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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 22 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 22 January 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 22 January 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 22 January of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 22 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 22 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th November 2006, Official Report, column 16W, on insurance policies, from whom he has received representations regarding non-advised insurance sales.
(110599)
2
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has informed traders in the mobile telephone and computer-chip industries when they can expect to receive the VAT repayments that are under extended review.
(110601)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department has placed VAT repayments for traders in the mobile telephone and computer-chip industries under extended review.
(110602)
4
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what input the Portland Trust has made to the programmes of visits by Treasury officials and Ministers to the Middle East.
(110724)
5
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department worked to produce the Policy Review on Children and Young People Discussion Paper he published on 9th January.
(110775)
6
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of producing the Policy Review on Children and Young People Discussion Paper published on 9th January.
(110776)
7
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on speech writing consultancy services in each of the last 12 months, broken down by supplier.
(110777)
8
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on external media trainers in each of the last 12 months, broken down by supplier.
(110778)
9
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on internal media trainers in each year since 1997, broken down by supplier.
(110779)
10
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new posts in his Department's press office have been created in the last 12 months.
(110781)
11
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) press officers and (b) other staff were recruited by his Department in the last 12 months; and which of the posts to which recruits were appointed were newly created.
(110782)
12
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what powers tax inspectors have to conduct intrusive surveillance; and if he will make a statement.
(110785)
13
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110794)
14
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the online tax credit system to be restored.
(110803)
15
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, column 498W, on the Sainsbury Review, on what date Lord Sainsbury agreed to conduct the Sainsbury Review.
(110815)
16
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 421W, on Iraq and Afghanistan, how much he expects the Ministry of Defence to draw down from the Reserve to cover the cost of military operations in 2006-07.
(110816)
17
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 421W, on Iraq and Afghanistan, whether the £600 million he referred to in his 2006 Pre-Budget Statement is additional to the £800 million he referred to in his 2006 Budget Statement.
(110817)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs uses mosaic data.
(110837)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what position Jon Symonds holds in (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs.
(110847)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed in the press offices of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies, broken down by pay band.
(110848)
21
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to paragraph A.34 of the Pre-Budget Report, what factors were taken into account in determining that the trend growth assumption remained at 2.75 per cent. of GDP.
(110630)
22
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many grandparents with primary responsibility for bringing up their grandchildren are in receipt of (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credits; and if he will make a statement.
(110667)
23
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have taken place in Scotland for breaches of the law relating to the Aggregates Levy since its inception.
(110896)
24
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the proposed industrial action by officers at HM Revenue and Customs on 31st January; and if he will extend the deadline for tax returns to be submitted.
(110616)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
25
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if Cabinet Office officials will meet representatives of the company Bombox to discuss the Cabinet Office's promotional materials on civil contingencies.
(110859)
26
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on producing the Transformational Government: enabled by technology report; and how much was accounted for by (a) report costs, (b) staff costs and (c) production, copying and distribution of the accompanying DVD.
(110771)
27
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110793)
28
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when the Government plans to implement recommendation 1 of the Fourth Report from the Public Administration Committee 2002-03 titled Government by Appointment: Opening up the Patronage State; and if she will make a statement.
(110879)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
29
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been produced for local authorities on the effective use of the planning process in reducing light pollution.
(117350)
30
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have (a) applied to be and (b) made enquiries about becoming unitary authorities.
(110600)
31
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she has received from the Valuation Office Agency the information on which the local authority business growth incentive (LABGI) will be based; if she will publish this information; and when the City of Newcastle will be informed of the LABGI it will receive.
(117179)
32
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Mayor of London regarding the Greater London Authority precept for 2007-08.
(110652)
33
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):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 each London borough; and how many additional houses have been provided by (i) local authorities and (ii) housing associations in each of the last 10 years.
(110615)
34
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110795)
35
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in her Department have held meetings with the Islamic Shariah Council; and if she will make a statement.
(110525)
36
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to which organisations or individuals the Preventing Extremism Unit has made grants of less than £100,000 since its inception.
(110567)
37
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much she has allocated to Peterborough City Council for the future funding of environmental wardens; and if she will make a statement.
(110713)
38
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by main budget heading the programme expenditure for the New Deal for Communities initiative in the (a) Eastern, (b) East Midlands, (c) London, (d) North East, (e) North West and (f) South East regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(110731)
39
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by main budget heading programme expenditure by the Safer Stronger Communities Fund initiative in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(110807)
40
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which housing associations required buyers to purchase outright a share greater than 75 per cent. in shared-ownership housing developments in the last 24 months.
(110762)
41
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average rents were for local authority housing in each London borough in 2006-07.
(110767)
42
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to suspend the district council elections in England planned for May 2007.
(117000)
43
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if her Department will reform the Revenue Support Grant Formula to take into account the cost pressures associated with containing a busy airport or port.
(110838)
44
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment she has made of the impact on social cohesion of social housing; and if she will make a statement.
(110654)
45
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she expects her target of building 200,000 homes a year by 2016 to be met; and if she will make a statement.
(110655)
46
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the priority given to the level of social care funding in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review; and if she will make a statement.
(110880)
47
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to increase levels of social care funding for local authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(110881)
48
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average pay rise awarded to senior management at the Kent Fire Service was for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(117361)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
49
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact on the poorest people requiring legal assistance of the recommendations on changes of legal aid fees made by the Carter Review of legal aid procurement.
(110870)
50
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations her Department has received since November 2006 on the level of fees set for civil legal aid solicitors arising from the Carter Review of Legal Aid Procurement; what meetings have been held with the Law Society on the Carter Review recommendations; what the outcome was of such meetings; and if she will make a statement.
(110871)
51
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110796)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
52
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries closed in each borough in the Greater London area in each year since 2000.
(110668)
53
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110787)
54
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on granting pigeon racing official recognition as a sport; and if she will make a statement.
(110604)
55
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects her Department to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for South West Surrey dated 26th September and 15th November 2006.
(116999)
56
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met the Mayor of London to discuss the budget for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(117182)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
57
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value was of his Department's new build contracts placed with Scottish facilities in each year since 1995.
(115333)
58
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value was of his Department's maintenance contracts placed with Scottish facilities in each year since 1995.
(115334)
59
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was to his Department of the 2006 Veterans Day event.
(110608)
60
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of (a) RAF Coltishall and (b) RAF Scampton.
(116947)
61
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Cougar and (b) Vector vehicles have been delivered to frontline forces in Afghanistan.
(116948)
62
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110797)
63
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are in place for the provision of free newspapers to UK services people serving overseas; whether he has any plans to change these arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(117366)
64
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel injured in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have (i) lost both legs and both arms, (ii) lost both legs at or above the knee, (iii) lost both legs below the knee, (iv) lost one leg at or above the knee, (v) lost one leg below the knee, (vi) lost both arms at or above the elbow, (vii) lost both arms below the elbow, (viii) lost one arm at or above the elbow, (ix) lost one arm below the elbow, (x) received deep second degree or third degree burns to more than 70 per cent. of the body, (xi) been blinded in both eyes and (xii) been made deaf.
(116661)
65
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has undertaken to assess the impact of newly developed combat body armour on the frequency and severity of injury to combat personnel.
(116677)
66
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many participants in the recent recruitment drive in Nuneaton on 4th and 5th November 2006 expressed an interest in joining the armed forces.
(117170)
67
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the effectiveness of the recruitment drive aimed at young Muslims in Nuneaton on 4th and 5th November 2006.
(117171)
68
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Muslims were recruited to the armed forces in each month since January 2006.
(117172)
69
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for further armed forces recruitment drives aimed at the Muslim community.
(117173)
70
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people entitled to the Veteran's Badge; how many claimed the badge in each month since its introduction, broken down by Parliamentary constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(116470)
71
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) building and (b) the upkeep of armed forces' housing in each year since 1996, broken down by service.
(117180)
72
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy vessels are (a) mothballed and (b) in a reduced state of readiness, broken down by class of ship; and what the predicted financial saving as a result of this policy is in each year until 2012.
(117181)
73
N
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the size of the Army has changed since 1982.
(116793)
74
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) maximum and (b) normal personnel carrying capacity is of the Panther vehicle after Bowman has been fitted.
(110704)
75
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum number of training days is with pay allowed which are allocated for Territorial Army personnel, broken down by battalion; and whether this number varies.
(110705)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
76
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils with (a) an autistic spectrum disorder and (b) special educational needs were (i) temporarily excluded and (ii) permanently excluded from a maintained (A) primary and (B) secondary school in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnic group.
(110588)
77
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils there are in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with (i) an autistic spectrum disorder and (ii) special educational needs, broken down by ethnic group.
(110589)
78
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people in London are not in education, employment or training; what steps are being taken to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(110609)
79
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding he is making available to local authorities to (a) fund youth centres and (b) prevent anti-social behaviour.
(110610)
80
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many unauthorised absences there were from schools in each London borough in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(110613)
81
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of families (a) are eligible for and (b) have taken up (i) free and (ii) subsidised childcare in each London borough; and if he will make a statement.
(110614)
82
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost was of producing the Family Engagement Toolkit, broken down by (a) design and production, (b) printing and (c) distribution.
(110770)
83
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were admitted to maintained schools in England directly from overseas in each year since 2002.
(110745)
84
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to issue guidance on the collection of biometric information by schools without parental consent.
(110746)
85
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether it is the policy of his Department that school libraries should include information on students' ethnicity as part of their records of borrowers.
(110748)
86
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of schools that collect biometric information from pupils without parental consent.
(110750)
87
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was distributed to schools through eLearning credits in each year since 2002.
(110752)
88
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have purchased resources from Micro Librarian Services Limited using eLearning credits.
(110753)
89
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the resources available through the eLearning credits scheme enable schools to collect biometric data on their pupils.
(110754)
90
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of incidents of theft of information technology equipment from schools in 2005.
(110755)
91
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has issued to schools on ensuring the security of data at schools.
(110756)
92
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who the board members are of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
(110877)
93
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the role of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
(110878)
94
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what right he intends (a) parents, (b) parent associations and (c) staff to have to appeal to the Learning and Skills Council on the closing down of further education colleges under Clause 14, Part 2 of the Further Education and Training Bill 2007.
(110657)
95
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what changes (a) have been made and (b) are planned for the membership of the Learning and Skills Council in preparation for the new powers planned for the Council on the closure and establishment of further education colleges; and if he will make a statement.
(110658)
96
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reasons he plans to transfer decision-making authority on the (a) establishment and (b) closure of further education colleges from his Department to the Learning and Skills Council; and if he will make a statement.
(110659)
97
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures are planned to be used to assess the performance of further education colleges to determine the basis for intervention by the Learning and Skills Council under Clause 17, Part 2 of the Further Education and Training Bill 2007.
(110660)
98
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which members of the governing bodies of further education colleges were removed from their posts by order of the Secretary of State in each year since 1997.
(110661)
99
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which further education colleges were closed down in each year since May 1997; in how many instances his Office was not the final arbiter of the decision; and if he will make a statement.
(110662)
100
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which further education colleges were established in each year since May 1997; in how many instances his Office was not the final arbiter of the decision; and if he will make a statement.
(110663)
101
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what reductions in administration he expects to make as a result of the implementation of the Framework for Excellence for further education; and if he will make a statement.
(110664)
102
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he plans to published updated guidance to schools on the use of biometric technologies.
(117440)
103
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence he has had with (i) the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, (ii) the Office of the Information Commissioner, (iii) other government departments and (iv) other groups or individuals on the updating of guidance to schools on the use of biometric technologies in the last six months; and what meetings he plans to have with those groups on subject in the next three months.
(117441)
104
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to help local authorities with large numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeker children in care recruit extra fostering capacity.
(110839)
105
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of the presence of points of entry in a local authority on the numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeker children that authority has the responsibility to care for.
(110840)
106
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department has plans to modify the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children Leaving Care Costs Grant Determination for local authorities who have above average numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeker children in care.
(110841)
107
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children Leaving Care Costs Grant Determination for local authorities with large numbers of asylum seeker care leavers following the issue of DFES circular 2005-15 and circular 2006-1.
(110842)
108
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultation took place with local authorities in advance of the issue of his Department's circular 2005-15 on 17th October 2005 and circular 2006-1 on 11th January 2006 on the reform of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children Leaving Care Costs Grant.
(110843)
109
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many 14 to 16 year olds received vocational training which included time away from the classroom during school hours in the last period for which figures are available.
(110622)
110
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what factors were taken into account when setting the maximum non-means tested potential borrowing for a student living away from home and outside London for 2006-07.
(110718)
111
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of provision of education in the former polytechnics.
(110719)
112
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many e-learning credits have been spent by schools in each local education authority since their introduction.
(110558)
113
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many e-learning credits have been allocated to schools in each local education authority since their introduction.
(110559)
114
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has issued to schools on the appropriate use of e-learning credits.
(110560)
115
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits technologies which would facilitate the collection of biometric data.
(110561)
116
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what types of systems and software his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits.
(110562)
117
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils in maintained schools achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and mathematics, but excluding both (a) equivalents and (b) Applied Double GCSE awards, in 2006.
(114673)
118
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children with statements were educated by each local authority at a special school outside the child's local authority area, in each year since 1997.
(117437)
119
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many unfilled special school places there were in each local authority in England in each year since 1997.
(117438)
120
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special school places were available in each local authority area in England in each year since 1997.
(117439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
121
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to combat litter and refuse on railway land.
(110607)
122
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110789)
123
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures are in place to assess the effects of flood prevention measures on (a) natural and (b) man-made water routes.
(110603)
124
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department expects to undertake research on the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction technology to detect M. bovis in badger setts; and if he will make a statement.
(110858)
125
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in (a) East Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambrideshire and (c) England were affected by flooding in each of the last five years.
(110860)
126
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings on which dates since May 2004 (a) ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) industry employees, (ii) members of trade bodies and (iii) members of non-governmental organisations, in relation to the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive in the UK; and what organisations were represented at each such meeting.
(110768)
127
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what environmental impact analysis has been conducted of blight resistant potatoes in terms of (a) fungicide use and (b) the costs and risks of contamination.
(110774)
128
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safety information he has received from BASF plc in respect of their application for GM blight resistant potatoes in the UK; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(110784)
129
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what risk assessments have been conducted on the viability of the 20 metre exclusion zone surrounding the GM potato trial sites.
(110804)
130
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on separation distances required for GM potato trials; and what representations he has received calling for separation distances in excess of 20 metres.
(110875)
131
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the safety procedures for the genetically modified (GM) trial sites with respect to the potential for GM potato groundkeepers to survive until the next growing season.
(110876)
132
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Marine Fisheries Agency's performance targets for (a) fishing vessel licensing, (b) quota management, (c) grants and (d) marine environment were revised; and if he will make a statement.
(110592)
133
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the expected cost is of the change to the rules for transporting animals.
(110765)
134
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he defines long journeys as used in sections 3, 1-5 of his Department's regulations on the ventilation of vehicles.
(110766)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
135
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2007, Official Report, column 586W, on Afghanistan, what payments have been made personally to Engineer Daud, former Governor of Helmand Province, by the UK Government; and for what purpose.
(110653)
136
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the prospects of the Lord's Resistance Army taking part in forthcoming peace talks in Uganda; and what steps she is taking to help bring about a peaceful resolution to hostilities in Uganda.
(110709)
137
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) the African Union, (b) Ethiopia, (c) Tanzania and (d) Kenya on the deployment of international peacekeepers to Somalia.
(110710)
138
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to her counterparts in (a) China, (b) Russia and (c) South Africa on (i) human rights, (ii) refugees, (iii) political prisoners and (iv) conditions in prisons in Burma.
(110712)
139
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) China, (b) France, (c) the Russian Federation, (d) the United States, (e) Belgium, (f) the Republic of the Congo, (g) Ghana, (h) Indonesia, (i) Italy, (j) Panama, (k) Peru, (l) Qatar, (m) Slovakia and (n) South Africa on (i) Operation Muguta, (ii) economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and (iii) other actions against Zimbabwe.
(110714)
140
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made in advance of the meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism.
(110715)
141
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the prospects of the Six Party talks on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea resuming; and what representations she has made to her counterpart in China on the talks.
(110716)
142
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to China on (a) China's ratification of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, (b) the release of dissidents jailed for involvement in the 1989 demonstration at Tiananmen Square and (c) the re-education through labour system of imprisonment without trial.
(110717)
143
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to Fazlul Haque on the conduct of elections in Bangladesh.
(110739)
144
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on (a) stability in Thailand and (b) the Buddhist minority in Thailand of the actions of the Pattani Fighters.
(110740)
145
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) China, (b) France, (c) the Russian Federation, (d) the United States, (e) Belgium, (f) the Republic of the Congo, (g) Ghana, (h) Indonesia, (i) Italy, (j) Panama, (k) Peru, (l) Qatar, (m) Slovakia and (n) South Africa on UK support for India gaining a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
(110741)
146
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries the Government supports for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.
(110743)
147
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the removal from office of the Speaker of the Somali Parliament on the prospect for a stable, self-governing and democratic Somalia.
(110747)
148
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she expects the Nepalese Maoists to join the interim government in Nepal; what representations she has received on this issue; and what discussions she has had with (a) the UK Ambassador to the United Nations and (b) the British Embassy in Kathmandu on the interim government.
(110749)
149
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) the United Nations and (b) the Sudanese government on the implementation of a no-fly zone over the Darfur region.
(110751)
150
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on recent tension in the Bolivian state of Cochabamba.
(110780)
151
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on a pact between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Laurent Nkunda.
(110783)
152
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the British High Commission, Dhaka on the postponement of elections in Bangladesh.
(110827)
153
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to her EU counterparts about the decision of the EU to classify the Abu Sayyaf group as a terrorist organisation.
(110828)
154
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with members of the Indian government regarding the human rights of Dalit people on her recent visit to India.
(110471)
155
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has held with her Pakistani counterparts on counter terrorism.
(116568)
156
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what payments her Department has made to the Portland Trust since 2003.
(110722)
157
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110802)
158
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when Lord Levy last visited Kazakhstan as the Government's envoy; what the purpose of the trip was; what meetings he held; and what the cost was to the public purse.
(110850)
159
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries Lord Levy has visited in the last 12 months in his capacity as the Government's envoy; when each visit took place; and what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each visit.
(110851)
160
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) recent steps she has taken and (b) steps she plans to take to bring the person who murdered WPC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984 to justice.
(110805)
161
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will issue a White Paper on the future of the EU in advance of any negotiations arising from the German presidency's declared intention to revive discussions on the EU Constitutional Treaty.
(110591)
162
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) reports she has commissioned and (b) representations she has received from (i) the Defence Board of Bermuda and (ii) the Governor of Bermuda which make reference to the practice of conscription to the Royal Bermuda Regiment in the last five years other than the Report submitted by Colonel Baxter in November 2005.
(115545)
163
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of which countries offer a safe haven and training grounds for terrorists.
(110623)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
164
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) role and (b) remit is of the Going further on cancer waits - National Breast Working Group; when the Group was established; how many times the Group has met; what reports the Group has made to Ministers; and what progress the Group has made towards realising the commitment made in the 2005 Labour Party General Election campaign that all people with breast problems would be seen within two weeks by 2008.
(117352)
165
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Bolton are entitled to a free influenza injection in 2006-07; and how many have taken up that entitlement.
(110606)
166
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made with the National School Fruit Scheme since its launch in 2001.
(116569)
167
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry have received vouchers to buy milk, fruit and vegetables under the Healthy Start scheme since its introduction.
(116571)
168
N
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial position was of each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(117355)
169
N
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long the average waiting time for an abortion was in each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(117356)
170
N
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions took place in each month since the year 2000, broken down by (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust; and if she will make a statement.
(117357)
171
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of MRSA were recorded in England in each of the last five years.
(110672)
172
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on diamorphine, how much diamorphine is held in reserve in the UK; and how much diamorphone was required by the NHS in 2006.
(116875)
173
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on diamorphine, what shortages of diamorphine are being experienced by the NHS.
(117473)
174
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of disabled children in each London borough used respite care home placements in each of the last 10 years.
(110611)
175
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in London waited for more than six months from GP referral for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by London borough.
(110612)
176
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):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 each London borough in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(110628)
177
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110788)
178
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation exercise is being undertaken on the proposal for a new independent treatment centre in Preston.
(117184)
179
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations will be consulted over the proposal for a new independent treatment centre at Preston.
(117185)
180
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure that the (a) Foundation Trust, (b) local hon. Members, (c) local authorities and (d) GPs are consulted on the proposal for a new independent treatment centre at Preston.
(117186)
181
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected (a) set up costs and (b) total first year costs are of the Capture, Assess, Treat and Support Service in the South Lancashire area.
(117187)
182
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many infants were born live with neural tube defects in England in the last period for which statistics have been collated; and if she will make a statement.
(116920)
183
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to receive a formal recommendation from the Food Standards Agency on the fortification of flour with vitamin folic acid; and if she will make a statement.
(116925)
184
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the take up of vitamin folic acid by women adjacent to the time of contraception in the (a) (i) C2 and (ii) DE demographic groups and (b) (A) under 24 years of age and (B) over 25 years of age groups; and if she will make a statement.
(116928)
185
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to launch the healthy living social marketing strategy.
(116866)
186
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals located in constituencies represented by Conservative hon. members (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have visited since May 2005; and on which dates such visits took place.
(110523)
187
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disabled children aged up to two years require bulky medical equipment; and if she will make a statement.
(116530)
188
Mr Richard Shepherd (Aldridge-Brownhills):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many girls (a) under the age of 15 years and (b) between the ages of 15 and 18 years (i) had abortions, (ii) gave birth and (iii) were diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections in each year between 1999 and 2005.
(110806)
189
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will meet a delegation from Brent Council to discuss cuts in Brent Teaching Primary Care Trust services; and if she will make a statement.
(117260)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
190
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the National Firearms Register to be fully operational.
(116471)
191
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women who have been victims of human trafficking into the sex trade in the UK have been deported after being taken into custody by the authorities, broken down by (a) year and (b) region of the UK for which information is available.
(115274)
192
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police's Wildlife Crime Unit will close in 2007-08.
(110869)
193
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to managers within HM Prison Service on providing support to informants; how many managers received such training in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(110810)
194
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the training documentation on the handling of informants in HM Prison Service.
(110811)
195
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the investigation conducted by Mr Ron Tasker in January 2006 into managerial corruption within HM Prison Service and the maltreatment of whistleblowers; and if he will make a statement.
(110813)
196
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken in the last two years to ensure that staff at Sandford House immigration reporting facility have sufficient training in the care and protection of children.
(110725)
197
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held at Sandford House immigration centre in Solihull in the past 12 months; and what the duration of their detention was in each case.
(110726)
198
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is required of staff of his Department who work with children in reporting facilities; and what percentage of staff at Sandford House, Solihull, have completed such training.
(110728)
199
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken in response to the recent report on Sandford House, Solihull by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, with particular reference to (a) the provision of training in, (i) anti-bullying and (ii) suicide prevention and (b) enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks in relation to custodial staff; and how many times the Minister for Immigration has visited Sandford House in the last 12 months.
(110744)
200
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will undertake a formal evaluation of the effectiveness of individual support orders; and if he will make a statement.
(110769)
201
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of paperwork processed by police forces is sent abroad for secondary processing by organisations or companies prior to return.
(110872)
202
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has considered the creation of a new Department for Homeland Security; and if he will make a statement.
(110772)
203
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many problematic drug users there were in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.
(110773)
204
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110790)
205
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people subject to identity theft in each year since 2002.
(110757)
206
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of persons subject to identity theft were (a) under 18 years of age and (b) under 12 years of age in each year since 2002.
(110758)
207
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department (a) has had and (b) plans to have with EU partners on the implementation of the Prüm Treaty.
(110808)
208
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is Government policy to support the EU initiative on creating an EU data-sharing system.
(110812)
209
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department have held meetings with the Islamic Shariah Council; and if he will make a statement.
(110526)
210
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the re-offending rate was of non-violent offenders who received (a) a non-custodial sentence and (b) a custodial sentence of less than three months in each of the last five years.
(116143)
211
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people convicted of a non-violent offence (a) received a custodial sentence, (b) received a custodial sentence of less than three months and (c) served a custodial sentence of less than three months in each of the last five years.
(116144)
212
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign prisoners were being detained as at 31st December 2006 for immigration purposes at prison establishments beyond their release date, broken down by prison; and if he will make a statement.
(110711)
213
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many participants in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme there were in each of the last five years, broken down by country of origin.
(117401)
214
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against prison officers were recorded in prisons in England and Wales between December 2005 and December 2006.
(115812)
215
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will introduce a grant for local authorities that would reimburse their costs for supporting asylum seekers who have exhausted all avenues of appeal waiting for deportation.
(110844)
216
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to reimburse local authorities for the cost of providing housing and other forms of support for asylum seekers who have exhausted all avenues of appeal waiting for deportation.
(110845)
217
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was between final refusal and deportation for asylum seekers who exhausted all avenues of appeal in the latest period for which figures are available.
(110846)
218
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who have exhausted all avenues of appeal there are in each local authority in England and Wales.
(110867)
219
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2006, Official Report, column 1111-2W, on DNA profiles, what progress has been made towards allowing more accurate and easier cross-referencing of the DNA database and the Police National Computer.
(110656)
220
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representations he has received on the Sentencing Advisory Panel's consultation on theft from a shop; and if he will make a statement.
(110605)
221
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2006, Official Report, columns 292-3W, on prisons, how many inmates who (a) self-harmed and (b) committed suicide (i) had previously been identified as suffering from mental illness and (ii) were subsequently identified as suffering from mental illness in each year since 1997.
(117183)
222
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the target for the recruitment of police community support officers has been changed from 24,000 to 16,000.
(117341)
223
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers were assaulted whilst on duty in each of the last three years.
(117342)
224
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response he has made to the request from UNISON to provide police community support officers in the West Midlands with stab vests.
(117343)
225
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers are equipped with stab vests in each police authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(117344)
226
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the Strategic Risk Register for each police force for which such a register has been produced; and if he will make a statement on the preparation of such registers.
(117360)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
227
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will take steps to improve the photocopying facilities in the Library.
(117409)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
228
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to seek progress on productive negotiations on the development aspects of world trade talks.
(110873)
229
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the percentage of the population in Zimbabwe who live below the poverty line.
(110786)
230
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to the World Food Programme in Somalia.
(110814)
231
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had on recent flooding in Johor Province, Malaysia; what assessment he has made of the aid needs of the evacuees; and what provision the Government is making available to Malaysia to help alleviate the effects of the flooding.
(110825)
232
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that aid is available to those affected by the conflict in Darfur; and what representations he plans to make to the Sudanese authorities on safeguarding aid workers in Darfur.
(110826)
233
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many humanitarian workers and teams have withdrawn from Darfur; and what impact such withdrawal is having on his Department's operations in the area.
(110834)
234
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent estimate is of the likely duration of the Temporary International Mechanism.
(110621)
235
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimates he has made of the proportion of the UK overseas aid budget lost to corruption; and in which countries this occurs.
(110809)
236
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he will reply to the letter of 4th December 2006, from the hon. Member for Surrey South West about the Global Fund.
(110522)
237
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the full title is of each research project agreed under the Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Research announced in March 2006; which institution are carrying out each project; and what the (a) cost and (b) deadline for completion is of each project.
(110720)
238
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which international agricultural research institutions received funding from his Department in each year between 2000-01 and 2005-06; how much funding was provided in each case; and which projects were facilitated by this funding.
(110723)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
239
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland he estimates were eligible for winter fuel payments in 2006.
(117345)
240
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress is being made in treating patients in Northern Ireland with syringomyellia.
(117346)
241
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost of a new adult male prison to replace the existing prison at Magilligan, County Londonderry.
(117347)
242
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions there have been between the police in Londonderry and the Northern Ireland Office since August 2005 on resources for the installation of CCTV cameras at the Irish Street/Top of the Hill interface.
(117348)
243
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was to public funds of the public launch of the St. Columb's Park Masterplan on 4th October 2006 in Londonderry.
(117349)
244
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convictions are secured for offences relating to attacks on Orange halls in each of the last 10 years.
(110563)
245
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many elected members of Sinn Fein have been issued with firearms certificates for the purposes of carrying personal protection weapons.
(110564)
246
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals in Northern Ireland have been issued with firearms certificates for the purposes of carrying personal protection weapons to protect elected members of Sinn Fein.
(110565)
247
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the perceived religious background is of each member of the Board of Inter-trade Ireland.
(110566)
248
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of MRSA were recorded in each hospital in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(110673)
249
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many hospital beds were available for use at the Mid-Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt in each year since 2003-04.
(110818)
250
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the projected number of hospital beds available for use on site is at the Mid-Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10.
(110819)
251
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the patient to nurse ratio cover is in general wards at Mid-Ulster Hospital.
(110820)
252
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the patient to nurse ratio is in general wards at Antrim Area Hospital.
(110821)
253
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of emergency ambulance call outs met the emergency response time within the Northern Board area in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(110822)
254
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of emergency ambulance call outs met emergency response times within the catchment area of the Mid-Ulster Hospital in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(110823)
255
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the conclusions were of consideration given by United Hospitals Trust to provision of a midwife-led maternity unit at Mid-Ulster Hospital.
(110874)
256
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110798)
257
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average weekly cost of caring for a resident in (a) public sector and (b) publicly-funded private sector residential care in Northern Ireland was in the last period for which figures are available.
(110470)
258
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the terms were of the financial settlement paid to the former Chief Executive of Translink following his resignation from that body in December 2006; how much he received; and if he will make a statement.
(117353)
259
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average time is to obtain an appointment for an interview and assessment with a clinical psychologist in the Down Lisburn Trust; what the reasons are for delays in obtaining appointments; and if he will make a statement.
(117354)
260
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many clinical psychologists are employed by (a) Down Lisburn Trust and (b) other health and social services trusts in Northern Ireland.
(117358)
261
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will increase the number of junior physiotherapy posts in hospitals in Northern Ireland.
(117359)
262
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many hoax calls were made to 999 in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(110669)
263
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to address the issue of bullying in schools in Northern Ireland.
(110670)
264
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many reports of bullying were made in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(110671)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
265
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110799)
Questions to the Solicitor General
266
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on the progress of the inquiry by Peter Scott QC into criticisms made of the Northern Ireland Office by Mr Justice Girvan; and what the expected timescale is of the inquiry.
(116945)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
267
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in which countries the number of UK Trade and Investment staff will be reduced in 2006-07.
(110829)
268
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what response he has made to the calls from the Association of South-East Asian Nations for the resumption of the Doha Round; and what representations he has made to the EU Trade Commissioner on the Doha Round.
(110830)
269
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employees of UK Trade and Investment work in Mercosur countries; and what the projected staffing level is (a) in six months and (b) at the beginning of 2008.
(110831)
270
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of trade is between the EU and Mercosur; and what the main sectors for growth are between the EU and Mercosur.
(110832)
271
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made on free trade to his international counterparts in advance of the Mercosur Summit.
(110833)
272
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether there are plans for the establishment of a UK-India Business Council.
(110835)
273
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether any UK Trade and Investment posts based in UK overseas missions are planned to be lost.
(110856)
274
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which UK overseas missions are due to receive more UK Trade and Investment employees; and whether these staff will be engaged on (a) export promotion and (b) the promotion of foreign direct investment into the UK.
(110857)
275
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made on the candidacy of Laos for membership of the World Trade Organisation.
(110861)
276
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by his Department on (a) business support schemes and (b) services to small businesses in each year since 2000.
(117362)
277
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of Government support for small business.
(117363)
278
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Small Business Service has taken to place more emphasis on cross-governmental working since the Government's Cross Cutting Review of Government Services for Small Business in 2002.
(117364)
279
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to make a decision on the proposal from Royal Mail's management for a share ownership scheme for the Royal Mail.
(117365)
280
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average fee claimed by solicitors for dealing with a miner's compensation claim for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger has been since the scheme was introduced.
(110626)
281
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much solicitors have claimed in fees to date for dealing with claims from former miners for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysemia and (b) vibration white finger.
(110666)
282
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110791)
283
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what dates officials in his Department have met the fund manager of Bridges Community Ventures (BCV) since May 2002; and which representatives of BCV attended each meeting.
(110824)
284
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) date and (b) duration was of each foreign trade fair trip attended by representatives of each Regional Development Agency (RDA) in each year since their inception; how many attendees employed by each RDA attended; and what the cost was of each visit.
(110721)
285
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how radiomicrophone users in (a) schools, (b) education establishments and (c) places of worship and their analogue equipment will be facilitated following the auction of the spectrum packages (i) before the 2012 Olympics and (ii) post 2012; what estimate he has made of the additional costs which will be incurred by these users; and if he will make a statement.
(114443)
286
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how radiomicrophone users in the (a) conference and meetings and (b) light entertainment industries and their analogue equipment will be facilitated following the auction of the spectrum packages (i) before the 2012 Olympics and (ii) post 2012; what estimate he has made of additional costs which will be incurred by these users; and if he will make a statement.
(114444)
287
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how radiomicrophone users of analogue equipment who are (a) in opera and musical shows, (b) bands and (c) singers and other musicians will be facilitated following the auction of the Spectrum packages (i) before the 2012 Olympics and (ii) post 2012; what estimate he has made of the additional costs that will be incurred by these groups, including (A) costs of licences and (B) replacement of analogue equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(114512)
288
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings on which dates since May 2004 (a) ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) industry employees, (ii) members of trade bodies and (iii) members of non-governmental organisations in relation to the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive in the UK; and what organisations were represented at each meeting.
(110764)
289
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with energy companies on making terms and conditions available to small and medium-sized enterprises on request.
(110868)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
290
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance has been produced for (a) local authorities and (b) the Highways Agency on tackling light pollution from street lighting.
(117351)
291
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing a quieter road surface on the A50 between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter.
(110590)
292
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110792)
293
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what circumstances motorists will be required to re-take their driving tests under the EU Directive on driving licences; and when the directive will be implemented in the UK.
(110866)
294
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials are employed by his Department on project teams to investigate and design proposals to provide extra capacity on the rail network.
(117367)
295
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are employed by Network Rail to investigate and design proposals to expand capacity on the rail network.
(117368)
296
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what circumstances vehicles may drive on public roads with (a) registration plates hidden and (b) no registration plates.
(117169)
297
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many service stations there are on the motorway network.
(110620)
298
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with cycling campaign groups on the draft Highway Code and on the use of cycling facilities.
(110763)
299
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7th November 2006, Official Report, column 1052W, on blue badges, what estimate has been made of the number of children aged up to two years who would be affected by the change in eligibility criteria for disabled blue badges; and if he will make a statement.
(116567)
300
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many blue badges were used fraudulently in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(110742)
301
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proposals are being evaluated to increase train traction on steel tracks.
(110624)
302
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of new motorway and trunk road to at least dual carriageway standard are planned.
(110625)
303
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government expects to decide on the provision of extra runway capacity at the three main London airports owned by the successor company to BAA.
(110627)
304
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of trunk road and motorway are scheduled for widening in the next five years.
(110629)
305
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much in (a) security tax, (b) fuel surcharge, (c) air passenger duty and (d) other taxes charges is levied on a ticket costing £50 from Heathrow to a European destination.
(110729)
306
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much tax the Government receives from one litre of petrol sold for 90 pence at the pump.
(110730)
307
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all the rejected options to the preferred Heysham M6 Link (northern route) have been documented in the Major Scheme Business Case; and if he will list them.
(110524)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
308
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110801)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
309
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what percentage of women of state retirement age she expects to be receiving a full basic state pension by 2010.
(116570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
310
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies were notified to the job centre in the West Chelmsford constituency in November 2006.
(117259)
311
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations (i) he and (ii) his officials have met to consult on the definition of the support group under the Welfare Reform Bill.
(110580)
312
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how people with (a) mental health problems, (b) learning disabilities and (c) autistic spectrum disorders will be involved in the new training for Atos Origins assessors.
(110581)
313
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has plans to require private and voluntary sector Pathways contractors to reach targets in relation to certain disability groups.
(110582)
314
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that private and voluntary sector Pathways contractors are rewarded for outcomes in the form of claimants moving into (a) part-time work, (b) voluntary work and (c) training.
(110583)
315
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been involved in the dummy runs of the revised Personal Capability Assessment; and how many had (a) mental health problems, (b) a learning disability and (c) an autistic spectrum disorder.
(110584)
316
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what independent research he plans to carry out to ensure that the new Personal Capability Assessment is a fit and robust assessment of limited capability for work.
(110585)
317
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what independent monitoring he plans to carry out to ensure that the new Personal Capability Assessment is a fit and robust assessment of limited capability for work.
(110586)
318
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether stakeholders being consulted on the transformation of the Personal Capability Assessment have been given access to LIMA beyond a demonstration of the computer system.
(110587)
319
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset.
(110800)
320
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the 10 most common reasons given for claiming incapacity benefit were in each London borough in the last 12 months.
(110760)
321
Martin Linton (Battersea):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of incapacity benefit claimants whose capacity to work has been affected by smoking-related diseases.
(110761)
322
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of indexing the state pension against inflation to UK pensioners living overseas.
(110618)
323
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the British colonies and overseas dependencies where the UK state pension payable to UK pensioners resident there is (a) indexed and (b) not indexed against inflation; and if he will make a statement.
(110619)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
324
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when she expects to publish the results of the consultation on the draft Civil Service Bill.
[Transferred] (110617)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
325
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of carbon dioxide is emitted per passenger kilometre by (a) low cost airlines, (b) other airlines, (c) UK buses and (d) UK mass transit systems.
[Transferred] (110727)
326
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether meat produced from cloned animals and birds will have to be labelled before entering the market in the EU.
[Transferred] (110759)
327
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether milk and milk products produced from cloned dairy animals will have to be (a) approved and (b) identified as such via labelling in order to enter the market in the EU.
[Transferred] (110836)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
328
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the drivers of vehicles with overseas registration plates cannot be traced to enforce penalties and prosecutions after they have been caught on camera committing offences.
[Transferred] (110862)
329
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles with overseas registration plates were caught on camera committing (a) speeding and (b) red light offences in England in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006; and how many drivers of these vehicles had (A) penalties imposed on and (B) prosecutions brought against them.
[Transferred] (110863)
330
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) speeding and (b) red light offences caught on camera were committed in vehicles with overseas registration plates in 2006.
[Transferred] (110864)
331
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) penalties were imposed and (b) prosecutions were brought against foreign nationals for (i) speeding and (ii) red light offences in England in 2006.
[Transferred] (110865)

 
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