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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 22 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 Thursday 22 March 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 22 March 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 22 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 Thursday 22 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 22 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the proposed rewrite of corporation tax law.
(129417)
2
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the cost of the corporation tax rewrite to (a) the Government and (b) business.
(129694)
3
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Tax Law Rewrite Project has identified changes in the law which would be beneficial but which require a policy decision.
(129769)
4
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2007, Official Report, column 472W, on the Child Trust Fund, how much was paid to Sheree Murphy to promote the Child Trust Fund; and what activities she undertook.
(129345)
5
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) funding advertorials in newspapers or publications in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the topic was of each publication.
(129452)
6
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, where he stayed overnight on his official visit to Washington in December 2004; and what the cost of the stay was.
(129325)
7
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether each Treasury Managing Director has a private secretary.
(129326)
8
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he expects the National Youth Volunteering Organisation to play a role in administering funds for the Youth Sport Trust programme he announced on 7th February.
(129327)
9
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, whether Gila Sacks is one of his special advisers.
(129329)
10
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the progress of motor manufacturers towards meeting the targets for new car emission levels set out in the 1998 agreement between the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and the European Commission.
(129738)
11
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the graduated rates of tax for vehicle excise duty introduced in 2001 on ownership of cars in the different tax bands.
(129739)
12
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have non-domiciliary tax status; how many people have (a) claimed and (b) been refused such status in the last 10 years; what the total amount of tax paid by non-domiciled taxpayers was in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of the tax foregone in 2006-07 as a result of the granting of non-domiciliary tax status.
(129125)
13
N
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what complaints his Department has received on the ethical standards of the insurance industry.
(128956)
14
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of (a) alcohol and (b) tobacco products seized by HM Customs in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(129454)
15
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January 2007, Official Report, column 1859W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if he will place in the Library copies of the background papers on the development and implementation of an automated valuation model research project.
(129487)
16
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2007, Official Report, column 1219W, on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), if he will place in the Library a CD-ROM of the learning and training documents on the VOA's intranet.
(129488)
17
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's documents (a) CT IA 010905 (September 2005) and (b) CT IA 241005 (October 2005).
(129491)
18
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what access the Valuation Office Agency has to the National Register of Social Housing.
(129492)
19
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the projected annual cost of introducing zero stamp duty for zero carbon homes in each of the next 10 years.
(129493)
20
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's estimate is of the value of the tangible fixed asset of the Valuation and Lands Agency's automated valuation computer database.
(129494)
21
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's estimate is of the value of the tangible fixed asset of the Valuation Office Agency's automated valuation model.
(129495)
22
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which foreign visits were made by representatives of the Valuation Office Agency on official business in 2006; and what the (a) purpose and (b) destination was in each case.
(129510)
23
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 15th January 2007, on planning gain supplement, why each individual response to the consultation exercise has not been placed in the Library.
(129515)
24
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January 2007, Official Report, column 1141W, on the Valulation Office Agency, whether the Agency has a data strategy document separate from the Agency's annual report, forward plan and accounts.
(129579)
25
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations have made written representations to his Department on new, additional local taxation on hotel accommodation in the last 12 months, excluding submissions to the Lyons Inquiry.
(129588)
26
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Gateway Reviews (a) have been produced and (b) are underway in relation to projects by the Valuation Office Agency.
(129590)
27
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the implementation of the VOA's automated valuation model in Wales for council tax valuation purposes.
(129593)
28
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what media evaluation reports the Valuation Office Agency has produced on council tax in the last 12 months.
(129697)
29
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the Agency's expenditure was on HIYA! magazine and the Network Gazette magazine.
(129709)
30
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, and of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 845W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the (a) purpose and (b) destination in each country was of each foreign visit.
(129713)
31
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many deaths in the East Riding of Yorkshire alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(129700)
32
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which independent variables he uses to make his projections of GDP growth; and what form the growth model takes.
(129347)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
33
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will publish information for charities on the availability of Whitehall departmental buildings for use as venues for (a) meetings, (b) fundraising events and (c) other occasions.
(129190)
34
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what (a) consultations she held and (b) representations she received on the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007 (i) prior and (ii) subsequent to its introduction; and if she will make a statement.
(129714)
35
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps she is taking to publicise the effects of the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007 to (a) potential Civil Service recruits and (b) the public; and if she will make a statement.
(129715)
36
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what guidance she has issued to Government departments following the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007 on the employment of (a) non-Irish EEA nationals in a public service reserved post, (b) an alien in any Civil Service post without a certificate and (c) an alien spouse of a UK national in the Civil Service; and if she will make a statement.
(129716)
37
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what Government policy is on employment of (a) Commonwealth, (b) Irish and (c) EEA nationals in the Civil Service, following the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(129717)
38
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in which departments ministers have the power to designate posts as reserved to UK nationals; how many designations have been made by ministers, broken down by department; and if she will make a statement.
(129718)
39
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of Civil Service posts that need to be reserved to UK nationals in the public interest; and if she will make a statement.
(129719)
40
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment she has made of the effect of the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007 on the (a) number and (b) percentage of posts reserved for UK nationals; and if she will make a statement.
(129720)
41
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to how many and what proportion of posts in the Civil Service a certificate under the Aliens' Employment Act 1955 applies, broken down by Department; and if she will make a statement.
(129722)
42
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many certificates under the Aliens' Employment Act 1955 permitting employment of aliens in the Civil Service are in force; how many there were in 2006-07; and in which Departments those holding such a certificate work.
(129724)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
43
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many letters of objection she has received to the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge.
(129460)
44
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to transfer responsibility for building regulations in Wales from her Department to the Welsh Assembly Government.
(129359)
45
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many lenders offer a green mortgage in preparation for the introduction of energy performance estimates; and if she will make a statement.
(129358)
46
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how the guidance on the use of windfall land to meet regional housing targets in Planning Policy Statement 3 differs from the 2000 edition of Planning Policy Guidance Note 3; and if she will make a statement.
(129364)
47
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the effect on (a) fixed and (b) revenue costs of providing (i) school support services and (ii) specialist functions in the 26 areas where local authorities have put forward cases for unitary structures.
(129591)
48
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account she plans to take of (a) potential and (b) existing economies of scale in the delivery of services in determining which proposals for future unitary structures should go forward.
(129592)
49
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) advertorials in newspapers or other publications in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the topic was of each publication.
(129442)
50
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new houses were built in each of the five years, broken down by (a) Government Office Region and (b) local authority area; and how many were built on windfall development sites.
(129159)
51
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on compensation payments, on what dates the damage to the hire vehicles occurred; what divisions of the Department hired the vehicles; what the purpose was of hiring the vehicles; and how the damage occurred.
(129430)
52
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 4th December 2006, Official Report, column 172W, and 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1352W, on departmental travel, what the costs were of the staff trips to (a) the Far East and (b) North America.
(129431)
53
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1352W, on departmental meetings, if she will place in the Library a copy of the documentation produced (a) for and (b) by the stakeholder representatives at the meeting on 1st November 2006.
(129432)
54
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1353W, on Home Information Packs, what the timetable is for producing the new estimated costs in the revised regulatory impact assessment.
(129458)
55
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1353W, on hotels, if she will place in the Library copies of each representation.
(129459)
56
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1354W, on the Housing Data Warehouse, whether the data provided by the Valuation Office Agency includes (a) address data, (b) names of the residents, (c) banding data on individual properties and (d) dwellinghouse code and value significant code data.
(129465)
57
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1354W, on local authority charging, what the timetable is for the research into local authorities charging for pre-application advice and discussions.
(129466)
58
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, column 1354W, on local government reform, whether local authorities which are not small districts but which adopted a committee structure as a fallback option after the executive model was voted down, will be allowed to continue with a committee structure.
(129467)
59
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th January 2007, Official Report, columns 1355-6W, on mapping data and services, if she will list the functions which were transferred from the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister's Office that accounted for the £1,160,000 of expenditure.
(129468)
60
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the probity of payments from councillors' allowances to political parties or political groups being paid via local authority payroll arrangements.
(129662)
61
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Valuation Office Agency drafted or produced a privacy impact assessment for the council tax revaluation.
(129680)
62
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the level of the fine is that may be deployed against local residents who do not fill in a questionnaire sent by the Valuation Office Agency asking for information on the property attributes of their residence.
(129681)
63
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Sir Michael Lyons' report will be (a) vetted and (b) amended by Government ministers before its publication.
(129682)
64
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department and its predecessor has provided to the Valuebill project since its inception; and how much will be provided in the next 12 months.
(129710)
65
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the purpose is of the Housing Data Warehouse; how much has been allocated to it for 2007-08; and which Government agencies and departments will have access to it.
(129743)
66
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of parish and town councils in England levy a parish precept on the council tax.
(129744)
67
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether district and unitary councils will have powers to direct parish councils to change their names under her proposals for reform of local government.
(129745)
68
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many town and parish councils in England have achieved Quality Parish Council status.
(129746)
69
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities in England have elected mayors, broken down by mayoral model; on what date a mayor was first elected in each such local authority; and when the date is of the next election in each case.
(129747)
70
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what matters local authorities have statutory obligations to place notices in local newspapers.
(129748)
71
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department and its predecessor spent on temporary staff in 2005-06; and how many individual staff were employed on a temporary basis.
(129749)
72
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department and its predecessor has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on increasing the number of casino licences from those currently allowed under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and its secondary legislation.
(129750)
73
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been issued to fire (a) authorities and (b) services relating to the installation of CCTV in fire engines.
(129751)
74
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department has received from B&Q plc on the council tax.
(129752)
75
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated for the annual (a) administrative costs and (b) total budget of Communities England.
(129753)
76
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by each government office for the region in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(129754)
77
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the average effect on local government election turnout of an elected mayoral system being established in (a) the first year and (b) subsequent years.
(129755)
78
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many domestic properties in (a) Solihull, (b) Birmingham and (c) England are classified by the Valuation Office Agency with the Value Significance feature code of OS.
(129756)
79
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate she has made of the average cost of a Home Information Pack (HIP); what factors will determine the (a) cost and (b) price of a HIP; and if she will make a statement.
(129757)
80
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of new homes which have been built in high risk flood areas in the last year for which figures are available.
(129758)
81
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what basis she took the decision to implement no more than eight proposals for local government restructuring; and what (a) research and (b) consultation her Department undertook in relation to that decision.
(129759)
82
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the rollout of the Valuebill project; and how many local authorities are participating in Valuebill.
(129760)
83
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the amount of uncollected council tax in England in each of the last five years.
(129761)
84
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the requirement for Home Information Packs will apply to homes put on the market prior to 1st June 2007 but whose sales have not reached completion before that date.
(129762)
85
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department or its predecessor has provided to the National Association of Councillors since 2002.
(129763)
86
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes Planning Policy Statement 3 has made to the number of car parking spaces allowed in new housing developments; what status Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 has in this context; and if she will make a statement.
(129765)
87
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether 2008 elections will be (a) postponed and (b) cancelled for councils which are approved to move to unitary status.
(129766)
88
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department is still supporting the Future Leadership programme.
(129767)
89
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has any employees based outside the United Kingdom.
(129768)
90
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what form the forthcoming proposals for reform of land use planning will be published; on what date they will be published; and if she will make a statement.
(129508)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
91
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on those (a) affected by domestic violence and (b) on low incomes of the proposed changes to legal aid arrangements; and if she will make a statement.
(129570)
92
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether her Department plans to strengthen the Electoral Commission's powers to take investigative and enforcement action.
(129320)
93
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to prevent the fraudulent filling in of a postal ballot obtained with false identification.
(129321)
94
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what estimate she has made of the costs of countering fraud in postal voting across the UK during the next (a) national and (b) local elections.
(129336)
95
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how the Government plans to enforce registration of all voters at a local authority level.
(129344)
96
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many complaints have been made to the police about election petitions in the last five years.
(129346)
97
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps local authorities have taken to protect the personal identifiers collected from postal voters from being (a) sold to third party companies and (b) used by (i) credit reference agencies and (ii) other non-governmental bodies.
(129421)
98
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether the Government has any further plans to conduct polls wholly by postal vote.
(129422)
99
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether her Department plans to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted by all local authorities in ensuring that individuals register to vote.
(129423)
100
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the estimated costs are of countering fraud across the UK during the next (a) national and (b) local elections.
(129455)
101
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department takes to prevent coercion and intimidation being used in postal voting.
(129456)
102
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, column 622W, on incapacity benefit appeals, what the reasons are for the average clearance time for incapacity benefit appeals; and what measures she is putting in place to improve performance.
(129391)
103
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average success rate is of appeals against refusal of incapacity benefit (a) overall, (b) made in person and (c) made on the basis of written evidence alone.
(129392)
104
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether criminal actions under section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 can be pursued for any period, so long as evidence still exists.
(129399)
105
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter to her dated 20th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Anwar Mortlock.
(129349)
106
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what funding her Department provided for security in courts in each year since 2001.
(129150)
107
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to improve security at courts in England and Wales since 2001.
(129151)
108
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many security staff are employed at (a) High Court premises and (b) Crown Court premises in England and Wales.
(129152)
109
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment has been made of security arrangements at courts in England and Wales following recent bombings of courts sittings in terrorism trials in Pakistan.
(129153)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
110
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of funding provided by each lottery distributor went to voluntary and community sector organisations in each of the last five years.
(129155)
111
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Big Lottery funding went to (a) statutory and (b) voluntary organisations in each year since the Big Lottery Fund's establishment; and how she expects the balance of funding for such organisations to be affected as a result of the 15th March 2007 decision to divert lottery funding to the London Olympics.
(129156)
112
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will break down by lottery distributor the money transferred from the Lottery to fund the Olympics.
(129188)
113
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the Government intends (a) to define and (b) to audit and report on the pledge that the voluntary sector will get the same level of resources from the Big Lottery Fund that they would otherwise have received.
(129191)
114
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her revised Olympic Budget of 15th March contains an estimate for the potential amount of planning gain supplement tax that may be incurred.
(129288)
115
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has received any advice from the Treasury on the likely impact of the proposed planning gain supplement tax on the Olympic Games budget.
(129289)
116
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1158W, on the Institute for Public Policy Research, on what date the Identity, Culture and the Challenge of Diversity research was commissioned; on what dates the conference and seminar fees were paid; what the titles were of the conferences and seminars; what the purpose was of the secondment; and what the dates were of the secondment.
(129338)
117
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) funding advertorials in newspapers or publications in the last year for which figures are available; and what the topic of each was.
(129471)
118
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress she has made in her consideration of the case for providing funding for the Waterways Museum at Gloucester to enable it to provide free entry; and if she will make a statement.
(129285)
119
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria she applies when deciding the information to be included in response to (a) written parliamentary questions and (b) Freedom of Information requests; and if she will undertake an assessment (i) of the volume of information given in response to each category of inquiry and (ii) the reasons for any discrepancies in the volume of information supplied.
(129357)
120
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2007, Official Report, column 455W, on English Heritage: finance, what estimate English Heritage made in its analysis as supplied to her Department of the extra resources needed to fulfill its new responsibilities arising from the Heritage Protection for the 21st Century White Paper.
(129343)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
121
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the adequacy of medical care for injured service personnel.
(129595)
122
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons were for the decision to take the 51mm mortar out of service in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129322)
123
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent (a) representations he has had on and (b) assessment he has made of the availability of Viper thermal imaging sets for British troops in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129323)
124
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent (a) representations he has received on and (b) assessment he has made of the reliability of .50 ammunition for the heavy machine gun used by UK troops in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129324)
125
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tristars are available to serve the supply link between the UK and Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129425)
126
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the Tristar fleet in making flights between the UK and Afghanistan.
(129426)
127
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of Tristar flights (a) to and (b) from Afghanistan were delayed for (i) aircraft maintenance and (ii) other reasons in the last period for which figures are available.
(129428)
128
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British helicopters are available to UK forces in Afghanistan.
(129429)
129
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British (a) Chinook, (b) Lynx and (c) Apache helicopters are (i) operationally available and (ii) fit to fly on a typical day in Afghanistan.
(129433)
130
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings his private office has had with representatives of BAE Systems in the last 12 months; and what was discussed at each such meeting.
(129443)
131
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK deployment of Apache helicopters to Afghanistan has been affected by technical problems; and if he will make a statement.
(129444)
132
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the UK's Apache helicopter fleet is available to UK forces in Afghanistan.
(129445)
133
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) information and (b) evidence informed the decision to procure the new Lynx helicopter; and if he will place in the Library copies of such material.
(129446)
134
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision to procure the new Lynx helicopter was made; and on whose advice Ministers made the decision.
(129447)
135
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Minister expects the new Lynx helicopter to be available to UK forces in Afghanistan.
(129448)
136
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours per day on average the British (a) Lynx, (b) Apache and (c) Chinook helicopters are available in Afghanistan.
(129449)
137
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received of the effect on the operational effectiveness of Lynx helicopters in Afghanistan of warmer weather conditions.
(129450)
138
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason Eurofighter aircraft are being deployed in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129472)
139
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects Eurofighters to be deployed in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129473)
140
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK Apache helicopters in Afghanistan are being maintained by the cannibalising of spare parts from helicopters in the UK.
(129609)
141
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel there were in the Army in each year since 1992.
(128869)
142
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the reasons for the fuel leaks on the Hercules aircraft after they have been fitted with suppressant foam; and if he will make a statement.
(129352)
143
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2007, Official Report, column 205W, on Hercules aircraft, whether the Fit For Purpose Hercules aircraft available to the Front Line Command provided by The Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract includes (a) explosive suppressant foam and (b) defensive aids suite; and if he will make a statement.
(129706)
144
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of the Mk4A Arming, Fusing and Firing system on the (a) ability to accurately adjust the height of burst of the Trident warhead and (b) probability that the Trident warhead will be effective against hardened targets.
(129539)
145
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on provision for Parachute Regiment training jumps to take place in the period up to 2012; and what the basis of the policy is.
(129540)
146
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Modern Housing Solutions call centres there are; and how many people are employed at each centre.
(129685)
147
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints Modern Housing Solutions received in the last 12 months.
(129686)
148
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests for repair call outs were received by Modern Housing Solutions in each of the last 12 months.
(129687)
149
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers were subject to a manning control review and were discharged at Manning Control Point in each of the last five years, broken down by regiment.
(129688)
150
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who were subject to a manning control review and were subsequently transferred to the S-type engagements were discharged at the end of their S-type engagements in each of the last five years, broken down by regiment; and under what Queen's Regulations they were discharged.
(129689)
151
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers are serving on S-type engagements.
(129690)
152
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many accidents have been reported due to faulty Modern Housing Solutions property in the last 12 months, broken down by type of property.
(129691)
153
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many house fires have been reported due to faulty Modern Housing Solutions property.
(129692)
154
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service quarters were adapted for special needs dependants in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the cost was of such adaptations.
(129693)
155
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) funding advertorials in newspapers or publications in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the topic was of each publication.
(129453)
156
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March 2007, Official Report, column 54W, on identification friend/foe systems, why he has no plans to fit Successor IFF to Hercules C130J and Tornado GR4 aircraft; and whether he plans to fit Successor IFF to Typhoon aircraft.
(129788)
157
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what surveys have been carried out amongst injured service personnel treated at Selly Oak Hospital to ascertain their views on the quality of the care and treatment they received; and if he will make a statement.
(129396)
158
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the level of recovery of injured service personnel treated at Selly Oak Hospital compared with other previous arrangements.
(129397)
159
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the formal (a) meetings and (b) correspondence which (i) he, (ii) other Ministers in his Department and (iii) officials in his Department have had in an official capacity with representatives from the defence industry since 1st December 2006; when each meeting took place; who attended each meeting; what the subject was of each meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(129394)
160
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Eurofighter Typhoons are to be supplied to the Royal Air Force; what the estimated cost is of such Eurofighter Typhoons; and if he will make a statement.
(129360)
161
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of supplying dress uniforms to officers in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Army in the last year for which figures are available.
(129361)
162
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Attorney General's opinion is sought on the lawfulness of committing the UK military to action in circumstances where war has not been declared.
(129362)
163
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to Answer Question 116277, on Iraq and Afghanistan, tabled on 12th December 2006 by the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife.
(129026)
164
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to public funds was of the recent refurbishment of his Department's building.
(129721)
165
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on art work for its main building in 2005-06.
(129723)
166
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many medals for gallantry have been (a) awarded and (b) awarded posthumously since 2003.
(129725)
167
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and in what role British troops remain in (a) Bosnia and (b) Kosovo; and whether there are plans (i) to reduce numbers stationed and (ii) to change the operational remit in each location.
(129726)
168
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what celebrations his Department is preparing for the 25th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.
(129727)
169
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which flags are flown from Ministry of Defence buildings on which days.
(129728)
170
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Union Flag is flown from the Ministry of Defence main building on each day of the year.
(129729)
171
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Marine commandos there are; and what the planned target number for the period 2006-07 was.
(129730)
172
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits the Army is seeking to attract to (a) regular service and (b) officer cadet training in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09.
(129731)
173
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits the Royal Navy seeks to attract to the (a) full-time regular service and (b) reserve service in (i) officer and (ii) non-officer capacity.
(129732)
174
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Navy's fleet air arm, with particular reference to the Lynx Mk7 Attack Helicopter; and whether he plans to replace the existing Lynx Mk7 with a more modern helicopter.
(129734)
175
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress is being made with the development of the US-UK Joint Strike Fighter; and how much the project has cost.
(129735)
176
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to enlarge the capability of the Royal Navy's fleet of assault ships; and if he will make a statement on the future of the fleet.
(129736)
177
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to enlarge the capability of the Royal Navy's fleet of Type 22 Frigates; and if he will make a statement on the future of the fleet.
(129737)
178
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to enlarge the capability of the Royal Navy's fleet of Type 42 Destroyers; and if he will make a statement on the future of the fleet.
(129741)
179
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to enlarge the capability of the UK's aircraft carrier fleet; and if he will make a statement on the future of the UK fleet.
(129742)
180
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class SSBN ballistic submarines; and if he will consider enlarging the UK's current capability by procuring additional vessels.
(129770)
181
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen injured in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have contracted (i) a viral infection and (ii) MRSA whilst receiving treatment for their injuries in UK (A) civilian and (B) military hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(129030)
182
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers from Welsh regiments are (a) serving in and (b) soon to leave for Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(129702)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
183
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many staff in his Department have corporate charge cards; and whether he holds one.
(129413)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
184
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average (a) contextualised value added scores and (b) value added scores were in each (i) selective, (ii) partially selective and (iii) comprehensive local education authority according to the most recent available figures.
(129187)
185
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on how many occasions in each of the last two years a pupil at each state secondary school in Yorkshire has been found to be in possession of (a) a weapon and (b) narcotics on school premises.
(129683)
186
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many incidents of (a) pupil on pupil and (b) pupil on teacher violence occurred in each of the state secondary schools in Yorkshire in each of the last two years.
(129711)
187
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on how many occasions pupils at each state secondary school in Yorkshire have been excluded for having been found to be in possession of (a) a weapon and (b) narcotics on school premises in each of the last two years.
(129712)
188
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many nursery places for three and four-year-olds there were in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2006.
(129464)
189
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether payments from the public purse have been made to the Aldridge Foundation in the last 12 months.
(129328)
190
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many assaults on (a) teacher staff and (b) non-teaching staff were perpetrated by pupils in the (i) primary sector and (ii) secondary sector in the Peterborough Local Education Authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(129419)
191
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the percentage of IT degree graduates who went into careers in IT in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(129672)
192
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what areas in IT in the UK are expected to have skills shortages in (a) five and (b) 10 years time.
(129673)
193
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the standard of difficulty of modern language (a) GCSEs and (b) A-levels.
(129679)
194
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of Muslim schoolgirls who wear a veil at school.
(129406)
195
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people joined the E2E programme in Gloucestershire in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(129286)
196
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much his Department provided to the E2E programme in Gloucestershire in 2006-07; what that figure represents per head of population; what the average figure per head of population is in England; and if he will make a statement.
(129287)
197
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) number and (b) proportion of pupils in mainstream maintained secondary schools achieved five A* to C GCSEs including English, mathematics, science, a modern language and either history or geography in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(129707)
198
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of mathematics lessons in mainstream maintained secondary schools is observed by Ofsted, broken down by school year group.
(129708)
199
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many UK-domiciled students were studying for a (a) full-time and (b) part-time undergraduate degree in each British university in 2006, broken down by income decile of their parents.
(129408)
200
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of young people in (a) Hartlepool constituency and (b) Tees Valley sub-region received (i) £30, (ii) £20 and (iii) £10 in education maintenance allowance in each year since the scheme began.
(129785)
201
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of young people in (a) Hartlepool constituency and (b) Tees Valley sub-region received education maintenance allowance in each year since the scheme began.
(129787)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
202
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department provided in grants for projects in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(129463)
203
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account he has taken of the examples of captive Eleanora's falcons appearing in the UK following the delisting in 1994 of the species from Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in his review of wild bird registration under section 7 of the Act.
(126923)
204
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the individuals and organisations consulted in the current review of Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act are (a) bird keepers, (b) bird watchers, (c) bird keeping clubs, (d) bird watching clubs, (e) falconry centres or zoos, (f) raptor study groups (field ornithologists), (g) bird keeping magazines, (h) bird watching magazines and (i) conservation organisations.
(126924)
205
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) controls and (b) bird registration under section 7 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in tracing and reliably identifying the provenance of individual birds.
(126925)
206
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria and methodology are used to assess the sustainability of wild bird species levels.
(126926)
207
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of bird rings used by keepers of birds listed on Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 were supplied by (a) keepers and (b) his Department.
(126931)
208
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to contribute to meeting the Government's targets on the use of biofuels.
(129667)
209
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of biofuels used in the UK is made from palm oil; and what assessment he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions from palm oil production.
(129668)
210
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of houses built since the introduction of energy efficiency regulations in 1985 met the required standards; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure compliance with these regulations.
(129669)
211
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on which parts of the River Wear voluntary access agreements have been reached on (a) both river banks and (b) a single river bank.
(129670)
212
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of voluntary access agreements covering only a single river bank on providing effective access to the River Wear.
(129671)
213
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Polish Foreign Minister on Poland's possible membership of the International Whaling Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(129541)
214
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with European Union environment ministers on ways in which recycling for low density polyethylene (Type 4), Polypropylene (Type 5), Polystyrene (Type 6) and other (Type 7) plastics can be advanced.
(129350)
215
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities in England offer facilities for recycling (a) low density polyethylene (Type 4), (b) Polypropylene (Type 5), (c) Polystyrene (Type 6) and (d) other (Type 7) plastics.
(129351)
216
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans there are to dispose of London's residual waste to landfill sites outside London.
(129695)
217
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of London's waste was disposed of at Newton Longville landfill site in the last 12 months; and how much he estimates will be disposed of at the site in each of the next 10 years.
(129696)
218
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2181W, on agriculture: subsidies, to which years the estimated £305 million for disallowance arising from Common Agricultural Policy schemes applies; when the final disallowance will be (a) finalised and (b) announced in public; and if he will make a statement.
(129660)
219
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the disallowance arising from Common Agricultural Policy schemes, with particular reference to the single farm payment and related contingent liabilities for each month since January 2006; and when he was first informed that the total disallowance in this respect may be up to £305 million.
(129661)
220
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage fair and sustainable trading for dairy farmers in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(129784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
221
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the Chinese National Population and Family Planning Commission on its enforcement of the one child policy; and if she will make a statement.
(129526)
222
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the independence from the political process of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia trying suspects accused of serious crimes under the Khmer Rouge regime.
(129560)
223
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the political situation in Cambodia.
(129561)
224
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations her Department has made to the government of Cambodia on the human rights situation in that country; and if she will make a statement.
(129562)
225
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether her Department has made any recent representations to the government of Cambodia on the subject of reform of the forestry sector.
(129563)
226
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the observance of the rights of organised labour in Cambodia by the government of that country.
(129564)
227
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many export licences she was sent for her approval in 2006; in respect of which countries; and how many were refused.
(129028)
228
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people in the Human Rights and Good Governance team of her Department are tasked with monitoring export licences for compliance with criterion 2 of the EU Code of Conduct; and how many licences that team was sent in 2006.
(129029)
229
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the US Administration on its attempts to prevent Venezuela from attending the Community Democracies meeting in Malawi scheduled for June 2007.
(129502)
230
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations her Department has made to the US Embassy on the proposed implementation of extra-territorial legislation in the territory of the UK by the Hilton Group and other US companies.
(129503)
231
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had on use of the death penalty in Iran in the last two years, and with whom.
(129341)
232
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made on the raids of 23rd and 25th February 2007 by US and Iraqi forces on the head offices of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers; what reports she has received on the damage caused; and if she will make a statement.
(129566)
233
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response she has made to the decision of the Iraqi Appeals Chamber hearing in the case of Taha Yassin Ramadan; what representations she has received, and from whom, on this case; and if she will make a statement.
(129569)
234
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her policy is on (a) China's and (b) the Dalai Lama's proposals for the status of Tibet.
(129574)
235
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Indian and Pakistani counterparts on Kashmir.
(128867)
236
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her Department's assessment is of the democratic process in Egypt.
(128868)
237
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses when formulating policy of opposing or supporting development of nuclear capability by other states.
(129555)
238
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to limit the spread of counterfeit drugs and medicines in Africa.
(129420)
239
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what asssessment she has made of action taken to stop the trafficking of narcotics across African borders.
(129424)
240
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what costs of visits to the US by the Prince of Wales were met from the public purse over the last 12 months, broken down by (a) visit, (b) travel, (c) accommodation, (d) visit participant, (e) gifts and (f) other expenses; what the purpose of each such visit was; where the proposal for each such visit originated; what (i) proportion of and (ii) events within each such visit were organised by, or on behalf of, the Prince's charities or foundations; and if she will make a statement.
(129558)
241
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by her Department to raise the issue of Zimbabwe at (a) the United Nations Security Council and (b) other United Nations bodies; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of these efforts; and if she will make a statement.
(129484)
242
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the incentive payments offered to Spanish pensioners related to contributions to the Gibraltar Social Security Fund up to 1969, as set out in individual letters sent to those eligible to be paid directly from the UK, have been calculated.
(129733)
243
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what involvement the UK Government has had on the drafting of the Declaration of Berlin.
(129542)
244
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how her Department plans to raise the awareness of the public on the Declaration of Berlin.
(129543)
245
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards the Lisbon Agenda target of increased investment in research and development activities to three per cent. of GDP in EU member states by 2010.
(129547)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
246
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos; and if she will make a statement.
(129518)
247
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by her Department on palliative care services in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by health authority.
(129519)
248
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average age of primagravidas in England was in each of the last five years.
(129520)
249
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by her Department on rates of child abuse by women who have previously had an abortion; and if she will make a statement.
(129521)
250
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials have had with Mencap on the quality of treatment of people with learning disabilities in NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.
(129522)
251
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by her Department on persons in a minimally conscious state; and if she will make a statement.
(129523)
252
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by her Department on abortions peformed on grounds of handicap in (a) NHS hospitals and (b) non-NHS hospitals where the unborn child was subsequently found to be without disability or handicap; and if she will make a statement.
(129524)
253
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed by Marie Stopes International in the last three years, broken down by (a) grounds, (b) length of gestation, (c) location and (d) nationality of the pregnant woman; how many inspections were carried out on premises occupied by Marie Stopes International in each of the last three years; how many complaints have been received by her Department about Marie Stopes International in the same period; and if she will make a statement.
(129525)
254
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many faecal occult blood testing kit samples have been (a) returned to and (b) analysed by each of the five national bowel cancer screening programme hubs.
(129128)
255
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England have been invited to participate in the national bowel cancer screening programme; and how many have been sent a home testing kit by each of the five national bowel cancer screening programme hubs.
(129129)
256
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local bowel cancer screening centres have begun providing endoscopy services for patients who have had a positive faecal occult blood test result.
(129130)
257
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bowel cancers have been diagnosed through the national bowel cancer screening programme.
(129131)
258
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each of the five national bowel cancer screening programme hubs began operation.
(129132)
259
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the British Medical Association to evaluate the selection process for junior doctors.
(129339)
260
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are being considered for the (a) regulation and (b) training of educational psychologists following the proposals set out in the Regulation of Health Professionals White Paper, Cm 7013; what discussions she has had with local authorities on this matter; and if she will make a statement.
(129571)
261
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential incidence of MRSA and like infections in GPs' surgeries.
(129575)
262
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on maternity services was at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years.
(129331)
263
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made since September 2006 with the new model of midwifery care announced by the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust.
(129332)
264
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full-time midwives and (b) midwife assistants were employed by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust as at 31st September in each of the last five years.
(129333)
265
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for midwife positions there were in each of the last three years for (a) Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) the NHS.
(129334)
266
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many maternity beds were provided by the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last three years.
(129335)
267
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out by private hospitals on behalf of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years.
(129482)
268
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for (a) heart surgery, (b) opthalmology surgery, (c) knee surgery, (d) hip replacements and (e) urology surgery in each of the last five years; and what the average waiting time was for each category of operation in each year.
(129483)
269
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Hull and East Yorkshire NHS trust patients had their operation cancelled on the day of the operation in each of the last five years, broken down by operation type.
(129506)
270
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust outpatients have been discharged back to their GP for their follow-up appointment in the last 12 months.
(129507)
271
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out by Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was of these operations.
(129698)
272
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what requirement her Department makes of NHS Supply Chain (a) to consider and (b) to implement the recommendations on medical devices of the Centre for Evidence-Based Purchasing.
(129596)
273
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue guidance on best practice on the composition of specialised clinical assessment groups within NHS Supply Chain.
(129597)
274
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms her Department has in place to assess whether NHS Supply Chain's procurement process has improved access to medical technologies for patients; and if she will make a statement.
(129598)
275
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms her Department has in place to assess whether NHS Supply Chain's procurement process will produce long-term savings of (a) patient bed days, (b) nursing time and (c) repeat procedures; and if she will make a statement.
(129599)
276
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March 2007, Official Report, column 315W, on NHS: procurement, what restrictions are in place on how DHL can (a) apply a margin and (b) increase a sell price.
(129653)
277
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation there has been with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments on the appointment of the Chairman of the NHS's Provider Development Agency in London.
(129528)
278
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diabetics visited hospitals and clinics in order to get their blood glucose tested in each year since 1997.
(129393)
279
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered diabetics had access to blood testing strips for home testing in each year since 1997.
(129395)
280
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what restrictions there are upon the (a) availability, (b) type and (c) numbers of home blood testing strips for people diagnosed with diabetes.
(129398)
281
David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the likely effects of implementation of the draft guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the effective treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; and what representations she has received on the draft guidance.
(129469)
282
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will publish the findings of the Count Me In Census 2006.
(129124)
283
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March 2007, Official Report, column 2298W, on Hepatitis C, what her assessment is of the reasons for the increase in the number of laboratory cases of Hepatitis C in the London region between 2002 and 2006.
(129652)
284
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish the Race Equality Impact Assessment for local involvement networks.
(129127)
285
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for cataract operations in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) County Durham and (c) England in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many cataract operations were cancelled and re-arranged following an initial date for the operation being given in the same period.
(129489)
286
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to introduce human papilloma virus immunisation for females aged 12 years and above in England; and if she will make a statement.
(129559)
287
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of proposed changes to midwifery services in Leeds on (a) the number and frequency of home visits and (b) the provision of post-natal care.
(129135)
288
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of proposed changes to midwifery services in Leeds on the distances midwifery staff will have to travel in the course of their duties; and what provision has been made for the effect on costs of such travel.
(129136)
289
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation was undertaken on proposed changes to midwifery provision in Leeds with (a) midwifery staff and (b) representatives of the Leeds Primary Care Trust.
(129137)
290
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many leaflets aimed at members of the public in consanguineous relationships who intend to have children were produced in the latest year for which figures are available.
(129405)
291
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information her Department provides to GPs and other medical professionals on how they should advise patients of the risks associated with consanguineous sexual relationships.
(129407)
292
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on promoting physical activity to (a) children, (b) pensioners and (c) adults in each of the last five years.
(129122)
293
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on the Small Change, Big Difference initiative.
(129123)
294
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public money the Government spent on the encouragement of physical activity among the general population for public health purposes in each of the last five years; and how much is planned to be spent over the next five years.
(129126)
295
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Inter-Ministerial Group on Physical Activity last met; and what (a) activity it has undertaken and (b) progress it has made.
(129133)
296
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage and facilitate higher levels of physical activity by people in everyday life.
(129134)
297
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Modernising Medical Careers and Medical Training Application Service process has been formally quality assured; and if she will make a statement.
(129699)
298
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence was of osteosarcoma for each of the age groups (a) 0 to nine years, (b) 10 to 19 years and (c) 20 to 49 years in areas of the United Kingdom supplied with (i) fluoridated and (ii) non-fluoridated drinking water.
(129701)
299
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors were employed by Hartlepool Primary Care Trust in each year since the Trust was established.
(129786)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
300
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests were made and (b) convictions were secured by the National Crime Squad in each year since 1998, broken down by offence.
(128785)
301
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Adjournment debate of 12th March 2007, Official Report, columns 131-4, on passport interview centres, what consultations he has undertaken with stakeholders from (a) Somerset and (b) Taunton in deciding the location of remote interview facilities for passport application interviews.
(128871)
302
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Adjournment debate of 12th March 2007, Official Report, columns 131-4, on passport interview centres, when the interview centres in (a) Barnstaple, (b) Bristol, (c) Exeter and (d) Yeovil will be fully operational; and for how many days per week each will be open.
(128872)
303
N
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 257W, on police pay, how much overtime was paid to (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) civilian staff in each year since 1997, broken down by police force area.
(128873)
304
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had in 2007 regarding a change in status for enforcement of deportation to Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(129340)
305
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had regarding enforcement of deportations to Iran in the last two years.
(129342)
306
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested for trespass and (b) stopped by police on suspicion of trespassing in each of the designated areas established by the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act 2005 since their designation.
(129654)
307
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested for demonstrating and (b) stopped by police on suspicion of demonstrating within the exclusion zone around Parliament since its establishment.
(129655)
308
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to extend early release provisions in order to alleviate prison overcrowding.
(129656)
309
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are serving over tariff incarceration on the grounds of their refusal to confess their guilt.
(129657)
310
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders convicted of life sentences since (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002 have been released from prison.
(129658)
311
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will provide a substantive response to question 91073, tabled on 6th September 2006, on non-criminal prisoners detained under the Immigration Act 1971.
(129684)
312
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the role is of independent advisory groups for police constabularies and authorities; how they are appointed; who the members are of each such group; what qualifications are recognised for this role; for how long members serve; what renumeration members receive; to whom such groups report; and if he will make a statement.
(129568)
313
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the treatment of rape victims in immigration appeal hearings; what guidelines are in place for immigration judges in considering such claims; if he will commission research into this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(129573)
314
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the proportion of time which is spent by police officers on street patrols.
(129496)
315
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police civilian staff are based in each London borough.
(129461)
316
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-English speaking immigrants applied for residency in the UK in each year since 1997.
(129390)
317
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what system of referral is in place for immigrants applying for residency to obtain English language tuition.
(129427)
318
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average Band D police precept on council tax was in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) England and Wales in actual prices in each year since 1997.
(129451)
319
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of Criminal Records Bureau checks which failed to pick up and list criminal offences in the latest period for which figures are available.
(129474)
320
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the (a) introduction and (b) designation of alcohol disorder zones by local authorities.
(129475)
321
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether proposals to integrate cameras from (a) congestion charging and (b) road pricing schemes into the automated number plate recognition scheme have been considered.
(129504)
322
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to improve the performance of the Criminal Records Bureau; and if he will make a statement.
(129604)
323
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are awaiting the completion of their criminal records check prior to working with children and vulnerable adults; and if he will make a statement.
(129605)
324
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was for the Criminal Records Bureau to process a criminal records check for people working with children and vulnerable adults in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(129606)
325
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual salary cost is of the Head of the Police Leadership and Powers Unit.
(129182)
326
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on advertising the anti-terrorism hotline since its introduction.
(129183)
327
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of the full page advertisement for the anti-terrorism hotline in The London Paper on 15th March.
(129184)
328
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents have been reported to the anti-terrorism hotline since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(129185)
329
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed to handle calls received by the anti-terrorism hotline.
(129186)
330
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to how many local papers Ministers in his Department have written on identity cards; and at what cost.
(129659)
331
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK institutions held adult female prisoners in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(129703)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
332
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health education programmes in post-conflict states.
(129535)
333
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department has any plans to increase its funding for developmental projects in Nepal.
(129536)
334
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department provides to sexual and reproductive health education programmes in post-conflict states.
(129537)
335
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of sexual and reproductive health education programmes towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
(129538)
336
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department (a) provides and (b) plans to provide support to assist reform of the forestry sector in Cambodia.
(129565)
337
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department provides for civil society and non-governmental organisations in Cambodia.
(129567)
338
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what anti-corruption safeguards are in place to ensure that aid given to African countries is used for its intended purpose.
(128870)
339
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rollout of the new fixed-dose combination drug artesunate and amodiaquine (ASAQ) in tackling malaria in (a) Africa, (b) Asia and (c) Latin America.
(129356)
340
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Guinea.
(129607)
341
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(129608)
342
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will take steps to encourage member states of the African Union to implement the Maputo Plan of Action on allocation of resources for sexual reproductive health services, maternal health care and contraception.
(129594)
343
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress his Department has made in encouraging partner governments to improve access to maternal health care and contraception services so as to reduce the levels of maternal mortality encountered in regions including sub-Saharan Africa.
(129610)
344
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value is of humanitarian aid provided by his Department to Afghanistan in the 2006-07 financial year to date.
(129490)
Questions to the Leader of the House
345
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward proposals for the electronic provision of Answers to hon. Members who ask Written Parliamentary Questions.
(129414)
346
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will take steps to ensure that an electronic version of each Written Ministerial Statement is provided to the Library on the day it is made.
(129415)
347
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal guidance detailing the administrative procedure by which written Parliamentary Questions are (a) placed in the Library, (b) sent to the hon. Member who asked the question and (c) made available to the Press Gallery.
(129457)
348
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring witnesses to take an oath before giving evidence to select committees.
(129363)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
349
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many election petitions have been heard in the courts in Northern Ireland since 2000; what the outcome was of each case in which no proceedings are active; which election each concerned; and what the nature was of the petition.
(129411)
350
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of electoral malpractice were reported by the police to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.
(129412)
351
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many electors were registered to vote in Northern Ireland (a) in the year prior to the introduction of individual registration and (b) in each year since its introduction.
(129416)
352
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on (a) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (b) funding advertorials in newspapers or publications, in the last year for which figures are available; and what the topic was of each.
(129470)
353
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many representations his Department has received (a) in support of and (b) in opposition to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006; and if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Regulations in Northern Ireland.
(129511)
354
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police community support officers he expects to be employed in each police district command unit area following their introduction in Northern Ireland.
(129513)
355
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the percentage change in fares was across the Translink network in each of the past 10 years.
(129514)
356
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on casino development in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(129516)
357
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people requested homoeopathic treatment in each health trust area in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(129532)
358
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department were assigned to benefit fraud investigations in each of the last six years, broken down by grade.
(129533)
359
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were charged with dumping offences in each local authority area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and what penalty was imposed in each case.
(129556)
360
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on removing graffiti in each local authority area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years for which figures are available.
(129557)
361
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents of illegal dumping were recorded in each local authority area in each of the last six years; and how much was spent by each local authority in cleaning up illegal dumping over the same period.
(129577)
362
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many public recycling facilities are in operation in each district council area in Northern Ireland.
(129578)
363
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have received a digital hearing aid in each health trust area since their introduction in Northern Ireland; and what the average number of people on waiting lists for digital hearing aids was in each health trust area in the same period.
(129580)
364
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he intends to implement the objectives of the Lung Cancer Patients' Charter in Northern Ireland.
(129581)
365
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicles registered in the Republic of Ireland which used roads in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years.
(129582)
366
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many tax discs were issued in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years, broken down by vehicle category.
(129583)
367
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many accidents were recorded on the A2 Bangor to Belfast road in each of the last three years; and how long the road closed as a result in each case.
(129584)
368
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment has been carried out by his Department of the adequacy of (a) road safety (i) signage and (ii) measures and (b) sightlines at Six Road Ends in Bangor.
(129585)
369
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal accidents occurred at Six Road Ends in Bangor in each of the past six years; and what assessment was made of the cause in each case.
(129586)
370
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on which roads in Northern Ireland a 20 mile per hour speed limit is imposed; and what assessment he has made of the effect on road safety at each location of such a limit.
(129587)
371
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the surface quality of the High Bangor-Donaghadee Road; and if he will make funding available to upgrade the road at the conclusion of the building works for the new wastewater treatment facility at Donaghadee.
(129589)
372
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many vehicle tax evasion offences were recorded in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and what range of penalties were imposed for vehicle tax evasion offences over the same period.
(129663)
373
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in relation to the Energy Review.
(129664)
374
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Freedom of Information requests have been received by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will seek an amendment of the legislation to include the IICD.
(129665)
375
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will amend the Teachers' Superannuation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 to allow teachers from independent schools to join the Northern Ireland Teachers' Superannuation Scheme; and what estimate he has made of the number of teachers affected as a result of the exclusion of independent schools from the scheme.
(129666)
376
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what total amount of business startup assistance was provided to (a) male applicants, (b) female applicants and (c) ethnic minority applicants in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.
(129705)
Questions to the Prime Minister
377
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will meet representatives of servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of the bereaved to discuss their treatment under the military covenant.
(129027)
378
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Prime Minister, what the names and job titles were of those invited to his speech on the arts at Tate Modern on 6th March 2007.
(129534)
Questions to the Solicitor General
379
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 5th February 2007, Official Report, column 622W, on electoral malpractice, how many of the election offences resulted in (a) legal proceedings and (b) the imposition of a penalty.
(129337)
380
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost was of the (a) defence teams, (b) prosecution teams and (c) other costs related to the prosecution of Trooper Williams for alleged crimes in Iraq in 2005.
(129154)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
381
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department on discrimination against pregnant women since June 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(129527)
382
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what conclusions his Department has reached on its investigation into the proposed implementation of extra-territorial legislation in the territory of the UK by the Hilton Hotel Group and other US companies.
(129505)
383
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he made of the impact on the wood panel industry of increasing the level of subsidy for co-firing using a wood-based raw material.
(129531)
384
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to answer Question 124806, on Ministerial visits, tabled by the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton on 2nd March.
(129189)
385
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff have been deployed (a) to record and (b) to analyse the responses to the Post Office Network consultation.
(129529)
386
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether any Post Office Limited services (a) are and (b) are planned to go out to tender.
(129530)
387
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs in the IT industry have moved from the UK to other countries in the last 10 years; and what assessment he has made of the impact on the number of IT jobs in the UK in the future.
(129674)
388
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how average salaries for IT professionals in the UK have changed over the last five years; and how they are expected to change over the next 10 years.
(129675)
389
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, column 630W, on Departments: BAE Systems, if he will request the permission of the two individuals to list the details on his Department's security pass system.
(129509)
390
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice his Department is making available to small businesses on compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(129348)
391
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households received low carbon buildings programme grants under the new capping system in (a) January 2007, (b) February 2007 and (c) March 2007; and if he will take steps to remove the monthly cap from April 2007.
(129500)
392
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households were allocated grants under the low carbon buildings programme in each month from May to November 2006.
(129501)
393
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he plans to take to implement Article 13 of the Energy Services Directive following completion of the metering and billing consultation.
(128678)
394
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on how smart meters can contribute to the plans for carbon zero houses in 2016.
(128679)
395
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the net balance of research and development investment is in (a) each UK region, (b) the United Kingdom and (c) the European Union.
(129548)
396
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International to be resolved.
(129549)
397
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with creditors in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International case.
(129550)
398
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his Department has had with counterparts in the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg authorities regarding the Bank of Credit and Commerce International liquidation.
(129551)
399
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to improve administrative processes in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International case.
(129552)
400
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the final cost to the public purse of the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International; and what proportion of total monies recovered this represents.
(129553)
401
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the lessons to be drawn from the liquidation process of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
(129554)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
402
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the role of his Department is in respect of the London Works project; and if he will make a statement.
(129572)
403
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage (a) Network Rail and (b) South West Trains to improve its performance; and if he will make a statement.
(129353)
404
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to seek to release rolling stock stored at Eastleigh onto (a) Great Western and (b) South West Trains Services; and if he will make a statement.
(129355)
405
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on cycling facilities in local authority areas (a) in London and (b) in England outside London in each year since 2000-01; what his expectations are for future spending; and if he will make a statement.
(129400)
406
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of local authorities' rights of way improvement plans.
(129401)
407
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he provides on school travel plans; and what resources are available from his Department for implementing the guidance.
(129402)
408
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what lessons have been learned from the six cycling demonstration towns.
(129403)
409
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the provision of reasonable facilities for cyclists on board new railway and light rail and tram rolling stock and at stations.
(129404)
410
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how train fares have changed on average over the last 10 years; and what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of people travelling by train.
(129677)
411
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the expected change in train passenger numbers over the next 10 years is; and what steps his Department plans to take to deal with increases in such estimates.
(129678)
412
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the progress of motor manufacturers towards meeting the targets for new car emission levels set out in the 1998 agreement between the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and the European Commission.
(129740)
413
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce a decision on the procurement of extra carriages for the Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Main Line; and if he will make a statement.
(129039)
414
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to assist in the procurement of extra carriages for the Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Main Line; and if he will make a statement.
(129040)
415
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March 2007, Official Report, column 18W, if he will break down by commercial and industrial sector the 4711 passes issued to contractors and consultants by his Department.
(129078)
416
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of total central Government support for the English concessionary fares scheme (a) was distributed for 2004-05 and (b) is forecast to be distributed to (i) the Scottish Executive, (ii) Transport for London, (iii) the Welsh Assembly, (iv) the Council of the Isles of Scilly and (v) local authorities where there are no bus services in each of the next five years.
(129354)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
417
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department and its agencies have made payments to (a) Solutions in Staffing and Software and (b) SThree in each year since 1997.
(129330)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
418
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost would be of implementing the jobseekers allowance regime for all lone parents whose youngest child is aged 12 and over.
(129576)
419
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals who attended the mandatory jobseeker's challenge were placed in employment within (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months of undertaking the course since its inception.
(129388)
420
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unemployed individuals have attended the new Government pilot scheme, the mandatory jobseeker's challenge.
(129389)
421
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on paying (a) social security benefits and (b) job seeker's allowance to people who live with a partner who works more than 24 hours per week; and if he will make a statement.
(129601)
422
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on paying (a) social security benefits and (b) job seeker's allowance to people who live with a parent who works more than 24 hours per week; and if he will make a statement.
(129602)
423
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to ensure that single parents receive the same weekly rate of carer's allowance as a parent living with a spouse, civil partner or another person; and if he will make a statement.
(129603)
424
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) support, (b) assistance and (c) re-training opportunities are available to people in Hartlepool who live in (i) neighbourhood renewal areas and (ii) non-neighbourhood renewal areas for (A) improving skills in manufacturing and (B) other areas.
(129418)
425
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners live in (a) Hartlepool Borough Council and (b) Tees Valley sub-region areas; how many are in receipt of council tax benefit; and what percentage this represents of the total number of pensioners living in each area.
(129789)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
426
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many incidents of violence were recorded on the Northern Ireland courts estate in each of the past three years for which figures are available, broken down by location; and what steps she is taking to reduce such incidents.
[Transferred] (129512)
427
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many security officers were employed in each location on the Northern Ireland court estate in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by grade.
[Transferred] (129704)
428
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what funding from the public purse has been provided for the European Land Information Service.
[Transferred] (129764)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
429
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of work permit applications made by IT professionals were successful in the last period for which figures are available; and what percentage of work permits awarded in that period were granted to IT professionals.
[Transferred] (129676)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
430
N
Ms Dawn Butler (Brent South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to assist female entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses.
[Question Unstarred] (128953)
431
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices closed in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997; and how many of these were (a) urban and (b) rural post offices.
[Transferred] (129517)
432
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the use of English in the development of a common community patent.
[Transferred] (129544)
433
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on progress towards the development of a community patent for the European Union.
[Transferred] (129545)
434
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the status is of the 2000 London Agreement on European patent translation costs.
[Transferred] (129546)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
435
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police community support officers were based in each London borough in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (129462)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
436
N
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent discussions she has had with Home Office colleagues on violence against women; and if she will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (128972)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
437
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children lived in households in receipt of income support in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (129600)

 
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