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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 13 July 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 13 July 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 13 July 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 13 July 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 13 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 13 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of (a) male and (b) female unemployment is in new towns in the United Kingdom.
(85392)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax was paid on average per household in each of the last three financial years; and what estimate he has made of the average amount of tax which will be paid in 2006-07.
(85394)
3
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the savings to public funds of restricting all pension tax relief to a maximum of 22 per cent.; and what that saving is estimated to be in the first year in which it is intended to implement the proposed new personal pension arrangements.
(84230)
4
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to public funds of the one per cent. contribution to be made to personal pension arrangements under the Government's recent proposals in the first year in which the arrangement will come into effect.
(84231)
5
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral statement of 15th June 2006, Official Report, column 886, on Enterprise Insight, how many new businesses have been set up in Northern Ireland as a result of Enterprise Insight; and when he last met the Chief Executive of Enterprise Insight.
(85685)
6
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):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 Ribble Valley constituency in each of the last 10 years, broken down by age.
(84757)
7
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when decisions are expected to be made about the long-term future of the HM Revenue and Customs office in Kendal; who will make those decisions; and what options are being considered.
(84844)
8
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2006, Official Report, column 1620W, on data protection, whether all redactions made to documents in the case of subject access requests to HM Revenue and Customs are effected by the central team rather than within the sub offices.
(84938)
9
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2006, Official Report, column 92W, on data protection, what longest period of time has elapsed for HM Revenue and Customs to respond to its satisfaction to a subject access request in the first instance.
(84939)
10
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Leicester East of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 761W, on consultants, which Ministers in his Department made use of West Wing Writers in 2005-06; and what the title was of each speech to which they contributed in that year.
(85498)
11
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Leicester East of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 761W, on consultants, how much was paid to (a) West Wing Writers, (b) Opinion Leader Research and (c) International Survey Research in each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05.
(85499)
12
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees of businesses have been seconded to schools in each year since 1997; and how much tax relief employers claimed in respect of such secondments in each year.
(85554)
13
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to enable child tax credit claimants who did not receive the benefit due to not being informed by the call centres that they needed to complete an application form to claim their full benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(85504)
14
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of fraud in the tax credit system in the last 12 months.
(84929)
15
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meat detector sniffer dogs were employed at each UK (a) port and (b) airport in each of the last six years.
(85611)
16
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of passengers entering the UK each year with prohibited (a) products of animal origin and (b) fruit, vegetables and plant products in their luggage.
(85612)
17
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of (a) meat and (b) fruit, vegetables and plant products entering the UK illegally in each of the last three years.
(85613)
18
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many seizures of prohibited (a) products of animal origin and (b) fruit, vegetables and plant products there were at UK ports and airports in each of the last six years, broken down by product type; and what weight of each type of product was seized in each year.
(85614)
19
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of passengers searched by HM Revenue and Customs at UK ports and airports in each of the last six years were found to be carrying prohibited (a) products of animal origin and (b) fruit, vegetables and plant products in their luggage.
(85615)
20
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many written submissions the Government has received to the consultation on Planning Gain Supplement; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each submission.
(85539)
21
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conference bookings were made by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors through Sabre-Holdings or its subsidiaries including Travelocity-Business formerly known as First Option Events in each of the last three years; what the (a) location, (b) duration, (c) number of delegates and (d) cost was of each conference; and what fees were applicable to each booking where the event was (i) cancelled and (ii) scaled down.
(85357)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
22
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 21st June 2006, Official Report, column 1872W, on the Cabinet Office Staff Handbook, when the CD will be placed in the Library.
(85447)
23
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister paid to the Cabinet Office for the official residence of Deputy Prime Minister in Admiralty House in 2005-06 (a) in total and (b) to cover the cost of (i) rent, (ii) security, (iii) utilities, (iv) facilities management and (v) general maintenance.
(85664)
24
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many full-time equivalent staff provide maintenance to the Deputy Prime Minister's official residence under the Cabinet Office contract for the maintenance of Admiralty House.
(85665)
25
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Cabinet Office contract for the maintenance of the official residences in Admiralty House.
(85666)
26
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many civil servants in the Cabinet Office provide support to the Deputy Prime Minister.
(85667)
27
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff work in the Old Admiralty Building.
(85668)
28
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the floor space is of the new Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 26 Whitehall.
(85669)
29
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on the Old Admiralty Building on (a) security, (b) utilities, (c) facilities management and (d) general maintenance in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(85670)
30
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans the Cabinet Office has to appeal Information Commissioner ruling FS50086128.
(85671)
31
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many full-time equivalent staff work in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
(85672)
32
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Government Car Service has spent on providing a car and a driver to the Deputy Prime Minister in each year since 1997-98.
(85717)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
33
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will introduce legislation to increase the penalties for people who demolish listed buildings without planning consent; and if she will make a statement.
(85304)
34
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers are available to local authorities to deal with nuisance caused by horses (a) roaming wild in urban areas and (b) tethered on (i) public and (ii) private open space; and if she will make a statement.
(85305)
35
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much block grant was paid to each local authority in England in the most recent year for which figures are available, expressed as (a) a total amount and (b) per capita.
(85508)
36
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what total value of section 106 agreement was agreed by each planning authority in each of the last five years; and how much of that sum is accounted for by funds allocated for (a) housing, (b) highways, (c) residential facilities and (d) schools.
(84227)
37
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes for (a) sale, (b) rent and (c) shared ownership were (i) agreed, (ii) started and (iii) completed by each planning authority years under section 106 agreements in each of the last five.
(84229)
38
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions apply to the sale to tenants of housing association homes built as a result of housing association grants.
(85675)
39
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deliberate (a) vehicle fires and (b) fires there were in (i) Ribble Valley and (ii) Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.
(84754)
40
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many single vulnerable households were accepted as homeless in the Ribble Valley in each of the last five years.
(84755)
41
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many large outbreaks of fire there were in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(84756)
42
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many malicious false fire alarm calls were attended by the fire and rescue service in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1995.
(84758)
43
N
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will ask the Government Office of the West Midlands to explain the reasons for the delay in publishing (a) the report on wind energy development in the West Midlands from TNEI Services Limited commissioned jointly with Advantage West Midlands in 2004 and (b) the appendix to this Report.
(84923)
44
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the socio economic benefits from the release of (a) publicly owned and (b) Government controlled land in Kent to facilitate the Thames Gateway plans; and if she will make a statement.
(85298)
45
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures exist in Pathways to Work to assist individuals who may be continuously in and out of work due to (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) other long-term and fluctuating medical conditions.
(85292)
46
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to increase council tax collection rates; and if she will make a statement.
(85584)
47
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what action her Department is taking to increase the (a) availability and (b) affordability of shared accommodation in the private rented sector.
(85598)
48
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many vacant homes there are in (a) West Sussex and (b) the area covered by the South East Plan.
(84842)
49
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many acres of brownfield sites she estimates there are in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex.
(84843)
50
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer from the then Minister for the Environment to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 4th May 2006, Official Report, columns 1732-3W, on water conservation resources, when a copy of the sustainability impacts study of additional house building scenarios in England will be placed in the Library.
(85446)
51
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written Ministerial statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 39WS, on the Housing Act 2004, why the guidance to local authorities was not published on her Departmental website on 6th July.
(85449)
52
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 6th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1300-10W, on brownfield development, what the figures for 2004 are for each other local authority in England.
(85450)
53
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt. hon. Member for Maidenhead of 20th October 2005, Official Report, column 1135W, on casinos, what the (a) name of the applicant, (b) location and (c) date was of each of the casino planning applications that the Deputy Prime Minister considered.
(85493)
54
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make small business rate relief automatic for all eligible small firms.
(85652)
55
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's budget was for publicising small business rate relief in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(85653)
56
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's estimated gross VAT revenue from home information packs is for the first full year of operation.
(85654)
57
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the take-up rate of small business rate relief in each year since its introduction; and what the estimated cost is in each year.
(85655)
58
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the total cost of the Local Government Pension Scheme to local authorities (a) including and (b) excluding employee contributions in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(85656)
59
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the latest (a) actual and (b) estimated outputs are for (i) demolitions, (ii) refurbishments and (iii) new builds in each of the housing market renewal pathfinder areas in (A) 2004-05, (B) 2005-06, (C) 2006-07 and (D) 2007-08.
(85657)
60
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) the Government Offices of the Regions have produced for regional assemblies in relation to the Gambling Act 2005.
(85658)
61
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements councils are under to publish (a) their parking accounts and (b) a statement of their parking enforcement activities.
(85673)
62
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) maternity rights and (b) paternity rights councillors have; and if she will make a statement.
(85674)
63
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what priority return will be due to the Anschutz Entertainment Group from English Partnerships with regard to the Millennium Dome.
(85688)
64
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the revenue to the Exchequer from the Millennium/02 Dome once it is open to the public as an entertainment venue as part of the profit share agreement; and whether this estimate has assumed a casino usage for the site.
(85689)
65
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments the Exchequer will receive from (a) turnover and (b) operating profit made by (i) Meridian Delta and (ii) Anschutz Entertainment Group once the Millennium/02 Dome is open to the public as an entertainment venue; in what form; and for how long.
(85690)
66
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to promote the conversion of space above shops into residential use since 1997.
(85691)
67
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the Housing Act 2004 on the operation of the right to buy; and if she will make a statement.
(85692)
68
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent guidance her Department has issued on whether local authorities may require (a) planning obligations and (b) section 106 payments from a developer to pay for mitigation measures in relation to development in a Special Protection Area.
(85693)
69
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been authorised by the Government to the planning status of (a) Delta Wharf and (b) the Victoria Deep Water Terminal in London since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(85694)
70
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent press officers in her Department are providing press support to the Deputy Prime Minister.
(85695)
71
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent staff work in the council tax capping division in her Department.
(85697)
72
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government has given to (a) local education authorities and (b) local authorities on the collection and the use of biometric identification for the provision of local authority services.
(85698)
73
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total administrative cost was of the council tax capping division in her Department in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(85699)
74
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, why her Department has re-issued the consultation paper on local loop unbundling valuations.
(85700)
75
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Land Information Service; and if she will make a statement.
(85701)
76
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's estimate is of the number of residential housing transactions that took place in England and Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(85702)
77
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's assessment is of the expected effect of the introduction of home information packs on (a) houses being placed on the market and (b) housing transactions.
(85703)
78
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to public funds was of the home information pack pilot project.
(85704)
79
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether consumers involved in the home information pack pilot project will be charged for receiving a home information pack for their home.
(85705)
80
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been raised by the larger business rate multiplier on medium and large firms to fund small business rate relief in each year since its introduction.
(85706)
81
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to what extent her Department stores responses to consultation papers (a) electronically and (b) solely in hard copy.
(85707)
82
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what stock was transferred from the Government wine cellar to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2005-06.
(85708)
83
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent guidance the Government Office of the South East has given to councils in relation to special protection areas in the South East.
(85711)
84
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanism her Department has initiated for estimating the number of empty dwelling management orders issued by councils and property tribunals.
(85712)
85
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the cost of a Home Condition Report in London for a (a) three bedroom semi-detached house, (b) two bedroom flat and (c) four bedroom house (i) including and (ii) excluding VAT.
(85713)
86
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of an average Band D council tax bill in England that funds (a) domestic waste collections and (b) domestic waste disposal.
(85714)
87
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a home information pack will be needed to sell a (a) park home and (b) mobile home.
(85715)
88
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made by the (a) Valuation Office Agency and (b) Valuation Tribunal Service of whether a water shortage or drought may represent a physical change in infrastructure to a business that is dependent on water for its business and thereby affects its valuation and liability for business rates; and what guidance has been published.
(85716)
89
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's latest estimate is of the cost of producing each element of a Home Information Pack, other than the Home Condition Report, before VAT.
(85734)
90
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when her Department first notified Castle Point Borough Council of the decision to allow Canvey Island to establish its own town council.
(84927)
91
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses in West Suffolk have had improvements under the Decent Homes Standard scheme; and what the cost of such improvements has been.
(85543)
92
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deliberate (a) vehicle fires and (b) fires there were in West Suffolk in each year since 1995.
(85544)
93
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) she has and (b) Ministers in her Department have received official hospitality from Cantxx Ventures Ltd. and Cantxx UK and its associated companies in the last four years.
(85273)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
94
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th July 2006, Official Report, column 1345W, on judicial review, where information is held indicating on what occasions individuals and organisations have applied for a judicial review of decisions of her Department; and how (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public may have access to that information.
(85466)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she will answer Question 67393, on legal aid, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South for answer on 2nd May 2006.
(85275)
96
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects on the Crown Dependencies of Protocol 3 of the 1972 Act of Accession; and if she will make a statement.
(84932)
97
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase the advice and assistance available to help people resolve their disputes earlier and more effectively.
(85455)
98
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to increase by 10 per cent. the proportion of care cases being completed in the courts within 40 weeks by 2009-10.
(85456)
99
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance the Information Commissioner has given to (a) local education authorities and (b) local authorities on the collection and the use of biometric identification, including fingerprint recognition, for the provision of local authority services.
(85547)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
100
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which coastal resorts in England and Wales received Heritage Lottery grants in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(85388)
101
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1097W, on judicial review, where information is held indicating on what occasions individuals and organisations have applied for a judicial review of decisions of her Department; and how (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public may have access to that information.
(85389)
102
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in what ways she expects Northern Ireland to benefit from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(85441)
103
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts scheme in each year since 1997; how many grants were made under the scheme in each year; how many applications were rejected; and if she will make a statement.
(85555)
104
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether a sports levy on the gambling industry is being considered to help finance the integrity in sport sought by her Department's Ten Point Plan on Betting.
(85577)
105
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to improve the provision of swimming facilities in Peterborough; and if she will make a statement.
(85344)
106
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings Ofcom has held with organisations and individuals to discuss restrictions on television advertising for food products targeting children; and which meetings were (a) initiated by Ofcom and (b) attended by Ofcom in response to requests from a third party.
(85241)
107
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the length was of each meeting attended by Ofcom to discuss restrictions on television advertising of food products targeting children; and which meetings were with organisations (a) in favour of, (b) opposed to and (c) neutral on restrictions of such advertising.
(85244)
108
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been towards increasing the numbers visiting designated historic environment sites by 3 per cent. by 2008.
(85457)
109
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been towards increasing the number of people accessing museum and gallery collections by 2 per cent. by 2008.
(85458)
110
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for local authorities to implement provisions of the Gambling Act 2005.
(85735)
111
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action her Department has taken to strengthen the position of London as a global art market.
(85364)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
112
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what rules govern the use of UK bases at (a) Diego Garcia and (b) RAF Fairford by the United States to launch military action against a sovereign state.
(85506)
113
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure has been incurred on research into a new generation of nuclear warheads in each of the last five years.
(85534)
114
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) terms of reference and (b) codes of practice govern the relationship between his Department and (i) Services Sound and Vision Corporation and (ii) its subsidiary British Forces Broadcasting Service.
(85066)
115
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer Questions (a) 71152 and (b) 71153, on helicopter fuel tank protection, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South for answer on 12th May 2006.
(85277)
116
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th June 2006, Official Report, column 996W, on bearskins, what research is taking place into producing alternatives to real bearskin; who is undertaking the research; and what the timescale is for completion of research contracts.
(85293)
117
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to supply the government of Colombia with (a) military equipment and (b) other support in each of the next three years.
(85294)
118
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's budget of the additional monies which have been allocated to (a) EDS and (b) others for the Defence Information Infrastructure project; and if he will make a statement.
(85297)
119
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 703W, on Colombia, whether he has made an assessment of the extent to which the training given for the disposal of explosive devices is within the de-mining framework of the Human Rights Programme of the Colombian Vice-Presidency and the anti personnel mines observatory; and if he will make a statement.
(85299)
120
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 703W, on Colombia, what types of explosive device training are being provided with UK military assistance.
(85300)
121
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances weapons are provided to (a) UK and (b) other civilians in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(85301)
122
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the development of the 40 mm Case Telescoped Ammunition weapon; and what assessment has been made of its (a) effectiveness and (b) in service cost.
(85307)
123
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what rules apply to the use of mobile telephones and camera telephones on RAF stations; and what the reasons are for such rules.
(85308)
124
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Data Protection Act 1998 on the ability of (a) the Department, (b) the Veterans Agency, (c) veterans' organisations and charities, (d) regimental, naval and RAF associations and (e) the NHS effectively to co-ordinate and transfer casework; and if he will make a statement.
(84839)
125
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1100W, on Afghanistan, if he will place in the Library a copy of the medical planning guidelines.
(84840)
126
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral statement of 10th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1131-48, on Afghanistan (troop levels), how many combat personnel will be deployed as part of the additional deployment to Helmand Province; and when they will arrive.
(85561)
127
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving (a) engineers and (b) medical personnel there are in the Royal Air Force; and what the requirement is for each category.
(85752)
128
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving naval (a) engineering mechanics, (b) submariner nuclear watchkeepers and (c) medical assistants there are; and what the requirement is for each category.
(85753)
129
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) ISAF and (b) British forces have (i) provided intelligence for specific anti-narcotics operations in Afghanistan, (ii) air-lifted and provided secure transport for Afghan forces taking part in anti-narcotics operations and (iii) provided protective cordons for Afghan forces taking part in anti-narcotics operations.
(85754)
130
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were recruited by the (a) RAF and (b) Royal Navy in each year since 1997, broken down by personnel type.
(85755)
131
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and (b) Secretary of State for International Development regarding the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.
(85756)
132
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many premature voluntary release exits there were from the (a) Army, (b) Navy, (c) Royal Marines and (d) Royal Air Force in each year since 1997.
(85759)
133
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from where the extra helicopters for the deployment for Afghanistan will be sourced; and what impact this will have on operations in other places.
(85760)
134
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many premature voluntary release exits there were from the regular (a) infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Enginers, (d) Royal Corps of Signals, (e) Royal Armoured Corps, (d) Household Cavalry and (e) Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers in each of the last five years.
(85761)
135
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many attacks on multi-national forces were recorded in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan in June 2006.
(85618)
136
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1321W, on Iraq, how many (a) UK and (b) coalition (i) civilian and (ii) military personnel have been (A) killed and (B) injured in each attack in the Iraqi provinces of Al Basrah, Al Muthanna, Dhi Qar and Maysan since January 2006.
(85619)
137
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what targets have been set for military reform in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; and what progress has been achieved.
(85620)
138
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1321W, on Iraq, whether progress has been made on resuming full co-operation between Maysan Provincial Council and multi-national forces.
(85621)
139
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made by the working group on the introduction of the 20 year residence criterion for the settlements for Second World War Far East civilian internees; and if he will make a statement.
(85463)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
140
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total cost has been of providing new stationery for his private office since 5th May 2006.
(84919)
141
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total cost of expenses for his private office was in each month since May 2006.
(84920)
142
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, columns 788-9W, on his Ministerial office and staff, how many members of staff have (a) resigned, (b) been made redundant and (c) been dismissed from his private office since May.
(85058)
143
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what has been the total cost has been of refurbishments to (a) his office and (b) the offices of his members of staff since 5th May.
(85059)
144
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 787W, on the departmental budget, in which Department's annual report his Office will be included.
(84864)
145
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many consultants are working for (a) him and (b) his office; and what the cost of the consultants has been since May 2006.
(84921)
146
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he will have the use of the proposed Government official aeroplane in fulfilling his official duties.
(84922)
147
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, who the accounting officer is for his Office.
(85595)
148
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what meetings he has had in the last five years with (a) Margaret Hotchkiss, (b) John Allison, (c) Tobin Prior and (d) Howard Kerzner.
(85548)
149
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was spent on (a) domestic flights and (b) rail fares for his travel in an official capacity in 2005-06.
(85558)
150
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what responsibilities he has in relation to the implementation of Government policy on (a) the international slave trade and (b) the commemoration of the abolition of slavery.
(85559)
151
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what purpose he visited the Star City Casino in Sydney on 28th November 2004.
(85696)
152
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the itinerary was for his visit to the United States in July 2005; and what the cost of (a) his and (b) his accompanying officials travel was for each part thereof.
(84917)
153
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has received official hospitality from Cantxx Ventures Ltd. and Cantxx UK and its associated companies in the last four years.
(85271)
154
N
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Office has chartered aircraft in connection with his official duties since 5th May 2006.
(84925)
155
N
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, columns 788-9W, on his Ministerial office and staff, how many special advisers are employed in his private office, broken down by pay band; and what the expected annual cost of these advisers is for 2006-07.
(85060)
156
N
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, columns 788-9W, on his Ministerial office and staff, what percentage of the staff in his private office is (a) female and (b) from ethnic minorities.
(85061)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the staffing costs were of each (a) university and (b) former polytechnic in (i) 1976-77, (ii) 1979-80, (iii) 1985-86, (iv) 1996-97, (v) 1997-98, (vi) 2001-02 and (vii) 2004-05; and how many full-time equivalent students there were at each university in each year.
(85290)
158
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether city academies are required to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(84228)
159
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Department on protection of children on the internet and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill.
(85737)
160
Ms Dawn Butler (Brent South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children from each school in Brent are members of the National Association for Gifted and Talented Youth Scheme.
(85429)
161
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Cornwall were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time higher education in the UK excluding Cornwall in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) the socio-economic classifications of students' parents or guardians, (ii) sex and (iii) age.
(85064)
162
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time higher education in Cornwall in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) the socio-economic classifications of students' parents or guardians, (ii) sex and (iii) age.
(85065)
163
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on out-of-school clubs as part of the National Child Care Strategy in each year since 1997; how many clubs received funding in each year; how often children attended such clubs in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85467)
164
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent in each year since 1998 to encourage Institutes of Enterprise; how many new institutes were endowed in each year; how many students attended institutes in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85553)
165
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on individual learning accounts in each year from the scheme's inception to its closure; how many accounts were set up in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85556)
166
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on the University for Industry in each year since it opened; how many people graduated in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85557)
167
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many appeals have been made by parents to Milton Keynes Council in each of the last five years over the award of school places; and how many of these appeals were successful.
(84918)
168
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what provision there is for British Sign Language in the school curriculum; and what plans he has for changes to that provision.
(85370)
169
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster of 15th June 2006, Official Report, columns 1378-9W, on Sir Alistair Graham, what his remuneration was at the Leeds Training and Enterprise Council.
(85469)
170
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many incidents of bullying were recorded in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Suffolk in each of the last five years.
(85542)
171
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applicants there were on average for each (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher vacancy in (i) London and (ii) England in each of the past five years.
(85067)
172
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils took examinations in music technology at (a) GCSE and (b) A level in each of the last five years.
(85068)
173
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) schools and (b) colleges teach music technology at (i) GCSE and (ii) A level.
(85069)
174
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which examination boards set curricula and examinations in music technology.
(85070)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
175
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether members of his Department with responsibility for the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (a) have visited and (b) have plans to visit (i) Malaysia, (ii) Finland and (iii) Tasmania; and if he will make a statement.
(85505)
176
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the Single Payment Scheme funds for the period between December 2005 and February 2006 to be paid.
(85413)
177
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on the Countryside Agency's Diversity Review; how much he expects the consultation Outdoors for All? Draft Diversity Action Plan will cost; and how much has been allocated to the running costs of the Diversity Action Plan for each year of its planned duration.
(85470)
178
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards meeting the Government's Air Quality Strategy targets for (a) carbon monoxide, (b) lead, (c) nitrogen dioxide, (d) particles, (e) sulphur dioxide, (f) benzene and (g) 1.3 butadiene.
(85459)
179
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards bringing 95 per cent. of all nationally important wildlife sites into favourable condition by 2010.
(85460)
180
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to inform the public of their rights under the Arhus Convention.
(85491)
181
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance English Nature has published on (a) mitigation and (b) avoidance measures in relation to special protection areas; and what plans it has for publishing future guidance.
(85616)
182
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimates for fly-tipping incidents recorded by Flycapture were for 2005-06.
(85709)
183
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fly-tipping incidents were recorded by Flycapture in 2004-05, broken down by local authority area.
(85710)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
184
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by how many international treaties the United Kingdom is bound; and if she will make a statement.
(85390)
185
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the need for (a) a special envoy and (b) a panel of experts on Northern Uganda.
(85342)
186
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she plans to issue a response to the publication of the UN Secretary General's report to the UN Security Council on the conflict in Northern Uganda.
(85343)
187
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information she has received regarding the possible use by Israel of military aircraft containing head-up display units made in the UK during airstrikes into Gaza since the start of May.
(84845)
188
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1158-9W, on Israel, whether any information has come to light that military equipment or components supplied by the UK have been used in a manner inconsistent with the consolidated criteria during the military incursions by Israel into Gaza; what methods are used for such monitoring; what proactive steps the British Embassy in Tel Aviv has taken in relation to monitoring since 27th June; and if she will make a statement.
(84846)
189
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the hon. Member for Vauxhall, of 28th June 2006, Official Report, column 435W, on the Extradition Treaty, if she will place a copy of the reply in the Library.
(85646)
190
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1150W, on Afghanistan, what the (a) name and (b) job description is of each of the UK-funded advisers who are members of the Provisional Reconstruction Team.
(85425)
191
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British officials are serving with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan; and what their objective is.
(85472)
192
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) UN and (b) EU officials are based in the Provisional Reconstruction Team in Helmand Province; and what the purpose is of each.
(85473)
193
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) terms of reference, (b) codes of practice and (c) editorial guidance govern the relationship between British Satellite News and her Department.
(85062)
194
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her estimate is of the cost of British Satellite News in each of the past six years.
(85063)
195
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which occasions HM Ambassador to the USA has written to members of the Senate making representations that the Senate ratify the US-UK extradition treaty.
(84996)
196
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which UK diplomats based in Washington DC have specific responsibility for relations with Congress; and if she will make a statement.
(84997)
197
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which occasions her Department has raised with the US Ambassador in London (a) in writing and (b) at a formal meeting the fact that the US Senate has not ratified the US-UK extradition treaty; and if she will make a statement.
(84999)
198
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which occasions members of the UK Mission to the USA have formally raised with members of the US Senate the fact that the Senate has not ratified the US-UK extradition treaty with whom; and if she will make a statement.
(85000)
199
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th June 2006, Official Report, columns 327-8W, on Iraq, what form local government takes in each governorate; what powers it has; what responsibility it takes for local reconstruction; what role it has in the delivery of security; and what assessment the Government has made of its democratic accountability.
(85599)
200
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th June 2006, Official Report, columns 328-30W, on Iraq, what further progress has been made on achieving the milestones for police reform in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan.
(85600)
201
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th June 2006, Official Report, column 328W, on Iraq, what progress has been made by the Joint Committee to Transfer Security Responsibility in Iraq; and what recommendations it has made on the provinces and provincial capitals ready for the transfer of security responsibilities.
(85601)
202
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th June 2006, Official Report, columns 326-7W, on Iraq, what progress has been made on the UK Government's discussions with the Iraqi government on the release of accurate and up-to-date figures on civilian deaths in Iraq.
(85602)
203
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th June 2006, Official Report, column 327W, on Iraq, what the priorities and aims are of rule of law development in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; and what (i) human and (ii) financial resources the UK Government has committed to this development.
(85603)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
204
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) hospital trusts, (b) primary care trusts, (c) general practitioner services and (d) intermediate care services undertaken medicine utilisation reviews or other medicine review initiatives to ensure patients suffering from osteoporosis are prescribed the most appropriate medicine type and dosage.
(85578)
205
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration her Department has given to the inclusion of osteoporosis in the development of the Life Check scheme.
(85579)
206
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of nurse-led fracture liaison services to support patients suffering from osteoporosis.
(85580)
207
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration her Department has given to the inclusion of osteoporosis in the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the General Medical Services contract.
(85581)
208
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the General Medical Services Contract.
(85582)
209
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the exclusion of direct referrals to audiology services from the 18-week waiting time target is consistent with the National Service Framework for Older People.
(85424)
210
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will promote the adoption of a Halal symbol to enable Muslim consumers easily to identify Halal products.
(85576)
211
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the provision for port health is at each of the major UK ports; why funding for port health is not ring-fenced; and if she will make a statement.
(84389)
212
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account was taken of her Department's policy on breastfeeding when assessing whether to allow the Patch infant formula trial in NHS hospitals.
(85736)
213
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Department has made of the potential impact of the introduction of greater commercial pressures on healthcare providers in the NHS on the reporting of accidents and systems failure.
(85279)
214
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work her Department has undertaken (a) to develop a process for primary care trusts, NHS trusts and foundation trusts to assess best value when outsourcing service provision and (b) to develop criteria for trusts to evaluate work that has been outsourced.
(85280)
215
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foundation trust hospitals have given undertakings in respect of Agenda for Change in their five year business plans; and what steps her Department is taking to ensure that current and future foundation trusts implement and work within the framework of Agenda for Change.
(85281)
216
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the NHS budget was paid to independent providers of (a) care and (b) support services in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of its budget the NHS expects to pay to independent providers of each kind of service in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2009.
(85282)
217
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS operations were carried out by the independent sector in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of NHS operations are expected to be carried out by the independent sector in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2009.
(85283)
218
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her estimate is of the cost to the NHS of engagement in jury service by (a) doctors and (b) other NHS employees in each of the last three years.
(85242)
219
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in secure mental health wards in each year since 1997.
(85410)
220
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the demand for expansion of the capacity of secure mental health units.
(85419)
221
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average cost of a bed in a secure mental health ward and (b) total cost of secure mental health facilities was in the last year for which figures are available.
(85420)
222
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the number of community hospital beds likely to be needed in Gloucestershire over the next (a) five and (b) 10 years.
(85426)
223
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in the Cotswold constituency in the last 12 months.
(85427)
224
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in the Cotswolds and Vale Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(85428)
225
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to to her oral statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 826, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals have (a) opened and (b) closed in Avon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Strategic Health Authority area since 1997; and for how many possible closure is being considered.
(85434)
226
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of the incidence of eating disorders with the (a) public and (b) medical profession.
(85385)
227
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults are registered with an NHS dentist in (i) Kingston and Surbition, (ii) South West London and (iii) London.
(85411)
228
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by her Department on private finance initiative schemes in the last nine years; and how many of those schemes have been completed on time.
(85415)
229
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on progress in reviewing the scans carried out by Alliance Medical.
(85465)
230
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that the availability of animal insulin in the UK is not adversely affected by the discontinuation of animal insulin crystal production at Novo Nordisk's Brazilian manufacturing facility which supplies raw materials to Wockhardt UK; and if she will make a statement.
(85274)
231
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recent (a) letters and (b) representations her Department has received in relation to (i) Ludlow Community Hospital and (ii) Bishop's Castle Community Hospital in Shropshire.
(85286)
232
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in the Shropshire Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(85287)
233
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in Ludlow constituency in the last 12 months.
(85288)
234
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds likely to be needed in (a) the area of South Shropshire District Council and (b) the area of Bridgnorth District Council over the next (i) five and (ii) 10 years.
(85289)
235
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 826, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals have (a) opened and (b) closed in the Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority area since 1997; and how many are being considered for closure.
(85572)
236
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 819, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals in the Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority area she assesses as having Victorian workhouse facilities.
(85573)
237
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds which will be needed in the next 10 years.
(85494)
238
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in North Wiltshire constituency in the last 12 months.
(85495)
239
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(85496)
240
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) letters and (b) other representations her Department has received on Chippenham Community Hospital.
(85497)
241
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 819, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals in the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority area are based in Victorian workhouse facilities.
(85676)
242
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 826, how many community hospitals have (a) opened and (b) closed in the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority area since 1997; and how many are being considered for closure.
(85677)
243
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, columns 816-7, on community hospitals, if she will ask the South West Strategic Health Authority to assure itself that the proposals from (a) West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust to the close the Dilke Memorial Hospital and the Lydney and District Community Hospital and (b) the Gloucestershire Partnership Trust to close Colliers Court are not being made in response to short-term budgetary pressures.
(85270)
244
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial out-turn of the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust was in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(85366)
245
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments central Government made to East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust for 2005-06; whether there were payments that were undertaken to be made but were not made; what payments are planned for 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(85369)
246
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to review the policy of not centrally collating information on the movement between neonatal networks of premature babies; and if she will make a statement.
(85686)
247
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were taken into account when the decision was made to abolish the post of ward sister; and if she will make a statement.
(85430)
248
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust of the value of the Fraser Day Hospital site in Newport Pagnell.
(84915)
249
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the annual saving to Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust (PCT) of the proposed closure of the Fraser Day Hospital in Newport Pagnell, expressed in (a) real terms and (b) as a percentage of the PCT's annual budget.
(84916)
250
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what access young offenders at Oakhill Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes have to a clinical psychologist; and whether she expects this level of access to change when the full-time posts have been disestablished.
(85597)
251
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has made to supermarket chains in relation to their food procurement policies for produce treated with methyl bromide.
(85605)
252
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for which trusts and strategic health authorities auditors have considered, but not made, section 19 referrals in the last 12 months.
(85623)
253
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms there are by which NHS organisations can give money to other NHS organisations; and what estimate she has made of capital shifting within the NHS in each month of 2006.
(85624)
254
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is permitted for NHS institutions to make surpluses.
(85625)
255
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS Logistics Authority will be outsourced.
(85626)
256
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whom she has (a) met and (b) consulted in connection with the outsourcing of the NHS Logistics Authority; when each such meeting took place; and what was discussed at each.
(85627)
257
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the outsourcing of the NHS Logistics Authority was tendered for in the Official Journal of the European Union; and what the reasons were for that decision.
(85628)
258
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost savings she expects to make through the outsourcing of the NHS Logistics Authority; and on what rate the contractor will make a profit in running the authority.
(85629)
259
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the IT systems of the NHS Logistics Authority will be transferred to the outsource company.
(85630)
260
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether manufacturers of products registered under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive will be able to indicate on their label whether they comply with organic standards of production.
(85631)
261
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she intends to take to ensure that consumers of products registered under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive are able to identify whether they comply with organic standards of production.
(85632)
262
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the impact on children in London of the failure of the child health interim application.
(85633)
263
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the level of child vaccinations in London.
(85634)
264
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility general practitioners have to inform parents and guardians that children are due for vaccination.
(85635)
265
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to what extent the working of the child health interim application has been affected by problems with (a) computer processes and (b) manual supporting processes.
(85636)
266
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on problems with the child health interim application.
(85637)
267
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of identifying and vaccinating children affected by the disruption to child health services through problems with the Child Health Interim Application.
(85638)
268
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 29th June 2006, Official Report, column 605W, on the Audit Commission Act, how many reports she has received in each category since issuing that response.
(85639)
269
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 29th June 2006, Official Report, column 605W, on the Audit Commission Act, for what reason (a) West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, (b) West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and (c) Avon Ambulance Service NHS Trust were absent from her response in the Official Report of 21st June 2006, column 1942W.
(85640)
270
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 29th June 2006, Official Report, column 605W, on the Audit Commission Act, for what reason East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is not listed.
(85641)
271
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 29th June 2006, Official Report, column 604W, on the Audit Commission Act, if she will break down the number of (a) Section 8 reports, (b) Section 19 referrals and (c) Qualifications on accounts Section 19 referrals by month since 2003, including any referrals that have been made since that Answer.
(85642)
272
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of non-practising medically qualified doctors in the UK.
(85524)
273
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average population size is of the catchment area of hospitals with type 1 accident and emergency departments.
(85525)
274
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of ambulances responding to a 999 call in Lancashire in the last 12 months had a paramedic on board; and if she will make a statement.
(85528)
275
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her plans for mental health funding.
(85644)
276
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 816-32, on community hospitals, whether the new community hospitals will have midwife-led maternity services.
(85284)
277
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 820, in which primary care trust areas the pilot community hospitals tariff to which she referred will be introduced next year.
(85174)
278
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which community hospitals have had (a) some and (b) all of their beds closed on the instructions of their primary care trusts.
(85175)
279
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on redundancy payments by (a) her Department, (b) strategic health authorities, (c) primary care trusts, (d) ambulance trusts and (e) other NHS bodies in each financial year since 1996-97; and if she will make a statement.
(84841)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
280
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) street wardens there were in Hackney and Stoke Newington in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(85291)
281
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders living at Manor Lodge Approved Premises, Old Windsor, Berkshire are sex offenders.
(84937)
282
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of tests by the forensic science service in each region were completed within (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks, (c) two months and (d) three months in the last period for which figures are available; how many took more than three months; and if he will make a statement.
(85354)
283
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many operations firearms were issued to police officers in England and Wales in each year since 1983; in how many of these operations shots were fired by police officers; and how many police officers were qualified to carry firearms in each of the last nine years.
(85355)
284
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of information are contained on the police national computer; and who has access to the information.
(85356)
285
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the policy of his Department is in relation to the issue of work permits for foreign nationals; and if he will make a statement.
(85393)
286
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) rules, (b) instructions and (c) administrative practice are within the Prison Service governing the use of (i) handcuffs and (ii) other physical constraints on pregnant women attending maternity and other appointments in hospitals outside prison; and if he will make a statement.
(85570)
287
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the conditions of service are of staff employed at GCHQ; and if he will make a statement.
(85571)
288
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of intensive treatment programmes for prisoners with moderate to severe drug misuse problems and related offending behaviour in the West Midlands.
(85589)
289
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) treatments and (b) support are provided in prisons for drug misuse problems.
(85590)
290
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the availability of class A drugs in prison establishments; and what action he is taking to reduce the availabililty of drugs in prisons.
(85591)
291
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for supplying illegal drugs in prisons in the West Midlands in each year since 1998.
(85592)
292
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are on (a) the mandatory drug testing programme and (b) the voluntary drug testing programme in the West Midlands.
(85643)
293
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is available to commissioning authorities of investigations within HM Prison Service to ensure that investigating officers do not have personal interests in the outcome of the investigations they are commissioned to conduct.
(85478)
294
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of senior operational managers in HM Prison Service in each area achieved an exceed rating on their staff performance and development record in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(85479)
295
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided by HM Prison Service to governor grade staff on authorising release of prisoners (a) under the Criminal Justice Acts, (b) on temporary licence and (c) on home detention curfew; and whether this training is mandatory.
(85480)
296
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was paid in bonus payments to (a) governor grade staff and (b) operational staff at each prison establishment for each of the last 36 months; who authorised the payments; and if he will make a statement.
(85481)
297
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes have occurred to the service level agreement developed as part of the performance testing exercise at HM Prison Wandsworth since its acceptance in December 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(85482)
298
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service on consultants working on (i) identity cards, (ii) e-passports and (iii) identity management in each of the last four years; and how much has been spent on each category in 2006-07.
(85339)
299
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the procurement of the National Identity Register by the Identity and Passport Service; and if he will make a statement.
(85340)
300
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals were released from HMP Wellingborough in (a) March, (b) April and (c) May 2006; and how many were considered for deportation.
(85596)
301
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has made for the review of the (a) UK and (b) UN drug strategies in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(85395)
302
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees held under immigration powers in each institution are on hunger strike.
(85397)
303
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on prison and court escort services in each of the last five years.
(85398)
304
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners escaped (a) while at court and (b) while in transit between court and prison in each of the last five years.
(85399)
305
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners appearing at court arrived (a) operationally on time and (b) in time for the hearing in each of the last five years.
(85400)
306
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what penalties have been imposed on the companies responsible for prisoner escorts in each of the last five years; and what the reason for the penalty was in each case.
(85401)
307
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports have been lost while being held by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate pending an immigration decision in each of the last five years.
(85402)
308
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations are operational in each police force; and how many were operational in each force in (a) 1990 and (b) 1997.
(85403)
309
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the use of (a) anaesthetic, (b) malodorant and (c) calmative gases by police and security services.
(85404)
310
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) remand and (b) sentenced prisoners with psychiatric disorders, broken down by severity of disorder.
(85405)
311
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) issued and (b) breached in each local authority area in each year since their introduction.
(85406)
312
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on proposals for merging police forces.
(85407)
313
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for extradition from the US to the UK have been made in each of the last five years; and how many (a) were successful, (b) were unsuccessful and (c) remain outstanding.
(85408)
314
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for extradition from the UK to the US have been made in each of the last five years; and how many (a) were successful, (b) were unsuccessful and (c) remain outstanding.
(85409)
315
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners currently detained were drug dependent on entering prison, broken down by age group.
(85567)
316
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland, of 15th February 2006, Official Report, column 2128W, on the cost of identity cards, how much has been spent in each financial year.
(85645)
317
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has conducted into the relationship between street prices of heroin and cocaine and the level of acquisitive crime; and if he will make a statement.
(85417)
318
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will put the drug classification review document out for consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(85418)
319
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government's policy on reducing the supply of heroin and cocaine was informed by the Strategy Unit Phase 1 Drugs Report of 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(85575)
320
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what nightly rate is paid by the Immigration Service for the use of police cells to each police force.
(85338)
321
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people given conditional temporary admissions to the UK had their Application Registration Card removed because of failure to meet the specified conditions between 1st January and 30th June.
(85346)
322
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by the Enforcement and Removals Directorate of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate on the use of police cells in each police authority area in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(85347)
323
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Best Practice recommendations made on page 59 of the Review of Resourcing and Management of Immigration Enforcement Final Report 2004, what improvements his Department has made to people aspects in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(85348)
324
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Best Practice recommendation made on page 58 of the Review of Resourcing and Management of Immigration Enforcement Final Report 2004, what improvements his Department has made to Immigration and Nationality Directorate data collection.
(85349)
325
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of the recommendations made in the Review of Resourcing and Management of Immigration Final Report 2004 his Department has implemented; what the timescale is for implementing each of the remaining recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(85350)
326
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of Nigerian citizens in the UK who have overstayed on a visitors' visa.
(85351)
327
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Nigerian citizens holding visitors' visas were in the UK on 30th June 2006.
(85352)
328
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Best Practice recommendations made on page 60 of the Review of Resourcing and Management of Immigration Enforcement Final Report 2004, what improvements his Department has made to performance management processes in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(85371)
329
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 67179, on animal health and welfare, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South for answer on 2nd May 2006.
(85276)
330
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Department's list of organisations consulted on religious issues, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Network of Buddhist Organisations is representative of that faith's adherents; and if he will make a statement.
(85303)
331
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 6th July 2006, Official Report, column 1324W, on bail hostels, if he will take steps to ensure that the type of offences committed by offenders residing at an approved premises on a given date is collected centrally.
[R] (85345)
332
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much central funding has been given to the Shropshire constabulary since 1997.
(85483)
333
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered paedophiles are resident in the Northumbria Police Force area; what steps are taken by (a) the police and (b) other agencies to protect the public from re-offending by those registered; and if he will make a statement.
(85421)
334
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will (a) review his decision to abolish the post of Chief Inspector of Prisons and (b) retain the present incumbent in post.
(85302)
335
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions were brought in each of the last six years for illegally importing products of animal origin into the UK; and how many resulted in a custodial sentence.
(85617)
336
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the costs which have been incurred arising from the proposed merger of Lancashire and Cumbria police forces.
(85526)
337
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made in introducing identity cards; and if he will make a statement.
(85527)
338
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each constituency in England since the introduction of the Act.
(85509)
339
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of common assault under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in each constituency in England since the introduction of the Act.
(85510)
340
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of inflicting bodily injury under section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in each constituency in England in the last 10 years.
(85511)
341
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who reside in (a) Torbay and (b) Devon and Cornwall have been prosecuted under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year since it was enacted; and how many dangerous dogs have been destroyed in (i) Torbay and (ii) Devon and Cornwall in each year since 1999.
(85512)
342
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers per 100,000 residents there are in each police authority in England.
(85513)
343
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of people issued with anti-social behaviour orders have broken the terms of their conditions in each constituency in England since the scheme was introduced.
(85514)
344
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in each constituency in England in the last four years.
(85515)
345
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many formal complaints were made against police officers working in each constabulary in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what percentage of such complaints have resulted in disciplinary action being taken against the police officer in each constabulary area.
(85516)
346
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of being drunk and disorderly in each constituency in England in each month of the last two years for which figures are available.
(85517)
347
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the five most common driving offences were for which (a) men and (b) women were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in each constituency in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(85518)
348
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2006, from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Official Report, column 1579W, on national insurance numbers, what action was taken in the cases notified to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(85610)
349
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were found guilty of (a) drunk and disorderly behaviour and (b) drunk and aggravated behaviour in the West Suffolk constituency in each year since 1997.
(85502)
350
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 were from (i) Suffolk and (ii) the East of England.
(85545)
351
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of illegal money lending in Suffolk in each of the past five years.
(85546)
352
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 877W, on human trafficking, how many people were convicted for offences related to human trafficking in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence.
(84928)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
353
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the procedure is for the appointment of (a) the Clerk of the House and (b) other senior House staff; and if he will make a statement.
(85353)
354
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will ensure that the parliament.uk website advanced search function displays all document types that have been published since May; and what steps are being taken to remedy technical problems with the site.
(85659)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
355
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will place in the Library a copy of the joint UN-African Union Technical Assessment Mission Report on Darfur.
(85341)
356
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support is (a) provided and (b) planned for (i) land mine clearance and (ii) transport infrastructure developments in Angola.
(85537)
357
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Angola concerning its request for a post conflict donor conference; and if he will make a statement.
(85538)
358
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in what ways his Department is supporting the Fast Track Initiative for education in developing countries.
(85358)
359
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in what ways his Department is supporting (a) inclusive education and (b) inclusive education in teacher training in developing countries.
(85359)
360
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on ensuring schools in developing countries have adequate facilities to meet the needs of children with disabilities in each of the last three years.
(85360)
361
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has allocated to ensure that children with disabilities in developing countries receive an education in each of the last five years; and how much he plans to allocate for this purpose over the next three years.
(85361)
362
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the percentage of children with disabilities in developing countries who receive an education.
(85362)
363
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to help improve access to hospice and palliative care in resource poor countries; and if he will make a statement.
(85396)
364
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects are being funded by his Department in Helmand province; and how much is being spent on each project.
(85757)
365
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his suggested alternatives are for income generation for poppy growers in (a) Helmand province and (b) other Afghan provinces.
(85758)
366
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, 2006, Official Report, columns 1404-5W, on Afghanistan, what the job description is for each of the roles listed.
(85762)
367
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will meet representatives of Casa Alianza and other international development organisations to discuss assistance for street children in central America.
(84930)
368
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1408W, on departmental travel costs, what the average cost of flights was in each month; and if he will make a statement.
(85622)
369
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1408W, on departmental travel costs, what the total cost was of these flights in 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(85678)
370
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the (a) cost and (b) number of internal flights for his staff; and if he will make a statement.
(85718)
Questions to the Leader of the House
371
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 729W, on the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will seek to include the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister within the remit of a select committee.
(84870)
372
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Leader of the House, which members of the Cabinet do not have their ministerial responsibilities scrutinised by a Select Committee.
(84924)
373
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will estimate the value of the Exchequer contribution to the Deputy Prime Minister's pension in each year since 1997.
(85663)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
374
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many full-time students resident in the Irish Republic attended (a) further and (b) higher education colleges in Northern Ireland in 2005; at what total cost to the education budget in that year; and what proportion of this cost was paid by the government of the Irish Republic.
(84934)
375
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any discussions have taken place between the Parades Commission and organisers of proposed Ancient Order of Hibernians parades during August 2006 which are due to take place in or close to Unionist areas regarding talks between local residents and the March organisers.
(84935)
376
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of the cases reviewed by the Historical Enquiry Team in Northern Ireland have resulted in prosecutions.
(84936)
377
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to encourage women students in Northern Ireland to undertake science and engineering studies at university.
(85367)
378
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convictions there were for speeding in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000; and what the average penalty was in each year.
(85368)
379
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many women reported incidents of domestic violence in each of the last five years; what measures are in place to support women who report domestic violence; and if he will make a statement.
(85435)
380
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of (a) house prices and (b) trends in social housing stock in Northern Ireland; and what steps he is taking to assist first-time buyers in Northern Ireland.
(85436)
381
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to improve the availability of adult community learning.
(85437)
382
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what budget has been allocated to adult community learning by each education and library board in each of the last five years.
(85438)
383
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much Government funding has been provided to local authorities for the improvement of sports facilities in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(85439)
384
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of schools in Northern Ireland provided two hours of sports participation for pupils in the last period for which figures are available.
(85440)
385
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vocational training places are available in Northern Ireland for 16 year olds; and how many places were filled in 2004-05.
(85442)
386
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of 18 year olds in each constituency in Northern Ireland went on to higher education in each of the last five years.
(85443)
387
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what costs have been incurred for the new MI5 headquarters in Northern Ireland; what the projected total cost is; and from which budget the funding has been drawn.
(85444)
388
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on his Department funding in full the cost of the new police college recommended by the Patten report.
(85452)
389
N
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what factors underlay the decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre in Belfast; and if he will make a statement.
(84926)
390
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 4th May 2006, Official Report, column 1822W, on property tax reform, when the paper will be placed in the Library.
(85445)
391
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 21st June 2006, Official Report, column 1872W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency, when the documentation will be placed in the Library.
(85448)
392
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether pensioners on an occupational pension will be eligible for a rates reduction under the new domestic rates system from 2007.
(85733)
Questions to the Prime Minister
393
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions and in what manner he has raised with the President of the United States the fact that the United States has not ratified the US-UK extradition treaty.
(84998)
394
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the meetings he has had with representatives of the Anschutz Entertainment Group and associated companies since 1997.
(85660)
395
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Prime Minister, when the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the sale of the Millennium Dome was (a) created and (b) dissolved.
(85661)
396
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Prime Minister, which Minister chaired the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the sale of the Millennium Dome.
(85662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
397
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many strikes there were in the last 12 months; and what the lowest number of strikes was during any consecutive 12 month period between May 1997 and May 2002.
(85454)
398
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential for a conflict of interest to arise from a board member of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority also being a board member of the Environment Agency.
(85507)
399
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in which local authorities Enterprise Insight will be establishing local campaign hubs; on what basis these areas were selected; and how other local authorities can apply for campaign hubs to be based in their locality.
(85679)
400
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are employed in each of the (a) local and (b) sectoral enterprise campaigns established by Enterprise Insight; when the recruitment process for these will be completed; what costs have been incurred in recruiting people for these posts; and when each campaign will be fully operational.
(85680)
401
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Executive and (b) Enterprise Insight about establishing a local enterprise campaign in a local authority area in Scotland.
(85681)
402
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what independent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of money spent by the Enterprise Insight campaign.
(85682)
403
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) salary and (b) benefits are paid to the Chief Executive of Enterprise Insight; and what salary was advertised when this position was last vacant.
(85683)
404
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his oral statement of 4th May 2006, Official Report, column 537WH, on Enterprise, on what date the manufacturing day during enterprise week will be held.
(85684)
405
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much his Department (a) has spent in each of the last three years and (b) plans to spend in 2006-07 on the promotion of micro-electricity generation; and if he will make a statement.
(85535)
406
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many photo-voltaic cells were installed in each of the last five years; what total subsidy was provided for their installation; and what estimate he has made of the amount of electricity generated from them.
(85536)
407
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whay the minutes of the latest meeting of the advisory board on sustainable energy policy have not yet been placed in the public domain.
(85412)
408
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which external consultants were contracted to process submissions to the energy review; what criteria were adopted in choosing the consultants; whether the contract was subject to competitive tender; what the total value was of each contract; what responsibility each consultant was given; and what the length was of each contract.
(85540)
409
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expected timetable is for the proposed study into a Severn barrage for the production of tidal power.
(85562)
410
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the closure of the Shrewsbury post office.
(85484)
411
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances regulations from small business and sole traders; and if he will make a statement.
(85583)
412
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what transit and transshipment licences have been issued since 2003 for the movement of small arms and light weapons from Bosnia via the UK to other destinations; and what quantity of goods was allowed by each licence.
(84992)
413
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what transit and transshipment licences have been issued since 2003 for the movement of military goods from Bosnia via the UK to other destinations; whast type of goods was covered within each licence; and what the final destination goods was in each case.
(84993)
414
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what import licences have been issued since 2003 for small arms and light weapons from Bosnia to the UK; and what quantity of goods was allowed by each licence.
(84994)
415
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what import licences have been issued since 2003 for military goods from Bosnia to the UK; and what type of goods were imported under each licence.
(84995)
416
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to eliminate fuel poverty in vulnerable households in England by 2010.
(85461)
417
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what analysis his Department has undertaken of the security and sustainability of the UK's supply of uranium for civil use.
(85462)
418
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to promote ethnic diversity in the workplace.
(85492)
419
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the level of government subsidies likely to be required to stimulate the commissioning of new nuclear generating stations by energy companies.
(85568)
420
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations his Department has received from commercial energy companies regarding (a) whether government subsidies would be required to make the construction and operation of new nuclear generating stations viable and (b) the level of subsidy which would be required per nuclear generating station.
(85593)
421
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when Sir Alistair Graham was appointed to the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of the Telephone Information Services; when he took up his position; and what his rate of remuneration is.
(85541)
422
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has for powers for the proposed Local Better Regulation Office to inspect local authorities' environmental health and trading standards departments.
(85732)
423
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department has taken to increase enterprise in the West Suffolk constituency since 1997.
(85501)
424
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether (a) he has and (b) Ministers in his Department have received official hospitality from Cantxx Ventures Ltd. and Cantxx UK and its associated companies in the last four years.
(85272)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
425
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1071W, on judicial review, where information is held indicating on what occasions individuals and organisations have applied for a judicial review of decisions of his Department; and how (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public may have access to that information.
(85387)
426
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the processes and procedures are for co-ordination between the port health authorities throughout the UK and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
(84390)
427
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was paid by tonnage tax participants as payment in lieu of training in each of the last five years for which records are available; and how the money was spent.
(84391)
428
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) former roll-on-roll-off ferries and (b) other single-hulled, single engine vessels have been used to transport mixed-oxide reactor fuel in British waters (i) since 1997 and (ii) in the last 30 years.
(84865)
429
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much mixed oxide reactor fuel has passed through British waters in each year since 1997; and from which countries it has come.
(84867)
430
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his maritime pollution contingency plans include how to respond to an accident involving a vessel transporting nuclear fuel.
(84868)
431
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes are planned to the way mixed oxide reactor fuel is transported in British waters.
(84869)
432
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of the introduction of regulations requiring all (a) new bicycles to be fitted with operational lights and (b) purchasers to be provided with safety helmets; and if he will make a statement.
(85529)
433
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to promote cycling in cities outside London; and how much was paid in grants supporting the promotion of cycling in each of the last five years.
(85530)
434
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to authorise the transfer of railway interchange stations in London from Network Rail to Transport for London; and if he will make a statement.
(85531)
435
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he has given to Transport for London in respect of the operation of services on the East London Line after the proposed extension has been completed.
(85532)
436
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway lines in England and Wales are under consideration for re-opening; and what his policy is on the re-opening of railway lines.
(85533)
437
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents were caused (a) directly and (b) indirectly by the driver using a mobile phone in the last period for which figures are available.
(85414)
438
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many arrests by the Metropolitan Police's Transport Operational Command Unit have led to successful prosecutions.
(85475)
439
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people travelled on (a) buses, (b) trains and (c) other forms of public transport in each (i) London borough and (ii) region in each year since 2001.
(85476)
440
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which road repair project being carried out by the Highways Agency has been allocated the most funding.
(85490)
441
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average age is of buses in service in each region.
(85563)
442
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average age is of the rail rolling stock operated by each train operating company.
(85564)
443
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on Crossrail; and how much he expects to spend by the end of the 2007-08 financial year.
(85565)
444
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which routes (a) are and (b) are expected by 2014 to be carrying trains which are loaded with passengers to a level that is in excess of capacity.
(85566)
445
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential total saving from the Government's decision to specify a reduction in the number of services on some lines and to some stations in the First Great Western franchise area as part of the franchise renewal process.
(85569)
446
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June 2006, Official Report, column 264W, on South West Trains, when he expects to respond to the letter from the South Hampshire Rail Users Group; and if he will place a copy of his response in the Library.
(85278)
447
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 19th June, Official Report, column 1599W, on the National Travel Scheme, when he expects decisions to be made on how the National Travel Scheme will be delivered in 2008.
(85296)
448
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on the Rural Transport Fund in each year since 1998.
(85551)
449
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus services have been extended to rural areas under the Rural Transport Fund since 1998.
(85552)
450
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Department's working assumption is about the number of car journeys a year is generated by each new house built.
(84931)
451
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries in road accidents there were in (i) Sunderland City Council area and (ii) Houghton and Washington East constituency in each year since 1997.
(85423)
452
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason and upon whose authority King's Cross station was closed for several days recently following a fire on a nearby building site; what provisions are in place to ensure that major transport routes into London are not prematurely or unnecessarily closed; and if he will make a statement.
(85285)
453
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what action his Department is taking to ensure that owners of foreign vehicles guilty of traffic offences in the UK pay their fines.
(85687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
454
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the cost of raising to a full pension the pension entitlement of all women with over 30 years but fewer than 39 years' contributions.
(85243)
455
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the likely impact on pensioners of the discontinuation of the Post Office Card Account.
(85574)
456
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average household income for (a) retired and (b) unemployed households was in (i) the UK as a whole and (ii) each parliamentary constituency in each of the last eight years.
(85471)
457
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will change the benefits rules to allow volunteers on benefits to be paid the cost of lunch.
(85432)
458
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent on travel passes for young people on the New Deal in each year since 1997; how many passes were issued in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85468)
459
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the take-up rate of benefits by pensioners was in each year since 1997.
(85549)
460
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent in each year since 1998 on the nationwide network of mentors to advise young people on getting back into work; how many advisers were employed in each year; and how many young people they assisted into work in each year.
(85550)
461
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what pilot projects have been funded as part of the initiative announced in the 1997 Pre-Budget Report to encourage the improved take-up of benefits by pensioners; how many projects were given long-term funding; and how many pensioners were involved in the pilot projects.
(85560)
462
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on his target to reduce the number of people on incapacity benefit by one million by 2016.
(84933)
463
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in the Sunderland City Council area include a person with a learning disability who receives the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest, (b) middle and (c) lowest rate.
(85422)
464
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the single room rent restriction on housing benefit was in each locality in (a) Wyre, (b) Lancaster, (c) Eastbourne, (d) Hastings, (e) Flintshire, (f) Leicester, (g) Sheffield, (h) Greenwich, (i) Southwark, (j) North Lincolnshire, (k) Kingston-upon-Hull and (l) East Devon in each year between 1996-97 and 2004-05.
(85604)
465
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of workers who suffered from occupational exposure to (a) methyl bromide and (b) sulphuric acid in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(85606)
466
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of housing benefit claimants with non-dependant deductions who are (i) elderly and (ii) disabled.
(85607)
467
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research he has commissioned to establish whether changes have occurred in the level of the shared room rate available to under 25 year olds in the local housing allowance pathfinder areas.
(85608)
468
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many under 25 year olds are in receipt of the shared room rate of the local housing allowance in each of the pathfinder areas.
(85609)
469
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants there have been in West Suffolk in each year since 2000.
(85500)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
470
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many rights of way have been (a) reopened and (b) established in (i) Southend-on-Sea, (ii) Essex and (iii) Hertfordshire in the last five years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (85306)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
471
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to ensure that community hospitals can provide a comprehensive service to people who have (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) other complex and fluctuating conditions.
[Transferred] (85295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
472
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made in establishing the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit; and what its (a) composition, (b) budget and (c) line of accountability will be.
[Transferred] (85474)
Questions to the Leader of the House
473
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Leader of the House, on how many occasions the Government was defeated in the House of Lords during this Session; on how many occasions the effect of defeats involving legislation were reversed by this House; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (85391)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
474
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether vessels transporting nuclear material are escorted by the Royal Navy.
[Transferred] (84866)
475
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of Droit de Suite on (a) the London and (b) the British art market; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (85363)
476
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the total sum to be paid in 2006 to (a) artists and (b) artists' families as a result of the Droit de Suite law.
[Transferred] (85365)

 
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