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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 27 March 2007

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 27 March 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 27 March 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 27 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 Tuesday 27 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 27 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) average per capita and (b) total amount of alcohol consumed in the UK in each of the last five years.
(130385)
2
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce measures to assist rural users of four wheel drive vehicles.
(130368)
3
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward fiscal measures to assist householders living in older housing stock to insulate their homes to reduce energy wastage and carbon emissions.
(130369)
4
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women (a) were diagnosed with and (b) died from breast cancer in each of the last five years; and what the figures were for each London borough.
(130241)
5
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid to Alvin Hall to promote the Child Trust Fund; and what activities he has undertaken.
(130402)
6
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many valuations were made under section 128 of the Housing Act 1985 by the district valuer in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Sheffield between 1st September 2005 and 1st February 2006.
(127988)
7
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of homes built during 2006 which would have been eligible to be exempt from stamp duty as being zero carbon.
(130277)
8
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the gross cash contribution from the UK to the EU (a) was in each year since 1997 and (b) is expected to be in each year to the end of the 2007 Budget period; what the gross cash receipts from the EU to the UK (i) were and (ii) are expected to be in each year; what the net cash contribution to the EU from the UK (A) was and (B) is expected to be in each year; what the main elements making up the (1) gross contribution and (2) gross receipts (x) were and (y) are expected to be in each year; and what the main factors affecting changes from year to year (aa) were and (bb) are expected to be in each case.
(130155)
9
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of business taxation was paid by small businesses in the last period for which figures are available.
(129367)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
10
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letters of (a) 23rd November 2006 and (b) 1st March 2007 on Mr Nettleingham from the hon. Member for Billericay.
(130159)
11
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the procedures in place to verify the personal identity of those people who vote by post are consistent with those in place to verify the identity of those who vote in person.
(130072)
12
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether her Department intends to extend to other parts of the UK the system in place in Northern Ireland which uses national insurance numbers as a means of ensuring greater checks upon the validity of (a) voting in person and (b) voting by post.
(130278)
13
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what her most recent estimate is of the backlog of HM Coroner's Service inquiries into deaths of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(130434)
14
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will extend the pilot scheme for drugs courts.
(130357)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
15
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many licences have been (a) challenged and (b) placed under review due to the selling of alcohol to minors.
(130383)
16
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many licencees have had their licences revoked since the Licensing Act 2003 came into force.
(130384)
17
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which industry summits her Department has (a) hosted and (b) co-hosted with other Government departments in each of the last five years; what policy initiative each summit was associated with; and what the cost of each such summit was.
(130381)
18
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance was sought by the Casino Advisory Panel from her Department on how to test the willingness to license within a local authority applicant for a regional casino.
(130350)
19
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Casino Advisory Panel had with Government departments other than her Department on the definition of regeneration benefits in drawing up its report.
(130351)
20
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions there have been between the Casino Advisory Panel's Chairman and her Department on how the panel reached its definition of social impact since the publication of the panel's report on 30th January.
(130352)
21
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what briefing on (a) social impact and (b) regeneration officials in her Department gave to the Chair of the Casino Advisory Panel prior to her appearance before the House of Lords Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee on 13th March.
(130353)
22
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the percentage of the population that used a public library in each of the last five years.
(130405)
23
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2007, Official Report, columns 904-5W, on film, what the budgets are for the summits on (a) software, (b) games, (c) design, (d) performing arts, (e) advertising and (f) fashion.
(130378)
24
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2007, Official Report, columns 903-4W, on consultation papers, what fee she expects to be paid to the Work Foundation for the creative economy project.
(130379)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
25
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what public opinion polls his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the United Kingdom's obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(130370)
26
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to how many days rest and recuperation a soldier serving on operations is entitled after (a) four, (b) six, (c) 10 and (d) 12 months active duty is entitled.
(130071)
27
N
Mr Michael Mates (East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incidents of friendly fire have occurred since the coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003.
(130280)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
28
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of pupils left school functionally illiterate in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) each of the previous 10 years.
(130156)
29
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of pupils left school without at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including one in mathematics and one in English in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) each of the previous 10 years.
(130157)
30
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will answer question number 117373, on young people, tabled by the hon. Member for Basingstoke on 17th January 2007.
(129615)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
31
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were issued with a fixed penalty by local authorities as a result of (a) dropping litter and (b) permitting dog fouling in each of the last five years.
(129921)
32
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the amount of UK chlorofluorocarbon emissions from each source; what steps his Department is taking to reduce each of these sources; and if he will make a statement.
(128351)
33
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many households (a) connected and (b) not connected to the gas mains were helped to improve their energy efficiency by (i) Warmfront, (ii) the Energy Efficiency Commitment and (iii) other publicly funded schemes in each of the last 10 years.
(130377)
34
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received on reductions in British Waterways' grant and its likely effects on the canal system.
(130360)
35
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) has been spent in the last five years and (b) is expected to be spent in the next five years on canal systems, broken down by canal.
(130361)
36
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of effective maintenance of the UK's canals on (a) regeneration and (b) tourism.
(130362)
37
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) meetings and (b) discussions he has had with British Waterways and the effect on its budget of the reduction in planned maintenance of canals.
(130363)
38
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the reduction in British Waterways' grant on the planned maintenance of canals.
(130364)
39
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice his Department makes available to small businesses on meeting emission targets.
(129368)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
40
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received from officials following their visit to Ascension Island in March.
(130394)
41
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what efforts are being made to engage with those living on Ascension Island on the future plans for the Island.
(130395)
42
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 6th February 2007 from the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes on Mr Ken Hawkins, a constituent, of Willows End House, Milton Keynes, MK15 8AZ.
(130358)
43
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the British Government received a list containing the names of Afghan politicians and Government officials alleged to be involved in the heroin trade from a senior Afghan minister in late 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(130318)
44
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2007, Official Report, column 2017W, on Somalia, what discussions she has had with her (a) Ethiopian and (b) other African Union counterparts on the recent violence in Somalia; whether she has changed her assessment of the status of the Union of Islamic Courts following these discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(130421)
45
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of the presence of Al-Qa'ida in Somalia; and if she will make a statement.
(130422)
46
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian impact of the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia; what discussions she has had with her (a) United States and (b) Kenyan counterparts on the treatment of Somalian refugees; and if she will make a statement.
(130423)
47
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Government has made to the (a) government of Colombia and (b) International Labour Organisation on the rights of trade unions to operate in Colombia.
(129616)
48
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of abuses of human rights in Colombia; and if she will make a statement.
(129617)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
49
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effects on children aged between five and 16 years of age and their families of the changes to the current provision of continence appliances and products proposed in the consultation on `Arrangements for the reimbursement pricing of stoma and incontinence appliances under Part IX of the drug tariff'.
(130365)
50
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have a prison facility within the geographical area they cover.
(130195)
51
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of providing free NHS treatment to UK citizens who are resident abroad in each of the last five years.
(130392)
52
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated revenue from UK citizens resident abroad in NHS fees was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(130393)
53
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued on specifications for (a) size, (b) content and (c) colour of no smoking signage in public houses and clubs.
(130386)
54
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued on specifications and design of smoking shelters in public houses and clubs.
(130387)
55
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in Bolton have been screened for breast cancer over the last five years.
(130388)
56
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to provide advisory material for publicans and landlords on implementation of the forthcoming smoking ban in public places.
(130389)
57
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Bolton have participated in the Coronary Disease Programme.
(130390)
58
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued on the specifications and design of no smoking signs in public places.
(130391)
59
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average pay awarded to (a) GPs, (b) consultants and (c) nurses was in each of the last 10 years; and what the percentage increase was over the previous year in each case in each year.
(130242)
60
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which programmes have been funded by her Department's Centrally Funded Initiatives and Services and Special Allocations (CFISSA) budget so far in 2006-07 financial year; what the value was of each of those programmes; what the total expenditure on the CFISSA buget was in each year since 1997-98; and what the anticipated expenditure on the CFISSA budget is expected to be in 2007-08.
(130410)
61
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2007, Official Report, column 1012W, on hospitals: infectious disease, if she will publish the evidential basis for her statement that recent information suggests no difference between in-house and contract cleaning with respect to hospital-acquired infections; when she first asked for studies into the possible links between hospitals with different cleaning arrangements and (a) MRSA and (d) clostridium difficile; when officials in her Department first received the results of these studies; and if she will place copies of the results of these studies in the Library.
(130411)
62
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th March 2007, Official Report, column 872W, on Special Advisers, whether (a) she and (b) officials in her Department have received notices of external employment from her special advisers in the last 12 months.
(130412)
63
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions public health observatories have been asked to support the development of health impact assessments since 16th November 2004; and in which cases.
(130413)
64
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March 2007, Official Report, columns 1005-6W, on Health: Regulatory Impact Assessment, on which items of legislation for which (a) her Department and (b) other Government departments are responsible health impact assessments have been incorporated into the regulatory impact assessment process.
(130414)
65
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence plans to publish its public health programme guidance on smoking cessation.
(130415)
66
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the numbers of smokers of banning the sale of tobacco in pubs and clubs.
(130419)
67
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much it cost to provide all medical students with copies of each edition of the British National Formulary in each of the past three years; and what the forecast cost is for 2007-08.
(130349)
68
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to provide all medical students with free copies of each edition of the British National Formulary in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.
(130420)
69
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2007, Official Report, column 552W, on Prisons: Drugs, over what timescale the funding announced on 28th September 2004 is planned to be spent.
(130435)
70
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the National Institute for Clinical Health and Excellence to publish a technical appraisal on naltextrone as a treatment for relapse prevention; and if she will make a statement.
(130354)
71
N
Mr Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget was of North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years.
(130158)
72
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK aged 75 years or over are living in (a) public sector residential care homes and (b) private sector residential care homes.
(130279)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
73
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assault rifles and machine guns imported in 2005 from Bosnia, Herzegovina and Croatia have been destroyed.
(130154)
74
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2007, Official Report, columns 548-9W, on police: employment, how many police officers worked part-time in (a) 1997 and (b) 1979.
(129920)
75
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were issued with a fixed penalty notice for (a) failing to wear a seat belt and (b) speeding in each of the last five years.
(129922)
76
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people convicted of carrying an illegal firearm under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 have received the mandatory sentence established by the Act since it came into force, broken down by age group.
(129923)
77
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average sentence handed down to people convicted of carrying an illegal firearm under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 was in each of the last three years.
(129924)
78
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which date EEA nationals will be compelled to have their personal information recorded on the National Identity Register; and whether they will then be issued with a UK biometric identity card.
(130425)
79
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were stationed in Bolton in each year since 1997.
(130382)
80
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community support officers were provided in Bolton in each year since 1997.
(130409)
81
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to combat identity fraud in the process of issuing passports.
(129622)
82
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister expects the UK to ratify the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings.
(130320)
83
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for under-age tobacco sales there were in each year since 1997; and how many convictions resulted from these prosecutions.
(130418)
84
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations the Security Industry Authority consulted before implementing the latest increase in licence fees for security officers.
(130319)
85
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he was consulted by the Security Industry Authority before they implemented the latest increase in licence fees for security officers.
(130321)
86
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons (a) under 18 and (b) over 18 years were (i) cautioned and (ii) convicted by the courts in each of the last five years for possession of cannabis.
(130355)
87
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of those convicted by the courts for possession of cannabis in each of the last five years (a) received a custodial sentence and (b) received a fine.
(130356)
88
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the violent crime rate is in Halifax; and what it was in 1997.
(130396)
89
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hunts in Yorkshire have been prosecuted for breaking the law since the hunting with dogs ban was introduced.
(130407)
90
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were served with formal notice warning of liability to deportation (IM3 form) in each year since 2001; how many of these prisoners were released into the care of his Department at the end of remand or sentence; and how many were released into the community.
(130401)
Questions to the Solicitor General
91
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions have been brought for breaches of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 since the legislation was enacted.
(130366)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
92
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will postpone the abolition of Postwatch until the end of the consultation on the Post Office closure process.
(130367)
93
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the successor to Postwatch will work effectively at a regional level.
(129620)
94
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the potential locations for the headquarters of the merged Postwatch, Energywatch and National Consumer Council.
(129621)
95
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action he is taking to ensure British-based companies fulfil their social obligations when pursuing mining interests in Colombia.
(129618)
96
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance will be made available for households installing small scale renewable technologies during the restructuring of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(130408)
97
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when his Department expects to report on the findings of the Post Office Network consultation.
(129828)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
98
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of cable theft on the railways.
(130397)
99
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects of cable theft on the railways.
(130398)
100
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what factors he took into consideration when authorising the budget increase for the A628 Mottram Tintwistle bypass; what the main reasons were for agreeing to the increase; and upon what date he agreed to the increases.
(130424)
101
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legal advice his Department has received on blue badge holders parking in loading bays.
(130244)
102
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities in relation to blue badge holders and parking in loading bays.
(130245)
103
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many speed cameras there are in Halifax constituency.
(130403)
104
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Network Rail has a statutory duty to publish a national rail timetable in hard copy.
(130404)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
105
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to continue to fund two posts in the benefit maximisation team at Highland Council after the end of March.
(130196)
106
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of an unemployed person returning to work under (a) the New Deal self-employment programme and (b) other New Deal programmes.
(130399)
107
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the New Deal self-employment programme; and if he will make a statement.
(130400)
108
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what methodology the Government uses to decide what annual pension increase to award.
(129619)
109
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of benefits provided to carers working more than 35 hours per week who receive (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) the carer's allowance; what the basis is for the differences in the amounts paid via the different channels; and if he will make a statement.
(128477)
110
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who are undertaking permitted work.
(130243)
111
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department records the number of people undertaking permitted work.
(130246)
112
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claming (a) incapacity benefit, (b) severe disablement allowance and (c) income support for incapacity are recorded as undertaking permitted work.
(130247)
113
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of lone parents whose youngest child is over the age of 11 years are receiving (a) income support and (b) incapacity benefit; and how many and what proportion of each group are (i) carers for a disabled child and (ii) have a disability themselves.
(130380)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
114
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted for using their mobile phones whilst driving since the legislation banning their use whilst driving was introduced.
[Transferred] (130417)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
115
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much capital has been allocated by local authorities to new road projects in Halifax since 1997.
[Transferred] (130406)
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Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the additional six billion pounds to be paid into the Financial Assistance Scheme he estimates will be spent annually over the next five years.
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