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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 27 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 27 April 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 27 April 2007


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

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


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 983-4W, on Gift Aid, whether the predicted increase of £0.4 billion in Gift Aid in 2007-08 takes into account the reduction of two per cent. in the basic rate income tax; and if he will make a statement.
(134699)
2
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 983-4W, on Gift Aid, what the evidential basis was for the assumption that Gift Aid would increase by 5.6 per cent. in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(134700)
3
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to inform people that they may be eligible to reclaim tax; and if he will make a statement.
(134634)
4
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax repayment claim forms were sent (a) automatically and (b) after case review by officials to regular claimants in each year since 1997.
(134635)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the impact on tax revenue of increased use of public transport; and if he will make a statement.
(134639)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 985-6W, on income tax: tax rates and bands, how the figures quoted for the cost of changes in the rate of income tax relate to those on line 22 of table A1, page 208 of the Budget 2007; and whether the same assumptions have been used.
(134661)
7
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average income of each decile was in financial year 2006-07.
(134501)
8
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17th April 2007, Official Report, column 689W, on the child trust fund, how much time Sheree Murphy spent (a) giving interviews and (b) participating in photoshoots to promote child trust funds.
(134703)
9
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal incentives are in place to discourage quarrying and promote the use of alternative raw materials to protect the environment.
(134646)
10
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135004)
11
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland and (b) the Tees Valley have received a Child Trust Fund account since 1st September 2002.
(134655)
12
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland paid the basic rate of income tax in the 2006-07 tax year.
(134766)
13
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland are eligible for child benefit; and how many are lone parents in each case.
(134767)
14
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland have individual savings accounts.
(134868)
15
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the gross domestic product was per head of the resident population in Darlington in each year since 1992.
(135015)
16
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many drug-related deaths were recorded in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997.
(134654)
17
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties sold in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) the Suffolk County Council area in each of the last three years attracted stamp duty at (i) zero per cent., (ii) one per cent., (iii) three per cent. and (iv) four per cent.
(134687)
18
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many girls under the age of 16 years (a) became pregnant and (b) gave birth in (i) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (ii) Suffolk County Council area in each of the last 10 years, broken down by age.
(134691)
19
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134820)
20
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 22nd March 2007 (PO Ref: 1/48650/2007).
(134607)
21
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral Answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, column 662, on zero-carbon homes, if he will quantify the number of zero-carbon homes in the UK.
(134665)
22
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact on VAT receipts of the changes set out in Schedule 3 of the Finance Bill 2007.
(134702)
23
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the responses to the consultation Tackling Managed Service Companies, December 2006.
(134711)
24
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the research which led his Department to conclude, in Tackling Managed Service Companies of December 2006, that there are 240,000 workers employed by managed service companies.
(134758)
25
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research that led him to conclude in the Red Book 2007 that the measures on managed services companies set out in Schedule 3 of the Finance Bill 2007 will yield £350 million to the Exchequer in 2007-08, £450 million in 2008-09 and £250 million in 2009-10.
(134759)
26
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax has been collected under Chapter 8 of Part 2 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 since the introduction of the legislation; and how many taxpayers have been liable for tax as a result of being in deemed employment within the meaning of that chapter.
(134808)
27
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the approach taken to local economic impact surveys will be in relation to offices classified by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as being individual locations, with particular reference to the Porthmadog HMRC office.
(134381)
28
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a unique business reference number for the purposes of allocation, collection, storage and verification of information relating to businesses for the purposes of the payment of taxation; and if he will (a) bring forward proposals for and (b) discuss with Cabinet colleagues the use of a single business reference number for firms accessing services delivered across all departments.
(134631)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
29
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what instructions are issued to staff in her Department on shutting down computers at night; and what other procedures are in place to ensure computers are shut down.
(134864)
30
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what representations the Better Regulation Executive has made to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the implementation of the Gambling Act 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(134856)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
31
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will bring forward proposals to change the formula for grant allocation to local councils for older people to reflect changes in the numbers of elderly people aged over 75 years and their increased social care needs.
(134851)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will include a lifetime carbon footprint measure in the environmental cost of a new domestic dwelling.
(134927)
33
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost to business of implementing section 257 of the Housing Act 2004.
(134662)
34
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from which budget her Department's advertising campaign to promote home information packs which commenced on 25th March was funded.
(134663)
35
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what amendments affecting Gloucestershire were made to the South West Regional Spatial Strategy following the consultation in 2006; and whether such amendments were recommended by (a) Assembly officers, (b) the Government Office of the South West, (c) the South West Regional Development Agency, (d) her Department, (e) local authorities, (f) commercial interests, (g) community representatives and (h) members of the public.
(134462)
36
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will assess the merits of referenda as a suitable gauge of public opinion in the stakeholder consultation for suitability of bids for unitary authority status.
(134874)
37
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what legal advice she took on whether the current local government restructuring process conformed with the Local Government Act 1992.
(134876)
38
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for consideration by her Department of North Yorkshire County Council's bid for a unitary authority in North Yorkshire; what recent representations she has received on the bid; what public consultations have been undertaken on the matter; and if she will make a statement.
(135007)
39
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost was of establishing the predecessor to her Department the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
(134811)
40
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role water companies have in the planning of housebuilding programmes; and whether consideration is being given to making them statutory consultees in the planning process.
(134382)
41
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what definition of significant her Department uses in the context of proposals for significant development in the Green Belt where the Secretary of State will consider recovery of planning appeals.
(134852)
42
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134835)
43
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Minister of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 23rd February 2007, on the Sustainable Communities Bill.
(134604)
44
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to reply to the letter of 21st March 2007 from the hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald.
(133892)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
45
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2006, Official Report, column 342W, on the community legal service, when she expects to provide a substantive reply to the Question; and what the reason is for the delay.
(134367)
46
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134994)
47
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what date the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal notified (a) the Home Office and (b) HM High Commission, Islamabad, of its decision in the case of Mrs K. U.N., wife of Mr I. G. of Aylesbury (reference OA/26058/2006), which was heard on 7th February and promulgated on 19th February.
(134377)
48
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many people were declared bankrupt in Suffolk in each year since 1997.
(134670)
49
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many court orders were issued for the repossession of homes in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk County Council area in each year since 1997.
(134690)
50
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134834)
51
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Castle Point of 30th March on Mrs Wendy Gillespie.
(134366)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
52
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications have been received by the Gambling Commission for remote operating licences under the Gambling Act 2005.
(134843)
53
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assumptions her Department has made in calculating the Gambling Commission's forecast cost and revenues on the number of remote operating licence applications it expects to be made under the Gambling Act 2005.
(134844)
54
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assumptions her Department has made on the number of applications for remote operating licences under the Gambling Act 2005 that will be made before 1st September.
(134845)
55
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the investment returns were for the Arts Council of England from National Lottery funding in August 2006; and what they were in the latest period for which figures are available.
(134373)
56
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Arts Council of England received from the National Lottery in August 2006; and how much it received in the latest period for which figures are available.
(134374)
57
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the investment returns were for the Film Council from National Lottery funding in August 2006.
(134836)
58
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Film Council received from the National Lottery in August 2006.
(134837)
59
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from (a) the Big Lottery Fund and (b) other lottery distributors, including sports councils, was spent on grassroots sport and other schemes which promote physical activity among adults in each of the last five years.
(134757)
60
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the diversion of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to the 2012 Olympics upon (a) the efforts of statutory agencies to promote physical activity and (b) the Government's target of 50 per cent. of adults meeting the recommended minimum level of physical activity by 2011; and if she will make a statement.
(134783)
61
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to monitor the level of change in participation in sports and physical activity resulting from London's hosting of the Olympics (a) before, (b) during and (c) after the event takes place; whether the Government has made any predictions of the likely level of changes; and if she will make a statement.
(134784)
62
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134995)
63
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what grants have been made to institutions in (a) the UK and (b) the North East for events marking the bicentenary of the first Act to abolish the transatlantic slave trade.
(134772)
64
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, columns 613-4W, on works of art: valuation, what information is required to ensure that a valuation is properly justified; and to what extent the Reviewing Committee can reduce a valuation for a UK purchaser.
(134896)
65
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, columns 613-4W, on works of art: valuation, what the investigative powers are of the Reviewing Committee into valuations.
(134897)
66
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, columns 613-4W, on works of art: valuation, how many times an independent valuation varied from the valuation submitted to the Reviewing Committee in each of the last 10 years; and what steps were taken when this happened.
(134898)
67
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134833)
68
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery money was paid to sports-based causes in Scotland via distributors other than SportScotland in each of the last five years.
(134698)
69
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to strengthen its use of evidence to inform policy making as recommended in its Capability Review; and what assessment has been made of the use of evidence in developing the regulatory order to implement the Gambling Act 2005.
(134853)
70
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to make more effective the delivery networks identified in its Capability Review.
(134855)
71
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what invitations she has issued to her Department's Fashion Summit to inform the Joint Creative Economy Programme; and to whom.
(135011)
72
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the supporting papers provided for the industry summits held to inform the further development of the Joint Creative Economy Programme.
(135018)
73
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans the Ofcom public services publisher service to be funded.
(134465)
74
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to improve the provision of children's programming by public service broadcasters.
(134466)
75
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to bring forward the review of public sector broadcasting in view of the effect of Web 2.0.
(134467)
76
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Kent County Council on redundancies in its library service.
(134468)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
77
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what proportion the (a) numbers and (b) explosive capacity of the UK's nuclear weapons have been reduced as a result of multilateral disarmament negotiations since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force.
(134918)
78
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the United States Administration has sought any (a) technical and (b) diplomatic reassurance that Trident D5 nuclear missiles provided under a leasing contract by the US Navy to the UK could never be targeted at United States assets.
(134984)
79
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) gifts and (b) hospitality were received by the (i) Chief of the General Staff, (ii) Adjutant General, (iii) General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland and (iv) Commander in Chief Land in the last 12 months.
(135010)
80
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the evidence submitted to the Defence Select Committee in its inquiry into the future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent by Professor Richard Garwin, on the timetable for replacement of Trident submarines.
(135012)
81
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the percentage of smart cluster munitions which fail to explode immediately.
(134773)
82
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007 to Question 132019, on service personnel: media, if he will give an example of an instance of which his Department is aware of a relative of a serving serviceman or woman selling a second-hand account to a media outlet.
(134499)
83
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what type of munitions were fired in Iraq by (a) 20 Armed Brigade and (b) 19 Light Brigade in each month of their deployment.
(134710)
84
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134832)
85
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Minister for Veterans expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 22nd December 2007, (ref: D/US of S/DT MC00143/2007).
(134605)
86
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fuel leaks have been reported on Nimrod MR2 R1 aircraft in the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(134919)
87
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) the current air-to-air refuelling system will be replaced and (b) the single skin fuel pipes will be replaced by double skin fuel pipes as part of the Nimrod MR2 R1 aircraft refurbishment programme.
(134920)
88
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to refit the Nimrod MR2 R1 aircraft's wing fuel tanks with foam to prevent explosions.
(134921)
89
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the initial findings of the Royal Air Force board of inquiry into the loss of the Nimrod XV230 over Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in September 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(134922)
90
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the costs of replacing the (a) air-to-air refuelling system, (b) wing fuel tanks and (c) single skin fuel pipes in his decision to refurbish the current fleet of Nimrod MR2 R1 aircraft.
(134923)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
91
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134831)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
92
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money he expects to make available to East Sussex County Council between now and 2010 to spend on capital projects relating to rural primary schools; and how much of that funding will be allocated specifically for the renovation of existing buildings.
(134497)
93
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the extent to which wheelchair assessments for children support the delivery of the five key outcomes envisaged by Every Child Matters.
(134778)
94
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that disabled children and young people are provided with a wheelchair which meets their clinical, social and educational needs.
(134779)
95
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects to answer Question 133014, on grandparents, tabled by the hon. Member for Birkenhead on 17th April.
(134500)
96
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local education authorities have undertaken a review of their school private finance initiative contracts in the last three years; and how many reviews resulted in those contracts being terminated.
(134464)
97
N
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reasons the Student Loans Company uses the Retail Price Index as its preferred inflation index.
(134375)
98
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134996)
99
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland undertook apprenticeships in each of the last two years; and what percentage went on to find employment in the field of their apprenticeship.
(134761)
100
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he has taken to involve industry and businesses in the content of apprenticeship courses.
(134762)
101
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of special needs education in mainstream schools in England.
(134768)
102
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland are in free nursery education.
(134769)
103
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 on schools' policies on bullying.
(134774)
104
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the Education and Skills Select Committee's recent recommendations to require schools to record all incidents of bullying together with details about the type of bullying.
(134806)
105
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of issuing non-compulsory guidelines for schools on drawing-up policies against specific types of bullying.
(134807)
106
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland are eligible for financial support for childcare.
(134867)
107
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many statements of individual children's special needs were compiled by local education authorities in 2006; how many recommended funding towards education at a special needs school; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the statement assessment system.
(134871)
108
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in the North East are (a) in recognised foster care and (b) subject to special guardianship or residence orders with friends or family other than their parents.
(134887)
109
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Darlington were allocated a university place in each year since 1996.
(135017)
110
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were the subject of new care proceedings in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997.
(134671)
111
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of half days were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained mainstream schools in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) Suffolk and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(134682)
112
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134830)
113
Mr David Willetts (Havant):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes at GCSE including (a) English and mathematics, (b) English, mathematics and science and (c) English, mathematics, science and a foreign language, broken down by (i) local authority, (ii) parliamentary constituency and (iii) local government ward.
(134794)
114
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the application by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for recognition of its six universities under the Council of Europe's Bologna process; and if he will make a statement.
(134981)
115
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations his Department has made to the Council of Europe in respect of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus's application for recognition of its six universities under the Council of Europe's Bologna process.
(134982)
116
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received on the financial implications for the Turkish-Cypriot universities of their continued non-membership of the Bologna process.
(134983)
117
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) teacher to pupil ratio and (b) classroom assistant to pupil ratio was in (i) nursery, (ii) infant, (iii) junior and (iv) secondary school classes in (A) Hartlepool constituency, (B) the Tees Valley sub-region, (C) the North East region and (D) England in each year since 1997.
(134630)
118
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what principles underpin first-aid education delivered in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(134632)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
119
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, columns 77-80W, on domestic waste, on what basis the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk was included in the list.
(134608)
120
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to complete its review of the Warm Front grant maxima for England.
(134609)
121
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Warm Front scheme targets hard-to-reach and hard-to-treat households.
(134610)
122
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many households in each parliamentary constituency were assisted through the Warm Front scheme in each year since the scheme was introduced.
(134611)
123
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Waste and Resources Action Programme is taking to promote and provide incentives for the use of paper sludge as an alternative raw material for cement companies.
(134629)
124
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of (a) recovered paper are used and (b) paper sludge were produced in the UK in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(134643)
125
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote and provide incentives for the use of paper sludge as an alternative raw material for use by cement companies.
(134644)
126
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134997)
127
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) supported into energy production through (i) fermentation, (ii) microbrial fuel cells, (iii) anaerobic digestion, (iv) gasification and (v) pyrolysis of sewage.
(134790)
128
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with water companies on using sewage for energy production.
(134791)
129
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives are in place to encourage water companies to invest in energy production from sewage waste.
(134792)
130
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of sewer flooding where raw sewage has contaminated homes and property occurred in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) each county in the last three years.
(134376)
131
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on (a) temporary staff accommodation and (b) travel expenses in each year since 2001.
(134676)
132
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which farm payment deadlines missed by the UK in 2003-04 led to the European Commission's recovery of 53.7 million euros; and from which budget he expects funds recovered to be paid.
(134683)
133
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU Member State was subject to the greatest financial correction as a result of non-respect of payment deadlines in 2003-04.
(134684)
134
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the likely financial correction to be imposed on the UK for non-respect of payment deadlines in 2005-06.
(134685)
135
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates his Department has made of the likely effect of implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on recycling levels of the relevant materials.
(134383)
136
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) standing charges, (b) cost per litre and (c) other charges levied by each water company in England and Wales are on individual households (i) with and (ii) without water meters.
(134672)
137
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who left the agricultural sector in Suffolk in each year since 1997.
(134674)
138
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134829)
139
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Minister of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 15th March 2007, on the Sahara Desert and energy.
(134606)
140
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action has been taken on the use of excess packaging in Easter eggs.
(134697)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
141
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will discuss the setting up of an AU-UN force operational within Darfur with the Chinese government.
(134925)
142
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the capacity of the French air force in Chad to monitor a no-fly zone over Darfur.
(134930)
143
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what capacity Salah Gosh, Sudan's Head of Military Intelligence, visited the UK in 2006.
(134932)
144
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the extent to which the persons, entities and organisations identified in European Council decision 2007/242/EC of 23rd April 2007 hold assets in the European Union which will be affected by the Council decision.
(134857)
145
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK advocated the inclusion of additional persons, entities and organisations to the list of those subject to a freezing of economic resources agreed by the European Council on 23rd April 2007; and whether she is satisfied by the action taken by the EU to date.
(134858)
146
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK is advocating that the European Union restrictive measures against Iran adopted under European Council decision 2007/242/EC of 23rd April 2007 be strengthened; and if she will make a statement.
(134859)
147
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the European Union is implementing a full travel ban on (a) the persons designated under UN Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 and (b) the individuals designated under Council Decision 2007/242/EC of 23rd April; and if she will make a statement.
(134860)
148
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures the Government has taken to prevent specialised teaching or training of Iranian nationals in disciplines which would contribute to Iran's sensitive nuclear activities and development of nuclear weapon delivery systems in accordance with Article 6 of the EU Council Common Position 2007/140/CFSP.
(134861)
149
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's priorities are for the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in Vienna, 30th April to 11th May.
(134862)
150
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions officials from her Department have made representations to the government of Iran calling for the return of the Royal Navy boats and equipment seized by Iran; and what reasons have been given by the government of Iran for not doing so.
(134863)
151
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134998)
152
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to clarify with the government in Bangladesh the position of Sheikh Hasina.
(134701)
153
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which UK (a) embassies and (b) consulates have been closed in each of the last three years.
(134627)
154
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British civil servants were seconded to work full-time for the Committee of Permanent Representatives in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(134810)
155
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134828)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
156
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with the Screening Advisory Committee on the effectiveness of extending the NHS Breast Screening Programme's upper age limit beyond 70 years.
(134378)
157
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of women diagnosed with breast cancer received an HER2 test in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what steps her Department is taking to monitor the implementation of the government commitment that all women diagnosed with breast cancer should receive a HER2 test.
(134379)
158
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans her Department has in place for (a) the training of staff and (b) the development of capacity to meet the Government's commitment that all women with breast problems referred to a breast specialist by their GP will be seen within two weeks by 2008.
(134380)
159
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the extent to which NHS eligibility criteria for the provision of wheelchairs and mobility equipment supports the delivery of the five key outcomes envisaged by Every Child Matters.
(134659)
160
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is being produced to support the role of primary care trusts and local education authorities to jointly commission and jointly resource wheelchair services for children and young people in line with Standard 8 of the National Service Framework for Children.
(134660)
161
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that disabled children and young people are provided with a wheelchair which meets their clinical, social and educational needs.
(134780)
162
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines or procedures are used by (a) hospital and (b) general practitioners' staff to ensure that patient records are handled correctly.
(134881)
163
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local partnerships are involved in the Screening and Intervention Programme for Sensible Drinking trailblazers scheme.
(134882)
164
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether primary care trusts which do not spend the money allocated for the Screening and Intervention Programme for Sensible Drinking on the programme itself will receive the same money for alcohol work the following year.
(134883)
165
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the budget allocated to primary care trusts for the Screening and Intervention Programme for Sensible Drinking will be ring-fenced.
(134884)
166
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 775, on NHS information technology, what assessment she has made of the (a) appropriateness and (b) effectiveness of operating the choose and book system in the area covered by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust.
(134986)
167
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 775, on NHS information technology, what assessment she has made of the (a) usage level, (b) cost of running and (c) effectiveness of the choose and book system in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
(134987)
168
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 775, on NHS information technology, what kinds of information on the Choose and Book system are collected; and from whom.
(134988)
169
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer to the hon. member for Falmouth and Camborne of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 777, on cost shunting, how she plans to ensure that such proposals are delivered (a) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and (b) throughout the country.
(134989)
170
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer to the hon. member for Falmouth and Camborne of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 777, on cost shunting, whether she plans to discuss the opportunities afforded by local government reform with her Cabinet colleagues in (a) the Department for Communities and Local Government, (b) the Cabinet Office and (c) other departments.
(134990)
171
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer to the hon. member for Falmouth and Camborne of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 777, on cost shunting, whether she has made an assessment of the merits of permitting primary care trusts and local authority social services departments (a) to amalgamate to form one organisation and (b) to amalgamate their budgets to operate strategically through a single budget.
(134991)
172
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by the NHS in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(134838)
173
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners per head of population there were in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(134839)
174
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per capita of the population by the NHS in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(134846)
175
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists per head of population there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(134847)
176
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England are not registered with a dentist.
(134848)
177
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) general practitioners are in training in (i) South Tyneside, (ii) the North East and (iii) England; and how many were in each year since 1997.
(134849)
178
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) care homes and (b) care home beds there were in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997.
(134850)
179
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes in Northamptonshire received Dignity in Care grants in 2006.
(134436)
180
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient journeys are estimated to have taken place between Cheltenham and Gloucester in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006; and what the predicted numbers are for (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.
(134463)
181
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the patient mortality rates were in each NHS Trust in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(134648)
182
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, column 956W, on Chester-le-Street Community Hospital, for what reasons her Department was able to inform the office of the hon. Member for North Durham on 6th March that the visit was to take place; and for what reasons her Answer did not include the cost of the visit.
(134469)
183
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April 2007, Official Report, column 655W, on departments: Ministers' private offices, if she will place in the Library a copy of the (a) job description and (b) person specification for the post of Diary Secretary in her private office.
(134470)
184
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134999)
185
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much English NHS trusts spent on Welsh translation services in each of the last five years.
(135034)
186
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were prescribed Ritalin in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) the area corresponding as closely as possible to Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each of the last seven years, broken down by age.
(134770)
187
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) the area corresponding as closely as possible to Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in each of the last seven years.
(134771)
188
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of recent trends in the number of secondary care referrals for skin conditions on the training of new consultant dermatologists.
(134869)
189
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) the area corresponding as closely as possible to Middlesbrough and South East Cleveland were diagnosed with autism in the last seven years.
(134870)
190
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there were in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each of the last five years.
(134886)
191
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal limit applies to the quantity of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine that can be bought on the internet and imported to the UK; and whether her Department plans to criminalise such imports.
(134666)
192
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations her Department has carried out with individual GP practices on the likely impact making prescribable over-the-counter medicines containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine on their workload and the services they provide to patients.
(134667)
193
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pupils in Darlington schools and nurseries receive free fruit.
(135014)
194
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to increase the numbers of (a) NHS dentists and (b) places available to register with an NHS dentist in Leeds.
(134434)
195
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects a children's and maternity hospital to be built in Leeds.
(134435)
196
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to provide additional (a) services for children and (b) maternity services in Leeds during the period of postponement of the building of a dedicated children's and maternity hospital.
(134498)
197
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives were (a) employed and (b) made redundant by each London based NHS trust in each of the last 10 years.
(135006)
198
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what elements she expects to be included in the new settlement in social care referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care Services in the web discussion for the Disability Rights Commission; what meetings (a) she and (b) her Ministers have had to discuss the new settlement, and with whom; whether a national consultation will take place on the new settlement; and when she expects the new settlement to be in place.
(134693)
199
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) student nurses are employed at the Queen's Hospital in Romford.
(135023)
200
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for kidney transplants on the NHS.
(135024)
201
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many maternity units there are in the London Borough of Havering.
(135025)
202
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of hospital acquired infections were reported at the Queen's Hospital in Romford in each of the last five years.
(135026)
203
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many surgical operations have been performed at the Queen's Hospital in Romford since its opening.
(135027)
204
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors there are per patient at the Queen's Hospital in Romford.
(135028)
205
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many wards there are in Romford's Queen's Hospital; and how many are in use.
(135029)
206
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are being treated for macular degeneration in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) England, (c) Greater London, (d) the London Borough of Havering and (e) Romford.
(135030)
207
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy is on combating age-related macular degeneration.
(135031)
208
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were given blood contaminated with (a) HIV and (b) hepatitis C whilst being treated by the NHS in each year since 1997.
(135032)
209
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by her Department to prevent contaminated blood reaching patients in the NHS.
(135033)
210
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults are (i) obese and (ii) overweight when measured by body mass index according to the Government's most recent health survey figures in (A) Bury St. Edmunds constituency, (B) Suffolk County Council area, (C) the East of England and (D) England.
(134664)
211
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total public expenditure per head of population on the (a) capital and (b) running costs of the NHS was in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire, (iv) Essex, (v) Hertfordshire, (vi) Norfolk and (vii) each of the English regions in each year since 1997.
(134675)
212
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when (a) she and (b) one of her Ministerial colleagues last visited Lincolnshire.
(134673)
213
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134827)
214
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Minister of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 27th February 2007, on GP prescriptions and labelling by pharmacists.
(134603)
215
Ian Stewart (Eccles):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the diphtheria-tetanus vaccine was routinely available between 1982 and 1984.
(134872)
216
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS nurses applied for voluntary redundancy in 2006; and what the cost of those redundancies was.
(134781)
217
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on BPL Elstree in (a) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(134900)
218
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on the production of blood products in the UK for use by haemophiliacs in (a) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(134901)
219
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on imported blood products from the US in (a) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(134902)
220
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of factor VIII blood product was imported from the US into the UK in (a) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(134903)
221
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on the Lister Institute's (a) Chelsea and (b) Elstree laboratories in (i) 1980, (ii) 1981, (iii) 1982, (iv) 1983 and (v) 1984; and if she will make a statement.
(134904)
222
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on increasing blood donations at regional transfusion centres in (a) 1985, (b) 1986, (c) 1987, (d) 1988 and (e) 1989; and if she will make a statement.
(134905)
223
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations her Department received prior to 1990 from the World Health Organisation on the safety of imported blood from areas with a high prevalence of hepatitis; and if she will make a statement.
(134906)
224
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of UK-sourced blood was fractionated to develop blood products for use by haemophiliacs in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e) 1984; and if she will make a statement.
(134907)
225
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of cryoprecipitate was available for use in the NHS in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e) 1984; and if she will make a statement.
(134908)
226
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of blood products given to haemophiliacs in (a) 1985, (b) 1986, (c) 1987, (d) 1988 and (e) 1989 was sourced from the US; and if she will make a statement.
(134909)
227
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of blood products given to haemophiliacs in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e) 1984 was sourced from UK donors; and if she will make a statement.
(134910)
228
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on imported blood products from the US in (a) 1985, (b) 1986, (c) 1987, (d) 1988 and (e) 1989; and if she will make a statement.
(134911)
229
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department spent on the production of blood products in the UK for use by haemophiliacs in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e) 1984; and if she will make a statement.
(134912)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
230
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of total smoking bans in those prison establishments where such a ban has been imposed on rates of positive tests for (a) cannabis and (b) hard drugs; what the impact has been on numbers of incidents of trafficking of illegal items into those prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(134694)
231
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Terms of Reference of the Tasker inquiry have been (a) amended and (b) altered; how many interim reports have been produced during the lifetime of the inquiry; when the most recent interim report was produced; what the reason is for the most recent delay to the completion of the inquiry; how many extensions to the inquiry have been authorised; and if he will make a statement.
(134695)
232
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) adults and (b) juveniles with recognised drug-related problems secured places on accredited drug treatment programmes (i) whilst in custody and (ii) within six months of release in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(134704)
233
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff at each prison establishment were dismissed in each of the last 12 months for (a) corruption, (b) trafficking drugs and other illegal contraband into the establishment, (c) time off due to stress-related illnesses and (d) making improper expense claims; and if he will make a statement.
(134705)
234
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the value of fraudulent expense claims made by HM Prison Service staff in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available; what disciplinary action was taken against individuals involved; and if he will make a statement.
(134706)
235
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average (a) age and (b) experience is of those prison governors appointed with responsibility for (i) security and (ii) operations in each prison establishment where staff have been identified as trafficking drugs or other illegal contraband into prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(134707)
236
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are subject to (a) closed visits and (b) extra monitoring arrangements at each prison establishment due to drug-related concerns; and if he will make a statement.
(134708)
237
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources he has made available to each (a) prison establishment and (b) the Professional Standards Unit to reduce the level of trafficking of contraband in the financial year 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(134709)
238
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) target completion date was when first commissioned and (b) actual completion date is expected to be of the Tasker inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(134719)
239
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of bullying of HM Prison Service staff by (a) other staff and (b) HM Prison Service management; what steps he is taking to promote the adoption of best practice through prison service orders for tackling such bullying; and if he will make a statement.
(134720)
240
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison staff were tested for (a) drug dependency and (b) illegal drug use in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(134721)
241
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received by the new London Area Manager of HM Prison Service from staff about (a) corruption, (b) misconduct and (c) management failure; and if he will make a statement.
(134722)
242
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (a) requests and (b) authorisations was in each prison establishment in England and Wales per week for targeted surveillance of (i) social visits and (ii) other activity in each of the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(134756)
243
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1520W, on prison service: standards, how many (a) area professional standards managers, (b) local professional standards managers and (c) their deputies are in post; what proportion of them were fully trained by February; and if he will make a statement.
(134760)
244
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st March 2007, Official Report, column 1520W, on prison service: standards, in what circumstances an HM Prison Service commissioning officer may withhold (a) the investigation report and (b) parts of the investigation report from an individual being charged under the disciplinary code; and if he will make a statement.
(134809)
245
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which member of HM Prison Service Board will have responsibility for (a) considering the content, (b) overseeing appropriate disciplinary action and (c) addressing the issues that may arise from the report by Mr Ron Tasker into the conduct of the previous governor at HM Prison Wandsworth; and if he will make a statement.
(134840)
246
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) competency and experience of staff and (b) adequacy of resources of security departments within prison establishments in the (i) prevention and (ii) detection of contraband; and if he will make a statement.
(134841)
247
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were employed in the security department at each prison establishment in (a) 1995, (b) 1997, (c) 2001, (d) 2005 and (e) for the latest period for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(134842)
248
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Questions (a) 131379, (b) 131380 and (c) 131381, on British citizenship, tabled by the Rt. hon. Member for Birkenhead on 28th March 2007.
(134386)
249
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders who were deported in 2006 have subsequently been found to have re-entered the UK.
(134640)
250
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had their removal from the UK stopped in 2006 because their destination country was deemed too dangerous, broken down by country of origin.
(134641)
251
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the number of irregular migrants who are in the UK who are in employment.
(134815)
252
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the number of irregular migrants (a) in the UK and (b) the rest of Europe.
(134816)
253
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers have been prosecuted for illegally employing irregular migrants during the last 12 months.
(134817)
254
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons Milan Spanovic has not been extradited to Croatia; and if he will make a statement.
(134970)
255
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will give details of each extradition request by a foreign government which has been (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the last five years.
(134971)
256
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what rules are applied at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre on permitting detainees to take their medication into the centre when they are detained; and on what basis Miss Nathalie Ketchanon was refused permission to do so.
(134972)
257
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice is given to deportation escorts on the tightness of handcuffs on deportees; and if he will make a statement.
(134973)
258
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of assault have been made against deportation escorts in each of the last five years; and what the result has been of police investigations of allegations.
(134974)
259
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis Miss Nathalie Ketchanou was immediately returned to the UK from Kenya following her deportation from the UK; and at what cost.
(134975)
260
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134992)
261
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland; what percentage have been breached in each case; and what percentage of recipients went on to re-offend.
(134763)
262
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been given on-the-spot fines by the police since 1997; and what percentage went on to re-offend.
(134764)
263
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been given conditional cautions by the police since 1997; and what percentage went on to re-offend.
(134765)
264
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers have committed suicide in the UK before being deported in the last five years.
(134804)
265
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support is provided to persons released from prison after a successful appeal in court.
(134805)
266
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the law relating to consent in rape cases where a complainant was under the influence of alcohol.
(134885)
267
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support is provided to failed asylum seekers.
(134954)
268
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people originating from outside the UK charged with offences in the last 12 months were also charged (a) with driving without a valid British driving licence and (b) with having no British driving licence.
(134668)
269
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number and proportion of offences that were drug-related in (a) Darlington, (b) County Durham and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(135013)
270
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners escaped from police custody in each of the last 10 years.
(135009)
271
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving resulted in custodial sentences in each year since 1997, broken down by police authority.
(134677)
272
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of police to public was in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997.
(134678)
273
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of carrying a knife in a public place in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997.
(134679)
274
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers per 100,000 residents there were in each police authority in England in each year since 1997.
(134680)
275
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were issued for (a) consumption of alcohol and (b) selling alcohol to under-age people in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire, (iv) Essex, (v) Hertfordshire and (vi) Norfolk in each year since the penalty scheme came into use.
(134681)
276
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were found guilty of (a) drunken and disorderly behaviour and (b) drunken and aggravated behaviour in (i) England, (ii) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (iii) Suffolk, (iv) Bedfordshire, (v) Cambridgeshire, (vi) Essex, (vii) Hertfordshire and (viii) Norfolk in each year since 1997.
(134686)
277
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134826)
278
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is considering deportation proceedings in the case of (a) Antonio Mia and (b) Shpetim Bujaj.
(134880)
279
N
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on an EU-wide law on holocaust denial.
(134518)
280
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on compensation for time remaining on the validity of an existing passport where a person seeks a new passport to take account of a name change following marriage.
(134692)
281
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there were of under age purchasers of alcohol in each year for which figures are available.
(134854)
282
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will continue to provide funding for the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.
(134793)
283
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidelines to police forces on the use of the ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent device Mosquito.
(134368)
284
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will seek legal advice on the compatability of the ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent device with (a) Article 3 and (b) Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
(134369)
285
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will require police forces to notify him of their purchase of ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent devices.
(134370)
286
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Child Rescue Alert Service introduced by police forces.
(134371)
287
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has assessed the merits of providing short-term temporary cells in rural areas.
(134372)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
288
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many litres of alcoholic drinks were purchased for sale (a) in bars and restaurants of the House and (b) by the House Refreshment Department for catering functions on the Parliamentary estate in each year since 2005.
(134496)
289
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how often Portcullis House has been assessed for its (a) energy efficiency and (b) carbon emissions; what the trends in performance were; what plans the Commission has to assess Portcullis House in this way; and if he will make a statement.
(134645)
290
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many (a) glass and (b) plastic bottles of water were bought by the House in 2006; and how many were returned to the supplier for re-use.
(134878)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
291
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking (a) to assist the facilitation of elections in the Sudan in 2009 and (b) to ensure that such elections are free, fair and inclusive.
(134931)
292
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135000)
293
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department paid to (a) the Adam Smith Institute, (b) Accenture and (c) KPMG for work in each of the last six years.
(134628)
294
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134825)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
295
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the outcome of the first round of Medical Training Application Service interviews in Northern Ireland to be known.
(134955)
296
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he will take to provide assistance to junior doctors in Northern Ireland who are not successful in the round 1 Medical Training Application Service interviews.
(134956)
297
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors working in the NHS in Northern Ireland who will be unemployed in August.
(134957)
298
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether doctors in Northern Ireland who have completed a 12-month fixed term specialty training appointment at year 1 may apply for a specialist training year 1 post in the same specialty in August 2008.
(134958)
299
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the percentage of doctors appointed to a fixed term specialty training appointment year 1 post in August 2007 in Northern Ireland who are expected to progress to a specialist training year 2 post in the same specialty and unit of application in August 2008.
(134959)
300
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the proportion of junior doctors' time which has been used for (a) activities related to Modernising Medical Careers and (b) providing a service for patients in the last 12 months.
(134960)
301
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding was available before August 2006 for the provision of additional doctors to ensure that junior doctors' working rotas would be compliant with the European Working Time Directive.
(134961)
302
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been of providing locum cover for junior doctors in Northern Ireland attending activities relating to Modernising Medical Careers.
(134962)
303
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria other than interview performance are used in Northern Ireland to select doctors for run through training to become consultants.
(134963)
304
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average duration has been of Medical Training Application Service round 1 interviews in each speciality in Northern Ireland.
(134964)
305
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether candidates' Medical Training Application Service application forms will be taken into account when selecting individuals for speciality training and fixed term speciality training appointments for August 2007.
(134965)
306
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps have been taken to ensure that sufficient junior doctors are employed in Northern Ireland to enable all their working rotas to be compliant with the European Working Time Directive in August 2007.
(134966)
307
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the career structure for junior doctors in Northern Ireland from August 2007 on (a) waiting lists for outpatients appointments and (b) waiting lists for elective surgery.
(134967)
308
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice was given to Foundation 2 doctors by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency before January 2007 about the need for foundation trainees to sit Royal College postgraduate examinations.
(134968)
309
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many medical specialities in Northern Ireland (a) asked candidates during Medical Training Application Service round 1 interviews whether they had taken (i) Royal College examinations and (ii) an Advanced Life Support course and (b) gave consideration to Royal College examinations when scoring ST1 and FTSTA1 applicants.
(134969)
310
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps were taken to ensure that applicants in Northern Ireland would not be aware of clinical scenarios raised in the first round of Medical Training Application Service interviews prior to their interview in March.
(134977)
311
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps were taken to ensure that sufficient medical staff would be available to maintain a high standard of patient care during the first round of Medical Training Application Service interviews in Northern Ireland.
(134978)
312
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many days on average junior doctors were available to provide a service to patients in the Northern Ireland hospital where they work during (a) March 2006 and (b) March 2007.
(134979)
313
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the ratio of specialty training to fixed term specialty training appointments is in each specialty in England.
(134980)
314
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many households in each (a) council district and (b) Parliamentary constituency had septic tank emptying agreements with Northern Ireland Water before 31st March 2007.
(134924)
315
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking through the Spending Review to improve provisions for the arts in Northern Ireland following the reduction in Lottery funding from 2009.
(134813)
316
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135001)
317
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many private (a) Anglican, (b) Catholic, (c) Evangelical and (d) Jewish faith schools there are in Northern Ireland.
(135019)
318
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in what proportion of schools in Northern Ireland pupils are taught Irish as a second language.
(135020)
319
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by his Department on overseas travel in each year since 1997.
(135021)
320
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on encouraging recycling across Northern Ireland.
(135022)
321
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the growth of tourism in Northern Ireland.
(135035)
322
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to provide affordable housing in Northern Ireland.
(135036)
323
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which flags will be flown from the Northern Ireland Assembly building at Stormont; and on what dates.
(135037)
324
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the Government's policy is on the use of (a) the Ulster flag, (b) the Cross of St Patrick, (c) the Union flag, (d) the European Union flag and (e) the Irish Republic flag on government buildings in Northern Ireland.
(135038)
325
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were (a) killed and (b) injured on duty in each year since 1997.
(135039)
326
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are employed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(135040)
327
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the budget of the Police Service of Northern Ireland was in each year since 2002.
(135041)
328
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many buildings are owned by his Department; and what the value is of each.
(135042)
329
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to assist the Northern Irish shipbuilding industry.
(135043)
330
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many new businesses opened in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.
(135044)
331
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are employed in local government in Northern Ireland.
(135045)
332
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were on unemployment benefit in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.
(135046)
333
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the number of people in Northern Ireland making (a) no provision and (b) insufficient provision for retirement pension; and what percentage of the workforce these figures represent.
(134812)
334
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much public money was made available to support the Belfast Saint Patrick's Day Parade and festival in 2006.
(134814)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
335
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the residential requirements are for second home owners to have their names entered on the electoral roll in Scotland.
(134471)
336
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what basis decisions are made to permit the names of second home owners in Scotland to be entered on the electoral roll and vote in Scottish parliamentary and local government elections.
(134472)
337
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134824)
Questions to the Solicitor General
338
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Solicitor General, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in the Law Officers' Departments in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134823)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
339
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will place in the Library a copy of the advice issued to Derwentside District Council by the Electoral Commission following the issuing of faulty ballot papers for the local elections 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(135047)
340
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what criteria were used by the Electoral Commission to select appropriate printers for their approved list to produce ballot papers for the local elections 2007.
(135048)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
341
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what average damages have been recovered by the 20 law firms with the greatest volume of claims for (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
(134782)
342
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether all applications which have been made for Stream 1 grants for wind turbines which meet the criteria of the scheme have been approved.
(134899)
343
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in each parliamentary constituency were in fuel poverty in each year since 2001.
(134612)
344
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135002)
345
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, column 635W, on nuclear power, what assessment he has made of the effect on the consultation on nuclear energy of publishing the White Paper on energy policy before receiving responses to the consultation.
(134928)
346
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2007, Official Report, column 635W, on nuclear power, what additional areas the new consultation on nuclear energy will cover.
(134929)
347
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on visits and related activities undertaken by his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) officials, including departmentally sponsored agencies, in each of the last three years.
(134626)
348
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the terms of reference for the Sellafield historic autopsy inquiry to be published.
(134775)
349
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the families of those affected by the Sellafield autopsy issue will be consulted on the terms of reference for the investigation to be led by Michael Redfern QC.
(134776)
350
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how long the Sellafield historic autopsy investigation is expected to continue; and whether an investigation team will be based at or in the communities around Sellafield.
(134777)
351
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on individual producer responsibility and the transposition of article 8.2 of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(134384)
352
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on the implementation of article 8.2 of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(134385)
353
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many firms ceased trading in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) the Suffolk County Council area in each year since 1997.
(134688)
354
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many small businesses that began trading since 1997 have subsequently ceased trading in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency, (b) Suffolk, (c) the east of England and (d) England.
(134689)
355
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134822)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
356
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions there are in the transport analysis guidance rules for taking tax implications of new road plans into account.
(134636)
357
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental assessments are required as part of approval for road building schemes by his Department.
(134637)
358
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on road building in each year since 1997, including funding through private finance initiative projects.
(134638)
359
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, into which languages (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies translates official documents and publications.
(134656)
360
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies spent on translation services in each of the last 10 years.
(134657)
361
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the operating costs were of (a) electronic messaging signs and (b) electronic variable messaging signs in each of the last 10 years.
(134658)
362
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many unregistered vehicles his Department estimates there are in the UK.
(134712)
363
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency achieved its target of halving the estimated number of unregistered vehicles in the UK by 2007.
(134713)
364
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost is of the electronic messaging signs of the kind being introduced on the M4 in Wiltshire.
(134714)
365
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) electronic messaging signs and (b) electronic variable messaging signs the Highways Agency has erected around its network in each of the last 10 years.
(134715)
366
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the level of compliance of foreign lorries with UK and EU safety regulations.
(134716)
367
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department is taking to ensure foreign lorries on roads in the UK comply with UK and EU safety regulations.
(134717)
368
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many illegally operating foreign lorries in the UK were impounded in each year since 2002.
(134718)
369
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licence applications were supported by false identity documents in each of the last five years.
(134795)
370
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people tried to obtain driving licences fraudulently in each of the last five years.
(134796)
371
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many investigations into people who fraudulently attempted to obtain driving licences led to the identification of (a) illegal immigration, (b) a vehicle having no valid MOT, (c) a vehicle on which vehicle excise duty had not been paid and (d) a driver driving without insurance in each of the last five years.
(134797)
372
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many instances of people found to be impersonating candidates in driving tests there were in each of the last five years.
(134798)
373
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff at the (a) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (b) Driving Standards Agency and (c) Vehicle and Operator Services Agency were employed to identify identity fraud in each of the last five years.
(134799)
374
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases of identity fraud the (a) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and (b) Driving Standards Agency investigated in each of the last five years.
(134800)
375
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases of driving licence application fraud the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency detected in each of the last five years.
(134801)
376
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many foreign nationals (a) applied for and (b) were granted UK driving licences in each of the last 10 years.
(134802)
377
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licences were reported as lost in the post in each of the last five years.
(134803)
378
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) financial and (b) other support is offered to local authorities who wish to establish park and ride schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(134647)
379
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135003)
380
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications of the recent High Court judgment on the issuing of parking tickets by post in London for the extension of the postal penalty notice system throughout the UK.
(134873)
381
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there were in Darlington (i) involving drivers aged under 21 years and (ii) in total in each of the last 10 years.
(135016)
382
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what effect he expects the opening of the high speed Channel Tunnel Rail link into St Pancras to have on capacity on the domestic network.
(134789)
383
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much central government funding has been allocated to (a) Suffolk County Council and (b) each local authority for road improvements in each year since 1997.
(134669)
384
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134821)
385
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will investigate the effect on the flow of traffic of a flashing yellow traffic light during off-peak hours.
(134877)
386
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the relative energy consumption of trains at different speeds.
(134879)
387
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the full life cycle analysis of the pollution caused by (a) hybrid, (b) fuel-cell and (c) conventional petrol powered vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(132077)
388
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ticket inspectors were operating on Welsh railway lines in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(134913)
389
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations in Wales have manned ticket kiosks; and if he will make a statement.
(134914)
390
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations in Wales have automated ticket machines installed; and if he will make a statement.
(134915)
391
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train carriages were in use by train operating companies on railway lines in Wales in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(134916)
392
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail passengers there were in Wales in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(134917)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
393
N
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many farms, representing what total surface area, still have restrictions on (a) grazing and (b) other agricultural uses arising from the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl reactor incident in 1986.
(134365)
394
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134819)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
395
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures are in place to allow people to claim the winter fuel allowance retrospectively in cases where they had not been notified of its availability.
(134865)
396
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department takes to notify people about their eligibility to claim the winter fuel allowance benefit as they first become eligible.
(134866)
397
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(135005)
398
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average period of time elapsed between application for (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) council tax benefit and (c) housing benefit and receipt of the first payment by a claimant in each of the last three years.
(134642)
399
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.
(134818)
400
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to combat the practice of parents diverting income through company employees to avoid paying their children's full entitlement of child support.
(134696)
401
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take action to ensure that people living abroad and eligible for UK pensions receive increases in pensions in line with domestic pensioners; and if he will make a statement.
(134633)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
402
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on how many occasions and for what purposes the extended powers given to Ministers by the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 have been used since it received Royal Assent.
[Transferred] (134985)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
403
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the formal arrangements for liaison between the UK Government and the devolved administration.
[Transferred] (134788)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
404
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has received evidence of breaches of the sanctions regime in the Darfur region of Sudan.
[Transferred] (134926)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
405
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he received requests from the (a) Scottish Parliament and (b) Scottish Executive for the transfer of reserved matters from Westminster to Holyrood in each year since 2002; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (134787)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
406
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what involvement the Electoral Commission had in the recent local government restructuring proposals.
[Transferred] (134875)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
407
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much council tax benefit was unclaimed in each London borough in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (135008)

 
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