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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 April 2007

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 30 April 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 April 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 30 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 30 April of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 30 April see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methodology is used to estimate the economic benefits to the UK from the retention of the domicile laws on taxation.
(133688)
2
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimates he has made of the economic benefits to the UK from the retention of the domicile laws on taxation.
(133689)
3
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Sir Richard Cohen claims non-domicile tax treatment.
(134095)
4
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people (a) employed by and (b) contracted to supply services to HM Treasury claim non-domicile tax treatment.
(134096)
5
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to establish a new unit within HM Revenue and Customs to deal with cases of money laundering.
(135251)
6
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer Question 131290, tabled by the right hon. Member for Birkenhead on 28th March 2007, on the abolition of the 10 pence tax rate.
(135054)
7
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average hourly pay was of the (a) (i) lowest and (ii) highest decile, (b) (i) lowest and (ii) highest quartile and (c) highest duo-decile of working age people in employment in each year since 1997.
(135064)
8
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for working tax credits for households without children there were in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what the total expenditure on those claims was in that period.
(133844)
9
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential reductions in (a) corporation and (b) income tax avoidance from the increase in the rate of corporation tax announced in the Budget 2007.
(135230)
10
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people married abroad polygamously and settled in the UK transferred property free of (a) inheritance tax and (b) capital gains tax to their spouses in each year for which figures are available.
(134938)
11
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any HM Revenue and Customs inspectors receive incentive payments related to their collection of revenue.
(135182)
12
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meat detector sniffer dogs were employed at UK ports and airports in each year since 1997.
(135248)
13
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135164)
14
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the Chief Executive of the Tax Credit Office expects to reply to the hon. Member for Totnes' letters of (a) 11th December 2006 and (b) 22nd February 2007 on the case of Mr and Mrs Langford of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Paignton.
(134387)
15
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth died from cancer in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available, broken down by cancer type.
(135202)
16
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth were diagnosed with cancer in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available, broken down by cancer type.
(135203)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
17
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many assessments were carried out in (a) England and Wales, (b) each English region and (c) each London local authority under the Housing Health and Safety ratings system (HHSRS) in 2006-07; how many assessments under the HHSRS last year in (i) each English region and (ii) each London local authority were on properties in (A) the private rented sector, (B) local authorities and arms-length management organisations and (C) the registered social landlord sector.
(135284)
18
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in the private rented sector were assessed under the Housing Health and Safety ratings system as representing a (a) Category 1 hazard and (b) Category 1 hazard (crowding and space) in (i) each English region and (ii) each London local authority in 2006-07.
(135285)
19
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many council and arms-length management organisation properties were assessed as having (a) Housing Health and Safety ratings system Category 1 hazard and (b) Category 1 hazard (crowding and space) in each (i) English region and (ii) London local authority in 2006-07.
(135286)
20
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered and social landlord properties were assessed as representing a Housing Health and Safety ratings system (a) Category 1 hazard and (b) Category 1 hazard (crowding and space) in (i) each English region and (ii) each London local authority in 2006-07.
(135287)
21
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether social housing properties assessed as representing a Category 1 hazard under the Housing Health and Safety ratings system will be deemed to meet the Decent Homes standard.
(135288)
22
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to require registered social landlords to advise their tenants to take out home contents insurance.
(134942)
23
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued on the priority to be given to the provision of appropriate housing for (a) women and (b) women with children who have (i) suffered domestic violence and (ii) who have been trafficked.
(135276)
24
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund.
(134939)
25
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(134993)
26
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.
(135169)
27
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much departmental funding has been allocated to regeneration projects in Great Yarmouth in each year since 1997.
(135176)
28
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department and its predeccessors provided to Great Yarmouth Borough Council in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(135204)
29
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many EU Council meetings she has attended since taking up her post; and who represents her if she is unable to attend.
(133755)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
30
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what account is taken of the extent to which an offence has a victim in determining whether to apply the victims surcharge to the fines imposed on the perpetrators of that offence.
(135208)
31
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, on what dates (a) the Lord Chancellor and (b) departmental officials have had meetings with representatives of the judiciary of England and Wales to discuss the setting up and responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice; and what the (i) names and (ii) positions were of those attending each meeting.
(135128)
32
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.
(135168)
33
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many EU Council meetings the Lord Chancellor has attended since taking up her post; and who represents her if she is unable to attend.
(133756)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
34
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Ofcom on the introduction of the new regulatory system for internet sites referred to by the Chancellor in a speech on 7th March; and when these discussions took place.
(135218)
35
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the new text-based labelling system of media content to be introduced by Ofcom referred to by the Chancellor in a speech on 7th March, will be applied to the print media.
(135219)
36
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 1551-2W, on digital switchover, whether persons registered as blind or partially sighted but not included in the Department for Work and Pensions records were included in her estimate of eligible persons for the targeted assistance scheme.
(135229)
37
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.
(135167)
38
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many late licences have been (a) submitted and (b) approved since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 in (i) England and (ii) Great Yarmouth.
(135197)
39
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on museums in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(135198)
40
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the number of people holidaying in the UK from (a) overseas and (b) the UK.
(135205)
41
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many EU Council meetings she has attended since taking up her post; and who represents her if she is unable to attend.
(133752)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
42
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to contribute (a) personnel, (b) hardware and (c) finances to the hybrid force proposed for Darfur.
(134943)
43
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who in his Department was responsible for (a) writing the specification for the fitting of explosive suppressant foam to UK Hercules aircraft and (b) liaising between the contractors to ensure the most efficient working practices; and if he will make a statement.
(135072)
44
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer by the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, of 27th November 2006, Official Report, columns 261-2W, on annual canvass: armed forces, if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of the evaluation of the campaign.
(134502)
45
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Commonwealth taskforce.
(134503)
46
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much cash was physically lost by his Department in each of the last 10 financial years for which information is available.
(134504)
47
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance is issued to members of the Army Board on dealing with the media.
(135291)
48
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian personnel are employed by his Department in the North East.
(135292)
49
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are based in the North East.
(135293)
50
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence establishments there are in the North East.
(135294)
51
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which occasions the (a) Commander in Chief Land, (b) General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland, (c) Adjutant General and (d) Chief of General Staff met journalists in the last 12 months.
(135296)
52
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what lessons the Royal Navy has learned from the weather-related incident on HMS Sovereign last summer in Plymouth Sound, when two members of the ship's company were trapped in the superstructure; what advice has been issued in consequence to other naval users of Plymouth Sound; and if he will make a statement.
(135190)
53
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135151)
54
N
Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was saved by the decision taken in 2001 not to equip Typhoon aircraft with Mauser 27 mm cannon.
(135062)
55
N
Peter Viggers (Gosport):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of retrofitting Typhoon aircraft with cannon.
(135063)
56
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many EU Council meetings he has attended since taking up his post; and who represents him if he is unable to attend.
(133753)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
57
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on climate change.
(134039)
58
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135152)
59
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many EU Council meetings he has attended; and who represents him if he is unable to attend.
(133754)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
60
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance his Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue on the role of primary care trusts and local education authorities in jointly commissioning and resourcing wheelchair services for children and young people in line with Standard 8 of the National Service Framework for Children.
(135125)
61
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students are studying Further Mathematics A or AS level via the Further Mathematics Network in (a) West Sussex and (b) England.
(135179)
62
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students were entered for A level further mathematics examinations in each year since 1997.
(135180)
63
N
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many educational psychologists qualified in each of the last 10 years for which data is available; and how many he expects to qualify in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(135192)
64
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many training places for educational psychologists were funded in each year between 2000 and 2006; how many he expects to be funded in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the level and allocation of funding by the Local Government Association.
(135193)
65
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135153)
66
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools and colleges in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth are twinned with another school; and if he will take steps to increase this figure.
(135174)
67
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage place-based learning.
(135216)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
68
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of plastic bag use in supermarkets.
(134040)
69
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the availability of new technology to detect the scrubbing of eggs from berried lobsters.
(135067)
70
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for introduction of the Marine Bill following consultation on the draft Bill.
(135068)
71
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many holdings with dairy cows in England and Wales there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county.
(135236)
72
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average (a) dairy herd and (b) beef herd size was in (i) the UK, (ii) England and Wales and (iii) each county in each year since 1997.
(135237)
73
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms there were in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county.
(135238)
74
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were employed in agriculture in each of the last 10 years, broken down by county.
(135239)
75
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 amount of illegal meat imported into the UK in each year since 2001.
(135240)
76
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were employed in the press offices of (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each year since 2001.
(135243)
77
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies spent on staff employed in press agencies in each year since 2001.
(135244)
78
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 proportion of (a) English farming households and (b) households in rural areas with incomes below the Department for Work and Pension's low income threshold.
(135245)
79
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total budget was for agricultural support in England in each year since 2001; and what the administrative costs were of distributing it.
(135246)
80
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which categories of foods require an indication of country of origin on labels under statute.
(135247)
81
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135154)
82
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding was allocated to sea and flood defence projects in (a) Great Yarmouth and (b) the East Anglian coastline in each of the last five years.
(135177)
83
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were prosecuted for obstructing Rights of Way in each of the last five years.
(135209)
84
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much coastal erosion occurred on the UK's coastline in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(135210)
85
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he intends to take in response to the Communities and Local Government Committee's report on Coastal Towns.
(135211)
86
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Rights of Way have been established since the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; how many were in East Anglia; and how much land has been affected in (a) England and (b) East Anglia.
(135212)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
87
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on the Iraq-Kuwait conflict: compensation, what measures the UN expects to be undertaken to recover monies overpaid to claimants.
(135117)
88
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on the Iraq-Kuwait conflict: compensation, how much compensation was paid to claimants; and how much was overpayment.
(135118)
89
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on the Iraq-Kuwait conflict: compensation, what part the UK played in discussions on the consensus in the UN Compensation Commission Governing Council on the best efforts approach.
(135119)
90
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on the Iraq-Kuwait conflict: compensation, when the UN Compensation Commission made the decision to request recovery of overpayments; and what representations the UK made when it was informed of the decision.
(135120)
91
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on the Iraq-Kuwait conflict: compensation, whether the Government will be responsible for repaying any overpayment not recovered from individuals.
(135121)
92
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has (a) made to and (b) received from the government of Sudan and the government of South Sudan on the implementation of the revenue sharing commitments made in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
(134944)
93
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recommendations of the United Nations Panel of Experts on the strengthening of the current arms embargo set out in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1591; and what steps she has taken in response to the recommendations.
(134945)
94
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the need for a no-fly zone over Darfur; and if she will make a statement.
(135252)
95
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take at United Nations level following recent reports by the United Nations Panel of Experts that the government of the Sudan is operating aircraft with United Nations markings in Darfur.
(135253)
96
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the steps taken by the US Administration to block transfers by US commercial banks of oil payments to the government of Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(135254)
97
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether communications took place between British officials and Salah Gosh when he visited the UK in 2006.
(135255)
98
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, column 914W, on Iraq: peace keeping operations, if she will make it her policy to provide assistance from British overseas posts to Iraqi nationals who have left Iraq after threats of violence because of their work as interpreters with the British Army.
(135141)
99
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many European Commission draft (a) directives, (b) regulations and (c) decisions were adopted by Commission Committees under delegated powers in each year between 2000 and 2006.
(135186)
100
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which occasions the Government overrode the scrutiny reserve resolution in each of the last five years.
(135187)
101
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.
(135155)
102
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much ground rent is paid annually by the Indian government for its High Commission at 9 Kensington Gardens, London; and how much was paid for the current lease on the building.
(135231)
103
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the decision was made to make rent payable on the Indian High Commission at 9 Kensington Gardens, London; for what reasons it was decided to levy a rental charge on the building; and if she will make a statement.
(135232)
104
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the decision of the Indian government to charge rent to the British High Commission in India at 2 Rajaji Marg, Delhi; and if she will make a statement.
(135233)
105
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Government is expected to pay the Indian government in annual rent for the British High Commission in India at 2 Rajaji Marg, Delhi.
(135234)
106
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the Indian government on the rent payable on the British High Commission in India; and if she will make a statement.
(135235)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
107
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April 2007, Official Report, column 746W, on Members: correspondence, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 14th March on the proposed independent sector treatment centre for Basildon.
(134940)
108
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1045W, on Members: correspondence, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 8th March concerning Mr O'Reilly.
(134941)
109
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times were for children and young people under the age of 18 years following assessment to receive (a) a lightweight manual and (b) a powered indoor and outdoor wheelchair in each of the last three years.
(135126)
110
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children under the age of 18 years who met local eligibility criteria received a powered indoor and outdoor wheelchair within (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) one year of an assessment in the last three years for which figures are available.
(135127)
111
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the review of the (a) alcohol and (b) drugs strategy; and what consultation is taking place in relation to each such strategy.
(135228)
112
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the attendance take-up rate of women aged between 50 and 70 years attending breast cancer screenings in each London primary care trust area; and if she will make a statement.
(133761)
113
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of recent trends in the number of breast screenings in North London.
(133822)
114
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast screening appointments were undertaken by each primary care trust in London in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(133823)
115
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast screenings were undertaken by each primary care trust in London in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(133824)
116
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral statement on 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 41, on modernising medical careers, how many members of the independent review chaired by Professor John Tooke were members of the review group which dealt with this year's recruitment process.
(135060)
117
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to prevent the closure of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.
(135189)
118
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to report its advice to her on the referral from Gloucestershire Overview and Scrutiny Committee relating to the decision by Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust to centralise older people's mental health inpatient facilities at Charlton Lane, Cheltenham; and when she expects to agree and publish its terms of reference.
(134888)
119
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was in real terms of the (a) national confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness, (b) confidential enquiry into maternal and child health and (c) national confidential enquiry into patient outcome and death in each year for which they have been running; and what assessment she has made of the merits of each of these inquiries.
(135140)
120
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults by patients on NHS staff occurred in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust; and if she will make a statement.
(134473)
121
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what mechanism and to what extent public opinion has been taken into account in the review of ambulance control rooms by the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
(135184)
122
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of experienced ambulance control room staff in saving lives and minimising risks to patients in rural areas.
(135185)
123
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to prevent adverse changes to the level of services provided for neo-natal care at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
(135188)
124
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason a full regulatory impact assessment was not carried out on the proposals in her Department's consultation document Arrangements for the remuneration of services relating to appliances within Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
(135194)
125
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methods her Department used to come to the conclusion that the proposals outlined in the document Arrangements for the remuneration of services relating to appliances within Part IX of the Drug Tariff would not change the market structurally; and which (a) dispensing appliance contractors, (b) trade associations and (c) industry analysts were consulted in reaching this conclusion.
(135195)
126
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the partial regulatory impact assessment on Arrangements for the remuneration of services relating to appliances within Part IX of the Drug Tariff was temporarily withdrawn from the Department of Health website on Monday 26th March 2007.
(135196)
127
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foecal occult blood testing kits have been distributed by each hub participating in the NHS Bowel cancer Screening Programme; how many have been returned and analysed; how many returned kits were positive; how many individuals were subsequently referred for further investigation; what the takeup rate was of individuals referred for further investigation; how many individuals subsequently underwent a colonoscopy; and how many individuals were subsequently diagnosed with bowel cancer.
(130886)
128
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of foecal occult blood testing kits distributed since implementation of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme have been returned by (a) women and (b) men.
(131016)
129
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.
(135156)
130
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the Minister of State to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, on Co-proxmal.
(134723)
131
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to reply to the letter of 13th March from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, on Osbourne Court Community Unit.
(134725)
132
Ian Stewart (Eccles):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adverse reactions to vaccines were reported between 1982 and 1985; and whether there were any deaths attributed to vaccination in each year.
(135183)
133
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) financial and (b) managerial responsibilities are of (i) Hampshire Primary Care Trust and (ii) Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust with respect to implementing a new maternity unit at Ashurst; and if she will make a statement.
(134093)
134
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will set a timetable for implementing the recommendations following the recently ended consultation on the supply of urology products.
(134094)
135
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methodology is used to assess the (a) quality and (b) effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation services; what targets have been established in relation to cardiac rehabilitation; and if she will assess the merits of assessing the quality of such rehabilitation services in terms of deaths avoided.
(135310)
136
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department received between 1977 and 1989 from the World Health Organisation on the safety of imported blood from the US; and if she will make a statement.
(135266)
137
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) 1985, (b) 1986, (c) 1987, (d) 1988 and (e) 1989; and if she will make a statement.
(135267)
138
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume and proportion of blood products given to haemophiliacs in (a) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979 were sourced from USA donors; and if she will make a statement.
(135277)
139
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 each year since 1977; and if she will make a statement.
(135278)
140
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) 1977, (b) 1978 and (c) 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(135279)
141
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the likely impact of the ban on smoking in public places on cancer rates.
(135199)
142
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth were diagnosed with autism in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(135200)
143
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England and (b) Great Yarmouth were diagnosed with diabetes in each of the last 30 years for which figures are available.
(135201)
144
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget was for the James Paget NHS Foundation Hospital in each year for which figures are available.
(135217)
145
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses have been made redundant at Medway Maritime Hospital since April 2005.
(134649)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
146
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to determine the application of Mrs Zainabu Reed (ref M1037442) for leave to remain in the UK.
(135139)
147
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the conclusions of the inquiry into misconduct of senior officers in the segregation unit at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs were considered during the process of appointing the new governor at HM Prison Whitemoor; and if he will make a statement.
(135105)
148
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the recovery of (a) drugs and (b) pornographic material at HM Prison Coldingley earlier this month; what estimate he has made of the street value of the recovery of each; what mechanism was used in the transportation of this contraband into the prison establishment; what steps he plans to take to tighten (i) searching and (ii) monitoring arrangements at the prison establishment; and what assessment he has made of the (A) competency of staff and (B) adequacy of resources in the security department at the prison establishment in preventing contraband from being transported into the establishment.
(135106)
149
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of identified target mandatory drug tests at each prison establishment were not completed within the requisite timescale in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(135107)
150
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what HM Prison Service's policy is on the treatment of (a) prison support staff, (b) prison officers and (c) prison governors following the discovery of (i) illegal drugs and (ii) other unlawful contraband in their possession; and if he will make a statement.
(135108)
151
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps were taken by (a) HM Prison Service and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service as a consequence of the Copson report by the Metropolitan Police into corruption and drug-trafficking by HM Prison Service staff.
(135109)
152
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Question 129914, on education in prisons, tabled on 22nd March by the hon. Member for Taunton.
(134388)
153
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Questions (a) 129923 and (b) 129924, on illegal firearms, tabled on 21st March by the hon. Member for Taunton.
(134389)
154
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Question 130197, on the integrated drug treatment system, tabled on 22nd March by the hon. Member for Taunton.
(134390)
155
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of distraction burglaries committed by travellers.
(135207)
156
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to develop a strategic framework to address violence against women.
(135281)
157
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to co-ordinate policies on combating the trafficking of women.
(135282)
158
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of women who have been trafficked into the UK for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(135283)
159
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish his six monthly report to Parliament on the costs of the identity cards scheme.
(135138)
160
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many approved premises there are in the Greater London Probation Area; how many places are available at each establishment; how many assistant managers are employed at each of the approved premises in the Greater London Probation Area; and how many posts are vacant.
(135170)
161
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many relief staff are employed at each approved premises in the Greater London Probation Area.
(135171)
162
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether staff from private security firms are used to supervise residents in approved premises in the Greater London Probation Area during the night shift.
(135172)
163
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the establishment staffing figure is for each approved premise in the Greater London Probation Area; and how many of those staff posts were vacant on 30th March.
(135265)
164
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department plans to have with the Secretary of State for International Development to ensure that security companies are vetted to ensure they are not guilty of violations against workers in countries abroad before security contracts are awarded for the 2012 Olympics.
(133921)
165
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135157)
166
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the resources available to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis are adequate for the purpose of enforcing the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; and if he will make a statement.
(133289)
167
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1058W, on immigration: telephone services, how many calls were received by the Border and Immigration Agency MPs' hotline in each year from 2003 to 2006.
(135056)
168
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters from hon. Members, Peers and members of the devolved assemblies were received by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each year from 2003 to 2006.
(135057)
169
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent device Mosquito on retail workers under the age of 25 years.
(134933)
170
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has held with (a) audiologists, (b) radiation experts, (c) animal rights groups and (d) trade unions in respect of the ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent device Mosquito.
(134934)
171
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) social consequences and (b) environmental impact of the ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent device Mosquito.
(134935)
172
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider compiling statistics on the number of people awaiting trial under the Terrorism Act 2000.
(134936)
173
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to hold another Anti-social Behaviour Day Count.
(134937)
174
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department (a) sponsors and (b) funds the confidential access website; and if he will make a statement.
(135311)
175
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on housing prisoners from Wales in prisons in England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(135270)
176
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department has spent on housing prisoners in prisons in Wales in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(135271)
177
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people absconded from each Welsh prison in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(135273)
178
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of police community support officers on local communities.
(135175)
179
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders in reducing anti-social behaviour.
(135213)
180
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers have been stationed in Great Yarmouth since 1997.
(135214)
181
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been stationed in Great Yarmouth in each year since 1997.
(135215)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
182
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135158)
Questions to the Leader of the House
183
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Leader of the House, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Office in the last 12 months.
(135159)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
184
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department allocated to Western Urgent Care for out-of-hours service provision in each of the last five years.
(135249)
185
Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures his Department has in place to ensure that the proposed five per cent. reduction in the Western Urgent Care budget for the financial year 2007-08 will not reduce the level of patient care provided to patients living in the Derry, Strabane and Limavady areas.
(135250)
186
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions have taken place between the South Eastern Education and Library Board and the boards of governors of Drumaghlis Primary School and Crossgar Primary School on the implementation programme for the amalgamation of both primary schools from 1st September 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(134410)
187
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the British gross domestic product comes from Northern Ireland.
(135071)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
188
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135160)
Questions to the Solicitor General
189
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Solicitor General, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in the Law Officers' Departments in the last 12 months.
(135161)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
190
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that migrant workers (a) receive the minimum wage and (b) are protected from employer coercion in relation to their terms of employment.
(135069)
191
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April 2007, Official Report, columns 767-8W, on the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy, what the funding provided to the Academy in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07 was spent on, broken down by main budget heading.
(135055)
192
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much government funding was given to the Academy Programme partners as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy in each year since it began.
(135058)
193
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when his Department decided to transfer the running of the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy to Business in the Community.
(135059)
194
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Written Statement of 26th April, whether the employees of any private companies working in the nuclear energy field have had tests on autopsy tissues carried out at nuclear sites.
(135274)
195
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Written Statement of 26th April, Official Report, column 28WS, on post mortem procedures (nuclear industry), on how many individuals who were not employed at nuclear sites tests on autopsy tissues were carried out at nuclear sites; what the reasons were for these tests; and how many of those individuals were employed by (a) the UK Atomic Energy Agency, (b) the Atomic Weapons Establishment, (c) other government bodies and (d) non-government bodies.
(135275)
196
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26th April 2007, Official Report, column 28WS, on post mortem procedures (nuclear industry), between what dates tests were carried out on autopsy tissues at (a) Harwell, (b) the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) site at Aldermaston and (c) other UK Atomic Energy Authority or AWE sites.
(135280)
197
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Atomic Weapons Establishments to have comprehensive figures about which sites retained the organs of workers who had died.
(135289)
198
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to liaise with the families of workers at Harwell and Sellafield who were affected by the discovery that body parts were retained by authorities; and whether the inquiry will take evidence from them.
(135290)
199
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who became bankrupt in England in each of the last five years.
(135241)
200
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices closed in villages and towns with populations smaller than 10,000 inhabitants in 2006-07.
(135242)
201
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135162)
202
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Department has spent on (a) legal fees, (b) consultants, (c) special advisers, (d) administration and (e) other costs in relation to (i) the Government's energy review and (ii) the case in the High Court brought by Greenpeace on the energy review consultation process; and if he will make a statement.
(135295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
203
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to change (a) the timetabling and (b) the frequency of train services along the Hastings to Charing Cross line; and if he will make a statement.
(134785)
204
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to purchase the Weald Smokery in Flimwell under a Compulsory Purchase Order.
(134786)
205
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether bids to the Transport Innovation Fund will be assessed on their potential contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as their effectiveness in reducing congestion.
(135113)
206
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Manual for Streets replaces the Places, Streets and Movements and Design Bulletin 32 documents in all circumstances where Places, Streets and Movements and Design Bulletin 32 have been used prior to the publication of Manual for Streets; and if he will make a statement.
(134889)
207
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of plans by the National Air Traffic Services for new holding stacks for aircraft in relation to flights from (a) Stansted, (b) Luton and (c) City airport.
(135308)
208
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) male and (b) female cyclists were killed in accidents involving heavy goods vehicles in the last three years for which figures are available.
(135309)
209
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135163)
210
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of train stations in Wales have manned ticket kiosks; and if he will make a statement.
(135268)
211
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of train stations in Wales have automated ticket machines; and if he will make a statement.
(135269)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
212
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135165)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
213
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken to protect and regulate pensions in each year since 1997.
(134038)
214
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20th April 2007, Official Report, column 866W, on grandparents: parental responsibility, for what reasons the information is not available; and if he will take steps to make it available.
(135112)
215
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the size of savings needed to buy an annuity for (a) a single worker and (b) a married couple to ensure a pension income that takes them above pension credit eligibility.
(135061)
216
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 23rd April 2007 to the hon. Member for Ludlow, Official Report, column 640, on the Financial Assistance Scheme, if he will list those solvent schemes which will not be covered by the extension of the Financial Assistance Scheme.
(135137)
217
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on occupational pensions, what the evidential basis is for his estimate that providing benefits of 80 per cent. of core pension rights to members of affected pension schemes will cost £8 billion in cash terms and £1.9 billion in net present value terms.
(135116)
218
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many face-to-face meetings David Freud held with outside bodies as part of the research for his review of the welfare system.
(135122)
219
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the new cap of £26,000 for assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme will be uprated in line with inflation.
(135123)
220
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who have been refused initial payments from the Financial Assistance Scheme on the grounds of the de minimis rule will now have payments made to them retrospectively; and what his latest estimate is of the value of such payments.
(135124)
221
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the outside bodies consulted by David Freud during his review of the welfare system.
(135129)
222
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have already received payments from the Financial Assistance Scheme will be eligible for increased payments following the new higher cap on assistance payments; and whether any increase will be paid retrospectively.
(135130)
223
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process will be for making payments from the extended Financial Assistance Scheme to those who have lost pension savings; and if he will make a statement.
(135131)
224
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, how many of the estimated number of people with pension losses are (a) at or above age 65, (b) aged 63 to 64, (c) aged 60 to 62, (d) aged 57 to 59, (e) aged 54 to 56, (f) aged 51 to 53, (g) aged 48 to 50, (h) aged 45 to 47, (i) aged 42 to 44, (j) aged 39 to 41 and (k) aged under 39 years.
(135132)
225
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, how many of the estimated number of people with pension losses are (a) at or above scheme retirement age, (b) (i) less than three years, (ii) three to five years, (iii) six to eight years, (iv) eight to 10 years, (v) 11 to 13 years, (vi) 14 to 16 years and (vii) more than 16 years away from scheme retirement age.
(135133)
226
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on occupational pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of compensation from the extended Financial Assistance Scheme in (a) cash terms and (b) net present value terms for those who are (i) at or above age 65 years, (ii) aged 63 to 64 years, (iii) aged 60 to 62 years, (iv) aged 57 to 59 years, (v) aged 54 to 56 years, (vi) aged 51 to 53 years, (vii) aged 48 to 50 years, (viii) aged 45 to 47 years, (ix) aged 42 to 44 years, (x) aged 39 to 41 years and (xi) aged under 39 years if Pensions Protection Fund (PPF) level benefits were paid and PPF eligibility criteria were applied.
(135134)
227
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on occupational pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of compensation from the extended Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) in (a) cash terms and (b) net present value terms for those who are (i) at or above age 65, (ii) aged 63-64, (iii) aged 60-62, (iv) aged 57-59, (v) aged 54-56, (vi) aged 51-53, (vii) aged 48-50, (viii) aged 45-47, (ix) aged 42-44, (x) aged 39-41, (xi) aged under 39 years if Pensions Protection Fund level benefits were paid with eligibility determined according to the present FAS criteria.
(135135)
228
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on occupational pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of compensation from the extended Financial Assistance Scheme in (a) cash terms, (b) net present value terms for those who are (i) at or above age 65, (ii) aged 63 to 64, (iii) aged 60 to 62, (iv) aged 57 to 59, (v) aged 54 to 56, (vi) aged 51 to 53, (vii) aged 48 to 50, (viii) aged 45 to 47, (ix) aged 42 to 44, (x) aged 39 to 41 and (xi) aged under 39 years.
(135136)
229
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings David Freud had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in preparing his review of the welfare system.
(135173)
230
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library copies of the documents provided to David Freud on the remit and scope of his review.
(135178)
231
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contribution was made by David Freud to decisions on the scope of his review of the welfare system; and if he will make a statement.
(135181)
232
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a list of the information sources used by David Freud and his team in preparing his review of the welfare system.
(135206)
233
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total staffing budget available to David Freud for his review of the welfare system was; and what proportion of this budget was available to hire staff from outside his Department.
(135220)
234
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Ministers and officials (a) in his Department and (b) in other departments suggested amendments to David Freud's report on the welfare system prior to its publication.
(135221)
235
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions drafts of David Freud's report on the welfare system were shown to Ministers and officials (a) in his Department and (b) in other departments prior to the report's publication.
(135222)
236
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what stage drafts of David Freud's report on the welfare system were first made available to (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) to Ministers in other departments.
(135223)
237
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff (a) from his Department and (b) from outside his Department were involved in drafting the final report of David Freud's review of the welfare system, broken down by job title and pay grade.
(135224)
238
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what David Freud's involvement was in selecting staff to work on his review of the welfare system; and if he will make a statement.
(135225)
239
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many special advisers from his Department worked on David Freud's review of the welfare system.
(135226)
240
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants from his Department worked on David Freud's review of the welfare system, broken down by civil service grade.
(135227)
241
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether David Freud invited written submissions from outside bodies as part of the research for his review of the welfare system.
(135297)
242
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in (a) Cheltenham and (b) all Gloucester constituencies in each month since March (i) without seasonal adjustment and (ii) seasonally adjusted.
(133351)
243
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1158W, on social security benefit: fraud, how the Voice Risk Analysis software which his Department intends to test differs from a lie detector test.
(135110)
244
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.
(135166)
245
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the letter of 13th March from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on the Disability Discrimination Act.
(134724)
246
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received (a) 80 per cent., (b) 65 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent. of their expected core pension under the Financial Assistance Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(135272)
247
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Allied Steel and Wire workers have received (a) 80 per cent., (b) 65 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent. of their expected core pension under the Financial Assistance Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(135298)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
248
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when the Government will publish its review of electoral systems currently in use in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
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Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
249
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances criminal anti-social behaviour orders are issued; in what ways they are different from anti-social behavioural orders; and what assessment he has made of the impact of each type of order on changing behaviour in young people.
[Transferred] (135070)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
250
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will seek to establish a British Standard for the amount of silicon included in unleaded petroleum; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (135111)

 
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