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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 29 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 29 January 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 29 January 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 29 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 29 January of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 29 January see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenue from (a) the English for Speakers of Other Languages teaching industry and (b) fees paid by foreign students learning English.
(117563)
2
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Bexleyheath and Crayford were registered as self-employed in each of the last five years.
(112587)
3
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue has been foregone by way of concessions given to employers of New Deal participants in each year since 1998.
(112341)
4
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2006, to the hon. Member for Aldershot, Official Report, column 1132W, on Air Passenger Duty, if he will publish the econometric analysis used to assess the impact of changes in air passenger duty rates on passenger and flight numbers.
(112555)
5
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the German government on the inclusion of funding for universal access to antiretroviral drugs on the agenda for the G8 finance ministers meetings in 2007.
(117565)
6
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will put forward plans for an international agreement on funding for antiretroviral drugs at the G8 finance ministers meetings in 2007.
(117621)
7
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th January 2007, Official Report, column 1982W, on manufacturing, if he will clarify which part of the information provided indicates how many jobs there were in manufacturing in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
(112505)
8
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people died from (a) Clostridium difficile and (b) meticillin-resistant staphylococcus auerus in each year since 1997, including neonates, broken down by Government Office Region.
(112363)
9
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was to the public purse of commissioning, publishing and distributing the Royal Mint booklet United into One Kingdom published on 16th January 2007.
(111378)
10
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112602)
11
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria will be used to decide whether local tax offices stay open or close.
(117697)
12
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tourism related jobs there are in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK.
(112640)
13
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Paymaster General will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Congleton of (a) 27th June, (b) 28th July, (c) 9th August, (d) 8th September, (e) 5th October, (f) 22nd November and (g) 6th December 2006, on levying VAT on charitable goods.
(117524)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
14
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 12th December 2006, Official Report, column 937W, on parliamentary questions, on what grounds she has declined the request to place in the Library a copy of the internal guidance used for internal purposes.
(112573)
15
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2006, Official Report, column 346W, on departmental costs, what the reasons are for the change in expenditure between 2004-05 and 2005-06.
(112577)
16
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how long the Ministerial flat in Admiralty House which is not occupied by the Deputy Prime Minister or the Lord Chancellor has remained empty.
(112583)
17
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Cabinet Office spent on licensing fonts in each year since 1997.
(117624)
18
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans the Government has to (a) amend data-sharing rules and (b) facilitate (i) cross-departmental databases of personal data and (ii) cross-departmental transfer of personal data.
(117625)
19
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place in the Library copies of each document and presentation prepared in relation to the Citizen Forums and Policy Review event held on 15th January 2007.
(117626)
20
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the URL is of each Government website which has been closed as part of the Government's programme of website consolidation.
(117630)
21
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many individual visitors accessed the directgov website via (a) Sky, (b) Ntl, (c) Telewest and (d) mobile phones in the last year for which figures are available.
(117631)
22
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Government is taking to increase awareness in the public sector of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations.
(117632)
23
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the estimated budget is of the Cabinet Office's Project George.
(117633)
24
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many pages the Cabinet Office Precedent Book currently contains; how many individual items of advice are in the Book; and when it was last updated.
(117634)
25
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 837W, on ministerial residences, how much each Government Department was re-billed for the cost of the provision of ministerial residences in 2005-06.
(117680)
26
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which implementation plan targets on transformational government (a) have not been met and (b) have a revised timetable for achievement; and if she will make a statement.
(112610)
27
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the expenditure by her Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112608)
28
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place copies in the Library of the research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on social enterprise.
(117519)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
29
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department provides funding for the development of privately-owned travellers' sites.
(112492)
30
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how she measures the extent of family breakdown in the context of her policies on community cohesion; whether figures on family breakdown are collected by (a) region and (b) local authority area; and if she will make a statement.
(117556)
31
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many firefighters died on duty in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by fire authority.
(112371)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Audit Commission on how it evaluates the provision of accessible housing in inspections.
(112618)
33
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the potential impact of (a) terrorism and (b) climate change was considered in the development of the Online Business Case for the Fire Control Project.
(117583)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated cost is of each regional fire control centre; and what stage each regional project has reached.
(117584)
35
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom and (d) four bedroom or more properties for social housing were built in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(112586)
36
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assumptions her Department has made about electric heating in the context of the Government's zero carbon housing plan; what discussions she has had about the role of electric heating in a long-term housing policy; and if she will take steps to ensure electric heating is retained as part of a long-term sustainable energy and housing strategy.
(112568)
37
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have expressed an interest in developing a city region tier of governance; and if she will make a statement.
(112366)
38
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of central funding for London boroughs was allocated to Wandsworth Council in each of the last 10 years; and what the average allocation was in each year.
(117695)
39
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what she expects the purchase price to be of the homes built under the Design for Manufacture competition at the Renny Lodge site in Newport Pagnell referred to in her predecessor's Department's news release of 3rd November 2005.
(112258)
40
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Milton Keynes tariff on the cost of affordable housing in Milton Keynes.
(112259)
41
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes English Partnerships expects to be built east of the M1 motorway within the bounds of Milton Keynes Unitary Authority by 2031, broken down by estimated year of completion and location.
(112262)
42
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by programme the expenditure on the European Regional Development Fund initiative in the (a) East Midlands and (b) Eastern region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(112629)
43
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by programme the expenditure on the Market Renewal Pathfinders Fund initiative in the (a) Yorkshire and Humberside, (b) North East, (c) North West and (d) West Midlands region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(117527)
44
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by programme expenditure on the Thames Gateway initiative in the (a) London, (b) Eastern and (c) South East region in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(117528)
45
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, why responsibility for reaching the Decent Homes target by 2010 has been transferred from her Department to Communities England.
(112353)
46
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that Professor Morton Cave's review of social housing regulation follows the Cabinet Office guidelines for consultations; and if she will extend the deadline for submissions.
(112354)
47
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely requirement for women's refuge provision and related support services over the next five years; and if she will make a statement.
(112609)
48
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to introduce a statutory right to manage for registered social landlord tenants.
(112612)
49
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will provide a breakdown of how the £74 million grant announced in her Department's news release of 19th December 2006 will be used to tackle domestic violence; and whether this funding is separate to that referred to by the Prime Minister in her Answer of 6th December 2006, Official Report, column 302, on domestic violence.
(112643)
50
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to monitor performance against best value performance indicator 225 on domestic violence.
(117557)
51
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to monitor compliance with the gender equality duty in respect of domestic violence.
(117559)
52
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what safeguards she is putting in place in establishing the proposed local area agreement under the Local Government Bill to ensure continued delivery of specialist support for victims of domestic violence.
(117682)
53
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by her Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112603)
54
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether consideration has been given to a merger of English Partnerships, the Housing Corporation and Development Agencies.
(117611)
55
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Minister of State in her Department will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Congleton of (a) 19th July, (b) 4th October and (c) 6th December 2006, on the introduction of home information packs.
(117525)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
56
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether a privacy impact assessment was produced for the CORE electoral database project.
(112571)
57
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations she has received from magistrates on administrative changes in the types of cases heard in particular courts in the 2006-07 financial year.
(112574)
58
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent changes there have been in the level of training offered to magistrates; what assessment she has made of the effect of the lack of training offered to magistrates on defendants' rights under the Human Rights Act 1998; and if she will make a statement.
(112575)
59
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps she is taking in response to the conclusion of her Department's research unit in its report on the Exeter Small Claims Mediation Scheme on (a) appeal or complaints procedures and (b) other mechanisms for accountability; and if she will make a statement.
(112581)
60
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what payments her Department is making to the Cabinet Office for the use of the official ministerial residence of the Lord Chancellor in Admiralty House.
(112584)
61
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11th January 2007, Official Report, column 688W, on freedom of information requests, what information was requested in each freedom of information request which was exempt under section 36.
(117564)
62
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether British citizens imprisoned in jails overseas are eligible to vote in UK general elections if they have been resident in the UK in the last 15 years.
(117622)
63
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many different performance indicators the Electoral Commission will require local authorities to provide each year; and whether these are to be integrated into the Best Value Performance Indicator regime.
(117657)
64
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the provisions in the Electoral Administration Act 2006 relating to (a) signatures being required in polling stations and (b) regulation of loans in Northern Ireland will be implemented; and what the reasons are for the time taken to bring these provisions into force.
(117658)
65
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2007, Official Report, column 631W, on Parliamentary Boundaries, whether the Boundary Commission (a) has sought and (b) plans to seek the award of costs against those who brought the review.
(117676)
66
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2007, Official Report, column 632W, on prisoner voting, what length of time allows a remand prisoner to be regarded as a resident and therefore allowed to vote in the constituency where the prison is located.
(117677)
67
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112604)
68
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much of the funding allocated to local authorities for registration for elections taking place in 2006-07 has been spent on registration.
(117523)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
69
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions have been made to facilitate digital switchover in North East Fife; and if she will make a statement.
(112121)
70
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what transmitters there are in North East Fife; and when each transmitter will be upgraded to digital.
(112122)
71
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January 2007, Official Report, column 1771W, on television licences, what steps her Department is taking to monitor how the duty under the Royal Charter is applied.
(117686)
72
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to ensure that the procurement of sustainable building materials for the 2012 Olympics is undertaken from sources across the United Kingdom.
(112386)
73
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she (a) is taking and (b) plans to undertake to improve the quality of life of residents of Stroud with particular reference to sporting and cultural activities.
(112619)
74
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties (a) owned and (b) managed by English Heritage (i) the Secretary of State, (ii) the Minister for Sport, (iii) the Minister for Culture and (iv) the Minister for Media and Tourism have visited in an official capacity in the last five years.
(112623)
75
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the appointment of a new chairperson of English Heritage; and when she expects the process to be completed.
(112624)
76
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1279W, on theatres, if she will break down the figures into grant in aid and lottery funding.
(112340)
77
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1361W, on performing arts, if she will break down the figures into grant in aid and Lottery funding.
(112342)
78
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1360W, on performing arts, how much was allocated to (a) theatre, (b) dance and (c) opera in each year since 2001, broken down by grant in aid and Lottery funding.
(112343)
79
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the expenditure by her Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112605)
80
N
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the revised Olympic budget will be published; and if she will make a statement.
(111457)
81
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which communitites will receive awards from the £150 million Heritage Lottery fund announced in 2006 for deprived communities and town centres, broken down by region.
(112644)
82
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of television licences were (a) paid and (b) evaded in the 12 months (i) before and (ii) after the ending of the BBC contract with the Post Office for the collection of such fees.
(117522)
83
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the memorandum of understanding for Olympic overspending agreed between her Department, the Mayor of London and other stakeholders.
(112494)
84
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications for (a) new casinos and (b) alternations to existing casinos have been submitted under the Gambling Act 1968 between 2004-05 and the latest date for which figures are available.
(112495)
85
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the (a) number of people eligible for and (b) expected costs of targeted assistance in relation to digital switchover.
(111454)
86
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in respect of which art deco style buildings her Department has provided funding for restoration and preservation in the last 12 months.
(112562)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
87
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding the UK has allocated to the clearance of anti-personnel mines in mined areas in the Falkland Islands between January 2007 and March 2009.
(112442)
88
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made to the UK naval posture in the Gulf region following the US decision to deploy an additional aircraft strike carrier group to the Gulf.
(112541)
89
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, column 1630W, on housing, if he will provide a breakdown of the service accommodation in Hampshire by type of property.
(112620)
90
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected cost is of the AWE Development Plan at Aldermaston; what the expected duration of the project is; how expenditure has been committed to the project to date; and if he will make a statement.
(117533)
91
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what groundwater contamination remedial measures have been necessary as a result of the Laser building project at AWE Aldermaston; and what the cost was of such measures.
(117534)
92
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment have served in Afghanistan since British troops were deployed.
(117635)
93
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the role of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment within the UK armed forces.
(117636)
94
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many honours members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment have received since deployment in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(117637)
95
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average period of rest between operational tours for members of the medical regiments was in each of the last three years.
(117638)
96
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the condition of accommodation overseas for members of the armed services and their families.
(117639)
97
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the claim for compensation from (a) Ralph Armstrong, (b) Felix Carady and (c) Maisie Prendergast under the scheme for British civilian prisoners of the Japanese put to him by the Association of British Internees on 28th July 2006 have been paid.
(112355)
98
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether members of the Indian Army are eligible to claim under the scheme for compensation for British civilian prisoners of the Japanese.
(112356)
99
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he decided to apply a 20 year rule for connection with the UK on his scheme for compensation of British civilians of the Japanese.
(112357)
100
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112599)
101
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 1631W, on meat supplies, what percentage of (a) poultry, (b) gammon and (c) bacon products supplied to the British armed forces has been bought from British farms.
(112556)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
102
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what elements make up the additional budget for his Department above that previously allocated for the functions he carried out as head of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
(112582)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
103
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on recent developments in the arrangements for the European schools and the Government's policy towards them.
(117605)
104
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of those students enrolled on programmes of study leading to English for speakers of other languages skills for life are (a) learners from the European Union, (b) asylum seekers and (c) economic immigrants.
(117665)
105
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evidence he took into account when establishing the new English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) for work/job-focused ESOL qualification requirements.
(117666)
106
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision to de-approve English for speakers of other languages international qualifications.
(117667)
107
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in what way existing English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) qualifications do not meet the proposed ESOL for work/job-focused ESOL criteria.
(117668)
108
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to improve provision and quality of English for speakers of other languages teaching.
(117669)
109
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will publish research he has undertaken into the English for speakers of other languages market since the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority survey in 2005.
(117670)
110
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, from which budget he plans to fund a new English for speakers of other languages market as referred to in his Department's Notes of English for speakers of other languages policy update meeting of 5th December 2006.
(117671)
111
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his Department's target time is for responding to letters from outside organisations.
(117672)
112
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of letters from outside organisations his Department answered within its target time, broken down by (a) directorate and (b) unit of his Department in the latest period for which figures are available.
(117673)
113
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research into the impact of adverse Ofsted reports on schools on the (i) behaviour, (ii) learning outcomes and (iii) self-esteem of pupils in such schools.
(112615)
114
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school leavers in England at Key Stage 4 have left with (a) no, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three, (e) four and (f) five passes in recognised qualifications since 1979.
(112344)
115
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the practicability of level P(i) for science for children with severe and multiple disabilities.
(117646)
116
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the evidence base underlying P level assessments for special schools.
(117647)
117
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) value and (b) upper and lower confidence limit was of each of the underlying coefficients used in the calculation of the 2006 key stage 2 to 4 contextual value added score.
(117648)
118
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how each of the coefficients used in the calculation of the 2006 key stage 2 to 4 contextual value added were calculated.
(117649)
119
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools fell within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who achieved five or more GCSEs at (i) A* to C, (ii) A* to C including English and mathematics, (iii) A* to C including English, mathematics and science, (iv) A* to C including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language and (v) A* to A in 2006.
(117650)
120
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools fell within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who took a GCSE in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) a modern foreign language, (iv) history and (v) geography.
(117651)
121
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of (a) independent and (b) maintained secondary schools entered candidates for the additional mathematics qualification in 2006.
(117652)
122
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils at the end of key stage 4 attending (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools achieved each grade in GCSE (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) a modern foreign language, (iv) history and (v) geography in each year since 1996.
(117653)
123
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools fell within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who achieved nine or more GCSEs at A* to C including English and mathematics in 2006.
(117654)
124
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools fell within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who achieved seven or more GCSEs at A* to C including English and mathematics in 2006.
(117655)
125
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) independent secondary schools fell within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who achieved grade C or above in GCSE (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) a modern foreign language, (iv) history and (v) geography.
(117656)
126
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, column 1655W, on school libraries, what his estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of schools that have libraries.
(117681)
127
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether a privacy impact assessment (a) has been produced and (b) is planned for the Information Sharing Index project.
(112579)
128
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he has taken to improve the provision of specialised education facilities for visually impaired children in Milton Keynes.
(112369)
129
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make available subsidy for school transport for disabled children above the age of 16 years in Milton Keynes.
(112370)
130
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the BBC Digital Curriculum content can interoperate fully with third-party Learning Platforms.
(112499)
131
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many gay couples are fostering children.
(112417)
132
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he issues to local authorities on whether bus drivers regularly used for school transport should be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.
(112611)
133
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to introduce (a) gender equality issues and (b) issues around domestic violence into the (i) citizenship and (ii) personal, social and health education parts of the curriculum.
(117558)
134
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure there are workpacks for teachers for teaching about domestic violence.
(117562)
135
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the expenditure by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112596)
136
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which (a) schools and (b) tertiary-level institutions offer social enterprise studies amongst the courses for the officially recognised qualifications, broken down by local education authority.
(117518)
137
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of looked after children who were reported missing in 2006.
(112191)
138
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what family-based emergency accommodation options are available for children who have run away; and how many such placements there are.
(112192)
139
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of community-based refuges for children and young people who run away; and if he will take steps to ensure that children who run away can (a) find and (b) be directed to a safe place to stay with counselling services.
(112198)
140
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what account he has taken of recent decisions by local authorities to close secondary schools when formulating his policy of extending the age of compulsory education.
(112564)
141
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance his Department issued on the enforcement of the wearing of school uniforms by those schools that have such uniforms.
(112333)
142
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will publish guidance on school uniforms for schools to accompany the forthcoming Admissions Code.
(112334)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
143
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his definition is of a professional dog breeder in relation to EC Council Regulations 1/2005.
(117579)
144
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the Government's review of the cost of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Inspection; if he will waive Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control charges until the Government has completed its review; and if he will make a statement.
(117582)
145
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will assess the merits of amending the legislative framework on hosepipe bans to allow for concessions for the elderly, people with disabilities and those with newly landscaped gardens.
(112552)
146
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to designate England as a nitrate vulnerable zone.
(112616)
147
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the (a) 18th January 2006 and (b) 21st November 2006 meetings between his Department and the Absorbent Hygiene Products Manufacture Association.
(117589)
148
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his assessment is of the success of Waste Resources Action Plan's Real Nappy Campaign; how much funding was received by the Real Nappy Campaign in each year since 2003; and how much funding will be made available in the financial year 2007-08.
(117590)
149
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which options are currently being considered by his Department for the continuation of the Real Nappy Programme.
(117591)
150
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether funding will be provided to access authorities for ongoing costs in relation to Part One of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 in 2008-09.
(117592)
151
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to provide funding for the Access Management Grant Scheme in the next two financial years.
(117593)
152
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which access authorities have received funding via the Access Management Grant Scheme since 2004; and how much each received in each year.
(117594)
153
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what response was made by his Department to the review of the Access Management Grant Scheme submitted to his Department by the Countryside Agency in 2006.
(117595)
154
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has provided for (a) the implementation and (b) ongoing work in relation to Part One of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to each access authority in each year since 2004.
(117596)
155
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies are directly or indirectly connected with animal health and welfare; whether an animal welfare specialist is represented on each; and if he will make a statement.
(117674)
156
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay in the announcement by British Waterways of its decision on the funding of the lock and water-control structure on the Bow Back Rivers required to allow water freight access to the Olympic Park site.
(112425)
157
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with stakeholders about the potential role of electricity in providing low carbon heating ahead of the publication of the Energy White Paper.
(112570)
158
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Greater Manchester have implemented footpath gating orders using the powers contained within the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
(112365)
159
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commission further studies to ascertain the risk of flooding in areas put forward by English Partnerships as possible areas of growth surrounding Milton Keynes.
(112372)
160
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of reusable nappies in limiting the amount of household waste which is sent to landfill.
(112565)
161
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of reusable nappies.
(112566)
162
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which recycling plants abroad have been visited by his officials in the last 18 months; and at what cost to his Department.
(112567)
163
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (b) other organisations on promoting the use of real nappies.
(112588)
164
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112598)
165
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals have been subject to pre-movement testing for tuberculosis since it was introduced; and how many of those animals tested produced (a) a positive reaction and (b) inconclusive results in each county.
(112613)
166
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is giving to local authorities and other organisations dealing with the environmental damage caused by the beaching of the MSC Napoli.
(112036)
167
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the environmental damage to wildlife, reefs and fisheries following the beaching of the MSC Napoli.
(112037)
168
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times his Department has used the Parliamentary Scrutiny Override mechanism in each year since 2001; for what reasons it was used in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(117664)
169
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action he is taking with retail operators to encourage the recycling of plastic carrier bags.
(117693)
170
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater use of biodegradable and recyclable materials in the use of carrier bags for supermarkets.
(117694)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
171
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) the UN and (b) other agencies on the situation of (i) the Palestinian community living in Iraq and (ii) those Palestinians who have been displaced or fled from Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
(111257)
172
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Council of Europe conventions have been signed by the United Kingdom but not yet ratified; and what the dates of (a) signature and (b) expected ratification are in each case.
(117552)
173
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made by the British High Commission in Yaoundé concerning the arrest and holding of Dr Nfor Ngala Nfor and other members of the Southern Cameroon National Council at a press conference in the town of Bamenda on 20th January.
(111207)
174
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1403W, on British citizens convictions abroad, for how many individuals convicted and given a custodial sentence her Department's database holds passport details.
(112200)
175
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the mandate of Mr Schwartz Schilling set by the Contact Group for Bosnia-Herzegovina will be extended; and if she will make a statement.
(112530)
176
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the future of the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(112531)
177
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what latest assessment she has received on the security situation in the Gaza Strip; and if she will make a statement.
(112532)
178
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of progress by the Palestinian Authority towards the requirements set out by the Middle East Quartet in its statement of 30th January 2006.
(112534)
179
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications of the recent Iranian decision to bar 38 inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency from entering Iran; and if she will make a statement.
(112535)
180
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the recent Iran-Belarus Defence Agreement and (b) whether there are any proliferation implications arising from the agreement.
(112536)
181
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government made representations calling for the imposition of additional EU financial measures against Iran at the recent GAERC meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers; and what the government's policy is on such measures.
(112537)
182
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action against Burma the Government is advocating at the UN Security Council; what measures are under consideration at the UN Security Council; and if she will make a statement.
(112538)
183
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were taken into custody by forces of the government of Ethiopia during recent military operations in Somalia; what reports she has received on the condition of those held; and if she will make a statement.
(112539)
184
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what specific financial measures against proliferators her Department is developing as set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Autumn Performance Report 1st April to 30th September 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(112540)
185
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports proposals in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe for an EU foreign minister; and if she will make a statement.
(112542)
186
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports proposals in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe for an EU external action service; and if she will make a statement.
(112543)
187
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports proposals in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe for a permanent President of the European Council; and if she will make a statement.
(112544)
188
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Contact Group counterparts on the future status of Kosovo; and if she will make a statement.
(112545)
189
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the decision on the final status of Kosovo will be made; and if she will make a statement.
(112546)
190
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next round of the Two Kingdoms Dialogue with Saudi Arabia is to be held.
(117659)
191
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to increase links with the government of Syria; and if she will make a statement.
(117660)
192
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which officials in her Department have been formally tasked with considering the report of the Iraq Study Group; what form this consideration will take; and when it is expected to be completed.
(117661)
193
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what form and when the UK shared its experience from Northern Ireland with the government of Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
(117662)
194
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what help and support the UK is providing to promote reconciliation and non-sectarianism in Iraqi politics.
(117663)
195
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the human rights record of the Colombian Department of Administrative Security.
(117532)
196
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to renew her requests to her Iranian counterpart for the return of the British military equipment seized illegally in the Shatt-al-Arab causeway.
(112380)
197
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the US authorities about Jamil el-Banna and Bisher el-Rawi.
(112491)
198
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by her Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112607)
199
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Israeli Government on Israel's policy towards Iran.
(112496)
200
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help protect human rights in Burma.
(112563)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
201
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area have been waiting more than 18 weeks for non-emergency treatment that is covered by the 18 week maximum wait target for treatment.
(116957)
202
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to prevent hospital trusts from charging NHS patients who agree voluntarily to pay for fast tracked hospital treatment.
(116967)
203
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the Board of the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust on its proposed policy of delaying treatment for more than 18 weeks for patients in orthopaedics and general surgery; and if she will make a statement.
(116968)
204
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which medical services were intended to be provided by the new Harwich Hospital; when the construction on it began; and what services are now available at the hospital.
(117597)
205
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department is aware of plans to transfer any services available at Clacton Hospital to other hospitals.
(117598)
206
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid in fees to management consultants in the restructuring of the NHS; and what further expenditure on change consultants has been committed.
(112379)
207
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to encourage the NHS and social services to increase provision of intermediate (a) care services and (b) beds.
(112614)
208
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the financial effect on the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust of funding being directed to private sector providers for clinical assessment treatment and support services and elective surgery.
(112358)
209
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a guarantee has been made to an independent sector provider that GPs will refer to them an agreed proportion of referrals for clinical assessment treatment and support services in the North West of England.
(112487)
210
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to assess the competence of the staff of independent providers in providing (a) clinical assessment treatment and support services and (b) elective surgery.
(112493)
211
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will consult trade unions on the effect on levels of employment in the NHS in Lancashire and Cumbria of the transfer of clinical assessment treatment and support services to the independent sector.
(112498)
212
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect upon levels of employment in NHS trusts of transferring (a) clinical assessment, treatment and support services and (b) elective surgery to the independent sector.
(112500)
213
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the pilot studies for aneurysm screening to begin; and if she will make a statement.
(112201)
214
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January 2007, Official Report, column 1756W, on retirement age, if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to be sent to employees.
(112621)
215
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a privacy impact assessment (a) has been produced and (b) is planned for the NHS Spine project.
(112572)
216
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of (a) managerial salaries, (b) nursing salaries, (c) maternity leave payments and (d) pension contributions in the NHS was in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(112633)
217
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1583W, on Capture, Access, Treat and Support Service, who decided to designate the information requested as commercially sensitive; and what factors were taken into account when making this decision.
(111908)
218
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the average length of time it takes for a new cancer treatment to go from the laboratory discovery to being available from the NHS.
(112427)
219
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to publish the findings of the Institute of Psychiatry review of research on the use of compulsory community treatment orders for people with a mental disorder commissioned by her Department.
(117577)
220
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of MRSA were reported at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(112382)
221
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on medical education provision of financial deficits in the National Health Service; and if she will make a statement.
(111784)
222
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust is considering the removal of the physiotherapy provision to some Milton Keynes GP practices as part of its service review.
(112367)
223
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which posts and services within Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust are under review.
(112368)
224
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS bodies are in formal turnaround mode.
(117688)
225
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust plans to realign dental contracts in the city under the proposed turnaround plan.
(117689)
226
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS organisations which underspend against their capital budget may carry forward the underspend into future financial years.
(112362)
227
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to improve the care offered to those diagnosed with autism.
(112384)
228
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much land there is on the NHS estate, broken down by NHS trust; and how much was sold to developers in each year since 1997, broken down by trust.
(112385)
229
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was provided to the NHS Alliance from (a) her Department's budget and (b) the NHS budget in each financial year since 1997-98.
(112387)
230
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development to report to her Department on the results of their research on emergency readmissions.
(112409)
231
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the (a) hospital and (b) other NHS service closures which were referred to her by Overview and Scrutiny Committees in each month since January 2003; and what the outcome of the referral was in each case.
(112410)
232
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will estimate the average cost of treating an episode of infection by (a) Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and (b) Clostridium difficile; and what her most recent estimate is of the overall cost in a year of treating healthcare-associated infections in the NHS.
(112411)
233
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome was of her consultation on the use of picture health warnings on tobacco packs.
(112412)
234
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press releases her Department issued on infection control in each month since January 2004.
(112413)
235
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she established her Department's expert working group on uniform policy in the NHS; what work it has undertaken so far; and if she will make a statement.
(112414)
236
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which strategic health authorities have combined their eligibility criteria for NHS continuing care into a single set following the merger of strategic health authorities on 1st July 2006.
(112415)
237
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS walk-in centres have closed since 2000.
(112416)
238
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th November 2006, Official Report, columns 1269-70W, on community hospitals, what the outcome of her Department's assessment of the bids was; whether her Department has received further bids for capital funding of community hospitals; which primary care trusts have submitted each bid; what the value of each bid is; which community hospitals each bid relates to; and if she will make a statement.
(112418)
239
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with autism in 2005-06.
(112428)
240
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1600W, on NHS workforce, whether she has made any assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of offering guarantees of employment in the NHS to students leaving training.
(112553)
241
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1594W, on National Framework for Continuing Care, which are the issues which need further consideration.
(112554)
242
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1589W, on Healthy Living Social Marketing Strategy, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations attended the public stakeholder event on 15th December 2006.
(112557)
243
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1599W, on NHS maintenance costs, if she will provide a breakdown of the cost of backlog maintenance in 2005-06 by NHS organisation.
(112558)
244
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, column 463W, on Delayed Discharges Reimburshment Scheme, what information her Department holds on the liabilities of local authorities to pay charges under the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003.
(112559)
245
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th January 2007, Official Report, columns 702-3W, on the Small Change, Big Difference Campaign, if she will breakdown the overall expenditure on the campaign by initiative.
(112560)
246
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2007, Official Report, columns 1086-7W, on NHS Finance, whether the full budget for commissioning specialised services transferred from her Department to the NHS will be ring-fenced.
(112561)
247
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were taken into account when deciding to withdraw the availability of Ocuvite PreserVision on prescription.
(117691)
248
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to include periods of suspension in compiling hospital waiting list statistics.
(112360)
249
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the health services provided by Netcare in the UK.
(117531)
250
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of (a) Netcare's experience in delivering healthcare services and (b) Netcare's procedures for monitoring patients' satisfaction with Netcare's delivery of healthcare services.
(117578)
251
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average waiting times are in Blackpool South for treatment in (a) ear, nose and throat, (b) general surgery, (c) gynaecology, (d) orthopaedics, (e) rheumatology, (f) urology and (g) pain relief specialities.
(117599)
252
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the capacity of the NHS in (a) Cumbria and (b) Lancashire to meet the planned target of 18 weeks from referral to treatment by December 2008.
(117600)
253
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which clinical specialities met waiting time targets for treatment in Blackpool South in the latest period for which figures are available.
(117601)
254
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the implications of the proposals to award the clinical assessment, treatment and support contract in Lancashire to Netcare for NHS policy on the use of the independent sector in local health care provision.
(117642)
255
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the length of the decision-making process will be on the implementation of clinical assessment, treatment and support services in Cumbria and Lancashire.
(117643)
256
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what time period there will be between the publication of the consultation on clinical assessment, treatment and support services and the opening of CATS centres in Cumbria and Lancashire.
(117645)
257
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure that clinical academic posts are not affected by NHS financial deficits.
(112631)
258
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ring-fence the proceeds from the multi-professional and education levy for the funding of clinical academic posts.
(112632)
259
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the new Walport clinical lectureship posts will be funded; and if she will ensure that they are not affected by NHS financial deficits.
(117535)
260
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been provided for the Modernising Hearing Aid Service for the digital switchover in each year; and what funding she provided for this purpose in 2007-08.
(117606)
261
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were taken into account when deciding that expenditure by health bodies on digital hearing aids should be as capital rather than revenue funding.
(117610)
262
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112606)
263
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) original planned and (b) latest timetable is for delivery of the Picture Archiving and Communication System; what progress has been made with each local service provider system; and what the (i) original and (ii) latest timetable is for each local service provider system.
(112547)
264
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why there was no official Christmas tree at Richmond House for the 2006 Christmastide.
(112548)
265
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected blood needs of the NHS are for the next five years; how much is expected to be received in donations over the next five years; and what funding is planned for the National Blood Service over the next five years.
(112551)
266
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all patients will be able to opt out of having their (a) summary and (b) detailed care record put on (i) the Spine and (ii) any other database other than that of their GP.
(117530)
267
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure the accuracy of self-reporting of health conditions of (a) UK Irish men and (b) white British men living in England.
(117517)
268
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of registering the title Psychologist under a statutory scheme; and what consultations she has conducted.
(111419)
269
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have used NHS walk-in centres in the West Midlands since they first opened, broken down by centre.
(112419)
270
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how she plans to ensure continued funding for NHS walk-in centres in the West Midlands.
(112420)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
271
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a decision will be reached on the application submitted by Mrs Justina Obi Agu, reference 0110 2261.
(117580)
272
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on taxi and mini-cab fares in the transport of prisoners in each of the last three years.
(117554)
273
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of crime associated with the use of electronic communication and the internet.
(117555)
274
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where each of the anti-social behaviour co-ordinators are based.
(112373)
275
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the effectiveness of his Department's Respect Action Plan.
(112374)
276
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many male prisoners are classified as category (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and (d) D in England and Wales.
(112390)
277
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacant prison places there are for male category (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and (d) D prisoners in England and Wales.
(112391)
278
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacant prison places there are for female prisoners in (a) category A, (b) open and (c) closed prisons in England and Wales.
(112392)
279
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners there are in each prison in the south west region; and what the operational capacity is of each prison.
(112393)
280
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals were released from HMP Chelmsford immediately upon completing their sentence in each of the last five years; and what the (a) average and (b) longest time after the completion of sentence for the release of a foreign national from HMP Chelmsford in each year was.
(110596)
281
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to install modesty screens around every lavatory in shared cells in HMP Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.
(110597)
282
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the delays in releasing foreign national detainees who have completed their sentence at HMP Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.
(110598)
283
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer Question 115828, on indefinite leave to remain, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 10th January 2007.
(117678)
284
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the cost of producing and sending his recent letter to magistrates on the use of incarceration.
(112359)
285
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation was granted by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) local authority of recipient.
(112625)
286
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those who applied to the Highly-Skilled Migrant programme prior to September 2006 were warned of the potential for retrospectively-applied changes to the scheme.
(112626)
287
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant programme on previously successful applicants.
(112627)
288
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds have been allocated to the Home Office Scientific Development Branch to develop requirements and test methods for police riot protection.
(112628)
289
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for political asylum in the UK have been (a) received from and (b) granted to people from Iraq since 2003.
(111149)
290
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Asset Recovery Agency's costs and revenue recovery data will continue to be published on a quarterly basis after its absorption into the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
(112199)
291
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the costs to the public purse were of extradition requests from the Russian Federation in the cases of (a) Arhmed Zachaeav, (b) Natalia Chernysheva, (c) Vladimir Maruev, (d) Alexandre Termerko, (e) Boris Berezovsky, (f) Ramal Boruganov and (g) Alexander Gorbachev, broken down by Government agency.
(112497)
292
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies are directly or indirectly connected with animal health and welfare; whether an animal welfare specialist is represented on each; and if he will make a statement.
(117675)
293
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to prevent convicted child sex offenders from being employed as school bus drivers.
(112001)
294
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases there were of (a) doors found to be unlocked and (b) prisoners (i) absconding and (ii) escaping at each privately run prison in 2005-06.
(117568)
295
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults there were on (a) staff and (b) prisoners at each private prison in 2005-06.
(117569)
296
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any private prison has been refinanced by a holding or partner company.
(117570)
297
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what fines have been served on the companies operating private prisons since their opening; for what reasons; and whether any fines served on companies operating private prisons have been waived.
(117571)
298
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unfilled posts there were in the Prison Service in (a) public and (b) private prisons in each of the last 12 months.
(117572)
299
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the established Prison Service staff complement is in post in each prison in England and Wales.
(117573)
300
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to increase the number of prison officers in the Prison Service.
(117574)
301
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Sir Stephen Lander, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), has made statements to (a) The Guardian and (b) The Observer newspapers on operational deployment of SOCA agents to Colombia; and if he will make a statement.
(112622)
302
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a privacy impact assessment (a) has been produced and (b) is planned for (i) the identity cards scheme and (ii) the Automated Numberplate Recognition project.
(112580)
303
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Prison Service takes to enable remand prisoners to vote by post or proxy in (a) local elections and (b) general elections.
(117623)
304
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers (CSOs) operate within Chorley constituency; how many additional CSOs are due to be deployed within Chorley constituency during the course of 2006-07; and what funding has been provided for these additional support officers.
(117641)
305
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal offences involving violence were carried out on public transport in each year since 1997, broken down by mode; and if he will make a statement.
(111782)
306
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in numbers of crimes recorded in Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit was in each year since 1997, broken down by category of crime.
(112261)
307
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January 2007, Official Report, column 1822W, on animal welfare, in what ways animal welfare stakeholders will be actively involved in the development of the Animals Scientific Procedures Better Regulation Programme; and what effect the programme will have on (a) the procedures licensed under the 1986 and (b) the codes of practice for the housing and care of animals.
(117529)
308
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he took to ensure that his decision to deport the Bokhari family of Grimsby was communicated to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby once his Office had learnt that the hon. Member's Grimsby office was closed.
(112350)
309
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what statutory powers police and immigration officers carry out early morning immigration enforcement visits.
(112351)
310
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Bokhari family of Grimsby received a home visit to assess their medical needs before the recent early morning immigration enforcement visit.
(112352)
311
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that crimes against children are included in the list of police priorities in the national police plan.
(112630)
312
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Answer of 6th December 2006, Official Report, column 302, on domestic violence, if he will provide a breakdown of how the £70 million provided to tackle domestic violence has been allocated.
(112642)
313
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of those served with anti-social behaviour orders were from (a) Afro-Caribbean, (b) Asian and (c) white ethnic backgrounds.
(117551)
314
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to make a requirement on police authorities to hold regular youth community forums.
(117553)
315
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to monitor compliance with the gender equality duty in respect of crimes related to domestic violence.
(117561)
316
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112592)
317
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost has been of the investigation by the Metropolitan Police into alleged breaches of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 and the Political Parties and Referendums Act 2000.
(112525)
318
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 23rd January, Official Report, columns 1706-8W, on sentences, what the average sentence was served by prisoners released in each of the last 10 years after serving sentences for each of the categories of crime set out in the Answers.
(117581)
319
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the dispersal of section 4 asylum seekers out of London.
(112377)
320
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates of HMP Channings Wood, Denbury were diagnosed with a mental illness in each of the last three years.
(111420)
321
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many doubled cells there are in HMP Channings Wood; how many of these are without screens around the lavatory; and what steps he has taken to ensure the adequate supply of screens.
(111421)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
322
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the Joint Committee on Human Rights spent on advisers in each of the past five years.
(112526)
323
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the costs to the House were of the Joint Committee on Human Rights in each of the past five years.
(112529)
324
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether dining room bookings made for functions in breach of rules governing the use of such facilities can be cancelled by the House authorities.
(112004)
325
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, when he expects the maintenance work and refurbishment of the lavatories on the fifth floor of Norman Shaw North to be completed.
(117687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
326
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the numbers of displaced Palestinians in (a) Iraq and (b) at temporary refugee camps at (i) Ruwayshid in Jordan, (ii) Al-Hol in Syria and (iii) Al-Tanf on the Iraq-Syria border; and what assistance is provided to them by (A) the UN High Commission for Refugees and (B) other international bodies.
(111255)
327
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the numbers of displaced Palestinians in Baghad; and what assessment he has made of their situation and humanitarian needs.
(111256)
328
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to encourage transparency over mining activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(112617)
329
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Government spending, other than from the Department for International Development (DfID), is counted as Official Development Aid (ODA), broken down by department or agency; and what proportion of total ODA came from non-DfID Government sources in each year since 2001.
(112332)
330
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112595)
Questions to the Leader of the House
331
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, how much the Privy Council Office spent on advertising, including advertorials and advertising features with The Guardian newspaper, including online, in the last year for which figures are available.
(112576)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
332
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many public contracts have been awarded in Northern Ireland to (a) Remploy and (b) other similar organisations since January 2006; and if he will take steps to increase the number of contracts awarded to such employers.
(112378)
333
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what period Mr Keith Moffatt was Chief Executive of Translink; and on which occasions he met Mr Moffatt during his time as Chief Executive.
(112429)
334
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio is of medically qualified academics to medical students in Queens University Belfast Medical School.
(112430)
335
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many medical academics are employed by higher education institutions in Northern Ireland excluding Queens University Belfast Medical School.
(112431)
336
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many medical academics taught medical students in the Province in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(112432)
337
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112593)
338
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many neonatal cots there are in each hospital in the Province; and how many are in (a) intensive care, (b) high dependency and (c) special care units.
(112433)
339
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the current provision of specialist neonatal services in the Province.
(112434)
340
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many consultant nurses in the neonatology specialty there are in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number of consultant nurses in neonatology in the Province.
(112435)
341
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many babies were transferred outside the Province (a) for services that are not provided in Northern Ireland and (b) on account of all available neonatal cots being occupied in each of the last five years.
(112436)
342
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the costs incurred as a result of transferring babies outside the Province for neonatal care in each of the last five years.
(112437)
343
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he plans to increase the number of neonatal cots in hospitals in the Province.
(112438)
344
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to enhance specialist neonatal services in the Province.
(112439)
345
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many neonatal cots in hospitals in the Province there were on 1st January (a) 2002, (b) 1997 and (c) 1992.
(112440)
346
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the findings of recent work commissioned by his Department on the current level of specialist neonatal provision in the Province.
(112441)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
347
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, whether her special advisers have (a) conducted work and (b) provided advice to her on the funding of financing of political parties in the last 12 months.
(112578)
Questions to the Prime Minister
348
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 11th January 2007, Official Report, column 650W, on entertainment budget, whether the figures referred to on the costs of official entertainment at 10 Downing Street and Chequers in 2005-06 provided to the hon. Members for South Holland and The Deepings and for Southend West in Answers of 11th October 2005, Official Report, column 788W, were collected using the same methodology as those in the Answer of 21st July 2005, Lords Official Report, column WA262.
(112489)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
349
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112601)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
350
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in preparing submissions to the European Court of Justice on the Viking case, what view his Department has taken on the question of whether the right to strike is protected in EU law as a fundamental right.
(112501)
351
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons grants of up to £30,000 will no longer be available for small community groups under Phase 1 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(117585)
352
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons a monthly cap of £500,000 has been introduced on grant allocations to domestic renewable energy installers under Phase 1 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(117586)
353
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on funding of (a) solar photovoltaic, (b) solar hot water and (c) micro wind generation for domestic use; and whether there has been a change in the funding stream of such projects.
(117587)
354
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the budget is of the Low Carbon Building Programme.
(117588)
355
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will consider a ban on the import of seal products.
(112002)
356
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with stakeholders about the merits of electric heating ahead of the publication of the Energy White Paper.
(112569)
357
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on how to secure UK electronic networks against disruption from (i) attack and (ii) natural hazards; and if he will make a statement.
(112389)
358
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) real terms and (b) percentage change was in Government funding for medical research between 1997 and 2006.
(112426)
359
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance is being given to British companies to help them to export to Kuwait.
(112381)
360
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings he has had with senior representatives of British power companies since taking office; and on how many occasions such meetings have taken place.
(117644)
361
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, with which non-government organisations he has had meetings to discuss energy policy since he took office; and how many such meetings have taken place.
(117696)
362
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1568W, on regional funding expenditure, if he will break down by main budget heading the expenditure of the South East Development Agency in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during 2005-06.
(117684)
363
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expenditure by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112591)
364
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the value of the contract with China to provide new nuclear plants for which BNFL was competing; and what steps his Department took to assist in attempts to win this contract for a British company.
(112549)
365
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the Office of Fair Trading to publish its report on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.
(112550)
366
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many credit files on consumers are held by credit reference agencies in the UK; how many of these show a record of bankruptcy against a particular consumer; and how long the record of bankruptcy remains on a consumer's credit file after discharge from bankruptcy.
(112484)
367
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many credit files on consumers held by credit reference agencies in the UK show a record of an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) against a particular consumer; and how long the record of IVA remains on a consumer's credit file after the period for its completion has ended.
(112485)
368
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many credit files on consumers held by credit reference agencies in the UK show a record of one or more County Court Judgements (CCJ) against a particular consumer; and how long the record of a CCJ remains on a consumer's credit file.
(112486)
369
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) community interest companies and (b) social enterprises there are in each local authority area in England expressed per 10,000 population in descending order.
(117521)
370
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will launch an advertising campaign to encourage people to save energy.
(112634)
371
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much postal business Royal Mail has lost to the private sector since the postal industry was opened up to competition.
(112639)
372
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether Royal Mail customers posting items 2nd class sometimes receive a 1st class service.
(117609)
373
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 1144W, on British household panel survey, for what reason his Department considers living in (a) a household with no other individuals, either adults or children and (b) accommodation that is rented from either a local authority or from a housing association an indicator of disadvantage.
(117526)
374
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to make a statement giving details of post office closures following the consultation.
(112502)
375
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria will be used to determine which post offices should close following the current consultation.
(112503)
376
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payment will be offered to postmasters where post offices will be closed following the review.
(112504)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
377
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has assessed the merits of introducing measures to ensure that standards of driving attained at the time of taking a driving test are maintained; and if he will make a statement.
(117685)
378
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to issue compulsory purchase orders for properties along the route of the proposed A21 upgrade.
(111567)
379
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many compulsory purchase orders have been issued along the route of the proposed A21 upgrade in each year since 2005.
(111568)
380
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the expected cost implications are of road pricing schemes for vehicle technology for individual motorists.
(112257)
381
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Maritime and Coastguard Agency takes to evaluate the communication levels among mixed nationality crews on UK ships.
(117627)
382
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Maritime and Coastguard Agency takes to ensure that foreign seafarers serving on UK ships understand the working language on board their vessel.
(117628)
383
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many certificates of equivalent competency have been issued to foreign seafarers in each year since 2000.
(117629)
384
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue guidance to relevant authorities on the placing of signs setting out the hours of single yellow line parking restrictions.
(117683)
385
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the delay in centralising licensing work to the Leeds Traffic Area Office; and if he will make a statement.
(112422)
386
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects on the work of the Leeds Traffic Area Office of the delay in centralising licensing work; and if he will make a statement.
(112423)
387
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency will honour individual commitments to staff in the Traffic Area Offices, other than Leeds, in relation to redeployment or severance.
(112424)
388
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents were reported on (a) the A2 in Bexley borough, (b) the A20 in Bexley borough, (c) Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, (d) Okehampton Crescent, Welling, (e) Bourne Road, Bexley, (f) Gravel Hill, Bexley, (g) Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, (h) Knee Hill, Abbey Wood, (i) Park View Road, Bexleyheath, (k) Broadway, Bexleyheath, (l) Avenue Road, Bexleyheath, (m) Pickford Lane, Bexleyheath and (n) Long Lane, Bexleyheath in 2005-06.
(112585)
389
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if, in the light of the employment, by the Stagecoach Company in East Kent of a convicted child sex offender as a school bus driver, he will review the efficacy of the powers available to the Traffic Commissioners to reject applications for public service vehicle drivers.
(112003)
390
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to the recently announced campaign to raise awareness of the change in penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
(112641)
391
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities in (a) England and (b) Greater Manchester have decriminalised parking offences within their boundaries; and if he will make a statement.
(112364)
392
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2007, Official Report, column 752W, on the Government Car Agency, what charge was made by the Government Car and Despatch Agency to (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2005-06 to recover its costs for ministerial transport; and what the estimated charge is for 2006-07.
(117679)
393
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department ensures value for money when work for hedge-cutting and fence maintenance on motorways is contracted out; who inspects the standard of work carried out on fence maintenance and hedge-cutting on motorways; and what measures are taken to ensure that hedge-cutting and fence maintenance on motorways is conducted to pre-set standards and budgetted costs.
(117640)
394
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he approved or supported in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007 for improving access at Llandaff Station, Cardiff, for people with disabilities.
(112335)
395
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultations have taken place with people with disabilities on access and facilities for passengers and other users of Llandaff Station, Cardiff.
(112336)
396
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what action he plans to take to improve access for people with disabilities at Llandaff Station, Cardiff.
(112337)
397
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations within the boundaries of the City of Cardiff give wheelchair access for disabled people to both up and down line trains.
(112338)
398
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last discussed access for wheelchair users to railway stations in Wales with the First Minister.
(112339)
399
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of container handling capacity shortages at United Kingdom ports on economic growth; and if he will make a statement.
(111783)
400
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what factors were taken into account when deciding to ban the wearing of tinted visors by motorcyclists.
(117690)
401
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the progress of proposals to allow reflective strips in place of lighting on skips.
(117692)
402
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on queues at airports in London of security measures introduced since August 2006.
(112490)
403
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the expenditure by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112600)
404
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the cost of introducing free public transport on buses for (a) young people under 18 and (b) young people under 21.
(112635)
405
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the cost of providing free public transport for all school children, broken down by mode of transport.
(112636)
406
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to introduce park and ride schemes.
(112637)
407
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve rail services between Lancaster and Morecambe.
(112638)
408
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency failed to send out reminder notices for car tax renewal to residents of the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in the last 12 months.
(117608)
409
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials from his Department worked on the Eddington report.
(112375)
410
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's estimate is of (a) the current shortfall of large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers and (b) the requirement for new LGV drivers over the next 10 years.
(112376)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
411
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he last met the Paymaster General to discuss proposals to reorganise HM Revenue and Customs offices in Wales.
(112038)
412
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on delivering the benefits of the Olympic Games to the whole of the UK with particular reference to the creation of manufacturing jobs for the production of sustainable materials in (a) Blaenau Gwent and (b) Wales.
(112388)
413
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the expenditure by his Department on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft was in each of the last three years.
(112594)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
414
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households were subject to non-dependent deductions from housing benefit in each London borough in the last year for which figures are available; and in what percentage of these households there were also dependent children.
(117566)
415
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact on work incentives of the pilot standard housing allowance.
(117575)
416
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average deduction made was per household from which a non-dependent deduction was applied to their housing benefit entitlement in (a) London and (b) each London borough.
(117576)
417
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the winter fuel payment.
(112443)
418
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis was for the estimate in paragraph 39 of the executive summary of his Department's Personal Accounts White Paper that 60 per cent. of private pensions savings going into the new personal accounts would be new savings.
(112260)
419
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many public contracts have been awarded in England to supported employers to (a) Remploy and (b) other similar organisations since January 2006; and if he will take steps to increase the number of contracts awarded to such employers.
(112383)
420
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners receive state second pension payments of (a) less than £20, (b) between £20 and £50 and (c) more than £50.
(117560)
421
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years.
(112597)
422
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for simplifying the benefits system for people with disabilities.
(112488)
423
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to encourage eligible pensioners to claim pension credit.
(117602)
424
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many fatal accidents at work occurred in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; and how many have occurred in 2007.
(117603)
425
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive records accidents that occur when workers are being transported to work by their employers.
(117604)
426
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many enforcement officers the Health and Safety Executive employs.
(117607)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
427
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the name and location is of each social enterprise ambassador in England.
[Transferred] (117520)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
428
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) one bed, (b) two bed, (c) three bed and (d) four or more bed units of social housing were completed in each year since 2000 in each London borough.
[Transferred] (117567)
429
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what advice her Department gives to those local authorities whose bids for second round Local Enterprise Growth Initiative funding were unsuccessful.
[Transferred] (112361)
430
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the reasons were for the rejection of each unsuccessful local authority bid for funding under the second round of the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative.
[Transferred] (112421)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
431
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the operation of the Temporary International Mechanism to Deliver Assistance to the Palestinian People; and whether decisions have been made about enlarging the mechanism.
[Transferred] (112533)

 
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