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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 12 July 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 Thursday 12 July 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 12 July 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 12 July 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 Thursday 12 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 12 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many bankrupt individuals were advised by the official receiver of the fast track voluntary agreement option in each year since the implementation of the Enterprise Act 2002.
(149506)
2
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many homes were sold in creditor bankruptcy cases in each year since the implementation of the Enterprise Act 2002.
(149507)
3
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what information services are available to individuals to help them decide which course of action to pursue when they have been made bankrupt.
(149508)
4
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what responsibilities the Official Receiver has to make clear to individuals the different options open to them in bankruptcy; and if he will make a statement.
(149509)
5
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessor since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149562)
6
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149563)
7
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department's predecessor since October 2006.
(149597)
8
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of households and businesses with a telephone connection provided using a line concentrator or other line sharing device due to shortages of line capacity; what steps he is taking to reduce the number of such households; and what discussions he has had with telecommunications companies on this issue.
(149441)
9
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what information is available to consumers for them to determine whether products on sale have been subject to animal testing.
(148986)
10
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of making mediation a compulsory step in employment disputes.
(149471)
11
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if his Department will bring forward proposals to simplify the rules governing employment disciplinary procedures.
(149472)
12
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if his Department will undertake an assessment of the law of procedural unfairness in unfair dismissal employment disputes.
(149473)
13
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what proportion of cases that have gone through the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry's dispute resolution procedures have been successfully arbitrated.
(149474)
14
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry's dispute resolution procedures; and if he will make a statement.
(149475)
15
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if his Department will provide funding for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service to enable dispute resolution services to be made available to parties in employment disputes at an earlier stage.
(149495)
16
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the Government plans to review its estimate of when global oil supply will peak following the recent Medium Term Oil Market report published by the International Energy Agency; and if he will make a statement on global oil supplies.
(149511)
17
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether he has had discussions with (a) the Information Commissioner on the issues of privacy and data protection in the context of Google's proposed acquisition of Doubleclick and (b) the Office of Fair Trading on monitoring of the online marketplace and its effect on consumers, innovation and prices; and if he will make a statement.
(149526)
18
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent representations he has received on the liberalisation of the energy sector in the EU.
(149530)
19
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many representations Post Office Ltd received in response to the consultation on moving the Carlisle Crown Post Office to W.H. Smith; and how many of the responses raised problems about access.
(149626)
20
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much has been allocated under phase one of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (a) in total and (b) in each region in each month since the scheme began; and if he will make a statement.
(149421)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
21
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.
(149694)
22
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149695)
23
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149696)
24
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) gross domestic product and (b) gross value added per head was in each (i) region and (ii) county of the UK in each year since 1998.
(149490)
25
N
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of people who will claim tax credits as a result of the abolition of the 10 pence starting rate of income tax in the financial year 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(149012)
26
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average amount of stamp duty paid on housing transactions in the London Borough of Bexley was in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2006-07.
(149452)
27
N
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on the future of the Defence Export Services Organisation.
(149321)
28
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on UK residents of the collapse of First Solution Money Transfer Ltd.
(149505)
29
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on funding for children's centres from April 2008.
(149532)
30
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with ministerial colleagues on ensuring that departmental audit committees act on recommendations of Gateway reviews.
(149444)
31
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which mission-critical information and communications technology projects in Government are proceeding without having gone through a Gateway review process.
(149445)
32
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which mission-critical information and communications technology projects in Government are proceeding despite receiving one or more red lights in the Gateway review process; and, in each case, how many red lights were received and which Department was responsible for the project.
(149446)
33
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what circumstances mission critical information and communications technology projects may proceed despite a red light in the Gateway Review process.
(149447)
34
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy was of (a) men and (b) women in each primary care trust area of England for the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149513)
35
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in England was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(149514)
36
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Northern Ireland were taken to court for recovery of overpayment of tax credits in each of the last three years.
(148987)
37
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of levels of tax credit customer service in Northern Ireland (a) before and (b) after the removal of the Tax Credit Customer Service Unit; and if he will consider re-establishing the unit.
(148994)
38
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what environmental taxes are levied by central Government.
(149686)
39
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the publication of Deregulating freight forwarding resource: Summary of responses, June 2007, when he plans to bring forward the final text of the statutory instrument; and when he expects its provisions to come into force.
(149557)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
40
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessor since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149564)
41
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessor since 1997 have been repealed.
(149585)
42
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) appeals and (b) successful appeals against school exclusions there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(149399)
43
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many school exclusions there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149400)
44
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the number of children in lower-income working families using formal childcare.
(149234)
45
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children did not reach a good level of development at the end of the Foundation Stage, defined as a score of six points on all the assessment scales for personal, social and emotional development and communication, language and literacy of the Foundation Stage Profile, in the latest period for which figures are available.
(149235)
46
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of young children (a) in each Sure Start Local Programme area and (b) in England lived in households in which no-one was working in the latest period for which figures are available.
(149236)
47
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams will carry out a systematic review or meta-analysis of research literature on mathematics learning.
(149631)
48
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list the members of the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams.
(149632)
49
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams will examine the curriculum standards of foreign countries that outperform England in international comparisons.
(149633)
50
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams will make recommendations on the content of the (a) primary mathematics curriculum and (b) primary national strategy.
(149634)
51
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding has been allocated to the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams.
(149635)
52
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams to issue an (a) interim and (b) final report.
(149636)
53
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the terms of reference are of the review of primary and early years mathematics teaching led by Sir Peter Williams.
(149637)
54
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the responsibilities are of the National Council for Educational Excellence.
(149638)
55
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how members of the National Council for Educational Excellence were selected.
(149640)
56
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the budget is for the National Council for Educational Excellence.
(149641)
57
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the National Council for Educational Excellence will take to promote educational excellence.
(149642)
58
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the education budget is for 2007-08, broken down by main budget heading; what percentage of the budget is allocated to schools; and if he will make a statement.
(149406)
59
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposals contained in the Public Law Outline on (a) the time taken to complete and (b) the costs of cases coming to court.
(149701)
60
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with Cumbria County Council on secondary education provision in Carlisle; and if he will make a statement.
(149624)
61
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what use Ofsted will make of its lifestyle questionnaires for years 6 to 8 pupils.
(149432)
62
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the Government's policy is on asking 10 year olds about drink and drugs in official surveys.
(149437)
63
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many complaints he has received about Ofsted's inquiry form for primary school pupils about drink, drugs and local facilities.
(149438)
64
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his policy is on preserving anonymity of pupils when answering Ofsted questionnaires about lifestyle.
(149439)
65
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1218W, on secondary education: Colchester, if he will list the other issues discussed by senior officials from his Department and officers from Essex County Council.
(149366)
66
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1218W, on secondary education: Colchester, on which dates senior officials from his Department met officers from Essex County Council to discuss secondary school provision in Colchester.
(149367)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
67
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government's policy on funding for the third sector.
(149512)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
68
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to increase the availability of affordable housing in (a) Windsor and (b) the South East of England.
(148785)
69
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built in Windsor in each year since 1997.
(148786)
70
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to increase the supply of affordable housing in places where the cost of housing is relatively high.
(148787)
71
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much public money was given to Thames Gateway project in each year since its inception.
(149679)
72
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which capital projects were funded in the Thames Gateway project in each year since its inception; and how much each has cost.
(149680)
73
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budget was for the Thames Gateway project in each year since its inception, broken down by main budget heading.
(149731)
74
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department and its predecessors since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149565)
75
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department and its predecessor since 1997 have been repealed.
(149584)
76
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by her Department since October 2006.
(149596)
77
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2007, Official Report, column 1861W, on housing: standards, if she will (a) provide a summary of the outcome of the meeting and (b) place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting to which she refers.
(149547)
78
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department provides financial incentives to local authorities to increase take-up of adoptions of babies under the age of six months.
(149433)
79
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to increase black and minority ethnic engagement and participation in rural community life in South West England; and what discussions she has had with South West Action for Communities in Rural England Network on this matter.
(149408)
80
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of the total population in each South West local authority area were of ethnic minority origin in the latest year for which figures are available.
(149409)
81
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes there were in Bournemouth in (a) 2001, (b) 2003 and (c) 2007.
(149233)
82
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications for installing a telecommunications mast were (a) granted and (b) refused in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(148010)
83
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she has placed any financial limits on her Department's definition of affordable for the purpose of the granting of planning permissions for residential development on (a) unfettered sites where a quota of affordable homes applies and (b) exceptions sites.
(149478)
84
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people (a) died and (b) were injured as a result of accidents on and around (i) local authority and (ii) privately owned beaches in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(149497)
85
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with (a) local authorities, (b) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and (c) other interested parties on (i) responsibility and (ii) facilities for beach safety; and if she will make a statement.
(149498)
86
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the independent Planning Commission proposed in the White Paper Planning for a Sustainable Future will have the power to close and divert public rights of way; and if she will make a statement.
(149510)
87
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1280W on rented housing, what recent meetings her Department has held with stakeholder groups to discuss affordable housing; and if she will place in the Library the minutes of such meetings.
(149554)
88
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Government funding was allocated to each of the regional assemblies in each year since their creation.
(149403)
89
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people work for each of the Government Offices of the Regions; and what the staff cost is of each in 2007-08.
(149404)
90
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) Milton Keynes Council and (b) Stoke Goldington Parish Council will be eligible following the severe flooding in Stoke Goldington, Milton Keynes to apply for part of the £14 million emergency fund for flooded communities recently announced by the Prime Minister.
(149169)
91
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements her Department had in place to monitor the Bedfordshire Citizen Service Partnership; and what information her Department holds on arrangements for oversight and scrutiny of the partnership put in place by Bedfordshire County Council.
(149422)
92
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with registered social landlords (RSLs) and housing corporations on using RSLs' spare borrowing capacity for construction of new affordable homes.
(149427)
93
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) buy-to-let properties and (b) empty buy-to-let properties there are in each local authority area.
(149428)
94
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homeless people there were in each local authority area in England at the latest date for which figures are available.
(149429)
95
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the letter from the hon. Member for Luton South to her predecessor relating to Mrs Webb of Luton, dated 17th November 2006, was not replied to until 4th June 2007.
(149430)
96
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding was provided by (a) the Government, (b) Bedfordshire local authorities and (c) others to the Bedfordshire Citizen Service Partnership.
(149431)
97
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will hold discussions with church authorities on the potential sale of church land for affordable housing.
(149469)
98
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what processes are in place to enable (a) councillors and (b) the public to monitor the quality of decisions made on planning applications which are delegated to planning officers; and if she will make a statement.
(148552)
99
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what action is open to members of the public to challenge planning decisions made by planning officers under delegated powers, where the decision is in breach of the local plan.
(148553)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
100
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the future of the British Film Institute and its role in conserving archive material.
(149613)
101
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149566)
102
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149591)
103
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since October 2006.
(149595)
104
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to change the regulations to allow safe standing at football grounds; and if he will make a statement.
(149500)
105
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to meet the Football Supporters' Federation to discuss its report on safe standing at football grounds; and if he will make a statement.
(149501)
106
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms are in place to monitor the fulfilment by the Chief Executive of his contractual obligations as full-time Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House (ROH); and whether the contract requires that the ROH is informed of the hours spent by the Chief Executive in employment outside the ROH.
(149525)
107
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of violence portrayed in films, particularly of torture, in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149647)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
108
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149567)
109
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department's predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149592)
110
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since October 2006.
(149594)
111
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made with the Future Rapid Effect System programme; and if he will make a statement.
(149238)
112
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the recent report of the French judicial investigation into the loss of the Bugaled Breizh off the coast of the Lizard in January 2004.
(149477)
113
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the cocaine seized by the Royal Navy in 2006-07 was disposed of.
(149480)
114
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when further consultation over the Naval Bases Review will be commissioned; when it will begin; for what reason further consultation is being undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(149484)
115
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US nuclear weapons are based at USAF Lakenheath, Suffolk; and what plans there are to reduce the number.
(149496)
116
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1286W, on transport: AWE Burghfield, under what circumstances special nuclear materials convoys travel from AWE Burghfield without (a) a visible police escort and (b) emergency support vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(149517)
117
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many faulty (a) gas and (b) electrical appliances in accommodation maintained by Modern Housing Solutions were repaired or replaced in each year since 2005.
(149667)
118
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning were reported in armed forces accommodation in each year since 1997.
(149668)
119
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were employed within the (a) Defence Housing Executive and (b) Defence Estates in each year since 1997, broken down by occupation.
(149669)
120
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many redundancies there were within (a) the Defence Housing Executive and (b) Defence Estates in each year since 1997, broken down by occupation.
(149670)
121
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the original estimated cost was of the Battlefield Artillery Target Engagement System when the project was originally undertaken; what the latest estimated total outturn cost is; and if he will make a statement.
(149671)
122
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made towards the introduction of non-depleted uranium ammunition for Challenger 2 tanks; and if he will make a statement.
(149672)
123
N
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with HM Treasury on the future of the Defence Export Services Organisation; and if he will make a statement.
(149320)
124
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the Nimrod MRA4 project against the original timetable for work; what effect the time taken on the project has had on the future of the Nimrod MRA4 trainer facility in Kinloss; and if he will make a statement.
(149571)
125
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what problems have been encountered with (a) the software and (b) operation of the MRA4 trainer facility at Kinloss; and if he will make a statement.
(149572)
126
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the lifetime budget is for the MRA4 trainer at Kinloss.
(149573)
127
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions departmental Ministers have had with BAE Systems on progress on the MRA4 trainer; and when such discussions took place.
(149575)
128
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent from the public purse on the development of the Nimrod MRA4 since his announcement of the decision to procure the aircraft.
(149576)
129
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the running costs of the Nimrod MRA4 trainers at Kinloss have been since the project commenced.
(149580)
130
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF personnel are stationed at the Nimrod MRA4 trainer facility at Kinloss on an (a) permanent and (b) temporary basis; and at what cost in the last period for which figures are available.
(149581)
131
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the length is of the contract with BAE Systems for the Nimrod MRA4 trainer at Kinloss; and what contractual provisions are in place to deal with the circumstances where the system does not work.
(149582)
132
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has allocated further funds to the Nimrod MRA4 trainer facility at Kinloss to assist its development and against contingencies.
(149583)
133
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received on the future of the aircraft carrier fleet.
(149533)
134
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2007 to the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean, Official Report, column 1456W, on the armed forces: council tax, what conclusion he has reached on support for the council tax costs in England of service personnel serving overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(149659)
135
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was raised from the sale of departmental real estate for housing in each year since 1997.
(149665)
136
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) routine maintenance and (b) upgrading of armed forces (i) married quarters and (ii) single accommodation in each year since 1997.
(149666)
137
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when and how ex-servicemen and women waiting for digital hearing aids due to service-related hearing loss will be informed of their priority status.
(149673)
138
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instructions have been sent to NHS trusts in relation to affording priority status to ex-servicemen and women needing digital hearing aids due to service-related hearing loss.
(149674)
139
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers were commissioned from the ranks in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(149402)
140
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received on the future of the Defence Export Services Organisation.
(149319)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
141
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he has received from (a) the Environment Agency and (b) the insurance industry on the proportion of flooding in England caused by surface water in each of the last five years.
(149290)
142
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the flood defence budget was directed to controlling surface water flooding in each of the last five years; and through which agencies and schemes it was allocated.
(149291)
143
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of properties which are deemed uninsurable due to high risk of flooding.
(149292)
144
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff are employed by the Environment Agency at the regional emergency control centre in Worthing; how many of these he expects to be made redundant when the Worthing office closes; and what impact he expects the closure of the office to have on the capability to manage flooding and other emergencies in the area.
(149293)
145
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency spent on (a) hotel bills, (b) trips to the Belfry Golf Course, (c) trips to Henley Regatta, (d) other hospitality and (e) other corporate costs in each year since 1997.
(149295)
146
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where urgent calls dealt with by the Worthing emergency control centre of the Environment Agency will be routed following the closure of that office.
(149296)
147
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of (a) the savings which will be generated by and (b) the sum to be paid in redundancies resulting from the closure of the Worthing office of the Environment Agency.
(149297)
148
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department and its predecessor since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149568)
149
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department and its predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149586)
150
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since October 2006.
(149593)
151
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with local Community Councils Action for Communities in Rural England on the potential impact of a substantial take-up by farmers of energy bio-crops on rural communities.
(149414)
152
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has commissioned into reducing methane emissions from cows.
(149644)
153
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the changes to the use of land in South West England in the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the change in the amount of land used for energy bio-crops.
(149663)
154
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to tackle the silo mentality identified in the Eves Review on animal health and welfare within his Department.
(149664)
155
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has evaluated on the proactive culling of badgers in Ireland in response to bovine tuberculosis; and what assessment he has made of the possible application of this policy to the UK.
(149703)
156
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Irish government on a vaccination strategy to reduce the incidence of bovine tuberculosis.
(149704)
157
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the increase in spending across Government of £200 million on flood-risk management and defences will be allocated (a) within his Department and (b) to other Government departments.
(148085)
158
N
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the additional £200 million for flood-risk management and defences will be allocated to the Great Wakering catchment area flood management project.
(148086)
159
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what capacity of excess rainfall the storm water and sewerage system of each major urban area in England can bear; and if he will make a statement.
(149623)
160
David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of people with disabilities employed by the Southern Regional Office of the Environment Agency have left employment within one year of joining.
(149544)
161
David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms are in place in the Southern Regional Office of the Environment Agency to recruit and retain (a) people with disabilities and (b) people from a black or minority ethnic background; and if he will make a statement.
(149545)
162
David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how people with disabilities are being consulted in relation to the disability equality duty by the Environment Agency in the Southern Region.
(149546)
163
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with police forces in England and Wales on establishing a central database for people convicted of animal welfare crimes.
(149479)
164
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he proposes to bring forward regulations to ban the sale of puppies and kittens through pet shops.
(149481)
165
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative analysis he has made of the power consumed by listening to the radio using (a) a traditional analogue set powered by the mains, (b) a digital radio powered by the mains and (c) via a television receiving digital radio through a set-top box receiver; and if he will make a statement.
(149719)
166
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the promotion of single-stream recycling by local authorities.
(149721)
167
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has commissioned into the take-up of recycling facilities, including door-step collection, where single-stream recycling is employed.
(149722)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
168
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149559)
169
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149588)
170
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the United Nations convention on suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism entered into force; when the United Kingdom (a) signed and (b) ratified the convention; what responsibilities signatory states have to report on implementation of the convention in (i) member states and (ii) their overseas territories; and what steps the Government is taking to encourage non-signatory states to sign.
(149504)
171
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance is given to embassies and consulates on dealing with requests from people wishing to enter the UK.
(149410)
172
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the number of Turkish troops deployed on the border with Iraq.
(149627)
173
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the (a) construction and (b) purpose of a tunnel facility near the Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(149628)
174
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response he has made to the remarks by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the 9th July meeting of the IAEA board of governors that there has been a slowing in the process of commissioning new cascades in Iran's centrifuge facility at Natanz; and what the change in the use of centrifuges at Natanz has been.
(149629)
175
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Government policy is on the proposal put forward by 10 EU foreign ministers for an international force to patrol the Palestinian territories; and if he will make a statement.
(149630)
176
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the use of capital punishment, in particular stoning, in Iran over the last 12 months.
(149714)
177
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1300W, on Uganda: politics and government, what reports he has received on the likelihood of President Museveni contesting elections in 2011; and if he will make a statement.
(149518)
178
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the elections in Lesotho in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the political situation in Lesotho.
(149419)
179
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on proposals for a treaty reforming the legal basis of the European Union.
(149528)
180
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Prime Minister Ceku of Kosovo on Kosovan claims to Novi, Pazar and Bujanovac in southern Serbia.
(149434)
181
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department has on the number of mosques which have been built in Kosovo since 1991.
(149435)
182
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on Saudi government funding for the construction of mosques in Kosovo.
(149436)
183
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Cuban counterpart on Cuba's biological warfare programme.
(149470)
184
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which individuals, other than the then Prime Minister, represented the United Kingdom at the Heads of Government Council Meeting of the European Union of 21st and 22nd June 2007.
(149716)
185
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Presidency Conclusions of the European Council of 21st and 22nd June 2007 (Doc. 11177/07) were agreed by all attending delegations; and when the Presidency Conclusions were received by the Government.
(149717)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
186
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) full-time equivalent (i) doctors and (ii) nurses were working in the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(147448)
187
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149558)
188
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149587)
189
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since October 2006.
(149600)
190
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average time taken for patients to be referred to renal teams before starting dialysis in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(149542)
191
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what transport is provided to patients receiving dialysis from their homes to treatment centres.
(149543)
192
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has (a) to assist and (b) otherwise to contact the management of Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals to discuss infection control; and if he will make a statement.
(149286)
193
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take following the Healthcare Commission findings at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust on factually incorrect management reporting of infection control results; and if he will make a statement.
(149287)
194
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he plans to take in response to the improvement notice issued by the Healthcare Commission to Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust on dealing with infection control at those hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(149288)
195
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients at (a) Barnet and (b) Chase Farm hospitals contracted (i) clostridium difficile and (ii) MRSA in (A) each of the last three years and (B) 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(149298)
196
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of the Healthcare Commission's (a) improvement notice and (b) report relating to infection control at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals.
(149299)
197
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned into the impact on health of E number additives found in burgers and sausages.
(149645)
198
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to commemorate the 60th anniversary in July 2008 of the founding of the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement.
(149617)
199
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects a director of public patient involvement to be appointed to the West Sussex Primary Care Trust.
(149411)
200
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for orthodontic treatment was in each primary care trust in each year since 2001.
(149689)
201
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients who underwent assessment were assessed as eligible for National Health Service orthodontic treatment, broken down by primary care trust in the last 12 months.
(149690)
202
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of delay in receiving orthodontic treatment upon the dental health of children.
(149691)
203
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the withdrawal of funding for the British Fluoridation Society upon his Department's goal to reduce oral health inequalities.
(149692)
204
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to assist the resolution of the general dental services contracts that were in dispute at 31st March.
(149693)
205
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis applicants to practise as dentists in the NHS are able to claim exemption from the requirement to undertake vocational training in the UK prior to acceptance; and if he will make a statement.
(149502)
206
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) inpatient and (b) day case procedures were carried out (i) in England and (ii) in each strategic health authority area (A) for both elective and non-elective procedures and (B) for elective procedures only in each year since 1997-98; and what percentage of day cases each category represented of the total case procedures delivered in each strategic health authority area in the latest year for which figures are available.
(149486)
207
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mean length of stay was for patients admitted to hospital in each year since 1997-98 (a) in England and (b) broken down by strategic health authority area.
(149487)
208
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many attendances there have been at accident and emergency departments (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 population in each year since 1997-98 (i) in England and (ii) broken down by strategic health authority area.
(149488)
209
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) total NHS expenditure on medicines and (b) NHS spending per head on medicines has been in each year since 1997-98 (i) for England and (ii) broken down by strategic health authority area.
(149489)
210
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating patients who are ill as a result of (a) alcohol, (b) smoking, (c) obesity and (d) poverty-related issues in the last 12 months.
(149515)
211
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are employed in the NHS in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and what percentage of each are employed in (i) management, (ii) administrative, (iii) scientific, (iv) research and (v) front line medical roles.
(149516)
212
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a list of the contracts that have been placed with independent sector treatment centres, broken down by NHS trust together with the annual quantum of treatments purchased and the annual contract cost.
(149412)
213
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the side-effects of statins; and if he will make a statement on the use of statins under the new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines.
(149639)
214
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned into the long-term effects of the use of statins by people over the age of 50.
(149728)
215
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of statins in lengthening quality assured life years.
(149730)
216
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what approaches he has received from Lord Archer of Sandwell requesting papers and information to help his inquiry into the contamination of blood products; what information has been supplied; what information is outstanding; and if he will make a statement.
(148620)
217
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of problematic drug users (PDUs) in each county area in 2004-05 and (b) the percentage of PDUs not in treatment who require it.
(149485)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
218
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many laboratories there were in England and Wales which undertook experimentation on animals in each of the last four years.
(149322)
219
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inspectors were employed in England and Wales to monitor experimentation on animals in laboratories in each of the last four years.
(149323)
220
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007 to the hon. Member for Wells, Official Report, column 1182W on the Border and Immigration Agency, what steps the Government has taken in respect of the Ramzi case; and when she expects it to be resolved.
(149553)
221
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149561)
222
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the conclusions of the Race Equality Impact Assessment into the changes in the immigration rules for postgraduate doctors and dentists will be taken into acount when reviewing any future rule changes in this area.
(149570)
223
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2007 to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam, Official Report, columns 299-300W, on offenders: deportation, in what format information is collected about deportations of foreign nationals.
(149574)
224
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for deciding to publish the Race Equality Impact Assessment relating to the changes in the Immigration Rules for Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists after these rule changes had come into effect.
(149577)
225
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department's predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149590)
226
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by her Department since October 2006.
(149598)
227
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether consultation with overseas doctors will take place before any future changes in immigration rules relating to opportunities for overseas doctors within the NHS.
(149614)
228
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007 to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam, Official Report, column 1344W, on stop and search: vehicles, if she will provide the equivalent figures in relation to searches of (a) persons and (b) persons and vehicles.
(149715)
229
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26th April 2007 to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam, Official Report, column 1234W, on the DNA Database, on how many occasions a positive match against one of the individuals recorded in the database has been made in relation to a police investigation in each of the last five years.
(149718)
230
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration advice centres there are; and how much Government funding is provided to them.
(149405)
231
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with convictions for (a) murder and (b) manslaughter were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149697)
232
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had been convicted of (a) drug dealing, (b) possession with intent to supply and (c) other drugs-related offences were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149698)
233
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had been convicted of benefit fraud were granted British citzenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149708)
234
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of racist or racially aggravated crimes were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149709)
235
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of crimes relating to religious extremism were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149710)
236
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of violent or sexual crimes involving children were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149711)
237
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals with convictions for (a) rape and (b) other sexual assaults were awarded British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149712)
238
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she (a) has renewed and (b) intends to renew the approval of Nafovanny in Vietnam to import non-human primates to the UK.
(149503)
239
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether intercept evidence obtained by British security services is, in any circumstances, available and admissible as court evidence in foreign jurisdictions.
(149413)
240
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th January 2007, Official Report, column 1300W, on road safety, when the report will be published.
(149166)
241
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2007, Official Report, columns 1713-4W, on industrial health and safety: coroners, what steps she has taken to ensure that health and safety regulations requiring employers to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to health and safety to which employees are exposed while at work have been carried out by those responsible for coroners' officers.
(149168)
242
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former employees of her Department are being paid their original salaries after their employment has ended.
(149476)
243
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what grants were provided to (a) the Crime Reduction partnership in Carlisle, (b) Carlisle City Council and (c) Cumbria County Council for safety and policing in each year since 2003-04.
(149625)
244
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to require social networking sites (a) to cross-check new members against registered sex offenders' lists and (b) to prevent registered sex offenders from signing up for services.
(149426)
245
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on which social networking sites have (a) adopted and (b) not adopted mechanisms to prevent child abuse.
(149443)
246
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) internet service providers, (b) social networking sites and (c) other IT companies have adapted the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre's report abuse mechanism.
(149448)
247
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for (a) public safety and (b) the (i) safety and (ii) privacy of individuals of use of mobile and location-based technology.
(149449)
248
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with petrol companies on use of CCTV images from petrol station forecourts to assist in the detection of vehicle crime.
(149451)
249
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated per head of population on police in 2007-08 for police authorities in (a) Derbyshire, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Lincolnshire, (d) Northamptonshire, (e) Nottinghamshire, (f) West Midlands and (g) Greater Manchester.
(148618)
250
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average funding per head of population is on police in 2007-08 in (a) England and (b) the East Midlands.
(148619)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
251
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to restore the availability of casual stationery and envelopes in the Members Post Office; and how much has been saved by preventing Members from using franked envelopes in the Members Post Office.
(149643)
252
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many full-time non-manual staff of the House who are not officers of the House receive salaries of (a) more than £40,000, (b) £30,000 to £40,000, (c) £25,000 to £30,000, (d) £20,000 to £25,000 and (e) under £20,000 per year.
(148656)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
253
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when the rules relating to capital funding announced in the Learning and Skills Council news release issue 411 came into force.
(147492)
254
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what criteria have to be fulfilled by a further education college applying to receive the additional five per cent. of building costs for sustainable development announced in Learning and Skills Council news release 411; and whether this funding is in addition to the cost allowance of up to 10 per cent. available for addressing sustainability issues as detailed in paragraph 6.3 of the Learning and Skills capital handbook.
(147493)
255
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of apprenticeships are (a) work-based and (b) college-based; and if he will make a statement on the future of apprenticeships.
(149519)
256
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans his Department has to maintain the dual-support system.
(149491)
257
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans his Department has to fund the Aim Higher programme beyond September 2008.
(149492)
258
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) male and (b) female students in socio-economic groups (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four, (v) five, (vi) six and (vii) seven studying (A) physics, (B) chemistry, (C) biochemistry, (D) a European modern language, (E) a non-European modern language and (F) all subjects at (x) Russell Group, (y) non-Russell Group universities and (z) departments awarded 5 or 5* in the last research assessment exercise in each of the last 10 years.
(149493)
259
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what percentage of students (a|) under 21 and (b) over 21 years old studied (i) physics, (ii) chemistry, (iii) biochemistry, (iv) biological sciences, (v) psychology, (vi) sports science and (vii) other science subjects at (A) Oxbridge, (B) Russell Group institutions and (C) other higher education institutions at honours degree level in each of the last five years, broken down by socio-economic background.
(149494)
260
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will assess the merits of giving prisoners access to virtual classroom technology; and if he will make a statement.
(147351)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
261
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to Somalia is (a) agricultural and (b) medical in nature.
(148777)
262
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department runs in (a) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) Tunisia and (c) Thailand.
(148778)
263
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of ecotourism's potential to boost the economies of developing countries.
(148779)
264
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to Thailand goes to pro-democracy groups.
(148780)
265
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made by international partners in developing a tsunami early warning system in the South Pacific.
(148781)
266
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the debt status of Lesotho.
(149424)
267
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on delivery of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.
(149531)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
268
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.
(149720)
269
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149726)
270
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149727)
271
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which categories of prisoner are eligible for early release from prison; and if he will make a statement.
(149548)
272
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what period of time the Government's early release scheme for prisoners will be in operation; and if he will make a statement.
(149549)
273
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been released early from prisons in each month since January 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(149550)
274
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to address overcrowding in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(149551)
275
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been released early from HM Prison Bedford in each month since January 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(149552)
276
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released early from HM prisons have been recalled; and if he will make a statement.
(149555)
277
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training and guidance will be provided for the courts and other organisations on section 1 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.
(149425)
278
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) research he has commissioned into the health and safety impact of the use of body orifice scanning machines in prison.
(149687)
279
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the possibility of the use of body orifice scanning machines in prisons and young offender institutions following the trial in one prison; and if he will make a statement.
(149688)
280
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the 12 step drug rehabilitation programme will continue in the prisons other than Swansea which operate the scheme.
(149535)
281
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost per head is of the replacement drug rehabilitation programme to be introduced in Swansea prison from November 2007.
(149536)
282
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who completed or commenced the 12 step drug rehabilitation programme in Swansea prison have been charged with further drug-related offences after their release from prison.
(149537)
283
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost per prisoner is of the 12 step drug rehabilitation programme in Swansea prison.
(149538)
284
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who commenced the 12 step drug rehabilitation programme in Swansea were released early before the end of their sentence.
(149539)
285
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have started the 12 step drug rehabilitation programme in Swansea prison since its introduction; and how many have completed the programme.
(149540)
286
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish the assessment of the efficacy of the 12 step drug rehabilitation scheme at Swansea prison.
(149541)
287
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will abolish the mandatory life sentence for murder.
(149534)
288
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications of data mashup for data protection.
(149440)
289
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Bar Council on increasing the number of judicial appointments from people with state educational backgrounds.
(149482)
290
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much and on what dates (a) South Wales Police, (b) Gwent Police, (c) Dyfed Powys Police and (d) North Wales Police have invoiced his Department to cover costs incurred under Operation Safeguard since it began; and if he will make a statement.
(149420)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
291
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.
(149723)
292
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149724)
293
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149725)
294
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the rate of re-offending is of people who have been held in young offender institutions in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(149415)
295
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with Northern Ireland Ministers on the co-ordination of legislation on climate change across the UK.
(149416)
296
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps will be taken to improve prison accommodation in Northern Ireland following the recent report from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
(149417)
297
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on community policing in Northern Ireland.
(149418)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
298
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what representations she has received from the International Shooting Sport Federation on the ability of Woolwich to accommodate the Olympic shooting events; and if she will make a statement.
(149499)
Questions to the Prime Minister
299
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 26th October 2006 to the right hon. Member for North East Hertfordshire, Official Report, column 2036W, on Chequers, when he expects the information on guests who have been entertained at Chequers to be ready for publication; and what the reason is for the time taken to do so to date.
(149398)
300
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Prime Minister, what examples of the practice known as astroturfing have been identified in respect of petitions on the Number 10 website.
(149450)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
301
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been (a) repealed and (b) not brought into force.
(149615)
302
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the Naval Base Review, with particular reference to Faslane.
(149556)
Questions to the Solicitor General
303
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Solicitor General, what legislative provisions within the responsibility of the Law Officers' Departments introduced since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149681)
304
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were of public sector employees for offences relating to their official duties in the last period for which figures are available.
(149682)
305
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Solicitor General, if she will ask the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate to review the decision to prosecute in R v Payne and Others.
(149569)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
306
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated for the planning of road improvements along the A21 in the 2007-08 financial year.
(149316)
307
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what improvements have been planned for the Brighton to London Victoria train line in 2007-08.
(149317)
308
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149560)
309
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evaluation she has made of the trial of vehicle access barriers at Victoria and Waterloo stations.
(149578)
310
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) installation and (b) running costs are of the vehicle access barriers at Victoria and Waterloo stations.
(149579)
311
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legislative provisions introduced by her Department's predecessors since 1997 have been repealed.
(149589)
312
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by her Department since October 2006.
(149599)
313
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) deaths there have been and (b) serious injuries have been sustained in accidents involving a vehicle registered in another EU country in each year since 2000, broken down by country; and in how many cases in each year the European registered vehicle was exceeding the speed limit.
(149171)
314
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment her Department has made of accessibility at rail stations in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire; what plans she has to improve accessibility at those stations; and what estimate she has made of the cost of doing so.
(149237)
315
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many instances of train surfing were reported in each of the last five years, broken down by railway network.
(149729)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
316
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149699)
317
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149700)
318
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.
(149702)
319
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of Health Commission Wales on the legal requirement to provide treatment for gender dysphoria and the implications for institutions providing services in England for Welsh patients; and if he will make a statement.
(149527)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
320
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent representations she has received on the application of age discrimination regulations to the sale of insurance policies and holidays to older people.
(149529)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
321
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.
(149705)
322
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149706)
323
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149707)
324
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer from the then Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, of 19th June 2007, Official Report, columns 1713-4W, on industrial health and safety: coroners, what steps he has taken to ensure that health and safety regulations requiring employers to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to health and safety to which employees are exposed while at work have been carried out by those responsible for coroners and coroners' officers.
(149167)
325
N
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of public companies with underfunded company pension schemes.
(149011)
326
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations are assisting (a) long-term unemployed and (b) disabled people into work in Luton under contract with his Department.
(149423)
327
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research his Department has undertaken into the merits of time-limited unemployment benefits.
(149483)
328
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of his Department were made compulsorily redundant in each year since it was established.
(149371)
329
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants there were in South West Bedfordshire constituency (a) at the latest date for which figures are available and (b) in each of the last five years.
(149315)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
330
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of people who will claim tax credits as a result of the abolition of the 10 pence starting rate of income tax in the financial year 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (149020)
331
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that Ministers hold regular reviews of mission critical ICT projects being undertaken by their Department.
[Transferred] (149442)
332
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) central and (b) local government environmental taxes on cutting (i) toxic and (ii) carbon emissions.
[Transferred] (149646)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
333
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Minister for the South West will make it her policy (a) not to support the continued existence of the South West Regional Assembly and (b) not to allocate any functions or any funding to that Assembly.
[Transferred] (149407)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
334
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a redacted version of the report on Security and the National Health Service prepared by Admiral Sir Alan West.
[Transferred] (149520)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
335
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimates his Department has made of the numbers of Darfuri refugees who have left Sudan for each neighbouring country; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149401)
336
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) budget for its responsibilities in the areas of (a) verification, (b) safety and (c) security and development; and what his policy is on the future requirements of the IAEA budget.
[Transferred] (149713)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
337
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what advice the Department offered to those authorities issuing conditional cautions to ensure that a responsible adult is always present when being issued to a minor.
[Transferred] (149658)

 
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