House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2006 - 07
Publications on the internet
The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 20 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 Friday 20 April 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 20 April 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 20 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 Friday 20 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 20 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the assumed percentage take up rate is for (a) working tax credit, (b) pension credit, (c) council tax benefit by (i) pensioners and (ii) all recipients, (d) housing benefit and (e) child tax credit in the public expenditure plans.
(133042)
2
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has been made of the appropriateness of tax breaks for (a) operations based on debt and (b) self-employment and sub-contracting which place those arrangements at an advantage over those for direct employment; and if he will make a statement.
(133282)
3
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what matters he discussed with President Bush on his recent visit to Washington DC.
(133368)
4
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what decisions on energy were made by the G7 Finance Ministers at their meeting in Washington DC on 13th April; and if he will (a) place in the Library and (b) post on his Department's website the final declaration of the G7 Ministers.
(133384)
5
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29th March 2007, Official Report, column 1750W, on ministerial visits, what the cost was of each visit undertaken by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in the last two years.
(133236)
6
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 3rd July 2006, Official Report, column 25WS, on the UN Licensing System, for how many individuals his Department instructed the Department of Work and Pensions to suspend benefit payments in each month since July 2006.
(133237)
7
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have corporate charge cards.
(133314)
8
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with which (a) organisations and (b) companies his Department's central accounting unit holds a contract; on what date each was contracted; and what the value is of each contract.
(133321)
9
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on online website advertising services as part of the Tax doesn't have to be taxing campaign since its launch.
(133322)
10
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many click throughs from HM Revenue and Customs online advertisements to the HM Revenue and Customs website have been recorded as part of the online aspect of the Tax doesn't have to be taxing campaign since its launch.
(133323)
11
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what official (a) lunches, (b) dinners and (c) receptions he hosted in each of the last six months; and what the (i) location, (ii) total cost and (iii) purpose was of each event.
(133325)
12
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was owed in outstanding fines for the late return of self-assessment tax forms at the end of each of the last nine financial years.
(133326)
13
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was received in fines for the late submission of self-assessment tax forms in each of the last nine years.
(133327)
14
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were fined for late submission of self-assessment tax forms in each of the last nine years.
(133328)
15
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on (a) branded and (b) non-branded stationery in 2006-07.
(133436)
16
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on telecommunication costs in each year since 1997.
(133437)
17
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies spent on hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad in 2006-07.
(133438)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on newspapers and periodicals in 2006-07.
(133439)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many opinion polls of the public his Department has commissioned since July 2006; and what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) cost was of each.
(133440)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what pieces of artwork valued at over £1,000 have been (a) purchased and (b) transferred to his Department 's ownership since July 2006; and what the (i) name and (ii) value is of each.
(133441)
21
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many written parliamentary questions his Department took longer than 10 days to answer in 2006-07.
(133442)
22
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many conference bookings have been (a) booked and (b) cancelled by HM Revenue and Customs with Travelocity since June 2006; and what the cost was to the public purse of each.
(133443)
23
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met representatives from Silverfish TV in the last three years.
(133444)
24
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments his Department made to Silverfish TV in each year since 1997; and what the purpose was of each.
(133445)
25
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people serving custodial sentences in the UK received working tax credits in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of such payments.
(133247)
26
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of debt outstanding on fines imposed by the European Commission for infringements of competition rules.
(133539)
27
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total sum of fines was imposed upon each EU member state in 2006 for infringements of competition rules; and how much has been written off.
(133540)
28
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether campaigning organisations and think tanks that receive EU funding pay tax on such funding.
(133545)
29
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of pre-financing made, as project advances, under the latest European Union budget that is due for recovery; what the UK's share is of that funding; and what percentage was reclaimed on such funding from last year's budget.
(133552)
30
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords and (c) Members of the European Parliament elected for United Kingdom constituencies are non-resident in the UK for tax purposes.
(133346)
31
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on electricity consumption in 2006-07.
(133297)
32
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on the supply and maintenance of plants and flowers in 2006-07.
(133298)
33
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on Welsh language versions of his Department's Red Box (a) website and (b) teaching packs in each year since 2002.
(133430)
34
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has a visitors' book or other such log of all visitors.
(133432)
35
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the (a) 2005-06 child and working tax credits finalised annual awards statistics and the (b) 2005-06 child and working tax credits finalised annual awards, supplement on payments statistics.
(133419)
36
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice he received from the Bank of England before his decision to sell the Treasury's bullion reserves between 1999 and 2002.
(132892)
37
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK has paid per head of UK population in gross contributions to the European Union since becoming a member.
(132808)
38
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average rate of productivity growth in (a) the private manufacturing sector and (b) the private services sector in the UK was in each year since May 1997.
(133220)
39
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people came to live in the UK in the last 10 years; and how many people have emigrated in that period.
(133221)
40
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133254)
41
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) gross and (b) net contribution paid by the UK to the EU was since (i) 1997 and (ii) 1st January 2006; and whether he holds information on what those figures are since 1972.
(133015)
42
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the agreed rebate to be returned to the EU has been paid; and what the timescale is for future payments.
(133447)
43
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2007, Official Report, column 1593W, on welfare tax credits, what guidance has been given to those administering tax credits claims affected by the part of the manual referring to undisclosed partners.
(133348)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
44
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the costs have been of (a) commissioning and designing, (b) printing and (c) distributing each (i) report, (ii) publication and (iii) presentation produced by the Government's policy review.
(133420)
45
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March 2007, Official Report, column 355W, on training: Treasury, which Ministers attended each listed course.
(133421)
46
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the (a) value and (b) purpose has been of each payment to external companies or organisations under the Government's policy review.
(133431)
47
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many regulations were repealed in each year since 1997.
(133218)
48
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many pages of new primary legislation were enacted in each year since 1997.
(133219)
49
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the last 12 months.
(133235)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
50
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how many special licences were granted in each year since 1997.
(133131)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
51
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to reduce the length of time taken to commission the construction of gas infrastructure projects following initial planning application prior to the implementation of the measures expected in the Planning White Paper.
(133475)
52
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on the length of time taken for (a) planning decisions and (b) other stages of gas infrastructure projects following initial planning applications.
(133533)
53
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which government guidance documents have been issued to (a) local authorities, (b) regional assemblies and (c) regional development agencies which are required to be considered in determining policy.
(133369)
54
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) strategy documents, (b) plans, (c) audits, (d) reviews and (e) returns (i) local authorities and (ii) regional assemblies have been required (A) to adopt, (B) to provide to Government departments and (C) to have undertaken by a third party (1) by legislation and (2) to obtain or support funding or freedoms in the year 2006-07.
(133370)
55
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been killed or seriously injured by fire-related incidents in properties defined by section 257 of the Housing Act 2004 since April 2005.
(133228)
56
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses in multiple occupation which meet the mandatory licensing definition have been licensed; what percentage this figure represents of the number estimated to exist in the Government's Regulatory Impact Assessment; and how many were (a) new licence applications and (b) passported in from existing registration schemes.
(133229)
57
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate each local authority has made of the numbers of mandatory houses in multiple occupation licences that they will need to issue.
(133337)
58
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in England fall within the definition of section 257 of the Housing Act 2004, broken down by local authority.
(133338)
59
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of service personnel applying for social housing from local authorities under (a) Part 6 and (b) Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 (i) prior to and (ii) following discharge.
(133143)
60
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether service personnel may be accepted as having a local connection for the purposes of social housing if they grew up in the same area in which they served; and if she will make a statement.
(133145)
61
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's first estimate was of the total contribution to be made from the departmental budget towards the costs of hosting the Olympic Games; and what her Department's current estimate is of that cost.
(133291)
62
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to make available to local authorities that part of this year's local authority Business Growth Initiative awards which has been withheld; and what assessment she has made of the impact on local authority budgets of the withholding of those awards.
(132747)
63
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average retirement age was of fire fighters in each of the last 15 years.
(133388)
64
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) events, (b) engagements and (c) meetings (i) she, (ii) other Ministers in her Department and (iii) staff in her Department attended with (A) councillors and (B) officials of authorities bidding for unitary status between 1st February and 16th April 2007.
(133142)
65
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the merits of increased flexibility in rules governing listed buildings to allow them to become more energy efficient without seriously deviating from the character of the building.
(133422)
66
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people living (a) in Colchester local authority area and (b) outside the Colchester local authority area are on the Colchester housing transfer list; and what the figures were in 1997.
(133373)
67
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people living (a) in Colchester local authority area and (b) outside the Colchester local authority area are on the Colchester housing waiting list; and what the figures were in 1997.
(133374)
68
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133249)
69
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will instruct the Merseyside Fire Authority to investigate and report to her on the actions taken by the Fire and Rescue Service in dealing with the fire at the Sonae factory on 20th February; and if she will make a statement.
(133417)
70
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the loss of street trees was in urban areas in each of the last 10 years.
(133405)
71
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps are being taken to preserve street trees in cities.
(133406)
72
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps are being taken to ensure the implementation by local authorities of the European Landscape Convention, in particular Articles 5(b), 5(c) and Article 6, in relation to street trees.
(133407)
73
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the Government Office for the West Midlands to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North dated 12th March, on community wardens; why the letter was not acknowledged; and if she will take steps to ensure that correspondence to Government Offices (a) is acknowledged and (b) receives a substantive reply within a reasonable period.
(133138)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
74
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Law Society on the funding of legal studies students.
(133484)
75
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many county court judgments were made against recipients of tax credits in respect of their claims for credits in each of the last 24 months.
(133418)
76
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133251)
77
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what provisions exist for (a) magistrates, (b) judges and (c) members of tribunals to declare freemasonry membership on appointment.
(133302)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
78
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Sport England spent on advertising in each of the last eight years.
(133329)
79
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people Sport England employed in each region in each of the last eight years.
(133433)
80
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Sport England spent on administration and running costs in each region in each of the last eight years.
(133434)
81
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of Sport England's budget was spent on (a) sporting events, (b) capital spending on sports facilities and (c) support for individual sports men and women in each of the last eight years.
(133435)
82
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she expects London council tax payers to receive a refund following the sale of land after the Olympic Games have been held.
(133290)
83
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had on the future of Formula One Grand Prix racing at Silverstone.
(133159)
84
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the testing regime for ensuring that gaming machines comply with the technical standards required under the Gambling Act 2005 has been finalised.
(133162)
85
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether contractors have been selected to undertake on behalf of the Gambling Commission the tests required to ensure that gaming machines comply with the technical standards required under the Gambling Act 2005.
(133163)
86
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that Colchester shares in the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) sporting benefits arising from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(133376)
87
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133267)
88
N
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms exist under the Licensing Act 2003 to review the licence of licence holders charged with offences who do not declare that they hold a licence at the time of the legal proceedings.
(133052)
89
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average (a) value of lottery receipts from sales made, (b) number of applications for lottery awards from and (c) number of lottery awards made in (i) England, (ii) the Eastern Region and (c) Castle Point was in each of the last five years.
(133448)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
90
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list each of his official engagements for 5th April to 9th April.
(133367)
91
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of personnel who do not have a local connection to any local authority for the purposes of applying for social housing on leaving the armed forces.
(133144)
92
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of Joint Service Publication 530 for 2007-08.
(133146)
93
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions his Department has been unable to fulfil an agreed whole-time equivalent number of staff in (a) Ministry of Defence hospital units and (b) NHS trusts in each year since 2001; and how much financial compensation has been paid as a consequence.
(133147)
94
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost of one defence dental officer was in each of the last five years.
(133148)
95
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to mark the fortieth anniversary of the deployment of troops to Northern Ireland in 1969; and what representations he has received on the matter.
(133149)
96
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps will be taken to replace the UK helicopters involved in a collision north of Baghdad on 14th April 2007.
(133150)
97
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 130W, on the armed forces: council tax, what options are being considered; when he expects to publish his proposals; and what powers there are to ensure that his proposals are implemented across the United Kingdom.
(133164)
98
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 164W, on service personnel, if he will place in the Library the minutes of all meetings of the Families Working Group held in 2006 and 2007.
(133165)
99
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 154W, on the International Security Assistance Force, how much the NATO common fund was in each year since 2001.
(133166)
100
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, column 854W, on the armed forces: casualties, whether the full Board of Inquiry report has been made available to the next of kin; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(133167)
101
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much time he expects pupils to spend participating in the Defence Dynamic Programme in order for that to be considered equivalent to attending a presentation by the Defence Schools Presentation Teams.
(133339)
102
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the delays encountered during the Royal School of Military Engineering Private Finance Initiative contract negotiations; what impact the delay in signing the contract has had on the training of military engineers; and what measures are being taken to ensure that contract signatures for similar projects are not delayed.
(133341)
103
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Dynamic Programme will be compulsory for all secondary schools in the United Kingdom; and how he plans to monitor the use of the programme's website.
(133342)
104
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of reservists who are overpaying national insurance; and if he will make a statement.
(133536)
105
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many naval ships are deployed in the Persian Gulf under the authority of UN Security Council resolution 1723.
(133152)
106
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what review of naval procurement and mothballing plans is to take place following the recent seizure of British military personnel by Iran.
(133161)
107
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons security passes were issued by his Department to (a) BAE Systems Chief Executive Mike Turner, (b) former BAE Systems Chairman Sir Richard Evans and (c) BAE Systems Group Marketing Director Mike Rouse; and if he will list for each of these individuals (i) on which date their current security pass was issued, (ii) on which date their current security pass is due to expire, (iii) to which premises they are given access with their current security pass and (iv) the dates on which any previous security passes were issued by his Department.
(132894)
108
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15th March 2007, Official Report, column 458W, on BAE Systems, whether Mr Julian Scopes was issued a security pass before December 2005.
(132895)
109
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133250)
110
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many comfort boxes sent to UK military personnel in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq have been robbed (i) in transit and (ii) on arrival in theatre since the beginning of the current engagement.
(132765)
111
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what security measures he is taking to prevent comfort boxes sent to UK military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan from being robbed.
(132766)
112
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) the net cost has been of the British military operations in Iraq in each year from 2002-03 and (b) the predicted cost is of continued British military presence in Iraq, broken down by month.
(133408)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
113
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 879W, on educational psychologists, what the outcomes were of the meeting with representatives of educational psychologists and the local authority employers' side on the funding arrangements for those wishing to train to become an educational psychologist.
(133310)
114
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of future (a) demand for and (b) supply of educational psychologists in local education authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(133506)
115
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were (a) stopped and (b) cautioned for truancy in (i) Taunton Deane, (ii) Somerset and (iii) England in each year since 1997.
(133345)
116
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average spending per pupil was in each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in the County of Durham in each of the last five years.
(133446)
117
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding support is available for students taking a legal practice degree course.
(133485)
118
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he has taken to co-ordinate government policy to support grandparents who act as parents to their grandchildren.
(133014)
119
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children's centres (a) opened and (b) closed in each year for which figures are available.
(132981)
120
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the budget is of the European Union's Jean Monnet programme for 2007-08.
(133549)
121
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of school sport helpers who have begun working in schools in the last six months.
(133426)
122
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of schools in England which provide (a) less than two hours of sport per week, (b) two to four hours of sport per week and (c) four hours or more of sport per week.
(133427)
123
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours of sport played in each school in England per week.
(133428)
124
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consideration has been given to including practical lessons about healthy food in the primary curriculum.
(133429)
125
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the announcements in the Budget about science funding, what funds are to be made available to the Higher Education Funding Council for England for research funding in each of the next four years.
(132770)
126
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on its distribution to local authorities of funding for educational psychology training places for 2007-08.
(133390)
127
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which 10 schools in Nottinghamshire have the highest percentage of gypsy and traveller children on their rolls.
(133016)
128
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make it his policy to require divorcing couples to undertake mandatory mediation during disputes over access to children; and if he will enshrine in law the principle of shared parenting.
(132746)
129
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the drop-out rate from degree level courses was in 2006.
(133215)
130
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) chemistry and (b) physics departments in English universities closed in each year since 1997.
(133225)
131
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students entering English universities for the first time in 2006 did not have two grade E A levels or better A level qualifications.
(133226)
132
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many businesses in Copeland have accessed the Train to Gain service since its launch.
(133482)
133
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many adult learners entered higher education in Copeland in 2005-06.
(133483)
134
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many adult learners were studying vocational courses in Copeland in 2005-06.
(133487)
135
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many adult learners were in further education in Copeland in 2005-06.
(133488)
136
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the costs per child to each local authority in England of fulfilling commitments under the National Service Framework which would previously have been met by Surestart funding.
(133050)
137
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the per capita spending by his Department was on Surestart programmes in Cornwall in each year since 1997.
(133051)
138
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on school buildings in each of the last 30 years at current prices.
(133449)
139
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average Standard Assessment Test (SAT) results were at key stages (a) one, (b) two and (c) three for (i) mathematics, (ii) English and (iii) science in each year since the introduction of SAT.
(133450)
140
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133248)
141
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he last surveyed the availability of textbooks to blind or partially sighted children; and if he will make a statement.
(133140)
142
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the funding of training of educational psychologists.
(133156)
143
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were taken into care in each local authority in each of the last 10 years.
(133507)
144
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the NVQ component of apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships is tested entirely by written examination; what the length is of that examination; and what proportion of the examination contains multiple choice questions.
(132953)
145
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of pupils in maintained mainstream schools did not achieve (a) five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics, (b) five A* to G grades at GCSE, (c) any grade above a D at GCSE and (d) any GCSEs in the last school year, broken down by (i) gender (ii) ethnicity and (iii) receipt of free school meals.
(133241)
146
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in how many maintained mainstream schools more than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 15 per cent., (c) 20 per cent., (d) 25 per cent. and (e) 30 per cent. of pupils have been excluded.
(133242)
147
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have more than 50 per cent. of pupils receiving free school meals; and how many and what proportion of pupils in those schools did not achieve (a) five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics, (b) five A* to G grades at GCSE and (c) any GCSEs in the last school year for which figures are available.
(133243)
148
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in how many schools more than (a) 20 per cent., (b) 30 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent. of pupils took unauthorised absence in the last school year for which figures are available.
(133244)
149
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in how many maintained mainstream schools less than (a) 50 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 25 per cent. and (d) 10 per cent. of pupils achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE including English, maths and science at GCSE in the last school year for which figures are available.
(133245)
150
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how long transfers of student loan repayments from the Treasury's consolidated account remain with his Department before being transferred to the Student Loans Company.
(132897)
151
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much of the student loan repayment transfers received by his Department from the Treasury's consolidated account in each of the last four quarters was (a) repayment of the principal and (b) interest accrued.
(132898)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
152
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how individuals may obtain a home energy check; how much such a check costs; and if he will make a statement.
(133283)
153
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will re-examine the position of commoners associations as the vehicle for making single farm payments to those who graze on commons; and which cases of such payments have been suspended.
(133133)
154
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the principal population projections of the Government Actuary's Department for 2031, what estimate he has made of the effect of the expected increase in the UK's population on UK carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(133238)
155
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) destination and (b) purpose was of each overseas visit outside the European Union undertaken by staff in his Department in each of the last three months.
(133312)
156
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of each helicopter flight he has taken within the UK on official business in the last three months.
(133313)
157
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers received Single Farm Payments of more than (a) £40,000 and (b) £50,000 in 2006.
(132295)
158
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms are eligible for Single Farm Payments; how many Single Farm Payments were made in 2006; and what the average value was of those payments.
(132296)
159
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) marketing and (b) changes to stationery from the change of name of the State Veterinary Service to Animal Health.
(132297)
160
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2006, Official Report, column 307W, on the Rural Payments Agency, when he expects analysis by constituency of claimants and payments made under the Single Payment Scheme to be published; and where the information will be made available.
(133135)
161
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much livestock was ordered to be slaughtered by his Department in each year since May 1997 (a) with and (b) without compensation.
(133378)
162
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total expenditure was from inception to termination on (a) the Catalyst Project and (b) the Phoenix IT Project; and what the projected cost was on the launch of each project.
(133535)
163
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much he estimates his Department will need to spend on flood defences in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England in each of the next five years.
(133416)
164
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what resources are committed by his Department to survey for bee colony collapse disorder.
(133319)
165
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average price was of a pound of sugar produced (a) in the UK and (b) overseas in 2006; and what volume of sugar produced in the UK was exported in that year.
(132809)
166
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of the Common Agricultural Policy on the amount spent by an average family in the UK on food in one year.
(132810)
167
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is monitoring colony collapse disorder in honey bees in (a) the US and (b) Germany.
(133303)
168
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research is being supported by the Government into the threat to UK honey bee colonies of colony collapse.
(133304)
169
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is considering to prevent the importation of honey bee colonies from countries where incidents of colony collapse disorder have been recorded.
(133305)
170
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133255)
171
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the (a) speed and (b) accuracy of tests to determine the presence of bovine TB in cattle.
(133154)
172
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he expects (a) the information from the National Equine Database to be available to members of the public and (b) members of the public to be able to retrieve (i) statistics on the number of racehorses slaughtered each year, (ii) the ages of racehorses at the time of slaughter and (iii) the reasons for the slaughter of racehorses.
(131245)
173
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2007, Official Report, column 763W, on inland waterways: repairs and maintenance, how much the Trub Farm, Rochdale Canal, received in alternative money; and what the source of funding was.
(133306)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
174
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the activities of Angolan military forces in territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kahemba district; and if she will make a statement.
(133158)
175
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts at the EU Council of Ministers on pressing the government of Sudan (a) to accept and implement the full deployment of a strengthened international force with UN elements in Darfur and along the border with Chad, (b) to monitor the EU arms embargo to Sudan, (c) to help implement the Tripoli Agreement of February 2006 and (d) to extend the Sudan sanctions regime against key individuals.
(133489)
176
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to extend the arms embargo established under UN Security Council resolutions 1556 and 1591 in co-operation with the UN Panel of Experts (a) to cover the whole of Sudan and (b) to reflect the full inventory of weapons held by all parties to the conflict.
(133490)
177
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what units, working groups or task forces her Department has established in the last 12 months on the future direction of the Government's foreign policy; which officials have been appointed to those groups; and if she will make a statement.
(133231)
178
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which EU documents govern the operation of the European Commission's (a) media and (b) public information campaigns.
(133538)
179
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the current status is of proposals for the establishment of a European civil peace corps; and if she will make a statement.
(133541)
180
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library studies conducted by OPTEM at EU level since 2000 on the European Union's public relations activities.
(133542)
181
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK representation is on the Interinstitutional Group on Information; what the agenda is for its next meeting; and when it will next meet.
(133543)
182
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of operating mobile information centres on the European Union in the latest period for which figures are available; and in which countries they operate.
(133544)
183
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her Department's role is in setting out the information strategy of the European Union.
(133546)
184
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will list the documents produced by the Inter-institutional Group on information in each of the last 10 years.
(133547)
185
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual subvention was to the European Movement by the (a) United Kingdom Government and (b) European Union and its predecessors in each of the last 30 years.
(133551)
186
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many European Union directives have been transposed into UK law in the last 12 months.
(133216)
187
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many European Union directives have been repealed from UK law in the last 12 months.
(133217)
188
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133256)
189
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has (a) made to the EU and (b) received on the negotiations on economic partnership agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
(132066)
190
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the recent police beatings of the chairman of the Maldivian Democratic Party and the political situation in the Maldives; and if she will make a statement.
(132964)
191
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the UK Government's efforts to reduce the production of heroin in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(133396)
192
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what international development assistance has been given by the Government to (a) Helmand Province and (b) the government of Afghanistan's National Drugs Control Strategy.
(133397)
193
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many drug-related seizures have been made by British forces in Afghanistan; and what weight of narcotics has been seized, broken down by type.
(133398)
194
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of drug cultivation levels in Afghanistan in 2007.
(133473)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
195
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many detainees began clinical drug treatment in prisons in (a) detoxification programmes and (b) extended prescribing programmes in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(133340)
196
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make it her policy to set up a series of recognised regional sickle cell and thalassaemia screening and care centres based on the model developed for cancer care.
(133486)
197
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's per capita spending on (a) sickle cell and (b) cystic fibrosis was in each of the last five years.
(133492)
198
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with HIV in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(133350)
199
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people treated by a mental health trust responsible for Buckinghamshire were (a) moved from an enhanced care plan approach to a standard care plan approach and (b) discharged from either an enhanced care plan approach or a standard care plan approach in each year since 2001.
(132982)
200
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the potential impact on young people of the proposed changes to funding for drug and alcohol action teams.
(133476)
201
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will conduct an inquiry into maternal deaths as a contemporary successor to Why Mothers Die 1997-1999: The Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(133012)
202
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by her Department to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
(132069)
203
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in making National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved treatments for prostate cancer available on the NHS.
(132070)
204
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of service was for practising NHS (a) GP's, (b) dentists and (c) hospital consultants in each of the last 15 years.
(133395)
205
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average retirement age was for NHS (a) general practitioners, (b) dentists and (c) hospital consultants in each of the last 15 years.
(133399)
206
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of dentists who qualified in the last 15 years who are still practising in England.
(133400)
207
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of dentists who practise in the NHS who were trained abroad.
(133401)
208
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number and percentage of children under the age of five with tooth decay in (a) Shropshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.
(133320)
209
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding she expects the Wiltshire and Swindon Primary Care Trust to receive in 2007 to pay for additional NHS dentistry; and if she will make a statement.
(133168)
210
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has approved proposals from the South West Strategic Health Authority to rebalance NHS provision away from acute hospital care to out-of-hospital care in the community; and if she will make a statement.
(133171)
211
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people suffering from (a) personality disorder and (b) dangerous and severe personality disorder.
(133046)
212
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are (a) detained and (b) receiving treatment for (i) personality disorder and (ii) dangerous severe personality disorder.
(133047)
213
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date she expects the new contract for staff and associate specialist doctors to be implemented.
(133048)
214
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time was for ambulances to reach patients in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) County Durham and (c) Cumbria in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(133130)
215
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives were (a) trained and (b) recruited in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(133139)
216
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people being prescribed methylphenidate drugs have been prescribed those drugs for longer than (a) two, (b) five and (c) 10 years.
(132893)
217
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were made redundant in each London NHS trust in each of the last 10 years.
(133511)
218
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of campylobacter tests.
(133232)
219
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding her Department provided to (a) children's and (b) adult's hospices in each of the last five years for which figures are available; how much she expects to be spent in future years; and if she will make a statement.
(133382)
220
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have resulted from hospital-acquired infections in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; what steps she is taking to reduce these incidences; and if she will make a statement.
(133412)
221
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust on future provision of health services for families with under fives previously provided through Surestart funding.
(133049)
222
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on providing an independent sector treatment centre for North Essex; and if she will make a statement.
(133375)
223
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on hospitality by her Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133257)
224
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether funding for the carers special support grant will continue to be made available to local authorities after March 2008; and if she will make a statement on the funding of carers services over the next five years.
(133222)
225
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to Question 111917, on the Best Treatments service, tabled by the hon. Member for Dartford on 25th January 2007.
(133224)
226
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of hospitals have allocated (a) part and (b) all of the additional funding provided to them under the Capital Challenge Fund scheme for the funding of medical devices.
(133383)
227
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value was of each grant allocated under the Capital Challenge Fund scheme, broken down by NHS trust.
(133385)
228
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the total Capital Challenge Fund has been allocated for (a) medical devices, (b) single bay creation and (c) service modification.
(133386)
229
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which National Health Service trusts (a) have applied for more than the full allocation, (b) have applied for less than the full allocation and (c) have not applied for any grant allocation under the Capital Challenge Fund Scheme.
(133393)
230
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will review the appropriateness of the entitlement of general practitioners to charge patients for a letter certifying that they may safely attend a gym.
(133155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
231
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, column 1222W, on domestic violence, if he will provide Table two referred to in the answer.
(133239)
232
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1507W, on domestic violence, in how many and what percentage of domestic violence incidents dealt with by the police (a) the presence and (b) the residence of a child present was recorded at the incident.
(133240)
233
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences against the person carried out on school property were reported to police in each year since 1997; and how many of these offences involved as the victim (a) a teacher, (b) a pupil, (c) other staff and (d) a parent, broken down by local authority area.
(133268)
234
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many school pupils were arrested on school grounds in each year since 1997, broken down by offence.
(133269)
235
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of (a) theft and (b) criminal damage from (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools were reported to police in each year since 1997; and how many and what percentage of those cases resulted in the arrest of a school pupil, broken down by local authority area.
(133270)
236
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported incidents of bullying there were in police forces in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.
(133271)
237
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers took (a) maternity leave, (b) paternity leave and (c) a career break in each year since 1997.
(133272)
238
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former police officers rejoined the police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by police force area.
(133273)
239
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average travelling distance from home to intermittent custody centres is for women prisoners subject to (a) a weekday and (b) a weekend intermittent custody order, broken down by centre.
(133274)
240
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of (a) female and (b) male prisoners are subject to an intermittent custody order.
(133275)
241
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of intermittent custody orders have been made for (a) weekday and (b) weekend custody in each year since their introduction under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
(133276)
242
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many intermittent custody centres there are in England and Wales; and how many places there are for (a) female and (b) male prisoners in each centre.
(133277)
243
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of transfers from one prison to another was per prisoner in the last year for which figures are available.
(133278)
244
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of prisoners were transferred from one prison to another (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times, (d) four times, (e) five times, (f) six times, (g) seven times and (h) eight times or more in the last year for which figures are available.
(133279)
245
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many school children were arrested during school hours in the last year for which figures are available.
(133280)
246
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) confiscations of handguns and (b) convictions for the possession of handguns there were in each police authority area in each of the last eight years.
(133308)
247
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of incidences of domestic violence reported to each police force involved (a) male and (b) female victims in each of the last five years.
(133309)
248
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many schools in England and Wales have an allocated police officer, broken down by local authority area.
(133343)
249
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of prisoners were granted early release under the home detention curfew scheme in each year since its introduction.
(133344)
250
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd February 2007, Official Report, column 985W, on anti-social behaviour orders, how many and what percentage of anti-social behaviour orders included (a) an individual support order and (b) an intervention order in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(133347)
251
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the insurance claim against Bedfordshire Police in relation to the fire at the Yarls Wood detention centre in February 2002 to be settled; and if he will make a statement.
(133372)
252
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th April 2007, Question 130039, on the Life in the UK test, what the average test results were of (a) the British citizens participating in the test pilot and (b) the pilot group as a whole.
(133330)
253
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2007, Official Report, column 1637W, on police custody, how many police officers were involved in the deployment of Operation Safeguard between (a) 12th October and 22nd December 2006 and (b) 22nd January and 9th March 2007; and which police forces were involved in each case.
(133151)
254
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arrested in each financial year since 1995 who were (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 21 and (d) over 21 years at the time of their arrest had their DNA profiles added to the National DNA Database; and how many have subsequently had those profiles removed from the database in each case.
(133153)
255
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what official (a) lunches, (b) dinners and (c) receptions he has hosted in each of the last six months; and what the (i) location, (ii) total cost and (iii) purpose was of each event.
(133324)
256
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of passports dispatched by courier did not arrive at their destination in the last period for which the figures are available; what those figures were in the last comparable period prior to the contract being awarded to couriers; if he will ensure that security of delivery is the paramount consideration in re-awarding the contract; and if he will make a statement.
(133141)
257
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, to Question 131083, on Leyhill Open Prison, for what reasons it was not possible to provide the same level of information on offence details as that given in the Answer of 13th June 2006, Official Report, column 1134W, on prisons.
(133136)
258
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to submit a final cost estimate for the identity cards scheme to HM Treasury.
(133293)
259
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department first submitted a cost estimate of the identity cards scheme to HM Treasury; and what that cost estimate was.
(133294)
260
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's first estimate was of the total contribution to be made from his departmental budget towards the costs of hosting the Olympic Games; and what his Department's latest estimate is of that cost.
(133296)
261
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which committees and working groups in his Department assess the capacity of prisons in England and Wales.
(133423)
262
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which committees and working groups in his Department deal with identity cards policy.
(133424)
263
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders given life sentences since 2000 have already been released.
(132067)
264
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average retirement age was of police officers in each of the last 15 years.
(133394)
265
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people breached their home detention curfew conditions and were returned to prison in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(133413)
266
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of keeping a prisoner under home detention curfew was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(133414)
267
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are serving a prison sentence under home detention curfew.
(133415)
268
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Questions (a) 125547 and (b) 125557, on English classes for asylum seekers, tabled by the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington for Answer on 5th March 2007.
(133227)
269
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the date of application was of each claim for an extension of discretionary leave decided in the week beginning (a) 23rd October 2006, (b) 30th October 2006, (c) 6th November 2006, (d) 13th November 2006, (e) 20th November 2006, (f) 27th November 2006, (g) 4th December 2006, (h) 11th December 2006 and (i) 18th December 2006.
(133451)
270
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each London borough are on paid sick leave.
(133493)
271
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded burglaries there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded burglaries led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough.
(133509)
272
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded rapes there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded rapes led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough.
(133510)
273
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded murders there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded murders led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough.
(133512)
274
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were released from prison on probation and subsequently returned to prison for breaking their conditions of probation in each London borough in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence.
(133513)
275
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign citizens who had previously been convicted of a crime in their country of origin were subsequently convicted of (a) burglary, (b) supplying a controlled substance, (c) rape and (d) murder in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(133514)
276
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Iraqi refugees that have been taken in by each EU member state.
(133477)
277
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in 2006-07.
(133258)
278
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls were received by his Department's immigration matters helplines from hon. Members' offices in each year since 2001.
(133017)
279
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of the mobile fingerprint scanner pilot project codenamed Lantern.
(132954)
280
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost was of updating his Department's Large Major Enquiry System 2 computer system to Version 11.
(132955)
281
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings he has held with representatives of police community support officers on introducing a single national rate of pay for police community support officers.
(132956)
282
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to police authorities on salary levels of police community support officers.
(132957)
283
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department is considering introducing to reduce the levels of recorded assaults against (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers.
(132958)
284
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the partnership between Dyfed Powys Police, North Wales Police and Autism Cymru to develop an assessment of the needs of people with autistic spectrum disorders; and what plans he has to introduce a similiar scheme in England.
(133387)
285
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why his Department agreed a £575,000 compensation settlement to an inmate of HM Young Offender Institution Northallerton; and if he will make a statement.
(132748)
286
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces keep a register of declarations of freemasonry membership; and whether such declarations are required by (a) police officers, (b) prison officers, (c) probation officers and (d) other staff on appointment.
(133307)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
287
N
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many people are employed by the Commission; and how many of those employees earn over £60,000 per annum.
(132980)
288
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of bottled water provided to the House in each of the last five financial years; and what the estimated cost is for the 2007-08 financial year.
(133377)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
289
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will publish a detailed breakdown of the expenditure of the Environmental Transformation Fund.
(133496)
290
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures his Department has in place to assess the effectiveness of the Environmental Transformation Fund.
(133497)
291
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures his Department has in place to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Environmental Transformation Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(133498)
292
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will provide a breakdown by major heading of how the recently announced £50 million to help conserve the Congo Basin rainforest will be spent, including details of all funding recipients.
(133499)
293
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of economic, social and environmental benefits of the traditional concession-based industrial logging model in developing countries.
(133500)
294
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what evaluations his Department has made of the effectiveness of technical assistance.
(133494)
295
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's spending was on research and consultancy services in 2006-07, broken down by programme.
(133495)
296
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to include significant participation from Southern country recipients in its forthcoming review of its technial assistance programmes.
(133501)
297
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the bilateral aid budget was spent on technical assistance in each year since 2001.
(133502)
298
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of technical assistance contracts were awarded to (a) UK firms, (b) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development firms and (c) developing country firms in each of the last five years.
(133503)
299
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of his Department's total spending on technical assistance for all-country programmes was paid in consultancy fees to individuals, firms or companies based outside the recipient country in the last period for which figures are available.
(133504)
300
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidelines exist on the process of bidding for technical assistance contracts; and what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the technical assistance procurement market is an open market.
(133505)
301
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was allocated to projects involving water and sanitation by his Department in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(132068)
302
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133259)
303
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent providing support to organisations that treat children in developing countries with cleft lip and palate in each of the last five years.
(133508)
Questions to the Leader of the House
304
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Leader of the House, how much his Office spent on hospitality in financial year 2006-07.
(133262)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
305
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what septic tank emptying service Northern Ireland Water has offered since 1st April 2007; what charges are planned for this service; what revenue is expected in each of the next three financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(133315)
306
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the status is of the septic tank emptying agreements between Northern Ireland Water and households in Northern Ireland; what direct communication the households concerned have received on the alteration of the agreements; and if he will make a statement.
(133316)
307
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many graduate students (a) applied for and (b) enrolled in medical degrees at Queen's University, Belfast in each of the last five years.
(133317)
308
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people resident in Housing Executive hostels between April 2006 and the end of March 2007 were in employment, including those who left such accommodation during that period; how much revenue was generated in rent and charges from those residents; and how many of those residents left employment and received full housing benefit.
(133318)
309
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which projects have been funded in Northern Ireland by the International Fund for Ireland in the last 12 months.
(133548)
310
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which programmes have been funded in Northern Ireland from the PEACE budget of the European Regional Development Fund in the last 12 months.
(133550)
311
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what facilities are to be provided for the training of community support officers to be recruited in Northern Ireland; and at what cost.
(133043)
312
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the recruitment of community support officers (CSOs) in Northern Ireland to begin; and when he expects the first CSOs to be deployed.
(133044)
313
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the progress made in responding to the Police Ombudsman's report into the murder of Raymond McCord Junior.
(133045)
314
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 6th April 2007, Official Report, column 196W, on graffiti, for what reasons the Department of the Environment does not hold information on the cost of removing graffiti.
(133230)
315
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) date, (b) time, (c) duration and (d) nature was of each survey carried out on the High Donaghadee Road in Bangor, near Montgomery Court, in order to assess the need for a pedestrian crossing in the provision at this location.
(133389)
316
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many investigatory cases have been delayed because of Operation Cube; and when he expects the review to be brought to conclusion.
(133331)
317
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for reinstatement of the South Eastern Education and Library Board; and if he will make a statement.
(133332)
318
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what service will be provided to other areas of Northern Ireland for suicide prevention during the extended pilot period for the Suicide Prevention Telephone Helpline Scheme.
(133333)
319
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to implement the recommendations of (a) the Sure Start funding bid and (b) the South Down Family Health Initiative findings.
(133334)
320
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in resolving the pay dispute in higher education in Northern Ireland.
(133335)
321
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made towards the provision of a community midwifery unit in Downpatrick.
(133336)
322
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 13.3 per cent. reduction in incomes from farming in 2006.
(133402)
323
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his assessment is of (a) recruitment, (b) weapons procurement, (c) bomb making capability and (d) other recent activity by dissident Republican paramilitary organisations.
(132478)
324
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were treated for alcohol-only misuse in the last 12 months.
(133233)
325
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many drivers in Northern Ireland have been (a) issued with fixed penalty fines for excess speed, (b) prosecuted for excess speed, (c) involved in fatal road traffic accidents and (d) prosecuted as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident in the last 12 months.
(133234)
326
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on hospitality by (a) each department in Northern Ireland and (b) his Department in financial year 2006-07.
(133253)
Questions to the Prime Minister
327
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent on hospitality by his Office in financial year 2006-07.
(133265)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
328
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133263)
Questions to the Solicitor General
329
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Solicitor General, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133264)
330
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Solicitor General, what provisions exist for legally qualified staff in the Crown Prosecution Service to declare freemasonry membership on appointment.
(133301)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
331
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to minimise the generation of packaging for consumer goods including food.
(133515)
332
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers of consumer goods including food in respect of the levels of packaging provided.
(133516)
333
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to reduce the length of time taken to commission the construction of gas infrastructure projects following initial planning application prior to the implementation of the measures expected in the Planning White Paper.
(133474)
334
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure the equal treatment of workers across the European Union.
(133281)
335
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans his Department has to improve corporate social responsibility.
(132899)
336
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many organisations joined the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy in each calendar year since it was established.
(132900)
337
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he plans to take forward the Government's corporate social responsibility strategy.
(132901)
338
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy Management Committee last met.
(132902)
339
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Redfern Inquiry will have access to the National Archives files on radiation exposure experiments from 1950.
(133214)
340
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the announcements in the Budget about science funding, what funds are to be made available to the research councils for research funding in each of the next four years.
(132771)
341
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the percentage of the price of gas from the cost of companies buying gas is maintained through price fluctuations.
(133379)
342
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd March 2007, Official Report, column 1601W, on natural gas: prices, what steps the Government has taken to encourage gas companies to consider their most valuable customers; and what the results were of such encouragement.
(133380)
343
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the trade balance was with the EU in each year since 1977.
(132811)
344
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133266)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
345
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what shortfall in funding exists between current financial provision for Crossrail and actual project costs.
(133403)
346
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to submit its final proposal to HM Treasury for the funding of Crossrail.
(133404)
347
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's first estimate was of the total contribution to be made from the departmental budget towards the costs of hosting the Olympic Games; and what his Department's current estimate is of that cost.
(133292)
348
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Smith Institute events he has (a) attended and (b) spoken at in an official capacity in the last two years.
(133425)
349
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the 1,000 new train carriages announced on 14th March 2007 will include the 106 carriages needed to reduce congestion on Virgin's Pendolino trains.
(133299)
350
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the extra 1,000 train carriages announced on 14th March 2007 are expected to be in use.
(133300)
351
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications under Section 17 of the Railways Act 1993 for a track access agreement have been made by regional new rail companies; and how many have been (a) rejected and (b) accepted.
(133160)
352
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the additional 1000 railway carriages recently announced will be constructed to carry bicycles.
(133169)
353
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the additional 1000 new railway carriages recently announced will be allocated to operating companies; and if he will make a statement.
(133170)
354
Jessica Morden (Newport East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what proportion of the five per cent. of motor vehicle accidents resulting in injury where exceeding the speed limit was an identified factor (a) the involvement of stolen vehicles, (b) the involvement of the vehicle in the execution of a crime, (c) the involvement of emergency vehicles, (d) the driver being under the influence of drink or drugs and (e) other factors contributed to the accident.
(133246)
355
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the potential reduction in motor vehicle journeys due to the extra capacity on the rail network.
(133478)
356
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the potential change in carbon dioxide emissions of operating longer trains.
(133479)
357
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the ability of platforms on the West Coast Mainline to facilitate longer trains.
(133480)
358
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the 1,000 new carriages that will come into use between 2009 and 2014 will be assigned to the West Coast Mainline.
(133481)
359
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what requirement exists for train operating companies (a) to carry and (b) to provide space for carrying bicycles on their trains; and if he will make a statement.
(133452)
360
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133252)
361
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the local discount scheme for residents living in the vicinity of the Dartford Crossing announced by his Department on 2nd April 2007 following its consultation on changes to charges at the Dartford Crossing.
(133223)
362
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from (a) Derbyshire County Council and (b) Derbyshire bus operators on the use of the toolkit to determine the cost of concessionary fare schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(133157)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
363
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133261)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
364
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many grandparents claim income support allowances for grandchildren towards whom they act as parents.
(133013)
365
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he approved the policy that the Child Support Agency Debt Collecting Agency may refuse to give information to customers and hon. Members on any progress they may be making in reclaiming non-paid maintenance.
(133132)
366
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what outside business interests directors at Remploy are permitted to pursue; and if he will make a statement.
(133534)
367
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many layers of management operate at the St. Helens Remploy site.
(133537)
368
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the reports produced by consultants to his Department since 2001 relating to Remploy; and what changes in staff numbers were recommended by each.
(133553)
369
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with disability organisations on the implications of the use of lie detection software for benefit claimants affected by mental health conditions; and if he will make a statement.
(132959)
370
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training will be required of operators of lie detection software in benefit authorities.
(132960)
371
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to use evidence from lie detection software (a) to initiate investigation into the validity of benefit claims, (b) to suspend commencement or payment of benefits and (c) to bring charges for benefit fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(132961)
372
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications of the use of lie detection software for benefit claimants who do not have English as a first language; and if he will make a statement.
(132962)
373
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will monitor and evaluate the impact on vulnerable benefit claimants of the piloting of lie detection software; and if he will make a statement.
(132963)
374
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Copeland have participated in the New Deal for Disabled People since its launch.
(133491)
375
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the procedure is for collection of debt by the Child Support Agency for old rules cases where changes in circumstances have subsequently occurred; and if he will make a statement.
(133409)
376
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discretion the Child Support Agency has to allow longer periods for the payment of arrears than the guidelines suggest; and if he will make a statement.
(133410)
377
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will examine the case of Mark Albutt, reference 1039432336, and the demands being made by the Child Support Agency for payment of arrears.
(133411)
378
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in the financial year 2006-07.
(133260)
379
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there were any (a) incidents involving and (b) prosecutions in which proceedings are not ongoing related to harmful emissions at the Sonae factory in Kirkby in each of the last four years.
(133311)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
380
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs officers are employed at UK ports; and how many are expected to be employed at UK ports in each of the next five years.
[Transferred] (133391)
381
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what resources HM Revenue and Customs plans to allocate for making seizures of prohibited and restricted items at UK ports in each of the next five years.
[Transferred] (133392)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
382
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the real terms percentage change in funding for the intelligence and security services was in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (133295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
383
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central Government funding Bedfordshire County Council received in each year since 1997 towards its pension fund.
[Transferred] (133371)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
384
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of the book value of the tranche of the student loan book to be sold he hopes to achieve in the planned sale that he announced in the Budget Statement 2007.
[Transferred] (132896)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
385
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps have been taken to ensure that the arrangements governing the payment of compensation payments to former miners minimises the cost of processing overheads.
[Transferred] (133381)
386
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of recent increases in timber export tariffs from Russia with the standstill agreement Russia signed with the EU prior to its accession to the World Trade Organisation.
[Transferred] (133349)

 
contents
 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries

© Parliamentary copyright 2007
Revised 20 April 2007