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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 26 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 Friday 26 January 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 26 January 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 26 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 Friday 26 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 26 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the target time is for providing a substantive response to hon. Members' correspondence by the Claimant Compliance section of HM Revenue and Customs in Preston.
(112128)
2
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors were taken into account when deciding not to include double glazing in the energy savings products which attract the lower rate of VAT of five per cent.
(111543)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112177)
4
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down the numbers of high growth start up businesses referred to on page 24 of Annex B of his Department's Autumn Performance Report on its comprehensive spending review objective 4 by (a) region and (b) country.
(110650)
5
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on flights to (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006.
(111548)
6
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total expenditure on flights by HM Revenue and Customs managers was with (a) British Airways and (b) BMI in each of the last two years.
(112009)
7
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what remuneration was received for the use of 11 Downing Street from the Smith Institute or SI Events Ltd for its seminar on positional goods held on 21st September 2006.
(111954)
8
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Deborah Mattinson has undertaken freelance work for his Department in the last three years.
(112078)
9
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Deputy Prime Minister's Department is not required to produce an Autumn Performance Report.
(112156)
10
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on licensing fonts since 1997.
(112165)
11
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much 11 Downing Street spent on photography in the last year for which figures are available.
(112171)
12
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there will be a third round of Local Enterprise Growth Initiative funding.
(112286)
13
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what privacy impact assessments have been produced by the Valuation Office Agency in the last five years.
(112082)
14
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average interest rate set by (a) the Bank of England, (b) the Federal Reserve Board in the US, (c) the European Central Bank and (d) the Japanese Central Bank has been since the introduction of the euro.
(112085)
15
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the latest annual rate of inflation is in (a) the UK, (b) the USA, (c) the Eurozone and (d) Japan.
(112086)
16
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of the population in each constituency of the UK are first generation Irish people, broken down by region and listed in descending order of percentage.
(112095)
17
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 11th December 2006 (PO Ref: 1/46688/2006).
(111562)
18
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to approve the updated version of the Fees and Charges Guide.
(112017)
19
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to implement the recommendation of the Cross-cutting review of the Knowledge Economy that research be undertaken on the economies of pricing of Government information.
(112018)
20
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Hemsworth constituency owe money due to overpayments of tax credits; and if he will make a statement on the ability of low income families to pay arrears created by the system.
(112248)
21
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Hemsworth constituency receive (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit.
(112250)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
22
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost was to the public purse of the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 2006-07.
(112254)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
23
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Commissioners have to include London's churches in the cultural celebrations surrounding the 2012 Olympics.
(112292)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
24
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will allocate specific funds for key worker loans in Dorset.
(111544)
25
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have a full-time dedicated anti-domestic violence co-ordinator.
(112100)
26
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what area of office space her Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112188)
27
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in West Lancashire have been included in the Government's decent homes scheme.
(112214)
28
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many vacant dwellings there were in West Lancashire in the latest period for which figures are available.
(112215)
29
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what provision there was of (a) social housing and (b) affordable housing in the West Lancashire constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(112216)
30
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what temporary housing provision was made available to the homeless in the West Lancashire constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(112217)
31
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) work-related and (b) fire-related injuries were sustained by West Lancashire fightfighers in each of the last five years.
(112218)
32
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much housing revenue account subsidy was paid to West Lancashire District Council in each year since 1995-96; what amount has been paid in housing benefit to council tenants in each year; and how this has been financed.
(112219)
33
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will review the appropriateness of the rule that permits developers to be exempt from section 106 agreements in circumstances where they provide fewer than 15 units on a site; and whether she has discussed this rule with the National Housing Federation.
(112238)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Supporting People Programme will continue under Communities England.
(112239)
35
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to ask Communities England to implement the recommendations of the Affordable Rural Housing Commisison.
(112240)
36
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations have written to her Department (a) in support of and (b) opposed to the Sustainable Communities Bill.
(112241)
37
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4th December 2006, Official Report, column 185W, on renewable energy, what plans she has to increase the amount of energy from renewable sources.
(111907)
38
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings she had with officers of Shropshire County Council on the county's bid for unitary status in 2005.
(111997)
39
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) Muslim, (b) Hindu and (c) Sikh organisations received funding from her Department in each of the last five years; and how much has been allocated to each such organisation for 2006-07.
(111995)
40
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people on average there have been on the council house waiting list in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(112206)
41
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many council houses are vacant in Milton Keynes.
(112207)
42
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what council housing stock level was in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(112208)
43
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans English Partnerships has for developing pilot schemes for community land trusts in Milton Keynes.
(112209)
44
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much money has been raised via the Milton Keynes tariff since its inception.
(112210)
45
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projects have been funded by resources raised by the Milton Keynes tariff to date, broken down by (a) project and (b) value.
(112211)
46
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether planning gain supplement will be introduced in parallel to the Milton Keynes tariff in Milton Keynes.
(112212)
47
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the planning gain supplement to replace the Milton Keynes tariff.
(112213)
48
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will answer Question 103216, on super output areas tabled on 21st November 2006 by the hon. Member for Yeovil.
(112150)
49
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Liveability Fund spent in each region of England in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by programme.
(112147)
50
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much in matched funding Bassetlaw District Council reported to her Department on the disabled facilities grant annual claim form in each of the last five years; and how much the Council claimed from the Government in each year.
(111779)
51
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the percentage real terms increase in average Band D council tax in England was in each year since 1997-98.
(111996)
52
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department has provided to local authorities in large cities to monitor for Islamic extremists, broken down by local authority; and if she will make a statement.
(112076)
53
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether officials in her Department have discussed with other departments co-ordinating responses to round robin written Parliamentary questions in the last 12 months.
(112077)
54
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what legislative changes her Department has initiated which were designed to affect directly trade unions in the last three years.
(112080)
55
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what privacy impact assessments have been produced by her Department and its predecessors since 2002.
(112083)
56
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden on 18th December, Official Report, column 1613W, on departmental travel, if she will collect data recording the destination and purpose of all overseas travel by officials.
(112087)
57
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11th December 2006, Official Report, columns 886-7W, on council tax, from which bodies the (a) administrative costs and (b) programme expenditure of the new parish councils in London will be funded.
(112088)
58
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions the Valuation Office Agency has had on the frequency of council tax revaluations.
(112101)
59
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will introduce proposals to place local authorities under an obligation to assist former members of the Armed Forces and their families who are homeless.
(112104)
60
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information she has received from Sir Michael Lyons on the likely date of publication of his report.
(112105)
61
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to offer council tax discounts for homes which grow grass on their roof.
(112110)
62
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new (a) local authority and (b) housing association properties were (i) started and (ii) completed in 2005-06, broken down by local authority.
(112111)
63
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department and its predecessor have received on the frequency of council tax revaluations in the last 12 months.
(112116)
64
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will announce which bids for the sixth round of arms' length management organisations have been successful.
(111780)
65
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 21st November 2006 on job losses and budget cuts at Worcestershire County Council.
(111563)
66
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. member for West Worcestershire of 5th December 2006, on spy cameras at household rubbish tips.
(112141)
67
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on her Department's response to the Office of Fair Trading's report The commercial use of public information.
(112014)
68
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether measures are in place to ensure that newly built social housing is available to local residents before being sold to housing associations; and if she will make a statement on the role that housing associations play in the current social housing configuration.
(112249)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
69
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 5th December 2006, Official Report, column 352W, on Scottish hon. Members' voting rights, what reseach her Department has undertaken on the likely effect of changing the voting rights of hon. Members of Scottish constituencies on public confidence in the parliamentary process.
(112243)
70
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what area of office space her Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112184)
71
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if her Department will introduce legislation to require companies to disclose fully the details of any loss of personal data about their customers as soon as possible after the loss has occurred.
(112167)
72
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans the Government has to implement the recommendations of the report on the review of the Electoral Commission by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
(112169)
73
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will introduce elsewhere in the UK individual electoral registration as adopted in Northern Ireland.
(112170)
74
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many appeals were filed with the Court of Appeal in relation to family law cases where the local authority was a party to the case in each year since 1990; and how many of the appellants were (a) the local authority, (b) the guardian, (c) the mother, (d) the father and (e) another party in each year.
(112006)
75
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which local authorities (a) used and (b) did not use doorstep canvassers to compile the 2007 electoral register.
(112096)
76
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will assess the merits of ring fencing funds allocated to local government for registration of voters.
(112098)
77
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much funding was allocated to each local authority area for registration of electors in 2006-07.
(112136)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
78
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what area of office space her Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112182)
79
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1361W, on West Jesmond School, whether she has received representations from English Heritage on the spot-listing of West Jesmond School; and what decision she has reached.
(111903)
80
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to publish the proposed green paper on the creative industries; and if she will make a statement.
(111861)
81
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken as a result of the work undertaken by the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Task Group on entrepreneurship in the creative industries.
(111862)
82
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any towns in the West Midlands have applied for super casinos; and if she will make a statement.
(112000)
83
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to amend the BBC Agreement to provide for publication of the salaries and other remunerative arrangements of senior BBC (a) management and (b) presenters.
(112205)
84
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, columns 1621-2W, on the Olympic Games, if she will provide indicative figures of the amounts set aside to cover (a) construction inflation, (b) additional security costs, (c) public sector investment in the Olympic Village and (d) public sector investment in the broadcasting/media and press centre.
(111901)
85
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, columns 1621-2W, on the Olympic Games, if she will break down the £400 million funding for the delivery partner into (a) fees for CLM, (b) accommodation, (c) site mobilisation, (d) Olympic Delivery Authority staff costs and (e) other costs.
(111902)
86
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library the memorandum of understanding with the Mayor of London relating to financial support to be provided to the 2012 London Olympics by London council tax payers.
(111854)
87
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in Hemsworth constituency received a free television licence in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(112251)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
88
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the future location of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.
(112033)
89
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which organisations staff in his Department are seconded; and if he will make a statement.
(112027)
90
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which organisation is responsible for the (a) salary and (b) expenses of each secondee out of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(112028)
91
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112181)
92
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the questions submitted by the public as part of his online question and answer session on 17th January were on the UK's nuclear weapons; and what criteria were used to select the questions to be answered.
(112255)
93
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to encourage public debate and feedback on the Government's conclusions on the future of the UK nuclear deterrent.
(112256)
94
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of backdating armed forces preserved pensions before 1975; and if he will make a statement.
(112117)
95
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to develop his Department's site at Nancekuke; and if he will make a statement.
(112120)
96
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits joined the armed forces in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(112235)
97
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was raised through the sale of his Department's property in 2005-06.
(112237)
98
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 435W, on Afghanistan, whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the bombing of civilians by NATO planes in Pangwayi near Khandahar in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(112282)
99
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's response to the Office of Fair Trading's report The commercial use of public information.
(112015)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
100
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many temporary staff have been employed by his Department since its creation.
(112162)
101
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's policy is on his staff travelling first class by (a) rail and (b) air on official business.
(112163)
102
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many Freedom of Information requests his Department has received since its creation; and what the average length of time has been (a) to process and (b) to respond to a request.
(112164)
103
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which area of his responsibilities takes up most of his time in any working week.
(112228)
104
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many meetings of the China Task Force he has (a) held and (b) chaired since 18th September 2006; and what the outcome has been of those meetings.
(111375)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
105
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what formal consultation with stakeholders took place prior to the publication of the consultation document on the Definition of Full-Time Education in Independent Schools; in what form; and if he will make a statement.
(111999)
106
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme was been allocated to (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in the last two years.
(112268)
107
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been allocated to the Buildings Schools for the Future programme since it was established.
(112269)
108
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the geography A-level attainment level was for (a) boys and (b) girls over the last 15 years.
(112270)
109
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have received funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme, broken down by county.
(112331)
110
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112187)
111
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultations he has undertaken on the use of wireless networking in West Lancashire schools; and if he will make a statement.
(112220)
112
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many education supervision orders were put in place for children with special educational needs in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(112224)
113
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children in West Lancashire with a special educational need were referred to the Special Educational Need and Disability Tribunal in each of the last two years.
(112225)
114
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many unauthorised absences from schools in (a) Skelmersdale and (b) West Lancashire there were in each year since 1997.
(112226)
115
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of families in West Lancashire (a) are eligible for and (b) have taken up (i) free and (ii) subsidised childcare.
(112295)
116
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of schools in West Lancashire likely to be (a) built and (b) refurbished through the capital spending announced in the Chancellor's public spending statement.
(112296)
117
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers took early retirement in (a) West Lancashire and (b) England in each year since 1997, broken down by type of institution.
(112297)
118
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many unauthorised absences were recorded in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in West Lancashire in each year from 1997 to 2006.
(112299)
119
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what local authority social services nurseries the City of Newcastle upon Tyne provided under the Children Act 1989 in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(111904)
120
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has given to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council on the closure or outsourcing of its existing local authority day nurseries; and what general guidance has been given to local authority children services on the future of existing directly provided authorities.
(111905)
121
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received from individuals and organisations in Newcastle on (a) the Children Act 2006 and (b) the outsourcing and closure of existing local authority social service day nurseries under the Childcare Act 2006.
(111906)
122
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) 16 to 18, (b) 17 and (c) 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in each local education authority area in the North East region in November (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006.
(112103)
123
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2007, Official Report, column 1058W, on school places in Hornsey and Wood Green, how many places in each school are unfilled.
(112229)
124
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2007, Official Report, column 1058W, on school places in Hornsey and Wood Green, how many applicants were refused a place at each school because of lack of capacity; and how many applicants are on the waiting list for each school.
(112230)
125
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the bottom 200 schools in terms of proportions achieving five or more GCSEs A*-C including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in 2006.
(112152)
126
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance his Department has issued on the collection of biometric data by school libraries.
(112153)
127
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress his Department has made towards the delivery of the 14-19 implementation plan.
(112154)
128
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the actions listed in chapter 5 of the 14-19 implementation plan remain to be completed; and how many of those he expects to be delivered (a) early, (b) on time and (c) late.
(112155)
129
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average salary was of an (a) secondary school headteacher and (b) deputy head teacher in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2006.
(111777)
130
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many foreign students attended universities in England in each year since 1996.
(111372)
131
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students attended universities in England in each year since 1996.
(111373)
132
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many parenting contracts were issued in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) West Bromwich East in the most recent year from which figures are available.
(111858)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
133
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of farms he estimates are likely to be included in the higher level stewardship scheme.
(112247)
134
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to open up coastal access for walkers in England over the next 12 months.
(112174)
135
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112178)
136
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the merits of implementing in England a policy of valuing Bovine TB slaughtered cattle on a case by case basis.
(111998)
137
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has undertaken on the extent of domestic production of (a) bio-fuel and (b) bio-plastic.
(112143)
138
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much EU financial support was available to farmers breeding bulls for bullfighting in each of the last five years; how much such support is available to farmers in 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(111990)
139
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much EU financial support was available for growing tobacco in each of the last five years; how much such financial support was available in 2007; which countries have received this support; and if he will make a statement.
(111991)
140
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress with the implementation of CAP reform in member states.
(111992)
141
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a privacy impact assessment has (a) been produced and (b) is planned in relation to plans to introduce (i) variable waste charging for domestic rubbish and (ii) microchips in wheelie bins.
(112079)
142
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's response to the Office of Fair Trading's report The commercial use of public information.
(112013)
143
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many 2005 single farm payments have not been fully paid; how much is due to the applicant awaiting the highest full payments; and if he will make a statement.
(111773)
144
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress on the Government's discussions with the European Union regarding disallowance of European Union expenditure as a result of the late payments made under the Single Payment Scheme in England.
(111774)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
145
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what area of office space her Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112176)
146
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that Article 140 of the National Constitution of Iraq is implemented within its proposed timescale.
(112273)
147
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of Turkey on the implementation by the parliament of Iraqi Kurdistan of Article 140 of the national constitution of Iraq.
(112274)
148
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance and advice has been given to trade delegations by her Department wishing to go to (a) Iraq and (b) Iraqi Kurdistan to explore possible trade opportunities.
(112275)
149
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has made representations to the African Union on whether Sudan should assume its presidency for 2007-08.
(112231)
150
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has made representations to Sudan on accusations of sexual abuse perpetrated by its soldiers against children in the south of the country.
(112267)
151
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will take steps to prevent any security services company (a) suspected of mercenary activity and (b) whose management personnel have expressed in public views approving of illegal actions or practices from being invited to tender for security contracts by Government departments.
(112127)
152
N
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the progress that the Syrian government has made over the last 12 months in sealing the border with Iraq.
(111557)
153
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the practice requiring conscript recruits in the Bermuda Regiment to urinate in plastic bags after 11pm was ended; and if she will make a statement.
(111553)
154
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Governor of Burmuda will authorise a stay of enforcing the conscription of those recruits to the Bermuda Regiment who are seeking judicial review of their conscription until the review has been determined in the courts; and if she will make a statement.
(111554)
155
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, why it is necessary for a section commander to escort conscript recruits to the Bermuda Regiment to the toilets after 11pm; and if she will make a statement.
(111555)
156
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether United Kingdom equality and anti-discrimination legislation extends an obligation of compliance to her Department in its work within Overseas Territories amongst staff and employees who are within the responsibility of (a) the Governor and (b) officials of her Department.
(111556)
157
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how human rights monitoring is undertaken by overseas UK diplomatic missions and embassies.
(112294)
158
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are proposals that she would adopt from the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe without a referendum.
(111558)
159
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which parts of the draft treaty establishing a constitution for Europe require a consent by voters in a referendum before adoption.
(111559)
160
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's relations with the Association of South East Asian Nations.
(111855)
161
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's objectives in respect of the European Security and Defence Identity.
(111856)
162
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals died whilst on the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in each of the last 10 years, broken down by cause of death.
(112113)
163
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with Muslim groups regarding the support offered to British nationals undertaking the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
(112114)
164
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the assistance provided by her Department to British Muslims who undertake the Hajj pilgrimage.
(112115)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
165
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of (a) the effect of changes to the eligibility criteria for access to NHS chiropody services and (b) regional variations in access to NHS chiropody services.
(111849)
166
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) contacts and (b) new contacts there were between NHS chiropodists and patients in each of the last five years.
(111850)
167
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress her Department has made towards establishing high street drop-in centres for chiropody.
(111851)
168
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to undertake a full review of NHS chiropody services; and if she will make a statement.
(111852)
169
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how she is responding to the concerns expressed by professional bodies about proposals in the Foster Review to regulate statutorily the non-medical healthcare professions.
(112026)
170
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what area of office space her Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112180)
171
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting list times for (a) patients and (b) cancer patients of West Lancashire hospitals were in each year since 1997.
(112300)
172
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) hospitals, (b) primary care trusts and (c) foundation trusts in West Lancashire are in budget deficit.
(112301)
173
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time was for an initial bathing assessment in each social services department in England in the last period for which figures are available.
(112012)
174
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been top-sliced from the budgets of (a) Bexley Care Trust, (b) Queen Mary's Hospital NHS Trust, (c) Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, (d) Darent Valley Hospital NHS Trust and (e) Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in 2006-07.
(112119)
175
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are plans to place a clinical assessment treatment and support services centre at the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.
(112222)
176
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average salary was of a general practitioner in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2006; and what the average salary was of a primary care trust chief executive in England in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2006.
(111778)
177
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library the minutes of the meeting between her Department's officials and West Hertfordshire NHS Trust on 31st July 2006.
(112328)
178
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects West Hertfordshire NHS Trust to have no financial deficit.
(112329)
179
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of interest was paid on pre-existing debt by West Hertfordshire NHS Trust in each financial year since 1997.
(112330)
180
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to introduce abdominal aortic aneurysm screening for men aged 65 years; and if she will make a statement.
(112227)
181
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the provision of homeopathic treatment by the four NHS homeopathic hospitals in England.
(111994)
182
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential impact on the professional development of staff at the University Hospitals of Leicester of reductions in the training budget.
(112130)
183
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how long she expects the Breast Cancer Family History Service in the University Hospitals of Leicester to be suspended.
(112131)
184
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many posts within the Clinical Genetics Department at the University Hospitals of Leicester have been frozen.
(112132)
185
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 12th December 2006 on prescription charges for those on incapacity benefit.
(111564)
186
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there are per head of population in (a) London and (b) the South East.
(112223)
187
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there are per head of population in (a) Leicestershire and (b) the East Midlands.
(112281)
188
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned on the cost-effectiveness of routine screening of populations known to be at high risk of depression.
(112019)
189
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies her Department has commissioned comparing the efficacy of different models of therapy offered to those suffering from depression.
(112020)
190
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned into the pharmacological treatment of depression in the elderly.
(112021)
191
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trials her Department has undertaken of the efficacy of social support interventions for socially isolated and vulnerable groups of people with depression.
(112022)
192
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has monitored the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on depression; and if she will make a statement.
(112023)
193
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foreign nationals were treated at hospitals in England in each year since 2001, broken down by strategic health authority.
(111377)
194
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in each primary care trust in England were (a) made redundant and (b) given early retirement in the three months ending (i) 30th September 2006 and (ii) 31st December 2006.
(111287)
195
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many permanent staff were employed by each primary care trust in England on (a) 30th September 2006 and (b) 31st December 2006.
(111288)
196
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for the North East Ambulance Service (a) is in 2006-07 and (b) is expected to be in 2007-08.
(112276)
197
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances are based in each local authority area within the area covered by the North East Ambulance Service.
(112277)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
198
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many identity theft cases there have been in the UK since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(112271)
199
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make identity theft a criminal offence; and what representations he has received on trends in identity theft.
(112272)
200
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people convicted of (a) driving without a licence, (b) driving without insurance and (c) driving without tax in each of the last five years were subsequently convicted of another offence.
(111546)
201
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people made subject to an anti-social behaviour order have been convicted of a violent crime within two years of the order being served since the orders were introduced.
(111547)
202
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people given a custodial sentence for a non-violent crime were subsequently convicted of a violent crime within two years of release since 1997.
(111549)
203
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to carry out a review of the effectiveness of the function of police patrol.
(111550)
204
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of their time on average police officers spent (a) completing paperwork and (b) on patrol in each of the last five years.
(111551)
205
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what initiatives his Department has introduced to promote public awareness of the difference between police community support officers and special constables.
(112030)
206
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the suitability of the company Veritas in providing professional services to police forces in England.
(112034)
207
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts are held by English police forces with the company Veritas.
(112035)
208
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of domestic violence were recorded in (a) England and Wales, (b) Avon and Somerset and (c) Taunton in each of the last five years.
(112097)
209
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112183)
210
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison places he plans to bring into use from (a) refurbishment, (b) new build on exisiting sites and (c) new build on sites that do not currently house a prison in each of the next five years.
(112278)
211
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds have been allocated for capital works on the prison estate on (a) refurbishment, (b) new build on exisiting sites and (c) new build on sites that do not currently house a prison in each of the next five years.
(112279)
212
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been set aside for funding respect zones.
(112313)
213
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long each child held at Yarl's Wood detention centre has been there.
(112318)
214
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he receives daily reports from the Prison Service on the number of prisoners housed outside the prison estate during the previous night.
(112319)
215
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change the information gathered for a passport application.
(112320)
216
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information was required for the processing of a passport application in May 1997; what information is required now; and when each change to the information required was introduced.
(112322)
217
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were housed in police cells on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(112323)
218
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Court Service on the use of court cells as overnight accommodation for prisoners.
(112325)
219
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any prisoners have been housed overnight in a court cell since the introduction of Operation Safeguard.
(112326)
220
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the use of HMP Weir.
(112327)
221
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) West Lancashire constituency and (b) England and Wales reported being victims of identity fraud in each of the last five years.
(112289)
222
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers were recruited to West Lancashire police force in each year since 2002.
(112302)
223
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were for anti-social behaviour in West Lancashire in the last period for which figures are available.
(112303)
224
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers he expects to be recruited in West Lancashire in each of the next three years.
(112304)
225
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for compensation from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and in how many cases compensation was paid consequently.
(112232)
226
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from individuals for compensation from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate are under consideration.
(112233)
227
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compensation payments of (a) less than £500, (b) between £501 and £1,000, (c) between £1,001 and £2,000 and (d) more than £2,000 were paid by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(112234)
228
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time was for a decision to be reached on applications for leave to remain in each of the last five years.
(112024)
229
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what percentage of postal applications for leave to remain a decision on the case was reached within three weeks of receipt in the latest period for which figures are available.
(112025)
230
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which civil servant in his Department was paid the highest bonus payment in 2006; how many civil servants in his Department received bonus payments in 2006; and what the total cost was of bonus payments to officials in his Department in 2006.
(111775)
231
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many violent crimes were committed in Somerset in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) basic command unit area and (b) local authority area.
(112133)
232
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of (a) car theft, (b) theft from a motor vehicle, (c) domestic burglary, (d) burglary of all other premises and (e) robbery there were in Somerset in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) basic command unit area and (ii) local authority area.
(112134)
233
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were charged with (a) possession of illegal drugs and (b) possession with intent to supply in Somerset in each of the last 10 years, broken down by basic command unit area; and how many of those charged (i) were found guilty and (ii) were under the age of 18 years.
(112135)
234
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account has been taken of the impact on crime and policing of the increase in EU migration since 2004 in the Police Grant Settlement for police forces across England and Wales in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(111671)
235
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the use of magnetic resonance imaging as a tool in criminal investigations.
(112129)
236
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 113074, on Lincoln Prison, tabled on 18th December 2006 by the hon. Member for Yeovil.
(112149)
237
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, columns 538-9W, on leave to remain, how many of the approximately 20,000 people awaiting decisions on their applications applied in each of the years (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.
(112089)
238
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure recruitment agencies abide by immigration laws in recruiting overseas staff.
(112291)
239
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward proposals to reintroduce the power of prison officers to strip search prison visitors suspected of trafficking drugs to prisoners.
(112298)
240
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for offences under the Abortion Act 1967 in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(111545)
241
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will compensate the Devon and Cornwall constabulary for costs incurred policing the beached cargo from the MSC Napoli; and if he will make a statement.
(111853)
242
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to implement Wave 2 of the single non-emergency number.
(112315)
243
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the conclusions of the review of the implementation of the pilot stages of the single non-emergency number for the police.
(112316)
244
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many acts of concerted indiscipline in prisons took place in each of the last five years, broken down by prison.
(112317)
245
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 22nd December 2006 on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (Home Office Reference: M30604/06).
(111565)
246
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 22nd December 2006, on compensation to an illegal immigrant.
(112138)
247
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Hemsworth constituency have been issued with a free passport.
(112252)
248
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds his Department allocated to deal with internet crime in each year since 2001.
(111376)
249
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many acceptable behaviour contracts were issued in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) West Bromwich East in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(111857)
250
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors were taken into account when deciding not to supply police community support officers with handcuffs.
(111859)
251
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government is on target to meet its commitment that every area in England will have its own neighbourhood policing team by 2008.
(111860)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
252
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many bookings for dining rooms in the House received a 10 per cent. discount for block bookings in the last 12 months.
(111612)
253
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the (a) initial budget price, (b) contract sum, (c) final cost and (d) contract period was of each of the House's building and refurbishment projects with a contract value greater than £20,000 completed since January 2001; what the final time to complete the project was in each case; what the contingency sum in the contract was in each case; in how many cases an extension of time was granted to complete the contract; what total extension of time was granted in each such case; which preliminary costs were paid on the extension of time granted; on what period of time contractors paid liabilities in each case; and what the sum was of these liabilities in each case.
(112081)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
254
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112185)
255
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of the divestment of Kelvin Power by Globeleq on (a) electricity tariff rates and (b) access to electricity by deprived populations in South Africa.
(112005)
256
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Globeleq acquisitions since June 2002 on the (a) electricity tariffs charged to consumers in the relevant countries and (b) supply of electricity to deprived populations.
(112029)
257
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department were allocated to working on climate change adaptation and mitigation issues in each of the last three financial years.
(112092)
258
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has provided for research into identifying and adapting to the impact of climate change in each financial year since 2001-02; and to which organisations such funding was provided in each year.
(112093)
259
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has allocated in each of the next three financial years for research into identifying and adapting to the impact of climate change; and to which organisations such funding has been allocated.
(112094)
260
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department had in place prior to the invasion of Iraq for the reconstruction and development of the country.
(112106)
261
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding has been committed to Iraq for reconstruction and development in each year since the invasion; and what proportion of this funding has been committed (a) bilaterally and (b) multilaterally, broken down by organisation.
(112107)
262
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the funding committed to Iraq for reconstruction and development in each year since the invasion has been given as a budgetary support.
(112108)
263
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of microfinance projects in Iraq.
(112109)
264
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has committed to microfinance in Iraq in each year since the invasion.
(112112)
265
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) local healthcare clinics and (b) hospitals there were in Afghanistan in each year between 1995 and 2006.
(112305)
266
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the level of (a) exports and (b) imports in Afghanistan in each year between 1995 and 2006.
(112306)
267
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the gross domestic product of Afghanistan was in each year between 1995 and 2006.
(112307)
268
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what unemployment was in Afghanistan in each year between 1995 and 2006.
(112308)
269
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) higher education institutions there were in Afghanistan in each year between 1995 and 2006.
(112314)
270
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. member for West Worcestershire of 19th December 2006, on indoor air pollution in the developing world.
(112140)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
271
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112189)
272
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to provide funding for the further development of the Lagan Valley Hospital; and when he expects to respond to the business case put forward by the Down Lisburn Trust.
(111993)
273
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the action that will be taken consequent upon the publication of the Report of the Police Ombudsman, into the Royal Ulster Constabulary and protected informers.
(111552)
Questions to the Prime Minister
274
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, how many members of the (a) Downing Street Press Office and (b) Strategic Communications Unit previously worked at the Labour Party.
(112157)
275
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what the (a) remit and (b) functions are of the (i) Strategic Communications Unit and (ii) Downing Street Press Office.
(112158)
276
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Wilson Doctrine applies to hon. Members use of (a) Blackberry-devices, (b) mobile phone text messaging, (c) Voice over Internet Protocol systems, (d) internet browsers and (e) email.
(112159)
277
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, whether legal advice has been provided at public expense to (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) special advisers in relation to the police investigation into potential breaches of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.
(112160)
278
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Wilson Doctrine applies to members of the (a) Scottish Parliament, (b) National Assembly for Wales and (c) Northern Ireland Assembly.
(112161)
279
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 787W, on annual reports, what the reason is for the time taken to publish the 2005 reports of the Interception of Communications Commissioner and the Intelligence Service Commissioners; and if he will undertake to publish them within 28 days.
(112172)
280
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 789W, on Miami trip costs, how many communications staff accompanied him on the visit.
(112173)
281
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, what the estimated cost is of each re-organisation of Government departments since 1997.
(111956)
282
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will bring forward proposals to make the Intelligence and Security Committee a Committee of the House.
(112293)
283
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has (a) made recent representations to and (b) received recent representations from the President of the United States on the maintenance of the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement.
(111955)
284
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Prime Minister, what advice he has received on renewing Trident; from whom he has received advice; and if he will place copies of the advice in the Library.
(111611)
Questions to the Solicitor General
285
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of electoral malpractice were reported by the police to the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since the introduction of the Representation of the People Act 2000.
(112166)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
286
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the Committee expects the Electoral Commission to pubish the Code of Practice in election observation on the UK as required under the Electoral Administration Act 2006.
(112283)
287
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of the Electoral Commission in 2006-07.
(112253)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
288
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people claimed individual insolvency in each year (a) from 1994 until the coming into force of the Insolvency Act 2000 and (b) since the implementation of that Act.
(112151)
289
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112175)
290
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much his Department has made available for the installation of solar panels in West Lancashire in the last three years; what allocation has been made for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(112290)
291
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of pre-payment gas and electricity meters on low income customers; and what estimate he has made of the cost to customers of having to use pre-payment meters.
(112244)
292
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, column 1618, on Westinghouse Engineering, what account was taken of the implications of access to reactor design technology in the decision to sell Westinghouse Engineering; and what advice N. M. Rothschilds gave on this matter.
(112245)
293
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the generation of grid electricity.
(112137)
294
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of smart metering on domestic energy consumption.
(111847)
295
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what response he has made to Postwatch's proposal that post office closures be divided equally between urban and rural areas.
(111848)
296
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will publish an action plan indicating how it plans to implement Article 13 of the Energy Services Directive on smart metering, following the conclusion of the current metering and billing consultation.
(111863)
297
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what projection he has made of the effect of smart metering on consumers' domestic energy usage.
(112196)
298
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government plans to carry out research on the effect of smart metering on consumer domestic energy usage.
(112221)
299
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date domestic grant funding under Phase One of the 2006-09 Low Carbon Buildings Programme will finish.
(112309)
300
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if his Department will increase the three year budget for domestic renewable energy installations under Phase One of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(112310)
301
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme continues to meet householder demand until 2009.
(112311)
302
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is giving to roof-mounted wind microgenerators.
(112312)
303
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of UK exports to Libya was in 2005-06.
(112142)
304
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact on UK wood supplies for large-scale use as fuel of the introduction of the Large Combustion Plant Directive in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(112144)
305
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of spending by each regional development agency in England in 2005-06 was on (a) region-wide initiatives and (b) initiatives targeted at specific areas within the region.
(112084)
306
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the post offices which are planned to be closed.
(111566)
307
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations he has received on the Government's announcement that up to 2,500 sub-post offices may close.
(111374)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
308
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children were (a) killed and (b) injured whilst riding bicycles in the last five years.
(112242)
309
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) arrests were made and (b) convictions secured by British Transport Police in (i) England, (ii) Avon and Somerset and (iii) Taunton in each of the last five years.
(112031)
310
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers, (c) special constables and (d) civilian staff were employed by the British Transport Police in (i) England, (ii) Avon and Somerset and (iii) Taunton in each year since 2000.
(112032)
311
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many crimes were reported to British Transport Police in (a) England, (b) Avon and Somerset and (c) Taunton in each of the last five years; and whether the crime was reported by a member of (i) the public and (ii) rail staff in each case.
(112090)
312
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail enforcement officers have been recruited in (a) England and (b) Avon and Somerset in each year since 2000; and what guidance his Department has issued to promote awareness of their role amongst the general public.
(112091)
313
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112179)
314
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the distance was between the location of the MSC Napoli and (a) Portland and (b) Cherbourg at the time it was first taken under the control of (i) the coastguard and (ii) a salvage company.
(112010)
315
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why the MSC Napoli was diverted to a British port while under the control of a French salvage company.
(112011)
316
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total sum was of bonuses paid to civil servants in his Department in (a) 2001, (b) 2003 and (c) 2006.
(111776)
317
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made towards ensuring that people with upper limb disabilities are fully eligible for a badge under the blue badge parking scheme.
(111768)
318
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects regulations regarding the application of the blue badge scheme to people with upper limb disabilities to be published.
(111781)
319
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Department's response to the Committee of Public Accounts' 43rd Report of 2005-06, whether his Department is assessing the merits of requiring bus operators to report their performance data to the Traffic Commissioners and the public in its review of legislative and other aspects of bus operation outside London.
(112099)
320
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the findings of Deloitte and Touche's study into the possible outsourcing of work carried out by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
(112284)
321
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had had with (a) Deloitte and Touche and (b) stakeholder groups on the possible outsourcing of work carried out by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency; and what the outcome has been of those discussions.
(112285)
322
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will devolve the approval of variable speed indicators to highway authorities.
(112075)
323
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars are registered in the UK; and what estimate he has made of numbers of registered cars in (a) Germany, (b) France and (c) the USA.
(111560)
324
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of motorway there are in the UK; and what estimate he has made of the number of miles of motorway in (a) Germany, (b) France and (c) the USA.
(111561)
325
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who authorised the salvage operation for the MSC Napoli; and if he will make a statement.
(111769)
326
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who directed the MSC Napoli away from Cherbourg and to a British port when her condition was first reported to coastguards.
(111770)
327
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide financial assistance to local authorities that incur costs as a consequence of the pollution caused by the beaching of the MSC Napoli.
(111771)
328
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on responding to vessels in international waters requesting assistance from UK coastguards.
(111772)
329
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the role of the railways in creating sustainable communities; and if he would make a statement.
(112145)
330
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on Swindon's road network in each year since 1997.
(112146)
331
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions resulted from the most recent campaign to target motorists driving without insurance.
(112139)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
332
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112190)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
333
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(112186)
334
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents in Midlothian constituency have an outstanding claim being handled by the Child Support Agency.
(112236)
335
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of the state second pension, broken down by sex.
(112007)
336
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average weekly amount paid to those in receipt of the state second pension is per pensioner.
(112008)
337
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer questions (a) 102062, (b) 102127, (c) 102163, (d) 102160, (e) 102198, (f) 102211, (g) 102219, (h) 102220, (i) 102157, (j) 102248, (k) 102259, (l) 102232 and (m) 102115, tabled on 17th November 2006, and questions (i) 103216, tabled on 21st November 2006, (ii) 104255, tabled on 22nd November 2006, and (iii) 107249, tabled on 28th November 2006, by the hon. Member for Yeovil.
(112148)
338
N
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the impact of changing the definition for determining the local housing allowance from the mid point of local rents to the median on the (a) percentage of claimants subject to the single room rate/shared room rent restriction who face a shortfall between their eligible and contractual rent and (b) average size of that shortfall.
(110649)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
339
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total number of electors and (b) registration rates were for each constituency in the UK in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06, broken down by region and ranked in descending order according to the difference between registration rates in each year.
[Transferred] (112118)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
340
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria were used in assessing which bids for second round funding under the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative would be approved.
[Transferred] (112280)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
341
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many and what percentage of fines issued by courts were unpaid in each of the last five years, broken down by the category of offence for which they were issued.
[Transferred] (112321)
342
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's response to the Office of Fair Trading's report The commercial use of public information.
[Transferred] (112016)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
343
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of imports of military defence and security-related equipment to the UK has been over the last five years, broken down by country.
[Transferred] (112102)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
344
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he expects the consultation on the third phase of the Energy Efficiency Commitment 2008-11 in spring 2007 to include a section on smart metering with two way communications systems.
[Transferred] (112197)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
345
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1711W, on information prescriptions, what criteria were used to select areas for information prescription charges.
[Transferred] (112287)
346
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1711W, on information prescriptions, how long she expects trials to last.
[Transferred] (112288)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
347
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the UK Government is giving to the governments of Syria and Jordan in supporting displaced refugees from Iraq.
[Transferred] (112246)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
348
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reason the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2, Transitional and Savings Provision) Order 2006 did not bring into force the reduction of the candidacy age to 18 in Northern Ireland.
[Transferred] (112168)

 
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