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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 13 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 13 June 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 13 June 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 13 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 Wednesday 13 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 13 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK charities have been refunded VAT for the construction, renovation and maintenance of war memorials since August 2005; and what total sum has been refunded in that period.
(142591)
2
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) energy action plans and (b) buildings have been adapted for energy efficiency under the Eighth Inclusive Communities Budget; at what cost; and whether a Ninth Inclusive Communities Budget is planned.
(142592)
3
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the per capita public expenditure was in (a) the East Midlands and (b) the UK in the last period for which figures are available.
(142785)
4
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mid-year estimates of population were for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each of the last five years; what the projection is for each of the next three years; and what estimate he has made of the impact of international migration on population change in the City.
(141739)
5
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what visits he has made involving a mix of political and official engagements where Government Car Service vehicles were used in 2007; and whether the Government was reimbursed a proportion of the cost in each case.
(142600)
6
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on his Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142726)
7
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department and its agencies spent on promoting take-up of child tax credit in the latest year for which figures are available.
(142852)
8
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to fund children's centres in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(142718)
9
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's civil servants tendered their resignation in the last month.
(142686)
10
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in tax revenue from (a) small and medium-sized and (b) large enterprises arising from the end of the 50 per cent. rate of relief on empty commercial properties; what the evidential basis was for setting the period for 100 per cent. relief at three months; what consideration was given to extending the three month 100 per cent. relief period in taking the decision to remove the subsequent 50 per cent. rate; and what the evidential basis was for setting the period for 100 per cent. tax relief for warehouses and factories at six months.
(142736)
11
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2007, Official Report, columns 1312-3W, on Revenue and Customs: Mansfield, what the costs were for April 2006 to April 2007.
(142836)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
12
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much revenue her Department received from advertisements on her Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(142728)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
13
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to inform fire-fighters of changes to the terms and conditions of those retained under a second contract.
(142888)
14
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which journals advertisements in relation to home information packs have been placed on behalf of her Department.
(142690)
15
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many advertisements placed on behalf of her Department in relation to home improvement packs have been cancelled.
(142691)
16
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many advertisements have been placed on behalf of her Department in relation to home improvement packs.
(142692)
17
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty or abandoned properties there were in the Elevate area of East Lancashire when the body was established; and how many there are now.
(142793)
18
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many owner occupiers in each of the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders in England have had their properties demolished and are now in a new home with greater mortgage or loan costs than before.
(142794)
19
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the objectives of energy performance certificates are with regard to the reduction of (a) carbon emissions and (b) fuel costs.
(142777)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
20
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many alcohol licences have been revoked in each London borough since November 2005.
(142774)
21
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue her Department received from advertisements on her Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(142727)
22
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance her Department has provided to residents of rural areas in Copeland in advance of digital switchover in October.
(142802)
23
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance her Department has provided to tenants (a) of private landlords and (b) in social housing in preparation for digital switchover in Copeland in October.
(142803)
24
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance her Department has provided to (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other public facilities in Copeland in preparation for digital switchover in October.
(142804)
25
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue was raised by television licence fees in the area of Copeland in which digital switchover will take place in October in the latest period for which figures are available.
(142840)
26
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much digital switchover implementation in October will cost the public purse, broken down by main budget heading.
(142841)
27
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what work her Department has undertaken with (a) Age Concern, (b) the Royal National Institute for the Blind, (c) the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, (d) Copeland Borough Council, (e) the Citizens' Advice Bureau and (f) other public sector or charitable organisations in relation to digital switchover in October 2007.
(142842)
28
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what involvement her Department has had with Border Television in preparation for the digital switchover in Copeland in October.
(142843)
29
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has collated data on the number of digital (a) televisions and (b) receivers sold in Copeland since the announcement in 2006 relating to digital switchover taking place there in October.
(142844)
30
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the BBC has spent on producing and broadcasting televisual content for digital transmission.
(142845)
31
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the BBC commenced broadcasting digital television.
(142846)
32
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what work her Department is undertaking to develop public service applications delivered via digital television; and if she will make a statement.
(142847)
33
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what methodology was used to decide that Copeland would be the first area in the UK in which digital switchover would occur; and if she will make a statement.
(142848)
34
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) regulatory and (b) oversight role her Department has over Digital UK.
(142849)
35
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on whether cultural objects seized from (a) Germany and (b) other countries after the Second World War by the Soviet Union are Russian property following the passing of the 1998 Federal Law on Cultural Valuables Displaced to the USSR by the Russian Parliament.
(142782)
36
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals responded to her Department's consultation on the restitution of cultural objects spoliated in the Nazi era.
(142783)
37
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she intends to publish the (a) summary paper of and (b) responses to her Department's consultation on the restitution of cultural objects spoliated in the Nazi era.
(142784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
38
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed service personnel have received a tax free bonus for service in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) the Balkans since October 2006.
(142594)
39
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) mines, (b) mortar rounds, (c) projectiles by calibre, (d) missiles and (e) air dropped weapons were expended by members of UK armed forces as part of the NATO deployment in Afghanistan in each of the last six months.
(142850)
40
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the publication RAF News.
(142619)
41
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) other Ministers have had with the employees of the publication RAF News; and what the outcomes were.
(142620)
42
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were employed by the publication RAF News in each of the last five years; and what the job title was of each.
(142621)
43
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has allocated to spend on the publication RAF News in (a) 2007-08 and (b) each of the last five years.
(142622)
44
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many headquarters staff funded by the public purse in his Department are classified as people without posts.
(142742)
45
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on his Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142729)
46
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice is given to UK armed forces personnel serving in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq and (c) other theatres overseas on the buying and export from the country of origin of ancient coins and antiquities and other cultural property; and if he will make a statement.
(142701)
47
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what investigation was undertaken into the ruptured super-heated air pipe on Nimrod XV227 in November 2004; what conclusions were reached; and what steps have been taken in response.
(142810)
48
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fuel leaks were recorded aboard RAF Nimrod aircraft in the six months prior to September 2006.
(142811)
49
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the new MRA4 plane will be in service; how much it will cost; and whether it will be equipped to undertake the function that MR2 Nimrods are performing in the Gulf and Afghanistan.
(142819)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
50
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will reply to the letter to him from Buckinghamshire County Council of 22nd March 2006, which enclosed a petition from residents of Aylesbury and the Bypass Aylesbury Now Group, and which was followed up by a letter to his office from Buckinghamshire County Council, dated 26th April 2007.
(142839)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
51
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have joined the £10 million initiative to encourage choral singing; how many extra students the initiative has assisted; and what proportion of the budget has been spent.
(142590)
52
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) physics, (ii) chemistry and (iii) biology teachers holding a degree from a Russell Group university, broken down by age group.
(142601)
53
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology teachers who qualified in each year since 1990 who are teaching in 2006-07 in (i) independent schools, (ii) maintained schools, (iii) grammar schools and (iv) city technology colleges and academies.
(142602)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
54
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of his Department's administration costs was spent on running public consultations in 2006-07.
(142738)
55
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants in his Department worked on public consultations in the 2006-07 financial year.
(142739)
56
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many public consultations his Department has undertaken since its institution.
(142740)
57
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to take steps to prevent supermarket chains from stipulating that deliveries to their stores are made by HGVs of at least 7.5 tonnes gross weight; and if he will make a statement.
(142642)
58
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he plans to take to ensure that those biodiversity objectives that can only be delivered through targeted initiatives are the subject of the transfer of existing agri-environmental agreements into the Higher Level Scheme.
(142883)
59
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Cornwall of 27th April 2007, Official Report, column 1342W, on electronic equipment: recycling, what mechanisms the Government hopes will be established to provide for the expected increase in recycling of (a) metals, (b) plastics and (c) other materials.
(142884)
60
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the State Veterinary Service/Animal Health on (a) the views of individual state-employed vets on bovine TB and (b) the communication of such views to farmers.
(142886)
61
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Children on the potential for co-ordination between efforts to identify potential abusers of children and of animals.
(142887)
62
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives his Department has given local authorities to reduce their waste arisings; and what penalties they will face if they fail to do so.
(142610)
63
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures his Department has put in place to reduce its waste arisings; and what the quantitative impact of each measure has been.
(142611)
64
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence he has examined on whether there has been a causal link between the rate of growth of gross domestic product and the rate of growth of (a) municipal waste and (b) business waste in the UK.
(142612)
65
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has given to (a) manufacturers and (b) commercial enterprises on methods by which they can reduce their waste arisings.
(142615)
66
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pages in his Department's publication Waste Strategy for England 2007 are printed on uncoated paper.
(142616)
67
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of waste produced per person in local authorities operating (a) alternate weekly collections, (b) no side waste policies and (c) traditional weekly collections.
(142617)
68
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what statistics his Department keeps on levels of (a) household waste, (b) commercial waste, (c) industrial waste and (d) other waste in the UK; and how these statistics are used to measure the UK's progress in reducing the amount of waste it produces.
(142618)
69
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of algal blooms on human health in the coastal areas covered by the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee.
(142807)
70
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which agricultural nitrates are contributing to algal blooms in the area covered by the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee.
(142808)
71
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of algal blooms on (a) mussel beds and (b) inshore fisheries in the area covered by the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee.
(142809)
72
Gwyn Prosser (Dover):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th June 2007, Official Report, column 334W, on animal welfare: transport, what the figure of 217 non-returned journey logs represents in terms of the proportion of journey logs approved by his Department between 5th January and 30th March 2007; how many of the 217 journey logs have still not been returned; and what steps he is taking in respect of those persons and organisations that have failed to return journey logs on time and in compliance with the legal requirements.
(142693)
73
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the incidence of flies and vermin in areas that have introduced an alternate weekly collection of household waste.
(142776)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
74
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to promote the passage of a resolution on Burma at the UN Human Rights Council in September.
(142609)
75
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the United Kingdom's 1945 Emergency Regulations for Palestine were annulled.
(142696)
76
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to urge the Pakistani authorities to address extremism and threats to religious minorities.
(142717)
77
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the enforcement by the Uzbek government of the International Labour Organisation's Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labour.
(142543)
78
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations she has made to the government of Pakistan on the treatment of Christians in Charsadda and other parts of the North West Frontier Province.
(142885)
79
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received on the theft in Uganda of $1.6 million from Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation.
(142889)
80
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th May 2007, Official Report, columns 400-1W, on Sudan: armed conflict, what measures to allow better air monitoring of the violence in Darfur have been proposed by the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(142586)
81
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports she has received of Turkish troops having undertaken cross-border military operations in Northern Iraq; what representations she has made to her Turkish counterpart on those reports; and if she will make a statement.
(142598)
82
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what agreements have been reached with the government of Sudan on when the United Nations/African Union heavy support package will be in place; and if she will make a statement.
(142697)
83
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the UK made towards the review of the Temporary International Mechanism; and if she will make a statement.
(142779)
84
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether HM High Commission in Kingston has (a) served a notice of refusal against revocation of a deportation order on Mr E.A., husband of Mrs J.A. of Aylesbury (reference A505053), and (b) supplied Mr E.A. with information about his rights of appeal.
(142630)
85
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether HM High Commission in Kingston has received from the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate the notices of refusal and associated papers concerning the application for revocation of a deportation order by Mr E.A., husband of Mrs J.A. of Aylesbury (reference A505053).
(142631)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
86
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies her Department has carried out into the health effects of mobile telephone masts since March 2006; and if she will make a statement.
(142806)
87
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials have had with the British Medical Association on possible amendments on abortion to the Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(142820)
88
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public on possible amendments on abortion to the Draft HumanTissue and Embryos Bill; what response she has given; and if she will make a statement.
(142821)
89
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been (a) funded and (b) carried out by her Department into stress in unborn children; when her Department last undertook an evidence review on the issue that drew on (i) UK and (ii) international research; and if she will make a statement.
(142834)
90
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th May 2007, Official Report, column 568W, on abortion, on what date the Annual Abortion Statistics 2006 will be published; if she will place copies in the Vote Office; and if she will make a statement.
(142835)
91
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to whom the breakdown by practice of the GP patients' survey is made available.
(142721)
92
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd May 2007, Official Report, column 1130W, on heart diseases: screening, what further detailed practical work on abdominal aortic aneurysm screening implementation should be undertaken to ensure a phased roll out of a national screening programme for men aged 65 years and over; and if she will make a statement.
(142698)
93
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response her Department has made to the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Working Group's recommendations, submitted in their progress report to the National Screening Committee's meeting in March 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(142699)
94
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to charges on (a) the use of and (b) the willingness of volunteers to operate hospital transport services.
(142540)
95
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the take-up of the Hospital Travel Cost Scheme in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Devon.
(142541)
96
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people lived in a care home for elderly people in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(142780)
97
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis decisions were made on Leicestershire Primary Care Trust's per capita allocation of funding.
(142733)
98
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the per capita funding allocated to each primary care trust in England was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the national average NHS per capita funding was in each such year.
(142734)
99
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which indicators her Department intends to use to compare NHS dental provision before and after the introduction of the new general dental services contracts.
(142613)
100
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the number of individual NHS patients registered and treated under general dental services contracts is recorded.
(142614)
101
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she plans to publish a written response to the recent findings of the Infertility Network UK questionnaire to primary care trusts; and if she will make a statement.
(142597)
102
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has a target for the number of NHS dentists per head of population in (a) each primary care trust area and (b) England.
(142901)
103
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS funding went to providing dentistry provision in the St Albans constituency in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(142687)
104
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists are working in St Albans; and how many there were in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(142688)
105
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were covered by private health insurance in each year since 1997.
(142689)
106
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applicants to the Medical Training Application Service were from St Albans constituency.
(142694)
107
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms exist to ensure that funding allocated by primary care trusts for nicotine replacement therapy within prison establishments is adequate; and if she will make a statement.
(142866)
108
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the impact on demand for nicotine replacement therapy within prison establishments of the requirements of Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; what resources she has made available to meet this demand; and if she will make a statement.
(142867)
109
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the demand for nicotine replacement therapy in areas designated as dormitories within the prison estate; and if she will make a statement.
(142868)
110
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the availability of nicotine replacement therapy at (a) each prison establishment and (b) for those held in custody whilst attending courts; what resources are provided to support the demand for this treatment; and if she will make a statement.
(142870)
111
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statutory obligations govern the co-ordination of service delivery between local primary care trusts and local authority delivered social services.
(142895)
112
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to primary care trusts and local authority controlled social services serving the same geographical and administrative area on the co-ordination of their service delivery.
(142896)
113
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statutory obligations cover the care provided to residents in care homes for the elderly; how her Department enforces these obligations; and what statutory requirements are placed upon primary care trusts with regard to care homes for the elederly.
(142897)
114
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of bed blocking in the NHS on (a) the finances of the NHS, (b) operation waiting times and (c) the development and spread of hospital-acquired infections; and if she will make a statement.
(142902)
115
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will publish a list detailing the current level of bed blocking within the NHS by (a) strategic health authority, (b) primary care trust, (c) acute hospital trust and (d) local authority area.
(142903)
116
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her estimate is of the cost of bed blocking to the NHS in each year since 1997.
(142904)
117
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of bed blocking to Cumbria Primary Care Trust and its predecessor primary care trusts in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(142905)
118
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to stop bed blocking in the NHS.
(142906)
119
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how her Department is working with those local authorities which operate care homes for the elderly to reduce bed blocking in the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
(142907)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
120
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the theft of mobile telephones; and if he will make a statement.
(142812)
121
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with chief constables on the deployment of officers to enforce section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988; and if he will make a statement.
(142813)
122
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted in (i) Essex, (ii) Southend and (iii) England and Wales of an offence under section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 since that section came into force.
(142814)
123
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the operation of section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988; what representations he has received since this section came into force; and if he will make a statement.
(142815)
124
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the use of mobile telephones whilst driving in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(142816)
125
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) women, (b) men, (c) women under 30 years old and (d) men under 30 years old who committed drink driving offences in each of the last 10 years were given (i) a prison sentence, (ii) a mandatory disqualification from driving and (iii) a fine.
(142587)
126
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which locations facilities are (a) in existence and (b) planned for (i) the manufacture of identity cards and (ii) the processing of identity card applications.
(142735)
127
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people whose vehicles have been stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of (i) a notifiable offence and (ii) a terrorism-related offence; and if he will make a statement.
(142730)
128
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles were stopped and searched in each police force area in England in each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08; how many of these vehicles in each year were stopped and searched under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(142731)
129
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Zimbabwe in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142786)
130
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Serbia (including Kosovo) in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142787)
131
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Iraq in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142788)
132
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Sudan in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142789)
133
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Afghanistan in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142790)
134
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Iran in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142791)
135
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Somalia in each year since 1997; how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations; and if he will make a statement.
(142792)
136
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported incidents of religion-based hate crimes there have been against victims who were (a) Muslim, (b) Jewish and (c) Christian in the last 12 months.
(142824)
137
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has given to police forces on the policing of dog thefts.
(142851)
138
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will launch a campaign to target van drivers not wearing seat belts in breach of the 50 metre delivery exemption limit.
(142899)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
139
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many 10 year agreements under the Education for All initiative announced in April 2006 have been signed with developing countries since then; how much of the $15 billion fund earmarked has been delivered; and how many extra pupils are in education full-time in those countries.
(142593)
140
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what expenses are paid to consultants working for his Department in Burma in addition to their basic pay.
(142604)
141
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what monitoring and auditing of UN Development Programme projects in Burma funded by his Department takes place to counter corruption and to ensure that funds do not end up in the hands of the regime.
(142605)
142
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many grants have been given to the UN Development Programme for projects in Burma in the last four years; for what purposes; and to what value.
(142606)
143
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he expects to announce the annual budget from his Department for Burma for 2008-09.
(142607)
144
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on projects promoting democracy in each of the last three years.
(142608)
145
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to support community organisations in the developing world.
(141628)
146
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects his Department has undertaken to improve housing conditions for the urban poor in African cities.
(141629)
147
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account is taken by his Department of environmental factors when undertaking development projects.
(141630)
148
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects his Department supports in the rural areas of Pakistan.
(141631)
Questions to the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
149
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many (a) Crown court, (b) County court, (c) High court and (d) Court of Appeal judges have been appointed in each of the last five years; how each was appraised; what criteria is adopted for each appointment; whether consideration is given to a candidate's political views; how many candidates were rejected; and if she will make a statement.
(142822)
150
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will list the (a) primary legislation and (b) statutory instruments which regulate (i) the appointment and (ii) renewal of appointment of (A) Crown court, (B) County court, (C) High court and (D) Court of Appeal judges; what changes have been made to each since their enactment; what further amendments are planned; and if she will make a statement.
(142823)
151
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many firms of solicitors who previously undertook legal aid work did not sign the new contract for legal aid work.
(142714)
152
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many people in the London Borough of Bexley have received fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone whilst driving in each of the last five years.
(142775)
153
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many crimes (a) were and (b) are alleged to have been committed in the Metropolitan Police District by offenders convicted of child abuse and wearing electronic tags in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142624)
154
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many crimes were (a) committed and (b) alleged to have been committed in the Metropolitan Police District by offenders wearing electronic tags in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142625)
155
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many offenders convicted of child abuse were released on home detention curfews in the Metropolitan Police District in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142626)
156
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many offenders convicted of child abuse (a) reoffended and (b) are alleged to have reoffended in the Metropolitan Police District whilst wearing electronic tags in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142627)
157
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many offenders (a) reoffended and (b) are alleged to have reoffended in the Metropolitan Police District whilst wearing electronic tags in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142628)
158
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many offenders were released on home detention curfews in the Metropolitan Police District in each London borough in each year since their introduction.
(142629)
159
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much and what proportion of the prison service budget was spent on drug rehabilitation programmes inside prisons in the last 12 months, broken down by treatment methods and programmes.
(142720)
160
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what representations she has received on the impact of the Legal Services Bill on the right to practise of British lawyers (a) in Germany, (b) in other European jurisdictions and (c) outside Europe.
(142623)
161
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the average annual cost of a prison place is in (a) each prison establishment, (b) privately-run prisons and (c) publicly-run prisons.
(142702)
162
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much was paid in legal aid in each region in each of the last five years.
(142703)
163
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many people received legal aid in each region in each of the last five years.
(142704)
164
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many sentences handed down by each judge in England and Wales were successfully appealed against in each of the last five years.
(142705)
165
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many and what percentage of sentences successfully appealed against by (a) the Attorney General and (b) the convicted person were (i) increased and (ii) reduced in each of the last five years.
(142706)
166
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many and what percentage of sentences were taken to appeal by (a) the Attorney General and (b) the convicted person in each of the last five years.
(142707)
167
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many incidents of (a) self-harm, (b) prisoner-on-prisoner violence, (c) prisoner-on-officer violence and (d) officer-on-prisoner violence were recorded in each prison in each of the last five years.
(142708)
168
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many disciplinary proceedings took place in each prison in each of the last five years; and how many complaints were upheld.
(142709)
169
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what the average amount of sick leave taken by prison officers in each prison was in each of the last five years.
(142710)
170
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what percentage of prison officers in each prison are from an ethnic minority.
(142711)
171
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what percentage of (a) male and (b) female prisoners in each region are not imprisoned in their home region, broken down by age.
(142712)
172
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 30th April from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mr M. A. Raja.
(142713)
173
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how many enforcement officers will be designated as responsible for ensuring compliance with Prison Service Instruction 09/2007 in (a) each regional area and (b) each prison establishment; what frequency is anticipated for deployment of enforcement officer visits at each prison establishment; from which budget source enforcement officers will be resourced and at what estimated cost; and if she will make a statement.
(142859)
174
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much has been allocated to (a) the preparation of risk assessments and (b) reviewing existing assessments on how the health and safety of (i) employees, (ii) visitors and (iii) non-smoking inmates are best protected under the terms of Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; from what budget the funding will be drawn; and if she will make a statement.
(142860)
175
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate she has made of the cost of compliance with Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; from what budget these resources will be drawn; and if she will make a statement.
(142861)
176
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what mechanisms will be available to ensure that prison cell doors are closed when inmates are smoking, to ensure compliance with Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; and if she will make a statement.
(142862)
177
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate she has made of the likely costs arising from the exemption to smoke-free legislation under Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; from what budget this will come; and if she will make a statement.
(142863)
178
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what estimate she has made of the cost of installing ventilation systems at each prison establishment in consequence of Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; from what budget such resources will be drawn; and if she will make a statement.
(142864)
179
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, how much has been allocated in (a) HM Prison Service headquarters budget and (b) individual prison establishment budgets for the implementation of stop smoking services under Prison Service Order 3200; and if she will make a statement.
(142865)
180
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what proportion of inmates detained in the prison estate are held in areas designated as dormitory accommodation in (a) the juvenile estate, (b) male prison establishments and (c) female prison establishments, broken down by category of establishment; and if she will make a statement.
(142869)
181
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, if she will publish the report of the review into the smoking ban at HM Young Offenders Institution Wetherby conducted in 2005.
(142871)
182
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the likely impact on the number of fire incidents across the prison estate of (a) Prison Service Instruction 09/2007 and (b) a complete ban on smoking within prisons; and if she will make a statement.
(142872)
183
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what advice she has provided to prison establishments on the provision of accommodation to inmates choosing to smoke during designated periods of association; and if she will make a statement.
(142873)
184
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what protection is available to prison officers required to intervene to protect (a) a prisoner or (b) a member of staff in danger of immediate harm where smoke has not cleared from the prison cell in question; and if she will make a statement.
(142874)
185
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what assessment she has made of the impact on (a) security and (b) discipline of the terms of Prison Service Instruction 09/2007 that, where an inmate is smoking in a cell, a prison officer is not required to enter the cell until the cigarette smoke has dissipated from the location; what representations she has received in consequence of that condition; and if she will make a statement.
(142875)
186
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what proportion of the space within the prison estate is designated as private residential space; and if she will make a statement.
(142876)
187
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what facilities will be available under Prison Service Instruction 09/2007 for (a) pregnant inmates and (b) those detained in mother and baby units across the prison estate to smoke; and if she will make a statement.
(142877)
188
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, for what reason dormitory accommodation within the prison estate is not considered exempt from the terms of smoking under Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; and if she will make a statement.
(142878)
189
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what mechanism will allow an inmate designated at reception to a prison establishment as a smoker under Prison Service Instruction 09/2007 to change to become designated as a non-smoker; what assessment she has made of the number of cells at each prison establishment to be designated as (a) smoking and (b) non-smoking; what mechanisms will ensure that sufficient accommodation for each category of demand is provided; and if she will make a statement.
(142879)
190
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, what budget is available for the (a) commission and (b) display of signs required under Prison Service Instruction 09/2007; from where the budget for these signs is sourced; and if she will make a statement.
(142880)
191
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Gordon on 6th June 2007, Official Report, columns 592-600W, on driving under the influence, how many convictions there were in each police authority area in England and Wales for the offence of drink driving in each year between 1995 and 2001.
(142732)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
192
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland, broken down by (i) council area and (ii) constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(142603)
193
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much revenue was generated through the issuing of speeding tickets in (a) each constituency and (b) each council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and how many tickets were issued in each area during that period.
(142632)
194
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of driving offences in (a) each constituency and (b) each council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(142633)
195
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many mobile speed traps operated in (a) each constituency and (b) each council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(142634)
196
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of road traffic accidents at the location of static speed cameras in each of the last 10 years.
(142635)
197
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many static speed traps are located in each (a) constituency and (b) council area in Northern Ireland.
(142636)
198
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of (i) Polish, (ii) Lithuanian, (iii) Romanian, (iv) Chinese, (v) Portuguese and (vi) other foreign nationals living in Northern Ireland and (b) number of foreign nationals who arrived in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(142637)
199
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many foreign nationals were convicted of criminal offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(142638)
200
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) off sale outlets and (b) licensed premises were prosecuted for serving alcohol to individuals under the age of 18 years old in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(142639)
201
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people under the age of 18 years were cautioned for underage drinking by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(142640)
202
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks were made upon Orange halls in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the cost of repairing the damage.
(142641)
Questions to the Prime Minister
203
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost has been of his overseas visits since 10th May 2007; which countries he has visited; how many (a) officials, (b) advisers and (c) members of his family accompanied him; what the cost was in each case; where he and those who accompanied him stayed during each visit; what the cost was in each case; if he will list those persons he met during each visit; which British Government Departments provided briefing material for his use during each visit; and if he will make a statement.
(142818)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
204
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many full-time press officers are employed in his Department.
(142715)
205
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of his Department's staff received a bonus in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(142716)
206
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was paid in bonuses to his Department's staff in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(142724)
207
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in the last financial year; and how many civil servants received such bonuses.
(142542)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
208
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many civic amenity sites are registered as designated collection facilities for all five categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(142743)
209
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive designated collection facilities are in rural areas.
(142744)
210
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many compliance schemes are available for electronic producers with recycling obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations.
(142745)
211
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many electronics producers have recycling obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations which come into force on 1st July; and how many of these are registered with a WEEE compliance scheme.
(142770)
212
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the United States Administration on participation by the UK in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.
(142805)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
213
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents occurred in car parks in each of the last five years in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; and how many (i) deaths and (ii) injuries resulted from those accidents in each category.
(142725)
214
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities there were in the last (a) five years and (b) six months on the Norwich to London `One' Railway.
(142778)
215
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the change in cost to the passenger of public transport in real terms in each year since 1997, broken down by mode of transport.
(142838)
216
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request the Highways Agency to conduct a full review of the safety of the A449 between Claines roundabout and Ombersley before the agency transfers responsibility for the road to Worcestershire County Council.
(142599)
217
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many serious injuries involving van drivers not wearing seat belts there were in each of the last five years.
(142898)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
218
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners living outside the UK received winter fuel payments in each year since such payments were introduced, broken down by country of recipients' residence.
(142588)
219
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on making winter fuel payments to pensioners living outside the UK in the 2006-07 financial year, broken down by country of recipients' residence.
(142589)
220
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 520W, on children: poverty, how many and what proportion of householders with less than 60 per cent. of average national income (a) receive tax credits, (b) are eligible for tax credits and (c) do not claim tax credits.
(142781)
221
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the median net disposable income of households receiving incapacity benefit was (a) before and (b) after housing costs were taken into account in the latest period for which figures are available.
(142737)
222
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the median equivalised net disposable income (a) before and (b) after housing costs were taken into account was of individuals in households receiving incapacity benefit in the latest period for which figures are available.
(142741)
223
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make changes to the New Deal self-employment test trading scheme so that disabled people in receipt of incapacity benefit can access it.
(142837)
224
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people entered (a) employment and (b) sustainable employment from the New Deal for Disabled People in each year since 2001.
(142545)
225
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases have resulted in court proceedings in the last 12 months.
(142900)
226
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were (a) charged with and (b) found guilty of benefit fraud in each of the last 10 years in (i) each police force area and (ii) North West Cambridgeshire.
(142722)
227
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was lost through benefit fraud in each of the last five years in (a) each police force area and (b) North West Cambridgeshire; and how much of that money has subsequently been recovered.
(142723)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
228
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people have been assisted through the National Youth Volunteering Service; how many regional outlets have been set up; and what proportion of the £100 million budget has been spent.
[Transferred] (142596)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
229
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she (a) has taken and (b) proposes to take during the next 12 months to secure implementation of her response to the Report of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (142817)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
230
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many central heating systems have been installed for (a) pensioners on pension credit and (b) all other pensioners under the Warm Front and Home Heat programmes since January 2006.
[Transferred] (142595)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
231
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the policy of the Government is towards UK citizens who (a) join the official armed forces of foreign states engaged in military operations abroad and (b) join armed organisations not under the direction of a state which are engaged in military operations abroad.
[Transferred] (142695)
232
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to eradicate the poppy crop in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (142719)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
233
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from Vietnam were granted asylum in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (142700)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
234
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to revise the savings threshold for eligibility to council tax benefit for pensioners.
[Transferred] (142881)

 
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