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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 14 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 Friday 14 July 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 14 July 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 14 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 Friday 14 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 14 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the Treasury would be of reducing the rate of VAT to (a) five per cent. and (b) zero per cent. on (i) children's sunglasses and (ii) all sunglasses.
(85969)
2
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the effect on income from inheritance tax would be if the threshold for payment was raised to (a) £500,000, (b) £1 million and (c) £2.5 million.
(85375)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) median and (b) mean gross household income was in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(85778)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the lower limit of the top decile for gross household earnings was in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(85779)
5
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether copies of birth certificates are valid for parents registering for child tax credit and child benefit.
(85721)
6
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) procedure and (b) criteria were used to add suppliers to the list of electronic auction framework agreements by the Office of Government Commerce; and what recent assessment his Department has made of the developing market in intellectual copyright related to electronic auctions.
(86020)
7
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the population of (a) the UK, (b) Peterborough constituency and (c) the Peterborough City Council area is aged (i) under 25, (ii) between 25 and 34, (iii) between 35 and 44, (iv) between 45 and 54, (v) between 55 and 64 and (vi) over 65.
(85992)
8
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the population of Peterborough was in each year between 1997 and 2005; what the population is estimated to be in 2006; and what estimate has been made of future population trends.
(85994)
9
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, since what date all telephone calls from claimants to HM Revenue and Customs concerning tax credits have been digitised and recoverable on computer.
(85877)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
10
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what meetings were held between (a) the Minister for the Cabinet Office and (b) Cabinet Office officials and the Oxfordshire Coroner between 17th July 2003 and 31st March 2004.
(85521)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
11
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budget of each local authority for road and pavement maintenance was in each of the last two years; and what the overspend or underspend of each was in each year.
(85777)
12
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings officials in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister had during February 2006 with the Thames Gateway partnership; which officials were in attendance; which other organisations were represented at the meetings; and if she will publish the minutes of the meetings.
(85453)
13
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many vacant homes there are in each London borough; and if she will make a statement.
(85954)
14
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what public funds are available to improve energy efficiency standards for new housing built under the Sustainable Communities Programme.
(85883)
15
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that new houses built under the Sustainable Communities Programme meet high standards of energy efficiency; and if she will make a statement.
(85884)
16
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings she has had with (a) Mr Anschutz and (b) representatives of Anschutz Entertainment Group.
(85772)
17
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department (a) is conducting and (b) has commissioned into the use of community land trusts.
(85875)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
18
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the status is of the Chelmsford Magistrates'/Coroner's Court Private Finance Initiative scheme; when she expects work (a) to commence and (b) to be completed on the building project; and if she will make a statement.
(84847)
19
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many court cases in each London court had to be rescheduled because the defendant failed (a) to attend and (b) to bring the appropriate documentation in each of the last five years.
(85955)
20
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will introduce legislation to provide the National Assembly for Wales with the same tax-varying powers as the Scottish Parliament.
(85976)
21
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Official Report, column 1830W, on Sir Alistair Graham, for how many days Sir Alistair Graham claimed as a member of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in each year of his membership; and what his total remuneration was in each such year.
(85985)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
22
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many 50 metre swimming pools there are in England; and where each is located.
(85991)
23
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1761-2W, on engagements, if she will list the engagements entered in the ministerial diary of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Media and Tourism since his appointment to that post.
(85964)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
24
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings were held between (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and the Oxfordshire Coroner between 17th July 2003 and 31st January 2004.
(85522)
25
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment belonging to the UK armed forces was positioned within five miles of the village of Southmoor, Oxfordshire on (a) 17th and (b) 18th July 2003.
(85523)
26
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the studies of the demobilisation surveys for reserve forces completing operational engagements for the last five years.
(85487)
27
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the studies of terminal surveys for members of reserve forces leaving the reserve forces for the last five years.
(85488)
28
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of members of reserve forces who belong to ethnic minorities.
(85489)
29
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the manning totals were (a) in 2005-06 and (b) in the most recent perioid for which figures are available of (i) men and (ii) women for (A) officers and (B) other ranks in each of the reserve forces, breaking down (1) the Territorial Army by area and corps and (2) (x) the Royal Navy Reserve and (y) the Royal Auxiliary Air Force by functional category.
(85503)
30
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people discharged before January 2000 from (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the RAF because of their sexual orientation are awaiting compensation payments; how many people have received compensation payments in each of the last six years; what the (i) average, (ii) minimum and (iii) highest payments made in these cases has been; how many former servicemen and women have rejected payments offered; and if he will make a statement.
(85917)
31
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) former and (b) serving British soldiers have been diagnosed with Gulf War-related illnesses.
(85951)
32
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to purchase (a) Cougar and (b) Iraqi Light Armoured vehicles.
(85930)
33
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) war pensioners, (b) GPs and (c) consultants are informed that war pensioners may receive priority treatment on the NHS.
(85309)
34
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme tariff is being applied in the same way in relation to mental ill health and physical injury; and if he will make a a statement.
(85310)
35
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) the number of Intelligence Corps personnel based in Helmand province and (b) the resources provided to the Intelligence Corps in Afghanistan.
(85774)
36
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the level of stocks of surplus clothing held by each of the Armed Forces was in each of the last five years.
(85775)
37
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1436W, on injured British servicemen (treatment), how many armed forces personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the RAF and (c) the Royal Navy have been transferred to the NHS for continued medical care as a result of injuries sustained in (i) Iraq since 2003 and (ii) Afghanistan since 2002.
(85833)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
38
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 24th May 2006, to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, columns 1840-1W, on the Ministerial Anniversary, what public funding has been allocated to events commemorating his 10 year anniversary as Deputy Prime Minister; when the nature of these events will be announced; and if he will make a statement.
(85995)
39
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role and responsibilities he has in relation to (a) the Millennium Dome and (b) the surrounding land.
(85771)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
40
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacancies there were for (a) infant, (b) primary and (c) secondary school (i) teachers and (ii) headteachers in (A) Greater London and (B) the London Borough of Bexley in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.
(85987)
41
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many partially selective secondary schools there are within the maintained sector in England.
(85975)
42
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the reasons are for the change in levels of funding for adult education in Gravesend; and if he will make a statement.
(85869)
43
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what average distance a pupil travels to school in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas; what steps the Government has taken to lower the cost of travel to school for students in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(85943)
44
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the levels of truancy in secondary schools in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(85944)
45
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many incidents of reported (a) racist and (b) homophobic bullying there have been in schools in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(85945)
46
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of students continued full-time education after the age of 16 years from comprehensive secondary schools of (a) fewer than 100, (b) 100-199, (c) 200-299, (d) 300-399, (e) 400-499, (f) 500-599, (g) 600-700 and (h) over 700 students in (i) rural areas and (ii) non-rural areas in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(85946)
47
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average amount of funding per student is in comprehensive secondary schools of (a) fewer than 100, (b) 100-199, (c) 200-299, (d) 300-399, (e) 400-499, (f) 500-599, (g) 600-700 and (h) over 700 students in (i) rural areas and (ii) non-rural areas in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(85948)
48
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria have been taken into account in the advice of the School Playing Field Advisory Panel not to redevelop the Kings Copse Primary School, in Hedge End, Southampton; what account was taken of educational provision for Hedge End as a whole; and if he will make a statement.
(85949)
49
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of students achieved five or more GCSEs grade A*-C in rural comprehensive secondary schools of (a) fewer than 100 students, (b) 100-199 students, (c) 200-299 students, (d) 300-399 students, (e) 400-499 students, (f) 500-599 students, (g) 600-700 students and (h) over 700 students in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(85972)
50
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local authorities had an increase in the number of students in (a) Key Stage 3 and (b) Key Stage 4 between 2001 and 2005.
(85776)
51
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support is available in the form of student loans for UK students studying veterinary science degrees in Hungary.
(85451)
52
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Question 80515, how much Sir Alistair Graham has claimed in (a) remuneration and (b) expenses in each year since he was appointed Northern Chairman of the Appeals Panel; and how many appeals he has chaired in each year.
(85984)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
53
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects Peter Brown to receive his single payment from the Rural Payments Agency (Holding number 33/186/0003 and single business identification 106326473).
(85770)
54
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will visit the London Borough of Bexley to discuss air quality with residents.
(85990)
55
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why energy aid top-up grants for biofuel crops are not available to crops grown on set aside land.
(85311)
56
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of organic food sold in the UK which was produced in the UK; what powers the UK has to check the authenticity of organic food imported from abroad; and if he will make a statement.
(85947)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
57
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK plans to participate in the United Nations fact-finding mission headed by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories which was agreed at the UN Human Rights Council on 6th July.
(85874)
58
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) Tanzania, (b) Ghana and (c) Republic of Congo in their capacity as members of the Security Council regarding United Nations resolutions on Burma.
(85891)
59
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of (a) France, (b) Austria, (c) Germany, (d) Italy and (e) Spain regarding investments in Burma.
(85892)
60
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of investment channels through British Overseas Territories to Burma.
(85893)
61
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the European Union on securing a United Nations resolution on the government of Burma.
(85894)
62
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of India regarding its trade and investment policy towards Burma.
(85895)
63
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens imprisoned abroad are (a) awaiting trial and (b) serving a custodial sentence.
(85953)
64
N
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action is being taken to curb opium production in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(81227)
65
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July, Official Report, column 838W, on hospitality expenses, what the total cost across Whitehall was of expenditure on alcohol recorded by Government Hospitality in each of the last five years.
(84591)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
66
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to ensure that primary care trusts continue to provide specialist myalgic encephalomyelitis and encephalopathy services after their reconfiguration in October 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(85773)
67
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the response from the Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust to her announcement that the new critical care hospital will be built on the St Helier site.
(85314)
68
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists who signed the new NHS dental contract who are (a) in dispute and (b) not in dispute had (i) withdrawn and (ii) given notice of their intention to withdraw from the contract by 1st July.
(85315)
69
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists had completed (a) 100 per cent., (b) 75 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent. of their allocated annual units of dental activity on 1st July.
(85316)
70
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS paying patients treated were under the new NHS dental contract in each of the three payment bands on 1st July.
(85317)
71
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of dentists who signed the new NHS dental contract in dispute remained in dispute on 1st July.
(85318)
72
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists have had their superannuation contributions (a) discontinued and (b) curtailed by their primary care trust in (i) England and (ii) Enfield since 31st March 2006.
(85888)
73
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have been caused by the bacterium clostridium difficle in (a) Chase Farm Hospital and (b) North Middlesex Hospital in each of the last three years.
(85889)
74
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to encourage the wearing of sunglasses.
(85967)
75
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned into the effects on eye health in (a) adults and (b) children of wearing sunglasses.
(85968)
76
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses have been employed specifically to treat sufferers of multiple sclerosis in each year since 1997.
(85780)
77
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has carried out of the availability of specialist multiple sclerosis nurses within the NHS; and what plans she has for specialist nursing provision in respect of multiple sclerosis.
(85781)
78
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategy the Department is using to extend weight management services to all who wish to access them; and what incentives are available to GPs to offer these services.
(85876)
79
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has advised NHS trusts that proposed solutions for reconfiguring acute hospital services should be tested in trials before they are introduced.
(85377)
80
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has accepted the recommendations of the 2002 Royal College of Physicians Working Party on Isolated Acute Medical Services.
(85594)
81
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of e-coli were recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(85952)
82
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Wockhardt UK uses raw materials sourced from the Biobras pharmaceuticals facility in Brazil to manufacture their animal insulin products.
(85977)
83
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the quality of dental appliances entering the UK from (i) EU countries and (ii) countries outside the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(85927)
84
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations has she received from (a) the Dental Laboratories Association and (b) others with regards to the revision of the Medical Devices Directive.
(85928)
85
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent advice she has received from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency with regards to the revision of the Medical Devices Directive.
(85929)
86
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her plans are for the provision of training for dental technicians in the south of England; and if she will make a statement.
(85931)
87
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has (a) initiated and (b) evaluated on the reasons for the change in the level of (i) NHS denture work, (ii) NHS chrome work, (iii) NHS bonded chrome work, (iv) NHS veneer work and (v) NHS non-precious metal crown work since the implementation of the new dental contracts; and if she will make a statement.
(85973)
88
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on tackling (a) drug and (b) alcohol dependency in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in the last period for which figures are available; what these figures represent per head of population in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(85878)
89
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas with (i) drug and (ii) alcohol dependency (A) in absolute terms and (B) per head of population; and if she will make a statement.
(85881)
90
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the recent changes in the levels of services in mental and community health services in Northamptonshire.
(85870)
91
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for mental health services for Northamptonshire (a) was in 2005-06 and (b) is in 2006-07.
(85871)
92
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make representations to Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust to encourage it to reverse (a) the proposed reductions in (i) mental health day and (ii) drug and alcohol services and (b) the decision to close the memory screening clinic.
(85806)
93
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust has to remove funding for the posts of (a) a full-time consultant clinical psychologist and (b) the clinical assistant to consultant clinical psychologist at the Oakhill Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes.
(85826)
94
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust has to sell the site occupied by the Fraser Day Hospital in Newport Pagnell.
(85827)
95
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether mobile phone triangulation technology is available to ambulance services for the purpose of identifying the whereabouts of a victim of an accident.
(85782)
96
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS organisations underspent on their capital budget in 2005-06; and by how much in each case.
(85783)
97
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish the review of non-medical professional regulation being undertaken by her Department's Director of Workforce.
(85784)
98
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has received a copy of the draft report by the Chief Medical Officer into medical regulation; and when she expects the final report to be published.
(85785)
99
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish the first set of quarterly data on the NHS financial position for the 2006-07 financial year.
(85786)
100
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether strategic health authorities (SHAs) were provided with an incentive by her Department to retain surpluses generated by constituent trusts and primary care trusts in the 2005-06 financial year at the SHA level; and whether they are provided with an incentive to do so in the 2006-07 financial year.
(85787)
101
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, Official Report, column 1792W, on primary care trusts, what the overall level of investment in enhanced services by primary care trusts (PCTs) was in 2005-06; what the originally planned level of national investment in enhanced services by PCTs was; and if she will make a statement.
(85828)
102
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2006, Official Report, column 1784W, on NHS foundation trusts, what direct financial support was provided by her Department to applicants for foundation trust status in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(85829)
103
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Statement of 29th June 2006, Official Report, columns 16-17WS, on the informal meeting of EU health ministers, what the content was of the discussion on the development of an EU-wide stockpile of antivirals for use in the event of an influenza pandemic; what size she expects such an EU-wide stockpile to be; whether the UK would be expected to contribute to the EU-wide stockpile from its own stockpile of antivirals; for what purpose an EU-wide stockpile of antivirals would be used; and if she will make a statement.
(85830)
104
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1228W, on practice-based commissioning, what the total level of expenditure on incentive payments for practices to take up practice-based commissioning was in each year since the incentive payments were first offered.
(85831)
105
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1209W, on care costs, what the data requested are in real terms using the GDP deflator series instead of allowing for health pay and price inflation.
(85832)
106
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1238W, on waiting lists, whether her Department holds information on how the average waiting time in 1979 of nine months, as stated by the then Secretary of State for Health in her Answer of 3rd December 1996, Official Report, column 784, on NHS operations, was calculated.
(85966)
107
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):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 Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area she assesses as being based in Victorian workhouse facilities.
(85963)
108
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has made an assessment of the likely demand for community hospital beds in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Primary Care Trust area over the next five to 10 years.
(85965)
109
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) letters and (b) other representations her Department received on Doddington Community Hospital near March in Cambridgeshire.
(85979)
110
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community hospital beds there were in the East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.
(85980)
111
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in North East Cambridgeshire constituency in the last 12 months.
(85981)
112
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that voluntary, private and public providers of care receive the same levels of fee and remuneration for publicly-funded care places.
(85864)
113
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what service level agreement applies to the provision of recombinant factor VII to haemophiliacs.
(85882)
114
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she plans to take in relation to the primary care trusts using the child health interim application which have not filed data with the Health Protection Agency in this quarter.
(85920)
115
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 20th June 2006, Official Report, column 1802W, on the Gershon Review, what the main elements are of the £179 million savings in social care.
(85926)
116
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letters of 30th (a) March , (b) May and (c) June 2006, from the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent, about a constituent, Mrs Maton.
(85374)
117
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Question 80515, how many days a year were expected from Sir Alistair Graham as a member of the (a) NHS Appointments Commission and (b) West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority.
(85983)
118
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant midwives' posts there are in (a) Wakefield West and (b) Eastern Wakefield Primary Care Trust.
(85764)
119
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to implement the Independent Midwives NHS Community Midwifery Model in all parts of the country.
(85765)
120
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with midwives' representatives in relation to the Independent Midwives NHS Community Midwifery Model.
(85766)
121
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students entered midwifery training in each year since 1997.
(85767)
122
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many newly qualified midwives have been employed in the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(85768)
123
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of her Department's expenditure in 2006-07 is expected to be spent on treatments and care provided by the third sector; and what that figure is expected to be by 2009.
(85910)
124
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of staff her Department expects to move across to the third sector from their current employment with the NHS by the end of 2010.
(85911)
125
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of total NHS expenditure in (a) 2006, (b) 2008 and (c) 2010 is expected to be budgeted for (i) invoicing, (ii) accounting for and auditing individual patient treatments, (iii) making and monitoring contracts and (iv) marketing and advertising; and what the comparable figures were in (A) 1996, (B) 1998, (C) 2000, (D) 2001 and (E) 2004.
(85912)
126
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been budgeted by her Department for the Dr Foster intelligence data information service; what range of data will be collected by Dr Foster; who will own the data that is collected; and whether Dr Foster will be entitled to make financial gain from use of the information collected beyond the profit gained from the stated aim of helping to give people more choice.
(85956)
127
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the extent of the establishment of marketing departments in the NHS as a consequence of the extension of patient choice and (b) the extent to which NHS providers are asserting their intellectual property rights over specialisms rather than sharing their expertise as a consequence of the new commercial environment.
(85974)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
128
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings were held between (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and the Oxfordshire Coroner between 17th July 2003 and 31st March 2004.
(85520)
129
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) cautions and (b) arrests were made for the illegal use of mini motorcycles in the London Borough of Enfield in each of the last three years; and how many such motorcycles were seized in the borough in each year.
(85887)
130
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many removals of failed asylum applicants have been made in the last (a) one, (b) three and (c) 12 months.
(85747)
131
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for asylum have had their applications rejected in the last (a) one, (b) three and (c) 12 months.
(85748)
132
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the difference has been between the number of failed asylum seekers removed and the number of new applications for asylum in each of the last 12 months.
(85749)
133
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any person granted family indefinite leave to remain since October 2003 had at the time of approval (a) a criminal conviction and (b) been the subject of (i) an anti-social behaviour order and (ii) a sex offender order.
(85750)
134
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been granted family indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in each (a) month, (b) quarter and (c) year since the family ILR exercise began.
(85751)
135
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2006, Official Report, column 122W, on young offenders, how much of the additional £45 million funding allocated to youth offending teams has been received by Sefton Council; how many additional members of staff will be recruited; where they will be located; what their primary duties are; and how their performance will be assessed.
(85978)
136
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered (a) sex offenders and (b) paedophiles are resident in each police authority area.
(85935)
137
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of reported crimes in each London borough resulted in (a) an arrest and (b) a conviction in 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(85936)
138
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals were released from each UK prison in each of the last five years; and how many of these prisoners were considered for deportation.
(85937)
139
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of possession with intent to supply (a) cannabis, (b) ecstasy, (c) cocaine, (d) crack cocaine and (e) heroin in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(85950)
140
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of asylum seekers who are not complying with reporting requirements to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(85865)
141
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department does not grant project licences for experiments on wild-caught primates; for what reasons exceptions are granted; and if he will make a statement.
(85885)
142
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people awaiting a decision on indefinite leave to remain are receiving benefits.
(85872)
143
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-related offences were committed by 16 to 24 year olds in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; what proportion each figure represents of all offences committed by 16 to 24 year olds in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(85939)
144
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers (a) per 1,000 population and (b) per square mile have been employed in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since 1997.
(85940)
145
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the letter dated 6th June 2006, from the hon. Member for Peterborough, concerning the immigration status of Wakil Sahebzadeh; and if he will make a statement.
(84940)
146
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) resignations and (b) retirements of police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary there have been in each year since 1997.
(85993)
147
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedure is followed to dispose of firearms seized by police officers in the course of their duties.
(85312)
148
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) seizures and (b) disposals of firearms there were in each police authority area in England and Wales in each of the last three years for which records are available.
(85313)
149
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Question 80515, how many days a year were expected from Sir Alistair Graham as a member of the Police Complaints Authority.
(85989)
150
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1670-1W, on Operation Pentameter, to which countries the three minors have been repatriated; from which countries the other minors originate; how long he expects them to be in the care of social services; and if he will make a statement.
(85722)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
151
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding the Government is providing for water and sanitation projects in Malawi.
(85916)
152
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the availability of medicine in hospitals in Iraq.
(85873)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
153
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of bringing court cases by the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and how much was recouped in fines.
(84509)
154
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how frequently the list of organisations of which members of the Police Service Northern Ireland must notify the authorities of their membership is reviewed.
(84588)
155
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1180W, on the Northern Ireland Police Fund, whether the finances of the Northern Ireland Police Fund are subject to (a) monthly, (b) quarterly, (c) six monthly and (d) annual returns to his Department.
(84759)
156
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1187W, on the Victims March (Dublin), what assurances he sought from ministers of the Irish Republic (a) about the safety of Northern Ireland citizens while in Dublin in the future and (b) regarding the prosecution of people identified as being involved in the attacks upon citizens of Northern Ireland in Dublin on 25th February 2006.
(84760)
157
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who ordered the internal audit by his Department of the Northern Ireland Police Fund which followed the breach of security at the fund; whether they did so under instruction by a Government minister; and whether the audit uncovered any (a) systems failures and (b) financial irregularities.
(84761)
Questions to the Prime Minister
158
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials held with the Oxfordshire Coroner between 17th July 2003 and 31st March 2004.
(85519)
159
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) civil servants, (b) Ministers and (c) others are entitled (i) to view and (ii) to know the contents of (A) application and (B) disclosure forms submitted by those who are to be proposed for peerages prior to such forms being received by the Lords Appointments Commission.
(85866)
160
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Prime Minister, when he last had discussions with his Special Envoy to the Middle East on matters relating to party funding; and if he will make a statement.
(85416)
161
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had with (a) the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) officials from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in relation to the sale of the Millennium Dome.
(86021)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
162
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the Post Office on the accuracy of post box collection times; and how many (a) early and (b) late collections were recorded in the latest period for which figures are available.
(85914)
163
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to encourage enterprise among people aged over 30.
(85919)
164
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2006, Official Report, columns 75-6W, on nuclear power, what nuclear decommissioning activity has been undertaken since 1st April 2005; and at what site the clean-up activity took place.
(85962)
165
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 4th July 2006, Official Report, columns 910-11W, on nuclear power, what the total operating budget was for his Department's Office for Civil Nuclear Security in each financial year since 2001-02.
(85386)
166
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his estimate is of the difference in the average price of a litre of petrol in rural and non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(85880)
167
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) the Peterborough City Council area (i) started up and (ii) ceased trading in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement.
(85970)
168
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place between (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and Royal Mail on the new pricing system due to be introduced on 21st August; and if he will make a statement.
(85769)
169
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which mining contractors have signed the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims handling agreement with his Department.
(85431)
170
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 16th June 2006, Official Report, column 1446W, on hydro-electricity, if his Department will commission a study to determine the potential energy generation from the River Severn (a) from incorporating hydro-electric generating equipment at the five existing weirs between Stourport and Gloucester and (b) from building five variable height weirs with hydro-electric generating equipment between Bridgnorth and Stourport.
(85738)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
171
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a decision on the proposed A21 upgrade; and if he will make a statement.
(84872)
172
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) the consultants used in connection with the transfer of the Strategic Rail Authority to DfT Rail, (b) the (i) private finance initiative and (ii) public-private partnership external consultants used by (A) his Department and (B) each of its agencies and (c) the external consultants used by (1) his Department and (2) each of its agencies, excluding public-private partnership and private finance intiative contracts, in 2005-06; and what the (x) nature and (y) cost of the work done by each consultant was in each case.
(85789)
173
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Driving Standards Agency on the hazard perception test; and if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence with the agency in relation to this issue.
(85807)
174
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to the Driving Standards Agency in the last two years.
(85808)
175
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has conducted into the effectiveness of the hazard perception test as part of the driving test.
(85809)
176
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time for a driving test was (a) in England and (b) broken down by (i) region and (ii) test centre in each of the last five years.
(85810)
177
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test appointments were (a) kept, (b) cancelled by the test centre and (c) cancelled by those taking the test in each of the last five years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by (A) region and (B) test centre.
(85811)
178
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the costs associated with the cancellation of a driving test appointment.
(85812)
179
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of people riding on the outside of moving trains were reported to the British Transport Police in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; how many have been reported in 2006; what measures are being taken to prevent such incidents; and if he will make a statement.
(85813)
180
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) incidents there were of and (b) prosecutions there were for (i) vandalism and (ii) trespass on railway lines in each British Transport Police area in relation to (A) adults and (B) juveniles in each of the last five years.
(85814)
181
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents of arson on the railways there have been since April 2003, broken down by (a) train operating company and (b) route.
(85815)
182
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) incidents there were of and (b) prosecutions there were for (i) criminal damage and malicious mischief and (ii) trespass on rail lines in relation to (A) adults and (B) juveniles in each of the last five years, broken down by region.
(85816)
183
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of road were resurfaced to reduce noise in each year since 2000-01; what the location of each resurfacing project was; what the total cost of resurfacing was in each year; and what work is planned in each year up to 2010-11.
(85817)
184
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value for money of the Transport Direct portal.
(85818)
185
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) estimated and (b) outturn cost was in each year since inception of the (i) development and (ii) running of the Transport Direct portal.
(85819)
186
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the impact of the Transport Direct portal on journey decisions, including modal shift.
(85820)
187
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many visitor hits Transport Direct has received; and what its advertising expenditure has been since it became operational.
(85821)
188
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why the default setting for the cost of car travel on the Transport Direct portal is for fuel costs.
(85822)
189
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) original estimate was and (b) most recent estimate is of the cost of the planned driving test supercentres.
(85823)
190
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made with the programme of new driving test supercentres; how many are planned; how many are open; in which locations; and what the timetable is for future sites for which land purchases are required.
(85824)
191
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where each driving centre test site is located; and how many of each type of test was taken at each site in 2005-06.
(85825)
192
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Government has made towards a decision on whether to ratify the International Labour Organisation's Maritime Labour Convention.
(85918)
193
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications (a) to change and (b) to modify bus routes have been made to the traffic commissioners in each area of England in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(85372)
194
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions the traffic commissioners have intervened (a) to prevent and (b) to modify a change to a bus route of which they had been notified in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(85373)
195
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the impact on road safety of removing or restricting the use of street lighting in rural and semi-rural areas.
(85886)
196
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the second EC Directive on driving licences, 91/439/EEC.
(85986)
197
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1700W, on the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, what the equivalent figures are for each of the other Passenger Transport Executive areas.
(85913)
198
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what subsidies were granted to rural bus operators in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(85938)
199
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the Inspector's Report following the Public Inquiry into the A3 Tunnel at Hindhead; and whether he has accepted the recommendations of the Inspector.
(84871)
200
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what percentage of trains in each franchise were delayed in the last year for which figures are available; and what average number of trains per day were delayed in each franchise.
(85804)
201
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Question 80515, how many days a year were expected from Sir Alistair Graham as (a) a member of the British Transport Police Committee and (b) Chairman of the British Transport Police Authority.
(85988)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
202
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1565-6W, on Action for Employment Limited, whether the fee paid to Action for Employment Limited per customer was the same in the case of a customer choosing a post office card account and bank account.
(85890)
203
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 1171W, on pension credit, why production of the pension credit wallets ceased.
(85915)
204
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer Question 79985, on benefits expenditure, tabled on 20th June 2006 by the hon. Member for Birkenhead.
(85464)
205
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1589W, on incapacity benefit, how many claimants sought help from his Department to find work during the period October 2003 to February 2006.
(85719)
206
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1603W, on the Post Office card account, if he will place a copy of the contract in the Library.
(85720)
207
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) Great Britain; and how many there were in each year since its inception.
(85867)
208
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over the age of 60 have been registered as carers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997.
(85868)
209
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has taken to help into work those in rural areas receiving incapacity benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(85879)
210
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people who were entitled to but not claiming (i) unemployment benefit and (ii) incapacity benefit in (A) rural and (B) non-rural areas in each year since 1997 and (b) what proportion each figure represents of all those entitled to each benefit.
(85921)
211
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has taken to tackle short-term seasonal unemployment in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(85922)
212
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of families in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas who have made claims to the Child Support Agency have received at least one payment in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(85923)
213
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas entitled to but not claiming state pension in each year since 1997; and what proportion this figure represents of all those entitled to state pension.
(85924)
214
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Job Centre Plus advisers (a) there are, (b) there are per 1,000 population and (c) there are per square mile in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas.
(85925)
215
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were estimated to be living in poverty in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and what each figure represents per 1,000 population.
(85942)
216
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were living in poverty in (i) England, (ii) Peterborough constituency and (iii) the Peterborough City Council in each year since 1997.
(85971)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
217
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commit the Government to compliance with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
[Transferred] (85982)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
218
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times prosecutions have been brought by North Tyneside Local Education Authority under section 7 of the Education Act 1996 in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (85376)
219
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former members of the armed forces from (a) Commonwealth and (b) other countries subsequently applied to become British citizens in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (85805)
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Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people charged with drink driving had not gone to trial within (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months of being charged in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (85896)
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Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of drivers convicted of drink driving (a) received a fine, (b) received a jail sentence and (c) were banned from driving in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (85897)
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Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that people charged of drink driving are tried soon after their arrest.
[Transferred] (85898)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
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Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas were classified as being in fuel poverty in each year since 1997; and what each figure represents per 1,000 total households.
[Transferred] (85941)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
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Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the (a) technical and financial contracts, (b) technical consultants used on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by (i) the Health and Safety Commission and (ii) the Health and Safety Executive relating to railway matters in 2005-06; what the nature was of the assignment for each consultant; and what the value was of work done by each consultant.
[Transferred] (85788)

 
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