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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 5 March 2007

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 5 March 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 5 March 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 5 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 5 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 5 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing National Insurance: Service Provision through Intermediaries (IR35) to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125594)
2
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Tax Credits Act 1999 and Accompanying Regulations (Working Families Tax Credit) to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125596)
3
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Aggregates Levy (General) Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125600)
4
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the information obtained in the Annual Business Inquiry (Part 2) for 2006 Financial Questionnaire issued by the National Statistics is used for; and whether completing this form is compulsory.
(125599)
5
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1314W, on teenage pregnancy; Greater London, when the chief statistician expects to have the final figures for 2005.
(125771)
6
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1304W, on the Child Trust Fund, what his estimate is of the number of children who were eligible to receive a voucher in each quarter since April 2005.
(125687)
7
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1304W, on the Child Trust Fund, how many parents of children whose Child Trust Fund voucher expired by 31st December 2006 have not been written to.
(125693)
8
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) date, (b) cost, (c) location and (d) programme was of the Treasury Board's two most recent away days.
(125734)
9
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is responsible for appointments to the Treasury Board; and how regularly the Board meets.
(125735)
10
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies on flights (i) to Wales, (ii) to Scotland, (iii) to Northern Ireland and (iv) within England in (A) 2005 and (B) 2006.
(125745)
11
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) seminars, (b) workshops and (c) exhibitions were held by the human resources team in his Department in the last six months.
(125756)
12
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost to the public purse was of the event held at No. 11 Downing Street on 26th February for film makers.
(125757)
13
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost to the public purse was of producing the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance strategy announced on 28th February.
(125758)
14
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he expects to take a decision on the funding of Crossrail as part of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.
(125761)
15
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the data in Table B21 of his 2006 Pre-Budget Report is expressed net of any sales on which a loss was made.
(125762)
16
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from which NHS trust Lewis Atkinson has been seconded to his Department's Health Team.
(125763)
17
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what specific policy areas Lewis Atkinson works in his Department's Health Team.
(125764)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date Lewis Atkinson started work in his Department on secondment from the NHS; and when his secondment is scheduled to finish.
(125766)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the last four meetings of the Treasury Board.
(125773)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Michael Ellam was appointed to the Treasury Board.
(125774)
21
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made towards establishing an Institute of British Studies.
(125775)
22
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on flights within England in 2005.
(125783)
23
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the proportion of the population who gave money to charity in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(125730)
24
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effectiveness of Gift Aid tax relief in promoting charitable giving.
(125731)
25
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many suicides there were among (a) children and (b) children under the age of 13 in each of the last 10 years in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Lancashire.
(125744)
26
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what purpose his Department has commissioned Opinion Leader Research to undertake opinion polling work since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(125272)
27
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely income to his Department from the sale of spectrum resulting from the Digital Dividend; and in which financial year he has provided for this income in the national accounts.
(125476)
28
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on children's centres funding.
(125463)
29
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of increasing the discount on excise duty on biodiesel to (a) 25 pence and (b) 30 pence during the financial year 2007-08.
(124666)
30
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of teenage pregnancy in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex was in each year since 1997.
(125489)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
31
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether her Department has held discussions with the Smith Institute concerning the recently announced Charity Commission inquiry.
(125781)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
32
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Disability Discrimination (Providers of Services) (Adjustments of Premises) Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125603)
33
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2001 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125615)
34
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the Commission for Racial Equality provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125716)
35
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department, and its predecessor, provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since 2002; and for what purpose.
(125717)
36
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the Disability Rights Commission has provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125728)
37
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the Housing Corporation has provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125736)
38
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the Government Office for (a) London and (b) the North East has provided to (i) the IPPR and (ii) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125737)
39
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding English Partnerships has provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125738)
40
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued on whether local authorities should invite local hon. Members to (a) area forums and (b) Strategic Partnership Board meetings; and if she will make a statement.
(125724)
41
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many duty firemen in Lancashire were subjected to (a) physical violence and (b) verbal abuse in each of the last 10 years; and how many convictions there were for (i) physical violence and (ii) verbal abuse on firemen in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.
(125747)
42
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many reported incidents of bullying there were in the Lancashire fire service in each of the last 10 years.
(125748)
43
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to improve the protection of firemen in Lancashire from (a) physical and (b) verbal attacks when at work.
(125749)
44
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to introduce water temperature control in new homes.
(125662)
45
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made with the cross-cutting review of infrastructure requirements for housing as part of the comprehensive spending review announced by her Department on 20th June 2006.
(125580)
46
N
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates in the last 12 months she met the Minister of Housing and Planning to discuss policy on the Harlow sub-regional growth area.
(124281)
47
N
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date she gave responsibility for the East of England Plan to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley.
(124282)
48
N
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to which Minister the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley reports on matters concerning housing and planning in the East of England region.
(124863)
49
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has a gender (a) strategy and (b) equality action plan in place.
(125106)
50
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the potential role of Leicester in the Olympic Games.
(125632)
51
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take account of whether the bulbs used in streetlights in the local authority area are energy efficient in determining the level of revenue support grant for that authority.
(124275)
52
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to approve (a) the Mayor's Vision, (b) the Housing Land Availability Assessment for Torbay and (c) the Capital Programme for Brixham in relation to the new Growth Point Programme for Torbay; and if she will make a statement.
(124276)
53
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of long-term empty homes in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125484)
54
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding (a) Eastbourne council and (b) voluntary sector organisations in Eastbourne have received from the Homelessness Directorate under the Hostels Improvement Programme.
(125485)
55
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) households and (b) children are living in overcrowded housing in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex.
(125486)
56
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to celebrate St George's Day.
(125785)
57
N
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will publish the report required by section 14 of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 explaining the steps which have been taken to secure greater compliance with the provisions of Building Regulations for the purpose of (a) furthering the conservation of fuel and power and (b) reducing emissions of greenhouses gases.
(125202)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
58
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list the (a) organisations employed by her Department to provide and (b) cost to the public purse of providing external consultancy advice on departmental rebranding since December 2006.
(125770)
59
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people were convicted for being on the electoral register when not entitled to vote in each of the last five years.
(125651)
60
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people were convicted of impersonations at an election in each of the last five years.
(125652)
61
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent representations she has received on access to legal aid in cases before magistrates' courts.
(125461)
62
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which magistrates' courts in East Sussex (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 1997.
(125452)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
63
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the likely effect on Lottery funding awarded to recipients in (a) Torridge and West Devon constituency and (b) England over the next (i) three, (ii) six and (iii) nine years of the National Lottery funding for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(125648)
64
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the likely effect on Lottery resources available to voluntary and community bodies of National Lottery funding for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(125649)
65
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2057W, on departmental fixed assets, what the length of any lease outstanding on those properties was.
(125694)
66
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many university students in Lancashire living in halls of residence were fined for not paying their television licence in each of the past five years.
(125739)
67
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was collected in fines from university students in Lancashire living in halls of residence who did not pay their television licence in each of the past five years.
(125740)
68
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications for the Big Five Lottery distributors of changes in funding levels resulting from preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(125462)
69
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of re-examining the case for the introduction of limited sections of standing areas at football grounds.
(124153)
70
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff are employed in each division of the Olympic Delivery Authority; and how many have over five years' relevant experience in the private sector.
(125384)
71
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department are employed on London 2012-related matters; and how many have private sector experience.
(125385)
72
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £600 million World Class Pathway Olympic Games Investment is planned in each year between 2006 and 2012.
(125387)
73
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the recent report on doping in sport by Michael Beloff QC; and if she will place a copy in the Library.
(125388)
74
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had about projects in the Leicester area linked to the Olympic Games.
(125631)
75
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 households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in (a) Leicestershire, (b) Warwickshire and (c) Northamptonshire, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(125633)
76
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what opportunities there are for businesses in (a) Leicester and (b) the East Midlands region to exploit the commercial opportunities of the 2012 Olympic Games.
(125636)
77
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to celebrate St George's Day.
(125695)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
78
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26th February 2007, Official Report, column 1046W, on nuclear weapons, if he will make available copies of each of the written submissions on the future of UK nuclear weapons.
(125050)
79
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the tender for the service personnel life insurance programme.
(124493)
80
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the television recruitment campaigns for (a) regulars and (b) reserves in all services which his Department has produced since January 2006.
(124494)
81
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many current security passes there are for the Ministry of Defence main building.
(124495)
82
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what conditions a British Army recruit is eligible for a Golden Hello pay bonus.
(124496)
83
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the summer 2006 report of the Chief of the General Staff's briefing team.
(124497)
84
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions two or more (a) Challenger 2, (b) Warrior, (c) FV430, (d) Sabre, (e) Samaritan, (f) Samson, (g) Scimitar, (h) Spartan and (i) Sultan vehicles were used in operations while on deployment in (i) Iraq, (ii) Afghanistan, (iii) Kosovo and (iv) Cyprus in each year since 1999.
(125564)
85
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers from each country of the Commonwealth are employed in the Forces, broken down by (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.
(125565)
86
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the number of soldiers serving with UK forces from each country of the Commonwealth in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(125566)
87
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's charging regime is for events organised by charities when the main beneficiary is a services charity.
(125567)
88
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which occasions his Department waived fees for charity events organised by services charities in the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06; and what the total amount of fees waived was.
(125568)
89
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what charges his Department made on events organised by service charities for the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06.
(125569)
90
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual pay is of (a) a British soldier and (b) a soldier from Gibraltar serving in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(125549)
91
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the Army from Zimbabwe in each of the last three years.
(125266)
92
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a gender (a) strategy and (b) equality action plan in place.
(125105)
93
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Minister of State for the Armed Forces to reply to the letter of 31st January from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on his constituent, Mr N. Thom of Mintlaw.
(125587)
94
N
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth & Horncastle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers serving with the British Army in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan have passed an oral examination in the Pashto language.
(124667)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
95
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2000 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125614)
96
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125621)
97
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many disabled children in England attended specialist colleges for their post-16 education in each of the last three years for which data is available.
(125108)
98
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what advice he received from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to the recommendations of the Turning the Tables report produced by the School Meals Review Panel (SMRP); what the scientific basis was of (a) the recommendations of the SMRP report and (b) the FSA advice; and what differences there are between (i) the SMRP recommendations and (ii) the FSA advice and the final standards set out in the Education (Nutritional Standards for School Lunches) Regulations 2000.
(125718)
99
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the process is for appealing decisions made by the Schools Adjudicator under the Education (New Secondary School Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(125575)
100
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what amount was spent per capita on students with learning difficulties in each of the last five years.
(125732)
101
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Lancashire contacted Childline in each of the last five years.
(125743)
102
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent per capita on prisoners with learning difficulties in each of the last five years.
(125750)
103
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the difference between the amounts charged by nurseries and the amounts reimbursed by local authorities to nurseries as discussed in the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Report, DfES Children's Service, The Childcare Market; and if he will take steps to tackle this issue.
(125545)
104
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make knowledge of a foreign language a condition for appointment to senior civil service grades in his Department.
(125537)
105
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in England have established links with an (a) football, (b) cricket, (c) Rugby Union, (d) Rugby League and (e) tennis club in each of the last five years.
(125386)
106
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress his Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within his Department's responsibility since 1997.
(125209)
107
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when a decision will be made on the Collaborative Restart proposal for the Northfields Technology College, Dunstable, in collaboration with Kings Houghton Middle School.
(125275)
108
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in Leicester (a) collect and (b) store biometric data on their students; and if he will make a statement.
(125635)
109
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have received an educational maintenance allowance.
(125444)
110
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his plans are for future capital expenditure on schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125445)
111
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex offer extended hours.
(125446)
112
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the dedicated schools grant was for Eastbourne in each of the last 10 years.
(125458)
113
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils at state schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex achieved five or more A* to C grades in GCSEs in each of the last 10 years.
(125464)
114
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people in Eastbourne received an educational maintenance allowance in each year since the introduction of the allowance.
(125465)
115
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacancies for head teachers there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125466)
116
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether any schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have been (i) put into and (ii) taken out of special measures in the last 12 months.
(125467)
117
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to support school sport in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125528)
118
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex that are designated as specialist (i) sports colleges, (ii) technology colleges, (iii) language colleges, (iv) arts and humanities colleges and (v) business and enterprise colleges.
(125529)
119
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex provide fruit for their pupils each day.
(125530)
120
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average funding per school pupil is in (a) Eastbourne, (b) East Sussex and (c) England in 2006-07.
(125638)
121
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of people of working age in (a) Eastbourne, (b) East Sussex and (c) England hold a qualification (i) at degree level, (ii) at degree level equivalent and (iii) above degree level.
(125641)
122
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Government is still on target to achieve the aim of halving the number of teenage pregnancies by 2010.
(125705)
123
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what actions his Department has taken to support the Government's target of halving the number of teenage pregnancies by 2010.
(125706)
124
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to focus resources allocated to tackling teenage pregnancy on areas where that rate increased in 2005.
(125726)
125
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidelines the Government has given to (a) local education authorities and (b) primary care trusts on action to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy.
(125727)
126
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 26th February 2007, Official Report, column 1023W, on schools: uniforms, which organisations will be consulted on school uniform guidance; and how long the consultation will last.
(125270)
127
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans his Department has to celebrate St George's Day.
(125784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
128
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) Delivery Plan prevents irreversible damage to the SPA and the habitat of the woodlark, nightjar and dartford warbler.
(124445)
129
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Groundwater Regulations 1998 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125592)
130
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Processed Animal Proteins (England) Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125604)
131
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125606)
132
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125608)
133
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many consumer complaints were made about the quality of service provided by independently contracted firms in the Warm Front scheme in each of the last three years.
(125559)
134
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to publish proposals on environmental technology and their employment potential.
(125709)
135
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that could be created in the environmental technology sector over the next five years.
(125711)
136
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total number of jobs that could be created from the environmental technology sector over the next five years.
(125767)
137
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dolphins were imported into the United Kingdom from Japan in each of the last 10 years.
(125630)
138
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help sugar beet farmers diversify their markets to use their crop for fuel production.
(125561)
139
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on Common Agricultural Policy subsidies and reform in favour of aiding the use of excess crop production for the domestic production of bio-fuels.
(125562)
140
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Government's five per cent. bio fuel target is met by domestic production; and what percentage of bio-fuel production is from domestic supply.
(125563)
141
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in other departments on the contribution that providing access to the coast for leisure activities makes to (a) supporting coastal economies, (b) reducing obesity and (c) reducing carbon emissions by encouraging people to take holidays in the UK rather than overseas.
(125558)
142
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on departments: orders and regulations, how many general and local statutory instruments were made by his Department in each year since 2001.
(125688)
143
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) extra payments and (b) refunds have been made as a result of adjustments to 2005 Single Payment Scheme claims; and what the total value of each category was.
(125689)
144
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle were compulsorily slaughtered owing to bovine tuberculosis in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) home country and (b) county.
(125690)
145
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) cattle and (b) herds were tested for bovine tuberculosis in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) home country and (ii) county.
(125691)
146
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on bovine tuberculosis in each year since 1997, broken down by budget heading.
(125692)
147
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of 2005 single payment scheme claims have been adjusted; and what proportion are under review.
(125704)
148
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within his Department's responsibility since 1997.
(125211)
149
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what length in miles of unadopted sewers there is in each region of England.
(125533)
150
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence his Department has collected on the condition of unadopted sewers in England.
(125534)
151
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have not received a single farm payment for 2006.
(125473)
152
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans have been drawn up in the event of flooding in Eastbourne.
(125474)
153
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken (a) to improve the training of veterinary surgeons undertaking TB testing and (b) to improve the management of State Veterinary Service staff undertaking TB testing since the DNV Consulting report on Veterinary Surgeons within the Meat Hygeine Service.
(125777)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
154
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the American government on the transfer of control of Iraqi airspace from American responsibility to that of Iraq.
(124277)
155
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to raise the issue of human trafficking, particularly of women in Kachin State, with the régime in Burma; and what response has been received.
(124154)
156
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will discuss violations of religious freedom in Burma with the UN's Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief.
(124665)
157
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to encourage EU countries that are not members of the International Whaling Commission and potential accession states to join the International Whaling Commission.
(125540)
158
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding her Department has provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose.
(125713)
159
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the recent slaughter and sale of dolphins off the Japanese coast.
(125722)
160
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings she has had with Japan on the slaughter and sale of dolphins.
(125723)
161
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007 to the hon. Member for Milton Keynes South West, Official Report, column 1374W, on war crimes, for what reasons she has been reviewing the legal and practical issues raised by the issue of arrest warrants in international cases; and whether she has reached any conclusions.
(125765)
162
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preparations the Government is making with NATO allies for the implementation of a no-fly-zone in Darfur.
(125696)
163
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contingency plans the Government has drawn up to implement possible international intervention in Darfur.
(125697)
164
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects on the (a) humanitarian and (b) security situation in Darfur of the implementation of a no-fly-zone in Darfur.
(125698)
165
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures are part of the Plan B package of sanctions against the government of Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(125699)
166
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her (a) US, (b) EU and (c) African Union counterpart on the Plan B sanctions against the government of Sudan; what the outcome was of these discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(125700)
167
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what timetable the Government has set for progress on the implementation of phase 3 of the international force in Darfur; what further steps she expects to take if deadlines are not met; and if she will make a statement.
(125701)
168
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what account she has taken of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in formulating UK foreign policy in Iraq.
(125493)
169
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which states have made representations to the UK Government on compliance with obligations under the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proloferation Treaty; what concerns were expressed; and what response was provided.
(125708)
170
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will seek legal opinion on whether the proposals to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system is compatible with Article 1 of the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(125733)
171
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans her Department has to celebrate St George's Day.
(125786)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
172
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women non-urgently referred by their GP with a suspected breast problem in the last period for which figures are available were subsequently diagnosed with cancer.
(125206)
173
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients urgently referred by their GP with suspected cancer in the last period for which figures were available were subsequently diagnosed with cancer.
(125207)
174
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients diagnosed with cancer in the last period for which figures are available were (a) urgently referred and (b) routinely referred by their GP; and what proportion were identified through an NHS cancer screening programme.
(125208)
175
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will ask the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to undertake an appraisal of the kidney cancer drugs (a) Sutent and (b) Nexavar; what responsibilities primary care trusts have to make these drugs available to patients; and if she will make a statement.
(125213)
176
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to support staff who are assaulted in the line of duty.
(124278)
177
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure was of each London borough on (a) residential care homes and (b) nursing homes for the elderly in each of the last five years.
(125626)
178
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for care assessments by each London borough council in each of the last five years.
(125627)
179
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the guidance being developed by NHS employers on dress codes and religion or belief.
(125422)
180
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deferred operations there were at hospitals in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(125671)
181
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pregnant women in Lancashire were diagnosed with a mental illness (a) during pregnancy and (b) in the year after their pregnancy in each of the last 10 years.
(125672)
182
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in Lancashire on anti-obesity initiatives in each of the last 10 years.
(125673)
183
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in Lancashire on anti-alcohol initiatives in each of the last 10 years.
(125674)
184
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in Lancashire on anti-smoking initiatives in each of the last 10 years.
(125675)
185
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in Lancashire on anti-drug initiatives in each of the last 10 years.
(125676)
186
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in Lancashire failed to have ante-natal check-ups in each of the last five years.
(125742)
187
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date she received from the researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (a) the first draft and (b) the final version of the report which her Department commissioned to look at international experiences of implementing community treatment orders.
(125391)
188
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which individuals participated in the peer review of the report which her Department commissioned to look at international experiences of implementing community treatment orders; and what criteria were used for their selection.
(125392)
189
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, column 944W, on mental health services, which mental health trusts were found not to have contributed disproportionately to savings made by the local health economy in 2006-07 following investigation by her Department's recovery and support unit.
(125421)
190
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospitals there are in England; how many beds there are in each; and which are (a) tertiary care centres, (b) specialist units and (c) district general hospitals.
(125581)
191
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the starting pay was for nurses at today's prices in each of the last 20 years.
(125389)
192
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress her Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within her Department's responsibility since 1997.
(125214)
193
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in (a) Eastbourne and (b) England have exhausted their 2006-07 NHS budgets.
(125468)
194
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated to Eastbourne District General Hospital for burns care services in 2007-08.
(125469)
195
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated to Eastbourne District General Hospital for alcohol treatment services in 2007-08.
(125470)
196
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) dentists and (b) patients were registered in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997.
(125471)
197
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency admissions were received at Eastbourne District General Hospital in each of the last five years.
(125477)
198
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex for treatment in (i) ear, nose and throat, (ii) general surgery, (iii) gynaecology, (iv) orthopaedics, (v) rheumatology, (vi) urology and (vii) pain relief specialities were in the last period for which figures are available.
(125490)
199
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Parkinson's disease specialist nurses there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(125491)
200
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many casualties were admitted to Eastbourne District General Hospital due to drink-related injuries in 2006.
(125492)
201
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have registered to donate their organs in each year since figures were first available.
(125577)
202
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for people on the organ transplant list to receive a donation in each year since 1997.
(125578)
203
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are waiting for organ transplants; and how many people are registered to donate organs.
(125579)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
204
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to deport Mr Azal Mohammed Ibrahim, an Iraqi Kurd convicted of causing the death of a child by careless driving.
(125472)
205
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125602)
206
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill: Parts 1 and 3 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125610)
207
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals his Department has made to change the rights to legal protection of domestic workers from overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(125426)
208
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic worker visas were issued by his Department in each year since 1987, broken down by country of origin.
(125428)
209
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of interpreters' fees upon police resources; and if he will make a statement.
(125628)
210
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he (a) received and (b) expects to publish Lord Carlile of Berriew's report on the definition of terrorism.
(125204)
211
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to make a decision as to whether (a) he and (b) the Parole Board will consider the application for parole of Ms Samar Alami.
(125205)
212
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1363W, on passports: photographs, how many and what proportion of applications were rejected from applicants living in Scotland in each of the last three years.
(125494)
213
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on which occasions since 2005 officials from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have carried out checks at the ports of (a) Fishguard and (b) Pembroke Dock.
(125264)
214
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected illegal immigrants have been stopped by (a) Immigration and Nationality Directorate officials and (b) the police at the ports of (i) Fishguard and (ii) Pembroke Dock since 2005.
(125265)
215
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Immigration and Nationality Directorate personnel are located at the ports of (a) Fishguard and (b) Pembroke Dock.
(125269)
216
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were assaulted while on duty in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(124279)
217
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions were carried out following assaults on serving police officers in each of the last three years.
(124280)
218
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were held in prisons over 50 miles from their homes in each of the last five years.
(125548)
219
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) non-EEA residence card (Form EEA 2) and (b) permanent residence card (Form EEA 4) applications are being considered by his Department from each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland; and how many of these applications were submitted more than 14 weeks ago.
(125546)
220
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) successful prosecutions for incitement to racial hatred were made in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(125576)
221
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have been employed to provide external consultancy advice on departmental rebranding since December 2006; and what the cost was of such advice.
(125725)
222
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) set-up and (b) transition costs were for the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
(125759)
223
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure threshold is above which spending decisions by his Department require Treasury approval.
(125760)
224
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners aged 17 to 21 years were accommodated within the adult prison estate on (a) 1st March 2007 and (b) the first day of each of the previous 12 months, broken down by prison.
(125669)
225
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the agendas for meetings of his Round Table on Guns, Knives and Gangs.
(125091)
226
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has issued guidelines on the employment of suspects held in prisons on terrorist charges as prison chaplains or imams; and if he will make a statement.
(125380)
227
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which imams served as prison chaplains in each year since 2001.
(125381)
228
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on prisoners' access to copies of the Koran in Arabic.
(125382)
229
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation was paid to foreign prisoners detained beyond the expiry of their sentence in 2006.
(125645)
230
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign prisoners received compensation for being detained beyond the expiry of their sentence in 2006.
(125646)
231
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign prisoners had been detained for more than three months after the expiry of their sentence on December 31st 2006.
(125647)
232
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were being required to report to a reporting centre in December 2006.
(125655)
233
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of those required to report to an immigration detention centre while their applications were being processed missed at least one appointment in (a) December 2005 and (b) December 2006.
(125656)
234
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry clearance for the purpose of marriage were made by women under the age of 21 years in calendar year 2006 from (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh.
(125657)
235
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which public authorities the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners inspects and monitors in respect of (a) property interference, (b) intrusive surveillance, (c) directed surveillance and (d) using covert human intelligence sources.
(125639)
236
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the London congestion charge cameras are connected to the National Automated Number Plate Recognition database.
(125640)
237
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the most recent timetable is for introducing compulsory identity cards.
(125642)
238
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to centralise data collected by CCTV at the national Auto Number Plate Recognition Data Centre; and how much he has allocated to facilitate the integration of this data.
(125643)
239
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the likely fee for an individual to obtain a stand-alone identity card without a passport element.
(125644)
240
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purposes.
(125719)
241
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) personal data and (b) biometric data he plans identity cards will hold.
(125720)
242
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30th January 2007, Official Report, column 189W, on crime statistics: Somerset, how many people were charged with (a) possession of illegal drugs and (b) possession with intent to supply in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police authority area; and how many of those charged were (i) found guilty and (ii) under the age of 18 years.
(125459)
243
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Lancashire have broken the terms of their bail conditions in each of the last five years.
(125550)
244
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported racist offences in Lancashire there were in each of the last 10 years.
(125746)
245
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of state educated people with learning difficulties served prison sentences in each of the last 10 years.
(125751)
246
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of people with learning difficulties in (a) England and (b) Lancashire have a criminal conviction.
(125752)
247
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of released prisoners with learning difficulties reoffended in each of the last 10 years.
(125753)
248
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners in Lancashire have learning difficulties.
(125754)
249
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of convicted (a) murders, (b) rapists, (c) armed robbers and (d) perpetrators of fraud were recorded as having learning difficulties in each of the last 10 years.
(125755)
250
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 106W, on foreign national prisoners, on how many of the foreign prisoners released from HMP Peterborough in the 12 months to 31st March 2006 who were eligible for deportation, the Immigration and Nationality Directorate keeps electronic records; and if he will make a statement.
(125273)
251
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing information on offences committed by foreign national prisoners discharged from HMP Peterborough in the 12 months to 31st March 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(125274)
252
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours per week HM Prison Service non-operational grade managers in receipt of required hours allowance payments are expected to work; and if he will make a statement.
(124750)
253
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the average time taken to complete a prison cell sharing risk assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(124751)
254
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the time off in lieu hours accrued in HM Prison Service; what steps he is taking to ensure that such time is taken within the required five week period; what the outstanding total was of time off in lieu hours for the Prison Service (a) at the end of each of the last five years and (b) in the last month for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(125052)
255
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions on the effect of withdrawing free English classes for asylum seekers on the level of support such people will need in finding employment once leave to remain has been granted.
(125547)
256
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has estimated any additional costs for interpretation services provided by his Department which might result from the decision to end free English classes for asylum seekers, refugees in work and migrant workers.
(125557)
257
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of Safer Neighbourhood teams in Rotherham; and if he will make a statement.
(125539)
258
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has a gender (a) strategy and (b) equality action plan in place.
(125104)
259
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many under-age victims of human trafficking were returned by the Government to their country of origin when they reached 18 years old in each of the last five years.
(124274)
260
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, columns 1946-7W, on human trafficking, if he will clarify on what date he expects to sign the Council of Europe Convention on action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
(124361)
261
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many publicly-funded CCTV cameras were in operation in Eastbourne in each of the last five years.
(125447)
262
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue was received from fines related to speed cameras in Eastbourne in each of the last five years.
(125448)
263
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Neighbourhood Watch schemes are in operation in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125449)
264
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(125450)
265
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(125451)
266
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers within Cleveland Police are funded by (a) his Department's resources, (b) Neighbourhood Renewal Fund resources, (c) New Deal for Communities resources and (d) local authority resources, broken down by local authority area.
(125741)
267
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to celebrate St George's Day.
(125780)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
268
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the House authorities have to celebrate St. George's Day.
(125702)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
269
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to which countries (a) the European Commission and (b) his Department has committed funds under European Development Fund 10.
(125536)
270
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the short-term threat to the livestock of those refugees from Darfur who have crossed the border into Chad; and what plans the refugee agencies have for providing veterinary and other care to that livestock.
(124491)
271
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will facilitate those agencies with expertise in dealing with livestock in emergency situations to intervene in Darfur in order to protect these assets.
(124492)
272
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purposes.
(125714)
273
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department has a gender (a) strategy and (b) equality action plan in place.
(125107)
Questions to the Leader of the House
274
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, what the estimated level of the new communications allowance is; and whether the incidental expenses provision allowance will be changed once the new communications allowance has been introduced.
(125710)
275
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, how much hon. Members were allowed to spend on publicity, literature and communications to constituents in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2006-07.
(125712)
276
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Leader of the House, what (a) advice, (b) practical support and (c) software and hardware is provided to hon. Members for the electronic collection and management of constituents' casework.
(125637)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
277
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice or guidance is provided to teachers in Northern Ireland by his Department in dealing with (a) pupil on pupil and (b) pupil on teacher violence.
(125390)
278
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on fees paid to (a) the Crown Solicitor and (b) counsel for the Northern Ireland Policing Board in defending two applications to the Fair Employment Tribunal by Mr Chris Ryder; and what estimate has been made of the additional costs likely to be incurred in referring this matter to the Court of Appeal.
(125543)
279
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2007, Official Report, columns 556-7W, on departmental computers, whether any of the computers and laptops stolen contained information (a) which could have compromised the safety of individuals or the general public and (b) about the names, addresses and other personal data relating to individuals; and if he will make a statement.
(125460)
280
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether contributions under the Republic of Ireland's National Development Plan to public sector projects in Northern Ireland will be treated by the Government as additional to increases in the block grant for Northern Ireland provided for under the Barnett Formula; and if he will make a statement.
(125532)
281
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the role of the Strategic Investment Board is in determining which projects in Northern Ireland should receive money from the National Development Plan of the Republic of Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(125658)
282
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether planned expenditure on public sector projects in Northern Ireland under the National Development Plan of the Republic of Ireland will be scrutinised by the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
(125659)
283
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how expenditure through the National Development Plan of the Republic of Ireland on public sector projects in Northern Ireland will be accounted for in the business plans and published accounts of Northern Ireland departments and agencies; and if he will make a statement.
(125660)
284
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff working for the Police Service of Northern Ireland are wholly employed on work connected with inquiries established by (i) the Government and (ii) the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
(125661)
285
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what public consultation the Department of Environment has undertaken on the plans for the Malone Conservation Area.
(125541)
286
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland on her definition of collusion.
(125475)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
287
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Data Protection Act to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125591)
288
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Employment Relations Act to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125593)
289
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 1999 (European Works Councils) to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125595)
290
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Working Time Regulations 1999 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125598)
291
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Employment Act 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) his Department.
(125601)
292
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125605)
293
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125611)
294
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125613)
295
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125616)
296
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Undertakings on Supermarket/ Supplier Relations (Code of Practice) to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125618)
297
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to increase funds for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme for (a) households and (b) (i) public, (ii) not for profit, and (iii) commercial organisations.
(125423)
298
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to raise the level of funding caps for applications to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme for (a) households and (b) public, not for profit, and commercial organisations.
(125424)
299
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to establish a waiting list for applications for grants from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(125425)
300
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how he applies the Renewable Obligations Scheme to river microhydro projects; and whether any changes are planned.
(125267)
301
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential for the contribution of river micro hydro technology to community energy supplies.
(125268)
302
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which 20 countries provided the largest amounts of foreign direct investment into the UK in each year since 2000.
(125203)
303
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been invested in (a) the Enterprise Capital Fund providing early stage funding for companies developing sustainable technologies and (b) other Enterprise Capital funds.
(125778)
304
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding regional development agencies have provided via the Northern Way to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since its creation; and for what purpose.
(125715)
305
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress his Department is making in reducing the number of serious accidents in the home.
(125721)
306
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of the science budget was spent in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(125215)
307
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress his Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within his Department's responsibility since 1997.
(125212)
308
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) research and development, (b) manufacturing and (c) international investment in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex.
(125487)
309
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people were declared insolvent in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(125488)
310
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the extent of differences in (a) pay and (b) terms and conditions between established and migrant and newly-arrived workers in the UK economy; and what steps his Department is taking to minimise such differences.
(125625)
311
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans his Department has to celebrate St. George's Day.
(125703)
312
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme are receiving a pension of less than £10 a week.
(125570)
313
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage increase in payments has been made to (a) the chairman and trustees and (b) the members of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme since 1994.
(125571)
314
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government will contribute to the £68 million set aside for deferred members by the Mineworkers Pension Scheme in 2006.
(125572)
315
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been received by the Government from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and the Bristol Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme since 1994; and what estimate was made by the National Audit Office of what this sum would be.
(125573)
316
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is still the intention that the investment reserve within the miners' pension schemes will be repaid to the Government in 2019; and what assessment has been made of the impact on the investment strategy of the funds and the future protection of scheme members.
(125574)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
317
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Excise Duty (Reduced Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (EU Pollution Directive 98/69/EC) to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125609)
318
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125619)
319
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the levels of (a) road transport and (b) rail transport in the Transpennine corridor.
(125776)
320
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps First Great Western is taking to reduce emissions from their locomotives; what its published commitments to the Government are for reducing the company's carbon footprint; and what recent assessment has been made by the Department on progress with reduction of emissions.
(125663)
321
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rolling stock leasing charges were in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006 for high speed trains in (i) Class 180 Adelante, (ii) Class 166, (iii) Class 165, (iv) Class 158, (v) Class 150, (vi) Class 153 and (vii) Class 143 vehicles.
(125665)
322
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within his Department's responsibility since 1997.
(125210)
323
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the provisions of section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 to be brought into force; and if he will make a statement.
(124360)
324
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents occurred in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) date and (b) location.
(125664)
325
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what restrictions apply to the parking of (a) large vans and (b) caravans (i) in residential streets and (ii) on private driveways.
(125560)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
326
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125588)
327
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Flexible Working (Procedural Requirements) Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125589)
328
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125590)
329
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Stakeholder Pension Schemes Regulations 2000 and 2005 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125612)
330
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Occupational Pension Schemes (Minimum Funding Requirement and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
(125620)
331
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what legal protection for the rights of domestic workers have been introduced since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(125427)
332
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to bring forward new proposals to assist those who have lost their occupational pension prior to the report stage of the Pensions Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(125092)
333
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time Jobcentre Plus took to process applications for (a) community care grants and (b) budgeting loans in the last 12 months.
(125582)
334
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time staff at the Chorlton office of Jobcentre Plus took to process applications to the Social Fund in the last 12 months.
(125583)
335
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls to the call centre at the Chorlton office of Jobcentre Plus were (a) answered, (b) missed and (c) intentionally terminated before being answered in each month since January 2006.
(125584)
336
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time those calling the call centre at the Chorlton office of Jobcentre Plus waited before their call was answered in the last 12 months.
(125585)
337
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for community care grants have taken (a) under one week, (b) between one and two weeks, (c) between two and three weeks, (d) between four and five weeks and (e) over five weeks to process since January 2006.
(125586)
338
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for Budgeting Loans have taken (a) under one week, (b) between one and two weeks, (c) between two and three weeks, (d) between four and five weeks and (e) over five weeks to process since January 2006.
(125685)
339
N
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has a gender (a) strategy and (b) equality action plan in place.
(125103)
340
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms are in place (a) to verify and (b) to audit the (i) information on application forms for government-funded training courses, (ii) employment status of applicants and (iii) assessments of standards achieved undertaken by training agencies.
(125666)
341
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether mechanisms are in place for jobseekers to recommence their benefits after ceasing short-term employment without having to sign on again in person; and if he will make a statement.
(125667)
342
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what checks are undertaken by Jobcentre Plus to ensure that jobs advertised by agencies via Jobcentre Plus facilities exist and are not attempts to obtain CVs.
(125668)
343
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners live in the Leicester local authority area; how many are in receipt of council tax benefit; and what percentage this is of the total number of pensioners living in the local authority area.
(125629)
344
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Leicester have been lifted out of poverty since 1997.
(125634)
345
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the relative benefits to (a) Government and (b) unemployed people of returning to work under the New Deal self-employment programme and other employment programmes.
(125769)
346
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people he expects to go through the New Deal self-employment programme in 2007-08; and how many went through in each of the previous three years.
(125772)
347
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much it costs the public purse on average for an unemployed person to return to work under (a) the New Deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes.
(125779)
348
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value would be of the 25p age addition to the state pension in 2006-07 if it had been uprated in line with (a) prices and (b) earnings since its introduction; and if he will estimate how much it would cost to increase it to those levels.
(125383)
349
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average deduction made per household from which a non-dependent deduction was made from their housing benefit entitlement was in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last period for which figures are available.
(125453)
350
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were subject to non-dependent deductions from housing benefit in the last year for which figures are available.
(125454)
351
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the resident working age population in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex is in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.
(125455)
352
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex are in receipt of (i) attendance allowance and (ii) carer's allowance.
(125456)
353
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost has been of the human resources consultancy work being performed for his Department in the search for the (a) Chairman and (b) Chief Executive of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.
(125457)
354
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much each of the 26 contracted awards from the Pension Education Fund has cost.
(125478)
355
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with whom further Pension Education Fund contracts have been agreed since the initial 26 were awarded.
(125479)
356
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost has been of (a) stationery, (b) postage and packaging and (c) staff hours associated with reissuing the pensions uprating notifications.
(125483)
357
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected total allocation is of funds on Pension Education Fund contracts.
(125531)
358
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received someone else's personal details with their recent pensions uprating notification; and if he will make a statement.
(125542)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
359
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many citizens of other EU states were on the UK electoral register on 31st December 2006.
[Transferred] (125653)
360
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Commonwealth (non-UK) citizens were on the UK electoral register on 31st December 2006.
[Transferred] (125654)
361
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many computer-generated letters were sent out by HM Revenue and Customs notifying a shortfall in National Insurance contributions for the 2004-05 tax year; and how many were sent in error.
[Transferred] (125480)
362
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many records were not credited with enough National Insurance contributions to count towards the basic state pension for the 2004-05 tax year.
[Transferred] (125481)
363
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have paid voluntary National Insurance contributions for the 2004-05 tax year.
[Transferred] (125482)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
364
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
[Transferred] (125597)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
365
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Criminal Justice and Police Bill - Police Powers to close Disorderly Licensed Premises to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
[Transferred] (125607)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
366
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Order 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators.
[Transferred] (125617)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
367
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken within the Conference on Disarmament to achieve consenus on commencing negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (125670)
368
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will (a) make and (b) place in the Library an assessment of the effects on the UK of membership of the EU since 1973.
[Transferred] (125538)
Questions to the Solicitor General
369
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Solicitor General, what procedure is used by HM Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office to tender for external consultants.
[Transferred] (125707)
370
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Solicitor General, which (a) individuals and (b) companies have been employed as human resources consultants by HM Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office since 2005; and what the cost was of such employment.
[Transferred] (125729)
371
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Solicitor General, which (a) lawyers and (b) legal firms have been given work by HM Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office since 1st January 2005; and what the cost was of such contracts, broken down by (i) lawyer and (ii) firm.
[Transferred] (125782)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
372
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance the Electoral Commission has given returning officers on removing from the Electoral Register those not entitled to vote; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (125650)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
373
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent action he has taken to tackle the misregistration of motor vehicles.
[Transferred] (125686)

 
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