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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 8 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 Thursday 8 June 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 8 June 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 8 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 Thursday 8 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 8 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many girls under the age of 16 years (a) became pregnant and (b) gave birth in the Lewes constituency in each of the last 10 years, broken down by age.
(76280)
2
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total annual revenue from taxation was from season tickets and travel passes provided by employers to their staff in each of the last five years.
(76333)
3
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of International Monetary Fund and World Bank targets for achieving longer-term economic growth of public health spending by developing countries; and whether he proposes to make representations on this issue at the International Monetary and Finance Committee meeting in Singapore.
(76348)
4
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to improve the speed of response of the customer support office at the HM Revenue and Customs office in Preston.
(76253)
5
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why there was a delay of six months in replying to the letter of 21st November 2005 from the hon. Lady for North Down on tax credits.
(76401)
6
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) single parent households with children under the age of 16 years and (b) single-person households there were in Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last 15 years; and what estimate he has made of the number of cohabiting couples living in Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last 15 years.
(76332)
7
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the average income per person in Houghton and Washington East.
(76336)
8
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Paymaster General remains the designated Treasury minister responsible for oversight of the tax credits system; and if he will make a statement.
(76190)
9
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit payments were not made to claimants because the award fell below the payment threshold in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06; and what the total value of these non-payments were for each year.
(76206)
10
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why tax credit payments are not made when the award falls below the payment threshold; and why these payments are not carried over to awards in future years.
(76207)
11
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the tax credit overpayments in 2004-05; how many of these involved official error; and if he will make a statement.
(76416)
12
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce an improved level of service for tax credit claimants; and if he will make a statement.
(76417)
13
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to eliminate opportunities for fraud created by the tax credits £25,000 income disregard; and if he will make a statement.
(76418)
14
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the tax credits e-portal was re-opened.
(76419)
15
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the total cost of the £25,000 tax credits overpayments income disregard; and if he will make a statement.
(76420)
16
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been employed on tax credit compliance in each quarter since 2001-02; how many are planned to be employed up to 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(76421)
17
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimates are of the number of cases of tax credit fraud in each reporting period since 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.
(76422)
18
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce a pause before recovery of overpaid tax credits.
(76425)
19
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce a statutory right of appeal for tax credit overpayments.
(76426)
20
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Ombudsman in her report on Tax Credits: Putting Things Right had been (a) implemented, (b) accepted but not implemented, (c) rejected and (d) considered for implementation by 31st May 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(76427)
21
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on plans to implement the recommendations in paragraph 5.17 of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's June 2005 report on tax credits.
(76428)
22
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date he estimates that Electronic Data Services will have made full payment of the £71.25 million owed in compensation to HM Revenue and Customs for tax credit system problems; and if he will make a statement.
(76429)
23
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest assessment is of the performance of the tax credits IT system; what availability problems there have been over the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(76430)
24
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments have been made to date to his Department by Electronic Data Services in aggregate settlement of HM Revenue and Customs' claim in respect of tax credit IT; and if he will make a statement.
(76431)
25
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the overpayment of tax credits in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 was due to software and other computer problems; and if he will make a statement.
(76432)
26
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest assessment is of the level of tax credit overpayments in 2004-05.
(76433)
27
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who were underpaid tax credits from 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2005 have received the full amounts underpaid; and if he will make a statement.
(76469)
28
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff there were in the Tax Credits Directors Complaints Team in each quarter since April 2003.
(76470)
29
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to tax credits have been received by tax credit contact centres in each quarter since June 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(76471)
30
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many additional tax credit payments were made in each (a) month and (b) quarter since April 2003; what the value was; and if he will make a statement.
(76472)
31
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in the Inland Revenue and HM Revenue and Customs have worked on tax credits in each quarter since April 2002; and how many worked (a) in contact centres, (b) on policy, (c) in the debt management service, (d) in enquiry centres, (e) in the tax credits offices, (f) in the programme office, (g) on compliance, (h) on the IT live service and (i) on IT development; and if he will make a statement.
(76473)
32
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has (a) to collect and (b) to publish additional data on the performance of the tax credits system; and if he will make a statement.
(76474)
33
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many interim payments of tax credits have been made in each (a) month and (b) quarter since April 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(76475)
34
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria for tax credit overpayment write-off were used (a) before and (b) after the streamlined procedure was introduced in Spring 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(76476)
35
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what responsibilities the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has in relation to the tax credit system; and if he will make a statement.
(76477)
36
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the tax credit recipients who are challenging tax credit overpayments have been treated under different criteria since December 2004; what changes in criteria there have been; and if he will make a statement.
(76478)
37
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest assessment is of the level of tax credit overpayment for 2006-07.
(76479)
38
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been dealing with disputed tax credit overpayments in each quarter since 2001.
(76480)
39
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value is of tax credit overpayments written off for each quarter since 2001.
(76481)
40
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for how long the streamlined procedure introduced in Spring 2005 was used to clear the backlog of disputed tax credit overpayments; how many overpayments were written off under this procedure; what the value was; and if he will make a statement on how this procedure differs from that currently applied.
(76482)
41
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the level of fraud in claims for the childcare tax credit.
(76483)
42
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of tax credits fraud have been investigated by HM Revenue and Customs' Special Compliance Office in each quarter since April 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(76484)
43
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how HM Revenue and Customs selected the criteria in relation to the streamlined procedure for clearing disputed tax credit overpayments introduced in Spring 2005.
(76485)
44
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many disabled workers have (a) claimed and (b) been in receipt of tax credits for each month since June 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(76486)
45
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claims have been stopped due to fraud and suspicion of fraud in each month from January to May; and if he will make a statement.
(76487)
46
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fraudulent tax credit claims have been made over the telephone since April 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(76488)
47
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax credit overpayment has been written off due to hardship in each quarter since April 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(76489)
48
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit overpayments have been written off in each quarter since April 2003 because HM Revenue and Customs could not reliably match the payment of manual cheques to claimants; what the value was in each quarter; and if he will make a statement.
(76490)
49
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made by his Department of how much additional tax revenue will be collected as a result of the introduction of pay as you earn taxation for junior football clubs in Scotland.
(76455)
50
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76265)
51
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on the (a) staffing and (b) costs of accountancy firms of the change in filing deadlines for tax returns.
(75878)
52
N
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultation of accountancy firms was undertaken before the decision was made to change the deadline for filing tax returns from 31st January each year.
(75879)
53
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 24th April 2006 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire regarding a constituent (PO Ref: 1/43132/2006).
(75952)
54
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 29th March 2006 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire regarding a constituent (PO Ref: 1/42692/2006).
(75953)
55
Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent changes have been made to the taxation of payments by companies to former employees in respect of private medical schemes; what the estimated tax yield is resulting from these changes; and what estimate has been made of the additional burden of extra taxation on individual taxpayers as a result of the changes.
(76374)
56
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the identifiable public expenditure in Wales on enterprise and economic development by UK Government departments was in each year since 1999-2000.
(76048)
57
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit decisions on overpayment have been appealed to (a) the Regional Director, (b) the Independent Adjudicator and (c) the Ombudsman in (i) Ceredigion, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in each of the last five years.
(76296)
58
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many tax credit decisions on overpayment in (a) Ceredigion, (b) Wales and (c) the UK the overpayment have been waived in each of the last five years.
(76297)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
59
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997.
(76261)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
60
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what correspondence her Department has had with the East of England Development Agency concerning the Living Naze community project in Walton-on-the-Naze.
(76352)
61
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much public money has been made available to the Living Naze regeneration project.
(76353)
62
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to review the limits on political activity for local authorities' staff.
(76191)
63
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of Supporting People on the safety and security of staff in supported housing.
(76226)
64
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of building-based supported housing were replaced by floating support in 2005-06.
(76227)
65
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on consultants' services relating to Supporting People in the last two financial years; what amount has been allocated for these services for 2006-07; and how much of this expenditure has been for services for work on the Distributed Formula in each year.
(76228)
66
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman were (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997.
(76260)
67
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities make provision for their councillors to hold a budget which they can spend on approved projects and organisations in their own wards.
(76274)
68
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what policies the Group Valuation Office has on photographing homes for council tax re-banding purposes; and how the Group Valuation Office selects homes that are to be photographed.
(75951)
69
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what involvement her Department had in the decision to grant planning consent for the Visual Arts Facility at Colchester.
(76466)
70
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expenditure on (a) staffing and (b) office and other overheads of the Government Office for London was in each of the last 10 years.
(76252)
71
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on the effects of the introduction of steady-state contracts on charities providing supported sheltered housing and care; and if she will make a statement.
(76254)
72
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Fire Services College charged each brigade in Scotland for providing (a) training courses and (b) access to the college's library and online information and development resources in each of the last 10 years.
(76269)
73
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Fire Services College provides (a) training courses and (b) access to the college's library and online information and development resources to fire services in (i) the Crown Dependencies, (ii) Overseas Territories, (iii) the Republic of Ireland and (iv) Commonwealth countries; and how much is charged by the college for those services to fire services in each category.
(76270)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
74
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1666W, on the Hutton Inquiry, who the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary were at 18th July 2003; and what public inquiries each had chaired before that date.
(76337)
75
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the timetable is for the holding of a coroner's inquest into the Potters Bar rail crash.
(76120)
76
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what action is being taken to encourage magistrates to follow the mandatory obligation to impose an individual support order (ISO), attached to an anti-social behaviour order, in cases where an ISO would be desirable in the interests of preventing further anti-social behaviour.
(74524)
77
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent to which a compensation culture exists.
[R] (75833)
78
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what discussions she has had with trades unions on Clause 1 of the Compensation Bill [Lords]; and if she will make a statement.
[R] (75834)
79
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the (a) notional market rent, (b) estimated capital value, (c) total cost of rent, security, utilities, facilities management and general maintenance was of the Lord Chancellor's official residence in the House of Lords in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(75265)
80
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997.
(76262)
81
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1469W, on courthouses, which consortium or company holds the equity of the Essex Magistrates Court.
(76459)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
82
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department keeps a database of people questioned in surveys.
(76219)
83
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost of Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport will be in 2006-07.
(76229)
84
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have been interviewed by her Department as a result of (a) Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport and (b) surveys undertaken by her Department since 1997.
(76230)
85
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on surveys in each year since 1997.
(76231)
86
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has shared information collected from government-funded surveys with other organisations since 1997.
(76232)
87
N
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the cost over-runs of the 2012 Olympics will be funded; and if she will make a statement.
(75837)
88
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997.
(76263)
89
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in which constituencies the 2012 Roadshow is planned to stop.
(75960)
90
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, why the 2012 Roadshow is not planned to stop in (a) Kent and (b) Essex.
(75961)
91
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd February 2006, Official Report, column 640W, on the 2012 Olympics, if she will break down by individual project the planned expenditure on (a) Olympic venues and infrastructure and (b) infrastructure works planned and budgeted as part of the general regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley.
(75962)
92
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24th May 2006, Official Report, column 1792W, on the London Olympics, what inflation rates were applied to each element of the 2012 Olympics infrastucture budget.
(75963)
93
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding will be available to meet the commitments to mass participation sport made during the 2012 Olympic bid.
(75964)
94
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Advertising Standards Authority fulfils its duty to ban advertisements containing (a) knives and (b) other weapons.
(76174)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
95
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are awaiting disposal; where they are located; and what estimate he has made of the amount of (a) high, (b) intermediate and (c) low-level nuclear material present in each submarine.
(76288)
96
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates since 1st January 2005 US Navy nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines have visited UK waters or designated berths; and what the location was in each case.
(76289)
97
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which police force is responsible for investigating a serious crime committed against a British citizen where such a crime occurs on a base where US personnel outnumber UK personnel.
(76292)
98
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been stopped and searched at RAF Menwith Hill by the Ministry of Defence Police Agency in each year since 2000.
(76293)
99
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) US military personnel, (b) US contractors, (c) US civilians, (d) UK military personnel, (e) Ministry of Defence Police Agency personnel, (f) GCHQ employees and (g) UK civilians work at (i) RAF Menwith Hill and (ii) RAF Fylingdales.
(76294)
100
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on security patrolling of the roads around RAF Menwith Hill by the Ministry of Defence Police Agency in each year since 2003.
(76295)
101
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library reports from the Meteorological Office on the weather in Oxfordshire on (a) 15th, (b) 16th, (c) 17th and (d) 18th July 2003.
(76407)
102
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) permanent staff, (b) contractors, (c) reservists and (d) other staff were employed by the Defence Intelligence Staff in each year since 1997; and what the service breakdown was in each of those years.
(76408)
103
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether each recommendation in the Butler Review related to the Defence Intelligence Staff was accepted by the Government; and what progress has been made in meeting each recommendation which was accepted.
(76409)
104
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which bodies in addition to the Defence Intelligence Staff constitute the UK defence intelligence community.
(76410)
105
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th April 2006, Official Report, column 674W, on military intelligence, if he will make a statement on the work of the Intelligence Corps.
(76411)
106
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military units from (a) the UK, (b) the United States and (c) other nations have been based in Oxfordshire in each of the last five years; and where each unit has been based.
(76412)
107
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, column 622W, on 15 Psychological Operations Group, whether any of the operations of 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group since 1st January 2003, other than training, have been carried out in the United Kingdom.
(76413)
108
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th April 2006, Official Report, column 767W, on the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, from which units of the US armed forces the two American personnel are drawn.
(76414)
109
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what events have been organised in Scotland to celebrate Veterans Day.
(76282)
110
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding has been made available by his Department for events in celebration of Veterans Day; and how this funding has been allocated.
(76285)
111
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bearskins have been purchased by the armed forces in each of the last five years; at what cost; and from which country they were sourced.
(76167)
112
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to use synthetic materials instead of animal fur in the construction of bearskins.
(76168)
113
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent research he has commissioned on whether animals used to provide bearskins are killed humanely; and if he will make a statement.
(76169)
114
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May 2006, Official Report, column 1993W, on nuclear-powered submarines, what the standard operating procedures are for collecting effluent produced by the warming up process from nuclear-powered submarines using (a) Southampton and (b) other X berths; and if he will make a statement.
(76215)
115
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of the Nyala RG-31 armoured vehicles for use in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq.
(76502)
116
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he classifies (a) Al-Qaeda operatives based within Afghanistan, (b) Al-Qaeda operatives based outside Afghanistan, (c) Taliban forces based within Afghanistan and (d) Taliban forces based outside Afghanistan as (i) insurgents and (ii) terrorists for the purposes of possible engagement by UK forces based in Helmand Province.
(74482)
117
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman were (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76257)
118
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many low flying flights there were in the (a) Highlands of Scotland and (b) South West of Scotland and Anglo-Scottish border tactical training area in each year between 1998-99 and 2004-05.
(76237)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
119
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd May 2006 (ref 69909), whether the terms of the charitable trust for Dorneywood cover the issuing of invitations by the occupants.
(74483)
120
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the visitors who have stayed overnight at Dorneywood on his invitation in each year since it became his official residence.
(74484)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
121
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations are permitted to submit (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examinations for approval by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
(76235)
122
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the nature of the errors and inconsistencies in the provisional Teacher Assessment data published in his Department's Statistical First Release 32/2005.
(76492)
123
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many maintained schools in England offered (a) general and (b) vocational qualifications at level 3 or above in the national qualifications framework to pupils in the fourth key stage in the latest year for which figures are available.
(76493)
124
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of provisional Teacher Assessment data published in his Department's Statistical First Release 32/2005.
(76494)
125
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local authorities were affected by errors and inconsistencies in the provisional Teacher Assessment data published in his Department's Statistical First Release 32/2005.
(76495)
126
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he has taken to ensure that students' (a) graduations and (b) immediate job prospects are not affected by the industrial dispute between lecturers and universities; and if he will make a statement.
(76213)
127
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what advice he has issued to schools and local education authorities about the availability of milk to pupils in school.
(76394)
128
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what aspects of information and communication technology the personalised learning review group will examine as part of its work; whether the review group will look at mobile and other wireless technology; and if he will make a statement.
(76123)
129
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress the e-Strategy Programme Board is making on integrating the use of IT in education; and if he will make a statement.
(76124)
130
N
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will take steps to allow young people in full-time education to receive the education maintenance allowance while carrying out voluntary work.
(75870)
131
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76259)
132
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will (a) include disability awareness within the school curriculum and (b) take steps to encourage disability awareness in out of school hours activities; and if he will make a statement.
(76373)
133
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has issued to local education authorities on pupils wearing jewellery with religious significance, with particular reference to purity rings.
(76141)
134
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations received funding from his Department to research selective mutism in each of the last five financial years; and how much each organisation received in each year.
(76375)
135
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations received funding from his Department to support (a) teachers and (b) parents in their work with children exhibiting selective mutism in each of the last five financial years; and how much each organisation received in each year.
(76376)
136
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is provided by his Department on selective mutism to (a) local education authorities, (b) schools and (c) teacher training institutions.
(76377)
137
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the incidence of selective mutism amongst children under the age of 16 years; and if he will make a statement.
(76378)
138
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of information to teachers and parents about assisting children who exhibit selective mutism; and if he will make a statement.
(76379)
139
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applicants aged (a) 21 to 25 and (b) over 25 had applied for courses in higher education institutions in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06 and (iv) 2006-07 in the April before the start of each academic year; and what the percentage change was in each year.
(76271)
140
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many undergraduate students aged (a) 21 to 25 years and (b) over 25 years were enrolled on courses in each higher education institution in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06.
(76272)
141
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time students are enrolled in each higher education institution.
(76273)
142
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the value was of Standards Fund Grant 31a in each year of its existence, broken down by local education authority.
(76160)
143
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was allocated to schools for the purchase of information community technology equipment in each year since 1997.
(76161)
144
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was allocated to the devolved formula capital grant in each year since 2004-05, broken down by local education authority.
(76162)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
145
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he maintains a register of central government building and refurbishment projects in relation to ensuring compliance with the Government's timber procurement policy.
(76283)
146
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring systems are in place to ensure that all Government purchased timber and timber products are procured in accordance with the Government's timber procurement policy; and what evidence is required to prove that timber purchased is derived from legally harvested trees.
(76284)
147
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Tendring Hundred Water Co. is conserving water during the present drought.
(76205)
148
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) import and (b) export permits the UK has processed for ivory in each year since 1997; and what (i) the nature of the item and (ii) the country of (A) origin or (B) destination was in each case.
(76210)
149
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the leakage of water in each water supply company region in each financial year since 1997.
(76452)
150
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) maximum usable water volume and (b) actual usable volume for water in each water supply company region was in each financial year since 1997.
(76453)
151
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with the (a) Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and (b) National Union of Farmers on the price for milk paid to farmers.
(76175)
152
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many keepers of poultry with flocks of fewer than 50 there are; and what estimate he has made of how many chickens this represents.
(76176)
153
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to prevent late application penalties being handed down to farmers who have not yet received their single farm payment scheme application forms.
(76177)
154
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how long he expects it to take for British beef exports to reach their 1996 levels.
(76178)
155
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers have not yet had single farm payment scheme application forms dispatched to them.
(76179)
156
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects all single farm payments will have been made in full.
(76181)
157
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency will receive a financial bonus for the complete payment of single farm payments.
(76182)
158
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that farmers who have now received their single farm payments will receive interest due on the delayed payments.
(76183)
159
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of farmers in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) England have received their single farm payments.
(76184)
160
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that any badger cull in Shrewsbury and Atcham is not undermined by different procedures in Wales.
(76185)
161
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from the European Commission on the UK Government's implementation of the single farm payment scheme.
(76186)
162
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with Office of Fair Trading officials on the number of creameries available for dairy farmers to sell their products to.
(76187)
163
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to ensure the next round of single farm payments is made on time.
(76188)
164
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure all maps used for the calculation of single farm payments are accurate.
(76189)
165
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent advice he has received on ways to improve the efficiency of testing cattle for bovine tuberculosis.
(76330)
166
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate numbers of veterinary surgeons are available to test herds for bovine TB.
(76331)
167
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much it has cost to implement the subsidy system for the Single Farm Payment Scheme.
(76216)
168
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of single farm payments remain outstanding in (a) Hereford constituency, (b) Herefordshire and (c) England.
(76217)
169
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter of 6th February from the hon. Member for Aylesbury on behalf of Weston Turville Parish Council, which was referred to his Department by the Home Office on 15th March.
(76341)
170
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter of 16th March from the hon. Member for Aylesbury to the former Minister of State for Environment and Agri-Environment about climate change on behalf of Mr T. R. of Princes Risborough.
(76342)
171
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the judgement by the House of Lords in the Trap Grounds case; and what assessment he has made of its implications for the current drafting of the Commons Bill.
(76324)
172
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman were (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76258)
173
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department will make available for the development of the Brixham Fish Market and Employment Space Development.
(75514)
174
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the guidelines to Energy Conservation Authorities on complying with the requirements of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995, as set out in paragraph 9.24 of the 2003 Energy White Paper; and if he will make a statement.
(76255)
175
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what trials of badger body snares are taking place; what the (a) objectives, (b) process and (c) procedures of the trials are.
[R] (76140)
176
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the agreed levels of poultry culling capability are; when these levels were agreed; what methods of poultry culling have been agreed; and what the poultry culling capacity was in each month since January 2001.
(76338)
177
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average period was between (a) the State Veterinary Service and (b) his Department receiving urgent animal welfare complaints and the making of a visit to the premises being complained about in the latest period for which figures are available.
(76339)
178
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of export health certificates have been granted within agreed timeframes in each year since 1997.
(76340)
179
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans his Department has put in place to deal with outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia in live fish in the UK.
(75871)
180
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) volume of and (b) income derived from trade in live fish was in each year since 2000 between the UK and (i) Northern Ireland, (ii) Guernsey, (iii) Spain, (iv) Italy, (v) Sweden and (vi) Denmark.
(75872)
181
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) causes and (b) sources of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia in farmed trout in the UK.
(75873)
182
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with key stakeholders on compensating fish farmers for the compulsory slaughter of stock in the event of an outbreak of (a) viral haemorrhagic septicaemia and (b) other fatal diseases amongst farmed fish.
(75875)
183
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the (a) tender documents and (b) construction timetable for the Warden Bay defence scheme will be made public.
(75874)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
184
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK passport holders live in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Pakistan, (c) Nigeria and (d) Ghana.
(76351)
185
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the British Embassy in Eritrea has had with the Eritrean Government about the imprisonment of Eritrean citizens for belonging to Christian churches not recognised by the Government.
(75943)
186
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent analysis her Department has made of the Turkish Government's progress in protecting human rights.
(75950)
187
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May 2006, Official Report, column 1971W, on Uganda, what assessment she has made of reports of (a) the execution by Ugandan security forces of two soldiers for the alleged killing of Father O'Toole and (b) the 2003 execution by Uganda Chieftaincy Military Intelligence of (i) Ismael Muviru, (ii) Mutwabil Walakira and (iii) Captain Sewamuwa Daudi; and if she will make a statement.
(76214)
188
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1416W, on the British Embassy in Zimbabwe, where in Harare the new Embassy will be located; what the timetable is for work on the new premises; what the total cost is forecast to be; what the total number of staff in the new premises is forecast to be; how many staff work in the existing Embassy; what discussions she has had with the government of Zimbabwe on the new Embassy; and what plans she has for ministerial visits for the opening of the new Embassy.
(76236)
189
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Accounts Payable Module in Prism is closing promptly in all cases; and if she will make a statement.
(75957)
190
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what delays there are relating to (a) the input and processing of invoices and (b) late payment of invoices; and in which missions.
(75958)
191
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she will respond to the letter dated 10th May sent to her by the hon. Member for Thurrock in relation to compensation.
(75959)
192
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on UN Security Council expansion.
(76201)
193
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Canadian counterpart on (a) the threats posed by home grown terrorists and (b) how such threats can best be countered.
(75876)
194
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on contact with Hamas; and how this policy is applied in multilateral forums.
(76203)
195
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of suspension of aid to the Palestinian Authority on the living standards of the Palestinian population.
(76392)
196
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will issue travel warnings for British citizens travelling in the Palestinian territories to take account of recent deaths of British citizens in the territories.
(76393)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
197
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when St Mary's Hospital, Stannington, Northumberland, closed; what the cost of maintaining and securing the buildings and grounds of the hospital was in each of the last five years; and what steps she plans to take to expedite the disposal of the hospital estate.
(76202)
198
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements her Department has made to fund the continuing operation of healthy living centres.
(76233)
199
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many healthy living centres were set up with Lottery funding; and when the Lottery funding will cease in each case.
(76234)
200
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will extend the (a) range of cases and (b) maximum sum that can be recouped in respect of recovery of costs of medical treatment for (i) accident victims and (ii) insurers; and if she will make a statement.
(76127)
201
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the consultation on the reorganisation of NHS Direct, on what evidence the statement (a) that NHS Direct moving toward larger sites will improve clinical safety and (b) that best practice in the wider call centre industry is better than in NHS Direct is based.
(75944)
202
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the basis is for the forecast that NHS Direct will need fewer nurses.
(75945)
203
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether health advisers may do the work of nurses in NHS Direct.
(75946)
204
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment was made of the impact on the employment of disabled nurses of the proposed changes to NHS Direct.
(75947)
205
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Statement of 12th April, whether she expects that (a) turnaround organisations and (b) all primary care trusts and NHS trusts which are overspending (i) will show improvement during 2006-07 and (ii) by the end of the year should have monthly income covering monthly expenditure.
(76049)
206
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when strategic health authorities expressed support for the Department of Health's operating framework for 2006-07.
(76088)
207
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each organisation within Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority was informed that it would have to contribute towards cost improvements; what discussions took place; and who decided the contribution each organisation would make.
(76089)
208
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each organisation within Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority is expected to have made its full contribution towards cost improvements in identifying cuts in pension to the full value of its contribution.
(76090)
209
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what negotiations have taken place on the use of the primary care trust and NHS trust pool of savings in Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority; and what appeal mechanism exists against the amounts recommended.
(76091)
210
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research was undertaken in advance of the cancellation of the distribution of the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin to NHS doctors.
(76395)
211
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many multiple sclerosis patients have been (a) prescribed and (b) refused the drug Sativex by the National Health Service.
(76287)
212
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the budget for the General Osteopathic Council is publicly funded.
(76170)
213
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what weight the Foster Review has given to the Government's principles of better regulation in considering the future regulation of osteopaths.
(76171)
214
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current budget of the Health Professions Council (HPC) is; what plans she has to increase this budget; how many people the HPC employs; whether all professions within the HPC have equal status; and whether professions incorporated into the HPC in the future will have equal status.
(76208)
215
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the basis is for the proposed changes to the regulation of osteopaths; and if she will make a statement.
(76209)
216
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Safer Place initiative target of reducing violence and abuse against social workers by 25 per cent. by March 2005 was met; and if she will make a statement.
(76224)
217
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to promote the safety of mental health staff providing care and support in services outside the statutory sector.
(76225)
218
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how payment by results will affect the commissioning and delivery of services for those with a serious head injury.
(76142)
219
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations in the Health Committee's Report of Session 2000-01, on Head Injuries: Rehabilitation, in relation to (a) improving data collection on the incidence, prevalance and severity of head injuries, (b) facilitating the planning of services for those with a head injury, (c) making explicit the level at which planning for serious head injury rehabilitation should be located and (d) commissioning and delivery of specialist services.
(76143)
220
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she has taken to ensure that progress is made against the quality requirements of the National Service Framework for Long-Term Neurological Conditions published in March 2005; and what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) local authorities and (b) NHS Trusts are implementing the National Service Framework.
(76152)
221
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health patients from (a) Manchester Withington and (b) the City of Manchester have not been immediately admitted on referral to a mental health bed in a Manchester hospital in each year since 1997.
(76454)
222
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter of 3rd February from the hon. Member for Aylesbury to the former Minister of State the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree, on behalf of Mrs B G of Lacey Green, about prescription medicines.
(76346)
223
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures her Department is taking to improve morale of permanent members of staff in small psychiatric centres in Leeds and West Yorkshire; and if she will make a statement.
(75832)
224
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures her Department has in place to monitor the effectiveness of care in the community for mentally ill patients in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire.
(75835)
225
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full-time members of staff and (b) temporary members of staff are employed in small psychiatric care centres in (i) Leeds and (ii) West Yorkshire.
(75836)
226
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients have been unable to book an appointment on the telephone and online when they have been given a unique booking reference number by the Choose and Book system as a result of (a) human failure and (b) system error.
(76380)
227
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the risk to NHS professionals of litigation arising from (a) misdiagnosis and (b) medical complications when using the Mantoux skin test for tuberculosis.
(76381)
228
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which general practitioner practices (a) have started then ceased to use the Choose and Book computer system to make appointments and (b) have decreased their use of the Choose and Book system in each week measured over the last six months; and if she will make a statement.
(76382)
229
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health defines the distinction between the inclusion in principle of ingredients on the list of ingredients permitted for use under the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive and the subsequent setting of the levels at which such nutrients may be present under the provisions of Article 5 of the directive.
(76383)
230
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which conditions the NHS classes as non-life threatening.
(76384)
231
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of whether adjustments need to be made to the calculation that was made of the costs of bank holidays in the Agenda for Change process.
(76385)
232
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, about which NHS trusts and organisations she has received warnings under section 19 or section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998; and on which organisations auditors are considering posting Public Interest Reports.
(76386)
233
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she has taken to achieve adoption and acceptance of the NHS IT programme by Trust Executives since 2002; and what estimate she has made of future levels of adoption.
(76387)
234
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd May 2006 to the hon Member for Mid Sussex, Official Report, column 1540W, on the Gershon Review, if she will break down the savings by main budget heading.
(76388)
235
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the document, Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS, when it was decided to move away from the recommendation for a choice of compliant systems for critical local applications.
(76390)
236
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2006, Official Report, column 944W, on the NHS IT programme, whether the estimate of the cost of the contract over 10 years remains £6.2 billion.
(76391)
237
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997.
(76267)
238
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to provide peripatetic nurses skilled in the care of terminally-ill patients to work in local communities.
(76163)
239
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts provide peripatetic nurses to work in the local community.
(76164)
240
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to palliative care in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and Kirklees in each of the past 10 years.
(76165)
241
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to support the provision of palliative care services.
(76166)
242
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to the letter of 26th April 2006 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on avian influenza.
(75954)
243
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to the letter of 25th April 2006 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire regarding a constituent.
(75955)
244
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is her policy that nuchal fold scans should be available in all NHS trusts.
(76290)
245
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts carry out nuchal fold scans.
(76291)
246
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients from England were treated in hospitals in (a) Wales and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years.
(75877)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
247
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many MI5 files have been destroyed since 1997.
(76275)
248
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 1st June 2006, to Question 68479 on MI5 files, how many of the 325,000 files are personal files.
(76465)
249
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects Misha Goravoy, reference TA4581, who completed his prison sentence at Bullingdon Prison three months ago, to be deported.
(76125)
250
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been granted indefinite leave to remain in each of the last 10 years.
(76349)
251
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of murder in each of the last eight years.
(76350)
252
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign prisoners have been released and not removed under section 259 to 262 of the early removal provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 since they came into force.
(76126)
253
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders being considered for deportation have been granted bail by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) in each of the last five years; and how many such persons have committed (a) offences and (b) offences of a violent and sexual nature whilst on bail.
(76197)
254
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons granted bail by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal have commited offences whilst on bail in each of the last five years.
(76198)
255
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written statement of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, columns 78-81WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, how many of the 1019 foreign offenders identified were eligible for removal from the UK.
(76199)
256
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 3rd May 2006, Official Report, columns 969-73, on deportation and removals, what plans he has to consult on proposals to achieve a more coherent approach to taking criminality into account in decisions on who is allowed into the UK, who is allowed to stay, who is granted settlement and who can acquire British citizenship; and what the timetable is for such consultation.
(76437)
257
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his written statement of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, columns 78-81WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, how many of the (a) most serious offenders, (b) more serious offenders and (c) other offenders out of the 1,019 identified foreign criminals have (i) applied for bail and (ii) been granted bail since 23rd May.
(76438)
258
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the reasons for the difference in the number of individual support orders and anti-social behaviour orders issued.
(74520)
259
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account he expects the courts to take of the mandatory nature of individual support orders when issuing anti-social behaviour orders.
(74521)
260
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been provided to fund individual support orders since they were introduced.
(74522)
261
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual support orders attached to anti-social behaviour orders have been given at magistrates' courts in each magistrates' court area.
(74523)
262
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding for individual support orders has been allocated, broken down by local authority; and how much such funding has been spent, broken down by authority.
(74875)
263
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are any plans for further funding for individual support orders beyond that already allocated.
(74876)
264
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance was in operation in 1994 regarding the storage and destruction of information by police forces relating to detected crimes.
(76145)
265
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances police forces may destroy historic information relating to detected crimes.
(76146)
266
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued on the length of time that data collected by police forces relating to detected crimes should be held before being destroyed.
(76147)
267
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been shot by police firearms units and subsequently not been charged with any offence in each of the last five years.
(76396)
268
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been shot by police firearms units resulting in (a) an injury and (b) a fatality in each of the last five years.
(76397)
269
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes have been reported at each mainline railway station in each of the last five years.
(76398)
270
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes have been reported at each London Underground station in each of the last five years.
(76399)
271
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of detaining an individual in an immigration removal centre for one week in the latest period for which information is available.
(76491)
272
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2006, Official Report, column 1220W, on prisoners, how many (a) pregnant and (b) mobility impaired prisoners have been transported in cellular vehicles in each of the last five years.
(76434)
273
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2006, Official Report, column 1220W, on prisoners, how many complaints have been made in each of the last five years about the transportation of (a) pregnant and (b) mobility impaired prisoners; and what the nature was of each complaint.
(76435)
274
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2006, Official Report, column 1220W, on prisoners, on how many occasions in each of the last five years (a) pregnant and (b) mobility impaired prisoners have not been assessed by prison operational managers and health care professionals prior to transportation; and if he will make a statement.
(76436)
275
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants were found at each of the main ports of entry to the United Kingdom in each year since 1998; and how many were found in total in each year.
(76268)
276
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to meet (a) officials of local authorities and (b) other stakeholders in receipt of Invest to Save funding to discuss future funding of current projects when initial Home Office financing ends; and if he will make a statement.
(75956)
277
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions restraint was used on trainees at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre between July and October 2005.
(76204)
278
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knives have been handed in during the amnesty in Houghton and Washington East constituency.
(76334)
279
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 19th December 2005 from the hon. Member for Aylesbury about the asylum case of Mr K. K. of Aylesbury (reference K515596).
(76344)
280
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 4th April from the hon. Member for Aylesbury (reference B9272/6) about the application for leave to remain of Mr S. K. of Aylesbury (case reference K426659).
(76345)
281
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) casual and (b) temporary staff were recruited to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last three financial years.
(76462)
282
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76256)
283
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the costs to public funds were of policing and general security for the (a) Labour, (b) Conservative and (c) Liberal Democrat Party conferences in each year since 1992.
(76087)
284
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for smoking cigarettes on buses with a no-smoking policy in each region in each year since 2001.
(76149)
285
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for using illegal drugs on buses in each region in each year since 2001.
(76151)
286
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 4th April 2006 on behalf of Tafie Ahmed Saleh (Home Office reference number S1123081, acknowledgement reference B9194/6) and (b) 9th January on behalf of Mr Tamburai Chirewo and Mrs Tamari Chirewo (Home Office reference C1140345).
(76468)
287
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of Regulation 7 (1) of the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) Regulations 2006 on small and medium-sized organisations.
(76155)
288
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have had their registered body status cancelled as a result of the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) Regulations 2006.
(76156)
289
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission a Race Equality Impact Assessment in relation to the decision of the Criminal Records Bureau to cancel the registration of organisations that submit fewer than 100 disclosure applications each year.
(76157)
290
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the Criminal Records Bureau requires a minimum of 100 disclosure applications to be made by a body for that body to qualify as a registered body.
(76158)
291
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost to the Criminal Records Bureau is of processing a disclosure application.
(76159)
292
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have (a) resigned and (b) been sacked in each of the last 36 months.
(76192)
293
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have (a) resigned and (b) been sacked due to allegations of impropriety in each of the last three years.
(76193)
294
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what standard checks are made by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate on their employees' right to work.
(76194)
295
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many joint meetings between the officials of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and Jobcentre Plus have taken place over the past five years.
(76195)
296
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions have taken place between officials of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and Jobcentre Plus regarding the allocation of national insurance numbers.
(76196)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
297
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether plans are in place to introduce battery recycling facilities on the parliamentary estate.
(76279)
298
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information the Refreshment Department collects on the quantity of (a) organic food and (b) food sourced within 50 miles of London for use in the House of Commons dining rooms.
(76278)
299
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff are employed in the Department of Finance and Administration.
(75938)
300
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff were employed in (a) the Department of Finance and Administration and (b) its predecessor departments in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available.
(75939)
301
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of running the Department of Finance and Administration, broken down into (a) wages and associated costs, (b) accommodation and (c) other costs, in each of the last three years.
(75940)
302
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent audits have been undertaken into the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Finance and Administration; and by whom they were carried out.
(75941)
303
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what measures are in use to ascertain the levels of satisfaction amongst hon. Members with the services provided by the Department of Finance and Administration.
(75942)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
304
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with retailers on promoting fair trade products.
(76139)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
305
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the change in (a) numbers and (b) percentages of those employees classified as (i) Protestants, (ii) Roman Catholics and (iii) non-determined in the (A) Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, (B) Northern Ireland Housing Executive, (C) Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland and (D) general service grades of the Northern Ireland Civil Service between 1999 and 2006.
(75948)
306
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what daily average number of vehicles used the (a) Lodge Road Roundabout, Coleraine and (b) Caw Roundabout, Londonderry during 2005.
(75949)
307
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the average number of vehicles using the Limavady by-pass between its opening and the most recent date for which figures are available.
(76319)
308
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what change there was in the incidence of racially motivated crime in each Police Command Unit in Northern Ireland between 2003 and 2005.
(76320)
309
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the detected rate of bowel cancer was in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.
(76321)
310
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to ensure that women are more equally represented in the Civil Service in Northern Ireland.
(76322)
311
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were employed in each Divisional Roads Service Office in Northern Ireland in April (a) 2000 and (b) 2006.
(76323)
312
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many households in Northern Ireland have requested Northern Ireland Electricity to supply them with eco energy in each of the last two years.
(76325)
313
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assistance from public funds was provided for the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Northern Ireland during 2005.
(76326)
314
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the average number of children in care in Northern Ireland between 1995 and 2005.
(76327)
315
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the change was in the average number of children in care in reported missing for periods of more than 24 hours between 1995 and 2005.
(76328)
316
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vacancies of principals of more than two months there were in secondary level schools in the (a) controlled and (b) maintained sectors in Northern Ireland during 2005.
(76329)
317
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of (a) the facilities and (b) the extent of ambulance cover in the Strabane District Council area in each of the last three years; and whether ambulance service staff usually employed in the Strabane area have been redeployed to Derry since the opening of the new Northland Road base.
(76220)
318
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department for Employment and Learning has spent on training in information and communication technology (ICT) skills in each of the last five years; what measures the Government is taking to encourage graduates to work in the ICT sector; and if he will establish a dedicated fund to encourage growth in the ICT sector.
(76221)
319
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children at St Mary's Primary School in Barrack Street, Belfast, were entered for the 11 plus examination in each of the last five years; and what grades were achieved in each year.
(76222)
320
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children at St Mary's Primary School in Barrack Street, Belfast (a) began and (b) completed Key Stage (i) One and (ii) Two in each of the last five years.
(76223)
321
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the progress of plans for the introduction of community-based restorative justice schemes.
(76298)
322
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department for Regional Development spent on structural maintenance for the road network in counties (a) Tyrone, (b) Derry and (c) Fermanagh in each of the last five years; and how much the Department has budgeted for structural maintenance in (i) the current year and (ii) the next two years in these counties.
(76299)
323
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether an equality impact assessment will be carried out on the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister's proposals to amend the Fair Employment and Treatment Order (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003; and what assessment has been carried out of the effect that these proposals will have on public housing allocation for individuals from each community in Northern Ireland.
(76300)
324
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister's proposals to amend the Fair Employment and Treatment Order (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 to assist the introduction of mixed housing schemes.
(76301)
325
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what treatment and services are available to children and young people in Northern Ireland who have been victims of sexual abuse.
(76400)
326
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which schools in Northern Ireland he expects to be built using private finance initiative arrangements; and what progress has been made on each site since the announcement was made.
(76403)
327
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many classroom assistants are employed in each (a) controlled, (b) maintained, (c) integrated and (d) Irish medium secondary school in the Western Education and Library Board area.
(76404)
328
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for National Insurance numbers made in Northern Ireland have been refused in each of the last five years.
(76405)
329
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much it cost to provide bilingual translation services in the Department of (a) Education and (b) Health Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(76415)
330
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) male and (b) female prison populations are in Northern Ireland; and what those figures represent as a percentage of total prison capacity.
(76445)
331
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for national insurance numbers made in Northern Ireland have been refused as the result of an immigration check in each of the last five years.
(76446)
332
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the current average waiting time is for each category of vehicle test and driving test carried out for the Vehicle Testing Agency; what the Agency's performance target is for each category of test; and if he will make a statement.
(76456)
333
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library a copy of the conclusions of the second stage study carried out by the Rivers Agency into the implications of the EC Water Framework Directive.
(76457)
334
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) residential, (b) commercial and (c) industrial planning applications were (i) received and (ii) decided by the Planning Service in Northern Ireland in (A) 2004-05 and (B) 2005-06.
(76458)
335
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) temporary and (b) casual staff are employed by the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency; what proportion this figure represents of all staff employed; and if he will make a statement.
(76460)
336
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of residential planning applications in Northern Ireland was processed to decision or withdrawal within 14 weeks in the last period for which figures are available.
(76496)
337
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of planning applications in Northern Ireland was processed to decision or withdrawal within 15 weeks in the last period for which figures are available.
(76497)
338
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what average time was taken by the Planning Service to process planning applications in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(76498)
339
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons of working age there were in Northern Ireland in each March to May period since 1997; what proportion of those people were (a) in employment, (b) in full-time education or training, (c) unemployed and (d) economically inactive but not in full-time education or training; and if he will make a statement.
(76499)
340
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the use of nuclear power to generate electricity for Northern Ireland.
(76500)
341
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of patients in Northern Ireland waiting for elective admission to trauma and orthopaedics were seen in (a) under three months and (b) under 12 months during (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(76501)
342
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the conclusions were of the Planning Service's 2005/2006 Customer Satisfaction Survey.
(76503)
343
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of industrial applications were processed by the Planning Service to decision or withdrawal within 17 weeks in the last period for which figures are available.
(76504)
344
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of commercial applications were processed by the Planning Service to decision or withdrawal within 18 weeks in the last period for which figures are available.
(76505)
Questions to the Prime Minister
345
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, what factors underlay his decision to appoint Sir Charles Mantell as a Surveillance Commissioner.
(76281)
346
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, which individuals have acted for him as special envoys since May 2005; what their function was in each case; and which countries each has visited.
(76286)
347
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Prime Minister, which Minister will be the official resident of Dorneywood from June; and if he will make a statement.
(75797)
348
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to submit his resignation honours list to the House of Lords Appointments Commission for scrutiny and approval.
(75937)
349
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Colchester of 1st March 2006 and 10th April 2006 on the centenary of the scout movement.
(76467)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
350
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will reply to the letter of 15th December 2005 from the hon. Member for Aylesbury, on behalf of Mr S P of Bledlow Ridge, about the aftermath of the Buncefield disaster, which was transferred to his Department by the Department of Transport on 6th January (Department of Transport reference SL/026807/05).
(76347)
351
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on promoting biomass in his energy review.
(76153)
352
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on how many occasions his Department has agreed to make compensation payments as an employer through negotiation with a claims handler.
(75867)
353
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the process is by which claimants for coal-related health compensation represented by UDM/Vendside and not by a solicitor can (a) apply for and (b) receive a copy of their claimant file.
(75868)
354
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which departmental Ministers have met with Vendside Ltd in each year since 1998.
(75869)
355
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76264)
356
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he plans to publish a White Paper setting out the Government's proposals before any decision is made on whether to build new nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.
(75707)
357
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he plans to hold a debate in Parliament before any decision is made on whether to build new nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.
(75708)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
358
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote International Car Free Day on 21st September.
(76276)
359
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial assistance has been made available by the Government to Network Rail in connection with litigation arising out of the Potters Bar rail crash; and whether he plans to make financial assistance available to the survivors and victims' families in connection with their litigation arising out of the crash.
(76121)
360
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average level of emissions in grams of carbon per kilometre was of the Government's car fleet in the last period for which figures are available.
(76277)
361
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) total staff costs and (b) total staffing complement of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's diversity unit are; and if he will make a statement.
(76303)
362
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will reply to the letter of 6th March (reference DT/007188/06) from the hon. Member for Aylesbury, on railway services, on behalf of Mr M. M. of Aylesbury.
(76343)
363
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the British Airports Authority on (a) security measures for and (b) congestion of the baggage handling facilities for domestic inbound travellers arriving at the south terminal in Gatwick.
(76137)
364
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the prevalence of smoking on buses where a no-smoking policy is in place.
(76150)
365
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis was for the conclusion in the annual road maintenance condition survey that there had been a marked improvement in local authority roads; and what evidence was found in relation to roads in the (a) Essex County Council and (b) Colchester Borough Council area.
(76463)
366
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many recommendations of the Final Report for the Review of Class Two and Class Three Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters (invalid carriages) published in July 2005 have been implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(76464)
367
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will increase staffing levels at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to ensure that more roadside checks can be made on untaxed vehicles.
(76173)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
368
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what representations she has received on the consultation by the Department of Trade and Industry on the proposal to outlaw sexual orientation discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
(76050)
369
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will make a statement on equality of pensions in the civil service.
(76154)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
370
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the allocation of national insurance numbers to illegal workers; and if he will make a statement.
(76144)
371
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how Jobcentre Plus handles the requirements of jobseekers who have difficulty in using the telephone.
(76316)
372
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements are in place to manage the transition of individuals from jobseeker to student status.
(76317)
373
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements are made by his Department (a) to assess and (b) to report the incidence of learning disabilities among jobseekers.
(76318)
374
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on progress with the admission of the MG Rover pension scheme to the Pension Protection Fund.
(76148)
375
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were issued in each year since 1997.
(76200)
376
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of commissioning the research report entitled Talk on Trial: Job interviews, language and ethnicity; and if he will make a statement.
(76302)
377
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association property, (c) registered social landlord property and (d) private sector housing in Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last three years.
(76335)
378
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the total state pension entitlement in real terms using 2005-06 prices for a person on median earnings who works from age 25, based upon (a) the existing pensions system and (b) the reformed pension system set out in the White Paper Cm 6841.
(75511)
379
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of pensioners entitled to (i) means tested benefits and (ii) pension credit in (A) 2010, (B) 2020, (C) 2030, (D) 2040 and (E) 2050 based on the proposals set out in the Pension White Paper Cm 6841; and if he will make a statement.
(75512)
380
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he takes to ensure national insurance numbers are not issued to illegal immigrants; and if he will make a statement.
(75798)
381
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of suspected illegal immigrants granted national insurance numbers were passed to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each quarter since April 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(75799)
382
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many immigrants were given national insurance numbers in each quarter from April 1997 to April 2006; what measures were in place to prevent illegal immigrants obtaining national insurance numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(75800)
383
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a statutory right of appeal in relation to the recovery of benefit payments where these have been generated by official error; and if he will make a statement.
(76424)
384
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a further statement on progress towards overcoming the computer problems at the Child Support Agency.
(76461)
385
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the Child Support Agency of the Law Commission's proposals on the rights of cohabiting couples; and if he will make a statement.
(76218)
386
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the Parliamentary Ombudsman were (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by his Department since 1997.
(76266)
387
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the recommendations contained in the Work and Pensions Select Committee Report on Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work.
(76122)
388
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will instruct the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to reinvestigate the reasons for the reduction in child support paid to Mrs N Darling of Dunstable; and if he will ask the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to allocate experienced forensic accountants to the case.
(76047)
389
Ian Stewart (Eccles):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims under the Vaccine Damage Payment Act 1979 were made in each year since 2000; and how many were successful.
(76172)
390
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will consider Hartlepool Borough Council as one of the planned pilots for the housing benefit sanction proposals announced on 5th June.
(76138)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
391
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many offences have been committed under the Customs and Excise Management Authority Regulations relating to ivory seizures since 1997; and what (a) the nature of the offence and (b) the penalty was in each case.
[Transferred] (76211)
392
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many elephant products have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 2000, broken down by (a) type of item and (b) country of origin.
[Transferred] (76212)
393
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on tax credit fraud by people claiming as lone parents.
[Transferred] (76423)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
394
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many appeals against statements of special educational needs there have been in the most recently recorded 12 month period; how many were successful; and what percentage of successful appeals had involved legal representation.
[Transferred] (75513)
395
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the total was of unpaid court (a) costs, (b) compensation orders and (c) fines imposed by (i) magistrates courts and (ii) the Crown Court in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what percentage in each category have subsequently been quashed.
[Transferred] (76406)
Questions to the Solicitor General
396
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Solicitor General, what criteria are used by the Public Prosecution Service of Northern Ireland in deciding whether to prosecute those found guilty of sexual abuse against children; and how many such prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (76402)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
397
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who went bankrupt in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
[Transferred] (76180)
398
N
Kitty Ussher (Burnley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made against the Government's target to reduce the disparity in growth rates between English regions.
[Question Unstarred] (75735)

 
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