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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 15 January 2007

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 15 January 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 15 January 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 15 January of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 15 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 15 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue his Department raised from vehicle and road taxes paid by motorists in the area covered by the Government Office of the North East in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(115347)
2
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to letters from the hon. Member for North East Hampshire of 19th June, 31st August, 20th September and 13th December 2006 about Nicola Maxfield, a constituent of the hon. Member.
(116142)
3
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which years since 1997 (a) he and (b) other Treasury Ministers have attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group.
(115142)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of disadvantaged area relief for stamp duty on residential property was in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(115434)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) administration, (b) consultancy and (c) IT costs were incurred in each year since 2002-03 in relation to the Child Trust Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(115452)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what costs are included in the cost of delivery of (a) tax credits, (b) child benefit and (c) child trust funds in Annex C of the HM Revenue and Customs annual report 2005-06.
(115453)
7
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost in pence of each pound paid out from (a) the Child Trust Fund and (b) child benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(115454)
8
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid out by the Child Trust Fund through accounts opened by (a) individuals and (b) the Government in each three month period since records began; and if he will make a statement.
(115455)
9
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of fraud and error in the delivery of (a) the Child Trust Fund and (b) child benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(115456)
10
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 1735W, on financial services, what estimates he made of the potential change in tax revenue prior to the change in the law on 3rd December 2004 refusing the right of claimants from outside the European Union in the financial services and insurance sectors engaged in the supply of services to non-EU customers to recover VAT incurred on goods and services from UK suppliers.
(115990)
11
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were employed in breweries producing (a) below 5,000, (b) between 5,000 and 30,000, (c) between 30,000 and 60,000, (d) between 60,000 and 200,000 and (e) above 200,000 hectare litres of beer in each year since 1997.
(115186)
12
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 1729W, on City of London competitiveness, how much non-EU businesses in the financial services and insurance sectors contributed to the UK economy in each of the last five years.
(115582)
13
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 1729W, on City of London competitiveness, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the UK economy of non-EU businesses in the (a) financial services and (b) insurance sectors.
(115583)
14
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working in the Barker Review team at 4th December 2006, broken down by pay band.
(115371)
15
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working in the team supporting James Crosby in his public-private forum on identity management as at 5th January 2007, broken down by pay band.
(115372)
16
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working in the Leitch Review team as at 4th December 2006, broken down by pay band.
(115373)
17
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working in the Sainsbury Review team as at 5th January 2007, broken down by pay band.
(115374)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working in the Davidson Review team as at 27th November 2006, broken down by pay band.
(115375)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working on the Lyons Review (a) in 2006 and (b) as at 5th January 2007, broken down by pay band.
(115376)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working on the Eddington Review as at 30th November 2006, broken down by pay band.
(115377)
21
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the budget is for his national debate on the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review; and how many events he has scheduled in 2007 as part of the debate.
(115378)
22
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department spend more than 70 per cent. of their time working on his national debate for the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review, broken down by pay band.
(115379)
23
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what specific issues related to the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review will be debated nationally.
(115380)
24
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the planned (a) start and (b) end date is of his national debate on the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.
(115381)
25
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff passes have been issued to external consultants to work in his Department in the last 12 months.
(115382)
26
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what work his Department is undertaking on unclaimed assets; and if he will make a statement.
(115383)
27
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) destination and (b) purpose was of each overseas visit outside the European Union undertaken by staff in his Department in the last three months.
(115384)
28
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (a) paid and (b) unpaid persons who have been seconded to HM Treasury from outside the Civil Service in the last 12 months; from which organisation each was seconded; what position each occupied in his Department; and whether each was paid from the public purse.
(115385)
29
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is responsible for determining which Freedom of Information Act requests are selected for publication on his Department's website; and what criteria are used.
(115386)
30
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the findings of his Department's latest exit survey for employees.
(115387)
31
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates the Economic Secretary to the Treasury has visited (a) Israel and (b) Palestine in the last three years.
(115388)
32
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what public appointments his Department has made in the last three years; who was appointed in each case; on what date each appointment was made; and what remuneration is received by each appointee.
(115389)
33
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what position Maeve Sherlock holds in his Department; and what remuneration she receives.
(115390)
34
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the members are of his Department's Third Sector Advisory Panel; what the date of appointment was of each; and what (a) remuneration and (b) expenses each has claimed.
(115391)
35
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the chair is of the Financial Inclusion Taskforce; what his or her remuneration is; and how much they have claimed in expenses since appointment.
(115392)
36
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to hold a national debate on the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.
(115523)
37
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of average per capita public expenditure on each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115524)
38
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of tax paid by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115525)
39
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department will publish an updated version of the National Asset Register.
(115526)
40
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of stamp duty payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115527)
41
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of inheritance tax payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115528)
42
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of income tax payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115529)
43
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of house purchases was subject to stamp duty in each year since 1997-98.
(115530)
44
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of national insurance payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.
(115531)
45
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department were working on the Stern Review team as at 29th October 2006; and what the pay band was of each such staff member.
(115532)
46
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff in his Department worked in the Cooksey Review team as at 5th December 2006; and what the pay band was of each staff member.
(115533)
47
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the national debate on the Comprehensive Spending Review announced in the Budget in March 2006 has been completed.
(115534)
48
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has commissioned any work from the Portland Trust in the last three years.
(115921)
49
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether representatives of the Portland Trust were invited to the informal meeting of ECOFIN on 9th-10th September 2005 in Manchester.
(115922)
50
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what logistical support, advice or other assistance was given by the Portland Trust for the Economic Secretary to the Treasury's trip to the Middle East in December 2006.
(115923)
51
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role the Portland Trust has played in his review into the Economic Aspects of Peace in the Middle East.
(115924)
52
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated by his Department to the Portland Trust in each year since 2003.
(115925)
53
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what services the Stairway Consultancy was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the total value has been of payments in 2006-07.
(115927)
54
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what services Mission Testing Europe Ltd was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the total value has been of payments in 2006-07.
(115928)
55
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what services BMRB International was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the total value of payments to the company has been in 2006-07.
(115929)
56
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) date and (b) amount was of each payment made to (i) the Smith Institute and (ii) its subsidiary SI Events Ltd by his Department in each of the last three years.
(115930)
57
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London borough of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115745)
58
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2007 to Question 112835, when he will be in a position to confirm whether the last year of the current economic cycle will be included in the next economic cycle for the purposes of calculating compliance with the Golden Rule.
(115939)
59
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the take up rate is of (a) child benefit, (b) child tax credit and (c) working tax credit in Wimbledon.
(114905)
60
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many compensatory payments were made in respect of tax credits in each of the last five years to Wimbledon residents; and what the cost was.
(114906)
61
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of the post-Gershon Review savings were identified as non-cashable.
(115677)
62
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors have claimed success fees in bid competitions since the establishment of public private partnerships and private finance initiatives; and at what cost to the public purse.
(115687)
63
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been borrowed by each Department under his Prudential Borrowing Scheme; what the annual rate of interest is; and if he will make a statement.
(115689)
64
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, columns 1223-4W, on public sector employees, what the corresponding data was for the given years for the percentage of population (a) in private sector employment and (b) on benefits not in long-term employment.
(115920)
65
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will revise the regulations applying to the increase in air passenger duty from 1st February 2007 to exclude flights already booked.
(115432)
66
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what extra resources have been allocated to HM Revenue and Customs to deal exclusively with carousel fraud.
(115443)
67
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are taken by HM Revenue and Customs to ensure innocent companies are not unduly affected by lengthy investigations into carousel fraud.
(115444)
68
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies were subject to investigations into carousel fraud in the last 12 months.
(115445)
69
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions for carousel fraud were initiated in the last 12 months.
(115446)
70
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many carousel fraud prosecutions were completed in the last 12 months.
(115447)
71
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the (a) tax expenditures from income and corporation tax and (b) other tax expenditures on woodlands are included in his Department's overall estimates of tax expenditures; and if he will estimate the value of such tax exemptions since 1998.
(115623)
72
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether surpluses in the National Insurance Fund may be used for general government expenditure.
(115625)
73
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged over (a) 65 and (b) 75 years (i) have their income tax personal allowances reduced because of the income limit for the age-related allowance and (ii) are affected by similar reductions in the married couples' income tax allowance.
(116051)
74
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of gross domestic product was recorded in the nomenclature of units for territorial statistics area most closely corresponding to (a) Peterborough City Council area and (b) Peterborough constituency in each of the last five years.
(115579)
75
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional funds HM Treasury received since December 2004 as a result of the change in the law on 3rd December 2004 which refused the right of claimants from outside the European Union in the financial services and insurance sectors engaged in the supply of services to non-EU customers to recover VAT incurred on goods and services from UK suppliers; and whether an assessment has been made of the impact of this measure on the competitiveness of the UK economy.
(116189)
76
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations the Government has received as a result of the change in the law on 3rd December 2004 which refused the right of claimants from outside the European Union in the financial services and insurance sectors engaged in the supply of services to non-EU customers to recover VAT incurred on goods and services from UK suppliers.
(116190)
77
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was received by the Exchequer from the dividends from the water and sewerage industry in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in each of the last five years.
(116181)
78
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he has used to determine percentage level of the annual dividend paid by the water and sewerage industry to the Exchequer in (a) England, (b) Scotland (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(116182)
79
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what dividend he estimates will be paid to the Exchequer of the water and sewerage industry of (a) England, (b) Scotland (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the next four years expressed in (i) cash and (ii) percentage terms.
(116183)
80
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) average investment income and (b) average earned income was of (i) the top (A) 0.1 per cent., (B) one per cent., (C) five per cent., (D) 10 per cent., (E) 20 per cent. and (F) 25 per cent. and (ii) bottom (1) 70 per cent. and (2) 50 per cent. of all taxpayers in the latest year for which data is available.
(114897)
81
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate how much of the city bonuses paid at the end of 2006 was paid (a) via offshore trusts and (b) in currencies other than sterling, euros or dollars; and if he will estimate the effect on the tax liabilities of the recipients of those means of payment.
(114898)
82
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the UK's adult population were deemed to be economically inactive in each year since 1997; and what percentage this was in each case of the UK's adult working population.
(114900)
83
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of the population from each of the EU15 member states were deemed to be economically inactive in each year since 1997.
(115944)
84
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the average per capita tax paid by each income decile group.
(115448)
85
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider reducing VAT on electricity for people with disabilities who have to charge the batteries on their wheelchairs; and if he will make a statement.
(114791)
86
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targets he sets for the duration of telephone calls to HM Revenue and Customs contact centres; and how many redialled calls there were to each contact centre in each of the last 12 months.
(115860)
87
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance provided by his Department to departments on what they should disclose in their 2006 Autumn Performance Reports.
(116081)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
88
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what environmental criteria the Central Office of Information uses in selecting companies for placing onto its roster of communications and public relations companies; whether carbon impacts are considered; and if she will make a statement.
(115449)
89
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Central Office of Information is taking to encourage companies on its roster to take steps towards becoming carbon neutral; and if she will make a statement.
(115450)
90
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 5th October 2006 on behalf of Mr John Candles of Springfield Park Road, Chelmsford; what the reason is for the time taken to reply; and if she will make a statement.
(114247)
91
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many times the Ministerial Committee on Economic Affairs, Productivity and Competitiveness met in each month between September 2005 and September 2006.
(115522)
92
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115746)
93
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many civil servants in government departments will prepare work for the Policy Review Working Groups; and at what grades.
(115536)
94
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what public consultation events (a) have taken place and (b) are planned as part of the Policy Review Working Groups; what the (i) date and (ii) location is of each such event; and how many members of the public have attended such events to date.
(115618)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
95
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on the maintenance of social housing for rent in each year since 1995.
(115336)
96
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions have taken place between her Department and the Department for Transport on the funding shortfall in the budget of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority and its concessionary travel schemes.
(116099)
97
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will provide retrospective funding to Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority to make up for the shortfall in funding for the concessionary bus travel scheme.
(116150)
98
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) projected and (b) actual expenditure by the Housing Corporation was in each English region in each of the last three years.
(115783)
99
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Housing Corporation's budget was for 2006-07; and what its projected outturn is.
(115784)
100
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of (a) social rented housing and (b) shared ownership and intermediate housing were (i) projected and (ii) started in each English region in each of the last three years.
(115785)
101
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all social housing starts in each English region have been three bed units or larger in each of the last 15 years.
(115786)
102
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures she has taken to allow landlords to deal with tenants who display anti-social behaviour.
(114249)
103
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to promote sustainable communities in rural areas; and if she will make a statement.
(116134)
104
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many participants there have been in the key workers living scheme in each month since its implementation, broken down by London borough.
(115981)
105
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates Ministers in her Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115743)
106
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what response she has made to the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Body Consultation Findings and Conclusions.
(115171)
107
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff worked for the Government Office for London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
(115359)
108
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budget was of the Government Office for London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006, broken down by department.
(115360)
109
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of protection is given to airfields in Planning Policy Statement - Housing; and if she will make a statement.
(116160)
110
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on housing rough sleepers since May 1997; and what reductions in rough sleeping have resulted.
(115549)
111
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff work full-time on the Millennium Dome territory, as referred to on page 127 of her Department's annual report for 2006, broken down by pay grade.
(115657)
112
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the long-term costs and liabilities arising from private finance initiative credits are to fire and rescue authorities.
(115658)
113
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the long-term costs and liabilities arising from private finance initiative credits are in the Joint Service Centre programme.
(115659)
114
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what effect on costs has been achieved by her Department outsourcing IT through the Steria contract; and if she will make a statement.
(115704)
115
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what high risk items were identified in Firelink and replaced, as referred to on page 45 of her Department's annual report for 2006.
(115705)
116
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding streams aimed at tackling homelessness were reduced as referred to on page 45 of her Department's annual report for 2006.
(115706)
117
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the amber and red annual review reports to which she refers on page 55 of her Department's annual report for 2006.
(115707)
118
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the fire safety campaigns targeted at ethnic communities to which she refers on page 62 of her Department's annual report for 2006 cost.
(115708)
119
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total number of reductions of accidental fire-related deaths in the home has been in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on fire safety campaigns in each year.
(115709)
120
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projects were funded under her departmental budget line Development of English Regions; and what proportion of such funding was spent on administration.
(115710)
121
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are employed at the Fire Service college, broken down by category of employment.
(115711)
122
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the purpose of the regional policy budget referred to on Table B9 of her Department's annual report 2006, page 108 is; and how much of such funding was spent on administration.
(115712)
123
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in Somerset were classed as (a) second homes and (b) holiday lets in each year since 1997.
(116140)
124
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which statistics are used to determine whether her Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these statistics are classifed as national statistics.
(115341)
125
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average grant per unit for low cost (a) home ownership and (b) rented social housing was (i) nationally and (ii) in each region in each of the last three years.
(116131)
126
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes have been delivered (a) nationally and (b) in each region through section 106 agreements in each of the last three years; how many and what proportion of those homes were available to rent; and how many and what proportion of all total affordable homes delivered in each of the three years resulted from section 106 agreements.
(116132)
127
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish the Equality Act Regulations for Great Britain; and whether local authority-commissioned adoption agencies run by religious bodies will be subject to the regulations.
(115804)
128
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments were made by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to CFOA (Services) Ltd in each of the financial years for which figures are available; what the purpose was of each payment; what payments the Department has agreed to make in future; and for what purpose in each case.
(115430)
129
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which councils in Essex (a) retain ownership and (b) are consulting on the disposal of ownership of council housing stock.
(115898)
130
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new affordable houses are planned to be built in each of the next five years.
(115899)
131
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new affordable houses were built in Essex in each of the past five years.
(115900)
132
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1657W, on the sustainable communities plan, how much was allocated to each scheme in Kent Thameside that has received support from the Thames Gateway Growth Area Fund.
(116083)
133
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what action her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) is planning to undertake to improve the (i) economic competitiveness and (ii) quality of life for residents of coastal towns.
(115763)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
134
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether it is Government policy to withdraw facilities for the payment of fines on magistrates' court premises.
(115487)
135
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the Review of Electoral Systems will be referenced on the Department's website.
(115970)
136
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what details of the work of the Review of Electoral Systems have been publicly released since it began in February 2005; on what dates such details have been published; what form they were published in; and what steps she has taken to secure an input to the review from outside the Department.
(115971)
137
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what form the published version of the Review of Electoral Systems will take.
(115972)
138
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she expects the Department's Review of Electoral Systems to be published.
(115973)
139
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, for what reasons the Mental Health guide was withdrawn from the Legal Services Commission's Improving Quality Guides; and if she will make a statement.
(114869)
140
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many solicitors have given notice of their intention to cease to offer (a) criminal and (b) family legal aid services if the proposed reforms of legal aid are implemented.
(115637)
141
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the change in the cost of child care proceedings has been in each of the last 10 years.
(115638)
142
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what proportion of legal aid costs has been paid to (a) solicitors, (b) expert witnesses and (c) counsel in (i) criminal and (ii) family law cases in each of the last five years.
(115639)
143
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the change in expenditure on (a) family and (b) criminal legal aid which will result from the proposed legal aid reform.
(115640)
144
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost of (a) family and (b) criminal legal aid was in each of the last 10 years.
(115642)
145
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what changes have been made to the draft unified legal services contract as a result of the consultation on legal aid reform.
(115643)
146
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the payment annex to the new unified contract will be published by the Legal Services Commission.
(115749)
147
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans she has to conduct a rural impact assessment on the proposed reforms of legal aid.
(115750)
148
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what dates Ministers in her Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115731)
149
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people given temporary exceptional leave to remain who have (a) been called for and (b) carried out jury service in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(115166)
150
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost to the public purse resulting from non-attendance at court was in each of the last five years.
(115547)
151
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the 10 highest awards, by value, of legal aid were in 2005-06.
(115548)
152
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost of changes to payments to judicial pensions schemes due to changes in pension taxation in 1997 has been.
(115663)
153
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost was of (a) failed cases and (b) cases where the jury had to be changed in 2005-06.
(115664)
154
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, who has participated in the Wider Markets Initiative; and what payments have been received.
(115665)
155
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the development of a standard form of legal aid application as set out in Commission Decision 2005/630/EC, OJL225 of 31st August 2006; what assessment her Department has made of the costs of implementing the scheme; and what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the scheme on the quantity of litigation in the courts.
(115693)
156
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the (a) salary scale and (b) term of appointment are for (i) a local government boundary commissioner for England and (ii) a parliamentary boundary commissioner for England.
(116033)
157
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what experience and qualifications are required for candidates for appointment as (a) parliamentary boundary commissioners for England and (b) local government boundary commissioners for England.
(116034)
158
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many and what percentage of (a) the parliamentary boundary commissioners for England and (b) the local government boundary commissioners for England are qualified lawyers.
(116035)
159
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the cost of translating departmental publications into languages other than English was in 2005-06.
(110201)
160
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her objective justification is under the Employment Directive 2000/78/EC for section 13 (1) of the Courts Act 2003 which transfers magistrates onto the supplemental list at the age of 70 years.
(114837)
161
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans she has to review the upper age limit on working at a polling station or as an election count official in the light of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
(114839)
162
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her objective justification is under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 for refusing to appoint magistrates aged over 65 years.
(114867)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
163
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many letters Television Licensing has issued in each of the last five years threatening legal proceedings; in how many of these cases prosecutions have followed; and how many prosecutions were successful in (a) Orkney and Shetland, (b) the Highlands and Islands, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK.
(115759)
164
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pieces from the Government Art Collections have been stolen in each of the last 10 years; what the value of the art stolen was; and what measures have been taken to recover them.
(115350)
165
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) she and (b) her Ministerial colleagues have had with potential private funders of the Olympic Games.
(115501)
166
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Big Lottery Fund has provided for sports programmes and projects in (a) London and (b) Bexley borough since 2004-05.
(115502)
167
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in London, broken down by borough.
(115974)
168
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department received the final report of the Independent Fees Review Panel on the Licensing Act 2003 and related legislation; when she expects to publish its findings; when her Department plans to respond to these findings; and if she will make a statement.
(115561)
169
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115732)
170
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) public private partnerships and (b) private finance initiatives are planned as part of the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(115688)
171
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th December 2006, Official Report, columns 811-2W, on departmental studies, what the cost to her Department was of commissioning each report.
(115908)
172
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which international basketball federations were consulted during the preparation of the Mallin Report.
(115626)
173
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Genesis Review on developing sporting talent commissioned by Sport England will be published; what the cost was of the review; what the terms of reference were of the Genesis Review; and what the review recommended.
(115627)
174
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost was to (a) Sport England, (b) her Department and (c) UK Sport of the use of consultants in 2005-06.
(115628)
175
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to fund the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association's development programmes.
(115629)
176
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association increase participation in wheelchair basketball.
(115630)
177
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Mallin Report on basketball will be published; what the total cost of the Mallin Report has been; from which budget the funding for the Mallin Report was drawn; and who was consulted during the preparation of the report.
(115632)
178
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who is responsible for the accuracy of the information displayed on the Mallin Basketball Review website.
(115633)
179
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the banning of cheese advertisements during children's television programmes; what discussions she has had with Ofcom on the basis of the ban; and if she will make a statement.
(115337)
180
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether there will be published maps detailing the frequencies to be used in each UK region that will broadcast digital television following the publication of the Ofcom document on Digital Dividend Review; and if she will ensure that adequate time is afforded post publication for those who wish to respond to the Ofcom consultation to be able to include reference to the map's contents in their evidence before the deadline of 13th March.
(115631)
181
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) Exchequer and (b) Lottery funding (i) was put into sports coaching in each year since 1997 and (ii) is expected to be committed in each year to 2012.
(114787)
182
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress she has made on the research into childhood drowning in public pools promised to the Right to Swim Campaign in October 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(115136)
183
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 263W, on the Union Flag, for what reasons the Union Flag is not flown on days other than those noted in the Answer.
(115564)
184
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 255W, on Flags, for what reasons the St. George's Cross is not flown on Government buildings with two or more flag poles on days other than 23rd April.
(115565)
185
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 263W, on Trooping the Colour, for what reasons the flags of Her Majesty's Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories will not be displayed alongside the flags of the Commonwealth at the Trooping of the Colour; and if she will make a statement.
(115578)
186
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in Devon and Cornwall, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(115352)
187
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's latest estimate is for the numbers of homes to be built on the Olympic Park; and how many will contribute to the Government's building targets for zero carbon homes.
(115481)
188
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has received the final report from the Licencing Fees Review Panel; and when the report will be published.
(115484)
189
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what overseas visits Ministers in her Department have made in an official capacity in the last 12 months; and what engagements were undertaken during the visits.
(115485)
190
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been distributed to the heritage sector from the National Lottery in each year since 1997; and through which bodies it has been distributed.
(115486)
191
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been distributed to the arts from the National Lottery in each year since 1997; and through which bodies it has been distributed.
(115488)
192
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions since 1997 National Lottery funding has been distributed to community projects for the support of post offices.
(115991)
193
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money was allocated to (a) theatre, (b) ballet and (c) opera in each year since 1997.
(116148)
194
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the public subsidy for the performing arts was in each year since 1997.
(116149)
195
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what activities her Department has organised to celebrate the European Year of Equal Opportunities.
(115755)
196
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) is planning to undertake to improve the (i) economic competitiveness and (ii) quality of life for residents of coastal towns, with particular reference to sporting and cultural activities and amenities.
(115765)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
197
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK is dependent on the US for conducting tests on the Trident warhead.
(114895)
198
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what differences there are between the Trident warhead and the US W76 warhead.
(114896)
199
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to cater for special dietary requirements of Armed Forces personnel on the grounds of their (a) religious belief and (b) medical condition.
(115361)
200
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Guards' Regiment bearskin caps have been refurbished and (b) bear pelts were purchased in each of the last five years; what the total cost of refurbishment was; what the cost of a pelt is in 2007; how many pelts are needed for the production of a new cap; what estimate he has made of the likely number of new pelts which will be required in each of the next two years; what progress is being made towards finding a synthetic replacement for bearskin caps; and if he will make a statement.
(115340)
201
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the costs of the Defence Training Review he expects to be attributable to private sector funding costs.
(116124)
202
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risks he expects to be transferred to the private sector as part of the Defence Training Review.
(116125)
203
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proposals his Department has received to establish a government owned, contractor operated solution to the Defence Training Review; what consideration has been given to this option; and what the likely impact on costs of such a solution would be over the life of the programme.
(116126)
204
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the budget of the RAF Red Arrows display team in the next two years.
(114802)
205
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department offers a childcare voucher scheme to (a) the Department's staff and (b) those serving in the Armed Forces.
(115926)
206
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115742)
207
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will authorise the continuation of the free mail and parcel service to troops in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(115462)
208
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has (a) to increase the number and (b) to modernise the housing for service personnel in Hampshire in each of the next three years.
(115478)
209
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what types of housing are provided for (a) married and (b) single persons for each armed service in Hampshire; how many units are not deferred rent; what the level of fitness for purpose is of the housing provided; and if he will make a statement.
(115479)
210
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations cover the personal use of (a) land, (b) sea and (c) air transport by senior officers.
(115503)
211
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to apply the Decent Homes standard of fitness policy applicable to social housing to service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(115558)
212
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing the appropriate amount and quality of housing units for service personnel in Hampshire.
(115560)
213
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers in each of the Services have rented out their family home and moved into local married quarters in each of the last five years.
(115780)
214
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the minimum distance is which an officer has to move in order to be able to claim Boarding School Allowance; and what steps he takes to monitor potential abuse of the allowance.
(115781)
215
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers of each of the armed services have (a) declared themselves mobile for the purpose of claiming Boarding School Allowance and (b) claimed Boarding School Allowance in each of the last five years.
(115782)
216
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Major General Tim Cross has used his Department's (a) road, (b) sea and (c) air transport on personal business over the last three years.
(115795)
217
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer the Question 101443, on the naval bases review, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 20th November 2006.
(115914)
218
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer Question 101406, on Colombia, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on 20th November 2006.
(115941)
219
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many security passes were issued by his Department for external consultants in each year since 1997.
(114389)
220
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on consultants in each year since 1997.
(114390)
221
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 25th May 2006, Official Report, column 92WS, on Gurkhas, what progress his Department has made on the comprehensive review of the terms and conditions of service under which Gurkhas serve in the British Army; and when he expects to make a further statement to the House.
(114391)
222
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many parliamentary questions were tabled to his Department for answer on a named day in the last parliamentary session; how many received a holding answer; and what the average time taken between issuing a holding answer and a substantive answer was.
(114392)
223
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, column 1096W, on letters of condolence, how many letters of condolence have been sent by his Department to the next of kin of personnel who died in service in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in (i) 2001, (ii) 2002 and (iii) January to July 2003.
(114393)
224
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, columns 1895-6W, on NHS treatment: war pensioners, how many cases of war pensioners not receiving priority treatment his Department took up in each year since 1997.
(115272)
225
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2006, Official Report, columns 1257-8W, on the Reserves Mental Health Programme, if he will place in the Library copies of the guidance and emails sent to GPs.
(115861)
226
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11th December 2006, Official Report, column 880W, on aircraft, on how many occasions since 2001 it has been assessed that the lack of anticipators contributed to a rotary crash.
(115888)
227
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 4th December 2006, Official Report, columns 907-8W, on the armed forces, what criminal offences were involved, and which cases were dealt with in (a) magistrates' courts and (b) county courts.
(115880)
228
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's nuclear liabilities have been quantified; and how they are funded.
(116180)
229
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes in the Territorial Army (TA) structure in Scotland are planned as a result of TA rebalancing; which (a) headquarters and (b) centres (i) have been and (ii) are planned to be closed; and if he will make a statement.
(115427)
230
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Territorial Army's (TA) current strength is in Scotland, broken down by (a) regiment, (b) battalion, (c) company and (d) squadron; what the recruitment targets are; what changes are envisaged as a result of the TA rebalancing exercise; and if he will make a statement.
(115428)
231
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) recruitment targets and (b) achieved recruitment were for (i) The Royal Scots Battalion, (ii) King's Own Scottish Borders Battalion, (iii) The Royal Highland Fusiliers, (iv) The Black Watch, (v) The Highlanders and (vi) The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in each month since January 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(115429)
232
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to modernise the family housing for service personnel based in Colchester constituency in each of the next three years.
(116175)
233
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many family houses for service personnel were available in Colchester constituency in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005.
(116176)
234
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the number of family houses for service personnel in Colchester constituency in each of the next three years.
(116177)
235
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to apply the Decent Homes Standard of fitness policy applicable to social housing to family houses for service personnel in Colchester constituency.
(116178)
236
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the percentage of total employment accounted for by defence export sales.
(115806)
237
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a paper on the economic costs and benefits of UK defence exports.
(115807)
238
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the meat supplied to British troops under the food supply contract which commenced on 1st October 2006 is from British farms.
(116191)
239
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of British involvement in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq since the start of the campaigns.
(115863)
240
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the use of nuclear weapons on climate change.
(115894)
241
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to facilitate the electoral registration of servicemen and women serving overseas; and what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of armed forces personnel who register to vote.
(115355)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
242
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on what date he last attended the Policy Review Working Group on (a) Britain and the World, (b) Environment and Energy, (c) Public Services, (d) the Role of the State and (e) Crime and Security.
(115393)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
243
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in England are predicted to have a parent in prison in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(115459)
244
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in England are known to have had a parent in prison in (a) 1996 and (b) 2006.
(115460)
245
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local authorities in England have included references to children with a parent in prison in their current children and young people plans.
(115461)
246
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support is being provided by (a) the Learning and Skills Council, (b) the London Development Agency and (c) the sector skills councils to ensure that the wood industry attracts the skilled new entrants it needs to meet levels of demand in London and the South East; and if he will make a statement.
(115435)
247
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary schools teach the Drug Abuse Resistance Education programme; what guidance is given to schools on the age of pupils to whom this programme is taught; and what the requirement is for parental consent before the programme is used.
(115349)
248
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the new rules for competitive tendering for new schools on the incentive for local education authorities to consider merging existing schools.
(115553)
249
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average (a) primary and (b) secondary school allocation of dedicated schools grant per pupil is in each local education authority for 2007-08, set out in descending order of grant.
(116093)
250
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special needs schools have been (a) opened and (b) closed in London in each of the last 10 years, broken down by borough; and if he will make a statement.
(115979)
251
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many, and what percentage, of students have their university fees paid in (a) full and (b) part by their local education authority, broken down by London borough; and if he will make a statement.
(115980)
252
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the rate of truancy in each London borough was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(115983)
253
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the results were of random drug testing in schools for each year since 2004, broken down by borough and classification of drugs found.
(115984)
254
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of high schools in London practised random drug testing in each year since 2004, broken down by borough.
(115985)
255
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in London have taken up the International Baccalaureate in each of the last five years, broken down by borough.
(115986)
256
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12th December 2006, Official Report, column 1006W, on competition managers, how many (a) competitions and (b) teams have been identified by competition managers in the last 12 months, broken down by type of sport.
(115989)
257
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what dates Ministers in his Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115737)
258
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils attending (a) mainstream maintained schools and (b) all schools took (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) any subject at GCSE in 2006.
(115482)
259
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in England have English as an additional language.
(115490)
260
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of bilingual classes in maintained schools.
(115491)
261
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many lessons inspected by Ofsted, excluding lessons in foreign languages, were taught in a language other than English in each year since 1996.
(115492)
262
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools did not enter any pupils for a GCSE in (a) a modern foreign language, (b) history and (c) geography in 2006.
(115506)
263
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English, mathematics, science and a modern language in each school in West Sussex in 2006.
(115508)
264
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the top 200 maintained schools in terms of the proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in 2006.
(115509)
265
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the schools, including independent schools, where zero per cent. of pupils are recorded as having achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at A*-C including English and mathematics in 2006.
(115510)
266
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of (a) 15 year olds and (b) pupils at the end of the fourth Key Stage achieved A* to C at GCSE in (i) five or more subjects, (ii) five or more subjects including English and mathematics, (iii) English, mathematics and science, (iv) English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language, (v) five or more subjects including English, mathematics and science and (vi) five or more subjects including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in 2006.
(115562)
267
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of hours per week of the timetable schools are recommended to allocate to the new GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science in (a) Year 10 and (b) Year 11.
(115814)
268
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools fall within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils attending the school who have English as an additional language.
(115969)
269
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what qualifications are taken into account when calculating the contextual value added score.
(116079)
270
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what proportion of pupils the best eight results at GCSE and equivalent included English and mathematics.
(116080)
271
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will take steps to protect the professional title of language service professionals for deaf people, including (a) BSL/English interpreters, (b) lipspeakers, (c) deaf-blind interpreters and (d) speech to text reporters.
(115951)
272
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will take steps to create a register of all language service professionals for deaf people, including (a) BSL/English interpreters, (b) lipspeakers, (c) deaf-blind interpreters and (d) speech to text reporters for public bodies.
(115952)
273
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in schools wearing hijabs or other veils.
(115172)
274
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school places were take up by children from EU-8 accession countries in each local education authority in the school year starting in September 2006.
(116162)
275
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will review the process whereby outer London boroughs have to pay inner London supplements to their teaching employees without compensation from central Government as received by inner London boroughs.
(114949)
276
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost to the Department was of celebrating Black History Month.
(115720)
277
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average funding per pupil for (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in (i) England and (ii) Somerset was in each of the last 10 years.
(116141)
278
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people from (a) Jarrow constituency and (b) South Tyneside have attended university in each year since 1997; and which English parliamentary constituency has had the highest (i) number and (ii) proportion of people attending university in each year since 1997.
(115353)
279
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England have received education maintenance allowance in each year since its inception; and how much each grant of allowance was in each year since inception.
(115354)
280
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the teacher to pupil ratio was in infant school classes in (a) Jarrow constituency and (b) South Tyneside in each year since 1997; and what the national average was in each year since 1997.
(115356)
281
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in (i) Jarrow constituency and (ii) South Tyneside in each year since 1997; and what the national average was in each year since 1997.
(115357)
282
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which statistics are used to determine whether his Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these are classifed as national statistics.
(115345)
283
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support is being given by his Department to local education authorities to fund language instruction for the children of migrants from EU entrant countries from eastern Europe.
(115520)
284
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make further provison for alleviating financial hardship amongst higher education students through help with (a) tuition costs, (b) transport costs and (c) accommodation costs.
(115871)
285
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of the new funding arrangements for higher education, with particular reference to students' personal finances.
(115872)
286
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching staff were employed in further education colleges in Portsmouth North in each year between 2001 and 2005.
(116119)
287
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people were not in education, employment or training in Basingstoke in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(114469)
288
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost of translating departmental publications into languages other than English was in 2005-06.
(110204)
289
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will break down the funding earmarked for the PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy from 2003 to 2008 by the nine workstrands.
(114784)
290
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made with the PE and Schools Sports consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(114785)
291
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Essex pupils had unauthorised absences from school in each of the past five years.
(115901)
292
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of (a) 18 and (b) 19 year olds from Essex joined university courses in each of the last five years.
(115902)
293
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) school playgrounds and (b) parts of school playgrounds were sold in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115903)
294
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many awarded Connexion card points remain unspent.
(116043)
295
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people have spent reward points on their Connexions Cards; and how many points they spent in total.
(116044)
296
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) male and (b) female secondary school history teachers there are in England.
(116045)
297
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average age is of secondary school history teachers in England.
(116046)
298
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers teaching secondary school classes in history in England hold a degree in history.
(116047)
299
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many history graduates entered teacher training to qualify as primary school teachers in each of the last 10 years.
(116048)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
300
N
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the original grant allocation from his Department was for British Waterways in advance of subsequent in year reductions for each year between 2000-01 and 2006-07; and what the grant allocation is for 2007-08.
(115165)
301
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued on the meaning of the term professional dog breeder in relation to EC Council Regulations 1/2005.
(116082)
302
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been (a) conducted and (b) commissioned by his Department into the effect on pensioners of the introduction of a municipal tax on household rubbish to incentivise segregation, minimisation and recycling.
(115904)
303
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of rights of way routes to disabled people.
(115905)
304
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the Department plays in the regulation of veterinary surgeons, including suspension and removal.
(115591)
305
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of illegal tail docking have been notified to the Department in the last two years.
(115592)
306
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he has put in place to develop (a) national and (b) international policies to protect rain forests; and what assessment he has made of the merits of funding mechanisms to pay developing countries not to remove such forests.
(115910)
307
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with developed and developing countries on the proposal for greater use proposed for carbon offsets through protection of the rain forests.
(115911)
308
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where deforestation of rain forests is continuing; where policies have been introduced to prevent further depletion of the rain forests; and if he will make a statement.
(115912)
309
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total carbon emissions of the UK were for (a) domestic and (b) international aviation in the most recent year for which information is available.
(115437)
310
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total carbon emissions of the UK were for road transport in the most recent year for which information is available.
(115438)
311
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's targets are for the reduction in total carbon emissions of the UK for (a) road transport, (b) power generation and (c) domestic consumption by (i) 2020, (ii) 2030 and (iii) 2050.
(115439)
312
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total carbon emissions of the UK were for (a) power generation and (b) domestic consumption in the most recent year for which information is available.
(115440)
313
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government projects the total carbon emissions of the UK will be for (a) domestic consumption, (b) (i) domestic and (ii) international aviation, (c) road transport and (d) power generation in (A) 2030 and (B) 2050.
(115441)
314
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates Ministers in his Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115739)
315
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has assessed on the use of ceramics for the containment of nuclear waste; and what the conclusions were of (a) the research and (b) his assessment.
(115964)
316
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the legality of using snares.
(115919)
317
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which elements of state aid in support of the Shetlands fisheries are being challenged in the European Court of Justice; and what the total liability is.
(115662)
318
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which statistics are used to determine whether his Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these are classifed as national statistics.
(115342)
319
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what factor within the range of estimates for radiative forcing from aircraft carbon emissions the Government applies; and if he will make a statement.
(115622)
320
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the rat population in England and Wales.
(116155)
321
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he collects on the money spent by sewerage undertakers on control of rat populations; and what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that control.
(116156)
322
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken as a result of his Department's review of liaison arrangements between water companies and local authorities in relation to sewer baiting for rats; and what further measures are planned.
(116164)
323
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the work of the Rats in Sewers Working Group.
(116165)
324
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library copies of reports by the Central Scientific Laboratory on rodents in domestic dwellings.
(116166)
325
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the most recent English House Survey Rodent report was published; and when he expects the next one to be published.
(116167)
326
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Government is taking to control the rat population.
(116197)
327
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the value for money of funding provided to the Waste and Resources Action Programme for the campaign Recycle Now.
(116198)
328
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the policy is of his Department on encouraging equestrian access to the countryside.
(116097)
329
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of plastic waste exported to China for recycling in each of the last five years.
(115802)
330
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the relative values of organic and non-organic cattle stocks; and if he will consider proposals to pay enhanced compensation for organic reactors to tuberculosis tests.
(114022)
331
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 271W, on departmental energy efficiency, what steps he is taking to spread best practice to other departments and public bodies.
(115458)
332
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 1777W, on Departmental Expenditure (107707), whether he issued advice to other departments on reducing use of bottled water.
(116179)
333
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the result was of his Department's consultation on proposed guidance for the transport of greyhounds; and whether his Department plans to issue guidance relating specifically to the transport of greyhounds.
(115494)
334
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2006, Official Report, columns 1242-3W, on animal welfare, whether the British Greyhound Racing Board consulted his Department before issuing its guidance; and if he will make a statement.
(115495)
335
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his objective justification is under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 for terminating the local veterinary inspector status for veterinary surgeons when they become 65 years old.
(114838)
336
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the likely effect will be of the conclusions of his Department's summer budget review on funds available to the Institute for Grasslands and Environmental Research in each of the next three years.
(116052)
337
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to assess the relationship between increases in household recycling, reduced numbers of weekly refuse collection rounds by local authorities and increases in the rat population in urban areas; and if he will make a statement.
(115936)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
338
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the agreeement with the US under which the UK acquires nuclear submarine-related technologies required by way of reciprocation the UK to support the US in armed conflicts under certain circumstances.
(114892)
339
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has (a) asked for and (b) received from foreign governments data from intercept activities on (i) elected UK representatives and (ii) members of the Royal Household since 1st May 1997.
(114894)
340
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Iraq.
(115504)
341
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements are in place for British consular staff to inform (a) the Home Office and (b) British police of convictions of British citizens (i) when they have been involved in a case and (ii) if they are notified locally of a case.
(115877)
342
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of British citizens arrested abroad were dealt with by consular staff in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage resulted in a conviction, broken down by country.
(115878)
343
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of British citizens (a) arrested abroad and (b) convicted abroad have been reported by her Department to (i) the Home Office and (ii) British police in each of the last five years, broken down by country.
(115879)
344
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Home Office on improving links between consular casework staff and UK law enforcement officials.
(115940)
345
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK Government was informed that the United States was operating a secret prison programme; and if she will make a statement.
(115436)
346
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response she has made to the United States military action in Somalia; and if she will make a statement.
(115464)
347
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on difficulties encountered by Iraqi businessmen in obtaining travel documents to travel and trade (a) inside and (b) outside Iraq; if she will review the documentation requirements of the UK to allow travel and trade by those businessmen; and if she will make a statement.
(116098)
348
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) foreign policy and (b) diplomatic considerations support the Government's decision to commence the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system in 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(115619)
349
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals her Department will present to the May 2007 Preparatory committee meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to reduce the arsenals of the declared nuclear weapons states.
(115620)
350
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice she has received from her officials supporting the view that it is necessary to make a decision on Trident replacement in 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(115641)
351
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the prospects of opposition parties in Burma being able to campaign against the proposed new constitution in a fair referendum.
(115603)
352
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Ambassador of Burma about the prosecution of State Peace and Development Council officials and troops of the Burma Army for crimes of rape and sexual violence; and if she will make a statement.
(115605)
353
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to counter the use of child soldiers in Burma.
(115614)
354
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to secure the release of the Burmese dissidents Min Ko Naing, Ko Gyi and Htay Kwe who were re-arrested and imprisoned in September 2006.
(115615)
355
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Ambassador of Burma about an independent investigation into the recent death of political prisoner Ko Thet Win Aung in Mandalay Prison in Burma; and if she will make a statement.
(115616)
356
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what request has been received from the Israeli government for permission for Israeli military aircraft (a) to enter airspace over and (b) to land at Gibraltar.
(115907)
357
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has held discussions with (a) the Iraqi government, (b) the United States Administration and (c) United Kingdom registered oil companies on the new production sharing agreements covering the Iraqi oil industry.
(115917)
358
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each meeting held with representatives of the Portland Trust by her Department in the last three years.
(115395)
359
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what payments have been made by her Department to the Portland Trust since 2003.
(115934)
360
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115735)
361
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which nations in East Asia are contributing to the operations of the Proliferation Security initiative; and if she will make a statement.
(116121)
362
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether discussions have been held with other European governments on co-operation with Pakistan in the field of civilian nuclear energy; and if she will make a statement.
(116159)
363
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) political and (b) security situation in Somalia.
(116185)
364
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the first round of talks between the UK and the United Arab Emirates on regional security will take place; how often such meetings will be held; at which ministerial level the UK will be represented; and whether any other countries will be involved.
(116186)
365
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government intends to hold talks on regional security with countries in the Gulf in addition to those to be held with the United Arab Emirates.
(116187)
366
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for the UK of the European Court Judgement of 12th December 2003 to annul the Council's decision to freeze the funds of the People's Mojahedin of Iran; and if she will make a statement.
(116188)
367
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals her Department will present at the May 2007 Preparatory Committee Meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and if she will make a statement.
(115555)
368
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she will attend the forthcoming preparatory committee meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, in Geneva in May; which (a) other ministers and (b) officials will attend; and if she will make a statement.
(115556)
369
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Ministers have been awarded a foreign decoration since May 1997, broken down by country.
(115656)
370
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her Department's future funding plans are for the VIP/Royal Suites at Heathrow and Gatwick airports; what funding was allocated by her Department to VIP operations at these airports in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement.
(115768)
371
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response she has made to the decision by the Malawi High Court to refuse permission for Malawi's Vice-President Cassim Chilumpha to travel to the UK for medical treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(115799)
372
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on Russia-EU relations.
(115364)
373
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on immigration from North Africa into (a) Malta and (b) the Canary Islands.
(115366)
374
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by the UK Government to promote the protection of the rights of the Christian Community in Sudan.
(115185)
375
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the German Presidency's programme for the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(115948)
376
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission's report Weapons of Terror Freeing the World of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arms, with particular reference to (a) nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and (b) the role of the Non-Proliferation Treaty structure and the comprehensive test ban treaty in disarmament and non-proliferation; and if she will make a statement.
(115909)
377
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the imprisonment of Fernando Kutino, Timothee Bompere and Junior Ngandu; and if she will make a statement.
(115602)
378
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being made to seek the assistance of Arab governments in securing an end to the attacks on Israel.
(115426)
379
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom.
(115805)
380
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with Pakistan on the laying of landmines on the Afghan border; and if she will make a statement.
(115895)
381
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the political situation in Bangladesh.
(115896)
382
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to build support for a new UN Security Council resolution on Burma amongst EU member states.
(115897)
383
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Govenment is helping new EU member states to tackle far-right political extremism.
(115757)
384
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the impact of extremist parties in (a) the European Parliament and (b) the new EU member states.
(115758)
385
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group report in the context of the development of British foreign policy.
(115617)
386
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what aid and assistance she has provided to the Foulkes family in the Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency in relation to the return of property left in Malta following the death of a member of the family in that country.
(114980)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
387
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to phase out chlorofluorocarbon-based asthma inhalers for adult patients.
(116170)
388
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what allocations the Government made to health authorities up to 2002-03 and primary care trusts since then in North Yorkshire in each year since 1996-97 (a) in cash terms and (b) at constant prices; and what allocations are planned to the new North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust in each of the next five years.
(115451)
389
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many procedures for NHS patients will be (a) paid for and (b) provided by the York Capio Centre in 2006-07.
(115992)
390
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) national reference cost, (b) average cost per case at the York Capio Centre and (c) average cost per case at York NHS Trust was for each procedure provided for NHS patients at the York Capio Centre in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(115993)
391
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total NHS expenditure on the York Capio Centre will be in 2006-07.
(115994)
392
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will set out the timetable for review of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes; when she expects to publish new standards; and if she will make a statement.
(116054)
393
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when her Department expects to sign a contract for the provision of elective surgery at Cirencester Hospital.
(115167)
394
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many redundancies there were in her Department in each year since 1996-97; and what the cost was of such redundancies in each year.
(115168)
395
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Gloucester Partnership Trust has any plans (a) to curtail and (b) to move any of the NHS services which are provided at the Cirencester Memorial Hospital.
(115169)
396
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are any plans to reduce the hours of accident and emergency treatment at Cirencester Memorial Hospital.
(115170)
397
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the content was of the accompanying letter presented to her Department by the editors of the Waltham Forest and Wanstead and Woodford Guardians when they delivered a petition about Whipps Cross Hospital in December; and what response she has made.
(115463)
398
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has undertaken into the level of trans fats in products provided by fast food and drink outlets; and if she will make a statement.
(115634)
399
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to encourage fast food and drink outlets to reduce the level of trans fats in their food products.
(115635)
400
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) foreign nationals and (b) other EU citizens were treated on the NHS in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the cost was to the NHS in that year.
(115521)
401
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency admissions for (a) angina and (b) asthma there have been to hospitals in Lancashire in the last five years.
(116113)
402
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) voluntary sector organisations' independence is not compromised in relation to their advocacy role for carers and (b) when carrying out carers' assessments under contract to local authorities such arrangements do not lead to statutory carers' assessments being viewed as less important by statutory service providers.
(116101)
403
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authorities have put out to tender their statutory carers' assessments to voluntary sector organisations; and what assessment she has made on the outcome for carers of putting such assessments out to tender.
(116102)
404
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to encourage local authorities to put out to tender statutory carers' assessments to voluntary sector organisations.
(116103)
405
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115734)
406
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many supplies of medicines were provided by homecare companies in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by drug; and what the cost was of each supply.
(115767)
407
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ring-fence funds for public health initiatives.
(115771)
408
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are applied to decide whether a drug will be prescribed by a homecare company; and if she will make a statement.
(115932)
409
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations she has undertaken with charitable organisations on alcohol awareness campaigns.
(115933)
410
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units of dental activity were allocated to each dental practice in Wimbledon constituency in 2005-06.
(115552)
411
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visitors the hepatitis C information website, www.hepc.nhs.uk had in each month during 2006.
(116130)
412
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of war pensioners not being given priority treatment on the NHS for pensionable injuries the Health Services Commissioner has investigated in each year since 1997.
(115135)
413
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) cost and (b) content was of the training modules on race equality and cultural capability to which she refers in paragraph 5.268 of her Department's 2006 annual report; and if she will make a statement.
(115551)
414
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projects have been undertaken by her Department aimed at targeting inequalities and discrimination in mental health since May 1997; and what the cost was of each.
(115647)
415
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of each scheme to register feedback from patients was in 2005-06.
(115648)
416
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to voluntary healthcare providers of fees payable to the Healthcare Commission in 2005-06.
(115649)
417
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the Healthcare Commission's recent consultation on its proposed fee structure; and whether consultants were contracted to manage this process.
(115650)
418
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the gravity of the incidents referred to in paragraph 5.108 of her Department's 2006 annual report relating to infusion devices; what the reasons were for the time taken to rectify the fault; and what the reason is for the range of possible savings given.
(115651)
419
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data is stored on the European Health Insurance Card; and what the cost of the project is estimated to be in the UK.
(115652)
420
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of the conflict resolution training provided by her Department has been since inception; and how many staff hours have been spent on such training.
(115653)
421
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent to reduce death rates from accidents since 1997; and what the rate was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
(115654)
422
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many permanent hospital beds were available in each of the last five years; and what the average daily number of patients admitted to hospital was in each of those years.
(115655)
423
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what campaigns her Department has run to improve public health since May 1997; what the cost was of each; and what assessment she has made of the impact on the relevant health indicators in the following year in each case.
(115679)
424
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the long-term liabilities of the private finance initiative (PFI) investment referred to on page 44 of her Department's annual report 2006 are; what the total buy-back option is; and what total annual expenditure on these areas was before the PFI contracts were signed.
(115713)
425
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost has been to date of purchasing surgical instruments to facilitate centralised processing referred to in paragraph 4.31 of her Department's annual report 2006.
(115714)
426
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the largest private finance initiative project to date has been; what the Department's buy-back option on the project is; what the annual cost to the Department is; and what the total cost to the Department will be on reversion of the contract.
(115715)
427
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the causes of physical assaults on hospital staff; and how many have been attributed to (a) drugs and (b) aggravated frustration with administrative procedures.
(115717)
428
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the types of waiting lists recorded by her Department.
(115718)
429
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the (a) role and (b) budget of each crisis resolution team.
(115719)
430
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of the Mosaic project; and what programmes operated over the last 12 months.
(115721)
431
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of the Pacesetters project; and what programmes operated over the last 12 months.
(115722)
432
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of its float in the 2005 Pride London parade.
(115723)
433
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of its activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered history month.
(115724)
434
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advisory Group in 2005-06; and what programmes it has funded with public money since its launch.
(115725)
435
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of commissioning an external consultant to undertake an equality impact assessment on departmental restructuring; and what conclusions were reached.
(115726)
436
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to her Department was of diversity training during (a) 2002 and (b) 2003; what programmes took place and at what cost, in 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(115727)
437
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned on gender awareness since 2001.
(115728)
438
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of Productivity Top Tips, referred to on page 123 of her Department's annual report 2006.
(115729)
439
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the other NHS bodies to which staff have been transferred as part of the Gershon Review, referred to in 7.75 of her Department's 2006 annual report; and what the net change in staff numbers was as a result.
(115730)
440
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will change the relevant rules to give members of Governors Councils of Foundation Trusts who are not members of committees of the Council the right to attend meetings of those committees.
(115431)
441
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the effects on costs to the public purse of prescribing Simvastatin instead of Atorvastatin or other branded statins; and what the timetable is for Simvastatin to be prescribed instead of branded statins.
(115563)
442
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which statistics are used to determine whether her Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these are classifed as national statistics.
(115344)
443
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will visit Kettering General Hospital to discuss local NHS funding.
(115517)
444
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, column 148, on recruitment, what the evidential basis is for the statement that 16,000 people completed training last year; and if she will place in the Library the results of the survey from which the statement that 60 per cent. of graduates have found jobs was derived.
(115554)
445
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she has taken to tackle hospital-acquired infections since May 2006.
(116116)
446
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with (a) members of the European Commission and (b) representatives of other member states of the European Union on the introduction of definitions of (i) on-call time and (ii) inactive on-call time into the European working time directive; and if she will make a statement.
(116117)
447
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) in total and (b) under the age of (i) one year old and (ii) five years old died from (A) clostridium difficile and (B) MRSA infection in each year since 1997.
(116118)
448
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Rayleigh of 8th January 2007, Official Report, columns 417-8W, if she will list all fixed asset disposals in her departmental group in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06, broken down by the organisations which disposed of the fixed assets; and what the function or former function was of each fixed asset disposed of.
(116138)
449
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th November 2005, Official Report, columns 967-8W, on hospital-acquired infection, on what date the study of deaths associated with healthcare-associated infections started; when she expects the main phase of the study to be completed; whether she plans to publish the report relating to the main phase of the study; whether her Department has received the interim report into the pilot phase of the confidential qualitative study; whether she plans to publish the interim report; and if she will make a statement.
(116147)
450
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which dates the Rapid Review Panel met since December 2003; how many product assessments the Panel undertook since December 2003; how many assessed products were recommended to her Department for use in the NHS; how many products were recommended for use by the NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency; and how many products in use by the NHS were recommended by the panel.
(116151)
451
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect on children of greater journey times to suitable facilities as a consequence of closures of accident and emergency units.
(116120)
452
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on drug analysis, when the current technical and data issues with Sentinel and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency electronic reporting of adverse drug reactions will be resolved.
(115580)
453
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on drug analysis, when the publication of up-to-date drug analysis prints on the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency website will be resumed.
(115581)
454
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on drug analysis, when the major upgrade of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's drug safety monitoring will be completed.
(115595)
455
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the work of turnaround teams within West Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
(115773)
456
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hepatitis A vaccinations were administered in sexual health clinics in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(115811)
457
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on advertising sexual health services in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(115813)
458
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been tested for HIV in Hertfordshire since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(115815)
459
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people visited each sexual health clinic for testing for sexually transmitted infection in Hertfordshire in each year since 1997; and what percentage of patients were seen within 24 hours.
(115818)
460
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that recommended standards for sexual health services are being implemented by primary care trusts.
(115823)
461
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which companies have been contracted to assist with turnaround teams with the NHS; and what the value of these contracts is.
(115824)
462
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she expects West Herts NHS Trust to have a financial deficit at the end of 2006-07; and whether the calculations will include pre-existing debt.
(115826)
463
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of debt is within West Herts NHS Trust including pre-existing debt; and if she will make a statement.
(115831)
464
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much private finance initiative funding West Hertfordshire NHS Trust has received since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(115832)
465
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th January 2007, Official Report, column 58W, on nursing posts, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department collects figures on the number of nursing posts being held open in the NHS.
(115833)
466
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on nursing posts held open within the NHS.
(115837)
467
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, column 461W, on Clear Communication consultants, whether her Department has received any unpaid advice from Clear Communications Ltd.
(115838)
468
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received from West Hertfordshire NHS Trust on (a) financial and (b) organisational assistance with their budget defecits.
(116139)
469
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social enterprise pathfinder programmes are in former mining communities.
(115597)
470
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used in determining social enterprise pathfinder programme areas.
(115598)
471
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what questions were asked of applications for social enterprise pathfinder programmes (a) pre and (b) post application.
(115816)
472
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library copies of minutes of meetings of strategic health authorities in the East Midlands on social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115817)
473
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings took place between strategic health authorities and the East Midlands Development Agency on determining criteria for social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115819)
474
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used by strategic health authorities in determining social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115820)
475
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social enterprise pathfinder programmes are exclusively in areas of multiple deprivation.
(115850)
476
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions took place with regional development agencies in determining social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115851)
477
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice was received from educational institutions and learning and skills councils in determining social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115853)
478
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which external bodies were consulted in determining social enterprise pathfinder programmes.
(115854)
479
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what economic modelling was used in determining the likely economic impact of social enterprise pathfinder programme allocations.
(115855)
480
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment of potential employer involvement was used in determining social enterprise pathfinder programme areas.
(115857)
481
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what liaison there was with other Government Departments in determining social enterprise pathfinder programme areas.
(115859)
482
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the (a) value for money provided by and (b) effectiveness of (i) health visitors and (ii) community nurses.
(115477)
483
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have made arrangements for community service nursing in their area to be provided by a (a) private company and (b) social enterprise.
(115537)
484
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, column 1160W, on choosing health, what the core health trainer competencies are.
(116032)
485
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £750 million she made available for capital spending on community hospitals has been drawn down; and by which organisations.
(115751)
486
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she makes the final decision on the closure of community hospitals and cottage hospitals; and what record is kept of such decisions.
(115752)
487
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the legal data controller is for electronic and paper records held in GP surgeries.
(115753)
488
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Services will respond to the letter of 15th November 2006 on care homes from the hon. Member for Eddisbury.
(115754)
489
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) the Better Regulation Executive in assessing the economic impact of the setting of maximum permitted levels of nutrients under the terms of the Food Supplements Directive.
(115760)
490
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters from individual consumers have recently been received by officials of the Food Standards Agency expressing concerns about the setting of maximum permitted levels of nutrients in food supplements.
(115761)
491
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings officials have had with strategic health authority chief executives on the service level agreement applied to the provision of Recombinant Factor VIII to haemophiliacs; and whether the Service Level Agreement has been finalised.
(115777)
492
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by the Food Standards Agency in producing an authoritative dossier of legal advice to support its promotion to the European Commission of a system of Advisory Statements under the terms of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive.
(115829)
493
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the policy background was to the adoption by the Food Standards Agency of its system of advisory statements in connection with the setting of maximum permitted levels for nutrients in food supplements; when that approach was adopted; what the rationale was behind the approach; what consumer and manufacturer organisations supported its introduction; what steps she is taking to promote acceptance of such an approach within the European context; and if she will make a statement.
(115830)
494
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent response she has received from the European Commission to the United Kingdom's objectives for the setting of maximum permitted levels for nutrients in supplements under the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive; and when she expects this issue next to be discussed by Member State representatives at Working Group meetings.
(115834)
495
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many European health insurance cards were issued by her Department in 2005-06; and how many were issued to (a) UK nationals, (b) UK residents and (c) EU nationals.
(115835)
496
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the review of screening for kernicterus commissioned by the National Screening Committee will finish; and when she expects the Department's Pregnancy Book will next be revised.
(115836)
497
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £27 million for children's palliative care services announced by her Department on 30th October 2006 has been (a) allocated and (b) spent.
(115842)
498
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 30W, on the Departmental Commercial Director, if she will undertake to write to the hon. Member for Eddisbury with the relevant details when the fifth member of the panel is confirmed.
(115845)
499
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients whose parents were first cousins were (a) diagnosed and (b) treated for a genetic disorder in each primary care trust in England in the latest year for which figures are available.
(115511)
500
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ensure that hon. Members representing Lancashire constituencies are formally consulted on plans to transfer clinical work from the NHS to the private sector in the county.
(115512)
501
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation is being conducted by each primary care trust in Lancashire on proposals to transfer clinical work from NHS hospitals to the private sector.
(115513)
502
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the contract between the NHS and Netcare for the provision of clinical services in Lancashire to be signed.
(115514)
503
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn, of the proposed transfer of services to Netcare.
(115847)
504
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of translating departmental publications into languages other than English was in 2005-06.
(110203)
505
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours of work were covered by bank nurses in the NHS in each year between 2000-01 and 2005-06.
(113014)
506
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to advise Gloucestershire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of her decision on the referral of service delivery in Gloucestershire with regard to mental health; and if she will make a statement.
(114792)
507
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each (a) NHS trust and (b) primary care trust spent on musical instruments in each year since 1997.
(115566)
508
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each (a) NHS trust and (b) primary care trust spent on corporate entertainment in each year since 1997.
(115567)
509
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients requiring (a) heart transplants and (b) hip replacement surgery have been referred to private hospitals for their treatment in the last five years; and how many were treated in NHS hospitals.
(115568)
510
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS cost the public purse in 2005-06; and how much this equated to per tax-paying citizen.
(115569)
511
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what programmes her Department supports to encourgage students to take jobs within the NHS.
(115570)
512
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for (a) doctors and (b) nurses there are in the NHS.
(115571)
513
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foreign (a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed as nurses in the NHS in 2005-06.
(115572)
514
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each NHS trust spent on purchasing artwork in each of the last 10 years.
(115573)
515
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average waiting times are for (a) cardiac, (b) kidney transplant and (c) liver transplant operations in (i) the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and (ii) each NHS trust in London.
(115574)
516
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how her Department determines the level of funding to be allocated to each primary care trust.
(115575)
517
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners there are per head of population (a) in Romford and (b) in each London borough.
(115576)
518
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances were in use in Essex in each of the past 10 years.
(115892)
519
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time of ambulances was in each of the past 10 years.
(115893)
520
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to primary care trusts on meeting the obligations of the Equality Act 2006 on gender equality duty.
(116084)
521
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support she has made available to primary care trusts to enable them to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 gender duties.
(116085)
522
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to the NHS on disaggregating data by gender.
(116086)
523
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to primary care trusts on ensuring services provided for the NHS by independent contractors comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 gender duties.
(116087)
524
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has sent to providers of NHS sexual health services about meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 gender duties.
(116088)
525
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice she has sent to providers of NHS mental health services about meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2006 gender duties.
(116089)
526
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the accumulated financial deficit of North Bristol NHS Trust owed to her Department in respect of annual deficits is since 1997; how much of the accumulated deficit has so far been repaid; over what timescale the remainder is to be repaid; and if she will make a statement.
(114881)
527
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to announce her decision on the PFI proposal of North Bristol NHS Trust for a new hospital at Southmead; what account she takes of trusts debts when answering such applications; and if she will make a statement.
(115351)
528
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on (a) eating disorders, (b) smoking reduction, (c) alcohol abuse and (d) drug abuse in the latest year for which figures are available; and what her Department's targets are for hospital and primary care trust spending in each category.
(116036)
529
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates her Department has made of the net cost to the economy of (a) eating disorders, (b) smoking reduction, (c) alcohol abuse and (d) drug abuse.
(116037)
530
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many walk-in health centres in each borough in the Greater London area closed in each year since 1997.
(116095)
531
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has undertaken on the possible effect on health and recovery rates of visits to patients in hospital by family and friends.
(115599)
532
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department provides to strategic health authorities and NHS trusts considering reconfiguration of health services on the appropriate mix of (a) clinical safety, (b) health inequalities and access to health facilities in communities and (c) the ability of families and friends to visit patients.
(115601)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
533
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any restrictions apply to applications to join the police from those with coeliac disease.
(115362)
534
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to incorporate in Criminal Records Bureau checks data relating to foreign nationals now working in the UK in occupations in contact with vulnerable groups concerning past convictions committed abroad involving serious offences against the person.
(115822)
535
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to Question 103285, on the DNA database, tabled by the hon. Member for West Chelmsford for named day answer on 28th November 2006.
(114246)
536
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he takes to ensure that prisoners do not receive benefits whilst in custody.
(115516)
537
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the Drug Intervention Programme for 2007-08; and what the percentage change is since the 2006-07 Budget.
(116157)
538
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 538W, on leave to remain, what the other countries are from which nationals have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the ILR exercise of 30th September 2006.
(115774)
539
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2006, Official Report, column 1944W, on asylum seekers, what checks he is making with international authorities in respect of convictions for offences committed abroad by applicants for the family indefinite leave to remain exercise, including applicants who have committed offences in the UK.
(115776)
540
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 10th January 2007, how many of the 525 British nationals convicted abroad of serious offences have been convicted of offences in the UK subsequent to their conviction abroad; how many of these subsequent convictions have resulted in a custodial sentence; and what steps he has taken to ascertain such information.
(115825)
541
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for the family indefinite leave to remain exercise (a) whose cases are outstanding and (b) whose applications have been refused have criminal convictions.
(115827)
542
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on enforcement action in the case of applicants for the family indefinite leave to remain exercise with criminal convictions (a) whose cases are outstanding and (b) whose applications have been refused; and how many have been made the subject of enforcement action since the policy was introduced.
(115828)
543
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals have (a) been convicted and (b) accepted a caution for an offence in each year since 1997, broken down by country of origin.
(115775)
544
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many conviction notifications his Department has sent to foreign (a) governments and (b) law enforcement agencies in each year since 1997, broken down by country to which the notification was sent.
(115866)
545
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to update the Police National Computer with information when individuals are deported by other governments to the UK on the grounds of a criminal conviction.
(115867)
546
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what level of management a decision was taken on the Association of Chief Police Officers' request in October 2006 for additional funding for the UK Central Authority for the Exchange of Criminal Records.
(115868)
547
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures his Department has in place for processing funding requests from departmental agencies.
(115869)
548
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the correspondence between the Association of Chief Police Officers and his Department on the establishment, funding and operation of UK Central Authority for the Exchange of Criminal Records.
(115870)
549
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which countries the United Kingdom has bilateral or multilateral agreements on the exchange of criminal convictions information.
(115885)
550
N
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Foreign offence notifications he received in each of the last 10 years, broken down by country.
(115890)
551
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th December 2006 to the hon. Member for Castle Point, Official Report, column 1045W, on dispersal orders, what data is being collected.
(116153)
552
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December 2006 to the hon. Member for South Holland and Deepings, Official Report, column 826W, on departmental staff, how many centrally recorded penalties were applied in each of the last five years.
(116154)
553
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 7th December 2006 to the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden, Official Report, column 645W, on the National Identity Register, what proof an individual will need to provide of his interest in an alternative address; whether there will be a limit on the number of alternative addresses an individual may register; and what penalty will be imposed for registering a false address.
(116158)
554
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies had submitted tenders for the establishment of a new national identity database prior to the decision not to proceed with the new database.
(116208)
555
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) sentencing judges and magistrates, (b) prison governors and (c) probation officers are given details of an offender's previous history of escapes, attempted escapes or absconds from prison.
(116209)
556
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether escapes, attempted escapes or absconds from prison are added to an individual's criminal record.
(116210)
557
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are expected to become eligible for retirement in each of the next 10 years.
(116211)
558
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 20 countries to which the largest numbers of people have been deported from the UK in each of the last five years.
(116212)
559
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many previous addreses an individual will be required to register with the National Identity Register.
(116213)
560
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to improve the Immigration and Nationality Directorate website.
(116214)
561
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on tackling the problem of anti-social behaviour in communities including in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.
(114248)
562
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers are available to deal with parents of children who display anti-social behaviour in their local communities.
(114250)
563
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Shropshire and (c) Ludlow constituency reported being a victim of identity fraud in each of the last five years.
(116127)
564
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders have given rise to action by the police in Lancashire.
(116114)
565
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of speeding offences in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) the Ribble Valley in each of the last five years.
(116115)
566
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(115976)
567
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children of asylum seekers have been taken into care in each of the last six years.
(115982)
568
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims there were of (a) unlawful woundings and (b) wounding with intent in each of the last six years in London, broken down by borough operational command unit.
(115987)
569
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has received from European accession states, including Bulgaria and Romania, on the number of nationals with criminal records who have moved to the UK since 2004; how many of this number committed serious crimes; and how much of this data has been transferred to the Police National Computer.
(115778)
570
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was for his event and speech on 4th January 2006.
(115397)
571
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115733)
572
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made since the Report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in 2004-05 on tackling the use of wings not fit for habitation.
(115496)
573
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-misusing prisoners were assessed as having rehabilitation needs in each of the last 10 years.
(115497)
574
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-misusing prisoners were provided with rehabilitation in each of the last 10 years.
(115498)
575
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will increase the percentage of the Prison Service budget which is spent on education.
(115499)
576
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that there is no financial disincentive to prisoners for taking educational courses in prison; and if he will make a statement.
(115500)
577
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 10th January 2007, Official Report, columns 285-6, on the criminal records backlog, on what date the first enquiry about notifications was made by his Department or the Association of Chief Police Officers to a notifying country in order to obtain further details to establish the identities of the 280 offenders referred to.
(115800)
578
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on response to crime in Hampshire of the planned reduction in funding for police community support officers.
(115772)
579
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police cells in Wales are being used to hold prisoners; and in which police stations.
(115953)
580
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the national guidance laid down by his Department on language service professionals for deaf people in the criminal justice system results in access to the justice system for deaf people.
(115954)
581
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to create a national single contact register of language service professionals for deaf people available to police constabularies on a 24-hour basis.
(115955)
582
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) with and (b) without a hearing disability were processed at police stations in the last 12 months.
(115956)
583
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the findings of his Department's inquiry into the issues faced by the Immigration and Nationality Department following the release of foreign national prisoners in May 2005.
(116161)
584
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many days between 10th December 2006 and 10th January 2007 the male immigrations detention estate in London was unable to admit new entrants; and if he will make a statement.
(116163)
585
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of a race equality impact assessment is; and on how many occasions draft legislation has been modified as the result of such an assessment since inception.
(115660)
586
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the assisted voluntary return scheme was in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(115661)
587
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of providing each measure referred to in the first bullet point under Action During 2005-06 on page 65 of his Department's 2006 annual report; and which consultants were used to develop the information.
(115669)
588
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) cost and (b) performance of the Development Plus Programme was in 2005-06.
(115671)
589
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff from under-represented groups were taken on by his Department in 2005-06; what proportion of the total number of staff places available this represented; and what proportion such members of staff were of the total number of candidates for the relevant vacancies.
(115672)
590
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff under the age of 65 received an influenza vaccination as part of the Department's 2005-06 influenza campaign.
(115673)
591
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department was of enforcing a smoking ban in 2005-06; and what the cost of providing support to staff wishing to give up smoking was in 2005-06.
(115674)
592
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what forms were introduced to counter discrimination by law enforcement agents at work since 1997; what the length of each form is; and how many of each type were filled out over 2005-06.
(115682)
593
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK nationals had police files opened on them in England and Wales without criminal proceedings being instigated against them in 2005-06.
(115683)
594
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the use of the Seafarers Identity Documents Convention of the International Labour Organisation in the United Kingdom, with particular reference to the development of an identity card scheme.
(115692)
595
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department spent on its activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered history month; and what relevant publications, including items for display, were provided for police establishments.
(115716)
596
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual costs are of recruiting a community support officer including training, equipment, wages and pensions (a) for their first year of service and (b) for subsequent years; and what the corresponding costs are for a police constable.
(116055)
597
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) first years cost and (b) cost in subsequent years is of training and equipping a special constable.
(116056)
598
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget is of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary; and how many members of staff it employs.
(116057)
599
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget is of the Police and Crime Standards Directorate; and how many members of staff it employs.
(116058)
600
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the planned date is for national coverage of the 101 Hotline.
(116059)
601
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which partnerships are in Wave 2 of the national 101 programme; and which are in Wave 3.
(116060)
602
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what date has been set to sign funding agreements between his Department and the Wave 2 101 Partnerships.
(116061)
603
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new police reporting forms have been introduced nationally since 1997.
(116062)
604
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police reporting forms his Department has made obsolete since 1997.
(116063)
605
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forms have been made obsolete across forces in England and Wales; and what estimate he has made of (a) how many of each such type of form identified in the Building Communities, Beating Crime White Paper were completed annually and (b) how much time each such type of form took to compete.
(116066)
606
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces in England and Wales have changed police injury pension payments so that payments are linked to national average earnings rather than police wages once injured officers reach compulsory retirement age (a) to all officers including those already receiving injury pensions who have reached compulsory retirement age, (b) to those receiving an injury pension but are yet to reach compulsory retirement age and (c) only to those who were injured after the changes came into effect.
(116123)
607
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were transferred from Category C prisons to Ford Prison in each month since 1st January 2006; what category of offence had been committed by each of those prisoners; and what the term of the prison sentence was in each case.
(116192)
608
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are held at Ford Prison; what category of offence has been committed by each of the inmates at the prison; and what the term of the prison sentence was in each case.
(116194)
609
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were held at Ford Prison in each month since 1st January 2006.
(116195)
610
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners absconded from Ford Prison in each month since 1st January 2006; what category of offences had been committed by each of those prisoners; what the term of the prison sentence was of each prisoner; on what date each escaped; on what date each was returned to prison; and what penalty each received as a consequence of absconding.
(116196)
611
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in his Department will undertake work for the Policy Review Working Group on Security, Crime and Justice; and what the grades will be of each such civil servant.
(115538)
612
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were assessed on reception into prison as having literacy and numeracy skills below level one at each prison establishment; and if he will make a statement.
(115787)
613
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders were assessed on reception into custody as having literacy and numeracy skills below level one at each young offender institution; and if he will make a statement.
(115788)
614
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost to public funds was of the recently announced early retirement of the Prison Service London area manager; who authorised the retirement; for what reason the early retirement was authorised; and if he will make a statement.
(115794)
615
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Prison Service area managers have taken early retirement in each of the last three years; what the cost was of such retirements; and if he will make a statement.
(115796)
616
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the future of the Assets Recovery Agency in Northern Ireland.
(115798)
617
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he has set police forces in their tackling of road traffic infringements.
(115949)
618
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether training is given to Immigration and Nationality Directorate staff engaged on dawn raids on asylum seekers with regard to (a) forcible entry, (b) restraint and control, (c) assessment of medical conditions, (d) interpretation skills, (e) grief counselling and (f) anger management.
(115604)
619
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) officials in his Department and (b) police officers were involved in the operation of dawn raids on asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2005 and (iv) 2006; and at which local Immigration and Nationality Directorate offices these raids were organised.
(115606)
620
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from (a) the Police Federation and (b) the Association of Chief Police Officers on the use of police in dawn raids on asylum seekers.
(115607)
621
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials able to use the language of the asylum seekers concerned are required to be present when dawn raids on failed asylum seekers are undertaken.
(115608)
622
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials qualified in child care are required to be present when dawn raids are undertaken on asylum seekers where children are likely to be present.
(115609)
623
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether dawn raids to detain failed asylum seekers are authorised at ministerial level.
(115610)
624
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether neighbours of asylum seekers detained in dawn raids are offered any explanation of the action being taken; and whether they are given an opportunity to express their views on such raids.
(115611)
625
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what opportunities asylum seekers detained during dawn raids are offered to consult (a) their legal advisers and (b) their Member of Parliament (i) at the point of detention, (ii) in transit and (iii) at a detention centre.
(115612)
626
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children aged (a) under five years, (b) five to 12 years and (c) 13 to 16 years passed through Yarlswood detention centre in the last 12 months; what accommodation is provided for children detained at Yarlswood; and what opportunities are offered for (i) play, (ii) physical activity, (iii) education and (iv) counselling.
(115613)
627
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) immigration officers were used in the raid on the Bokhari family in Grimsby on 9th January 2007; when the relevant detention order was issued; how many people were detained following the raid, broken down by age; what factors were taken into account when deciding to carry out the raid at 6.00 am on 9th January; and what the cost was of the raid.
(115808)
628
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under whose command police officers in dawn raids on asylum seekers are acting; and what their role is during such raids.
(115809)
629
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the officers who carried out the dawn raid on the Bokhari family in Grimsby on 9th January were informed of Mr Bokhari's medical condition.
(115810)
630
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders referred to in his statement of 10th January have been involved in online child abuse.
(115550)
631
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of translating departmental publications into languages other than English was in 2005-06.
(110205)
632
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will break down the number of prisoners serving non-mandatory life sentences by offence committed.
(114790)
633
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to determine applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(114793)
634
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department has taken on the recommendation of the Home Affairs Select Committee on 13th July 2006 that the Immigration and Nationality Department should re-examine its policy of not providing information to third parties.
(115433)
635
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in Essex in each of the last 10 years.
(115864)
636
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of illegal immigrants from Iraq were deported in each of the last five years, broken down by religion.
(115865)
637
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many armed robberies took place in Essex in each of the past five years.
(115876)
638
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported offences related to (a) pedal cycles and (b) motor vehicles have occurred at railway stations in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(115821)
639
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the population have their details stored on the national DNA database, broken down by region.
(115988)
640
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he next expects to attend a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EU.
(115467)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
641
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, on what date sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 of the contract for hiring private dining facilities in the Commons were introduced.
(115593)
642
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether there are (a) exceptions and (b) exemptions to clauses 6.1 and 6.2 of the contract for hiring private dining facilities in the Commons.
(115594)
643
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether there are exclusions and exceptions to clauses (a) 5.1, (b) 5.2 and (c) 5.3 of the contract for hiring private dining facilities in the House of Commons.
(116184)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
644
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to strengthen trades unions in Iraq.
(115906)
645
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what initiatives he has undertaken to combat deforestation; what discussions he has had with developing countries on this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(115913)
646
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(115977)
647
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what payments have been made by his Department to the Portland Trust since 2003.
(115396)
648
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the payments made by his Department to the Portland Trust since 2003.
(115935)
649
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what dates his Department met representatives of the Portland Trust in the last three years; and what the purpose was of each meeting.
(115937)
650
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115741)
651
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid the (a) UK and (b) EU has given to third country parties to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in 2006.
(115365)
652
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to governments of Third World countries to help them provide clean water to their people; and if he will make a statement.
(114789)
653
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much bilateral aid his Department gave to the Palestinian Territories in 2005-06.
(115577)
654
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to Question 113431, tabled on 19th December 2006, by the hon. Member for Romford, what criteria are taken into account in deciding to make Ministerial visits to British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.
(116122)
655
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the rebuilding of the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan will begin; and how long reconstruction is estimated to take.
(116128)
656
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding and resources his Department will provide for the reconstruction of the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan.
(116129)
Questions to the Leader of the House
657
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Leader of the House, on what dates Ministers in his Office made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115744)
658
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Leader of the House, on what dates the Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115748)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
659
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to ensure that the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland has a staff composition approximately in ratio to the community.
(114923)
660
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many new pay and display machines were installed in car parks run by the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland between 1st September 2006 and 31st December 2006; and at what cost to the public purse.
(114924)
661
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applicants there were for the post of Northern Ireland Children's Commissioner announced in December 2006.
(114925)
662
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedures were used to select the recently appointed Assistant Local Government Boundaries Commissioners for Northern Ireland.
(114926)
663
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made with the investigation being carried out by the Coroner at the request of Altnagelvin Hospital into the sudden deaths of four babies at the hospital; when the Coroner is expected to report; and if he will make a statement.
(115542)
664
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.
(115675)
665
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to improve the Department's performance in replying to correspondence from the general public.
(115676)
666
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advertising campaigns his Department has run since July 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.
(115690)
667
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the nature is of the declared interest within the Department of the Director of Public Prosecutions amounting to £154,867.99 referred to on page 49 of the Resource Accounts 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(115691)
668
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) speed camera operations were carried out in each PSNI District Command Area Unit in each of the past 18 months.
(115766)
669
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which ambulance stations in each of the health boards in Northern Ireland provide (a) 24-hour coverage and (b) less than 24-hour coverage.
(115769)
670
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what meetings there have been between Water Service and Tarmac Limited to discuss further development of the company's quarry at Craigantlet in the North Down constituency.
(115770)
671
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to amend dangerous dogs legislation in Northern Ireland; and how many successful prosecutions there have been under existing legislation in each of the last five years.
(115931)
672
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) total capital value, (b) period over which repayments will take place and (c) total cost of repayment is of each private finance scheme which has reached financial close and which a Northern Ireland department or agency is responsible; and if he will make a statement.
(116096)
673
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether local authority commissioned adoption agencies run by religious bodies will be subject to the Equality Act Regulations in Northern Ireland.
(115862)
674
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether information on working tax credits is given to new recruits in the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
(115596)
675
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will increase the co-ownership housing support limit for first time buyers to reflect the house price rises in Northern Ireland.
(115600)
676
N
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what evidence he has assessed on the effect of road excavation in streets by utility companies on the lifespan of streets.
(115840)
677
N
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order will require a full cost-benefit analysis to be carried out as part of the legislative process.
(115843)
678
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what factors were taken into account when deciding that the draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order should apply to works undertaken by (a) the Department for Regional Development Roads Service, (b) private developers and (c) other non-utility companies.
(115844)
679
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will undertake a further consultation on the impact of costs arising from the Draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order on the utility consumer.
(115846)
680
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed developing of Rushmere House, Cadogan Park, on the preservation of the Malone Conservation Area.
(115848)
681
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to ensure the sustainable future of Belfast Festival at Queens.
(115849)
682
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of those who have completed the Diploma in Careers Guidance have since been promoted within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
(115852)
683
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice the Northern Ireland Civil Service gives to its employees of their eligibility for working tax credits.
(115856)
684
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents of arson there were in the (a) Lisburn Road and (b) University and Holyland areas in each of the last five years.
(115858)
685
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects a decision to be made as to whether old vehicle events in Northern Ireland will be exempt from applying to the Parades Commission for their events.
(114868)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
686
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, how much (a) she and (b) her staff claimed in taxi receipts from the public purse in the last 12 months.
(115398)
Questions to the Prime Minister
687
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will appoint an adviser to take part in talks on the EU Constitution and on agreeing a new political declaration of the EU's purpose, as requested by the Chancellor of Germany.
(115134)
688
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Prime Minister, who the (a) sources and (b) alleged sub-source were on the sourcing chain referred to in paragraph 405 of the Review of Intelligence of Weapons of Mass Destruction; if he will place in the Library the two reports received from that sourcing chain; and if he will make a statement.
(115507)
689
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Prime Minister, what role Lord Levy played on his recent visit to the Middle East; and what funds he claimed from the public purse in connection with the visit.
(115394)
690
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates he has made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115747)
691
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Prime Minister, where the register of items held by his Office which belong to the Donated Asset Reserve is (a) held and (b) maintained.
(115670)
692
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on UK trade.
(115363)
Questions to the Solicitor General
693
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will review the appropriateness of the six month period of limitation in the light of the Army Prosecuting Authority's recent decision in a case involving alleged offences at al-Amarah in April 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(115442)
694
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Solicitor General, how much purchasing advocacy services from (a) self-employed barristers and (b) in-house services cost in 2005-06.
(115666)
695
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Solicitor General, what the (a) income and (b) asset turnover of the Bona Vacantia division was in 2005-06.
(115667)
696
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost was of legal advice to the Government of the legality of Operation TELIC.
(115668)
697
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Solicitor General, how many criminal cases were dropped by the prosecution in 2005-06 because of a lack of certainty that a conviction could be obtained; and what guidelines are given on how to determine whether the likelihood of conviction is sufficient for a case to proceed.
(115681)
698
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Solicitor General, what steps the Crown Prosection Service is taking to secure compensation for victims.
(115519)
699
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Solicitor General, what account was taken of Article 5 of the 1977 Convention on Bribery of the OECD when the decision was made to cease the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into BAE.
(115942)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
700
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the UK's energy security position in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005.
(115346)
701
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with representatives from the car manufacturing industry on the development of electric cars.
(114866)
702
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in fuel poverty in London in each of the last five years, broken down by borough.
(115975)
703
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he had with (a) management in the UK steel industry, (b) trade unions and (c) the European Commission on the impact of Phase 2 of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on the UK steel industry.
(116104)
704
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115738)
705
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how he plans to optimise the use of the S-band spectrum which is now available for public safety.
(115368)
706
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to ensure that the S-band spectrum available for public safety in the UK will be used by entities capable of fully exploiting its value to the public.
(115369)
707
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on legacy claims on parts of the S-band spectrum.
(115370)
708
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which statistics are used to determine whether his Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these are classifed as national statistics.
(115343)
709
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the decommissioning assets of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will be put out to competition.
(114805)
710
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what volume of recyclates was exported to China in each year for which figures are available.
(116168)
711
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of British Energy's future clean-up costs; and what proportion of the cost he expects to be met through public expenditure.
(116169)
712
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the European Commission's report The Strategic European Energy Review; and if he will make a statement.
(115803)
713
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the reserve gas storage capacity was in each year since 1997.
(116039)
714
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent changes have been made to the planning process relating to gas storage.
(116040)
715
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the North West Regional Development Agency Chief Executive and Chair last met North West hon. and right hon. Members to discuss regional issues.
(115137)
716
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, from what sources the Lancashire Economic Partnership receives funding.
(115138)
717
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff work for the North West Regional Development Agency.
(115139)
718
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) staffing and (b) administration costs were for the North West Regional Development Agency in 2005-06; and what they are expected to be in 2006-07.
(115140)
719
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of possible post office closures in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale and (b) Lancashire which are likely to result from network reduction plans.
(115141)
720
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January 2006, to the hon. Member for Truro and St Austell, Official Report, column 293W, on the British Household Panel Survey, what factors were taken into account when designating (a) living alone and (b) living in social housing indicators of disadvantage.
(116193)
721
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cases of personal insolvency were reported in the greater London area in each year since 2000, broken down by London borough.
(116038)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
722
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Concessionary Bus Travel Bill on the funding of concessionary bus travel schemes.
(116100)
723
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers are available to the highways authority to ensure rights of way are accessible to disabled people.
(115950)
724
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of Government funding was provided to Bedfordshire County Council to support the provision of rural bus services in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(116133)
725
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the provision of bus services in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(116135)
726
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the use of rural based community bus services; and if he will make a statement.
(116136)
727
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure pensioners in rural areas have access to free or concessionary bus travel; and if he will make a statement.
(116137)
728
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on proposals to reduce the provision of bus services in rural areas of Bedfordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(116146)
729
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role his Department played in the recent major reconfiguration of the timetable introduced by First Great Western.
(115587)
730
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints he has received in relation to First Great Western's new timetable.
(115588)
731
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he has to seek reversals of railway timetable changes that may (a) breach commitments given in the franchise process and (b) be contrary to the interests of passengers.
(115589)
732
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much capital spending Network Rail has allocated to each of its mainline stations over the past 10 years; and what its plans are for future such spending in each station.
(115367)
733
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Network Rail's proposals for development at Lime Street Station, Liverpool.
(115539)
734
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of road and rail links to the port of Liverpool.
(115540)
735
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates Ministers in his Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115736)
736
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to mitigate the effect of the cost of road pricing on low income families; and if he will make a statement.
(115779)
737
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why no notice was given of the engineering works which took place around Weybridge on 27th December 2006; whether the works were undertaken as a matter of urgency; what the purpose of the works was; and if he will make a statement.
(116145)
738
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safety campaigns his Department has run since May 1997; what the cost was of each; and what assessment he has made of the impact on the relevant indicators in the following year in each case.
(115678)
739
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose of his Mobility and Inclusion Unit is; and what initiatives they have run to date.
(115684)
740
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contractors have claimed success fees in bid competitions since the establishment of public private partnerships and private finance initiatives; and at what cost to the public purse.
(115685)
741
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what presentations were made at his Department's public private partnerships summit.
(115686)
742
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the long-term liability of private finance initiative (PFI) credits for street lighting schemes is; what the buy back cost is; what the additional cost to the Department from using a PFI over the length of the contract is; and if he will make a statement.
(115694)
743
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bicycles were reported stolen from railway stations in each year since 1997.
(115695)
744
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the liability to the public purse of public private partnerships relating to the London Underground is; what the buy-back cost is; and what the long-term cost differential in off-balance payments by the end of the contracts is compared with the cost of keeping the management of the assets under the original system.
(115696)
745
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to establish an EU public private partnership for the operational phase of the Galileo programme.
(115697)
746
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much it has cost to employ Sir Rod Eddington as an adviser.
(115698)
747
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose is of the Pump Priming Support to which he refers on page 21 of his Department's 2006 annual report.
(115699)
748
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) people were employed and (b) vehicles were owned by the Government Car Service in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2006.
(115700)
749
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute arising out of (a) health and safety, (b) working time and (c) equal rights legislation since May 1997.
(115701)
750
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the project costs were for each of the employment measures outlined in section 3.47 of his Department's annual report for 2006.
(115702)
751
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of the consultancy work referred to in Figure 11b of his Department's annual report 2006.
(115703)
752
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the source is of the income provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency referred to in figure 2b of his Department's 2006 annual report.
(115841)
753
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what definition he uses of attributable to the UK in the context of carbon emissions from aircraft; what other definitions he has considered; and if he will make a statement.
(115621)
754
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial incentives his Department is using to encourage the transportation of freight on inland waterways.
(115535)
755
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he intends to take in the next 12 months to champion the issue of driving while at work across Government.
(115874)
756
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fixed speed cameras there are in each local authority area in England and Wales.
(115797)
757
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) resurfacing and (b) noise reduction works are planned to be undertaken between junctions 5 and 7 of the M3 motorway; and if he will make a statement.
(114445)
758
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Highway Agency plans to undertake noise reduction works of each lane of the M3 between junctions 5 and 7; and if he will make a statement.
(115636)
759
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will investigate why the consultation co-ordinator for the Department of Transport's proposed amendment of the Air Navigation Order 2005 has not (a) acknowledged and (b) responded to correspondence from (i) a constituent of the hon. Member for Strangford and (ii) the hon. Member's constituency office acting on his behalf.
(114927)
760
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the role is of the consultation co-ordinator for the Department of Transport dealing with the Air Navigation Order 2005.
(114928)
761
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters the consultation co-ordinator has received in response to the consultation on the Air Navigation Order 2005; and how many responses he has made.
(114929)
762
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many emails the consultation co-ordinator for the Department of Transport dealing with the Air Navigation Order 2005 has received from those concerned with this matter; and how many responses he has sent.
(114930)
763
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the carbon footprint of Nottingham East Midlands Airport; and what carbon impact assessment has been made of the plans to extend the airport.
(115584)
764
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to implement the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004 regarding street works.
(115457)
765
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timetable he has set for the enforcement of traffic penalties on foreign drivers who have left the UK.
(115543)
766
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of c2c's performance in managing the rail network in southern Essex.
(115881)
767
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new roads were built in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115882)
768
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average number of drivers was in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115883)
769
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus routes were cancelled in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115884)
770
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue speed cameras produced in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115886)
771
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new speed cameras were installed on roads in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115887)
772
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new bus routes were started in Essex in each of the last five years.
(115889)
773
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage train operating companies to install automatic ticket machines in their stations that are of universal design and use the same command sequence; and if he will make a statement.
(116090)
774
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage train operating companies to adopt a consistent nationwide policy on the issuing of penalty fares to passengers not in possession of a valid ticket.
(116091)
775
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what agency has responsibility for ensuring that train operating companies comply with the terms of the National Rail Conditions of Carriage.
(116092)
776
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras there were in Plymouth on (a) 31st December 2000 and (b) 31st December 2006.
(115358)
777
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average number of flights per day was between London airports and (a) Manchester, (b) Glasgow, (c) Edinburgh, (d) Aberdeen, (e) Cardiff and (f) Newcastle in each year since 1997; what the average number of flights per day was between Cardiff and RAF Valley over the same period; and if he will make a statement.
(116067)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
778
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent reports he has received on problems faced by parents of disabled children accessing welfare entitlement; and if he will make a statement.
(115465)
779
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to strengthen support in workplaces for individuals who, despite being in employment, suffer poverty and social exclusion; and if he will make a statement.
(115466)
780
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Coventry have been lifted out of poverty since 1997.
(114251)
781
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) new thresholds will be for the savings credit element of pension credit for April and (b) maximum levels of income will be above which pensioners would not gain from pension savings credit for (i) single people and (ii) couples; and if he will make a statement.
(115348)
782
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the sites covered by the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations; which such sites were inspected by the Health and Safety Executive in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and which such sites have suffered (a) a serious/notifiable incident and (b) a near miss since the regulations came into force.
(115967)
783
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the sites covered by the (a) Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations and (b) Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations which have been the subject of an enforcement notice or prosecution since the regulations came into force.
(115968)
784
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies have been advertised in Stroud Job Centre in each of the last 24 months; and what the level of unemployment was in Stroud over the same period.
(115590)
785
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many uncleared Child Support Agency applications there were in each month since May 1997, broken down by London borough; and if he will make a statement.
(115978)
786
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to table five on page 153 of his Department's Departmental Report 2006, what the Department's administration costs for (a) children, (b) working age, (c) pensioners and (d) disabled people were in each year since 1996-97.
(115335)
787
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will extend winter fuel payments to people with disabilities aged under 60 with a medically assessed need to keep their homes at a steady high temperature.
(115541)
788
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what dates Ministers in his Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997.
(115740)
789
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the take up rate is of pension credit in Wimbledon.
(114903)
790
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many compensatory payments were made in respect of pension credits in each of the last five years to Wimbledon residents; and what the cost was.
(114904)
791
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definition of poverty for older people is used by (a) his Department and (b) the EU.
(115915)
792
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the basic state pension is expressed as a percentage of national average earnings.
(115916)
793
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to protect pensioners from cost of living increases in excess of earnings growth.
(115518)
794
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will include in his Department's 2005-06 publication of Income Related Benefits: Estimates of Take-Up data broken down by (a) rural and (b) non-rural categories; and if he will make a statement.
(116199)
795
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice he has received since 11th September 2006 from the Health Professionals Advisory Group on the likely effect of sanctions proposed in the Welfare Reform Bill which could result in disabled people losing benefit.
(115839)
796
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which projects on driving while at work are being prepared by the Health and Safety Executive; and what the timescale for implementation is of each.
(115873)
797
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues in the Department for Transport on the implementation of projects for promoting safer driving whilst at work.
(115875)
798
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each local authority ward in Yeovil constituency were receiving (a) council tax benefit, (b) pension credit, (c) incapacity benefit, (d) jobseeker's allowance, (e) disability living allowance and (f) income support in each year since 1989; and if he will make a statement.
(115918)
799
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners live in the Bristol local authority area; how many are in receipt of council tax benefit; and what percentage this represents is of the total number of pensioners living in the constituency.
(115789)
800
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of children lived in households with less than 60 per cent. of the median income in (a) 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(114899)
801
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of children lived in households with less than 60 per cent. of the median income in each EU15 state (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(115943)
802
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who were living in Wales when receiving their state retirement pension subsequently moved to live abroad in each year between 1990 and 2005.
(115515)
803
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer question 102665, on job losses and support, tabled by the hon. Member for Eddisbury on 20th November 2006.
(115762)
804
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of translating departmental publications into languages other than English was in 2005-06.
(110202)
805
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to increase the level of carers' allowance in line with that of (a) jobseekers' allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(115338)
806
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the net Exchequer cost is of the proposed reduction to 30 years National Insurance contributions for a full basic state pension in 2010, and in subsequent years thereafter.
(115544)
807
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many years of National Insurance contributions would be required to receive a full basic state pension in each tax year from 2007-08 such that by 2013 the accumulated costs from 2007-8 onwards equal those which would have been accumulated as a result of measures in the Pensions Bill 2006-07 to give entitlement to a full basic state pension with 30 years' contributions from 2010.
(115546)
808
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) merits and (b) costs of measures to smooth the change planned for 6th April 2010 to the number of years of National Insurance contributions required for eligibility for a full basic state pension.
(115644)
809
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the net cost to the public purse would be of changing the number of years of National Insurance contributions required to receive a full basic state pension for men to (a) 42 up to April 2010, (b) 38 up to April 2011, (c) 34 up to April 2012 and (d) 30 thereafter.
(115645)
810
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the net cost to the public purse would be of reducing the number of years of National Insurance contributions required to receive a full basic state pension for women by three up to April 2007 and by one in each subsequent year until April 2013.
(115646)
811
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings he has had with the members of the Board of the Health and Safety Executive to discuss the frequency of inspections in places of higher education in each of the last five years.
(115480)
812
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints were received from each university by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in each of the last five years; and how many (a) formal letters were sent and (b) Improvement Notices were issued by the HSE in connection with such complaints in this period.
(115483)
813
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many formal letters of Improvement Notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to each university have (a) led to actions satisfying the requirement of the HSE and (b) remain unresolved in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(115489)
814
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what meetings he has had with Commissioners of the Health and Safety Commission to discuss the frequency of inspections of places of higher education in each of the last five years.
(115493)
815
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from (a) employees and (b) employee organisations within the higher education sector on (i) the frequency and effectiveness of inspections by health and safety executive (HSE) inspectors and (ii) the level of unresolved complaints to the HSE about higher education institutions.
(115505)
816
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women began to receive state pensions in 2005-06; and how many such women had the number of qualifying years of National Insurance contributions needed to earn a full basic state pension reduced by the operation of home responsibilities protection in respect of past receipt of child benefit.
(115030)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
817
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support the European Year of Equal Opportunities; what activities her Department has organised to celebrate the European Year of Equal Opportunities; what funding the Government is providing for events organised as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities; and which Ministers will be attending the Equality Summit being held by the European Parliament as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities.
[Transferred] (115756)
818
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will provide additional resources to ensure that the Construction Products Directive is complied with in a uniform and consistent manner.
[Transferred] (115938)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
819
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the economic impact of the number of foreign tourists visiting the UK during the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (115801)
820
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) libraries, (b) community centres, (c) leisure centres and (iv) sports centres closed in each year since 1997 in each borough in the Greater London area.
[Transferred] (116094)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
821
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arrested over 2005-06 were on repeat bail.
[Transferred] (115680)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
822
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on photography at British train stations.
[Transferred] (116152)

 
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