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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 April 2007

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 18 April 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 April 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 18 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 18 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 18 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2007, Official Report, column 284W, on taxation: electoral register, whether (a) tax self-assessment forms, (b) form DOM1 and (c) other tax forms ask claimants whether they are resident electors in the UK.
(132503)
2
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of people who will be subject to a higher marginal rate of taxation as a result of Budget 2007 in each year from 2007-08 to 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(131114)
3
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of people who will pay more income tax as a result of Budget 2007 in each year from 2007-08 to 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(131115)
4
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue implications of raising the inheritance tax threshold to (a) £350,000, (b) £400,000, (c) £450,000 and (d) £500,000 for each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(131117)
5
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue implications of raising the (a) one per cent. stamp duty land tax threshold to £150,000 and three per cent. threshold to £300,000 and (b) one per cent. threshold to £200,000 and three per cent. threshold to £350,000; and if he will make a statement.
(131118)
6
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely effect on charities receiving Gift Aid following the reduction in the basic rate of income tax to 20 per cent. from April 2008.
(132040)
7
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are receiving working tax credit who do not have any children.
(132049)
8
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers will see their tax bill increase as a result of the proposed abolition of the 10 pence starting rate; and how many of this group will have the tax increase covered (a) completely and (b) in part by increased eligibility for tax credits.
(132415)
9
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice he received on the implications for savings as a consequence of the abolition of personal equity plans and their replacement with individual savings accounts.
(132036)
10
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what increases in take-up of working tax credit he expects in each of the next three years.
(132038)
11
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast he has made of the employment rate for lone parents in 2010-11.
(132039)
12
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on business investment of the abolition of tax credits for pension funds in 1997.
(132047)
13
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the official advice provided to the then Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding his decision in 1993 to reduce from 25 to 20 per cent. the tax credits on dividends.
(132446)
14
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent consideration he has given to the removal of VAT from suncare products; and what estimate he has made of the longterm effects of such a measure on NHS costs.
(132581)
15
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the procedure is for his Department's approval for the sale of the Tote.
(132556)
16
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the assumptions outlined in Chapter 4 of Long Term Public Finance Report 2006, what estimates he has made for the lifetime (a) tax revenues paid by, (b) income and (c) consumption of Government services, broken down by type, of (i) a representative man and (ii) a representative woman born in (A) 2000, (B) 1990, (C) 1980, (D) 1970, (E) 1960, (F) 1950, (G) 1940, (H) 1930, (I) 1920 and (J) 1910.
(132568)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
17
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will list the meetings between Ministers from her Department and outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March.
(132437)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
18
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the impact on church income from the gift aid scheme of a reduction in the basic rate of tax following the Budget statement.
(132575)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
19
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26th February 2007, Official Report, column 1144W, on the Government Office for London, for what reasons the information requested is not held centrally; and if she will consider the case for holding such information.
(132499)
20
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26th February 2007, Official Report, columns 1144-5W, on the Government Office for London, if she will provide a breakdown of the staffing figures by (a) department or function and (b) Civil Service pay grade.
(132501)
21
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will estimate (a) the average value of all homes valued in excess of £1 million in the UK and (b) how many homes in the UK are valued in excess of £1 million.
(131116)
22
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the Planning White Paper to be published; and what provision will be made in the White Paper relating to (a) increasing public participation and (b) third party rights of appeal.
(132493)
23
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking (a) to investigate and (b) to remedy the causes of the suspension of European Regional Development funding to the Government Office for London; what those causes are; and if she will make a statement.
(132513)
24
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what workforce efficiency savings have been reported to her Department as agreed by Milton Keynes Council for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(132054)
25
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many parking spaces per head of population there are in Central Milton Keynes (a) in 2007 and (b) planned for each of the next five years.
(132056)
26
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of annual parking revenue for the council in Milton Keynes (a) collected in each of the last five years and (b) projected for each of the next two years.
(132057)
27
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will publish an assessment of the 26 proposals for future unitary structures which have been submitted to her Department by local authorities against the criteria in her October 2006 invitation.
(132583)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
28
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, column 871W, on the Olympic Games, what estimate has been made of how the £1.5 billion benefit to the London economy from the Games will be apportioned between the London boroughs.
(132500)
29
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that south west London boroughs share in the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) sporting benefits arising from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(132580)
30
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what methods those eligible for the targeted assistance scheme for the digital switchover have been identified in (a) the UK and (b) Cheadle constituency.
(132495)
31
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of households which will qualify for the targeted assistance scheme for the digital switchover; and how many of those households are in Cheadle constituency.
(132496)
32
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures have been put in place to ensure that those eligible for the targeted assistance scheme for the digital switchover in Cheadle constituency are contacted by the most appropriate means.
(132497)
33
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures have been put in place to ensure that those eligible for the targeted assistance scheme for the digital switchover in Cheadle constituency receive assistance that is appropriate to their individual needs.
(132498)
34
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with English Heritage on the creation of regional depositories of archaeological archives and material from excavations.
(132576)
35
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will commemorate the 400th anniversary in 2011 of the publication of the King James version of the Bible.
(132050)
36
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of Lottery money was spent in the areas of (a) health and (b) education in each of the last five years.
(132554)
37
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of Lottery money she expects to be spent in the areas of (a) health and (b) education in each of the next two years.
(132555)
38
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made by the National Lottery Heritage Fund team in assessing the Parks Fund application submitted by the hon. Member for Castle Point; and when she expects a decision will be made.
(132558)
39
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the potential value of land in the Olympic Park following the Games in 2012.
(132550)
40
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of the cost of policing during the Olympic Games in 2012.
(132551)
41
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the sharing mechanism will be between the National Lottery and London council tax payers in respect of any windfall profits earned from the sale of land in the Olympic Park after 2012.
(132557)
42
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the likely provision to the National Lottery good causes from any windfall profits earned from the sale of land in the Olympic Park after 2012 to which she referred in her statement of 15th March 2007, Official Report, column 451.
(132636)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
43
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress on discussions between his Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government on council tax exemption for members of the armed forces serving overseas.
(132443)
44
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts his Department has with private military and security companies for services provided in Iraq; what the value is of each such contract; what contracts are being (a) negotiated and (b) considered; what the expected value is of such contracts; and if he will make a statement.
(132618)
45
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason UK forces operate north of Baghdad; and if he will make a statement.
(132619)
46
N
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the service personnel held captive in Iran were given permission to receive payment in return for statements to the media about their experiences.
(132042)
47
N
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who made the decision to allow the service personnel held captive in Iran to sell their stories to media organisations.
(132043)
48
N
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) support and (b) guidance is offered to military personnel when granted permission to enter into financial arrangements with media organisations.
(132044)
49
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) his official engagements and (b) those of each other Minister in his Department were for Thursday 12th April.
(132292)
50
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February 2007, Official Report, column 203W, on armed forces: housing, which personnel are included in the group `other'.
(132595)
51
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Long Service Advance of Pay was introduced; and what maximum amount personnel were able to request in each year since 1997.
(132620)
52
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure was on the Defence Dental Services in each of the last five years.
(132621)
53
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's expenditure was on (a) the Defence Medical Service and (b) each cadre of the Defence Medical Service in each of the last five years.
(132622)
54
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Defence Dental Service Officers were based (a) in the UK and (b) abroad, including those deployed on operations, in each of the last five years.
(132623)
55
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Defence Dental Service dental officers were deployed on each operation in each of the last five years.
(132624)
56
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Defence Dental Service dental officers are located at each of the regional Defence Dental Service headquarters in (a) the UK, (b) Germany and (c) Cyprus.
(132625)
57
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions service personnel were recorded absent without leave because NHS hospitals did not notify service authorities of the admission of service patients in each year since 1997.
(132626)
58
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the agreed whole time equivalent number of his Department's staff is in each (a) Ministry of Defence hospital unit and (b) NHS trust; which of these are not provided at 100 per cent.; and if he will make a statement.
(132627)
59
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many absences of Defence Medical Service staff were recorded at each Ministry of Defence hospital unit headquarters in each year since 2001; and what the reasons were for such absences.
(132628)
60
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what ring-fenced capacity in each speciality his Department requested from the Department of Health in each year since 2001; and what the cost of this capacity was.
(132629)
61
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the most recent Continuous Attitudes Survey for (a) the Army, (b) the Navy, (c) the Royal Air Force and (d) service families.
(132630)
62
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Ministers, (b) military officers and (c) civilian officials (i) were consulted about and (ii) took the decision to permit serving military personnel who had been captured by Iran to sell their stories to the media.
(132018)
63
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the criteria have been since 1997 for deciding whether to grant permission for serving military personnel (a) to have accounts published and (b) to sell media interviews about their experiences on operations; and how many instances there have been since 1997 of second-hand accounts of such experiences being sold to the media by relatives of military personnel who were still serving.
(132019)
64
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to United Kingdom media on the (a) advisability and (b) propriety of their offering financial inducements to serving military personnel to give interviews about their experiences on operations.
(132020)
65
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he made before the decision was taken to allow serving military personnel to sell their stories to the media, of the effects of the making of such payments on (a) the morale of (i) injured service personnel, (ii) bereaved service families and (iii) other serving military personnel who have not received comparable sums and (b) the public perception of the armed services.
(132021)
66
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many attacks on multi-national forces have been recorded in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan since June 2006.
(132521)
67
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) UK and (b) coalition (i) civilian and (ii) military personnel were (A) killed and (B) injured in each attack in the Iraqi province of (1) Al Basrah, (2) Al Muthanna, (3) Dhi Qar and (4) Maysan since June 2006.
(132522)
68
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been achieved since October 2006 on military reform in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; and if he will make a statement.
(132523)
69
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is still official practice to hood and handcuff Iraqi prisoners and to make them adopt the stress position; and if he will make a statement.
(132414)
70
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what munitions testing has been undertaken of the ERBS M85 cluster bomb; and what the failure rate is of the self-destruct mechanism.
(131014)
71
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the legal status of dumb cluster munitions.
(131015)
72
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which non-military personnel were on the Lynx helicopter which oversaw the boarding of the freighter in Iraqi waters on 23rd March 2007; how many hours' flying were left on the Lynx helicopter as from 23rd March to its next major service; and for what reason HMS Cornwall did not have a second Lynx helicopter.
(132447)
73
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arms were carried by each of the 15 service personnel prior to their capture by the Iranian authorities on 23rd March 2007; and how much ammunition each member of personnel carried during their time on the freighter boarded in Iraqi waters.
(132448)
74
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which vessels Commodore Lambert had under his command; and what the draught was for each vessel.
(132449)
75
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether boardings were carried out using (a) a joint multinational force and (b) the Royal Navy alone during Commodore Lambert's period of command.
(132450)
76
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what choice of Command Post was available to Commodore Lambert.
(132451)
77
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Leading Seaman Turney was interviewed by a BBC film crew at any time prior to going on the boarding mission on 23rd March 2007.
(132452)
78
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any order was given on 23rd March 2007 from (a) HMS Cornwall and (b) any senior personnel for the boarding party to return to their boats from the freighter after the sighting of the Iranian speed-boats.
(132453)
79
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it took from the first sighting of the two Iranian speed-boats on 23rd March 2007 for those boats to be alongside the two British boats.
(132454)
80
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all coalition personnel involved in the boarding of vessels in Iraqi waters are briefed on the rules of engagement with Iranian forces; and by whom.
(132455)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
81
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the meetings between himself and outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March.
(132435)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
82
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the evidential basis was for the statement made by Ofsted in its report, Time for Change? Personal, Social and Health Education, that school nurses are providing an important service by offering the morning after pill to pupils; whom Ofsted consulted before making this statement; what recent representations he has received about the Ofsted report from (a) parents, (b) head teachers and (c) organisations; whether his Department plans to reply to the report; how many copies of the report were (i) published, (ii) sold and (iii) provided free of charge by Ofsted; how many copies of the report were provided to his Department; at what cost to (A) his Department and (B) Ofsted; what discussions (x) Ministers and (y) officials have had with Ofsted about the report; if he will place copies of the report in the Vote Office; how members of the public may obtain the report; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(132650)
83
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the annual gross income for each further education college in England was in the latest year for which figures are available.
(132571)
84
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2007, Official Report, column 1288W, on new schools, if he will provide a breakdown of the number of schools completed in each year by (a) region and (b) London borough.
(132585)
85
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evaluation of community-based flexible refuge pilots commissioned by his Department.
(132643)
86
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2007 to the hon. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford, Official Report, column 1293W, on schools: Bexley, what the dedicated schools grant was per pupil for each London borough.
(132644)
87
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average expenditure per pupil was in (a) primary and (b) secondary education in (i) each region and (ii) each London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(132645)
88
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many admissions appeals were (a) heard and (b) successful for pupils in London in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(132646)
89
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to improve the performance of schools in the London Borough of Sutton since 1997.
(132647)
90
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were excluded from schools in (a) each London borough and (b) each school in the London Borough of Sutton in each of the last five years.
(132649)
91
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children under the age of five years were taken into care in Lancashire in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(132023)
92
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in each of the regions who left school in 2006 (a) have secured full-time employment, (b) have secured part-time employment, (c) are on a training scheme and (d) are unemployed.
(132445)
93
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the costs for lip-reading classes are met by the Learning and Skills Council; and whether individual funding of learners differs by (a) age of learner and (b) degree of disability.
(132055)
94
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many criminal offences were committed by pupils on school premises in each year since 1997.
(132378)
95
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in each local authority area his Department considers to be (a) low attaining and (b) under performing.
(132379)
96
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who is responsible for monitoring the performance and practices of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal; and if he will place in the Library copies of monitoring reports.
(132380)
97
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance was issued by his Department to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal in each year since 1997; and if he will place in the Library copies of that guidance.
(132381)
98
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was paid in compensation to (a) pupils and (b) teachers by his Department in each year since 1997.
(132382)
99
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of current pupils have been permanently excluded from school more than once, broken down by (a) those receiving and not receiving free school meals, (b) gender and (c) ethnicity.
(132383)
100
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of current pupils have received (a) a fixed period exclusion more than once and (b) a permanent exclusion, broken down by (i) pupils receiving and not receiving free school meals, (ii) gender and (iii) ethnicity.
(132384)
101
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of current pupils with (a) statemented special educational needs (SEN) and (b) non-statemented SEN have received a permanent exclusion from (i) maintained mainstream and (ii) other schools (A) once, (B) twice, (C) more than twice and (D) more than five times.
(132385)
102
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of current pupils with (a) statemented special educational needs (SEN) and (b) non-statemented SEN have received a fixed period exclusion from (i) maintained mainstream and (ii) other schools (A) once, (B) twice, (C) more than twice and (D) more than five times.
(132386)
103
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many maintained mainstream schools had (a) less than one per cent., (b) one to three per cent., (c) three to five per cent., (d) five to seven per cent., (e) seven to 10 per cent., (f) over 10 per cent., (g) over 20 per cent., (h) over 30 per cent., (i) over 40 per cent. and (j) over 50 per cent. of the school population with special educational needs in each year since 1997.
(132387)
104
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was paid in salaries to (a) learning support assistants and (b) teaching assistants in (i) pupil referral units, (ii) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (iii) resourced provision, units and special classes in maintained mainstream schools and (iv) maintained special schools in each year between 1997 and 2007.
(132388)
105
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching assistants were employed in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) resourced provision, units and special classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools in each year between 1997 and 2007.
(132389)
106
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many learning support assistants there were in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) resourced provision, units and special classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools in each of the years between 1997 and 2007.
(132390)
107
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) pupil referral units and (b) special needs units in each local authority conform to Building Bulletin 98 and Building Bulletin 99 regulations.
(132391)
108
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were in pupil referral units in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) gender, (b) ethnicity and (c) age of pupil.
(132577)
109
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the minimum qualification requirements are for special educational needs co-ordinators.
(132578)
110
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the minimum qualification requirements are for learning support assistants.
(132579)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
111
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department plans to give to the National Care Farming Initiative.
(132569)
112
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will compensate farmers who incurred costs through delays in making single farm payments.
(132417)
113
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he has put in place to inform the public of the changes involved in animal welfare legislation.
(132593)
114
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support he plans to offer the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in order to implement the operation of prosecutions for animal cruelty and offences under the new animal welfare legislation.
(132594)
115
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Food Standards Agency on the decision not to proceed with legal proceedings against Bernard Matthews in relation to the outbreak of H5N1 at the Holton Plant; what was discussed; and if he will make a statement.
(132527)
116
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of projects funded by the Darwin Initiative Fund in Latin America.
(132431)
117
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding and other resources have been (a) spent in each of the last three financial years and (b) allocated for each of the next three financial years for the Darwin Initiative Fund.
(132432)
118
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of meat prepared according to shechita that is sold without labelling to this effect.
(131315)
119
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will consider introducing mandatory labelling of all meat prepared according to halal and kosher rules.
(131316)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
120
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will list the occasions in the last 30 years on which members of the indigenous population of a UK Overseas Territory have been expelled from their home in respect of which no legal proceedings are active; and what the dates and circumstances were of each such case.
(132424)
121
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will prepare and place in the Library a progress report on the aims and timetable contained in the London Afghanistan Compact; and how long she estimates it would take to produce such a report.
(132524)
122
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of recent anti-regime protests in Bangkok.
(132561)
123
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects a referendum on a new constitution to be held in Thailand.
(132562)
124
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of freedom of religion in Vietnam; what representations the United Kingdom is making to encourage religious pluralism in Vietnam; and if she will make a statement.
(132563)
125
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of recent conflict in East Timor; and what reports she has received from the UK Embassy in Jakarta on the conflict.
(132564)
126
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of reports that the Ugandan Army in Karamoja province have engaged in the extra-judicial killing of children.
(132565)
127
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of recent attacks by Muslim extremists against the judiciary in Bangladesh.
(132566)
128
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on recent bombings in Bangladesh co-ordinated by Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh.
(132567)
129
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of a new ceasefire agreement between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA); what terms have been agreed between both parties; and what reports she has received from the United Nations Special Envoy Joachim Chissano on his meetings with the LRA leader.
(132573)
130
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received from the British Ambassador to the United Nations following the Security Council briefing by the African Union Chairman Alpha Omar Konare.
(132586)
131
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of reports that the Union of Democratic Forces for Unity in the Central African Republic (CAR) have signed a peace agreement to disarm and to join the CAR National Army.
(132587)
132
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's compliance with the deadline agreed at the Six Party Talks in Beijing in February to close the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.
(132588)
133
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances she has received that elections to a special assembly to rewrite the Nepalese constitution will be held in June.
(132589)
134
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on recent ethnic unrest in the south and east of Nepal.
(132590)
135
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of statements by the Sudanese government that 3,000 United Nations peacekeepers will be allowed into Darfur; whether the deployment is to include (a) attack helicopters and (b) armoured personnel carriers to help African Union forces; under what remit these peacekeepers will serve; and if she will make a statement.
(132598)
136
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what international observers were present for recent gubernatorial elections in Nigeria; and what observers she expects to be present for the presidential elections in Nigeria.
(132600)
137
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of intimidation and undemocratic practices in gubernational elections in Nigeria; and if she will make a statement.
(132601)
138
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to report to the House the outcomes of the fourth meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
(132602)
139
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the United Nations Human Rights Council on (a) conditions of political prisoners, (b) freedom of the press and (c) food provision in Burma.
(132604)
140
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the United Nations Human Rights Council on (a) political and civil rights, (b) freedom of the press and (c) food provision in Zimbabwe.
(132606)
141
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the United Kingdom has made to the United Nations Human Rights Council on (a) political and civil rights, (b) freedom of the press and (c) food provision in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
(132607)
142
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the United Nations Human Rights Council on human rights in Cuba.
(132608)
143
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial support is being given by the EU to the non-governmental organisation the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions; what the purpose is of the financial support; what (a) representations were received from and (b) discussions were held with the Israeli government prior to giving financial support; and if she will make a statement.
(132402)
144
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial support (a) the UK Government and (b) the EU is giving to Bimkom, a non-governmental organisation in Israel; what the purpose is of the financial support; what (i) representations were received from and (ii) discussions were held with the Israeli government prior to giving financial support; and if she will make a statement.
(132403)
145
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) her Department's and (b) EU policy is on funding non-governmental organisations in other democratic countries which campaign actively against those countries' governments' policies; and if she will make a statement.
(132404)
146
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for British foreign policy of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) indictment of Ahmad Muhammad Ali-Al-Rahman (Ali Kushayb) Janjaweed militia leader for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur in 2003 and 2004; and whether she plans further to support the work of the ICC in seeking accountability for crimes committed in Darfur.
(132026)
147
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further measures she plans to support at the UN and within the EU in order to put pressure on Sudan to abide by its agreements and accept the hybrid AU-UN peacekeeping force.
(132027)
148
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response she plans to make to the conclusions of the recent UN mission to Central African Republic and Chad on the measures needed to bring peace and stability to eastern Chad.
(132030)
149
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British holidaymakers died abroad in 2006.
(132022)
150
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 26th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mrs K. Mirza.
(132482)
151
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 2nd February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Rhoda Chigwedere.
(132483)
152
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 26th February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr Ghulam Nabi.
(132484)
153
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 1st March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ufuoma Marcello.
(132485)
154
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 1st March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Dr Elizabeth Thomas.
(132486)
155
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 5th March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr A. Zulfiqar.
(132487)
156
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 5th March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr Farouq Ahmed.
(132489)
157
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 14th March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr T.L. Pun.
(132490)
158
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what responses she has received on Ethiopia's arms trade with North Korea; what assessment she has made of whether that trade is compliant with UN Security Council Resolution 1718; and if she will make a statement.
(132419)
159
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on Ethiopia's arms trade with North Korea; what the outcome was of those discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(132420)
160
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of international compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1718, on North Korea; and if she will make a statement.
(132421)
161
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the extent of North Korea's arms trade; which countries North Korea (a) exports arms to and (b) imports arms from; what discussions she has had with her United Nations counterparts on this issue; and if she will make a statement.
(132422)
162
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Saudi Arabia on the sale of Eurofighter aircraft, signed in December 2005.
(132423)
163
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of refugees leaving Somalia; what discussions she has had with her (a) Kenyan and (b) Ethiopian counterparts about the treatment of refugees from Somalia; what the outcome was of those discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(132456)
164
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who represented the British Government at the April meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia (ICGS); when the ICGS is next due to meet; and who she expects to represent the British Government at the next meeting.
(132457)
165
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what issues were discussed at the April meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia; what the outcome was of those discussions; and if she will make a statement.
(132458)
166
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the role of Somalia's clans and tribal groups in the peace process; what assessment she has made of whether political consensus can be achieved across the different clans and tribal groups; and if she will make a statement.
(132459)
167
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress was made towards securing financial and logistical support for the African Union Mission in Somalia at the April meeting of the International Contact Group in Somalia (ICGS); what contributions (a) the United Kingdom and (b) other ICGS countries have pledged; and if she will make a statement.
(132460)
168
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 recent violence in Somalia; and if she will make a statement.
(132461)
169
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made since July 2006 on achieving the milestones for police reform in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; and if she will make a statement.
(132518)
170
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made since July 2006 towards achieving the priorities and aims of rule of law development in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; what (i) human and (ii) financial resources the UK Government has committed to this development; and if she will make a statement.
(132519)
171
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made since October 2006 by the Joint Committee in transfering security responsibility in Iraq; and what discussions the Government has had with (a) the United States and (b) Iraqi counterparts on the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq.
(132536)
172
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of progress in the political, economic and social conditions in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan.
(132537)
173
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the Government's discussions with the Iraqi government on the release of accurate and up-to-date figures on civilian deaths in Iraq.
(132538)
174
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recommendations the Joint Committee to transfer security responsibilities in Iraq has made on those provinces and provincial capitals ready for the transfer of security responsibilities; and if she will make a statement.
(132539)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
175
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is provided by the National Health Service to pregnant women who are suffering depression during pregnancy; what research has been (a) funded and (b) carried out by her Department on whether there is a link between depression in pregnant women and (i) premature births, (ii) infant death and (iii) severe childhood illness; when her Department last undertook an evidence review on the issue that drew on (A) UK and (B) international research; and if she will make a statement.
(132651)
176
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will bring forward legislation to require a woman considering an abortion to see an ultrasound of her unborn child beforehand; what recent representations she has received on the issue; and if she will make a statement.
(132652)
177
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill; how many such representations (a) supported and (b) opposed the Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(132653)
178
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received from Action Medical Research on concerns regarding the funding of medical research on premature birth; and what steps she is taking to address those concerns.
(132492)
179
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has any plans to provide more careers guidance for junior doctors who may have to change specialties as a result of the recent training reform.
(132028)
180
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to ensure that there will be no significant service impacts for NHS trusts during the interview period for new posts under the Modernising Medical careers reform.
(132029)
181
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the savings to (a) the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust and (b) the Cumbria Primary Care Trust in the financial year 2007-08 will be as a result of the announcement that trusts in deficit will not be fined in addition to being required to pay back the deficit.
(132041)
182
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will answer the question tabled by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean on (a) 21st November 2006, reference 102595, on social research, and (b) 13th December 2006, reference 110223, requesting an answer to that question.
(132293)
183
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of haemophiliacs who were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions when they were children, but are unable to receive hardship funds through the Macfarlane Trust and the Skipton Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(132463)
184
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce the inequality in experience reported by men with prostate cancer compared to that reported by patients with other cancers.
(131687)
185
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical nurse specialists are working with prostate cancer patients in England; and what her assessment is of the adequacy of these numbers.
(131688)
186
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what rights of personal compensation or redress will be available to the patients concerned in respect of commitments made in the NHS Care Record Guarantee in the event of any failure of information governance which results in improper use of disclosure of information from patient records in breach of the Guarantee.
(132553)
187
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of inpatients accessing mental health services who made allegations of rape or sexual assault (a) were offered and (b) received specialist counselling in the latest period for which figures are available.
(132530)
188
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the change in numbers of allied health professional posts on speech and language therapy services.
(132399)
189
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her new policy is on providing an independent sector treatment centre for South East Essex; and if she will make a statement.
(132603)
190
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent to date on securing an independent sector treatment centre for South East Essex.
(132605)
191
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the impact on the finances of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust of the number of temporary residents.
(132462)
192
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received on the effect on the viability of working mens' clubs of the introduction of the smoking ban.
(132582)
193
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will answer Question 127973, on the End Waiting, change lives initiative, tabled on 14th March by the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough.
(132053)
194
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests her Department has received for original copies of legal waivers signed by haemophiliacs undertaking not to take legal action against the Department or any other public body in respect of infection with HIV or hepatitis viruses as a result of infected blood products; how many such documents the Department has provided following those requests; and if she will make a statement.
(132464)
195
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many haemophiliacs infected with HIV or hepatitis C or both via contaminated blood products received compensation from out of court settlements in (a) 1989 and (b) 1991; and if she will make a statement.
(132465)
196
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many legal waivers were recorded by her Department as being signed by haemophiliacs undertaking not to take legal action against the Department or any other public body in respect of infection with HIV or hepatitis viruses as a result of the use of infected blood products; how many original copies of such documents the Department holds; and if she will make a statement.
(132479)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
197
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2007, Official Report, column 458W, on the National Crime Squad, what estimate he has made of the level of (a) Class A drug trafficking, (b) organised immigration crime and (c) hi-tech crime; and if he will make a statement.
(131587)
198
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2007, Official Report, column 458W, on the National Crime Squad, how much funding was provided to each of the four threat areas in each year since 1998.
(131588)
199
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was provided to the (a) intelligence directorate, (b) enforcement directorate, (c) intervention directorate and (d) corporate services directorate of the Serious Organised Crime Agency for the financial year 2006-07; and what funding projections he has made for each directorate for the financial year 2007-08.
(131686)
200
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of counselling, assessment, referral, advice and throughcare services are delivered by (a) external drug agencies, (b) prison officers and (c) healthcare staff.
(132416)
201
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug rehabilitation programmes are provided within prison establishments; and how many of these have dedicated accommodation.
(132418)
202
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in each month of the last five years in (i) each region and (ii) each London borough.
(132639)
203
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent in supporting education on the Holocaust in (a) schools and (b) the community in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(132401)
204
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policing costs associated with the wedding of Elizabeth Hurley and Arus Nayar were met by (a) Gloucestershire Police and (b) the organisers of the event.
(132517)
205
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the first evidential roadside breathtesting device to be used by a constabulary.
(132031)
206
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in approving evidential roadside breathtesting devices.
(132032)
207
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on roads policing of the use of evidential roadside breathtesting devices.
(132033)
208
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on the transition of the Immigration and Nationality Department to the Border and Immigration Agency.
(132574)
209
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of failed asylum seekers from (a) Iraq and (b) Somalia in the UK on 1st April.
(132591)
210
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on the regionalisation of the Border and Immigration Agency.
(132596)
211
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of people who have exhausted all appeals against removal and are still in the UK (a) in detention and (b) not in detention.
(132597)
212
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had their deportations from the UK stopped in 2006 because their destination was deemed too dangerous, broken down by country of origin.
(132599)
213
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions asylum seekers from Darfur have been interviewed by Sudanese embassy officials; and whether officials from his Department are present at such interviews.
(132514)
214
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers from Darfur (a) applied for asylum and (b) were returned to Sudan in each of the last four years.
(132515)
215
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applicants for asylum may be questioned by officials from the embassy of their country of origin; and whether such embassies are given information about applicants.
(132516)
216
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much he estimates will be raised in the 2007-08 financial year for the Victims Fund from the £15 levy on fines imposed by courts for motoring offences.
(132531)
217
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the money raised for the Victims Fund which will be allocated to those injured in road crashes.
(132532)
218
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations he expects to receive money from the Victims Fund; and how much he estimates will be allocated to each organisation.
(132533)
219
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to extend to fixed penalty fines the £15 levy on fines imposed by courts for motoring offences; and if he will make a statement.
(132534)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
220
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) hon. Members, (b) ministers and (c) officials participated in the recent parliamentary delegation to China organised by his Department; who arranged the visit; which organisations or individuals were consulted beforehand; whether the delegation was given permission by the government of China to visit all areas of China; whether (i) the one child policy and (ii) coercive abortion was discussed; what the cost was to his Department of the visit; whether a report on the trip was produced; whether the United Nations Population Fund provided any (A) direct funding, (B) informal support and (C) personnel; what recent representations he has received on the visit; what assistance was provided by the British Embassy in China; and if he will make a statement.
(132654)
221
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is providing assistance to the Ugandan government to facilitate the maintenance and expansion of safe areas in Northern Uganda.
(132377)
222
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding and resources he provided for services for refugees in Iraq in each of the last three years.
(132392)
223
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of Iraqi citizens who have left Iraq in each year since 2001.
(132393)
224
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of internally displaced people in Iraq.
(132394)
225
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Global Conflict Prevention Pool in Latin America.
(132433)
Questions to the Leader of the House
226
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the meetings between Ministers from his Office and outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March.
(132438)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
227
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what in-year financial monitoring returns and adjustments for the Northern Ireland departments were made in 2006-07; and what (a) slippages, (b) easements and (c) pressures identified and re-allocations have been made.
(132491)
228
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what disused public land is available in Northern Ireland; what plans are in place for each such site; and if he will make a statement.
(132034)
229
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of people involved at all grades in the construction industry in Northern Ireland.
(132035)
230
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what response he has made to the Semple Report on Affordable Housing; and what funding has been allocated for its implementation.
(132046)
231
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to publish the economic appraisal of the proposed capital building project at Portadown Integrated Primary School; and what the reasons are for the time taken to conclude this study and make it available.
(132048)
232
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many special schools have been built in Northern Ireland since 1986.
(132425)
233
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much discount in payment for goods and services was lost by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last three years owing to a failure to pay invoices within the stipulated period.
(132426)
234
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the total unpaid rent to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in each district in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
(132427)
235
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much Northern Ireland Housing Executive unpaid rent was recovered in each district in the last 12 months.
(132428)
236
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of hand gels by (a) members of hospital staff and (b) visitors to hospitals in Northern Ireland for the purpose of infection control.
(132429)
237
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to ensure equality of funding in Northern Ireland between the (a) Ulster Scots language and culture and (b) Gaelic language and culture; and what impact those steps have had on funding levels.
(132430)
238
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils in Northern Ireland who left school in 2006 (a) have secured full-time employment, (b) have secured part-time employment, (c) are on a training scheme and (d) are unemployed.
(132444)
Questions to the Prime Minister
239
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his meetings with outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March.
(132436)
240
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the decision by the Ministry of Defence to allow serving military personnel to sell their stories to the media was (a) made known to and (b) authorised by him prior to being made public.
(132017)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
241
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the meetings between Ministers from his Department and outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March.
(132439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
242
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which organisations and individuals have been consulted in the preparation of the forthcoming Energy White Paper; and if he will list the documents, including websites, which have been used in the preparation of the White Paper.
(132440)
243
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the changes in planning law which are being proposed in respect of energy schemes arising from the Energy Review 2006.
(132441)
244
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to consult on new radioactive waste arisings should the approval be given for new build of nuclear power plants.
(132442)
245
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in urban areas who use post offices regularly.
(132640)
246
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) progress was made on the reduction of agricultural subsidies and (b) deadline was set to complete the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organisation at talks in New Delhi between the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India.
(132632)
247
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what reports he has received from Commissioner Mandelson following trade talks in New Delhi; and if he will make a statement.
(132633)
248
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress was made towards a successful conclusion of the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organisation in New Delhi between the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India.
(132634)
249
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Enterprise Act 2002 on bankrupt individuals in the last four months.
(132058)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
250
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving passengers on bus services were reported in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) service provider; and if he will make a statement.
(132637)
251
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving passengers on London bus services were reported in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) London borough and (b) London bus route; and if he will make a statement.
(132648)
252
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the 1,000 new carriages in the High Level Output Specification to which he referred in his speech to the Rail Conference on 14th March 2007 are in addition to any previously existing orders or anticipated orders which provide additional capacity rather than replacing other existing stock; how he expects any additional capacity to be funded; by whom he expects it to be funded; and if he will make a statement.
(132504)
253
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people had their driving licences taken away in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(132024)
254
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what limits on minimum commercial return his Department has placed on local bus routes qualifying for subsidies; and if he will make a statement.
(132025)
255
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in approving time over distance cameras.
(131803)
256
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the first time over distance cameras are expected to be available for use.
(131804)
257
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely effectiveness of time over distance cameras in reducing the levels of (a) fatal, (b) major and (c) minor road injuries.
(131805)
258
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of toilet provision within plans for the new platform upgrade at Milton Keynes railway station.
(132045)
259
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the results of the consultation on the In-Vehicle Information Systems; and if he will make a statement.
(132535)
260
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps (a) to regulate in-vehicle information systems and (b) to produce a code of conduct to mitigate against incorrect routeing by navigation systems; and if he will make a statement.
(132552)
261
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his recommendations following the Review of Class Two and Class Three Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters (invalid carriages) published in July 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(132655)
262
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to require all vehicles on UK roads to be fitted with wing mirrors on both sides.
(132051)
263
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to collate information on the number of foreign vehicles involved in road traffic accidents in the UK.
(132052)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
264
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the meetings between Ministers from his Department and outside interest groups which took place between 1st January and 31st March 2007.
(132434)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
265
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to work in partnership with the National Care Farming Initiative to help people return to employment.
(132570)
266
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people used each Jobcentre Plus branch in the London Borough of Sutton in each of the last five years.
(132638)
267
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed at each Jobcentre Plus branch in the London Borough of Sutton in each of the last five years.
(132641)
268
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of lone parent employment he estimates will be required in order to meet the Government's child poverty target by 2010-11.
(132037)
269
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefits offices provide 0845 numbers for the use of people seeking to contact them; and if he will make a statement.
(132520)
270
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost was of telephone calls made to benefits offices on 0845 numbers in the last 12 months; what the total cost was of such calls; and if he will make a statement.
(132528)
271
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average number of calls before connection and (b) average time taken to get connected, not including connections to automated responses, was for people telephoning benefits offices using 0845 numbers in the last 12 months.
(132529)
272
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on charging members of the public who telephone Jobcentre Plus or benefits offices who are connected to an automated answering device but not subsequently connected to a member of staff; and if he will make a statement.
(132540)
273
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in retirement benefits in total to (a) couples, (b) single men and (c) single women where the recipients were aged (i) 60 to 64, (ii) 65 to 69, (iii) 70 to 74, (iv) 75 to 79 and (v) over 79 years in the latest period for which figures are available.
(132494)
274
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the total volume of deficit repair contributions made in each of the last five years.
(132502)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
275
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) each region and (c) each London borough have received childcare credits in each year since their introduction.
[Transferred] (132642)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
276
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on Holocaust Memorial Day in each year since its institution; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (132400)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
277
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of fly-tipping were reported in Bournemouth in each of the last four years.
[Transferred] (132398)
278
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that water service customers may claim a historical rebate of greater than one year for surface drainage services that they have not received.
[Transferred] (132631)
279
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance has been issued to local authorities on disposal of long life bulbs; and whether these bulbs contain mercury.
[Transferred] (132584)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
280
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters she plans to raise at the meeting of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee starting on 30th April; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (132572)
281
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British civilians have died in Iraq in violent circumstances since the beginning of March 2003.
[Transferred] (132397)
282
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding and resources she provided to the Property Claims Commission in Iraq in each year since 2001; and what funding she has allocated in each of the next three years.
[Transferred] (132395)
283
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Property Claims Commission in Iraq.
[Transferred] (132396)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
284
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of EU Regulations 852/2004 and 853/2004 and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point regime in preventing the spread of (a) avian influenza and (b) other diseases; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (132525)
285
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the scope within Regulation 852/2004, Regulation 853/2004 and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point regime for the use of the visual evidence given by inspectors to inform potential prosecutions for biosecurity lapses; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (132526)

 
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