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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 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 Monday 23 April 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 April 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 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 Monday 23 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 23 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he has given to whether social and community benefits should carry equal weight in the sale of public sector land as achieving the best price.
(133690)
2
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the backlog at the Inland Revenue office in Glasgow.
(133599)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people applying to the Inland Revenue office in Glasgow to reclaim a tax overpayment are compensated for lost interest due to the backlog; and if he will make a statement.
(133600)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targets are in place to ensure that members of the public receive a timely response to correspondence to Inland Revenue offices.
(133601)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are taken to ensure that people who have made a tax overpayment are aware that they are entitled to reclaim it.
(133602)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what investigations have been carried out looking into non-domicile status in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(133673)
7
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people qualified for non-domicile tax treatment in the UK in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(133674)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of permanent foreign residents in the UK who do not pay UK taxes.
(132658)
9
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been as a result of tax and benefit changes in average levels of income for (a) lone parents in work, (b) single earner couples with children and (c) two earner couples with children since 1997.
(133197)
10
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost has been of appealing against Freedom of Information Act requests submitted to HM Treasury since 1st January 2005, including appeals to the Information Commissioner, broken down by (a) internal costs and (b) external legal costs.
(133200)
11
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) recipient was of each payment for external legal advice, support or representation in response to the Freedom of Information Act request by The Times newspaper that was released on 30th March 2007.
(133201)
12
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of staff time spent on the Freedom of Information Act request by The Times newspaper that was released on 30th March 2007, broken down into time spent on (a) internal reviews, (b) contesting the application with the Information Commissioner and (c) appealing against the Information Commissioner's rulings.
(133202)
13
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of opposing the Freedom of Information Act request by The Times newspaper that was released on 30th March 2007, broken down into costs associated with (a) internal reviews, (b) contesting the application with the Information Commissioner and (c) appealing against the Information Commissioner's rulings.
(133203)
14
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect he expects the recent revisions of the Olympics budget to have on plans for Crossrail.
(133713)
15
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from which Government departments' budgets the additional £5 billion to be provided by central Government towards the cost of the Olympics will be provided.
(133714)
16
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of employing Opinion Leader Research to organise the Skills Challenge: A Public Debate held on 8th February 2007 to discuss the Leitch Review.
(133721)
17
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with UK retailers concerning Low Value Consignment relief.
(133740)
18
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reform Low Value Consignment relief.
(133741)
19
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts his Department awarded to (a) Geronimo Communications Ltd and (b) its parent company Tribal Group plc in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of each contract.
(133742)
20
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the contracts which have been awarded for the provision of information technology in preparation for the introduction of the Planning Gain Supplement.
(133744)
21
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on preparations for the introduction of the Planning Gain Supplement.
(133745)
22
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HM Revenue and Customs spent in 2006-07 on advertising aimed at increasing the take-up rate of tax credits.
(133747)
23
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve the take-up rate of tax credits.
(133748)
24
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people of whom HM Revenue and Customs have no records and who illegally pay no tax are included within the estimates of those entitled to receive tax credits in the Family Resource Survey cited in HM Revenue and Customs' Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit Take-up rates 2004-05.
(133749)
25
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what studies have been made of the feasibility of transferring HM Revenue and Customs' criminal investigative function to the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
(133751)
26
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will sequester appropriate assets of the government of Iran as compensation for Ministry of Defence equipment seized and not returned in (a) 2004 and (b) 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(133581)
27
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2007, Official Report, column 280W, on ministerial policy advisers, whether the Council of Economic Advisers is involved in announcements outside the Treasury's remit.
(133658)
28
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how may tax credit recipients have not received one or more payments as scheduled in April 2007 as a result of renewing awards in the new tax year 2007-08.
(133629)
29
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how may tax credit recipients did not receive one or more payments in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2005 and (c) April 2004 as a result of renewing awards at the beginning of each new tax year.
(133630)
30
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether guidance has been circulated to HM Revenue and Customs staff centrally and in local HM Revenue and Customs offices on issuing interim manual payments to tax credit recipients who have not received one or more payments as a result of renewing awards in the new tax year 2007-08.
(133631)
31
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question 128930 on 16th April 2007, if he will publish figures showing the number of notices of warning of legal proceedings if payment is not made which were sent to individuals claiming tax credits who were in dispute with HM Revenue and Customs in each month from April 2003 to March 2007.
(133656)
32
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals for legislation under which companies bidding for private finance initiative contracts would be required to state publicly that they are not using tax havens to avoid UK taxes.
(133554)
33
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals for legislation under which companies avoiding UK taxes would not be eligible for private finance initiative contracts.
(133555)
34
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net effect on contributions to the Exchequer would be if the pensions contributions by all individuals qualified for tax relief as basic income tax rate only.
(133556)
35
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what commission and consultancy fees have been paid to private finance initiative advisers since 1997.
(133557)
36
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much would be raised if a Tobin tax of (a) 0.05 per cent. and (b) 0.1 per cent. was levied on all transactions on the UK stock market.
(133558)
37
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has any proposals for strengthening the EU Savings Tax Directive.
(133559)
38
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the tax gap; and how the Treasury model is used to estimate the amounts.
(133560)
39
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much would be raised if the upper income limit on national insurance contributions were to be abolished.
(133561)
40
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals enabling the National Audit Office to examine the books of private finance initiative providers.
(133587)
41
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage employers' national insurance contributions form of the UK labour cost.
(133588)
42
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals were classed as economically inactive in each London borough for each of the last 10 years.
(133787)
43
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice HM Revenue and Customs gave to Sir Peter Burt's Local Government Finance Review Committee on the implementation of a local income tax for the 32 local authorities in Scotland.
(133522)
44
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of youth unemployment was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region; what the unemployment rate was for all age groups in each region in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(133458)
45
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 18 to 24 year olds were (a) employed and (b) unemployed in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region; and if he will make a statement.
(133459)
46
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of interest rates on pension funds over the last 30 years.
(133722)
47
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of fluctuations in the stock market on pensions over the last 30 years.
(133723)
48
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of pensions mis-selling on current pensions.
(133724)
49
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic impact of interest rates on pension funds over the last 30 years.
(133725)
50
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total reduction in pension contributions due to pension holidays in each of the last 30 years.
(133726)
51
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes there were to the pensions dividend tax credit between 1979 and 1997.
(133727)
52
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to protect and regulate pensions since 1997.
(133848)
53
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133795)
54
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many mortgage housing repossessions were recorded in each of the last 30 financial years.
(133810)
55
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the best possible price is achieved from the planned sale of tranches of the student loan book.
(133710)
56
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median equivalised (a) net and (b) gross household income was for households where the household reference person was aged (i) 16 to 20, (ii) 21 to 25, (iii) 25 to 30, (iv) 30 to 40, (v) 40 to 50, (vi) 50 to 60, (vii) 60 to 65, (viii) 65 to 75, (ix) 75 to 85 and (x) over 85 in (A) 1997, (B) 2004-05 and (C) in the last period for which figures are available.
(133833)
57
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households with a household reference person aged (a) 16 to 20, (b) 21 to 25, (c) 26 to 30, (d) 31 to 40, (e) 41 to 50, (f) 51 to 60, (g) 61 to 65, (h) 66 to 75, (i) 76 to 85 and (j) over 85 had an income of (i) less than 80 per cent., (ii) less than 60 per cent. (iii) less than 40 per cent and (iv) less than 20 per cent. of the median household income for such households in the last period for which figures are available; and how many adults live in such households in each case.
(133834)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
58
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 29th March 2007, Official Report, column 1753W, on the Youth Sport Trust, what part the Chairman of V played in the Chancellor's announcement on 7th February of the Youth Trust Programme.
(133657)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
59
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how the £19 million to fund innovative schemes to tackle overcrowding in London announced on 20th November 2006 has been allocated, broken down by local authority.
(133603)
60
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of placing homeless households in long-term placements in temporary accommodation outside their local authority area.
(133729)
61
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the progress of the research commissioned by her Department into the experiences of homeless households in temporary accommodation.
(133730)
62
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary's statement on 21st March 2007, Official Report, column 288WH, on households in temporary accommodation, what discussions her Department has had with the Department of Work and Pensions on extending the pilot Working Futures scheme for homeless families.
(133731)
63
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will break down by area of expenditure the costs associated with the pilot Working Futures scheme for homeless families.
(133732)
64
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people living (a) in the Chelmsford Local Authority area and (b) outside the Chelmsford Local Authority area are on the Chelmsford housing transfer list; and what the figures were in 1997.
(132412)
65
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people living (a) in the Chelmsford Local Authority area and (b) outside the Chelmsford Local Authority area are on the Chelmsford housing waiting list; and what the figures were in 1997.
(132413)
66
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16th February 2006, Official Report, column 2239W, on local government finance, in which years since 1997 the Government was required to make up a shortfall on local authority housing revenue accounts between total rental income and the sources of expenditure to which the Answer refers.
(133352)
67
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's allocation was for local authorities' allowances for management, maintenance and major repairs in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; what they are projected to be in 2007-08; and what the total (i) service debt charges and (ii) rental income paid to local authorities were in each year.
(133360)
68
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding from Housing Revenue Account rental income each local authority in England used to pay service debt charges in 2006-07.
(133362)
69
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments her Department has made to Key Real Estate Ltd, trading as Key Homes in the last 12 months; and what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) purpose was of each payment.
(133583)
70
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contracts her Department awarded to (a) Geronimo Communications Ltd and (b) its parent company Tribal Group plc in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of each contract.
(133743)
71
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on consultants as a result of the Housing Market Renewal scheme in each of the last five years.
(133746)
72
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on the marketing and advertising campaign to promote home information packs and energy performance certificates which commenced on 25th March.
(133579)
73
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of business rates Sure Start children's centres pay when located within primary schools.
(133765)
74
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of business rates is paid by (a) maintained and (b) private, voluntary and independent nurseries when located within a primary school.
(133766)
75
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of her Ministers have visited the Liverpool streets designated by her for clearance by compusory purchase order for the Pathfinder development; and on what dates those visits took place.
(133672)
76
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons she has not responded to (a) the letter from Mr Fielder of Weston-Super-Mare on home information packs forwarded by the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare on 5th February and (b) the letters of (i) 14th March and (ii) 29th March from the hon. Member.
(133633)
77
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of affordable housing for (a) rent and (b) sale were built with funding generated by recycled capital grant in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07.
(133525)
78
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much recycled capital grant was spent by registered social landlords to fund investment in refurbishment of existing stock in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(133526)
79
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many oral questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to her Department have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133803)
80
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of council tenants who exercised the right to buy were receiving (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit in each of the last five years.
(133780)
81
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been made in the Government's policy on the protection of the greenbelt surrounding conurbations in the South East of England over the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(132075)
82
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what programme she will introduce to replace the National Mobility Scheme and other initiatives designed to allow tenants to carry out mutual exchanges; and if she will make a statement.
(133659)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
83
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what public rights of access there are to written material used in the proceedings of coroners' inquests; and if she will make a statement.
(133531)
84
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what payments her Department has made to (a) Opinion Leader Research and (b) Deborah Mattinson in each year since 1997.
(133716)
85
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many oral questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to her Department have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133808)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
86
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has held to consider links between Liverpool Capital of Culture and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(133521)
87
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds have been allocated by her Department to protect sites of cultural heritage in Iraq since 2003; and if she will make a statement.
(133853)
88
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Treasury concerning the potential sale of the Tote.
(133738)
89
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for the sale of the Tote.
(133750)
90
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason the three transport projects referred to in note 1 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005 were transferred from the Olympic Delivery Authority to Transport for London.
(133635)
91
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the presentation given by KPMG on 28th November 2005 to update the Olympic cost review steering group members on progress of the study.
(133636)
92
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Home Office was made aware of the numbers provided by the Metropolitan Police referred to in note 1 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005.
(133637)
93
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the agenda and minutes of the Olympic board steering group meeting held on 22nd December 2005 and a copy of any presentations given at that meeting.
(133638)
94
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what figure the Metropolitan Police provided as their further thought on numbers for security, referred to in note 1 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005.
(133639)
95
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the brain-storming session scheduled by KPMG, referred to in note 3 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005.
(133641)
96
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of total costs made by KPMG, referred to in note 2 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005.
(133642)
97
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who the members are of the Olympic Board, referred to in note 3 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28th November 2005.
(133643)
98
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the draft report that was produced by KPMG referred to in point 4 of the minutes of the first meeting of the Olympic cost review steering group held on 31st October 2005.
(133644)
99
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date and for what reason the decision was taken to cancel the meetings of the Olympic cost review steering group planned for 8th December 2005 and 12th December 2005.
(133645)
100
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on a voluntary ban on advertising unhealthy foods near schools.
(133652)
101
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will instigate a national debate to promote sport and fitness in schools.
(133654)
102
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the briefing notes provided to the Treasury as referred to in note 2 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 14th November 2005.
(133663)
103
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) dates and (b) Ministerial attendees were for each meeting held to brief the Treasury on the findings of the Cost Review.
(133664)
104
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what purpose the Treasury needed the briefing referred to in note 2 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 14th November 2005.
(133665)
105
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what issues her Department was negotiating with the Treasury on taxes, as stated in point 1 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 14th November 2005; and whether these negotiations included discussions on VAT.
(133666)
106
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with personnel from HM Treasury on the future of the Tote.
(133566)
107
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the progress of the sale of the Tote.
(133567)
108
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 17W, on energy: conservation, if she will list the energy producing features contained in the Government's Better Public Building Initiative.
(133578)
109
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to her Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133800)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
110
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the rules of engagement for private military companies operating in Iraq.
(133528)
111
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training in human rights legislation was given to (a) UK troops and (b) private military companies engaged by the UK before they commenced activities in Iraq; and whether private military companies operating at the request of the UK Government are regarded as public authorities for the purpose of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(133529)
112
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK military equipment was seized by Iran in (a) 2004 and (b) 2007; and what its value is.
(133580)
113
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his statement of 17th April, on service personnel killed on operations: changes to arrangements for repatriation, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Wiltshire and Swindon coroner to carry out military inquests.
(132983)
114
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio is of Defence Dental Service dentists to armed forces personnel; and what it was in each year since 1997.
(133198)
115
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133806)
116
Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to implement the proposal in Early Day Motion 67 that all ex-servicemen and women should be treated equally in the payment of pensions regardless of when they served in Her Majesty's armed forces.
(133648)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
117
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133794)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
118
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations have received funding from the Community Champions Fund since its inception; what plans he has for the future budget of the Community Champions Fund in forthcoming financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(133640)
119
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what definition the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority uses of drawing on the specified breadth of the subject when teaching the key concepts and processes in the secondary curriculum review.
(133455)
120
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which 200 maintained mainstream schools had the lowest proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in 2006.
(133461)
121
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority secondary curriculum review is based (a) wholly and (b) in part on an outcome-based educational approach.
(133462)
122
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Learning and Skills Council's proposed star rating on (a) further education and (b) sixth form colleges.
(133717)
123
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list those faith schools in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England which do not give priority to children of their faith.
(133715)
124
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what resources are paid by central government to the enhanced resource centre for Autism and Aspergers at Fulford School in the City of York; what assessment has been made of the results produced by this resource centre; and what plans there are to increase such resource centre provision at other schools in England.
(132754)
125
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the rules regarding school starting age for children.
(133767)
126
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents are informed that it is not compulsory for a child to attend school until the term after his or her fifth birthday.
(133768)
127
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the implications for nurseries of levying business rates on private nurseries but not maintained nurseries or those in state schools.
(133851)
128
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified teaching assistants able to help those children with a visual impairment.
(133825)
129
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what resources he (a) has made and (b) plans to make available to increase the number of required school textbooks available in an electronic format.
(133830)
130
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the proportion of (i) mathematics and science GCSE textbooks and (ii) English textbooks available in large print or Braille and (b) to make available versions of Key Stage 4 dictionaries and atlases accessible to those with a visual impairment.
(133831)
131
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to Leicestershire Local Education Authority for the Building Schools for the Future programme.
(133709)
132
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what capital funding he made available to Leicestershire County Council in each financial year since 1996-97.
(133811)
133
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what total amount was spent on (a) pre-school education and (b) school nursery education in each of the last 20 years, at today's prices.
(133353)
134
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what teachers' (a) starting salary, (b) salary after seven years employment and (c) average pay was in each of the last 30 years; and what the percentage change was in each year at today's prices.
(133354)
135
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many failing secondary schools there were in each of the last 20 years for which his Department and its predecessors have used such a classification.
(133355)
136
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people were in (a) higher education and (b) further education in each of the last 20 years.
(133356)
137
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many apprenticeships were started in each of the last 20 years.
(133357)
138
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133802)
139
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children are in local authority care in England, broken down by ethnic background.
(132749)
140
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2007, Official Report, columns 1395-6W, on Ofsted, what the name was of each consultant employed; what role each consultant played; and what individual payments each consultant received.
(133832)
141
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007 to Question 131374, on employer train pilots, how many employees had enrolled in Train-to-Gain programmes by the end of February 2007 in companies where the employer had (a) fewer than 250, (b) between 250 and 1,000 and (c) between 1,000 and 5,000 employees.
(133453)
142
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupil referral units offer on their curriculum (a) English and mathematics, (b) English and mathematics and at least one science, (c) English and mathematics and ITC, (d) English and mathematics and PSHE, (e) English and mathematics, at least one science and ITC, (f) English, mathematics, at least one science and PSHE, (g) English, mathematics, one science, ITC and PSHE and (h) a full National Curriculum.
(133650)
143
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in how many maintained mainstream schools (a) less than 50 per cent. of pupils, (b) less than 40 per cent. of pupils, (c) less than 30 per cent. of pupils and (d) less than 25 per cent. of pupils do not achieve the expected level in English at Key Stage Three.
(133651)
144
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people with qualified teacher status there were in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools in each year from 1997 to 2007.
(133711)
145
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total salary payments to people with qualified teacher status in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools was in each year from 1997 to 2007.
(133712)
146
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupil referral units were in Ofsted categories (a) special measures and (b) notice to improve in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007, broken down by local authority.
(133781)
147
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupil referral units were in Ofsted categories (a) special measures, (b) serious weaknesses and (c) underachieving in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority.
(133782)
148
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were educated at some time during the year at a Pupil Referral Unit in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) local authority, (b) ethnicity, (c) gender and (d) age.
(133783)
149
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many project consultants have been engaged by (a) his Department and (b) associated bodies in the Academy Scheme; by what process consultants are appointed for the Scheme; and how much the Department has spent on such consultants.
(133854)
150
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils registered at pupil referral units had (a) statemented and (b) unstatemented special educational needs as a result of (i) autistic spectrum disorder, (ii) emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, (iii) hearing impairment, (iv) moderate learning difficulty, (v) multi-sensory impairment, (vi) physical disability, (vii) profound and multiple learning difficulty, (viii) severe learning difficulty, (xix) specific learning difficulty, (x) speech, language and communication needs, (xi) visual impairment and (xii) other or unknown causes in each year since 1997.
(133855)
151
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils with (a) moderate learning difficulties, (b) emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, (c) multi-sensory impairment, (d) physical disability, (e) profound and multiple learning difficulty, (f) severe learning difficulty, (g) specific learning difficulty, (h) visual impairment and (i) hearing impairment (i) with statements and (ii) without statements were registered in pupil referral units at some point during each year from 1997 to 2006, broken down by local authority.
(133856)
152
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many legal actions brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in schools involved (a) under-16s and (b) under-18s in the last 12 months.
(133857)
153
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many legal actions were brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in schools in each year since 1997.
(133861)
154
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils with speech, language and communication needs (a) with statements and (b) without statements were registered in pupil referral units at some point during each year from 1997 to 2006, broken down by local authority.
(133862)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
155
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on marine conservation of the banning of the landing of berried lobsters.
(133770)
156
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether proposed changes to the number and boundaries of sea fisheries committees may proceed only (a) after consultation with and (b) with the support of home sea fisheries committees affected by the proposals.
(133771)
157
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many zero carbon homes he expects to be built in each year for which his Department has made such an estimate.
(133769)
158
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to fund research into the potential emergence of colony collapse disorder in the UK's honey bee colonies.
(133632)
159
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value was of (a) UK honey production and (b) pollination services provided by beekeepers in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006.
(133562)
160
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the allowing of house building on land prone to flooding.
(133661)
161
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members for oral answer by his Department on 19th April 2007, were subsequently transferred by his Department to other departments; and for what reasons they were transferred.
(133662)
162
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133805)
163
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the costs and benefits of local authorities reducing the collection of waste bins from domestic residences from once a week to once a fortnight or longer.
(133669)
164
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations he has had with public health experts on the possible health impact associated with the reduction of waste bin collection from domestic residences from once a week to once a fortnight or longer intervals.
(133670)
165
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage water companies to provide more storage capacity.
(133776)
166
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to raise the issue of (a) the treatment of the UK under the Common Fisheries Policy and (b) compliance with fishing quotas by other nations at the next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(133018)
167
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on UK fishing rights; and if he will make a statement.
(133019)
168
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he has received from the European Commission on (a) levels of over-fishing of bluefin tuna by French vessels and (b) the penalties imposed on France by the European Commission in respect of such over-fishing; and if he will make a statement.
(133463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
169
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what factors informed the decisions by the UN Compensation Commission on who (a) should and (b) should not receive compensation payments following detention during the First Gulf War.
(133359)
170
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether double payment of elements of the awards made to people detained in Iraq during the First Gulf War forms the basis for the UN Compensation Commission's request for part of the money to be repaid.
(133361)
171
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the impact on humanitarian operations of a no-fly zone over Darfur.
(133582)
172
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts concerning the World Bank president; and if she will make a statement.
(133812)
173
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings (a) ministers and (b) officials have had with Farouk Kaddoumi, General Secretary of Fatah, during his visit to the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(133454)
174
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to her Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133796)
175
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) funding and (b) other resources have been (i) committed in each of the last three financial years and (ii) pledged for each of the next three financial years to the Global Opportunities Fund.
(133568)
176
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Global Opportunities Fund in Latin America; and if she will make a statement.
(133569)
177
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has raised the matter of the provision of assistance by British consular officials to British nationals of Chinese ethnic origin in China, Hong Kong and the Macao Special Administrative Regions with the Chinese government in the last 12 months; and whether she plans to take up this matter with the Chinese government in the future.
(133593)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
178
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for alleged clinical negligence against the NHS were closed in each year since 1995; what the cost was of such claims in each year in (a) nominal and (b) real terms; and how many and what proportion of such claims were successful in each year.
(133524)
179
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department publishes on the disposal of unused medicines.
(133828)
180
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the value of unused medicines returned to pharmacies.
(133835)
181
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the closure programmes for community hospitals in rural areas on the delivery of NHS care to rural communities.
(133625)
182
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of NHS rehabilitation and intermediate care services.
(133626)
183
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the delivery of mental health in-patient and day care in the NHS.
(133627)
184
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the change has been in the number of NHS posts since November 2005.
(133628)
185
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the change in NHS resources for bereavement counselling and end-of-life services on surviving children and family members.
(133634)
186
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are taken to ensure that junior doctors (Foundation Year 2 and Senior House Officer) working in paediatrics complete a certified paediatric life support course before being on call in England.
(133703)
187
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of speciality training to fixed term speciality training appointments is by speciality in England.
(133708)
188
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with sickle cell disease and related disorders in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(133527)
189
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with sickle cell disease and related disorders in each region in England; and how much was spent on their care per capita in each of the last five years.
(133530)
190
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department undertook between 1980 and 1990 into (a) haemophilia and (b) haemophilia linked to HIV; and what the (i) date and (ii) aims were of each project.
(133791)
191
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why funding for the Haemophilia Society has been withdrawn.
(133792)
192
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she intends to take following the recommendation of the National Screening Committee, that a national screening policy should be implemented by her Department for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
(133523)
193
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to Question 109396, on accident and emergency services for heart disease and stroke patients, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Ives on 11th December 2006.
(132903)
194
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to reply to Question 109385, on heart disease and stroke patients, tabled by the hon. Member for St Ives on 11th December 2006.
(132966)
195
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department has provided to local NHS trusts on the operation of minimum waiting times for elective clinical and diagnostic procedures.
(133772)
196
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was provided by her Department to support the establishment of the National Midwifery Council.
(133572)
197
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what annual funding is provided by her Department to the National Midwifery Council.
(133573)
198
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public funding has been provided to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to support the development of revalidation.
(133574)
199
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was provided by her Department to the Health Professions Council to support its establishment.
(133575)
200
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what ongoing funding is provided by her Department to the Health Professions Council.
(133576)
201
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is planned to be provided to support the establishment of a Royal College of Pharmacy as envisaged by the White Paper on health regulation.
(133577)
202
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies she has evaluated on the long-term efficacy of psychiatric drugs used on children; what plans she has for further such investigations; and if she will make a statement.
(133863)
203
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current ratio is of (a) NHS dentists, (b) private dentists and (c) all dentists to people in England; and what it was in each year since 1997.
(133199)
204
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she attended the Financial and Risk Management seminars offered to Ministers by the National School of Government for 2006.
(133653)
205
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments (a) her Department and (b) the NHS made to Reed Healthcare Plc between July 2001 and November 2004.
(133655)
206
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to ensure that blood transfusions are avoided wherever possible.
(133584)
207
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to prevent unnecessary blood transfusions which can be prevented through the use of erythropoietin.
(133585)
208
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what alternatives are made available to people who choose not to receive blood transfusions on religious grounds.
(133586)
209
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th December 2006 to the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire, Official Report, column 671W, on consultants, for what reasons her Department does not collect information from the NHS on expenditure on external consultants.
(133646)
210
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what techniques and procedures are being used to combat MRSA in NHS hospitals; what use is being made of hydrogen peroxide ; how widely it is being used for this purpose; and if she will make a statement.
(132757)
211
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Healthcare Commission expects to publish its interim report on the review of independent sector treatment centres.
(133204)
212
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of how many people working with visual display units take up their entitlement under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (1992) for an eye and eyesight test paid for by their employer.
(133737)
213
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effects of payment by results on the financial position of hospital trusts.
(133849)
214
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of general practitioner referrals to first consultant-led outpatient services were made through the Choose and Book system by 1st April.
(133826)
215
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of changes in performance of ambulance trusts since trusts were merged in 2006.
(133827)
216
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve the availability of recreational reading material for people with visual impairments.
(133829)
217
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to her Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133799)
218
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of people using iPods who will suffer hearing impairment as a result.
(133852)
219
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the NHS of drugs used in the treatment of cancer in each of the last 15 years.
(133667)
220
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost (a) in total and (b) per capita was of the drugs budget of the NHS in each of the last 15 years.
(133668)
221
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means care data from a single patient kept in different locations are to be assembled by clinicians using the new NHS IT system for patient records; and if she will make a statement.
(132071)
222
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how information held on equipment from different suppliers is to be integrated in the new NHS IT system for patient records.
(132072)
223
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned into the causes and treatment of fibromyalgia; and if she will make a statement.
(132073)
224
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what audit has been undertaken of the deliverability of the volume of clinical bookings it is planned to make on the new NHS IT system.
(132074)
225
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth of 29th March 2007, Official Report, column 1797W, on transplant surgery, if she will break down the figures for those awaiting organ transplant in each year since 1997 by the type of organ they are waiting to receive.
(133053)
226
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she plans to take (a) to improve existing transport links between the University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees and (b) to plan for efficient and effective transport links for patients and visitors to the new hospital to be built by the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust.
(133595)
227
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the improvement of public transport links for (a) patients and (b) visitors to NHS hospitals.
(133596)
228
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department gives to NHS acute trusts with services split between different sites on the most efficient and effective means of patients travelling (a) between sites and (b) from one town to another, when those sites are in different towns, to access services.
(133597)
229
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she made of the number of sufferers from macular degenerative disease in Hartlepool; and what steps she plans to take to provide sufferers with treatment to alleviate the condition.
(133598)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
230
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the incidence of suicide and self-harm has been for prisoners serving indeterminate public protection sentences.
(133784)
231
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what extra resources and planning were made for the introduction of indeterminate public protection sentences; and if he will make a statement.
(133785)
232
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are serving indeterminate public protection sentences.
(133786)
233
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are on waiting lists for first stage lifer units; and whether he plans to provide courses in local prisons for prisoners serving indeterminate public protection sentences.
(133809)
234
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses for granting people political asylum in the UK.
(132659)
235
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses in assessing extradition requests from other countries.
(132660)
236
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to be in a position to introduce to Parliament the Criminal Justice Bill announced in the Queen's Speech 2006.
(133594)
237
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to introduce new terrorism legislation to Parliament this Session; and if he will make a statement.
(133649)
238
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of (a) Romanian and (b) Bulgarian citizens who have arrived and stayed in the UK since 1st January 2007.
(133591)
239
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many youths aged 18 years or under who were convicted of murder in England and Wales for each year since 1997.
(133789)
240
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many youths aged 18 years or under who were convicted of rape in England and Wales for each year since 1997.
(133790)
241
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were unpaid (a) in England and Wales and (b) in Gloucestershire in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(133460)
242
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133798)
243
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for processing applications for leave to remain in Northern Ireland in 2006.
(133622)
244
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted leave to remain in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
(133623)
245
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on asylum, when he expects to be able to say how many asylum seekers will be dispersed and to which boroughs.
(133777)
246
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 21st March 2007, Official Report, column 975W, on Weir Prison, how much expenditure, and on what, would have been required to keep HMP Weir open.
(133778)
247
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Kosovan man, five Albanian men and a Lithuanian woman recently convicted of trafficking charges following a joint investigation by Manchester and Warwickshire police will serve their sentences in the UK; and what the estimated cost is to UK public funds of their imprisonment in the UK.
(132750)
248
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which agency is responsible for the welfare of victims of child trafficking once they have been identified.
(132751)
249
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why the Albanian Vladimir Ismaili was granted bail after his recent conviction for human trafficking following a joint investigation by Manchester and Warwickshire police; and whether he has been recaptured.
(132752)
250
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Respect Task Force has spent on advertising since its establishment; and what the projected advertising budget is for each of the next two financial years.
(133363)
251
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police staff associations were consulted in advance of the announcement to review the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
(133364)
252
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 the use of the closed circuit television camera system codenamed the Bug.
(133365)
253
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2007, Official Report, column 1651W, on special constables, for what reasons the recruitment figures are not published in the Police Service Strength Bulletin; and if he will publish such figures in future editions.
(133366)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
254
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts concerning the World Bank president; and if he will make a statement.
(133813)
255
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he expects to reply to Question 111209, on his Department's budget for tuberculosis/HIV collaborative activities, tabled by the hon. Member for St Ives on 22nd January 2007.
(132965)
256
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133801)
257
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) funding and (b) other resources have been (i) committed in each of the last three financial years and (ii) pledged for each of the next three financial years to the Civil Society Chellenge Fund.
(133570)
258
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Civil Society Challenge Fund in Latin America; and if he will make a statement.
(133571)
259
N
Steve Webb (Northavon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he expects to answer the letters of (a) 18th December 2006 and (b) 19th December 2006 from the hon. Member for Northavon, which were transferred to his Department from HM Treasury on 3rd January, on the financing of AIDS treatment around the world.
(133358)
Questions to the Leader of the House
260
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Leader of the House, what plans he has to improve scrutiny of EU legislation.
(133850)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
261
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date he expects doctors who have already been interviewed in Northern Ireland to be informed of the outcome of round one.
(133691)
262
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects medical applicants to the Northern Ireland unit of application to be able to express a preference for a particular hospital and location within the Province.
(133692)
263
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of the generic skills study days organised by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency.
(133693)
264
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of introducing the online NHS eportfolio website in Northern Ireland.
(133694)
265
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which specialities used the online NHS eportfolio for Medical Training Application Service shortlisting in Northern Ireland.
(133695)
266
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which specialities have already given junior doctors the opportunity to submit a CV with their application in Northern Ireland.
(133696)
267
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many foundation year 2 and senior house officer posts are funded, by speciality, in each of the Northern Ireland hospitals.
(133697)
268
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many foundation year 2 posts he expects to be funded, by speciality, in each of the Northern Ireland hospitals in August.
(133698)
269
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many speciality training posts at (a) first, (b) second and (c) third year he expects to be available by speciality in each Northern Ireland hospital in August.
(133699)
270
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fixed term speciality training appointments at (a) first, (b) second and (c) third year he expects to be available, by speciality, in each Northern Ireland hospital in August.
(133700)
271
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are taken to ensure that junior doctors (Foundation Year 2 and Senior House Officer) working in paediatrics complete a certified paediatric life support course before being on call in Northern Ireland.
(133701)
272
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost was of locum cover in Northern Ireland for junior doctors during (a) March 2006 and (b) March 2007.
(133702)
273
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio of speciality training to fixed term speciality training appointments is by speciality in Northern Ireland.
(133704)
274
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the evidential basis was for the decision on the relative proportion of speciality training and fixed term speciality training posts in Northern Ireland; and by whom the decision was made.
(133705)
275
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of (a) modernisimg medical careers in Northern Ireland and (b) the Medical Training Application Service in Northern Ireland.
(133706)
276
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps have been taken to ensure that electronic signatures are verified before assessments are entered on the online NHS eportfolio for junior doctors in Northern Ireland.
(133707)
277
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are planned to be taken to ensure that sufficient medical staff are available to provide a high standard of patient care in Northern Ireland during the first week of August 2007.
(133793)
278
Mr John Grogan (Selby):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland approved the procedure for the recent appointment of a board member of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation.
(133592)
279
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many days he spent in Northern Ireland on official business in each of the last 12 months; and on how many occasions he stayed overnight.
(133621)
280
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has made within Government in the last 12 months about securing benefits to Northern Ireland from the 2012 Olympics.
(133624)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
281
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will instruct the regulator to analyse and to report to him on the time taken between raw material gas prices falling and any reductions in domestic retail gas prices; and if he will place such a report in the Library.
(133647)
282
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make St. George's Day a Bank Holiday in England.
(132753)
283
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts concerning harmonising the number of bank holidays taken each year in member states; and if he will make a statement.
(132755)
284
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on the Horizon computer system used by the Post Office; and if he will make a statement.
(132756)
285
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the current law is relating to the flammability of pyjamas for children; and whether the rules are the same for boys' and girls' pyjamas.
(133728)
286
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many oral questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133797)
287
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to reduce the burden of administration for micro-energy producers who wish to sell energy to the National Grid; and if he will make a statement.
(132076)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
288
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure a quick resolution of the dispute between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Coastguard Rescue Officers over injury cover.
(133517)
289
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that volunteer coastguard rescue officers injured on duty receive prompt and adequate compensation.
(133518)
290
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of injury cover for volunteer coastguard rescue officers.
(133519)
291
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the dispute with coastguard rescue officers over insurance cover; and if he will make a statement.
(133520)
292
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133807)
293
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) Virgin Airlines, (b) British Airways and (c) other carriers on the possibility of direct flights from the UK to Nepal.
(133565)
294
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his estimate is of the cost of the Galileo project.
(133774)
295
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 27th March 2007, Official Report, column 1381W, on motor vehicles: registration, what steps are being taken to ensure that foreign registered vehicles used in the UK for more than six months in any 12 months are being registered and licensed.
(133775)
296
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of liquids which have been confiscated at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted, (d) Manchester and (e) Birmingham airports since 10th August 2006.
(132904)
297
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the status of seven day per week train services on the West Coast Main Line following the completion of track upgrade in 2008.
(133589)
298
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Rail Accident Investigation into the Oxenholme derailment.
(133590)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
299
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has made within Government in the last 12 months about securing benefits to Wales from the 2012 Olympics.
(133619)
300
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many days he spent in Wales on official business in each of the last 12 months; and on how many occasions he stayed overnight.
(133620)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
301
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd March 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on housing benefit: homelessness, whether his Department has assessed Westminster City Council's ability to procure short-term leased temporary accommodation for homeless households within its area following the introduction of his proposed changes to housing benefit subsidy arrangements in 2007-08.
(133733)
302
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd March 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on housing benefit: homelessness, if his Department will require local authorities to increase their General Fund contribution to the costs of placing homeless households in temporary accommodation.
(133734)
303
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on housing benefit, what amendments were made to his proposed changes to the housing benefit subsidy arrangements for homeless households following his Department's meetings with the local authority associations in August, November and December 2006 and January 2007.
(133735)
304
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2007, Official Report, column 1238W, on housing benefit, what the average cost was of non-housing revenue account expenditure on each homeless household in temporary accommodation in each year since 1997-98 (a) in cash terms and (b) at 2006-07 prices.
(133736)
305
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve access to affordable credit for those in receipt of benefit.
(132663)
306
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much he estimates will be spent on providing jobseeker's allowance incapacity benefits for 2007-08.
(133563)
307
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the letter of 26th February from the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes' constituent Mr R Taylor of Hadley Place, Milton Keynes.
(133464)
308
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Operational Improvement Plan on the performance of the Child Support Agency.
(132769)
309
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals claimed Disability Living Allowance in each London borough for each of the last five years.
(133788)
310
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of the New Deal programme in each of the years for which figures are available since its inception, broken down by region.
(133456)
311
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the New Deal on unemployment; and if he will make a statement.
(133457)
312
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005.
(133804)
313
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents in each electoral ward in Warley constituency receive pension credit.
(133779)
314
N
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the likely impact of the provisions of the Budget 2007 on the Financial Assistance Scheme.
(132679)
315
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many legal actions brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in (a) publicly administered space and (b) play areas in the last 12 months involved (i) under-18s and (ii) under-16s.
(133858)
316
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many legal actions were brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in publicly administered space in each year since 1997.
(133859)
317
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many legal actions were brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in play areas in each year since 1997.
(133860)
318
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Crisis Loans Direct helplines there are; what their hours of operation are; how many lines each helpline has; how many staff operate each helpline; and how many calls to each helpline were aborted in the last 12 months.
(133773)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
319
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the possible health implications of the reduction of the domestic residence waste bin collection system from a weekly to a two or three weekly basis.
[Transferred] (133671)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
320
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the desirability of direct flights between the UK and Nepal.
[Transferred] (133564)

 
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