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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 6 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 Wednesday 6 December 2006
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 6 December 2006


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 6 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 Wednesday 6 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 6 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
John Cummings (Easington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs have been relocated to (a) the North East and (b) elsewhere following the Lyons Review; and if he will make a statement.
(105120)
2
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average overpayment was of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit as a result of claimants not notifying the authorities of a change of circumstance in the latest period for which figures are available.
(104997)
3
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent supporting small and medium-sized enterprises through (a) enterprise investment trusts, (b) enterprise management incentives, (c) venture capital trusts, (d) VAT for small traders, (e) corporation tax at the 20 per cent. rate and (f) corporation tax at the zero rate in each region in the fiscal year 2005-06.
(104954)
4
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of (a) income tax relief and (b) corporation tax relief on income and profits from timber sales in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(105238)
5
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of capital gains tax exemption on the increase in value of standing timber for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(105239)
6
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of (a) business property relief on commercial woodlands and (b) heritage relief on woodlands of outstanding scenic, historic and scientific interest as part of the inheritance tax system in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(105240)
7
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value was of VAT relief in relation to woodlands in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(105241)
8
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultation his Department has carried out with (a) employees, (b) the accountancy profession and (c) taxpayers on the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales.
(104939)
9
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total (a) travel and (b) subsistence expenditure incurred by HM Revenue and Customs on the deployment of mobile detection teams was in each of the past five years.
(105083)
10
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many intelligence officers are (a) employed by HM Revenue and Customs and (b) assigned to the uncanalised yacht and pleasure craft sector of HM Revenue and Customs' responsibilities.
(105084)
11
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will direct HM Revenue and Customs to record interceptions of yachts and pleasure craft entering UK waters for collation by his Department.
(105086)
12
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of uncanalised yacht and pleasure craft entering UK waters in each of the last five years (a) nationally and (b) along the South Coast.
(105087)
13
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on operating border controls on uncanalised yacht and pleasure craft entering (a) UK and (b) South Coast waters.
(105088)
14
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many light aircraft landed in the UK from overseas destinations in each of the plast five years; and how many of them were intercepted by HM Revenue and Customs (a) nationally and (b) in the South region in each year.
(105089)
15
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of annual household costs accounted for by (a) housing costs, (b) utility costs and (c) food costs for households in each income decile.
(104945)
16
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of the employees at the tax credits contact centre at Queen's Dock, Liverpool are employed on a temporary basis through employment agencies.
(104940)
17
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will expedite the investigation into alleged overpayment of tax credits to Mrs Dawn Ellison of St Albans.
(104964)
18
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when (a) the Paymaster General was last (i) accompanied by him to and (ii) informed of a visit by him to and (b) the Paymaster General's office last took part in arranging a visit by him to a tax credit (A) contact centre, (B) office and (C) IT development office.
(104968)
19
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Office of Government Commerce has made of the case for applying (a) specified weighting and (b) priority listing to purchasing criteria used by (i) Government departments and (ii) local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(105015)
20
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105149)
21
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in each ward in Eastbourne constituency are in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit.
(105110)
22
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) young people in Eastbourne were unemployed in 1996; and how many are unemployed to date in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(105111)
23
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mortality rate was of (a) men and (b) women in Eastbourne in each year since 1996.
(105112)
24
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for (i) chronic lung disease, (ii) coronary heart disease and (iii) cancer in each ward in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(105113)
25
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which developing countries are making loan repayments to the UK.
(105199)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
26
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment she has made of the effect of financial hardship upon social exclusion.
(105032)
27
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105070)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
28
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what circumstances a local authority is able to impose penalties on contractors who fail to complete works to an agreed deadline.
(105128)
29
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many targets her Department sets for local authorities; and what they are.
(104906)
30
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will rank each local authority in England by the percentage of total expenditure met by (a) council tax and (b) central government grant in 2005-06.
(105213)
31
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which London local authorities do not participate in the notify scheme.
(105216)
32
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been awarded to Westminster City Council under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund since its inception; and what amount has been allocated for 2007-08.
(105217)
33
N
Sir John Butterfill (Bournemouth West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the practice by freeholders of excluding the curtilage, including associated parking and garaging, from enfranchised properties on the operation of the Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
[R] (107373)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to provide grant assistance to those undertaking courses to achieve the National Occupational Standards for Domestic Energy Assessors.
(105009)
35
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of technical expertise will be required of those qualifying to become energy assessors.
(105010)
36
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to announce her decision on the proposal for the Thames Gateway Bridge.
(105077)
37
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the causes of changes in the level of council taxes since 1997-98 in (a) London and (b) England.
(104995)
38
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been (a) borrowed, (b) held in reserve, (c) accumulated in earned and unearned surpluses and (d) spent on new house building by housing associations in each of the last 10 years; and whether such (i) borrowing and (ii) expenditure by housing associations is counted as in the (A) public and (B) private sector.
(105232)
39
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her estimate of £12 billion for bringing all council housing up to decent homes standard is based on (a) the Government's decent homes standard and (b) the decent homes plus standard offered by housing associations.
(105233)
40
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the increased revenue to local authority housing revenue accounts from rent increases in each year from 2005 to 2010.
(105250)
41
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities are using the new prudential borrowing framework for housing purposes; and what the scale of their borrowing is in each case.
(105253)
42
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which Government department has assumed responsibility for the local authority housing debt incurred following cases of (a) local authority housing transfer and (b) creation of arm's length management organisations in each year since 1996.
(105254)
43
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total of the housing revenue account (a) has been in each year since 1990 and (b) is estimated to be in each year until 2030, based on the assumptions of (i) future revenue and (ii) interest rates used in her Department's opting out pilot study of six local authorities.
(105264)
44
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have negotiated overage as part of a stock transfer agreement where a registered social landlord took over the housing concerned.
(105265)
45
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of expenditure on the national housing revenue account for each year until 2030, broken down by main budget heading.
(105266)
46
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities paid a dowry to registered social landlords taking over their housing stock in each year since 1996; and what the amount was in each case.
(105271)
47
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) total public subsidy and (b) contributions through (i) capital grants, (ii) gifts of land, (iii) doweries and (iv) gap funding made available to registered social landlords have been since 1997; and what amount this represents per home.
(105273)
48
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by her Department and its predecessors on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105146)
49
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to create a statutory duty to provide services for domestic violence victims.
(105327)
50
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of digital challenge funds will be received by community and third sector organisations.
(105349)
51
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of digital challenge funding will be made (a) in kind from ICT companies to local authorities and (b) in money; and what the value is in each case.
(105350)
52
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Citizen Service Partnership led by Bedfordshire County Council.
(105354)
53
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made with the Lyons Review; and when she expects it to be reported to Parliament.
(105300)
54
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new housing developments in England were inspected by (a) local authority building control officers and (b) private sector approved inspectors in each of the last 10 years.
(105122)
55
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what methods her Department uses to monitor the quality of the building inspections carried out by (a) local authority building control officers and (b) private sector approved inspectors.
(105123)
56
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expected dates are for (a) commencement and (b) completion of the operational assessment tests of the new regional fire control centre proposed for the East Midlands.
(105090)
57
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expected date is by which fire emergency control rooms in the East Midlands will have completed the transition to the proposed new regional fire control centre; and if she will make a statement.
(105091)
58
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expected date is by which the proposed new regional fire control centres for (a) London and (b) England will be fully networked and operational; and if she will make a statement.
(105092)
59
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Eastbourne Borough Council raised in council tax in each of the last 10 years.
(105109)
60
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) names, (b) length of service, (c) relevant experience and (d) organisational affiliations are of the (i) current and (ii) previous members of the steering group of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
(105135)
61
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will publish the minutes of the meetings of the steering group of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
(105136)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
62
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105145)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
63
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many targets her Department sets for local authorities; and what they are.
(105127)
64
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what programmes of support her Department makes available to rural areas; and what the financial cost of those programmes is expected to be in 2007-08.
(104912)
65
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by her Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105144)
66
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department gave to cathedrals in each year since 1997.
(105017)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
67
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many publicly-funded full-time equivalent chaplaincy staff there were on average in 2005-06; what the cost was of such chaplaincy staff in 2005-06; what estimate he has made of the cost in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and whether he has assessed the merits of providing equivalent pastoral support for those who are not religious and who may not wish to receive such support from a religious chaplain.
(105331)
68
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the use of cluster munitions.
(105194)
69
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) meetings and (b) correspondence between his Department and BAE Systems to date in 2006-07.
(105195)
70
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) meetings and (b) correspondence between him and (i) defence manufacturers and (ii) defence industry lobbyists in the last 12 months.
(105196)
71
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the existing major conventional military threats to (a) the UK and (b) NATO.
(105197)
72
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of conventional military forces in tackling terrorism (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(105198)
73
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts at the United Nations on human rights training for troops seconded to UN missions.
(105320)
74
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what environmental impact assessments (EIAs) his Department has undertaken of the (a) deployment, (b) infrastructure facilities required for maintenance and (c) facilities used for decommissioning redundant or replaced parts of the Trident nuclear weapons system; and whether these EIAs have been published.
(105267)
75
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the proportion of the defence budget which would be accounted for by Trident's sucessor in each year of its development and operation.
(105129)
76
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the latest year of main gate for the procurement of the first replacement Vanguard submarine necessary in order to maintain the skills base of the UK's existing submarine construction capacity.
(105130)
77
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the Active Denial System under development by the US military.
(105096)
78
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 812W, on service personnel (honours), what his Department's policy is on the publication in national newspapers of the names of British servicemen and women who have been honoured for operational service by the United States Administration.
(105114)
79
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105143)
80
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many senior aircraftsmen firefighters have left the Royal Air Force in each year since 1997.
(104923)
81
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many senior aircraftsmen firefighters have applied for early release from the terms of their employment with the Royal Air Force.
(104924)
82
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of food bought by the armed forces in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(107056)
83
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage the procurers of food supplies for the armed forces to purchase British produce.
(107057)
84
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the US has (a) power of veto and (b) technological veto over the launch of the Trident nuclear deterrent.
(105080)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
85
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2006, Official Report, columns 275-6W, on departmental expenditure, by what percentage he expects his Department's expenditure to change between the 2006-07 and 2007-08 financial years.
(104970)
86
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms since May 2006.
(105142)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
87
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many publicly-funded full-time equivalent chaplaincy staff there were in further education establishments in 2005-06, broken down by religion; what the cost was of chaplaincy staff in 2005-06; what estimate he has made of the costs in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and whether he has made an assessment of the merits of providing equivalent pastoral support for those who are not religious and who may not wish to receive such support from a religious chaplain.
(105332)
88
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of financial hardship amongst children and young people upon (a) educational achievement, (b) participation in extra curricular activities and (c) exclusion from school.
(105340)
89
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets his Department sets for local authorities.
(104927)
90
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was allocated to each local education authority to support the development of extended schools (a) up to March 2006 and (b) for 2006 to 2008.
(105230)
91
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have been designated as extended schools in each local education authority; and what criteria for service delivery are required to be met.
(105231)
92
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many permanent exclusions from secondary schools took place in each local authority which has an academy in its area between 2003-04 and the last date for which figures are available.
(104932)
93
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students were excluded from each academy between 2003-04 and the last date for which figures are available.
(104933)
94
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of students attending academies in January were entitled to free school meals.
(104934)
95
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of students in each academy in January 2006 were resident (a) in the ward in which the school is situated, (b) in neighbouring wards, (c) elsewhere within the local authority area and (d) outside that local authority.
(104935)
96
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost was of building each academy so far completed.
(104936)
97
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost is of building a new secondary school.
(104937)
98
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications were made to agricultural colleges in the United Kingdom in each year from 2004-05 to 2006-07; what funding each college received in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(104917)
99
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to help young people train for careers in agriculture.
(105131)
100
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he issues to school science departments on the suitability of teaching materials from the organisation Truth in Science for the delivery of national curriculum science.
(104919)
101
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105141)
102
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures he is taking to ensure that schools are receiving information on child protection online.
(105348)
103
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much Travelling to School: A Good Practice Guide on children's behaviour cost (a) to produce and (b) to promote; how many copies have been distributed in each year since publication; and what assessment he has made of the impact thereof.
(105367)
104
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local authority-based school travel advisers there were in post in each year since the scheme began.
(105368)
105
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards developing a national programme for best practice in school nursing.
(105369)
106
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools and (b) colleges in England have achieved health school status.
(105102)
107
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in mainstream education have a learning difficulty.
(105103)
108
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils received free school dinners in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1996.
(105104)
109
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils received free fruit in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1996.
(105105)
110
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching vacancies there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Eastbourne constituency.
(105106)
111
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people from Eastbourne constituency applied to attend university in the UK in each of the last 10 years.
(105107)
112
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of high schools include citizenship as part of the curriculum.
(105108)
113
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of schools which have (a) been contacted by and (b) received materials from Truth in Science Ltd.
(105170)
114
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations his Department has received from Truth in Science Ltd on the teaching of (a) creationism and (b) intelligent design in schools.
(105171)
115
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what restrictions are placed on individuals who sponsor academies in respect of the promotion of intelligent design or creationism in their schools.
(107782)
116
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools are using the material provided by the organisation Truth in Science in science lessons.
(107783)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
117
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the capital expenditure cost of achieving a 10 per cent. increase in recycling performance was for the private finance initiative waste contracts let to date.
(104801)
118
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets his Department sets for local authorities.
(104926)
119
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve scientific understanding of the effect of marine climate change; what research he has commissioned in this area; and if he will make a statement.
(105081)
120
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what effect the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Annual Report Card on the marine environment will have on his Department's fisheries policy.
(105082)
121
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of climate change on food production in England.
(104998)
122
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of the National Fallen Stock Company.
(105008)
123
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support programmes his Department provides for rural areas; and what the financial cost of these programmes is expected to be in 2007-08.
(105011)
124
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent legal advice his Department has sought on the legitimacy of recent prosecutions in Northamptonshire for (a) deception in relation to the Beef Special Premium Scheme contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and (b) knowingly or recklessly providing false information regarding the date of birth of an animal contrary to Regulation 5 (2) of the Cattle Database Regulations 1998.
(105126)
125
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental effects of tax relief options available to private owners of woodland; and if he will make a statement.
(105242)
126
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to promote sustainable and effective management of private owners' woodland; and if he will make a statement.
(105243)
127
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of an acre of woodland in each year since 1988; and if he will make a statement.
(105244)
128
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105140)
129
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government considers minimum safe crop separation distance to prevent cross-pollination between GM and non-GM plants and crops by (a) insects and (b) wind.
(104928)
130
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to reduce the temperature level in offices in his Department in order to cut carbon emissions.
(104952)
131
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers are available to local authorities to take action against businesses that have illegally deposited fats, oils and greases into the sewerage system.
(105121)
132
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much raw organic milk was sold in the UK in each of the last five years; and how much was imported from EU countries in each year.
(107058)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
133
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether the practice of extraordinary rendition complies with British obligations under (a) the Human Rights Act 1998 and (b) the UN Convention on Torture.
(105034)
134
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the practice of extraordinary rendition.
(105035)
135
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the findings of the European Parliament report on rendition.
(105036)
136
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of statements by the President of Sudan that there is no famine or genocide in Darfur.
(105042)
137
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the role of the Sudan government in the violence in Chad that has spread from Darfur.
(105043)
138
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of Chad on the violence that has spread from Darfur.
(105044)
139
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the African Union on the maintenance of troops in Darfur in 2007.
(105045)
140
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of which countries are providing arms and military equipment to Sudan.
(105046)
141
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of China on the abolition of the death penalty.
(105047)
142
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of people executed in China in each of the last 10 years.
(105048)
143
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the decision by the UN Human Rights Council to reject a resolution calling upon the Sudan government to prosecute those responsible for atrocities in Darfur.
(105049)
144
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) independence of the UN Human Rights Council.
(105050)
145
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of India about (a) the status of and (b) human rights abuses against the Dalit community.
(105051)
146
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of human rights and political freedom in Russia.
(105052)
147
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of Russia on civil liberties and human rights.
(105053)
148
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Colombian urban crime initiatives in the last decade.
(105054)
149
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is her Department's policy to support discussion on the use of forced labour in Burma at the United Nations Security Council.
(105072)
150
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Latin American governments on tackling urban crime and gun violence.
(105173)
151
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of corruption in the (a) government and (b) public sector in Kenya.
(105174)
152
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the security situation in Nigeria.
(105175)
153
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of South Africa on Zimbabwe.
(105176)
154
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iran on the (i) legal and (ii) cultural status of women in those countries.
(105177)
155
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Afghanistan on tackling violence against women in Afghanistan.
(105178)
156
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the governments of (a) Egypt, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) Libya, (d) Ethiopia, (e) Yemen and (f) Uganda on (i) the situation in Somalia and (ii) arms flows in the region.
(105179)
157
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had at the United Nations on cluster munitions.
(105180)
158
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will support steps being taken in international fora on restricting the use of cluster munitions.
(105181)
159
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Ethiopia on independence of the judiciary.
(105182)
160
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of political freedom in Ethiopia.
(105183)
161
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) observance of human rights and (b) extra-judicial killings by government agencies in Ethiopia.
(105184)
162
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the treatment of Supreme Court President Teshale Aberra by the government of Ethiopia.
(105185)
163
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) freedom and (b) fairness of the recent elections in Tajikistan.
(105186)
164
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for resurrecting the Doha trade talks.
(105187)
165
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the US Administration on the Military Commissions Act passed in September 2006.
(105188)
166
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the compliance of the US Military Commissions Act with international law.
(105189)
167
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the US Administration on the (a) definition of and (b) rights of an unlawful enemy combatant in international law.
(105190)
168
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the US Administration on the rights of unlawful enemy combatants.
(105191)
169
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the US Administration on the application of habeas corpus to unlawful enemy combatants.
(105192)
170
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had (a) at the UN and (b) with the US Administration about implementing (i) a no-fly zone over Darfur, (ii) an arms embargo against Sudan and (iii) targeted sanctions, travel bans and asset freezes against those suspected of involvement in illegal mass killings in Darfur.
(105193)
171
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of France on mass killings in Rwanda.
(105210)
172
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the role of France in mass killings in Rwanda.
(105211)
173
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effects of recent ministerial appointments by the government of Kenya on (a) corruption and (b) good governance in that country.
(105212)
174
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with UN troop contributor governments on the conduct of troops on UN missions.
(105274)
175
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) her Department and (b) the Intelligence Service have had with Salah Abdallah Gosh on Islamic terrorism.
(105308)
176
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the role of Salah Abdallah Gosh in tackling terrorism.
(105309)
177
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the role of Salah Abdallah Gosh in crimes against humanity in Darfur.
(105310)
178
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of the United States on (a) human rights and (b) torture.
(105311)
179
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of the United States on the practice of extraordinary rendition.
(105312)
180
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for a UN force with a Chapter VIII mandate being sent to Darfur.
(105313)
181
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the involvement of UN troops in the ill-treatment of children in (a) Haiti and (b) Liberia.
(105319)
182
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with UN troops contributor governments on the behaviour of troops on UN missions towards civilians.
(105323)
183
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received on the work of the UN Committee Against Torture.
(105330)
184
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received on the UN review of the Kimberly Process for the reduction in circulation of conflict diamonds.
(105335)
185
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the International Labour Organisation on forced labour in Burma.
(105337)
186
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the prospect of success for the peace talks between the Ugandan government and the Lords Resistance Army.
(105338)
187
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she plans to seek prosecution of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in the International Criminal Court should peace talks between the LRA and the government of Uganda fail.
(105339)
188
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the treatment of opposition activist detainees in the Maldives.
(105343)
189
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of the Maldives on (a) human rights, (b) freedom of expression and (c) the right to peaceful assembly.
(105345)
190
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has held discussions with (a) the Iraqi government and (b) coalition forces about the safety of Iraqi academics since 15th June; and if she will make a statement.
(105003)
191
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the threat posed to regional stability by Hezbollah.
(107289)
192
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on Iran's referral to the Security Council.
(107290)
193
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK is taking to ensure Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons; and if she will make a statement.
(107291)
194
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the threat posed to regional security of Iran's nuclear programme.
(107292)
195
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the UK has had with the United Arab Emirates on extradition agreements; and if she will make a statement.
(104942)
196
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her United States counterpart on taking forward the multilateral nuclear disarmament proposals contained in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/54/54Q (1999) on the follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
(104951)
197
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, (b) the non-nuclear armed members of NATO, (c) India, (d) Pakistan and (e) Israel on the merits of the United Kingdom decommissioning its nuclear weapons (i) unilaterally and (ii) via multilateral negotiations.
(105172)
198
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will publish the legal advice received by the Government that underpins the policy position that retention and renewal of the UK's nuclear weapons is consistent with the UK's international legal obligations set out in the White Paper on The Future of The United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent, CM 6994.
(105215)
199
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the recent execution of the three religious leaders Mr Xu Shuangfu, Mr Li Maoxing and Mr Wang Jun in China in October; and if she will make a statement.
(104743)
200
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the clashes between rival factions in Malakal, Upper Nile State in Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(105370)
201
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to establish a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Darfur.
(104949)
202
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had on sending a UN peace-keeping force to the Darfur region.
(104950)
203
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 on British citizens in custody in (a) the United States and (b) United States dependent territories.
(105013)
204
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105139)
205
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the influence of militant groups in (a) Azad Kashmir and (b) Indian held Kashmir during and since the earthquake; and if she will make a statement.
(105251)
206
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was incurred in outstanding parking and other traffic violation fines each of the last five years by embassy staff on official duties in each country where her Department's employees are deployed in the Diplomatic Service.
(105268)
207
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Department collects on (a) extradition treaties between other nations and (b) international arrest warrants affecting UK citizens.
(107587)
208
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial and other support is given to non-government organisations which seek to assist UK prisoners abroad; and in which countries such organisations have representatives.
(107588)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
209
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many publicly-funded full-time equivalent chaplaincy staff there were in the NHS in 2005-06, broken down by religion; what the cost was of chaplaincy staff in 2005-06; what estimate she has made of the costs in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and whether she has made an assessment of the merits of providing equivalent pastoral support for those who are not religious and who may not wish to receive such support from a religious chaplain.
(105334)
210
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the extent to which availability of funds is affecting the promotion prospects of healthcare professionals; and if she will make a statement.
(105075)
211
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will undertake research on the availability of travel insurance to cancer patients; and if she will make a statement.
(105076)
212
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets her Department sets for local authorities.
(104907)
213
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records of infection rates in independent treatment centres she requires operators of independent treatment centres to report to her Department; and if she will publish such records.
(105249)
214
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 910W, on adult social care, if she will make it her policy to make explicit in the national minimum care standards for care homes Government advice that people need to drink six to eight glasses of fluid every day.
(105275)
215
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the proposals of NHS Blood and Transplants, what steps she plans to take to ensure the (a) supervision, (b) security and (c) protection from contamination of fixed equipment for blood donations in (i) schools and (ii) other public buildings; and whether she proposes to indemnify schools against risks associated with storing such equipment.
(104742)
216
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to decide whether local involvement networks will have statutory powers of inspection.
(105356)
217
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to retain the expertise built up by existing forums when the present structure of patient and public involvement is changed.
(105357)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the model contract on the role for local involvement networks and their relationships with local authorities will be set out.
(105358)
219
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average time elapsed between admission and treatment at (a) Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and (c) Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in each of the last five years.
(105079)
220
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children whose fourth birthdays fall after 1st September 2006 and will not attend school until September 2007 will not as a result be eligible for tokens for the Welfare Food Scheme.
(104918)
221
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast cancer screenings took place in Surrey Heath in each year from 1997 to 2006.
(104946)
222
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time was that Surrey Heath residents waited for breast cancer genetic tests in each year from 1997 to 2006.
(104947)
223
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of translation and interpretation services was in (a) Peterborough Primary Care Trust and its predecessor body, (b) Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (c) the East of England Strategic Health Authority and its predecessor body in the last period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(105234)
224
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has held within her Department on capacity in inpatient adolescent mental health units.
(104929)
225
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions have taken place between those in her Department responsible for commissioning work with the independent sector and the independent sector on inpatient adolescent mental health units.
(104930)
226
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is per night of a stay in an (a) NHS inpatient adolescent mental health unit and (b) independent sector inpatient adolescent mental health unit.
(104931)
227
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which sources were used to compile Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness.
(105297)
228
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the (a) authors of and (b) contributors to Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness were.
(105298)
229
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms of reference were for Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness.
(105301)
230
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness investigated (a) suicides occurring between April 2000 and December 2004 and (b) homicide cases occurring between April 1999 and December 2003; and if she will make a statement.
(105302)
231
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who in her Department determined the terms of reference for Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness.
(105306)
232
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital with cardiac arrest in each of the last five years; and how many of those people (a) survived and suffered brain damage and (b) survived and were discharged from hospital.
(105095)
233
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by her Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105138)
234
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts pay general practitioners for completing blue badge application forms.
(105263)
235
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure has been on (a) branded and (b) generic drugs by (i) primary care trusts and (ii) strategic health authorities in each year for which records are available.
[R] (105004)
236
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding she plans to make available to GPs to respond to patients' requests for surgeries outside office hours.
(105005)
237
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she made of the potential effects of cuts in the training budgets of strategic health authorities before the cuts were made.
(105006)
238
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) public health observatories have been established and (b) public health observatory reports have been published.
(105346)
239
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence was used to inform her Department's Healthy Start scheme; what progress has been made in implementing the Healthy Start scheme; and what audits will be undertaken to assess the impact of the scheme.
(105347)
240
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards the Government's target of reducing the average dietary salt intake by 6 grammes by 2010.
(105351)
241
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards the Choosing Health target of having each primary care trust run at least one Skilled for Health programme each year.
(105352)
242
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services will be offered by the organisation Health Direct; and when it will begin offering services to the public.
(105353)
243
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many champions for health have been recruited under the Choosing Health agenda; and at what cost.
(105359)
244
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Physical Activity Promotion Fund was established; how much has been allocated to it; and how many physical activity coordinators have been employed.
(105360)
245
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many awards to health champions have been made in accordance with the Choosing Health agenda.
(105361)
246
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health trainers have been recruited under Choosing Health; and at what cost.
(105362)
247
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) qualifications and (b) training for assessments are required of Choosing Health accredited health trainers.
(105363)
248
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness in improving health of the Choosing Health's strategy for pharmaceutical public health.
[R] (105364)
249
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence-based guidelines on occupational health have been brought forward in accordance with the Choosing Health strategy.
(105365)
250
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to Health Direct in each year since 2003-04.
(105366)
251
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the audited times were for (a) call to needle and (b) call to door times for thrombolysis in case of acute myocardial infarction in the constituencies of (i) Hemel Hempstead, (ii) Watford, (iii) St Albans and (iv) South West Hertfordshire in each month since 12th December 2005.
(105164)
252
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect of the likely reconfiguration of services in West Hertfordshire Acute Hospital Trust on thrombolysis targets.
(105165)
253
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the East of England Ambulance Trust has to assist clinicians at Watford General Hospital to meet the three hour targets for thrombolysis of non-haemorrhagic strokes.
(105166)
254
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will refer the reconfiguration of hospital services by West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust to the independent reconfiguration panel; and if she will make a statement.
(105167)
255
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on deaths from stroke and acute myocardial infarction of ambulance response times in excess of 10 minutes; and if she will make a statement.
(105245)
256
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospital beds in West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust, including closed bed spaces, there are; and how many there are expected to be once reconfiguration has been completed.
(105246)
257
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) intensive care and (b) high dependency beds there are in West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust, including closed bed spaces; and how many there are expected to be in each category once reconfiguration has been completed.
(105247)
258
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses were employed by Dacorum Primary Care Trust in each month since 1997.
(105248)
259
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost was of drug counselling and drugs support services in each year since 2002.
(106921)
260
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged 15 to 25 years were treated for drug-related mental health problems in each year since 2002.
(106922)
261
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug-related deaths were recorded in each year since 2002.
(106923)
262
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place for thanking out-going members of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities.
(107589)
263
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in Wantage constituency in each year since 1997.
(104920)
264
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters she has received from residents of Oxfordshire on the closure of community hospitals in the county.
(104922)
265
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds are available in East Sussex for patients (a) in a permanent vegetative state, (b) with advanced Huntington's disease and (c) with CJD; and where the beds are located.
(105168)
266
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to create centres of excellence for patients with chronic disability in East Sussex.
(105169)
267
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) male-only wards, (b) female-only wards, (c) mixed sex wards and (d) wards divided by partition into male and female areas there are in each hospital in East Sussex.
(105204)
268
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been waiting (a) more than six months for in-hospital treatment and (b) more than 14 weeks for an out-patient appointment in each hospital in East Sussex.
(105208)
269
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are waiting for (a) in-hospital treatment and (b) out-patient appointments in each hospital in East Sussex.
(105209)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
270
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many publicly-funded full-time equivalent chaplaincy staff there were in the Prison Service in 2005-06, broken down by religion; what the cost was of chaplaincy staff in 2005-06; what estimate he has made of the costs in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and whether he has made an assessment of the merits of providing equivalent pastoral support for those who are not religious and who may not wish to receive such support from a religious chaplain.
(105333)
271
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many female Sudanese nationals from the Darfur region since 2003 have cited rape in their application for refugee status in the UK and been refused refugee status in the UK.
(104913)
272
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sudanese nationals from the Darfur region have successfully appealed since 2003 after being declined refugee status in the UK.
(104914)
273
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sudanese nationals who have unsuccessfully claimed asylum in the UK have been returned to the Darfur region since 2003.
(104915)
274
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sudanese nationals from the Darfur region have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused refugee status in the UK since 2003.
(104916)
275
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had on the merits of the UK signing the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
(105272)
276
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines his Department follows when considering visa applications from individuals implicated in human rights abuses.
(105037)
277
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Sudanese Minister Salah Abdallah Gosh was granted a visa to visit the UK.
(105038)
278
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of financial hardship amongst children and young people on crime.
(105342)
279
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual support orders have been issued, broken down by (a) area and (b) year of issue.
(105117)
280
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to issuing individual support orders in each year since their introduction; and how much of that funding has been spent.
(105118)
281
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which areas have established intensive family support projects for families at risk of eviction due to anti-social behaviour.
(105119)
282
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what agreements the UK has with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on reciprocal extradition arrangements; what extradition agreements have been made between the UK and the UAE under the terms of the Extradition Act 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(104941)
283
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans there are to index-link pay for police officers.
(106965)
284
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget was of each police constabulary in 2005-06; and what each constabularies' performance against target was in this year.
(106966)
285
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward measures to require insurance companies to provide details of drivers' insurance details for the use on the police car Tilon number plate recognition system.
(107288)
286
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) levels of and (b) detection rates for (i) violent crime, (ii) sexual crime, (iii) car crime, (iv) robbery and (v) burglary were in the Haringey basic command unit in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(104963)
287
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what types of crime foreign national prisoners have been sentenced in the UK in each of the last three years.
(105097)
288
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average sentence length for (a) foreign national and (b) UK prisoners was in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2004-05; and what the average sentence length has been so far in 2006-07.
(105098)
289
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners there are in England and Wales, broken down by country and by security category of each prison.
(105099)
290
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 9th October 2006, Official Report, column 38, with which European countries he has discussed the repatriation of foreign prisoners.
(105100)
291
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to the Identity and Passport Service on ensuring full and immediate notification of passports stolen in other EU countries.
(104966)
292
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) ports and (b) airports where 24-hour cover is provided by the Identity and Passport Service.
(104967)
293
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the performance of North Liverpool and Salford community justice projects.
(107590)
294
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what level of (a) formula grant and (b) one-off or special grant Northamptonshire Police Force has received in each of the last five years.
(105235)
295
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what level of grant aid Northamptonshire Police has received in relation to formula funding in each of the last five years.
(105236)
296
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the performance was of (a) Northamptonshire Police Force and (b) the average of all similar forces on (i) burglary, (ii) car theft, (iii) criminal damage and (iv) assault for (A) January to June 2005, (B) June to December 2005 and (C) January to June 2006.
(105237)
297
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105137)
298
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of computer assisted fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(105252)
299
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms exist online to report securely extremist and terrorist activities; and if he will make a statement.
(105255)
300
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what monitoring and evaluation his Department carried out on perpetrators programmes run by the Probation Service.
(105326)
301
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the number of domestic violence victims held in prisons in a year; and if he will make a statement.
(105328)
302
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what external monitoring is planned for the National Delivery Plan for Domestic Violence.
(105355)
303
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Russian dissidents are receiving close protection from English and Welsh police forces.
(105299)
304
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his (a) Bulgarian and (b) Romanian counterparts on serious and organised crime.
(105324)
305
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions relating to the use, distribution, supply or possession of cannabis there were in each year since 2002.
(106924)
306
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information the Serious Organised Crime Agency collects on institutional arrest warrants affecting UK citizens; and what responsibility the Agency has to respond to enquiries from hon. and rt. hon. Members.
(107585)
307
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence he has collected on the comparative efficacy of (a) private prisons and (b) public sector managed prisons in (i) reducing recidivism, (ii) effective use of capacity and (iii) value for money.
(107586)
308
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents of Wantage constituency are on the national DNA database.
(104925)
309
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in Eastbourne constituency in each year since their introduction.
(105205)
310
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic disturbance calls were made to the police from Eastbourne constituency in each of the last five years.
(105206)
311
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been made in East Sussex over the last 12 months.
(105207)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
312
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether consideration has been given to the introduction of a numbered ticketing system for members of the public who wish to attend select committee meetings; and if he will make a statement.
(105007)
313
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many incidents of theft of the property of (a) hon. Members and (b) hon. Members' staff have been notified to the House authorities in each of the last three years.
(105016)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
314
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the provision of (a) education and (b) healthcare in states affected by conflicts.
(105029)
315
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of providing development aid to states affected by conflict.
(105030)
316
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations he has received about aid provision in states affected by conflict.
(105031)
317
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to tackle tetanus in developing countries.
(105033)
318
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of corruption and poor governance upon the effectiveness of British aid in Kenya.
(105039)
319
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of corruption and poor governance upon aid effectiveness in Africa.
(105040)
320
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the status of women in Afghanistan.
(105055)
321
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the level of violence against women in Afghanistan.
(105056)
322
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of refugee flows from Zimbabwe upon South Africa.
(105057)
323
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(105058)
324
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the level of corruption in Kenya.
(105059)
325
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the proportion of the population in states affected by conflict which is able to access primary healthcare.
(105060)
326
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve aid delivery in states affected by conflict.
(105061)
327
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to strengthen institutional capacity in states affected by conflict.
(105062)
328
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the proportion of children in states affected by conflict who are able to access primary education.
(105063)
329
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of wives in Afghanistan treated as slave workers.
(105064)
330
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Uganda on its HIV/AIDS programmes.
(105065)
331
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have been internally displaced within Chad as a result of violence which has spread from Darfur.
(105066)
332
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of flooding in Northern Kenya.
(105067)
333
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to assist with flood relief in Northern Kenya.
(105068)
334
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of British aid programmes in Kenya.
(105069)
335
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of the United States about the distribution of condoms in HIV/AIDS programmes.
(105314)
336
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of oil exploration by White Nile upon stability and development in Sudan.
(105315)
337
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the oil exploration company White Nile on the Extractive Industries Review guidelines.
(105316)
338
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the decision by the government of Thailand to issue a compulsory licence for Efavirenz.
(105317)
339
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the need for a stronger institutional framework at the UN to ensure that early warnings of conflict are followed by effective conflict prevention measures.
(105318)
340
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of conditionality upon the effectiveness of debt cancellation.
(105321)
341
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the availability of anti-retoviral drugs for children.
(105322)
342
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS policies in (a) India and (b) Thailand.
(105325)
343
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of China on tackling HIV/AIDS.
(105329)
344
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of the use of cluster munitions on developing countries once direct conflict has ceased.
(105336)
345
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
(104943)
346
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support people left homeless as a consequence of the conflict in Darfur.
(104944)
347
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105041)
348
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan who have fled to Chad in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(104956)
349
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect on the humanitarian situation in Chad of the decision of the UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme to move all non-essential staff out of the country; and if he will make a statement.
(104957)
350
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the $1.5 million pledged to the global fund to fight HIV and AIDS has been spent; and which countries have received financial support from the fund.
(104958)
351
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has given to the insecticide treated net programme in Tanzania since the programme's introduction.
(104959)
352
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to which aid organisations working in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan, (c) Pakistan, (d) Yemen, (e) Somalia, (f) Ethiopia, (g) Iran, (h) the Palestinian Territories and (i) Lebanon his Department has given funding in each of the last five years.
(104969)
353
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many aid agencies pulled out of the Darfur region of Sudan in each of the last five years.
(104971)
354
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of which African countries will reach all Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
(104974)
355
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding given by his Department went directly to the Sudanese government in the last 12 months.
(104987)
356
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid his Department gave to Somalia in the financial year 2005-06.
(104989)
357
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid his Department provided to Uganda (a) to combat HIV and AIDS and (b) to help develop the agriculture industry in that country, in the last 12 months.
(104990)
358
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid his Department gave to Zimbabwe in 2005-06.
(104991)
359
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid his Department gave to the Russian Federation in 2005-06.
(104992)
360
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid was given to British Overseas Territories by his Department in 2005-06.
(104993)
361
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid his Department gave to Sudan in 2005-06.
(104994)
362
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid was given to Uganda by his Department in 2005-06.
(105002)
363
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral funding was provided by the UK to tackle tetanus in the developing world in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(104960)
364
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Ethical Trading Initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(104961)
365
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Equator Principles in the developing world; and if he will make a statement.
(104962)
366
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the outcome was of the review conference on the convention on certain conventional weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(107817)
367
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of UK gross domestic product was spent on aid in each of the last 10 years.
(105200)
368
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK aid has been channelled to developing countries through the International Finance Facility.
(105201)
369
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK aid has been spent on vaccine and immunisation programmes in developing countries in each of the last 10 years.
(105202)
370
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which developing countries are part of EU Economic Partnership Agreements of which the UK is a signatory.
(105203)
Questions to the Leader of the House
371
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Leader of the House, how much was spent by the Privy Council Office on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105071)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
372
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of those pensioners eligible in each health trust area in Northern Ireland had received an influenza vaccination as of 30th November; and what steps he is taking to increase the vaccination of eligible pensioners.
(104634)
373
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many medical negligence charges were made against each Northern Ireland Health Trust in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many of those charges were (a) dismissed and (b) upheld.
(104635)
374
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many interpreters were employed by (a) each Northern Ireland Department and (b) the Department's associated agencies in each of the last five years, broken down by language.
(104636)
375
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children were living in households where the only income derived from benefits in each Northern Ireland constituency in each of the last five years.
(104672)
376
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how long it takes on average to process an application for a connection to mains water supply for a new property in a rural area.
(105093)
377
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for connection to mains water supply for new rural properties were submitted in each year from (a) 1st April 2000 to 31st March 2006 and (b) 1st April 2006 to 30th October 2006; how many of these applications have been (i) approved and (ii) rejected; and how many are outstanding.
(105094)
378
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105153)
Questions to the Prime Minister
379
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will submit his Strategy Unit's document Strategic priorities for the UK: the policy review to (a) consultation with hon. Members, (b) a debate in the House and (c) scrutiny by relevant select committees; and if he will make a statement.
(104972)
380
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Prime Minister, what changes to security considerations underlay the decision to make a 20 per cent. reduction in the operationally available nuclear warheads on Trident set out in his foreword to the White Paper on The Future of The United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent, CM 6994.
(105218)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
381
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105152)
Questions to the Solicitor General
382
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Solicitor General, how much was spent by the Law Officers' Departments on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105073)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
383
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average population is of towns with a post office.
(104955)
384
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what programmes of support his Department makes available to rural areas; and what the financial cost is expected to be in 2007-08.
(104911)
385
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether procedures for informing his Department of reductions in generating capacity at UK nuclear power stations differ according to the (a) ownership and (b) other factors affecting the status of power stations; and what the procedure is relating to those owned and operated by British Energy.
(104996)
386
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what procedures are in place for informing the Health and Safety Commission about potential risks resulting from (a) maintenance failures and (b) disrepair at UK nuclear power stations.
(104999)
387
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises through the Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme in each region in 2005-06.
(104948)
388
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with energy suppliers on their obligations to supply (a) gas and (b) electricity to small business consumers when requested to do so by the consumer.
(105132)
389
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department has taken to promote agreed standards for providing brokerage services to small business consumers in the energy market.
(105133)
390
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding his Department provided to support the furniture industry in each year since 1990; and how many staff in his Department worked to support the furniture industry in each year.
(105012)
391
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with each of the regional development agencies on the promotion of the furniture manufacturing industry in each of the last five years.
(105014)
392
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105151)
393
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what codes of practice are in place on the billing of small business consumers by gas and electricity suppliers.
(105115)
394
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with (a) energy suppliers and (b) the Energy Retail Association on the extension of the remit of the Energy Supply Ombudsman to deal with billing cases from small business consumers; and if he will make a statement.
(105116)
395
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what information his Department provides to assist small businesses in the energy market.
(105269)
396
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will discuss with Ofgem extending the level of regulatory protection given to small businesses in the energy market.
(105270)
397
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of using overseas-based concentrated solar power plants to help the UK to meet its long-term energy requirements.
(105124)
398
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has carried out into the feasibility of constructing a high-voltage direct current grid across the European region to enable the long distance transport of carbon-free energy.
(105125)
399
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what redress is available to small businesses that have been mis-sold (a) energy or (b) fixed-line telecommunications contracts.
(105305)
400
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what protection from the mis-selling of contracts is given to small businesses in the (a) energy and (b) fixed-line telecommunications markets.
(105307)
401
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of new businesses in Wantage constituency in each year since 1997.
(104921)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
402
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) the Mayor of London and (ii) Transport for London on (A) the relationship between the new London Rail Concession (LRC) and other national rail services in London and (B) the possible impact of the policy on open access on the LRC.
(107052)
403
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the Strategic Rail Authority has had with bidders for the (a) Integrated Kent franchise and (b) South Western franchise on the impact of the policy of open access on (i) operation of the franchise and (ii) potential (A) subsidy from and (B) revenue to the Government over the course of the franchise.
(107053)
404
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the Office of Rail Regulation's policy on track access rights and open access on the franchise round for East Midlands, West Midlands and Cross Country services.
(107054)
405
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) consulted (a) freight and passenger operators and (b) current or potential holders of track access rights on access to the route covered by the London Rail Concession being tendered by Transport for London (TfL); and what discussions his Department had with TfL and ORR on this issue.
(107055)
406
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets his Department sets for local authorities.
(104908)
407
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2006, Official Report, column 516W, on the Eddington Report, what the (a) staff costs, (b) publication costs and (c) other costs were.
(105101)
408
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether provision exists for the payment of compensation for (a) business and (b) personal losses arising from the implementation of Operation Stack when necessitated by industrial, civil or government action in France.
(107842)
409
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what programmes of support his Department makes available to rural areas; and what the financial cost is expected to be in 2007-08.
(104910)
410
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105150)
411
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what amendments have been made to plans for Crossrail at (a) Romford depot, (b) Romford train station and (c) Gidea Park sidings; and if he will make a statement.
(104988)
412
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will use (a) Transport Direct and (b) other public transport information means for which he is responsible to alert passengers from other parts of the country to the increases due in 2007 to fares on the tube and buses in London and the discounts and availability of Oyster cards.
(104953)
413
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK fishermen have died while on fishing vessels since December 2005.
(107150)
414
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK fishing vessels have been lost since December 2005.
(107151)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
415
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations his Department has made to HM Treasury on the proposed closures of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales.
(104938)
416
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent by his Office on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105148)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
417
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to consult disability organisations during the evaluation stage of the revised personal capability assessments pilots.
(107353)
418
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost is per participant of the pathways to work pilots.
(107354)
419
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the level of child poverty in Great Britain.
(105341)
420
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets his Department sets for local authorities.
(104909)
421
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which 50 wards have (a) the highest proportion of children living in workless households and (b) the highest proportion of workless households.
(105214)
422
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many DNA tests were carried out on behalf of the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years.
(105078)
423
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will investigate the performance of the office of the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus in replying to correspondence from hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.
(104965)
424
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Ministers from (a) the Department of Health, (b) the Department for Education and Skills, (c) the Department for Trade and Industry, (d) the Department for Transport, (e) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (f) the Department for Work and Pensions sit on the Ministerial group that oversees the work of the Office for Disability Issues.
(104744)
425
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.
(105147)
426
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount of unclaimed housing benefit in each local authority in the latest period for which an estimate is available.
(105262)
427
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many qualified electrical engineers are unemployed in (a) Wantage constituency, (b) Oxfordshire and (c) the South East.
(105134)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
428
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will submit for the approval of both Houses of Parliament any plans for troop withdrawal from Iraq before those plans are implemented; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (104973)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
429
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will investigate the impact on churches in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle of Northumbria Water's proposals to change the charging method for surface water draining.
[Transferred] (105074)
Questions to the Solicitor General
430
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases were not proceeded with at court as a result of non-appearance of Crown Prosecution Service witnesses in (a) England and Wales and (b) Luton in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (105344)

 
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