disposal of surplus ex-Ministry of Defence vessels; what Government policy is on the disposal of such vessels; and what the position is regarding the disposal of (a) HMS Intrepid and (b) the (i) Newcastle, (ii) Glasgow and (iii) Cardiff Type 42 frigates.
(65086)
148
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on facilitating the de-equipping and dismantling of surplus warships in the United Kingdom.
(65087)
149
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65846)
150
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has implemented additional safety precautions as a result of the landing at Ballykelly Army Base of a scheduled aircraft bound for Londonderry Airport on Wednesday 29th March.
(65362)
151
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th January 2006, Official Report, column 1650-1W, on Ministry of Defence stores, why no financial recoveries were received in the first half of the financial year 2000-01.
(65219)
152
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the value of its stores lodged with its contractors and subsequently found either to be lost or otherwise unavailable for his Department's purposes in each of the financial years since April 1999.
(65459)
153
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether modifications made to airframes of Ethiopian MIG fighters undertaken by Hunting Engineering prior to the Eritrea - Ethiopian conflict of 1998 to 2000 required the approval of his Department; what discussions took place between (a) his Department and (b) the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency and (i) Hunting Engineering and (ii) the Ethiopian government on this contract; and what the purpose of the modifications were.
(65534)
154
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent to date on the A400M future large aircraft; and when it is likely to enter service.
(65218)
155
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Army has plans to update the standard 9mm Browning side arm.
(65380)
156
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to re-allocate the Sig Sauer P220 side arms that were recently replaced by Glock 17s; and if he will make a statement.
(65766)
157
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of air and sea rescue operations capability.
(64963)
158
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many inquiries the Veterans Agency has received about organising events for Veterans Day 2006.
(65441)
159
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the quality of the Iraqi (a) armed forces and (b) police force based in Multi-National Division South East.
(65442)
160
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the level of infiltration by militias into the Iraqi security forces in Multi-National Division South East.
(65443)
161
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the amount of training Army units have received in all-arms urban warfare in recent years.
(65444)
162
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times RAF (a) Harrier GR7 and (b) Jaguar aircraft were cannibalised during (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005.
(65445)
163
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF (a) Harrier GR7 and (b) Jaguar aircraft are (i) in service and (ii) fit for purpose.
(65446)
164
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests he has received from commanders in Iraq for additional armoured vehicles during the last 12 months; and what the Government's response was to each request.
(65447)
165
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the UK military hospitals that British military casualties are sent to after evacuation from (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(65448)
166
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy (a) Sea King, (b) Merlin and (c) Lynx helicopters are (i) in service and (ii) fit for purpose.
(65449)
167
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many casualty evacuations there have been from (a) Iraq since the start of Operation Telic and (b) Afghanistan since 2001.
(65450)
168
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make the Trial Bishop report available to members of the Defence Select Committee; if he will place a copy of the report in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(65099)
169
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received about the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centres; what response he has made; and if he will make a statement.
(65400)
170
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30th March 2006, Official Report, column 1154W, on missile defence, what the conclusions were of the NATO Feasibility Study into options for Alliance missile defence.
(65955)
171
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of support by the Pakistan government for insurgents in Helmand province in Afghanistan.
(65956)
172
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) scale of insurgent attacks which have taken place in Helmand province in Afghanistan in each of the last six months.
(65957)
173
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an (a) memorandum of understanding and (b) exchange of letters between the United States and the United Kingdom on the Joint Strike Fighter programme includes a provision guaranteeing the transfer of technology.
(65958)
174
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many minutes of free overseas telephone calls UK Forces personnel are entitled to each week whilst on oveseas tours.
(65959)
175
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in implementing the plans announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in February 2006 to create branches of the Combined Cadet Force in state schools.
(65916)
176
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Typhoon aircraft have been delivered to the RAF; how many are currently unserviceable; and if he will list the length of time for which each unserviceable Typhoon aircraft has been in that condition.
(65917)
177
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 impact on levels of road freight on routes to and from Defence Munitions Centre Crombie following its proposed downgrading.
(65090)
178
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British soldiers injured in Iraq since March 2003 have sustained a (a) severe, (b) moderate and (c) mild traumatic brain injury as a result of (i) being wounded in action and (ii) a vehicle or other accident.
(65913)
179
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision is being made for the long-term care of British soldiers returning from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury.
(65914)
180
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all British service personnel injured in Iraq are being screened for the possibility of a traumatic brain injury.
(65915)
181
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of overnight accommodation for the crew of a BAe146 of The Queen's Flight at Sharm el Sheikh in December 2004; for how many crew and for how many nights such accommodation was required; and which Department met the cost.
(64807)
182
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requests he has received to give evidence to the Defence Select Committee on Trident replacement; and if he will make a statement.
(65318)
183
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to debate studies into the costs of replacement of Trident.
(65319)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
184
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65202)
185
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the dates of contacts between (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and representatives of (i) Brighton and Hove Council and (ii) Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club since 25th October 2005; and whether in each case the contact was by (A) telephone, fax or e-mail, (B) written correspondence and (C) meeting.
(65222)
186
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to ensure timely development of infrastructure to keep pace with housing in construction in West Chelmsford constituency.
(64723)
187
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65838)
188
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total annual budget for each fire authority in England was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what the budget deficit was in each case where this occurred.
(65667)
189
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many water rescues the fire and rescue service were involved in in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(65672)
190
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people were (a) rescued alive from fires and (b) led to safety from fires by fire and rescue service personnel in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(65673)
191
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, under what legislation he published the Planning Circular 01/06: Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites.
(66075)
192
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what statutory obligations local authorities are under to provide sites for gypsy and traveller accommodation.
(66076)
193
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of non-mandatory home information packs on the property market in Denmark.
(65262)
194
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity applies to regional assemblies and their officers.
(64735)
195
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the relative need factors are; and what value they have for the financial year 2006-07.
(65414)
196
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons the system was changed from formula spending share to relative need factors.
(65415)
197
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the formula is for converting relative need factors into monetary amounts.
(65416)
198
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total relative needs grant block is for 2006-07; and what the total of needs above threshold is for 2006-07.
(65417)
199
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions his Department's Growth Areas Directorate has had with Anglian Water on the effective implementation of water efficiency measures in new houses.
(64727)
200
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effect of house prices in Warrington on the ability of first time buyers to purchase property in the area.
(64742)
201
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to encourage the provision of more affordable housing in Warrington.
(64743)
202
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66016)
203
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in meeting its statutory obligation as a public body to promote the rights of disabled people.
(65814)
204
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) fatalities and (b) non-fatal casualties have occurred as a result of dwelling fires in the UK (i) where a smoke alarm was present and (ii) where there was no smoke alarm in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
[R] (64835)
205
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on planning procedures for affordable homes.
(65308)
206
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the budget of the Supporting People programme was for (a) North Yorkshire and (b) City of York in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07.
(65540)
207
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reason he has refused funds to local authorities for the Supporting People programme.
(65541)
208
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact of the reduced level of funding for the Supporting People programme on (a) homelessness, (b) social inclusion and (c) social welfare in (i) West Yorkshire and (ii) City of York.
(65542)
209
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which councils have not prosecuted any tenants for anti-social behaviour.
(65161)
210
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many copies of council tax bills for 2006-07 he has received from pensioners.
(65110)
211
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many dwellings constructed in each year since 2000 have failed to satisfy the relevant regulations on sound insulation; and if he will make a statement.
(65143)
212
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the number of people illegally residing in tourism caravan parks in each local authority area.
(65907)
213
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2006, Official Report, column 959W, on the Brixham Council proposal, what steps he has taken to ensure that a Brixham Town Council will be established on 1st April 2007; and what steps remain to be taken in order for the Council to be operative on that date.
(64967)
214
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2005 to the hon. Member for Dundee East, Official Report, column 2559W, on departmental staff, what the average additional payment to staff paid the London area pay rate was for 2005-06; how many and what proportion of staff are entitled to this rate; and if he will estimate the annual saving to his Department if London staff were paid at the national pay rate.
(66054)
215
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the percentage of the UK population that changed residence in the last year for which figures are available.
(66037)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
216
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65208)
217
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency have been permanently excluded from school in each of the last five years.
(66025)
218
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the future of the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(65289)
219
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent estimate she has made of the average cost of special needs tribunal hearings to (a) parents and (b) local education authorities.
(65291)
220
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to reduce the cost of special needs tribunals to parents.
(65292)
221
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is per child of a placement in a speech and language unit run by Hillingdon Local Education Authority.
(65293)
222
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding would be necessary for the Learning and Skills Council to bridge the gap between education inside and outside prisons; and if she will make a statement.
(65561)
223
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to change the process whereby contracting arrangements in prisons education and vocational training are organised separately.
(65562)
224
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will provide the Learning and Skills Council with the necessary resources to apply its standard funding methodology so that prisons have access to all of the funding streams available to mainstream colleges.
(65563)
225
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that the additional learning support funding approach is applied to prison education.
(65564)
226
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to recommendation 29 of the Education and Skills Select Committee Report, HC114-1, on Prison Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary about the role of Heads of Learning and Skills in prisons.
(65565)
227
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funds she is providing to ensure that the specialist role of teaching staff in prisons is properly rewarded.
(65566)
228
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of prisoners in 2005 had access to prison education at any one time.
(65567)
229
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of prison education inspected by the Adult Learning Inspectorate in 2005 was judged to be inadequate.
(65568)
230
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of prisoners have access to the internet as part of their education or training (a) daily and (b) weekly.
(65569)
231
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she has taken to broaden the prison education curriculum key and basic skills as recommended by the Education and Skills Select Committee report, HC114-1 on Prison Education.
(65570)
232
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding was allocated to vocational education provision in prisons in 2005-06; what funding has been allocated for 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(65572)
233
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will place a much larger proportion of short-term prisoners in open prisons.
(65573)
234
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she has taken to ensure that closer links are forged between prisons and further education colleges, universities and employers.
(65574)
235
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the mentoring programmes run by charitable organisations in prisons.
(65575)
236
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will increase the role of mentoring in prison education.
(65576)
237
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will undertake a review of the different charities working in the prison education sector with a view to identifying the most successful for national recognition, funding and support.
(65577)
238
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will enable successful charities working in the prison education sector to enter the quality assurance regime.
(65578)
239
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many juvenile prison establishments meet the Youth Justice Board target of 30 hours per week in education and training.
(65583)
240
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the expenditure per head on education in juvenile young offender institutions was in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06; and what the planned figure is for 2006-07.
(65584)
241
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in delivering on the commitment to implement a system of individual learning plans for prisoners linked to sentence plans.
(65799)
242
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that every adult prison has (a) a learning support assistant and (b) a special educational needs coordinator.
(65801)
243
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress on introducing a learner-centered system of prison education.
(65802)
244
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research has been undertaken by her Department to identify what type of education and training provision will have the greatest impact on meeting the individual learning needs of prisoners and providing them with real alternatives to crime on release.
(65804)
245
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research has been undertaken by her Department into the impact of education and training on reconviction.
(65805)
246
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department has taken to inform the general public of the purpose and importance of prison education.
(65806)
247
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to measure education, training or employment outcomes for released prisoners.
(65807)
248
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are undertaken within her Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65850)
249
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what requirements are placed on maintained faith schools in relation to respecting the wishes of non-religious pupils and parents.
(65144)
250
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the legal responsibilities of (a) faith and (b) non-faith trust schools are in relation to (i) discrimination by religion in the employment of staff, (ii) the religious education syllabus, (iii) the holding of a daily act of worship and (iv) parental excusal from religious education and collective worship.
(65174)
251
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Hull and (iii) East Riding in the last year for which figures are available.
(65463)
252
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on (a) the finances of and (b) the redundancy programme announced at the Liverpool Learning Service.
(65403)
253
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of Key Stage 3 pupils from service children's education schools achieved levels (a) 3, (b) 4, (c) 5, (d) 6, (e) 7 and (f) 8 in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science during the academic year 2004-05.
(65439)
254
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of (a) A-level and (b) GCSE pupils from service children's education schools achieved each grade of examination qualification during the academic year 2004-05.
(65440)
255
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of EU domiciled students who may receive loans for study at a UK higher education institution and then default on repayment of those loans.
(65275)
256
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the results of the pilot programme using MOSAIC in local learning and skills councils will be available.
(65432)
257
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has undertaken into the social profile of people accessing learning provided through the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities Fund.
(65433)
258
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2006, Official Report, column 888W, on school admissions, what powers (a) schools adjudicators and (b) admissions forums will have to ask for details of admissions other than in response to objections.
(65945)
259
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment she has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66017)
260
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress her Department has made in fulfilling its statutory role as public body to promote the rights of disabled people.
(65815)
261
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the truancy levels were in schools in (a) Carlisle constituency, (b) Cumbria and (c) England in each year since 1996.
(65752)
262
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the levels of guaranteed unit of funding per child for free nursery education places in 2006-07 will take into account the increased entitlement for nursery education to 38 weeks per year.
(65284)
263
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many families in Nottinghamshire claimed free nursery education funding in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(65285)
264
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria the Department used to allocate guaranteed unit of funding per child for free nursery education places in 2005-06.
(65286)
265
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the guaranteed unit of funding per child was for free nursery education places in Nottinghamshire for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(65287)
266
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much Mr Des Smith has been paid by her Department.
(65094)
267
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when Mr Des Smith transferred to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
(65095)
268
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what Mr Des Smith's official duties were; and to whom he reported.
(65096)
269
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funding for onsite assessment and training in construction will be subject to the full oversight of the Committees and Board of the CITB; and if she will make a statement.
(65753)
270
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions her officials have had with officials of the Construction Industry Training Board on future initiatives on onsite assessment and training.
(65754)
271
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what provisions exist for the (a) suspension and (b) banning of teachers (i) accused and (ii) convicted of sexual assault.
(65404)
272
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the exclusion rates were for the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(65992)
273
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total capital expenditure has been for each school in the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in the past 10 years.
(66087)
274
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the incidence of reported violence towards (a) staff and (b) pupils was in the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools with the (A) highest and (B) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(66089)
275
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) GCSE, (b) A-level and (c) key stage results were for the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools with the (A) highest and (B) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(66090)
276
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total number of arson attacks was for the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last 10 years.
(66093)
277
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action her Department takes to prevent advocates of terrorism obtaining positions as teachers.
(66060)
278
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what restrictions there are on individuals who have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment obtaining employment as teachers.
(66061)
279
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when her Department will reply to the letter of 16th February 2006 from the right hon. Member for Warley regarding Mr McKenzie-Ward of Oldbury.
(66062)
280
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total number of looked after children was in each local authority in each year since 1997.
(65451)
281
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have been taken into care in each local authority in each year since 1997.
(65452)
282
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence Ministers have had with the British Edutrust Foundation.
(65277)
283
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the decision was taken that Rhodesway School in Bradford would become an academy sponsored by the British Edutrust Foundation.
(65278)
284
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2006, Official Report, column 1232W, on foreign students, what subjects were being studied by the 1,750 Iranian students attending universities in 2004-05; and how many were studying each subject.
(64892)
285
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Iran have enrolled at universities in the UK in each year since 1997; and which subjects they have studied.
(64895)
286
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children are forecast to be aged (a) up to four years, (b) primary school age, (c) secondary school age and (d) 16 to 18 years in each of the next 25 years for which figures are available.
(65991)
287
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools did not have a permanent headteacher in the course of each of the past 10 years.
(66034)
288
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial support the Department has committed to the advanced skills teacher programme.
(66036)
289
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many temporary headteachers have been in post in each of the past 10 years.
(66038)
290
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria are used to determine the eligibility of teachers for key worker funding for affordable homes.
(66039)
291
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people went to university, broken down by (a) sex and (b) age, in each year since 1976.
(66040)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
292
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers (a) in England and (b) in Windsor constituency will receive late payments for 2005 from the Rural Payments Agency.
(64799)
293
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the problems with the computerised mapping system for single farm payments to be fully resolved.
(64800)
294
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what definition of the middle range of historical claimants is being used for the prioritisation of single farm payments.
(64801)
295
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65212)
296
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the environmental record of the Australian Forest Standard; and if she will make a statement.
(65242)
297
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what considerations formed the basis of the decision to extend the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme probation period.
(65243)
298
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the comments on the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme in the Environmental Audit Committee's Second Report of Session 2005-06 on Sustainable Timber; and if she will make a statement.
(65244)
299
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what circumstances the Central Point of Expertise on Timber would remove the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme from its approved list of certifiers of sustainable timber.
(65245)
300
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government is taking to ensure that the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme includes mandatory and enforceable minimum standards for all its national members.
(65246)
301
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates discussions have been held between representatives of the British and Australian governments regarding the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(65247)
302
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who was involved in the decision to extend the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme probation period.
(65248)
303
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the `outstanding issues' were which were found by the review of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme and which caused the probation period to be extended.
(65249)
304
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has undertaken to compare energy efficiency rates in the UK with other European Union countries.
(64970)
305
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure European governments promote energy efficiency in domestic appliances.
(64971)
306
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to ensure that her Department's progress in meeting domestic climate change targets is effectively monitored.
(64972)
307
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional measures she is planning to enable the Government to meet its domestic climate change targets; and if she will make a statement.
(64973)
308
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to build new water storage capacity in the South East of England.
(64974)
309
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to work with farmers to reduce the impact of climate change on British agriculture.
(65747)
310
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to ensure the sustainability of British agriculture.
(65748)
311
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of climate change on UK agriculture.
(65750)
312
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are being taken taken to ensure there are sufficient levels of water supply to cope with the levels of house building in West Chelmsford constituency.
(64722)
313
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are undertaken within her Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65849)
314
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will carry out an investigation into the use of electric shock collars as a training aid for dogs.
(65250)
315
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what opportunities exist for farm tenants to diversify as a result of recent changes to landlord/tenant legislation; and what plans the Government has to respond to further changes proposed by the Tenancy Reform Industry Group.
(65536)
316
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers and landowners have obtained a waste management licence or pollution prevention and control permit for use on their holdings in advance of the implementation of new regulations on 15th May.
(66080)
317
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) possible effects on the terms and conditions of and (b) cost impacts on veterinary surgeons of each of the options for proposed changes to veterinary supervision arrangements within the Meat Hygiene Service.
(66081)
318
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she commission an independent assessment of the likely impact of each of the options for proposed changes to veterinary supervision arrangements within the Meat Hygiene Service.
(66082)
319
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the TUPE implications are of each of the options for proposed changes for veterinary supervision arrangements within the Meat Hygiene Service.
(66083)
320
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of fly-tipping have (a) been reported and (b) led to prosecution in (i) Ribble Valley and (ii) Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(65300)
321
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of air quality in the London Borough of Bexley.
(65681)
322
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the requirements of (a) professional and (b) amateur sporting facilities in the event of the introduction of drought orders.
(64721)
323
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of dividends passed by water companies to their shareholders in each year since water services were privatised.
(65102)
324
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) amount and (b) proportion of total income of each water company was paid (i) to service debt and borrowing and (ii) in dividend payments to shareholders in each year since privatisation for which records are available.
(65103)
325
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much tallow was burned as a fuel in the UK in each of the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the animal by-product regulation on tallow burning.
(65551)
326
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a ban on tallow burning on fossil fuel emissions targets.
(65552)
327
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential of a ban on the sale of tallow on the cost-effectiveness of the disposal of offal in rendering plants.
(65553)
328
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2005, Official Report, column 553W, on game rearing farms, what the reasons are for the difference between the figure for the number of game rearing farms given in that Answer and that given in the partial Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Control of Avian Influenza.
(65430)
329
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Home Office on traveller-related crime in rural areas.
(64728)
330
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, columns 31-2W, on mobile telephones, what the timescale is for the implementation of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Directive.
(65947)
331
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body to promote the rights of disabled people.
(65817)
332
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) the horticultural industry and (b) farmers on the environmental effects of their work.
(65371)
333
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution made by (a) farmers and (b) horticulturalists in reducing UK carbon emissions.
(65372)
334
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what records are held by the Government on the commercial sale of ammonium nitrate fertiliser.
(65279)
335
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to introduce restrictions on (a) the commercial sale of and (b) the levels of nitrate in ammonium nitrate fertiliser.
(65280)
336
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to exempt (a) county cricket clubs and (b) community sports facilities from drought orders; and if she will make a statement.
(65112)
337
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated amount of water lost through broken pipes by each of the privatised water companies was in the last period for which figures are available.
(65831)
338
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is Government policy that consumers buying organic products should be enabled to select UK-sourced organic products when these are available.
(65778)
339
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of a compulsory logo on all UK-sourced organic products sold in the UK on consumers who wish to buy products produced in the UK.
(65779)
340
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of the current proposals from the European Commission to replace Council Regulation 2092/91 on Organic Production for the roles and responsibilities of Member States in this issue.
(65780)
341
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on revisions to Council Regulation 2092/91 on Organic Production in relation to organic farmers delivering positive environmental outcomes; and what representations she has received from (a) conservation organisations and (b) English Nature on achieving environmental outcomes in any revision of Council Regulation 2092/91 on Organic Production.
(65782)
342
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to consult with (a) the Organic Action Plan Group, (b) small and medium-sized organic businesses and (c) other interested parties before proposals to (i) amend or (ii) replace Council Regulation 2092/91 are taken forward by the European Commission.
(65783)
343
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the European Commission's proposal to replace Council Regulation 2092/91.
(65784)
344
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when David Diamond, a beef farmer of Portford Lane, South Brent, holding number 10/296/0205, will receive his Single Payment Scheme payment.
(65012)
345
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure farmers threatened with bankruptcy proceedings by British banks due to delays with Single Farm Payments are offered a guarantee from the Government to the bank up to the level of the sums owing together with interest; and if she will make a statement.
(65020)
346
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to arrange an emergency payment to Mr David Diamond, a beef farmer of Portford Lane, South Brent, following delay in payment under the Single Farm Payment Scheme payment; and if she will make a statement.
(65022)
347
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place for the inoculation of the population in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza in Britain.
(65767)
348
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Johnson McNeil is employed by her Department or one of its agencies.
[R] (65101)
349
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 7th March 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent.
(64740)
350
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) regulatory and (b) statutory quality guidelines local authorities are required to comply with in their management of cemeteries and burial grounds relating to (i) avoidance of land pollution from decontaminated land and (ii) flooding of ground.
(65761)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
351
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of China since 2002 about the implementation of the Population and Birth-planning Law 2001; what response was received; and if he will make a statement.
(65259)
352
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of China since 1997 about trends in its population; what response he has received; and if he will make a statement.
(65260)
353
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65207)
354
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list individuals who have served as the UK Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament since 1992; on what date each (a) began working for his Department, (b) took up this post, (c) left this post and (d) left employment with his Department; and what post each of those still employed by his Department now holds.
(65229)
355
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each honour bestowed since 1st May 1997 on present and former holders of the post of UK Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament; and on what date each honour was bestowed.
(65230)
356
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sums are being paid to the US Administration arising out of the Marshall Plan.
(65379)
357
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the British Ambassador to Burma last met with (a) Aung San Suu Kyi and (b) members of the democracy movement.
(65557)
358
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Chad about the deterioration of Chad's relations with Sudan.
(65558)
359
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) China and (b) Russia about the proposal to impose UN sanctions on perpetrators of violence in Darfur.
(65559)
360
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Colombia about (a) respect for human rights, (b) progress towards democracy, (c) the freedom of the press and (d) tackling corruption in Colombia.
(65643)
361
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Argentinia about the prosecution of those guilty of human rights violations during the 1976 to 1983 Dirty War.
(65644)
362
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of involvement of the government of Sudan in rebel movements operating in Chad.
(65646)
363
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of support provided by the government of Sudan to the rebels seeking to overthrow the government of Chad.
(65647)
364
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Chad about the protection of refugees from the conflict in Darfur.
(65648)
365
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Chad about (a) the administration of oil revenues and (b) corruption.
(65649)
366
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of statements by the President of Chad that oil revenues are needed to pay for weapons.
(65650)
367
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of human rights abuses in Chad.
(65651)
368
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
(65652)
369
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of failed asylum seekers returned to Zimbabwe.
(65653)
370
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the freedom and fairness of the forthcoming presidential election in Colombia.
(65654)
371
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on addressing the needs of street children.
(65655)
372
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the merit of an HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness campaign which specifically refutes the belief that sorcery is a vehicle for transmission of the virus.
(65656)
373
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support pro-democracy student groups in Iran.
(65664)
374
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the likely effects of the decision by the United States Administration to offer rewards for the capture of Colombian drug dealers and (b) the effectiveness of this policy in (i) tackling the drug trade and (ii) reducing the impact of the drug trade on Colombian politics and society.
(65666)
375
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of decisions of the Colombian government (a) to negotiate a demobilisation programme, with rights to immunity from prosecution for human rights abuses, with right-wing paramilitary groups and (b) not to negotiate with left-wing rebels.
(65680)
376
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria on the progress of its bill to criminalise homosexuality.
(65682)
377
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support and promote reform of the (a) security sector and (b) army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(65683)
378
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Libya on the detention of women and girls for social rehabilitation.
(65684)
379
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts on the UN Security Council on the merits of a resolution on violence and conflict in Uganda.
(65685)
380
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Nigeria, (b) Sierra Leone and (c) Liberia on the prosecution of Charles Taylor.
(65686)
381
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to build the capacity of (a) Kyrgyzstan, (b) Tajikistan and (c) Kazakhstan to cope with the economic and political consequences of possible future instability in Uzbekistan, with particular reference to (i) assistance with crisis planning, (ii) management of refugee flows, (iii) improving policing and border security, (iv) providing emergency aid and (v) reducing these countries reliance on Uzbekistan for (A) energy and (B) transport.
(65687)
382
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support (a) independent news gathering and (b) (i) human rights activists and (ii) journalists operating in Uzbekistan.
(65690)
383
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support broadcasting into Uzbekistan from abroad with particular reference to news and educational programmes.
(65693)
384
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support journalism training in Uzbekistan and the surrounding region.
(65694)
385
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to support (a) political activity, (b) civil society and (c) educational opportunities in Uzbekistan.
(65695)
386
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on (a) prohibiting physical and sexual abuse of children by law enforcement personnel, (b) creating child protection units in all major cities, (c) outlawing churches which practise abusive child deliverance ceremonies and (d) providing rehabilative centres for children as an alternative to prison.
(65706)
387
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Uganda on reducing violence and conflict in Uganda.
(65718)
388
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of China on (a) reports of the harvesting and sale of organs from executed prisoners and (b) human rights in China.
(65741)
389
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of the involvement of Salah Abdullah Gosh in human rights abuses in Darfur.
(65743)
390
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the relationship between Salah Abdullah Gosh and (a) the British security services and (b) the American security services on his immunity from prosecution for human rights abuses in Darfur.
(65746)
391
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government authorises the transfer of arms to Chad.
(65825)
392
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of political instability in Uzbekistan on (a) European security and (b) stability and security in central Asia.
(65896)
393
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli government on the closure of the Karni crossing into Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
(65455)
394
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with US representatives on the withdrawal of funding for Palestinian development projects; and if he will make a statement.
(65456)
395
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what occasions he has met with the family of (a) Tom Hurndall and (b) James Miller; and whether he has plans for future such meetings.
(65895)
396
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65837)
397
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether recent discussions have taken place between Colombian and UK authorities in relation to those citizens travelling on British passports in Colombia during August 2001 who were subsequently convicted by a Colombian court.
(65866)
398
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Philippine government concerning the parliamentarians trapped in their offices in Congress under threat of arrest.
(65834)
399
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Philippine parliamentarians who are trapped in their offices in Congress under threat of arrest.
(65835)
400
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) diplomatic and consular staff in Germany have had with German authorities on child custody cases in Germany where British parents experience restrictions on legitimate access.
(66046)
401
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British parents have contacted his Department since 1990 regarding assistance with cases relating to access to children involved in custody disputes in the German courts.
(66053)
402
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the conditions under which detainees are being held at Guantanamo Bay.
(65089)
403
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Government agency is responsible for monitoring the end-use of UK arms exports; and if he will make a statement.
(64913)
404
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Sudanese government's co-operation with the United Nations, with particular reference to the UN's access to the Darfur region.
(65719)
405
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Iranian space programme; and if he will make a statement.
(65722)
406
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what phase of the performance-based roadmap to a permanent two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had been attained before the January 2006 Palestinian legislative elections; and if he will make a statement.
(65724)
407
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government (a) funds and (b) supports co-existence projects in (i) Israel and (ii) the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.
(65725)
408
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the status is of the EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories following the January 2006 Palestinian legislative elections.
(65727)
409
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in implementing the agreement to restart cooperation with the local government in Basra in Iraq since 12th March 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(65730)
410
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Belarusian authorities regarding the imprisonment of opposition figures following the presidential elections.
(65833)
411
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the level of that country's investment in Zimbabwe.
(65756)
412
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April to Question 59110, what the outcome was of the UK Embassy in Tel Aviv raising on 22nd March 2006 the issue of the Israeli Air Force operating low-flying aircraft over the Gaza Strip.
(65970)
413
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to make contact with the entry clearance officers who dealt with the case of Sylvarius Baye (UK Visa Reference GV100/113504/NW/RK); when he first attempted to make contact with those officers; and if he will make a statement.
(64804)
414
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received concerning the independence of trade unions in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(65276)
415
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many exercises are planned to support the Proliferation Security Initiative in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(65281)
416
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) lessons were learnt and (b) improvements were made to UK maritime security following Exercise Exploring Themis in November 2005.
(65282)
417
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to comply with the Proliferation Security Initiative.
(65283)
418
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what compensation is available to (a) British citizens who are injured in terrorist attacks abroad and (b) the relatives of those killed; and if he will make a statement.
(65556)
419
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will consider the result of the forthcoming referendum in Gibraltar to approve the new constitution as an act of self-determination for the purposes of Government policy on Gibraltar.
(65375)
420
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) guidance and (b) support his Department offers on inoculation against the H5N1 virus to British nationals living overseas in countries where there is a major outbreak.
(65755)
421
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visas have been issued to students from Iran in each year since 1997; and which subjects for (a) study and (b) research they indicated a wish to pursue.
(64894)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
422
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines she has issued on the conduct of clinical trials in England and Wales.
(65175)
423
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response her Department made to the report of the Fourth World Conference on Women 1995.
(65176)
424
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on (a) a tax on foods with a very high fat content and (b) an obesity tax based on an individual's body mass index.
(65177)
425
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average alcohol consumption per person, per visit to a pub or bar, was in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan Police area of London and (d) England in each of the last five years for which information is available.
(65184)
426
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the average alcohol consumption per person, per visit to a pub or bar, in each country in the European Union in each of the last five years for which information is available.
(65185)
427
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will bring forward legislation similar to H.R. 1079, (Holly's Law), introduced into the United States House of Representatives in March 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(65261)
428
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will set up an enquiry into the safety of RU-486; and if she will make a statement.
(65482)
429
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information she has evaluated on (a) complications and (b) deaths caused by RU-486; and if she will make a statement.
(65483)
430
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatments for (a) children and (b) adults with disabling conditions have been developed by use of (i) human embryo experimentation and (ii) stem cell research; and if she will make a statement.
(65484)
431
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65206)
432
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the fifth report of session 2005-06 from the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee on Compensation culture: NHS Redress Bill, what the basis is for her Department's view that only genuine cases will be eligible for the redress scheme and that the vast majority of opportunistic claims will be easily rejected.
(64741)
433
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th April 2006 to Question 62399, what the basis was of her statement that the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) does not record the legal funding arrangements of claimants; and what records were provided by the NHSLA to the authors of the report on the funding of personal litigation commissioned by the Department for Constitutional Affairs as part of the `large-scale data set provided by the NHSLA'.
(64988)
434
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 as part of the rollout of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme from 1st April; and who is responsible for providing the testing kits.
(65263)
435
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each of the programme hubs for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme will be (a) commissioned and (b) operational.
(65264)
436
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women aged 60 to 69 years have been invited to be screened for bowel cancer as part of the rollout of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme from 1st April.
(65265)
437
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding her Department has agreed for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(65266)
438
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the increase in bowel cancer screening capacity in England since 1st April.
(65267)
439
N
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was from diagnosis to first treatment for people from York diagnosed with (a) breast and (b) all cancers in (i) 1997 and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(64335)
440
N
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent in improving cancer services in York since 1997.
(64336)
441
N
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist cancer (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by the NHS in York in (i) 1997 and (ii) in the latest year for which figures are available.
(64338)
442
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust was in each year between (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2005-06.
(65288)
443
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust about the future of the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(65290)
444
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of (a) the work undertaken and (b) the results achieved by the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(65294)
445
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will visit the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(65295)
446
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the funding of placements of children at the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit in each of the last five years was from (a) local education authorities and (b) primary care trusts.
(65296)
447
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of (a) the extent to which the practice of harvesting the organs of executed prisoners in China takes place (b) the role of the Chinese government in the practice and (c) the extent to which such prisoners have given their consent.
(65759)
448
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings officials in her Department have had with representatives of the public relations company Portland PR; what contracts Portland PR has with her Department and agencies for which she has responsibility; and what the nature of the contract is in each case.
(65088)
449
Chris Bryant (Rhondda):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that all those diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension receive adequate treatment without waiting for the treatment to be approved by the local primary care trust.
(65531)
450
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of a heart and lung transplant within the NHS.
(65843)
451
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are undertaken within her Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65851)
452
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average NHS waiting time for a heart and lung transplant was in England in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(66042)
453
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died from pulmonary hypertension whilst on the NHS waiting list for a heart and lung transplant in England in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(66045)
454
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds are not available for the treatment of patients at Potters Bar Community Hospital.
(64733)
455
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to roll out the bowel cancer screening programme since 1st April; how many people have been offered screening since 1st April; how many people will be offered screening by (a) 1st July 2006, (b) 1st January 2007 and (c) 1st April 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(65381)
456
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding she plans to make available for the bowel cancer screening programme in each of the next five years; and what changes in the funding allocation have been made since the programme was announced.
(65744)
457
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to promote public awareness of bowel cancer and its symptoms.
(65745)
458
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned into the impact of late termination of the foetus; and what effect the result of such research has had on policy.
(65971)
459
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) administrative centres and (b) call centres the new Great Western Ambulance Service plans to have; and what guarantees have been made to existing staff on redeployment.
(65972)
460
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners in each primary care trust are participating in out-of-hours work in the same area as they are registered as a general practitioner.
(65973)
461
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used to assess the need for each of the options for proposed changes to veterinary supervision arrangements within the Meat Hygiene Service.
(66084)
462
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on NHS Trust financial deficits in South East London.
(65688)
463
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on patients of medical staff redundancies in hospitals in South East London; and if she will make a statement.
(65689)
464
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations her Department has carried out with (a) the theatre, (b) film and (c) television industry regarding possible exemptions to the ban on smoking in public places for the purposes of artistic productions; and if she will make a statement.
(65735)
465
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the specialities where waiting times have increased to the maximum target waiting time since waiting times were last reviewed, broken down by NHS trust.
(65781)
466
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of dental practices in Norwich North have decided to opt out of the NHS in the last 12 months; and how many dentists this figure represents.
(65529)
467
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists signed the dental contract `in dispute'.
(65530)
468
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to prevent a Director of Finance sitting on a primary care trust review and funding panel which collates the eligibility assessments for continuing care from health and social care professionals.
(65145)
469
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has (a) assessed and (b) commissioned on the possible relationship between children drinking tap water with added fluoride and the risk of developing bone cancer as teenagers.
(65196)
470
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her statement of 18th April 2006, Official Report, column 4, on the general practitioner contract, what the evidential basis was for her statement that thousands of people were alive and well as a result of the contract.
(65511)
471
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government will publish its response to the consultation paper `Proposals to simplify the reimbursement arrangements for NHS dispensing contractors' and if she will make a statement.
(65512)
472
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April, Official Report, columns 388-9W, on the European Health Insurance Card, how many information leaflets were distributed; and what the total cost was of the awareness campaign.
(65757)
473
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, column 389W, on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), what percentage of EHIC forms have been processed within 21 days.
(65768)
474
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the primary care trusts which are in the early adopter phase of the health trainer programme.
(65897)
475
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mandatory core competences health trainers must satisfy before being employed by the NHS.
(65948)
476
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average salary of a health trainer is expected to be; and how many hours on average a health trainer is expected to work per week.
(65949)
477
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of training each health trainer; and if she will make a statement.
(65950)
478
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what will happen to unmet units of dental activity at the end of the contract year.
(65960)
479
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on recall interval between dental examinations; and if she will make a statement.
(65961)
480
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people in each region with no teeth in each year since 1997.
(65962)
481
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have signed the new NHS dental contract in England; and how many of those have done so in dispute, broken down by primary care trust.
(66072)
482
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many orthodontists there are in England, broken down by primary care trust (PCT); and what each PCT annual contract value with orthodontists was as of 1st April 2006.
(66074)
483
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has for the future provision of the best treatments website through NHS Direct.
(66047)
484
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to develop evidence-based information for both patients and clinicians.
(66048)
485
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April 2006, ref. 62509, on NHS Hospital Trusts, if she will set out the figures for fixed costs identifying those that arise in relation to private finance initiative projects.
(65944)
486
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Growth Areas Directorate in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister concerning additional provision of NHS healthcare in North Northamptonshire.
(64726)
487
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the coin-operated tanning salon industry regarding (a) skin cancer awareness and (b) access to such equipment by under 16 year olds.
(65081)
488
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the implications for the incidence of skin cancer of trends in the number of unstaffed coin-operated tanning salons in England; and if she will make a statement.
(65082)
489
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Sunsmart campaign has undertaken work to raise awareness of coin-operated tanning equipment use.
(65083)
490
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources have been made available to the Sunsmart campaign for 2006-07; and what assessment she has made of the merits of increasing funding to the campaign.
(65084)
491
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what issues the Sunsmart campaign will be focusing resources during the summer of 2006.
(65085)
492
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) recent discussions she has had and (b) representations she has received on fibromyalgia.
(65794)
493
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made in improving NHS (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of fibromyalgia.
(65795)
494
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average take-home pay was for general practitioners in (a) England and (b) Kingston-upon-Hull North in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(65434)
495
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many single-handed general practioner practices there are in (a) Kingston-upon-Hull and (b) East Yorkshire.
(65435)
496
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were in acute hospitals serving the Kingston-upon-Hull area in the last 12 months; and how many acute hospital bed nights these represented.
(65436)
497
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant midwife posts there are in (a) the North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Strategic Health Authority area and (b) the East Hull and West Hull Primary Care Trust area; and what plans her Department has to recruit more midwives into the NHS in North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
(65437)
498
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the provision of sexual health services in Kingston-upon-Hull North.
(65438)
499
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients normally resident in Hull North have been treated for cancer in the past 12 months.
(65464)
500
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists were employed by (a) East Hull and (b) West Hull Primary Care Trust in each year since 1997.
(65465)
501
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding her Department has provided to (a) East Hull and West Hull Primary Care Trust and (b) the NHS for dental services in each year since 1997.
(65466)
502
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS audiologists there are in Kingston upon Hull; and if she will make a statement.
(65467)
503
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methods she uses to assess the adequacy of data collection before the introduction of mandatory tariffs.
(65107)
504
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on direct access tariffs in the NHS.
(65108)
505
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what aspects of performance her Department examines when carrying out (a) weekly, (b) monthly and (c) annual assessments of the performance of Alliance Medical Ltd in providing diagnostic scans in the NHS.
(65109)
506
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2006, to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury, Official Report, column 807W, on stoma appliances, on what date her Department expects to (a) publish a summary of responses and (b) respond to the consultation on the provision of stoma appliances and other services.
(65946)
507
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities was on mental health in each of the last five years; what percentage of their total expenditure in each year each figure represents; and what assessment she has made of the trends in the proportion of the NHS budget spent on mental health services since 1992.
(65983)
508
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment she has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66018)
509
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new general dental services contracts and (b) new personal dental services agreements which have been offered to dentists have been (i) signed and (ii) rejected in (A) each primary care trust and (B) England; and what percentage of the previous NHS dentistry service level is now offered in (1) each primary care trust and (2) England.
(64934)
510
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd February 2006, Official Report, column 724W, on NHS contracts, what follow-up work is being carried out on the cost of implementing Agenda for Change in each strategic health authority; when the results of this follow-up work will be reported to her Department; what plans she has to increase the funding envelope for Agenda for Change in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; what her Department estimated the additional costs of implementing Agenda for Change to be for each financial year between 2004-05 and 2008-09; and whether her Department has estimated the difference between the cost of implementing Agenda for Change and her Department's estimates.
(65061)
511
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) bodies and (b) budgets will bear the cost of respite support to be provided for carers as set out in paragraph 5.55 of the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say Health White Paper.
(65996)
512
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to provide respite support for carers as set out in paragraph 5.55 of the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say Health White Paper.
(65997)
513
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date she expects carers to be able to call upon respite support as set out in paragraph 5.55 of the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say Health White Paper, broken down by local authority area; and what criteria will be used to allocate such support.
(65998)
514
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has held with the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust on the recovery of the costs of care from (a) Parexel and (b) TeGenero for the treatment of those patients who suffered an adverse reaction to the treatment TGN1412.
(65999)
515
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure of strategic health authorities (SHA) in the last year for which figures are available was, broken down by major cost area (a) in total and (b) for each SHA.
(66000)
516
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of their budgets each (a) NHS trust, (b) health authority, (c) primary care trust and (d) strategic health authority spent on administration in each year since 1997-98.
(66002)
517
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which strategic health authorities have authorised the top-slicing of primary care trust allocations in the (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 financial years; what proportion of primary care trust allocations are being withheld in each case; and under what legislation strategic health authorities have the authority to top-slice primary care trust allocations.
(66003)
518
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she intends to bring forward legislation providing for the regulation of practitioners of complementary and alternative medicines and therapies.
(66004)
519
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many suspected unexpected serious adverse reactions have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, and its predecessor organisations, in each year since 1997.
(66006)
520
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2006, Official Report, column 146W, on NHS Reconfiguration, what estimate she has made of the total cost involved in the structural reorganisation of strategic health authorities.
(66057)
521
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd March 2006, Official Report, column 577W, on Barts/Broomfield Hospitals PFI, to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford, when departmental officials will write to NHS trusts letting them know how the private finance initiative reappraisal process will work; and if she will place a copy of this letter in the Library.
(66058)
522
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why the Choose and Book system within the NHS is not used for mental health; and whether there are plans to extend its use to that area.
(65812)
523
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body to promote the rights of disabled people.
(65816)
524
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress her Department has made towards achieving its 2005 aim that each social services locality should be complemented by a local user-led organisation of disabled people modelled on existing centres for (a) independent and (b) inclusive living by 2010.
(66007)
525
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of including a value for money assessment in the inspection reports of care homes for older people produced by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
(65303)
526
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of elderly and mentally infirm people cared for in care homes in (a) Bristol North Primary Care Trust and (b) Bristol South and West Primary Care Trust have their fees paid for by (i) the NHS or (ii) local authority; and what percentage have their personal care costs paid for by themselves, a relative or another third party.
(65304)
527
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the fees charged by care homes in (a) Bristol North Primary Care Trust and (b) Bristol South and West Primary Care Trust is paid for by the NHS or local authority.
(65305)
528
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many managers were employed in the NHS in England on 1st April (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
(65309)
529
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been to the NHS of the annual one per cent. increase in national insurance contributions in each relevant year.
(65543)
530
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients were offered a first appointment with a general practitioner within two working days in the Carlisle Primary Care Trust area.
(65751)
531
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on patients' prognoses of delays in the commencement of radiotherapy treatment; and what steps she plans to take to speed up the commencement of treatment for those patients requiring radiotherapy.
(64480)
532
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the difference between the waiting times for radiotherapy patients in Leeds and the rest of Yorkshire.
(65173)
533
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the (a) progress to date, (b) prospective timetable for completion and (c) value for money of the £30 billion expenditure on the NHS IT programme.
(65975)
534
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the recently expressed views of the Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust on the centralised and standardised approach of the NHS IT programme.
(65985)
535
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) timetables, (b) progress and (c) benefits of the NHS IT programme in delivering the aims of Commissioning a patient-led NHS.
(65987)
536
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the information technology systems for use (a) by GPs and (b) elsewhere in the NHS are predominantly organised in silos of information.
(66071)
537
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has commissioned into healthcare information technology programmes in other countries, with particular reference to system interoperability.
(66073)
538
John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) minor injuries departments, (b) accident and emergency departments and (c) walk-in centres were operational in England in each of the last five years.
(65431)
539
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions exist for the (a) suspension and (b) banning of healthcare workers (i) accused and (ii) convicted of sexual assault.
(65405)
540
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what dental services provision is available to patients to obtain NHS treatment once a dental practice has used its unit quota; and if she will make a statement.
(65909)
541
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dental units are given to practices for emergency appointments.
(65911)
542
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to screen all children for cardiac problems; and if she will make a statement.
(65912)
543
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) financial assistance and (b) support is available for mothers who deliver a still-born baby.
(65412)
544
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action her Department is taking to ensure placements and employment for medical and other health care staff at all levels who will be completing their training in 2006.
(66059)
545
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd February 2006, Official Report, column 726W, on Worcestershire Royal Hospital, when the West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority will write to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire as indicated in the reply.
(64896)
546
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact on the future incidence of (a) strokes and (b) heart disease in the UK of the revised salt reduction targets.
(65272)
547
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the achievability of lowering the average daily salt intake of children to a maximum of 3g for 4 to 6 year olds and 5g for 7 to 10 year olds.
(65273)
548
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the revised salt reduction targets for various foods on the aim to reduce average salt intake in adults to a maximum of 6g per day.
(65274)
549
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what analysis her Department conducted of the food industry's objections to the Food Standards Agency's proposed target salt levels as set out in their consultation document of August 2005.
(65769)
550
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when cryotherapy treatment was approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for use in early prostrate cancer; where in the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority area such treatment is available; and on what date the treatment became available in each case.
(64808)
551
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the statement of the Minister of State of 7th February 2006, Official Report, columns 806-7 on NHS reorganisation, what progress has been made in developing the detail of a commissioning proposal; what the timetable is for its development and implementation; who is responsible for its development; and if she will make a statement on the steps being taken to ensure equal access to a choice of providers for patients from the Isle of Wight.
(64809)
552
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists were available to NHS patients in the Chichester district on 1st April, or the latest date for which figures are available.
(65271)
553
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place at British ports of entry to identify those with the H5N1 virus seeking entry to Britain in the event of a major outbreak overseas.
(65758)
554
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations were consulted by her Department concerning the effects on medical staff of changes to the work permit regulations due to come into force in July.
(65675)
555
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department conducted a race equality impact assessment concerning changes to the work permit regulations as they affect medical staff.
(65676)
556
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to assist non-EU doctors affected by changes to the work permit regulations.
(65677)
557
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors employed by the NHS are from non-EU countries.
(65678)
558
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to commission new dental services in the Eastbourne area.
(65497)
559
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that NHS dental treatment is available to all (a) children and (b) residents of Eastbourne and Willingdon.
(65498)
560
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) dentists and (b) dental practices in the Eastbourne Downs Primary Care Trust area have (i) signed and (ii) not signed the new NHS contract.
(65499)
561
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has carried out an internal review into the destruction in the 1990s of documents held by her Department relating to National Health Service blood and plasma products infected with HIV and hepatitis C; and if she will make a statement.
(65509)
562
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what imported blood products were licensed by the Medical Health Regulatory Authority between 1976 and 1990; on what date they were licensed; and if she will make a statement.
(65510)
563
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has carried out an internal review into the use of blood and plasma products infected with HIV and hepatitis C; and if she will make a statement.
(65513)
564
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter of 6th March 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding funding of residential homes.
(64739)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
565
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizen's arrests were made in England and Wales in the last two years for which figures are available; and in which areas the (a) highest and (b) lowest number of such arrests were recorded.
(65106)
566
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition he uses of domestic violence; and what the Government's policy is on the intervention of police officers in domestic incidents.
(65182)
567
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females have reported a physical assault by a (i) current and (ii) former partner in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(65183)
568
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, within what time period the Parole Board is required to reconsider its decision to refuse a Home Detention Curfew (a) when the Prison Ombudsman has asked a prison for an urgent review of the decision; and what action can be taken when the Board does not meet the deadline.
(65708)
569
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65205)
570
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will notify Mrs Robina Kouses, ref: LR1600016626/1 of her immigration status.
(65489)
571
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were transferred between prisons in the last period for which figures are available.
(65550)
572
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his plans for continuity of provision of education and training for released prisoners.
(65560)
573
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to develop the work of the Young Offender Programme through an increased number of partnership arrangements with employers.
(65571)
574
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his definition is of a short-term prison sentence.
(65579)
575
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the criminal offences for which people can be sentenced to prison terms of up to two years.
(65580)
576
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was made available for staff education and development in prisons in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06; how much is planned for 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(65581)
577
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects all prisons holding children to comply with Prison Service Order 4950.
(65582)
578
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the involvement of crime reduction partnerships in the resettlement of ex-prisoners.
(65585)
579
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the merits of giving the Healthcare Commission statutory authority to monitor and evaluate the adequacy of mental health care provision across the prison estate.
(65586)
580
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on the levels of mental health care in the community on the number of people serving prison sentences.
(65587)
581
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Criminal Justice System Race Unit about the appropriateness of the Prison Service's rehabilitative interventions to the needs of minority ethnic and religious groups.
(65588)
582
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will initiate comprehensive ethnic and religious monitoring across the prison estate.
(65589)
583
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to improve levels of constructive activity and the availability of quality intervention programmes for 18 to 21 year old prisoners.
(65590)
584
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that rehabilitative programmes are adapted to meet the specific needs of women prisoners.
(65591)
585
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates there were at (a) HMP Grendon and (b) HMP Springhill in each of the last 10 years; and what the level of resourcing was at each in each year.
(65592)
586
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of day release schemes for prisoners operated in other countries.
(65593)
587
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that home leave is ordinarily available for women prisoners.
(65594)
588
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will increase the number of places for women in open prisons.
(65595)
589
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places for women in open prisons have been provided in each of the last 10 years.
(65596)
590
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the appointment of accountable officers with responsibility for women prisoners at each establishment where women are held.
(65597)
591
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women are in prison for non-violent offences; and how many were sentenced for each type of such offence.
(65598)
592
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his strategy for tackling prisoner alcohol misuse and addiction.
(65599)
593
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places there have been on prison drug treatment programmes in each of the last 10 years.
(65600)
594
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for special intensive courses in basic education and drug treatment to be completed by short-term prisoners while in custody.
(65601)
595
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission a comprehensive review of the role of remand in the criminal justice system.
(65602)
596
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons HMP Grendon and HMP Springhill receive lower funding than HMP Rampton and HMP Broadmoor.
(65603)
597
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the selection process for the participation of prisoners in offending behaviour programmes.
(65604)
598
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills about the impact of the churn of prisoners on educational provision.
(65605)
599
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the merits of the creation of a specialist not-for-profit agency outside the prison service to co-ordinate investment, marketing and supply for prison industries.
(65606)
600
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that vocational training and works programmes in prisons are matched to basic labour shortages and skills gaps in the external labour market.
(65607)
601
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess with private sector companies the prospects for extending the approach taken by the National Grid Transco Foundation in training and resettling young offenders.
(65608)
602
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will instruct the prison service to run a small number of pilot schemes to assess the impact of paying prisoners market rates for their work, with appropriate deductions to cover the cost of accommodation, food, child support and reparations for victims.
(65609)
603
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reconstruct the prison regime to support prisoners working a conventional 9 am to 5 pm working day in education, vocational training or work programmes.
(65610)
604
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners involved in work activity are placed in prison workshops.
(65611)
605
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners are involved in (a) work activity and (b) education or training.
(65612)
606
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will extend the Offenders Assessment System to apply to remand and short-term prisoners.
(65613)
607
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of prisoners of too few hours of purposeful activity and too many hours of incarceration in cells.
(65614)
608
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of hours of education undertaken by each prisoner in Young Offender Institutions per week.
(65615)
609
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of hours of purposeful activity undertaken by each prisoner per week.
(65616)
610
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of prison capacity in England and Wales by 2010.
(65617)
611
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his projection is of the prison population in England and Wales by (a) 2010 and (b) 2020; and if he will make a statement.
(65618)
612
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reinstate the Public Service Agreement target to reduce reoffending by five per cent.
(65619)
613
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners were reconvicted within two years of leaving prison in the last period for which figures are available.
(65620)
614
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an annual oral statement to Parliament on progress made in implementing the National Action Plan to reduce reoffending.
(65621)
615
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what post-return monitoring is in place to ensure that all returns to Iraq are safe and sustainable.
(65622)
616
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures and safeguards are in place to ensure that all returning Iraqi asylum seekers, reach their home village or town safely.
(65623)
617
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of reports that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have used intimidation, extortion and violence against Sri Lankan Tamils living in the UK.
(65749)
618
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners in England and Wales are serving sentences of fewer than 12 months.
(65796)
619
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the offender assessment system.
(65797)
620
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress in delivering an electronic system for the transfer of records between prisons.
(65798)
621
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that the expenditure on young offenders is brought up to meet the level of additional expenditure that the Youth Justice Board has made on the juvenile estate.
(65800)
622
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for delivery of the National Action Plan for reducing reoffending.
(65803)
623
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill on (a) historical re-enactment groups and (b) collectors of historical weaponry.
(65423)
624
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many converted firearms have been used in criminal acts where a shot has been fired in the last five years.
(65424)
625
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of imitation and replica weapons by criminals.
(65425)
626
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were used in drawing up proposals (a) to restrict the use of .338 and 50 calibre rifles and (b) to ban the use of semi-automatic shotguns and .22 calibre weapons.
(65426)
627
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how changes to the qualifying periods for indefinite leave to remain which took effect from 3rd April were communicated to existing holders of work permits; and when this communication was undertaken.
(65457)
628
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are taken to ensure that women in his Department receive equal pay for work of equal value.
(65711)
629
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted sex offenders in England and Wales have had electronic type tags fitted after their release from prison in each year between 2000 and 2005.
(64908)
630
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions where electronic type tags were fitted to persons after their release from prison for sex offences in England and Wales between 2000 and 2005 the tags were found to have been illegally removed.
(64909)
631
N
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses (a) favourable to and (b) opposed to a full merger of the Yorkshire and Humberside police forces his Department has received.
(64984)
632
N
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he estimates the set-up costs of the new Yorkshire and Humberside police force will be; and from what main areas he expects the projected savings to come.
(64985)
633
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses and auxiliary nurses from (i) Nigeria, (ii) Ghana and (iii) other African countries in each of the last 10 years.
(65742)
634
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2006, Official Report, column 2303W, on the Criminal Justice Act, how many prisoners have been given exactly 12-month sentences since the Act came into force; and what estimate has been made of the effect of custody plus on prison numbers.
(65382)
635
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum have been rejected on the grounds of asylum but have been approved, whether or not on appeal, on human rights grounds in each year since 1997.
(65830)
636
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role his Department will play in the appointment of members of the new merged Yorkshire Police Authority.
(65791)
637
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the precepting arrangements will be for the new proposed Yorkshire police force; and whether the current arrangements requiring majority support among elected members of the police authority before a precept increase can be agreed will remain in place.
(65792)
638
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the governance arrangement of the new Yorkshire-wide police force will be.
(65793)
639
N
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables there are in England and Wales.
(65492)
640
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on the deportation of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will intercede in the case of Aleen Monka' bie Izai.
(64926)
641
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what counselling is available to serious sex offenders (a) whilst in prison and (b) when released into the community to deal with a reliance on hardcore pornography.
(65787)
642
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to enable offences which are committed abroad to be subject to further investigation in this country with a view to prosecution.
(65788)
643
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British football hooligans are banned in each police authority from travelling to the World Cup.
(65301)
644
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will Answer Question 51888 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 10th February on transport for prisoners.
(65398)
645
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the Minister of State in the Department for Constitutional Affairs and (b) other ministerial colleagues on the possible impact of proposed police force mergers on court services; and if he will make a statement.
(64734)
646
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley in its function as a major incident facility.
(64737)
647
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department used to assess the suitability of the set of questions recently formulated by a group of senior Anglican clergy to assess the faith of asylum seekers.
(65645)
648
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which division in his Department was responsible for the commission, design and production of the process flow-charts distributed to hon. Members about the nationality application process, the family indefinite leave to remain exercise, and the work permits UK application process; what the total cost was of the design and production of the flow-charts; to which budget the design and production of the flow-charts were allocated; what total number of man-hours was spent on the design and production of the flow-charts; how many copies of the flow-charts have been produced; and to whom they have been distributed.
(65075)
649
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has considered producing flow-charts that describe the decision process for the (a) nationality application process, (b) family indefinite leave to remain exercise and (c) work permits UK application process.
(65076)
650
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions the Department has held on the future use of the Bruche Police Training Centre.
(64744)
651
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that Centrex co-operates with (a) the local authority and (b) local residents when planning the future use of the site of the Bruche Police Training Centre.
(64745)
652
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to set up an electronic system for the transfer of prisoners' educational records.
(65460)
653
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adult prisons have learning support assistants.
(65461)
654
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in ensuring that each prison has a special educational needs co-ordinator.
(65462)
655
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers are in receipt of the National Asylum Support Service section 4 support, broken down by (a) nationality, (b) accommodation provider, (c) region and (d) length of time on section 4 support.
(65981)
656
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for section 4 support were received by National Asylum Support Service in each month since 1st January 2006; and how many of these applications resulted in a grant of such support.
(65982)
657
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66019)
658
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on an all-Wales police force; and how many of those representations were (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to such a force.
(66024)
659
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the basis was for the allocation of funding for security at the ports of Holyhead and Mostyn in North Wales for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2007-08.
(66028)
660
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the set-up costs of a strategic police force for Wales.
(66033)
661
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of bringing protective services in the four Welsh police forces up to the level considered Fit for Purpose in the report Closing the Gap by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
(66043)
662
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision will be made for redundant staff in the event of police reorganisation in Wales.
(66078)
663
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how police force mergers in Wales will be funded.
(66079)
664
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made in promoting the rights of disabled people under its statutory duty to do so as a public body.
(65818)
665
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his target time is for responding to hon. Members' letters; how long it took to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Manchester Central concerning Ruth Kelly (Home Office Reference Number W1000680) of (a) 21st July 2005 and (b) 16th September 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(64803)
666
N
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what disability recruitment guidelines were used in the recruitment process for National Criminal Intelligence Service posts at the new regional office in Belfast advertised in Autumn 2003.
(64731)
667
N
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what complaints were received about the recruitment process for National Criminal Intelligence Service posts at the new regional office in Belfast advertised in Autumn 2003; and what changes have been implemented as a result.
(64732)
668
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional funding will be available in police budgets for 2006-7 for the merging of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire police forces.
(65785)
669
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors affected the timing of the decision in February 2006 to include security personnel working in alarm control centres in the Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensing scheme; how many SIA licences have been issued to personnel working in alarm control centres; and how many SIA licence applications are yet to be processed.
(65808)
670
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the additional costs to individual police force budgets of merging the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire police forces.
(65809)
671
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the merits of 24-hour help desks in police stations.
(65147)
672
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to police forces on the provision of 24-hour help desks at police stations.
(65189)
673
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on granting asylum to refugees from Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(65555)
674
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Torbay of 31st October 2005 regarding Dr Winnie French.
(64724)
675
N
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department is working with the German government to prevent hooliganism by British fans at the 2006 World Cup.
(64576)
676
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 from the right hon. Member for Warley of 18th January 2006 on behalf of Miss Bloomfield of Oldbury.
(66063)
677
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 from the right hon. Member for Warley of 17th January on behalf of Mr and Mrs McLeish of Oldbury.
(66065)
678
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to put before the House his proposals to amend the law to prevent individuals from applying for international arrest warrants; and what discussions he has had on this issue with foreign governments since 1st February.
(66050)
679
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time is allowed for meetings between inmates and their families, including children, in (a) men's and (b) women's prisons; and to what extent arrangements for such visits differ between the two types of prison.
(65490)
680
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances it is appropriate for a police officer to use a caution for the first offence of a young offender, rather than pressing charges; and if he will make a statement.
(65322)
681
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of convicted murderers were on (a) probation, (b) early release and (c) parole when they committed their offence in each of the last five years.
(65495)
682
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vulnerable witnesses in each of the pilot schemes have successfully used intermediaries provided for in the special measures for vulnerable witnesses of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(65488)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
683
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a statement on the Commission's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation to promote the rights of disabled people.
(66020)
684
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are taken to enforce the air quality management areas regulations inside the House of Commons precincts; and if he will make a statement.
(65855)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
685
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the United Nations Population Fund's (a) Country Programme Document and (b) Sixth Country Programme in its application to China.
(65356)
686
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will discuss with the United Nations Population Fund the statements made by its spokesman in China that the government of China has solved its population problem; and if he will make a statement.
(65357)
687
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the United Nations Population Fund's (a) standard service delivery protocols and (b) quality of care principles include the right of individuals to refuse the use of contraception (i) in China and (ii) elsewhere without penalty; and if he will make a statement.
(65359)
688
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make representations to the United Nations Population Fund that it refuse to operate in China if the Chinese government does not guarantee that all couples are free to determine the timing of child-bearing; and if he will make a statement.
(65360)
689
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65211)
690
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the financial situation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
(64718)
691
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what position the UK will take regarding the launch of a Round 6 of grants at the Global Fund's next board meeting at the end of April; and if he will make a statement.
(64719)
692
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on addressing violence and abuse against children, with particular reference to those accused of sorcery.
(65657)
693
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to work with international child protection agencies to improve awareness of child protection issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(65658)
694
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on (a) protecting street children during the electoral period, (b) ensuring that law enforcement personnel respect the right to peaceful protest, (c) educating police officers about issues affecting street children and (d) ending the practice of arbitrary arrest and roundups of street children.
(65659)
695
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to (a) support children's rights and (b) improve access to education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(65660)
696
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to provide support for street children living in Kinshasa.
(65661)
697
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of alcohol abuse in South Africa; and what steps he is taking to support the government of South Africa in tackling alcohol and drug abuse.
(65705)
698
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the business and investment climate in sub-Saharan Africa.
(65707)
699
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) India, (b) Bangladesh, (c) Pakistan, (d) Sri Lanka, (e) Botswana, (f) Cameroon, (g) Ghana, (h) Kenya, (i) Lesotho, (j) Malawi, (k) Mozambique, (l) Namibia, (m) Nigeria, (n) South Africa, (o) Tanzania, (p) Uganda and (q) Zambia on (i) strengthening government-busines relations, (ii) supporting free media, (iii) ensuring that justice is consistent and reliable, (iv) providing efficient administration and (v) ensuring effective government.
(65712)
700
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Botswana, (b) Cameroon, (c) Ghana, (d) Kenya, (e) Lesotho, (f) Malawi, (g) Mozambique, (h) Namibia, (i) Nigeria, (j) South Africa, (k) Tanzania, (l) Uganda, (m) Zambia, (n) India, (o) Bangladesh, (p) Pakistan and (q) Sri Lanka on (i) corporate governance, (ii) industrial relations, (iii) human resources, (iv) infrastructure, (v) the financial framework and (vi) business regulation.
(65716)
701
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the United States, (b) France and (c) Germany on the payment of funds pledged in aid to assist those affected by the tsunami.
(65717)
702
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to support the implementation and enforcement of Nigeria's transparency code.
(65720)
703
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to avoid famine in Somalia.
(65721)
704
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the (a) scale of illegal logging transfers from Burma to China and (b) impact illegal logging has on each country.
(65723)
705
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed hydroelectric dams on the Thai-Burma border on (a) local life in the area, (b) stability and (c) the potential for conflict in the area.
(65726)
706
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the government of Eritrea about its decision to expel three international aid charities.
(65728)
707
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of the discovery of oil in Sao Tomé on poverty reduction.
(65729)
708
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Botswana, (b) Cameroon, (c) Ghana, (d) Kenya, (e) Lesotho, (f) Malawi, (g) Mozambique, (h) Namibia, (i) Nigeria, (j) South Africa, (k) Tanzania, (l) Uganda, (m) Zambia, (n) India, (o) Bangladesh, (p) Pakistan and (q) Sri Lanka on (i) environmental protection, (ii) corruption reduction, (iii) tax policy and (iv) competition policy.
(65953)
709
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, with particular reference to the availability of essential items of food.
(65453)
710
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effects of the closure of the Karni crossing in Gaza on the humanitarian situation in that area; and if he will make a statement.
(65454)
711
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65848)
712
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what sanctions his Department has taken against countries in breach of UN conventions on the employment and use of child soldiers.
(65887)
713
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what use his Department makes of Transparency International's evaluation of the level of corruption in particular countries.
(65888)
714
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Official Report, column 1127W, on Afghanistan, which agencies in Afghanistan are liaising with the UK authorities on the process for the eradication of the poppy crop.
(65889)
715
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his Answer of 29th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Teignbridge, Official Report, column 979-80W, and of 18th April 2006 to Question 63655, on the Middle East, what is meant by programmes aimed at meeting Palestinians' basic needs; what the budget for such funds is; and how such funds will be administered.
(65954)
716
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will set out the Government's proposals to increase capacity funding to help African and other developing countries develop their 10 year plans for providing education under his delivering education for all initiative.
(65187)
Questions to the Leader of the House
717
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Office and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65215)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
718
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65203)
719
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average NHS waiting time for a heart and lung transplant was in each of the last five years for which records are available in Northern Ireland.
(66041)
720
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have died from pulmonary hypertension whilst on the NHS waiting list for a heart and lung transplant in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(66044)
721
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convicted sex offenders in Northern Ireland have had electronic type tags fitted after their release from prison in each year between 2000 and 2005.
(64906)
722
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to public funds has been of the suspension of the previous Vice Chancellor of the University of Ulster since December 2004.
(65091)
723
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will introduce a medal to mark the bravery and service of Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers on the seas around Northern Ireland.
(65092)
724
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the rates of vehicle excise duty evasion were in each Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency in each year between 2000 and 2005.
(65310)
725
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many multi-storey car parks have been constructed in Northern Ireland under the auspices of a Government department in each of the last 10 years.
(65311)
726
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents necessitating police being summoned occurred at accident and emergency departments of each Northern Ireland acute hospital in each year between 2000 and 2005.
(65312)
727
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many traffic wardens in Northern Ireland were assaulted in the course of their duties in each year between 2000 and 2005.
(65313)
728
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fixed penalties were issued during 2005 in Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development pay and display car parks in respect of vehicles that did not have the correct payment sticker displayed on the windscreen.
(65314)
729
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) revenue was raised and (b) overhead costs were incurred in respect of car parking by each of the hospitals that made charges for car parking in 2005.
(65315)
730
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to assist Fountain Primary School in Londonderry with its transportation costs.
(65316)
731
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in each Northern Ireland district council area in the number of planning applications submitted in the three months before 16th March (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(65317)
732
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the number of people unemployed in East Londonderry constituency between March 2001 and March 2006.
(65341)
733
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists in Northern Ireland convicted of speeding offences during 2005 were recorded as having exceeded 100 mph.
(65342)
734
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists in Northern Ireland convicted of drink driving offences during 2005 were recorded as having an alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit.
(65343)
735
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people qualified from teacher training in Northern Ireland in each year between 1995 and 2005.
(65344)
736
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland wishing to be registered with an NHS dentist on 31st December 2005 were not so registered.
(65345)
737
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland receive a reduction in their domestic rates assessment on account of their disability; and how this assessment is arrived at.
(65409)
738
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of households in Northern Ireland which have at least one adult with a disability living in the home.
(65410)
739
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans Invest Northern Ireland has to promote inward investment into Northern Ireland following the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC during July 2007.
(65486)
740
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the numbers of people employed in the public sector in Northern Ireland betwen 1995 and 2005.
(65487)
741
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to promote in Northern Ireland the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to be held in Washington D.C. during the summer of 2007.
(65709)
742
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio was of average annual industrial wage levels to average terrace house prices in Northern Ireland between 1995 and 2005.
(65710)
743
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were prosecuted in Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2005 for offences connected with pollution of waterways.
(65864)
744
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to promote fishing holidays in Northern Ireland.
(65865)
745
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the estimated annual numbers of drugs prescribed to people in Northern Ireland suffering from depression between 1995 and 2005.
(65867)
746
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were employed by the Office of First and Deputy First Minister on 1st March (a) 2002 and (b) 2006.
(65868)
747
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were registered as being in urgent need of accommodation on the Housing Executive's waiting list at 1st January (a) 2001 and (b) 2006.
(65869)
748
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many domestic dwellings in Northern Ireland owned by housing associations and the Housing Executive were vacant or not allocated to prospective tenants on 1st January 2006.
(65870)
749
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many new dwellings in the social housing sector are expected to be built in Northern Ireland between 1st January and 31st December 2006.
(65871)
750
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress is being made on recycling waste in Government departments in Northern Ireland.
(65872)
751
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are estimated to have visited Northern Ireland during 2005 on fishing holidays.
(65875)
752
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) men and (b) women were successfully prosecuted during 2005 for not having a television licence in Northern Ireland.
(65876)
753
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken by the Planning Service in Northern Ireland to assist town centres to compete with out of town retail developments.
(65877)
754
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what promotional activities are planned by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to market Northern Ireland in Scotland during 2006.
(65878)
755
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average (a) gross annual salary and (b) weekly working hours were of GPs in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.
(65879)
756
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average starting salary was for newly recruited personnel in the (a) police, (b) fire and (c) ambulance services in Northern Ireland on 1st January.
(65880)
757
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has he made of the impact on Northern Ireland of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement on the free national transport scheme for the elderly.
(65988)
758
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with HM Treasury on corporation tax levels in Northern Ireland.
(65989)
759
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have gone through the Pathways to Work programme in Northern Ireland since its inception; how many of those people are currently in employment; and how much the Department for Employment and Learning has spent on the programme.
(65820)
760
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaf people qualified as teachers in the last five years; and how many of those people are now employed as full-time teachers.
(65891)
761
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department for Education has spent on educating deaf post-primary children and young people outside Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(65892)
762
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time is for an individual assessment for home tuition for children absent from school due to prolonged illness or disability in each education and library board area.
(65893)
763
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children are waiting to be statemented in each education and library board area; and what the longest waiting time was for assessment in each education and library board area in the last five years.
(65894)
764
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resources are available to the Head of Human Resources of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to enable him to answer correspondence from hon. Members.
(65468)
765
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average time taken was by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Head of Human Resources to reply to correspondence in each of the past 12 months.
(65469)
766
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the letter of 3rd August 2005 from the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (COR/379/2005) to the hon. Member for North Down what the exceptional circumstances are under which healthcare may be provided free of charge in a nursing home in Northern Ireland.
(65470)
767
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body of promoting the rights of disabled people.
(66011)
768
N
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, under what circumstances organisations in Northern Ireland may no longer use the two tick symbol.
(64729)
769
N
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the criteria are for use by an organisation in Northern Ireland of the two tick symbol.
(64730)
770
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on recruitment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(65306)
771
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the exclusion rates were for the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each the last three years.
(65993)
772
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) GCSE, (b) A level and (c) key stage results were for the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (A) highest and (B) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(65994)
773
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total capital expenditure has been for each school in the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last 10 years.
(65995)
774
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) number and (b) percentage of children with special educational needs have been (i) statemented and (ii) not statemented in the 100 (A) primary and (B) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (1) highest and (2) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(66085)
775
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the incidence of reported violence towards (a) staff and (b) pupils was in the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (A) highest and (B) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the last three years.
(66088)
776
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total number of arson attacks was for the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of children receiving free school meals in each of the past 10 years.
(66091)
777
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many petrol filling stations have closed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(65150)
778
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the religious breakdown was of staff in the Northern Ireland Police Fund in each year since it was created.
(65151)
779
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of staff in the Northern Ireland Police Fund have been questioned by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with (a) terrorist related offences and (b) other crimes since it was created.
(65152)
780
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what Mr Desmond Clayton's role was within the Northern Ireland Police Fund; what vetting procedure he underwent prior to his appointment; and what relevant experience he brought to his post.
(65153)
781
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, column 208W, on housing, how much unpaid Housing Executive rent arrears was recouped in each year; how much new arrears accrued in each year; and how much rent arrears was carried forward into the next financial year in each district in Northern Ireland in each year since 1996.
(65154)
782
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were assisted to move house as a result of the discovery of the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; and how many people had additional security measures fitted to their homes.
(65323)
783
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were interviewed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; and how many files recommending prosecution were forwarded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to the Public Prosecution Service.
(65324)
784
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his assessment is of the current whereabouts of Thomas `Slab' Murphy.
(65325)
785
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what co-operation there has been between the Garda and the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with the murder of Denis Donaldson.
(65326)
786
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what total amount has been paid out by the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund in each year since it was created; how many people received money from the Fund in each year; and how much has been paid out by the Fund to people from (a) the Unionist community and (b) the Nationalist/Republican community.
(65327)
787
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many groups in Northern Ireland have made successful applications for funding under the Development Funding for Minority Ethnic Communities announced in February 2005; and what total amount was paid out in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
(65328)
788
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effects of the funding awarded to each of the 13 organisations in February 2005 to tackle racism.
(65329)
789
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his assessment is of the effectiveness to date of the Ageing in an Inclusive Society Initiative.
(65330)
790
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been awarded postgraduate studentships since October 2005; and at what cost to public funds.
(65331)
791
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many firearms have been lost by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(65332)
792
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland students have been (a) disciplined and (b) expelled while undergoing their training in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage this is of the total intake in each year.
(65333)
793
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers have been injured as a result of gunshot wounds while policing parades in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(65334)
794
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcome was of the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigation launched in early 2005 into allegations that an officer chanted IRA slogans in a Belfast hotel at a Christmas function.
(65335)
795
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any breaches of security have occurred in the Northern Ireland Parades Commission since its establishment.
(65336)
796
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the Northern Ireland Parades Commission has investigated allegations that personal details of members of the public which it held had been leaked; and how many members of staff in the Commission have been (a) interviewed and (b) disciplined as a result of investigations into the leaking of information.
(65337)
797
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of ensuring the safety of people whose details were stolen as part of the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; how many people were advised that their details were included in the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; how many (a) police officers, (b) prison officers, (c) Royal Irish Regiment/Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers, (d) politicians, (e) members of the Loyal Orders and (f) civilians had their details stolen as part of the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; and whether any people whose details were stolen as part of the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring were not contacted by the authorities.
(65339)
798
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many babies have been still-born in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the total this figure represents.
(65346)
799
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many part-time members of staff at each health trust in the Province have submitted industrial tribunal applications regarding non-payment of superannuation entitlements.
(65347)
800
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many industrial tribunal applications by part-time staff from each health trust in the Province regarding superannuation entitlements (a) have been successful, (b) have been rejected and (c) are still to be resolved.
(65348)
801
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether job contracts from prior to 1976 stating that part-time staff payments to NHS staff in the Province are not superannuable have been considered significant by the industrial tribunal.
(65349)
802
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total travelling and subsistence costs were associated with the attendance by civil servants from the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland departments at the recent Eid-ul-Adha reception in London hosted by the Civil Service Islamic Society.
(65350)
803
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was donated to the Diversiton multi-faith calendar 2006 by the (a) Northern Ireland Office and (b) Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(65351)
804
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many dangerous dogs have been destroyed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(65352)
805
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) financial assistance and (b) support is available for expectant mothers in Northern Ireland who deliver a still-born baby.
(65354)
806
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has authorised the use of electronic listening devices in each of the last five years.
(65355)
807
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many awards have been made in Northern Ireland under the Farm Nutrient Management Scheme; and what the total cost was, broken down by council area.
(65366)
808
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many awards were made in Northern Ireland under the Organic Farming (Conversion of Animal Housing) Scheme in 2005-06; and how much of the budget was unspent.
(65367)
809
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been successfully prosecuted under the (a) Animals (Records) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997, (b) Sheep Annual Premium Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992 and (c) Integrated Administration and Control Systems Regulations 1993 in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was of fraudulent claims made in each case in each year.
(65368)
810
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by how much (a) weekly, (b) monthly and (c) daily train and bus fares between (i) Lurgan and Belfast, (ii) Lisburn and Belfast, (iii) Antrim and Belfast, (iv) Bangor and Belfast and (v) Londonderry and Belfast have changed in the last 12 months.
(65501)
811
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which were the busiest (a) rail and (b) bus routes between Belfast and other provincial towns in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.
(65502)
812
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) rail and (b) bus passengers were carried on average each day between (i) Lurgan and Belfast, (ii) Portadown and Belfast, (iii) Lisburn and Belfast, (iv) Antrim and Belfast, (v) Bangor and Belfast and (vi) Londonderry and Belfast in the latest period for which figures are available.
(65503)
813
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many senior citizens have been (a) burgled and (b) assaulted in their home in each (i) police district and (ii) council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(65505)
814
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what correspondence he has received from members of the public on child sexual abuse by clerics.
(65506)
815
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was to the public purse of Civil Service away days for his Office in each of the last three years, broken down by government department.
(65507)
816
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been carried out to ensure that filling of vacancies in the Northern Ireland Civil Service from (a) departmental transfer lists and (b) the central transfer list complies with (i) section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and (ii) all other equality obligations.
(65508)
817
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many teacher training places were available at (a) Stranmillis College and (b) St Mary's College in each of the last five years; how many students applied to each college in each year; what the religious background of students at each college was in each year; and how many teacher training students there were at (i) undergraduate and (ii) postgraduate level at each college in each year.
(65836)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
818
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, for what reasons written parliamentary questions tabled to him by the hon. Member for Lewes on 22nd March were answered by the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office.
(65252)
819
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will make a statement on his practices in respect of written parliamentary questions tabled to him for answer.
(65253)
820
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will set out the steps he takes to ensure parliamentary accountability for his actions.
(65269)
Questions to the Prime Minister
821
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official engagements undertaken overseas by his wife since May 2005.
(65170)
822
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list (a) the websites operated by 10 Downing Street and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65217)
823
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to issue an updated version of the 28th April 2004 organogram of the No 10 organisation.
(65268)
824
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March 2006 to Question 63151, on the political operations section of his Office, what the present complement is of staff working there; and what it was in June 1997.
(65364)
825
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bridgwater, of 16th March 2006, Official Report, column 2393W, on the departmental estate, how much of the sum was spent on (a) the 10 Downing Street flat, (b) 10 Downing Street other than the flat, (c) the 11 Downing Street flat, (d) 11 Downing Street other than the flat and (e) 12 Downing Street, apportioning common works proportionately where applicable.
(65365)
826
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, whether it is his practice personally to approve replies to written parliamentary answers in his name.
(65369)
827
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what percentage of written parliamentary questions in 2006 to date he has answered (a) by referring the questioner to an earlier answer and (b) by using the formula `I have nothing further to add' to an earlier answer.
(65370)
828
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will undertake research to compare the amount of information provided by him in response to written parliamentary questions with that provided by his predecessor.
(65373)
829
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, what training in (a) freedom of information requirements, (b) the Ministerial Code and (c) the February 2005 Cabinet Office guidance to departments is required to be undertaken by (i) officials and (ii) special advisers involved in drafting answers for him to written parliamentary questions; and what review process is in place to establish whether they are adhering to (A) legislative requirements and (B) internal guidance.
(65374)
830
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, column 400W, if he will provide details of steps he takes to ensure that his answering practices are consistent with the February 2005 Cabinet Office guidance to departments.
(65533)
831
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the four countries referred to in paragraph 165 of the Hutton Report of 28th January 2004.
(65535)
832
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd March 2006, Official Report, column 539W, on ministerial travel; if he will list the dates since 1st October 2005 when he has deemed it appropriate to travel by train.
(65554)
833
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings he has held with the chief executives of strategic health authorities since 1st January 2006; for what reasons these meetings were held; and what the content of the discussions was.
(66005)
834
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the issues which have been identified as top priority for the Government.
(64805)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
835
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65201)
Questions to the Solicitor General
836
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, what action can be taken against those responsible in cases where the Crown Prosecution Service makes a mistake in not laying charges within a given time period.
(65662)
837
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Solicitor General, what steps he plans to take to improve the way in which the Crown Prosecution Service prepares and brings cases to court in order to achieve better value for money from magistrate's courts hearings.
(64888)
838
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Solicitor General, what steps he plans to take to improve the Crown Prosecution Service's performance in ensuring that trials and hearings in magistrates' courts go ahead at the time allocated.
(64889)
839
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on the report by the National Audit Office (HC 798 2005-06) that £24 million of losses occasioned in the magistrates' courts in 2005 were caused by the Crown Prosecution Service.
(64890)
840
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Solicitor General, what plans the Attorney General has to meet the family of (a) Tom Hurndall and (b) James Miller.
(66029)
841
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Solicitor General, how many people are employed by the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland; and how many are expected to be employed by the end of 2006.
(65407)
842
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Solicitor General, what steps are being taken to ensure that there will be a reasonable cross-section of the community at large in each of the regional offices of the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland.
(65408)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
843
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average price was of a litre of (a) unleaded petrol and (b) diesel in (i) England, (ii) Essex, (iii) inner London and (iv) outer London in each week of 2006.
(65358)
844
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set up an inquiry into (a) possible price gouging by oil companies and (b) the reasons for recent price increases of petrol and diesel; and if he will make a statement.
(65476)
845
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had during each week of 2006 with oil companies about the price of petrol and diesel; and if he will make a statement.
(65477)
846
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he last called a meeting with the executive directors of each of the main oil companies in the UK; who attended; what was discussed; how long the meeting lasted; if he will place in the Library a note made by his officials of the meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(65478)
847
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice his Department (a) publishes and (b) gives to members of the public about how to conserve (i) petrol and (ii) diesel; and if he will make a statement.
(65479)
848
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will introduce legislation to penalise oil companies who are found to be price gouging of (a) petrol and (b) diesel; and if he will make a statement.
(65480)
849
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to promote the use of alternative, permanent sources of energy; and if he will make a statement.
(65481)
850
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the incidents at nuclear licensed installations that met the reporting criteria for each quarter from January 1990 to date; and what the (a) location and (b) nature of each incident was.
(65098)
851
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65210)
852
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of women in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency are working (i) part-time and (ii) full-time.
(66026)
853
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sex discrimination cases have been initiated by people in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency over the past five years; and how many of these have been successful.
(66027)
854
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will undertake a review of the practice of transporting spent nuclear fuel by rail to take account of the increased terrorist threat.
(65411)
855
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to allow agency workers to have paid bank holidays without having to take them as part of their annual leave allowance.
(65715)
856
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on advertising the Debt Advice Helpline before the launch of the helpline; and how much has been spent since the launch of the helpline.
(65839)
857
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in what ways the Debt Advice Helpline has been advertised.
(65840)
858
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people per month were expected to use the Debt Advice Helpline pilot before its launch.
(65841)
859
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people used the Debt Advice Helpline pilot in the first month since its launch.
(65842)
860
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65845)
861
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he expects the full net costs of the closure of the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant to be recovered through insurance.
(65890)
862
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has (a) assessed and (b) commissioned on the social implications of relaxing Sunday trading restrictions.
(65376)
863
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how potential social effects wll be taken into account in his Department's review of Sunday trading restrictions.
(65377)
864
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, column 197W, on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, how many shipments of reprocessed uranium have been returned to customers in each year since such dispatch from Sellafield began; to which countries uranium has been returned; what quantities of uranium were involved in each shipment; over what time period interim storage or reprocessed uranium has been offered to each customer; how much revenue has been raised from such storage contracts in each year since the storage contracts were activated; what the country of origin was in each case where the title of the reprocessed uranium did not reside with the originator of the reprocessed spent nuclear fuel; and what plans there are for the management of the reprocessed uranium not covered by return-to-sender clauses.
(63589)
865
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Hertsmere, Official Report, column 1513W, on the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), if he will place a copy of Professor Blakemore's letter on moving the NIMR from Mill Hill to Euston in the Library.
(65100)
866
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of using pebble bed modular nuclear reactors to generate electricity.
(65532)
867
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether potential liberalisation of Sunday trading hours will be undertaken by (a) primary legislation and (b) an amendment to the Sunday Trading Act 1994 using a regulatory reform order.
(66049)
868
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66012)
869
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will establish a review of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in respect of the use of lead in (a) the maintenance, restoration and upgrading of existing pipe organs and (b) the construction and building of new pipe organs.
(65164)
870
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive will be reviewed in 2008 in respect of its application to traditional pipe organs.
(65165)
871
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) public officials and (b) contractors will be employed on the enforcement of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in respect of (i) existing and (ii) new-build traditional pipe organs from 1st July.
(65166)
872
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what enforcement machinery is (a) in place and (b) in preparation in respect of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive as it applies to (i) existing and (ii) new-build traditional pipe organs from 1st July.
(65167)
873
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department and its agencies are funding into alternative materials to lead in the construction and maintenance of traditional pipe organs.
(65168)
874
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will commission research into the use of alternative materials to lead in the construction and maintenance of traditional pipe organs and the building of new pipe organs.
(65169)
875
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body of promoting the rights of disabled people.
(66010)
876
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will take steps to promote the economic viability of small local convenience shops.
(65976)
877
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the merits of introducing measures to regulate the sale by national supermarket chains of goods at below wholesale prices.
(65977)
878
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) powers and (b) duties the Commission for Equality and Human Rights will have to deal with tackling (i) basic community relations, (ii) extremism, (iii) terrorism and (iv) race relations at a local level.
(65979)
879
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will seek to amend Schedule 4 of the Sunday Trading Act 1994 to extend the right not to work on any Sunday exercisable by shop workers to include distribution workers who work in the retail sector.
(65980)
880
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of cases where payments by his Department to representatives of successful claimants for noise-induced hearing loss compensation have not been (a) notified and (b) paid to the claimant.
(65159)
881
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consideration has been given by Ministers to the implications for claimants for compensation of noise-induced hearing loss of breaches of rule 4(2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000.
(65162)
882
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement about breaches of rule 4(2)c of the Conditional Fee Agreement Regulations 2000 in relation to noise-induced hearing loss cases.
(65163)
883
John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government support is available for geo-thermal energy; and if he will make a statement.
(65251)
884
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by Government on (a) research into and (b) grants and subsidies to promote renewable energy in each year between 1979 and 1997.
(65832)
885
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much natural gas was produced by the British Gas Corporation in each year of its existence.
(65886)
886
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much coal was produced by each company licensed by the Coal Authority in each year since 1994.
(65898)
887
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to prevent British companies from brokering the sale of items for torture overseas.
(65270)
888
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 30th March 2006, to the hon. Member for Stroud, Official Report, column 1139W, on lead organ pipes, what progress has been made in assisting the organ building and repair industry to apply to the European Commission for a total exemption for the manufacture of new pipe organs from the provisions of the restriction of hazardous substances directive.
(65397)
889
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many possible telephone numbers had not been issued to subscribers or service providers (a) in the UK, (b) on the Isle of Wight and (c) in each London code area (i) immediately before the revisions to the numbering system in (A) 1990, (B) 1995 and (C) 2000 and (ii) at the most recent date for which information is available.
(64806)
890
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons there is a six month wait for home medical visits by Atos Origin for miners claiming compensation.
(65298)
891
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many individuals have declared themselves bankrupt in each year since 1997, broken down by age.
(66035)
892
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of entrepreneurs above the age of 50 years in the North East.
(65765)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
893
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received about newly-produced cars being fitted with a seat belt reminder system.
(65105)
894
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to increase the seat-belt wearing rate to 97 per cent. over the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(65178)
895
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the media on the reporting of serious road traffic accidents and whether those involved were wearing seat-belts.
(65180)
896
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the installation of speed cameras in Essex.
(65181)
897
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to promote the use of biodiesel; and if he will make a statement.
(65485)
898
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cost-benefit analysis he has made of (a) delays to date and (b) possible future delays in implementing the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme.
(64725)
899
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the impact on the environmentally sensitive areas of the (a) Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (b) Devil's Punch Bowl Site of Special Scientific Interest and (c) environmentally sensitive areas of Hindhead Common if a decision to progress the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme were not made in Spring 2006.
(64836)
900
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received in support of making progress with the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme as soon as possible from constituents of North East Hampshire constituency.
(64837)
901
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the number of accidents on the A3 if the A3 Hindhead Improvement Scheme were not to be progressed as soon as possible.
(64838)
902
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65200)
903
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, columns 59-60W, on Royal Travel, why environmental impact is not one of the given criteria for determining the mode of travel; and if he will change the criteria to include environmental impacts.
(65491)
904
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) review and (b) vary the regulations which (i) modified and (ii) performance vehicles are required to meet to be classified as road-legal.
(65776)
905
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65847)
906
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents regarded as sufficiently serious to be investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority occurred during 2005 involving aircraft at (a) Belfast International, (b) Belfast City and (c) Londonderry airports.
(64907)
907
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on traffic volumes of the strict enforcement of (a) existing 60 mph and 70 mph speed limits and (b) a 55 mph speed limit on all extra-urban roads, broken down by (i) class of road and (ii) type of vehicle.
(65665)
908
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legislation governs the use of (a) private hire vehicles and (b) unlicensed drivers and vehicles as transport for rail replacement; and if he will make a statement.
(65494)
909
N
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date (a) Prestwick and (b) Stansted Airports were designated as bases from which to deal with security alerts over UK airspace involving terrorist threats.
(64893)
910
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the rail companies to seek agreed policies on the transportation of bikes on trains.
(65789)
911
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with First Great Western on redoubling the track between Kemble and Swindon.
(65790)
912
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drink driving accidents there were in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(65297)
913
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money was spent on repairing railways in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(65299)
914
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes rail passengers may expect to (a) their expectation of a seat, (b) the availability of cheap day returns and (c) fare levels as a result of the Great West Franchise being awarded to First, with particular reference to the service between Cardiff and Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.
(65399)
915
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids.
(66013)
916
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions have been brought by the British Transport Police during the past 12 months for anti-social behaviour on the railway network; and if he will make a statement.
(65429)
917
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body of promoting the rights of disabled people.
(66009)
918
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reasons underlay the Government's decision not to include community transport schemes within the definition of bus services eligible for the purposes of statutory concessionary travel schemes under the Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) Order 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(66055)
919
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the train operating companies which requested compensation payments from (a) the Strategic Rail Authority and (b) his Department for losses incurred as a result of industrial action in each month since January 2003.
[R] (65320)
920
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to reduce the chances of motorcyclists being charged for speeding on the basis of inaccurate evidence; and if he will make a statement.
(65856)
921
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is mandatory for the speed camera partnerships to corroborate their cameras' radar measurements of speed with the cameras' photographic evidence before sending out a notice of intended prosecution to those accused of speeding offences; and if he will make a statement.
(65857)
922
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions exist for the (a) suspension and (b) banning of driving instructors (i) accused and (ii) convicted of sexual assault.
(65406)
923
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) cars and (b) Ministerial cars have been fined for leaving their engine running unnecessarily under the air quality management areas since this provision came into effect; and if he will make a statement.
(65854)
924
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce temporary parking exemption Blue Badges for those suffering short-term impairment; and if he will make a statement.
(65910)
925
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will be in a position to introduce the proposed permit scheme for utility companies laying pipelines and cables in roads.
(65826)
926
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken into the scope for use of trenchless technology to reduce delays caused by utilities digging up roads.
(65827)
927
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken to identify best practice among utility companies in the use of trenchless technology.
(65828)
928
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many near misses were recorded involving flights (a) into and (b) out of each airport in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by airline or carrier.
(65504)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
929
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65198)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
930
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what representations she has received regarding the gender pay gap (a) in the private sector and (b) in the public sector.
(65625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
931
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available.
(65209)
932
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families living in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Wakefield District receive more than half of their gross income in cash benefits and tax credits.
(65885)
933
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.
(65844)
934
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what would the annual winter fuel allowance now be if it had changed in line with (a) the retail price index and (b) domestic fuel costs since 2000-01.
(65974)
935
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what response his Department makes to an individual's claim that levels of household debt is a reason for lack of co-operation with the Child Support Agency.
(65786)
936
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which (a) postcode areas and (b) constituencies holders of Post Office card accounts are being contacted to close their Post Office card accounts under the pilot scheme announced by his Department.
(65881)
937
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether employees of the Pensions Service are telephoning pensioners to persuade them to cease using their Post Office card accounts.
(65882)
938
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Pensions Service is entitled to withdraw payment of (a) pensions and (b) pension credits by means of the Post Office card account without the consent of the card account holder.
(65883)
939
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, why those contracted out of (a) SERPS and (b) the Second State Pension do not receive the national insurance rebate in the year prior to retirement.
(65402)
940
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on progress in reducing benefit fraud.
(65080)
941
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports he has received on the restoration of the full rate of income support to young people under 25 years; and if he will make a statement.
(65984)
942
Tom Levitt (High Peak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body of promoting the rights of disabled people.
(66008)
943
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2006, Official Report, column 795W, on benefits, what the reasons are for the variations between the budgeted expenditure for council tax benefit in the Answer and the outturn figures for expenditure on council tax benefit set out in table 8 of the Pre-Budget Report 2005.
(66056)
944
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2006, Official Report, columns 721-22W, on carer's allowance, what the cost to public funds would be if the listed number of recipients of carer's allowance were receiving the standard rate of the allowance, in addition to their basic state pension.
(65493)
945
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for disability living allowance were received in the latest year for which figures are available; how many of these were (a) granted and (b) rejected; how many of those rejected were appealed; and how many of those appeals were (i) granted and (ii) rejected.
(64720)
946
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many absent parents in the past year the Child Support Agency has threatened with legal action involving a possible custodial sentence for non-payment of maintenance; and how many were convicted and given a custodial sentence.
(65908)
947
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on progress on implementation of the Affordable Credit Deductions Scheme.
(65674)
948
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend housing benefit policy so as to make it possible for a non-dependent sibling of a landlord to claim housing benefit in circumstances where there is a genuine tenancy and rental income is required; and if he will make a statement.
(65321)
949
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to make it possible for housing benefit to be paid to those living in a home with relatives in certain circumstances.
(65527)
950
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount that would be needed to be raised by the Pension Protection Fund levy if it was set without regard to affordability, and at a level which was expected to remain constant, as a proportion of deficit, in future years.
(65496)
951
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, column 235W, on pensions, what (a) interest rates and (b) mortality assumptions were used in arriving at the estimates for the amount of the increase in the pension Protection Fund Levy between 2003 and 2005 attributable to these two sources.
(65500)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
952
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment he has made of the gender pay gap in the Civil Service.
[Transferred] (65626)
953
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps are being taken by the Government to close the gender pay gap in the Civil Service.
[Transferred] (65627)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
954
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what sale price was agreed for the Octavia Hill Estate in South London.
[Question Unstarred] (64560)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
955
N
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what central Government support there will be for the Wilberforce 2007 commemoration in Hull.
[Question Unstarred] (64584)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
956
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what mileage was undertaken in February by the car allocated to the Minister Without Portfolio.
[Transferred] (65221)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
957
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) location and (b) composition is of each search and rescue team in the UK.
[Transferred] (64964)
958
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many search and rescue operations were carried out in each of the last five years (a) in the UK and (b) by each search and rescue base.
[Transferred] (64965)
959
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate the Department has made of the total number of miles driven to take children to and from school over the last five years.
[Transferred] (65990)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
960
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women have received a Sure Start maternity grant in (a) England and (b) the Wakefield district in each of the last two years; and what plans he has to extend provision.
[Transferred] (65884)
961
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to pilot the Link Age Plus Scheme in West Yorkshire.
[Transferred] (66021)
962
Ed Balls (Normanton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in the Link Age Plus Scheme and Steering Group; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (66022)

 
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