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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 19 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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 19 March 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 19 March 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 19 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 19 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 19 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of vehicles which were stopped by Customs officers at Newhaven in 2006.
(128511)
2
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Customs officers are dedicated to (a) uncanalised and (b) intelligence-led work along the Sussex coast.
(128515)
3
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what seizures of illegal goods there were at Newhaven in each year from 1997 to date, broken down by (a) type and (b) quantity of goods.
(128516)
4
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) detection rates and (b) other measures in relation to illegal imports of persons and goods of the disbanding of the Maritime and Aviation Intelligence Team.
(128517)
5
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of yacht movements between non-EU ports and the UK in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many reports were logged in respect of such movements over the same period.
(128519)
6
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for (i) melanoma skin cancer and (ii) non-melanoma skin cancer in (A) Taunton constituency and (B) the UK in each year since 1996, broken down by age group.
(127986)
7
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether non-British footballers playing in the English Premier League pay UK tax on their incomes, including bonuses.
(128022)
8
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether British footballers playing in the English Premier League pay UK tax on their incomes, including bonuses.
(128023)
9
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether non-British directors of English Premier League football clubs pay UK tax on (a) their incomes, including bonuses and (b) capital gains.
(128024)
10
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Premier League football clubs owned by non-British individuals or corporate bodies are liable to UK taxation on their (a) profits and (b) capital gains.
(128025)
11
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage take-up rate of child trust funds was in each year since the scheme's inception; how many funds have had revenue allocated in each of those years; what plans he has to increase take-up; and if he will make a statement.
(128414)
12
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the take-up of (a) child benefit and (b) child trust funds by use of the internet.
(128415)
13
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have disputed their payment on the grounds that their identity has been stolen and a fraudulent claim has been made on their behalf.
(128540)
14
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the legislative mechanisms are for making public bodies exempt from the payment of value added tax; and if he will make a statement.
(128406)
15
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which public bodies have an exemption from the payment of value added tax; and if he will make a statement.
(128407)
16
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of Partnerships UK's assessment of the potential for private investment in the construction of the infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics; and if he will make a statement.
(128408)
17
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has undertaken of the potential for private investment in the construction of (a) venues and (b) the Olympic Village for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics; what the outcomes were of such assessments; and if he will make a statement.
(128409)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's managing directors attended the Treasury Board's last away day.
(128359)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members his Department's Budget, Tax and Welfare Comprehensive Spending Review co-ordination team had in February 2007.
(128360)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department's Director of Operations was appointed to the Treasury Board.
(128361)
21
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes have been made to the Treasury Board since 1st February 2007.
(128362)
22
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date it was decided that all managing directors would become members of the Treasury Board.
(128363)
23
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why his Department's Budget, Tax and Welfare Comprehensive Spending Review co-ordination team does not appear on the latest Treasury Organisation chart.
(128364)
24
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department first placed a summary of the Treasury Board's four meetings in 2006-07 on his Department's website.
(128365)
25
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many official functions held at No. 11 Downing Street in the last 12 months have been attended by Sir Ronald Cohen.
(128366)
26
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions he has spoken in an official capacity at an event organised by (a) the Smith Institute and (b) its subsidiary SI Events Ltd in the last 12 months.
(128367)
27
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Gila Sacks has replaced another member of his Council of Economic Advisers.
(128369)
28
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many candidates applied for the new position on his Council of Economic Advisers that Gila Sacks now holds.
(128370)
29
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the process is for (a) advertising and recruiting and (b) selecting and interviewing candidates for his Council of Economic Advisers.
(128371)
30
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish on his Departmental website minutes from the HM Treasury Executive Committee.
(128372)
31
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conferences funded by his Department in February 2007 had over 100 attendees.
(128373)
32
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 326W, on school cadet forces, whether Sir Ian Russell's replacement has taken over his responsibilities for cadet forces fundraising.
(128423)
33
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 2032W, on the Child Trust Fund, how many children born in each quarter since April 2005 are in receipt of child benefit, live in the UK and are not subject to any immigration restrictions.
(128452)
34
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 2032W, on the Child Trust Fund, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of parents of children whose Child Trust Fund voucher expired by 31st December 2006 who have not been written to.
(128453)
35
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2236W, on the Treasury Board, which Treasury Director sat on the Treasury Board prior to Michael Ellam's appointment.
(128454)
36
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2232W, on the Sainsbury Review, whether Lord Sainsbury agreed to conduct the review before it was announced.
(128455)
37
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2236W, on the Treasury Board, if he will place in the Library full minutes of the four meetings of the Treasury Board that have taken place in 2006-07 and of which summaries have been placed on his Department's website.
(128456)
38
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he established his Department's Budget, Tax and Welfare CSR co-ordination team.
(128485)
39
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1494W, on ministerial visits, in which publication the locations of visits by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in 2005 to 2006 are listed.
(128486)
40
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1489W, on departments: surveys, if he will redact personal information and place a copy of the survey in the Library.
(128537)
41
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the conclusions were of the Treasury Board on 25th January 2007 on his Department's performance in the last quarter.
(128802)
42
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received representations from the Leader of the House on his Department's answers to written Parliamentary questions.
(128803)
43
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to issue a press notice on the appointment of each special adviser to his Department.
(128804)
44
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Office and its agencies.
(128251)
45
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29th November 2006, Official Report, column 734W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 18th January 2007, Official Report, column 1328W, for what reasons the Automated Valuation Model is not defined as a full Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal system.
(128539)
46
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the most recent version of the advice given to the Valuation Office Agency staff on health and safety in the field, including guidance on surveying equipment.
(128636)
47
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of revenue from planning gain supplement from developments in London he plans to be allocated to the Greater London Authority.
(128637)
48
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance the Office of Government Commerce has produced on making the award of public contracts conditional on the bidding private sector firms meeting equality or diversity criteria or targets.
(128639)
49
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of home buyers in 1996-7 paid (a) nought and (b) one per cent. stamp duty.
(128641)
50
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of home buyers in the last year for which figures are available paid (a) nought, (b) one, (c) three and (d) four per cent. stamp duty.
(128642)
51
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households paid inheritance tax in each year since 1996-7.
(128648)
52
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many English for Speakers of Other Languages students are claiming tax credits; and if he will make a statement.
(128810)
53
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) commissioning, (b) distribution and (c) other costs have been of providing updates to the Red Box teaching pack in the last six months.
(128825)
54
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what updates to the Red Box teaching pack were made in the last six months; and how many updates to the Red Box teaching pack have been produced.
(128826)
55
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what aspects of the Government's Policy Review findings he plans to take into account in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(128832)
56
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met a foreign Head of State with the Prime Minister.
(128875)
57
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on newspapers and periodicals by his Department in January 2007.
(128887)
58
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role his Department plans in the vcashpoint scheme organised by the National Youth Volunteering Organisation.
(128894)
59
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1430W, on Departments: Manpower which directors the personal assistants work for; and whether any Director has more than one personal assistant.
(128896)
60
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1430W, on Departments: Manpower which directors the two private secretaries work for; and what the pay band is of each private secretary.
(128897)
61
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2007, Official Report, column 2269W, on Official Visits: USA, whether he stayed at the British Embassy on the visit in April 2006.
(128898)
62
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1490W, on Gila Sacks, which policy area Gila Sacks covers.
(128899)
63
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1430W, on disciplinary procedures, what information his Human Resources Department collects on disciplinary action.
(128902)
64
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what monetary value is assigned by his Department to the social cost of carbon in assessing Government projects; what value was recommended by the Stern review on climate change; and if he will make a statement.
(128468)
65
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether cases of forged tax credits resulting in prosecution (a) are reported to local jobcentres and (b) affect the payment of benefits to the individual concerned.
(128686)
66
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128753)
67
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to provide a substantive reply to Question 124660, tabled on 27th February 2007.
(128085)
68
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 notes are being stored in London by the Bank of England.
(128437)
69
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of £5 notes in circulation; and what plans he has to increase the supply.
(128438)
70
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he had first sight of the original budget for the 2012 Olympics prior to its approval by Cabinet for submission to the International Olympic Committee.
(128418)
71
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Northern Ireland paid inheritance tax in each of the last five years.
(128386)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
72
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many requests from hon. Members to bring constituents to visit 10 Downing Street were acceded to in each of the last 10 years, broken down by political party of the hon. Member.
(128712)
73
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which members of the Government attended the Policy Review event on 3rd March.
(128833)
74
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost was to the public purse of hosting the Policy Review event on 3rd March.
(128834)
75
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much funding has been provided for the vcashpoint scheme organised by the National Youth Volunteering Organisation; and how many community projects have participated in the scheme.
(128876)
76
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2007, Official Report, column 1633W, on the Smith Institute, what the title was of each publication purchased; and how many volumes of each were purchased.
(128888)
77
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place in the Library the details of each project funded by the National Youth Volunteering Organisation, V; what estimate she has made of the number of people who volunteered through each project; what the (a) cost and (b) location was of each project; and on what date the project (i) commenced and (ii) ended.
(128901)
78
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128759)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
79
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new neighbourhood (a) warden and (b) manager schemes have been established since January 2006.
(128219)
80
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she plans to take to encourage councils to develop neighbourhood charters.
(128220)
81
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the Lyons report.
(127915)
82
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in Taunton constituency are on housing waiting lists; and how many have been waiting (a) less than six months, (b) six to 12 months, (c) 12 to 18 months, (d) 18 to 24 months and (e) over 24 months for housing.
(128745)
83
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social housing tenants (a) in each English region and (b) in each London local authority moved via Homeswap in each of the last five years.
(128457)
84
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the revenue was of each local authority with responsibility for parking enforcement in England from net income from (a) parking charges, (b) parking penalty notices and (c) balance of the Parking Places Revenue Account in 2006.
(128651)
85
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were registered on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) each English region and (b) each London local authority in 2006; and what the percentage change was on the previous year in each case.
(128671)
86
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a faith-based adoption agency which is not in receipt of public funds would be eligible for the exemption under Regulation 14, paragraph 3, of the proposed Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.
(128086)
87
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on her Department's contribution to tackling climate change.
(128225)
88
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has spent on non-Olympic regeneration in the Lower Lea Valley since July 2005; what plans her Department has for such spending; and if she will make a statement.
(128405)
89
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by her Department and its agencies.
(128248)
90
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the salary band is of her Department's new Director of Communications.
(128443)
91
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost was of developing the Maps on Tap database.
(128444)
92
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what datasets are incorporated into her Department's Maps on Tap database.
(128445)
93
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) geospatial, (b) geo-demographic and (c) cadastral data her Department's Maps on Tap database holds.
(128446)
94
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Ordnance Survey's MasterMap Address Layer 2 includes information on the council tax bands of individual properties.
(128447)
95
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) definition of an outbuilding is for the purposes of dwellinghouse code 14 as published in VOA document IT IA 180303.
(128448)
96
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many formal complaints were made to her Department on the conduct of (a) the Department and (b) indiviudal members of staff in the last 12 months.
(128449)
97
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who maintains the National Register of Social Housing.
(128489)
98
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in England are on the National Register of Social Housing.
(128490)
99
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether data on the location of subsidised housing from the National Register of Social Housing is used by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax valuation purposes.
(128491)
100
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account is taken of the presence of (a) anti-fire sprinklers and (b) CCTV cameras by the Valuation Office Agency when calculating the rebate value of business premises for business rates valuations or revaluations.
(128502)
101
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the name is of her Department's new Director of Communications.
(128529)
102
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has spent on (a) advertising, (b) publicity and (c) marketing for (i) home information packs, (ii) licensing of houses in multiple occupation and (iii) the tenancy deposit scheme.
(128530)
103
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households participated in (a) social homebuy, (b) newbuild homebuy and (c) open market homebuy in each financial year since the inception of the relevant scheme.
(128531)
104
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much public expenditure was incurred on (a) social homebuy, (b) newbuild homebuy and (c) open market homebuy in each financial year.
(128532)
105
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what public expenditure has been to date on the Millennium communities scheme.
(128533)
106
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Millennium communities have been constructed; in what locations; and how many homes have been completed in each.
(128534)
107
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 2040W, on housing: energy, if she will place in the Library a copy of the summary of overall benefits published in April 2003.
(128538)
108
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes to the collection of local authority (a) planning or development control and (b) building control data by the Valuation Office Agency for (i) business rate valuations and (ii) council tax valuations have been (A) made, (B) commissioned and (C) undertaken since May 1997.
(128543)
109
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Valuation Office Agency has to amend the type or number of (a) dwellinghouse and (b) value significant codes.
(128544)
110
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Valuation Office Agency document Dwellinghouse coding: An illustrated guide was (a) first published and (b) last amended.
(128545)
111
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Communications Action Plan produced by the Valuation Office Agency for the 2005 non-domestic rates revaluation.
(128546)
112
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will produce an updated regulatory impact assessment for the implementation of home information packs.
(128548)
113
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the market price of a home information pack, including VAT, excluding the Home Condition Report element.
(128549)
114
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) sponsored public bodies has produced on making the award of public contracts conditional on the bidding private sector firms meeting equality or diversity criteria or targets.
(128550)
115
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to classify low-cost housing developed by the private sector for non-social tenants as affordable housing for planning policy purposes.
(128555)
116
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, through what data sources the Valuation Office Agency gathers property attribute information for the ZI value significant code.
(128556)
117
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Valuation Office Agency has access to her Department's Maps on Tap database.
(128557)
118
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings in England are recorded by the Valuation Office Agency with a value significant code of ZI (subsidised housing - housing association - equity share)
(128558)
119
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in each local authority in England are coded by the Valuation Office Agency with the WK value significant code.
(128559)
120
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 11th December 2006, Official Report, column 906W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the expected payments by (a) Capgemini and (b) the Agency to (i) CLT and (ii) Tyler Technologies are in 2007-08.
(128561)
121
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local planning authorities may take the potential for an increase in problem gambling into account when considering the merits of a planning application for a casino or other venue with gambling facilities; and what guidance her Department has published on this issue.
(128592)
122
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she would approve a bid for unitary council status where a majority of local residents (a) in total and (b) participating had voted against the proposal in a referendum held under the Local Government Act 2003.
(128594)
123
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) stakeholder events and (b) consultants on home information packs, broken down by main budget heading.
(128597)
124
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the implementation of single status and equal pay in local government; and what estimate she has made of the number of local authorities which have not yet fully implemented equal pay.
(128598)
125
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) energy assessors and (b) home inspectors are qualified and available to produce energy performance certificates; and what estimate she has made of the number who will be qualified and available from 1st June 2007.
(128603)
126
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the causes of changes in the average level of council tax in England between 1997-8 and 2006-07.
(128605)
127
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households took out a mortgage under new building homebuy in each month since the creation of the scheme.
(128614)
128
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a saving by a local authority arising from moving from weekly to alternate weekly collections of household rubbish can be counted by the local authority as an efficiency gain for the purposes of completing annual efficiency statements.
(128615)
129
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2153W, on council tax: valuation, what property performance indicators local authorities are encouraged to collect.
(128617)
130
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households took out a shared equity mortgage under Open Market Homebuy in each month since the creation of the scheme.
(128618)
131
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the reasons for changes in the fees charged by local authorities for care services in the last 12 months.
(128619)
132
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average house price was in each government office region in England in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(128627)
133
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with colleagues in the Department (a) of Trade and Industry and (b) for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the inclusion of smart-enabled meters in new build houses.
(128724)
134
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the regional spatial strategies will take account of the (a) effects on the costs of future flood defences of the effects of climate change and (b) the costs of flood defences on the long-term sustainability of development; and if she will make a statement.
(125623)
135
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128763)
136
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total cost has been to run the Design for Manufacture competition since its inception; and how many of the resulting houses she expects to be sold for £60,000.
(128191)
137
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) she and (b) officials in her Department had with Arlington (i) in the period between the Government inspectors report into the East of England Plan and the launch of the consultation and (ii) since the consultation was launched; and if she will make a statement.
(128512)
138
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether councils which are preparing for unitary status will have elections pending in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008 postponed or cancelled.
(128503)
139
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projections the Government has made of the future net financial position of housing revenue authorities over the next five years on the basis of current policy.
(128319)
140
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the net deficit or surplus of housing revenue accountable authorities following the 2007-08 housing subsidy determination.
(128320)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
141
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what rights of audience community safety staff have to appear in court.
(128213)
142
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many clients received Level One advice in each English region in each of the last five years.
(128673)
143
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which Commonwealth countries have reciprocal agreements with the UK on residential qualifications for voting in (a) local elections and (b) national elections.
(128768)
144
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what date her Department plans to announce its findings on the appropriateness of raising the small claims limit for personal injury claims on the small claims track.
(128769)
145
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by her Department and its agencies.
(128247)
146
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many functions have taken place at a cost to the public purse in the Lord Chancellor's official residence since the Lord Chancellor took up residence; and what the occasion was of each function which incurred a cost to the public purse.
(128842)
147
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what submissions her Department has made to the Council of Europe on electoral fraud in the last six months.
(128877)
148
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will amend electoral legislation to allow the use of the words `the' and `candidate' to be allowed within the description of any political party candidate without an additional, specific description having to be registered under the Electoral Administration Act 2006.
(128878)
149
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many election petitions have been heard in courts in England and Wales since 2000; what the outcome was of each case in which no proceedings remain active; which election each concerned; and what the nature was of each petition.
(128881)
150
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of how many UK citizens serving a punishment in a foreign prison voted by post or proxy in (a) the 2005 General Election and (b) 2006 local elections.
(128882)
151
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what representations her Department has received from Equifax on the reliability of signature scans to verify postal votes.
(128883)
152
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether she plans to implement the proposals of the Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life made on 27th February 2007 on the electoral system.
(128893)
153
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much her Department spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) funding advertorials in newspapers and other publications in the last year for which figures are available; and what the topic was of each.
(128895)
154
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128767)
155
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the rate of local court staff turnover following implementation of the new pay system, broken down by region.
(128608)
156
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps she plans to take to tackle local court staff application shortages in areas with the lowest band pay under the proposed new pay system for local departmental civil servants.
(128609)
157
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what discussions Ministers in her Department have had with their counterparts at HM Treasury on the proposed new pay system.
(128610)
158
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what basis the pay bands were allocated to different regions in the proposed new pay system for local court staff.
(128611)
159
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what pilot schemes have been carried out to test the proposed new pay scheme for local court staff.
(128612)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
160
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the cost of (a) demolishing and (b) rebuilding facilities for shooting sports for the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(128506)
161
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the 2012 Olympic Games leave a positive legacy for shooting sports in the UK.
(128510)
162
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assumptions were made of the total level of administrative costs accrued to the body charged with the construction of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the (a) Arup report, (b) Olympic bid document, (c) PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Olympic Games Impact Study, (d) Faithful and Gould analysis of costs and (e) her evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 21st November 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(128402)
163
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will break down by main budget heading the Olympic Delivery Authority's planned expenditure for each year until 2012; and if she will make a statement.
(128403)
164
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when construction will begin on the Olympic sites at (a) Horseguards' Parade for volleyball, (b) the Royal Artillery Barracks for indoor shooting, (c) the four arenas at the Excel exhibition centre, (d) the temporary Greenwich arena for badminton and gymnastics, (e) Greenwich Park for equestrian events and pentathlon arenas, (f) Hyde Park for the triathlon, (g) All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, (h) the Millennium Dome for artistic gymnastics and basketball and (i) Lord's cricket ground; and if she will make a statement.
(128404)
165
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assumptions were made of the total level of private investment in the Olympic Village in the (a) Arup report, (b) Olympic bid document, (c) PricewaterhouseCoopers' Olympic Games Impact Study, (d) Faithful and Gould analysis of costs and (e) her evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 21st November 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(128410)
166
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will break down the £1.275 billion of contingency funding for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games reported in the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004 according to (a) overall programme contingency funding, (b) individual venue contingencies in (i) total and (ii) as a percentage of that venue's budget and (c) other; and if she will make a statement.
(128411)
167
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has benchmarked the expenditure on administrative costs accrued by the Olympic Delivery Authority in relation to the construction of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games against the administrative budgets for previous Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(128412)
168
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what basis cities were selected to host the UK School Games which she announced on 7th March 2007.
(128368)
169
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by her Department and its agencies.
(128246)
170
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what requests she has received from any authority within European member states in respect of the restitution of museum artifacts from those states which are held by British museums.
(128779)
171
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in other EU member states on the restitution of museum artifacts.
(128780)
172
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will assess the feasibility of holding the Olympic shooting events at Southern Counties Shooting at Evershot.
(128352)
173
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to publish the detail of her Department's consideration of (a) the Casino Advisory Panel's (CAP) report on the location of the new casinos and (b) the representations she has received about the CAP's recommendations.
(128280)
174
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research her Department has carried out relating to the provision of live music in pubs and clubs.
(128328)
175
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many licensed premises there are in Tamworth constituency and how many of these are (a) public houses, (b) clubs, (c) supermarkets and (d) off-licences.
(128333)
176
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will seek discussions with (a) the FA, (b) the Scottish FA, (c) the Welsh FA and (d) the Northern Irish FA on providing a British football team for the 2012 Olympics.
(128685)
177
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to ensure that proposed sales and valuations of works of art subject to examination by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art are genuine.
(128259)
178
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what revisions her Department has made to the National Policy Statement on casinos published in December 2004 after the reduction of the regional casino licence number to one during the passage of the Gambling Act in March 2005.
(128462)
179
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she made of the experience at a strategic and senior level in the regeneration of disadvantaged areas of the members of the Casino Advisory Panel before recommending their appointment.
(128463)
180
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what evidence the Casino Advisory Panel received on the economic multiplier effect of situating a regional casino licence in a (a) large city and (b) elsewhere.
(128464)
181
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the Casino Advisory Panel's interpretation of social impact to the overall object of the Gambling Act 2005 on reducing problem gambling.
(128465)
182
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department held with the Gambling Commission on the implications of using a test of social impact for awarding a regional casino licence for the progress towards the objective of controlling problem gambling.
(128466)
183
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128758)
184
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make the transcipts of the evidence in public sessions held by the Casino Advisory Panel available to the public.
(128821)
185
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which UK cities received the highest number of tourist visitors in each of the last 10 years.
(128846)
186
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the differences are in (a) scale and (b) nature of operation is between regional casinos, large casinos and small casinos under the 2005 legislation.
(128847)
187
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media.
(128089)
188
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will include sustainability criteria in her Department's Public Service Agreement targets in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.
(127944)
189
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2007, Official Report, column 1675W, on Olympic Games: investment, if she will break down the figures by Olympic and paralympic sports; and what the reasons are for the difference from the figure of £215.4 million quoted in UK Sport's Guide to World Class Pathway, Summer Olympic and Paralympic Investment 2006-09.
(127948)
190
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will break down the funding allocated to (a) English Institute of Sport (EIS) services, (b) sports science and (c) sports medicine services for each Summer Olympic sport within their World Class Reference Pathway Funding through to 2009 as referred to in the Answer of 29th June 2006, Official Report, columns 569-70W, on the Olympics.
(127949)
191
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings her Department (a) had before and (b) has had since the Olympic Games 2012 budget was submitted to the International Olympic Committee with representatives of the Metropolitan Police on security (i) provision and (ii) costs; and whether HM Treasury representatives (A) were invited to and (B) attended such meetings.
(128385)
192
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential for issues of competition to arise in cases of the siting of (a) regional, (b) large and (c) small casinos in the same town or city as a casino licensed under the 1968 Act.
(128419)
193
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures her Department is following in drafting Part I of the creative economy green paper; and when she expects the green paper to be published.
(128231)
194
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedure her Department used in appointing the Work Foundation to write a paper on the creative economy.
(128232)
195
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what opportunity was given to stakeholders to comment on the evidence received by the Gowers Review prior to publication of the Gowers Report.
(128233)
196
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March 2007, Official Report, columns 322-4W, on film, which other industry summits she (a) has held and (b) plans to hold to inform the further development of the Joint Creative Economy Programme with the Department of Trade and Industry; and whom has been invited to each.
(128560)
197
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has held with the Responsibility in Gambling Trust on industry funding and the implications for a statutory levy under section 123 of the Gambling Act 2005.
(128748)
198
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is intended that the charitable fund to help British citizens affected by terrorism abroad will cover the spouses of British service personnel killed by terrorist action.
(128815)
199
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when further details will be announced concerning the charitable fund to help British citizens affected by terrorism abroad that was announced in the March 2006 budget.
(128816)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
200
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent producing the report Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region; who the author was; what the author's qualifications in this subject were; to whom the report was circulated; what actions were taken on the recommendations of the report; and if he will make a statement.
(128505)
201
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which companies financed the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme in each of the last five financial years; and how much was contributed by each.
(128643)
202
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the minimum number of Type 45 destroyers necessary to provide area air defence for the fleet; and if he will make a statement.
(128577)
203
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to ensure the retention of shipbuilding skills and expertise in the period between the construction of the last Type 45 destroyer and any future replacement for the current generation of Type 22 and Type 23 frigates.
(128578)
204
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to place the order for a fourth Astute class submarine.
(128579)
205
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what names have been selected by the Ships' Badges and Names Committee for the future (a) seventh and eighth Type 45 destroyers and (b) the fourth Astute class submarine.
(128580)
206
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all vessels built under the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme will be (a) classified as military vessels and (b) constructed within the United Kingdom.
(128581)
207
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to order the two hospital ships recommended in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review.
(128582)
208
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made a feasibility study of (a) replacing and (b) updating the intelligence gathering capabilities provided by the four Batch 3 Type 22 frigates.
(128583)
209
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has investigated the feasibility of retrofitting the Bay class landing ship dock auxiliaries with aircraft hangers.
(128584)
210
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs his Department estimates will be created in the UK through the construction of (a) Type 45 destroyers, (b) Astute class submarines and (c) future aircraft carriers; and what assessment he has made of the likely effect of these projects on the level of skills in the workforce.
(128585)
211
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he expects any naval bases other than Portsmouth to be able to accommodate the Royal Navy's future carriers.
(128586)
212
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) general service soldiers, (b) full-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (c) part-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (d) full-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment and (e) part-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment are automatically entitled to be members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
(128628)
213
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) general service soldiers, (b) full-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (c) part-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (d) full-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment and (e) part-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment contribute directly from their pay into the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
(128629)
214
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) general service soldiers, (b) full-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (c) part-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (d) full-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment and (e) part-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment have their pay adjusted by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body to take into account the relevant benefits of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
(128630)
215
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what benefits have been provided since 1977 by the Armed Forces Pension Scheme to (a) general service soldiers, (b) full-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (c) part-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service, (d) full-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment and (e) part-time soldiers who served with the Ulster Defence Regiment and the (i) widows, (ii) widowers and (iii) children of such soldiers.
(128631)
216
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many courts martial have been held to try the conduct of British soliders in Iraq; and what the charges were in each case in which no legal proceedings remain active.
(128793)
217
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel were redeployed to (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan within (i) one month, (ii) two months, (iii) three months, (iv) four months, (v) five months, (vi) six months, (vii) one year and (viii) two years of completing their last deployment in each of the last three years.
(128237)
218
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average tour interval was for (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marine personnel in the latest period for which figures are available.
(128238)
219
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force units were deployed for longer than four months in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions.
(128239)
220
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force personnel are deployed in line with harmony guidelines.
(128240)
221
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128245)
222
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers from 1 Battalion, The Rifles are deployed in Iraq; and how many sets of body armour have been issued to them.
(128843)
223
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers are in theatre in Iraq; and how many sets of body armour have been issued.
(128844)
224
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the provision of body armour to the armed forces in Iraq.
(128845)
225
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's rules and regulations which govern the operation of the safety for joint service adventurous training scheme.
(128811)
226
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Merlin Mark 1 helicopters are (a) in service, (b) under repair and (c) being cannibalised; and if he will make a statement.
(128260)
227
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances Defence Estates does not follow the Treasury Guidelines (Green Book) when disposing of (a) sites and (b) contaminated sites; and if he will make a statement.
(128353)
228
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what level in his Department decisions are taken about whether or not to apply the Treasury Guidelines (Green Book) to disposals of contaminated land.
(128354)
229
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to require the selection of bids for the MoD site at Matapan Road, Hilsea to be based on best value criteria.
(128355)
230
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the adequacy of work carried out by the contractors fitting suppressant foam to Hercules aircraft.
(128356)
231
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1366W, on senior officers: Transport, what the reasons are for the delay in placing a copy of the regulations in the Library; how senior officers are (a) made aware of and (b) given access to these regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(128781)
232
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel serving in the armed forces are UK/South African dual nationals.
(128181)
233
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2007, Official Report, column 1173W, on service personnel: South African citizens, what progress has been made on the officials' visit to South Africa; and if he will make a statement.
(128183)
234
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how frequently the quality of single living accommodation is reviewed for the purposes of assessing grade for charge; how this process is performed; and if he will make a statement.
(128187)
235
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the roll out of joint personnel administration to the Army; and if he will make a statement.
(128188)
236
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much ammunition was allocated on all courses involved in the training of artillery personnel and forward observation officers to call in fire in each year since 2001; what the cost of this ammunition was; and if he will make a statement.
(128190)
237
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cadets there were in (a) the Army Cadet Force and (b) the Air Training Corps in each year since 1999-2000.
(128824)
238
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 1987W, on the Navy: military bases, what factors have led to the delay in awarding this contract; and what steps have been taken to prevent further delay.
(128903)
239
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 1987W, on the Navy: military bases, when he expects the contract to be signed.
(128904)
240
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel of HM Forces have (a) lost their lives and (b) been wounded as a result of land mines in Afghanistan since the beginning of operations in 2002.
(128281)
241
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many mine clearing vehicles were sold from his Department's inventory in each of the last four years.
(128282)
242
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether mine clearing vehicles (a) are and (b) are planned to be in use in Afghanistan.
(128283)
243
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he considers HM Forces in Afghanistan to be on a non-warfighting operation.
(128284)
244
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) is taking better to protect HM Forces from land mines in Afghanistan.
(128285)
245
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of land mines in Afghanistan; and what plans there are for their removal.
(128286)
246
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people working in his Department previously served in the armed forces.
(128325)
247
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people working for his Department are members of the territorial forces.
(128326)
248
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are (a) attached to and (b) working in his Department, broken down by rank.
(128327)
249
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of repairs and maintenance at properties occupied by the Assistant Chief of the General Staff in 2006.
(128272)
250
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of (a) gardening and (b) repairs and maintenance at properties occupied by (i) the Chief of the General Staff, (ii) the Adjutant General and (iii) members of the Army Board in 2006.
(128273)
251
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) a graduate of Sandhurst and (b) a newly-commissioned officer promoted through the ranks is expected to contribute to the cost of their regimental dress uniform.
(128274)
252
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in setting up an independent complaints commissioner for the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(128275)
253
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) make and (b) model is of each car provided to non-ministerial members of the Army Board.
(128790)
254
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of providing a car and driver to the (a) Chief of the General Staff, (b) Assistant Chief of the General Staff, (c) Adjutant General and (d) members of the Army Board in 2006.
(128791)
255
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has taken steps to ensure goods provided to members of the Army Board are fair trade.
(128807)
256
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the (a) Army Board, (b) Chief of the General Staff, (c) Assistant Chief of the General Staff and (d) Adjutant General.
(128817)
257
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure was on flowers for the residential accommodation provided for (a) members of the Army Board, (b) the Chief of the General Staff, (c) the Assistant Chief of the General Staff and (d) the Adjutant General in 2006.
(128818)
258
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd February 2007, Official Report, column 960W, on the Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO), which individuals were sent a copy of the March 2004 DESO staff directory and were not employees of defence industry companies.
(128396)
259
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many copies of the 2005 edition of the Defence Export Services Organisation staff directory were distributed to individuals outside his Department; and what categories of people were given copies of the directory.
(128397)
260
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when body armour was first provided to Marine forces in Afghanistan for their current deployment; and how long the gap was between deployment and issuance of such armour.
(128819)
261
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Marines were allowed to return to the service in 2006 having served a prison sentence.
(128384)
262
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128765)
263
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military dogs are in service in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Ministry of Defence Police; and what the annual cost is of feeding those dogs.
(127983)
264
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what process the support of military, government, charitable and civilian efforts to assist wounded servicemen and women is integrated.
(128479)
265
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is in command of the military medical staff attached to the NHS Selly Oak Hospital; and at what rank.
(128480)
266
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military medical staff are attached to the NHS Selly Oak Hospital, broken down by rank; and what duties they are allocated.
(128481)
267
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the Permanent Joint Headquarters is integrated with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.
(128482)
268
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the (a) accommodation and (b) treatment of wounded servicemen and women is organised at the NHS Selly Oak Hospital.
(128483)
269
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to relocate the Royal Hospital Haslar.
(128230)
270
N
Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to answer the letter of 24th January from the hon. Member for Gosport on Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
(126968)
271
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Army legal service are investigating legal cases related to operations in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(128079)
272
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel were serving with the Army legal corps in each year since 2000.
(128080)
273
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the (a) defence teams, (b) prosecution teams and (c) other costs related to the court martial in (i) the prosecution of the seven paratroopers for alleged crimes in Iraq in November 2005 and (ii) the prosecution of the four guardsmen for alleged crimes in Iraq in June 2006.
(128083)
274
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soliders from Welsh regiments he expects to be included in the next roulement of troops that will be sent to Iraq in June; and if he will make a statement.
(128426)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
275
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department.
(128254)
276
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many meetings he held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128752)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
277
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of 11 year olds have no secondary school within two miles of their home; and how their interests will be taken into account under the guidance of the new Schools Admission Code.
(128460)
278
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been provided to schemes under the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by local authority area.
(128262)
279
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schemes have been funded by the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) type.
(128263)
280
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much of the Youth Opportunities Fund remains (a) uncommitted and (b) unspent for (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(128264)
281
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of community sport and cultural activities funded by his Department in engaging young people most at risk of committing anti-social behaviour.
(128265)
282
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the steps being taken to meet the recommendations of the Russell Commission on Youth Volunteering.
(128266)
283
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been raised from private sector supporters to assist in meeting the recommendations of the Russell Commission on Youth Volunteering.
(128267)
284
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the pilot of Activity Agreement Allowances.
(128268)
285
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has undertaken of (a) how far youth activities meet the demands of people and (b) the impact on the provision of youth activities on preventing involvement in anti-social behaviour.
(128269)
286
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards the establishment of the National Parenting Academy.
(128270)
287
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue his Department has spent in each London local authority on (i) Sure Start and (ii) children's centres since their inception.
(128458)
288
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many places were available in out-of-school clubs for (a) primary and (b) secondary school age children in each London local authority in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2006.
(128656)
289
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of children in (a) grammar, (b) local authority, (c) church and (d) academy schools obtained five GCSEs including English and mathematics at A*-C in London in each of the last five years.
(128657)
290
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people have been in receipt of educational maintenance allowance (EMA) in each London local authority since its introduction; and how many were in receipt of EMA in 2005-06.
(128672)
291
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many childcare places were available (a) in total and (b) per 100 children under the age of five in each London local authority in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2006.
(128674)
292
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in the development of the Youth Opportunity Card.
(128278)
293
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many litres of milk were provided by the free school milk scheme per eligible pupil in England over the last 12 months.
(128382)
294
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128244)
295
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether funding for childcare is available to parents who accompany their child to the care facility; and if he will make a statement.
(128316)
296
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Futures initiative to the secondary curriculum review.
(128317)
297
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of GCSE-age pupils attempted a full GCSE in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) science, (d) design and technology, (e) information and communication technology, (f) physical education, (g) history, (h) geography, (i) art and design, (j) music and (k) a modern foreign language in each of the last 10 years.
(128400)
298
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of GCSE-age pupils eligible for free school meals attempted a full GCSE in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) science, (d) design and technology, (e) information and communication technology, (f) physical education, (g) history, (h) geography, (i) art and design, (j) music and (k) a modern foreign language in each of the last 10 years.
(128401)
299
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what terms of reference were set by his Department for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in relation to the secondary curriculum review.
(128474)
300
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library the (a) agendas and (b) minutes of meetings of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Secondary Curriculum Review External Committee.
(128728)
301
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library the secondary curriculum programmes of study and level descriptions produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) secondary curriculum review as approved by the QCA board on 14th December 2006.
(128805)
302
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library copies of advice sent to (a) him and (b) other Ministers by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority since 14th December 2006.
(128806)
303
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will answer Questions (a) (i) 115951 and (ii) 115952 tabled on 11th January, and (b) 126821, tabled on 7th March, by the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham.
(128420)
304
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students undertook English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in each year between 2000 and 2005, broken down by nationality of students.
(128808)
305
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Learning and Skills Council on the extension of self declaration as a means of verifying students' eligibility for English for Speakers of Other Languages courses; and what mechanism is in place to ensure that colleges receive funding for such students.
(128809)
306
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2006, Official Report, column 1498W, which companies have signed Train to Gain contracts; how many staff each company employs; and how many of these staff will receive Train to Gain funded training.
(128573)
307
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of students entering (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships were already in employment in each year since 1997.
(128574)
308
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of apprenticeship training providers funded by the Learning and Skills Council are (a) employers, (b) colleges of further education, (c) independent training providers, (d) local authorities and (e) other in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) broken down by sector skills council.
(128575)
309
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of apprenticeship training providers funded by the Learning and Skills Council were employers in each year since 1997.
(128576)
310
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students qualified to become primary school teachers in each of the last five years; and how many vacancies for primary school teachers there were that period.
(128336)
311
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which foreign languages were studied by pupils in Tamworth constituency at (a) GCSE level, (b) A/S level and (c) A-level in 2006.
(128337)
312
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were adopted in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each of the last five years.
(128339)
313
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased competition for childcare places following the increase of Sure Start children centres.
(128746)
314
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2007, Official Report, column 1702W on curriculum: expenditure, what exact amount his Department spent in 2005-06 in the delivery of the free entitlement for three and four year olds; what the exact level of funding has been in each of the last five years; and in relation to which duties set out in the Childcare Act 2006 each local authority spent the budget in 2005-06.
(128747)
315
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128762)
316
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary pupils were excluded from school because of drugs misuse in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(128450)
317
N
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had on provision of support for training to improve parenting skills.
(127796)
318
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evidence and analysis informed the decision to extend the target for academies from 200 to 400 by 2010.
(128186)
319
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what oversubscription admissions policies are employed by each Academy.
(128507)
320
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent exclusions there were from academies in the last two years for which data is available; and for what reasons pupils were excluded.
(128508)
321
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and mathematics in each year since 1997.
(127919)
322
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the criteria are for establishing children's centres in Kent.
(127954)
323
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which wards in Kent (a) have children's centres and (b) he expects to have children's centres by 2010.
(128192)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
324
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to introduce sanctions against people who are evicted for anti-social behaviour who subsequently refuse intensive family support.
(128215)
325
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the objectives are of the Pesticides Safety Directorate's voluntary pilot scheme underway in the Midlands on the disclosure of information on pesticides being sprayed; when it is expected to report; and if he will make a statement.
(128416)
326
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many destruction orders were made under the (a) Dogs Acts and (b) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(128794)
327
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128243)
328
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average installation charge levied on householders for (a) cavity wall insulation and (b) full loft insulation was by councils participating in a British Gas council tax discount scheme for energy saving measures.
(128658)
329
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the household waste material collected as part of doorstep recycling collections by local authorities that is subsequently disposed of by the local authority or commercial contractors in landfill counts as landfill for the purposes of the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme.
(128661)
330
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average payment made to householders participating in a British Gas council tax discount scheme for energy saving measures was in 2005-06; and whether such payments (a) reflect the council tax banding of the property, (b) is a one-off or repeated payment and (c) is paid by cheque or by council tax bill credit.
(128662)
331
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further consultation his Department plans to undertake with stakeholders on the Energy Services Directive and its timetable for implementation.
(128706)
332
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department will launch the consultation on the Energy Efficiency Commitment 3.
(128725)
333
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter sent to employees at age 65 informing them of the opportunity to continue working if they wish.
(128357)
334
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its waste strategy.
(128451)
335
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reasons are for the proposed changes in the budget for the (a) Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (b) State Veterinary Service, (c) Meat and Livestock Commission and (d) Pesticides Safety Directorate; and what assessment he has made of the likely effect of those changes on the (i) safety, (ii) research and (iii) investigative work of each.
(128771)
336
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) strategy and (b) funding the Government has put in place for integrated drainage plans in urban areas (i) to address the risks of sewer flooding and (ii) to increase the storm capacity of drainage systems; and if he will make a statement.
(125624)
337
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 on the distribution of animals as prizes in fairs and fetes.
(128487)
338
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1325W, on the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, how many higher level stewardship scheme applications approved in 2006 were received prior to 1st February 2006.
(128536)
339
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total administrative cost of complying with his Department's regulations, as defined in The Defra Simplification Plan: Maximising Outcomes, Minimising Burdens, November 2006, in each year since 2001.
(128836)
340
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulations govern the (a) import from and (b) export to Qatar of hybrid falcons; and what recent representations he has received on the numbers of hybrid falcons imported from and exported to Qatar.
(128383)
341
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will clarify how much waste was disposed of at Newton Longville landfill site in the last 12 months from areas other than Milton Keynes; and from which local authority areas that waste orginated.
(128258)
342
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will clarify which London boroughs have sold their trade waste portfolios to the private sector; and what the estimated annual tonnage is of each such borough.
(128271)
343
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the total cost of fly tipping to landowners in each region; and if he will make a statement.
(128177)
344
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to compensate landowners for costs they incur in disposing of fly tipped material; and if he will make a statement.
(128178)
345
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the cost of fly tipping to landowners; and if he will make a statement.
(128179)
346
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what effect the claim on the reserve of non-cash programme resources to cover provision for disallowance arising from Common Agricultural Policy schemes will have on (a) the previously announced 2007 budget costs to British Waterways and (b) the future funding levels of British Waterways; and if he will make a statement.
(128180)
347
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Environment Agency's capital programme is for flood defence works in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by region.
(128236)
348
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many expert European negotiators he has in his Department; what tasks they are engaged in; and if he will make a statement.
(128588)
349
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 194W, on whaling, to which 57 countries the Protecting Whales - A Global Responsibility document was distributed; whether it has been distributed to any further foreign governments; and if he will make a statement.
(128616)
350
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which foreign governments have responded to his Department's publication Protecting Whales - A Global Responsibility; what the nature has been of their responses; and if he will make a statement.
(128659)
351
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any costs will be incurred by changing the name of the Marine Fisheries Agency to the Marine and Fisheries Agency.
(128820)
352
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he is taking to keep rivers safe from Gyrodactylus salaris; and if he will make a statement.
(128905)
353
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his contingency plans are for dealing with an outbreak of Gyrodactylus salaris; what risk assessment he has made of Gyrodactylus salaris entering into the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(128906)
354
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress of the (a) Estimating transmission parameters of Gyrodactylus: a key requirement for contingency planning and (b) Development of a risk evaluation system for the establishment of Gyrodactylus salaris in English and Welsh river systems research projects.
(128907)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
355
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on human trafficking through new EU entrance countries.
(128318)
356
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of Bangladesh regarding the security of (a) Sheik Hasina and (b) the British High Commissioner there; and if she will make a statement.
(128796)
357
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by her Department and its agencies.
(128242)
358
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which British Council offices (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last five years.
(128812)
359
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British Council offices there were in (a) Europe, (b) the Middle East, (c) South and Central America, (d) Africa, (e) North America, (f) Asia and (g) Australasia in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2006.
(128813)
360
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the British Council spent in (a) Europe, (b) the Middle East, (c) South and Central America, (d) Africa, (e) North America, (f) Asia and (g) Australasia in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2006.
(128814)
361
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects the EU Common Position on Zimbabwe will next be reviewed; and whether the UK will advocate a strengthening of the Common Position.
(128587)
362
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Chevening Scholarships have been awarded to Afghan students since 2001; and what plans there are to widen access to Chevening Scholarships for Afghan students.
(128595)
363
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are to provide UK officials and development advisers in Helmand province in Afghanistan, as set out in the Enduring Relationship Action Plan 2006-07; what their role is expected to be; and from which Government departments she expects them to come.
(128596)
364
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the membership is of the working group for security and border security agreed at the expanded regional neighbours' meeting in Baghdad on 10th March; what the objectives are of the group; and what she plans the role of the UK to be.
(128601)
365
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 11W, on Burma, whether the UK is advocating a strengthening of the EU Common Position on Burma; and if she will make a statement.
(128602)
366
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the membership is of the working groups on (a) energy and electricity and (b) refugees agreed at the 10th March expanded regional neighbours' meeting in Baghdad; what the objectives are of each group; and what she expects the role of the UK to be on each.
(128604)
367
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to meet the Government's commitment to strengthen the work of the UK-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in Lashkar Gar in Helmand province as set out in the Enduring Relationship Action Plan 2006-07.
(128613)
368
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost was of maintaining UK embassies in the last year for which figures are available.
(128341)
369
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on Turkish membership of the EU.
(128344)
370
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make it her policy to ban investment in Burma from (a) the UK and (b) British Dependent Territories; and if she will make a statement.
(128777)
371
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to discuss recent human rights abuses in Zimbabwe with EU member governments; and if she will make a statement.
(128504)
372
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in South Africa on the arrest and detention of Morgan Tsvangarai by security forces in Zimbabwe on 11th March 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(128635)
373
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there are plans for the territory of Western Sahara to be recognised by the UK as a sovereign independent country; and if she will make a statement.
(128551)
374
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whom her Department has appointed as election observers for parliamentary observers in Mauritania.
(128553)
375
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Egyptian counterpart on Egyptian-Sudanese disputed border territory in South Eastern Egypt.
(128562)
376
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what personal involvement she has taken in negotiations with the North Korean regime on its nuclear weapons programme.
(128563)
377
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with her Polish counterpart on a common EU energy policy.
(128564)
378
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings she had with her Angolan counterpart in 2006.
(128565)
379
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Namibian counterpart on the future of the Caprivi Strip in north east Namibia; and whether she has received representations from Caprivi separatists on this matter.
(128566)
380
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the Tanzanian government on the repayment of money paid for BAE radar systems.
(128567)
381
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department had with the government of Djibouti in 2006; and what (i) discussions and (ii) visits at official level were undertaken.
(128568)
382
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Austrian counterpart on the recent transfer of territory from Austria to Lichtenstein; and whether approval for such a transfer is required at an EU level.
(128570)
383
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on human rights in Tibet.
(128571)
384
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking in the UN Security Council with regard to sanctions on Belarus.
(128572)
385
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations her Department has made to the authorities in Kosovo on the return of Serbian Kosovans to their homes.
(128649)
386
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects Croatia to be able to join the EU.
(128650)
387
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had in the UN Security Council on the attempt by Morocco to reclaim the territory of Ceuta in northern Morocco; and if she will make a statement.
(128652)
388
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has had discussions with ministerial colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry on the purchase of ethanol from Brazil; and if she will make a statement.
(128653)
389
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on (a) administration and (b) capital expenditure on the British Antarctic Territory in (a) 2002, (b) 2004 and (c) 2006.
(128654)
390
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to Croatia on the process of returning confiscated homes to Serbian people.
(128655)
391
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128755)
392
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 freedom of EU monitors to access the Rafah border checkpoint in the Gaza strip; and if she will make a statement.
(128890)
393
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has considered the possibility of stationing EU officials monitoring the Rafah border checkpoint between Gaza and Egypt on the Egyptian side of the border; what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on this issue; what the outcome was of these discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(128891)
394
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Zimbabwean individuals have been placed on the EU's sanctions list; which Zimbabwean institution each relevant individual represents; what the estimated value is of each individual's assets frozen under EU sanctions; and if she will make a statement.
(128892)
395
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1205W, on whales, which other foreign governments she intends to lobby before the 2007 International Whaling Commission meeting.
(128620)
396
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1205W, on whaling, whether she has approached the government of any foreign country which voted in favour of lifting the moratorium on whaling at the 2006 International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting to lobby them to vote to maintain the international moratorium at the 2007 IWC meeting.
(128623)
397
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1205W, on whaling, which seven foreign governments her Department has approached; which two expressed the intention of joining the International Whaling Commission and voting with the UK; what the intentions of the other five countries are; and if she will make a statement.
(128625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
398
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made with consideration of the application made to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on 29th January 2003 by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for a clinical guideline for the care of cystic fibrosis.
(128461)
399
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will press the European Food Safety Agency (a) to publish a timetable for assessment of evidence dossiers submitted to it under the terms of the Food Supplement Directive and (b) to make it its policy to announce decisions on individual applications as soon as they have been made.
(128032)
400
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for (a) inpatient, (b) day cases and (c) outpatient appointments in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, in each year since 1992.
(128744)
401
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients have waited (a) under six, (b) six to 12 and (c) over 12 months for hospital inpatient treatment in each London primary care trust in each year since 2003.
(128459)
402
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many compulsory redundancies there have been in financial year 2006-07 in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust.
(127532)
403
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many job losses are expected through (a) compulsory redundancies and (b) not filling vacancies at the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust in the period 2006 to 2008; and how many of these job losses will be (i) nurses, (ii) doctors and (iii) consultants.
(127533)
404
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area in each month since January 2005.
(127984)
405
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospital beds there are in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area; and how many there were in (a) January 1997, (b) January 2001 and (c) May 2005.
(127985)
406
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people with diabetes who have not gained access to blood testing strips and blood glucose testing equipment; and if she will make a statement.
(128716)
407
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received on the NHS complaints procedure; and if she will make a statement.
(128717)
408
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for advertising the NHS complaints procedure was for each of the last five years.
(128718)
409
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) second and (b) third stage complaints have been processed through the NHS complaints procedure in each of the last five years.
(128720)
410
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to reform the NHS complaints procedure to make it easier for users of the NHS to make a complaint.
(128721)
411
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department gives to primary care trusts on the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines in relation to the number of IVF cycles that should be made available and funded through the NHS.
(128434)
412
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) names and (b) job titles are of the officials within her Department who have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of dermatology services.
(128279)
413
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking (a) to facilitate and (b) to monitor the implementation of the Prostate Cancer Equality Action Plan.
(128488)
414
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical nurse specialists are working with prostate cancer patients in the NHS.
(128513)
415
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures she has put in place to ensure that men with prostate cancer are given information on (a) local support groups and (b) national charities involved with prostate cancer.
(128514)
416
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number was of people on waiting lists for (a) radiotherapy, (b) chemotherapy and (c) other treatments for prostate cancer in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average waiting time was in the same period.
(128520)
417
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department's (a) 31 and (b) 62 day waiting time target for prostate cancer was met in Newcastle and Gateshead in the latest period for which figures are available.
(128521)
418
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that men have an informed choice when making decisions about their treatment for prostate cancer.
(128522)
419
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by the NHS in making available National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence approved treatments for prostate cancer.
(128523)
420
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
(128524)
421
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the progress of cancer networks in implementing the Improving Outcomes Guidance for urological cancers.
(128525)
422
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to revise the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme; and what the timescale is for the revision.
(128526)
423
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms she has put in place to ensure that service providers commissioned by her Department are meeting the Improving Outcomes Guidance for urological cancers in relation to (a) multi-disciplinary team working and (a) access to specialist nurses.
(128660)
424
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to discuss with manufacturers of confectionery and fizzy drinks the potential for warnings on packaging informing the consumer of the risks of tooth decay.
(128377)
425
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she plans to take to review dental manpower in England; and what mechanisms she plans to put in place to satisfy dental manpower needs over the next five years.
(128378)
426
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental schools provide training for dentists in England; and how many places were offered by each dental school in each year since 1990.
(128379)
427
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by her Department in the last five years on providing information to parents on preventing tooth decay in children.
(128380)
428
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of litres of fizzy drinks that have been consumed per person in England over the last 12 months.
(128381)
429
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect on people diagnosed with photosensitivity of (i) low energy light bulbs and (ii) incandescent light bulbs; and what assessment she has made of the implications of a ban on the latter for people with photosensitivity.
(128689)
430
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by her Department and its agencies.
(128241)
431
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the applicability of European competition law to (a) the future configuration of clinical services provided by private sector contractors and (b) capacity of her Department to intervene in support of such services.
(127955)
432
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to answer Questions (a) 119012, (b) 119018, (c) 119016, (d) 119017 and (e) 119009 on the treatment of Welsh patients in English hospitals tabled by the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham.
(128358)
433
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average wait for gastric bypass surgery was in each hospital trust in the last period for which figures are available.
(128823)
434
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical staff in the English NHS received all or part of their medical training in Scotland.
(128340)
435
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will apply for rescindment of the court order relating to the provision of the medical files held by Sharon Payne to the Attorney General.
(128322)
436
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England (i) were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and (ii) required renal replacement therapy in each year since 1997.
(128439)
437
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were on the waiting list for treatment for dialysis services in each year since 1997.
(128440)
438
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died from chronic kidney disease whilst waiting for NHS treatment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(128441)
439
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England received renal replacement therapy in each year since 1997.
(128442)
440
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has carried out a race equality impact assessment of the reductions in budgets for 2007-08 for (a) South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, (b) Southwark Primary Care Trust and (c) Lambeth Primary Care Trust.
(128184)
441
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has carried out a race equality impact assessment of the decision to close the Maudsley Hospital 24 hour emergency clinic; and if she will make a statement.
(128185)
442
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were in acute hospitals serving Tamworth constituency in the last 12 months.
(128329)
443
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women in Tamworth constituency were (i) tested and (ii) treated for a sexually transmitted disease in each of the last five years.
(128331)
444
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trainee physiotherapists she expects to qualify in each of the next three years.
(128332)
445
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Tamworth constituency residents have been treated for cancer in the last 12 months.
(128334)
446
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students qualified to become nurses in each of the last five years; and how many vacancies for nurses there were during that period.
(128335)
447
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will reply to the letter of 29th January 2007 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regards to Ms. E. Waite.
(128681)
448
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) occupied consultant posts and (b) locums there are in the opthalmology units of the (i) Alexandra and Princess of Wales, (ii) Worcester Royal and (iii) Kidderminster hospitals; and what population is served by each.
(128839)
449
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been received in the last two years concerning eye surgery which took place at the (a) Alexandra and Princess of Wales, (b) Worcester Royal and (c) Kidderminster Hospital.
(128840)
450
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applicants there were from Round 1 of Modernising Medical Careers; and how many posts are available.
(128841)
451
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when general practitioner trainers will receive payments for the 2006-07 financial year for continuing professional development; and if she will make a statement.
(128687)
452
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of payment by results on the financial position of hospital trusts (a) in England and (b) in North Yorkshire; and if she will make a statement.
(128313)
453
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for nurses there are in the NHS in Cumbria.
(128731)
454
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent school nurses there were in Cumbria in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(128732)
455
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking following the recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence report on the use of myocardial perfusion scans for patients presenting with chest pain.
(128223)
456
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the North West Strategic Health Authority on the adequacy of sufficient personnel to operate myocardial perfusion scanners in the region.
(128224)
457
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified personnel are available to operate myocardial perfusion scanners in (a) West Lancashire, (b) the North West and (c) England.
(128226)
458
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average period of time was which patients have waited for a myocardial perfusion scan in (a) West Lancashire, (b) the North West and (c) England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(128227)
459
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to recruit additional staff to operate myocardial perfusion scanners.
(128228)
460
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128757)
461
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) (a) to come to a conclusion and (b) to publish its findings on the effectiveness of a vaccine against human papilloma virus; and when she expects to make a recommendation following the JCVI's consideration.
(128797)
462
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of cervical smears for younger women.
(128799)
463
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the human papilloma virus vaccine.
(128801)
464
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid to the Work Psychology Partnership in connection with the medical training application service.
(128713)
465
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-EEA doctors have obtained training posts in the first round of application through the Medical Training Application Service.
(128714)
466
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS); and how much has been allocated to MTAS for 2007-08.
(128715)
467
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media.
(128090)
468
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has for the future of Warneford Meadow in Oxford.
(127920)
469
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the potential impact of road pricing on funding allocated to community health workers.
(128683)
470
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of secondary care referral reductions on the future training of doctors aiming to become consultant dermatologists.
(128726)
471
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) duration and (b) content will be of the training to be offered to GPs who wish to take on the role of GP with Special Interest; what hospital specialties she expects to be covered by the programme; what estimate she has made of the number of GPs likely to apply; and if she will make a statement.
(128735)
472
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on the functionality of the application process used in Modernising Medical Careers; and if she will make a statement.
(128234)
473
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether pharmacists will be included amongst the health professionals authorised to access a patient's care record through the NHS Care Records Service; and if she will make a statement.
(128829)
474
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the merits of enabling pharmacists access to patients' care records through the NHS Care Records Service.
(128830)
475
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the projected end-of-year revenue balance is for each primary care trust in England for the year 2006-07.
(127956)
476
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what percentage of its total allocations was top-sliced from each primary care trust's budget allocation in England for the year 2006-07.
(127957)
477
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to top-slice the budgets of primary care trusts in England for the year 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.
(127958)
478
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total amount of revenue resource was allocated to each primary care trust in England to provide NHS dental services in 2006-07.
(127959)
479
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trials were conducted in the UK between 1984 and 1986 to ascertain the efficacy of heat treatment for (a) commercial and (b) non-commercial VIII blood products; and if she will make a statement.
(128427)
480
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Department's internal audit report referred to in the Answer of 23rd May 2006, Official Report, column 1742W, on destroyed documents/blood products; and if she will make a statement.
(128429)
481
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date she expects her Department to finish its identification and review of all the documents currently held relating to the safety of blood products between 1970 and 1985; and if she will make a statement.
(128430)
482
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects Lord Archer of Sandwell's enquiry into contaminated NHS blood and blood products to be completed.
(128387)
483
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were on a waiting list for an organ transplant in each of the last 10 years.
(128554)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
484
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the use of penalty notices for disorder.
(128214)
485
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered sex offenders are subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements.
(128216)
486
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been allocated to the Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign to be launched in May.
(128217)
487
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance measures he plans to use to assess the Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign.
(128218)
488
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome was of his meeting on 5th March with police forces from England and Wales on the development of the Work Force Modernisation Project.
(127916)
489
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) received an official police warning, (b) received an official police caution and (c) were arrested under section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 in each month since August 2005.
(128743)
490
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2167W, on the age of police recruits, what the average age was of candidates who were appointed as police officers after being successful at the assessment centre stage in each of the years shown.
(128827)
491
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parking penalties were issued in the area of each local authority in England with parking responsibility in 2006; and what percentage change this represents from the equivalent figures for 2000.
(128675)
492
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that communication is maintained between female prisoners and their families who live (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(127917)
493
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors determine the price of international telephone calls charged to prisoners; and if he will make a statement.
(127918)
494
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Treasury on allowing immigrants the right to work whilst awaiting a decision on their immigration status.
(128730)
495
N
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for compensation have been received by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in the last 12 months.
(128431)
496
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority have received payments in the last 12 months.
(128432)
497
Mr David Cameron (Witney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cumulative total is of payments made to applicants for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in the last 12 months.
(128433)
498
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were found to be in possession of narcotics in each open prison in each of the last two years.
(128644)
499
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when sections 71 to 74 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 came into effect; and how many times a judge has made an order pursuant to these sections.
(128770)
500
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) (i) arrests and (ii) charges were made and (b) convictions were secured under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each London basic command unit in each of the last five years.
(128795)
501
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128257)
502
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Questions (a) (i) 123879, (ii) 123878, (iii) 123877, (iv) 123875, (v) 123876 and (vi) 123961, on immigration and (b) 114916, on the emergency services, tabled by the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham.
(128535)
503
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what facilities Muslim worshippers are offered in prisons; and what the associated costs of such facilities were in each year since 2001.
(127950)
504
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what vetting procedures prison imams undergo prior to employment; and whether they have been revised since 2001.
(127951)
505
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid from public funds to prison imams in each year since 2001.
(127952)
506
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which prisons (a) employed and (b) used an imam in each year since 2001.
(127953)
507
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on anti-social behaviour, what criteria the Government plans to use to determine whether an area is eligible for respect zone funding.
(128663)
508
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on anti-social behaviour, whether the funding given to participating local authorities will be (a) ring fenced and (b) via reimbursement for specific expenditure.
(128664)
509
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on anti-social behaviour, how much has been allocated to respect zones for 2006-07; and how much each participating Government department contributed towards such funding.
(128667)
510
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many beds are provided by the Poppy Project; and what the percentage occupancy figures were for these beds in each of the last six months.
(128518)
511
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations he consulted before setting up the Employers' Task Force on the points based system of immigration control.
(128527)
512
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who the members are of the Employers' Task Force on the points-based system for immigration control.
(128528)
513
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration control staff are deployed in each Northern Ireland airport; where those staff are based; and what arrangements are in place for transporting such staff to their places of work.
(128026)
514
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is given to police car drivers on the use of their sirens at night-time; and whether the guidance (a) is kept under review and (b) has been amended in the past two years.
(128398)
515
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what monitoring is undertaken of the adherence of police car drivers to guidance on the use of their sirens at night-time.
(128436)
516
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2007, Official Report, column 104W, on foreign national prisoners, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) time which would be required to cross reference the electronic records held by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the offences committed by the foreign nationals released from HMP Peterborough in the last 12 months to 31st March 2007 with the prisoner discharge records held manually at HMP Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
(128211)
517
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had on the compilation of a fingerprint database for children between the ages of 11 and 15 who apply for a passport; and if he will make a statement.
(128688)
518
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the procedure is for reporting cases of suspected fraudulent sales on the internet; how many investigations have taken place into allegations of such fraud; how many prosecutions in which all proceedings are complete have taken place; and what the outcome was of such prosecutions.
(128733)
519
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the policy of his Department is on providing substantive Answers to Named Day Questions on the appropriate named day.
(127912)
520
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 2052SH forms were opened in respect of each young offender institution in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005, (d) 2006 and (e) 2007 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(127946)
521
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) attempted suicides, (b) threats of suicide and (c) incidents of self-harm there were in each young offenders institution in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004, (iii) 2005, (iv) 2006 and (v) 2007 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(127947)
522
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128756)
523
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what issues require resolution at Sandville Self-Help Centre prior to the resumption of pre-release prisoner volunteers being placed there.
(128484)
524
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media.
(128088)
525
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests have been made and (b) charges have been brought by the police since 1997; and how many convictions arose from such charges, broken down by (i) category of offence and (ii) police authority.
(128261)
526
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of forms used by the police.
(128684)
527
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2007, Official Report, columns 1751-2W, on human trafficking, how many of those charged under each section in each year were convicted; and how many in each category were sentenced to a term of imprisonment.
(128321)
528
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were attacked while replenishing cash machines in 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(128235)
529
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic violence offenders have completed community rehabilitation orders without having (a) started and (b) completed the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme that was a condition of their sentence.
(128838)
530
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of spaces available in Wales under Operation Safeguard were used in each week since the operation came into force; and if he will make a statement.
(128424)
531
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which secure accommodation facilities female adult offenders from each local authority in Wales were held in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(128467)
532
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners housed in HMP Bronzefield are not British citizens, broken down by nationality.
(128492)
533
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners in England and Wales are foreign nationals; and what percentage of the total number of convicted prisoners this represents.
(128493)
534
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners in England and Wales are (a) illegal immigrants and (b) non-British citizens whose entitlement to be in the UK is in doubt; and what percentage of the total number of convicted prisoners each category represents.
(128494)
535
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) convicted prisoners and (b) offenders who had completed their sentence were kept in prison pending deportation, in each of the last five years, broken down by prison establishment; and what the cost of keeping such people in prison was in each facility.
(128495)
536
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average daily cost was of keeping a prisoner in each women's prison in the latest period for which figures are available.
(128496)
537
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners who served (a) all and (b) the final part of their sentence at HMP Bronzefield have continued to be detained there pending deportation since the prison opened.
(128497)
538
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners at HMP Bronzefield have been deported directly from the prison at the end of their sentences (a) in 2007 and (b) since the prison opened.
(128498)
539
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners who have completed their sentences are being held in prisons in England and Wales; and on which dates each such prisoner completed their sentence.
(128499)
540
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners who have completed their sentences are being held at HMP Bronzefield pending deportation; and on what date each such prisoner's sentence was completed.
(128500)
541
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted prisoners were deported directly from prisons in England and Wales on completion of their sentence in each of the last five years; and how many have been so deported in 2007.
(128501)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
542
Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has decided where smoking will be permitted on the House of Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate after 1st July 2007.
(128314)
543
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost has been of the modernisation process of the lift system within the 1 Parliament Street building; how long this work has been running; and when he expects work to be completed.
(128778)
544
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how long the roof terrace has been closed to hon. Members; what work has been carried out; and when the roof terrace will be re-opened.
(128087)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
545
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department contributed to the World Bank's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility in each of the last five years.
(126124)
546
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the World Bank's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility.
(126125)
547
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what response he has made to the National Audit Office report Tackling Rural Poverty in Developing Countries; and if he will make a statement.
(128470)
548
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the government of Uganda on the distribution of (a) development funds and (b) budget support to that country's regions.
(128471)
549
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much he has allocated to rural livelihoods in developing countries for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(128472)
550
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which local communities his Department has consulted on the design and operation of country programmes to reach the rural poor.
(128792)
551
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128256)
552
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what total (a) value and (b) proportion of debts belonging to heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) is owned by commercial creditors; and how much debt relief has been provided by commercial creditors under the HIPC initiative.
(128346)
553
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had on developments at the Inter-American Development Bank and its fund for development.
(128276)
554
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had on debt relief in (a) Nicaragua and (b) other Latin American countries.
(128277)
555
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the priorities of his Department are towards Lebanon.
(128776)
556
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to prevent women being trafficked into the UK.
(128828)
557
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128761)
558
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his foreign counterparts on whaling in the last 12 months.
(128647)
Questions to the Leader of the House
559
Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North):To ask the Leader of the House, whether the Members Estimate Committee has drawn up a detailed proposal for a communications allowance for hon. Members to assist in the work of communicating with the public on Parliamentary business in accordance with the Resolution of 1st November 2006.
(128315)
560
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Leader of the House, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his deputy held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128754)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
561
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128255)
562
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1258W, on domestic wastes, if he will name the suppliers that the three district councils used to insert microchips in the bins.
(128621)
563
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1258W, on domestic wastes, on what date funding was given for the installation of microchips in the bins.
(128622)
564
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the (a) Valuation and Lands Agency and (b) Land and Property Services Agency is undertaking research into the potential use of oblique aerial photography for valuation purposes.
(128624)
565
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outturn effective tax rate (ETR) being charged in each council will be in Northern Ireland from April 2007; and what the average council ETR will be in Northern Ireland.
(128626)
566
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which councils in Northern Ireland are willing to engage in the Valuation and Land Agency or Land and Property Services Agency's Building Control project.
(128632)
567
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice the Valuation and Land Agency or Land and Property Services Agency has sought from (a) the Information Commission and (b) legal experts on the use of oblique aerial photography for valuation purposes.
(128633)
568
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information Belfast City Council is providing to the Valuation and Lands Agency or Land and Property Services Agency as part of the Building Control Project; and whether this includes the provision of photographs.
(128634)
569
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for how long the Valuation and Lands Agency has used pictometry techniques for valuations of domestic property.
(128638)
570
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what use the (a) Valuation and Lands Agency and (b) Land and Property Services Agency is (i) making and (ii) planning to make of fee code segmentation data to determine value significance.
(128640)
571
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Police Service of Northern Ireland spent on external consultants in relation to improving call handling in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the effects of such expenditure.
(128027)
572
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which external consultants were used by each Northern Ireland Government Department and their associated agencies in each of the past six years; and what the (a) hourly rate and (b) overall cost was in each case.
(128028)
573
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding was allocated to drugs treatment for prisoners in Northern Ireland in each of the past six years; and how many prisoners received drugs treatment in each Northern Ireland prison over the same period.
(128029)
574
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2201W, on prisoner escapes, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the fall in the number of (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions in 2005; and what steps he is taking to (i) reduce the number of escapees and (ii) achieve a higher conviction rate.
(128031)
575
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding was allocated by his Department in each of the last three years towards providing shelters and other emergency accommodation for those affected by domestic violence.
(128182)
576
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many babies were transferred to hospitals outside Northern Ireland in each of the last six years because of the lack of suitable intensive care facilities in Northern Ireland.
(128645)
577
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128760)
578
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people participated in English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(128388)
579
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many tutors taught English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(128389)
580
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much expenditure from the public purse there was on English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(128390)
581
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money was given to primary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years to help children for whom English is not their first language.
(128391)
582
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much fires in schools in Northern Ireland cost in each of the last 10 years.
(128392)
583
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money was given to secondary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years to help children for whom English is not their first language.
(128393)
584
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to provide free English language courses for foreign citizens living in Northern Ireland.
(128394)
Questions to the Prime Minister
585
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Wilson Doctrine applies to hon. Members who have not taken the oath.
(128884)
586
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to amend or repeal the Wilson Doctrine.
(128885)
587
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Wilson Doctrine applies to the use of the ECHELON by the UKUSA Community.
(128886)
588
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Prime Minister, what the total cost was of refurbishment and repairs to (a) 10 Downing Street and (b) the whole Downing Street complex in each year since 2004-05.
(128900)
589
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Prime Minister, what contracts his Office awarded to Silverfish Productions Limited in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of those contracts.
(128324)
590
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will consider the merits of appointing a Minister for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with (a) responsibility for improving relations with African countries and (b) analogous responsibilities to the Minister for Europe.
(128552)
591
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128751)
Questions to the Solicitor General
592
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Solicitor General, when he expects the (a) National Fraud Strategic Authority and (b) National Fraud Reporting Centre to be established.
(128773)
593
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Solicitor General, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Office and its agencies.
(128249)
594
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, column 1944W, on the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, when the Attorney General last met the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to discuss the subject of On the Runs.
(128082)
595
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost was of the (a) prosecution and (b) defence of Trooper Williams in the High Court in April 2005.
(128081)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
596
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1165W, on BAE Systems: Saudi Arabia, whether remuneration was paid other than fees or commissions.
(128469)
597
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2006, Official Report, column 1165W, on BAE Systems: Saudi Arabia, whether BAE Systems' application for cover for the sale of Eurofighter aircraft for Saudi Arabia received by the Export Credits Guarantee Department on 28th June 2006 was made in accordance with the old anti-corruption procedures or those which came into effect on 1st July 2006; and which form the company completed.
(128473)
598
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is capable of meeting the demand of households for renewable energy capital grants; and if he will make a statement.
(128708)
599
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK household micro renewable market of his Department's introduction of a monthly cap for household grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(128719)
600
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what value of household grants were applied for under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in each month from May 2006 to February 2007.
(128722)
601
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact on demand for household solar photo voltaics (PV) of the decision to reduce the domestic solar PV grant by £1,000 per kWp from 2nd April.
(128723)
602
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been paid through the Low Carbon Buldings Programme in each month (a) for domestic household conversions, (b) for schools and other public sector buildings and (c) for commercial private sector buildings.
(128822)
603
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice he is giving to householders who did not obtain a grant under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme on 1st February and 1st March.
(128835)
604
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on waste incineration.
(128707)
605
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128253)
606
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidance his Department, its agencies or sponsored public bodies produced on making the award of public contracts conditional on the bidding private sector firms meeting equality or diversity criteria or targets.
(128666)
607
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to ensure that the conclusions of trials of smart enabled meters will be taken into account in plans for the implementation of the Energy Services Directive.
(128734)
608
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many responses have been received to the Post Office Network Consultation; and when he plans to announce its conclusions.
(128399)
609
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was granted by the North West Development Agency to the Royal Lancashire Society in each of the last five years; and what the purpose was of the funding.
(128599)
610
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Government has contributed to the EU space programme site in French Guyana since its inception.
(128569)
611
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many research projects have had their funding ended due to the changes of criteria announced by Research Councils UK in October 2006.
(128774)
612
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact on scientific research projects of the recent changes of criteria for research funding.
(128775)
613
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employees of BAE Systems employees are registered on his Department's security pass system; if he will list those people; and on what date each was registered.
(128395)
614
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will discuss the implications of the Thomas Cook-My Travel merger for competition in the UK package holiday market with the European Commissioner Health and Consumer Protection; and if he will make a statement.
(128417)
615
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease coal health claims have been struck out through failure to meet the claims questionnaire cut-off deadline of 8th December 2006; and how many of those were from Bassetlaw constituency.
(128323)
616
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings his Department's officials held with (a) business representatives, (b) trade union representatives and (c) consumer representatives in 2006.
(128749)
617
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with (i) business representatives, (ii) trade union representatives and (iii) consumer representatives in 2006.
(128750)
618
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many submissions on the Post Office reorganisation consultation have been received from each region.
(128193)
619
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will bring forward measures to require the average household charge on utility bills to reflect different sizes of dwellings and households.
(127773)
620
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with supermarkets regarding the price of milk and its effect on dairy farmers.
(128837)
621
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the construction industry of the introduction of road user charging.
(128682)
622
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households applied for grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme on 1st March; and how long it took for the March funding to be allocated in full.
(128221)
623
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that funds available for household grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in April 2007 are sufficient to meet demand.
(128222)
624
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with his foreign counterparts on whaling in the last 12 months.
(128646)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
625
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the additional rolling stock being authorised for purchase by his Department to relieve overcrowding he plans to be used on services between Bedfordshire and London; and if he will make a statement.
(128727)
626
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2007, Official Report, column 2262W, on railways: franchises, what the timetable is for the decision to be made on extending c2c's franchise beyond 2011.
(128189)
627
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the results have been of the Buildings Research Establishment's testing for tricresyl phosphate and other organophosphates in air sampling research carrried out on UK commercial aircraft; and what plans he has for further air sampling research.
(127945)
628
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the safety implications of the recent instructions by DHL Air Ltd (instruction No. INFO 010/07) advising pilots that low concentrations of fumes (a) after engine start, (b) during taxi and (c) after take-off are normal, do not need to be reported and do not warrant use of emergency oxygen; and if he will make a statement.
(127960)
629
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128252)
630
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) locomotives, (b) multiple units, (c) freight wagons and (d) carriages were in use on the rail network in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by (i) train operating company and (ii) class.
(128589)
631
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of his joint letter with the Secretary of State for the Home Department to Chief Constables in England and Wales in early 2007 outlining the Government's position on enforcement levels of criminal motoring offences.
(128590)
632
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to his Department was of the Act on CO2 website.
(128591)
633
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on its revised website launched in February 2007.
(128593)
634
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on ensuring that Scottish stakeholders participate in discussions on a national system of road pricing.
(128345)
635
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what priority has been given to the redevelopment of existing station facilities in the advice given to bidders for the East Coast Mainline franchise.
(128600)
636
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what transport improvements for which his Department is responsible there have been in Tamworth constituency in the last 12 months; and what improvements are planned.
(128347)
637
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects longer Pendolino trains to be operating on the West Coast Main Line.
(128742)
638
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the additional rolling stock being authorised for purchase by his Department to relieve overcrowding he plans to be used on services between Worcestershire and London; and if he will make a statement.
(128374)
639
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the additional rolling stock being authorised for purchase by his Department to relieve overcrowding he plans to be used on services between Worcestershire and Birmingham; and if he will make a statement.
(128772)
640
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128766)
641
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responsibilities on aircraft safety are under the remit of the Civil Aviation Authority.
(128798)
642
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the Civil Aviation Authority's decision to allow a fifth ground handler have on the operation and safety of Gatwick Airport.
(128800)
643
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for (a) the delay to 2015-16 from 2010 of the completion of the A5 to M1 link and (b) the change in the expected cost of the link between September 2005 and February 2007.
(127914)
644
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2007, Official Report, column 2261W, on the M6: Repairs and Maintenance, if he will place a copy of the internal review document of safety options in the Library.
(128509)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
645
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to participate in the New Deal self-employment programme in the next 12 months; and how many participated in each of the previous three years.
(128229)
646
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the housing benefit subsidy for homeless households in temporary accommodation on the availability of licensed and short-term leased accommodation.
(128421)
647
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to require homeless families to pay a share of the (a) housing and (b) management costs of their temporary accommodation from income support and jobseeker's allowance.
(128422)
648
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average weekly amount of benefit was for an (a) single pensioner, (b) married pensioner, (c) single person under pensionable age, (d) married couple under pensionable age and (e) married couple with children (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest available date.
(128541)
649
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to answer Question (a) 122108 and (b) 122109, tabled for Answer on 22nd February 2007 by the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, on 18 to 24 year olds who are not in employment, education or training.
(128542)
650
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of lone parents were (a) in employment and (b) on out of work benefits in each quarter since 1992.
(128547)
651
Mr Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.
(128250)
652
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its sponsored public bodies has produced on making the award of public contracts conditional on the bidding private sector firms meeting equality or diversity criteria or targets.
(128669)
653
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what powers the Child Support Agency has to pursue a non-resident parent who moves overseas to (a) an EU state and (b) a non-EU state.
(128342)
654
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases the Child Support Agency has where (a) the non-resident parent (NRP) lives in Scotland and the parent with care (PWC) lives in England and (b) the NRP lives in England and the PWC lives in Scotland.
(128343)
655
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people earned over the (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 per week earning disregard and had their income support for incapacity reduced in each of the last three years.
(127907)
656
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people earned over the (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 per week earning disregard and had their housing benefit reduced in each of the last three years.
(127908)
657
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people earned over the (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 per week earning disregard and had their council tax benefit reduced in each of the last three years.
(127909)
658
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department collects data for tax benefit model tables on the marginal rate of deductions for disabled people.
(127910)
659
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library the tax benefit model tables on the marginal rate of deductions for disabled people for the latest period for which figures are available.
(127911)
660
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was to the public purse of benefits paid to foreign nationals released from the prison estate who have leave to remain in the UK for human rights reasons in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(128210)
661
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the 16 hour rule; and if he will make a statement.
(128729)
662
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what projects his Department has undertaken with the Staffordshire Police Authority to combat fraudulent activities in relation to benefits in the last 12 months.
(128330)
663
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents in each electoral ward in Tamworth constituency receive pension credit.
(128338)
664
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households claimed winter fuel payments in each financial year since 2001-02; and how many have claimed in 2006-07.
(128212)
665
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the cost of disregarding child benefit as income in claims for housing benefit and for tax credits.
(128413)
666
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the regular use of cannabis on the performance at work of those employees on whom the health and safety of members of the public depend.
(127806)
667
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of customers who will participate in the New Deal self employment programme in 2007-08; and how many did so in each of the previous three years.
(128665)
668
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has estimated the costs to the public purse of assisting an unemployed person to return to work under the (a) New Deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes.
(128668)
669
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.
(128764)
670
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on public funding for private companies and charities to offer claimants tattoo removal.
(128709)
671
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had on the Freud Report proposal of the introduction of a star system by Jobcentre Plus to measure provider performance in Pathways to Work; and if he will make a statement.
(128710)
672
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the conclusions of the Freud Report on the welfare systems in (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand, (c) the US and (d) the rest of the world.
(128711)
673
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were prosecuted for benefit fraud in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(128478)
674
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Pertemps People Development Group Limited are meeting the terms of the contract by which they operate the New Deal provision for the Jobcentre Plus in Kidderminster.
(128736)
675
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether regulations on time limits which apply to the collection of civil debts also apply to the collection by the Child Support Agency of historic arrears of child maintenance.
(128084)
676
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each constituency in Wales were in receipt of pension credit in each year since 2003; and how much was claimed in pension credit in each Welsh constituency in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(128425)
677
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners his Department estimates are eligible for pension credit in (a) the UK and (b) Wales; how many pensioners in (i) the UK and (ii) Wales have taken up pension credit each year since it was introduced; and if he will make a statement.
(128428)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
678
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued on the types of services incurring service charges on which freeholders will be obliged to consult residents and leaseholders following the implementation of the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003.
[Transferred] (128879)
679
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans for freeholders to have an obligation to consult residents or leaseholders on service charges for the provision of (a) a managing agent and (b) the provision of buildings property insurance; and what anti-avoidance measures are in place to avoid the consultation requirements being sidestepped by the rolling renewal of agreements of less than one year.
[Transferred] (128880)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
680
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total central funding to local authorities, via all mechanisms, for school transport is in 2006-07; how much central funding each local authority has received for school transport; what total sum has been spent by local authorities and central government on school transport; and how much revenue has been raised from parental contribution to defray the cost of school transport in each local authority area.
[Transferred] (128677)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
681
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will freeze the UK assets of (a) the government and (b) state-owned enterprises of Burma; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (128831)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
682
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions the Government has had with President Rajapakse on aid to the Tamil people of North East Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (128030)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
683
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths, (b) serious incidents and (c) other accidents caused by persons driving while using hand-held mobile telephones in each police force area in 2006.
[Transferred] (128889)

 
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