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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 21 February 2007

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 21 February 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 21 February 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 21 February of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 21 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 21 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value to the UK economy of the publishing industry was in each year since 1990.
(121895)
2
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) employees and (b) workspaces there are in each of the HM Revenue and Customs' offices in Greater Manchester; and what the (i) expiry date of the lease and (ii) rental cost per square foot is of each office.
(120681)
3
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount paid in remittances from the UK to developing countries in each of the last five years, broken down by recipient state.
(122563)
4
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many deaths in (a) each London borough and (b) each Government Office region alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each year since 2004.
(122424)
5
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of the Secretary of State for International Development of 30th January 2007, Official Report, column 165W, on development aid, if he will break down the ODA attributable to his Department in each year by (a) programme and (b) agency.
(122514)
6
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken to process an HM Revenue and Customs 64-8 agent's authorisation form was in the last period for which figures are available.
(122254)
7
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what work was carried out by the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre since 2004.
(122255)
8
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was to the UK of its share of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre in each year since 2004.
(122256)
9
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to consult the public on the presentation of HM Revenue and Customs's taxpayer statements of account.
(122257)
10
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs enquiries into 2004-05 tax returns have been started in each month.
(122258)
11
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers had (a) negative Pay as you Earn (PAYE) K codes and (b) negative PAYE K codes in addition to payments on account in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06.
(122259)
12
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average overpayment or underpayment of taxpayers with negative Pay as you Earn K codes as well as payments on account was in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(122260)
13
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs correspondingly reduced any requests for payments on account when calculating negative Pay as you Earn K codes in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(122261)
14
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) meetings he has held with (i) Government colleagues and (ii) his European counterparts and officials and (b) publications he has written on the return of regional responsibilities from the EU to the UK.
(122230)
15
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the 10 day period allowed under the former Inland Revenue's Code of Practice 21 (COP21) for the department to investigate and respond to an appeal against non-disclosure of subject access data under the Data Protection Act 1998 remains the same for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC); and when he expects Mr Michael Armstrong of the Data Protection Unit HMRC to reply substantively to the letter from Mr Gerard Churchhouse on his appeal (Ref: SAR 2090/06) dated 7th September 2006.
(122557)
16
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue lost to the Treasury as a result of (a) the value added tax exemptions available to businesses based in the Channel Islands supplying unlicensed medicines to UK mainland consumers and (b) the ability of such businesses to avoid UK corporation taxes.
(122306)
17
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average payment has been made by parents into existing child trust fund accounts in (a) Staffordshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Tamworth constituency.
(122406)
18
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage parents to increase payments to child trust fund accounts.
(122431)
19
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the housing market for first-time buyers in Stafford constituency.
(122233)
20
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the most recent (a) employment and (b) unemployment rates are in Stafford constituency; and what assessment he has made of the prospects for the local labour market over the next three years.
(122235)
21
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which price indices he uses for determining annual uprating of public spending; and what the reasons are for each one's use for that purpose.
(122308)
22
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which business areas within HM Revenue and Customs there were delays beyond target response times in processing correspondence in each of the last three months; and if he will make a statement.
(122397)
23
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the projections for staff members in each HM Revenue and Customs office until 2010; how many of the offices he expects to have the minimum staff number during this period; and if he will make a statement.
(122398)
24
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the financial effect on the Exchequer of introducing tax credit awards which are fixed for periods of six months; what changes in administrative costs would result from such a reform; and if he will make a statement.
(122399)
25
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates the Union Flag was flown from the Treasury since 2005.
(122437)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
26
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the welfare review being conducted by David Freud.
(122385)
27
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many public enquiries were directed to her Department in each year since 1997.
(122470)
28
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many external consultants were used by her Department in each year since 2005; and at what cost in each year.
(122471)
29
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent by her Department on (a) travel and (b) accommodation (i) within the UK and (ii) abroad in 2005-06.
(122472)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
30
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to incorporate environmental issues within local area agreements.
(120940)
31
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress her Department has made on implementing local area agreements in the East Sussex area; and if she will make a statement.
(120944)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to increase the number of private landlords introducing energy efficiency schemes.
(122353)
33
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the merits of using community land trusts to increase access to property ownership by lower income householders.
(122354)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much each local authority spent on out-of-authority placements for special educational needs in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) social services, (b) education and (c) other.
(122355)
35
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homeless households with dependent children there were in each form of temporary accommodation in 2006-07 in each government region.
(122177)
36
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built for key workers in London under the (a) intermediate rent, (b) homebuy new build and (c) mixed funded for sale programmes; how many have been (i) sold and (ii) let under each programme; and what the (A) average and (B) longest time has been that a home in each programme has remained empty.
(122392)
37
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of homes built for key workers in London were sold to key workers in each year since the inception of key worker homes.
(122428)
38
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of A2 and A8 migration on (a) homelessness and (b) measures to tackle homelessness in the UK.
(122312)
39
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which gay rights organisations she has met in relation to the Equality Act 2006; and how many such meetings she has had.
(122248)
40
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which religious organisations she has met to discuss the Equality Act 2006; and how many such meetings she has had.
(122249)
41
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations she has received on the business case for the Fire Control Project; if she will place copies of such representations in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(122294)
42
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many successful prosecutions for blue badge fraud were recorded by local authorities in England and Wales in 2006.
(122203)
43
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria she used in the allocation of capitalisation permissions to local authorities.
(122566)
44
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will give urgent consideration to Stoke on Trent Council's bid for capitalisation permission; and if she will make a statement.
(122567)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
45
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of cases delayed by a legal aid application in each of the last five years.
(122183)
46
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average hourly rate paid for legal representation was in each of the last five years for those who paid their legal costs and were reimbursed after acquittal or the dropping of charges.
(122184)
47
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average hourly rate paid for legal representation was under legal aid in each of the last five years.
(122185)
48
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what facilities are provided for litigants attending hearings in person at the Royal Courts of Justice to consult law reports and legal texts.
(122554)
49
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the constitutional position of the Channel Islands.
(122321)
50
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely impact on staff morale of the introduction of the new department pay system to be introduced on 1st April 2007.
(122232)
51
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) staff and (b) management have a comprehensive understanding of the workings and effects of the new departmental pay system to be introduced on 1st April.
(122238)
52
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what methods her Department uses to retain skilled staff in socially deprived areas of the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(122240)
53
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that staff in all parts of Wales will continue to receive pay which is comparable with that of staff carrying out similar roles in other areas of the UK under the new pay system to be introduced from 1st April 2007.
(122246)
54
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) PCS and (b) other trade union organisations on the long-term effects on staff pay of the new departmental pay system to be introduced from 1st April 2007.
(122247)
55
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) training, (b) guidance and (c) other information her Department plans to give to executive officer grade staff who have not previously been subject to performance related pay on the changes to the way in which they will be paid under the new pay system to be introduced from 1st April 2007.
(122252)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
56
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many casinos are licensed to operate in the UK; and how many she expects there to be in each of the next five years.
(122346)
57
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the income of (a) betting shops, (b) casinos and (c) on-course gambling in each of the last five years.
(122347)
58
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which URLs her Department has registered in the 2006-07 financial year; at what cost; and if she will make a statement.
(122264)
59
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the purpose was of each lottery grant to organisations in Chorley constituency in each of the last three years.
(122348)
60
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of problem gamblers in Leicester South.
(122541)
61
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been (a) committed and (b) distributed by the New Opportunities Fund since its creation.
(122295)
62
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been (a) committed and (b) distributed by the Big Lottery Fund on projects relating to (i) health, (ii) education and (iii) the environment since its creation.
(122296)
63
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library the representations which have been received by English Heritage on the location of the new Supreme Court in Middlesex Guildhall.
(122297)
64
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions her Department has overruled advice given to her by English Heritage in the last four years; and what the circumstances were of each occasion.
(122298)
65
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Minister has taken to mitigate the impact of the new Supreme Court upon the Grade II* status of Middlesex Guildhall.
(122299)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
66
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department has provided to the Meteorological Office for the Public Weather Service in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the value of money provided by the service.
(122553)
67
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of total public expenditure represented by the amount of the additional costs incurred by the conflicts in (a) Iraq in each year since 2002-03 and (b) Afghanistan in each year since 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.
(122302)
68
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he expects the Battlefield Target Identification System to supersede the Bowman and Coalition Blue Force Situational Awareness Demonstrator.
(122218)
69
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British land forces are dependent on (a) orange panels and (b) other eye dependent systems for combat identification in any land theatre.
(122219)
70
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he expects the Battlefield Target Identification System to be fully inter-operable with (a) the United States and (b) other NATO countries.
(122220)
71
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Battlefield Target Identification System to come into service; and if he will make a statement.
(122221)
72
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Successor Identification Friend or Foe System is suitable for individual vehicle identification in land combat operations.
(122222)
73
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Successor Identification Friend or Foe System is compatible with the combat identification systems used by (a) the United States armed forces and (b) other NATO countries.
(122223)
74
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) RAF and (b) Army Air Corps aircraft and helicopters have been fitted with the Successor Identification Friend or Foe System; and what plans he has to fit systems to those which have not.
(122224)
75
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Army vehicles have been fitted with the Successor Identification Friend or Foe system; and what plans he has to fit systems to those which have not.
(122225)
76
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what extra security has been provided at regional airports used for troop movements by charter flights; and if he will make a statement.
(122251)
77
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether time spent on overseas operational service counts towards residency for foreign and commonwealth servicemen serving in the British armed forces.
(122275)
78
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his (a) Lithuanian, (b) Polish, (c) Czech, (d) Australian and (e) Romanian counterparts about changing the operational caveats of multi-national forces in Southern Iraq.
(122193)
79
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce the findings and recommendations of Project Borona.
(122194)
80
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce changes to (a) mid-deployment leave entitlements and (b) post operational leave entitlements for Armed Forces personnel.
(122195)
81
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Armed Forces personnel were granted a divorce in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 who (i) have since left the Armed Forces and (ii) are still serving.
(122196)
82
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what marriage counselling and support is available to (a) the families of Armed Forces personnel and (b) Armed Forces personnel serving in theatre.
(122197)
83
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will discuss with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes the extension of the range of goods that are available for sale in theatre to UK Armed Forces personnel.
(122198)
84
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will extend postal welfare benefits to those Commonwealth servicemen and women serving in the Armed Forces to allow them to use the free bluey post to communicate with their families when their families do not live in the United Kingdom.
(122199)
85
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will extend the telephone credits welfare benefits of Armed Forces personnel serving in theatre from 30 minutes per week to one hour per week.
(122200)
86
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review the operational capability of the desert boots issued to UK Armed Forces personnel.
(122201)
87
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for introducing flame retardant clothing to all operational (a) RAF, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Army Air Corps air crews.
(122202)
88
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the size of the Iraqi (a) army and (b) police force is; and what forecast he has made of its size in July.
(122401)
89
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what level of military co-operation there is between the UK and (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand and (c) Finland.
(122402)
90
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which national flags are flown at the Trooping of the Colour; and what criteria govern their selection.
(122444)
91
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to visit military personnel in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(122463)
92
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) troops and (b) military vehicles there are in (i) Basra and (ii) Southern Helmand, broken down by type.
(122486)
93
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what operations are being undertaken by British troops (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(122487)
94
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries are involved in military operations alongside UK military forces.
(122489)
95
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan under mortar or rocket attack may retaliate; whether they are provided with any means of (i) locating the source of mortar or rocket fire and (ii) tracking subsequent movement of those who carried out the attack.
(122356)
96
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries have been sustained by occupants of Pinsgauer Vector vehicles in occupational use; and what the positions of the persons involved were within the vehicle.
(122357)
97
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any Pinsgauer Vector vehicle has been hit by (a) mine or (b) improvised explosive device; what damage was sustained; and whether the vehicle was written off.
(122358)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
98
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his (a) external and (b) internal diary appointments were for each week of January 2007.
(122390)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
99
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of children in each English local authority with a selective admissions system took the 11-plus test in each of the last 10 years; and how many places there were in wholly selective maintained schools in each authority in each year.
(120813)
100
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of medical students in the UK were non-European Economic Area nationals in each of the last five years.
(122176)
101
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications to universities were made in each academic year from 1997 to 2007, broken down by ethnic group.
(122404)
102
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what rates of student retention were in each academic year from 1996 to 2007, broken down by (a) social class, (b) ethnicity and (c) age.
(122405)
103
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultations his Department is undertaking on the new 50-point scale for those working in higher education.
(122352)
104
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 14 year old (a) boys and (b) girls reached each level in the national curriculum tests in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in each London education authority in each of the last five years.
(122217)
105
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff were responsible for musical instrument teaching in secondary schools in each local education authority in London in each of the last five years.
(122419)
106
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in London ran a deficit in each of the last four years; what estimate he has made of the number of London schools likely to have a deficit at the end of 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(122423)
107
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library a copy of the consultation document for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority secondary curriculum review.
(122274)
108
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children resident in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area with special educational needs were placed in schools outside that area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(121149)
109
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on educating children from the Peterborough Local Education Authority area out of area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(121150)
110
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times since taking up his post he has met (a) representatives of religious organisations with an interest in education and (b) representatives of humanist organisations with an interest in education.
(122250)
111
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what resources were made available to early years foundation stage in each of the last three years.
(122270)
112
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much of the funding allocated to early years provision has been allocated to (a) Sure Start children's centres, (b) nursery provision, (c) childminder networks and (d) other bodies.
(122271)
113
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether there has been a delay in the implementation of the 2006 Code of Practice for nursery provision.
(122272)
114
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on English for Speakers of Other Languages lessons for (a) immigrants and (b) asylum seekers in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(122380)
115
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were excluded (a) temporarily and (b) permanently for bringing an offensive weapon to school in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(122381)
116
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the amount of money available to each English local education authority per school pupil was in the school year 1996-97 in (a) actual and (b) real terms at 2007 prices, ranked in order of the amount of grant available from his Department.
(122107)
117
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will estimate how many vacancies there are for social workers; and if he will make a statement.
(122504)
118
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many social workers were trained in the UK in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(122505)
119
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of internet filtering programmes used by schools in the South West.
(122292)
120
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many looked after children who went missing from care were victims of a crime against the person while missing in each of the last five years.
(122375)
121
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children who went missing from care in each of the last five years subsequently disclosed abuse as the reason for running away.
(122376)
122
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is given to local authorities on looked after children missing from care, specifying in each case the (a) document, (b) paragraph and (c) line references; and whether each has statutory status.
(122476)
123
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young looked after children went missing from care in each of the last five years; and in how many of these cases the whereabouts of the child are unknown.
(122477)
124
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much deficit was accrued by each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in each local authority area in England in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(122413)
125
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the projected year-end financial position is for each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in each local authority area in England in 2006-07 and 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(122414)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
126
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects copies of the individual responses to the Consultation on proposals for managing the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops in England to be publicly available.
(121916)
127
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses his Department received during the Consultation on proposals for managing the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops in England from (a) members of the public, (b) non-government organisations, (c) farming organisations, (d) farmers, (e) local authorities, (f) food companies, (g) biotechnology companies and their representatives, (h) the organic industry and (i) research institutions.
(121917)
128
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department expects to make a summary of the responses to the Consultation on proposals for managing the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops in England available on the Department's website.
(121918)
129
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many agreed local area agreements have incorporated biodiversity requirements.
(120941)
130
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's guidance on local site systems is implemented.
(120942)
131
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the full implementation of his Department's guidance on local site systems within local area agreements.
(120943)
132
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase visibility in the waste chain following the introduction of Hazardous Waste Regulations in 2005.
(122330)
133
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Department for Interntional Development on the impact on developing countries of UK and EU policy on setting targets for biofuels.
(122331)
134
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what investigations he has commissioned or supported into methods of disposal of medical waste.
(122332)
135
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to announce the final grants for conservation and woodland protection; and what discussions he has had with the National Trust on the matter.
(122333)
136
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact on flora and fauna in the Severn estuary of the installation of the Severn Barrage.
(122349)
137
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why his Department is adopting a new private finance initiative proposal for waste credits; which local authorities will be eligible; and how bids will be prioritised.
(122350)
138
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to be able to introduce fully the EU directive on individual producer responsibility into UK waste regulations.
(122374)
139
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Hunting Act 2005 on (a) levels of rural employment, (b) the fox population, (c) sheep deaths caused by foxes and (d) the prosperity of rural areas.
(122506)
140
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the remit and role is of scientists in his Department in providing advice on avian influenza; and if he will place in the Library copies of the advice provided by those scientists since 19th January 2007.
(122291)
141
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many refuelling and recharging stations received payments from the Energy Saving Trust's Refuelling and Recharging Infrastructure Grant Programme in each year of the programme; and if he will make a statement.
(122192)
142
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his latest estimate is of the percentage of transport fuels sourced from renewable sources in 2006-07; and what his most recent forecasts are for 2007-08 and 2008-09.
(122322)
143
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the density and distribution of refuelling and recharging stations for renewable transport fuels that would be necessary to create a viable supply infrastructure.
(122323)
144
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to develop a refuelling and recharging infrastructure for renewable transport fuels; and if he will make a statement.
(122324)
145
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of measures to prevent avian influenza through confinement of birds upon the status of organic poultry farms.
(122335)
146
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of the recent outbreak of avian influenza upon the revenues of poultry farms.
(122336)
147
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual change in revenues was in the (a) farming and (b) dairy farming sectors in each of the last five years.
(122338)
148
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms went bankrupt in each of the last five years, broken down by reason for bankruptcy.
(122339)
149
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects all single farm payments to have been made.
(122447)
150
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the annual average incomes of dairy farmers in (a) England and (b) Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(122448)
151
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase the amount of recycled paper used in his Department.
(122429)
152
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the paper used by his office comes from recycled sources.
(122430)
153
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to restrict imports from countries which have experienced outbreaks of the H5N1 virus.
(122206)
154
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Higher Level Stewardship Scheme applications were (a) received and (b) approved by (i) English Nature in each month from 2004 until the transfer of the scheme to Natural England and (ii) by Natural England since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(122485)
155
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme in (a) mitigating climate change and (b) conserving species; and if he will make a statement.
(122520)
156
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of staff changes at (a) Monks Wood and (b) Winfrith Centre for Hydrology and Ecology research stations on (i) the Government's biodiversity programme and (ii) progress towards the 2010 target on biodiversity loss; and if he will make a statement.
(122543)
157
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what co-funding partners have been found to establish a workshop on internet wildlife trade at the forthcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in June 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(122539)
158
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the ability of veterinary surgeons to prescribe for animals medicines otherwise used for humans.
(121144)
159
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the cost of drugs on the affordability of care for sick domestic animals.
(121145)
160
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative plays in delivering the animal welfare dimensions of the Government's Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(122266)
161
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the Holton farms to be allowed to rear turkeys again.
(122265)
162
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much meat from (a) geese and (b) turkeys was imported into the UK from (i) Hungary, (ii) Europe and (iii) the rest of the world in each of the last six months.
(122267)
163
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates he has made of the cost of the H5N1 outbreak to Bernard Matthews' company.
(122268)
164
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicle movements in and out of Holton on a typical day before the H5N1 outbreak; how many take place on a typical day now; and how many such movements are of vehicles from (a) abroad and (b) Hungary.
(122269)
165
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the recent H5N1 outbreak and adverse publicity on (a) the poultry meat sector, (b) the turkey meat sector and (c) British exports of poultry meat.
(122314)
166
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to implement the Environmental Liability Directive; and what progress has been made against the 30th April 2007 deadline for transposing the directive into UK law.
(122555)
167
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has made within the European Union on including measures to protect UK (a) priority species and (b) sites of special scientific interest in the Environmental Liability Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(122556)
168
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government's consultation on the third phase of the Energy Efficiency Commitment covering 2008-11 will include a section on smart metering with two way communications systems.
(122530)
169
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department plans to carry out on the impact of smart metering with two way communication systems on consumer domestic usage.
(122531)
170
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what future impact the Government estimates smart metering will have on consumer domestic usage.
(122532)
171
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what he expects the Government's next steps on the implementation of article 13 of the Energy Services Directive to be following the conclusion of the current metering and billing consultation.
(122533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
172
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what effect she expects the the Mecca Agreement to have on (a) UK and (b) EU funding of the Palestinian Authority.
(122488)
173
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the Israeli government on the construction work on the damaged walkway in the Old City of Jerusalem.
(122490)
174
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the US Secretary of State on her meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas on 19th February 2007.
(122492)
175
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the (a) EU and (b) Quartet on (i) the withholding by Israel of revenues from the Palestinian Authority (PA), (ii) international assistance to the PA and (iii) the future of the Temporary International Mechanism.
(122498)
176
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made on behalf of Turkmenistan human rights defenders.
(122522)
177
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government is making through EU and UN channels to strengthen Turkmenistan's respect for human rights.
(122523)
178
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to discuss respect for human rights in Turkmenistan with the new government of that country.
(122524)
179
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent election in Turkmenistan.
(122525)
180
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Burundi.
(122340)
181
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the government of Sudan on the right of the UN to choose who should be on its human rights delegation to that country.
(122341)
182
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what international discussions are taking place with the rebel forces in Darfur; and what support the UK is providing to assist the discussions.
(122342)
183
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has received on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance from (a) the government of France and (b) the governments of all other signatories to the Convention.
(122427)
184
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she plans to make representations to the Indian government asking for the immediate release of Basil Mutel Shiblaq.
(122289)
185
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers were transferred to overseas territories in each of the last two years; and what further transfers are under discussion.
(122334)
186
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which organisations she has recently discussed the political situation in Burma.
(122372)
187
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic representation the UK has in Burma; and if she will make a statement.
(122373)
188
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the German Chancellor on proposals for a transatlantic free trade zone.
(122570)
189
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the detention of Dr Kamal al-Labwani by the Syrian government; what representations she has made to the Syrian government on this detention; and if she will make a statement.
(122517)
190
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the conditions of detention of Dr Kamal al-Labwani by the Syrian government.
(122518)
191
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which occasions she has discussed the detention of Dr Kamal al-Labwani by the Syrian government with her counterparts in (a) the United States and (b) the European Union since his detention; what the outcome was of those discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(122519)
192
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Government policy is on the treatment of Iranian nationals captured while fighting as insurgents against British troops in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq.
(122377)
193
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sanctions are in place against Iran in relation to nuclear proliferation.
(122378)
194
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the time it would take Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
(122379)
195
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are any programmes in place aimed at encouraging liberal democracy in Iran.
(122393)
196
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has for the budget of MI6.
(122395)
197
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures are in place to support the growth and development of liberal democracy in North Korea.
(122396)
198
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which 50 countries the most work permit visas were issued from an overseas mission in 2005-06.
(122400)
199
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were convicted of committing crimes abroad in 2005-06; and how many are imprisoned abroad.
(122435)
200
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens are imprisoned while awaiting trial abroad.
(122438)
201
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when her Department last held formal talks with representatives from Madagascar.
(122439)
202
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens (a) have been convicted and (b) are being prosecuted for sex-related offences in (i) Thailand and (ii) Malaysia; and how many of these were from (A) Essex and (B) the London Borough of Havering.
(122491)
203
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on relations between the UK and Turkmenistan; and what assessment she has made of the internal stability of the country following the death of President Nyazov.
(122493)
204
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has she made of the effectiveness of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon in stopping the rearmament of Hezbollah.
(122494)
205
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the Chinese authorities on the persecution of the Falun Gong community; and if she will make a statement.
(122495)
206
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what overseas visits she plans over the next 12 months.
(122559)
207
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make representations to the Turkish authorities to encourage them to instigate an investigation into the actions taken against Armenians in 1915-16.
(122293)
208
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether tenders for police training and mentoring in Iraq require employees to be covered by UK employment law in relation to (a) redundancy and (b) other issues.
(122445)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
209
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist stoma nurses are working within the NHS; and how many are sponsored by Dispensing Appliance Contractors.
(122527)
210
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on the ability of patients with long-term conditions to self care of the proposed changes to the remuneration of services relating to Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
(122528)
211
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role dispensing appliance contractors play in supporting people with long-term conditions to self-care.
(122529)
212
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) junior doctors and (b) fully qualified doctors of (i) European Economic Area (EEA) nationality and (ii) non-EEA nationality have been newly employed by the NHS since July 2006.
(122175)
213
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) junior doctors and (b) fully qualified doctors of non-European Economic Area nationality are employed by the NHS; and how many were employed by the NHS in each of the last five years.
(122178)
214
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people underwent drug detoxification within NHS (a) run and (b) funded facilities in each of the last five years.
(122186)
215
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the projected population increases used to determine the revenue allocations to primary care trusts within the Thames Gateway for (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) thereafter include the entirety of the population increase likely to be accommodated as a result of the further increased rate of housebuilding for London announced in November 2006 in the Thames Gateway Interim Plan; and if she will make a statement.
(122482)
216
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department is undertaking into the impact of fluoride intake upon infants.
(122343)
217
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures of accountability she has imposed upon the British Fluoridation Society for the monies that her Department has granted to it.
(122344)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each health trust which has appropriate responsibilities spent on out-of-authority placements for special educational and health needs in each of the last three years.
(122345)
219
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration is given to the internal budgetary conditions of primary care trusts when setting the (a) amount and (b) proportion of the trust's budget represented by the trust's contribution to London-wide NHS reserves; and if she will make a statement.
(122416)
220
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the contribution was from the budget of each participating primary care trust to the London-wide NHS Reserve in each year since 2002.
(122421)
221
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remit and role is of scientists in the Food Standards Agency in providing advice on avian influenza; and if she will place in the Library copies of the advice provided by those scientists since 19th January 2007.
(122290)
222
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the recently published consultation paper from the government of Guernsey on the regulation of medicines; what response she plans to make to that consultation; and if she will press the Guernsey authorities to end the trade in marketing unlicensed medicines to UK mainland consumers.
(122304)
223
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources the (a) Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and (b) Food Standards Agency have available to deploy in relation to the export to UK mainland consumers of unlicensed medicines and illegal food supplements by companies based in the Channel Islands; and what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of enforcement action by those agencies.
(122305)
224
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken to promote the health benefits of good hydration to the general public.
(122315)
225
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department has issued on the health effects of drinking enough water.
(122316)
226
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will commission research into the health effects of drinking enough water.
(122317)
227
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the comparative health effects of water and (a) sweet, (b) fizzy and (c) high-caffeinated drinks.
(122318)
228
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the NHS GP patient survey into hospital choice provided by Ipsos MORI.
(122391)
229
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-UK nationals work for the NHS as (a) doctors and (b) nurses.
(122473)
230
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) travel and (b) accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad by her Department in each year since 1997.
(122475)
231
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs there are in the (a) Greater London area and (b) London borough of Havering.
(122502)
232
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for accident and emergency services at the new Queen's Hospital in Romford has been since its opening.
(122503)
233
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support her Department is providing in palliative care for (a) children and (b) adults in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(121146)
234
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contribution independent treatment centres make to training in orthopaedic (a) surgery and (b) nursing.
(121147)
235
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the level of funding to be allocated to the training in specialist orthopaedic (a) surgery and (b) nursing.
(121148)
236
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer centres in England participated in the recent National Lung Cancer Audit; and what percentage of centres this represents.
(122540)
237
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration she has given to (a) mandating and (b) building into the commissioning process a requirement on NHS trusts to submit data to the National Lung Cancer Audit.
(122542)
238
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adults and (b) children eligible for NHS dental treatment in the area covered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust have been asked to pay private rates due to their dentist using up their quota of Units of Dental Activity in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(122412)
239
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists in the area covered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust had run out of quota of Units of Dental Activity in January; and if she will make a statement.
(122415)
240
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the per capita funding for each primary care trust in England (a) is in 2006-07 and (b) will be in 2007-08.
(122300)
241
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the most recent reorganisation of primary care trusts in (a) Essex and (b) England.
(122301)
242
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy is on primary care trusts planning for maternity leave staffing cover.
(122521)
243
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the staff vacancy rate at the new Suffolk Primary Care Trust is (a) as a percentage of all staff and (b) broken down by occupation.
(122534)
244
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department offers guidance to primary care trusts on maximum acceptable staff vacancy rates (a) across a trust as a whole and (b) for non-acute in-patient services.
(122535)
245
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library her Department's policy on primary care trusts providing staffing cover for front-line staff on maternity leave.
(122536)
246
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maximum period of time is for which her Department permits primary care trusts to close beds on a temporary basis.
(122537)
247
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Suffolk Primary Care Trust in relation to the recent temporary closure of six beds at Walnuttree hospital in Sudbury.
(122538)
248
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, after what period of time her Department deems the temporary closure and removal of beds a permanent closure.
(122558)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
249
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he is making in the new prison building programme for the needs of disabled and elderly prisoners with particular reference to wheelchair access to cells.
(122241)
250
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of incidents of domestic violence reported to the police involved (a) male, (b) female and (c) child victims in the last year for which figures are available.
(121748)
251
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic violence co-ordinators there were in each (a) local authority area and (b) police authority area in each of the last five years.
(121749)
252
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of domestic violence were reported to the police in each of the last five years; and how many of those resulted in a conviction for an offence.
(121750)
253
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-European Economic Area national (a) junior doctors and (b) qualified doctors (i) were granted a work permit between July 2005 and February 2006 and (ii) have been granted such a permit since July 2006.
(122179)
254
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national medical students have had (a) to apply for and (b) to renew their visas or work permits after the completion of their foundation course in order to complete their medical training since the implementation of the new immigration rules in July 2006; and how many such applications have been rejected.
(122180)
255
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation was carried out with the NHS and its associated bodies prior to the implementation of the new immigration rules on how the rules would affect foreign national doctors employed by the NHS.
(122182)
256
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people underwent drug detoxification in prison in each of the last five years.
(122187)
257
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the main stages are in the process of prisoner categorisation; what changes were made to the process in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(122188)
258
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) resident and (b) non-resident foreign nationals have unexpired leave to reside in the UK, broken down by category of leave.
(122189)
259
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of non-EEA foreign nationals that will be granted a work permit (a) to work as a doctor in the NHS and (b) to complete their training in each of the next five years.
(122190)
260
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government maintains a no-fly list for individuals suspected of terrorist activity; and if he will make a statement.
(122273)
261
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Question number 117847, on foreign nationals, whether (a) he has made and (b) whether it is possible to make an estimate of the number of foreign nationals legally resident in the UK.
(122384)
262
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of asylum seekers initially refused permission to stay subsequently win approval to stay after appeal or other further proceeding in the last period for which figures are available.
(122483)
263
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the director of the Assets Recovery Agency first informed him that the limitation on chasing monies owed by criminals caused by the 12 year rule was a serious impediment to the operation of the Agency.
(122211)
264
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many owners of dogs registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs have been prosecuted since 1991 under (a) section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (b) the Dogs Act 1871.
(122351)
265
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported cases of arson occurred in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(122215)
266
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) charges were made under section 12(4) of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 in each London borough in each year since 2001.
(122425)
267
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) convictions for (i) allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises and (ii) sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk were made in each London borough in each year since 2003.
(122426)
268
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Question 115499, on what dates he discussed the level of funding for learning and skills courses for offenders (a) in custody and (b) in the community with the Department for Education and Skills.
(122449)
269
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has considered ways in which his Department can help combat fraud and identity theft by publicising measures that use thumbprints to verify transactions.
(122239)
270
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to improve the security of staff handling post in government agencies.
(122446)
271
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the performance of Staffordshire Police and its ability to tackle crime in Staffordshire.
(122234)
272
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors determine the price of phone calls charged to prisoners; and if he will make a statement.
(122564)
273
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to merge NOMS Probation Standards with the Probation National Standards.
(122474)
274
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Probation Risk Screening Tool utilised by the Probation Service in the courts will be available to assist with the preparation of Fast Delivery Reports.
(122552)
275
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers were recruited in North Yorkshire in each of the last three years; and how many he expects to be recruited in 2007-08.
(122569)
276
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid in compensation to (a) convicted criminals and (b) unconvicted police suspects by (i) each police constabulary, (ii) the Prison Service for England and Wales and (iii) the Scottish Prison Service in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(122383)
277
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal firearms in England and Wales.
(122388)
278
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were victims of (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal shootings in each year between 1997 and 2006, broken down by ethnic group.
(122389)
279
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to vandalism in public houses in each year since 1997.
(122407)
280
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of vandalism were reported to police by publicans in each year since 1997.
(122408)
281
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murders have been commited in 2007 in (a) England, (b) Greater London, (c) the London Borough of Havering and (d) Romford.
(122496)
282
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of prison places (a) needed and (b) available as of 7th February.
(122497)
283
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many antisocial behaviour orders have been imposed in 2007 in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Havering.
(122499)
284
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-related offences were committed in 2006 in the London borough of Havering.
(122501)
285
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child curfew orders were breached in Suffolk in each year since 1997.
(122262)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
286
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the (a) EU and (b) Quartet on (i) the withholding by Israel of revenues due to the Palestinian Authority (PA), (ii) international development assistance to the PA and (iii) the future of the Temporary International Mechanism.
(122500)
287
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the total amounts paid in remittances from the UK to developing countries in each of the last five years.
(122560)
288
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was paid in development aid from the UK to developing countries in each of the last five years.
(122561)
289
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects his Department is funding on mobile banking in developing countries.
(122562)
290
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has made available to help those affected by the flood in Burundi.
(122212)
291
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) sexual and (b) gender-based violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(122213)
292
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what total funding for education his Department allocated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(122216)
293
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding for education his Department has allocated to (a) Zimbabwe, (b) Uzbekistan, (c) Uganda, (d) Timor Leste, (e) Sudan, (f) Sri Lanka, (g) Somalia, (h) Sierra Leone, (i) Rwanda, (j) Republic of Congo, (k) Papua New Guinea, (l) Pakistan, (m) Nigeria, (n) Nepal, (o) Myanmar, (p) Liberia, (q) Iraq, (r) Haiti, (s) Guinea, (t) Ethopia, (u) Eritrea, (v) Cote d'Ivoire, (w) Colombia, (x) Chad, (y) Central African Republic, (z) Cambodia, (aa) Burundi, (bb) Angola, (cc) Afghanistan and (dd) Democratic Republic of Congo for each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(122231)
294
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) correspondence and (b) discussions he has had with British Petroleum plc in the last 12 months.
(122326)
295
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken since 2003 as a shareholder in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to promote investment in renewable energy by that organisation; and if he will make a statement.
(122417)
296
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what advice his Department has given to recipient countries on taxation of extractive industries since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(122422)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
297
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students attended a maintained primary school in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995-96 and (b) 2005-06.
(121607)
298
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated television licence fee evasion rate for Northern Ireland was in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005; and what comparison he has made with evasion rates in other parts of the UK over the same periods.
(121608)
299
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Civil Service jobs have been relocated from the Greater Belfast area to each of the 12 constituencies in Northern Ireland, excluding North Down, Foyle and the four Belfast constituencies, in each of the last two years.
(121609)
300
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many motorists in Northern Ireland should have completed the Statutory Off Road Notice during 2006, but did not; and how many of these were subsequently prosecuted.
(121610)
301
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in determining the level of childhood obesity in Northern Ireland.
(121611)
302
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions the Department for Social Development (DSD) has had with other departments or public bodies on the future funding requirements of voluntary and community organisations which will lose DSD funding as a result of the new Neighbourhood Renewal funding model.
(122242)
303
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which City-wide organisations in Derry have been funded through the Department for Social Development Office but will not receive future Neighbourhood Renewal Funding through Neighbourhood Partnerships.
(122243)
304
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) funding and (b) other advice the Department for Social Development is giving to those organisations whose service catchments do not fit within Neighbourhood Partnership areas.
(122244)
305
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will assess the implications of the new Neighbourhood Renewal funding arrangements for service providers who are not locality specific within any given Neighbourhood Partnership area.
(122245)
306
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were in receipt of Meals on Wheels in each health trust area (a) at 1st January 2005 and (b) 1st January 2007.
(122263)
307
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, why the draft Planning Policy Statement 14 was given full effect prior to the completion of the consultation exercise; and whether the practice in this case conformed with normal practice in the conduct of public consultations.
(122287)
308
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on reinstating devolved government in Northern Ireland.
(122440)
309
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers are serving within Northern Ireland constabularies.
(122442)
Questions to the Prime Minister
310
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates the Union Flag was flown from 10 Downing Street since 2005.
(122436)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
311
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many visits were made by Ministers in his Department to (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland in each year since 1983.
(122526)
312
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent devolution issues the Advocate General has considered.
(122568)
Questions to the Solicitor General
313
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Solicitor General, how many and what percentage of cases referred to the Serious Fraud Office were taken up by that Office in the last year for which figures are available.
(121751)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
314
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many safety incidents at Torness power station were investigated by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in 2005; and if he will list them.
(119945)
315
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had on the future shape of his Department.
(122516)
316
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of building the Severn Barrage.
(122207)
317
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the contribution the Severn Barrage could make to the UK's electricity needs.
(122208)
318
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a full evaluation of the Lynmouth sea flow project is expected.
(122209)
319
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evaluations of the Severn Barrage he is (a) commissioning and (b) supporting.
(122210)
320
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with Ofgem on the use of mandatory social tariffs on the energy industry to meet Government fuel poverty eradication targets.
(122327)
321
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what benefits the Chief Executive of the East of England Development Agency will receive on leaving the post.
(122253)
322
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many anti-dumping investigations the EU carried out in each year since 1977; and how many investigations are in progress.
(122226)
323
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what anti-dumping duties were applied by the EU in each year since 1977; to which countries they were applied; what duties are being applied; and to which countries they are being applied.
(122227)
324
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value was of imports of (a) goods and (b) services to EU which were not subject to (i) duty and (ii) quotas from (A) least developed countries (LDCs), (B) non-LDC African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, (C)(1) low income non-LDC countries, (2) lower mid-income non-LDC countries, (3) upper mid-income non-LDC countries and (4) high income countries as defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee and (D) the world as a whole in each year since 1980.
(122228)
325
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value was of (a) imports and (b) exports of (i) goods and (ii) services between the EU15 and (A) least developed countries (LDCs) as currently defined, (B) non-LDC African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, (C)(1) low income non-LDC countries, (2) lower mid-income non-LDC countries, (3) upper mid-income non-LDC countries and (4) high income countries as defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee and (D) the world as a whole in each year since 1980.
(122229)
326
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what powers are available to trading standards officers to prevent the marketing to UK mainland consumers of unlicensed medicinal produced by companies based in the Channel Islands; what steps he plans to take to address this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(122307)
327
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to ensure that the special position of the Channel Islands is not abused to provide a home for those marketing illegal and potentially dangerous products to the United Kingdom.
(122320)
328
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on the (a) Integrated Wing, (b) Environmentally Friendly Engine and (c) ASTRAEA research projects; and if he will make a statement.
(122191)
329
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the retail gas price is made up of the purchase price of gas.
(122432)
330
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications for householders grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme were made (a) on-line and (b) by post in January; and how many in each category were (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful.
(122204)
331
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons he imposed monthly capping of Household Renewable Programme grants under the Low Carbon Buildings programme; and if he will make a statement.
(122205)
332
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new business start-ups there were in Stafford constituency in each of the last three years; and what estimate he has made of the likely start-up rate in the next three years.
(122236)
333
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultation and discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Ministers on the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(122337)
334
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received on the connection of windfarms to the National Grid.
(122565)
335
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many responses have been received to the current consultation on the future of the Post Office network from each region of the UK.
(122119)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
336
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will impose road duty on overseas heavy goods vehicles calculated according to their contribution to (a) congestion and (b) pollution.
(122394)
337
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles were clamped in Tamworth constituency in each of the last three years.
(122434)
338
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with South West Trains on extending rail platforms in Richmond Park constituency; which platforms are to be extended; and when this work is expected to be completed.
(122105)
339
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been invested annually in infrastructure by rail services operating in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) each of the areas of London over the last 10 years.
(122106)
340
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train journeys were cancelled in each year between 1997 and 2006, broken down by train operating company.
(122382)
341
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects of transferring the Eurostar International services from London Waterloo Station to London St Pancras.
(122464)
342
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on official visits within the UK in each year since 2003.
(122465)
343
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average delay was for the One operated rail service between Romford Station and Liverpool Street Station was in each year since 2004.
(122466)
344
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers travelled on the train service between Romford and Liverpool Street Station in each year since 2000.
(122467)
345
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many carriages operated by South West Trains were built before 1985.
(122468)
346
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the construction of the Trans-European Network number 13 linking the UK to the Republic of Ireland.
(122469)
347
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of empty seats on Virgin Pendolino trains passing through Milton Keynes Central Station on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. without stopping, or to set-down only.
(122441)
348
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Central Trains about the industrial dispute between that train operating company and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.
(122303)
349
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Central Trains is being indemnified for losses accrued as a result of industrial action taken in the last 12 months.
(122325)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
350
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what discussions she has had on the trafficking of women into the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation since the Government's decision to sign the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking.
(122515)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
351
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) Hornsey and Wood Green constituency and (b) each London borough in each of the last five years.
(122418)
352
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners with an income of less than £115 per week in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(122420)
353
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if (a) he and (b) Jobcentre Plus will take steps to provide further benefit support and advice for A2 and A8 nationals who become unemployed.
(122288)
354
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of A2 and A8 migration on (a) unemployment and (b) measures to tackle unemployment in the UK.
(122313)
355
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many winter fuel payments were made to people in Stafford constituency in the winter of 2006-07.
(122237)
356
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of families with children who could not afford (a) winter coats and shoes, (b) two meals a day, (c) toys and (d) school trips in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) the latest year for which figures are available.
(122386)
357
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) individuals over the state pension age and (b) households with at least one member over the state pension age which would be eligible for an income-related benefit in (i) 2012, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2020, (iv) 2030, (v) 2040 and (vi) 2050 if the earnings link is restored to the basic state pension in (A) 2012 and (B) 2015.
(122387)
358
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money private agencies have collected on behalf of the Child Support Agency since private companies were first used; and how fees for successful collection are determined.
(122409)
359
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in the private sector in each of the 18 Pathfinder areas have (a) accrued arrears, (b) been served with a notice of possession and (c) been evicted; and if he will make a statement.
(122410)
360
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Local Housing Allowance claimants in each of the 18 Pathfinder areas have (a) accrued arrears, (b) been served a notice of possession and (c) been evicted; and if he will make a statement.
(122411)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
361
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many teenage pregnancies were reported in each London borough in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (122214)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
362
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for the future of the Energy Efficiency Contribution and Warm Front Scheme after 2008.
[Transferred] (122328)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
363
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many student visas were granted to medical students of (a) European Economic Area (EEA) nationality and (b) non-EEA nationality in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (122181)
364
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people with diplomatic immunity residing within the United Kingdom were arrested last year; for what offence in each case; and how many of those arrested have subsequently been convicted of the crime.
[Transferred] (122403)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
365
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parking tickets were issued in Tamworth constituency in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (122433)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
366
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will place in the Library a copy of the health and safety report into the access to the flagpole on Portcullis House.
[Transferred] (122443)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
367
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many separate guidance notes the Electoral Commission has sent out to local authorities on the new electoral arrangements that will come into force in 2007.
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Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
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Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many senior staff in each pay grade working on biodiversity research have left (a) Monks Wood and (b) Winfrith Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) research stations to take up employment at (i) other CEH research stations, (ii) non-government agencies and (iii) government agencies working on biodiversity since the announcement of the closure of the research stations; and if he will make a statement.
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