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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 21 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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 21 May 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 21 May 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 21 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 21 May of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 21 May see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to revise the level at which foster care allowances are liable to be taxed to take account of recent changes to the fostering allowance system.
(138602)
2
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual applications were approved under the childcare voucher scheme in each of the last five years.
(138684)
3
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employers who are offering childcare vouchers; and how many employees are covered by the scheme.
(138685)
4
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated annual cost was to the Exchequer of childcare vouchers in each of the last three years.
(138686)
5
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps have been taken to increase employer participation in the childcare voucher scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(138687)
6
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was allocated to each English local education authority for nursery education grant in each of the last three years.
(138688)
7
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of each English local education authoritie's nursery education grant was passed on the providers in each of the last three years.
(138689)
8
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of each English local education authoritie's nursery education grant was withheld for central administration of support in each of the last three years.
(138690)
9
N
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce legislation to implement the Own Resources Decision of December 2005.
(138327)
10
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) England, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) Forest of Dean constituency were paid tax credits in each of the last five years.
(138796)
11
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in introducing caps to the size of repayments following the overpayment of tax credits by HM Revenue and Customs.
(138797)
12
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the process is for obtaining approval for equipment to qualify for the enhanced capital allowances for biofuel equipment; who is responsible for submitting an application for approval; what criteria need to be satisfied for approval to be given; how long it is expected to take for a decision to be made; what remedy is available to those whose applications are unsuccessful; from what date applications may be made; and if he will make a statement.
(138078)
13
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the criteria to be satisfied for equipment to qualify for the enhanced capital allowances for biofuel equipment announced in the Budget.
(138083)
14
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he is taking to ensure that bushmeat is not entering the UK.
(138474)
15
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, columns 1630-1W, on taxation: quarrying, what steps the Government is taking to specify in its procurement policies the use of recycled demolition waste rather than virgin aggregates.
(138769)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
16
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when she expects the Minister for the Third Sector to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 4th April 2007.
(138504)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
17
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the consistency of the environmental standards for new homes set by local planning authorities.
(138592)
18
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has plans to enable local authorities to give a discount to council tax payers who pay their annual charge upfront as a lump sum.
(138593)
19
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost of her proposals for local government reform; and if she will make a statement.
(138739)
20
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to reply to Question 130747, tabled by the hon. Member for Brent East on 27th March 2007.
(138473)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
21
N
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration her Department has given to enabling the public to engage directly with the Olympic authorities.
(137936)
22
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are being taken to ensure that the Olympic facilities are constructed from sustainable materials and in an environmentally-friendly fashion.
(137650)
23
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration she has given to the merits of providing support to pensioner households for the costs incurred in the switchover to digital television.
(137928)
24
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will reply to the letter of 9th March from the hon. Member for Warley on appointments to the BBC Trust.
(138737)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
25
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28th November 2006, Official Report, column 622W, on the civilian operational allowance, what progress has been made on the introduction of a new allowance.
(138786)
26
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what urgent statements of user requirement were made by commanders in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each of the last five years.
(138789)
27
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the duties are of each defence dental personnel role; how many hours per week those in each role are expected to devote to the provision of dental care; and how many patients those in each role saw in each of the last five years.
(138790)
28
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each regional defence headquarters is located; and how many defence dental personnel there are in each of the regional headquarters in (a) the UK, (b) Germany and (c) Cyprus, broken down by role.
(138791)
29
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria apply to applications from (a) service personnel and (b) civilian personnel for places in Service Children's Education schools.
(138792)
30
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place for discussions between his Department and (a) the Department for Education and Skills, (b) devolved administrations and (c) local authorities on the educational needs of service children; what progress has been made on the implementation of a cross-UK forum to discuss these issues; and if he will make a statement.
(138793)
31
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on improving the transfer of the statements of service children with special educational needs and high mobility.
(138795)
32
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer Question 123013, on external consultants, tabled by the hon. Member for Fareham on 20th February 2007.
(138159)
33
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the policy on the payment of a pension to a former spouse of a retired member of the armed forces under 65 years.
(138606)
34
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the commitment to maintaining and deploying an 8-boat attack submarine fleet in the 2004 Supplement to the 2003 Defence White Paper remains in place.
(138524)
35
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Astute-class submarines he plans to order; and what their projected in-service dates are expected to be.
(138525)
36
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons it is proposed to reduce HMS Albion to a state of extended readiness; and when he expects to announce a decision on the reduction.
(138526)
37
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) affordability and (b) deliverability within existing allocated resources of the Army Recruiting and Training Division draft Man Plan 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(138743)
38
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to (a) Phase One, (b) Phase Two and (c) Phase Three under the Army Recruiting and Training Division Statement of Training Requirement draft Man Plan in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(138744)
39
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of accommodation for Phase Three of the Army Recruiting and Training Division draft Man Plan 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(138745)
40
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of those due to report for Army Recruiting and Training Division courses at the Infantry Battle School in Brecon failed to do so in the last period for which figures are available; for what reasons officers failed to report for this training; and if he will make a statement.
(138746)
41
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed service personnel (a) died and (b) were killed between 1st April 1998 and 31st March 2004.
(138527)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
42
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance his Department has given to local education authorities on the topslicing of the nursery education grant to nursery providers; and if he will make a statement.
(138677)
43
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evidence his Department has considered on the percentage value of the nursery education grant which local education authorities are passing to providers; and if he will make a statement.
(138678)
44
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what allocation has been made to each local education authority in England for extended school provision in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(138679)
45
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the projected expenditure per head is on extended schools in the secondary sector in each local education authority for 2007-08.
(138680)
46
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the allocation to each secondary school in London was for extended schools development in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(138681)
47
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of government allocation for extended schools was witheld for central administration and support in each London local education authority in 2006-07.
(138682)
48
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he has issued on charging policies for (a) extended schools and (b) other out-of-school facilities; and what specific arrangements are in place for schools serving populations with high levels of deprivation.
(138683)
49
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps his Department is taking (a) to extend workplace training and (b) to ensure that older people can improve skills.
(137754)
50
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consideration he has given to providing careers advice for children from the age of 12 years.
(137755)
51
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with (a) educational bodies and (b) carers' organisations on improving access and skills opportunities for unpaid carers; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (138770)
52
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve the transfer of the (a) records and (b) special needs statements of service children with high mobility; and if he will make a statement.
(138794)
53
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the statement of the Minister for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning of 15th May 2007, Official Report, column 225WH, on higher education (funding), what figures he used to calculate that there is on average net £100,000 graduate earnings premium; and how he used those figures to reach that final figure.
(138731)
54
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will estimate the amount that private, voluntary and independent nurseries in England pay in (a) business rates, (b) VAT and (c) Ofsted inspection fees per year.
(138621)
55
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are being taken to ensure children who act as principal carers for family members have necessary support at school; what budget has been allocated for that purpose; what strategy is in place to monitor the educational outcomes of such children; and if he will make a statement.
(138722)
56
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of English as an additional language pupils in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) Norfolk and (c) Lincolnshire.
(138717)
57
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the increase in the number of English as an additional language pupils in the last five years in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) Norfolk and (c) Lincolnshire.
(138718)
58
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps have been taken to ensure that staff in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with high numbers of English as an additional language pupils are being supported in their teaching.
(138719)
59
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent by (a) local authorities and (b) the Government on the purchase of land for educational use in (i) outer and (ii) inner London boroughs in the last 12 months; and what average price was paid per hectare in each case.
(138741)
60
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will take steps to set a programme of regular scheduled meetings of the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group over the next 12 months.
(138767)
61
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is available for schools to access swimming facilities.
(138804)
62
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Irish studies centres there are in the UK; whether any more are planned; and if he will make a statement.
(138574)
63
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) funding and (b) assistance he has approved to aid the establishment of Irish studies centres since 2004.
(138575)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
64
N
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contribution United Kingdom officials or scientists made to the ad hoc working group on Mitigation potentials of policies, measures and technologies of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change, held in Bonn on 15th to 18th May; and whether any specific electricity generation technology was promoted by the United Kingdom.
(138434)
65
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Survey Association on flood prevention.
(138691)
66
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent meetings he has held with (a) animal welfare organisations and (b) the agricultural industry on the export of live young calves.
(138782)
67
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live young calves were exported from the UK in each of the last five years; and to which destinations.
(138784)
68
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the conditions experienced by live young calves which are exported; and if he will make a statement.
(138785)
69
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of water in each region was supplied from (a) watercourses, (b) aquifers, (c) reservoirs and (d) other sources in the last period for which figures are available; what change each figure represents from the previous period for which figures are available; and how demand is expected to change in future years.
(138622)
70
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions in each of the last five years his Department was the subject of a case raised by the European Commission of infringement of European Law; to which directives such infringements were related in each year; and what fines the UK was required to pay in each case.
(138709)
71
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the risk presented to animal health by strangles.
(138653)
72
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he is taking to stop greyhounds being killed or abandoned when their use as sporting dogs is over.
(138475)
73
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce a tax on greyhound racing bookmakers to help pay for the welfare of greyhounds when they retire.
(138476)
74
Mr Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the European Commission on revisions to the Water Framework Directive.
(138617)
75
Mr Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Government plans to make available for the physical restoration of water bodies to meet the objectives of the Water Framework Directive.
(138624)
76
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the European Commission's proposals to extend the sugar restructuring programme to individual sugar beet growers.
(138427)
77
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farming households there were in England in 2005-06.
(138740)
78
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with counterparts in the government of (a) Laos and (b) São Tomé and Príncipe on (i) whaling and (ii) membership of the International Whaling Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(138590)
79
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he has received on which countries may join the International Whaling Commission in support of Japan before the annual meeting begins on 28th May; and if he will make a statement.
(138591)
80
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of cattle in England with certificates of registration.
(138130)
81
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of cattle in England without a valid passport.
(138131)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
82
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether legislation has been introduced since 1st February 2005 to prohibit corporal punishment in (a) state and private schools in (i) Anguilla, (ii) Bermuda, (iii) British Virgin Islands, (iv) Cayman Islands, (v) Gibraltar, (vi) Montserrat and (vii) Turks and Caicos Islands, (b) penal institutions for young offenders under 18 years in (A) Gibraltar and (B) Montserrat, (c) alternative care settings in (1) Anguilla, (2) Bermuda, (3) British Virgin Islands, (4) Cayman Islands, (5) Falkland Islands, (6) Gibraltar, (7) Montserrat, (8) St Helena and (9) Turks and Caicos Islands.
(138604)
83
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking with her Commonwealth counterparts to ensure that President Mugabe is not invited to the Commonwealth Heads of Government or related events.
(138676)
84
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Commonwealth Secretariat on its report on the 2006 Ugandan elections.
(138693)
85
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the role of the media during the 2006 Ugandan elections.
(138694)
86
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Ugandan authorities on the administration of future presidential and parliamentary elections.
(138695)
87
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government received from the Eritrean authorities in obtaining the release of the kidnappees held recently in the Afar area.
(138805)
88
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she expects to receive reports from those diplomats in the Ethiopian Embassy who were involved in the recent kidnapping.
(138806)
89
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implementation of United Nations Resolution 1701, on the rearmament of Hezbollah.
(138325)
90
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens reside on Ascension Island.
(138645)
91
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when she will answer the letter to her dated 5th April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr L. W. Gordon.
(138723)
92
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will make it her policy to seek United Nations backing for any agreement between the Tamil Tiger Peace Co-ordinating body and the Sri Lankan government; and if she will make a statement.
(138611)
93
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if during his forthcoming visit to Sri Lanka the Minister of State (Middle East) will meet the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; and if she will make a statement.
(138612)
94
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of Russia's action in relation to Estonia since the relocation of the Russian war memorial statue; and what representation she has made to the Russian authorities on this subject.
(138701)
95
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding her Department provided to the Foreign Press Corps in the latest period for which figures are available; what conditions were attached to such funding; and what the purpose was of such funding.
(138429)
96
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the level of capability achieved by Iran in the production of fissile material which could be used in a nuclear weapon; and if she will make a statement.
(138578)
97
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the likely date at which Iran will reach its stated goal of installing and operating 3,000 centrifuge machines at its enrichment facility in Natanz.
(138579)
98
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the stage reached by Iran in the installation of centrifuges at its enrichment facility in Natanz.
(138580)
99
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the latest assessment that has been made of the progress by Iran towards the mastery of uranium enrichment technology.
(138581)
100
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20th March 2007, Official Report, column 837W, on Iran: nuclear weapons, what definition she uses of mastery of enrichment technology; and what (a) level and (b) scale of (i) centrifuge operation and (ii) enriched uranium production is referred to.
(138582)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
101
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information has been made public by (a) her and (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) other representatives on (i) matching algorithms and (ii) other matters relating to Medical Training Application Service and Modernising Medical Careers that were not included in (A) her Written Statement of 15th May and (B) her response to the Urgent Question on 16th May; and if she will make a statement.
(138712)
102
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners per head of population there were in (a) Stroud constituency, (b) Gloucestershire, (c) the South West and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(138654)
103
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to increase the number of training posts for medics.
(138324)
104
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to guarantee care standards in the transitional period to modernising medical careers and the implementation of the working time directive.
(138482)
105
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations her Department has received on the levels of biomedical research undertaken into chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.
(138623)
106
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total allocation of funding to (a) Barnsley Health Authority and (b) Barnsley Primary Care Trust for orthodontic services was for each year between 2000 and 2006.
(138732)
107
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total allocation of funding for orthodontic services for (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster, (c) Rotherham and (d) St Helens was in each year betwen 1997 and 2006.
(138733)
108
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the allocation of funding for orthodontic services for Barnsley for 2006-07 was calculated.
(138734)
109
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions between 2003 and April 2006 her Department received representations from Barnsley Primary Care Trust on the adequacy of funding for orthodontic services in Barnsley.
(138735)
110
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total value of orthodontic treatment was carried out during the reference period of (a) October 2004 and (b) October 2005 in (i) Barnsley, (ii) Doncaster, (iii) Rotherham and (iv) St Helens.
(138736)
111
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis were recorded in each primary care trust in England in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(138132)
112
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for asthma.
(138282)
113
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to ensure that all patients with asthma have a written personal action plan.
(138283)
114
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will estimate the savings which would accrue to the NHS if primary care trusts with the highest rates of hospital admissions for asthma were to reduce their admissions to the average rate.
(138292)
115
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation her Department is undertaking with health authorities on the implementation of Government guidance that they should provide infertile women with one round of IVF on the NHS.
(138586)
116
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many strategic health authorities are implementing the Government guidelines on providing women with one cycle of IVF on the NHS.
(138587)
117
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the NHS of implementing Government guidelines that women suffering from infertility should be able to get one cycle of IVF on the NHS.
(138588)
118
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has for mandatory prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections; and if she will make a statement.
(138647)
119
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the purpose is of the web based surveillance system for clostridium difficile and MRSA; and if she will make a statement.
(138648)
120
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the measurable standards of laundering for workwear worn by workers in NHS hospital kitchens and workwear worn by nurses on NHS hospital wards dealing direct with patients are not comparable.
(138649)
121
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to NHS trusts on the standards of laundering for (a) nurses' workwear and (b) kitchen staff workwear; and if she will make a statement.
(138650)
122
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she intends to publish the conclusions of the Uniform and Laundry Review Group on the Code of Practice for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections.
(138651)
123
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition her Department uses of healthcare-associated infections; and if she will make a statement.
(138652)
124
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which non-geographic numbers may be used by each type of NHS organisation.
(138605)
125
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts in England restricted access to health care by instructing healthcare practitioners not to refer patients for named healthcare interventions at the end of the 2006-07 financial year; and whether the practice is continuing.
(138614)
126
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the percentage of patients in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust who are satisfied with the GP out-of-hours service.
(138615)
127
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how has been spent on IT systems in the NHS since 1997.
(138616)
128
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, how many of the fixed-term specialty training posts available in 2007 will be converted into run-through training posts in 2008.
(138798)
129
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, where in the public domain the figures for the number of the medical training posts can be found.
(138799)
130
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, how many training posts, in addition to those remaining from the 23,500 available after Round 1, there will be in Round 2; and when Round 2 interviews will commence.
(138800)
131
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, how many GP training posts are being filled in the UK.
(138801)
132
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, how many foundation year two applicants have failed to get an interview for ST1 posts.
(138802)
133
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she is providing to those responsible for the management of (a) places of worship and (b) listed buildings on the legal requirements to display no smoking signs.
(138702)
134
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the (a) junior doctors and (b) junior doctors' representatives whom she met on each day since 1st February to discuss modernising medical careers.
(138433)
135
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate she has made of the incidence of patients who having been discharged were subsequently re-admitted for the same complaint within (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) one month, (d) two months, (e) three months, (f) four months, (g) give monts and (h) six months; and if she will make a statement.
(138742)
136
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full and (b) partial dentures have been provided by NHS dentists in each quarter since 1997, broken down by strategic health authority.
(138747)
137
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many denture repairs were provided by the NHS in each quarter since 1997; and at what cost in each quarter.
(138748)
138
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Units of Dental Activity were expended on denture repairs in each quarter since 1st April 2006.
(138749)
139
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1596W, on dental services: funding, how much Dental Service Increment for Teaching funding was made available to each strategic health authority (SHA) for 2007-08; whether SHAs' expenditure of their Dental Service Increment for Teaching funding in 2007-08 is ring-fenced for the stated purposes of the funding; what steps she is taking to ensure that in 2007-08 the Dental Service Increment for Teaching budget is used by SHAs for its planned purpose; and if she will make a statement.
(138772)
140
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1596W, on dental services: funding, how much Dental Service Increment for Teaching funding was allocated to the National Dental Workforce Unit; what proportion of this funding was allocated to each National Health Service trust; and if she will make a statement.
(138773)
141
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to maximise the amount of time nurses spend on directly caring for patients.
(138640)
142
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to minimise the paperwork which needs to be completed by nurses as part of their duties.
(138641)
143
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she has taken to improve the terms and conditions of nurses working in the NHS; and what plans she has to further improve pay and conditions.
(138642)
144
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the proportion of time spent on a shift by a nurse who was assigned to (a) administrative work and (b) caring duties in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest date for which figures are available.
(138644)
145
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many radiographers were (a) directly employed and (b) employed by contractor in the NHS for breast cancer screening in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005.
(138576)
146
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department gives on the length of appointment that should be given to women at breast cancer screening clinics.
(138577)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
147
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to assess claims of Darfuri African ethnicity by those seeking asylum in the UK.
(138618)
148
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police command units are taking part in the current Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign.
(138631)
149
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when an assessment of the results of the current Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign will be made available.
(138632)
150
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the risk faced by a member of the minority Reer Hamar clan in Somalia of persecution in that country; and what account is taken of that risk assessment in determining claims for asylum by members of the Reer Hamar clan in the United Kingdom.
(138762)
151
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Taunton of 19th February on the location of passport interview centres.
(138432)
152
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drink driving tests were carried out in each police authority in 2004.
(138643)
153
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Central Drugs Trafficking Database; and what the estimated cost is of the establishment and maintenance of the database.
(138692)
154
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of interpreters employed by the police in the last period for which figures are available were sourced from the recommended register of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.
(138287)
155
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the formation of the Ministry of Justice has cost his Department.
(138289)
156
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he consulted the Metropolitan Police prior to announcing the funding reductions to intensive service drug intervention programmes within London.
(138646)
157
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will agree with the Department for Education and Skills suitable dates for a programme of meetings of the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group over the next 12 months.
(138768)
158
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 9th March regarding Mr Randhawn of Oldburg.
(138738)
159
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers on police rules of engagement with firearms.
(138803)
160
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representatives of NHS acute trusts sit on crime and disorder reduction partnerships in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands region.
(138284)
161
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings he has held with the Police Federation on targets for frontline police officers since 1st January 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(138285)
162
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that accident and emergency departments play a greater role in crime and disorder reduction partnerships.
(138290)
163
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role accident and emergency departments play in crime and disorder reduction partnerships; and what assessment he has made of their effectiveness in that role.
(138291)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
164
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will make it its policy to establish an open and merit-based selection process for the President of the World Bank.
(138323)
165
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the government of Burundi on educational development.
(138589)
Questions to the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
166
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much the Department for Constitutional Affairs spent on (a) interpreters and (b) translators in each of the last 10 years.
(138231)
167
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many people were employed as (a) interpreters and (b) translators by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in each of the last 10 years.
(138232)
168
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much the Department for Constitutional Affairs spent on consultancy and professional services in 2005-06.
(138233)
169
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what percentage of interpreters employed by the courts in the last period for which figures are available were sourced from the recommended register of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.
(138286)
170
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much the formation of the Ministry of Justice (a) cost the Department for Constitutional Affairs and (b) has cost the Ministry of Justice.
(138288)
171
N
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when she will reply to Question 123013, on prison places, tabled by the right hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe on 31st January 2007.
(138161)
172
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what constitutional constraints prevent Her Majesty the Queen appearing as a witness in a (a) criminal court case, (b) civil action and (c) coroner's court case.
(138428)
173
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, column 808W, on prisoners: repatriation, when discussions have taken place with the representatives of which countries on the repatriation of their nationals from British prisons without the requirement for prisoners' consent.
(138788)
174
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when the review of the oral hearing process ordered by Mr Justice Sullivan will be completed.
(138710)
175
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many oral hearings are waiting to be considered by the Parole Board; what the (a) average waiting time is and (b) longest waiting time is; and what the corresponding figures were in May 2006.
(138711)
176
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for delays in Parole Board hearings; and what steps she is taking to reduce such delays.
(138713)
Questions to the Prime Minister
177
N
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to sign a European Treaty before he leaves Office.
(138326)
178
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Prime Minister, whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer will accompany him to the EU Summit in June.
(138426)
179
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Prime Minister, which Minister would take lead responsibility for the operation of Government in the event of the Prime Minister's unforeseen incapacity; and, in the absence of that Minister, which Minister would then take responsibility.
(138430)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
180
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will end.
(138079)
181
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons further support for the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is not being offered; and if he will make a statement.
(138080)
182
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the reasons were for each of the reductions in domestic grant support for solar photovoltaics under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(138081)
183
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's estimate is of the lifetime carbon saving from (a) a 2.5kWp domestic solar photovoltaics system and (b) a 4m2 domestic solar hot water system.
(138082)
184
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Regulations; and whether the UK will be subject to EU sanctions for failing to meet the EU deadline for implementation.
(138425)
185
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the financial impact of the delay in the restart of the Thorp Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield; and when he expects the plant to be restarted.
(138229)
186
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to carry out the duty placed upon him by section 21 of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 since the passage of that Act.
(138721)
187
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will undertake an analysis of the accessibility arrangements for Crown Post Offices transferred to branches of WH Smith in (a) England and (b) Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(138699)
188
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the performance of Crown Post Offices transferred to the private sector in (a) England and (b) Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(138700)
189
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria are used to allocate payments from the Union Modernisation Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(138716)
190
David Mundell (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place between the Office of Fair Trading and any other bodies on the making of super complaints against (a) The Law Society of Scotland and (b) The Faculty of Advocates.
(138603)
191
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to announce changes in policy on the ground operations of all UK airports.
(138629)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
192
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times local highways authorities (a) faced civil action and (b) paid any amount in settlement for liability claims made against them for the (i) absence and (ii) incorrect positioning of a road sign on a public highway in each of the last five years.
(138228)
193
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average travel time was by rail between (a) Portsmouth and Waterloo via Eastleigh and (b) Southampton and Waterloo in each year since 1997.
(138783)
194
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of (a) peak and (b) off peak (i) daily, (ii) return, (iii) weekly, (iv) monthly and (v) yearly tickets for an adult travelling between (A) Portsmouth and Waterloo via Eastleigh and (B) Southampton and Waterloo in each year since 1997.
(138787)
195
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who made the decision to reduce the funding available for the upgrade of Wolverton Station from £2 million to £400,000.
(138160)
196
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will consider extending the deadline of 31st March 2008 for the use of the grant for the upgrade of Wolverton Station.
(138230)
197
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage increase in (a) capacity and (b) seats on trains from Milton Keynes are expected to result from the introduction of the new platform at that station.
(138607)
198
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals for a direct shuttle to Central Milton Keynes utilising the two spare hourly fast track slots once the new platform is complete.
(138608)
199
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to increase car parking space at Milton Keynes station.
(138609)
200
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why a deadline has been set on when the grant of £400,000 for the upgrade of Wolverton Station must be spent.
(138610)
201
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what effect the recent reduction in funding for the upgrade of station facilities at Wolverton Station will have on the project.
(138613)
202
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the use of cycleways, where they exist, is planned to become compulsory under the revised edition of the Highway Code.
(138619)
203
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons were for the reduction in funds for the planned upgrade of Wolverton Station.
(138620)
204
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set benchmarks or other criteria to be achieved by Network Rail and train operators in ensuring access to railway stations for (a) disabled people, (b) people who are semi-ambulant and (c) mothers with young children; and if he will make a statement.
(138431)
205
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has held with local authorities in Shropshire on air routes over the Shropshire Hills and the Wrekin.
(138630)
206
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the transport infrastructure of the (a) North East region, (b) Tees Valley sub-region and (c) Hartlepool constituency for the purpose of (i) facilitating economic growth, (ii) reducing environmental damage and (iii) widening access to services and opportunities to the population.
(138655)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
207
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how Jobcentre Plus monitors and assesses the literacy and numeracy of claimants.
(138594)
208
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those receiving jobseeker's allowance lack level 1 reading skills.
(138595)
209
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken by Jobcentre Plus to ensure that written advice on benefit suspensions and sanctions are understood by people with low literacy skills.
(138596)
210
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of job seeker's allowance had their claims terminated on the grounds of failing to actively seek work in each of the last 10 years.
(138005)
211
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of child maintenance payments collected by the Child Support Agency was made up of deductions from earnings orders in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(138696)
212
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Child Support Agency has received from amounts paid to them for child maintenance collected through deductions from earnings orders imposed after liability had ceased; and how much interest was accrued by the Agency from these amounts in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(138697)
213
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place for the Child Support Agency to reimburse payments of child maintenance collected by the Agency through deductions from earnings orders imposed after liability had ceased; whether interest accrued is passed on; and what time limits are set for the Agency to effect reimbursements.
(138698)
214
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance the Health and Safety Executive gives to employers on breaks for female employees who are breastfeeding after the birth of a child.
(138771)
215
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Copeland were registered for jobseeker's allowance in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
(138633)
216
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Copeland were registered for incapacity benefit in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
(138634)
217
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Copeland were registered for lone parents benefit in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
(138635)
218
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Copeland were registered as unemployed in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
(138636)
219
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies were available through the jobcentres in Copeland in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
(138637)
220
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the number of people receiving inactive benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(138714)
221
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for simplifying the benefits system for disabled people.
(138715)
222
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the processing of clerical Child Support Agency cases.
(138730)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
223
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Copeland were recorded as being in full-time employment in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
[Transferred] (138638)
224
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women in Copeland were recorded as being in full-time employment in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.
[Transferred] (138639)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
225
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the location of the wreck thought to be HMS Sussex was discussed with the Spanish government at talks in Gibraltar on 26th March 2007; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (138720)

 
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