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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 9 October 2006

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 9 October 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 9 October 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 9 October of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 9 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 9 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much corporation tax was paid in each of the last five years by (a) Bank of Scotland Corporate, (b) Barclays Private Equity Ltd, (c) Innisfree Ltd, (d) Equion and (e) HSBC plc.
(91955)
2
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the impact the climate change levy has had on business; and what recent discussions he has had on this subject.
(89730)
3
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Financial Services Authority spent on hospitality (a) between 1997 and 2004 and (b) in 2005.
(90259)
4
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on its hospitality costs.
(90260)
5
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reform the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(90261)
6
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet members regarding reform of the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(90262)
7
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the most recent range of late filing of tax return penalties was introduced; and what the range of penalties would have been in 2006-07 if they had been updated in line with the retail price index since their introduction.
(89951)
8
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies received tax relief on capital expenditure in 2005-06.
(90332)
9
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reasons underlay his decision to remove provisions for Operating and Financial Reviews from the Company Law Reform Bill.
(90333)
10
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost is of HM Revenue and Customs extending its service helping importers and exporters to apply information to the custom handling import and freight computer system; and how many staff are employed in providing this service.
(92044)
11
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on UK interests of (a) Mexico, (b) Turkey, (c) China and (d) South Korea receiving increased voting rights within the International Monetary Fund.
(92140)
12
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to make representations to European governments arguing that (a) Mexico, (b) Turkey, (c) China and (d) South Korea should receive increased voting rights within the International Monetary Fund; and what assessment he has made of the impact of increasing the voting rights for these countries on the operation of the Fund.
(92141)
13
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July 2006, Official Report, column 362W, on tax credits, what information is collected in relation to the number of occasions on which HM Revenue and Customs have intervened where they suspect a claim by an individual from another EU country claiming tax credits in the UK may be (a) incorrect and (b) fraudulent; and in what format that information can be produced.
(90223)
14
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to receive the final report of the review of the economics of climate change prepared by Sir Nick Stern.
(89491)
15
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to close loopholes permitting private finance initiative (PFI) contract holders legally to avoid paying taxes on PFI contracts.
(92387)
16
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households are receiving manual payments of tax credits.
(89937)
17
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the target time for processing new tax credit claims is; and what percentage of new claims for tax credits were processed within this target in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(89938)
18
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many days were lost through absence in (a) private sector businesses and (b) public sector organisations in the last 12 months.
(91871)
19
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to what use the Government intends to put unclaimed assets funds in the next 12 months.
(92000)
20
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much is held by the Government in unclaimed assets.
(92015)
21
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of a flat rate tax on the value of residential property.
(89827)
22
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each of the last 10 years.
(91400)
23
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised by (a) inheritance tax and (b) capital gains tax in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each figure represents as a percentage of total tax paid in each year.
(91436)
24
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised by stamp duty in (a) share transactions and (b) property sales in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the total tax paid in each year.
(91437)
25
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the UK paid (a) stamp duty and (b) capital gain tax in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the population in each year.
(91438)
26
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many estates in the UK paid inheritance tax in (a) 2005-06, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 1979-80; and what these figures represent as a percentage of the population in each year.
(91439)
27
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the Treasury was in 2005-06 of subsidising the concession for pensioners in further education courses before the introduction of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
(91694)
28
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated revenue gain in (a) 2006-07 and (b) a subsequent full year is from terminating the concession for pensioners in further education courses under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations coming into effect on 1st October.
(91695)
29
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many demands for repayments of alleged overpayments of tax credits have been cancelled due to the Treasury accepting that (a) the overpayment was due to official error and (b) recovery would cause hardship.
(91820)
30
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whom he employs to assist him in speech-writing; whether each person is employed on an (a) full-time and (b) part-time basis; and what the cost was in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(89496)
31
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whom he employs as a consultant or an adviser to assist him personally in fulfilling his official duties; whether each is employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time; and what the cost of employing each person was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(89497)
32
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to public funds has been of research and development tax credit for large companies in each year since 2001.
(89498)
33
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his assessment is of the effects on UK competitiveness of the EU VAT framework for financial services and insurance.
(90100)
34
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the European Commission's proposals to reform the VAT framework for financial services and insurance; and if he will make a statement.
(90101)
35
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many anti-fraud/compliance officers were employed by the Inland Revenue and HM Revenue and Customs in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06, broken down by grade; and how many of each grade are expected to be employed in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(90102)
36
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with Sir Christopher Evans since 1st January 2005.
(92258)
37
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the amount of child tax credit paid to migrant workers from within the EU whose children do not reside in the UK in the latest period for which an estimate is available.
(92670)
38
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16th March 2006 to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ognor, Official Report, column 2417W, on planning gain supplement, if he will place in the Library copies of the responses to the consultation.
(90103)
39
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether VAT will be levied on (a) all and (b) some of the items within home information packs.
(90107)
40
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to celebrate his 10th anniversary of his holding the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer.
(90108)
41
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18th July 2006, Official Report, column 367W, on the Valuation Office Agenct (VOA), for what purpose the VOA purchased ACORN data; and how much was spent on the purchase.
(90109)
42
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit forms were (a) issued and (b) printed in 2005; on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs has informed applicants that there were no forms available; and what action a claimant should take if no forms are available.
(91861)
43
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average waiting time has been on the tax credit customer helpline in the last 12 months.
(91862)
44
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time elapsing between a claimant receiving acknowledgement of a claim form from the Inland Revenue and receiving an award notice was in the last period for which figures are available.
(91863)
45
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people he estimates are eligible to claim tax credit but do not claim.
(91864)
46
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the take-up rate for child benefit.
(92108)
47
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received child benefit in each of the last five years; how much was paid in child benefit in each year; and how much was spent on the administration of the benefit in each year, broken down by (a) employee costs, (b) IS/IT costs and (c) other costs.
(92109)
48
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2006, Official Report, column 2363W, on Civil Service Pension Schemes, when he will publish the actuarial assumptions on future rates of withdrawal from active membership in the occupational pension schemes for the NHS, teachers and civil service; and if he will make a statement.
(90303)
49
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of how a restriction in tax relief on pension contributions to the basic rate would affect defined benefit pension schemes.
(90411)
50
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the implications for tax revenue in each year from 2012-13 of reforms to state pensions proposed in the Pensions White Paper, Security in Retirement: Towards a New Pension System assuming no impact on employment rates amongst older workers or on private savings; and what his estimate is of the likely impact on (i) employment rates amongst older workers and (ii) on private savings.
(90415)
51
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he has collated on household savings ratios, broken down by (a) household type and (b) band of income, for each year since 1997.
(90454)
52
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the case for using the cash flow gain to Exchequer arising from the abolition of the option to contract out of the state second pension into a defined contribution scheme from 2012 (a) to repay national debt in order to offset the increased state second pension liabilities that this change will generate, (b) to provide assistance to help small employers meet the cost of mandatory employer contributions to personal accounts, (c) to finance measures aimed at reducing the likelihood that employers will level down their pension provision when automatic enrolment increases participation in their schemes and (d) to meet the cost of tax relief on contributions to personal accounts.
(90457)
53
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of tax credits paid erroneously to illegal immigrants in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(91987)
54
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to Question 78957 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 19th June.
(91723)
55
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to apply standard rate VAT to game birds which are bred for sport; and if he will make a statement.
(92043)
56
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of all those in employment were employed by the public sector in each year since 1996 in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland, (e) Northern Ireland and (f) each Government Office region.
(89403)
57
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research (a) his Department and (b) the Office for National Statistics has undertaken in relation to developing (i) a national property database and (ii) a national spatial data infrastructure.
(89404)
58
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Valuation Office Agency has made of the likely effects of introducing a land value tax.
(89405)
59
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support, advice and assistance representatives from (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Valuation Office Agency have provided to the Scottish Local Government Finance Review Committee.
(89406)
60
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of gross domestic product, public expenditure represented in each year since 1996 in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland, (e) Northern Ireland and (f) each Government Office region.
(89407)
61
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there will be a redistribution mechanism to transfer revenue from planning gain supplement (a) between local authorities within the Government office region in which the development is located and (b) to local or regional authorities in different Government office regions in which the development is located.
(89408)
62
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Office of National Statistics has made of the number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in each of the last three years.
(89409)
63
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether planning gain supplement will be levied at the same rates on (a) residential and non-residential development and (b) brownfield and greenfield land; and if he will make a statement.
(89410)
64
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether local councils in which a development is located will receive an increase in net aggregate revenue once planning gain supplement is introduced and existing Section 106 agreements are curtailed.
(89411)
65
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether planning gain supplement will be classified as a tax by (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Office of National Statistics.
(89412)
66
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether revenue from planning gain supplement will be (a) ring-fenced and (b) hypothecated.
(89413)
67
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his intention for it to be permissible for planning gain supplement revenues to be spent on infrastructure that is not allowed under section 106 agreements.
(89414)
68
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government received in landfill tax collected from local authorities in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(89481)
69
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times he has visited Dorneywood since 1997 in an official capacity but not as a guest of the Deputy Prime Minister.
(89490)
70
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer question 80993, on British soldiers injured in Iraq, tabled by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean on 27th June.
(89687)
71
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the winter fuel allowance in line with fuel price increases.
(89286)
72
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July 2006, Official Report, column 521W, on oil prices, what effects his Department's econometric model predicts of a sustained $10 per barrel rise in the world oil price caused by supply constraints or disruption in each of the five subsequent years compared with a base forecast on (a) gross domestic products (GDP), (b) GDP growth, (c) consumer price inflation, (d) the unemployment rate, (e) the employment rate, (f) Government borrowing as a percentage of GDP, (g) policy interest rates, (h) balance of trade as a percentage of GDP, (i) the current account of the balance of payments as a percentage of GDP, (j) public debt at end year as a percentage of GDP, (k) the effective exchange rate and (l) the real effective exchange rate; and what other economic assumptions are made in each case.
(90272)
73
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July 2006, Official Report, column 521W, on oil prices, what effects his Department's econometric model predicts of a sustained $10 per barrel rise in the world oil price caused by demand pressures in each of the five subsequent years compared with a base forecast on (a) gross domestic products (GDP), (b) GDP growth, (c) consumer price inflation, (d) the unemployment rate, (e) the employment rate, (f) Government borrowing as a percentage of GDP, (g) policy interest rates, (h) balance of trade as a percentage of GDP, (i) the current account of the balance of payments as a percentage of GDP, (j) public debt at end year as a percentage of GDP, (k) the effective exchange rate and (l) the real effective exchange rate; and what other economic assumptions are made in each case.
(90273)
74
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92179)
75
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken to reduce the time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to supply pension provider companies with information needed to make payments to clients; and if he will make a statement.
(92099)
76
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors were taken into account in deciding that other Government Departments would have access to the retained solicitors of the Office for Government Commerce without this arrangement being subject to competitive tendering; and if he will make a statement.
(89299)
77
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 3rd July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Junior Llewellyn Francis.
(92059)
78
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 3rd July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs D. Levy.
(92060)
79
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken to tackle the smuggling of tobacco and tobacco products; and if he will make a statement.
(89217)
80
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue which has been lost to the Government through (a) the smuggling and (b) the counterfeiting of (i) tobacco and (ii) tobacco products in each of the last three years.
(89218)
81
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much he estimates will be recovered as a result of measures to combat the counterfeiting of tobacco and tobacco products in each of the next three years.
(89219)
82
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount of tax raised from all sources is in each of the last three financial years.
(91932)
83
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount of income tax is that his Department has collected in the last three financial years.
(91933)
84
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the Treasury is, in pence per pound collected, of collecting income tax.
(91934)
85
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total amount of inheritance tax his Department has collected in the last three financial years.
(91935)
86
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the Treasury is, in pence per pound collected, of collecting inheritance tax.
(91936)
87
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in his Department over the same period.
(92473)
88
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13th September 2006, Official Report, column 2332W, on arms export controls, what the numerical threshold is for widespread abuse used in HM Revenue and Custom's assessment of the level of abuse of export controls; how many staff are allocated to the conduct of risk-testing exercises of arms export control; how much was spent on such risk-testing exercises in each of the last five years; and how many such exercises have been carried out since 2000.
(92474)
89
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mortality rate amongst (a) men and (b) women has been in each year since 1976, broken down by socio-economic group.
(92032)
90
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many death certificates in England and Wales in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 (i) mentioned clostridium difficile and (ii) listed clostridium difficile as the underlying cause of death; and if he will make a statement.
(89860)
91
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the study conducted by the Office of National Statistics and the Health Protection Agency to identify the total number of deaths where clostridium difficile was mentioned on the death certificate.
(89862)
92
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many and what proportion of deaths (a) clostridium difficile and (b) MRSA was recorded as a contributory factor in each year since 2002, broken down by hospital.
(90344)
93
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change in the threshold of inheritance tax (a) in percentage terms and (b) as a monetary value he expects to be necessary in each of the five years from 2006-07 to maintain the inheritance tax take as a percentage of overall taxation at the level at 2005-06.
(90159)
94
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were diagnosed with any form of cancer in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05.
(91566)
95
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what statistics are available on the geographic dispersal of immigrants who are of ethnic Kurdish origin in the UK between 2000 and 2005.
(91572)
96
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people of ethnic Kurdish origin live in (a) Greater London, (b) Manchester, (c) Birmingham and (d) Glasgow.
(91573)
97
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how regularly monies collected on behalf of the Student Loan Company (SLC) by the Inland Revenue are passed onto the SLC; and how soon after monies are collected by the Inland Revenue those sums start counting against each individual's SLC balance.
(92218)
98
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the operability of a Tobin tax.
(92385)
99
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why the Cyclamen technology in container ports will not be subject to 24 hour operation; and if he will make a statement.
(92163)
100
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on issuing tax credit entitlement notices showing a zero entitlement; and how many such notices have been issued in each year since tax credits were introduced.
(89660)
101
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Paymaster General will reply to the letters of 13th October 2005, 21st December 2005, 17th February 2006, 4th April 2006 and 19th May 2006 from the hon. Member for Blackpool South with regard to his constituent Tina Bannister; and what the reasons are for the delay.
(89996)
102
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost has been of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
(91614)
103
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account is taken of pension deficits in the financial model for economic growth.
(91617)
104
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether patients are able to get reimbursement for part of their national insurance payment to the value of the payment they have to make for joining a private dental practice where (a) access to NHS dentistry is unavailable and (b) a person is removed from a list when a dentist goes into private practice.
(91966)
105
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of equity release schemes on pensioner income.
(89876)
106
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are being taken to tackle the (a) laundering and (b) smuggling of fuel in Northern Ireland; what estimate he has made of the cost of such activity to the local economy; and if he will make a statement.
(89233)
107
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what departmental procedures are in place to encourage staff to apply for secondments to the (a) United Nations and (b) World Bank; and how many (i) applicants and (ii) successful applicants have been women in the last three years.
(91347)
108
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met the (a) Scottish First Minister and (b) Scottish Finance Minister; and what subjects were discussed at each meeting.
(89392)
109
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91901)
110
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by his Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91902)
111
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to change the arrangements whereby costs are awarded in cases where financial advisers win their appeals to the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal against decisions made by the Financial Services Authority.
(89944)
112
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from child poverty groups on the apportioning of (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefits to non-resident parents; and if he will make a statement.
(91945)
113
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many representations he has received from child poverty groups on the apportioning of (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefits to non-resident parents; and if he will make a statement.
(91946)
114
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with fathers' groups on the apportioning of (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefits to non-resident parents in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(91947)
115
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to apportion (a) child tax credits and (b) child benefits to non-resident parents; and if he will make a statement.
(91948)
116
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of fraud have been recorded in which a parent has claimed and received child benefit for a child not habitually resident with them in each year since 2000 (a) in total and (b) in each region of the country.
(89985)
117
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the amount in (i) weight and (ii) value of hand-rolled tobacco previously exported to the Benelux countries subsequently returning to the UK and (b) the proportion which was smuggled in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(89206)
118
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the amount in (a) weight and (b) value of exports of hand-rolled tobacco from the United Kingdom to each of the Benelux countries in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(89212)
119
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) weight and (b) value of hand-rolled tobacco exported from the UK to each of the Benelux countries in the latest year for which figures are available.
(91839)
120
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people died from sudden death syndrome in each of the past five years.
(89650)
121
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total amount has been spent on Private Finance Initiative projects postponed pending further consideration or stopped in the last 12 months.
(92196)
122
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of collaboration between his Department and the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit on (a) the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 and (b) future public services reform; and if he will make a statement.
(90104)
123
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many deaths (a) heroin, (b) ecstasy, (c) amphetamines, (d) other drugs, (e) alcohol and (f) tobacco were recorded as causes in each year since 1990, broken down by NHS trust.
(89424)
124
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89466)
125
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89467)
126
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89468)
127
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.
(89469)
128
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89470)
129
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which his Department provides for its employees.
(89471)
130
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of cash machines charging consumers for transactions on progress towards financial inclusion.
(89472)
131
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement.
(89473)
132
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of manufacturing employment was in (a) 1979, (b) 1997, (c) 1999, (d) 2004 and (e) 2005.
(89602)
133
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the correspondence on tax credits from the hon. Member for Angus concerning a constituent (a) Miss Adamson and (b) Miss Shaw of Forfar.
(89637)
134
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90061)
135
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount of tax credit overpayments was in each constituency in England and Wales in each of the last three years; how much of the overpayments was (a) reclaimed and (b) written off in each constituency; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the total tax credit paid in each year.
(91427)
136
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fraudulent claims for tax credits there were in each constituency in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and what the total of fraudulent claims represented as a percentage of tax credits paid in each year.
(91428)
137
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are for HM Revenue and Customs to produce tax credit notices and renewal packs in the Welsh language; and when these will be made available to claimants.
(91429)
138
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people of (a) black Carribean, (b) black African, (c) Indian, (d) Pakistani, (e) Bangladeshi and (f) Chinese ethnic origin live in rural areas in England and Wales.
(91621)
139
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of illegal imports of animal products into the UK were prosecuted in each year since 2000.
(91623)
140
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures his Department has taken to increase the detection and seizure of illegal imports of animal imports in the last 12 months.
(91624)
141
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what ways his Department has heightened public awareness about the prohibitions and restrictions on the import of illegal items into the UK.
(91625)
142
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration his Department has given to reducing VAT on pure fruit drinks.
(92191)
143
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue the Treasury received in penalty fees for late registration for national insurance contributions in each year since 1997.
(91337)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
144
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether eligibility criteria in the Charities Bill will ensure that organisations advancing humanism may seek registration as a charity.
(92417)
145
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the estimated (a) rental and (b) capital value is of the Ripley Building in Whitehall.
(90487)
146
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid employees of the Labour Party are (i) located in and (ii) seconded to Whitehall departments.
(90488)
147
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which departments and sub-divisions the civil servants in the Ripley Building are allocated to.
(90489)
148
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on (a) security, (b) utilities, (c) facilities management and (d) general maintenance for the Ripley Building in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(90490)
149
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been spent on maintaining and running Admiralty House, excluding renovations and refurbishment, in each year since 1997-98.
(89788)
150
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been spent on renovations, minor works and refurbishment on (a) the flat in Admiralty House occupied by the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) other parts of Admiralty House in each year since 1997-98; what proportion was spent on (i) carpets and (ii) wallpaper; and what plans there are for further works.
(89789)
151
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92186)
152
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost has been since 1997 of index-linking civil servants' pensions.
(91358)
153
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what percentage of dysfunctional families have a lone parent.
(91539)
154
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps she plans to take to target single parent families under the new social exclusion plans.
(91540)
155
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what provision will be made specifically for older people under the new social exclusion plans.
(91541)
156
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what progress has been made on the actions set out in the report of the Social Exclusion Unit entitled A Sure Start to Later Life published in January.
(92330)
157
N
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) UK and (b) Scottish statutory instruments were made in each year since 1979 to 2005.
(89227)
158
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91913)
159
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91914)
160
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what progress has been made in response to the recommendation of the Public Administration Select Committee, Fourth Report, 2002-03, HC 165, Recommendations 38 and 39 in relation to public bodies within the remit of central government.
(92146)
161
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 820W, on departmental staff, how staff with an unsatisfactory performance were monitored prior to 1st June 2005.
(89191)
162
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will list the non-departmental public bodies in the Eastern Region; and what the total budget is of each in 2006-07.
(91555)
163
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people are on the board of more than one non-departmental public body in the Eastern Region; and what their total remuneration and expenses are for each board.
(91556)
164
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will commission a study of the terms and conditions (a) offered by public sector information holders to external licensees and (b) by public sector information holders applied to products and services and subsequently sold in equivalent markets.
(90048)
165
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from the Prime Minister's offices in each year since 1997.
(89452)
166
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what average hourly rate the Prime Minister's Office paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by employment agency.
(89620)
167
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what childcare provision and assistance is available to the Prime Minister's office staff.
(89621)
168
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Prime Minister's Office has childcare facilities on site.
(89622)
169
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles the Cabinet Office makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of Cabinet Office staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90062)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
170
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements are in place to avoid a repeat of the cuts made to bus services and the introduction of higher charges earlier this year to cover for the shortfall in implementing the concessionary fare scheme for elderly and disabled persons in the Tyne and Wear area.
(91944)
171
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 30 English local authorities in each class have the (a) highest and (b) lowest (i) actual staffing levels and (ii) staffing levels per thousand of population.
(91689)
172
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 12 English local authorities in each class had the highest 2005-06 budget requirement over standard spending assessment in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms.
(91690)
173
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 30 English local authorities had the (a) highest and (b) lowest council house rent collection rates (i) as a percentage of rent due net of benefit, (ii) as a percentage of gross rent due and (iii) as cash due in the last year for which figures are available.
(91691)
174
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 30 English local authorities had the (a) highest and (b) lowest council tax collection rates, (i) as a percentage of council tax due and (ii) in cash terms in the last year for which figures are available.
(91692)
175
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 12 English local authorities in each class have (a) the greatest outstanding debt and (b) the greatest outstanding debt per head of population.
(91693)
176
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) market, (b) low cost home ownership, (c) sub-market rented and (d) social rented homes will be built on each of the sites involved in English Partnership's pilot London-Wide Initiative; and if she will make a statement on the progress of each scheme.
(91528)
177
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built with a contribution from section 106 planning gain in each local authority in London in 2005-06.
(91529)
178
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the progress of English Partnership's pilot hardcore brownfield programme.
(91530)
179
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department has received on additions to the number of council tax bands.
(92075)
180
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department has received on the impact of council tax Band A on sheltered housing schemes where flats are banded on an individual basis.
(92076)
181
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of social housing is in the new build of the Walker, Newcastle regeneration programme.
(92077)
182
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to provide new social housing in east Newcastle.
(92078)
183
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidelines have been issued by her Department to local authorities on the proportion of social housing in regeneration schemes.
(92082)
184
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding is available from (a) central and (b) local government sources for the (i) modernisation and (ii) upgrading of the external features of social housing.
(92083)
185
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what efforts have been made to advertise the money offered to local authorities by her Department for discretionary housing payments.
(92045)
186
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what actions are being taken under Schedule 1, Part 1, Section 2 of the Equality Act 2006 to ensure that experience and knowledge of issues relating to non-religious belief are being addressed in the appointment of Commissioners.
(92410)
187
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) housing association and (b) local authority new rented homes she expects to be completed in each London borough in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08 and (iii) 2008-09.
(90155)
188
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of new affordable houses required in Coventry in each year until 2015.
(89278)
189
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration has been given to providing compensation to individuals who have trained to become home inspectors in relation to the delivery of home information packs.
(92478)
190
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will assess the merits of enabling residential homes for the elderly to be assessed collectively for council tax purposes.
(89828)
191
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will introduce legislation to ensure that the terms of residential leases are renewed to take into account changing circumstances.
(89829)
192
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a vacant principal residence the owner of which is obliged by a long-standing lease agreement to live as a tenant elsewhere may be subject to an Empty Dwellings Management Order.
(89325)
193
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many foreign nationals married to students have been granted exemption from paying council tax in (a) each local authority in Shropshire and (b) England in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07.
(91440)
194
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on population density in the Thames Gateway area.
(89251)
195
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to increase (a) population density and (b) house-building programmes in the Thames Gateway area; and if she will make a statement.
(89252)
196
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of residential accommodation were constructed in the Thames Gateway in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(89321)
197
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received regarding the new powers given to the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly; and if she will make a statement.
(90023)
198
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to review the limits in the Right to Buy legislation on the discount granted to people buying council houses.
(92260)
199
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was collected by her Department in business rates within the City of Westminster in each of the last five financial years; and what level of grant was awarded by her Department to Westminster City Council for the provision of vital local government services in each year.
(92381)
200
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes owned by local authorities are being used as temporary accommodation for the homeless; what the average time was that such property was occupied before the family was offered permanent rehousing in the last period for which figures are available; what the average rent charged in such circumstances is; and whether the rents are related to (a) average social quoted housing rents and (b) private sector market rents.
(91531)
201
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings her Department has had with the (a) Muslim Council of Britain, (b) Sufi Muslim Council and (c) British Muslim Forum; and if she will make a statement.
(90133)
202
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many written Questions tabled to her Department on home information packs are unanswered.
(90305)
203
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 592W, on training courses, what the expenditure of her Department and its predecessor on AKT Productions was since 2002.
(90306)
204
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated (a) monthly and (b) annual cost is of the staff seconded to the Deputy Prime Minister from her Department.
(90307)
205
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the impact of her decision to make home condition reports voluntary on the number of home inspectors (a) entering and (b) finishing training.
(90308)
206
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate she has made of how many home inspectors will be required to implement the revised home information packs from June 2007.
(90309)
207
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) an energy performance certificate and (b) a home information pack is required for the private sale of a home between two individuals.
(90310)
208
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of how long an inspection for an energy performance certificate will take for an average house.
(90311)
209
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has for area-based trials of home information packs.
(90313)
210
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the maximum expected period of validity is for an energy performance certificate.
(90339)
211
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to change planning regulations as a consequence of the Energy Review.
(90346)
212
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the number of (a) home information packs and (b) home inspectors which will be required in the first (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) 12 months of the operation of the scheme.
(90347)
213
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures the Government has taken to tackle light pollution since 1997; and what plans the Government has for future measures to tackle it.
(90348)
214
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on her decision to issue an Article 14 direction in Liverpool.
(90349)
215
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the purpose is of the MoveUK website project; and if she will make a statement.
(90350)
216
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much public money has been allocated to the MoveUK website project.
(90351)
217
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the MoveUK website project was initiated; and when it will go live.
(90352)
218
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which company has been awarded the MoveUK website project contract; and at what cost over the lifetime of the contract.
(90353)
219
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 304-5W, on departmental websites, what plans her Department has for the odpm.gov.uk domain name following the machinery of government changes.
(90354)
220
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government has spent on preparing for home information packs.
(90355)
221
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Government's planned expenditure is for the home information packs public relations and marketing campaign.
(90356)
222
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of an energy performance certificate is expected to be including VAT; and whether the cost is expected to vary according to the size of the property.
(90357)
223
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17th July 2006, Official Report, column 125W, on the local government pension scheme, what her estimate is of the total cost to local authorities in each of the three years in cash terms.
(90358)
224
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which consultants have been employed by her Department in relation to home information packs; and at what cost.
(90359)
225
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of rebilling as a result of capping in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(90360)
226
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the reduction in revenue as a consequence of in-year capping in each capped local authority in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(90361)
227
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's latest estimate is of the cost of a Home Information Pack in June 2007 without the Home Condition Report; and what the estimate is of the cost of each item to be included.
(90362)
228
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria her Department will use to assess whether to make home condition reports mandatory after 2007.
(90363)
229
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on Home Information Packs, if the Government will produce a revised Regulatory Impact Assessment on Home Information Packs.
(90364)
230
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of her Department's staff are on secondment to the Deputy Prime Minister; and what the function of each is.
(90386)
231
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether further (a) secondary legislation and (b) guidance will be required in order to implement home information packs.
(90387)
232
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the (a) status, (b) role and (c) purpose of the EU Interreg III project.
(90388)
233
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what qualifications are needed to inspect a property to produce an energy peformance certificate for a home information pack.
(90389)
234
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) officials and (b) Ministers have had with the Association of Home Information Pack Providers in the last six months.
(90390)
235
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS on home information packs, what assessment she has made of the (a) benefits and (b) costs to industry of her announcement.
(90481)
236
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS on home information packs, what plans the Government has to consult further on home information packs.
(90482)
237
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on home information packs, what estimate she has made of the number of home inspectors needed to implement the revised home information pack proposals.
(90483)
238
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on Home Information Packs, what plans the Government has for the introduction of the electronic register of Home Condition Reports; and what the timetable is.
(90484)
239
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on Home Information Packs, what assessment she has made of the effect of her announcement on the number of individuals who will become home inspectors.
(90485)
240
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the number of physical valuations that will take place in addition to Home Information Packs once the Packs are introduced.
(90486)
241
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June 2006 to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 1877W, on the Valuations Office Agency (VOA), for what purpose the data on the location of social housing was provided to the VOA; and in what ways that data is used to contribute to property valuations.
(90503)
242
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her latest estimate is of the number of voluntary home condition reports that will be produced for home information packs in the first year of the pack's implementation.
(90504)
243
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2006 to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 1600W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if she will publish the internal guidance and manual used to designate, classify and refine the locality data for the Automated Valuation Model.
(90505)
244
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her latest estimate is of the number of qualified home inspectors.
(90506)
245
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to allow qualified individuals, other than qualified home inspectors, to produce energy performance certificates.
(90507)
246
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of qualified reduced data standard assessment procedure energy inspectors.
(90508)
247
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of qualified reduced data standard assessment procedure energy inspectors required to ensure the implementation of EU Directive 2002/91/EC.
(90509)
248
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the yearly cost to the (a) social rented sector and (b) private rented sector of the implementation of EU Directive 2002/91/EC.
(90510)
249
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of whether further resources are required for trading standards departments to enforce the requirement to produce a home information pack before placing a house on the market.
(90511)
250
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of local authorities are able to provide local authority searches electronically.
(90512)
251
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will use her powers under Section 162 of the Housing Act 2004 to suspend the home information pack duties.
(90513)
252
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to change the trigger for the requirement of an energy performance certificate to the point-of-sale rather than first point of marketing.
(90514)
253
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department has received from the Local Authorities Co-ordinating Office on Regulatory Services in relation to the enforcement of home information packs; and if she will make a statement.
(90515)
254
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to introduce secondary legislation to amend the Home Information Pack Regulations 2006; and whether she plans to consult on that legislation beforehand.
(91322)
255
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish the disability equality scheme for her Department; in what formats; and how it will be publicised.
(91751)
256
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consultation methods will be used to involve (a) people with disabilities and (b) representative organisations in the development of her Department's disability equality scheme.
(91752)
257
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she has made an assessment of which policy areas will be considered in her report on progress towards disability equality within her Department's policy sector due for publication in December 2008.
(91753)
258
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information-gathering and other actions (a) her Department and (b) other relevant bodies are taking to inform the production of the report on progress towards disability equality within her Department's policy sector.
(91754)
259
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that proper consideration is given to the concept of groups of villages as preferred locations for new housing development at examinations in public of local development frameworks.
(89673)
260
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities (a) have adopted and (b) plan to adopt a local development framework which provides for a group of villages as a suitable location for new housing in the development plan.
(89674)
261
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent research she has (a) commissioned, (b) evaluated on the (i) interpretation and (ii) application of guidance on access needs for disabled tenants in (A) housing association and (B) local authority property; and if she will make a statement.
(92040)
262
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will reply to the Better Regulation Task Force report, Better Regulation for Civil Society - making life easier for those who help others (November 2005).
(92367)
263
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the number of local government employees who went on strike during the recent local government strike action.
(89653)
264
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on progress with the development of the Digital National Framework.
(89787)
265
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the merits of council tax discounts for energy-efficient homes.
(89935)
266
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the factors are which the Local Government Ombudsman should take into account in considering whether to conduct an investigation into a complaint that has not been made within the 12 month period specified in section 26(4) of the Local Government Act 1974.
(92172)
267
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of clearing the backlog of refurbishments required by public libraries in England.
(89166)
268
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the arrangements to inform and protect elderly homebuyers purchasing time-limited retirement homes; how many complaints were made to the Government concerning such schemes in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(92262)
269
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of staff in (a) her Department and (b) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92188)
270
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what distinction is drawn in planning guidance between residential care homes and private housing.
(89732)
271
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proposals her Department has for limiting security deposits payable by tenants in (a) private and (b) public sector residential accommodation.
(92310)
272
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in her Department over the same period.
(92472)
273
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to which Minister English Partnerships is accountable.
(91480)
274
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to whom Milton Keynes Partnerships is accountable.
(91481)
275
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial incentives she plans to offer Milton Keynes Council to deliver her Department's housing targets under the Sustainable Communities Plan.
(91482)
276
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government intends to compensate those people who incurred costs training as home inspectors.
(92156)
277
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will pay compensation to trainee Home Improvement Pack inspectors who have paid for their training courses.
(90249)
278
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of people who embarked on Home Improvement Pack inspector training courses; and at what total cost (a) to the public purse and (b) to the trainees.
(90250)
279
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of meetings between her officials and the London Borough of Enfield in improving the performance of that council.
(90165)
280
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether it is her policy to exempt local loop unbundling broadband operators from paying non-domestic rates; and if she will make a statement.
(92446)
281
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of non-domestic rates on local loop unbundling upon the wholesale broadband market; and if she will make a statement.
(92447)
282
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local loop unbundling will be exempt from non-domestic rates after 31st March 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(92448)
283
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had with (a) BT and (b) local loop unbundling operators on the payment of non-domestic rates on unbundled local loops; and if she will make a statement.
(92449)
284
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what are the ICNIRP guidelines are in relation to the limitation of exposure of the general public to electro magnetic fields; and if she will make a statement.
(92228)
285
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether in accordance with the Government's policy and planning guidelines failure of a planning application to comply with the limitation of exposure of the general public to electro magnetic fields shall automatically result in a refusal; and if she will make a statement.
(92229)
286
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her preferred minimum population size is for a new unitary authority.
(92655)
287
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect on private sector tenants who find it difficult financially to take on local authority accommodation in cases when councils have been successful in meeting the Government's void times targets.
(92386)
288
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will amend planning legislation to prevent planning applications on property where the applicant does not own the property in whole or part and the applicant does not have the consent of the owner to apply for permission.
(92399)
289
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent meetings she has had with faith group leaders to discuss community cohesion.
(92615)
290
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the decision not to make the provision of home improvement packs a statutory requirement on first time buyers.
(91532)
291
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2006, Official Report, column 138W, on Harlow Council v. Hall, how many such tenancies have been terminated; and if she will make a statement.
(90111)
292
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of severely overcrowded households which fall within the health and safety standards category one hazard in (a) Luton, (b) Bedfordshire and (c) England.
(90114)
293
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities are not expected to achieve the private sector decent homes standard by 2010.
(90119)
294
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have not produced a strategy for achieving the private sector decent homes standard.
(90120)
295
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households were statutorily overcrowded in (a) Luton, (b) Bedfordshire and (c) England in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(90121)
296
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of council tax was used to fund local government pensions in the last period for which figures are available.
(91615)
297
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures are being taken to tackle tenants who are involved in anti-social behaviour and who live in housing association or public sector housing; and if she will make a statement.
(92373)
298
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what resources have been made available to the Women's National Commission to monitor the implementation of the Government's Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
(91354)
299
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on defining close proximity to residential areas and schools when considering planning applications for mobile telephone masts.
(89331)
300
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses in each local authority area have cavity wall insulation.
(89341)
301
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has for encouraging the insulation of walls in domestic properties.
(89342)
302
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many fire appliances would normally be sent to an educational establishment in response to (a) an automatic fire alarm alone and (b) a 999 call in each fire authority area.
(89805)
303
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) fires, (b) hoax 999 fire service calls and (c) false fire alarms other than hoaxes have been recorded in educational establishments in each of the last 10 years in each fire authority area.
(89806)
304
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her policy is on the provision of adventure playgrounds or play facilities designed for pupils with additional learning needs.
(89807)
305
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses in each local authority area are of (a) cavity wall, (b) solid wall and (c) timber frame construction.
(89808)
306
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91915)
307
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91916)
308
Mr Andrew Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidelines are in place on the use of emergency service sirens.
(91325)
309
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to encourage local authorities to continue to support regeneration projects initiated by the Government after central funding ends; and if she will make a statement.
(92157)
310
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 813W, on planning, in how many of the cases listed Estates Partnerships played a role as (a) applicant, (b) agent and (c) another role.
(91715)
311
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 15th May 2006, Official Report, column 813W, on planning, if she will place in the Library a list of planning decisions approved and returned by the Secretary of State, and her predecessor, since June 2002 showing the name of the (a) applicant and (b) agent in each case.
(91716)
312
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her policy is on compensating those who have trained as home inspectors following the recent change in policy on the home information packs programme.
(90148)
313
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what means the public consultation on her proposed changes to the draft East of England plan will be considered before the publication of the final Regional Spatial Strategy.
(91549)
314
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how she intends to promote public consultation on her proposed changes to the draft East of England plan.
(91550)
315
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish her proposed changes to the draft East of England plan.
(91551)
316
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many appeals her Department has heard under Schedule 2, Part 5 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 against a proposed development by a statutory undertaking in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(91415)
317
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many developments have been made by statutory undertakings using powers contained in Schedule 2, Part 5 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(91416)
318
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what rights of appeal residents have to a proposed development by a statutory undertaking in accordance with Schedule 2, Part 5 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995; and if she will make a statement.
(91417)
319
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of new affordable homes required in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each year until 2015; and if she will make a statement.
(91882)
320
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of home inspectors that will be required in the next 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(92250)
321
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have trained to become home inspectors in the last 12 months in (a) England and (b) Beverley and Holderness; and if she will make a statement.
(92251)
322
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) assessments and (b) reports her Department holds on file of incidents of contamination on the proposed site of the London 2012 site at Stratford.
(92244)
323
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) role is of and (b) recent activity was of the Geographic Information Panel; and if she will make a statement.
(90049)
324
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will meet Stoke on Trent Council to discuss proposals to make the Supporting People programme a statutory housing support service.
(92359)
325
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received from local councils in respect of the basis on which the Supporting People programme has been calculated.
(92360)
326
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89518)
327
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89519)
328
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria are used to determine the eligibility of vulnerable disabled people for social rented accommodation.
(89520)
329
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of her Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89521)
330
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement.
(89522)
331
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken to process compulsory purchase orders referred to her Department by local authorities.
(89523)
332
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new houses have been built in each constituency since 1999.
(89524)
333
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89525)
334
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.
(89526)
335
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.
(89527)
336
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of her Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90068)
337
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many inspectors for home insulation had their accreditations withdrawn in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(92646)
338
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to extend regulations on insulation in new build homes to older properties; and if she will make a statement.
(92647)
339
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many inspectors of home insulation were accredited in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(92648)
340
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will reply to the letter of 21st August from the hon. Member for Walsall North on equal pay.
(91810)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
341
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library the responses to the consultation paper Draft Court Rules: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Court of Protection Rules [CP 10/06]; and if she will make a statement.
(89685)
342
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library the responses to the consultation paper on lasting powers of attorney; and if she will make a statement.
(89686)
343
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what criteria the Law Commission uses to select proposed consolidation Bills; what consultation is undertaken by the Law Commission prior to the introduction of a consolidation Bill; how (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public may suggest issues for consolidation; and if she will make a statement.
(89691)
344
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many copies of the consultation paper Draft Court Rules: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Court of Protection Rules were distributed by her Department; how much was spent on producing the consultation paper; to whom copies were sent; and if she will make a statement.
(89692)
345
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, with which organisations known by her Department to be opposed to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 she has had recent discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(89709)
346
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which individuals and organisations have been consulted in relation to her Department's consultation Increasing Penalties for Deliberate and Wilful Misuse of Personal Data.
(91874)
347
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress has been made with her Department's consultation, Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data.
(91875)
348
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the final research report into the Public Defender Service will be published.
(92017)
349
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress has been made in developing proposals to regulate the claims management sector.
(92018)
350
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the UK will opt out of implementing the European Commission's final proposal for a regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations.
(92019)
351
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential (a) financial and (b) economic impact on UK commercial businesses of the European Commission's final proposal for the implementation of a regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I); and what steps the Government is taking in response to Rome I.
(92020)
352
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how costs are currently calculated in relation to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and whether she has any plans to change the basis for this calcuation.
(92021)
353
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what qualifications are required for telephone advisers to work for Community Legal Services Direct.
(92022)
354
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the proportion of cases brought to the attention of Community Legal Service Direct which are referred on by advisers.
(92023)
355
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans she is making for the implementation of assessments in relation to Community Legal Service Direct.
(92024)
356
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many complaints have been lodged in relation to Community Legal Service Direct over the last 12 months.
(92025)
357
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which stakeholders have made representations in favour of the Government's proposals to give judges the power to order the withdrawal of a defendant's solicitor or barrister from certain trials.
(92026)
358
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the Lord Chancellor will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Eltham of 31st May on Camberwell Youth Justice Court.
(90149)
359
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer from the Minister for Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration of 4th September 2006, Official Report, column 1742, what the average cost is of processing an asylum application appeal.
(91796)
360
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 931W, on the 1901 Census, how much revenue was received in the first 12 months after the release of the 1901 Census in January 2002; what estimate has been made of the potential revenue earnings following the release of the 1911 Census; and if she will make a statement.
(89930)
361
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans the National Archives has to revise Records Information Leaflet No 14 on Family History in England and Wales to include guidance about the procedure for applying for copies of extracts from the 1911 or 1921 censuses under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(92372)
362
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials (i) recommended and (ii) approved the Government's policy that decennial census records for England and Wales should continue to be closed to public inspection for 100 years after the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 1st January 2005.
(92382)
363
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what triggers lead to a Freedom of Information Act request to a Government Department being sent to the department's clearing house.
(89482)
364
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what guidance the Government has issued on whether political parties may use the full version of the electoral register for (a) party political fundraising purposes and (b) survey canvassing.
(89487)
365
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will use her powers to designate the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government as a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(89494)
366
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw of 11th May 2006, Official Report, column 458W, on election registers, how many general election marked registers were found to be (a) incomplete and (b) partly missing in the (i) six and (ii) nine months after the 2005 general election.
(89627)
367
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress the Government has made with its plans to introduce restorative justice; and if she will make a statement.
(89489)
368
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what measures are in place to protect those whose convictions are based on an uncorroborated allegation that turns out to be false but has not been formally retracted.
(92073)
369
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many and what percentage of Crown Court sentences in Northern Ireland were successfully appealed by (a) the Crown and (b) the defendant in each of the last five years.
(89739)
370
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many magistrates' courts have been closed in Gravesham since 1997.
(92437)
371
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the total value of unpaid fines was in Gravesham in the last year for which records are available.
(92439)
372
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92187)
373
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what criteria are used to determine access to legal aid; and if she will make a statement.
(92656)
374
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left employment in her Department over the same period.
(92471)
375
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the costs and benefits of combining the Dorset Court Service with the Court Services of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(89952)
376
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what oversight her Deaprtment undertakes of the work of Drakes Group of Companies for the courts service; and if she will make a statement.
(92443)
377
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which solicitors have been found guilty of breaching Law Society regulations following Law Society investigations in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; and how many of these decisions have been made public.
(91404)
378
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many non-legal professionals sat as members of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in 2005.
(91405)
379
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she last discussed with officials the length of time taken to call meetings of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
(91406)
380
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many meetings of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal were held in 2005; and how many individual members participated at each meeting.
(91407)
381
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average time was between a Law Society adjudication and a hearing of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the latest period for which figures are available.
(91408)
382
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many solicitors breached Solicitors Practice Rules 1990 in each of the last four years.
(91517)
383
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she will implement Section 122 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
(90115)
384
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average cost to public funds was of an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal appeal in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(91629)
385
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many individuals were successful in their appeals for the payment of disability living allowance at medical appeal tribunals in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
(91502)
386
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many medical appeal tribunals were held in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
(91503)
387
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many individuals diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome were successful in appealing against disqualification from disability living allowance in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.
(91504)
388
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many requests for court cases in Northern Ireland to be heard in the Irish language there have been in each of the last 10 years.
(89257)
389
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91917)
390
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91918)
391
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland of 22nd June 2006, Official Report, column 2046-7W, on sickness absence, how many and what percentage of staff on loan to the Scottish Office from her Department have had more than two periods of sickness of less than five days in each of the last three years.
(89186)
392
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June 2006, Official Report, column 2074W, on departmental staff, how many staff in her Department were disciplined as a result of poor sickness records in each of the last three years.
(89190)
393
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many members there are on the Warley magistrates' bench; and how many live in the post code area (a) B65, (b) B66, (c) B67, (d) B68 and (e) B69.
(91535)
394
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many recipients of legal aid have been required to make repayments in total (a) before and (b) after the conclusion of proceedings in the most recent year for which information is available.
(91956)
395
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many court cases have been dismissed in each of the last five years as a result of the lack of translation services.
(89456)
396
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what translation services are provided during court cases where some or all of those involved do not speak English.
(89457)
397
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on how many occasions translation services were provided in courts in the most recent year for which records are available, broken down by (a) court and (b) language requiring translation.
(89458)
398
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.
(89517)
399
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement.
(89533)
400
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89534)
401
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89535)
402
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89536)
403
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.
(89537)
404
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which of her Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89538)
405
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.
(89539)
406
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what arrangements are in place to ensure that attendance allowance appeal tribunals in Wales may be held in English and Welsh.
(89923)
407
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many attendance allowance appeal tribunal hearings in Wales were held in English and Welsh in each of the last three years.
(89924)
408
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many attendance allowance appeal tribunal members in Wales speak English and Welsh.
(89925)
409
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of her Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90069)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
410
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Olympic Development Authority includes social rented housing in its legacy.
(91527)
411
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 4th July 2006, Official Report, columns 915-6W, on criminal injuries compensation, when she will be making an announcement of further details on the operation of the charitable fund; what estimate has been made of the cost of extending the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme to cover British victims of terrorism abroad; and if she will make a statement.
(92631)
412
Frank Cook (Stockton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether TV Licensing shares information with any Government departments or agencies.
(91793)
413
Frank Cook (Stockton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether there is a legal requirement for a person to inform TV Licensing that they are changing addresses.
(91794)
414
Frank Cook (Stockton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what process TV Licensing uses to trace people who have moved and not informed TV Licensing.
(91795)
415
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Department plans to allow people to camp in public parks during the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(89261)
416
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Olympic Delivery Authority will be required to monitor the ethnicity of owners and workforces of companies contracted to work on projects for the 2012 Olympics.
(92477)
417
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the readiness of the residents of Blaenau Gwent to switch to digital television.
(92481)
418
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Superdraws have contributed to the funds raised by the National Lottery for good causes since they were introduced; and if she will make a statement.
(90150)
419
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the source is of the money paid out on National Lottery Superdraws; and how many draws there have been since they were first introduced.
(90151)
420
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many hotels and Bed and Breakfasts are registered in Bournemouth; and how many there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.
(92311)
421
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provision of sport in the community.
(92127)
422
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the capital grants from her Department to the Royal Parks Agency will be over the next three years.
(89869)
423
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will allocate funds to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for the purpose of preserving (a) Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds and (b) Scott's Hut at Cape Evans in Antarctica.
(92090)
424
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government intends to publish its libraries' buildings audit.
(92100)
425
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of UK sports stadia certified by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme for their environmental management; and if she will make a statement.
(89213)
426
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the eligibility for a free television licence for the over-75s applies to (a) second homes, (b) those permanently in care homes and (c) those in care homes for a short-term period.
(90499)
427
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Government expects to publish revised guidance to local authorities on the Licensing Act 2003; and whether the Government plans to consult on the revised guidance.
(90500)
428
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her assessment is of the level of awareness of the digital switchover in (a) the South West and (b) Forest of Dean constituency.
(90172)
429
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the (a) number and (b) percentage of households that will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television.
(90173)
430
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how figures for digital television reception are collected and calculated; and whether any new transmitting devices are planned to be built prior to digital switchover.
(91774)
431
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her most recent assessment is of the digital television coverage in (a) the Forest of Dean area and (b) other areas; and what steps are being taken to improve coverage in the Forest of Dean.
(91775)
432
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, columns 963-4W, on Portchester Castle, if she will place in the Library a copy of the regulations made in 1974; and if she will make a statement.
(90130)
433
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made with the Independent European Football Review; and what the deadline is for its final report.
(89289)
434
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance her Department has issued to library authorities in the last 12 months on improving library services.
(89165)
435
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on refurbishing public libraries in each year since 1997.
(89167)
436
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures her Department is taking to improve the quality of book stocks in public libraries.
(90093)
437
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to ensure that public libraries do not charge users for access to the internet as part of the People's Network.
(90094)
438
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact of the Connections through Culture project on Chinese recognition of British culture.
(91825)
439
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that improvements are made to the tunnel link between South Kensington underground station and the museums on Cromwell Road and to the streetscape in the Exhibition Road area.
(91826)
440
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provision her Department has made to fund the British pavilion at the 2010 Better City Better Life Expo in Shanghai.
(91828)
441
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92185)
442
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Gowers intellectual property review team with regard to (a) football fixture lists, (b) sports specific rights and (c) proposals from the Independent European Football review.
(89845)
443
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward similar legislative proposals on sports betting to those introduced in Victoria, Australia; and if she will make a statement.
(91345)
444
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left employment in her Department over the same period.
(92470)
445
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations have been received by the Department from Manchester residents in opposition to a regional casino.
(92357)
446
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the economic effects on (a) inner London, (b) Greater London and (c) the rest of the UK from the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(90163)
447
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on Lottery ticket purchases in (a) Thurrock and (b) the Thurrock constituency since the launch of the National Lottery in 1994.
(92162)
448
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many code of practice provisions relating to social responsibility the Gambling Commission is proposing for (a) licensed bingo clubs, (b) licensed betting offices and (c) licensed casinos.
(89724)
449
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans there are for venues in Wales to be used (a) to host events and (b) for athletes' training in the 2012 Olympics.
(90076)
450
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans (a) she and (b) her Department has to meet Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and officials to discuss maximising benefits to Wales from the 2012 Olympics.
(90077)
451
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what systems, regulations and guidelines are in place governing the unsolicited messages that are displayed on digital television screens.
(92193)
452
N
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she plans to have with eBay to support the request made by the Rugby Football Union that eBay remove ticket sales by sellers who are trading as businesses and selling tickets for prices many times above face value in contravention of the terms and conditions of those tickets.
(91816)
453
N
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she plans to have with eBay to support the request made by Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board through her Ticket Touting Summit in July that eBay respect the terms and conditions of all tickets sold for the 2006-07 Ashes series by not allowing their unauthorised resale.
(91817)
454
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the percentage growth per annum required to reach the £100 billion target value for the tourism industry outlined in the Tomorrow's Tourism Today strategy document, July 2000.
(91475)
455
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many bookings have been made with tourist operators through VisitBritain's England net service since the scheme's inception; and what her Department's projections were for those numbers.
(91476)
456
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in filling the position of Chair at VisitBritain.
(91477)
457
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91919)
458
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91920)
459
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Scriptures.
(89234)
460
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1764W, on Televisions, Leicester, what proportion of Leicester residents live in areas where only the Sutton Coldfield BBC transmitter provides adequate signals; and how many households this represents.
(89932)
461
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money was given to the Child Protection in Sport Unit in 2005-06.
(91534)
462
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties are listed at each grade of listed building.
(91546)
463
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the planned use is of the Olympic Games shooting ranges after the Games end; and if she will make a statement.
(89733)
464
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) assessments and (b) reports her Department holds on file of incidents of contamination on the proposed site of the London 2012 site at Stratford.
(92245)
465
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects Wembley National Stadium Limited next to make a profit.
(91602)
466
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated cost to (a) the Brent economy and (b) Wembley National Stadium Limited is of events cancelled due to the delayed opening of Wembley Stadium.
(91603)
467
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many events planned to take place at Wembley Stadium have been cancelled due to its delayed construction.
(91604)
468
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial penalties have been imposed on Multiplex due to the delayed construction of Wembley Stadium.
(91605)
469
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what safety criteria tests Wembley Stadium will be required to meet after its construction before it can receive a licence to stage major sporting events.
(91606)
470
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met representatives from (a) Multiplex, (b) Wembley National Stadium Limited and (c) the Football Association to discuss the construction of Wembley Stadium.
(91607)
471
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 961W, on ministerial office, what the cost was of each redecoration project; and what the total cost of redecoration was over the last five years.
(91738)
472
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement.
(89540)
473
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has invested in sport in each of the last five years; and how much of that funding was targeted towards children and young people.
(89541)
474
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89542)
475
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89543)
476
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89544)
477
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.
(89545)
478
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.
(89546)
479
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which of her Department's main premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89547)
480
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of her Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90067)
481
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what examples there are of good practice by local authorities in the preparation and planning for the build up to the 2012 Olympics.
(91597)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
482
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made towards the delivery of the 406 MHz Personnel Emergency Locator System; what trials are planned for this system; and if he will make a statement.
(90242)
483
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has (a) sought and (b) received from RAF aircrew on the incorporation of voice capability in the 406 MHz Personnel Emergency Locator System.
(90243)
484
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many emergency locator beacons are held in stock for use by aircrew in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy.
(90244)
485
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many ejections from British military aircraft there were in each of the last 25 years, broken down by service.
(90245)
486
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions emergency locator beacons carried by British military personnel have failed to operate following ejection or forced landing in the last 25 years; and how many of these failures occurred (a) whilst aircrew were in the water and (b) during combat operations.
(90246)
487
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been injured in combat overseas since 2001, broken down by country.
(91523)
488
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps ISAF forces are taking to support Afghan authorities in ensuring that schools can operate freely in all areas of the country.
(92130)
489
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to make representations to the Treasury for increased resources for operations in Afghanistan.
(92137)
490
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what planning and operational work (a) has commenced and (b) is proceeding on establishing a United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur.
(92138)
491
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision he is willing to contribute to UN peacekeeping force deployed to Darfur.
(92139)
492
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which private companies hold contracts with his Department to develop weapons and technology.
(89275)
493
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on foreign language training for military personnel in the last year for which figures are available.
(89276)
494
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army reservists have been deployed on active service overseas in each of the last five years.
(89277)
495
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Chinook recently removed from the Mount Pleasant Airbase in the Falkands will be replaced.
(92147)
496
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many American Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles are planned to be purchased and at what (a) unit and (b) total cost.
(92149)
497
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Snatch Landrovers are being used by British forces in Iraq.
(92308)
498
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Future Rapid Effects System will be introduced into front line military service.
(92313)
499
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial recognition military service personnel serving in Iraq receive.
(92314)
500
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the airbridge between the UK and Iraq, with particular reference to troop movements.
(92315)
501
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the size of the Polish military commitment to Afghanistan is.
(92316)
502
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to send more helicopters to support troops in Helmand province.
(92317)
503
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the mission is of 1 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan.
(92318)
504
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the (a) Cougar and (b) Vector will be sent to Afghanistan and Iraq.
(92319)
505
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors were taken into account in selecting the Cougar armoured vehicle; and what other products were considered.
(92320)
506
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are there to intorduce the SG31 as a replacement for the snatch Landrover.
(92321)
507
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the defence budget is allocated to running the Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team.
(92322)
508
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many operational Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicles are in use by the Army.
(92323)
509
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Mechanised Infantry (Warrior) battalions the Army presently has; and (a) where they are based and (b) what role they are currently undertaking.
(92324)
510
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reported unidentified flying object sightings his Department (a) received and (b) investigated in the last five years.
(92203)
511
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the sale of 72 Eurofighter aircraft by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia on political and military stability in (a) the region and (b) Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
(92375)
512
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the financial effects on the UK of the recent sale of Eurofighter aircraft by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
(92376)
513
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total costs to the UK incurred by the Defence Export Services Organisation and other Government departments and individuals were in promoting the sale of Eurofighter aircraft by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
(92377)
514
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) reduce use of service families accommodation and (b) increase leasing of private sector accommodation.
(91755)
515
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to make service families accommodation regulations consistent with regulations for civilian property.
(91756)
516
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the full complement is of (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) dentists in the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Air Force and (iii) Royal Navy; how many are employed in each category; and if he will make a statement.
(89623)
517
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 797W, on weapons policy, under what circumstances weapons are provided to (a) UK and (b) other civilians in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan who are not employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(89931)
518
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment has been made of the progress of the Future Rapid Effects System programme, with particular reference to the original forecasts of (a) costs, (b) in service date and (c) effectiveness; and if he will make a statement.
(89945)
519
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, why there has been a delay in considering the recommendations of the Armed Services Pay Review Body for Doctors and Nurses; and if he will make a statement.
(90085)
520
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the annual running costs of (i) Warrior and (ii) RG-31 armoured vehicles with particular reference to the intervals between replacing track sets; and if he will make a statement.
(90086)
521
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17th July 2006, Official Report, column 206W, on approved projects, which approved projects are in each category.
(91344)
522
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he prefers the Pinzgauer Vector armoured vehicles in Afghanistan to the Cougar; and if he will make a statement.
(91676)
523
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment has been made of the ability of Pinzgauer Vector armoured vehicles to give adequate protection to the driver in the event of running over (a) a mine and (b) an improvised explosive device, with particular reference to the cone of destruction; and if he will make a statement.
(91677)
524
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the availability of supplies of 30mm ammunition for the chain gun of the Apache helicopter.
(91678)
525
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Apache helicopters are (a) available for service, (b) undergoing maintenance and (c) being cannibalised for repairs.
(91679)
526
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the last claim for compensation was received from a detainee of a combined services detailed interrogation centre.
(91680)
527
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are available for former detainees of combined services detailed interrogation centres to claim compensation for injuries received whilst detained, with particular reference to Bad Nenndorf; and if he will make a statement.
(91681)
528
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will provide a substantive reply to Question 78398 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 13th June.
(91720)
529
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to Question 83760 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 6th July.
(91721)
530
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 593W, on Colombia, what percentage of the cost of the military assistance given to Colombia for the disposal of explosive devices is accounted for by de-mining training.
(91791)
531
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what documents containing radio frequency identification chips are (a) currently in use and (b) planned to be introduced within (i) his Department and (ii) the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(92094)
532
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) renew and (b) extend the two year contract awarded to WS Atkins for the Future Rapid Effect System programme; and if he will make a statement.
(92101)
533
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last reviewed the need for the use of animals in experiments relating to naval personnel.
(92102)
534
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) job titles and (b) job descriptions are of the (i) press officers and (ii) other public relations officers working in his Department.
(92371)
535
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has further to reduce its stake in QinetiQ.
(92617)
536
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what efficiency savings his Department made in 2005-06; what savings are anticipated for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; what the targets were for each of these years; and if he will make a statement.
(92618)
537
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the consequences are for the Department's overall budget of failing to meet targets for efficiency savings.
(92619)
538
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms his Department has in place for liaising with other shareholders in QinetiQ on the company's plans and prospects.
(92620)
539
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Government loans to QinetiQ are outstanding; and on what terms they were made.
(92621)
540
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money has been spent in each year since 2002-03 on maintenance of the Nimrod MR2 fleet; and what is proposed to be spent each year until the fleet goes out of service expressed as the cost per aircraft.
(92622)
541
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is per annum per aircraft for the Nimrod MR4 for the first five years after its introduction into service.
(92623)
542
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what impact the reduced frequency of equalised maintenance packages has had on (a) costs, (b) aircraft availability and (c) safety assessments; and what savings are targeted for 2006-07 and future years.
(92624)
543
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Veterans' Badges have been awarded to personnel who served in each of the armed forces.
(92625)
544
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget is for Urgent Operational Requirements for operations in Afghanistan for (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(92626)
545
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact on the capability of HM Forces of the loss of the Nimrod MR2 in Afghanistan.
(92627)
546
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the net proceeds were of the sale of part of the Government's stake in QinetiQ; for what purpose those proceeds were applied; and if he will make a statement.
(92651)
547
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether QinetiQ is obliged to seek Government approval (a) for financial investments and (b) before bidding for a contract.
(92652)
548
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer question number 85930 on light armoured vehicles tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 12th July 2006.
(92673)
549
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of collateral damage from operations in Afghanistan on the propensity of the population to assist the Taliban and other insurgents.
(92674)
550
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms his Department has in place to exercise stewardship over the Government's shareholding in QinetiQ.
(92675)
551
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial guarantees the Government has given to QinetiQ; and whether the Government has further liabilities (a) directly and (b) as a result of shareholder agreements.
(92676)
552
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Nato counterparts regarding the involvement of European nations in an international peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon; and which countries have indicated that they will contribute to the force.
(89633)
553
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) numbers in post and (b) establishment is of Territorial Army (i) staff, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps, (iii) Royal Artillery, (iv) Royal Engineers, (v) Royal Signals, (vi) infantry, (vii) Army Air Corps, (viii) Royal Army Chaplains Department, (ix) Royal Logistics Corps, (x) Royal Army Medical Corps, (xi) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (xii) Adjutant General's Corps, (xiii) Royal Army Veterinary Corps, (xiv) Small Arms School Corps, (xv) Royal Army Dentistry Corps, (xvi) Intelligence Corps, (xvii) Army Physical Training Corps and (xviii) Queen Alexandra's Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps.
(89634)
554
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) actual and (b) establishment figures are for each regiment of the British regular infantry.
(89635)
555
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of each helicopter type in the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are deployed; and where they are deployed.
(89639)
556
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military advisers are deployed for the training of the (a) Afghan National Army and (b) Iraqi Security Forces.
(89641)
557
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training hours flying time per month fast jet pilots will have access to in 2006-07.
(89668)
558
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units are stationed in the Falkland Islands.
(89670)
559
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the review into the structure of the Meteorological Office and the Hydrographic Office; and if he will make a statement.
(89672)
560
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will provide an answer to question (a) 85760, (b) 85561, (c) 85755, (d) 85107, (e) 85093, (f) 85106, (g) 85213, (h) 84882, (i) 82863 and (j) 70034 tabled by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean.
(89688)
561
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research he has undertaken into (a) the number of additional claims for compensation and war disablement pensions on the grounds of hearing loss which would be paid if the threshold were lowered to (i) 44dB and (ii) 35 dB and (b) what the additional cost would be.
(89854)
562
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 24th July 2006, Official Report, columns 74-6WS, on operational force enhancements, what estimate he has made of (a) the total funding necessary for all such enhancements, (b) the amount and proportion to come from acceleration of existing funding within the defence budget and (c) the amount and proportion to come from substantial new funding from the Treasury.
(89857)
563
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17th July 2006, Official Report, column 207W, on Armed Forces pensions, when he expects to make a decision on whether any additional recompense should be paid; and under what circumstances interest would not be paid.
(90391)
564
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 771W, on emission permits, what costs were levied to the Department for exceeding the allocated carbon dioxide emission permits.
(90446)
565
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Enabling Acquisition Change report.
(91283)
566
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists have been deployed in Afghanistan in each year since October 2001.
(91284)
567
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what definition his Department uses of long-term illegally absent; and what the punishment is for long-term absence.
(91285)
568
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many opium farmers in Afghanistan have been paid to destroy their crops in each of the last five years; at what cost in each year; and how many cheques have not been honoured.
(91286)
569
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the reply by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence to the Adjournment Debate of 25th July 2006, Official Report, columns 845-8, on the Bevin Boys, what steps he has taken to assess the case for a medal for the Bevin Boys.
(91287)
570
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures his Department uses to assess the success of mental health treatment for (a) service personnel and (b) veterans; and what his assessment is of the outcomes of each of the treatment centres that his Department uses.
(91288)
571
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service personnel and (b) veterans were treated by the Duchess of Kent Psychiatric Hospital in the last five years it was used; how many treatment days were provided; what the cost was, broken down by type of treatment; and which treatments were transferred to the Priory Group.
(91289)
572
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many premature voluntary release exits there were from the regular (a) infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Engineers, (d) Royal Corps of Signals, (e) Royal Armoured Corps, (d) Household Cavalry and (e) Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers in each year between 1996 and 2001.
(91290)
573
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest assessment is of the level of helicopter support in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(91292)
574
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring troops home from Afghanistan in winter 2006; what the total number of British troops in Afghanistan will be in that period; and if he will make a statement.
(91293)
575
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest assessment is of (a) the movement of (i) terrorists and (ii) weapons across the Iran-Iraq border and (b) the impact of such movements on the security situation in Iraq.
(91294)
576
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where departments of community mental health are located; what services they provide; and if he will make a statement.
(91295)
577
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the salary was of an (a) SAS and (b) SBS (i) trooper and (ii) sergeant in each of the last five years.
(91296)
578
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) current and (b) establishment infantry manning levels are, broken down by (i) division and (ii) battalion.
(91297)
579
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many students were subsidised to attend university with the aim of recruitment to the armed forces in each of the last five years, broken down by service; what the cost was; and how these data are recorded.
(91298)
580
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have expressed an interest in joining each of the armed forces in each year since 2000; and how this information is captured.
(91299)
581
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussion he has had with (a) military historians and (b) other groups regarding the issue of executed First World War soldier pardons as part of his review; and if he will list those whom he has consulted.
(91300)
582
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 1882-3W, on the RAF complaints process, if he will place in the Library a copy of the customer care charter.
(91776)
583
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which top-level budget holder funds mental health treatment for veterans and service personnel.
(91777)
584
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department has provided for the treatment of (a) service personnel and (b) veterans with mental health conditions in each of the last five years, broken down by (i) mental health condition and (ii) treatment centre.
(91778)
585
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the independent mental health organisations employed by his Department to treat (a) serving personnel and (b) veterans in each of the last five years; how many days' treatment were provided in each year; and how much was spent in each year.
(91779)
586
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the current fighting capacity of the Taliban; and what his latest estimate is of the number of Taliban fighters.
(91780)
587
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006, to the hon. Member for Vale of York, Official Report, column 1688W, on British troops (Afghanistan), if he will describe the welfare facilities for armed service personnel serving in (a) Kabul, (b) Camp Bastion, (c) forward bases in Helmand province and (d) other operational theatres.
(91803)
588
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of unauthorised helicopter flights by UK forces that have taken place in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each of the last 12 months.
(89892)
589
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to minimise (a) equipment abuse and (b) unauthorised flights by UK forces.
(89893)
590
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of UK personnel (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of unauthorised flights in the armed forces in the last 12 months.
(89894)
591
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 20th July 2006 to the hon. Member for Angus, Official Report, column 597W, on Trident, what the reasons are for the increase in the annual expenditure for capital and running costs of the Trident nuclear deterrent to between 5 and 5.5 per cent. of the defence budget in 2006-07.
(89914)
592
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of respondents to Question 39C in the Army Continuous Attitude Survey, September to December 2005 were (a) positive, (b) neutral and (c) negative on the matter.
(90135)
593
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department makes of resource sustainability in the procurement of (a) furniture, (b) office equipment and (c) construction materials.
(90314)
594
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements have been made for the recycling of waste by each of the Services.
(90315)
595
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessments have been conducted into the impact on (a) the environment and (b) wildlife of the use of live munitions at UK firing ranges.
(90316)
596
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures have been put in place at (a) barracks, (b) training centres and (c) administrative offices to minimise energy consumption.
(90317)
597
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Department's annual consumption of (a) electricity, (b) gas, (c) oil and (d) vehicle fuel was in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on each in each year.
(90318)
598
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of his Department's energy was derived from renewable sources in 2005-06.
(90319)
599
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice his Department sought on sustainable building practices prior to the commencement of major building projects in each of the last five years.
(90320)
600
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps have been taken to (a) minimise water consumption, (b) reduce energy use, (c) conserve energy and (d) reduce waste in his Department's (i) offices and (ii) properties.
(90321)
601
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the opportunities for microgeneration on his Department's property as a means of sourcing energy for use by the Department.
(90322)
602
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recycling facilities are provided to army barracks and bases (a) in the UK and (b) overseas for the use of (i) Armed Forces' personnel, (ii) catering staff and (iii) civilian personnel.
(90323)
603
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to inform Armed Forces personnel of the nearest recycling facilities to their accommodation.
(90324)
604
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps have been taken to address energy waste through lack of insulation in departmental properties.
(90325)
605
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flights were taken by Ministers and officials in his Department on departmental business in each of the past 12 months.
(90326)
606
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the merits of converting departmental vehicles to liquefied petroleum gas.
(90327)
607
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to promote Fair Trade products in departmental catering establishments.
(90328)
608
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to source local products for use in departmental catering establishments (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(90329)
609
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th July 2006, Official Report, column 1945W, on Trident, what the estimated service life is of the Trident warhead pit.
(91341)
610
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has carried out to verify the integrity of software created and tested in the US for the UK shore-based target planning system for Trident.
(91342)
611
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to upgrade the Stronglink and Weaklink safety systems on the Trident warhead.
(91343)
612
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK stockpiles are of (a) Shell 155mm HE ERBS L20 and M58 submunitions, (b) Rocket POD 298mm HE M26 and M26 submunitions, (c) Shell 155mm HE M483 and relevant submunitions, (d) CRV 7 Multi Purpose Sub Munition and (e) B755 Cluster Bombs.
(91442)
613
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evaluation his Department has made of the results of the most recent M85 cluster munition testing in Norway.
(91443)
614
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2006, Official Report, column 1437W, on the Iraq medal, whether journalists and support staff serving in (a) Iraq and (b) other war zones are eligible for the relevant campaign medal; and what the average time taken to award the medal was.
(90529)
615
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers and soldiers have (a) died and (b) collapsed as a result of exertional heat illness since 2000.
(91724)
616
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to conduct inquiries following a non-fatal incident of exertional heat illness; and what the standard procedure is for the follow-up examination of soldiers surviving such an incident.
(91725)
617
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice is given to (a) soldiers, (b) officers, (c) trainers and (d) medics regarding the prevention, recognition and treatment of exertional heat illness.
(91726)
618
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids platform for training Typhoon pilots.
(90381)
619
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the readiness and capability of the Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids platform for training Typhoon pilots.
(90382)
620
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long the Maintenance SIM Trainer for the Typhoon platform has been in development.
(90383)
621
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the Maintenance SIM Trainer for the Typhoon platform.
(90384)
622
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for completion of the Maintenance SIM Trainer for the Typhoon platform.
(90385)
623
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what service records from the Second World War are available to applications made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(90037)
624
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are in place to determine whether service records are made available following an application under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(90038)
625
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications for release of service records from the Second World War his Department has received; and how many such applications resulted in the release of service records in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(90039)
626
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in his Department over the same period.
(92469)
627
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Iranians have been arrested in and around Basra since the end of Saddam Hussein's regime.
(89290)
628
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the General Officer Commanding 2 Division spent on his entertainment budget during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in (a) 2006 and (b) each of the preceding three years.
(89208)
629
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) established and (b) actual strength is of (i) the regular Army and (ii) the Territorial Army, broken down by (A) recruits, (B) trained soldiers and other ranks, (C) senior non-commissioned officers and warrant officers, (D) junior officers Second Lieutenant to Captain and (E) senior officers of Major and above.
(91484)
630
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what grounds the Ministry of Defence Police may begin investigations into employers' financial assistance claims for mobilised reservists.
(91485)
631
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists have been mobilised under the Reserve Forces Act 1994 and served longer than 12 months mobilised service for or in support of (a) Operation TELIC and (b) Operation HERRICK excluding personnel retained on Y list for medical conditions.
(91486)
632
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) established and (b) actual strength is of (i) the Regular Army and (ii) the Territorial Army, broken down by cap badge.
(91487)
633
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) allowance is made in initial training and (b) seniority in rank is granted for previous service when non-commissioned officers below the rank of warrant officer are selected for commissioned service in (i) the Royal Navy, (ii) the Royal Marines, (iii) the British Army and (iv) the Royal Air Force.
[R] (91488)
634
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individuals serving in (a) the regular forces and (b) the reserve forces including volunteer reservists had pay or benefits outstanding (i) for more than three months and (ii) totalling more than £500 in each of the last 10 years.
[R] (91489)
635
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Territorial Army soldiers and (b) other members of the Volunteer Reserve are legally defined as (i) volunteers and (ii) part-time employees.
[R] (91491)
636
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers attending the Operational Training Advisory Group training package for Afghanistan held at Lydd Training Camp between 16th and 21st July were subsequently deployed to Iraq; and what extra theatre-specific training was provided for such soldiers.
(91497)
637
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when 24687829 Cpl Neil Roberts, a constituent of the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes, who was discharged from the 9/12th Lancers on 27th March will be sent his discharge papers and testimonial.
(91832)
638
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that servicemen and women stationed in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq scheduled for UK leave over the Christmas period will be able to travel to the UK as planned.
(92154)
639
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel casualties and injuries have been sustained in Afghanistan in each month since the United Kingdom deployment to that country.
(92165)
640
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bandsmen from the band of the Royal Marines, Dartmouth, were flown from the UK to Baghdad to play at the Senior British Representative's dinner on 5th July; and what the cost was to public funds.
(91383)
641
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel were killed in Iraq on 5th July.
(91419)
642
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who decided to announce the Senior British Military Representative in Iraq's dinner on 5th July at Maude House, Baghdad in the Court and Social column of the Daily Telegraph; and who paid for this announcement.
(91420)
643
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the Senior British Military Representative's dinner on 5th July; and who met the costs.
(91421)
644
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contact with the enemy the convoy escorting the band of the Royal Marines, Dartmouth, encountered on its journey between Baghdad Airport and Maude House and back for their performance at the dinner given by the Senior British Military Representative on 5th July; and whether members of the escort on either journey were (a) killed and (b) wounded.
(91422)
645
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who escorted the band of the Royal Marines, Dartmouth, from Baghdad Airport to Maude House and back for their performance at the dinner on 5th July; and how many soldiers and vehicles were involved in the escort.
(91424)
646
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the bandsmen from the band of the Royal Marines, Dartmouth, who played at the dinner hosted by the Senior British Military Representative on 5th July, undertook other duties whilst in Iraq.
(91425)
647
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether alcohol was consumed at the dinner given by the senior British Military Representative in Iraq on 5th July at Maude House, Baghdad; what the British military policy is on consumption of alcohol whilst on operation; and whether the bandsmen playing at this event were subject to the operational constraints on alcohol consumption.
(91426)
648
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been ajudged to have committed suicide since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(91634)
649
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th November 2005, Official Report, column 915W, on noise-induced hearing loss, how many people are in receipt of war disablement pension due to noise-induced hearing loss.
(89841)
650
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen and women have received an award for noise-induced hearing loss since the introduction of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
(89842)
651
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South of 20th July 2005, Official Report, column 1753W, on health and safety, what estimate he has made of the number of servicemen and women who have experienced hearing loss as a result of their service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(89843)
652
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) wounded, including those treated in the field, since current UK deployments to Afghanistan began.
(92458)
653
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what opportunity British military personnel serving at the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force were given to see the recent Contractor Supported Assistance show.
(92491)
654
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Hercules aircraft have been fitted with flame retardent materials since May.
(92511)
655
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the location of new super-garrisons.
(92512)
656
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the supply of ammunition to combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(92513)
657
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British Military personnel are serving at the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force.
(92519)
658
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what departmental procedures are in place to encourage staff to apply for secondments to the (a) United Nations and (b) World Bank; and how many (i) applicants and (ii) successful applicants have been women in the last three years.
(91349)
659
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91921)
660
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Deaprtment on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91922)
661
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trainees are employed on its construction contracts.
(89211)
662
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many corporate purchasing cards have been issued by his Department; and what savings have been achieved as a result of their introduction.
(92613)
663
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how often RAF fighters have been scrambled in the last 12 months to intercept civilian aircraft in UK airspace; on how many of those occasions the intercept has taken place before the civilian aircraft reached major built up areas; and if he will make a statement.
(89850)
664
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) diary commitments and (b) travel arrangements were for the Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans for the week beginning Sunday 3rd September.
(92668)
665
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what understanding his Department had with the Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans about how he would travel from his holiday in Scotland to his official engagements on Wednesday 6th September.
(92669)
666
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89560)
667
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from military establishments (a) in the UK and (b) based abroad in each year since 1997.
(89561)
668
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89562)
669
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement.
(89563)
670
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89564)
671
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.
(89565)
672
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89566)
673
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which his Department provides for its employees.
(89567)
674
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of the UK's involvement in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Response Force in (a) 2006 to date and (b) each of the last three years.
(89568)
675
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what units are assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Response Force.
(89569)
676
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of maintaining British units in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Response Force will be in the next five years.
(89570)
677
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what British units will be in active rotation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Response Force starting in October 2006 and in future years.
(89571)
678
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90053)
679
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on human rights abuses in Basra.
(91456)
680
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what extent British Royal Military Police and Army personnel are embedded with police units in southern Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(91457)
681
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on British involvement in setting up the Police Intelligence Unit in Iraq in 2003.
(91458)
682
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how British Armed Forces personnel are overseeing the Police Intelligence units at their new offices in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(91459)
683
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what charges have been brought against suspects detained by British forces in Basra in 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(91460)
684
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the investigations being carried out by the Royal Military Police into sectarian violence in Basra.
(91461)
685
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what investigations are taking place into extrajudicial assassinations in Basra; and how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions have resulted from such investigations.
(91462)
686
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many international police trainers there are at the Joint Training Academy in Basra; and if he will make a statement.
(91463)
687
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken to remove the influence of sectarian political parties from the Basra Police Service.
(91464)
688
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken to prevent extra-judicial killings in Basra; and if he will make a statement.
(91465)
689
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any of the people whose names have been supplied by British intelligence agents to personnel in the Basra Police Service have subsequently been murdered.
(91466)
690
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British intelligence agents have supplied lists of suspects to personnel in the Basra Police.
(91467)
691
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British intelligence agents have been based at the Jamiyat Police Station in Basra.
(91468)
692
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid to RAF personnel stationed in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) elsewhere through the Joint Personnel Administration system.
(91622)
693
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the proposed rollout of the Joint Personnel Administration system to all armed forces personnel.
(91626)
694
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints he received from RAF personnel stationed in Afghanistan about the Joint Personnel Administration system in (a) April, (b) May, (c) June and (d) July.
(91627)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
695
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the new Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is a Government Department in its own right.
(90312)
696
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many full-time equivalent staff work in his Office.
(90498)
697
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which other Government departments are providing administrative and policy support to his new office; and how many full-time equivalent civil servants are providing such support.
(90502)
698
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many full-time equivalent staff provide support to his special advisers.
(91324)
699
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to deputise for the Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement.
(89658)
700
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to visit foreign countries in the next 12 months.
(89659)
701
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost of his airfare for his recent visit to Finland was; with which airline he flew; how many officials accompanied him; and what the total cost to public funds was of the visitors (a) including and (b) excluding staff costs.
(89671)
702
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his flat in Admiralty House has ancillary staff paid for from public funds; and what the (a) notional monthly market rent and (b) estimated capital value of the flat is.
(89785)
703
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what Government-owned works of art are located in his flat in Admiralty House.
(89786)
704
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the floor area is of his flat in Admiralty House.
(89800)
705
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what minor works took place on his flat in Admiralty House in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(89801)
706
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether public funds were used to provide him with transport during his recent visit to an American ranch; which public officials accompanied him; whether he was covered by insurance at public cost; whether he was briefed by officials; and if he will make a statement.
(90530)
707
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the gifts he has received in an official capacity that he (a) has and (b) has not retained since the last register of his Department's Donated Asset Reserve.
(90534)
708
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his function and powers will be during the period for which he will assume the Prime Minister's responsibilities.
(90543)
709
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what access he will have to nuclear strike command powers during the period for which he will assume the Prime Minister's responsibilities; what the procedure is for the release of the codes thereof; and what the chain of command will be.
(90544)
710
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what gifts he has given to overseas dignitaries at public cost since becoming Deputy Prime Minister; and what the value of each was.
(90285)
711
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list for 2001-02 and each subsequent finacial year the amount spent by his Office in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) himself, (B) staff and (C) other persons.
(91909)
712
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the amount spent by =his-her =Office on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office for 2001-02 and each subsequent financial year.
(91910)
713
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what meetings he has had with property developer Johnny Gallagher since 1997.
(92283)
714
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) hospitality and (b) gifts he received in relation to his visit to the Mipim property development conference in Cannes in 2005.
(92284)
715
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Office makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Office's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90060)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
716
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the owners of all private finance initiative schools.
(91953)
717
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much made from the private finance initiative consortium selling equity stakes has been passed on to the local education authorities from private finance initiative schools.
(91954)
718
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to make special educational needs training modules compulsory at initial teacher training level.
(90240)
719
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the implications of the introduction of educational maintenance allowance for recruitment and outcomes for entry to employment learners.
(91713)
720
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many courses have had funding withdrawn by the Higher Education Funding Council for England on grounds of a lack of vocational focus in each of the last five years for which records are available; and how many of these courses were specifically offered to disabled people.
(92052)
721
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the School Food Trust.
(89222)
722
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the designation of a school as a specialist science school on the numbers of pupils undertaking A-levels in science subjects.
(89228)
723
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many statements of special educational needs have been issued in England in each of the last five years.
(91513)
724
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children excluded from school were subsequently taken into local authority care in each of the last five years.
(90087)
725
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children (a) excluded from school and (b) in local authority care who (i) become prostitutes and (ii) go into prison.
(90088)
726
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that more pupils achieve grade C or above in English and mathematics at GCSE level.
(91876)
727
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more young people to study science and technology to A-Level and degree level.
(92006)
728
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on (i) the level of teenage pregnancies and (ii) attitudes to abortion within the black and minority ethnic population; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies in the black and minority ethnic population.
(89502)
729
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) mean and (b) median costs were of educating a child who was (i) in local authority care and (ii) in prison in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(89493)
730
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pensioners in (a) England and (b) each local authority took advantage of the concession for subsidised further education courses in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(91696)
731
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children received special educational needs statements in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(90025)
732
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school leavers went on to higher education in each constituency in each of the last five years.
(92494)
733
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school leavers in Hornsey and Wood Green went on to (a) higher education, (b) university and (c) further vocational education in each of the last five years.
(92495)
734
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria and guidelines are used when choosing sponsors for city academies.
(92496)
735
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the evaluation of the pilot phonics scheme announced on 26th July 2005 included a comparison of the effectiveness of alternative interventions.
(92280)
736
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the evaluation of the pilot phonics scheme announced on 26th July 2005 included the use of standardised reading and spelling tests.
(92281)
737
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the pilot phonics scheme announced on 26th July 2005.
(92282)
738
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he has taken to investigate Medfield College of Higher Education's teaching of Islam; and if he will make a statement.
(90134)
739
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the number of students in full-time higher education who are in paid employment, broken down by industry sector.
(92063)
740
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many existing accounts at the Student Loans Company have been found to be non-compliant in relation to loan repayments.
(92066)
741
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures are in place to identify non-payment of loan repayments due to the Student Loans Company.
(92067)
742
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people owe money to the Student Loans Company, broken down by those who owe (a) £1,000-£3,000, (b) £3,001-£6,000, (c) £6,001-£10,000, (d) £10,001-£15,000 and (e) over £15,001.
(92068)
743
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people owe money to the Student Loans Company, broken down by (a) those due to repay, (b) those with deferred repayments and (c) those not in repayment.
(92069)
744
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the outstanding loan balance is at the Student Loans Company, broken down by (a) public debt amounts and (b) non-public debt amounts.
(92070)
745
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment has been made of the impact of statutory housing overcrowding on the educational attainment of children at GCSE level.
(92072)
746
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average salary is of a (a) secondary school deputy head, (b) secondary school head, (c) primary school head and (d) primary school deputy head, broken down by region.
(90096)
747
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make it his policy to retain the requirement for fieldwork as part of the course for A level Geography; and if he will make a statement.
(92042)
748
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library the latest compendium providing budgetary breakdowns for projects funded by DG Education and Culture in the UK.
(90525)
749
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total cost arising from students dropping out of higher education without completing courses was in each of the last five years.
(90532)
750
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, which 10 applications are pending; and for what reasons each sale is being proposed.
(90535)
751
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, in how many cases selling the playing fields left the establishment without a playing field.
(90536)
752
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how much was raised; and how much went to the schools concerned.
(90537)
753
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how many of the playing fields were in urban areas.
(90538)
754
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, for what reasons sales were (a) rejected and (b) withdrawn.
(90539)
755
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how many of the closing schools were being merged; and how many merged schools received the monies raised by the sales of the playing fields.
(90540)
756
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) decisions, (b) notifications, (c) communications, (d) directives and (e) European Court of Justice court rulings his Department received from the appropriate agencies in the period 25th June to 25th July 2006.
(90541)
757
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what intervention measures are in place to support secondary school pupils identified by education services as being at high risk of becoming socially excluded or engaging in anti-social behaviour when they leave school.
(92430)
758
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the extended schools programme in Gravesham.
(92432)
759
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children are being funded for free nursery school places in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent.
(92433)
760
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total amount of funding paid from central government to local authorities per child that attends a free nursery school place in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent was in the last period for which figures are available.
(92434)
761
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mainstream schools did not have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in post on 1st September in (a) Gravesham, (b) Kent and (c) England.
(92435)
762
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of mainstream school pupils have a statement of educational needs in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent.
(92436)
763
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance has been made available to Kent County Council to enable the introduction of guidelines on meals for pupils.
(92516)
764
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding is paid to nursery settings by local authorities per child that attends a free place at nursery school in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent.
(92517)
765
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) disabled students and (b) students with severe learning disabilities entered higher education in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(91686)
766
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92184)
767
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average level of debt with which a student enrolling on a three year course at a higher education institution in 2006 will graduate.
(91328)
768
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in implementing the proposals contained within the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014: Next Steps; and if he will make a statement.
(91329)
769
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's budget for 2005-06 was spent on administration costs.
(91330)
770
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much it cost to administer the Research Assessment Exercise in the last year for which figures are available.
(91331)
771
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on administration costs of changing to a metrics-based Research Assessment Exercise.
(91332)
772
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of AimHigher's budget was spent on administration costs in 2005-06.
(91335)
773
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with universities concerning reform of the Research Assessment Exercise.
(91336)
774
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will reply to the letter of 27th June 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr S. Ala-ud-Din.
(92058)
775
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will reply to the letter of 13th July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs K. Wilson.
(92062)
776
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what account is taken of students with Asperger's syndrome when funding is allocated to local education authorities.
(92195)
777
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate funding for adult fitness classes in colleges.
(92402)
778
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on his plans to implement a new method of research funding for universities; and whom he has consulted thereon.
(89916)
779
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of children living with parents who misuse alcohol; and if he will make a statement.
(91983)
780
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in his Department over the same period.
(92468)
781
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people claimed education maintenance allowance in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England in 2005.
(91490)
782
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of students at age 14 have taken up a foreign language at Putteridge High School in Luton.
(91658)
783
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 13th September 2006, Official Report, column 2387W, on schoolchildren (Bristol), what the figures were in 1997.
(92342)
784
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that statistics are collected by sex, ethnicity, location and severity of their needs on (a) pupils with statements and (b) pupils with special educational needs but without statements.
(90266)
785
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding and assistance out of public funds is given to law students to enable them to complete a legal practice course.
(90267)
786
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been made available to schools to provide for in-service training on special educational needs in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement on his policy on this issue.
(90269)
787
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of schools have special educational needs co-ordinators; and how many of these are qualified teachers.
(90270)
788
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to ensure that special educational needs training modules which are being piloted at initial teacher training level are available at all higher education institutions in England.
(90271)
789
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school-aged children have had a dual placement in both a special school and a mainstream school in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(90278)
790
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) information gathering and (b) other actions his Department is taking to inform the production of the report on progress towards disability equality within the education and skills policy sectors.
(91996)
791
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether he has made an assessment of which policy areas will be considered in his report on progress towards disability equality within the education and skills sector.
(91997)
792
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how disabled people were involved in the production of his Department's disability equality scheme.
(91998)
793
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he plans to publish the disability equality scheme for his Department; and in what formats.
(91999)
794
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether a full regulatory impact assessment, including an assessment of the impact on private and voluntary nursery providers, has been carried out for the Code of Practice on the Provision of Free Nursery Education Places for Three-and Four-Year-Olds which came into force on 1st April 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(91819)
795
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which schools the teaching packs, 9/11 The Main Chance, have been distributed.
(90112)
796
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many disabled students have dropped out of higher education before completion of their course in the last five years.
(90228)
797
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information is collected on the number of disabled students dropping out of university.
(90229)
798
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his Department has had on measures to tackle obesity amongst children through (i) better diet and (ii) exercise in schools.
(90080)
799
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is offered to (a) local education authorities and (b) head teachers on dealing with children with emotional and behavioural disorders.
(92233)
800
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures are in place to ensure children with emotional and behavioural disorders are taught in an environment suitable for their condition.
(92234)
801
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in each local education authority area, diagnosed with emotional and behavioural disorders were being taught in a mainstream educational facility in the last period for which figures are available.
(92235)
802
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding was made available in each local education authority area, for each child at facilities for those with emotional and behavioural disorders in England in the last period for which figures are available.
(92236)
803
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many places in each local education authority area were available for children with emotional and behaviour disorders in England in the last period for which figures are available.
(92237)
804
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what educational programmes and materials on the dangers of carrying illegal knives he has made available to schools.
(89328)
805
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have been (a) abused and (b) killed whilst under the care of or after the engagement of the duty of care of the social services in each year since 2001.
(91576)
806
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91923)
807
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by his Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91924)
808
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance for (a) further education and (b) life long learning is available for people over 55 years of age who have (i) been made redundant and (ii) been redundant for more than one year.
(89298)
809
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children in the East Riding of Yorkshire have been taught at least one foreign language in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement.
(89260)
810
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mixed year groups there were in schools in (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Education Authority area and (b) in England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(91396)
811
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mixed year group classes there were in schools in (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Education Authority area and (b) in England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(91397)
812
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much capital funding has been allocated to (a) Hull Local Education Authority and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire Local Education Authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(91880)
813
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in (a) Hull Local Education Authority and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire Local Education Authority have received funding for capital projects in each year since 1997; how much was allocated, and for what purpose, in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(91881)
814
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of newly qualified teachers have entered the fee paying sector after qualifying each year for the past three years.
(89242)
815
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) academies and (b) fee-paying schools contribute to the teachers' pension scheme; and whether they are subject to the rules relating to increases in salary during the final years before retirement that apply to maintained schools.
(89243)
816
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many institutions in England offer accredited Newly Qualified Teacher courses; and how many places are available on each course.
(90010)
817
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications have been made to Newly Qualified Teacher courses in each year since 1999; and how many of these applications have been successful.
(90011)
818
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers who qualified overseas are working in schools in England; and how many of these will be required to enrol on a Newly Qualified Teacher course this September if they are to continue teaching.
(90012)
819
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of applications which will be made to Newly Qualified Teacher courses for entry in September from teachers trained (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(90013)
820
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many black (a) male and (b) female pupils were excluded (i) temporarily and (ii) permanently from a maintained secondary school in each of the last five years.
(91747)
821
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department records the religious denominations of (a) teachers and staff and (b) pupils in (i) faith and (ii) non-faith schools.
(91748)
822
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mature entrants there have been to the teaching profession for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(91962)
823
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mature entrants to the teaching profession have sought to transfer their existing occupational and private pension funds into the Teachers' Pension Scheme in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(91963)
824
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list those pension schemes that have refused to sign an indemnity provided by the Teachers' Pension Scheme when their members have sought to transfer their pension funds into the Teachers' Pension Scheme upon entering the teaching profession.
(91964)
825
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list those pension schemes that have agreed to sign an indemnity provided by the Teachers' Pension Scheme when their members have sought to transfer their pension funds into the Teachers Pension Scheme upon entering the teaching profession.
(91965)
826
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date work on the Curriculum Online website began; and on what date it received its first hit.
(91366)
827
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what contracts and sub-contracts were awarded to set up and maintain Curriculum Online; and what the (a) value and (b) duration was in each case.
(91367)
828
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) set up costs were and (b) maintenance costs are of Curriculum Online.
(91368)
829
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many hits Curriculum Online has received since its commencement; and if he will make a statement.
(91369)
830
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many newly-qualified teachers have been given a probationary teaching post in each of the last five years; how many of these teachers have completed their probationary years successfully in each year; how many have gone on to find permanent jobs with (a) the education authority with which they were initially placed and (b) with another authority; how many have found permanent employment in teaching after a period of (i) unemployment, (ii) supply teaching and (iii) other employment; and how many have failed to find permanent teaching posts.
(89528)
831
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89529)
832
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.
(89530)
833
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89531)
834
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which his Department provides for its employees.
(89532)
835
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many foreign teachers, excluding language assistants, are working in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by (i) nationality and (ii) local authority area.
(89548)
836
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many educational premises have been declared unfit for use since 1997.
(89549)
837
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89550)
838
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89551)
839
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement.
(89554)
840
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many headteacher posts are shared between schools, broken down by local authority area.
(89555)
841
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers failed to secure permanent posts for the 2006-07 school year following their probationary period.
(89556)
842
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of working days were missed by teachers because of stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by local authority area.
(89557)
843
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost of sickness pay to teachers was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(89558)
844
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have retired on grounds of stress-related illness in each of the last three years.
(89559)
845
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Stroud of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1356W, on Connexions, how much of the remaining budget for the Connexions card payable to Capita under the contract ending in December 2008 his Department expects to recoup following the ending of the scheme.
(90345)
846
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90065)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
847
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) budget allocation and (b) actual expenditure of the Rural Payments Agency was in each year since 2000.
(91301)
848
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th September 2006, Official Report, column 2259W, on Natural England, what the (a) original and (b) revised 2006-07 budget agreed for Natural England was; and what plans he has for the 2007-08 budget.
(91786)
849
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what legislation local authorities can require householders to separate household rubbish into different categories for collection; and if he will make a statement.
(89682)
850
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities in England operate a compulsory recycling scheme; when each came into force; how much each local authority raised by using compulsory recycling in each year since its scheme came into force; and if he will make a statement.
(89683)
851
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has given to local authorities on the public health implications of requiring households in areas with a compulsory recycling scheme to store waste food separately before it is collected; and if he will make a statement.
(89684)
852
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports his Department has commissioned in the last two years relating to waste management in London; and at what cost.
(91959)
853
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what resources he is making available for the dedicated London Waste Infrastructure Development Programme announced in July in the Greater London Authority: The Government's Final Proposals for Additional Powers and Responsibilities for the Mayor and Assembly.
(91960)
854
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his specific proposals for waste management in London announced in July were one of the options in the original consultation document on new powers for the Greater London Authority; and if so, who supported them.
(91961)
855
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate (a) the average amount of compensation under the farm payments scheme which will be paid to farmers who cease growing sugar beet and (b) the number of farmers he expects to stop growing sugar beet in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.
(89192)
856
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid in fees to external consultants working on the amalgamation of English Nature, the Rural Development Service and the Countryside Agency; and from which budget the payments are made.
(90336)
857
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to complete and publish its major review of waste strategy.
(91633)
858
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department will publish the findings of the Waste Strategy Review.
(92051)
859
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Waste Strategy review will be published.
(92660)
860
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what evidence the new guidelines on the safe distances between GM crops and to non-GM crops were based.
(89189)
861
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities in England do not provide doorstep recycling programmes.
(89195)
862
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards achieving the 45 per cent. recycling target set for 2015.
(89259)
863
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what precautionary protective measures have been taken to secure food stocks against an agro-terrorist attack.
(92389)
864
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to respond to the recommendations of the Committee on Radioactive Waste; and which bodies he is consulting in preparing his response.
(92423)
865
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress made in developing a carbon fund for Africa.
(92476)
866
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the EU Farm Commissioner in extending voluntary modulation.
(89640)
867
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account he will take of the results from the Citizens Jury run as part of the recent consultation on a new strategy for bovine TB.
(89696)
868
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of reducing the number of media advisers in his Department.
(91399)
869
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration his Department is giving to issuing a set of maps containing all the land farmed as of 15th May 2006 to all farmers to enable them to cross reference their own records with those of the Rural Payments Agency.
(92259)
870
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the study of technologies for biological containment of GM and non-GM crops funded by his Department.
(89939)
871
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the study evaluating the environmental impact of crop production practice conducted by Rohamsted Research on behalf of his Department.
(89940)
872
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) consultations and (b) government-funded studies related to GM crops are underway.
(89941)
873
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on research into genetically modified crops in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) project and (b) funding stream; and how much it plans to spend over the next three years in each case.
(89961)
874
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many representations his Department has received on the potential environmental impact of genetically modified crops in each of the last three years for which figures are available from (a) biotechnology companies, (b) environmental groups, (c) individual experts, (d) representatives of research institutes and universities and (e) members of the public.
(89971)
875
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with which (a) representative groups and (b) non-governmental organisations the Department has planned meetings during the consultation period on genetically modified coexistence measures.
(89973)
876
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria were used by his Department to compile the list of organisations and people to be consulted as part of its consultation on coexistence of genetically modified crops.
(89974)
877
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006 to the hon. Member for Stroud, Official Report, column 1858W, on veterinary practices, what assessment he has made of the link between client farm incomes and the success of large animal practices.
(90084)
878
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the distance needed to separate GM and non-GM oilseed rape to avoid contamination.
(90214)
879
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role views submitted by members of the public to his Department's consultation on GM crop co-existence will play in the decision-making process following the consultation period.
(90215)
880
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for consultation on the co-existence of GM crops in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.
(90216)
881
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with colleagues in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland on a co-ordinated approach to creating a timetable for implementing measures for the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops.
(90217)
882
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's definition is of adventitious and technically unavoidable in the context of the legal threshold for contamination for GM co-existence measures.
(90218)
883
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the carbon dioxide emissions were per capita for (a) all African countries, (b) all EU countries and (c) all G8 countries in each year since 1997.
(90219)
884
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice his Department has received regarding the potential costs and burdens to farmers if a detailed GM crop register was established in the United Kingdom.
(90519)
885
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings his Department has had with the Mayor of London in relation to London's sewage system; when those meetings took place; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of those meetings.
(91811)
886
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received, and when, from the Mayor of London regarding investment to modernise London's sewage system.
(91812)
887
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to reach a decision regarding the proposed Tideway sewage scheme.
(91813)
888
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much sewage has entered the River Thames via storm overflows in each month since 2003.
(91814)
889
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to assess the amount of sewage entering the River Thames via storm overflows.
(91815)
890
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the public health risk posed by sewage entering the River Thames.
(92112)
891
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimates his Department has made of the number of fish killed by sewage entering the River Thames; and what assessment the Department has made of the broader environmental impact of such sewage.
(92113)
892
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on special protection areas.
(89636)
893
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) district and (b) unitary councils are in each special protection area in England.
(89792)
894
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of Process Guidance Note 5/2 (04) on local authority crematorium fees.
(89793)
895
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contracts his Department has entered into with (a) Infoterra Ltd and (b) BlueSky International Ltd since 1997.
(89794)
896
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his assessment is of the changes in future risk of flooding in Gloucestershire from (a) the Severn and (b) the Wye as a result of (i) human impact on the physical environment and (ii) climate change.
(90179)
897
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided to the Environment Agency for flood protection in each of the past five years; and what funding will be provided in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(90181)
898
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on access rights to the UK market of New Zealand butter; what the legal basis is for preventing its importation; and what obligations in respect of such imports arise from (a) the UK accession talks and (b) associated ministerial guarantees.
(90527)
899
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Trade and Industry on emission reduction scenarios.
(92501)
900
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on the UK's commitment to the next stage of the Kyoto protocol.
(92518)
901
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 713W, on environmental directives, which environmental directives were agreed and published between May 1997 and the formation of his Department; what the transposition date is of each; whether they have been transposed; and which Government department is responsible for monitoring UK compliance.
(90207)
902
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate the cost to the Environment Agency of the exemption given to the policy of full cost recovery for regulation to farming.
(90448)
903
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the budget of the Environment Agency was in the last 10 financial years in real terms (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) grant-in-aid from Government, (ii) funding for flood defences and (iii) grant-in-aid from Government excluding flood defences.
(90463)
904
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92189)
905
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken by his Department to prevent the sale of meat from animals which have been fed soya grown in former rainforest areas.
(92091)
906
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that where animals are abandoned as a result of their owners being jailed, the welfare of the animals themselves is safeguarded.
(92096)
907
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter dated 12th May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms C. Greenaazeh.
(89734)
908
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 2nd August from the Right hon. member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. K Starkie.
(91773)
909
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter of 21st July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr D. I. Ford.
(92056)
910
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter of 12th May 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mrs C. Greenhaligh.
(92061)
911
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of pollution involving raw sewage being found on or near a beach around the English coast have occurred since 2001; if he will list the areas so affected; what action is being taken to eliminate such occurrences; and if he will make a statement.
(91836)
912
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in his Department over the same period.
(92467)
913
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of air quality in Milton Keynes in each year between 1997 and 2005.
(91496)
914
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen the rules and regulations regarding the growing of genetically modified crops in the United Kingdom.
(91656)
915
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the results from last year's genetically modified crop public consultation are incorporated into Government policy regarding the growing of genetically modified crops.
(91657)
916
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide installation grants to promote the use of gas-powered domestic tumble dryers.
(91544)
917
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the carbon emissions of (a) electrically-powered domestic tumble dryers and (b) gas-powered domestic tumble dryers.
(91545)
918
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the threat of disease to the horse chestnut tree species; and what steps are being taken to combat it.
(92427)
919
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd March 2006, Official Report, column 439W, on departmental offices (Guildford), whether a recommendation has been made to the Management Board on the review of the offices at Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford; and when he expects a decision to be made by the Management Board on the future of the Guildford site.
(91807)
920
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 8th February 2006, Official Report, columns 1285-86W, on departmental transport, if he will instruct his Department to take further steps to stop staff and contractors parking off-site on nearby residential roads, especially Down Road, Daryngton Drive and Carroll Avenue.
(91808)
921
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of commercial plastic used in England which could be recycled but that is currently not; what plans his Department has for the recycling of plastic other than bottles in England; and if he will make a statement.
(92394)
922
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to Natural England's budget on its ability to meet its biodiversity conservation obligations.
(91538)
923
Mr Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that contract conditions for government procurement of timber adequately cover plywood used in government refurbishment contracts; and if he will make a statement.
(92628)
924
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provision has been made to protect the welfare of greyhounds; what estimate he has made of the number of greyhounds that disappear each year; and what measures are in place to ensure that greyhounds are not (a) destroyed and (b) abandoned after they are no longer able to race.
(92086)
925
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any of his Department's Public Service Agreement targets have been withdrawn in the last three years.
(89943)
926
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average market valuations used in cattle compensation tables have been over the last six months.
(92338)
927
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional costs the Government (a) has incurred and (b) is projected to incur as a result of missing the 30th June deadline for single farm payments.
(92339)
928
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what areas of his Department's budget are being reduced in 2006-07.
(92340)
929
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what resources will be available to the body responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(91520)
930
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what rules govern the practice of ship-to-ship oil transfer in UK waters.
(90365)
931
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many copies of his speech at the Royal Show on 3rd July were distributed by post; and what was the total cost of this initiative.
(92456)
932
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to establish regulatory criteria for the levels of asbestos that may exist in soil; what response he has made to the Atkins report on Spodden Valley asbestos contamination; and if he will make a statement.
(89851)
933
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed penalty notices for noise nuisance have been issued in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority area.
(89338)
934
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of illegal tree felling Forest Enterprise has passed to the prosecuting authorities in each of the last five years, broken down by forestry district.
(89362)
935
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of illegal tree felling have been prosecuted by the prosecuting authorities in each of the last five years, broken down by forestry district and what sentence was imposed in each case in which all proceedings are complete.
(89363)
936
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many offences under Part 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (a) were reported to the prosecuting authorities, (b) were prosecuted and (c) resulted in convictions in each of the last five years.
(89364)
937
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff there were in the Sea Fish Industry Authority in each of the past five years.
(89809)
938
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on future projected staffing levels at the Sea Fish Industry Authority.
(89810)
939
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on single farm payments, when Single Payment Scheme details of (a) the number of payments made, (b) the number of outstanding payments, (c) the value of payments made and (d) the value of outstanding payments in England up to 30th June 2006 are expected to be published.
(89386)
940
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on single farm payments, what the total value is of single farm payments which (a) have been made and (b) are outstanding, broken down by English region.
(89387)
941
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91925)
942
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by his Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91926)
943
Mr Andrew Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on research into means of nuclear waste disposal in the last 12 months.
(90209)
944
Mr Andrew Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to put solar panels on Government property.
(91321)
945
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1299W, on gamebirds, what the definition used by his Department for each production type listed is.
(91718)
946
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2006, Official Report, column 1299W, on gamebirds, what assessment he has made of the reason for the difference between the number of (a) pheasants and (b) partridges (i) reared for shooting and (ii) released for shooting.
(91719)
947
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many establishments are registered for the annual release of (a) 10,000, (b) 25,000, (c) 50,000, (d) 75,000 and (e) 100,000 partridges.
(92150)
948
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many establishments are registered for the annual rearing of (a) 10,000, (b) 25,000, (c) 50,000, (d) 100,000, (e) 150,000 and (f) 200,000 partridges.
(92151)
949
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many establishments are registered for the annual release of (a) 10,000, (b) 20,000, (c) 30,000, (d) 40,000 and (e) 50,000 pheasants.
(92152)
950
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many establishments are registered for the annual rearing of (a) 50,000, (b) 100,000, (c) 200,000, (d) 300,000, (e) 400,000 and (f) 500,000 pheasants.
(92153)
951
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will reply to the letter of 6th April from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire which was transferred to his Department from the Department of Trade and Industry.
(90001)
952
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of rural watercourses in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(89662)
953
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure proper maintenance of rural watercourses; and if he will make a statement.
(89663)
954
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the economic and social significance to rural communities of watercourses; and if he will make a statement.
(89667)
955
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on the numbers of walkers in the countryside.
(90221)
956
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department is undertaking into the environmental impact of a general right to roam on coastal areas, with particular reference to wetlands.
(90224)
957
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many brain stem samples in each licensed over 30 month slaughterhouse have been rejected for testing because of damage during removal since the lifting of the over 30 month bovines ban.
(91384)
958
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many over 30 month (OTM) bovines have been slaughtered for human consumption in each licensed OTM slaughterhouse since the lifting of the ban on bovines aged over 30 months entering the human food chain.
(91385)
959
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what security is provided for brain stem samples, taken under the sampling procedures in place since the removal of the over 30 month bovines ban, in the time between sampling and despatch to the testing laboratory.
(91386)
960
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the brain stem sampling process, in place since the removal of the over 30 month bovines ban, is supervised by the Meat Hygiene Service.
(91387)
961
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which agency is responsible for carrying out and collecting brain stem samples under the sampling procedures introduced following the lifting of the ban on over 30 month bovines entering the human food chain.
(91388)
962
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans there are for the future use of meat hygiene inspectors contracted by his Department to work with the Meat Hygiene Service in the supervision and collection of brain stem samples and the removal of spinal columns from over thirty month bovine meat.
(91432)
963
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what other duties meat hygiene inspectors contracted by his Department undertake in addition to the production and supervision of brain stem samples and spinal column removal before the sale of over thirty month bovine meat.
(91433)
964
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost has been of contracting meat hygiene inspectors to work with the Meat Hygiene Service to supervise brain stem sampling and spinal column removal before the sale of over thirty month meat in each year since 2001.
(91434)
965
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meat hygiene inspectors have been contracted by his Department to work for the Meat Hygiene Service to supervise brain stem sampling spinal column removal before the sale of over thirty month bovine meat.
(91435)
966
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89594)
967
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89595)
968
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to which forest timber transport infrastructure project which (a) has received and (b) has been approved to receive financial assistance from funds set up by the Government relates; what type of project each is; and how much funding each project has received or been approved to receive.
(89596)
969
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89597)
970
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.
(89598)
971
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on-site.
(89599)
972
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which his Department provides for its employees.
(89600)
973
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement.
(89601)
974
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which copper and zinc compounds defined as hazardous in version 8 of the Health and Safety Executive's Approved Supply List are not currently defined as hazardous by the Environment Agency in its technical guidance WM2.
(89878)
975
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency's technical guidance on hazardous waste definition will be updated to take into account version 8 of the Health and Safety Executive's Approved Supply List.
(89879)
976
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have been brought against firms depositing treated hazardous waste in landfill sites licensed for the disposal of non-hazardous waste in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(89889)
977
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his estimate is of the proportion of treated hazardous waste which has been misclassified as non-hazardous and sent to non-hazardous landfill sites since 1st July 2005.
(89890)
978
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will instruct the Environment Agency to update its technical guidance WM2 to include all compounds listed as hazardous in version 8 of the Health and Safety Executive's Approved Supply List.
(89891)
979
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90066)
980
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact on farmers of rare breed cattle of EU regulations on the sale of meat from animals over 24 months; what recent discussions he has had with farmers of rare breeds on the impact of the regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(91376)
981
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) food security measures and (b) research on priority threat agents against terrorist action in each year since 2000.
(91470)
982
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tap water supplies in England were contaminated with agricultural supplies in each since 2000.
(92649)
983
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage a reduction in the amount of packaging used by supermarkets.
(91340)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
984
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make representations to the United States Administration to request that the sale of arms to the State of Israel approved by the US Congress in 2005 is brought forward; and if she will make a statement.
(89825)
985
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make it Government policy to sell arms to the State of Israel to fight (a) Hezbollah terrorists and (b) other terrorism; and if she will make a statement.
(89826)
986
N
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information she received from the Israeli government in advance of its response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers on 12th July 2006, with particular reference to the bombing of Beirut International Airport.
(91846)
987
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cash equivalent transfer value was of the total accrued pension and related lump sum for Sir Michael Jay as at 31st March; and what this figure was on 28th July.
(89905)
988
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures she is taking to promote democracy and reform in Belarus.
(89253)
989
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is her policy to promote closer relations betwen the UK, European Union and Belarus.
(89254)
990
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the political implications for Belarus were that country to lose its preferential tariff arrangement with the European Union.
(89255)
991
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the evidential basis is for her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), that the internal market has boosted EU gross domestic product by 875 billion euros over 10 years and generated 2.5 million jobs; and if she will make a statement.
(89815)
992
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the evidential basis is for her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), that the Services Directive as agreed in the Competitiveness Council will create 600,000 new jobs and boost wages by 0.5 per cent. across the EU and will add 31 billion euros to EU gross domestic product; and if she will make a statement.
(89816)
993
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), on better regulation, what the Government's position is on European Commission proposals to simplify EU legislation with regard to food packaging; and if she will make a statement.
(89817)
994
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), that reducing regulatory burdens was a key priority for the UK presidency, by how much the regulatory burden of EU legislation on UK business was reduced (a) during the UK presidency and (b) as a result of decisions made during the UK presidency; and if she will make a statement.
(89818)
995
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), which (a) bodies and (b) persons the Government has consulted with regard to proposals dealing with cross-border family maintenance obligations and the law applying to cross-border contactual obligations; and if she will make a statement.
(89819)
996
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), on better regulation, what progress has been made in reducing the regulatory burden on UK business over the past 12 months through better EU regulation; what progress has been made on the simplification of EU legislation; and if she will make a statement.
(89838)
997
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British passport holders, including dual nationality passport holders, she estimates live abroad, broken down by country.
(89285)
998
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on UK policy on the disarming of Hezbollah.
(91769)
999
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on UK policy in dealing with Iran's nuclear plans.
(91771)
1000
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will outline the latest situation regarding British veterans who have been awarded the Malaysian Confrontation Medal by the Malaysian government; whether she expects British veterans will be allowed to wear the medal at commemorations and official events; and if she will make a statement on the status of the medal.
(92671)
1001
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications of the imprisonment of Maman Abou and Omar Keita Lalo for human rights observance in Niger; and what representations she has made to promote freedom of speech in that country.
(92116)
1002
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the passing of the proposed law imposing a prison term for adultery in Cambodia on human rights in that country.
(92117)
1003
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the implications of the executions of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka; and whether these actions can be classified as a war crime.
(92118)
1004
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to uphold the United Nations resolution in relation to Sri Lanka.
(92119)
1005
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representions she has made to Commonwealth (a) countries and (b) organisations to secure a peaceful resolution of the situation in Sri Lanka.
(92120)
1006
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the situation in Sri Lanka and the status of the ceasefire agreement of 2002; and what actions the UK government is taking to ensure that the ceasefire is upheld.
(92121)
1007
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action she is prepared to take to ensure that (a) United Nations and (b) Norwegian monitors continue to work in Sri Lanka.
(92122)
1008
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether President Omar al-Bashir's leave is required for the deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur.
(92123)
1009
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) representations she has made and (b) action she plans to take to gain the consent of the Sudanese government for troops to be depoyed to Darfur.
(92124)
1010
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the success of the drug eradication programme in Colombia; how much funding it received; and whether the drug eradication programme in Afghanistan could be improved by using the same techniques.
(92125)
1011
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has made any representations to the United Nations for it to encourage its members to raise human rights issues with Uzbekistan in (a) trade and (b) other bilateral contacts with that country.
(92126)
1012
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government hopes to achieve in Afghanistan over the next three years; and what yardsticks will be used to assess (a) progress and (b) success.
(92128)
1013
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure co-operation between (a) her Department, (b) the Ministry of Defence and (c) the Department for International Development in tackling the goals agreed in the London Compact.
(92129)
1014
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in stabilising President Karzai's government since the London Compact; and what successful infrastructure building has taken place in Afghanistan since then.
(92131)
1015
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the Japanese government to encourage it to promote human rights amongst its trading partners.
(92132)
1016
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she is planning to make representations to the World Bank arguing that loans should be halted to Chad following the expulsion of Chevron and Petronas.
(92134)
1017
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications of President Deby's decision to expel Chevron and Petronas from Chad.
(92135)
1018
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of refugees who have fled from Zimbabwe to neighbouring states in each of the last six months.
(92136)
1019
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in Afghanistan's Department of Finance in collecting taxes and duties as a result of UK help; and what estimate she has made of how much extra the Afghanistan government has committed to its poverty reduction and growth programme as a result.
(92142)
1020
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of (a) the recent flooding, (b) the cessation of food aid from the Republic of Korea on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; and what representations she has made to the United Nations on this situation.
(92331)
1021
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the current status of the trial of John Taylor is before the International Criminal Court.
(92332)
1022
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support her Department has pledged to support peace talks between Somalia's transitional government and the Council of Islamic Courts.
(92333)
1023
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that Joseph Kony and his supporters are brought before the International Criminal Court.
(92334)
1024
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent truce betweeen the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan government; and what support the Government is prepared to commit to ensuring this truce is maintained.
(92335)
1025
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) recent terrorist attacks in Southern Thailand and (b) security situation in Thailand.
(92336)
1026
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the situation in East Timor following the escape of prisoners including rebel leader Alfredo Reinado; and if she will support Australian efforts to prepare for a new United Nations mission in the country.
(92337)
1027
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her latest assessment is of the willingness of Hamas to move towards meeting the conditions of the international community for donor funding.
(90006)
1028
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK are taking with the United Nations to bring about a cessation of violence in the Middle East.
(90007)
1029
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of actions taken by Iran and Syria in relation to terrorist groups operating against Israel on regional stability and security.
(90008)
1030
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of Bangladesh concerning human rights; and what responses have been received.
(90153)
1031
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arangements are being made for UK observers to be present in Bangladesh during the election period in January 2007.
(90154)
1032
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to enforce United Nations Security Resolution 1559.
(90128)
1033
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with Syria regarding the situation in the Middle East.
(90129)
1034
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK is taking together with the United Nations to bring a cessation of violence in the Middle East and to implement an international peace keeping force to ensure the safety of Israel's northern border.
(90144)
1035
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the actions taken by Iran and Syria to support, fund and arm terrorist groups operating against Israel on regional stability and security.
(89956)
1036
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the situation in Gaza; and what representations the Government has made to the Palestinian President to encourage the release of captured soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit and a cessation of Quassam rocket fire out of the strip.
(89960)
1037
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to the Lebanese government to disarm militias in Lebanon in accordance with UN Resolution 1559.
(90026)
1038
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Sudan on the recent arrest in Torit Ehctein Equatina, Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(89499)
1039
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence she has received on the practice of religious cleansing by Muslim extremists in Northern and Central Nigeria; what recent representations she has made to the federal government on such religious cleansing; and if she will make a statement.
(89500)
1040
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Nigeria on (a) attacks on churches and (b) the role of the Federal Capital Development Authority.
(89501)
1041
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to tackle forced marriages.
(89710)
1042
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the EU position is on impunity for those accused of human rights abuses in Darfur.
(89831)
1043
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she plans to take to try to stabilise the situation in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
(89867)
1044
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Ethiopia on the withdrawal of their troops from Somalia.
(90014)
1045
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, why all references to her concern at the use of Prestwick airport by the US Air Force to supply weapons to the state of Israel made in her speech of 27th July 2006 were removed from the version of that speech as it appeared on her Department's website; by whom the removals were made; and if she will make a statement.
(91526)
1046
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice her Department received on the visit of Delmar Hossein Syeeshi to the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(90132)
1047
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statements in Prospects for the European Union in 2006 (Cm 6896), what discussions she and colleagues have held with the Finnish presidency on (a) the place of freedom, security and justice in the Treaties, (b) the use of passarelle clauses and (c) changes to the decision-making procedures in this policy area; what assessment she has made of the likelihood of the Finnish government bringing forward proposals in this area during their presidency; and if she will make a statement.
(90004)
1048
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the European Union in 2006 (Cm 6896), in what ways the Common Agricultural Policy was simplified (a) during the UK presidency and (b) as a result of decisions made during the UK presidency; what changes to the Common Fisheries Policy have been made in response to the UK's views; and if she will make a statement.
(90005)
1049
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total value was of contracts entered into by her Department with (a) ER consultants and (b) Praesta in each of the last three years; and which Ministers have made use of their services.
(91988)
1050
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the extent of involvement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories by (i) JCB, (ii) Tesco, (iii) Sainsbury, (iv) Waitrose and (v) other UK companies; and if she will make a statement.
(89625)
1051
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of UK obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention as it relates to British companies trading in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
(89626)
1052
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information her Department collects on the operation of UK-based private security companies (a) abroad and (b) in Colombia.
(92103)
1053
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been provided by the UK to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon in each year since 1978.
(90174)
1054
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the effectiveness of the funding provided by the UK to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon since (a) 1978 and (b) since the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.
(90175)
1055
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support she has provided to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon forces other than financial support through the UN.
(90176)
1056
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what rules of engagement UNIFIL forces in Lebanon have; and what role UNIFIL forces have played in the current situation.
(90177)
1057
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the role is of the military officer working in the UN peacekeeping mission in Iraq.
(90180)
1058
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much financial support the UK provides for training to prevent exploitation and sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.
(90183)
1059
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that UNSCR 1612 is effective in preventing the continued recruitment of child soldiers around the world.
(90184)
1060
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what ways the Government works with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to support and enhance the counter-narcotics struggle in Afghanistan.
(90185)
1061
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the links between the Taliban, regional warlords and the opium economy in Afghanistan.
(91782)
1062
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her criteria are for evaluating the success of the UN Democracy Fund agreed at the UN World Summit.
(92345)
1063
Mr Tom Harris (Glasgow South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the threat posed to regional stability by Hezbollah's attacks against Israel; and what measures are available to the international community to enforce resolution 1559 and disarm all Lebanese militia.
(90138)
1064
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the decision by President Hamid Karzai's cabinet in Afghanistan to re-establish the Department of Vice and Virtue; and if she will make a statement.
(89907)
1065
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Afghan President on the appointment processes for the new Cabinet and Supreme Court with particular reference to the inclusion of women.
(89908)
1066
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of governors in Afghanistan are female.
(89909)
1067
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has allocated to the development of women's role in Iraqi society in each year since 2003, broken down by project.
(89910)
1068
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 627W, on Iraq, which areas her Department has identified in which it is possible to raise the awareness of the role of women in Iraqi society.
(89911)
1069
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will impose an arms embargo on Israel.
(90136)
1070
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the United States Administration on ratification of reciprocal extradition arrangements.
(89772)
1071
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the government of the Republic of Ireland in relation to the ratification by the United States of reciprocal extradition arrangements with the UK.
(89773)
1072
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role has been played by each consulate general in the United States in promoting the role of international carbon emissions trading in combating climate change; and with which US states each has been engaged.
(92166)
1073
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to continue to encourarge all parties in Sri Lanka to reach a peaceful settlement.
(91714)
1074
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92180)
1075
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25th July 2006, Official Report, column 1280W, on Israel, in what way the prevailing circumstances have varied over the last nine years; and what alterations there have been in the policy of granting export licences during that time.
(91802)
1076
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 3rd July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs F. Ahmed.
(92057)
1077
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will call for a ceasefire in the Middle East; and if she will make a statement.
(89903)
1078
Barbara Keeley (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her latest assessment is of the threat to Israel of Quassam rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip.
(89947)
1079
Barbara Keeley (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan and (c) Saudi Arabia on the situation in Gaza and Lebanon.
(89948)
1080
Barbara Keeley (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's latest assessment is of how close Iran is to developing nuclear weapons technology.
(89949)
1081
Barbara Keeley (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the relationship between Hezbollah and (a) Hamas, (b) Islamic Jihad and (c) the Al Aqsa Martyrs brigade.
(89950)
1082
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made in respect of the European Union Wine Directive.
(89917)
1083
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in her Department over the same period.
(92466)
1084
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to strengthen the likelihood of free and fair elections in Democratic Republic of Congo.
(91659)
1085
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the South African Government on the Prohibition of Mercenary Activity and Prohibition and Regulation of Certain Activities in the Area of Armed Conflict Bill 2005 on behalf of South African nationals serving in the UK Armed Forces.
(92159)
1086
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps diplomats at the UK Consulate-General in Jerusalem have taken since June 2005 to monitor conditions in the community of Jaggous.
(92361)
1087
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since June 2005 diplomats at the UK Consulate-General in Jerusalem have made representations to the Israeli government regarding conditions in the community of Jaggous.
(92362)
1088
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government has made representations within the last three months to the Israeli government regarding the effect on the community of Jaggous of the erection of the West Bank barrier.
(92363)
1089
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the United States Administration about the operation of US-based websites run by the 32 County Sovereignty Movement; and if she will make a statement.
(91394)
1090
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for a peace settlement with the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda; and if she will make a statement.
(90160)
1091
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the prospects for a sustainable ceasefire in Lebanon; and if she will make a statement.
(90162)
1092
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions have taken place in the EU Council of Ministers on securing an international arms treaty; and if she will make a statement.
(91312)
1093
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many letters and emails have been received by heads of UK missions overseas in the past 12 months; what the average response time has been; and if she will make a statement.
(92167)
1094
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Prince of Wales's visit to India and Pakistan is an official visit in whole or in part.
(92428)
1095
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on effective ways of getting food and other humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe.
(89964)
1096
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with Zimbabwean (a) people, (b) civil organisations and (c) non-governmental organisations to enable her to make an assessment of the impact of (i) inflation, (ii) unemployment and (iii) the forced movement of citizens from informal settlements.
(89965)
1097
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has licensed any companies to import goods from Burma.
(92325)
1098
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers are available to the Government to require disclosure of which companies are importing what goods from Burma.
(92326)
1099
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will require companies importing goods from Burma to label them as such.
(92327)
1100
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the United Nations Advisor on Genocide on whether genocide is being committed in Burma.
(92328)
1101
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken to prevent British dependent territories being used to channel inappropriate investments into Burma.
(92329)
1102
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Norwegian government about the peace process in Sri Lanka.
(89271)
1103
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Sri Lanka about refugees who have fled from the Trincomalee area.
(89272)
1104
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation has been made to express the UK Government's concerns about the unrest that broke out from 22nd July about the water blockade in Vakarai, Sri Lanka.
(91577)
1105
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which embassies use private agencies to process visa applications to visit the UK.
(92304)
1106
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many letters of thanks and approbation have been received regarding the British Embassy in Thailand in the last 12 months.
(92305)
1107
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints have been received about the performance of the British Embassy in Thailand in the last 12 months.
(92306)
1108
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the political situation in Thailand.
(92497)
1109
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the political situation in Hungary.
(92498)
1110
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of the European Constitution.
(92500)
1111
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on democracy in Singapore.
(92503)
1112
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the constitutional status is under the Crown of (a) the Cook Islands, (b) Christmas Island, (c) the Cocos Islands, (d) the Heard and MacDonald Islands, (e) the Coral Sea Islands, (f) Niue and (g) Tokelan.
(89675)
1113
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what departmental procedures are in place to encourage staff to apply for secondments to the (a) United Nations and (b) World Bank; and how many (i) applicants and (ii) successful applicants have been women in the last three years.
(91350)
1114
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Department's gender strategy.
(91351)
1115
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in her dealings with which countries consideration has been given to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
(91352)
1116
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's progress in implementing (a) United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 since its adoption in October 2000 and (b) the Government's Action Plan on Resolution 1325.
(91353)
1117
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the President of Sri Lanka on implementation of the ceasefire agreement.
(91355)
1118
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what controls are in place on the export of arms to Sri Lanka.
(91356)
1119
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91927)
1120
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91928)
1121
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 840W, on Ministerial visits (accommodation), how she ensures that the (a) number of overnight stays, (b) standard of hotel and (c) cost of overnight stays for (i) civil servants, (ii) special advisers and (iii) Ministers complies with the guidelines for her Department's staff.
(89216)
1122
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her latest assessment is of the willingness of Hamas to move towards meeting the conditions of the international community for donor funding.
(90265)
1123
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the project damage assessment database maintained by the European Commission relating to the destruction by Israeli forces of Palestinian infrastructure and facilities financed by the EU and other donors; and what is the total value of the damage listed in the database.
(91957)
1124
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice her Department issued to people travelling to the United States during the heatwave.
(91580)
1125
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement regarding the political situation in Somalia between the government and the Union of Islamic Courts.
(91584)
1126
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what part the Department has played in helping to oversee the reform of childcare as part of the conditions for the entry of Romania into the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(89644)
1127
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the EU has taken to ensure that the Romanian childcare system is functioning properly; and what funding the EU has made available for this.
(89646)
1128
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received from non-government organisations based in Romania responsible for childcare; and if she will make a statement.
(89647)
1129
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms have been put in place by the EU to investigate and report on the implementation of childcare legislation and protection of children's and other human rights in Romania prior to the enlargement of the EU.
(89648)
1130
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research she has conducted on whether there is a link between forced marriages and honour killings; and if she will make a statement.
(89187)
1131
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers she has to declare forced marriages null and void; and if she will make a statement.
(89188)
1132
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89474)
1133
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.
(89475)
1134
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which of her Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89476)
1135
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.
(89477)
1136
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement.
(89478)
1137
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emissions from (a) her Department's buildings in the UK and (b) embassies, consulates and other departmental property based abroad in each year since 1997.
(89479)
1138
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89480)
1139
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of developments in security and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(89483)
1140
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) she, (b) officials in her Department and (c) UK representatives in Turkmenistan have had with members and representatives of the government of Turkmenistan concerning the (i) grounds and (ii) conditions of detention of (A) Amankurban Armanklychev, (B) Ogulsapar Murandova and (C) Sapardurdy Khajiev; and if she will make a statement.
(89484)
1141
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) progress with institution building and (b) growth of civil society in Belarussia under President Alexander Lukashenko; and if she will make a statement.
(89485)
1142
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the progress with the (a) identity scheme and (b) voter registration drives being introduced in Côte d'Ivoire; and if she will make a statement.
(89486)
1143
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the activities of the Young Patriots movement in Cote d'Ivoire and (b) their impact on the stability and re-construction of Cote d'Ivoire; and if she will make a statement.
(89505)
1144
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the progress being made in negotiations between the Prime Minister of Nepal and Maoist rebels; and if she will make a statement.
(89506)
1145
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of recent Islamist attacks in Algeria; and if she will make a statement.
(89507)
1146
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) security situation in Northern Uganda since April 2006 and (b) impact on the security situation of the Ugandan government's plan to replace the army with a civilian police force; and if she will make a statement.
(89508)
1147
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) security, (b) political stability and (c) human rights situation in Chechnya; and if she will make a statement.
(89552)
1148
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the development of the conflict between Colombian rebels and (a) government and (b) paramilitary forces in Colombia during President Alvaro Uribe's first term in office; and if she will make a statement.
(89553)
1149
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the levels of tension between the Tamas and the Guereda people in Chad; and what assessment she has made of the likely impact on (a) central government institutions and (b) the situation in Sudan.
(89713)
1150
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) she has, (b) members of her Department have and (c) UK representatives in Jordan have had with (i) members and representatives of the Jordanian government and (ii) officials of the UN High Commission for Refugees concerning Iranian Kurds in (A) the no-man's land at the Iraq-Jordanian border and (B) the Kawa settlement in northern Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
(89715)
1151
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow's recent statement regarding incursions into Somalian territory by Ethiopian military vehicles; and if she will make a statement.
(89774)
1152
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) she she has, (b) members of her Department have and (c) UK representatives in Addis Ababa have had with members and representatives of the government of Ethiopia regarding reports of an Ethiopian military build-up on the border with Somalia; and if she will make a statement.
(89775)
1153
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the new administration in Mogadishu on the stability in the (a) country and (b) region; and if she will make a statement.
(89776)
1154
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what equipment her Department has (a) misplaced and (b) had stolen in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan in the last three years; and at what estimated cost.
(89777)
1155
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representatives from the UK will be sent to the 2006 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Summit in Riga, Latvia.
(89778)
1156
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Thai authorities about the murder of Kirsty Jones in 2000.
(92239)
1157
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British tourists have been murdered in Thailand in each year since 1997.
(92240)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
1158
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what analysis the Food Standards Agency has undertaken to ascertain the safety of LL601 rice for human consumption.
(92223)
1159
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which 10 primary care organisations had the (a) highest and (b) lowest abortion rates in England per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 years in 2005.
(89678)
1160
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people who were not eligible for free NHS treatment but who received free NHS services in (a) Southend Primary Care Trust, (b) Essex and (c) England in each year since 1997; and what estimate she has made of the costs in each area in each year.
(89679)
1161
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has made an assessment of the likely demand for community hospital beds in (a) Southend Primary Care Trust area and (b) Essex over the next (i) five, (ii) 10, (iii) 15 and (iv) 20 years.
(89680)
1162
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the abortion rate was per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49 years in England in (a) 1976, (b) 1979, (c) 1983, (d) 1987, (e) 1992, (f) 1995, (g) 1996, (h) 1997, (i) 1998, (j) 1999, (k) 2000 and (l) 2001.
(89681)
1163
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many senior positions for gynaecologists have been advertised and filled since January 2005 in NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(89707)
1164
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will bring forward legislation with similar provisions to the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act passed by the United States Senate in July; and if she will make a statement.
(89708)
1165
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by the NHS referring patients to and paying for their treatment in the Priory group of clinics in each of the last five years.
(89291)
1166
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the results of the checks made on the six hospital private finance initiative schemes announced on 19th August to ensure that each scheme offers value for money and is locally affordable.
(91949)
1167
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the owners of all private finance initiative hospitals.
(91950)
1168
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much made from private finance consortiums selling equity stakes has been passed on to public authorities in private finance initiative hospitals.
(91951)
1169
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the termination costs were before and after the refinancing of private finance initiative hospitals.
(91952)
1170
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the procedures for collecting revenue from coroners' referrals to the pathology unit of Birmingham Women's hospital.
(91878)
1171
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the procedures are at Birmingham women's hospital for informing staff members of the allegations made against them when they are suspended from work on disciplinary grounds.
(91879)
1172
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts her Department has entered into with DHL.
(91682)
1173
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation has been undertaken with (a) the public, (b) patients and (b) clinicians by the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust concerning its proposal to switch secondary and tertiary cancer services from the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
(90044)
1174
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions there have been between her Department and the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust concerning the proposal to switch secondary and tertiary cancer services from the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust; and if she will make a statement.
(90045)
1175
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the recruitment of (a) consultant neurologists, (b) specialist nurses and (c) other staff required to implement the national service framework for long-term neurological conditions.
(90046)
1176
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to develop joint working on the implementation of the National Service Framework for Long Term Neurological Conditions and the Long Term Conditions Strategy; and if she will make a statement.
(90047)
1177
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in rolling out the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
(90220)
1178
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations her Department has received on specialist nurse recruitment and retention in the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(92265)
1179
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the neuro-rehabilitation centres in the NHS, broken down by strategic health authority.
(92266)
1180
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners with a specialist interest in neurology are currently employed in the NHS, broken down by primary care trust; and if she will make a statement.
(92267)
1181
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community matrons are in post, broken down by region; and if she will make a statement.
(92268)
1182
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Department of Health has made on the commitment contained in the White Paper, Our health, Our care, Our say to establish an expert carers programme.
(92269)
1183
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the commitment contained in the White Paper, Our health, Our care, Our say, for training all staff who look after people at the end of their lives, will incorporate staff working in care homes.
(92270)
1184
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there will be a formal public consultation on the commitment contained in the White Paper, Our health, Our care, Our say, to provide short-term home-based respite support for carers in crisis or emergency situations.
(92271)
1185
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the requirement for local councils to establish short-term home-based respite support for carers in crisis or emergency situations, as set out in the White Paper, Our health, Our care, Our say, with particular reference to (a) the eligibility criteria, (b) the timescale and (c) the budget for the implementation of this commitment.
(92272)
1186
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with HM Treasury on the proposals contained in the Wanless Social Care Review.
(92273)
1187
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to have a public consultation on the proposals contained in the Wanless Social Care Review; and if she will make a statement.
(92274)
1188
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress her Department's working group on social care funding has made; and if she will make a statement.
(92275)
1189
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pieces of correspondence her Department has received about the availability of drugs for Alzheimer's disease on the NHS since March 2005 from (a) hon. Members, (b) peers and (c) members of the public.
(92276)
1190
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people who will meet the eligibility criteria for NHS continuing healthcare which are set out in the Government's proposals for a new national framework for NHS continuing healthcare.
(92277)
1191
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional resources are being made available to finance the Government's proposals for a national framework for NHS continuing healthcare.
(92278)
1192
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing an accreditation scheme for information providers as set out in the Supporting People with Long Term Conditions to Self Care guide.
(92285)
1193
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in encouraging pilot projects between local authorities and primary care trusts to develop an integrated approach to information as set out in the Our Health Our Care Our Say White Paper; and if she will make a statement.
(92286)
1194
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work is being undertaken with health professionals' organisations to embed self care in core curricula.
(92287)
1195
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work has been undertaken with NHS employers to (a) embed self care in the knowledge and skills framework and (b) embed self care in job descriptions and annual appraisals under Agenda for Change.
(92288)
1196
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action her Department is taking to develop a self care competency framework for NHS staff.
(92289)
1197
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have accessed the Expert Patient Programme in each year since it was established; and if she will make a statement.
(92290)
1198
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals have a specialist falls service.
(92291)
1199
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring her Department is undertaking of the implementation of self care strategies; and if she will make a statement.
(92292)
1200
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the combined algorithm for hospital and community data to be published; and if she will make a statement.
(92293)
1201
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the role of specialist nurses in case management within the NHS and Social Care Conditions Model.
(92294)
1202
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been produced for strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in commissioning services through the NHS and Social Care Conditions Model; and if she will make a statement.
(92295)
1203
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to fund clinical trials on the use of the drug Avastin in treating age-related macular degeneration.
(92296)
1204
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the total NHS budget is spent on (a) neurology and (b) multiple sclerosis services.
(92297)
1205
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that the needs of women with new babies (a) whose command of English is poor, (b) with mental illness or drug misuse and (c) who are from parts of the world where infections such as (i) HIV, (ii) hepatitis B and (iii) syphilis are more prevalent, are not neglected under the choose and book system due to a reduced likelihood of their arranging an appointment for ante-natal care.
(92298)
1206
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of dementia to (a) the NHS and (b) social services departments for (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(92299)
1207
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projections she has made of the number of people with dementia in England in (a) 2010, (b) 2020, (c) 2030, (d) 2040 and (e) 2050.
(92300)
1208
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of staff and infrastructure at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust that will be surplus to requirements following the move of Kingston Hospital NHS Trust patients to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, broken down by (a) clinical staff, (b) nursing staff, (c) scientific and technical staff, (d) diagnostic equipment, (e) treatment equipment and (f) other.
(92301)
1209
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on patient care of proposals of the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust to switch secondary and tertiary cancers services from the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
(92302)
1210
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department made of patient numbers and activity for the purposes of (a) approving and (b) funding the purchase and installation of four new linear accelerators at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust.
(92303)
1211
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 October.
[R] (91833)
1212
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 September.
[R] (91834)
1213
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 September.
[R] (91835)
1214
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has met the Dental Practitioners Association since the introduction of the new NHS dental contract on 1st April; and whether any such meetings are planned.
[R] (92225)
1215
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been made available to NHS practices to purchase automated external defibrillators since the production of the most recent Resuscitation Council guidelines.
[R] (92364)
1216
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the figure of 66 per cent. of capital expenditure for dentists wholly or mainly committed to the NHS was arrived at as the proposed maximum subsidy in Gateway 6844.
(92365)
1217
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines the Department has provided to NHS hospitals in relation to mortuary security; and if she will make a statement.
(91758)
1218
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms the NHS has for communicating (a) problems and (b) incidents at a hospital so that lessons can be learned by all NHS hospitals.
(91759)
1219
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will bring forward proposals to establish a confidential telephone line for NHS staff to report incidents involving (a) actual and (b) potential harm to patients.
(91760)
1220
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents have been recorded of body bags being tampered with by unauthorised personnel in NHS hospital mortuaries in each of the last 10 years.
(91761)
1221
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many break-ins there have been at mortuaries in NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(91762)
1222
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what actions she is taking to (a) standardise patient packs in pharmaceutcal dispensing and (b) permit dispensing pharmacists to make minor adjustments to prescriptions to accommodate the use of standardised packs.
(91709)
1223
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how she will implement the choice agenda in neonatal care.
(91710)
1224
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has for the development of a dedicated 24-hour neonatal transport service in England.
(91711)
1225
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds she has allocated for the training of nurses in neonatal care.
(91712)
1226
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of prescriptions in (a) accident and emergency wards and (b) day surgery were charged for by NHS trusts in 2005-06; whether Ministerial guidance has been issued on the subject; and if she will make a statement.
(90337)
1227
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals have been earmarked to take patients that would previously have been treated at Ravenscourt Park hospital's orthopaedic unit.
(92663)
1228
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were taken into consideration when deciding to close Ravenscourt Park hospital.
(92664)
1229
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made with the implementation of the bowel cancer screening programme since 1st April; what the timetable is for further implementation of the programme; how many people have been screened; and how many people she expects will have the opportunity to undergo screening in the next five years.
(91770)
1230
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the £4.6 billion allocated to the NHS in 2006-07 which will be spent on pay rises for staff.
(89304)
1231
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated for drug rehabilitation centres and courses in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07 in (i) England and (ii) the region of Merseyside; and what the estimate is for 2007-08.
(89305)
1232
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to deal with the local ambulance workers strike in Merseyside and Cheshire.
(89308)
1233
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost is of the pneumococcal vaccination programme.
(89309)
1234
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to protect the elderly and young from heatstroke.
(89319)
1235
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reductions in frontline staff have been made that are attributable to NHS deficits in each of the last three years.
(89185)
1236
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have refused to provide drugs that have been passed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the last 12 months.
(89196)
1237
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the market testing of private finance initiative projects contracted by NHS trusts.
(92390)
1238
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on sexual health services by East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust in each of the last two financial years; and what funding is available in 2006-07 for the provision of sexual health services by the Trust.
(91818)
1239
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on training for physiotherapists in Lancashire in each year since 1995; and how many physiotherapists were trained in Lancashire in each year.
(89884)
1240
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new jobs have been created in physiotherapy in Lancashire in each year since 1995.
(89885)
1241
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physiotherapy graduates on average have worked in the NHS in Lancashire in each year since 1995.
(89886)
1242
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to implement the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on entitlement to psychological therapy.
(92105)
1243
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many years since 1997 the pay settlement for her Department's staff has been implemented later than 1st August; and when she expects to implement the 2006 settlement.
(92192)
1244
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospitals and (b) trusts charge their staff for car parking; what the average cost is to a member of staff per year; and if she will make a statement.
(92202)
1245
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients failed to attend for out-patient admission in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.
(92204)
1246
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the causes for missed appointments in each NHS trust; and what the cost of missed appointments was in each of the last five years.
(92205)
1247
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts the Department has entered into with Reneuron Group plc since 1st January 2005.
(92256)
1248
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations have received grants from the Department relating to stem cell research since May 2005.
(92257)
1249
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on (a) adult and (b) children's social services provision for each providing local authority (i) in total and (ii) per capita in each year for which records are available.
(90247)
1250
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding her Department plans to make available for (a) adult and (b) children's social services for each providing local authority for each of the next three financial years (i) in total and (ii) per capita.
(90248)
1251
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the budget for (a) adult and (b) children's social services provision in each providing authority in England in 2006-07.
(90279)
1252
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd August 2006 to Question 13422, what the allocation of resources to each primary care trust is, based on present boundaries; what the target share of resources for each primary care trust is; what the per capita allocation is; and what the equivalent figures were in 2005-06.
(91842)
1253
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of Wednesday 23rd August to Question 13422, if she will set out each allocation or target share of each of the four elements used to set primary care trust's actual allocations for each primary care trust based on both present and future restructured boundaries.
(91940)
1254
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd August to Question 13422, what weight of resources expressed as a proportion of the whole capitation target is accounted for in respect of (a) age, (b) additional need and (c) unavoidable geographical difference in the cost of providing health care.
(91941)
1255
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd August to Question 13422, for each of the three elements of the National Weighted Capitation Formula, what level of capita capitation targets have been set for each of the primary care trusts for the financial year (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.
(91942)
1256
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd August to Question 13422, if she will set out the impact of the weighting of the three elements of the National Weighted Capitation Formula in three hierarchical tables where the primary care trusts with the highest weighting, and therefore receiving the greatest resources placed at the top and those with the least at the bottom.
(91943)
1257
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence programme to identify ineffective treatments being used by the NHS will examine the Mantoux skin test for tuberculosis.
(92411)
1258
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue a reminder to NHS trusts that National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance recommends the use of interferon-gamma tests for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in immunocompromised patients.
(92412)
1259
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of compliance with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines on diagnosis of tuberculosis.
(92413)
1260
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue guidance to the NHS on the use of interferon gamma tests to diagnose latent tuberculosis in HIV/AIDS patients.
(92414)
1261
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of implementation of the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer's TB Action Plan.
(92415)
1262
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance and support she has offered to NHS trusts on implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on diagnosis of tuberculosis.
(92416)
1263
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many birthing units have closed in the last 12 months.
(89820)
1264
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans her Department has to communicate the phase-out of CFC-containing inhalers to (a) people with asthma and (b) health professionals.
(89821)
1265
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost was of an uncomplicated delivery in each birthing unit in Hampshire in the latest period for which figures are available.
(89822)
1266
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with which organisations her Department plans to consult about the phase-out of CFC-containing inhalers.
(89823)
1267
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the phase-out of CFC-containing inhalers will start.
(89824)
1268
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what occasions the Commercial Director of the Department of Health has met representatives of (a) health insurers and (b) major private sector healthcare providers in each of the last three years.
(89975)
1269
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions the Commercial Director of the Department of Health met representatives of UnitedHealth Europe in each of the last three years.
(89976)
1270
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with local NHS providers and commissioners about the scale of the proposed independent sector treatment centre at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton.
(89981)
1271
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what appraisal mechanisms lay members on professional regulatory bodies are subject to; and how their performance is assessed.
(90230)
1272
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the oxygen supply service provided by (a) Air Products and (b) Chemicals Inc.
(90231)
1273
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of incomplete oxygen deliveries made since the change in the oxygen supply domiciliary contract.
(90232)
1274
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what back up supply mechanisms are in place for domiciliary oxygen delivery after 31st July 2006.
(90233)
1275
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tattoo removals were funded by the NHS for each of the last five years, broken down by trust.
(90234)
1276
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of lymphogranuloma venereum was in the past four years, broken down by primary care trust area.
(90235)
1277
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of campylobacter infections was in the most recent 24 months for which figures are available.
(90236)
1278
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department has spent on disease awareness campaigns for (a) cervical cancer and (b) human papilloma virus in the last five years.
(90237)
1279
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer; and if she will make a statement.
(90238)
1280
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the introduction of human papilloma virus vaccines in the NHS.
(90239)
1281
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of changes in the incidence of attacks against (a) ambulance trusts and (b) accident and emergency staff in the last 12 months.
(90274)
1282
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many attacks there have been against (a) ambulance crew and (b) accident and emergency department staff in each of the last 12 months.
(90275)
1283
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been made available to treat alcohol dependency in each strategic health authority area in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(90276)
1284
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many family planning clinics have been operating in each of the last 10 years, broken down by trust.
(90277)
1285
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ask the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to review its decision on Alimta.
(89629)
1286
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the cost effectiveness of Alimta; and if she will make a statement.
(89630)
1287
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 660W, on dentistry, what her timetable is for the (a) assessment and (b) publication of the impact of the new contractual arrangements for dental services; and if she will make a statement.
(89946)
1288
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used on decisions on where to locate (a) accident and emergency departments and (b) other NHS facilities; and if she will make a statement.
(91326)
1289
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to Question 76611 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 12th June.
(91722)
1290
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken for the medical records of patients who are discharged from hospital to care facilities to reach the general practitioners linked with the care homes was in the last period for which figures are available.
(92368)
1291
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research she has (a) initiated and (b) evaluated on the ability of care homes to meet the national minimum standards on medication and the care of the elderly; and if she will make a statement.
(92369)
1292
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the conclusions of the Review of Health Provision in Surrey by Mackinsey are discussed with (a) local authorities and (b) stakeholders in Hampshire where the results will have implications for them; and if she will make a statement.
(92370)
1293
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the regionalisation of ambulance trusts; and if she will make a statement.
(89804)
1294
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will provide an Answer to Question (a) 85094, on guidance to foundation trusts, tabled on 11th July 2006, (b) 84857, on the powers of local authority overview and scrutiny committe, tabled on 11th July 2006 and (c) 72913,on Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust, tabled on 22nd May 2006 by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean.
(89632)
1295
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library the financial working papers which support the proposals for savings contained on page 22 of the consultation document The Future of Healthcare in Gloucestershire: Proposals for Developing Sustainable NHS Services, published by primary care trusts in Gloucestershire.
(89652)
1296
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total financial reserve is for the South West Strategic Health Authority; if she will use the reserve to absorb overspending by health trusts in Gloucestershire; and what guidelines she has issued on this matter.
(90171)
1297
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) her officials have had with (i) the Chairman of the Labour Party, (ii) Labour Party employees and (iii) Downing Street officials regarding hospital closures in Gloucestershire; and if she will place in the Library the records of those meetings.
(92346)
1298
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her assessment is of the impact of the European Working Time Directive on health services in Gloucestershire.
(92347)
1299
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with (i) the former Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority, (ii) the South West Strategic Health Authority, (iii) West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust and (iv) Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to discuss hospital closures in Gloucestershire; and if she will place in the Library copies of the records of those meetings.
(92348)
1300
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the amount that the NHS spent in 2005-06 on homeopathy.
(89248)
1301
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to prevent homeopathists providing homeopathic treatments for malaria prevention in place of conventional anti-malaria prophylactics; and if she will make a statement.
(89265)
1302
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence on (a) efficacy and (b) cost-effectiveness has been collected to support the purchase of homeopathy services by the NHS.
(89266)
1303
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines the Government has given to (a) the NHS and (b) NHS bodies regarding homeopathy.
(89267)
1304
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the funding of homeopathic treatments by the NHS.
(89268)
1305
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her position is on EU level controls on stem cell research; and if she will make a statement.
(90533)
1306
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) carers of people with a learning disability, (b) children with a learning disability and (c) adults with a learning disability in Gateshead and Sunderland received a short break service in the last 12 months.
(89834)
1307
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours short break service, on average, were provided on behalf of people with a learning disability in Gateshead and Sunderland who receive the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest rate, (b) middle rate and (c) lowest rate.
(89835)
1308
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much in each of the last three years was spent on short break provision in Gateshead and Sunderland; and how many hours break this provided in each year.
(89836)
1309
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategy her Department has to identify pre-school stammerers.
(89224)
1310
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the (a) coverage and (b) training in the treatment of stammering of speech and language therapists; and if she will make a statement.
(89225)
1311
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will offer South London and Maudsley NHS Trust financial assistance following the budget set by Southwark and Lambeth Primary Care Trust; and if she will make a statement.
(89288)
1312
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what immigration statuses are (a) sufficient and (b) insufficient to enable applicants to take NHS-funded access to nursing courses.
(92173)
1313
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what Cadbury Schweppes items were identified in the food diaries of those who suffered from salmonella Montevideo which were examined by the Health Protection Agency; and if she will make a statement.
(90449)
1314
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned into the (i) prevalence and (ii) cost of misdiagnosis within the National Health Service.
(91338)
1315
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases were reported to the National Patient Safety Agency related to (a) the misdiagnosis of a patient's symptoms and (b) surgical error in each year for which statistics are available.
(91339)
1316
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which she has responsibility is recorded as disabled.
(92181)
1317
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical psychologists were (a) in post and (b) in training in NHS establishments in each of the last five years.
(91521)
1318
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to increase the numbers of clinical psychologists.
(91522)
1319
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made against the NHS between 1998 and 2005.
(89287)
1320
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated in (a) the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area and (b) the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area, who were not UK citizens in 2005-06; what the cost of their treatment was; how much remains outstanding in respect of monies owed to the NHS by such people; and if she will make a statement.
(89183)
1321
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her most recent estimate is of the cost of alcohol-related diseases to the National Health Service.
(91981)
1322
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidences of alcohol-related illness have been treated within the NHS in (a) Greater London and (b) England in each year since 2000.
(91982)
1323
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated by (a) Kingston NHS Primary Care Trust, (b) Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust and (c) Wandsworth Primary Care Trust to fund programmes or services to help treat and prevent alcohol misuse in each year since 2000.
(91984)
1324
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanism is in place to monitor how NHS primary care trusts allocate the £15 million funding for alcohol dependency projects in 2007.
(91985)
1325
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the overall workforce these figures represented in each year; and how many disabled people left their employment in her Department over the same period.
(92465)
1326
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the tender for the new contract for general practitioner services for the Middleton area of Milton Keynes is expected to be issued.
(91478)
1327
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioner practices in Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust have closed their lists to new patients.
(91479)
1328
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions are made in Milton Keynes for long-term cancer patients.
(91495)
1329
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the school fruit and vegetable scheme.
(90291)
1330
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which local authorities which piloted local area agreements in 2005-06; and what conclusions were drawn from the evaluation of health implications for local area agreements completed in January.
(90292)
1331
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) level one, (b) level two and (c) level three neonatal intensive care is defined as a specialised service for the purpose of commissioning; and what plans she has to change how these services are defined.
(90293)
1332
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial help is available to those who wish to travel a long distance to visit relatives in hospitals; and what steps she is taking to publicise this financial help amongst patients.
(90294)
1333
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many premature births there have been in each year since 1979 (a) in total and (b) expressed as a proportion of all births.
(90295)
1334
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to include level three neonatal intensive care within the scope of payment by results.
(90296)
1335
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her most recent estimate is of the ratio of nurses to babies in level three neonatal intensive care units.
(90297)
1336
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her most recent estimate is of the number of (a) adults and (b) children registered with an NHS dentist.
(90298)
1337
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of a possible link between MRSA rates in a given Trust and its percentage bed occupancy.
(90300)
1338
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons Barts and The London NHS Trust and Newham Healthcare NHS Trust were missing data for one quarter of 2005 in their mandatory statistical collections of clostridium difficile associated disease.
(90301)
1339
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency readmissions to hospitals there were within 28 days of discharge in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust, expressed in terms of the percentage of all live discharges.
(90302)
1340
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th July 2006, Official Report, column 510W, on Central Budget Review, what the minor reductions considered inescapable were.
(90330)
1341
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 664W, on influenza pandemic, what plans she has for the central procurement of a stockpile of face masks for use in the event of an influenza pandemic.
(90331)
1342
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral statement of 18th July 2006, Official Report, column 139, on Audiology, how the inclusion of direct referrals to audiology departments in the scope of the 18-week waiting time target would create a perverse incentive.
(90462)
1343
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards meeting the Public Services Agreement target of July 2004 that by 2010 the increase in obesity among children aged under 11 years will be halted.
(91635)
1344
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has received representations from trainee dentists or organisations acting on their behalf regarding a failure to pay salaries to trainees; whether funding for trainee dentists is provided by strategic health authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(91636)
1345
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent school nurses have been employed in the NHS since 2003, broken down by the primary care trust area in which they were employed.
(91637)
1346
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the organisations which have authority to conduct any type of inspection for any reason of (a) NHS bodies and NHS premises and (b) her Department; and from where that authority is derived in each case.
(91638)
1347
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general practitioner urgent referrals and (b) other referrals there have been for cancer treatment in each month since June 2005.
(91639)
1348
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mean length of stay was for patients admitted to hospital in each year since 1990; and what the mean length of stay was for patients admitted to hospital in 2004-05, broken down by NHS trust.
(91640)
1349
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of additional call handlers in England required to maintain 24/7 telephone access to local health services, as stated in her Department's Influenza Pandemic Contingency Planning: Operational Guidance on the provision of healthcare in a community setting in England, draft V8 of July; whether she expects to remunerate these call handlers; and if she will make a statement.
(91641)
1350
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what total expenditure on the FRANK drug awareness campaign has been in each year since its start.
(91642)
1351
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006 to the hon. Member for Northavon, Official Report, column 2180W, on turnaround teams, and the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2316W, on NHS Finance, for what reason the information provided is no longer commercial in confidence; how much her Department (a) spent on turnaround teams in 2005-06 and (b) expects to spend on such teams in 2006-07; what estimate she has made of the total costs of turnaround support which need to be met by individual NHS organisations; and if she will make a statement.
(91787)
1352
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Statement of 11th September 2006, Official Report, column 119WS, on outsourcing of the NHS supply chain services, what assessment she has made of DHL's carbon footprint; what (a) contractual and (b) other steps she has taken to ensure DHL's carbon footprint is reduced; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of DHL's corporate policies with respect to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy; whether she has requested any changes to these policies as a prior condition of the awarding of the contract; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of DHL's corporate policies with respect to waste reuse and recycling; and whether she has requested any changes to these policies as a prior condition of the awarding of the contract.
(91788)
1353
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006, Official Report, column 2178W, on trust surpluses, what the incentives offered by the NHS Bank were.
(91789)
1354
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th February 2006, Official Report, columns 1325W-7W, on the Private Finance Initiative, what the reasons are for the differences between the capital values listed in the Answer and those in her Department's press release of 18th August 2006, entitled Go-ahead for billion Pound-plus Wave of New NHS Hospitals, for the schemes proposed by (a) the University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, (b) the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, (c) Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (e) Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust and (f) South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
(91792)
1355
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006 to the hon. Member for St. Ives, Official Report, columns 2177-78W, on Trust deficits, when her Department's chief economic adviser was commissioned to undertake detailed analysis of the causes of NHS deficits; which individuals and organisations are supporting the analysis; when she expects the analysis to be completed; whether she has drawn any interim conclusions from the analysis completed thus far; and if she will publish the analysis when complete.
(91800)
1356
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2006, Official Report, column 987W, on obesity, when she expects the launch of the social marketing programme to take place.
(91801)
1357
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006, to the hon. Member for Northavon, Official Report, columns 2068-69W, when she began developing a radiotherapy episodes statistics system; when she expects the development of this system to be completed; what data will be recorded as part of this system; whether this data will be made available publicly; and whether she expects the data this system collects to be able to be used to measure waiting times for radiotherapy.
(91804)
1358
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006, Official Report, column 2087W, on diagnostic tests treatment, in which month of next year she expects full services to begin being provided; where she expects the first scheme to begin providing services to be situated; in which seven regions diagnostic schemes will operate; and which local National Health Service needs are better met by delaying the commencement date from October.
(91805)
1359
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th September 2006, Official Report, column 2137W, on the National Programme for Information Technology, which NHS organisations are subject to cluster areas underpinned by a financial liability for failure to source sufficient numbers of staff with the necessary expertise; which NHS organisations have been deemed liable for such failure since the start of the National Programme for Information Technology; and what the value of the financial liability was for each NHS organisation in each case.
(91806)
1360
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006, Official Report, column 452W, on the Health White Paper, when she expects the review of walk-in centre funding arrangements to be complete; whether she plans to publish the review in full; and if she will make a statement.
(91809)
1361
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total capital value is of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by her Department which has reached financial close, broken down by scheme; and, for each such scheme, (a) over what period repayments will take place and (b) what the total cost of repayment will be.
(92027)
1362
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the contingency fund described on page 2 of her Department's report on NHS financial performance in quarter one 2006-07 was created.
(92028)
1363
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations will be required to achieve monthly run-rate balance by the end of 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(92029)
1364
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to use postal screening in the national chlamydia screening programme.
(92030)
1365
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the infant mortality rate has been in each year since 1997, broken down by socio-economic group.
(92031)
1366
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were in receipt of continuing care in 2005-06.
(92033)
1367
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were on NHS waiting lists per 100,000 population in each year since 1997.
(92034)
1368
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what working groups have been established by her Department in order to inform her Department's input into the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007; what topics the groups cover; what staff the groups have in support of their work; and if she will make a statement.
(92035)
1369
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the average cost of a consultation at a (a) general practitioner surgery, (b) minor injuries unit, (c) walk-in centre and (d) accident and emergency department.
(92036)
1370
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency attendances there were in each quarter since the quarter ended December 2005, broken down by attendances to (a) type one accident and emergency departments, (b) walk-in centres and (c) minor injuries units.
(92037)
1371
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many attendances at type one accident and emergency departments there were in each quarter since the quarter ended June 1997; and how many admissions to hospital from accident and emergency departments there were in each quarter over the same period.
(92038)
1372
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of her Department's arm's length bodies has responsibility for administering the national confidential enquiries.
(92039)
1373
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role she expects NHS Direct to perform in the event of an influenza pandemic.
(92104)
1374
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, of which NHS trust or foundation trust each NHS district general hospital in England forms a part.
(92171)
1375
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of outpatient appointments were made using Choose and Book in the last period for which figures are available.
(92206)
1376
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average compliance duration has been for log on and completion of a referral against specification times for Choose and Book.
(92207)
1377
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals have been made from general practitioner surgeries directly to referral management centres using Choose and Book software.
(92208)
1378
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients using Choose and Book have chosen a hospital outside their local referral catchment area.
(92209)
1379
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many uncompleted referral processes there have been under Choose and Book.
(92210)
1380
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of outpatient appointments were made using Choose and Book in the last period for which figures are available; and how many urgent referrals have been made as a proportion of the total referrals.
(92211)
1381
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial contingencies have been made for chief executive and director redundancies at (a) departmental, (b) strategic and (c) primary care trust level.
(92212)
1382
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many chief executive posts for the reconfigured primary care trusts from October 2006 are (a) vacant and (b) filled by a temporary position.
(92213)
1383
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she plans to publish the results of her Department's Capability Review, referred to in the Prime Minister's letter to her dated 15th May.
(92378)
1384
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on patient safety of Parkwood Healthcare providing non-emergency patient transport services to the University of North Staffordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(92379)
1385
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has delivered the £2,500 million Efficiency Review Savings expected by 2005-06; and if she will break down by workstream the savings which have been made.
(92380)
1386
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tests for (a) HIV, (b) chlamydia, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) syphilis, (e) genital warts and (f) genital herpes have been undertaken by the NHS in each year since 1979.
(92391)
1387
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the progress of the Private Finance Initiative scheme at Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust; whether an advert for the scheme has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union; and when she expects work to commence on site.
(92392)
1388
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th September 2006, Official Report, column 2275W, on emergency readmissions, when she plans to publish the conclusions from the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development on emergency readmissions.
(92419)
1389
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost to the NHS of buying the drug Sativex in 2005-06.
(89953)
1390
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time paid posts were available for newly qualified physiotherapists in the NHS in each of the last five years.
(90018)
1391
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students graduated in physiotherapy in each of the last five years.
(90019)
1392
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many isolates of clostridium difficile were typed by (a) the Anaerobe Reference Laboratory and (b) other typing laboratories used by her Department (i) in total and (ii) on average per week in each year since 2003-04.
(89859)
1393
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospital trusts were operating with bed occupancy levels higher than 82 per cent. in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(89861)
1394
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of clostridium difficile 027 were reported to her Department in each hospital trust during (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(89863)
1395
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the change since December 2005 in the proportion of NHS hospital trusts that routinely isolate cases of clostridium difficile infection.
(89864)
1396
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospital trusts have undertaken a risk assessment of their isolation facilities in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(89865)
1397
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she has taken since the publication of the Interim Report of the Healthcare Commission and the Health Protection Agency in December 2005 to encourage NHS hospital trusts routinely to isolate cases of clostridium difficile infection.
(89866)
1398
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to the National Institute for Mental Health (England) in 2005-06; how much was allocated to (a) its regional centres and (b) national operations; and if she will make a statement.
(90241)
1399
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists providing NHS treatment are available in (a) Edmonton constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) Greater London; and if she will make a statement.
(90157)
1400
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what objectives have been set for the review of preferred private finance initiative hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(90289)
1401
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to increase the number of foundation hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(90290)
1402
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the employment of hospital chaplains in NHS hospitals; and what guidance her Department offers to local NHS trusts on the role of hospital chaplains.
(92450)
1403
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will examine the proposals to reduce the chaplaincy service at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; and if she make an assessment of their impact on the work of the Trust and its service to patients and their families.
(92451)
1404
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's spending on (a) sexual and reproductive health and (b) HIV/AIDS was in each year between 2001-02 and 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(91557)
1405
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals in the Department of Health's White Paper, Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services (Cm 6737) will advance patient choice for respite care service users.
(92479)
1406
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy is on responding to requests for information from patients' forums.
(92480)
1407
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will intervene on behalf of Mr Neil Darby of St Albans, who has waited longer than the Government target of 24 weeks for a Hartmann's reversal operation.
(89661)
1408
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on its assessment of the potential extra cost in additional carer hours for those people with dementia arising out of NICE's recommendations.
(91991)
1409
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the comprehensiveness of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence's consideration of current prescribing practice in assessing drug and monitoring costs for the prescription of Alzheimer's disease drugs.
(91992)
1410
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact the proposed withdrawal of Ebixa will have on the treatment of people in the later stages of Alzheimer's with particular reference to behavioural symptoms.
(91993)
1411
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the inclusion of carers' time as a factor in its assessment of cost effectiveness.
(91994)
1412
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the prescription of Alzheimer's drugs on (a) people with dementia, (b) carers of people with dementia and (c) families of people with dementia.
(91995)
1413
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) data and (b) other factors underlay the target set out in the NHS plan of February 2001 to increase the number of physiotherapists working in the NHS in England by 59 per cent. by 2009.
(91500)
1414
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25th July 2006, Official Report, column 1207W, on community hospitals, what assessment her Department has made of the need for community hospital beds across England in the next five years.
(91798)
1415
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 655W, on breast cancer screening, what percentage of women eligible received screening in each year.
(91799)
1416
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations her Department has (a) made and (b) received in relation to the potential closure of services at, or relocation of services from, the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
(92395)
1417
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority in relation to its Fit for the Future review; and whether the (a) review and (b) consultation requires Departmental approval.
(92396)
1418
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the financial outturn of the (a) Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust and (b) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06; and what the estimated outturn is of each for 2006-07.
(92397)
1419
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department has produced on the (a) maximum or optimal geographical area and (b) maximum or optimal population that a local accident and emergency department should cover.
(92398)
1420
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of core budget requirements for the hospice movement in England is provided by central government.
(91628)
1421
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of a smoking ban on the licensed bingo industry in England.
(89723)
1422
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time for a bone marrow transplant is in each NHS trust in England.
(90072)
1423
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process is for bone marrow transplants in England; and if she will make a statement.
(90073)
1424
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had about steps to reduce the number of assaults on NHS staff; and if she will make a statement.
(90074)
1425
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults there were on NHS staff in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust.
(90075)
1426
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) her Department has had on measures to tackle obesity amongst children through (i) better diet and (ii) exercise in schools.
(90081)
1427
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the referral rate from general dental practitioners to community dentists since 1st April.
(89927)
1428
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of unemployment among dentists qualifying as vocational dental practitioners wishing to become general dental practitioners.
(89928)
1429
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what block contracts for 2006-07 have been agreed between NHS trusts and foundation trusts and primary care trusts for ordinary elective procedures; what assessment has been made of the implications of block contracts for the implementation of payment by results; and what support and guidance she will provide to strategic health authorities in relation to block contracts.
(90097)
1430
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the re-packaging of medicines for parallel trade; and what assessment she has made of the effect of re-packaging on the (a) quality and (b) integrity of the product.
(90099)
1431
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the NHS Estate in England was not (a) fire safety and (b) health and safety compliant in (i) March 2005 and (ii) March 2006; and what the estimated cost of the works required to achieve such compliance was at each date in each case.
(91865)
1432
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of the total general repair backlog on the NHS Estate in England was in March (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(91866)
1433
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking to improve support for those who have experienced sight loss.
(91599)
1434
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken in 2006 to improve community and hospital eye services.
(91600)
1435
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken to promote eye health awareness.
(91601)
1436
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what risks there are for the National Health Service posed by the financial losses of isoft.
(91976)
1437
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tattoos were removed by the National Health Service in 2005.
(92475)
1438
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place for the storing of samples of those infected with clostridium difficile (a) pre- and (b) post mortem.
(89957)
1439
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will establish a public inquiry into cases of clostridium difficile in the Oldchurch Hospital.
(89958)
1440
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the change in the number of cases of clostridium difficile over the last seven years; and if she will make a statement.
(89959)
1441
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of clostridium difficile have been reported at Oldchurch Hospital in each of the last seven years.
(89962)
1442
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to discipline NHS staff who do not observe health and safety standards.
(89970)
1443
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many formal complaints were recorded against doctors in each year since 1999.
(89347)
1444
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of (a) rape, (b) sexual assaults and (c) sexual harassment there were against female patients in mental health units in the last five years.
(89348)
1445
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of suspension payments for medical staff was in each year since 1999.
(89349)
1446
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) admissions to hospitals to treat alcoholic liver disease and (b) liver disease deaths there were in each year since 1996.
(89350)
1447
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how she will respond to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's concerns about midwife-led maternity units.
(89351)
1448
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are sufficient stocks of influenza vaccine for winter 2006-07.
(89352)
1449
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many in-patient and day cases are on hospital waiting lists per 100,000 of the population.
(89353)
1450
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many out-patients per 100,000 of the population are on hospital waiting lists.
(89354)
1451
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) median and (b) average waiting times are for NHS (i) diagnostic tests, (ii) scans, (iii) internal examinations and (iv) hearing tests.
(89355)
1452
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are waiting for diagnostic tests, broken down by the number of weeks they have been waiting.
(89356)
1453
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) median and (b) average waiting times are for genetic tests for women with a family history of breast cancer in each NHS trust area.
(89357)
1454
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of cancer patients have been waiting longer than four weeks for radiotherapy.
(89358)
1455
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensive care units are used to treat premature babies, broken down by location.
(89359)
1456
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born before 37 weeks of gestation in each year since 1995.
(89360)
1457
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) number and (b) cost to the NHS was of (i) temporary and (ii) agency nurses in each year since 1995, broken down by NHS primary care trust area.
(89361)
1458
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical pilot schemes are being conducted by NHS trusts.
(89374)
1459
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding she has given to research and development companies in respect of medical innovations since 1999.
(89375)
1460
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many companies in receipt of research and development funding from the NHS Executive have had their innovations piloted by NHS trusts since 1999.
(89376)
1461
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for publicising organ donation was in 2005-06.
(89377)
1462
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been awaiting organ donations in each NHS trust in the last five years.
(89378)
1463
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual (a) cadaveric and (b) living donor organ donation rate was per million of the population in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.
(89379)
1464
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she is taking to improve public awareness about organ donation.
(89395)
1465
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to (a) intensive care unit beds, (b) high dependency unit beds and (c) nurses with the critical skills needed to staff those beds in each year since 1999.
(89396)
1466
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were on the waiting list for an organ transplant in each year since 1999; and what the average waiting time was for such an operation in each year, broken down by (a) NHS trust and (b) organ type.
(89397)
1467
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she will take in response to Item 12 of the conclusions of the EU Council of Ministers on 1st to 2nd June 2006 on women's health, with particular reference to osteoporosis.
(89398)
1468
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the percentage of nurses who qualified in summer 2006 and have yet to find jobs.
(89399)
1469
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children had mental disorders severe enough to require treatment in each year since 1996.
(89400)
1470
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time to see a child psychiatrist was in each year since 1999; and how many in-patient beds there were for young psychiatric patients in each year.
(89401)
1471
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by her Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.
(91884)
1472
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02.
(91929)
1473
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated for MRSA infection in (a) England and (b) each region in each of the last five years.
(91586)
1474
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 1060W, on MRSA, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the differences in the rates of increase in MRSA-related deaths in each region; and what steps have been taken to reduce MRSA-related deaths in those regions where it is relatively high.
(91733)
1475
Mr Andrew Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to educate children and parents on diabetes prevention.
(90089)
1476
Mr Andrew Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of HIV were diagnosed in London in 2005.
(90227)
1477
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the availability of influenza vaccines in autumn 2006.
(89731)
1478
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many corporate purchasing cards have been issued within the National Health Service.
(92614)
1479
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter of 29th June from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire about depression.
(89998)
1480
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the future funding of the proposed new community hospital in Malvern.
(92161)
1481
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will give advice to primary care trusts on the number of glucose sticks diabetic patients should be prescribed in order to maintain proper control over their blood sugar levels; and if she will make a statement.
(91553)
1482
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will undertake research into the optimum number of times diabetes sufferers of various levels should test their blood; and if she will make a statement.
(91554)
1483
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will undertake research to evaluate the proportion of net disposable income taken by hospital parking fees for patients on income support.
(91822)
1484
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was raised from parking fees by each health authority in the last year for which figures are available.
(91823)
1485
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to protect vulnerable and poor patients from excessive levels of parking charges at hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(91824)
1486
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of HIV were diagnosed in Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(91392)
1487
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department has produced on the bids to be made by local primary care trusts for the £750 million of capital for community hospitals recently announced by her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(91398)
1488
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have contracted MRSA in NHS hospitals in London in each of the last five years.
(91582)
1489
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much HN51 vaccine is stockpiled in the UK.
(91583)
1490
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding the Department has made available for research into Sudden Death Syndrome in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(89643)
1491
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what screening programme is in place to identify those who might be at risk from sudden death syndrome.
(89649)
1492
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the dates of (a) inauguration and (b) appointment were of the (i) chairman, (ii) chief executive and (iii) non-executive directors of each of the new (A) strategic health authorities and (B) primary care trusts in England.
(92238)
1493
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to ensure an adequate supply of qualified audiologists.
(92453)
1494
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times for audiology treatment are in (a) West Sussex and (b) England.
(92454)
1495
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Oral Statement of 5th July 2006, Official Report, column 819, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals in the Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority area are based in Victorian workhouse facilities.
(91790)
1496
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has made any assessment of the number of community hospital beds likely to be needed in the Wantage constituency over the next 10 years.
(91849)
1497
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS establishments in Wantage constituency Ministers in her Department have visited in the last 12 months.
(91850)
1498
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community hospital beds there were in Oxfordshire primary care trusts in each year since 1997.
(91851)
1499
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will publish the tuberculosis research strategy.
(91852)
1500
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards establishing a national audit of treatment failures and deaths from tuberculosis.
(91853)
1501
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what direct cost savings have been achieved through the ending of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination programme in schools.
(91854)
1502
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the time taken to introduce interferon gamma tests for tuberculosis; and what assessment she has made of the potential impact of such an introduction on (a) NHS finances and (b) patient safety.
(91855)
1503
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of progress towards the Chief Medical Officer's targets of (a) a two per cent. reduction per year in rates of tuberculosis in population groups born in England and (b) a reduction in the incidence of tuberculosis among people who entered the country and became resident here within the last five years.
(91856)
1504
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by her Department in response to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Guideline Development Group's recommendations for a study to assess whether interferon gamma tests are more effective and acceptable than tuberculin skin tests; and if she will make a statement.
(91857)
1505
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her plans to provide for an insolvency regime in the event of foundation hospital trusts being wound up.
(91365)
1506
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is provided to patients when they are asked to choose a secondary care appointment under Choose and Book.
(89858)
1507
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether foreign nurses already working in the UK who wish to change jobs within the NHS are eligible to be considered for employment on the same terms as British nurses; and if she will make a statement.
(89874)
1508
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.
(89415)
1509
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1st July 2005.
(89416)
1510
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in each NHS trust area in each year since 1990.
(89417)
1511
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, Reducing Administrative Burdens: Effective Inspection and Enforcement.
(89426)
1512
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of undiagnosed cases of diabetes; and if she will publish this figure annually.
(89427)
1513
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of diabetes among at-risk communities.
(89428)
1514
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of her Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.
(89429)
1515
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.
(89430)
1516
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department issues on (a) the number of ultrasound scans which should take place during pregnancy and (b) the timings of such scans.
(89431)
1517
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to alert (a) general practitioners, (b) health visitors and (c) mothers to (i) the symptoms of positional plagiocephaly in newborn infants and (ii) the means by which the severity of the condition may be reduced.
(89432)
1518
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she (a) is taking and (b) has taken to ensure that bereaved families wishing to raise issues regarding organ removal and retention in cases of sudden death which occurred before 2000 are provided with details of relevant post mortem reports.
(89433)
1519
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means she is publicising the rights of bereaved families to reclaim before 2007 organs which have been retained by hospitals without consent.
(89434)
1520
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.
(89435)
1521
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time has been for physiotherapy in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust.
(89436)
1522
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.
(89437)
1523
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients waited more than (a) three, (b) six, (c) nine, (d) 12, (e) 15, (f) 18 and (g) 24 months for (i) heart operations, (ii) cancer treatment and (iii) hip replacements in (A) 1997 and (B) 1998, broken down by NHS trust.
(89438)
1524
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the need for guidance on the management of deep vein thrombosis.
(89439)
1525
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to allied health professionals regulated by the Health Professions Council on the provision of acupuncture treatment to patients.
(89440)
1526
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled on (a) the day of and (b) the day after admission in each quarter of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by NHS (i) trust and (ii) hospital; and how many of the patients involved were not readmitted within a month.
(89441)
1527
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of her Department's staff purchased bicycles through such schemes in 2005-06; whether the schemes are available through a range of suppliers; and whether arrangements are made to enable staff with disabilities to purchase adapted bicycles from a specialist supplier.
(90064)
1528
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) illnesses, (b) hospitalisations and (c) deaths have been caused in England by unsafe food in each year since 2000.
(91469)
1529
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she plans to put in place (a) to enable quick diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia and (b) to support people with fibromyalgia to continue in or return to work.
(91594)
1530
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS has designated anyone as having responsibility for the welfare and interests of people with fibromyalgia.
(91595)
1531
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is undertaking to ensure that adequate research is undertaken into the (a) causes and (b) treatment of myalgic encephalopathy.
(92095)
1532
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS chaplains (a) retired and (b) were made redundant in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.
(92148)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
1533
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hit and run accidents there were in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan Police Area of London and (d) England and Wales in each year since 2004; in how many cases the drivers were taken to court and (i) fined, (ii) imprisoned and (iii) acquitted; and what percentage of fines remain unpaid.
(89693)
1534
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additions have been made to the List of Proscribed Organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000 since the enactment of that Act; and what the reason was for each addition.
(89694)
1535
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in England and Wales of offences under sections (A) 4, (B) 5, (C) 9, (D) 17, (E) 22, (F) 24, (G) 29, (H) 30, (I) 32, (J) 33, (K) 34, (L) 35, (M) 36, (N) 57 and (O) 60 of the Offences Aganist the Person Act 1861 in 2005.
(89695)
1536
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females in (i) Essex and (ii) England and Wales were (A) prosecuted for and (B) found guilty of an offence under (1) sections 22 and 22A, (2) section 27, (3) sections 28 and 29, (4) section 30 and (5) section 41A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in 2005.
(89698)
1537
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons convicted of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter in England and Wales were subsequently (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of murder or manslaughter following their release on licence in 2005.
(89699)
1538
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females in England and Wales were (i) prosecuted for and (ii) convicted of offences under sections (A) 35 and (B) 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861 in 2005.
(89700)
1539
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted for motoring offences in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales in 2005, broken down by offence.
(89701)
1540
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted for and (ii) convicted of (A) murder and (B) manslaughter in England and Wales in 2005.
(89702)
1541
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females committed offences in England and Wales under sections (i) 14 (3), (ii) 15(2) and (iii) 15(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in 2005.
(89703)
1542
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years were (A) charged with and (B) convicted of (1) failing to comply with a road sign, (2) offences under sections (x) 14(3), (y) 15(2) and (z) 15(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, (3) failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis, (4) failing to stop for a police constable and (5) disobeying a police constable stopping traffic in (aa) Essex Police area and (bb) Southend Police area in 2005.
(89704)
1543
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints he has received about the accommodation services provided by United Property Management of Collyhurst, Manchester for asylum seekers through the National Asylum Support Service; and if he will make a statement.
(89603)
1544
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether national standards apply to writing pre-sentencing reports.
(90116)
1545
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on licence from prisons in England and Wales.
(90125)
1546
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places in approved hostels in England and Wales are occupied by persons convicted of sexual offences (a) on licence and (b) as a condition of a community penalty.
(90126)
1547
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many approved premises there are in England and Wales; and what total number of places they provide.
(90127)
1548
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the future of the National Probation Directorate; and what assessment he has made of future required staffing levels.
(91378)
1549
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK passports were returned to the Passport Service after being delivered to the wrong address in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(91675)
1550
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of cautions issued by Kent County Constabulary in each of the past five years were for (a) first offences, (b) second offences and (c) third or subsequent offences.
(92085)
1551
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of the police funding formula on (a) combined rural and urban forces and (b) the allocation of resources between rural and urban areas.
(92080)
1552
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of crime reduction on the police funding formula in each of the last 10 years.
(92081)
1553
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry's speech on protectionism at the German-British Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on 4th July 2006, how many jobs in the UK involve the licensed manufacture of opiate derivative analgesic medicines; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which will relocate overseas due to Government implementation of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961.
(89848)
1554
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals have paid the fee to obtain permission to marry from the Home Secretary in each month since February 2005.
(92665)
1555
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate has been made of the number of registration districts able to grant permission to foreign nationals to marry; and whether there are plans to increase the number.
(92666)
1556
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for couples seeking permission to marry from the Home Secretary due to one or both partners being a non-European Economic Area national.
(92667)
1557
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for driving whilst using a hand-held mobile phone in each month since it became an offence.
(90225)
1558
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average penalty imposed for driving whilst using a hand-held mobile phone has been in each month since it became an offence.
(90226)
1559
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met representatives of the Jewish community to discuss anti-semitic crimes; how many anti-semitic crimes were committed in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(92645)
1560
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to ensure the law against cyclists going through red traffic lights is enforced.
(89870)
1561
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cyclists were (a) fined and (b) prosecuted for going through a red traffic light in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(89873)
1562
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the law on driving whilst using a mobile phone is enforced.
(89875)
1563
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were for driving whilst using a mobile phone in each police force area in the last year for which figures are available.
(89877)
1564
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to compensate the Hertfordshire Police Force for the expenditure occasional to it by his proposals to merge police forces.
(91772)
1565
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used for including a group on the List of Proscribed Groups.
(90016)
1566
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether DNA profiles retrieved during the course of an investigation where the crime remains unsolved are deleted as a matter of routine once the persons concerned are eliminated from police inquiries.
(89880)
1567
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles have been removed from the national DNA database on the basis of an approved special request made by the individuals concerned in each year since 2000.
(89915)
1568
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent guidance has been issued to chief constables about enhancing the security of strategic energy facilities in their police force areas.
(92242)
1569
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many US citizens have been extradited from the UK since 1997; and how many UK citizens have been extradited from the US since 1997.
(89193)
1570
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July 2006, Official Report, column 423W, on the worker registration scheme, how many workers from EU accession countries currently legally working in the UK are exempt from the requirement to register under the Worker Registration Scheme because (a) they have been working for 12 months or more, (b) they are working in a self-employed capacity, (c) they are working for less than 30 days and (d) they fall into another relevant category; and if he will make a statement.
(90222)
1571
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compensation claims were made by prisoners against prison authorities in each of the last five years.
(91505)
1572
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners received compensation payments from prison authorities as a result of negligence in each of the last five years; and what the largest single payment was.
(91506)
1573
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of supplying (a) Class A, (b) Class B, (c) Class C and (d) Class D drugs in each of the last five years; and how many were subsequently given the maximum possible sentence.
(91507)
1574
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the highest amount earned by a prisoner working inside a prison was in each of the last five years.
(91508)
1575
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total amount of wages was paid to prisoners working inside prisons in each of the last five years.
(91509)
1576
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners escaped or absconded from (a) Category A, (b) Category B, (c) Category C and (d) Category D prisons in each of the last five years.
(91510)
1577
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether prisoners who are working and earning wages are required to pay council tax.
(91511)
1578
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether prisoners who work in the community and earn wages make any contribution towards their upkeep in prison.
(91512)
1579
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people received a final warning having previously received a reprimand in each of the last five years.
(91514)
1580
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reprimands and (b) final warnings were issued in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(91515)
1581
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adults were arrested and subsequently released without charge in each of the last five years.
(91516)
1582
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints the Security Industry Authority received in the last 12 months relating to the loss of or damage to the documents applicants submitted in order to be considered for a security licence.
(91536)
1583
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) representatives of his Department have held with (i) the Muslim Council of Britain, (ii) the Muslim Association of Britain and (iii) Hizb-ut-Tehrir in the last 12 months.
(91537)
1584
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants are outstanding for registered sex offenders who have breached the conditions of their release.
(92658)
1585
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants have been (a) issued and (b) served in the past 12 months for registered sex offenders who have breached the conditions of their release.
(92659)
1586
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on temporary overnight accommodation in London for civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997.
(89198)
1587
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) burglaries, (b) offences involving violence against the person, (c) sexual offences and (d) car and property crimes there were in rural areas in 2005-06.
(89199)
1588
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the dates of employment are of each special adviser employed in his Department.
(89201)
1589
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the foreign prisoners released without consideration for deportation who were classified as (a) most serious, (b) more serious and (c) other offenders have (i) committed further offences and (ii) been (A) detained and (B) deported, broken down by the type of offence for which they were originally convicted; and what type of further offence each committed.
(89202)
1590
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure was of his private office on (a) entertainment, (b) travel and (c) overnight subsistence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(89203)
1591
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security passes his Department has issued in each of the last five years.
(89204)
1592
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security passes issued by his Department have been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years.
(89205)
1593
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to paragraph 30 of the Reform Action Plan, how many staff will be made redundant; and what estimate he has made of the cost of redundancy payments.
(89220)
1594
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what offices are (a) owned and (b) rented by his Department in Greater London; and which of those are not currently occupied by Departmental staff.
(89221)
1595
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what developmental courses have been undertaken by officials in his Department since 5th May using departmental funds; and what the total cost was of each.
(89264)
1596
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he expects to be the first date on which UK citizens are issued with identity cards.
(90145)
1597
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for police forces to merge.
(90146)
1598
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total cost of Operation Scully from its commencement to (a) 30th June 2006 and (b) 31st July 2006.
(90147)
1599
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 472, on criminal justice, what estimate he has made of the total cost of building 8,000 more prison places; when the first of these will be operational; and when the full 8,000 will be operational.
(90204)
1600
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 472, on criminal justice, what estimate he has made of the total number of prison places which will be available in each of the next five years.
(90205)
1601
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th July 2006, Official Report, column 472, on criminal justice, what estimate he has made of the effect on the prison population of ending (a) the requirement that judges should automatically halve the minimum term when setting the earliest release date for those serving unlimited sentences, (b) the automatic discount to those re-sentenced on appeal and (c) the automatic one-third discount to those who plead guilty.
(90206)
1602
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent (a) Immigration and Nationality Directorate officials, (b) police officers and (c) other officials from his Department have been employed on Operation Scully in each month since it commenced.
(90366)
1603
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified in each police force area in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(90367)
1604
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of total recorded crime in England and Wales he estimates was committed by persistent and prolific offenders in the last five years.
(90368)
1605
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 25th July 2006, on the Immigration Service, Official Report, columns 735-752, how many officials will constitute the uniformed presence he proposes; and at which (a) ports and (b) airports they will have a permanent presence.
(90523)
1606
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 25th July 2006, on the Immigration Service, Official Report, columns 735-752, how many failed asylum seekers he expects his Department to deport in each of the next five years.
(90524)
1607
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on consultants employed to advise on reform of (a) the Probation Service and (b) the Prison Service in each of the last five years.
(91327)
1608
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which individuals and organisations have been consulted in relation to the consultation New Powers Against Organised and Financial Crime; and what progress has been made with the consultation.
(91868)
1609
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners remanded in custody who were subsequently sentenced went on to receive non-custodial sentences in the past 12 months.
(92011)
1610
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are being held on remand.
(92012)
1611
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what offences prisoners have been held on remand in the last 12 months, broken down by number of prisoners held.
(92013)
1612
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to encourage competition from the business and voluntary sectors in offender management.
(92014)
1613
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported incidents of (a) criminal damage and (b) graffiti there were in England in each of the last 10 years.
(91401)
1614
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent by Dorset Police in preparing for possible constabulary mergers.
(89966)
1615
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what national police responsibilities are tasked to Dorset Constabulary.
(92309)
1616
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what offences are categorised as violent crime; and what the criteria are for such categorisation.
(92312)
1617
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from each of the EU accession countries registered for UK work visas in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(92160)
1618
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests were made to chief constables for the removal of (a) DNA, (b) fingerprint and (c) police national computer records in each of the last five years; and how many of these requests have been granted.
(92197)
1619
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what exceptional circumstances a person's request to have their (a) DNA, (b) fingergprint and (c) police national computer records deleted would be granted; and if he will make a statement.
(92198)
1620
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean citizens are applying for asylum in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(92199)
1621
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deported to Zimbabwe in each of the last five years.
(92200)
1622
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the UK are awaiting deportation to Zimbabwe.
(92201)
1623
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27th July 2006, Official Report, column 1773W, on criminal assets, what percentage of the value of criminal assets recovered went to HM Treasury; and if he will make a statement.
(92343)
1624
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were employed by each police force in March.
(92374)
1625
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many initial decisions in asylum applications to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were overturned in each of the last five years.
(92482)
1626
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been found guilty of driving while intoxicated within London's City and Metropolitan police areas in each of the last five years.
(92483)
1627
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearms have been seized in each of the last five years.
(92484)
1628
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints regarding undelivered post sent by registered delivery his Department has (a) made and (b) received in each of the last five years.
(92492)
1629
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of his Department's employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action in each of the last five years.
(92493)
1630
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners since 1997 have been given leave to appeal; and how many prisoners have had their sentences reduced as a result.
(92241)
1631
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what objections were received by his Department prior to the visit to the UK of Mr Delmar Hossein Syeeshi; and if he will make a statement.
(90131)
1632
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are in place to assess the numbers of those refused applicants for Indefinite Leave to Remain who have not complied with the Home Office request that they leave the country voluntarily; and if he will make a statement.
(91409)
1633
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time must lapse after a final refusal notification for Indefinite Leave to Remain with no further rights of appeal before his Department considers the failed applicant to have not left the country voluntarily; and if he will make a statement.
(91410)
1634
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department started to track the numbers of fresh applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; how many fresh applications have been submitted since the tracking scheme was implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(91411)
1635
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to make an assessment of the time required to resolve current outstanding applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; and if he will make a statement.
(91412)
1636
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an assessment has been made by his Department of the time required to resolve outstanding applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; and if he will make a statement.
(91413)
1637
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain are outstanding; and if he will make a statement.
(91414)