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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 5 December 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 Tuesday 5 December 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 5 December 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 5 December of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 5 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 5 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are to review the Memorandum of Understanding between HM Revenue and Customs and the Social Security Advisory Committee; what the (a) timing and (b) terms of reference of the review are; who will conduct it; and if he will make a statement.
(107287)
2
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from which charitable organisation his Department has seconded a member of staff; and what position that person holds in the Department.
(104778)
3
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments have been made by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to Hobsbawn Media and Marketing Communications Ltd under that or any of the other names by which the company has been known in each year since 1997.
(104694)
4
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments have been made by his Department and its agencies to (a) Brunswick Arts International and (b) the Brunswick Group in each of the last five years.
(104697)
5
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private finance initiative contracts have been terminated early at the initiative of (a) the provider and (b) the Government department.
(104594)
6
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which private finance initiative projects part of the equity stake has been sold in the secondary market.
(104780)
7
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104811)
8
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's planned expenditure on counter-terrorism is for 2007-08.
(104846)
9
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) discussions and (b) meetings have taken place between (i) officials and (ii) Ministers in his Department and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on the OFT investigation of default charges on (A) credit cards and (B) bank current accounts.
(104863)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
10
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the professional background was of each member of the Duchy Council appointed in each of the last three years.
(104853)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
11
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the effective date is for pay awards to her Department's staff; and what the actual implementation date was in each of the last five years.
(104698)
12
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Ordnance Survey maps published before 1936 are now out of copyright.
(104803)
13
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to exempt seaside piers from the uniform business rate.
(104831)
14
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cars run by her Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104825)
15
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions are in place on the installation of wind turbines on private property; what information is required by planning departments before such equipment may be installed; and what steps are being taken by the Government to make this process easier.
(104804)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
16
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will review the provisions of the Limitation Act 1980 in so far as they apply to victims of child sexual abuse.
(104690)
17
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of the introduction of changes in means testing legal aid from 1st October 2006 on the effectiveness of (a) magistrates' and (b) Crown courts.
(107697)
18
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her policy is on the recognition by the police of decisions reached by sharia courts held in England and Wales.
(104738)
19
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many (a) family, (b) injunctions, (c) small claims, (d) fast tracks, (e) multi tracks, (f) possessions, (g) return of goods, (h) landlord and tenant leasehold renewal, (i) interim and final charging orders and (j) third party debt and other enforcement cases passed through Wandsworth County Court in each of the last five years.
(104798)
20
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to Wandsworth County Court for (a) headcount-related costs, (b) administrative costs and (c) maintenance costs in each of the last five years.
(104800)
21
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many applications were made to the National Archives for Freedom of Information Act disclosures of extracts from the 1911 Census for specific addresses in England or Wales in each month between January 2005 and November 2006; and when the National Archives began to include in refusal notices particulars of the complainant's right to appeal to the Information Commissioner.
(104829)
22
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) benefit to the public and (b) effectiveness of section 50 Decision Notices; and if she will make a statement.
(104849)
23
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many cars run by her Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104824)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
24
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, from which charitable organisations her Department has seconded staff; and what position each person holds in the Department.
(104777)
25
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments have been made by her Department to (a) Brunswick Arts International and (b) the Brunswick Group in each of the last five years.
(104696)
26
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her strategy is for the long-term sustainability of seaside piers; and if she will make a statement.
(104830)
27
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many cars run by her Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104823)
28
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Olympic Delivery Authority is taking to ensure that small businesses are able to access Olympic contracts.
(104686)
29
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Olympic Delivery Authority has set an indicative target for the number of Olympic contracts to be awarded to firms in (a) London and (b) the UK.
(104687)
30
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ministers in her Department have met the new owners of West Ham United to discuss the post-games use of the Olympic Stadium; and if she will make a statement.
(104688)
31
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials are accompanying the Sports Minister on his trip to Australia; what the estimated cost of the visit is; and whom he intends to meet.
(104689)
32
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to respond to the Freedom of Information request, reference 53289, on the Chair of Sport England submitted on 18th October 2006.
(107841)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
33
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the significance of (a) the flotation of KBR on the stock market and (b) delays which recently prevented DML from securing a shipbuilding contract for Appledore shipyard for KBR's commitment to its UK defence interests.
(106672)
34
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review urgently the fitness of KBR to own and operate vital strategic defence and other installations in the United Kingdom.
(106673)
35
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assurances his Department has received from KBR that (a) the UK's strategic interests and (b) the future of DML will be safeguarded now that Halliburton-KBR are separate commercial entities; and if he will make a statement.
(106674)
36
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the possible effects of an independently owned KBR on (a) the UK's strategic interests and (b) DML and its Appledore and Devonport facilities.
(106675)
37
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of KBR splitting from Halliburton on (a) the future carrier programme, (b) the Vanguard class submarine overhaul and the refit of HMS Victorious and (c) the ongoing naval base review; and if he will make a statement.
(106676)
38
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans badges have been allocated to ex-service personnel in the Glasgow South West constituency since April 2005.
(104838)
39
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instructions British forces in Afghanistan have received on (a) eliminating poppy production, (b) attacking Taliban strongholds and (c) reconstruction.
(106960)
40
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will increase the level of support for veterans of the Falklands War.
(107840)
41
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104822)
42
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the financial impact on an individual soldier will be of scrapping (a) the Longer Service Separation Allowance (AT) and (b) (AT+) bonuses.
(104601)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
43
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104808)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
44
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104821)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
45
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much rural payments subsidy was paid to Mr F Ainsworth of Rossendale; and what steps his Department is taking to recover that to which he was not entitled.
(104864)
46
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions he has met the (a) Chair and (b) Chief Executive of (i) British Waterways, (ii) the Environment Agency and (iii) Natural England since July 2006; and where each meeting took place.
(106915)
47
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have held with boating organisations since the announcement of budget reductions to British Waterways in 2006-07.
(107489)
48
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what percentage of staff in (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which he is responsible were (i) on fixed term appointments and (ii) supplied by agencies in each of the last three years.
(107692)
49
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104820)
50
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce bovine tuberculosis in Shropshire.
(104845)
51
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the report from Natural England on coastal access is expected to be published.
(104836)
52
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an assessment has been made of the impact of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(104837)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
53
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Annan plan for Cyprus.
(104834)
54
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received regarding recognition for Turkish Northern Cyprus.
(104835)
55
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the recent conflict in Malakal, Southern Sudan; what assessment she has made of the effect of that conflict upon the peace agreement; what recent reports she has received on the activities of the Sudan People's Liberation Army; when she expects to receive an assessment of the situation from UNMIS; and what steps she is taking to further the restoration of peace in the Upper Nile state.
(104832)
56
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the report by Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on torture, on torture in police custody in Paraguay; what action she is taking (a) unilaterally and (b) multilaterally on the (i) prevention and of torture (ii) safeguarding of human rights in Paraguay; and what representations she is making on the compliance of Paraguay's criminal code with Article 1 of the UN Convention against Torture.
(104850)
57
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK's total contribution to the EU was in 2005-06; and what the value was of the rebate paid to the UK.
(103097)
58
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much each British taxpayer contributed to the EU in 2005-06.
(103098)
59
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of her Department's in-house staff magazine for the last 12 months.
(104826)
60
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd November 2006, Official Report, column 239W, on Afghanistan, when she expects the first annual review of the Enduring Relationship Declaration between the UK and Afghanistan to be concluded; and if she will place a copy of the review in the Library upon completion.
(104852)
61
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 27th November 2006, Official Report, column 479-80W, on Pakistan, how many Taliban members were extradited to Afghanistan from Pakistan in each year since January 2003.
(104854)
62
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to the Burmese government on the ability of international NGOs to operate in that country; and if she will make a statement.
(104859)
63
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions she has met her P5 +Germany counterparts to discuss Iran's nuclear programme since 31st August 2006.
(104860)
64
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action she has taken on the imprisonment of (a) Yusak Pakage and (b) Filep Karma by Indonesia; and if she will make a statement.
(104828)
65
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cars run (a) by her Department and (b) by each UK embassy were manufactured (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad.
(104809)
66
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations were made in advance of the visit of HRH Prince of Wales by the UK High Commission in Pakistan to the Pakistan authorities on the conveying of press accreditation passes by police officers to Pattika; and if she will make a statement.
(107514)
67
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps were taken by the UK High Commission in Pakistan to facilitate the Prime Minister of Jannu and Kashmir's inclusion amongst those officially invited to join HRH Prince of Wales during his tour of Pattika; and if she will make a statement.
(107515)
68
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advance risk assessment was made by the UK High Commission in Pakistan of the (a) route and (b) transport mode of the official press party travelling to Pattika during the visit by HRH the Prince of Wales; and whether the UK High Commission hired the vehicles used to convey the press.
(107516)
69
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens are detained at Guantanamo Bay; and if she will make a statement.
(107839)
70
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of the agenda and minutes of the meetings between officials from her Department who have met casino operators in the United States in the last two years; and who attended each meeting.
(104806)
71
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have held with casino operators interested in securing licences under the Gambling Act 2005 in the last five years.
(104807)
72
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many consular (a) contacts and (b) visits were made by each embassy and consultate in the last year for which information is available; in respect of how many individual cases; and what records she keeps of the nature or purpose of contacts and visits.
(107755)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
73
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individual responses to the former Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority's Making It Better consultation were submitted by (a) letter, (b) email, (c) petition and (d) other means; and how many of these were in support of the retention of maternity services at Fairfield Hospital, Bury in each category.
(104547)
74
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many speech and language therapists were employed in each strategic health authority area in each of the last three years.
(107693)
75
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of speech and language therapy graduates who completed training in each of the last three years.
(107694)
76
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of 2006 speech and language therapy graduates who were unable to find employment as speech therapists in the NHS.
(107695)
77
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS Blood and Transplant has spent on (a) consultancy services provided by Fishburn Hedges on its communications strategy, (b) the Proguide Management Resources assessment of donor services, (c) the Branded study of donor marketing and (d) brokerage charges to the Central Office of Information related to the Branded study of donor marketing.
(107696)
78
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of the introduction of the donor relationship management IT system.
(107698)
79
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Bio Products Laboratory has spent on the purchase of laboratory facilities in the United States in the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the future of these facilities.
(107700)
80
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice the Department offers to pharmacists on the purchase and supply of mannitol powder; what measures she has put in place to prevents its illicit use; and whether she has plans for further restrictions on its availability.
(107581)
81
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts in England provide funding for air ambulances.
(104628)
82
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what participation by the biopharmaceutical sector is planned for the pandemic influenza planning exercise in February 2007.
(104833)
83
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cars run by her Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104819)
84
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was to the NHS of IVF treatment in the last 12 months for which figures are available; whether she has any plans to restrict the availability of IVF treatments on the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(106962)
85
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish Louis Appleby's report Avoidable Deaths: Five year report of the national confederation inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness.
(104740)
86
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish the report International experiences of using community treatment orders; when she received the report; what asessment she has made of its findings; what consideration she has given to its policy implications; what discussion she has had of its findings with (a) the authors of the report and (b) policy officials; and if she will make a statement.
(104741)
87
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the likely percentage of outpatients in (a) musculoskeletal (orthopaedics and rheumatology), (b) general surgery, (c) ear, nose and throat, (d) gynaecology and (e) urology who will be referred to Clinical and Assessment Treatment Support Services in Lancashire and Cumbria in each of the next three years.
(104681)
88
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether sites have been identified in Lancashire and Cumbria for the location of Clinical and Assessment Treatment Support Services.
(104682)
89
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether GPs are required to refer a specific percentage of patients to the independent sector Clinical and Assessment Treatment Support Services rather than to NHS secondary care providers.
(104684)
90
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the likely effects on University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust of the implementation of the Independent Sector Treatment Centre programme.
(104685)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
91
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the review of the practice of giving two months' discretionary leave to remain (DLR) to regularise the stay of people who claim they have indefinite leave to remain but cannot provide evidence of this at a port of entry to report; and how many applications for DLR in these circumstances are on hold pending the review being completed.
(104851)
92
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of homicides in each of the last 10 years were committed by people with a treatable mental disorder under the Mental Health Act 1983 against one of their relations.
(107251)
93
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of homicides were committed in each of the last 10 years (a) where the victim was unknown to the assailant and (b) by people with treatable mental disorders under the Mental Health Act 1983.
(107252)
94
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will write to the hon. Member for Glasgow South West, as referred to in the Answer of 8th November 2006, Official Report, column 1646W, on accession countries.
(104855)
95
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with EU partners on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking.
(104739)
96
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security measures are in place in relation to the vetting of workers on the London Underground.
(104736)
97
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) action he has taken following and (b) response he has made to the recommendation of the primate subcommittee of the Animal Procedures Committee that his approval for Centre 5 to supply primates for use in procedures under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 should not be renewed.
(104827)
98
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consideration he has given to encouraging banks to implement the ATM SafetyPIN system or equivalent; and if he will make a statement.
(104862)
99
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104818)
100
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ask the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire to investigate the issue of a dispersal order for the Werrington Centre in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
(107668)
101
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the conclusions were of the intermittent custody pilot scheme in Lincoln; and if he will make a statement.
(106961)
102
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the recent Muslim summit entitled Advancing Community Cohesion organised by South Yorkshire Police was; what proportion of this cost is being borne by South Yorkshire Constabulary; and whether plans exist in the area to hold community cohesion conferences with members of the Christian community.
(106963)
103
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he expects the budget to be for regional offender managers under the National Offender Management Services structure in 2007-08.
(107779)
104
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are supervised by the National Probation Service; and how many offenders have been allocated to each tier under the National Offender Management model.
(107780)
105
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to build additional prisons in the next five financial years.
(107781)
106
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to try to attract businessmen or businesswomen to become members of probation trusts; and what the remuneration will be for members of probation trusts.
(107757)
107
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed by the (a) National Offender Management Service, (b) National Probation Directorate and (c) Prison Service Headquarters.
(107758)
108
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to carry out research into the feasibility of community prisons.
(107845)
109
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the contingency plans that are in place to cover police officers who exercise their right not to accept additional gaoler duties under Operation Safeguard.
(106417)
110
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by police forces in England on interpreters in each of the last five years.
(106418)
111
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the police and (b) the surveillance industry on the introduction of listening technology with CCTV systems; and if he will make a statement.
(106419)
112
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety will write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East as promised in the Answer of 8th November 2006, Official Report, column 1658W, on covert surveillance.
(106420)
113
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the role of the National Offender Manager (Wales) in the delivery of the Probation Service in Wales.
(107759)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
114
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the toilets on the House estate make use of "Hippo" bags in the cistern.
(104843)
115
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether food waste from the refreshment outlets on the House estate is used in a composting scheme.
(104844)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
116
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department contributed to (a) microfinance and (b) microcredit in each financial year since 2000-01.
(107756)
117
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that food, fuel and medical supplies organised by the United Nations reaches displaced Sri Lankans in the Vahari area.
(104805)
118
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the security environment in Afghanistan is having on his Department's operations in the country; and if he will make a statement.
(104856)
119
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the security environment in Iraq is having on his Department's operations in the country; and if he will make a statement.
(104857)
120
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made by the UK in the rehabilitation and development of infrastructure in Basra Province since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(104858)
121
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the Department's expenditure on anti-HIV/AIDS projects is being directed to schemes involving street children; and how the effectiveness of this aid is measured.
(104592)
122
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104817)
Questions to the Leader of the House
123
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Leader of the House, how many cars run by the Privy Council Office were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104815)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
124
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many residents' parking schemes are under consideration by the Department for Regional Development in each Northern Ireland council area.
(106916)
125
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures are in place to ensure that senior citizens in Northern Ireland are informed of benefits which they are entitled to claim.
(106917)
126
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on improving waiting facilities for rail passengers at each station between Ballymena and Londonderry in the last 12 months.
(106918)
127
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision has been made in Coleraine by the Department for Regional Development for waiting areas to be used by taxis.
(106919)
128
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria were used to decide the most appropriate locations for the recently announced knife amnesty in Northern Ireland.
(106920)
129
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to tackle poverty in Northern Ireland through the community planning process; and if he will make a statement.
(107688)
130
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence he has had with representatives of the Simon Community on his Department's policy on homelessness in each of the last five years.
(107689)
131
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence he has had with representatives of the Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network on the development of his Department's anti-poverty strategy in each of the last five years.
(107690)
132
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people with experience of living in poverty are involved in the development of his Department's anti-poverty strategy; and if he will take steps to increase this figure.
(107691)
133
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104814)
134
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how long it took for the police to arrive at the entrance of the Great Hall, Stormont Parliament building following the security alert on 24th November; and if he will make a statement.
(104735)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
135
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104813)
Questions to the Solicitor General
136
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cars run by the Law Officers' Departments were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104816)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
137
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will take steps to encourage the European Commission to bring forward proposals to extend the present authorisation of supplementary indications alongside metric units beyond 2009.
(107848)
138
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which companies his Department is investigating; what types of investigation each case involves; and when each investigation is expected to report.
(104603)
139
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the state of the lining of the nuclear reactors on generating output; and if he will make a statement.
(107838)
140
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payments have been made by his Department to the Brunswick Group in each of the last five years.
(104695)
141
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cars run by his Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
(104812)
142
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims have been submitted for (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by (i) UDM/Vendside, (ii) Beresfords Solicitors, (iii) Moss Solicitors, (iv) Wake Smith Solicitors, (v) BRM Solicitors and (vi) AMS Law, broken down by constituency.
(104779)
143
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many manufacturing jobs in Wales there are; how many there were in 1997; which jobs were (a) created and (b) lost in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(104604)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
144
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the findings of the first phase of the study it commissioned into wheel loss; and when his Department intends to commission phase 2 of the study.
(107847)
145
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what basis he has agreed rail fare increases in the next calendar year; whether such rises were factored into recent franchise negotiations; and if he will link future fare increases to the rate of inflation.
(107583)
146
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the socio-economic profile of passenger use of the railways and its effects on the structuring of fares.
(107584)
147
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to hold a public consultation on (a) a third runway and (b) ending runway alteration at Heathrow Airport; when he expects such consultations to take place; and if he will make a statement.
(104799)
148
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) Government pool cars and (b) cars run by his Department were manufactured (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad.
(104810)
149
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to investigate the feasibility of establishing new railway stations in areas of significant growth in residential housing in the east of England; and if he will make a statement.
(107666)
150
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to to support the dualling of the A15 east trunk road between Glinton and Gunthorpe, east of Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
(107667)
151
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans (a) to resurface and (b) to remove the subsidence on the A630 Sheffield Parkway between the City of Sheffield and the M1 motorway.
(106964)
152
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department collects on pollution levels in the vicinity of the toll booths on the Dartford-Thurrock crossing, broken down by (a) hour of the day, (b) month and (c) season.
(107517)
153
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of likely variations in pollution levels resulting from the proposed toll charge-tariff changes for the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing; and if he will make a statement.
(107518)
154
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual number of aircraft movements over Basingstoke has been in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(107081)
155
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at what altitude commercial aircraft are permitted to fly over Basingstoke; whether this has changed in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(107082)
156
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many aircraft movements there have been into and out of (a) Southampton, (b) Gatwick, (c) Heathrow and (d) Farnborough airports in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(107086)
157
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what lower cost alternatives to the Heysham M6 link (Northern route) Lancashire County Council has put forward to his Department.
(104683)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
158
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many investigations are ongoing into identity theft in relation to working tax credit.
(104848)
159
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with EU partners on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking.
(104781)
160
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentange of single claimants under 25 in the local housing allowance pathfinders faced a shortfall between their eligible and contractual rents; and what the average size was of the shortfall they faced (a) at baseline and (b) at 15 months.
(104861)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
161
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many identity theft cases there were in relation to working tax credit in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
[Transferred] (104847)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
162
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many men in Great Britain were entitled to paternity pay in each year since 2003-04; and what estimate he has made of future take-up rates.
[Transferred] (104737)

 
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