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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 11 June 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 11 June 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 11 June 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 11 June 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 11 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 11 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the statement by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 16th May 2007, Official Report, column 303WH, on tax credits, when he expects to publish the results of the pilot into payments of tax credits at the time of relationship breakdown.
(141985)
2
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken to process tax rebates for senior citizens with annuities through the Leicester and Northampton tax office was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(141762)
3
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents of children aged 11 years and over were in receipt of the childcare element of Children's Tax Credit in each of the last three years.
(142429)
4
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the implications of recent events at Leeds United Football Club for the effectiveness of the rules for the taxation of companies in administration.
(141258)
5
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which companies the Government holds special shares; and which departments are responsible for them.
(142284)
6
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are to bring lifetime leases under the regulation of the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(142175)
7
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what regulatory assessment the Financial Services Authority has made of Home Reversion Plans; and if he will make a statement.
(142336)
8
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what circumstances an uplift beyond the basic five per cent. reward is paid to an informer providing information which leads to recovery of money for the Crown.
(142118)
9
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence the Inland Revenue's Savings and Investment Division collected to support its view expressed to him on 21st May 1997 that actuarial valuation assumptions tended to very cautious.
(141597)
10
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms have been in receipt of the additional tax relief given to employers offering workplace pensions advice since the measure was introduced as part of the Pensions Act 2004.
(141903)
11
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which recruitment agencies (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have employed to provide services since 1997.
(141909)
12
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many press officers were employed by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each year since 1997.
(141911)
13
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Caparo Group or its subsidiaries since 1997.
(141917)
14
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to publish the findings of his consultation with the charitable sector on measures to increase take up of Gift Aid.
(142419)
15
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Burma last repaid debt owed to the UK Government; what recent steps the Government has taken to recover debt owed by Burma; and what legal options are available to the Government to recover debt owed by Burma.
(141625)
16
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish the latest estimates of public sector unfunded pension liabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(141940)
17
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to his Department's ministers; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141975)
18
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of private finance initiative contracts were sold on by the original signatories to the contract in each year since 1997; and what assessment he has made of the profit made in each sale and the return to the taxpayer on each.
(142373)
19
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 1998 and (b) 1999.
(142024)
20
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the taxation revenues generated from the specialist natural health product manufacturing and retailing sectors in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(142114)
21
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what circumstances Monetary Policy Committee members are (a) invited to serve a second term and (b) allowed to apply to serve a second term.
(142093)
22
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of the Monetary Policy Committee have been appointed for a second term since 1997; and how many have served only one complete term.
(142096)
23
N
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he uses when deciding whether to re-appoint Monetary Policy Committee members.
(142097)
24
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received notification that the European Commission is to re-classify electric mobility scooters as the same category as golf caddies with a requirement that value-added tax should be levied.
(142009)
25
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has any plans to re-classify electric mobility scooters thereby attracting value-added tax to their sale.
(142010)
26
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141992)
27
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Crown Estate land was sold for housing development in the last year for which figures are available.
(141773)
28
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether tree protection orders may be placed on a tree or series of trees prior to a planning application that would result in the trees being removed or cut down.
(142169)
29
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines have been produced for the use of tree protection orders in relation to (a) Crown land and (b) the sale of Crown land to the private sector.
(142170)
30
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of the Valuation Office Agency's representatives' visits to Hong Kong in the last 24 months.
(142171)
31
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has the (a) authority and (b) ability to conduct a council tax rebanding exercise without a formal council tax revaluation.
(142352)
32
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contributing factors in the rise of council tax receipts between 1997-98 and 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(142353)
33
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has conducted on the effect of removing exemption from capital gains tax in relation to primary residences.
(142354)
34
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what powers are available to representatives of the Valuation Office Agency in conducting investigation for valuation purposes.
(142355)
35
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff from overseas have been (a) seconded and (b) attached to the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years, broken down by country and agency of origin.
(142357)
36
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) dwellinghouse and (b) value significant codes in use by the Valuation Office Agency for valuation purposes.
(142358)
37
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency maintains data on the capital value of each domestic property in Wales.
(142359)
38
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research the Valuation Office Agency has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the merits of annual (i) council tax and (ii) business rates revaluations.
(142362)
39
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's internal guidance on using the Property Details Application via its intranet site.
(142363)
40
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance HM Revenue and Customs has produced on the tax treatment of golden goodbye payments made to local councillors who are standing down.
(142364)
41
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance the Office for Government Commerce has produced on the sale of Crown estate land.
(142365)
42
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the project topic was of the Gateway Review undertaken for the Valuation Office Agency in October 2005.
(142366)
43
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many representations (a) his Department and (b) the Office of National Statistics has received from local authorities on the accuracy of the Government's immigration statistics; what funds he has made available to local authorities to deal with the demands of immigration; and on what formula such funds were distributed.
(142367)
44
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated (a) gross and (b) net increase in business rate revenues in cash terms arising from the Government's proposals to reduce business rate relief for empty properties is in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10.
(142368)
45
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a regulatory impact assessment has been produced on the Budget 2007 proposals to reduce business rate relief for empty properties; and whether this move was planned to be revenue-neutral.
(142369)
46
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated total expenditure (a) by the Office for National Statistics and (b) from local authority contributions was on the new computer database for registry offices.
(142370)
47
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government undertook consultation on its plans to reduce empty property business rate relief.
(142371)
48
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the causes of the IT problems with the local authority registry offices' new RON computer database.
(142372)
49
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the population in England live in (a) London boroughs, (b) two-tier areas, (c) unitary areas and (d) metropolitan areas.
(142374)
50
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency spent on speakers' fees for its North West Excellence Awards.
(142375)
51
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rayleigh of 8th May 2007, Official Report, column 189W, on Planning Gain Supplement, by what criteria consideration will be given as to whether Planning Gain Supplement should be deemed to be workable and effective.
(142389)
52
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), if he will place in the Library copies of staff magazines produced by the VOA since the January 2006 edition.
(142401)
53
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), whether the VOA carbon off-set foreign visits made by their staff; and at what cost for visits made in the last 12 months.
(142402)
54
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the purpose was of the visits to (a) America, (b) Malaysia, (c) Japan, (d) Thailand, (e) Spain, (f) France, (g) China and (h) Belgium.
(142403)
55
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times he has visited the East Riding of Yorkshire on official Government business in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142145)
56
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of children under (a) three, (b) five, (c) 10 and (d) 14 years old were being brought up by (i) two parents who were both unemployed, (ii) two parents with one in full time employment and one not in paid employment, (iii) two parents with both in full-time work, (iv) two parents with both in part-time work and (v) two parents with one in full-time work and one in part-time work in each year since 1979 for which figures are available.
(141689)
57
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals against repayment of overpaid tax credits remain unresolved due to computer or other technical issues; and how many of the outstanding cases have been unresolved for (a) one to three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to 12 months and (d) over 12 months.
(142477)
58
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the United Kingdom's (a) gross and (b) net annual contributions to the European Union are expected to be in each of the next six years; and if he will make a statement.
(142023)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
59
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the National School of Government is deemed to be a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(141635)
60
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Central Office of Information are classified as people without posts.
(141636)
61
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2007, Official Report, column 1122W, on departments: training, how much expenditure was incurred on services provided by each of the two firms referred to in the last year for which figures are available.
(141702)
62
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2198W, on Project George, whether she expects the works to incur expenditure beyond that required for routine maintenance and repair.
(141724)
63
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 8th March 2007, Official Report, column 2198W, on Project George, how many full-time equivalent staff and consultants are working on Project George.
(141725)
64
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2007, Official Report, column 1122W, on Departments: manpower, what the estimated annual cost is to the public purse of employing the members of staff without posts.
(141726)
65
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether guidance has been issued to special advisers on activity relating to the Labour Party leadership and deputy leadership campaigns.
(142470)
66
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141961)
67
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will place in the Library copies of her Department's employee surveys for (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.
(142027)
68
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the statement of the Parliamentary Secretary in Westminster Hall on 28th February 2007, Official Report, column 324WH, what date has been set for a meeting of stakeholders to discuss bogus charity collection companies.
(141499)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
69
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that local authority planning departments work with local fire safety departments on the provision of disabled access rooms in multi-storey buildings.
(142107)
70
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings were located in (a) Northamptonshire, (b) North Northamptonshire and (c) Wellingborough in (i) April 1997 and (ii) the latest date for which figures are available.
(141590)
71
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her estimate is of the likely number of additional dwellings to be located in (a) Northamptonshire, (b) North Northamptonshire and (c) Wellingborough in each of the next 20 years.
(141600)
72
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all lettings in (a) each London local authority and (b) across all local authorities were let to homeless households in each of the last five years.
(142425)
73
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all registered social landlord lettings, excluding sheltered and supported housing, were let to homeless households in (a) each London local authority and (b) in England in each of the last five years.
(142426)
74
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent assessment is of the likely impact of net immigration on housing demand in England over the next 20 years; and what assessments have been made of this impact in each year since 1997.
(142053)
75
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Ministers agreed the target of 25 per cent. of new affordable homes for the Strategic Commission areas in West Newcastle set by the Newcastle Gateshead Pathfinder.
(141652)
76
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether tests of affordability for homes to rent or buy are required to take account of local levels of household income.
(141748)
77
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the regional distribution is of the stock of homes purchased under the Government's (a) social homebuy, (b) open market, (c) homebuy and (d) shared ownership initiatives.
(141752)
78
John Cummings (Easington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to respond to the District of Easington Council with the information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 4th April 2007; what the reasons are for the delay; and if she will make a statement.
(141941)
79
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to extend consultation on the draft national policy statements for infrastructural planning proposals in England to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where there is a potential impact on those areas arising from the proposals.
(142444)
80
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements are in place for taking account of the views of Ministers in the devolved administrations in decisions on the Planning Policy Commission, where those decisions potentially have an impact on Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
(142445)
81
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total insured fire losses for (a) dwellings and (b) commercial premises for each fire and rescue service have been in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region.
(142177)
82
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her estimate is of the percentage of work currently carried out by emergency fire controls which is out of scope of the Fire Control Project but which will remain the responsibility of local fire brigades; and what her estimate is of the cost of carrying out the work currently deemed out of scope.
(142178)
83
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she will consider the introduction of national response times for the Fire Service following the move to regional fire controls in order to determine whether response times from time of call to arrival at an incident will improve after regional controls go live; and if she will make a statement.
(142179)
84
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications for telecommunications masts were approved by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five years.
(141680)
85
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the arrangements to inform and protect elderly homebuyers purchasing lifetime leases; how many complaints were made to the Government concerning such schemes in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(142174)
86
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has given to local planning authorities on the provision of gypsy and traveller sites ahead of the adoption of regional spatial strategies.
(142348)
87
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to require all local planning authorities to report biannually to her Department on (a) the details of all applications for planning permission for gypsy and traveller sites, (b) the outcome of those applications, (c) details of planning appeals and enforcement appeals and (d) the outcomes of appeals.
(142405)
88
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to (a) monitor and (b) publish the details of progress by local planning authorities in fulfilling, through pitch allocation and site provision, the needs identified by gypsy and traveller accommodation assessments.
(142406)
89
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely effects of climate change on coastal areas of Hampshire in (a) 2020, (b) 2050 and (c) 2080; and if she will make a statement.
(142407)
90
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the quality of gypsy and traveller accommodation assessments which she has received to date; and if she will make a statement.
(142434)
91
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much revenue her Department received from advertisements on its (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(142339)
92
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities, classified by Government office region, have Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets which include adoption targets; what the target for adoption is in each case; and how much money each local authority will receive if it achieves all of its PSA targets.
(142138)
93
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the likely changes in the level of council tax for residents in each of the shire counties in which consideration is being given to (a) new unitary authority arrangements and (b) enhanced two-tier working arrangements if those arrangements are implemented.
(141623)
94
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141967)
95
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have (a) completed and (b) are planning to complete a large scale voluntary transfer; and how many have (i) set up and (ii) are planning to set up an arm's length management organisation.
(142350)
96
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities which have not yet carried out a large scale voluntary transfer or set up an arm's length management organisation (ALMO) have chosen as their current preferred option for housing (a) retention, (b) transfer, (c) an ALMO, (d) a private finance initiative and (e) a mix of those options; and how many have no option formally signed off.
(142351)
97
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library copies of her Department's employee surveys for (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.
(142028)
98
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to publish her review into Use Classes Order legislation; and if she will make a statement.
(142185)
99
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if her Department will take account of issues relating to severe and widespread subsidence in public areas caused by historic mine workings in the annual local authority budget allocation process.
(141951)
100
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether public money is available for areas of historic iron ore mining or other non-coal mining areas on the same basis as that made available to historic coal mining areas; and if she will make a statement.
(141952)
101
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations her Department has received from (a) the relevant non-departmental public bodies and (b) Cumbria County Council on the subsidence issues caused by historic mineworkings in the town of Egremont.
(141953)
102
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which non-departmental public bodies have delegated responsibilities for dealing with widespread and severe subsidence in public places.
(141954)
103
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what policies her Department has in place with regard to local authorities dealing with widespread and severe subsidence in public areas; and if she will make a statement.
(141999)
104
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has made available to local authorities affected by widespread and severe subsidence in public areas caused by abandoned mineworkings operated by companies no longer in existence on how to determine where the financial liabilities lie for restoring affected public areas, public buildings and private properties.
(142000)
105
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department provides a contingency fund which local authorities can access to deal with severe and widespread subsidence in public areas caused by abandoned mineworkings.
(142001)
106
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial assistance, (b) additional powers or responsibilities and (c) legal and technical assistance her Department makes available to local authorities dealing with severe subsidence in public areas.
(142002)
107
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what courses of action are available to local authorities to provide remedies to (a) schools, (b) housing estates and (c) other public spaces affected by severe subsidence caused by derelict mineworkings; and if she will make a statement.
(142003)
108
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have to re-designate green belt land; and if she will make a statement.
(141282)
109
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers the regional spatial strategy process has to change the status of green belt land; and if she will make a statement.
(141584)
110
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proposals are contained in the South West Regional Spatial Strategy to change the status of green belt land in Gloucestershire; how much land is involved; which sites are specifically mentioned; and if she will make a statement.
(141585)
111
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) timetable is and (b) terms of reference are for the consultation on energy performance certificates; and if she will make a statement.
(141723)
112
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to re-rate agricultural land and buildings.
(141644)
113
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the effect on revenue of removing the relief for empty property from business rates.
(141645)
114
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the arrangements are for local authorities to withdraw from joint waste management authority arrangements that they have previously joined.
(141713)
115
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department and its agencies has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the operation of joint waste authorities.
(141715)
116
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research the Audit Commission has conducted into the merits of (a) joint waste authorities and (b) alternate weekly collections of household rubbish.
(141716)
117
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether funding allocated to local authorities from the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund will be in the form of project-related grants.
(141727)
118
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what incentives will be provided to local authorities to join joint waste authorities.
(141728)
119
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the introduction of joint waste authorities.
(141729)
120
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the criteria are for the distribution of funding from the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund to local authorities.
(141730)
121
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library copies of the guidance to local authorities on (a) bidding for and (b) spending the funding from the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund.
(141731)
122
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received recommending local government restructuring in Greater London in the last 12 months.
(141732)
123
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received from local authorities on the Government's estimates of numbers of immigrants; and what discussions she has had with the Office of National Statistics on this issue.
(141733)
124
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the regional housing boards will remain subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 when they are merged with the regional assemblies in England; and if she will make a statement.
(141734)
125
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the classification is of a greenhouse located with the curtilage of a domestic dwelling for the purposes of a Valuation Office Agency dwellinghouse or value significant coding.
(141737)
126
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many domestic dwellings in England are currently assigned the value significant code of (a) FC and (b) FP in each local authority area for which figures are available.
(141738)
127
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to undertake a review of business rates exemptions.
(141755)
128
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the visits which representatives of the Audit Commission have made outside the UK at public expense in the last 12 months.
(141756)
129
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the funding for the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund is additional funding that was not previously granted to local authorities in previous years through other named funds.
(141757)
130
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1539W, on the Valuation Office: contracts, what the expected expenditure is on the Data Capture/Other Operating Costs for the remaining duration of the current Rightmove contract.
(141758)
131
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 20th April 2007, Official Report, column 794W, on housing: surveys, what obligations residents in (a) private housing and (b) social housing are under to allow a property inspection to be undertaken as part of the English House Condition Survey.
(141759)
132
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 29th March 2007, Official Report, column 1736W, on waste management: cost effectiveness, which local authorities have listed moving from weekly to alternative weekly collections as an efficiency gain in their annual efficiency statement submitted to her Department or its predecessor.
(141760)
133
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's Dwellinghouse Code Validation Matrix as listed in CT IA 241005.
(141774)
134
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date the Valuation Office Agency's Dwellinghouse Coding Guide was last updated on the Agency's intranet.
(141775)
135
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated total revenue from parish precepts on council tax in England is for 2007-08.
(141776)
136
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on their duties in respect of regular rubbish collection.
(141777)
137
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department is planning to produce a formal response to the Lyons Inquiry; and what the timetable is for considering the report's recommendations.
(141797)
138
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory licensing of houses of multiple occupation on the (i) buy-to-let and (ii) housing market.
(141798)
139
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's document Mass Data Capture of Dwellinghouse Codes - FAQ.
(141812)
140
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the internal guidance produced by the Valuation Office Agency on sending questionnaires to householders for council tax valuation purposes.
(141813)
141
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many individual premises are classified by the Valuation Office Agency for business rates purposes as golf courses.
(141815)
142
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she expects planning gain supplement to apply to new (a) farm buildings, (b) mobile phone masts and (c) ATM cash machines, where such developments require planning permission.
(141816)
143
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for publishing the valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
(141817)
144
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Audit Commission has produced on the effectiveness of moving to alternate weekly collections in terms of meeting the objectives of waste management.
(141818)
145
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has produced on the requirement for building control permission for the installation of an additional bathroom in a domestic dwelling which does not otherwise require planning permission.
(141819)
146
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has produced on the criteria for designating an organisation as a regional planning body.
(141820)
147
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which English regional chambers have offices located outside the United Kingdom.
(141821)
148
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average Band D council tax set by parish and town councils was in 2006-07.
(141822)
149
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average increase in local government employee wages was in each year since 1996-97; and what the cost of the local government wage bill was in each year since 1996-97.
(141823)
150
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department and its agencies have provided for the iGather project; and what plans there are to roll it out across England.
(141824)
151
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account was taken of the local election purdah period in setting the timetable for the consultation on local government restructuring; and what guidance has been produced for local authorities on statements that may be made on such restructuring during the purdah period.
(141847)
152
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the action plan produced by her Department and the government offices in response to the decision of the European Commission to suspend European Regional Development Fund funding.
(141869)
153
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in respect of which programmes within the European Regional Development Fund the European Commission has (a) called for more site checks and (b) held back payments.
(141870)
154
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has produced on the balance of political representation within local authority area committees.
(141871)
155
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average business rates bill was in England in each year since 1996-97; and what it is expected to be in 2007-08.
(141872)
156
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to amend the boundaries of Greater London; and what representations she has received on this in the last 12 months.
(141873)
157
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has produced on the circumstances in which registered installers must provide local authority building control departments with a certificate to state that the work undertaken complies with building regulations.
(141874)
158
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what planning guidelines apply to the expansion of prisons; and in what circumstances they have permitted development rights.
(141875)
159
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many zero-carbon homes the Government forecasts will be built in each of the next three years.
(141927)
160
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the research which her Department or its predecessor has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken into the effect of introducing home information packs on the economy.
(141928)
161
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) average Band D council tax and (b) average council tax per dwelling in (i) each government office region in England, (ii) two-tier areas, (iii) unitary areas, (iv) metropolitan areas and (v) London boroughs is for 2007-08.
(142388)
162
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with Camden Council on funding for Decent Homes; and if she will make a statement.
(141301)
163
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the Government intends to provide to Camden Council for the purpose of bringing social housing up to Decent Homes standard.
(141302)
164
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of homeless people, broken down by constituency.
(142325)
165
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of East Sussex's services for children with disabilities.
(141887)
166
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many orders for repossession were (a) applied for and (b) granted to Eastbourne Borough Council in each of the last 10 years.
(141888)
167
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex are on waiting lists for social housing.
(141889)
168
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what Government policy is on building on the Green Belt in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(142288)
Questions to Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
169
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):To ask Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what arrangements she has made for the provision of duty solicitor cover in Bridlington, Goole and Beverley in light of the decision of Hull firms to withdraw from the provision of such cover.
(142349)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
170
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department provided for music groups in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(141679)
171
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost to individuals in Westmorland and Lonsdale arising from the need to purchase new equipment to enable them to receive the full range of television stations after switchover to digital in 2008.
(141572)
172
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on the vehicle excise duty bands of Ministerial cars; and into which bands cars presently allocated to Ministers fall.
(141339)
173
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff funded by the public purse in (a) the Royal Parks, (b) Ofcom and (c) the British Library are classified as people without posts.
(142201)
174
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department received representations before 15th March 2007 from (a) the Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) other bodies involved in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics on the need for swift agreement on a revised Olympics budget in order to avoid increased costs.
(141902)
175
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the impact on overall costs for the Olympics of the decision on a final budget being taken in March 2007.
(141904)
176
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the updated figures on the cost of the Olympics provided to her Department by PricewaterhouseCoopers in September 2004 were shown to (a) officials and (b) Ministers at HM Treasury.
(141905)
177
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what documents PricewaterhouseCoopers provided to her Department in September 2004 when they gave an update on the cost of the 2012 Olympics.
(141906)
178
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings the Budget and Revenues Sub-Group set up to consider the cost of the 2012 Olympics held after July 2004.
(141907)
179
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2007, Official Report, column 1177W, on the Olympic Games: Greater London, for what reasons the transport projects were not transferred to Transport for London.
(141930)
180
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date her Department became aware that the budget for the 2012 Olympics would have to include VAT.
(142420)
181
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the progress of her Department's review of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on travelling circuses; and how many responses the Department has received from (a) circuses and (b) local authorities to the survey it is conducting to inform that review.
(141587)
182
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141960)
183
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on VisitBritain, how the changes referred to will improve VisitBritain's ability (a) to promote Britain to overseas visitors and (b) to support the tourism industry's progress towards the target of £100 billion turnover.
(141626)
184
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations she had received as of 4th June 2007 on the Gambling (Lottery Machine Interval) Order; what assessment her Department has conducted of the likely effect of the implementation of such an order on small clubs; what discussions she has had with representatives of licensed establishments that cannot sell lottery tickets from vending machines concerning the Order; and if she will make a statement.
(141769)
185
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) location was of each tourism event attended by Ministers in her Department in the last six months; who attended each event; and if she will make a statement.
(141770)
186
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) purpose and (b) date was of each meeting of Ministers in her Department with representatives from the tourism industry in the last six months; who attended each meeting; and if she will make a statement.
(141771)
187
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) location was of each meeting of Ministers in her Department with representatives from (i) regional development agencies and (ii) VisitBritain in the last six months; who attended each meeting; and if she will make a statement.
(141772)
188
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the UK's ability to encourage overseas visitors visiting London to visit the rest of the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(141838)
189
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) hotels, (b) guest houses and (c) bed and breakfasts which have closed since 1997, broken down by region; how many representations she has received from (i) hoteliers, (ii) guest house owners and (iii) bed and breakfast owners since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(141839)
190
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of tourism businesses that have declared themselves bankrupt since 1997, broken down by region; and if she will make a statement.
(141840)
191
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has conducted any economic research within the last six months into the size of the UK tourism industry; and if she will make a statement.
(141841)
192
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the level of licence fees from the Gambling Commission for bookmakers; and if she will make a statement.
(142184)
193
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what percentage of the Big Lottery Fund's grants have been made to charities registered with the Charity Commission in each of the last three years.
(142030)
194
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to transfer responsibility and funding of high performance programmes in non-Olympic sports from Sport England to UK Sport.
(142031)
195
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment Sport England has made of the impact of high performance programmes in non-Olympic sports on mass participation rates.
(142032)
196
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been awarded by Sport England for high performance programmes in non-Olympic sports in each of the last three years, broken down by sport.
(142033)
197
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the process is by which the locations of pre-Games training camps for the London 2012 Olympics will be selected; and if she will make a statement.
(142034)
198
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of municipal libraries that have closed in the latest year for which figures are available.
(142262)
199
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the monthly sales of the Olympic lottery game have been since its launch; and what the monthly sales of all other lottery games have been over the same period.
(142162)
200
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the value of land in the Olympic Park at today's market value.
(142163)
201
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish the Memorandum of Understanding on profit-sharing arrangements in respect of the 2012 Olympics agreed between her Department and the Mayor of London.
(142164)
202
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what further scrutiny of the recommendations of the Casino Advisory Panel report has been carried out by officials of her Department since the report by the House of Lords Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee on that report and the subsequent Order.
(142165)
203
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the meetings which have taken place between (a) her and (b) officials from her Department and representatives of the 17 local authorities set out in the draft Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007; and what the purpose was of each meeting.
(142166)
204
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the impact of no smoking signs on listed properties; and what action she has taken on the issue.
(142167)
205
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has the power under the relevant legislation to introduce two orders separating out the regional casino from the other large and small casinos.
(142256)
206
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to bring the Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 back to Parliament.
(142257)
207
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of how many tourists visited the UK from EU member states in 2006, broken down by country of origin.
(141890)
208
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration was given to matters of specifically Scottish interest when drafting the terms of reference of the Olympic cost review steering group.
(142342)
209
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provision is made for consideration of impacts on Scotland in the contractual specification and terms of reference governing KPMG's provision of on-going advice on the cost of the Olympic Games in 2012.
(142344)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
210
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to assess the views of those responsible for using the Defence Information Infrastucture system on the effectiveness and operability of the design; and if he will make a statement.
(141675)
211
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Information Infrastructure design system is (a) operational and (b) systems assured; and if he will make a statement.
(141676)
212
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the British Government provides pensions to any Burmese soldiers who fought alongside the British in the Second World War.
(141984)
213
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will examine the merits of extending eligibility for the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge to personnel involved in conflicts since 1984; and if he will make a statement.
(141503)
214
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many ex-servicemen and women in Somerset (a) applied for and (b) were subsequently issued with (i) an HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge and (ii) a UK Merchant Seafarers Badge.
(141504)
215
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to authorise the publication of the Comptroller and Auditor General's reports on the Al Yamamah contract.
(142299)
216
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the annexes to the Al Yamamah contract which cover support services.
(142301)
217
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirement was laid down in the Al Yamamah contract on BAE to inform Ministers of payments made under the support services annexes of the contract; and if he will list all payments reported to Ministers as having been made under those provisions showing (a) the date, (b) the purpose and (c) the recipients of such payments.
(142302)
218
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his United States counterpart on the deployment of missile defence systems in Europe.
(141588)
219
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of (a) all food, (b) beef and (c) lamb supplied to forces based in (i) the UK, (ii) Germany, (iii) Iraq and (iv) Afghanistan is sourced from United Kingdom producers.
(142134)
220
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is for ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of pilots qualified and able to serve as fast jet pilots; and if he will make a statement.
(141932)
221
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what amount the operational allowance will be increased for fiscal year 2007-08 to take account of the rate of inflation.
(141616)
222
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to answer Question 108882, on submarine reactors, tabled by the hon. Member for North Devon on 7th December 2006.
(142091)
223
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status is of the studies (a) TELIC Civilian Health Study, (b) High Risk Behaviours After Operational Deployments (TELIC), (c) Use of Computer-based Treatment for Depression and (d) Post-discharge Mentoring of Vulnerable Service Leavers; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each in the Library.
(142099)
224
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average period of time was taken to make repairs to a forces' accommodation property after a call out in the last period for which figures are available.
(142100)
225
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reported break-ins to forces' accommodation there were in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142101)
226
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of infestation by vermin in forces' accommodation were reported in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142102)
227
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were employed at the Modern Housing Solutions Helpdesk in Speke, Liverpool in each month since it was established.
(142103)
228
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all the Mastiff vehicles procured for use in Afghanistan will be delivered by spring 2007.
(142106)
229
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for his Department to complete and publish its revaluation survey into electoral registration among members of the armed forces.
(142187)
230
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether families are allowed to view Ministry of Defence accommodation before occupying it.
(141842)
231
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is responsible for carrying out inspections of family accommodation at Pirbright barracks.
(141843)
232
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of family accommodation at Pirbright barracks is (a) currently unoccupied and (b) unfit for occupation.
(141844)
233
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of bringing all family accommodation at Pirbright barracks to an acceptable standard for habitation.
(141845)
234
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait for repairs to be carried out on family accommodation at Pirbright barracks was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(141846)
235
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many units of family accommodation at Pirbright barracks are occupied by squatters; and what steps are being taken to ensure such accommodation is not occupied by squatters or vandalized.
(141849)
236
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of ensuring that unoccupied family accommodation at Pirbright barracks was secured against vandalism and squatters in the latest year for which figures are available; and what it is likely to be in the 2007-08 financial year.
(141850)
237
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions newly arriving service personnel and their families have arrived at Pirbright barracks to find that their accommodation was uninhabitable in the last 12 months.
(141851)
238
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(142206)
239
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his strategy is for renewable energy and meeting energy targets in departmental buildings; and if he will make a statement.
(142209)
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Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum period of time was to repatriate members of the armed forces killed on active service in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq in each of the last 36 months.
(141521)
241
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Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long the Enhanced Flying Package for Mark 2 Chinooks is expected to remain in service.
(141766)
242
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Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recorded casualties there were in categories (a) T1, (b) T2, (c) T3 and (d) T4 in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq in each month since January 2004.
(141767)
243
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141970)
244
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of centralising the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency at Donnington and Bicester; and what the projected annual effect on costs is following the closure of eight regional distribution centres.
(142011)
245
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of closing the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency site at Colchester; and what the projected annual effect on costs is following its closure.
(142012)
246
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff will be made redundant when the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency site at Colchester closes; and what action he is taking to provide alternative employment at the Colchester Garrison for those staff who do not seek voluntary redundancy.
(142013)
247
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he expects the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency site at Colchester to be used for after its closure; and if he will make a statement.
(142014)
248
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency site at Colchester to close.
(142015)
249
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) suicides and (b) attempted suicides there have been of members of HM armed forces (i) while serving in and (ii) after returning from service in (A) Iraq and (B) Afghanistan.
(142293)
250
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the clinics which treat post-traumatic stress disorder for members of HM armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(142294)
251
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will investigate the speed and level of recovery of injured service personnel when they are treated (a) alongside civilian patients and (b) within dedicated military hospital wards.
(142295)
252
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM armed forces (a) returning from action in and (b) injured whilst serving in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq have been checked for post-traumatic stress disorder; and how many were in (A) the Army, (B) the Royal Navy and (C) the Royal Air Force.
(142296)
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Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM armed forces injured while serving in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq have checked for post-traumatic stress disorder; and how many were in the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Royal Air Force.
(142297)
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Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM Armed Forces who (a) lost limbs, (b) suffered brain injury and (c) have been identified with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have received an appointment for psychiatric support within six months of injury in each of the last five years; how many have been waiting more than six months; and how many have not been referred.
(142471)
255
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former military (a) fixed wing aircraft and (b) helicopters were (i) given and (ii) sold to military museums and collections (A) in the UK and (B) overseas in the last three years for which figures are available.
(142130)
256
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former military (a) fixed wing aircraft and (b) helicopters were sold to (i) private individuals and (ii) companies (A) in the UK and (B) overseas in the last three years for which figures are available.
(142131)
257
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions RAF aircraft have intercepted Russian military flights in or near British airspace in the last 12 months.
(141246)
258
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which applicants have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in bids to obtain funding to mark Veterans Day 2007; and the amounts received by each.
(142408)
259
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department has allocated for local events to mark Veterans Day 2007; and whether all the funding has been allocated to local events.
(142431)
260
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1289W, on the armed forces: pensions, how much it would cost to obtain the information.
(141921)
261
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29th 2007, Official Report, column 1671W, on unmanned aerial vehicles, how much each individual Desert Hawk mini UAV costs; whether UK Armed Forces have been or will be supplied with any other types of UAV other than Desert Hawk; and whether consideration has been given to the use of light or small propeller driven aircraft for use by the RAF or Army Air Corps for (a) surveillance or (b) close combat support.
(142074)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
262
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to him; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141974)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
263
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps are taken to ensure that teachers in training are given a basic understanding of the range of special educational needs they are likely to encounter in mainstream schools.
(141592)
264
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children selected by aptitude to attend (a) city academies and (b) specialist schools are in receipt of free school meals.
(141745)
265
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils attending the 200 highest performing comprehensive schools by unweighted attainment of five or more A*-C grade GCSEs, are in receipt of free school meals.
(141746)
266
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the incidence of head lice amongst school children in England in each of the last five years.
(141763)
267
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research his Department is undertaking to assess the range of services and activities being offered by secondary schools as part of the extended school programme.
(142427)
268
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research his Department is undertaking to assess the take-up of extended school services by (a) social class, (b) ethnic composition and (c) children with disabilities.
(142428)
269
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary schools provide the childcare element of the full extended schools offer.
(142430)
270
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research his Department has undertaken into demand for formalised access to and registered attendance at extended schools amongst children aged 11 years and older; and what research has been carried out into the scope and impact of charging for extended school services.
(142432)
271
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what official information is distributed to schools regarding vivisection.
(141926)
272
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what expertise in electoral practice and principle the Pauline Hughes Consultancy brought to its assessment of the appropriateness of electoral arrangements for deciding the continuance or establishment of grammar schools.
(141686)
273
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in each of the last 10 years.
(142289)
274
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will issue updated guidance for schools on treatment of asbestos in school buildings.
(142290)
275
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will require all asbestos to be removed from school buildings during refurbishment projects undertaken as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.
(142291)
276
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding his Department provided for music tuition in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(142212)
277
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Targeted Capital Fund will be accepting applications in the 2008-09 financial year.
(141500)
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N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will estimate the number of (a) faculties, (b) chairs and (c) other facilities in relation to Islamic Studies in universities which are funded from abroad.
(141338)
279
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects to answer Questions (a) 129957 on publications tabled on 22nd March 2007 and (b) 129955 on advertising and sponsorship tabled on 21st March 2007 by the hon. Member for North East Hertfordshire.
(142390)
280
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding the Government provided to meet the start-up and running costs of the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) in each year since its creation; and what proportion of the GTC's budget this represented.
(142472)
281
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the target is for each local authority classified by relevant Government office for numbers of adoptions from care in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(142137)
282
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) training and (b) guidance is provided to teachers on the physical restraint of aggressive pupils.
(141922)
283
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) counselling and (b) legal support has been provided by his Department to teachers in circumstances where aggressive pupils have been physically restrained in each of the last three years.
(141923)
284
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures he has taken to ensure that the merger of Dartington College with University College Falmouth will not adversely affect (a) the local economy and (b) the students studying there.
(141761)
285
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of employers involved in foundation degrees were in the public sector in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many students studied for such degrees with public sector employers in each year.
(142157)
286
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many foundation degrees were awarded in each employment sector in each of the last five years.
(142158)
287
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils from maintained schools were accepted to study (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biochemistry, (d) psychology and (e) sports science at (i) a Russell Group university and (ii) other universities in each of the last five years.
(142159)
288
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils from (a) grammar schools, (b) independent schools and (c) maintained schools with more than 14 per cent. pupils eligible for free school meals (i) applied and (ii) were accepted to study (A) physics, (B) chemistry, (C) biochemistry, (D) pscyhology and (E) sports science at (1) a Russell Group university and (2) other universities in each of the last five years.
(142160)
289
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many qualifications have been awarded under Train to Gain, broken down by (a) sector and (b) (i) level and (ii) year awarded.
(142161)
290
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of A-level entrants were (a) over 19 and (b) over 21 years of age in each year since 1997.
(142478)
291
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his speech on Second Reading of the Further Education and Training Bill on 21st May 2007, Official Report, columns 994-1003, what modelling has been undertaken by his Department which shows that (a) more students will take foundation degrees if further education (FE) colleges are able to award them and (b) FE colleges will be able to respond more quickly to the needs of employers if the bill is enacted.
(141243)
292
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with regional development agencies on setting regional targets and priorities for skills.
(141247)
293
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on UK universities of the decision by the University and College Union to boycott contacts with Israeli academics and Israeli higher educational institutions.
(141593)
294
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on scientific research in the UK of the decision by the University and College Union to boycott Israeli academics and Israeli higher educational institutions.
(141594)
295
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the Train to Gain level 3 pilots in the North West.
(142435)
296
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evidence he collects on the performance of Train to Gain brokers; and what assessment he has made of the satisfaction levels of those using such brokerage services.
(142436)
297
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the LILAC (Leading improvements for looked-after children) scheme for involving care-experienced young people in the inspections of local authority's care services.
(142310)
298
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will ensure that Ofsted involve young people with experience of care in its inspecting of care homes.
(142311)
299
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141966)
300
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2002 and (b) 2004.
(142026)
301
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Government's policy is on the provision of boxing as a physical education activity in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(142016)
302
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the projected total cost is to the public purse of the interest subsidy paid to the debt sale owners over the lifetime of the student loans which the Government proposes to sell.
(142073)
303
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what basis he has allocated funding to Worcestershire Local Education Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(141241)
304
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made on the issuing of best practice guidelines to local authorities on the provision of respite care to families with disabled children pursuant to the Government's commitment given on 23rd February 2007.
(141280)
305
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the recently announced additional £280 million funding to increase respite care for families with disabled children will be spent; and if he will make a statement.
(141281)
306
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers and teaching assistants have been assaulted in each region of England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(142144)
307
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were excluded from school for violent conduct in each local education authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142147)
308
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupil-on-pupil assaults there have been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142148)
309
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teaching posts have been vacant in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142149)
310
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many parents made appeals against the allocation of their child to a school in each local education authority in each year since 1997; how many of these were upheld; and if he will make a statement.
(142150)
311
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers and teaching assistants have been assaulted in the classroom more than once in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142152)
312
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were made subject to special measures in each local education authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142153)
313
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of all pupils aged five, six or seven have been taught in classes of 31 or more in each local education authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142155)
314
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of children qualifying for free school meals had (a) one parent, (b) two parents and (c) neither parent in paid work in each year for which figures are available.
(141691)
315
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the location of regional training centres for the School Food Trust; and if he will meet interested parties to discuss the options for one in Stoke-on-Trent.
(141753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
316
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on emissions of carbon dioxide in (a) the UK and (b) other participating nations in each year since its commencement; and if he will make a statement.
(141655)
317
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the contribution of pollination activity by bees to British agriculture since 2000.
(142276)
318
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the budget of the National Bee Unit at the Central Science Laboratory was in each of the last five years for which records are available; and if he will make a statement.
(142277)
319
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received in the last three years on funding of research into bees.
(142278)
320
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the development of Colony Collapse Disorder amongst honey bees in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(142279)
321
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were employed in the National Bee Unit at the Central Science Laboratory in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(142280)
322
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of rivers which are at risk of not meeting the objectives of the Water Framework Directive as a result of silt from agricultural practices.
(141571)
323
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Welsh Assembly Government on extending the climate change champions young ambassadors scheme to Wales.
(141620)
324
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures have been put in place to ensure that green waste in Bedfordshire is (a) processed and (b) recycled to required standards; and if he will make a statement.
(141681)
325
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences have been issued by the Environment Agency for green waste recycling centres in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(141682)
326
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of odours from green waste recycling centres his Department classifies as acceptable; and if he will make a statement.
(141683)
327
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government is putting in place to ensure material deposited at green waste recycling centres is recycled to acceptable standards; and if he will make a statement.
(141684)
328
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to review regulations for the operators of green waste recycling centres; and if he will make a statement.
(141685)
329
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government has put in place to ensure green waste recycling centres meet the terms of their licences; and if he will make a statement.
(141687)
330
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency on concerns about odour from the Green Waste Recycling Centre in Haynes West End, Bedfordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(141692)
331
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many orders have been served by local authorities to tackle problems of odour in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(141693)
332
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many orders have been served by the Environment Agency to tackle problems of odour in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(141694)
333
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Irish government's support for rationalisation of its dairy industry on the UK dairy industry.
(142135)
334
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of (a) false positives and (b) false negatives resulting from tuberculosis testing of the UK cattle population.
(142136)
335
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Pesticides Safety Directorate are classified as people without posts.
(141638)
336
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency are classified as people without posts.
(141639)
337
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Veterinary Medicines Directorate are classified as people without posts.
(141640)
338
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science are classified as people without posts.
(141646)
339
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Central Science Laboratory are classified as people without posts.
(141647)
340
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Rural Payments Agency are classified as people without posts.
(141648)
341
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what base year was used in calculations of local authority populations in his Department's new waste strategy for England; and what account has been taken of significant future population and housing growth in designated growth areas in setting targets.
(141947)
342
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether regulations are in place to oblige retailers (a) to take back and (b) to take back and recycle the packaging of products sold in their own stores; and if he will make a statement.
(142067)
343
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of designating the Severn estuary as a special area of conservation; and if he will make a statement.
(142304)
344
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his assessment is of (a) the quality of the data produced by the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants system and (b) its ability to detect changes in poaching rates.
(141251)
345
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposal by the government of Botswana to allow the trade in stockpiled ivory on an annual basis; and if he will make a statement.
(141252)
346
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposal put forward by the governments of Botswana and Namibia for the unlimited commercial trade in raw ivory at the forthcoming UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species conference.
(141253)
347
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of the international illegal trade of elephant ivory.
(141254)
348
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the 20 year moratorium on the trade of ivory proposed by the governments of Kenya and Mali for the forthcoming UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species conference; and whether this proposal will have the support of UK delegates.
(141255)
349
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Africa on the international trade in elephant ivory ahead of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species; and if he will make a statement.
(141580)
350
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to answer the letter dated 27th April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ms Wendy Owen.
(142347)
351
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what grants or financial assistance are available to those who are obliged to demolish their property due to coastal erosion; and what changes he plans to make to such provision.
(141303)
352
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on dealing with coastal erosion; and if he will make a statement.
(141350)
353
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141969)
354
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(142029)
355
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his estimate is of the average carbon price which would be required by the nuclear industry in order to make new nuclear power generation economically viable in the UK.
(142098)
356
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the level of carbon price which should be used to calculate emission limits for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
(142104)
357
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the price of carbon is; and what assessment he has made of trends in the price of carbon over the last 12 months.
(142105)
358
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK Government's assessment is of the effectiveness of (a) the total level of permitted emissions and (b) the national distribution of permits under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
(142108)
359
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to date to try to reach the UK target of a 20 per cent. reduction in carbon emissions by 2010 compared with 1990; and what further steps it intends to take.
(142112)
360
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new limit of total carbon output the UK Government is seeking for the 2008 European Emissions Trading Scheme.
(142113)
361
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8th May 2007, Official Report, columns 44-5W, on Oil: Pollution, whether he intends to pursue additional measures against oil pollution in those regions where the total number of private and commercial oil pollution incidents has risen between 2002 and 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(141677)
362
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the targets set in the Guidance Notes for the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 of reducing oil related water pollution incidents by about half between 1999 and 2005 have been met; and if he will make a statement.
(141678)
363
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list the occasions during 2007 when he has used (a) rail services, (b) the London Underground, (c) tram or light railway services and (d) buses in connection with his ministerial duties.
(142017)
364
Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single farm payments have been reduced as a result of failures to meet good agricultural and environmental conditions required by cross-compliance; and how many of these failures relate to agricultural practices that place drinking water, rivers, and wetlands at risk of pollution.
(141701)
365
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141994)
366
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's estimate is of the volume of emissions of methane from landfill sites in the UK in the last year for which figures are available.
(142068)
367
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department and its agencies have made of the likely effect of the public smoking ban on levels of cigarette litter in public places.
(142252)
368
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has conducted into joint waste authorities.
(142254)
369
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has issued on the use of microchips or radio frequency identity tags in domestic rubbish or recycling bins.
(142255)
370
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department or its agencies are conducting into (a) water rates and (b) unmetered water charging.
(142258)
371
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been provided by the Waste and Resources Action Programme to each local authority in England since the inception of the Programme; and what the purpose was of each item of funding.
(142259)
372
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been (a) conducted and (b) commissioned by his Department or its agencies on the safety of alternate weekly household rubbish collections with regards to the health of refuse collection staff.
(142261)
373
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance has been produced by his Department and its agencies for local authorities on penalties for businesses who dispose of rubbish in municipal public litter bins.
(142376)
374
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of changes in the number of urban foxes over the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the causes of such changes.
(142377)
375
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional ongoing funding and resources have been given to local authorities to implement the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
(142378)
376
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies spent on commissioning research or consultancy from Be-Environmental in the last three years; and for what purposes.
(142379)
377
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, columns 80-1W, on Domestic Wastes: Waste Management, if he will place in the Library (a) the documents outlining the assumptions about the costs of alternate weekly collections and (b) the initial report of the preliminary benchmarking project run by Be-Environmental.
(142396)
378
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 81W, on Domestic Wastes: Waste Management, whether a local authority within a group of authorities that has chosen to pass its waste collection functions to a joint waste authority (JWA) will be able to leave the JWA unilaterally and take back responsibility for waste collection.
(142397)
379
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place a copy of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 2005 guidance on alternate weekly collections in the Library.
(142404)
380
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent policy is on payment of compensation to farmers whose cattle contract tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
(141240)
381
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2007, Official Report, column 1033W, on bovine tuberculosis (TB), what recommendations he received on bovine TB and badger culling at those meetings; and if he will make a statement.
(142341)
382
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many permanent abstraction licences have been amended to make them time-limited since the Water Act 2003 was introduced; and how many of those amendments were taken voluntarily.
(142180)
383
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has held on the manufacturing, sale and use of animal snares; and if he will make a statement.
(141779)
384
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to amend the Energy Act 2004 as it relates to the responsibilities of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in response to the Fourth Report of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee: Radioactive Waste Management: an Update, HL109.
(141780)
385
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government intends to take to ensure the independence of the successor body to the Committee of Radioactive Waste Management.
(141781)
386
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will review the proposed relationship between the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the successor body to the Committee of Radioactive Waste Management in response to the Fourth Report of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee: Radioactive Waste Management: an Update, HL 109.
(141782)
387
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government intends to publish the legal advice it has received on the decision to merge Nirex and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(141783)
388
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings he has held with the (a) Environment Agency, (b) the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and (c) Office of Civil Nuclear Security on the new arrangements for the setting of packaging standards for radioactive waste; and if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of such meetings.
(141796)
389
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many foreign-registered vessels have pair trawled within the UK's 12 mile limit in each month since the ban on British pair trawlers inside the 12 mile limit was implemented.
(142156)
390
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has any targets to reduce discards in UK waters.
(142267)
391
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pilot projects have been established by European Union Member States following the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, Promoting more environmentally-friendly fishing methods: the role of technical conservation measures (COM(2004) 438 final), dated 21st June 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(142282)
392
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he plans to take to assist the recovery of the stock of the European eel; when he expects them to be (a) approved by the European Council and (b) implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(142285)
393
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which quota swaps he has made to support the inshore under-10 metre fleet in each month since January 2005.
(142305)
394
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) Scottish, (b) Welsh and (c) Northern Ireland counterparts on UK fisheries since May 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(142306)
395
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) Scottish, (b) Welsh and (c) Northern Ireland counterparts on the Marine Bill since May 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(142307)
396
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he has taken to reduce discards in UK territorial waters in each year since 1997.
(142312)
397
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the timetable outlined in Annex III of the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a Community Action Plan to reduce discards of fish (COM(2002)656 final), dated 26th November 2002 has been met; and if he will make a statement.
(142313)
398
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on fisheries enforcement in each year since 1997.
(142314)
399
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he intends to discuss the quota situation for the inshore under 10 metre fleet with his European counterparts at the forthcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting.
(142315)
400
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to make further quota swaps in 2007 to support the inshore under 10 metre fleet; and if he will make a statement.
(142316)
401
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, A Policy to reduce unwanted by-catches and eliminate discards in European fisheries (COM(2007) 136 final) dated 28th March 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(142337)
402
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2007, Official Report, column 965W, on agriculture: subsidies, when his Department expects to make the 2005 single farm payment to Mr Francis, single business identifier number 106302271, a constituent of the hon. Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey.
(141579)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
403
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Burma will be taking part in negotiations regarding a free trade area between the EU and ASEAN.
(142035)
404
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps have been taken to reduce the number of British tourists visiting Burma.
(142037)
405
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the security risks to (a) British tourists and (b) Burmese citizens if such tourists engage local people in political discussions in Burma; and what advice her Department gives to British citizens on this issue.
(142038)
406
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to Saudi Arabia on the funding of new and existing mosques in the UK; and what reports she has received on the levels of such funding received (a) from Saudi Arabia and (b) other countries in each of the last three years.
(142048)
407
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent reports from the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste on the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste.
(141657)
408
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the return of the Chagossians to the Chagos Islands following the Court of Appeal ruling that the orders in council preventing them from returning were unlawful.
(142051)
409
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) the United States Administration and (b) her European Union counterparts on the effects on European security of the placing of anti-ballistic missile systems in eastern European Union countries; and what representations she has made to the Russian government on President Putin's criticisms of anti-ballistic missile systems deployment.
(141622)
410
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which events held by (a) her Department and (b) UK embassies have been sponsored by Mittal Steel since 1997.
(141910)
411
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) purpose was of each payment made by her Department or its agencies to Eligo International Limited since 1997.
(141915)
412
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what International Atomic Energy Agency supervision the Iranian government would be required to accept in order for the UK Government to be satisfied that uranium enrichment in Iran would be confined to entirely peaceful purposes; and if she will make a statement.
(139826)
413
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of Iran's decision to expel illegal Afghan migrants; and what steps she plans to take in response in Afghanistan.
(140156)
414
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response she has made to proposals for (a) further incentives for Iran to suspend Iranian enrichment and (b) a further round of sanctions against the Iranian regime; and if she will make a statement.
(140157)
415
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Department's policy is on transferring additional powers to the European Union as part of any new constitutional treaty; and if she will make a statement.
(141933)
416
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141956)
417
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations her Department has received from the United States government on the Government's decision to suspend the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the Al Yamamah deal; when those representations were received; and if she will make a statement.
(142422)
418
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of Turkish troops entering Kurdish areas of Iraq; what discussions she has had with her (a) Turkish, (b) Iraqi and (c) US counterparts on this issue; and if she will make a statement.
(142423)
419
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proposals by the United States to establish a long term military presence in Iraq; what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on this issue; and if she will make a statement.
(142424)
420
Mr Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she has made representations on the detention without trial of the former prime minister of Bangladesh, Mondud Ahmed, to the military government of Bangladesh.
(142447)
421
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the implementation of the proposal of the UN Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari to start discussions on the technical committees and working groups as delineated in the agreement between President Papadopoulos of Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriot leader of 8th July 2006; for what reasons the process has not yet started; and what steps the Government is taking to make progress on the process.
(142117)
422
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141998)
423
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the impact of the US surge strategy for Baghdad on security levels in the city; and if she will make a statement.
(141658)
424
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the revenue of the Palestinian National Authority for the financial year 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(141659)
425
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the role of Iran in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and if she will make a statement.
(141661)
426
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK is providing to assist the strengthening of the Palestinian security forces; and if she will make a statement.
(141740)
427
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Pakistan; and if she will make a statement.
(141741)
428
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the talks between the EU High Representative Javier Solana and Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani; and if she will make a statement.
(141742)
429
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Russian diplomats have been asked to leave London for activities incompatible with their diplomatic status in the last 12 months.
(141244)
430
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further steps she has taken since October 2006 to secure the release of Kifle Tigneh Abate and other opposition political leaders being detained by the Ethiopian government; and if she will make a statement.
(140922)
431
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the recent closure of state television stations by President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
(142476)
432
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will hold discussions with representatives of the Uzbek government on child labour on cotton fields in Uzbekistan; and if she will make a statement.
(142119)
433
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of the environmental effects of the drainage of the Aral Sea; and if she will make a statement.
(142120)
434
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) diplomatic and consular staff have had with representatives of the Uzbek government on the human rights situation in Uzbekistan.
(142121)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
435
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact the new dental contract has had on (a) care of patients and (b) working conditions of dentists; and if she will make a statement.
(142326)
436
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact of the new dental contract on access to NHS dentistry; and if she will make a statement.
(142327)
437
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses will receive pay increases of 4.9 per cent. or more in 2007-08.
(142266)
438
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals employed by the South East Strategic Health Authority have been made redundant since its inception; what percentage of staff this represents; and what the total cost of redundancy payments has been.
(141346)
439
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many student midwives she expects to qualify in 2007; and how many places she expects there to be in the NHS for newly qualified midwives.
(142283)
440
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6th November 2006, Official Report, columns 775-6W, on methylphenidate, what progress has been made with updating the product information for methylphenidate to advise about serious cardiovascular adverse effects.
(141744)
441
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance her Department provides to primary care trusts on headlice control; and how frequently such guidance is updated.
(141751)
442
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hospital waiting times were in (a) Taunton Deane Primary Care Trust area, (b) Somerset and (c) England in each of the last 10 years, broken down by specialty function.
(141501)
443
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) revenue income and (b) estimated overhead cost of the parking charges scheme at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton constituency was in each of the last 10 years.
(141502)
444
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the primary care trusts which have stopped all funding for homeopathic treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(142268)
445
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost benefit analysis has been carried out on NHS homeopathic treatments; and if she will make a statement.
(142269)
446
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the future of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.
(142281)
447
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there are plans to change provision of maternity services at Harwich hospital; and if she will make a statement.
(141595)
448
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department has issued on the appointment of community development workers by primary care trusts (PCTs); what account a PCT is expected to take of the financial position of its other mental health provision in making a decision on whether to appoint a person to such a post; and what discussions her Department has had with North East Essex Primary Care Trust on its recent decision to appoint such a worker.
(141596)
449
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training posts were available in each region of England in each of the last five years; and how many she expects to be available in 2007.
(141653)
450
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what surpluses or deficits were generated by NHS services in each strategic health authority area in 2006-07.
(141743)
451
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to expand the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre; and if she will make a statement.
(142251)
452
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for continuing care assessments were made in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and what proportion were (i) agreed and (ii) declined in each health authority in England.
(142260)
453
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether new entrants at ports of entry with symptoms of tuberculosis are referred to NHS facilities near the port of entry or their intended destination as recommended in Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published by the Health Protection Agency in March 2006.
(142058)
454
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions her Department has had with (a) the Health Protection Agency and (b) the Board of Airline Representatives on (i) agreeing a system for routine data systems to be established and (ii) where data on travellers can be made readily available in response to a public health incident or risk as recommended in the Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published by the Health Protection Agency in March 2006.
(142059)
455
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has (a) prepared and (b) implemented a national financial framework for expenditure in port health as recommended in the Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published by the Health Protection Agency in March 2006.
(142060)
456
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which international travel terminals have (a) implemented and (b) evaluated and amended their port health risk assessments as recommended in the Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published by the Health Protection Agency in March 2006 over the last 12 months.
(142061)
457
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the Port Health risk assessment is published and made available to those within the Health Protection Agency responsible for port health as recommended in the Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published by the Health Protection Agency in March 2006.
(142062)
458
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has carried out a review of the benefits of X-ray screening for tuberculosis at ports as recommended by the Health Protection Agency in Port Health and Medical Inspection Review Report published in March 2006.
(142063)
459
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which ports of entry into the UK undertake tuberculosis screening by X-ray machine; and what arrangements are in place for multi-terminal ports that have only one such machine.
(142065)
460
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many entrants at ports of entry into the UK were referred to NHS facilities in the last five years for which figures are available.
(142066)
461
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency are classified as people without posts.
(141641)
462
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff funded by the public purse in NHS Connecting for Health are classified as people without posts.
(141642)
463
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff funded by the public purse in the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency are classified as people without posts.
(141643)
464
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government provided to meet the start-up and running costs of the (a) Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, (b) Nursing and Miswifery Council and (c) Health Professions Council in each year since its creation; and what proportion of the total budget this represented in each case.
(142473)
465
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th May 2007, Official Report, column 595W, on insulin, on which of the dates referred to she met Dr Sue Roberts and Dr Nick Summerton of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to discuss the Institute's future programme on insulin treatments; and what the outcome of such discussions was.
(141912)
466
N
Mr John Horam (Orpington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensity modulated radiation therapy machines are in regular use in the NHS; and if she will make a statement on progress in introducing these machines.
(140407)
467
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the decision to award the contract for a seminar on the Effects of Nutrition on School Attainment under the auspices of the Food Standards Agency to the Smith Institute was the subject of a competitive process; and if she will make a statement.
(141256)
468
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance she has issued to primary care trusts on the provision of at least one cycle of IVF treatment in the case of individuals who meet the appropriate criteria for treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(142437)
469
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work has been undertaken between her Department and the Infertility Network UK to improve the extent of IVF treatment provision in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(142438)
470
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she intends to review the operation of the social access criteria in the provision of IVF treatment by primary care trusts; and if she will make a statement.
(142439)
471
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts in England will provide (a) one, (b) more than one and (c) no cycle of IVF treatment to patients meeting the criteria for treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(142440)
472
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate has been made of the effect of primary care trust deficits on the local provision of IVF treatment to eligible patients; and if she will make a statement.
(142441)
473
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what petitions have been received by her Department from the unstaffed sunbed salon industry operators in opposition to further regulation.
(141901)
474
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received from the unstaffed sunbed salon industry on usage of sunbeds by people under the age of 16.
(141931)
475
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she has met representatives of the unstaffed sunbed salon industry in the last two years.
(142079)
476
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to Warrington Borough Council to fund social services in each year since 1997, broken down by funding stream.
(141899)
477
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to Warrington Borough Council to provide services for (a) adults with learning difficulties and (b) children and young people with learning difficulties in each year since 1997.
(141900)
478
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government has set waiting times for access to psychological therapies on the NHS.
(142109)
479
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's response is to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's recommendations on provision of psychological therapies.
(142110)
480
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support was provided by the NHS for psychological therapies in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(142111)
481
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on lawyers' fees in respect of negligence claims in each of the last five years; and how much compensation was paid in respect of negligence claims by the NHS in each year.
(141688)
482
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many council officers have been trained to enforce the forthcoming smoking ban, broken down by local authorities; and what the cost has been to both central and local government of implementing this training.
(142333)
483
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been taken by (a) central government, (b) local authorities and (c) NHS trusts to inform the public of the forthcoming smoking ban; and what the (i) planned and (ii) eventual cost was of these measures.
(142334)
484
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policy is in place in Milton Keynes General Hospital for the treatment of reservists on return from operational service.
(141575)
485
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent communications her Department has had with Dr Marvin Swartz of the Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina; and what fees and expenses her Department has (a) paid and (b) undertaken to pay to Dr Swartz.
(141651)
486
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141959)
487
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much had been spent up to 4th June 2007 on the Fit for Future programme; and how much has been paid to McKinsey and Company for work undertaken as part of the Fit for Future programme.
(141768)
488
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment the Food Standards Agency has made of the impact of the implementation of the Food Supplements Directive on (a) the specialist manufacturing sector and (b) the specialist health food retail sector.
(141948)
489
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what conclusions the Food Standards Agency has reached in relation to the implications for consumer choice following their recent consultation on the Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Food Supplements Directive.
(141949)
490
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of GPs who use Internet Explorer.
(141976)
491
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Connecting for Health has paid Google for the sponsored link on Google's search engine; and which words or phrases in the search criteria bring up Connecting for Health as a sponsored link.
(141977)
492
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision there is for those UK citizens who are not ordinarily resident in the UK through undertaking long term charitable or aid work abroad to access NHS care in the UK.
(141978)
493
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) budget was and (b) staffing numbers were for each of her Department's arm's length bodies in each year since 1997.
(141979)
494
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's anti-counterfeiting stategy aimed at disrupting those enterprises engaged in the importation, wholesale, distribution and supply of counterfeit medicines.
(141980)
495
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library a copy of Sir Ian Carruthers' report on limiting the damaging effects of organisational change.
(141981)
496
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place in the Library copies of her departmental employee surveys for (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.
(141982)
497
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role Simon Morgan had in her Department at the time of the publication of the contract notice 2006/S 135-145353; whether he performed that role as a civil servant or consultant; and what role he currently has.
(142039)
498
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role Conal Timoney had in her Department at the time of the publication of the contract notice (a) 2006/S 114-121806 and (b) 2006/S 135-145353; whether he performed that role as a civil servant or consultant; and what role he currently has.
(142040)
499
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) divisions and (b) individuals have access to emails coming to the csf@dh.gsi.gov.uk account.
(142041)
500
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the definition is of (a) service category No. 25 at section II.2 of the contract notice 2006/S 114-121806 and (b) service category No. 27 at section II.2 of the contract notice 2006/S 135-145353.
(142042)
501
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether treatment under the European Health Insurance Card is paid for by the country where the card originated, the country where the treatment is given or the country where the patient is normally resident.
(142043)
502
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she published the conclusions of the review announced in paragraph 3.34 of the Health White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say; and if she will place a copy in the Library.
(142044)
503
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Service Level Agreement is for the provision of Recombinant Factor VIII in each strategic health authority in England.
(142045)
504
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she will publish her urgent care strategy.
(142046)
505
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many practices received the initial incentive payment (component one) for agreeing a plan for the implementation of the practice based commissioning DES and specific objectives in 2006-07; and how many received the incentive payment (component two).
(142047)
506
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's objectives are with regard to the promotion of the interests of the specialist natural health product manufacturing and exporting sectors; what (a) meetings have been held and (b) other steps taken by officials and Ministers in her Department in relation to the setting of maximum permitted levels for vitamins and foods under Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive; and if she will make a statement.
(142115)
507
N
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th May 2007, Official Report, column 1504W, on dental services: Cornwall, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on dental services should Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust decide not to comply with the NHS Litigation Authority for the determination of contract activity for dental practices in Cornwall; and what preparations she has made.
(141747)
508
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will introduce enrichment culture method tests of all pregnant women to test for Streptoccus B; and if she will make a statement.
(142018)
509
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) other medical staff from the NHS are currently serving in the armed forces.
(142128)
510
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141996)
511
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the plans are for the Food Standards Agency's review of its handling of the GM rice (LL601) contamination incident following the judicial review of the Food Standards Agency by Friends of the Earth when the review will take place; whether the input of external stakeholders will be sought; and who will lead the review.
(142092)
512
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the new advice on pregnant women and alcohol was submitted for ministerial approval.
(142071)
513
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been conducted by the NHS into the potential impacts on health of moving to fortnightly collections of household rubbish.
(142380)
514
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust has spent on management consultants since its inception; and if she will make a statement.
(142141)
515
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made against the National Health Service in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(142142)
516
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS workers have been assaulted in each region of England in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(142143)
517
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines have been issued to local authorities on ensuring enclosed public spaces have no smoking signs at all entrances.
(142168)
518
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations she has received from those responsible for listed buildings on the appearance and placement of the new no smoking signs; and what recent discussions she has had with church leaders on the issue.
(142328)
519
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the new no smoking sign cost to design; and what estimate has been made of the production costs of all new no smoking signs.
(142474)
520
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. member for South Cambridgeshire, of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 583W, on mentally ill: cannabis, how many hospital admissions on mental health grounds resulting from the use of cannabis there were in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust area in each year since 1997.
(142416)
521
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the GP to patient ratio was in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust in England in each of the last five years.
(142417)
522
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) dentist to patient and (b) orthodontist to patient ratio is in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trus area in England; and what those ratios were in each of the last five years.
(142418)
523
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices in (a) North Dorset Primary Care Trust, (b) South and East Dorset Primary Care Trust and (c) South West Dorset Primary Care Trust accepted NHS patients in the 12 month period up to April 2006.
(140700)
524
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices within Dorset Primary Care Trust are accepting NHS patients.
(140701)
525
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what total value of NHS orthodontic treatment was carried out in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(141891)
526
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS beds in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were in mixed wards in each year since 1997.
(141892)
527
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many computerised tomography scanners are operational in the NHS in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(141893)
528
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision is made for kidney patients requiring regular haemodialysis whilst away from home on holiday; and if she will make a statement.
(142019)
529
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her Department's policy is on providing access to haemodialysis facilities to kidney patients wishing to holiday away from home.
(142020)
530
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will increase the number of facilities providing access to haemodialysis for kidney patients who wish to holiday away from home; and if she will make a statement.
(142021)
531
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is provided to kidney patients who wish to take holidays about access to alternative NHS haemodialysis units.
(142022)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
532
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have been detained by the Fixed Threat Assessment Centre since its inception, broken down by (a) gender and (b) ethnic origin; what the (i) average and (ii) maximum length of detention has been; and how many are currently detained.
(141343)
533
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure that individuals detained as a result of actions by the Fixed Threat Assessment Centre are only detained under the appropriate legislation.
(141344)
534
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reasons underlay the decision to establish the Fixed Threat Assessment Centre; who decided it should be established; how many (a) police officers, broken down by rank, (b) psychiatrists and (c) psychologists are assigned to the centre; and if he will make a statement.
(141345)
535
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose asylum claims had failed were deported to Afghanistan in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(142270)
536
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of individuals awaiting a decision on their asylum claim are refused the right to work.
(142271)
537
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many case studies were carried out monitoring the safety of women deported to Afghanistan in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(142272)
538
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of single women whose asylum claims have failed and who have no family ties who have been deported to Afghanistan.
(142273)
539
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose asylum claims have failed are awaiting deportation to Afghanistan.
(142274)
540
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many single women whose asylum claims had failed were deported to Afghanistan in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(142275)
541
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of whether illegal migrants are avoiding border checks at ports by entering Scotland via the Faroe Islands.
(142050)
542
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the sources of funding for extremist imams in the UK; and which countries have been identified as sources of funding.
(142123)
543
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-semitic attacks were recorded in the UK in each year since 2001.
(142124)
544
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extremist imams were denied entry into the UK in each year since 2001.
(142125)
545
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has taken to prevent extremist imams coming into Britain.
(142126)
546
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the activity of extremist imams and radical islamists on the incidence of anti-Semitic attacks in the UK.
(142127)
547
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been made to retake the Knowledge of Life in the UK test due to test centres not administering the test correctly.
(141598)
548
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the people having to retake Knowledge of Life in the UK tests have already been granted citizenship.
(141599)
549
N
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of arrest rates for police officers.
(141589)
550
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in (a) Avon and Somerset and (b) Northumbria constabularies in each of the last 10 years.
(142133)
551
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government tests those who wish to enter the UK for a period of six months or more from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis in their country of origin.
(142052)
552
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of people from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and seeking entry into the UK for a period of six months or more were tested for tuberculosis at ports of entry in the last period for which figures are available.
(142054)
553
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department has taken with the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency to publish an explanation of accountabilities and responsibilities for stakeholder organisations and staff with regard to port health; and where this written explanation is available.
(142055)
554
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what systems his Department has put in place for monitoring the response made in immigration decisions to the advice of medical inspectors.
(142056)
555
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what formal arrangements his Department has made for the healthcare of sick travellers detained by the Immigration Service.
(142057)
556
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition he uses of the sub-category of toxicological procedure Substances used in the Household in the context of his Department's Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals; and whether this sub-category applies to both finished household products and their ingredients.
(141929)
557
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has a strategy to protect Government websites from (a) denial of service and (b) other cyber attacks.
(141637)
558
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to answer Question 125719 on the IPPR tabled by the hon. Member for North East Hertfordshire on 1st May 2007 for answer on 5th May.
(142391)
559
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were first used to decide whether former Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun Ul should be admitted to the UK; and what the revised criteria were which led to the final decision in his case.
(141033)
560
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library figures to show how much of (a) the total resource budget, (b) the total capital budget and (c) total public spending by the Assets Recovery Agency in each year since 2003-04 relates to the work of the Agency in Northern Ireland.
(141574)
561
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of police time was spent on frontline duties by North Wales Police in each year since 2001.
(142210)
562
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141958)
563
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 25th July 2006 the police have been obliged by the 28-day pre-charge detention period to release terrorist suspects whom they still wished to detain beyond that period; and what the (a) date and (b) circumstances were of each case in which no legal proceedings are active.
(141259)
564
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for citizenship application forms to be processed for applicants from Kosovo in the latest period for which figures are available.
(141765)
565
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2007, Official Report, columns 110-11W, on speed limits: cameras, if he will break down the numbers of full-time equivalent traffic police officers by police force.
(141351)
566
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2007, Official Report, columns 110-1W, on speed limits: cameras, what additional duties have been given to traffic police officers since 1997 in addition to their basic function as traffic regulators.
(141418)
567
N
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2007, Official Report, columns 110-1W, on speed limits: cameras, what (a) average and (b) total overtime was worked by dedicated traffic patrol police officers in each year between 1997 and 2006; what the (i) average and (ii) total mileage per annum of police traffic patrol vehicles was in each year; and how many dedicated police traffic patrol vehicles were in operation in each year.
(141419)
568
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141986)
569
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Russian citizens have been refused entry into the United Kingdom on the grounds of a threat to national security in the last 12 months.
(141245)
570
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner has provided to the Valuation Office Agency on the practice of inspections and surveillance for valuation purposes.
(141809)
571
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average police precept on Band D council tax bills was in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) England and Wales in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2007-08.
(142381)
572
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data is recorded in relation to the theft of wheelie bins.
(142382)
573
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearms offences have been committed in each police authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142139)
574
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-related offences have been committed in each police authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142140)
575
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sexual offences were committed in each police authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142151)
576
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) street crime, (b) burglaries, (c) car thefts and (d) criminal damage was carried out in each police authority area by 10 to 16 year olds in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(142154)
577
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are living in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(141826)
578
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in Government funding for Sussex Police has been over the last 10 years.
(141827)
579
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of violent crime in Sussex Police authority area.
(141828)
580
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what counter-terrorist exercises took place in East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(141830)
581
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total expenditure on setting up and running the Serious and Organised Crime Agency has been since its creation, broken down by region.
(141918)
582
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police support staff have been reassigned to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency since its creation, broken down by the region and branch from which they were reassigned.
(141919)
583
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) support staff (i) the Sussex branch and (ii) other UK operational regions of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency has at its disposal.
(141920)
584
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests the Serious and Organised Crime Agency has made since its creation in (a) Sussex and (b) all other UK operational regions, broken down by type of offence.
(142287)
585
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the recent tracer gas trials in the Westminster area as part of the Department's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Science and Technology Programme; what discussions he has held on further such trials; and if he will make a statement.
(141700)
586
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress of the National Policing Improvement Agency since becoming fully operational on 1st April.
(141778)
587
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the merits of deploying human radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchipping; what meetings he has held on such microchipping; what representations he has received from civil liberties groups on RFID microchipping; and if he will make a statement.
(141784)
588
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many intrusive surveillance warrants were issued in each of the last five years.
(141785)
589
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24th May 2007, Official Report, column 1422W, on ultrasonic anti-social behaviour deterrent devices, if he will place in the Library copies of the report from the Health and Safety Executive.
(141787)
590
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Statement of 17th May 2007, Official Report, column 46WS, on Westminster tracer gas trials, what non-toxic gases were used in the Westminster area as part of the Department's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Science and Technology Programme.
(141788)
591
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Wrexham of 18th May 2007, Official Report, column 960W, on police complaints, when he last met the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to discuss the number of complaints made to the IPCC.
(141789)
592
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of information his Department holds on the Confidential Access website.
(141617)
593
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in providing front-line police officers with electronic hand-held devices to assist in reducing officer time away from such duties.
(142198)
594
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of police time was spent on front-line duties by Cleveland Police in each year since 2001, broken down by basic command unit.
(142199)
595
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely effect that the decision to close the Vehicle Crime Reduction team will have upon rates of theft of (a) motorcycles and (b) motorcycle parts; and if he will make a statement.
(142411)
596
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what considerations were taken into account before taking the decision to close down the Vehicle Crime Reduction Team; and if he will make a statement.
(142412)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
597
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment has been made of environmental factors affecting thermal comfort as defined in British Standard BS EN ISO 7730 in Portcullis House; whether any survey has been made of thermal comfort of workers in Portcullis House; whether any workplace temperature risk assessment has been undertaken with regard to Portcullis House; what the maximum operating capacity of the air conditioning unit at Portcullis House is; and if he will make a statement.
(142331)
598
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether legislation covering smoking in public places will be applied to the Palace of Westminster and all its outbuildings within the Parliamentary estate.
(141621)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
599
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on progress on the 2005 G8 commitments on poverty relief.
(142265)
600
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what grants his Department provided for environmental projects in Burma in each of the last five years; and what the value of each grant was.
(142036)
601
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his assessment is of the outcomes of the G8 meeting in respect of international development.
(142298)
602
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions since 1st January 2000 his Department has summarily dismissed a member of its staff earning more than £40,000 per annum and serving overseas without there being any allegation either of misconduct or gross misconduct and without any written warning being given to the employee prior to dismissal.
(141853)
603
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received on the target of access to AIDS treatment for all in the developing world by 2010.
(142214)
604
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on its (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142340)
605
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral aid projects are being undertaken with UK funding in Guinea-Bissau.
(141749)
606
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK aid was given to (a) Guinea-Bissau, (b) Guinea, (c) Sierra Leone, (d) Liberia, (e) Mali, (f) Mauritania and (g) Senegal in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2004.
(141750)
607
N
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what factors account for the growth in his Department's bilateral spending on grants and other aid in kind, excluding funding for partnership programme agreements and other Civil Society Organisations since 2001-02; and which institutions were the major recipients.
(141283)
608
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of international aid provided by his Department in 2006 was given to Sri Lanka.
(142049)
609
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141965)
610
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the UK has made to emergency relief to Darfur.
(142309)
611
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141987)
Questions to the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
612
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, which persons from the Department of Constitutional Affairs attended the resumed inquest into the death of Dr. David Kelly on 14th August 2003.
(141347)
613
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether all inmates detained in Crown Court cells have been subject to the minimum standard of induction as required by Prison Service Order 0550; who was responsible for conducting the induction procedures; what level of training those responsible for the induction received; and if she will make a statement.
(141668)
614
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether all inmates detained in Crown Court cells have been subject to the minimum standard of health screening as required in prison service orders; who was responsible for conducting the health screening; what the minimum level of training is for those responsible for conducting the screening; and if she will make a statement.
(141669)
615
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether each instance of accommodation provided for inmates in Crown Court cells corresponds with the minimum standards as laid down in Prison Service Order 1900; and if she will make a statement.
(141670)
616
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what level of supervision is provided to prisoners detained overnight in Crown Court cells; and if she will make a statement.
(141671)
617
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, who is responsible for the supervision of prisoners lodged overnight in Crown Court cells; and if she will make a statement.
(141672)
618
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many prisoners have been held overnight in Crown Court cells since the beginning of 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(141673)
619
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether she has received the official report into the so-called Muslim Olympics racist incident at HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham; what action she has taken to address the management issues leading to the incident; if she will place a copy of the report in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(141674)
620
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many trials have been abandoned on technical grounds in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence; and what the estimated cost to the public purse was of those abandoned trials and the investigations which preceded them.
(142303)
621
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5th June 2007, Official Report, column 382W, on fixed penalties: prisoners, how it was possible to provide a substantive answer to Question 12643, tabled on 6th March 2007, by the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam on illegal immigrants: fixed penalties.
(142186)
622
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many motoring offences were committed by overseas registered vehicles in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of fines levied in relation to such offences remain outstanding.
(142094)
623
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when the Code of Practice on the Discharge of Public Authorities' Functions under Part I of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 was last updated or revised.
(141703)
624
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether any manual counts have taken place in local election pilot areas which used electronic counting (a) in 2007 and (b) in previous pilots to verify the accuracy of the counting machines.
(141704)
625
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what fees, expenses and payments Sir Hayden Phillips will receive in relation to (a) his review of party funding and (b) the discussions on party funding in which she is involved.
(141705)
626
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the total cost to date to the public purse has been of (a) Sir Hayden Phillips' review and (b) the discussions on party funding.
(141706)
627
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many (a) signs and (b) business cards have been purchased for the Ministry of Justice.
(141707)
628
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much has been spent on new signage for the Ministry of Justice.
(141708)
629
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many staff are working on (a) the Sir Hayden Phillips review and (b) discussions on party funding.
(141709)
630
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the timetable is for the new Parliamentary boundaries in England (a) to be fully ratified and (b) to come into operation.
(141711)
631
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the average time was for an appeal to the Information Commissioner to be considered in the last 12 months.
(141712)
632
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what guidance her Department has given to public authorities, in relation to Freedom of Information, on signing contracts with external organisations that have clauses stating that the contract itself cannot be made public.
(141714)
633
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many appeals to the Information Commissioner have been waiting to be considered for more than six months.
(141717)
634
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps the Government is taking to tackle false electoral registration.
(141718)
635
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Public Guardianship Office are classified as people without posts.
(141719)
636
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many staff funded by the public purse in HM Courts Service are classified as people without posts.
(141720)
637
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many staff funded by the public purse in HM Prison Service are classified as people without posts.
(141721)
638
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of postal vote identifiers which were checked in the 2007 local elections.
(141722)
639
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 783-4W, on Departments: manpower, for what reasons, subject to personal confidentiality, the 67 employees are potentially without posts.
(141735)
640
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2007, Official Report, columns 783-4W, on Departments: manpower, what the estimated yearly cost to the public purse is of funding the employees without posts.
(141736)
641
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what representations the Government has received from consumers of legal services on the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice in appointments of members to the proposed Legal Services Board.
(142329)
642
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what representations her Department has received from trade unions on their exemption from part 3 of the Legal Services Bill.
(142330)
643
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many magistrates are expected to leave the magistracy in financial year 2007-08.
(142332)
644
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 605W, on Prisons: Rochester, what related demolition or construction works have already been undertaken at HMP Rochester.
(142433)
645
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many (a) female prisoners, (b) prisoners under the age of 18, (c) prisoners who are undergoing a Crown Court trial, (d) prisoners at risk of self-harm, (e) prisoners remanded for serious offences who are potentially Category A and (f) prisoners who have a history of either escape attempts or disruptive behaviour have been housed in police cells under Operation Safeguard in the last 12 months.
(142468)
646
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what provisions are in place to provide (a) purposeful activity, (b) behavioural treatment, (c) drug and alcohol dependency rehabilitation, (d) contact with friends and family and (e) resettlement preparation to prisoners held under Operation Safeguard.
(142469)
647
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, who authorised the commencement of building work at Rochester Prison.
(142482)
648
N
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2007, Official Report, column 1148W, on prisons, how many prison places have been provided (a) under the private finance initiative, (b) via other sources of funding and (c) in response to prison overcrowding.
(141576)
649
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the levels of abuse by donees of powers given to them under enduring powers of attorney.
(142393)
650
N
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what support her Department provides for victims of crime.
(141130)
651
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the levels of referral to mediation of disputes involving personal injury claims.
(141624)
652
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141964)
653
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what plans she has to improve youth justice in the Crown dependencies.
(141790)
654
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much has been allocated by the Ministry of Justice for the judicial systems in Crown dependencies.
(141791)
655
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many people are employed by her Department.
(141792)
656
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much money her Department plans to spend in the 2007-08 financial year on public relations.
(141793)
657
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many bills originating in (a) Guernsey, (b) the Isle of Man and (c) Jersey were granted Royal Assent in each year since 1997.
(141794)
658
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many bills were considered for extension to Guernsey in each year since 1997.
(141800)
659
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what steps her Department is taking to ensure greater transparency in the recommendation of Crown appointments to the dependencies.
(141801)
660
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what bills concerning transport were considered for extension to the Isle of Man in 2006.
(141802)
661
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what plans she has to meet representatives of the government of (a) the Isle of Man, (b) Guernsey and (c) Jersey.
(141803)
662
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what plans her Department has to improve communication between the Government and the Crown dependencies.
(141804)
663
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what plans her Department has to increase the capacity of prisons in England and Wales.
(141805)
664
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many people are employed by HM prisons in (a) England and (b) Wales.
(141806)
665
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what plans she has to attend meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the promotion of human rights.
(141807)
666
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141997)
667
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2007, Official Report, column 1584W, on Weare Prison, if she will place in the Library a copy of the investment appraisal on HMP Weare.
(141924)
668
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2007, Official Report, column 1257W, on prisoners: repatriation, when she expects discussions with other governments regarding prisoner transfers to commence.
(141925)
669
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the cost implications of linking the electoral registration process to the National Identity Register.
(142069)
670
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, which prisons have made planning applications related to expansion of capacity; and what steps (a) HM Prison Service and (b) her Department is taking to consult local residents at each stage of the process in each case.
(141810)
671
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will take steps to bring within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 English regional chambers as public authorities.
(141811)
672
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether the Valuation Office Agency will have access to the Land Registry's Chain Matrix system.
(141835)
673
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, whether any restrictions are placed on the sale of data relating to court judgements by debt consolidation businesses and debt advice agencies.
(141666)
674
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December 2006, Official Report, columns 292-3W, on prisons, how many (a) suicides, (b) attempted suicides, (c) self-harm incidents and (d) prisoner-on-prisoner assaults there were in HM Prisons in 2006.
(142414)
675
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many (a) suicides, (b) attempted suicides, (c) self-harm incidents and (d) prisoner-on-prisoner assaults there were in young offender institutions in each year since 1997.
(142415)
676
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many child curfew orders were issued in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since their creation.
(141829)
677
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction in October 2007 of a fixed fee system for legal aid on access to justice; and if she will make a statement.
(141695)
678
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many solicitors she expects to participate in the new fixed fee system of legal aid when it is introduced in October 2007.
(141696)
679
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect on the demand for legal aid of the introduction of a fixed fee system in October 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(141697)
680
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what contingency plans she has put in place to deal with any delays in access to justice which may result following the introduction of a fixed fee system for legal aid in October 2007.
(141698)
681
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what recent representations she has received from (a) solicitors and (b) representative organisations on access to justice following the introduction of a fixed fee system for legal aid in October 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(141699)
682
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will take steps to allow co-habiting partners to (a) identify bodies of their partner and (b) receive information relating to the inquest in a situation where a spouse is still alive; and if she will make a statement.
(142078)
683
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will assess the merits of widening the range of professions which are permitted to become notaries.
(142308)
Questions to the Leader of the House
684
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to him and his deputy; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141955)
685
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Leader of the House, what the annual cost per hon. Member of the House is on the public purse.
(142448)
686
Mark Williams (Ceredigion):To ask the Leader of the House, if he will undertake a formal public consultation on the electoral system for the House of Lords.
(142122)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
687
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects to announce the decision on the replacement of Magilligan Prison, County Londonderry.
(141632)
688
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of district policing partnerships in Northern Ireland for the year ending 31st December 2006.
(141633)
689
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of individual electoral registration in reducing the scope for fraud in Northern Ireland.
(141710)
690
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June, Official Report, column 19W, on Departments: legal costs, how much of the expenditure on legal fees in each of the last five years was incurred (a) by the Public Prosecution Services, (b) in respect of the Saville inquiry, (c) in respect of the Finucane, Nelson, Hamill and Wright inquiries, (d) by the Crown Solicitor's Office and (e) by other parts of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(141257)
691
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to public funds to date of (a) the Saville Inquiry, (b) the Finucane Inquiry, (c) the Hamill Inquiry, (d) the Nelson Inquiry and (e) the Wright Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(141573)
692
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141963)
693
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141988)
694
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list those matters on which he will answer questions following the resumption of devolved government; and if he will make a statement.
(142385)
695
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 28th March 2007, Official Report, column 1211W, on Local Government Reorganisation, when the copy of the consultants' report will be placed in the Library.
(142398)
696
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 565W, on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, when the copy of the presentation will be placed in the Library.
(142399)
697
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, columns 568-9W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency, when the copy of the presentation will be placed in the Library.
(142400)
Questions to the Minister without Portfolio
698
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what the itinerary was for her visit to Slade Green in the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency on 5th June.
(142292)
Questions to the Prime Minister
699
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Prime Minister, whether his Office helped to organise the guest list for the recent conference on Muslims and Islam in the World Today held by Cambridge University in London.
(141342)
700
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Prime Minister, what the responsibilities of his official spokesman will be after June 2007.
(141913)
701
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Prime Minister, what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) purpose was of each payment made by his Office to Eligo International Limited since 1997.
(141914)
702
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) President Bush and (ii) US officials on UK assistance in relation to rendition flights since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(141836)
703
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to him; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141973)
704
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has visited the East Riding of Yorkshire on official Government business in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142146)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
705
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether any manual counts took place during the Scottish (a) parliamentary and (b) local election areas which used electronic counting to verify the accuracy of the counting machines.
(141634)
706
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(142204)
707
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his strategy is for renewable energy and meeting energy targets in departmental buildings; and if he will make a statement.
(142207)
708
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141971)
709
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their offical ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141991)
Questions to the Solicitor General
710
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will request the Director of the Serious Fraud Office to re-open the investigation into the allegations of bribery in relation to the Al Yamamah contract.
(142300)
711
N
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Solicitor General, what the (a) rental and (b) other accommodation costs were for premises occupied by the (i) Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission and (ii) Public Prosecutions Service in 2006-07.
(141248)
712
N
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):To ask the Solicitor General, what the (a) rental and (b) other accommodation costs were for premises occupied by the (i) Department of the Director of Public Prosecutions and (ii) Police Central Process Offices in the last five financial years.
(141249)
713
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Solicitor General, when he expects to answer Question 119161, on Al Yamamah, tabled by the hon. Member for North Devon on 2nd February.
(142090)
714
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2007, Official Report, column 1443W, if he will make a further statement on the progress made in the inquiry by Peter Scott QC into the criticisms of the Northern Ireland Office made by Mr Justice Girvan.
(141305)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
715
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to check what proportion of postal vote identifiers were checked in the 2007 local elections.
(142188)
716
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what advice the Electoral Commission has provided on combining the date of the 2009 European parliamentary elections and 2009 local elections; and if he will make a statement.
(142189)
717
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the two new (a) corporate communication officers and (b) media relations officers planned to be employed by the Commission are in addition to its existing staff complement.
(142190)
718
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what criteria the Electoral Commission used to choose its independent observer to review the issues with the Scottish Parliamentary and local elections in 2007.
(142191)
719
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the effectiveness of individual electoral registration in reducing the scope for fraud in Northern Ireland.
(142192)
720
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many staff funded by the public purse in the Electoral Commission are classified as people without posts.
(142194)
721
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 16th May 2007, Official Report, column 749W, on elections: legislation, if he will place in the Library a list of the cases referred to in the Crown Prosecution Service's files on alleged offences under electoral legislation indicating (a) what each alleged offence was, (b) the location of the alleged offence and (c) what the final outcome was of each case.
(142195)
722
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 16th May 2007, Official Report, column 749W, on elections: fraud, how many cases of prosecutions for offences under the Representation of the People Acts came to the attention of the Electoral Commission and were recorded in each year since 2002.
(142196)
723
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the terms of reference are of the review into the Scottish 2007 elections; and what discretion the review team has to extend the terms.
(142203)
724
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the independent review into the Scottish 2007 elections is being administered on the Electoral Commission's premises.
(142211)
725
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the timetable is for periodic electoral reviews for each tier of local government in England.
(141868)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
726
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the additional income received by power generating companies as a consequence of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in each year since its commencement; and if he will make a statement.
(141654)
727
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many civil servants, and of what pay grade, work on the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
(142176)
728
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what monitoring he undertakes of the numbers of science based jobs in the UK; what assessment he has made of recent trends in such numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(141764)
729
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to publish proposals for consolidating and simplifying the weights and measures provisions relating to food; and if he will make a statement.
(140702)
730
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the implications of Leeds United Football Club's move into administration for the effectiveness of the regulation relating to companies entering administration where a party involved in the decision to initiate the process has a commercial interest in the assets of the company.
(141250)
731
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out how each recommendation of the 1998 Edwards report into the regulation regime in Britain's overseas dependent territories has been implemented.
(142481)
732
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 5th June 2007, Official Report, column 336W, on Energy Technologies Institute: Wales, in what ways the Welsh Energy Research Centre fell short against the selection criteria; and whether he expects there to be opportunities for the Welsh Energy Research Centre to collaborate with the Energy Technologies Institute in the future.
(142442)
733
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in implementing the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.
(141284)
734
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will answer Question 136542, on departments: newspapers, tabled on 3rd May 2007 by the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton.
(141285)
735
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will answer Question 136530, on paternity leave, tabled on 3rd May 2007 by the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton.
(141286)
736
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department has any plans to update the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
(141287)
737
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he plans to introduce regulations to implement the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.
(141288)
738
N
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims by former miners or their families have yet to be settled in respect of compensation for (a) chronic bronchitis, emphysema or other respiratory diseases, (b) vibration white finger, (c) carpal tunnel syndrome and (d) pneumoconiosis in (i) Stoke-on-Trent Central, (ii) Stoke-on-Trent North, (iii) Stoke-on-Trent South, (iv) Stone and (v) Stafford constituencies; and how many claimants in each category have received interim payments.
(141242)
739
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's policy is on the vehicle excise duty bands of Ministerial cars; and into which bands cars presently allocated to Ministers fall.
(141340)
740
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate the Certification Office has made of the total revenue collected from political fund contributions by union members in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by each trade union.
(142181)
741
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library figures held by the Certification Office on (a) the percentage of union members paying into a political fund, (b) the proportion of political fund expenditure spent on affiliation fees, (c) the contribution per union member to the political fund and (d) the percentage of union members paying into a political fund included in the calculation of the affiliation fee for each trade union in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(142182)
742
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff funded by the public purse in each regional development agency are classified as people without posts.
(142200)
743
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payments his Department has made to the Warwick Manufacturing Group in each year since 1997.
(141908)
744
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Caparo Group or its companies since 1997.
(141916)
745
N
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the total amount of radioactive material unaccounted for from nuclear power stations since their establishment.
(141854)
746
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many organisations in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector have half hourly metred electricity consumption of (a) greater than 6000 megawatt hours a year, (b) between 5000 and 6000 mwh a year, (c) between 4000 and 5000 mwh a year, (d) between 3000 and 4000 mwh a year and (e) between 2000 and 3000 mwh a year.
(142197)
747
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will implement a national ban on the trade in seal products.
(141581)
748
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the European Commission's position on the EU-wide ban on the import of seal products; and if he will make a statement.
(141582)
749
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the Canadian government on the annual Canadian commercial seal hunt; and if he will make a statement.
(141583)
750
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141957)
751
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his estimate is of the value of the specialist natural health product (a) manufacturing and (b) retailing sectors; what recent discussions he has had with representatives of these sectors on the regulatory and economic impact of European regulations on food supplements and associated issues; and if he will make a statement.
(141950)
752
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.
(142025)
753
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made by his Department on compliance with the Cotonuo Agreement by the EU in its negotiations of economic partnership agreements; and if he will make a statement.
(142183)
754
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether export licences for military equipment are required by a (a) private individual and (b) museum or collection for the export of historic former military aircraft.
(142129)
755
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many export licences for arms and other military equipment were applied for in the last three years for which figures are available; and how many applications were refused.
(142132)
756
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141989)
757
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the South East Development Agency has spent on taxis in the last two years for which figures are available.
(142383)
758
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what ependiture the South East England Development Agency has undertaken in relation to the Chelsea Flower Show in each of the last three years.
(142384)
759
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) mothers and (ii) fathers who work hours outside the typical 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday working week (A) at least once a week, (B) at least twice a week, (C) at least three times a week and (D) at least four times a week.
(141690)
760
N
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish the names of the 2,500 post offices likely to be closed under the closure programme.
(140703)
761
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the future of the National Institute for Medical Research.
(141663)
762
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many business start-ups there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(141897)
763
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many companies filed for bankruptcy in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(141898)
764
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish a timetable for the removal from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority of responsibility for the setting of packaging standards for radioactive waste.
(141795)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
765
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will visit Wellingborough to discuss traffic movements with local residents.
(141591)
766
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the provision for cycles on trains operated by South West Trains.
(140698)
767
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what specifications to franchises he is able to make regarding provision for cycles on trains.
(140699)
768
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the rate of take-up of free bus fares for the over 60s has been in each local authority or metropolitan area since the introduction of the scheme.
(142475)
769
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus lanes are in operation in England.
(142213)
770
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on improving access to the transport system for people with (a) learning and (b) physical disabilities in the most recent year for which information is available.
(142335)
771
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is on the vehicle excise duty bands of Ministerial cars; and into which bands cars presently allocated to Ministers fall.
(141341)
772
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential change in the number of people living within the 57dB Leq noise contour of each major UK airport arising as a result of the aviation expansion set out in the Aviation White Paper.
(141855)
773
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which companies undertook work on the lorry road user charging scheme for his Department.
(141856)
774
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent developing the lorry road user charge before it was integrated into the National Road Pricing scheme.
(141857)
775
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is conducting work on the lorry road user charge.
(141858)
776
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people work in the Rail Directorate of his Department; and what the wages and salaries costs of the directorate were in each of the last five years.
(141859)
777
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) the original and (b) the current estimated costs are for the Royal and Ministerial air travel project; and from what budgets resources are being drawn.
(141860)
778
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the Government is tackling problems of blight in respect of those living (a) in the vicinity and (b) under the flight paths of regional airports.
(141861)
779
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many airports in the UK have implemented voluntary plans to tackle noise pollution.
(141862)
780
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people (a) within his Department and (b) on consultancy contracts are working on road pricing policy.
(141863)
781
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by his Department on developing policy on national road pricing in each of the last 10 years.
(141864)
782
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the road pricing demonstrations project is estimated to cost.
(141865)
783
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that foreign hauliers pay for their financial and environmental impact on UK roads.
(141866)
784
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is on track to deliver the projected carbon savings of 5.1 MtC by 2010 as set out in the 2000 Climate Change Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(141867)
785
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will commission a study of the views of passengers carried by South West Trains which seeks their views on (a) comfort, (b) punctuality, (c) ease of purchasing tickets and (d) value for money; and if he will make a statement.
(142095)
786
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department and its predecessors provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since 1997; and for what purposes.
(142392)
787
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on its (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142338)
788
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue guidance to car vendors requesting that they advise people of the availability of anti-theft number plates when cars are sold.
(142064)
789
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce road user charging schemes in (a) Gravesham, (b) the Thames Gateway and (c) Kent.
(141618)
790
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers have been found carrying offensive weapons on trains between Gravesham and London in each of the last five years.
(141619)
791
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to increase capacity on commuter trains between Gravesham and London measured by (a) new carriages and (b) passenger numbers.
(141848)
792
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which bridges in the UK charge tolls to traffic; and what tolls are charged in each case to (a) cars, (b) heavy goods vehicles and (c) buses.
(141348)
793
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) estimate he has made of the cost and (b) assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (i) galvanised metal central reservation barriers and (ii) concrete barriers made of concrete in use on motorways; and if he will make a statement.
(141349)
794
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what checks are made on (a) the qualifications and (b) the on-the-job experience of applicants prior to the award of certificates of equivalent competency to foreign officers on UK-flagged ships.
(142343)
795
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the number of certificates of equivalent competence which will be awarded to foreign officers on UK-flagged ships in the next two years.
(142345)
796
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Certificate of Equivalent Competence was introduced for foreign officers on UK-flagged ships.
(142346)
797
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141972)
798
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department is taking to promote the provision of taxis accessible to disabled people including wheelchair users.
(142004)
799
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provision his Department is making to ensure that disabled people are involved in an evaluation of options regarding his Department's policy on the provision of taxis that are accessible to disabled people.
(142005)
800
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received a request for a meeting from the Chairman of the Disabled Person's Transport Advisory Committee and the Disability Rights Commission.
(142006)
801
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government expects to introduce regulations on accessible taxis under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(142007)
802
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the recent rules changes on train horn noise which mean that train drivers should no longer routinely sound their horns at night and use a lower tone during the day when able to will apply to the operations of London Underground and their contractors.
(141650)
803
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141990)
804
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has held with cycling organisations since the publication of the latest version of the Highway Code.
(141116)
805
N
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on progress on the roll-out of hard shoulder running.
(142070)
806
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24th May, Official Report, column 1459W, on fares technology, whether the proposed timetable would allow for smartcards to be used in time for the start of the national concessionary fares scheme in April 2008.
(142072)
807
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether passes for the new national concessionary fares scheme in England will be valid in Wales and Scotland.
(142080)
808
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what statistics are collected by the Government on the condition of local authority-maintained highways in England.
(141814)
809
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to integrate on-board cameras on fire engines into the Automated Number Plate Recognition database.
(141825)
810
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the causes of the deterioration in local authority highways in England.
(142264)
811
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the time taken to implement the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004 in respect of permits for works in the highway.
(142386)
812
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make changes to parking controls near schools.
(142387)
813
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the European Geo-Stationary Navigation Overlay System to be fully operational.
(141586)
814
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to secure the integration of rail transport with bicycle use.
(141664)
815
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government on funding streams for charitable organisations providing accessible vehicles for elderly and disabled people.
(142479)
816
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average travel times were by rail between Eastbourne and London stations in each year since 1997.
(141894)
817
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost is of an (a) peak and (b) off peak (i) daily, (ii) return, (iii) weekly, (iv) monthly and (v) yearly ticket for an adult travelling between Eastbourne and London stations.
(141895)
818
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the transport infrastructure of (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex for the purpose of (i) facilitating economic growth, (ii) reducing environmental damage and (iii) widening access to services and opportunities to the population.
(141896)
819
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Swansea East of 24th May 2007, Official Report, column 1415W, on the British Transport Police, if he will consider the merits of compiling statistics on the number of (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers employed by British Transport Police.
(141786)
820
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the theft of motorcycle parts.
(142413)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
821
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, who will be responsible for the decision on whether to go ahead with a Severn tidal barrage; and whether this project would be subject to decision by the proposed planning infrastructure commission.
(142446)
822
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(142205)
823
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his strategy is for renewable energy and meeting energy targets in departmental buildings; and if he will make a statement.
(142208)
824
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141962)
825
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141993)
826
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 4W, on council tax: valuation, what change there was in council tax receipts as a result of revaluation (a) between 2004-05 and 2005-06 and (b) in subsequent years.
(141649)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
827
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2007, Official Report, column 26W, on disability living allowance, in what format information relating to (a) the method of claim and (b) the time taken to process claims for disability living allowance is held; and what categories of information relating to disability living allowance claims are held centrally.
(141754)
828
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2007, Official Report, column 26W, on disability living allowance, in what format information is held relating to (a) the method of claim and (b) the time taken to process claims for attendance allowance; and what categories of information relating to attendance allowance claims are held centrally.
(141942)
829
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent by his Department on translating (a) documents and (b) website content into other languages in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(142409)
830
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff funded by the public purse in the (a) Appeals Service and (b) Child Support Agency are classified as people without posts.
(142193)
831
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff funded by the public purse in (a) the Disability and Carers Service, (b) Jobcentre Plus and (c) the Pension Service are classified as people without posts.
(142202)
832
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is available to disabled people in receipt of incapacity benefit wishing to become self-employed.
(141667)
833
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 14th March 2007, Official Report, column 370W on Departments: Energy, and of 2nd May 2007, Official Report, columns 1686-7W on Departments: Renewable Energy and 125398, for what reason different figures were given for the proportion of electricity sourced by his Department from renewable sources in 2005-06.
(142395)
834
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date he plans to publish the Government's final proposals on the level of the annual cap on personal contributions to the new personal pension accounts; and if he will make a statement.
(141837)
835
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the required personal contribution into a personal pension which would have to be made by a person aged 35, on median earnings and retiring at age 65, in order to receive a pension in retirement equal to (a) 25 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 35 per cent., (d) 40 per cent., (e) 45 per cent. and (f) 50 per cent. of their median earnings; and if he will make a statement.
(141852)
836
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed by the Child Support Agency in each quarter since January 1997; what the estimated numbers are for each quarter until 2012; and if he will make a statement.
(141934)
837
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on plans to reduce Child Support Agency (CSA) staff numbers; and whether such plans will be affected by CSA performance against targets.
(141935)
838
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Child Support Agency liability order applications were inaccurate in any particular for each quarter since March 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(141936)
839
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on Child Support Agency compliance levels of naming and shaming on a website those non-compliant non-resident parents who have been successfully prosecuted; what the annual cost of the procedure is estimated to be; and if he will make a statement.
(141937)
840
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many names of non-compliant non-resident parents he expects to be placed on the Child Support Agency website in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(141938)
841
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the caseload of the Child Support Agency and its successor, the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, for each quarter from March 1997 to March 2012; and if he will make a statement.
(141939)
842
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance targets he has set for Vertex to respond to cases referred to the Child Support Agency Bolton office by or on behalf of hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.
(141304)
843
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.
(141968)
844
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecution cases were brought outside the 12 month limitation under section 112 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what percentage such cases represented of cases undertaken in each year.
(142008)
845
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were used when making the decision in each case.
(141995)
846
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's timetable is for reform of council tax benefit further to the recommendations of Sir Michael Lyons.
(142263)
847
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that requests submitted by Clydebank Processing Centre for the return of stored case papers or claimants' documents are dealt with promptly by staff at Heywood.
(142286)
848
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to publish regulations permitting protected rights to be held in self-invested personal pensions.
(141665)
849
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits have been carried out by the Pensions Service in each year since 1997, broken down by type of visit and local area.
(141831)
850
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Pensions Service follow-up procedure is once a home visit has been carried out.
(141832)
851
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of the Pensions Service are deployed on undertaking home visits.
(141833)
852
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits a member of the Pensions Service visit teams is expected to undertake on average over the course of a year.
(141834)
853
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost has been of the Pensions Service's outbound telephone campaign.
(141876)
854
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the local partners with which the Pensions Service has been working in its efforts to identify harder-to-reach customers.
(141877)
855
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Pensions Service's (a) method of home visits, (b) outbound telephone campaign and (c) strategy of identifying harder-to-reach customers by working with local partners on take-up of services.
(141878)
856
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Pensions Service follow-up procedure is once a pensions forecast has been provided.
(141879)
857
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many occupational pension schemes which are in wind up are in the formal Financial Assistance Scheme assessment stage; and what the longest time is for which such a scheme has been under assessment.
(141880)
858
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which piece of data is most often cited by the Financial Assistance Scheme as the reason for delay in commencing financial assistance.
(141881)
859
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has taken in conjunction with the Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) to raise the profile of the FAS among members of occupational schemes that come under its remit.
(141882)
860
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential role of the Financial Assistance Scheme in helping occupational pension schemes in wind up to get their data department in order to accelerate the assessment phase of the process.
(141883)
861
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of the Financial Assistance Scheme approved for assistance schemes (a) are not claiming the assistance which they are entitled to and (b) do not receive assistance because they fall under the de minimis level.
(141884)
862
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many occupational pension schemes in wind up cannot begin the Financial Assistance Scheme assessment process because they are affiliated members of a body of pension schemes some of which are not in wind up.
(141885)
863
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were registered for jobseeker's allowance in each year since 1997.
(141886)
864
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure that the bereavement grant is made available to co-habiting partners of people in a situation where a spouse is still alive; and if he will make a statement.
(142077)
865
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the levels of (a) coverage throughout England of, (b) usage of and (c) compliance with requirements and recommendations arising from (i) disabled access statements and (ii) disabled access audits.
(142421)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
866
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which datasets maintained by the Valuation Office Agency are held on the Government's Information Asset Register.
[Transferred] (141808)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
867
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will post each of the policy papers drafted for the Energy and Environment strand of the policy reviews, as referred to in paragraph 9.3 of the Prime Minister's strategy unit report on building on progress: energy and environment, dated 5th June, on the Cabinet Office website.
[Transferred] (142443)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
868
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Treasury's estimate was in 1997 of the financial cost to the Local Government Pension Scheme per year of abolishing tax credits on dividends.
[Transferred] (142173)
869
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the gross financial cost to the Local Government Pension Scheme in (a) England and (b) Wales of the effect of the abolition of dividend tax credits in each year since 1999-2000.
[Transferred] (142360)
870
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which Government agency or department now holds the documents produced by the Lyons Review of Local Government; and what plans the Government has to transfer this material to the National Archives.
[Transferred] (142361)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
871
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department and its agencies have made of changes in the cost of waste collection and disposal to local authorities of (a) increased landfill tax since 1997 and (b) the Landfill Allowances Trading Scheme.
[Transferred] (142172)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
872
N
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the review of his Department's systems in relation to the recording of crimes committed abroad will be completed.
[Question Unstarred] (141135)
873
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last conducted an in-country assessment of Sudan in relation to the safety of rejected asylum seekers from Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (142253)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
874
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what body is responsible for the oversight of UK-funded reconstruction projects in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (141656)
875
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact the temporary international mechanism to deliver aid to the Palestinians has had on the number of Palestinian families living beneath the poverty line; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (141660)
876
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of annual income for Palestinian Authority employees is used to determine eligibility for funding under the Temporary International Mechanism; whether any other criteria affect eligibility; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (141662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
877
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what statistics are collected by the Government on user satisfaction in relation to the condition of local authority-maintained highways.
[Transferred] (141799)
878
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what future funding streams he has allocated for vehicles to assist the elderly and people with disability; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (142480)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
879
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the provision of council tax benefit in Scotland.
[Transferred] (142356)

 
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