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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 May 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 14 May 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 May 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 14 May 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 14 May of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 14 May see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of future net migration for the purpose of determining a long-term trend economic growth rate.
(137277)
2
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the stock was of VAT registered businesses per 10,000 adults in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each year since 1996.
(137109)
3
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many alcohol-related deaths there were in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) England and (d) the United Kingdom in each year since 1997.
(136777)
4
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of individual donations received by all UK charities in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 was given by UK taxpayers.
(137005)
5
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of Gift Aid payments were made to overseas development charities in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.
(137007)
6
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methodology his Department used to measure the effectiveness of Millennium Gift Aid in 2000 in raising money for overseas development charities.
(137008)
7
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was to the public purse of administering Gift Aid in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(137009)
8
N
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to UK charities of administering Gift Aid claim returns in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(137010)
9
N
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he has given to the VAT treatment of (a) the Cricklands County Way and (b) other Big Lottery Living Landmarks projects.
(136786)
10
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) Smith Institute and (b) SI Events Ltd events have been booked for No. 11 Downing Street in (i) July and (ii) August 2007.
(136987)
11
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Office of Government Commerce spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.
(136997)
12
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) external staff the Office of Government Commerce employed in each of the last five years.
(136999)
13
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd April 2007, Official Report, column 982W, on Departments: official hospitality, whether his Department creates a record for security purposes of those visiting his Department's building at 1 Horse Guards Parade.
(137043)
14
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit will play in the 2007 comprehensive spending review.
(137044)
15
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many questions tabled by hon. and Right hon. Members to other Departments for written answer have been transferred to his Department since May 2006.
(137045)
16
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many questions tabled by hon. and Right hon. Members to his Department for written answer have been transferred to other Departments since May 2005.
(137046)
17
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Cabinet Office publication Overseas Travel by Ministers 2004-05, of how many days duration his trip to the United States in December 2004 was.
(137064)
18
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which (a) policy areas and (b) projects his Department (i) is receiving support or advice from the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit and (ii) has received support or advice over the last 12 months.
(137066)
19
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many redundancies there were from in his Department in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2006-07; and what the total amount of compensation payments made in each year was.
(137188)
20
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from Equifax on the conduct of elections.
(137189)
21
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 26th March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr L Rowe.
(137328)
22
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential for fiscal incentives to contribute to the promotion of responsible drinking prior to the 2007 Budget.
(137202)
23
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the administration of tax credits; and if he will make a statement.
(137404)
24
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136851)
25
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 19th March from the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare, on the child tax credit system.
(137375)
26
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on taxation: emergency services, what his Department's policy is on the treatment for tax purposes of the use of emergency vehicles between home and workplace which may also be used for private journeys.
(137002)
27
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total amount and (b) percentage of GDP was of public sector net debt for the UK in each year since 1996.
(137124)
28
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the operation of the IT system at the General Registry Office for England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(137126)
29
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Manchester, Blackley of 7th February and 13th March.
(136955)
30
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of tax relief wrongly claimed under the Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme; and whether he has set up a special unit to investigate abuses of the Scheme.
(137048)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
31
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 30th November 2006, Official Report, column 890W, on Ministerial residences, what the cost was of refurbishing the flat above 10 Downing Street.
(136995)
32
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which Minister authorised the commencement of the works for Project George.
(137080)
33
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which firms and external consultants the Cabinet Office has used for (a) anti-bullying training and (b) diversity awareness training in the last 12 months.
(137081)
34
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Cabinet Office spent on (a) anti-bullying training and (b) diversity awareness training in the last year for which figures are available.
(137082)
35
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what meetings Ministers in the Cabinet Office have had with representatives of Golden Arrow Public Affairs in the last 12 months.
(137083)
36
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in the Cabinet Office funded by the public purse are classified as people without posts.
(137084)
37
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Cabinet Office has submitted a (a) planning application and (b) listed building consent request to facilitate the Project George building works.
(137085)
38
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in what ways impact assessments will differ from regulatory impact assessments.
(137092)
39
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when building work on Project George is planned to commence.
(137093)
40
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans she has to publish a full breakdown of the costs of the Government's Policy Review.
(137003)
41
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the timetable is for implementing recommendations from the Government's Policy Review.
(137004)
42
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, columns 1017-8W, on the policy review, what estimate she has made of the cost of producing the presentations made as part of the Policy Review.
(137042)
43
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1018W, on the Policy Review, how much has been paid to companies or organisations other than IPSOS-MORI as part of the Government's Policy Review.
(137051)
44
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1018W, on the policy review, what estimate she has made of the cost of producing reports and publications as part of the Policy Review.
(137052)
45
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 1017W, on the Policy Review, which part of the answer given to the hon. Member for Pendle on 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2198W, or the related document placed in the Library, refers to the payment to external organisations or companies as part of the Policy Review.
(137174)
46
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 1393W, on Department of Health: Standards, who the members are of the capability review group of the Department of Health.
(137272)
47
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136861)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
48
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 124W, on housing: energy, how long it takes to train (a) a domestic energy assessor and (b) a home inspector.
(136947)
49
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 124W, on housing: energy, how many (a) home inspectors and (b) domestic energy assessors will qualify on 1st June.
(136948)
50
N
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 124W, on housing: energy, how many (a) domestic energy assessors and (b) home inspectors have failed their qualification examinations.
(136949)
51
N
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 124W, on housing: energy, how many practising (a) domestic energy assessors and (b) home inspectors there are in each region in (i) England and (ii) Wales.
(137011)
52
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate she has made of future net migration for the purpose of formulating household projections; and what her most recent estimate is of household formation attributable to net migration between 2004 and 2026.
(137282)
53
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many home inspectors qualified to produce the Energy Performance Certificates required in home information packs will be in place in time for the introduction of the packs on 1st June.
(137090)
54
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department and its predecessors have sponsored into green roofs since May 1997.
(137146)
55
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to ensure there are sufficient numbers of skilled builders to facilitate the meeting of her zero carbon target for all new homes by 2016.
(137399)
56
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 119W, on green belt, what the net change in the area of designated green belt over the period 2003 to 2006 was, broken down by region of the UK.
(136888)
57
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 129W, on non-domestic rates: agriculture, whether she plans to review the exemption from business rates for agricultural land and agricultural buildings under Schedule 5 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
(137436)
58
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136858)
59
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the diary engagements were for each member of her Ministerial team for 23rd April.
(136840)
60
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether park home owners are required if requested by park home residents to list all works undertaken on their behalf in cases where the increase in the pitch fee is below the retail price index.
(136645)
61
Ian Stewart (Eccles):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Eccles of 26th January 2007 on Home Inspection Arrangements, correspondence reference 2151.
(137324)
62
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the recently-published Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields report on precautionary measures to protect the public against exposure to extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields; and if she will make a statement.
(137030)
63
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding has been provided for the Supporting People programme in Stoke-on-Trent in the last 12 months; and what funding will be provided in the next 12 months.
(136950)
64
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of levels of deprivation in Stoke-on-Trent; and what funding she is making available to the Supporting People programme in response to this.
(136951)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
65
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will instigate discussions with the football authorities on the implications for football in the community initiatives in which Leeds United Football Club is involved of the club's financial problems.
(137049)
66
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery-funded money has yet to be allocated by the National Heritage Memorial Fund; what that figure was in August 2006; how much the Fund (a) received from the Lottery in 2006 and (b) expects to receive in 2007; and what the investment returns for the Fund from Lottery funding were in (i) August 2006 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.
(137013)
67
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, under what statutory powers her Department intends to change the audit arrangements of the Churches Conservation Trust.
(137012)
68
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department will take to ensure that the principles enshrined in the 2012 Construction Commitments will be upheld in the awarding of construction contracts in the Olympic project.
(137359)
69
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of construction projects for the Olympic and Paralympic Games which are likely to be awarded to local construction firms.
(137360)
70
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the contribution of specialist contractors to the construction projects involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games; and what representations she has received on the involvement of specialist contractors.
(137361)
71
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to provide a two-month compliance extension to operators seeking a premises licence under the terms of the Gambling Act 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(137027)
72
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent research she has (a) initiated and (b) evaluated on the implications for (i) local authorities and (ii) operators of the non-implementation of the mandatory and default conditions under the Gambling Act 2006.
(137028)
73
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her timetable is for the introduction of the (a) mandatory and (b) default conditions under the Gambling Act 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(137029)
74
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date her Department agreed the target of offering all children at least four hours of sport a week by 2010.
(136988)
75
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136856)
76
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1833W, on the Tote, what discussions her Department has had with personnel from HM Treasury on the future of the Tote.
(136870)
77
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what change there has been in the number of betting shops since the enactment of the Gambling Act 2006.
(137050)
78
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the salary is of the Chairman of the English Institute of Sport; and what other public appointment he holds.
(136939)
79
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what conditions are set by UK Sport for recipients of World Class Performance programme funding in relation to party political activity.
(136940)
80
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provision she has made for the continuation of funding to the Community Club Development Programme once the current funding cycle ceases.
(136941)
81
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with (a) Channel 4 and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future funding of the channel.
(136827)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
82
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 67, to the hon. Member for Gower, on nuclear weapons treaties, which of the nuclear weapons reductions since 1998 have taken place as a result of multilateral disarmament negotiations.
(137112)
83
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lynx helicopters have been taken out of service (a) to update counter measures, (b) to fit electronic counter measures and (c) to fit infra red jammers in the last five years.
(137377)
84
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was taken (a) not to fit 15 Hamden Lynx Mk 7 with DAS and (b) to install a flare and chaff system instead.
(137378)
85
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Lynx Mk 7s of 847 NAS were first fitted with a flare system.
(137379)
86
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when a requirement to fit Lynx with Defensive Aid Suites was first established.
(137380)
87
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK forces Lynx helicopters are in (a) the UK, (b) Germany, (c) North America, (d) Southern and Central America, (e) Iraq, (f) Afghanistan, (g) Africa and (h) on board Royal Naval vessels.
(137381)
88
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lynx helicopters fitted with infra red jamming devices and electronic counter measures are ready for active service.
(137382)
89
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Lynx helicopter fleet have been fitted with infra red jamming devices and electronic counter measures; and if he will make a statement.
(137383)
90
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy not to use Lynx helicopters which have not been fitted with (a) the latest generation defensive aids suite and (b) infra red jamming device in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(137384)
91
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which media organisations had personnel on board HMS Cornwall on (a) 23rd March 2007 and (b) each of the five days preceding.
(137385)
92
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the media interviews undertaken on board HMS Cornwall on 23rd March 2007; at what time each interview was undertaken; and who (a) conducted and (b) was the subject of each.
(137386)
93
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which television crews were taken out on board HMS Cornwall's Lynx helicopter on 23rd March 2007; and whether his Department holds camera footage taken by these crews on that day.
(137387)
94
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd May 2007, Official Report, column 1748W, on sequestration of assets: Iran, what options he has considered to ensure (a) the return of seized Royal Navy assets and (b) compensation from Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(136963)
95
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armoured vehicles are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose, broken down by type.
(137318)
96
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Main Estimates 2007-08, HC 438, if he will break down Request for Resources (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 expenditure provision by sub-head in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms.
(137345)
97
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1848W, on Armed Forces: cadets, when short service limited commissions were first introduced; and how many were granted since their introduction.
(137346)
98
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the Army manpower target.
(137347)
99
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average tour interval is of (a) 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, (b) 1st Battalion the Scots Guards, (c) 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, (d) 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and (e) 39th Regiment Royal Artillery.
(137348)
100
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on defence research and development in each year since 1997.
(137349)
101
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many queries the service personnel and veterans agency has received about National Veterans Day 2007.
(137350)
102
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) SA-80 rifles, (b) 105mm light guns and (c) armoured vehicles, broken down by type are (i) required and (ii) available for training.
(137351)
103
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) 51mm light mortars, (b) 81mm mortars, (c) 105mm light guns, (d) AS 90 artillery guns and (e) 227mm multiple launch rocket systems are (i) in service and (ii) fit for purpose.
(137352)
104
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are located outside the United Kingdom.
(137079)
105
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes there have been to the level of patrolling by the Royal Navy in the Persian Gulf since the seizure of Royal Navy personnel by the Iranians.
(136886)
106
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Army Cadets based in Chorley to receive replacement rifles.
(136960)
107
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength is of (a) Army Cadets, (b) Air Cadets and (c) Sea Cadets in Chorley.
(136961)
108
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the events held at the official residence of the Adjutant General in each year since 1997; and what the cost was of each event.
(136642)
109
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1851W, on army costs, for what purpose the chicken wire was erected at the residence of the Adjutant General.
(136646)
110
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1851W, on army costs, for what purpose the supa-stadia pitch marker was purchased for the residence of the Adjutant General.
(136647)
111
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which ranks of the armed services attended the Army Ski Championships in 2007.
(137127)
112
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the costs of holding the 2007 Army Ski Championships were met.
(137130)
113
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the claims for expenses made by the Chief of Defence Material since January 2005.
(137131)
114
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any official cars used by senior members of the Army have been damaged in the last two years.
(137132)
115
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what foreign visits have been made by the Chief of Defence Material since January 2005.
(137133)
116
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which budget the cost of the Chief of the General Staff's attendance at the North East Economic forum was met; and how the Chief of the General Staff travelled to the event.
(137134)
117
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which occasions the General Officer Commanding London District met hon. Members and peers in the last 12 months.
(137437)
118
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on entertainment by the General Officer Commanding London District in the last 12 months, broken down by event.
(137438)
119
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the last exercise Snow Queen was; and if he will make a statement.
(137440)
120
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the running costs were of the house provided by his Department to the General Officer Commanding London District in the last 12 months.
(137441)
121
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated value is of the house provided by his Department to the General Officer Commanding London District.
(137442)
122
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) members of the armed forces and (b) non-armed forces staff are assigned to the household of the General Officer Commanding London District.
(137443)
123
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd February 2007, Official Report, columns 960-1W, on the Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO), how much has been spent by his Department on appealing against the decision by the Information Commissioner to release a copy of the 2004 edition of the DESO staff directory since the end of January 2007; and what fees have been paid for work to outside counsel and the Treasury Solicitor's Department since the end of January 2007.
(136871)
124
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th May 2007 to Question 134727 on Typhoon, whether consideration (a) is being given and (b) is likely to be given to in future equipping Typhoon with a functioning cannon.
(137054)
125
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the independently-led review of media access to serving personnel referred to in his oral statement of 16th April and his written statement of 24th April (a) has been requested and (b) has given any indication that it intends (i) to establish and (ii) to publish the details of the circumstances in which identified individuals took the decision to allow some sailors to sell their stories to the media.
(137055)
126
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Lynx helicopters to be deployed at Dishforth Airfield.
(137222)
127
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the long-term future of Dishforth Airfield.
(137223)
128
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the delay in setting up the new communications hub at RAF Leeming; and if he will make a statement.
(137224)
129
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the communications hub at RAF Leeming to come into effect.
(137225)
130
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the long-term future of RAF Leeming.
(137226)
131
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136866)
132
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what initiatives his Department is undertaking to remove landmines and explosive remnants of war; and if he will make a statement.
(136639)
133
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the provision of CAT scanners in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(136640)
134
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on the deployment of new armoured vehicles in Afghanistan.
(136641)
135
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many years the consortium awarded the private finance initiative for the Colchester Garrison will have ownership of the land.
(136841)
136
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice Ministers, military personnel and civil servants in his Department gave to their counterparts in the United States prior to the disbandment of the Iraqi army and the de-Ba'athification programme in May 2003.
(137128)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
137
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007 to the Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Official Report, column 1565W, on education: standards, if he will break the figures on the number of schools down by local education authority indicating in each case how many (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive maintained secondary schools there are in each such authority.
(137400)
138
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007 to the Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Official Report, column 1565W, on education: standards, if he will break the figures on the number of pupils down to local education authority indicating in each case how many (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive maintained secondary schools each such authority contains.
(137401)
139
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students obtained a grade C or above at GCSE level in Mandarin in each local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(137431)
140
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been provided for the teaching of Mandarin in schools.
(137461)
141
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the difficulty of Mandarin GCSE in comparison with other modern language GCSEs.
(137462)
142
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with education providers on the teaching of Mandarin in schools.
(137463)
143
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students have taken GCSE Mandarin in each local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(137464)
144
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1868W, on teaching methods, what proportion of (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) science and (d) all lessons (excluding PE lessons) inspected by Ofsted were recorded as setted and banded in each year since 2002-03.
(137060)
145
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1575W, on secondary education: curriculum, whether the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority prepared any (a) systematic reviews and (b) quantitative meta-analyses on the principles of effective teaching during the preparation of the secondary curriculum review.
(137061)
146
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1575W, on secondary education: curriculum, what evidence the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority used to base its decision to focus on explicit teaching of metacognitive strategies in the secondary curriculum review supporting documents.
(137062)
147
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1575W, on secondary education: curriculum, what quantitative effect size was identified for each of the principles of effective teaching by the review of research into effective teaching carried out in the preparation of the secondary curriculum review.
(137063)
148
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1575W, on secondary education: curriculum, what evidence the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has found to suggest that learning how to learn can be taught independently of subject content.
(137172)
149
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20th April 2007, Official Report, column 701W, on science: curriculum, for what reason specific mention of (a) role of lung structure in gas exchange, (b) tectonic processes, (c) geomorphological processes, (d) weather and climate, (e) ecosystems, (f) population distribution and change, (g) the growth and development of settlements and (h) specific properties of light and sound is no longer proposed to be included in the National Curriculum programmes of study.
(137397)
150
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of European Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of levels of unemployment among childminders.
(136680)
151
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what inspections of childminders under European Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 have taken place.
(136681)
152
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which (a) policy areas and (b) projects his Department is (i) receiving support or advice from the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit and (ii) has received such support or advice over the last 12 months.
(137065)
153
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which projects in his Department the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit has assessed in the last 12 months.
(137067)
154
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many physics teachers there are in the maintained sector; and how many (a) are under the age of (i) 40 and (ii) 30 years and (b) have (A) A-level physics and (B) a degree in physics.
(136882)
155
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many chemistry teachers there are in the maintained sector; and how many (a) are under the age of (i) 40 and (ii) 30 years and (b) have (A) A-level chemistry and (B) a degree in chemistry.
(136883)
156
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many biology teachers there are in the maintained sector; and how many (a) are under the age of (i) 40 and (ii) 30 years and (b) have (A) A-level biology, (B) a degree in biology and (C) a degree in biological sciences.
(136884)
157
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many mathematics teachers there are in the maintained sector; and how many (a) are under the age of (i) 40 and (ii) 30 years and (b) have (A) A-level mathematics and (B) a degree in mathematics.
(136885)
158
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether he has given any instructions or directions to Warrington Borough Council which have delayed or prevented the rebuilding of William Beamont High School.
(137149)
159
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th May 2007, Official Report, column 254W, on faith schools: admissions, if he will make it his policy to collect information on those faith schools in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England which do not give priority to children of their faith.
(137362)
160
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the evidential basis was for the statement in his recent letter to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak that not all schools with a religious character give priority in admissions to children of their faith.
(137363)
161
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Steiner schools there are in England; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the education offered in those schools.
(136833)
162
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what level of financial support is provided for children who are (a) in recognised foster care and (b) subject to special guardianship or residence orders with friends or family other than their parents.
(136835)
163
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 8th February 2006, Official Report, column 994W, on school sanitary provision, how many times he has directed (a) schools and (b) local education authorities to meet the regulations concerning the provision of school toilets and drinking water for pupils.
(137376)
164
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects the provisions relating to parenting in the Children and Adoption Act 2006 to be implemented.
(137213)
165
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are passing the funds allocated for the nursery education grant directly to frontline providers.
(137214)
166
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the money allocated to local authorities to provide the nursery education grant was passed to nursery providers in the latest period for which figures are available.
(137215)
167
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reasons nursery providers in different local authorities do not receive a uniform amount for the nursery education grant per child.
(137216)
168
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received on the possibility of funding for the nursery education grant passing directly from the Government to the provider.
(137217)
169
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations in the National Audit Office report of December 2006 on Sure Start children's centres.
(137218)
170
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of issuing precise practice guidance to children's centres; and if he will make a statement.
(137219)
171
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the project to determine how health visitors can work more closely with children's centres; what funds were made available for the project; and if he will make a statement.
(137220)
172
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress the Together for Children partnership has made in supporting and challenging local authority practice on children's centres; and if he will make a statement.
(137221)
173
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to the (a) Youth Opportunity Fund and (b) Youth Capital Fund in each of the last two years, broken down by funding stream; and how much each local authority has received.
(137331)
174
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to implement the policies laid out in the paper Youth Matters: Next Steps; and whether implementation will be completed by April 2008.
(137332)
175
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of young people were not in education, employment or training in each of the last five years.
(137333)
176
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Government's budget is for spending on youth services in 2007-08.
(137334)
177
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Youth Opportunity Card pilot schemes are running; and what evaluation has taken place of the effectiveness of the schemes to date.
(137335)
178
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Government is on target to meet the aim, identified in section 4.2 of Youth Matters: Next Steps, of a London-wide prospectus of summer opportunities; and what steps are being taken to give opportunities for summer activities to teenagers from areas of the country other than London.
(137336)
179
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136862)
180
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been claimed by primary schools for teacher training under the PE, School Sport and Club Links scheme.
(136938)
181
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the time taken to announce the 2008 budget allocations on PE in Sport and Schools Programmes.
(136942)
182
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Hartlepool constituency were allocated a university place in each year since 1996.
(137357)
183
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Hartlepool constituency went to (a) each university and (b) university in each region of the UK in the last year for which information is available.
(137439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
184
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what classification system the Government uses for biosecurity lapses.
(136880)
185
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fines have been issued for contravening hosepipe bans in the last 12 months, broken down by water company.
(136881)
186
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme spent on (a) salaries and (b) bonuses in each year since 1997.
(136781)
187
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme spent on administration in each year since 1997.
(136782)
188
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme spent on working with retailers and their supply chains to reduce waste in 2006-07; and what plans it has to carry out this work in the future.
(136783)
189
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for the Higher Level Stewardship scheme were (a) made and (b) granted (i) in the South West, (ii) in Torridge and West Devon and (iii) nationally in the scheme years (A) 2005-06 and (B) 2006-07.
(136843)
190
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average value of award made under the Higher Level Stewardship scheme was (i) in the South West, (ii) in Torridge and West Devon and (iii) nationally in the scheme years (A) 2005-06 and (B) 2006-07.
(136844)
191
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is possible for applicants whose applications to the Higher Level Stewardship scheme have been refused to reapply in the following year.
(136845)
192
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the rules governing the exemptions to the Waste Management Regulations on (a) the development of biogas facilities and (b) the production of energy via commercial anaerobic digestion.
(136849)
193
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he expects to be accompanied by the Environment Ministers from the (a) Scottish Executive, (b) Welsh Assembly Government and (c) Northern Ireland Executive at the informal meeting of the European Environment Council of Ministers on 1st June.
(136979)
194
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure that buildings on the Government Estate meet green building targets; and what steps have been taken in response to the National Audit Office's Report on building for the Future: Sustainable Construction and Refurbishment on the Government Estate.
(137356)
195
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will reconsider his Department's decision and use his discretion not to slaughter the bull Shambo, part of the herd of sacred cattle at the Hindu temple of Skanda Vale; what his policy is on the enforcement of animal welfare legislation towards cattle in Hindu herds maintained at Hindu temples; and if he will make a statement.
(136672)
196
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether all those who met the original criteria for payment from the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme are receiving the sums originally expected.
(136891)
197
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated administrative cost is of (a) the Rural Development Plan for England, (b) the entry level scheme, (c) the higher level scheme and (d) the England Woodland Grant Scheme (i) for 2006-07 and (ii) for each successive year of the plan period.
(136892)
198
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria were used to draw up the Environment Agency's list of the top 10 worst invasive pests.
(136872)
199
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment was made of the grey squirrel against the criteria used to draw up the Environment Agency's list of the top 10 worst invasive pests.
(137448)
200
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue was generated from issuing the licences for the growing of poppies in each of the last three years; and how many hectares of land were used for the purpose in each year.
(136643)
201
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is planning to contribute to the Heathrow expansion consultation by the Department for Transport; what discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on that matter; and if he will make a statement.
(136778)
202
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance has met since 8th November 2006.
(137072)
203
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance to report; and what the reasons are for the delay in reporting.
(137073)
204
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase the acreage of woodland and forests to increase the absorption of carbon dioxide.
(136637)
205
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many habitat compensation schemes under Article 6(4) of the EU Habitats Directive there have been in the UK.
(137338)
206
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the name was of each project in respect of which a consent was granted requiring compensatory measures under Regulation 53 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.,) Regulations 1994 since those Regulations were introduced; in what year each consent was granted; what type of consent each was; and which European site was affected in each case.
(137339)
207
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries refuse to import UK beet.
(136957)
208
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with supermarkets on prices paid to dairy farmers.
(136958)
209
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in Lancashire are owed (a) all and (b) part of single farm payments.
(136959)
210
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much wheat was imported into the UK in each year between 2002 and 2006.
(136975)
211
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much organic milk was imported into the UK in each year between 2002 and 2006.
(136976)
212
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136867)
213
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance he has provided to local councils on the frequency of waste collection services; and if he will make a statement.
(137000)
214
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislation governs the welfare of battery hens; whether any proposed changes to this legislation are being considered; and if he will make a statement.
(137001)
215
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to consult on the means and timing of the transfer of ownership of private sewers to water and sewerage companies.
(136878)
216
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has given to the Environment Agency on the terms under which its flood risk data may be supplied to third party resellers.
(137206)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
217
N
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the government of Portugal on upholding the travel ban on Robert Mugabe and those closely associated with his regime in the context of the summit between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States to be held in Portugal in November.
(136731)
218
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the government of Estonia on that country's relations with Russia.
(136964)
219
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of recent attacks on Estonian government websites; and if she will make a statement.
(136965)
220
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the Russian government on relations between Russia and Estonia; and if she will make a statement.
(136966)
221
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has held with EU partners on relations between Russia and Estonia; and if she will make a statement.
(136967)
222
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on Russia's proposed membership of the World Trade Organisation.
(136968)
223
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Russian government's adherence to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations; and if she will make a statement.
(137231)
224
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1354, on the Gulf War, whether any assessment has been made of the adminstration system used for the UN Compensation Commission Iraq compensation awards.
(137432)
225
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1354, on the Gulf War, what factors informed the decision to use Iraqi oil revenues to pay for UN Compensation Commission-approved compensation awards; and when that decison was taken.
(137433)
226
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1354, on the Gulf War, what explanation has been given by the UN Compensation Commission for errors made in the calculation and payment of compensation relating to Iraq.
(137434)
227
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1354, on the Gulf War, what the total amount in dispute is on the UN Compensation Commission awards which have been approved but have not been paid or are being reclaimed.
(137435)
228
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her estimate is of the outstanding amount of interest accrued by delays in the payment by the UN Compensation Commission of compensation relating to the detention of UK nationals in Iraq during the first Gulf war.
(137444)
229
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will raise the issue of interest accrued during delays in the payment by the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) of compensation relating to detention of UK nationals in Iraq during the first Gulf war at the next meeting of the UNCC's Governing Council.
(137445)
230
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many payments to UK nationals from the UN Compensation Commission relating to detention in Iraq during the first Gulf war have been subject to delay; and what the average length of this delay was.
(137446)
231
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has held with the UN on (a) payments to UK nationals relating to their detention in Iraq during the first Gulf war from the UN Compensation Commission which were delayed and (b) the interest accrued during these delays.
(137447)
232
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on persecution of the Christian community in Iraq; and what estimate she has made of the number of Christians who have (a) been displaced from their homes in Iraq and (b) left Iraq.
(137230)
233
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the execution of a Karenni humanitarian relief worker, Saw Lee Reh Kyaw, on 10th April.
(137075)
234
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she is making to the government of Burma on the targeting of civilians in Karen State.
(137116)
235
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking in the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of civilians and relief workers in Burma, in accordance with the Security Council's responsibility to protect.
(137118)
236
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which states have not presented to the Security Council Committee a first report on steps they have taken or intend to take to implement resolution 1540 (2004).
(137086)
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Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consideration was made of Serbia's (a) human rights record and (b) record of co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia prior to its assumption of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
(137091)
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Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in its role as an observer to the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force; and what assessment she has made of progress by the body in combating the financing of terrorism.
(137094)
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Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of UK reports to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1540 (2004).
(137096)
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Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to meet its obligations under Article 2 of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) on the prevention of non-state actors from financing activities to support the development of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery.
(137098)
241
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her assessment is of the recent US proposals for the Middle East peace process which have been presented to the government of Israel and the Palestinian leadership; and what the role of the Government is in the next stage of the process.
(137103)
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Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the government of Sudan complies with the arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court in connection with alleged atrocities in Darfur; and if she will make a statement.
(137110)
243
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of unspent funds in the Iraqi budget in each of the last three financial years.
(137181)
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Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Estonia on (a) the removal of the Bronzed Warrior and (b) desecration of war graves in Tallinn; and if she will make a statement.
(137026)
245
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the Iraqi government on the treatment of Christians in that country; and if she will make a statement.
(136830)
246
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she is having with her Russian counterpart on the latest developments in Chechnya.
(137326)
247
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Russian counterpart on the Russian relationship with Afghanistan and its current diplomatic activity in the country.
(137327)
248
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136853)
249
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to announce the outcome of the review which is considering options around replacing Armed Forces' close protection teams protecting diplomatic staff with private sector security companies.
(137099)
250
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Indonesian government on special autonomy status for Papua and West Papua.
(137100)
251
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the government of Uzbekistan on Uzbek nationals supporting Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
(137101)
252
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has to appoint an Honorary Consul to Papua and West Papua.
(137102)
253
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice Ministers, her officials and ambassadors gave to their counterparts in the United States prior to the disbandment of the Iraqi army and the de-Ba'athification programme in May 2003.
(137129)
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Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make a statement on the implications for British policy in the Middle East of the recently published World Bank Report Movement and Access Restrictions in the West Bank: Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Palestinian Economy.
(136887)
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Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will suspend the UK's financial contribution to the Council of Europe pending review of the appropriateness of Serbia taking the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
(136732)
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Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make representations to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe objecting to the rotation of the Presidency to Serbia in view of Serbian war criminals still at large.
(136733)
257
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was allocated to the Council of Europe in financial year 2005-06.
(136954)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
258
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to maintain patient care when all junior doctors move posts on 1st August.
(137208)
259
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to encourage junior doctors who do not get a run-through training post to remain in the UK.
(137210)
260
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Medical Training Application Service system will be audited and reviewed before doctors are allocated their jobs; and if she will make a statement.
(137211)
261
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the companies which have been prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency since 2001 in respect of which no further legal proceedings are active; what the reasons were for prosecution in each case; and what penalty was imposed.
(136879)
262
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) name and (b) location is of each dedicated residential rehabilitation unit for adolescents with addiction problems.
(137374)
263
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the United Kingdom National Screening Committee made at its meeting in March 2007 on screening for men aged 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
(137017)
264
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a national service framework is in place to guide the management and treatment of young, violent or sex offenders; and how many secure accommodation places for the management and treatment of young, violent or sex offenders there were in each year from 2000 to 2006.
(137108)
265
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Easington constituency were diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer's disease in each year since 2002.
(137175)
266
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were dispensed in Easington constituency for (a) methadone, (b) diamorphine and (c) anti-depressants in each year since 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(137176)
267
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school children in the Easington constituency were classed as obese in each of the last four years.
(137177)
268
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were treated for obesity in Easington constituency in each year since 2002, broken down by age; and if she will make a statement.
(137178)
269
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mentally ill patients have been accepted into hospitals under section 135 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
(137018)
270
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many secure places for psychiatric patients there are in hospitals in England.
(137019)
271
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many secure places there are for psychiatric patients in London hospitals; and how many there were in each year between 2004 and 2006.
(137020)
272
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many human embryos were created in each year since the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; and how many of these embryos have been brought to birth.
(136746)
273
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will delay the decision on implementation of the Hygiene of Foodstuffs Regulation (EC) number 852/2004.
(137325)
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N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the 2004 Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy since the introduction of extended licensing hours.
(136776)
275
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will initiate hospital trials on the use of dichloroacetate to destroy onc cells in cancer patients.
(137453)
276
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the efficacy of dichloroacetate in destroying cancer cells; and if she will make a statement.
(137454)
277
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date her Department gained Treasury approval for (a) the new GP contract introduced in 2004 and (b) the new consultant contract introduced in 2003.
(137068)
278
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which projects in her Department the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit has assessed in the last 12 months.
(137069)
279
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17th April 2007, Official Report, column 585W, on insulin, what the last five dates were on which her Department's officials discussed with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence its future programme on insulin treatments.
(136869)
280
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was (a) allocated to and (b) spent by each local authority in England to provide services for carers in the last year for which figures are available.
(137148)
281
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has required any of the management, IT or other consultants involved in the Medical Training Application Service to repay any fees or expenses.
(137150)
282
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what incentives exist in the Quality Outcomes framework of the new General Medical Services contract to offer physical health checks and physical health promotion activities to patients with a mental health problem; and if she will make a statement.
(136873)
283
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics were employed in each stategic health authority area in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004 and (e) 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(137278)
284
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will assess the merits of introducing a policy of screening patients having routine check-ups or blood tests for hepatitis C.
(136834)
285
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in each of the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the diagnostic mechanisms in place.
(136839)
286
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department issues to primary care trusts and strategic health authorities on the (a) minimum and (b) maximum catchment population for each accident and emergency department when planning the reconfiguration of services.
(137076)
287
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has assessed the impact of standardising medical education across Europe on medical training standards and patient care in the UK.
(137196)
288
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition she uses of universal GP opening hours, as referred to on page 23 of the Department of Health's research report, Our health, our care, our say - one year on.
(137201)
289
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors were appointed to specialist registrar training posts in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006, broken down by deanery.
(137203)
290
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources were made available for the contingency plan to mitigate the operational risks of delivering Modernising Medical Careers in 2006.
(137204)
291
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number of specialist training places for 2007 intake is, broken down by (a) deanery and (b) level of specialist training.
(137205)
292
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received from (a) members of the public and (b) others on the practice of restricting repeat prescriptions to 28 days' length.
(137273)
293
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) consultants and (b) other medically qualified personnel were practising in the public health medicine and community health services specialties in each year since 1997.
(137274)
294
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists operating under (a) general dental services contracts and (b) personal dental services agreements left the NHS in each year since 1997-98; and what percentage these figures represent of the number of dentists in the NHS (i) in total and (ii) in each strategic health authority area.
(137275)
295
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date (a) the Information Centre and (b) her Department became aware that staff records being collected as part of the 2006 NHS Workforce Census were being double-counted; and whether there were similar problems with the collection of data in previous censuses.
(137276)
296
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's directorates are; and how many (a) individuals and (b) full-time equivalent staff work in them.
(137292)
297
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of the discussion paper on providers which she presented to the King's Fund on 7th December 2006.
(137293)
298
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) funding for training purposes was provided to and (b) expenditure on training was made by each strategic health authority in 2006-07.
(137294)
299
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) total number of beds and (b) number of beds per 100,000 population (i) for England and (ii) for each strategic health authority was in each year since 2002-03.
(137295)
300
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the NHS funding allocation per unweighted head is in 2007-08 in each (a) primary care trust and (b) strategic health authority region.
(137296)
301
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, where the combined Ministerial and Departmental Board Away Day, referred to in the minutes of the Departmental Management Board meeting of 5th October 2006 was held; and what the cost was of the away day.
(137297)
302
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place a copy of the national guidance stating that accident and emergency departments should serve a catchment population of 450,000 to 500,000 people in the Library.
(137312)
303
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net ingredient cost of (a) anti-depressants and (b) diamorphine dispensed in the community was in each year since 1997.
(137319)
304
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for drugs for the treatment of (a) allergies, (b) diabetes and (c) asthma were dispensed in the community in each year since 1997; and what the net ingredient cost of such drugs was in each case in each year.
(137320)
305
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescription items were dispensed in the community in each primary care trust in England in each year since 2003; and what the net ingredient cost of such items was in each year.
(137321)
306
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure on advertising campaigns in support of the seasonal influenza immunisation programme was in (a) real and (b) cash terms in each year since 2000-01.
(137322)
307
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total (a) staff and (b) public membership is of NHS foundation trusts (i) in total and (ii) broken down by trust.
(137323)
308
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her written statement of 28th March 2007, Official Report, columns 96-8WS, on the NHS Resource Accounting and Budgeting Regime, whether income reductions as a result of the RAB regime in earlier years than 2006-07 will be reversed.
(137364)
309
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th January 2007, Official Report, column 1088W, on referral-to-treatment waiting times, when she plans to publish data related to admitted patients.
(137365)
310
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1601W, on diabetes: screening, how many people offered retinopathy screening were screened for diabetic retinopathy in (a) each year since 2003-04 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(137366)
311
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd May 2007, Official Report, column 1771W, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential for fiscal incentives to promote responsible drinking.
(137367)
312
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2007, Official Report, columns 1514-5W, on the NHS: working hours, what the full URL is of the monitoring information published on the NHS Employers website.
(137368)
313
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2007, Official Report, column 1510W, on hospital wards, when she determined the timescale for publication.
(137369)
314
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2007, Official Report, column 1510W, on hospital wards, what comprehensive assessment of the situation was undertaken between 30th April and 9th May 2007.
(137370)
315
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2007, Official Report, column 1513W, on the NHS: consultants, what recent estimates have been made of the average annual expenditure on management consultancy organisations by the NHS.
(137371)
316
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, columns 165W-6W, on radiotherapy, what the mean length of time between (a) ready to start date and start date and (b) decision to treat date and start date was in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by patient priority classification (i) E, (ii) U, (iii) R and (iv) D.
(137372)
317
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 162W, on the NHS: training, what funding for training purposes was allocated to strategic health authorities (SHAs) in 2006-07, broken down by SHA; and what the actual expenditure on training was in each authority.
(137373)
318
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) median and (b) mean waiting times for patients waiting to see mental health specialists as (i) an outpatient first attendance and (ii) an inpatient admission were in each year since 1997.
(137389)
319
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many gastroplasty procedures have been undertaken by the NHS in each year since 1997-98; and what the average cost was of a gastroplasty procedure in the latest period for which figures are available.
(137390)
320
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value has been of her Department's forward payments to local service providers under the National Programme for Information Technology since the programme's inception.
(137391)
321
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outpatient appointments were missed (a) in England and (b) in each relevant NHS organisation in the most recent year for which figures are available; what proportion of the total number of outpatient appointments this figure represented for each relevant NHS organisation; and what estimate she has made of the overall cost to the NHS of such missed appointments.
(137392)
322
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether one million NHS staff have received training in infection control, as referred to by her Department's Chief Nursing Officer in her speech to the Chief Nursing Officer's conference of 3rd November 2004; and if she will make a statement.
(137393)
323
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assumptions were made about the number of live births in each year until 2009 in order to inform her Department's document Maternity Matters, gateway reference 7586 of 3rd April 2007.
(137394)
324
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to alter the (a) role and (b) functions of her Department's Chief Medical Officer.
(137395)
325
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible women were seen within the 36-month standard for breast cancer screenings (a) in England and (b) in each breast screening unit in the latest period for which figures are available.
(137396)
326
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible women have been seen within the 36-month standard for breast cancer screenings in England in each year since 1997.
(137398)
327
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to consult on her proposals to amend legislation to ensure that all practising healthcare professionals have compulsory indemnity cover.
(137408)
328
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on employment consultants to recruit members of foundation trusts.
(137197)
329
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much foundation trusts have spent on (a) advertising, (b) publicity and (c) public consultations since they were established.
(137198)
330
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the referral by general practitioners of audiology patients directly to ear, nose and throat consultants; what the difference in cost is per patient to the NHS of such referrals; and if she will make a statement.
(137199)
331
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether audiogram tests conducted by registered hearing aid dispensers are acceptable diagnostic results for NHS treatment, including the fitting of hearing aids; and if she will make a statement.
(137200)
332
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the life expectancy of the victims of serious spinal injuries; and what provision her Department has made for treatment of such injuries in the next 10 years.
(136838)
333
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions for asthma sufferers there were in (a) England, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) York and the Humber in the latest period for which figures are available.
(137227)
334
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that people with asthma receive (a) a written personal asthma action plan and (b) regular asthma reviews.
(137228)
335
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations she has received on (a) making local asthma specialists available across England, (b) removing prescription charges for people with asthma and (c) involving asthma sufferers in the design of services so that their needs are met appropriately; and whether she plans to implement these policies.
(137229)
336
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136855)
337
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24th April 2007, Official Report, column 778, on acute hospital services, what cost was incurred by Surrey Primary Care Trust in employing the Matrix consultancy for the purpose of producing the document Squaring the Triangle on the reconfiguration of health services in Surrey; and whether she plans to visit the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford in 2007.
(136890)
338
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the Productive Community Hospital project commissioned by the NHS Institute from CHKS Ltd; when she expects to publish the report produced by CHKS; which community hospitals were found by the project not to have been visited by trust chief executives; and by what criteria the 30 community hospitals in phase three of the project were selected.
(137135)
339
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of the availability to cancer patients of new drugs and treatments.
(137232)
340
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the recently-published Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields report on precautionary measures to protect the public against exposure to extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields; and if she will make a statement.
(137031)
341
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1603W, on health services: East Riding, what her Department's definition is of emergency treatment; whether a visit to a general practitioner is classed as emergency treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(137340)
342
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hospital waiting times were in (a) Cornwall and (b) England, broken down by speciality function in (i) 1992, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 2007 to date.
(137207)
343
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on self sufficiency in blood products; and if she will make a statement.
(136644)
344
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department received from the World Health Organisation on the safety of imported blood from the United States between 1977 and 1979; and if she will make a statement.
(137236)
345
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adults were classified as obese in Hartlepool constituency in each year since 1996; and what steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of obesity.
(137358)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
346
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of recipients of anti-social behaviour orders in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over.
(137151)
347
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of those breaching an anti-social behaviour order in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over.
(137152)
348
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police (a) dogs and (b) horses (i) were recruited and (ii) were in service in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.
(137153)
349
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost is of fully training a police (a) horse and (b) dog; and how long it takes in each case.
(137154)
350
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of police (a) horses and (b) dogs (i) retired and (ii) were destroyed in each of the last 10 years.
(137155)
351
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals are employed by the police in England and Wales, broken down by species.
(137156)
352
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty notices for disorder issued in each of the last five years were paid in full within the 21 day limit established by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
(137157)
353
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty notices for disorder were issued in each of the last five years to individuals aged (a) 10 to 15 years old, (b) 15 to 16 years old and (c) over 16 years old.
(137158)
354
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of penalty notices for disorder issued in each of the last five years were (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully contested in court.
(137159)
355
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total amount of (a) cannabis, (b) cocaine, (c) crack cocaine, (d) heroin and (e) ecstasy was seized in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.
(137163)
356
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grammes of illegal drugs were detected by (a) police officers and (b) police dogs in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of the total drug seizures for each year each of those figures constituted.
(137164)
357
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of training (a) a police officer, (b) a community support officer and (c) a special constable.
(137165)
358
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police bicycles are owned by police forces in England and Wales; and what the cost was of each bicycle.
(137168)
359
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of police officers left the police force in each of the last 10 years.
(137169)
360
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the total cost of petrol consumption by police forces in England and Wales.
(137170)
361
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has reviewed whether there should be an additional offence for throwing (a) stones and (b) other missiles at buses which could potentially cause harm to (i) property and (ii) persons.
(137291)
362
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will consider whether throwing missiles at buses should be an aggravating factor in sentencing for criminal damage.
(137405)
363
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences relating to throwing stones or other missiles at buses in each of the last five years.
(137406)
364
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average penalty handed down was for offences relating to throwing stones or other missiles at buses in each of the last five years.
(137407)
365
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police and (b) other personnel were trained in surveillance through the National Specialist Law Enforcement Centre in each of the last 10 years.
(137456)
366
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has carried out on the (a) accuracy and (b) utility of facial recognition technology using CCTV footage.
(137458)
367
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendation of the Gowers Review that intellectual property crime should be given higher policing priority; what support he has given to police forces on intellectual property crime; and if he will make a statement.
(137459)
368
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that data on offences against children are recorded by (a) age of victim and (b) offence and made available at national level.
(137460)
369
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1576, on corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide, if he will list the (a) stakeholders and (b) other correspondents from whom he has received representations on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill since it was published.
(136962)
370
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) imprisoned for drugs offences since 2005.
(137022)
371
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on (a) advertising, (b) refreshments and (c) stationery by his Department in each year since 2005.
(137023)
372
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been remanded in police custody for a further period of 192 hours provided for under the Drugs Act 2005 for drug trafficking offences.
(137024)
373
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on first class travel in each year since 2004.
(137025)
374
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent nurses provided health services at (a) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (d) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (e) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (f) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (g) Lindholme, (h) Oakington, (i) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (j) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last year for which figures are available.
(136952)
375
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent general practitioners provided health services at (a) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (d) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (e) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (f) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (g) Lindholme, (h) Oakington, (i) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (j) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2006.
(136953)
376
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times (a) the police and (b) ambulances were called to (i) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (ii) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (iii) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (iv) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (v) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (vi) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (vii) Lindholme, (viii) Oakington, (ix) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (x) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last year for which figures are available.
(136972)
377
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the staff/detainee ratio is at (a) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (d) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (e) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (f) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (g) Lindholme, (h) Oakington, (i) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (j) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
(136973)
378
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) HM Prison Service and (b) private sector contractors on recommended staff/detainee ratios in immigration removal centres.
(136974)
379
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on researching, producing, distributing and publicising the British Crime Survey in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(136729)
380
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on researching, producing, distributing and publicising the annual and quarterly version of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Crime in England and Wales in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(136730)
381
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to Question 123917, on staff exit schemes, tabled by the hon. Member for Putney for answer on 26th February.
(137167)
382
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether legislation in respect of the prevention of terrorism constitutes criminal justice legislation and falls within his Department.
(136956)
383
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Drug Interventions Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(136989)
384
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal immigrants who are likely to be detected each year as a result of the introduction of the identity cards scheme.
(136991)
385
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the publication of his Department's six-monthly report to Parliament on the costs of the identity cards scheme has been delayed.
(136992)
386
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's expenditure on communications research was in each year since 1997-98; and how much of this cost was accounted for by producing (a) reports on the public perceptions of his Department or its agencies, (b) stakeholder surveys, (c) national media evaluations, (d) regional media evaluations and (e) other research.
(136993)
387
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which projects in his Department the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit has assessed in the last 12 months.
(137070)
388
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on police funding in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) the East Midlands.
(136638)
389
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 2nd April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms J Mann.
(137329)
390
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in England and Wales since the IPCC was established, broken down by police authority area and ranked in descending order of number of complaints.
(137409)
391
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136854)
392
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1871, on asylum, how many applications of claims for extensions of discretionary leave were decided in the weeks beginning (a) 23rd October 2006, (b) 30th October 2006, (c) 6th November 2006, (d) 13th November 2006, (e) 20th November 2006, (f) 27th November 2006, (g) 4th December 2006, (h) 11th December 2006 and (i) 18th December 2006
(137125)
393
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, columns 483-4W, on prisoners: foreigners, how many of the non-EU foreign nationals as at (a) 30th June 2005, (b) 30th June 2006 and (c) 28th February 2007 have been sent back to their country of origin.
(136545)
394
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, columns 483-4W, on prisoners: foreigners, what percentage of the prison population of non-EU foreign nationals referred to in the Answer were sent back to their country of origin before the termination of their sentence.
(136546)
395
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2007, Official Report, columns 536-7W, on human trafficking, how many police operations were carried out prior to the 30 convictions referred to in the Answer.
(136547)
396
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2007, Official Report, column 1455W, on security: Heathrow airport, when the summary of the evaluation of the miSense schemes was placed in the Library.
(137117)
397
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 148W, on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, if he will place the review of the Act in the Library.
(137119)
398
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of area curfew schemes for young people to combat criminal and anti-social behaviour.
(137095)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
399
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what representations he has received on provision of travel and accommodation expenses for schools and other educational institutions visiting Parliament.
(137449)
400
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of schools and other educational institutions which visited Parliament were from London and the South East in the last year for which figures are available.
(137450)
401
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will bring forward proposals to meet some or all of the travel and accommodation expenses incurred by schools and other educational institutions in visiting Parliament.
(137451)
402
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will place in the Library the response to the consultations held with trade unions in respect of the proposals detailed in the Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill to set up joint departments of the Houses of Parliament and the subsequent transfer of staff; and if he will make a statement.
(137123)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
403
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of Iranians deported from Iran to Afghanistan in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of the humanitarian implications of these deportations.
(137089)
404
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid was given to the Palestinian Authority to spend on education in the latest period for which figures are available; and what steps his Department takes to ensure that aid given to the Palestinian Authority is not spent on educational text books that promote violence and terrorism.
(136836)
405
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136863)
406
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department is taking to improve the control of tropical diseases in Africa.
(137087)
407
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action his Department is taking to increase life expectancy at birth in Africa.
(137088)
408
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve food production rates in sub-Saharan Africa; and what steps have been taken to improve the (a) development of irrigation systems and (b) replenishment of soil through fertilizers.
(137097)
409
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) cultural status and (b) economic condition of women in sub-Saharan Africa.
(137105)
410
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce pathogens in the water supply of impoverished countries.
(137106)
411
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help improve the (a) energy and (b) telecommunications infrastructure of impoverished countries in Africa, with particular reference to (i) power cables and (ii) fibre-optic cables for internet usage.
(137107)
412
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what activities his Department undertakes in North Korea.
(137388)
Questions to the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
413
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when she expects the review of required hours allowance payments in HM Prison Service to be completed; what estimate she has made of the (a) number of HM Prison Service staff incorrectly in receipt of required hours allowance and (b) value of incorrect payments; whether she plans to publish the review into required hours allowance payments; and if she will make a statement.
(137279)
414
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many additional staff are planned to be recruited to ensure new facilities, including (a) new prison builds, (b) conversion of existing facilities, (c) additional units and (d) prison ships coming on stream are fully staffed on current projections; what funding will be available to achieve this; and if she will make a statement.
(137283)
415
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps she is taking to advertise the results of professional standards investigations to HM Prison Service staff; and if she will make a statement.
(137284)
416
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the cost would be to HM Prison Service of paying off all outstanding time off in lieu hours at the contract hours rate; and if she will make a statement.
(137285)
417
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate she has made of the number of additional prison officers required to negate the need for (a) contracted supplementary hours and (b) time off in lieu hours; and if she will make a statement.
(137286)
418
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the cost was to HM Prison Service in each of the last four years for (a) compensating staff sacked unfairly, (b) compensating staff constructively dismissed and (c) paying the total legal costs of these dismissals; and if she will make a statement.
(137287)
419
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many cases of HM Prison Service staff reporting absent as a result of work-related stress there were in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(137288)
420
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many non-operational managers receive required hours allowance payments in HM Prison Service; what the cost of these payments was in the last 12 months; who is responsible for authorising these payments; if she will place the criteria for authorising these payments in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(137289)
421
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many managed moves were announced for London (a) prison governors and (b) their deputies in each of the last two years; how many of these appointments were as a result of open competition; and if she will make a statement.
(137290)
422
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many breaches of the regulations relating to the use of (a) time off in lieu, (b) ex gratia payments and (c) other supplementary payments occurred in HM Prison Service in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(137298)
423
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what hours (a) non-operational and (b) operational prison governors are expected to work; what salary is received by each; and if she will make a statement.
(137299)
424
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what mechanisms exist to monitor compliance with (a) health and safety regulations and (b) European Working Time Directive requirements for operational prison governors; and if she will make a statement.
(137300)
425
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what definition of excessive working hours is used by HM Prison Service; and if she will make a statement.
(137301)
426
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the average cost was of (a) recruiting and (b) training a prison officer in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(137302)
427
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps she is taking to reduce the culture of long hours in HM Prison Service; what (a) monitoring and (b) controls are in place to support this objective; and if she will make a statement.
(137303)
428
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many non-operational (a) heads of personnel and (b) heads of management units within HM Prison Service are in receipt of required hours allowance payments; and if she will make a statement.
(137304)
429
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many area professional standards managers do not have operational experience in prison establishments; and if she will make a statement.
(137305)
430
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the legal requirements are for the provision of training for HM Prison Service staff managing informants; and if she will make a statement.
(137306)
431
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the maximum penalty is for trafficking unauthorised articles into prison establishments; how many people were convicted of this offence in each of the last five years; what average sentence was imposed; and if she will make a statement.
(137307)
432
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many members of independent monitoring boards had their appointments terminated in each (a) HM Prison Service regional area and (b) contracted prison; and if she will make a statement.
(137308)
433
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what (a) allowances and (b) expenses are available to members of independent monitoring boards; what the total cost of payments was to independent monitoring board members of each prison establishment in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(137309)
434
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much was spent by HM Prison Service on payments to staff whilst suspended from duty in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(137310)
435
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, which five prison establishments spent the highest proportion of their budget on (a) legal costs and (b) compensation payments in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(137311)
436
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to her Answer of 31st January 2007, Official Report, column 367W, on the prison service, how many inmates have not been fingerprinted in the prison population; and if she will make a statement.
(137353)
437
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to her Answer of 31st January 2007, Official Report, column 367W, on the prison service, how many prison establishments are not in full compliance with the National Security Framework policy on fingerprinting; and if she will make a statement.
(137354)
438
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to her Answer to the hon. Member for East Yorkshire of 22nd February 2007, Official Report, column 892W, on prisons: smuggling, what the grade was of the staff member responsible for commissioning the investigation into the Independent Monitoring Board member found trafficking unauthorised articles into a prison establishment; how much in (a) expenses and (b) allowances had been paid to the independent monitoring board member concerned; and if she will make a statement.
(137355)
439
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how implementation of freedom of information (FOI) legislation will be carried out by the new Ministry; which Minister is responsible for implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; how the Ministry plans to continue the consultation on FOI fees amendments initiated by the former Department for Constitutional Affairs; and if she will make a statement.
(137190)
440
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much the Prison Service spent on games for Sony playstations in each of the last three financial years for which figures are available.
(137021)
441
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many postal votes were registered in Hendon on 1st May in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(137047)
442
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps she is taking to monitor and improve (a) electoral registration and (b) postal vote registration in Barnet; and if she will make a statement.
(137056)
443
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many and what percentage of ballot papers were spoilt (a) in total and (b) in each Assembly constituency at the last (i) London Mayoral and (ii) Greater London Assembly elections; and if she will make a statement.
(137057)
444
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps she plans to take to ensure that in preparation for the elections for the London Mayor and Assembly (a) the layout of the ballot paper is improved to reduce the risk of spoilt ballot papers and (b) (i) scrutiny of spoilt papers by counting agents and (ii) decision making by the returning officer and staff is improved; and if she will make a statement.
(137058)
445
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the total operational capacity of the prison estate was in each month in 1997.
(137113)
446
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, in which prisons each of the 20,000 new places provided in the last 10 years were located; and when the contracts in respect of these places were let.
(137114)
447
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when she will publish a response to the report dated 10th May by HM Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Norwich with (a) a detailed plan of and (b) a timetable for the completion of all necessary remedial action.
(137452)
448
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed of 17th April 2007, Official Report, column 159, on postal voting, in what manner the regulations were not correctly drafted.
(136998)
449
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether citizens of Commonwealth nations who are (a) expelled from the Commonwealth and (b) suspended from the Commonwealth who are residing in the United Kingdom with leave to remain are eligible to vote in UK elections.
(137077)
450
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many staff in her Department are classified as people without posts.
(137078)
451
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what consultancy and research work her Department, including the Hayden Phillips review, has commissioned from the firm Enodian in the last 12 months; at what cost; and for what purpose.
(137179)
452
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will take steps to introduce a requirement to produce privacy impact assessments when regulatory impact assessments are undertaken.
(137180)
453
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will make a statement on the causes of the drafting errors in the Electoral Administration Act 2006 which have resulted in section 69(a) of the Act not being implemented; and what steps are being taken to remedy them.
(137182)
454
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether the Government has commenced its review of electoral systems in the United Kingdom.
(137183)
455
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the incidence of electoral fraud in the form of treating of electors in the latest period for which figures are available.
(137184)
456
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's review of electoral systems in the United Kingdom.
(137185)
457
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many full-time equivalent civil servants have been allocated to work on the Government's review of electoral systems in the United Kingdom.
(137186)
458
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many service voters were registered to vote in each year since 1997 prior to the abolition of the designation of service voting.
(137187)
459
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether the Electoral Register will be updated automatically following changes of address notified to the National Identity Register.
(136990)
460
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many parking tickets were issued by post in each of the last 12 months; and how many such fines entailed increased payments as a result of late payment.
(136831)
461
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will assess the effectiveness of the family court system.
(137403)
462
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what sanctions there are for use against members of the judiciary who decline to impose the surcharge on defendants ordered to pay a fine.
(136784)
463
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what (a) internal accountancy procedures and (b) computer programmes are in place to ensure that surcharge monies paid by defendants in the criminal courts are kept separate from fines and compensation.
(136785)
464
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the estimated total cost is of establishing the Ministry of Justice.
(136837)
465
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136859)
466
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many prisoners are foreign nationals; and how many prisoners were foreign nationals on 14th May 1997.
(136842)
Questions to the Leader of the House
467
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Leader of the House, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Office held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136852)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
468
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Office held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136860)
Questions to the Prime Minister
469
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Prime Minister, how many of his special advisers have been employed as Government special advisers for four years or longer.
(136994)
470
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason 25 Special Advisers named for the Prime Minister were listed in his Written Ministerial Statement of 24th July 2006, Official Report, column 87WS, on Special Advisers, but salary details included for 22; and how many of his listed Special Advisers are unpaid.
(137173)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
471
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Office held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136865)
Questions to the Solicitor General
472
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Solicitor General, how much remuneration was received by (a) Professor George Hancock and (b) Dr Rodney Gilbert in providing expert evidence to Winchester Crown Court during the murder trial of Marianne Williams in October 2006.
(136889)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
473
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd February 2007, Official Report, column 982W, on elections: fraud, on what date the Electoral Commission started working with the Crown Prosecution Service to collate data.
(137059)
474
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance the Commission has given local authority returning officers on the definition of a second residence for the purposes of being able to vote in elections at an address other than a primary home.
(137191)
475
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will make a statement on progress by the Electoral Commission with its investigation into donations by 5th Avenue Partners.
(137192)
476
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):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 research and findings commissioned by the Electoral Commission from the British Market Research Bureau on perceptions of local elections.
(137193)
477
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):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 Electoral Commission's analysis of the Crown Prosecution Service files on alleged offences under electoral legislation, redacting any sensitive information where appropriate.
(137194)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
478
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many successful prosecutions the Information Commissioner made against direct mailers in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(137280)
479
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what powers the Information Commissioner has to curb irresponsible direct mailers; and if he will make a statement.
(137281)
480
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the permissibility of supplementary indications relating to weights and measures.
(136937)
481
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on humans of low frequency noise from wind turbines.
(136846)
482
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account his Department plans to take of the World Health Organisation Guidelines for Community Noise 1999 report in its guidance on wind turbine noise levels.
(136847)
483
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the merits of instituting a statutory minimum distance of separation between wind turbines in excess of 1MW installed capacity and (a) residential and (b) business dwellings.
(136848)
484
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1817, on nuclear power, if he will ensure that the evidence provided on nuclear security issues to the Energy Review 2006 is incorporated in the consultation paper on nuclear energy.
(137341)
485
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from ITN and Channel 4 News on the proposed acquisition of 17.9 per cent. of ITV by BSkyB.
(137120)
486
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he has received the OFT report into the proposed acquisition of 17.9 per cent. of ITV by BSkyB; and what the timetable is for the publication of the report's findings.
(137121)
487
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he has received the Ofcom report into the proposed acquisition of 17.9 per cent. of ITV by BSkyB; and what the timetable is for the publication of the report's findings.
(137122)
488
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what typical levels of radiation are emitted by a mobile telephone during use; at what distance from a mobile telephone mast with a maximum licensed power of 32 dbW a person is subject to (a) the equivalent, (b) 10 per cent. and (c) one per cent. of this level of radiation; and whether these statistics are affected when multiple carriers are using the same mast.
(137343)
489
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Ministerial visits to Russia his Department undertook in each year between 2002 and 2006; and for what purposes.
(136977)
490
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he plans to take to reduce the (a) length and (b) cost of the legal process for miners claiming compensation for knee problems developed in the mines; and if he will make a statement.
(136743)
491
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what factors he considered when deciding not to meet the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers recently to discuss a compensation scheme for miners with knee problems caused by their work in mines; and if he will make a statement.
(136744)
492
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consideration he has given to providing a scheme for miners with knee problems caused by their work in mines; and if he will make a statement.
(136745)
493
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date the last domestic grant award was made under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(136969)
494
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date he expects the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme to be relaunched.
(136970)
495
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total budget is for the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; how much of that budget was spent in the first full year of the programme; and what estimate his Department has made of likely household demand for grants in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(136971)
496
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of recent changes in solar photovoltaics grant levels under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme on household demand for the technology.
(136986)
497
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136850)
498
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1564W, on farmers: bankruptcy, for what reasons bankruptcy figures for 2006 are not available by industry sector.
(137111)
499
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK has an adequate supply of people with the skills needed to apply nuclear and radiological technology.
(136829)
500
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the (a) present and (b) future importance to the (i) UK and (ii) North East economy of nanotechnology; and what steps his Department is taking to support this industry.
(137104)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
501
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents occurred involving drivers taking the Driving Standards Authority driving test when they were (a) reversing around a corner, (b) performing a three point turn, (c) parallel parking and (d) performing an emergency stop in the last period for which figures are available.
(137014)
502
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps would need to be taken to amend the requirements of the Driving Standards Authority driving test.
(137015)
503
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the requirement to reverse around a corner in the Driving Standards Authority driving test.
(137016)
504
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department is implementing to protect the drivers and passengers of buses from individuals throwing missiles at buses.
(137457)
505
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the new railway carriages announced by his Department in March will be introduced by the end of each year between 2008 and 2013; and on which routes.
(137337)
506
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the environmental impact of the Aviation White Paper's proposal on expanding Heathrow Airport; and if he will make a statement.
(136779)
507
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers travelling to and from Heathrow Airport by (a) private motor vehicles, (b) taxis, (c) London Underground and (d) Heathrow Express in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(136780)
508
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional passengers using Heathrow Airport resulting from the increase from 480,000 movements per year to 720,000 per year.
(137166)
509
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the results of the Attitudes to Noise from Aircraft Sources in England study commissioned by his Department in November 2001 into attitudes to noise from civil aircraft sources in England.
(136874)
510
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to review the planning process for sea-port expansion.
(137344)
511
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place to ensure that HGV drivers from (a) European Union member states and (b) other foreign jurisdictions meet the driving standards required of British HGV drivers.
(136832)
512
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136857)
513
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fixed penalty notices and (b) court summonses were issued by rail companies in the London area to passengers in the last 12 months.
(137115)
514
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in introducing regulations to allow the issuing of temporary badges for drivers with a temporary mobility impairment.
(137342)
515
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) number and (b) percentage of calls were unanswered at the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in the last 12 months; and what targets the Agency sets for response times to calls.
(137330)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
516
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Office held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136864)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
517
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures he has put in place to deal with the additional workload in his Department arising from women born in 1947 reaching pension age.
(136996)
518
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.
(136868)
519
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Government funding has been made available for pensioners whose pension funds have been wound up in the last 10 years.
(137053)
520
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how debts owed to the Child Support Agency will be transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission; and how long this process is expected to take.
(136875)
521
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any debts owed to the Child Support Agency will be written off once it has been replaced by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
(136876)
522
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes have been put in place to facilitate the transfer of cases from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
(136877)
523
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the Department's leaflets have been checked for accuracy in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(137195)
524
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with Kent County Council on the minimum allowances payable to carers.
(136828)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
525
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many migrant workers from other European Economic Area (EEA) countries receive benefits from the UK for dependents living in other EEA countries; and what the total cost was of such benefits in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (137212)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
526
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what percentage of waste paper from 10 Downing Street has been recycled in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (137147)
Questions to the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
527
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the cost per prisoner was of the Home Detention Curfew scheme in each year since 1999.
[Transferred] (137160)
528
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many electronic tags were used as part of the Home Detention Curfew scheme in each year since 1999; and what the cost is of an individual electronic tag.
[Transferred] (137161)
529
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many prisoners convicted of a sex offence were released under the Home Detention Curfew scheme in each year since 1999.
[Transferred] (137162)
530
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 249W, on prisoners' release, how many and what percentage of prisoners released under the Home Detention Curfew scheme (a) breached the rules of their curfew and (b) were recalled to prison in each year since 1999.
[Transferred] (137402)
531
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd May 2007, Official Report, column 87W, on prison service: property, what assessment she has made of local public opinion on the establishment of new prisons in (a) Maghull, (b) Belmarsh, (c) Featherstone, (d) London/Essex and (e) South Wales.
[Transferred] (137455)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
532
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on setting up a new Energy and Environmental Research Institute further to the Chancellor's announcement in the Budget 2006.
[Transferred] (137071)
533
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in setting up the Environmental Technologies Institute; and when he expects the Institute to be opened.
[Transferred] (137074)

 
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