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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 18 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 Tuesday 18 July 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 18 July 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 18 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 Tuesday 18 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 18 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what agreements exist between the Government and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
(86453)
2
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether tracking financial transactions involving British citizens by counter-terrorism officials through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication programme has been legally reconciled with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.
(86499)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many financial transactions have been tracked (a) in total and (b) by counter-terrorism officials using the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication programme in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(86501)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK bank accounts have been frozen by his Department (a) as a counter-terrorism measure and (b) for other reasons as a result of financial transactions tracked using the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication programme in each year since 1997.
(86502)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to what UK financial regulation the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication programme is subject.
(86503)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions the Government has had with its US counterparts to ensure the privacy of UK citizens who may have had their financial transactions viewed as part of US counter-terrorism investigations in conjunction with the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
(86504)
7
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of workers in each (a) industry sector and (b) occupational group were temporary in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2005; and what each sector's and group's share was of the total number of temporary workers in each year.
(86546)
8
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve coastline surveillance on the South West coast to tackle smuggling of illegal drugs and firearms.
(86465)
9
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the money collected by the Financial Services Authority in fines is allocated.
(86561)
10
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why the Maritime and Aviation Intelligence Team has been disbanded; and what its replacement is.
(86562)
11
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government voted when the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive was adopted on 21st April 2004 by the European Council.
(86471)
12
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions are planned between officials of the Office of National Statistics and those of the Department for Communities and Local Government on the local government financial settlement for 2007-08, in relation to population changes caused by immigration from EU accession countries; and if he will make a statement.
(85007)
13
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th July 2006, Official Report, column 1283W, on the Ecofin meeting, on what date his diary secretary was informed that he would be attending the Ecofin meeting on 7th June.
(85906)
14
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to monitor the cost of domestic fuel for those entitled to the teleworker heat and fuel allowance.
(86549)
15
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the teleworkers heat and fuel allowance.
(86550)
16
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what threshold he has set for rises in domestic fuel costs that will trigger consideration on increasing the teleworkers heat and fuel allowance.
(86552)
17
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether research has been carried out into the extent to which teleworkers' income is being affected by changes in (a) domestic fuel costs and (b) the teleworkers heat and fuel allowance.
(86553)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
18
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings officials in her Department had with (a) Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership, (b) Thames Gateway Kent Partnership and (c) Thames Gateway London Partnership during 2006; which officials were in attendance; which other organisations were represented at the meetings; and if she will place the minutes of the meetings in the Library.
(86159)
19
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) her officials have had with the Ministry of Defence on local connection for the purpose of entitlement to social housing.
(86450)
20
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her definition is of brown field land for planning purposes; and if she will make a statement.
(86163)
21
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department provided to 4ps in each of the last five years; and how much funding has been allocated for 2006-07.
(86252)
22
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role 4ps has in the decision-making process during procurement; and if she will make a statement.
(86253)
23
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued to 4ps about its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to make available, on request, its reports on projects which it has considered.
(86254)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
24
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the last 12 months.
(86488)
25
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate has been made of the cost to her Department of implementing sections (a) one and (b) four of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.
(86498)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
26
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to commemorate in Liverpool the bicentenary of the Act to abolish the British slave trade.
(86289)
27
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tourists have visited the South West region in each year since 1997.
(86096)
28
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of tourists visiting the South West region during the 2012 Olympics.
(86098)
29
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the grant-in-aid to Arts Council England was allocated to theatre in each year from 1997 to 2005.
(85331)
30
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the Arts Council England allocation to subsidised theatre in each year from 1997 to 2005 was paid to (a) actors, (b) musicians and (c) writers.
(85332)
31
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from (a) theatre managers, (b) orchestras and (c) entertainment trade unions on the impact on theatre of the comprehensive spending review for 2008 and 2011.
(85333)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
32
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many carbon dioxide emission permits have been allocated to military establishments; and what the actual emissions were for each military establishment included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in its first year of operation.
(86470)
33
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006, Official Report, column 1878W, on the Defence Analytical Services Agency (DASA), for what reasons TPS 6 remains unavailable on the DASA website.
(86491)
34
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006, Official Report, column 1879W, on defence medical services, if he will make a statement on the Ministry of Defence hospital unit concept to which he refers.
(86492)
35
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the written Statement of 22nd June 2006, Official Report, column 99WS, on the report by the Review Board for Government Contracts, when he will place a copy of the report in the Library.
(86493)
36
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average waiting time is for the issue of Iraq medals from when the application is received at the medal office on behalf of personnel who have completed the 30 day qualifying period.
(86474)
37
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 13th June 2006, Official Report, column 1232W, on Dartmoor National Park (firing ranges), when he will write to the hon. Member for Totnes.
(86441)
38
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to implement the pay award for armed forces doctors and dentists recommended by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.
(86031)
39
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the 14 allocated days have been used in training for the firing of the 120 mm Challenger Tanks at the Warcop range in each year since 2001.
(85383)
40
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments have been made to the Strathmore Estates for training use of their land within the Warcop byelawed area in each year since 2001.
(85384)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
41
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets he has set for school recycling.
(86458)
42
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much school waste was recycled in each of the last 10 years; and what plans he has to encourage schools to increase their recycling of waste.
(86459)
43
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with private companies on the promotion of school recycling initiatives and environmental awareness campaigns.
(86460)
44
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much school waste has been recycled by private companies in the last 10 years.
(86461)
45
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with European governments on the recycling of school waste.
(86464)
46
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support is provided by his Department for partially-sighted and blind pupils in (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) further and (d) higher education.
(86542)
47
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated by his Department for the provision of appropriate literature and equipment for partially-sighted and blind students in (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) further and (d) higher education in (i) Somerset and (ii) England in each year since 1997.
(86543)
48
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he plans to take to provide specialist teacher training for the support of children with autism in mainstream schooling.
(86500)
49
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support specialist teacher training for the support of children with autism in mainstream schooling.
(86547)
50
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many carbon dioxide emission permits have been allocated to universities; and what the actual emissions were for each university included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in its first year of operations.
(86472)
51
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is given to local authorities to assist them in developing best practice on the disabled children's module of the National Service Framework 2004 when identifying autistic spectrum disorder; and if he will make a statement.
(85008)
52
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of child personal security in youth clubs where people over 18 years may attend a youth club as a user of such clubs; and if he will make a statement.
(86495)
53
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received from university admissions tutors on the relative value of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate in admission assessments; and if he will make a statement.
(85961)
54
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough operate extended hours.
(86156)
55
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools operate extended hours in each region of England.
(86157)
56
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have indicated they intend to operate extended hours from the start of the 2006 autumn term in (i) each London borough and (ii) each region of England.
(86158)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
57
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from animal welfare organisations on the decision by the greyhound racing industry to pursue self-regulation; and if he will make a statement.
(86535)
58
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues about the introduction of statutory regulations concerning animal welfare for the greyhound industry.
(86536)
59
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste has been sent to landfill in the last 10 years.
(86466)
60
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to the Environment Agency concerning the enforcement of the waste incineration directive in relation to the burning of tallow; and if he will make a statement.
(86399)
61
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what share of the EU Fisheries Fund agreed on 19th June will be allocated to (a) the UK and (b) each other EU member state.
(86469)
62
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of homes at risk from flooding as a result of (a) new homes built in 2006 and (b) building developments already identified and underway; and if he will make a statement.
(86452)
63
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date the Sewage Sludge in Agriculture Regulations will be implemented.
(86560)
64
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the status is of the investigation into possible blackfish landings of pelagic fish.
(86438)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
65
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what investigations she is undertaking to ascertain whether military equipment or components supplied directly or indirectly from the UK are being used by Israel in the military action it has been taking inside Lebanon since 12th July.
(86592)
66
N
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will take urgent steps to enable Dr Laurence Jones to return to the UK from Australia; for what reason his retrieved passport could not be temporarily validated for travel back to the UK; for what reason his replacement passport was not issued within the initial 20 day period; and for what reason it was not issued within the subsequent two week period of which notice was given by her Department.
(86162)
67
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the last 12 months.
(86487)
68
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Sierra Leone.
(85327)
69
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Haiti.
(85328)
70
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Eritrea.
(85329)
71
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi produced a report for the Foreign Office following his attendance at the Muslims of Europe Conference in Istanbul.
(86286)
72
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her Department's policy is on providing funding for members of the (a) Muslim Brotherhood and (b) Muslim Association of Britain.
(86287)
73
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) other support was given to Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi and his family to attend the Muslims of Europe conference in Istanbul; and who authorised such support.
(86288)
74
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who sits on the Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Executive Steering Council; what its objectives are; and how often it meets.
(86534)
75
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are to undertake a review of Afghanistan (a) development needs and (b) the progress of international reconstruction projects.
(86537)
76
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements exist for the co-ordination of activities between provincial reconstruction teams, international organisations and non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan.
(86538)
77
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the government of Afghanistan regarding (a) the level of police officers agreed in the Afghanistan Compact and (b) requests to increase the number of police officers beyond the target envisaged; and what the UK Government's position is.
(86540)
78
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the level of support given to the insurgency in Afghanistan from external sources and (b) who these sources are; and what the Government's policy is on the most effective approach to combat them.
(86541)
79
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has received representations from the office of the EU Commissioner for External Affairs indicating that a request has been made to the Budgetary Authority to transfer funds from the Emergency Reserve to the Temporary Mechanism to fund the Palestinian people; and if she will make a statement.
(86545)
80
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government was represented at the Second Tokyo Conference on the Consolidation of Peace in Afghanistan; what the UK goals for the conference were; and what assessment she has made of the outcome.
(86554)
81
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on US national space policy; and if she will make a statement.
(86558)
82
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the current threat to the authority of the Afghanistan government by non-statutory and illegal armed groups in Afghanistan; and what progress has been made towards their disbandment in accordance with the Afghanistan Compact.
(86559)
83
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the position of women in Afghan politics, with particular reference to appointments to the Afghan Cabinet and Supreme Court.
(86482)
84
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to promote the equal application of law to women and men in Afghanistan; and what assessment she has made of women's access to legal representation in Afghanistan.
(86483)
85
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to the Iraqi Women's Ministry by the UK Government.
(86484)
86
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Iraqi Prime Minister on the budget for the Iraqi Women's Ministry.
(86485)
87
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what agreements were reached during recent discussions between the Government and the Libyan government.
(86467)
88
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance she is giving to British oil companies wishing to secure contracts in Libya.
(86468)
89
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 687W, on Kifle Tigneh Abate, whether she has made further representations since 15th May; and when she expects to receive a report from Michael Ellman.
(86155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
90
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on joint action to prevent health hazards resulting from poorly heated and insulated housing; and if she will make a statement.
(86591)
91
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will undertake an assessment of the safety implications for health service staff arising from the recently introduced ban on smoking on health service property.
(85330)
92
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of hepatitis C there were in each (a) primary care trust and (b) strategic health authority area in England (i) in total and (ii) per head of population in each year since 2001.
(86573)
93
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of skin cancer there have been in each constituency in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex.
(86530)
94
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure adequate supplies of diamorphine to hospitals.
(86154)
95
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many carbon dioxide emissions permits have been allocated to hospitals; and what the emissions were for each NHS hospital included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in the first year of operation.
(86455)
96
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that administrative costs paid to Charles Russell solicitors for their administration of the vCJD compensation scheme are kept as low as possible; and if she will make a statement.
(86539)
97
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has isssued guidelines to primary care trusts on the funding of brachytherapy.
(86456)
98
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the availability of brachytherapy on the NHS in (a) the South East and (b) England.
(86457)
99
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential and (b) inpatient specialist drug treatment rehabilitation places are available in (i) Ruislip-Northwood constituency, (ii) each London borough and (iii) England.
(86476)
100
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the total health service expenditure in (a) Hillingdon and (b) Greater London was spent directly on (i) healthcare, (ii) administration and (iii) prescriptions in each of the last 10 years.
(86477)
101
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in (a) Ruislip-Northwood constituency and (b) each London borough in 2005-06.
(86478)
102
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices in Ruislip-Northwood constituency have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(86479)
103
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the year-end financial position was for (a) Hillingdon Hospital, (b) the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and (c) Hillingdon Primary Care Trust in each of the last five financial years.
(86480)
104
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking to reduce the incidence of closure to admissions of Level 3 intensive care units for neonatal care of premature babies; and if she will make a statement.
(85730)
105
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to increase the level of recruitment of neonatal nursing staff; and if she will make a statement.
(85731)
106
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of primary care trust allocations are being top-sliced in 2006-07 in (a) England and (b) each primary care trust.
(86473)
107
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on obesity levels of children (a) watching television and (b) using computers and other game consoles.
(86580)
108
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of television advertising promoting sedentary activities on children's obesity levels.
(86581)
109
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to facilitate the transition of denturists from a system of self-regulation to one of licensed regulation with the General Dental Council, following the Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2005.
(86160)
110
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to introduce a preventative programme to reduce the prevalence of leg ulcers; and if she will make a statement.
(86505)
111
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS was of the treatment of leg ulcers in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(86506)
112
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for leg ulcers in England in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(86507)
113
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the location is of each specialist leg ulcer clinic in England; and if she will make a statement.
(86508)
114
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 26th June 2006, Official Report, columns 221-2W, on Colchester General Hospital, whether discussions have taken place with (a) the Essex Rivers Healthcare Trust and (b) the private sector partner since that date; and if she will make a statement.
(86161)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
115
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question (a) 76868 and (b) 80399, on Sakchai Makao, tabled by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland.
(86439)
116
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the last 12 months.
(86489)
117
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green, of 5th June 2006, Official Report, columns 293-4W, on the DNA database, if he will break the figures down by country making the request.
(86494)
118
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1409W, on the DNA database, if he will place in the Library the data on use of DNA for crime detection in 2005-06.
(86496)
119
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green, of 18th April 2006, Official Report, columns 293-4W, on the DNA database, how many in each category were not convicted of an offence.
(86497)
120
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles are held of individuals who are (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 21 and (d) over 21 years, broken down by police force area.
(86528)
121
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the criminal offences created by the (a) Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, (b) Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 and (c) Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.
(86529)
122
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of encouraging greater use of anti-social behaviour orders to tackle misuse of unlicensed mini-motors on public land.
(85907)
123
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how often the police have used their powers to seize unlicensed mini-motors being misused on public land under the Police Reform Act 2002 and the Road Traffic Act 1988.
(85908)
124
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has estimated how many young people possess a mini-motor or off-road vehicle.
(85909)
125
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers whose cases failed had an address in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne at the point of failure in each year from 2000 to 2005.
(86567)
126
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether existing holders of work permits who have a right to apply for residency after four years will be required to meet the new requirements of five years on work permits.
(86568)
127
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why the Inner Change Programme at Dartmoor Prison has been discontinued; and if he will make a statement.
(86582)
128
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of robbery of a premises with a firearm occurred in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(86531)
129
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) remand prisoners and (b) convicted prisoners died in custody in HMP Brixton (i) in each of the last nine calendar years for which figures are available and (ii) between 1st January and 13th July 2006; and what the cause of death was in each case in which no legal proceedings are outstanding.
(86400)
130
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many carbon dioxide emission permits have been allocated to prisons in its first year of operation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; and what the emissions were of each prison participating in the scheme.
(86454)
131
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1676W, on port security, for how long each day the port of Swansea has immigration, customs and security services present; and which ports' immigration, customs and security teams provide an out-of-hours service to the port of Swansea.
(86449)
132
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the initiative of distributing in areas of high crime key fobs bearing the name, photograph and contact details of community police officers; and if he will make a statement.
(85959)
133
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) reliability and (b) effectiveness of automatic gait recognition technology in tackling crime; if he will make resources available to make this technology more widely available to the police; and if he will make a statement.
(85960)
134
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of thermal imaging cameras (a) in the detection of cannabis factories and (b) in detecting other crimes; whether he plans to ensure that this equipment is available to all police forces; and if he will make a statement.
(85997)
135
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will provide a substantive answer to Question 80658 tabled on 27th June by the hon. Member for Totnes on Operation Pentameter.
(86442)
136
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will provide a substantive answer to Question 79230 tabled on 21st June by the hon. Member for Totnes on human trafficking.
(86443)
137
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will provide a substantive answer to Question 78812 tabled on 20th June by the hon. Member for Totnes on child trafficking.
(86444)
138
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the requirement to form specialist anti-terror units within Devon and Cornwall Constabulary continues to apply following recent restructuring decisions.
(86033)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
139
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, on what basis staff from the Parliamentary Works Directorate sit as members of the client team of the World Squares for All group; what remit staff have been given in connection with this work; and under whose authority staff are members of the group.
(85958)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
140
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) foreign owned and (b) British-owned businesses and consultancies have worked with his Department on water provision for the urban poor in the developing world since 1997.
(85800)
141
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on (a) the provision of piped water connections to provide water to the urban poor and (b) other forms of water provision; and if he will make a statement.
(85801)
142
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on assistance on water provision in cities in the developing world since 1997.
(85803)
143
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was paid by the Government in compensation to farmers in Afghanistan for voluntary opium poppy eradication in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.
(86475)
144
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by his Department on (a) opium poppy eradication and (b) rural development in Afghanistan in (i) 2002, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2004, (iv) 2005 and (v) 2006.
(86490)
145
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers in Afghanistan who were entitled to compensation from the UK Government for voluntary opium poppy eradication but did not receive it in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.
(86544)
146
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes are funded by his Department on (a) women's rights, (b) equality issues and (c) domestic violence prevention in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan.
(86481)
147
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how his Department measures progress against the Millennium Development Goals in relation to countries where data on performance in key sectors is missing or incomplete.
(86032)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
148
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what strategies his Department has in place to (a) combat racism and (b) promote tolerance between different ethnic groups within Northern Ireland.
(86551)
149
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many orthodontists are registered for the provision of NHS treatment in each health board area in Northern Ireland.
(86555)
150
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting list time for orthodontist treatment is in each of the health board areas in Northern Ireland.
(86556)
151
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many dentists are registered in NHS practices in each of the health board areas in Northern Ireland.
(86557)
152
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children whose country of origin is outside Northern Ireland and whose first language is other than English are enrolled in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each education and library board area, broken down by country of origin.
(86563)
153
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the range and nature is of language support services available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland; and how much was available for language support services in each education and library board area in each of the last four academic years.
(86564)
154
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many inspections of language support services were carried out by the Department of Education Inspectorate in Northern Ireland in each of the last four academic years; and what the findings were of each such inspection.
(86565)
155
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people whose country of origin is outside Northern Ireland and whose first language is other than English, are enrolled in each college of further and higher education in each education and library board area, broken down by country of origin.
(86570)
156
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department plans to extend the Department for Regional Development's concessionary fares scheme for pupils returning to school in the sixth form.
(86571)
157
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what language support services were available to each college of further and higher education in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland in the last four academic years; and how much was allocated by each college to such services in each year.
(86572)
158
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much of the money spent on recruitment and selection by the Northern Ireland Civil Service was spent on recruitment agencies and consultants in each of the last four financial years.
(86574)
159
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Northern Ireland Civil Service has spent on recruitment and selection in each of the last four financial years; and how many jobs advertised were subsequently filled during this period.
(86575)
160
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether there has been a review of the Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 since the legislation was implemented; and whether there are plans to review (a) the legislation and (b) enforcement of it.
(86576)
161
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many untaxed vehicles are estimated to be on Northern Ireland's roads.
(86578)
162
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has (a) to review the training and (b) conduct retraining of consultant radiologists in relation to breast cancer; what funding is available for this initiative; and what assessment he has made of the findings of the inquiry into the conduct of radiology in Antrim Hospital.
(86579)
163
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many untaxed cars have been removed from the roads in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(86583)
Questions to the Prime Minister
164
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is on informing the House when a Minister is questioned by the police in connection with a criminal inquiry.
(86577)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
165
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the last 12 months.
(86486)
166
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs of the restructuring proposals for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
(86548)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
167
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Highways Agency has to issue compulsory purchase orders for houses along the route of the proposed A21 upgrade.
(86462)
168
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the draft orders relating to the proposed Hastings to Bexhill link road; and if he will make a statement.
(86463)
169
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to tackle the vulnerability of automatic identification systems to pirates.
(86263)
170
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has received on the possible effects of wind turbines and wind farms on air traffic control radars; and what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority on the matter.
(86264)
171
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies he has undertaken on the likely impact of Crossrail on the Heathrow Express.
(86265)
172
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the new owners of the British Airports Authority on the continued development of a second runway at Stansted Airport; and if he will make a statement.
(86266)
173
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to relieve congestion in the Hall Lane Strategic Gateway; and if he will make a statement.
(86093)
174
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the level of traffic flow on the A303 during the 2012 Olympics.
(86099)
175
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the economic effects on the South West region of the implementation of the published scheme for improvements to the A303 at Stonehenge in the first year after construction.
(86100)
176
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria are taken into account when decisions are made on the suitability of local authorities for yellow bus pilot schemes.
(86532)
177
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to extend the yellow bus schemes (a) to more pilot areas and (b) to the whole of England.
(86533)
178
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce taxi access regulations under Part 5 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 before 2010.
(86527)
179
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Heysham M6 Link has received funding approval.
(86397)
180
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2006, Official Report, column 33W, on the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority, when he expects to provide the substantive reply.
(86440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
181
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid from the Access to Work scheme to other central Government Departments for adjustments for disabled workers in each of the last five years, broken down by Department.
(85802)
182
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assumptions were made about the employment rate for (a) men and women between the ages of 20 and 64, (b) men and women between the ages of 20 and 68 and (c) the state pension age in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2030, (iv) 2040 and (v) 2050 in calculating the old-age dependency ratio for the chart on page 9 of the pension white paper, Security in Retirement.
(85838)
183
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the costs were of services from private sector security companies at Jobcentre Plus in each year from 2001-02; and what the estimated costs are in 2006-07.
(86566)
184
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what conditions and requirements apply to existing (a) Child Support Agency (CSA) claimants and (b) parents making payments migrating to the new rules for CSA payments.
(86569)
185
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultations he has undertaken to address worklessness in Liverpool, Riverside; and if he will make a statement.
(86290)
186
N
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which local authorities had an increase in the numbers of incapacity benefit claimants between 2001 and 2005.
(86398)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
187
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to date has been of the purchase and installation of the Registration on-line computer system at registry offices.
[Transferred] (86034)
188
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to extend the implementation of the Registration on-line computer system at registry offices across England and Wales.
[Transferred] (86035)
189
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what cash figures were used to calculate spending on education and training as a percentage of GDP in Table 3.4 of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2005 for (a) schools, (b) tertiary education and (c) other training programmes for England.
[Transferred] (86433)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
190
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006, Official Report, columns 1898-99W, on the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act, what estimate has been made of the cost to her Department of implementing sections (a) one and (b) four of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.
[Transferred] (86509)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
191
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest forecast year-end gross NHS deficit is for 2006-07.
[Question Unstarred] (85856)

 
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