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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 5 June 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 5 June 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 5 June 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 5 June 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 5 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 5 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 26th April 2006, Official Report, column 1177-8W, on suicide statistics, what the circumstances were of each case of death from injury to the ulnar artery; and what contributory factors led to the death in each case.
(73990)
2
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Written Statement of 2nd March 2006, Official Report, column 29WS, on Innovative Financing for Development, how the money committed by the UK for HIV/AIDS over the next three years is planned to be spent.
(75147)
3
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2006, Official Report, columns 353-54W, on sterling stamp duty, if he will publish the Government's study into the technical implications of the proposal for a sterling stamp duty.
(75165)
4
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the written statement of 2nd March 2006, Official Report, column 29WS, on Innovative Financing for Development, what financial contribution the UK will make to the Drug Purchase Facility; and when such financial support will begin.
(75166)
5
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of interest incurred by people paying student loans which was attributable to delays by the Inland Revenue in transferring payments to the Student Loan Company in the last year for which figures are available.
(74724)
6
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total amount payable to the Student Loans Company on behalf of graduates was retained at the Inland Revenue for (a) one month, (b) up to three months, (c) up to six months, (d) up to 12 months and (e) 12 months or more after the end of the tax year in question in each year since student loans were introduced.
(74727)
7
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what period of time elapsed between the end of the tax year and payments being made by the Inland Revenue to the Student Loans Company on behalf of graduates in each year for which figures are available.
(74730)
8
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration has been given to including a question on scheduled caste in the next census.
(73901)
9
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many conceptions of (a) under 18s and (b) under 16s there were in each (i) primary care trust area and (ii) local authority area in the North East in each year since 2001; what the conception rate was in each case; and what percentage of conceptions in under 18s ended in abortion in each case.
(75208)
10
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many points of entry had permanent HM Revenue and Customs cover in each year since 2001.
(75211)
11
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many drug seizures from pleasure craft were carried out by HM Revenue and Customs in each (a) region and (b) county in each year since 2000.
(75244)
12
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions firearms were seized by HM Revenue and Customs in each (a) region and (b) country of the UK in each year since 2000-01.
(75245)
13
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the gross value added per capita was for (a) the UK and (b) each NUTS3 region in each year since 2002.
(75256)
14
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff were allocated to the monitoring of the coasts of (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) the South West in each year since 2001.
(75295)
15
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) human and (b) financial resources committed to tackling missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud; and what plans he has to allocate more (i) existing and (ii) new staff to investigate MTIC fraud.
(74784)
16
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the revenue lost through (a) VAT and (b) mising trader intra-community fraud is measured.
(74785)
17
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) attempted and (b) actual missing trader intra-community fraud in each year since 2000; and what the basis for such an estimate is.
(74787)
18
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has developed a specific strategy for tackling missing trader intra-community fraud.
(74789)
19
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether benefits enjoyed by the spouse of a candidate in an election which have been declared as election expenses, have been paid for by a third party and were provided to the spouse by virtue of his/her relationship to the candidate in connection with their activities as a candidate are taxed as a benefit in kind.
(74813)
20
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs received about the time taken to process VAT registration applications between (a) 1st March and 19th May 2005 and (b) 1st January and 28th February 2006.
(75156)
21
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of complete and accurate VAT registration applications have been processed within 21 days of receipt since 1st March.
(75159)
22
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24th May 2006, to Question 73180, on VAT registration applications, how many such complaints were from companies seeking VAT registration to conduct business activities relating to (a) mobile telephones, (b) other electrical equipment and (c) other activities.
(75215)
23
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what behavioural assumptions in relation to families being required to repay tax credits are used in his Department's (a) costings, (b) models and (c) decisions; and if he will make a statement.
(75176)
24
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of tax credits on (a) housing costs and (b) basic food costs in areas of high deprivation; and if he will make a statement.
(75177)
25
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the working tax credit childcare element on childcare costs; and if he will make a statement.
(75178)
26
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely change in spending on (a) childcare, (b) child benefit and (c) child tax credit required to meet the child poverty reduction target for 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(75179)
27
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people his Department estimated would decide against buying a band G car on the basis of the new vehicle excise duty rate in its costings for the Finance Bill; at what cost; and with what expected effect on carbon emissions.
(75180)
28
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people his Department estimated would decide in favour of buying a band A car based on the vehicle excise duty exemption in its costings for the Finance Bill; at what cost; and with what expected effect on carbon emissions.
(75181)
29
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimates he has made of the impact of landfill taxes on the amount of waste going to landfill in each area of the UK.
(75182)
30
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses to requests to his Department for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 were completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 59 days, (c) between 60 and 100 days and (d) over 100 days after receiving the original letter in each of the last five years; and how many are outstanding.
(74486)
31
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedure his Department uses to respond to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; and what steps the Department takes to ensure that responses to such requests are completed within 40 days.
(74487)
32
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how and by whom redactions are made to documents to be disclosed following a request under the Data Protection Act 1998; and whether a record is kept of (a) who made each redaction and (b) why it was made.
(74488)
33
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has a policy of setting a minimum font size at which it prints electronic documents to be disclosed under the Data Protection Act 1998 to assist those with reduced eyesight.
(74489)
34
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the longest period of time elapsed is between his Department (a) receiving the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) receiving a request for information and providing the information requested under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(74490)
35
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were employed full-time by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997.
(74496)
36
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance HM Revenue and Customs gives to the Voluntary Arrangements Service with regard to rules for the acceptance of Independent Voluntary Arrangements; and what changes have been made to these rules in the last two years.
(74080)
37
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what protocols are in place between HM Treasury and the Scottish Executive on the operations of the devolved countries and regions treasury team.
(74745)
38
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to allow long-term borrowing by the Scottish Executive to fund major infrastructure projects.
(74746)
39
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make Barnett Formula bypass funding available to the Scottish Executive to fund major infrastructure projects.
(74747)
40
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the neonatal mortality rate among (a) premature babies and (b) all births was in each of the last five years.
(74658)
41
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the United Kingdom contribution to the European Union budget for the period 2005 to 2008; what changes have occurred in this estimate since the Budget in March; what the reason is for these changes; and if he will make a statement.
(74077)
42
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to answer Questions (a) 24586, (b) 46531, (c) 62787, (d) 62788, (e) 63040, (f) 63044 and (g) 63323, on tax credits, tabled by the hon. Member for Yeovil.
(74824)
43
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the ratio of public spending to gross domestic product was in each of the UK regions in 2005-06.
(74807)
44
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs have been lost in manufacturing in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland since the second quarter of 1997.
(74808)
45
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what accumulated growth in gross domestic product has been in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) London and the South East and (d) the UK since the second quarter of 1997.
(74809)
46
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) public spending was undertaken and (b) revenue was collected in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) London and the South East and (iv) the UK in 2005-06.
(74810)
47
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75088)
48
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75089)
49
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 31st March.
(74448)
50
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 8th March, PO reference: 1/43139/2006.
(74450)
51
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th May 2006, Official Report, column 1086W, on the Tax Office, Isle of Wight, what the core catchment area is of the Newport Isle of Wight Tax Office.
(74461)
52
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75275)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
53
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when a list of members of the Cabinet Committee on Post Offices will be deposited in the Library.
(74561)
54
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) pay grades and (b) pay bargaining units there are in the Civil Service; and how many grades and bargaining units there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.
(75230)
55
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75110)
56
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75111)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
57
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contribution her Department is making to the city strategies on incapacity benefit; and what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) local authorities on such strategies.
(74985)
58
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the council tax liability of landlords of student properties is being considered by Sir Michael Lyon's Inquiry into Local Government.
(75262)
59
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will visit Wellingborough to discuss future housing and infrastructure developments.
(75057)
60
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, columns 1387-8W, on brownfield development, if she will break down the 2004 figures in each column by region.
(74283)
61
Paul Clark (Gillingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the funds which have been distributed to projects within the Medway Local Authority area through the Thames Gateway project.
(74721)
62
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many wholetime equivalent staff there are in Government Office North East; how many there were in each year since 2001; and what staff reductions are projected in the next three years.
(75252)
63
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account she took of the Government's declared aim in respect of affordable housing in rejecting the application of High Bickington Community Property Trust for consent to build affordable homes in that village.
(74635)
64
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the revisions to the Code of Conduct for Councillors are expected to be introduced.
(74466)
65
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what advice she has given to local authorities on (a) steps they should take to recruit independent members of Standards Committees and (b) support and training which should be made available to monitoring officers.
(74467)
66
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of provision for black and ethnic minority communities in the Kensington New Deal Project in Liverpool.
(74556)
67
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what costs were incurred from the change of the name of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to the Department of Communities and Local Government, broken down by cost area.
(74081)
68
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the resources available to district councils in housing expansion growth areas to process large-scale planning applications.
(75185)
69
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on the required proof of entitlement for people claiming benefits to discounts for use of leisure facilities.
(74614)
70
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will meet the City of York Council Scrutiny Board to discuss (a) reasons for anti-social behaviour in York and (b) means of reducing and eliminating such anti-social behaviour.
(74869)
71
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will publish her Department's latest response to the European Commission setting out a timetable for implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
(74436)
72
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75108)
73
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Minister of State will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 24th April, about council tax on secondary homes.
(73896)
74
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sites in England have planning permission for educational use but are not occupied by a school.
(74148)
75
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department (a) has spent to date and (b) plans to spend to promote awareness of home information packs.
(74479)
76
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will delay the introduction of home information packs to take account of concerns expressed by the industry.
(73898)
77
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the legal status of home condition reports will be; when home information packs are introduced; and for how long the Condition Report will be valid.
(73899)
78
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many home inspectors are in training; what qualifications are required to enter training; and how many home inspectors she expects to have in place in each local authority area in England by 1st June 2007.
(73900)
79
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to review the requirements for home information packs; and if she will make a statement.
(73907)
80
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received expressing concerns about the introduction of home information packs; from which organisations such representations have come; and what the nature is of the concerns expressed.
(73908)
81
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost of re-organising her Department.
(74696)
82
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will estimate the pension liability of her Department over the next 30 years.
(75239)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
83
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1663W, on Dr David Kelly, what the verdict of the inquest was; and on what date the verdict was announced.
(73991)
84
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the occasions since 1st January 2003 when (a) the Lord Chancellor and (b) (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in her Department have met the Oxfordshire Coroner.
(74469)
85
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what date the Oxfordshire Coroner complied with the requirement of section 17A(6) of the Coroners Act 1988 in the case of the death of Dr David Kelly; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the certificate required under this section.
(74470)
86
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the categories of information available to Lord Hutton for his inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly in respect of which some or all information has been (a) withheld from the public and (b) destroyed.
(74481)
87
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1664W, on Dr David Kelly, how the Oxfordshire Coroner ascertained reasons for death by the date of issue of the certificate on 18th August 2003.
(74493)
88
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people with a medical or scientific background are employed by the Legal Services Commission to assess the validity of claims.
(73865)
89
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much legal aid has been spent on (a) solicitors', (b) barristers' and (c) experts' fees in respect of the MMR vaccine litigation cases in which all proceedings are complete; which firms of solicitors, barristers and experts have received payments for these cases; and how much has been paid to each firm.
(73868)
90
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which barrister was paid (a) £463,782, (b) £445,601 and (c) £424,659 in legal aid fees in the MMR vaccine litigation, as referred to in the Answers to House of Lords questions HL 3418 and HL 3419; what hourly rate was paid to each barrister; and whether these payments represent risk rates paid because the service providers would be unlikely to profit from a case which was not successful.
(74076)
91
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her Department's policy is on local provision of magistrates courts.
(74144)
92
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what checks local electoral registration departments are required to make of individuals' (a) nationality and (b) eligibility to vote when they receive applications to go on the electoral roll from foreign nationals residing in the UK.
(74084)
93
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance her Department gives to local authority electoral registration departments to ensure that (a) illegal immigrants and (b) failed asylum seekers are not on the electoral register.
(74085)
94
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people have been sentenced to a term in prison by the family courts in each of the last five years.
(74737)
95
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations she has received from the City of York Council Scrutiny Board on the role of the courts in prosecuting repeat offenders of anti-social behaviour resulting from alcohol and drug abuse.
(74868)
96
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will meet the Courts Service in York to discuss the conclusions of the City of York Scrutiny Board review of drug and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in the city.
(74870)
97
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many times a prisoner changed legal team due to a change in the court where the trial was held in each year from 2000 to 2005.
(74572)
98
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make early intervention and mediation mandatory for separating couples; and if she will make a statement.
(74846)
99
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many claims for legal aid were (a) rejected and (b) successful in (i) England and (ii) Winchester in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(74848)
100
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75100)
101
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75101)
102
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which Government Departments were issued copies of the Hutton Report following its publication; and how many copies were distributed to each.
(74645)
103
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many copies of the Hutton Report were printed; how many were sold; at what price; how many were obtained by No. 10 Downing Street; and to whom they were issued.
(74527)
104
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will estimate the pension liability of her Department over the next 30 years.
(75279)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
105
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure the independence of the BBC Trust from (a) the Corporation and (b) the Government.
(75061)
106
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd May 2006 to Question 72575 on the delay in responding to a letter from a constituent, what the reasons are for the delay.
(74429)
107
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress with reform of the Arts Council.
(74998)
108
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on Government support for the UK film industry.
(74999)
109
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the level of funding for libraries.
(75000)
110
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the National Sports Foundation.
(75001)
111
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on the use of Lottery funding for projects in schools.
(74506)
112
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contingency plans her Department has for overspend on the 2012 Olympic Games.
(74507)
113
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the current balance is of Lottery funds held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund on behalf of the Millennium Commission.
(74508)
114
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) cost to date and (b) projected cost is of the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund to create the Big Lottery Fund.
(74509)
115
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the National Lottery operator has paid to the National Lottery Commission in licence fees in each year since 1994.
(74510)
116
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many items in national museums and galleries have not been on public display in the last three years.
(74511)
117
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the most recent estimate is of the size of the reserve collections of the national museums and galleries.
(74512)
118
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of the public her Department consulted on the proposed changes to the National Lottery; and how many responses were received.
(74513)
119
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Big Lottery Fund regarding the future classification of Lottery good causes after 2009.
(74514)
120
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on plans to establish the Big Lottery Fund.
(74515)
121
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what amount of National Lottery prize money remains unclaimed; and if she will make a statement.
(74565)
122
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to restrict the ability of gambling operations to market lottery style betting games.
(74566)
123
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Gambling Commission on the size of the sample to be used in future prevalence studies on problem gambling; and if she will make a statement.
(74567)
124
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has received a copy of the The Business of the Games report by the Economic Development, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee of the Greater London Assembly; and if she will make a statement.
(74568)
125
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library her Department's balanced scorecard for each quarter in the past year; and if she will make a statement.
(74569)
126
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of the costs of hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London.
(75183)
127
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the uprating of gaming machine stake and price levels.
(75037)
128
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will next uprate gaming machine stake and prize levels.
(75038)
129
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will congratulate Shrewsbury Borough Council on its new sports facility in Sundorne, Shrewsbury.
(74760)
130
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will visit Shrewsbury to discuss the proposed theatre project with the Council.
(74762)
131
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will allocate funds to Shrewsbury Borough Council to help it promote the town as Darwin's birthplace in the run up to the bicentenary of Darwin's birth in 2009.
(74767)
132
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on access to the digital signal in North Yorkshire.
(75055)
133
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what reserve powers she has under the Gambling Act 2005 to remove the licences of casinos in the event of problem gambling increasing in the surrounding area.
(74866)
134
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria will be used to assess the level of problem gambling in an area surrounding a new casino licensed under the Gambling Act 2005.
(74867)
135
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to increase its audio description targets for digital television.
(75172)
136
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75120)
137
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75121)
138
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 31st March (departmental ref. 40297).
(73897)
139
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed by the Football Foundation; and what the budget of the Foundation is.
(75284)
140
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many grants were agreed by the Football Foundation to ethnic minority football clubs in the 2005-06 financial year.
(75287)
141
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has held any meetings with the Chief Executive of the Football Foundation since his appointment.
(75288)
142
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the pension liability of her Department over the next 30 years.
(75235)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
143
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what land in Oxfordshire his Department has (a) owned, (b) leased, (c) rented and (d) otherwise had (i) use of and (ii) access to at any point since 1st January 2003.
(73994)
144
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Durham outstation of the Rifles Regiment.
(75280)
145
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 17th May.
(74852)
146
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the threat to British troops in the Helmand province from Taliban forces operating in Quetta, Pakistan.
(74853)
147
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the RAF's future requirement for (a) accommodation and (b) land in Northern Ireland.
(74416)
148
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) process and (b) timescale will be for the disposal of the married quarters accommodation associated with the Ballykelly Army base.
(74423)
149
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to decide on the need for theatre missile defences; and what expenditure on research and technology appraisal of such defences has been incurred.
(75255)
150
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British forces in Iraq have encountered the use against them of the RPG29 shoulder-fired weapon.
(75257)
151
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training is given to members of the UK armed forces in the use of body armour.
(74968)
152
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the manufacturer is of body armour used by UK forces in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(74969)
153
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel injured in Iraq since 2003 have been treated in each (a) British and (b) Coalition hospital in (i) the Middle East and (ii) Cyprus; and what type of injury was sustained in each case.
(74970)
154
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many injured personnel were treated (a) aboard (i) RFA Argus, (ii) Royal Navy ships and (iii) Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and (b) in British field hospitals during Operation TELIC; and what type of injury each had sustained.
(74971)
155
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel injured in Iraq since 2003 were treated by US medical personnel in US facilities.
(74972)
156
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel who served in Iraq have been (a) killed and (b) injured since 2003.
(74973)
157
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of each type of injury has been sustained by UK forces in Iraq since 2003.
(74974)
158
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Department is taking to collate centrally comprehensive injury figures for personnel involved in Operation TELIC.
(74975)
159
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the record of casualties is from Operation TELIC.
(74976)
160
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what injuries were entered into individual unit logs for those units involved in Operation TELIC.
(74977)
161
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the oil used by the Royal Navy was sourced from Venezuela in the last period for which figures are available.
(74978)
162
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress with his plans for collocation of military headquarters.
(75077)
163
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what security measures are taken when (a) civilians join the Army Parachute Association (APA) and (b) civilian members of the APA use military airfields.
(75078)
164
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been since 2003 of (a) purchasing and (b) refurbishing Puma helicopters from South Africa.
(75079)
165
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from the (a) sea fishing industry, (b) mountain rescue service and (c) recreational sea and coastal users organisations in respect of the proposal to operate UK search and rescue services under one Private Finance Initiative contract.
(75009)
166
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when decisions on (a) specific aircraft, (b) basing, (c) contract duration and (d) other residual matters will be taken in respect of the decision to operate UK search and rescue services through one Private Finance Initiative contract.
(75010)
167
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how capability to maintain (a) real-life training experience for military personnel, (b) counter-terrorism measures and (c) transference of skills to combat search and rescue (SAR) for military crews will be maintained under the proposed single SAR Private Finance Initiative contract for UK provision.
(75011)
168
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with other emergency services in respect of proposals to run the search and rescue service under a single Private Finance Initiative contract.
(75012)
169
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2002).
(74657)
170
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to publish the review of the terms and conditions which apply to Ghurka pensioners.
(74146)
171
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what distinction he makes between Ghurka soldiers who retired (a) pre-and (b) post-1997 in terms of their (i) status and (ii) pensions.
(74147)
172
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to sign the production contract for the Hawk Mk128.
(74764)
173
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget for the Atomic Weapons Establishment was in each of the last 20 years.
(74425)
174
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on research into nuclear weapon science in each of the last 20 years.
(74426)
175
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) scientists, (b) engineers and (c) technicians the Atomic Weapons Establishment is planning to hire over the next five years; and in what areas of expertise.
(74427)
176
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75104)
177
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75105)
178
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 6th April, reference: 02321/2006.
(74445)
179
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether military training on Woodbury Common, East Devon has ever involved use of (a) toxic and (b) allergenic substances being used for chemical experimentation by his Ministry.
(73890)
180
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of how many reservists in the armed forces have lost their jobs due to participating in active service; and if he will make a statement.
(74822)
181
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the circumstances in which Private Adam Morris and Private Joseva Lewaicei died in Basra, Iraq.
(74190)
182
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1183, on Iraq, what assessment he has made of the potential for partition of Iraq as a direction of travel to achieve permanent peace and stability should the present levels of violence continue or worsen into the long-term.
(74272)
183
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1183, on Iraq, what the minimum standard is for body armour on land vehicles used by British troops in Iraq.
(74273)
184
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1183, on Iraq, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of composite fibreglass in protecting the occupants of Land Rovers used by the British military for patrol purposes in Iraq.
(74274)
185
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his Answer of 7th February 2006, to the hon. Member for Camarthen East and Dinefwr, Official Report, column 1083W, on Extraordinary Rendition, what records were checked in giving his reply.
(75033)
186
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to increase his Department's efforts, resources and capacity to deliver an Arms Trade Treaty.
(74443)
187
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75276)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
188
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1385W, on Ministerial office/staff, in which Government building his private office is based whilst administrative support arrangements are being finalised.
(75285)
189
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd May to Question 70684 on Dorneywood, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the number of times hospitality is offered at Dorneywood to members of foreign and Commonwealth governments.
(74409)
190
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on how many occasions he used Dorneywood for entertainment at public expense in each year since 1997.
(75032)
191
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75109)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
192
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the barriers to out of classroom education; and if he will make a statement.
(73566)
193
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of educational field courses on the academic performance of pupils.
(73567)
194
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many higher education institutions in the North East region offered (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) biology, (d) chemistry, (e) computing and electronics and (f) engineering-related degrees in each year since 1994-95; and how many enrolments there were in each year.
(75207)
195
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many educational maintenance allowances are being paid in each local education authority in England; what percentage of the relevant age cohort these figures represent; and what estimate he has made of the take-up rate in each area.
(75213)
196
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students aged 16 years or above were receiving education maintenance allowances in each (a) school and (b) college in the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (i) at the start of the school year in 2005-06 and (ii) on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(75214)
197
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether he plans to repeat the Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2002-03.
(75229)
198
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were enrolled at each maintained school in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in January (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how many and what percentage of pupils in each school were (i) eligible for and (ii) receiving free school meals.
(75247)
199
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, where potential students in 2006-07 can obtain a full account of what bursaries are available at each higher education institution.
(75248)
200
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many overseas students there were in each higher education institution in 2005-06; and what proportion of the student body this represented in each case.
(75254)
201
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the rate of participation in higher education by 18 year olds was in each region in England in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(75291)
202
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many higher education institutions offered (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) biology and (d) chemistry-related degrees in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(75292)
203
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken to encourage a no drug policy in schools.
(74855)
204
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his skills strategy on adult education in Liverpool.
(74598)
205
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, further to his oral answer on 25th May, Official Report, columns 1613-5, on subject skills shortages, what the teacher specialisms are; and if he will make a statement.
(74990)
206
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) the start-up costs are and (b) first year's budget is for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England.
(75192)
207
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases of fabricated or induced in children illness were notified to the Department in (a) 2005, (b) 2004 and (c) 2003 in each local authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(74988)
208
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to encourage the take-up of (a) high speed mobile technology and (b) other wireless technology in the education system to enhance personalised learning for students; and if he will make a statement.
(74751)
209
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what pilot studies involving personal digital assistants and other mobile technology are being conducted to help enhance personalised learning in the education system; and if he will make a statement.
(74752)
210
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on his policy concerning the provision of whole milk for drinking in schools.
(74792)
211
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the relative nutritional benefits to school children of drinking skimmed milk, semi-skimmed milk and whole milk; and if he will make a statement.
(74793)
212
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken to educate young people on the adverse effects of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs.
(74532)
213
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received on the reduction of funds enabling lip reading classes at York College.
(75034)
214
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had on the provision of sign language and lip reading classes for those with deafness or partial deafness in the Vale of York.
(75035)
215
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what alternative provision will be made for those affected by the termination of lip reading classes at York College.
(75036)
216
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 17th May 2006, Official Report, columns 967-8W, on Asiatic languages, how many students have been awarded (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examination grades A to C in (i) Chinese, (ii) Arabic and (iii) Japanese since 1994.
(74497)
217
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when his Department first employed Mr Des Smith; and in what capacity.
(74605)
218
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what reasons were given by the relevant trade unions for rejecting the pay offer made to staff at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service during 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(74682)
219
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacancies there were in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by region.
(74683)
220
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to negotiate a new strategic pay deal with the trade unions in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
(74684)
221
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will establish an independent body to oversee the work of Children and Family Court Advisory and Support service; and if he will make a statement.
(74845)
222
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will bring forward amendments to the Childrens Act 1989 to make it a requirement that there is a presumption of equal contact between separating parents.
(74847)
223
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75098)
224
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75099)
225
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 4th April, on the home computer initiative.
(73895)
226
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students in England are undertaking an arts foundation course.
(74815)
227
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which higher education institutions in England offer a degree course in art and design and do not require a successful completion of an art foundation course as a condition of entry.
(74816)
228
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students are availing themselves of the arrangements that permit them to take a gap year in 2005-06 and be exempt from variable fees from 2006-07.
(74821)
229
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects schools in Nottinghamshire to receive funding from the Building Better Schools for the Future programme.
(74617)
230
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria are used to determine primary school closures.
(74698)
231
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75238)
232
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of girls who gave birth under the age of 16 years in each year since 1990 went on to obtain educational qualifications.
(75015)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
233
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Nottingham North on organic food dated 16th March.
(75063)
234
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department intends to make interim payments of the hill farming allowance to farmers whose claims have not been received in full by the end of May.
(74860)
235
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons payments of the hill farming allowance to farmers on Exmoor have been delayed.
(74861)
236
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects farmers on Exmoor to receive their hill farming allowance.
(74862)
237
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to assess the costs and benefits of introducing mandatory fitness for purpose annual inspections of oil storage tanks.
(74801)
238
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency next plans to carry out a review of the effectiveness of the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001; when this review is expected to report; and which stakeholders will be consulted in the review.
(74802)
239
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what documentary proof his Department requires to determine the age of an ivory item claimed to be of antique status.
(75076)
240
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action his Department has taken to curb the illegal ivory trade in the UK since 2004.
(75080)
241
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Thames Water on the seeking of a drought order by the company; and if he will make a statement.
(74781)
242
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to meet water companies to discuss the issue of leaks; and what guidance his Department has issued to water companies on leakages.
(74783)
243
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who have left the agricultural sector in each of the last 10 years.
(74501)
244
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were employed in (a) dairy farming, (b) beef farming, (c) sheep farming, (d) arable farming, (e) mixed farming and (f) other forms of farming in Gloucestershire in (i) 1980, (ii) 1990, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2005.
(74502)
245
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department will give evidence to the forthcoming Competition Commission inquiry into the impact of supermarkets on market towns and out-of-town superstores in rural areas.
(74503)
246
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been allocated to Gloucestershire in each of the last five years for re-training of farmers; and what proportion of the funding came from funds allocated for foot and mouth recovery.
(75042)
247
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the annual carbon dioxide emissions from patio heaters.
(74825)
248
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will answer written parliamentary questions 66755 and 66756 on single farm payments, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 25th April.
(74544)
249
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on extending the window for single farm payments beyond 30th June.
(74772)
250
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to the water companies on the categories of public sector vehicles to be exempt from the provisions of any hosepipe ban.
(74454)
251
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he plans to implement the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals legislation; and if he will take steps to ensure that there is no removal of the current legislative protection for the health and safety of the UK workforce as a consequence of the implementation of that legislation.
(75058)
252
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation he plans to undertaken with the Health and Safety Executive on the (a) implementation and (b) administration of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulations.
(75059)
253
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether members of the Consumer Council for Water will contribute to the introduction of the Water Framework Directive via membership of river basin district liaison panels.
(74449)
254
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made by the Environment Agency in establishing river basin district liaison panels; and who are expected to be appointed as panel members.
(74451)
255
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will visit Shrewsbury constituency to meet a farmer who has had a recent outbreak of bovine tuberculosis to discuss the Government's plans to help farmers fight this disease.
(74759)
256
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to help dairy farmers to cope with changes in milk prices.
(74761)
257
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact on rural communities of the ban on fox hunting; and if he will consider the merits of repealing the ban.
(74769)
258
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will propose to his EU colleagues a ban on EU fishing in the waters of Western Sahara in view of the fact it is a disputed territory.
(74820)
259
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to bring into force regulations to bring agricultural waste within the controls of the Waste Framework and the Landfill directives.
(74547)
260
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Agricultural Waste Stakeholders Forum has determined how farm plastic waste can best be collected and recovered; and if he will make a statement.
(74548)
261
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to develop a national producer responsibility scheme for the collection and recovery of farm plastics.
(74553)
262
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what matched funding will be raised in 2006-07 to permit the rural development programme in England to be adequately funded.
(74872)
263
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to match fund modulation for farmers.
(75046)
264
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government will extend the deadline for making 2005 single farm payments from 15th May to 9th June to avoid paying penalties of 1 per cent. per working day.
(75047)
265
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether interest will be paid on late payments of single farm payments to farmers across England.
(75048)
266
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the scope of the Environmental Liability Directive, without extension of its scope in implementing legislation, is (a) wider and (b) narrower than the (i) Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part I Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (England and Wales) 2000 and Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part II, (ii) Water Resources Act 1991, (iii) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and (iv) Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part IIA.
(74281)
267
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why the consultation on the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive has been delayed.
(74282)
268
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made by his Department of the (a) movements, (b) relocation and (c) displacement of protected species, with particular reference to badgers, resulting from work by transport infrastructure companies required for (i) health and safety, (ii) environmental and (iii) other reasons; and whether badgers relocated in such circumstances are routinely tested for bovine tuberculosis.
(74984)
269
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of waste created by the (a) public and (b) private sectors in each of the last five years; what steps he is taking to reduce these amounts; and if he will make a statement.
(74640)
270
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single farm payments (a) are outstanding and (b) have been made in each English region by the Rural Payments Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(74636)
271
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75106)
272
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75107)
273
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Minister for Animal Welfare expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 12th April.
(74446)
274
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will establish a study to evaluate the changes in carbon dioxide emissions from cars as a result of the closure of post offices, bank branches and independent retail shops in the South West region in the last five years.
(75039)
275
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU member states have designated tallow as a waste product under the Waste Incineration Directive.
(73485)
276
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has collated on illegal culling of badgers.
(74327)
277
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has collated on the levels of tuberculosis in badgers.
(74328)
278
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what price difference there is between the Dutch Lelystad tuberculin and the Weybridge VLAs tuberculin.
(74329)
279
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many bovine tuberculosis tests on average are administered to a cow in the course of its lifetime; and what proportion of cows he estimates are never tested in their lifetime.
(74435)
280
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to publish the results of the tests using the Lelystad tuberculin on cattle.
(74537)
281
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75274)
282
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why the letter of 2nd May 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North, regarding a constituent's suggestion for a generator, was not transferred to the Department of Trade and Industry.
(73889)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
283
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions in the last six months she or her predecessor has received a request to meet the ambassador or high commissioner of (a) Georgia, (b) Bulgaria, (c) Mozambique, (d) Kazakhstan and (e) Chile; and on how many occasions he or she acceded to such a request.
(74505)
284
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Minister for Europe's meeting with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar on 22nd May resulted in an agreement to publish the preamble to the Constitution prior to a referendum being held; and if she will make a statement.
(74472)
285
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the concept paper on EU external relations tabled by the Commission President.
(74473)
286
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking towards ensuring elections in Pakistan next year are free and fair.
(74849)
287
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of action taken by the Pakistani government against Taliban forces within Pakistan.
(74850)
288
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2006, Official Report, column 1230W, on Pakistan, in what ways the UK is working with the government of Pakistan to contain the threat posed by the Taliban.
(74851)
289
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the British Government has made to (a) the USA, (b) the EU, (c) the UN, (d) the African Union and (e) Nigeria as guarantors of the final and binding Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission ruling in 2001; what steps the British Government has taken directly in relation to the two countries to ensure that this agreement is implemented; what role the five guarantors have in such implementation; and what steps she is taking to reduce the tension arising as a result of the non-implementation of the agreement.
(74621)
290
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the decision of the Nepalese Parliament to declare the country a secular state.
(75169)
291
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the United Kingdom is giving to East Timor following the deployment of UN troops as part of a peacekeeping mission.
(75186)
292
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to engage with Burmese authorities following the recent visit to Burma of the UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs.
(75188)
293
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent report from the US Department of Defense entitled Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People's Republic of China.
(75293)
294
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the United Nations and member states about ensuring that Indonesian military officers named in the Report of East Timor's Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation for either violations or command responsibility for troops accused of violations are brought to justice.
(75206)
295
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will publish the Government's response to the Report of East Timor's Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, officially submitted to her Department in February.
(75263)
296
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has made reprsentations to the government of East Timor about the alleged human rights violations recently committed by members of the police force in East Timor.
(75264)
297
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the internal situation in East Timor; and if she will make a statement.
(75268)
298
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of Australia about the peace-keeping force being sent to East Timor.
(75269)
299
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what records are kept in UK posts in India of the (a) ethnicity and (b) caste of those applying for (i) visas and (ii) entry clearance.
(73903)
300
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of staff employed at UK posts in India are from scheduled castes; and what recruitment policies are followed for local staff.
(73905)
301
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the political situation in Guinea.
(74842)
302
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Sri Lankan government on the recent escalation of violence in Sri Lanka; and what the outcomes of such discussions have been.
(74775)
303
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received from UK groups asking her to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to resume peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
(74776)
304
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the political stiuation in Sri Lanka.
(74777)
305
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the involvement of Sri Lankan security forces in extra-judicial execution of Tamil civilians; and if she will make a statement.
(74428)
306
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice she offered British MEPs on how to vote on the recent EU-Morocco fishing deal in the waters of the western Sahara; and what action the British Government proposes to take to protect the rights of the Saharian people.
(74330)
307
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what monitoring she is undertaking of the conflict in Sri Lanka.
(74455)
308
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make representations to the Indian government on religious intolerance in parts of India.
(74456)
309
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of reports that rebel forces who signed the recent peace deal in Darfur have broken the ceasefire.
(74659)
310
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for the transfer of forces from the African Union to the UN in Darfur.
(74660)
311
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of proposals for demobilisation of paramilitaries and guerillas in Colombia.
(75044)
312
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of Colombia on the impact on political stability of reductions in the international drugs trade.
(75045)
313
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the Iranian authorities concerning reported proposed legislation on dress codes based on religion.
(74412)
314
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has received ragarding the Assyrian community in Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
(74541)
315
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance is provided by her Department for the training of (a) members of the judiciary and (b) the police force in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(75064)
316
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the progress in the training of (a) members of the judiciary and (b) the police force in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(75065)
317
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many police officers have been trained in Afghanistan in each year since 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(75066)
318
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funds her Department has provided to support the training of the police force in Afghanistan in each year since 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(75067)
319
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her (a) Middle Eastern and (b) Gulf counterparts regarding future regional security arrangements in the Gulf; with which countries these discussions took place; and if she will make a statement.
(75068)
320
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK contribution is to the fund provided by the European Union to the Iraqi government; and if she will make a statement.
(75069)
321
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th May 2006, Official Report, column 1808W, on Palestine, what factors are being considered in the review of the EU Police Mission in the Occupied Territories; and if she will make a statement.
(75070)
322
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for International Development and (b) the Secretary of State for Defence regarding the security situation in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(75072)
323
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total UK expenditure on reconstruction assistance for Afghanistan has been since 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(75073)
324
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her US counterparts about measures designed to limit the access of the Iranian government to international financial markets; and if she will make a statement.
(75074)
325
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the prospects for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi; and if she will make a statement.
(75138)
326
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the UK (a) priorities for and (b) assessment of the 2006 Conference on Disarmament.
(75139)
327
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proposals to create an international nuclear fuel bank; what steps her Department is taking to explore such proposals; and if she will make a statement.
(75142)
328
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's priorities are for the forthcoming G8 summit in St Petersburg; and if she will make a statement.
(75143)
329
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts about the setting up of a European Commission presence in Baghdad; and if she will make a statement.
(75144)
330
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the independence of the judiciary in Uganda; and if she will make a statement.
(74771)
331
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the fairness of the February 2006 presidential election in Uganda, with particular regard to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court; and if she will make a statement.
(74773)
332
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Movement Act was repealed by the Ugandan government; and if she will make a statement.
(74786)
333
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the security situation in Uganda on the 2007 Commonwealth meeting; and if she will make a statement.
(74788)
334
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likelihood that Dr Besigye will receive a fair trial in Uganda; and if she will make a statement.
(74823)
335
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's objectives are for the forthcoming UK-French summit on 9th June.
(74087)
336
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the security situation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan of the increase in opium production in 2004-05.
(74143)
337
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press for a resolution of Western Sahara's disputed independence at the United Nations.
(74754)
338
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to improve relations with Libya; and if she will consider the merits of a visit to Tripoli.
(74763)
339
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received requesting an apology from the Government for the repatriation in 1945 of Slovene Home Guard soldiers to Yugoslavia; and if she will make a statement.
(74748)
340
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will list the (a) dates and (b) duration of each visit of the UK Ambassador to Kyrgystan to Kyrgystan since 1st January 2005.
(74571)
341
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the trial and sentencing of Mohamed Nasheed, the Chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party.
(74794)
342
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations her Department has made to the government of Iran regarding the treatment of Baha'is in that country.
(75173)
343
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions hospitality has been offered at Chevening to members of (a) foreign and (b) Commonwealth governments in each year since 2000.
(74411)
344
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make it her policy to furnish UK embassies and high commissions with furniture made in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(74637)
345
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Ethiopia on the border dispute with Eritrea over Badme; what the Ethiopian government's position was on the issue; when she expects demarcation to begin in and around Badme; and if she will make a statement.
(74641)
346
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75118)
347
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75119)
348
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 8th February 2006, transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry on 5th April.
(74447)
349
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what position the Government will take during discussion of the European Union's common position on Cuba in June; and if she will make a statement.
(74736)
350
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the detention of Kate Maynard, a solicitor at the Islington firm of Hickman and Rose, by Israeli authorities at Ben Gurion airport.
(75146)
351
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the response to the letter which her predecessor wrote to Dr Condoleeza Rice requesting the release of Mr Bisher Al-Rawi from Guantanamo Bay on non-humanitarian grounds.
(74806)
352
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 6th February 2006 to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam, Official Report, columns 784-5W, on the United States, whether UK responsibilities or obligations would be engaged by the passage through UK (a) territory and (b) overseas territories of a plane which was travelling directly to a third country in order to conduct a rendition, but on which no detainee was present.
(75016)
353
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens detained in overseas gaols had a last residential address in (a) the East Midlands and (b) Leicester East.
(74800)
354
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of Equatorial Guinea concerning the extradition request of UK citizen Simon Mann from Zimbabwe to that country.
(74618)
355
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th May 2006, Official Report, column 1808W, on Spain, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the discussions between officials and the Spanish Ministry of Justice; and when (a) she and (b) diplomatic and consular staff in Spain next plan to meet the Spanish authorities to discuss child custody cases in Spain involving British parents.
(74453)
356
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will estimate the pension liability of her Department over the next 30 years.
(75277)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
357
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department is providing for research into Lime's disease in 2006-07; and how much was spent in each of the last three years.
(74622)
358
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the definition is under the terms of the Connecting for Health contracts to local service providers of a (a) Severity 1 Service Failure and (b) Severity 2 Service Failure; and how many of each there were in each local service provider area in (i) February 2006, (ii) March 2006 and (iii) April 2006.
(74873)
359
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, If, following the further recommendation of the Epsom and St Helier NHS Hospital Trust on the St Helier site, if she will request that the Trust revise its decision (a) following a consultation with the residents of Mole Valley and Esher and Walton constituencies and (b) taking into account the proposed removal of accident and emergency services at the Royal Surrey Hospital at Guildford.
(74463)
360
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, If, in considering the Epsom and St Helier NHS Hospital Trust's response to her insistance that the new critical care hospital be at St Helier, she will look again at the concerns, particularly from the elderly residents of Mole Valley, at the transport difficulties and delays to travel to St Heliers.
(74464)
361
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the Epsom and St Helier NHS Hospital Trust's reply to her direction that St Helier be the preferred site for the new hospital build.
(74465)
362
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, If she will take the representations received from elderly residents of Mole Valley on travel to St Heliers into account when considering the response from St Helier NHS Hospital Trust to her direction that the proposed new critical care hospital be situated in St Helier.
(74542)
363
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2006, to Question reference 10626, on funding, what basis was used for the number of people in Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust for the years (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08 when calculating the allocation per head of population.
(73894)
364
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost savings to the NHS resulting from value for money recommendations contained in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.
(74474)
365
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost savings from ending her Department's funding of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.
(74475)
366
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to promote the protection of people with (i) mental health problems and (ii) learning disabilities (A) at work and (B) in residential care settings.
(74986)
367
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to assess the implementation of the National Service Framework for long-term conditions.
(75204)
368
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received regarding the capacity and funding of NHS spinal cord injury centres.
(75205)
369
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 756W, on prescription charges, in which languages HC1 forms are available; how much has been spent on advertising the availability of HC1 forms in each of the last five years; and how many people applied for a form in this period.
(74480)
370
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has evaluated on the accuracy of the prostate acid phosphatase test.
(74414)
371
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has evaluated on the efficacy of beta glucan in treating cancer.
(74415)
372
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to increase the proportion of the costs of hospices contributed by the NHS.
(74700)
373
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total spending by Islington Primary Care Trust was in each of the last five years; what those figures represent per capita; what the capita figures were for the rest of London in each year; and what the estimated figures are for 2006-07.
(73904)
374
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of each main category of sexually transmitted disease there were in each primary care trust area in the North East in each year since 2001; and what the rate was of each disease in each area in each year.
(75249)
375
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she proposes to take to reduce home care charges in England.
(75286)
376
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the discontinuation of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the ability of doctors to access independent information about the clinical effectiveness of various treatments; and if she will make a statement.
(74863)
377
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why direct referrals to audiology services have been excluded from the 18-week waiting time target as set out in `Tackling hospital waiting: the 18 week patient pathway'.
(74774)
378
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Ministers ceased to monitor the number of disabled nurses employed by NHS Direct.
(74519)
379
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many former paramedics are employed by NHS Direct; how many of them are disabled; and how many of the latter are employed at call centres planned for closure.
(74525)
380
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she last reviewed the strategic provision of hospital provision in Liverpool; and if she will make a statement.
(74554)
381
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why her Department is not renewing its contract to provide the journal Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin to doctors and therapeutic advisers in England.
(73867)
382
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department provides for health trusts on the resultant costs to ambulance trusts of centralising emergency admissions in reduced numbers of accident and emergency departments.
(74491)
383
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will answer Question 64427, on dentistry, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 12th April.
(75148)
384
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital negligence cases have been (a) filed and (b) upheld in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital.
(74560)
385
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2006, Official Report, column 935W, on the Choose and Book system, what assessment she made of likely take-up of the Choose and Book system without the financial incentives available to GPs who register and use the system; and what definition of relevant patients her Department uses when assessing applications for aspiration payments.
(74494)
386
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the final financial position of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust will be for financial year 2005-06; and what assessment she has made of the implications of this for the (a) patient services and (b) health economy in Cornwall.
(75013)
387
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2006, Official Report, column 935W, on the Choose and Book system, what budget has been set to cover the administrative costs of the (a) Choose and Book, (b) Choice and (c) whole direct enhanced service system for (i) its introduction and (ii) each projected year it is planned to operate.
(75198)
388
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses working within the NHS (a) retired and (b) left the NHS for other reasons in each year since 2001-02; how many are forecast to retire and leave in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(75149)
389
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of (a) NHS nursing vacancies and (b) expected nursing vacancies over the next 12 months (i) in total and (ii) in each strategic health authority; and if she will make a statement.
(75150)
390
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on (a) advertising and (b) other marketing activities in relation to careers in NHS nursing in each year since 2001-02; what the forecast expenditure is for 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(75151)
391
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with strategic health authorities regarding local nursing levels and recruitment requirements for nursing staff in the next 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(75152)
392
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) support and (b) employment advice her Department provides for those successfully completing pre-registration nursing courses but who fail to find a nursing position within the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(75153)
393
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on (a) voluntary exit schemes and (b) mandatory redundancy schemes for nurses working in the NHS in each year since 2001-02; what the forecast expenditure is for 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(75154)
394
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses left the NHS on (a) voluntary exit schemes and (b) mandatory redundancy schemes in each year since 2001-02; how many are forecast to leave in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(75155)
395
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of those enrolled on pre-registration nursing courses completed their course successfully in each year since 2001-02; how many of those had found a nursing position within six months of successful completion of their course; and if she will make a statement.
(75158)
396
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients normally resident in England received treatment in Scotland in 2005.
(74653)
397
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2006 to the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwin, Official Report, column 1173W, on midwives, if she will publish the results of the assessment on its completion.
(74749)
398
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the minimum number of midwives needed in England to enable all women a choice as to where and how to have their baby, broken down by (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust; and if she will make a statement.
(74768)
399
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what formula is used for calculating payments to a hospital under Payment by Results.
(74750)
400
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when and how guidance on improving the take up of health services amongst excluded older people will be published.
(74799)
401
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Shropshire Ambulance Service will be merged into a West Midlands Ambulance Service within 24 months; and if she will make a statement.
(74413)
402
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will meet Shropshire Primary Care Trust to discuss the provision of Herceptin to those with early stage breast cancer in Shropshire.
(74755)
403
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many premature births there were in each of the last five years.
(74656)
404
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in care homes paid top-up fees in each region of England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(74078)
405
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust's consultation on the closure of the Fraser Day Hospital to end; and who the consultees are.
(75141)
406
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidence was for her statement in the foreword to her Department's 2006 Departmental Report, Cm 6814, published on 11th May 2006, that the NHS is the third largest employer in the world.
(74536)
407
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library the full-time equivalent figures for the number of qualified audiologists at each hospital trust at 30th September 2004.
(74331)
408
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have been treated for (a) cocaine addiction and (b) cocaine-related illnesses in each of the last five years.
(75071)
409
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will arrange for funding for a systematic long-term study of the health effects that (a) have resulted and (b) will result from the Lowermoor water pollution incident.
(74280)
410
N
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many opiate-based medicinal products are manufactured in the UK.
(74191)
411
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remit is of the Consultant Contract Benefit Realisation Team; how many people are employed in the team; and when it was established.
(74864)
412
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation process was undertaken on the requirement for work permits for trainee doctors from overseas before the new regulations came into force; who was consulted; and what the duration of the consultation period was.
(74602)
413
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether job advertisements which mention the need for work permits will be required to be cleared with the Race Relations Commission.
(74604)
414
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which sexually transmitted diseases (a) are and (b) are not on the list of notifiable diseases; and what criteria are used when deciding which diseases to include.
(75017)
415
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were taken into account when deciding not to include the (a) HIV and (b) H5N1 viruses on the list of notifiable diseases.
(75018)
416
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has received evidence that NHS organisations are reducing services for non-life threatening conditions.
(75019)
417
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost to the NHS of abortive costs relating to (a) abandoned and (b) scaled down projects since 2004.
(75020)
418
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received concerning the decision not to proceed with the proposed out-of-hours medical centre at Festival Park, North Staffordshire; what costs the NHS incurred in relation to the plans; and whether a procedure for not proceeding was included in the contract with Prima 200 Ltd.
(75021)
419
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to ensure that NHS organisations contracting with private sector contracts have effective termination clauses in their contracts.
(75022)
420
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the responsibilites are of Community First Responders in (a) Staffordshire and (b) the rest of England.
(75023)
421
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Community First Responders will be retained in Staffordshire with their current roles and responsibilities.
(75024)
422
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with Hillingdon social services about the National Framework for Continuing Care; and what the content of those discussions was.
(75025)
423
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether individuals who are receiving NHS continuing care, and whose primary need is a health need under the current criteria, will continue to receive continuing care if they are not eligible under the new criteria.
(75026)
424
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients underwent the wrong procedures due to medical errors in each of the last 10 years.
(75029)
425
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients died due to medical errors in hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(75030)
426
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what penalty charges have been levied on suppliers to the NHS IT programme, broken down by (a) company and (b) the part of the programme.
(75031)
427
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the chief information officer (CIO) in each strategic health authority since 2002; and what the IT experience was of each CIO.
(75051)
428
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Department's report Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS, what progress has been made on taking forward developments in social care IT.
(75052)
429
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with Monitor on financial deficits in foundation trusts; what the content of those discussions were; and if she will make a statement.
(75056)
430
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work has been done with the NHS Modernisation Agency since 2002 to change working practices so that IT is used effectively, as set out in her Department's publication Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS.
(75122)
431
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made against each target on pages five and six of her Department's publication Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS; what the completion date was for each target that has been met; and what the (a) timetable and (b) targets are for phases 1, 2 and 3 set out in paragraph 3.3.1.
(75123)
432
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms have been put in place to manage the performance of strategic health authorities under option 2 of the procurement strategy outlined in paragraph 3.6.1 of her Department's publication Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS.
(75124)
433
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information will be held on an individual's (a) Summary Care Record and (b) Detailed Care Record.
(75125)
434
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals (i) she, (ii) her Ministers and (iii) her officials have met to discuss the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare in the last 12 months; on what date the meetings took place; and what the content of each meeting was.
(75126)
435
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what status Muscular Dystrophy has under the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions; and whether she plans to change that status.
(75127)
436
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) budget and (b) outturn was for Connecting for Health in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06; and what the proposed outturn is for 2006-07.
(75128)
437
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contracting timetable in paragraph 4.4.1 of her Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS, how many of those procurements have been made; when they were made; from whom; and what the value is of the contract in each case.
(75129)
438
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the progress statistics alongside targets on the Connecting for Health website.
(75130)
439
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date the Choose and Book system was expected to have achieved 100 per cent. roll-out when it was first announced; what targets have been issued since then; whether those targets have been met; and what percentage roll-out had been achieved on the last date for which figures are available.
(75131)
440
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) clinical and (b) administrative IT systems have been installed in the NHS since 2002.
(75132)
441
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will have access to an individual's Detailed Care record; and across which NHS boundaries.
(75133)
442
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding her Department provides to health trusts to spend on IT; and whether the funding is drawn from the same allocation as frontline patient services.
(75134)
443
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Eddisbury of 18th April 2006 concerning Neil Russell of PJ Care.
(75136)
444
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the consultation on (a) primary care trust, (b) ambulance and (c) strategic health authority restructuring.
(75137)
445
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of healthcare provision in England is provided by the private sector.
(75145)
446
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she proposes to take to ensure that boron is included on the list of ingredients permitted for use under the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive; and if she will make a statement.
(75164)
447
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd March 2006, Official Report, column 580W, on counterfeit Lipitor, what recent assessment she has made of whether (a) the UK has a system of monitoring pharmaceutical products sufficient to provide confidence that no quantifiable percentage of counterfeit medicines is entering the UK distribution system and (b) the system of pharmaceutical product recall reaches all those involved in the distribution and provision of medicines.
(75187)
448
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she next expects the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health to discuss the inclusion of boron on the list of ingredients permitted for use under the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive; who will represent the United Kingdom at that meeting; and what her objectives are for the outcome of those discussions.
(75191)
449
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May, Official Report, column 944W, on the NHS IT programme, if she will list the organisations and individuals who responded to the consultation; and what meetings the NHS Information Authority carried out as part of its research.
(75193)
450
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1708W, on recombinant factor VII, what funding her Department is providing for 2006-07; and what funding will be made available for 2007-08 and beyond.
(75194)
451
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2006, on the NHS IT programme, what estimate she has made of total expenditure by NHS trusts on the programme to date.
(75251)
452
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to prevent the inappropriate (a) use and (b) disposal of drugs following the death of a person in receipt of prescribed medicines.
(74609)
453
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are available to those suffering from enzyme disorders.
(74701)
454
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for an initial paediatric cardiology assessment.
(74702)
455
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of operations performed by a whole-time equivalent surgeon was in 2005-06.
(74703)
456
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost was of (a) an elective inpatient hospital procedure, (b) a hospital day case procedure and (c) an NHS hopsital procedure in 2005-06.
(74704)
457
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals are on general practitioner retainer schemes.
(74705)
458
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice is provided on the use of gonadotropin products in NHS fertility clinics.
(74706)
459
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) biomedical scientists and (b) neurologists have been appointed to the advisory panel on myalgic encephamyelitis.
(74707)
460
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action her Department is taking to ensure that general practitioners are aware of coeliac disease and are able to diagnose it.
(75175)
461
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to increase awareness of coeliac disease.
(75203)
462
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75112)
463
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75113)
464
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Minister of State will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 25th April.
(73892)
465
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are planned to increase the number of general practitioners recruited by the NHS over the next decade.
(74993)
466
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2006, Official Report, column 1046W, on medicines, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency complies with target processing times.
(74854)
467
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts use the (a) Nucleic Acid Amplification Test and (b) Enzyme Immunoassay Test for chlamydia.
(73997)
468
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of ambulances deployed from Burnley Ambulance Station have had a paramedic on board in each month of the last five years.
(74758)
469
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the funding of ultra-orphan drug treatments; and if she will make a statement.
(74188)
470
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the major hospitals building projects that (a) are underway and (b) have received building permission.
(74189)
471
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely cost to the NHS of the consequences of childhood obesity in the next 20 years.
(74430)
472
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1548W, on Accident and Emergency Services, if she will list the accident and emergency departments within each type in 2005.
(75060)
473
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of the paper assessing the impact on the efficiency of the NHS Logistics Authority of her proposal to outsource the Authority.
(75190)
474
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of prescription drugs that were returned unused and unopened in each of the last five years, broken down by primary care trust.
(74529)
475
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will estimate the pension liability of her Department over the next 30 years.
(75231)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
476
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the National Firearms Register to be fully operational and available for the use of all police forces.
(74526)
477
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which individual decided that Dr Nicholas Hunt should be the pathologist chosen to investigate the death of Dr David Kelly in July 2003.
(73992)
478
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the qualified pathologists his Department (a) uses and (b) used in July 2003; and for how long (i) each pathologist who is on the list has been on the list and (ii) each pathologist on the list in July 2003 had been on the list at that time.
(73993)
479
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Lilian Woodcock (née Nyakundi), date of birth 24th September 1977, Reg No LR1728016673/01, will receive the outcome of her application for leave to remain in the UK as a spouse.
(74638)
480
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were reported (a) on buses and (b) at bus stops in (i) the North East of England, (ii) County Durham and (iii) the City of Durham in each of the last 10 years.
(75261)
481
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of people trafficked into the UK for (a) sexual slavery and (b) forced labour in each year since 1997, broken down by country of origin.
(74856)
482
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in the prevention of human trafficking into the United Kingdom.
(74857)
483
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of offences related to human trafficking in each year since 1997.
(74858)
484
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to expand the POPPY scheme for victims of human sex trafficking.
(74859)
485
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why it took until 22nd May 2006 to send a substantive reply to Question 48371 on HMP Chelmsford tabled by the hon. Member for West Chelmsford for Answer on 6th February; and if he will make a statement.
(73866)
486
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his statement of 23rd May 2006, on Prisoners: Foreign Nationals, how many of the (a) serious and (b) most serious offenders are held in a custodial setting; and what the term `under our control' means.
(74643)
487
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, column 77WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, in respect of how many of the (a) more serious and (b) most serious offenders the whereabouts are not known.
(75049)
488
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, column 77WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, if he will give a breakdown by nationality of the (a) most serious offenders and (b) more serious offenders identified as not being under control; and in the case of the most serious offenders not under control how long each offender has not been under control.
(75050)
489
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list in descending order according to the number of prisoners concerned the countries of origin of foreign national prisoners who have (a) been released without consideration for deportation and (b) been deported since February 1999.
(75217)
490
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will break down the number of foreign national prisoners detained in England and Wales by countries of origin.
(75218)
491
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the use of luncheon vouchers for the purposes of support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; how many such vouchers were issued to residents of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each of the last four quarters of 2005-06; and what the total value was of the vouchers so issued.
(75212)
492
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas student visa holders there were in the UK in each of the last five years; and in how many cases in each year the student (a) (i) did not register and (ii) failed to attend a course and (b) worked more than 20 hours a week.
(75224)
493
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) sickness and (b) staff turnover rates were in (i) the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and (ii) the National Asylum Seeker Support Service in each year since 2001.
(75242)
494
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) whole-time equivalent and (b) temporary staff there are in (i) Immigration and Nationality Directorate and (ii) the National Asylum Seeker Support Service in each (A) region and (B) country; and how many there were in each category in each year since 2001.
(75243)
495
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will take of the National Fraud Strategy in planning its work; and whether SOCA will have specific targets for the prevention and reduction of fraud.
(75258)
496
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) households and (b) children he is supporting under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (i) in each region and country of the UK and (ii) in each local social services authority area in the North East of England.
(75259)
497
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many under-18 year olds were convicted of illegally carrying (a) knives and (b) other weapons in each year since 1990.
(74186)
498
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murder victims there were aged under 18 years in each year since 1990, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) local authority area.
(74187)
499
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people were killed unlawfully in each year since 1990; and how each person was killed.
(74431)
500
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the financial impact on voluntary organisations of their Registered Body status being removed by the Criminal Records Bureau.
(74439)
501
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal record checks were carried out (a) for people undertaking voluntary work and (b) for voluntary organisations in each year since 1998.
(74440)
502
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many voluntary organisations (a) are registered bodies for the purposes of the Criminal Records Bureau, (b) lost their Registered Body status as a result of not meeting the minimum number of checks per annum in each year since 1998 and (c) applied to be registered bodies in each year.
(74441)
503
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation the Criminal Records Bureau has paid for delays in processing criminal record checks in each year since it was established; and how many applicants received such compensation payments in each year.
(74584)
504
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was to process an application to the Criminal Records Bureau for a disclosure in each year since it was established.
(74585)
505
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest time taken was to process an application for a criminal record check in the last year for which figures are available.
(74586)
506
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in implementing the Paladin recommendations proposed by the Metropolitan Police in 2003, with particular reference to the issue of unaccompanied minors entering the UK through London Heathrow.
(74836)
507
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to enhance (a) inter-departmental cooperation and (b) a multi-agency approach involving non-governmental organisations in tackling the trafficking of people into the UK.
(74837)
508
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has conducted on the number of men who come forward to assist police investigations after using the services of a prostitute where they suspect the prostitute to have been a victim of trafficking.
(74838)
509
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to link the Coordinated Strategy for Prostitution with the response to the Tackling Trafficking Consultation.
(74839)
510
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the (a) removal and (b) right to remain and protest of Mr Brian Haw from Parliament Square.
(74778)
511
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of their time on average police officers spent completing paperwork in each of the last five years.
(74587)
512
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average percentage of time police officers spent (a) on the beat and (b) on patrol in each of the last five years.
(74588)
513
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made by police officers in each year since 1997; and what the average number of arrests per police officer was in each year.
(74589)
514
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) regulations and (b) guidance documents were issued to police forces in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(74590)
515
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has conducted on the amount of time police officers spend (a) on patrol and (b) completing paperwork; what the conclusions were; and if he will make a statement.
(74591)
516
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK national offenders were released on licence from prison in the last 12 months, broken down by type of offence.
(74592)
517
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in respect of how many offenders out of prison on licence the probation service has no information on their location.
(74593)
518
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what undertakings he has given to chief constables and police authorities on central government funding for police force amalgamations.
(74594)
519
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Monmouth of 17th May 2006, Official Report, column 1037W, on home detention curfew, how many offenders released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme did not have an electronic tag fitted at the second attempt; and how many of these (a) were recalled to prison and (b) absconded.
(74595)
520
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which faith-based organisations his Department has made grants in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) the amount and (b) purpose.
(74596)
521
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislation has been introduced by his Department in each year since 1996, broken down by type; and whether Royal Assent was given in the case of each Bill.
(74597)
522
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the backlog of immigration and asylum cases was in March of each year since 1996-97.
(74518)
523
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service on jobs in the prison and probation services in Gloucestershire.
(74498)
524
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of an offence involving (a) a knife and (b) a gun in (i) Gloucestershire and (ii) Stroud in each of the last five years; and how many of those convictions resulted in a prison sentence.
(74499)
525
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners under the age of 18 years are in HMP Gloucester; and what plans he has to transfer those individuals to specialist youth institutions.
(74500)
526
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many escapes there were from Leyhill Open Prison in each quarter from 1990 to 1998; what original offences were committed by each person who escaped; and if he will make a statement.
(75043)
527
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation has been (a) allocated for and (b) paid to those affected by the terrorist attacks in London on 7th July.
(74516)
528
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation has been allocated to people affected by terrorist attacks in the UK in the last 24 months.
(74616)
529
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department will be taking to to ensure that local decision-making is preserved under the planned merging of police forces in England and Wales.
(75135)
530
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will answer Questions (a) 44633 on the Probation Service, (b) 50812 on Cumbria Police Authority and (c) 64424 on crime in Cumbria, tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale.
(75140)
531
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many types of crime have been committed by people on probation in each of the last five years, broken down by type of crime and police authority area.
(74562)
532
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have escaped from prisons in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years, broken down by prison.
(74563)
533
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of offenders to probation officers has been in each of the last five years, broken down by Probation Service area.
(74739)
534
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have gained employment having completed a (a) custodial sentence and (b) community service sentence in the last five years.
(74740)
535
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many written Parliamentary Questions tabled to the Department before 5th May remained unanswered on 25th May.
(75160)
536
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals are held in prisons in West Sussex; and how many of these are liable for deportation on release.
(74991)
537
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals are being supervised by the Probation Service in (a) West Sussex and (b) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton constituency.
(74992)
538
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times illegal drugs have been found in each of the prisons in Wales in each of the past five years, broken down by (a) type of drug and (b) quantity of drugs.
(73728)
539
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mobile phones have been found in each of the prisons in Wales in possession of serving criminals in each of the past five years.
(73729)
540
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals in Wales have received an incorrect assessment from the Criminal Records Bureau since 1997.
(73730)
541
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of whether any of the convicted foreign nationals who were released without being considered for deportation are on the electoral roll; and whether steps are being taken to check the electoral roll to identify them.
(74082)
542
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of whether the cleaners in his Department recently detained by the Immigration and Nationality Department (a) were on the electoral roll at their home addresses and (b) had National Insurance numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(74083)
543
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of whether foreign national terror suspects are on the electoral roll fraudulently.
(74086)
544
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th May 2006, Official Report, column 1046W, on the police, what the (a) term and (b) negotiated price over the term is of each contract with the consultants employed by his Department to advise on police force amalgamations.
(75222)
545
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th May 2006, Official Report, column 1046W, on the police, what the total expected cost is of the consultants employed by his Department to advise on police force amalgamations.
(75223)
546
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have absconded from Ford Prison since 21st May; how many were (a) awaiting deportation and (b) being considered for deportation; and if he will make a statement.
(75225)
547
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners held in Ford Prison while awaiting deportation or being considered for deportation (a) have absconded in 2006 and (b) absconded in each of the last five years.
(75226)
548
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners are being held in Ford Prison; and how many of them are (a) awaiting deportation and (b) being considered for deportation.
(75227)
549
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to review the risk assessment procedures for prisoners who are awaiting deportation, or being considered for deportation, before they are accepted to open prisons.
(75228)
550
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants were found at each main port of entry in 2005.
(74673)
551
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the future of the North Wales Police fraud squad.
(74564)
552
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the people who have absconded from open prisons in England since 1997 have (a) been returned to custody and (b) committed offences after absconding which have led to court appearances; and if he will make a statement.
(74871)
553
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places at (a) closed prisons and (b) young offender institutions will be temporarily unavailable for accommodation during the 2006-07 financial year because of maintenance and refurbishment works; and if he will make a statement.
(74795)
554
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new places in (a) closed prisons and (b) young offender institutions his Department is planning to bring onstream during the 2006-07 financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(74796)
555
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum capacity is of each (a) closed prison and (b) young offender institution; how many inmates there are in each; and if he will make a statement.
(74797)
556
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have absconded from HMP Springhill in each of the last five year, broken down by category of offence; how many such absconders have not yet been apprehended; and if he will make a statement.
(74798)
557
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff there are in each Civil Service grade in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate who have been recruited since 1st January (a) 2006 and (b) 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(75161)
558
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) posts, (b) full-time equivalent posts and (c) vacant posts there were at each Civil Service grade in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate on the most recent date for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(75162)
559
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he proposes to take to eliminate (a) underage drinking and (b) the use of false identification documents by under-aged youths to purchase alcohol.
(74531)
560
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to prevent the sale of alcohol to people who are already drunk.
(74533)
561
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to prevent shoplifting by drug misusers to fund the purchase of drugs.
(74534)
562
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the City of York Council Scrutiny Board on its review of drug and alcohol related anti-social behaviour in the city.
(74610)
563
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to foster partnership working.
(74611)
564
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the negative price differential between alcoholic and soft drinks.
(74612)
565
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he proposes to take (a) to discourage alcohol volume drinking and (b) to promote soft drink alternatives to alcohol; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to this end.
(74613)
566
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether NHS trusts will be able to remove from shortlists doctors who require work permits but who had already been selected for interview before the new regulations came into force.
(74603)
567
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether evidence in reports for the Forensic Science Service is checked by outside agencies.
(74608)
568
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Category A prisoners had their status downgraded in the weeks prior to their trial in each year from 2000 to 2005.
(74550)
569
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals sought for deportation by his Department were released from (a) Cardiff, (b) Bridgend and (c) Swansea prisons during the period 2004 to 2006.
(74551)
570
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets his Department has set for the (a) maximum and (b) minimum time taken by prisoners to travel between courts and prisons.
(74552)
571
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many carriers have been fined for transporting illegal immigrants in each year since the passage of the relevant legislation.
(74540)
572
Stephen Pound (Ealing North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation took place before the decision was authorised to deport lifelong UK resident Irish nationals who have completed prison sentences.
(75167)
573
Stephen Pound (Ealing North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what rights of appeal exist for Irish nationals under notification of imminent removal to Ireland on completion of prison sentences.
(75171)
574
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place to provide (a) protection and (b) assistance to foreign nationals working in Northern Ireland, with particular reference to access to entitlements.
(74681)
575
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants are living in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(74687)
576
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11th May 2006, Official Report, column 508W, on the Assets Recovery Agency, if he will break down the total value of realised assets for (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06 by type of assets realised.
(74686)
577
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of cases brought for prosecution by the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland resulted in conviction in each of the last 10 years.
(74424)
578
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75114)
579
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75115)
580
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what policy areas his Department (a) is responsible and (b) was responsible in 1997.
(73863)
581
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which foreign governments and international organisations have made representations to his Department on potential changes to UK domestic law in each of the last five years; and what law was involved in each case.
(74457)
582
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average number of hours was expended by police officers in investigating a burglary in 2005-06.
(74669)
583
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what lessons have been learned by his Department from Operation Reproof in Devon and Cornwall; and if he will make a statement.
(74677)
584
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the value for money obtained for the working hours expended by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in connection with Operation Reproof; and if he will make a statement.
(74791)
585
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when sections (a) 1 and (b) 4 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 will be implemented.
(75062)
586
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many questions to him for written answer had on 25th May not received a reply within (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 parliamentary days of being tabled; and how many named day questions had not on that date received a substantive reply (i) by the named day and (ii) within (A) 10 and (B) 20 days of being tabled.
(74149)
587
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to commission a report into the most recent allegations of corruption by staff at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(74994)
588
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has considered commissioning an externally-based investigation into allegations of corruption at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(74995)
589
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants at grade 5 or above have been disciplined over failures in the UK immigration system since 1st January; and if he will make a statement.
(73891)
590
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent research he has assessed on animal testing and carcinogenicity.
(74003)
591
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January 2006, Official Report, column 2017W, on crime, what plans he has to extend the Partners Against Crime Partnership; and if he will make a statement.
(74462)
592
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75278)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
593
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the merits of using (a) recycled and (b) environmentally-friendly paper in House of Commons publications.
(74145)
594
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average daily cost is of providing a hard copy version of the Official Report.
(74543)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
595
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is giving to non-governmental organisations abroad who work to prevent and support victims of human trafficking.
(74996)
596
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is supporting campaigns and projects to educate communities about human trafficking in (a) Moldova, (b) Albania and (c) China.
(74997)
597
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what UK bilateral aid to (a) Ethiopia and (b) Eritrea has been in each of the last three years; and what the planned figure is for the next three years.
(74601)
598
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK aid to Ethiopia is not used for military spending; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of Ethiopian GDP that its defence spending represents.
(74615)
599
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account was taken of the disputed election in Ethopia in allocating UK aid to that country.
(74620)
600
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the projects in India that are supported by his Department that are specifically aimed at Dalit peoples.
(73902)
601
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is involved in planning for the Guinean 2007 Legislative Elections.
(74828)
602
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is supporting the development of rural radio stations in Guinea.
(74829)
603
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on progress of the analytical framework for donor assistance in Nepal.
(74830)
604
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures of (a) project and (b) staff performance are in place in his Department.
(74831)
605
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UN Peacebuilding Commission.
(74832)
606
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made on reducing the numbers of Congolese living in poverty.
(74833)
607
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve the governance of the Democratic Republic of Congo's natural resource wealth.
(74834)
608
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department plans to publish its country engagement plans locally.
(74835)
609
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has allocated to Guinea over the next three years.
(74840)
610
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is providing assistance to Guinea (a) to reform the country's electoral commission and (b) for other political reforms.
(74841)
611
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which countries have funded alternative livelihoods programmes in Afghanistan; what funding each provided in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and what funding is forecast for 2006.
(74141)
612
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account he took of the increase of opium production in 2004-05 in his assessment of the likely success of the alternative livelihoods programmes in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
(74142)
613
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what conditionality is applied to his Department's aid to the Maldives in respect of human rights.
(74437)
614
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with President Gayoom on the matter of political reform in the Maldives.
(74438)
615
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Romford, Official Report, column 1927W, on aid expenditure, for what reasons the amounts of aid paid to the Maldives vary from 2000-01 to 2004-05.
(74555)
616
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for how many pensions the Department is responsible in relation to people (a) above and (b) below retirement age; and how many of these people previously accrued pension rights at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
(74843)
617
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the EU donation to the Maldives for financing projects for (a) the reconstruction and development of the tourist industry and (b) environmental protection and disaster prevention in areas affected by the tsunami.
(74844)
618
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the (a) maintenance and (b) extraction of value from the exploitation of traditional knowledge for indigenous communities in developing countries.
(74559)
619
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75096)
620
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75097)
621
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he plans to take to increase his Department's efforts, resources and capacity to deliver an Arms Trade Treaty.
(74442)
622
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75236)
Questions to the Leader of the House
623
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Leader of the House, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75090)
624
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Leader of the House, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75091)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
625
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the terms are of the increased offer of mileage rate to domiciliary care workers in each health and social services trust in Northern Ireland.
(74275)
626
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the business rate of mileage paid to domiciliary care workers will be when Agenda for Change is fully implemented by the health and social services trusts in Northern Ireland.
(74276)
627
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to the Answer of 19th December 2005, Official Report, columns 2596-8W, on school buildings, what progress has been made in relation to the commencement of building work for the new (a) Foyle and Londonderry College and (b) Ebrington Primary School.
(74277)
628
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in ensuring that all school meals in Northern Ireland offer a healthy balanced diet.
(74278)
629
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average rates of truancy were in (a) controlled and (b) maintained schools in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.
(74279)
630
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1636W, on average annual industrial wages, what the change was in average wage levels in the public sector between 1995 and 2005.
(74410)
631
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of males over the age of 75 in Northern Ireland are estimated to have prostate cancer.
(74417)
632
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland plan to emphasise the historical and cultural link between Northern Ireland and the United States of America at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC during July 2007.
(74419)
633
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is taking to assist communities in promoting cultural and historic artistic murals to replace those of a militaristic and paramilitary type.
(74420)
634
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of (a) testing, (b) acquiring and (c) training police personnel in Northern Ireland in the use of alternatives to plastic bullets in each of the last three years.
(74421)
635
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether discussions are planned between the Northern Ireland office and the US consul's office in Belfast in advance of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC during July 2007.
(74422)
636
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will break down the number of foreign national prisoners detained in Northern Ireland by country of origin.
(75221)
637
N
Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April 2006, Official Report, column 728W, on sentencing (averages), what the average sentence passed for those convicted of offences under (a) section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and (b) section 5(3) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in Northern Ireland was over the last five years.
(74770)
638
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what arrest warrants have been issued in respect of Dessie O'Hare.
(74458)
639
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arrest warrants have been issued in respect of individuals released from prison in the Irish Republic in the last five years.
(74459)
640
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arrest warrants in respect of terrorist crimes are outstanding in Northern Ireland.
(74460)
641
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has spent on consultants' fees for the project for a new national stadium in Northern Ireland.
(74716)
642
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many discussions officials from (a) his office and (b) the Strategic Investment Board have had with (i) Lisburn City Council, (ii) Belfast City Council and (iii) other local authorities on the proposals for a new national stadium.
(74717)
643
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has for the former site of (a) HMP Maze and (b) HMP Crumlin Road, Belfast; and what planning permissions have been sought.
(74718)
644
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated cost is of the new road layout for a national stadium site at the former HMP Maze site in Lisburn.
(74719)
645
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time to be seen by a consultant was for people in North Belfast for (a) cardiac problems, (b) cancer and (c) other conditions in the last period for which figures are available.
(74720)
646
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has an official residence in (a) Great Britain and (b) Stormont.
(75281)
647
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much Road Service funding has been allocated to each district council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five financial years.
(74756)
648
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much Road Service funding has been allocated to (a) bridge strengthening programmes and (b) road maintenance and resurfacing in each district council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five financial years.
(74757)
649
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 11th May 2006, Official Report, column 541W, on sex offenders, for what offences each of the people whose addresses are not known to the police were convicted; whether any of these people have been assessed as a danger to public safety; and whether they were subject to supervision and control orders at the time they moved from their last known residential address.
(74314)
650
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average annual cost was of educating a child in the (a) enriched curriculum and (b) traditional curriculum in 2005-06.
(74690)
651
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on the use of synthetic phonics in the enriched curriculum in Northern Ireland's schools.
(74691)
652
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to public funds was of implementing the `brain gym' programme in Northern Ireland's schools in 2005-06.
(74693)
653
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects to receive a definitive proposed format for the pupil profile from the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment to guide the transfer of pupils from primary to post-primary schools in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(74695)
654
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment was made in preparing the final report of the Early Years Enriched Curriculum Project of the contribution of the enriched and traditional curriculums to improving the educational standards achieved by children in the Shankill Road area.
(74814)
655
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will commission research into the experience of other European countries of the use of the teaching and learning methods embodied in the Early Years Enriched Curriculm Project in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(74989)
656
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what response his Department plans to make to the findings of the Health Protection Agency in relation to the effects on childhood leukaemia rates of living near electricity lines and pylons.
(74979)
657
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convictions for joyriding there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; how many of these convictions were of repeat offenders; and how many resulted in custodial sentences in each case.
(74980)
658
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what average length of prison sentences was given to those convicted of joyriding in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.
(74981)
659
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what sentencing guidelines are in place for persons convicted of joyriding in Northern Ireland.
(74982)
660
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to public funds was of water lost through leaks in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(74983)
661
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to simplify the process for motorists moving to Northern Ireland from other parts of the UK wishing (a) to register their vehicles in Northern Ireland and (b) to continue with their United Kingdom road fund licence until it expires; and if he will make a statement.
(73856)
662
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to enable the owners of vehicles registered in the United Kingdom and who have moved to or are working in Northern Ireland to receive their vehicle test in Northern Ireland.
(73861)
663
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to enable vehicles registered in Scotland, England and Wales to obtain a vehicle test in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(73906)
664
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he plans to encourage the wider use of calorie-free sweeteners as part of his strategy to reduce childhood obesity in the Province.
(74471)
665
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made with contingency plans in Northern Ireland involving a cull of birds in the event of a pandemic of avian influenza; and what assessment he has made of the speed with which a vaccine could be produced in large enough quantities once a particular strain of avian influenza has been identified.
(74535)
666
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arm's length bodies have been (a) established and (b) dissolved by each Government department in the Province in each of the last 10 years.
(74573)
667
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will assess the merits of introducing bowel cancer screening in the Province.
(74574)
668
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent in the Province on (a) drug treatment and (b) dietary advice for those at risk of elevated cholesterol levels in each of the last five years.
(74575)
669
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) operations and (b) other hospital procedures have been cancelled at short notice over the last five years because of staff holidays.
(74576)
670
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many GP retainer places are provided in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number of places.
(74577)
671
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks on (a) staff, (b) patients and (c) visitors have occurred on NHS premises in each health trust in the Province in each of the last five years; and how many people have been charged as a result.
(74578)
672
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks on (a) NHS staff, (b) patients and (c) visitors have occurred (i) at GP practices and (ii) in the Province in each of the last five years.
(74579)
673
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the costs to the NHS in the Province over the last five years resulting from attacks on staff.
(74580)
674
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many NHS staff have required counselling in the last 12 months following work-related attacks.
(74581)
675
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what guidelines are in place for NHS staff accompanying and dealing with patients or relatives who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(74582)
676
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many racist attacks on hospital staff occurred in the Province in each of the last five years.
(74583)
677
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what requirement there is for members of the boards of governors of schools to undergo child protection training.
(74624)
678
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many whole-time equivalent urologists are employed in each health trust in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number.
(74625)
679
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many patients within each health trust in the Province have (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) declined alternative offers of treatment since the introduction of this scheme.
(74626)
680
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time was for an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in the Province in the last period for which figures are available.
(74627)
681
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children are awaiting an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in the Province.
(74628)
682
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many missed hospital appointments there were in each health trust in the Province over the last 12 months.
(74629)
683
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the percentage bed occupancy rate was in each hospital in the Province in each quarter of the last 12 months.
(74630)
684
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many procedures each health board in the Province has bought from (a) within and (b) outside the Province over the last 12 months; and what the costs were.
(74631)
685
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints were made against general practitoners in the Province over the last 12 months.
(74632)
686
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was to each Government department in the Province of sending Christmas cards in each of the last five years.
(74633)
687
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much each health trust in the Province spent on adminstration in each of the last five years; and what percentage of overall budget this represented in each case.
(74634)
688
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many psychology degree course places were available in the Province in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(74646)
689
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students have graduated in psychology from universities in the Province in each of the last five years.
(74647)
690
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students will commence psychology degree courses in the Province over each of the next five years.
(74648)
691
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) adults and (b) children are awaiting initial speech therapy assessment in each health board area in the Province.
(74649)
692
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) other complications resulting from alcohol consumption during pregnancy in the Province.
(74650)
693
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of how much has been spent over the last 10 years on job evaluations within education and library boards in the Province.
(74651)
694
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average number of (a) unauthorised and (b) total days was that a pupil was off school in each education board in the Province over each of the last five years.
(74652)
695
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of (a) clostridium difficile and (b) vancomycin-resistant enterocuccus have been reported in each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.
(74654)
696
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to improve services for those with a learning disability in the 19 plus age range.
(74655)
697
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the availability of synthetic and animal-derived insulin products in the Province over the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(74662)
698
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prescription items were issued of (a) animal and (b) synthetic insulin in the Province in each of the last five years.
(74663)
699
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average number of days was on which teachers were absent from work in each education and library board area in the Province in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) education sector and (b) reason for absence.
(74664)
700
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on substitute teachers in each education and library board area in the Province in each of the last three years, broken down by education sector.
(74665)
701
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many healthcare-acquired infections there were within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.
(74666)
702
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaths from healthcare-acquired infections there were within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.
(74667)
703
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of MRSA have been reported within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.
(74668)
704
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many women in Northern Ireland have been successful in getting a placement after attending courses to encourage them back into the workforce in each of the last three years; what the most common type of placement was; and if he will make a statement.
(74670)
705
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many women have taken up places on back to workplace courses in Northern Ireland over the last three years, broken down by constituency; and which courses have proved most popular.
(74671)
706
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convicted rapists in Northern Ireland have committed the same offence after being released.
(74674)
707
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he plans to take to improve the survival (a) terms and (b) rates of lung cancer patients in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(74675)
708
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will consider the merits of the introduction of a medical expert to advise on planning applications linked to health issues.
(74678)
709
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has for amnesties for handing in (a) bladed and (b) blunt weapons in Northern Ireland.
(74679)
710
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many violent incidences involving the use of a knife occurred in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years, broken down by seriousness of injury.
(74680)
711
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the car park at the Belfast City Hospital Site is expected to be finished, with particular reference to provision at the new cancer centre.
(74685)
712
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total budget has been for maintenance of the grounds and buildings of Hillsborough Castle in each year since 1998.
(74688)
713
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of departmental ministers' travel to and from Northern Ireland on official business in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(74689)
714
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civilian security staff are deployed at the Northern Ireland Assembly buildings when it is (a) sitting and (b) suspended.
(74694)
715
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on police security provision for ministers' car travel in each year since 1998, broken down by Northern Ireland department.
(74697)
716
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the final total cost for the upgrade of Castle Buildings in the Stormont Estate was, broken down by main budget heading.
(74699)
717
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of women employed in Northern Ireland doing low-paid work on a part-time basis; and if he will make a statement.
(74715)
718
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been diagnosed with asbestosis in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and how many have died of the disease in the same period in each health board.
(74722)
719
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on entertainment and hospitality by each Northern Ireland Minister in each year since 1998.
(74723)
720
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to increase resources allocated for hospital security at (a) Ulster Hospital and (b) other Northern Ireland hospitals.
(74725)
721
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many dogs have been put for sheep worrying under court orders in Northern Ireland in the last five years, broken down by constituency.
(74726)
722
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to improve the coastal road between Ballyhalbent and Portavogie; and if he will make a statement.
(74728)
723
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fallen livestock have been recorded in the Strangford constituency over the past three years.
(74729)
724
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) reports of and (b) prosecutions for sheep worrying dogs there have been in Northern Ireland in the last three years.
(74731)
725
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recorded arson attacks there have been on (a) nationalist hibernian establishments and (b) Orange Halls since 1998, broken down by severity of damage; and if he will make a statement.
(74738)
726
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has (a) to restore, (b) to catalogue and (c) to make information available about the historic artefacts associated with the Stormont estate not on public view.
(74741)
727
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the (a) safety and (b) quality of the storage of the historic artefacts associated with the Stormont estate; and what assessment he has made of the need for specialist conservation of such material.
(74742)
728
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to return the historic artefacts associated with the Stormont Estate to the Parliament Buildings.
(74743)
729
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, where the historic artefacts associated with the Stormont Estate are stored; and whether they can be loaned to museums.
(74744)
730
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish a catalogue for visitors of artefacts kept on the Stormont Estate.
(74811)
731
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for how long the railway line between Lisburn and Portadown was closed as a result of the security alert on 24th May; and how many passengers were re-directed onto buses.
(74476)
732
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the railway line between Lisburn and Portadown has been closed because of security alerts in each of the last 10 years.
(74477)
733
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the guidelines are for filling vacancies in (a) each department in Northern Ireland and (b) the Northern Ireland Office while a grievance procedure relating to the filling of the same vacancy is ongoing.
(74478)
734
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sealed packages of monies seized by the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) in the course of operations are currently held by each PSNI District Command Unit finance office; and how many such packages have gone missing in each of the last seven years.
(75007)
735
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Fire Authority on the impact on costs of the provisions of the Northern Ireland Fire Rescue Order 2006.
(75008)
736
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions officials in (a) each Department in Northern Ireland and (b) the Northern Ireland Office have flown by (i) first class and (ii) business class in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was in each case.
(75082)
737
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what incentives are available to encourage members of staff in (a) each Northern Ireland Department and (b) the Northern Ireland Office to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75083)
738
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in (a) each Department and (b) the Northern Ireland Office did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75084)
739
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what grounds the contracts of employment in the Northern Ireland Police Force of (a) Mr Desmond Clayton and (b) Mr Thomas Hale were terminated; what the total cost was of the severance package for each; and what budget the severance packages were paid from.
(75085)
740
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75233)
Questions to the Prime Minister
741
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to make (a) the Chevening house and estate and (b) another similar facility available to the Foreign Secretary for the purposes of entertaining official overseas guests.
(74492)
742
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his discussions with Alpha Konare, Chair of the African Union, on how to enhance peace-keeping operations in Darfur and help deliver the recently signed peace agreement.
(74004)
743
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what the name is of the official residence recently vacated by the Right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside.
(75282)
744
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what the (a) notional market rent, (b) estimated capital value and (c) total annual cost of (i) rent, (ii) security, (iii) utilities, (iv) facilities management and (v) general maintenance was for (A) Flat 1 Admiralty House, (B) Flat 2 Admiralty House, (C) Flat 3 Admiralty House, (D) Government House in Pimlico, (E) No 1 Carlton Gardens, (F) Bute House, (G) the Chancellor of the Exchequer's residence in Downing Street and (H) his residence in Downing Street in the last year for which figures are available.
(75283)
745
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the first draft of the Energy Review received by him the day before his speech to the Confederation of British Industry on 16th May included an assessment of the total life-cycle carbon costs of nuclear power.
(74692)
746
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will visit Shrewsbury in summer 2006 to attend Shrewsbury Flower Show.
(74765)
747
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that the next Minister for Agriculture is a member of the House of Commons.
(74766)
748
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those nominated by the public to the House of Lords Appointments Commission as non-party-political Peers since the Commission was established; and which of those nominated were selected.
(74538)
749
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met the Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life; and if he will make a statement.
(73864)
750
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he intends to collect his Congressional Medal before he leaves office.
(74639)
751
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Prime Minister, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75092)
752
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Prime Minister, how many of his staff did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75093)
753
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Prime Minister, what guidance is issued to Ministers on the use and disposal of official publications provided in the course of their official duties.
(74644)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
754
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on recent economic trends in Scotland.
(75189)
755
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what devolution issues the Advocate General has considered since 9th May.
(75053)
756
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will encourage the Scottish Executive to participate in UK delegations as appropriate at relevant international meetings; and if he will make a statement.
(74672)
757
N
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow East):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will provide a substantive reply to Question 63598, on electors in Scottish constituencies, tabled by the hon. Member for Glasgow East on 14th April.
(74606)
758
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow East):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what efforts his Department is making to attract Japanese investment into (a) Scotland and (b) Glasgow; and if he will make a statement.
(74607)
759
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75272)
Questions to the Solicitor General
760
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Solicitor General, what plans he has to improve co-operation between the Crown Prosecution Service and the police in order to bring more prosecutions for identity theft and identity fraud.
(74865)
761
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will estimate the pension liability of the Law Officers' Departments over the next 30 years.
(75240)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
762
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent meetings the Commission has held to discuss limits on expenditure by candidates in general elections.
(75054)
763
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the implications for voter participation of extended polling time in elections.
(75184)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
764
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into genetic abnormalities in white blood cells of myalgic encephalopathy and encephalomyelitis sufferers; and if he will make a statement.
(74418)
765
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he intends to publish his next annual report on progress towards implementation of the 2003 Energy White Paper.
(74495)
766
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in respect of the adequacy of skills available to implement the nuclear decommissioning and waste management strategy approved in April by his Department and the devolved administrations.
(74803)
767
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with energy distribution network operators on levels of investment in such networks.
(74804)
768
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of regional distribution of (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) heat networks for the implementation of the Government's microgeneration strategy.
(74805)
769
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will initiate discussions with domestic energy utilities on ensuring that (a) carbon dioxide emissions from fuel consumption and (b) where appropriate, the fuel mix, is shown on the face of domestic energy bills.
(75075)
770
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total amount of cover outstanding in respect of government to government defence contracts since 1991 was in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(75209)
771
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the administrative cost of the Export Credits Guarantee Department was in each year between 2002-03 and 2005-06, broken down into (a) staff costs, (b) accommodation costs, (c) consultancy costs, (d) IT costs, (e) external legal costs and (f) other costs.
(75210)
772
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what average payment has been made to claimants in each coal board area with vibration white finger in categories one to three; and how much was paid in legal fees to lawyers in each region.
(74676)
773
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what British military hardware has been sold to the United Arab Emirates in the last five years.
(74485)
774
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Defence and (b) others on the impact of proposals in the Defence Industrial Strategy on the air industry sector.
(74782)
775
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether any of the operating profit made by the Royal Mail in the 2005-06 financial year will be returned to the Government.
(73995)
776
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the statement by Adam Crozier, Chief Executive of the Royal Mail, that he could meet the legal obligations for Post Office service provision with approximately 4,000 Post Office branches.
(73996)
777
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the existing rail network to transport an increased supply of imported coal in the future.
(74709)
778
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what projections his Department has made of the potential difference between the sale price of domestic deep-mined coal and the international Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp coal price over the next (a) five and (b) 10 years.
(74710)
779
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the difference between the sale price of domestic deep-mined coal and the international Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp coal price.
(74711)
780
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what projections his Department has made of future levels of (a) British deep-mined and (b) imported coal supply.
(74712)
781
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the need for a long-term supply of indigenous deep-mined coal as part of the UK's future energy mix.
(74713)
782
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to prevent the loss of insurance-related jobs in the UK to offshore locations.
(74753)
783
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the Coal Health Claims scheme to be completed.
(75195)
784
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Thompson's solicitors have received in fees from processing Coal Health Claims from people in (a) North Durham, (b) Durham and (c) in total.
(75196)
785
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many individuals have received payments from the Coal Health Claims scheme in (a) County Durham, (b) North Durham and (c) in total.
(75197)
786
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to Question 72558, which external assessments of the total life-cycle carbon costs of nuclear power will be taken account of in the review of energy policy.
(74790)
787
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what further targets he plans to set for local loop unbundling.
(75270)
788
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that the target for 1.5 million lines to be unbundled from the local loop network by April 2007 is met.
(75271)
789
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account is taken by the Patent Office of the intellectual property rights of indigenous communities in relation to traditional knowledge when considering patent applications involving such knowledge.
(74558)
790
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75116)
791
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75117)
792
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support his Department is giving to the Trustmark scheme in the building industry.
(75174)
793
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 6th April.
(73893)
794
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department has undertaken research on the extent to which other European Union countries (a) are self-sufficient in gas and oil production and (b) have nuclear power stations.
(74517)
795
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what planning permission would be required to build new nuclear power stations on existing sites in (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland.
(74599)
796
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he plans to take to increase his Department's efforts, resources and capacity to deliver an Arms Trade Treaty.
(74444)
797
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75234)
798
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department is taking steps to restrict celebrity endorsement of secured debt financial products.
(75014)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
799
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had regarding the possibility of a high speed rail link from London to the North East.
(75260)
800
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what total public spending (a) per head of population and (b) in total was on bus services in (i) County Durham, (ii) Tyne and Wear, (iii) Northumberland and (iv) the North East of England in each of the last 10 years.
(75290)
801
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce his decision on the scheme to dual the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury and between Kippings Cross and Lamberhurst recommended by the South East England Regional Assembly in January.
(73989)
802
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to (a) complete and (b) report on his review of airport policing and the system of designation under section 25 of the Aviation Security Act 1982.
(75216)
803
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving bicycles were reported on (a) roads and (b) pavements in (i) Kingston and Surbiton constituency, (ii) South West London and (iii) London in each year since 1997.
(74780)
804
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the internal redevelopment of Lime Street Railway Station, Liverpool.
(74600)
805
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether aircraft operators are required to show (a) crews and (b) passengers the Material Safety Data Sheets of the products they have been exposed to after a contaminated air event.
(74817)
806
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which aircraft types have reported the highest number of contaminated air events in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(74818)
807
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the medical clearance of a pilot due to possible exposure to contaminated air or organophosphates in the last 30 years.
(74819)
808
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) current and (b) proposed aircraft corridors are across (i) Ribble Valley and (ii) Lancashire.
(74826)
809
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total mileage travelled on roads in Lancashire by (a) all vehicles and (b) cars in each of the past 10 years.
(74827)
810
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many minutes an average MOT test took in (a) 2005, (b) 2001, (c) 1998 and (d) the last period for which figures are available.
(74549)
811
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many automatic number plate recognition cameras are positioned for the purpose of capturing images on the parts of the road network managed by the Highways Agency.
(74732)
812
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of roads maintained by the Highways Agency are covered by automatic number plate recognition cameras.
(74733)
813
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the automatic number plate recognition translation software used by his Department.
(74734)
814
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on the (a) purchase, (b) installation and (c) maintenance of automatic number plate recognition camera systems on roads managed by the Highways Agency in each of the last five years.
(74735)
815
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how data captured by Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras is stored; who has access to the data; and if he will make a statement.
(74812)
816
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what circumstances and upon whose authority Highways Agency vehicles use observation parking bays marked `for police vehicles only' on motorways.
(73666)
817
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce proposals for reforms to the British Transport Police; what the expected cost is of the reforms; and if he will make a statement.
(74079)
818
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75102)
819
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75103)
820
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency recently refused to provide Naseem Hamed's driving record to the court.
(75163)
821
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1280W, on rail services, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's specifications for the construction of the timetable from Paddington to the West Country.
(74390)
822
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the arrangements are for paying officials from the Department who are on secondment in the private sector.
(73483)
823
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials from his Department and its predecessor have been seconded to the Confederation for Passenger Transport since 2001.
(73484)
824
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of secondment for Civil Service staff from his Department was in the last five years.
(73486)
825
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for vehicle tax discs the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has received through the online service since its introduction; and how many of those applications resulted in tax discs being delivered within the target of five working days.
(74528)
826
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75273)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
827
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the likely effects on road traffic between England and Ireland of the proposed closure of the A5 between Ty Nant and Dinmael; and what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Ministers on this matter.
(74504)
828
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75086)
829
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75087)
830
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75232)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
831
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps she has taken to promote schemes designed to help victims of trafficking outside London.
(74570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
832
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of individual grants made under the Adviser Discretion Fund in each of the last 12 months were for (a) less than £100, (b) between £100 and £300 and (c) over £300; and what the total amount paid was in each category.
(74619)
833
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure the inclusion of an article prohibiting forced sterilisation of children with disabilities in the forthcoming UN Convention on People with Disabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(74987)
834
Paul Clark (Gillingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents in the Medway towns local authority area received pension credit in the most recent period for which figures were available, broken down by ward; and what the average payment was.
(74714)
835
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will publish the report of the joint Department for Work and Pensions/Department of Health Working Group on Learning Disabilities, Improving Work Opportunities for People with a Learning Disability.
(75081)
836
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of proficiency is expected of a sign language interpreter booked through the Access to Work scheme; and what steps his Department takes to ensure that this standard is met.
(74545)
837
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidelines are issued to Access to Work staff on the provison of communication support professionals for deaf and hard of hearing people; and what steps are taken to monitor their implementation.
(74546)
838
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has sent officials to participate in negotiations on the UN Draft Disability Treaty.
(75241)
839
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to bring forward changes to UK legislation to be compatible with the UN Draft Disability Treaty.
(75296)
840
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Newcastle JobCentre Plus Action Team is for 2006-07; what the budget was in each of the last two years; which programmes the team supported in 2005-06 and 2006-07; and what geographical areas each programme covered.
(75219)
841
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the proposals in Security in Retirement whether earnings related accruals in the State Second Pension (SSP) scheme up to 2030 will be paid to those receiving SSP for the first time after 2030; and how the earnings related accruals to SSP will taper away after the restoration of the earnings link to the basic pension.
(75246)
842
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006 to the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Official Report, columns 1475-78W, on action teams, how many wholetime equivalent staff are allocated to each action team; and how many were allocated to each in the two previous years.
(75250)
843
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) lower and (b) upper capital limits are for each income-related benefit.
(75289)
844
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people in work aged 50 years and over in the Kingston and Surbiton constituency.
(74779)
845
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for addressing worklessness in Liverpool, Riverside.
(74557)
846
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral statement on Pensions Reform of 25th May, Official Report, columns 1648-51, what estimate he has made of the difference in the number of people who would have gained a full basic state pension under the Turner proposals based on residency and the number based on his proposed reform of the contributory principle.
(75157)
847
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Remploy factories there are in (a) Government Office regions, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.
(74642)
848
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Manchester, Withington constituency and (b) the City of Manchester have found employment as a result of the Manchester Action Team.
(74539)
849
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the security of chip and pin access to his Department's computer systems; and how many breaches of that security there have been since its introduction.
(75028)
850
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department plans to spend on the Access to Work scheme in each year to 2010.
(75168)
851
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he plans to extend the Access to Work scheme.
(75170)
852
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.
(75094)
853
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case.
(75095)
854
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the withdrawal of post office card accounts on the blind and partially sighted.
(74530)
855
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years.
(75237)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
856
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to review the 2002 guidelines, Safeguarding Children in whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced; what discussions she has had with other Government departments about this issue; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (75040)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
857
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether in the course of the UK Presidency, she raised with her EU partners the possibility of an EU equivalent to (a) the Nunn-Lugar programme and (b) the USA/Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement.
[Transferred] (75253)
858
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress made in training Afghan police in Helmand province.
[Transferred] (74967)
859
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the written statement by the Secretary of State for International Development of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, column 81WS, on her visit to Uganda, what steps she is taking to ensure the Secretary General's recommendations to the Security Council of the United Nations are submitted without further delay; and if she will call for a UN Special Envoy, a UN Panel of Experts and action to improve the protection of civilians throughout Northern Uganda.
[Transferred] (75041)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
860
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list in descending order according to the number of prisoners concerned the countries of origin of foreign national prisoners who have (a) been released without consideration for deportation and (b) been deported from Northern Ireland since February 1999.
[Transferred] (75220)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
861
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with Jan Egelund, the UN emergency relief co-ordinator, on the impact of the security situation in Darfur on the humanitarian situation there.
[Transferred] (74661)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
862
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what legislation governs the provision of online lotteries operating in Northern Ireland; what representations he has received on online lotteries; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (74452)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
863
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of a private copying levy on blank recording media and devices; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred][Transferred] (74933)

 
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