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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 17 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 Wednesday 17 January 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 17 January 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 17 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 Wednesday 17 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 17 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the change was in gross value added (GVA) per capita in each region and county in each year since 1990; and what the trend growth was of GVA per capita in each region and county between 1990 and 2002.
(116688)
2
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the percentage of people aged (a) 18 to 25, (b) 26 to 50, (c) 51 to 65, (d) 66 to 85 and (e) over 85 years who have a bank account in each region and county in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(116689)
3
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116673)
4
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116733)
5
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116735)
6
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116742)
7
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116748)
8
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116764)
9
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(116398)
10
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total gross contribution made by the Government to the EU was in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) each of the last five years; how much the UK has contributed to the EU since joining the organisation; and what this figure represents per head of population.
(116492)
11
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK received from the EU in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) each of the last five years; for what purposes payments were made; how much as a percentage of total receipts by member states the UK has received since joining the organisation; and what this figure represents per head of population.
(116493)
12
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK (a) exported to and (b) imported from the European Union in (i) goods and (ii) services in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the balance of trade with the EU was in each year since 1976.
(116494)
13
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) births and (b) deaths there were in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997.
(116566)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
14
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with local authorities on removing unauthorised roadside advertisements.
(116390)
15
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will answer Question 109786 on departmental energy use, tabled by the hon. Member for Wealden on 12th December 2006.
(116658)
16
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by each of her Department's executive agencies in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116663)
17
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116699)
18
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of the executive agencies of her Department have regional offices outside London.
(116726)
19
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116751)
20
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was for each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116757)
21
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116774)
22
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what checks councils are required to make on the immigration status of temporary and agency staff employed via an agency.
(116710)
23
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many council houses are owned by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in England; and how many additional houses have been provided by (i) local authorities and (ii) housing associations in each of the last 10 years.
(116497)
24
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average waiting times were for persons seeking (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three and (iv) four bedroom council properties in local authority areas in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and which councils had the (A) highest and (B) lowest waiting times.
(116498)
25
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of children living in (a) bed and breakfast and (b) temporary accommodation; and if she will make a statement.
(116375)
26
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations she has received about creating a new unitary authority in Nottinghamshire together with an extended unitary authority for the City of Nottingham; whether she intends the powers set out in the Local Government and Public Involvement in the Health Bill to allow this; and if she will make a statement.
(115965)
27
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many vacant dwellings there were in (a) East Sussex and (b) Eastbourne in the latest period for which figures are available.
(116539)
28
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what provision there was of (a) social housing and (b) affordable housing in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(116540)
29
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what temporary housing provision was made available to the homeless in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(116541)
30
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sites in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have been designated for gypsies and travellers.
(116553)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
31
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, column 1074W, on litigants in person, if she will assess the merits of increasing the rate at which litigants in person can claim costs.
(116483)
32
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by each of her Department's executive agencies in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116664)
33
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much her Department spent in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116700)
34
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which of the executive agencies of her Department have regional offices outside London.
(116727)
35
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116752)
36
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116766)
37
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116775)
38
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations she has received on legal aid provision in cases before the Magistrates Courts; and if she will make a statement.
(116512)
39
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when her Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when her Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting her Department's emissions in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(116381)
40
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans she has to extend the operation of designated drugs courts.
(116611)
41
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the criminal procedure rules will be amended to take account of the ruling regarding ECHR Article 8 in the case of R. (TB) v Stafford Combined Court (2006) 2 CAR 505.
(116625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
42
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what events or initiatives are planned to ensure that the West Midlands is involved in the 2012 Olympic Games.
(115473)
43
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the number of households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.
(115474)
44
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between internet gambling and problem gambling.
(116484)
45
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the (a) availability and (b) quality of problem gambling services targeted at (i) children, (ii) adolescents, (iii) women and (iv) ethnic minorities.
(116485)
46
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of gambling on an individual's (i) health, (ii) family, (iii) workplace and (iv) financial situation.
(116486)
47
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on gambling addiction of the implementation of (a) the Gambling Act 2005 and (b) the Licensing Act 2003.
(116487)
48
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will increase the financial contribution paid by gambling operators and service providers towards funding research into problem gambling, prevention and intervention programmes for people with a gambling addiction.
(116488)
49
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116656)
50
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by each of her Department's executive agencies in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116665)
51
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which of the executive agencies of her Department have regional offices outside London.
(116728)
52
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116753)
53
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116768)
54
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the annual budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116776)
55
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when her Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting her Department's emissions in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(116397)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
56
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the change in the cost of nuclear decommissioning liabilities which would arise from the replacement of the Vanguard class Trident nuclear submarines; what factors are included in the estimate; and if he will make a statement.
(116644)
57
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made in agreeing a price for the future Astute class submarines; and if he will make a statement.
(116645)
58
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the submarine supply chain could be maintained for the construction of future ship submersible nuclear submarines in the absence of a positive decision on a Vanguard successor; and if he will make a statement.
(116646)
59
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the conclusions of the Naval Base Review will be available to the House prior to the debate on Trident replacement; and if he will make a statement.
(116647)
60
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what feasibility studies have been undertaken by his Department on acquiring a replacement for the Vanguard Class ship submersible ballistic nuclear submarines without using the construction facility at Barrow in Furness; and if he will make a statement.
(116648)
61
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which budget heading the spending on a Trident replacement will come; and if he will make a statement.
(116649)
62
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of skilled jobs which will be involved in the (a) design, (b) construction and (c) maintenance work required for Trident replacement.
(116650)
63
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the specific security threats that will be facing the UK between 2020 and 2050; what form he expects them to take; from which country or countries he expects them to come; and if he will make a statement.
(116651)
64
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK would be prepared to use nuclear weapons against an (a) nuclear and (b) non-nuclear adversary; under what circumstances the UK would use nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(116652)
65
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the most recent (a) current, (b) establishment and (c) requirement infantry manning levels are, broken down by (i) division and (ii) battalion.
(115790)
66
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many South African citizens are serving in each of the Services.
(115791)
67
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that South African citizens serving in the British Armed Forces may continue to do so under South African law.
(115792)
68
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to the South African government on the Prohibition of Mercenary Activities Bill.
(115793)
69
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116666)
70
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116715)
71
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116729)
72
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116744)
73
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116754)
74
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116758)
75
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy vessels previously consigned to a reduced state of readiness have subsequently been reactivated.
(116006)
76
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of Comfire as a fire-resistant material; and in which (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels it is planned for incorporation.
(116007)
77
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how long (a) HMS Ark Royal and (b) HMS Illustrious are scheduled to remain in commission.
(116008)
78
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Astute-class submarines will be built; and at what unit cost.
(116009)
79
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential vulnerability of submarines at sea to detection by future space-based technology.
(116010)
80
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department began collecting figures on its carbon emissions; what the volume of emissions was in the most recent period for which figures are available; when the Department started to offset its emissions; how much is expected to be spent on offsetting in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(116376)
81
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from (a) the Royal Navy, excluding Royal Marines and (b) Royal Air Force, excluding RAF regiments have served in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan as part of ground force operations in the last three years; and what pre-deployment training they were given.
(116277)
82
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were advised that due to a medical condition they were unfit for service in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Navy in each of the last five years, broken down by medical condition.
(116616)
83
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of the future RN future aircraft carrier demonstration phase.
(116371)
84
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are deployed on UN peacekeeping missions; and where they are deployed.
(116542)
85
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of parachute training (a) facilities and (b) resources for (i) new and (ii) serving members of the airborne forces between 2008 and 2011; and if he will make a statement.
(116507)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
86
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116745)
87
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when his Office began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Office started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Office's emissions in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(116396)
88
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the itinerary was for his visit to the US in early July 2004.
(116482)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
89
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, column 556W, on apprenticeships, if he will break down the figures by (a) region, (b) industrial sector, (c) sex and (d) whether or not the apprenticeships were at advanced level in each case.
(116777)
90
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking with Ministerial colleagues in the Department of Health to educate pupils about the importance of a healthy diet and to enable them to maintain a healthy diet in schools.
(115475)
91
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff were employed in Coventry local education authority schools in each year since 1992.
(115476)
92
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department has instructed local authorities to put out to tender the provision of (a) statutory assessments of young carers under the Children Act 1989 and (b) other statutory child in need assessments required under the Act.
[R] (116779)
93
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what national guidance is given to adult mental health services on young people who have left care who ask for support.
(116476)
94
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what national guidelines have been issued on the training of social care professionals on working (a) in child protection, (b) with children in care, (c) with older young people in care and (d) with young people generally.
(116477)
95
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in care are receiving support from mental health services.
(116479)
96
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what provision is made to ensure that staff in (a) district councils, (b) other local authorities, (c) primary care trusts, (d) other NHS bodies and (e) learning and skills councils have a full understanding of their corporate parenting responsibilities.
(116481)
97
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will answer Question 106146, on departmental energy use, tabled by the hon. Member for Wealden on 23rd November 2006.
(116659)
98
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116667)
99
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116716)
100
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116730)
101
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116746)
102
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116755)
103
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116771)
104
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made on the procurement exercise conducted by the Learning and Skills Council for the Managing Information Across Partners programme.
(116372)
105
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what advice he has (a) sought and (b) received on an online national qualifications records system.
(116373)
106
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of an online national qualifications records system.
(116374)
107
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who is responsible for maintaining the Teenage Pregnancy Unit website; and how often it is updated.
(116410)
108
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research projects are being undertaken by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit.
(116411)
109
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the terms of reference are for the Teenage Pregnancy Unit.
(116412)
110
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whose responsibility commissioning research from the Teenage Pregnancy Unit is.
(116413)
111
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many civil servants work at the Teenage Pregnancy Unit; and how many worked at the unit in each year since its establishment.
(116414)
112
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received on the current commissioning arrangements for looked after children; and what level of funding for looked after children came from (a) local authorities, (b) the voluntary and charitable sector and (c) other sources in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) 1996-97.
(115962)
113
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(116399)
114
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will introduce random and compulsory drug tests for all school children over 11 years of age.
(116613)
115
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much and what percentage of the annual budget of the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service was spent on (a) bonuses, (b) entertainment and (c) training of staff in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(116707)
116
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the frequency of health and safety inspections in higher education.
(116641)
117
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many education supervision orders were put in place for children with special educational need in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(116543)
118
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children with a special educational need were referred to the Special Educational Need and Disability Tribunal in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last two years.
(116544)
119
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many unauthorised absences from schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex there were in each year since 1997.
(116545)
120
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of families in Eastbourne (a) are eligible for and (b) have taken up (i) free and (ii) subsidised childcare.
(116546)
121
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of schools in East Sussex likely to be (a) built and (b) refurbished using the capital spending announced in the Chancellor's public spending statement.
(116547)
122
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have participated in projects funded by youth opportunity funds and youth capital funds in each of the last two years.
(116548)
123
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in (a) East Sussex and (b) England were assessed by an educational psychologist in each of the last 10 years.
(116549)
124
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what children's centres are located in East Sussex constituencies.
(116550)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
125
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued on the status of hobby breeders who do not breed in connection with an economic activity under EC Council Regulation 1/2005.
(116473)
126
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to dog show exhibitors who do not transport animals in connection with an economic activity on their status under EC Council Regulation 1/2005.
(116474)
127
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on consultants by the Environment Agency in each of the last five years.
(116172)
128
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of how much public money was lost through financial mis-management at the Environment Agency in each of the last five years.
(116173)
129
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency spent on leased cars for staff in each of the last five years.
(116174)
130
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason a police presence was deemed necessary during the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10th January 2007.
(116108)
131
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was to (a) his Department and (b) the State Veterinary Service of the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10th January 2007.
(116109)
132
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason notification was not given to the owners of the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10th January 2007.
(116110)
133
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Minister authorised the decision to attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10th January 2007; and on what date that decision was taken.
(116111)
134
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions (a) his Department and (b) the State Veterinary Service had with local police prior to the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10th January 2007.
(116112)
135
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on (a) flood management and (b) building flood defences in each year since 1990; what forecasts he has made of annual expenditure on (i) flood management and (ii) flood defences over the next 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
(116778)
136
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116668)
137
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116717)
138
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116723)
139
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116747)
140
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116756)
141
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116772)
142
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116400)
143
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the volume and value of beef imported from Brazil was in each of the last five years, broken down by state.
(116064)
144
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which states in Brazil have (a) reported outbreaks of foot and mouth in the last 12 months and (b) been subject to EU bans on exports.
(116065)
145
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much per kilo is levied on the import of sugar from developing countries; for what reasons levies are imposed; and what assessment he has made of the global shortage or surplus of sugar production.
(116500)
146
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what food surpluses exist within the European Union; what the costs were of storing and handling UK intervention products in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; what the costs were of storing and handling intervention products in the EU; and how much the UK paid towards that cost.
(116501)
147
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost per head of population in the last year of (a) the Common Agricultural Policy and (b) other national and European measures to support agriculture; and what the cost was (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii) 20 years ago.
(116502)
148
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what subsidies are available at (a) EU and (b) national levels to producers of tobacco in the European Union.
(116503)
149
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of tobacco produced in the EU is high tar.
(116504)
150
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of EU tobacco production is exported to non-EU nations.
(116505)
151
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what subsidies are provided for EU tobacco exports to non-EU countries.
(116506)
152
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons tobacco production in the EU is subsidised.
(116639)
153
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much is spent in the EU on paying for set-aside; and for what reasons.
(116640)
154
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many slaughterhouses in England are licensed for (a) halal and (b) kosher slaughter.
(116577)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
155
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts on the United Nations Security Council on the deployment of an international presence of military personnel and human rights monitors along the Chad/Sudan border.
(116419)
156
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she has taken to monitor the arms embargo established under UN Security Council resolutions 1556 and 1591 in co-operation with the UN Panel of Experts.
(116420)
157
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the movement of insurgent armed groups across the Sudan/Chad border.
(116421)
158
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press the United Nations Security Council to investigate and report publicly on cross border attacks on civilians and other incidents in the Sudan/Chad border zone.
(116422)
159
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to engage with Sudanese rebel movements to press upon them the importance (a) of taking all necessary steps to ensure combatants comply with international humanitarian law and of holding accountable those who fail to do so, (b) ceasing support for militia and Chadian self-defence groups responsible for attacks on civilians and (c) ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
(116425)
160
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts at the UN Security Council on pressing the government of Sudan (a) to accept the deployment of a strengthened international force with UN elements in Darfur and along the border with Chad, (b) to monitor the UN arms embargo and (c) to help implement the Tripoli Agreement of February 2006.
(116426)
161
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts at the UN Security Council on pressing the government of Sudan to cease support for armed groups responsible for attacks on civilians in Chad.
(116427)
162
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Chad on (a) demobilising child soldiers and (b) ending the recruitment of child soldiers by armed groups operating within Chadian territory.
(116428)
163
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to support the demobilisation of child soldiers within Chad.
(116429)
164
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of (a) the human rights situation and (b) the rule of law in Uganda.
(116430)
165
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press the government of Chad to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in attacks on civilians.
(116431)
166
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press the government of Chad to deploy military personnel, police and resources to conflict areas in eastern Chad to ensure that civilians are protected from attack.
(116432)
167
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Chad on (a) ceasing support for armed rebel groups in (i) Chad and (ii) Darfur, (b) an international force in Darfur and the border region, (c) monitoring the arms embargo and (d) the implementation of the Tripoli Agreement of February 2006.
(116433)
168
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press her counterparts at the UN to provide funding for an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Chad to monitor the border with Sudan.
(116434)
169
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press the UN Security Council to call for the immediate establishment of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Chad with a mandate to monitor and report publicly on human rights violations throughout the country, including in the context of conflict.
(116435)
170
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will press her counterparts at the UN to provide support and funding for humanitarian activities to support Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons in Chad.
(116436)
171
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts on the United Nations Security Council on the government of Chad's support for armed groups responsible for attacks on civilians.
(116437)
172
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Uganda on (a) the human rights situation, (b) the rule of law and (c) the decision to try 22 civilians for treason by general military court marshal without legal representation in Uganda.
(116480)
173
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications of the human rights situation in Uganda for the visit of the Queen to the 2007 Commonwealth Meeting in Uganda.
(116515)
174
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) the UK Government and (b) the European Union has made to the government of India concerning its sale of military equipment and provision of military training to the Burma army.
(116621)
175
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the UK Government has taken to prevent the transfer of British-made military equipment parts to the Burmese regime.
(116622)
176
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the results of discussions with the Colombian Foreign Secretary were following her recent visit to the UK, with particular regard to the ongoing investigation into Colombian paramilitary organisations' links with (a) Colombian parliamentarians and (b) Senator Alvaro Araujo; and if she will make a statement.
(116444)
177
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of expenditure by her Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116718)
178
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116743)
179
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116759)
180
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116773)
181
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 28th November 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton about Mr M. Ahmad.
(116579)
182
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will take steps to enquire into the reasons for the recent failures by the Entry Clearance Office in Islamabad to grant visas following sucessful appeals.
(116624)
183
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) political, (b) legal, (c) technical and (d) procedural options her Department plans to present at the May 2007 Preparatory Committee Meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to implement Article Six of the Treaty; and if she will make a statement.
(116478)
184
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent the import of cocaine into the UK from Colombia.
(116534)
185
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether a mechanism exists to enable the Government to respond formally to recommendations of the (a) Assembly of Western European Union and (b) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
(116581)
186
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for how many years the accounts of the European Union have been denied authorisation by the official auditors; for what reasons the auditors have witheld their approval; and what steps are being taken by (a) member states and (b) EU bodies to resolve the problem.
(116491)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
187
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the financial impact on the acute and foundation trusts in Greater Manchester of the introduction of the integrated clinical assessment treatment centres.
(116614)
188
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the potential financial impact on the acute and foundation trusts in Greater Manchester of the opting-out by any Primary Care Trust from the service provided by the integrated clinical assessment treatment centres.
(116615)
189
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of NHS staff whose pay has been (a) frozen and (b) reduced under the Agenda for Change; and if she will make a statement.
(116408)
190
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been waiting for echocardiograms to be carried out by the Portsmouth NHS Trust for (a) three, (b) six, (c) nine and (d) longer than nine months; and if she will make a statement.
(116423)
191
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for echocardiograms to be carried out by the Portsmouth NHS Trust.
(116424)
192
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will answer Question 106143, tabled by the hon. Member for Wealden on 23rd November 2006.
(116657)
193
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by each of her Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116669)
194
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of expenditure by her Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116719)
195
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of the executive agencies of her Department have regional offices outside London.
(116724)
196
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116740)
197
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116760)
198
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116769)
199
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation there has been on the proposed integrated clinical assessment and treatment services in Greater Manchester with Greater Manchester (a) hon. Members, (b) primary care trusts and (c) residents.
(116438)
200
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a business case has been published for the intregrated clinical assessment and treatment services proposed for Greater Manchester.
(116439)
201
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where she expects the integrated clinical assessment and treatment services for Greater Manchester to be established.
(116440)
202
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the new integrated clinical assessment and treatment services proposed for Greater Manchester on the financial viability of NHS hospital trusts in the conurbation.
(116441)
203
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS hospital trusts will be allowed to compete for integrated clinical assessment and treatment services contracts in Greater Manchester.
(116442)
204
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when her Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when her Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting her Department's emissions; and if she will make a statement.
(116382)
205
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets have been set and (b) budgets have been allocated for testing for sexually transmitted infections in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(116391)
206
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why the medical research expenditure on preventing premature birth figures of £3.7 million for 2004-05 reported to Parliament differed from the figure of £6 million subsequently reported to the BBC.
(116628)
207
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of staff who have been (a) made redundant, (b) redeployed and (c) offered early retirement as a result of the amalgamation of strategic health authorities; and what estimate she has made of the costs of this action.
(115399)
208
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many newly appointed chairpersons of merged primary care trusts established on 1st October 2006 (a) are members of the Labour Party and (b) have previously been elected as Labour councillors.
(115400)
209
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of people in residential care homes paid third party top up fees in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(116561)
210
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of disabled children in Eastbourne have used respite care home placements in each of the last 10 years.
(116562)
211
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in East Sussex waited for more than six months for GP referral for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available.
(116563)
212
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of employing foreign national doctors in the NHS on short term, temporary contracts in each of the last two years.
(116564)
213
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors who qualified overseas are working in the NHS under short term, temporary contracts.
(116565)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
214
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to roll out the Weeks of Action tackling neighbourhood crime introduced by the One Nottingham's Crime and Drug Partnership; and if he will make a statement.
(116443)
215
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were for anti-social behaviour in Wirral South in the last period for which figures are available.
(116392)
216
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the recruitment of community support officers in Wirral South.
(116472)
217
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20th December 2006, Official Report, column 1165W, on underage drinking, why the full amount has not yet been paid out.
(116363)
218
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 449W, on Harmondsworth Centre, if he will undertake to make public the results of the inquiry.
(116364)
219
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds an application for a change of employer for somebody holding a work permit may be refused.
(116365)
220
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were returned to Afghanistan in each of the last 12 months.
(116366)
221
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of reintroducing exit checks at airports.
(116367)
222
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures there are for adding those who are extradited from the UK to the Police National Computer.
(116368)
223
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to make an announcement on whether the bid to site initial accommodation facilities at Angel Lodge in Wakefield has been successful.
(116231)
224
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the prison population are from Eastern Europe; for what types of crime such inmates were convicted; and in how many such cases is it known that such inmates had committed crimes before entering the UK.
(116415)
225
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Statement of 10th January 2007, Official Report, column 285, on the criminal records backlog, how many of the (a) 29 paedophiles, (b) 17 sex offenders, (c) three people convicted of attempted rape and (d) 25 people convicted of rape have been entered onto the Sex Offenders Register.
(116279)
226
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many muggings (personal robberies) were committed in each of the four Humberside Police divisions in the last 12 months; and how many were committed on 11 to 16 year olds in each case.
(116407)
227
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116670)
228
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116720)
229
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116725)
230
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the annual budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116737)
231
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116761)
232
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116770)
233
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criminal record checks are carried out on (a) mini-cab drivers and (b) school assistants from non-EU countries; and if he will make a statement.
(115963)
234
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resoures were made available to (a) Neighbourhood Watch and (b) farm watchers (i) in England and (ii) in the Vale of York in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(116510)
235
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what follow-up there is to reports of suspicious activities by farm watchers in rural areas by vehicles whose registration numbers are posted to the police for this purpose.
(116511)
236
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adult prisoners absconded from prisons in Surrey in each of the last three years, broken down by category of conviction; how many such prisoners are still at liberty, broken down by category of conviction; and if he will make a statement.
(116576)
237
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty tickets have been issued in Surrey to individuals for offences other than road traffic offences in the last 12 months; what the value was of such issued tickets; and what percentage of such value has been collected.
(116578)
238
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison staff have been (a) disciplined and (b) prosecuted for taking illicit drugs of Class A or B into prisons in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how many people other than prison officers were prosecuted in the same period for the same offence.
(116610)
239
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission research into the effectiveness of residential rehabilitation for drug addicts.
(116612)
240
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that all people under 18 years of age arrested for a trigger offence undergo a compulsory drugs test.
(116619)
241
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made by courts in Surrey in each of the last three years; and how many such orders have been breached.
(116626)
242
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) magistrates' courts and (b) Crown Courts may issue stand alone sentences of suspended prison sentences; and if he will make a statement.
(116627)
243
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of Operation Pentameter; and if he will make a statement.
(116701)
244
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of e-crime.
(116702)
245
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of allegations of criminal behaviour by Immigration and Nationality Directorate officials have not been reported to the police; and for what reason in each case.
(116703)
246
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates the longest outstanding complaints made by hon. Members to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were received; to which constituencies they relate; what dates have been set for their resolution; and what the reasons are for the delay in each case.
(116704)
247
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long the longest outstanding complaints received by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have been unresolved; when the cases are expected to be resolved; and what the reasons are for the delay in each case.
(116705)
248
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of human trafficking were notified to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years; and in how many cases action was taken.
(116706)
249
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of the recommendations of the Directorate of the Immigration and Nationality Complaints Audit Committee he plans to implement; and what timetable he has set to do so.
(116709)
250
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to prevent transfer of licences for shotgun ammunition.
(116711)
251
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to make banks responsible for fraudulent transactions online.
(116712)
252
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce controls on the sale of ammunition (a) components, (b) tools and (c) blanks.
(116713)
253
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Ministers or officials from his Department last met the chairs of local police committees.
(116681)
254
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug users are registered with the Eastbourne drug intervention programme.
(116551)
255
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions East Sussex Constabulary (a) has and (b) has not moved on illegally parked gypsies and travellers in each of the last five years.
(116552)
256
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions have been made and (b) fixed penalty notices were issued by each local authority in East Sussex for (i) dog fouling and (ii) dropping of litter in each of the last three years.
(116555)
257
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) Eastbourne constituency and (b) England and Wales reported being victims of identity fraud in each of the last five years.
(116557)
258
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners in England and Wales have absconded from custody in each of the last 10 years; and how many have not been caught.
(116558)
259
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total police office strength was in (a) Sussex and (b) England in each year since 1997.
(116559)
260
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by the Sussex Constabulary under the budget headings (a) non-incident linked paperwork, (b) checking paperwork (supervisory), (c) robberies, (d) house burglaries and (e) violent crime identified by the activity bases costing review for 2004-05.
(116560)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
261
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Congo Brazzaville on (a) good governance and (b) corruption.
(116416)
262
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the government of Congo Brazzaville on (a) oil exploration, (b) environmental protection, (c) oil sector management and (d) the use of oil revenues to fund development.
(116417)
263
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the level of corruption in Congo Brazzaville.
(116418)
264
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he or Ministers from his Department last visited Bangladesh; and what steps his Department is taking to support the re-establishment of favourable conditions for free and fair elections in Bangladesh.
(116393)
265
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116394)
266
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to promote the integration of the environment into national development plans.
(116617)
Questions to the Leader of the House
267
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Leader of the House, when the Privy Council Office began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when the Office started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting the Office's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116395)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
268
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116383)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
269
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what meetings she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the reconfiguration of the NHS in the last 12 months.
(116618)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
270
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what conditions are placed on the sale of military equipment by (a) the Unted Kingdom and (b) European Union member states to prevent third-party transfers.
(116514)
271
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions are taking place on the future structure of his Department.
(116489)
272
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of fluctuating revenues for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on (a) the supply chain in nuclear communities, (b) the competition process for nuclear decommissioning in the UK, (c) near term work plans and life cycle baseline plans of nuclear facilities awaiting decommissioning and (d) future delivery of nuclear policy at a local and national level.
(116623)
273
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many responses his Department has received to the Post Office Network Consultation from each region; and how many of those responses were sent in by email.
(116409)
274
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the height above sea level is of the nuclear power facility sites at (a) Hunterston B, (b) Heysham 1, (c) Heysham 2, (d) Dungeness B, (e) Hinkley Point B, (f) Hartlepool, (g) Torness and (h) Sizewell B.
(116660)
275
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116671)
276
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116721)
277
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116731)
278
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116738)
279
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the South East England Development Agency spent in each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116750)
280
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116762)
281
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116767)
282
Eric Joyce (Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) workers were assisted by the National Minimum Wage helpline in recouping money underpaid by their employer and (b) employers (i) were investigated, (ii) had enforcement orders issued to them and (iii) (A) were and (B) are subject to criminal proceedings for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage in Falkirk constituency in the last period for which figures are available; and which employers had enforcement orders issued to them.
(116369)
283
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116378)
284
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support his Department expects to provide towards travel costs for UK experts attending international healthcare standards meetings in 2007-08.
(116643)
285
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much in import tax was levied on New Zealand butter in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how much of the total was (i) retained by the UK authority and (ii) remitted to the European Union.
(116495)
286
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of import tax per kilo was on New Zealand butter in 2006; and for what reasons the tax was levied.
(116496)
287
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices there were in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997.
(116537)
288
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new post offices were opened in each of the last 10 years; and how many closed post offices were reopened.
(116538)
289
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the economic impact of the programme of post office closures on (a) the Scottish economy and (b) the economy of Perth and Kinross.
(116692)
290
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the likely cost to small and medium-sized businesses of the programme of post office closures.
(116693)
291
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the programme of post office closures.
(116694)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
292
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what appraisal was made of the (a) environmental and (b) social benefits of each franchise let by his Department in the past two years; and what weighting was given to those appraisals in agreeing the contractual terms of the franchise agreement.
(116508)
293
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment of the (a) social and (b) environmental implications of each passenger rail franchise is made by his Department in setting the specification for bidders.
(116516)
294
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116672)
295
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget was of each body in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116714)
296
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116722)
297
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116732)
298
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116739)
299
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116763)
300
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Department's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116380)
301
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13th Deecember 2006, Offical Report, columns 1068-9W, on the Oyster Card, when he expects to receive a report on the work between his Department and Transport for London.
(116513)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
302
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his Office began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Office started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Office's emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(116379)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
303
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what representations she has made to the Home Office on the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking in respect of women trafficked into the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
(116490)
304
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps she is taking to promote equality of representation between men and women in the House of Commons.
(116531)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
305
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the second round of testing of the revised personal capability assessment is planned to begin; and when he expects to publish the results.
(116401)
306
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what areas he expects the long-term review of the Government's welfare to work strategy to consider.
(116402)
307
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the long-term review of the Government's welfare to work strategy is planned (a) to commence and (b) to conclude.
(116403)
308
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of the areas involved in the City Strategy for welfare reform include representatives of local private and voluntary sector providers on the board or management team of their consortium.
(116404)
309
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what requirements he has placed on City Strategy Consortia for engagement with private and voluntary sector providers of welfare to work services.
(116405)
310
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who the members are of the City Strategy Project Board.
(116406)
311
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of children lived in workless households in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006; and what percentage of children lived in workless households with (i) a lone parent, (ii) at least one parent claiming incapacity benefit and (iii) at least one parent claiming an income-related social security benefit in that period.
(116687)
312
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people who have left care under the age of 21 years are in receipt of (a) income support and (b) housing benefit.
(116475)
313
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government Office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116662)
314
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.
(116734)
315
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116736)
316
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116741)
317
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget of each body was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116749)
318
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(116765)
319
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Minister for Pensions will meet Mr John Markham of the International Consortium of British Pensioners to discuss frozen pensions of UK pensioners living overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(116005)
320
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pension schemes which have applied to the Financial Assistance Scheme have provided an indication of the number of members in their scheme.
(116385)
321
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) members, (b) pensioner members and (c) non-pensioner members there are in schemes approved for the Financial Assistance Scheme.
(116386)
322
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many schemes approved for the Financial Assistance Scheme that provided initial estimates of numbers of members in their schemes had (a) fewer than 50, (b) fewer than 100, (c) between 101 and 200, (d) between 101 and 250, (e) between 201 and 500, (f) between 251 and 500, (g) between 501 and 1500 and (h) over 1501 members.
(116387)
323
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount is of monthly pension being received by pension schemes with members who are receiving annual payments from the Financial Assistance Scheme (a) before tax and (b) net of tax; and what the average amount is of monthly pension being received by the members of pension schemes who are now receiving initial payments from the Financial Assistance Scheme (i) before tax and (ii) net of tax.
(116388)
324
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of members of pension schemes who are now receiving initial or annual payments from the Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) (a) who were receiving pension credit before receiving FAS payments but are now no longer receiving it and (b) who are receiving both pension credit and FAS.
(116389)
325
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in St Albans constituency are claiming pension credit in that constituency.
(116362)
326
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to reform the procedures for allocating winter fuel allowance to British nationals overseas on the basis of the winter temperatures in each area.
(116499)
327
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fines were issued for benefit fraud in each year for which figures are available; and how much was received from such fines in each year.
(116582)
328
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit fraud referrals were accepted for investigation in each year since 1999; in how many of these referrals fraud was detected in each year; and how many (a) sanctions were imposed, (b) prosecutions were made and (c) prosecutions resulted in a conviction in each year.
(116583)
329
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average speed of response to calls and (b) proportion of failed calls was for each helpline operated by or on behalf of his Department in each year since 1997.
(116584)
330
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent fraud investigators his Department employs; and how many customer compliance officers his Department employed in each year since 2004.
(116585)
331
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on advertising in respect of benefit fraud in each year since 1997.
(116586)
332
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget was of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate and its predecessor for each year since 1997; how many staff it employed in each year; and what its national targets were in each year.
(116587)
333
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the complexity of the benefits system.
(116588)
334
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefit fraud he estimates to be due to identity fraud, broken down by benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(116589)
335
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of calls made to the benefit fraud hotline led to (a) investigation and (b) conviction of individuals named by callers in each year since 1997.
(116590)
336
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of (a) operating and (b) advertising the benefit fraud hotline is in 2006-07.
(116591)
337
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of (a) operating and (b) advertising the benefit fraud online form in each year since its inception; and how many people have been successfully prosecuted for fraud as a result of evidence from the online form in each year.
(116592)
338
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the savings to his Department from detected benefit fraud were in each year since 1997, broken down by benefit.
(116593)
339
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what working estimate was used by his Department for Housing Benefit fraud in each year since 1998; and what the level of detected housing benefit fraud was in each year.
(116594)
340
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evaluations his Department has conducted of the use of biometric data as a means by which to reduce benefit fraud.
(116595)
341
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance and (c) severe disablement allowance there were in each year since its introduction, broken down by type of disability; and what the expenditure was in each case in each year.
(116596)
342
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) EU and (b) non-EU immigrants were claiming benefits within six months of being allocated a national insurance number in each reporting period since 1995.
(116597)
343
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the total value of welfare benefit claims made by individuals issued with a national insurance number who were referred to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate due to (a) suspicion about their eligibility to work in the UK, (b) the use of false documents and (c) other reasons in each of the last five years.
(116598)
344
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions his Department checked the immigration status of applicants for national insurance numbers in each year since 1997; and how many applications were refused as a result.
(116599)
345
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for an overseas national to obtain a national insurance number (a) in-country and (b) from abroad in each year since 1997.
(116601)
346
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were issued to citizens from the (a) Czech Republic, (b) Estonia, (c) Hungary, (d) Latvia, (e) Lithuania, (f) Poland, (g) Slovakia, (h) Slovenia, (i) Bulgaria and (j) Romania in each month of each year since 1997.
(116602)
347
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were issued to (a) non-British EU citizens and (b) non-EU citizens in each month since January 1997.
(116603)
348
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers on the Departmental Central Index related to people (a) now deceased, (b) who live abroad and receive no benefits, (c) who live abroad and receive benefits and (d) aged under 16 years in each year since 1997.
(116604)
349
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what strategies have been (a) developed and (b) implemented by his Department since June 2001 to ensure that national insurance numbers are issued, used and controlled consistently.
(116605)
350
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases his Department discovered where (a) an individual was using more than one national insurance number and (b) a number was used by more than one individual in each year since 2001.
(116606)
351
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were (a) issued, (b) deleted and (c) current in each year since 1997.
(116607)
352
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) bogus and (b) surplus national insurance numbers.
(116608)
353
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the public information advertising campaigns his Department has run in 2006-07; and how much his Department has spent on (a) press and (b) television advertising in each campaign.
(116609)
354
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of performance levels of Jobcentre Plus offices in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(116535)
355
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners have received assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; and how much has been paid.
(116536)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
356
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of young people in Luton South were unemployed in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (116708)
357
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many temporary national insurance numbers were issued by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997; and what proportion were for tax credit purposes.
[Transferred] (116600)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
358
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place in the Library copies of the official papers to be given to members of the new deliberative forums.
[Transferred] (116532)
359
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when the Prime Minister's Office began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when the Office started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting the Office's emissions; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (116377)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
360
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) work-related and (b) fire-related injuries were sustained by East Sussex fire-fighters in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (116554)
361
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many training days were delivered at divisional level by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (116556)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
362
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people aged (a) 15, (b) 16 and (c) 17 years old are in residential care.
[Transferred] (116533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
363
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to mark the 50th anniversary of the EU and its predecessor bodies.
[Transferred] (116370)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
364
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential drug rehabilitation beds there are; how many are occupied by defendants from the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (116580)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
365
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends that section 47 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 will come into effect.
[Transferred] (116620)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
366
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many high growth start up businesses there were in each region and county in each year between 1994 and 2001; and what percentage of all businesses they represented.
[Transferred] (116686)
367
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Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account was taken of Cumbria's economic circumstances when calculating the North West's allocation of European regional development funds from the regional competitiveness programmes for the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (116276)

 
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