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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 16 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 Monday 16 July 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 16 July 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 16 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 Monday 16 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 16 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with counterparts in other countries on the promotion of internet privacy practice.
(150244)
2
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many UK registered companies currently operate or have a base in the regions of (a) Araucania and (b) Los Lagos in Chile.
(150495)
3
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of whether the number of Mandarin speakers in the UK will be enough to cope with the expected level of trade growth between the UK and China in the next 20 years.
(149998)
4
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what grants, loans or other assistance is available to homeowners for renewable energy installation in their homes; whether local authorities will be required to provide assistance to homeowners for such installations; what incentive is proposed for landlords, including social landlords, to arrange for such installations; and if he will make a statement.
(150282)
5
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the opportunity to install combined heat and power and associated heat grids in the new housing developments and eco-towns announced by the Prime Minister to the House on 11th July.
(150389)
6
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the sites being considered by the Government for release for development of affordable homes include sites owned by the Post Office.
(150101)
7
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of its publication Overseas Trade on the market for other international trade magazines.
(149919)
8
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to regulate the hosting of websites which contain information on bomb-making.
(149239)
9
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what funding his Department provided to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in each of the last five years; and what funding his Department plans to provide in each of the next three years.
(150031)
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 increasing statutory paternity leave.
(150095)
11
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 level of awards made to injured parties in employment disputes who have (a) settled and (b) not settled their cases through mediation.
(150099)
12
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 increase the discretion of employment tribunals in their consideration of the rules governing employment disciplinary procedures.
(150103)
13
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what information his Department makes available to the public on mediation in employment disputes; how this information is made available; and if he will make a statement.
(150104)
14
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether his Department plans to abolish fixed conciliation periods in employment disputes.
(150105)
15
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many ministerial red boxes his Department and its predecessor bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150439)
16
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what progress has been made with his Department's consultation with gas and energy suppliers on the introduction of display devices on meters for gas and electricity customers.
(149850)
17
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many disputes and claims were handled by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in each of the regions in each of the last five years.
(150301)
18
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service employees there are in each region.
(150302)
19
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which regions are covered by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
(150303)
20
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people from low income families in Tamworth constituency taking (a) paternity leave and (b) maternity leave in the last period for which figures are available.
(150304)
21
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what in-store facilities are being made available in Staffordshire for customers to return white goods under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(150305)
22
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150442)
23
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the energy demand research project trials will have an impact on the timetable for the roll-out of smart meters.
(149914)
24
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he expects the start of the roll-out of smart meters with visual displays of real-time information which allow communication between the meter, the energy supplier and the customer.
(149915)
25
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will bring forward legislation for the introduction of domestic smart meters.
(149916)
26
David Mundell (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with Scottish Ministers on the determination of access criteria for postal services in deprived and vulnerable communities in Scotland.
(149987)
27
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what total amount has been paid to date to former miners in Wansdyke constituency following claims for compensation for (a) respiratory disease and (b) vibration white finger.
(149903)
28
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make it his policy to ensure that costs are generally awarded to claimants who are successful in employment tribunal cases against employers.
(149962)
29
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much (a) biogas derived from waste digestion processes, (b) methane recovered from mine workings and (c) methane recovered from landfill was produced in the last 12 months.
(149942)
30
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much funding was allocated to be spent under (a) stream 1, (b) stream 2A and (c) stream 2B of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(149459)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
31
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many call centres were used by his Department in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and what assessment he has made of their efficiency in each year.
(149757)
32
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how customer satisfaction with call centres used by his Department is measured; and what the results were of customer surveys carried out in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
(149758)
33
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the life expectancy is of (a) males and (b) females in each of the 25 (i) most and (ii) least deprived electoral wards; and how many, on average, of these years will be spent with a disability.
(149945)
34
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12th June 2007, Official Report, column 939W, on Government departments: buildings, what percentage of commercial sector buildings in England and Wales were occupied by the wider Government estate in each of the last five years.
(150399)
35
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) legal and (b) other costs have been of dealing with Freedom of Information requests for the publication of the Gateway Review on the identity cards scheme.
(149771)
36
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether mobility scooters are to be classified as leisure vehicles and will be liable to extra import duty and VAT if manufactured outside the EU; and if he will make a statement.
(149877)
37
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to enable the cost of residency in a care home to be set against the tax liability of the payer; and if he will make a statement.
(149847)
38
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths of teenagers there were in which alcohol was cited as a cause or contributing factor in (a) 2007 and (b) the last five years.
(150412)
39
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many National Insurance cards are in circulation in the United Kingdom.
(149970)
40
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of children live in households where the household income is entirely dependent on benefits.
(150055)
41
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of teenage pregnancies was in (a) the Newcastle upon Tyne city authority and (b) neighbouring local authorities in the North East region in the last five years.
(149849)
42
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 16 to 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in Gravesham in (a) May 1997 and (b) May 2007.
(150281)
43
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150458)
44
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what applications the UK made to the European Union Solidarity Fund in each of the last five years.
(150107)
45
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the death rate from (a) stroke, (b) heart disease, stroke and related illnesses and (c) all cancers was among (i) people aged 65 years and under, (ii) people aged 75 years and under and (iii) all people, in each year since 1977.
(150400)
46
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which projects dealing with childrens' (a) physical and (b) mental health have received Futurebuilders funding; and how much was received by each.
(150363)
47
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes and consultations his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to promote the proposed G8 Charter on Responsible Lending; and what timetable is planned.
(149857)
48
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the Barnett Formula for allocating the block grant for Wales.
(150229)
49
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account is taken of economic development issues when considering proposals to move HM Revenue and Customs jobs away from Objective 1 areas.
(150230)
50
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many visits by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have been made to casinos in (i) the UK and (ii) the rest of the world since 1997.
(149990)
51
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the casino industry; and what plans he has for further such discussions.
(149991)
52
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the increase in casino taxation on existing small and medium sized casinos.
(149992)
53
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what taxation rates and duties are paid by (a) bookmakers, (b) casino operators, (c) bingo operators and (d) online gambling operators in the UK.
(149993)
54
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) consultations he has undertaken and (b) (i) financial reports and (ii) economic forecasts he has commissioned on the state of the bingo industry.
(149994)
55
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether a transferable tax allowance for married people would be compliant with the gender equality duty for public bodies.
(150151)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
56
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the oral Answer of 10th July 2007, on school sixth forms, by which mechanism (a) funding for new sixth forms will be routed through local education authorities and (b) pupils involved in 14-19 programmes in (i) schools and (ii) further education colleges will be funded.
(149650)
57
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many exclusions per pupil from schools there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.
(150377)
58
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many spare places there are for pupils in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Chelmsford local authority area in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.
(149604)
59
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) West Chelmsford and (b) Chelmsford local authority area are at (i) primary and (ii) secondary school.
(149605)
60
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many spare school places in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there are within the boundaries of the new Chelmsford constituency.
(149606)
61
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of parents did not receive their first choice of school on transfer of their child from primary to secondary education, broken down by local education authority, in the last period for which figures are available.
(149946)
62
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of children permanently excluded from school in Essex in the last 12 months had special educational needs.
(149791)
63
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what average length of time was taken for preparation of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service welfare reports in each of the last five years.
(150001)
64
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people were employed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in each of the last five years.
(150002)
65
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many cases were dealt with by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in each of the last five years.
(150003)
66
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average area is of playing fields per school for independent schools in (a) the North West and (b) England.
(150012)
67
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average area is of playing fields per school for state schools in (a) the North West and (b) England.
(150013)
68
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many acceptable behaviour contracts between children and schools have been (a) agreed and (b) breached in each London borough in the last five years.
(150247)
69
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of 11 year old children in care achieved at least level 4 at Key Stage 2 in the latest period for which figures are available.
(149772)
70
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1127W, on pupils: qualifications, on what basis it was decided that a CACHE level 2 certificate in childcare and education is equivalent to five GCSEs at A* to C for the purposes of the secondary school (GCSE and equivalent) performance tables.
(149869)
71
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1127W, on pupils: qualifications, where on the National Database of Accredited Qualifications website the number of qualifications included in the secondary school (GCSE and equivalent) performance tables that are considered to be equivalent to (a) three, (b) four and (c) five or more GCSEs are.
(149870)
72
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what basis publishers are included in the list of publishers and their programmes in the Choosing a phonics programme: publishers and their programmes section of his Department's Standards Site.
(149871)
73
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he plans to assess the effectiveness of the Letters and Sounds programme against alternative synthetic phonics programmes.
(149872)
74
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Letters and Sounds programme was piloted prior to its adoption by the Primary National Strategy.
(149873)
75
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Letters and Sounds programme developed by the Primary National Strategy.
(149874)
76
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the adoption of effective synthetic phonics programmes in primary schools.
(149875)
77
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the phonics programmes listed on the Choosing a phonics programme: publishers and their programmes section of his Department's Standards Site.
(149876)
78
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what evidence the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority had that the new secondary curriculum will be effective; and if he will place in the Library copies of that evidence.
(150386)
79
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will ask the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to publish the agenda and minutes of the external committee for the secondary curriculum.
(150387)
80
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what basis it was decided to separate concepts, processes and knowledge in the revised programmes of study for the National Curriculum.
(150388)
81
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will conduct a comparative analysis of the proposed secondary curriculum and the curricula of those education systems that perform best in international comparisons.
(150391)
82
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what revisions were made to the revised national curriculum programmes of study following the statutory consultation process.
(150392)
83
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many responses to the secondary curriculum statutory consultation relating to a programme of study at Key Stages 3 and 4 were received from parents, broken down by subject.
(150393)
84
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, why it was decided not to make reference to (a) knowledge and (b) culture in the aims of the review of the secondary curriculum as set out in the draft summary of findings document.
(150394)
85
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority actively sought the involvement of parents during the statutory consultation period for the new secondary curriculum.
(150395)
86
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many parents were involved with activities undertaken by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on the statutory consultation period for the new secondary curriculum.
(150396)
87
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many events for parents were held by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as part of the consultation process for the secondary curriculum review.
(150397)
88
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, column 310W, on Secondary Education: Curriculum, how many responses the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority received in relation to the secondary curriculum review consulation on the (a) programme of study and (b) supporting materials from (i) parents and (ii) pupils.
(150418)
89
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to install sprinklers in existing and new build primary and secondary schools.
(150408)
90
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many specialist sport schools there are; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are at least 400 sports specialist schools and academies.
(150299)
91
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much he has allocated for the provision of alcohol awareness programmes in schools over the next three years; and how much was spent on such programmes in each of the last three years.
(150414)
92
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent assessment he has made of the standards of sex and relationships education in schools.
(149988)
93
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to encourage mediation in family disputes in (a) publicly funded cases, (b) privately funded cases and (c) cases in which only one party is publicly funded; and whether his Department has set targets for mediation.
(150032)
94
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of family disputes were (a) successfully mediated, (b) unsuccessfully mediated and (c) not mediated for (i) publicly funded cases, (ii) privately funded cases and (iii) cases in which only one party was publicly funded in each of the last five years.
(150033)
95
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate his Department has made of effects on costs of increasing the number of mediated cases in family disputes for both publicly and privately funded cases; and if he will make a statement.
(150034)
96
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations his Department and its predecessors have received from children's charities on mediation in family disputes; and if he will make a statement.
(150035)
97
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effects on children in family disputes that have been resolved through (a) mediation and (b) the courts; and if he will make a statement.
(150160)
98
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many ministerial red boxes his Department and its predecessor bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150486)
99
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the increase has been in parental representation on school governing bodies since the introduction of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.
(149853)
100
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150444)
101
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what freedoms are available to academies which are not automatically available to local authority schools; and if he will make a statement.
(149861)
102
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many academies there were in each year since 2000-01; and how many he expects there to be in each year to 2012-13.
(149862)
103
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost has been of each academy built since 2000-01; and what the estimated costs are of each academy so far approved but not completed.
(149863)
104
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make a statement on his policy that every secondary school should have a business and university partner.
(149864)
105
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) membership and (b) remit is of the new National Council for Educational Excellence; and if he will make a statement.
(149865)
106
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Sure Start programme; and if he will make a statement.
(149866)
107
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to publish his strategy on teenage parents; and if he will make a statement.
(149867)
108
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to publish the goals and direction for his Department for the next 10 years including his Children's Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(149868)
109
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding has been allocated to the Teach First scheme for each of the next five years.
(149884)
110
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to increase the number of schools with post-16 provision; and if he will make a statement.
(149885)
111
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of school lessons were judged by Ofsted as unsatisfactory in each reporting period since 1993-94; and if he will make a statement.
(149886)
112
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to attract more of the best graduates into teaching; and if he will make a statement.
(149887)
113
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library the guidance issued by his Department to local authorities in each month since January 2005 on the establishment of academies; and if he will make a statement.
(149888)
114
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what financial provision for academies has been made for each year from 2005-06 to 2012-13 in his Department's budget; and if he will make a statement.
(149889)
115
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) GCSE results and (b) truancy rates were for each academy in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(149892)
116
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to give schools additional flexibility on school testing; and if he will make a statement.
(149893)
117
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11 and (e) 2011-12 of raising the education leaving age to 18 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149894)
118
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether financial education in schools will be delivered through personal, social and health education; and if he will make a statement.
(149928)
119
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many academies have been co-sponsored by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(149929)
120
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the teenage pregnancy rates was in each year since 1990-91; and what he expects it to be in 2007-08.
(149930)
121
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people did not stay on in education and training after age 16 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(149931)
122
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) numeracy and (b) literacy strategies have been announced since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(149932)
123
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what independent reviews have been commissioned by his Department and its predecessors since 1st May 1997.
(149933)
124
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what total funding was allocated for personalised learning in each year since 2004-05, broken down by initiative; what the planned figures are for each year to 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
(149934)
125
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps were taken to reduce the bureaucratic burden on teachers in each year since 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(149935)
126
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list the curriculum changes in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(149936)
127
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to use Ofsted to improve behaviour in schools.
(149937)
128
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the evidential basis is for his statement on 10th July 2007 that specialist schools are driving up standards across the country.
(149938)
129
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the structural changes necessary in the schools system to drive up standards; and if he will make a statement.
(149939)
130
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the total capital spending on (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in each year since 1996-97 in real terms; what the planned real-term figures are for each year to 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
(149967)
131
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children did not remain in education after the age of 16 years in each year since 1990-91; and if he will make a statement.
(149974)
132
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what support will be required from local authorities for academies to be approved in future by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(149978)
133
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the (a) costs and (b) benefits of raising the education leaving age to 18 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149986)
134
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to separate the assessment of and funding of special educational needs in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(150154)
135
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been (a) in care and (b) taken into care in each year since 1990-91; if he will place in the Library a breakdown of the reasons why children went into care; and if he will make a statement.
(150155)
136
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of additional pupils aged over 16 years who will be in (a) schools, (b) further education colleges and (c) other academic and vocational education if the education leaving age is raised to 18; and if he will make a statement.
(150242)
137
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, by what means the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service monitors the effectiveness of its interventions.
(149749)
138
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the ratio of staff to cases in (a) public and (b) private law is at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
(149752)
139
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been adopted in each of the last 10 years, broken down by age.
(150330)
140
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many looked after children are accommodated in independent childrens' homes.
(150331)
141
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many independent childrens' homes have been registered in each of the last five years.
(150332)
142
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average annual cost is of housing a looked after child in an independent childrens' home.
(150333)
143
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many independent childrens' homes have been de-registered in each of the last five years; and for what reasons.
(150334)
144
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of primary school age children diagnosed with autism.
(150342)
145
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent on (a) drug awareness, (b) alcohol awareness and (c) volatile substance abuse programmes aimed at school age children in each of the last five years; and if he will list the projects funded.
(150343)
146
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department has issued to schools about the collection of fingerprints from children.
(150344)
147
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have adopted UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Programme; and if he will list them.
(150345)
148
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his policy is on promoting UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Programme.
(150346)
149
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effect of UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools programme on the behaviour of children in those schools that have adopted it.
(150347)
150
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects the Contactpoint project to commence operation.
(150348)
151
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people are expected to be able to access Contactpoint.
(150349)
152
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what response he has had from local authorities about their preparedness to commence operation of Contactpoint.
(150350)
153
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent on Contactpoint; and how much has been budgeted for completion of the project.
(150351)
154
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate has been made of the annual running costs of Contactpoint once it has been initiated.
(150352)
155
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been placed on child protection registers due to obesity concerns.
(150362)
156
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to promote specialist teacher training for teachers dealing with children with autism.
(150436)
157
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many residents of Wansdyke constituency have been in receipt of educational maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction.
(149899)
158
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many residents of Wansdyke constituency are (a) eligible for and (b) in receipt of education maintenance allowance.
(149900)
159
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the funding was per (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupil in the Bath and North East Somerset council area in each year from 1995-96 to 2006-07.
(149902)
160
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what resources have been provided to primary and secondary schools by his Department to ensure improved teaching of issues relating to climate change; and what future such resourcing is planned.
(149906)
161
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance he has given to schools on the flying of the Union flag on a daily basis; and if he will make a statement.
(150119)
162
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of children of nursery school age were in nursery education in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years.
(150068)
163
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received from ethnic minority groups on the Sure Start scheme.
(149923)
164
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what expenditure there has been on targeting the Sure Start scheme at ethnic minority communities.
(149924)
165
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what comparative studies his Department has commissioned on the value of the Sure Start scheme to different ethnic minority communities.
(149925)
166
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what consultations his Department has undertaken with different community groups on the provision of childcare.
(149926)
167
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what discussions officials in his Department have had with counterparts in the Department for Communities and Local Government on the assistance provided by the Sure Start scheme to ethnic minority communities.
(149927)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
168
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the total Civil Service pension liabilities are.
(150044)
169
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150483)
170
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent discussions he has had with HM Treasury Ministers on promoting the take-up of Gift Aid.
(149860)
171
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150443)
172
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with which social enterprises his Department has contracts; and what the value of each contract is.
(150106)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
173
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will appoint a nine-member all party executive for the East Midlands Region as a sounding board for regional issues.
(149741)
174
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will consider bringing forward proposals to elect a nine-member all party executive for the East Midlands region.
(149742)
175
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who the partners in the Thames Gateway project were in each year since its inception; and what the budget for support for partners was in each year.
(149745)
176
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that adequate funding is made available for statutory agencies to (a) deliver the social infrastructure required to meet the needs of the new Thames Gateway communities and (b) ensure that they are fully sustainable.
(149778)
177
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the opportunities for the installation of community and large-scale combined heat and power and their associated heat grids in the new housing development and eco-towns announced by the Prime Minister to the House on 11th July.
(150398)
178
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to increase targets for future house building in Bournemouth.
(149981)
179
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the (a) availability, (b) location and (c) size of brownfield sites in London suitable for housing development.
(150249)
180
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications for housing developments in London on brownfield sites were rejected by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five years.
(150250)
181
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new social housing units were built in the last (a) one, (b) two and (c) five years.
(149654)
182
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of the residential properties affected in the recent flooding in the north of England were built in the last 10 years.
(149174)
183
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to provide regeneration funding to allow local authorities to (a) acquire existing and (b) build new affordable housing for rent; what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this subject; and if she will make a statement.
(149796)
184
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Islington North of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 535W, on housing: low incomes, if she will (a) encourage and (b) help facilitate local authorities to increase the number of social rented homes they provide directly; and if she will make a statement.
(149950)
185
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what land holdings disposals were made by each council district, unitary and county council area in Hampshire between 1997 and 2006 which have been built on for housing; and what percentage of housing was affordable.
(149951)
186
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what land is planned to be disposed of by each council district, unitary and county council in Hampshire between 2007 and 2011; how many houses are expected to be built; and what percentage is expected to be affordable housing.
(149952)
187
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many ministerial red boxes her Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150438)
188
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements her Department makes of local authorities wishing to renegotiate section 106 agreements.
(149851)
189
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many council houses are planned to be built (a) in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) in Newcastle upon Tyne North constituency in each of the next five years.
(149852)
190
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of council houses were classified as non-decent (a) in 2004 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many and what proportion of the total stock of council houses are awaiting repair.
(150086)
191
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project.
(150251)
192
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether an application has been made to the European Union Solidarity Fund as a result of the recent flooding across the UK.
(150088)
193
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any region in the UK has received aid from the European Commission Solidarity Fund for (a) flood damage and (b) other reasons in the last five years.
(150120)
194
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to request aid from the European Commission Solidarity Fund for areas affected by flood damage.
(150121)
195
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was raised by the Ordnance Survey from the sale to commercial enterprises of the rights to use licensable or copyright material in each of the last five years.
(150285)
196
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many mosques there are in the UK.
(150018)
197
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how a single-issue revision to a planning policy may be initiated; on which occasions such a revision has been initiated in the last 10 years; and what the subject was of each such revision.
(149975)
198
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the reason was for the initiation of the proposed single-issue revision of the Eastern regional spatial strategy in relation to the provision of gypsy and traveller sites.
(149976)
199
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June 2007, Official Report, column 1340W, on housing: low incomes, what the (a) estimated and (b) actual (i) costs and (ii) receipts of the Design for Manufacture competition have been to English Partnerships, broken down by type; and if she will make a statement.
(149608)
200
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June 2007, Official Report, column 1340W, on housing: low incomes, how many affordable homes are being built across the 10 new mixed communities developments, broken down by (a) development site and (b) type of tenure; and if she will make a statement.
(149609)
201
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to support social enterprises.
(150108)
202
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the total value of contracts which her Department holds is held with social enterprises.
(150109)
203
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to restrict tenants' right to buy council and housing association properties in England.
(150222)
204
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has given to local authorities on the flying of the Union flag on a daily basis at council offices; and if she will make a statement.
(150111)
205
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what advice her Department gives on the siting of Control of Major Accident Hazards sites to planning authorities and inspectors.
(149733)
206
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Control of Major Accident Hazards site applications were (a) made and (b) appealed against in each of the last 10 years.
(149734)
207
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the safe distance for separation for Control of Major Accident Hazards sites from (a) residential houses, (b) schools and (c) businesses; and if she will make a statement.
(149735)
208
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what response she has made to the recommendations made by the Williams Commission in its report, Quality First: The Commission on Design of Affordable Housing in the Thames Gateway; and if she will make a statement.
(149979)
209
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to ensure that the Planning Inspectorate make clear to developers and local authorities that low quality in the design of housing schemes is a legitimate basis upon which planning applications may be refused; and if she will make a statement.
(149980)
210
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of (a) local authority, (b) housing association, (c) private sector and (d) all housing in (i) Castle Point and (ii) Essex was judged to be unfit in each year since 2002.
(150066)
211
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the average rent levels in Essex for (a) council, (b) housing association and (c) private rented accommodation.
(150067)
212
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central funding has been given to local authorities in the last 10 years to assist them to meet the cost of equal pay.
(150006)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
213
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on Government support for pensioners and vulnerable groups preparing for digital switchover.
(150004)
214
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what account has been taken of the continuing development of the (a) technology and (b) options available in relation to digital switchover in decisions over the form of assistance on offer.
(149753)
215
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) equipment and (b) upgrades people are entitled to under the programme of assistance in relation to digital switchover.
(149754)
216
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether those eligible for the targeted assistance scheme in relation to digital switchover are entitled to a digital box with the technical potential for later upgrading with a return path and IPTV slot.
(149755)
217
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the future of the (a) British Film Institute and (b) National Film Theatre; and if he will make a statement.
(150093)
218
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were: and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150476)
219
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support and funding his Department has made available to the Department of Antiquities in Iraq to counter looting of archaeological sites and artefacts.
(150361)
220
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the sport national governing bodies attending the Labour Party fundraiser at Wembley on 12th July.
(150096)
221
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to extend the existing protection from ticket touts to other sports; and if he will make a statement.
(150097)
222
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress is being made in discussions with the Home Department on Olympic target pistol shooters; and if he will make a statement.
(150098)
223
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on the continued use of the FM and AM bands for radio broadcasts.
(150124)
224
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) low income households and (b) those in areas of poor digital radio reception of the switch-off of FM and AM analogue radio for digital radio.
(150069)
225
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has held with HM Treasury on funding commitments for the arts in the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007.
(149965)
226
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the Arts Council England North East's work in contributing to the renaissance of the North East region since 1997.
(149966)
227
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many arts organisations in (a) Stockton on Tees and (b) the North East received Arts Council England North East funding in each of the last 10 years.
(149968)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
228
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the merits of moving additional military and Ministry of Defence civilian staff to York.
(150283)
229
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what office accommodation standards apply to civilian staff in his Department's buildings.
(150284)
230
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK troops are deployed on operations in Iraq.
(150011)
231
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Defence Export Services Organisation.
(150279)
232
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on reducing the number of US free-fall nuclear bombs stored at RAF Lakenheath.
(150225)
233
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fatalities there were in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each year since 2003.
(150162)
234
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many repatriation of bodies have occurred (a) via RAF Brize Norton and (b) via RAF Lyneham in each year since 2003.
(150163)
235
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what land he expects to be disposed of by his Department between 2007 to 2011; and whether he plans to require that land to be used for social housing.
(149896)
236
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what disposals his Department made of land in Hampshire in each year since 1997; and whether he required any of the land to be used for social housing.
(149940)
237
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether local incident management plans are put in place when special nuclear materials convoys travel from AWE Burghfield; and whether local authorities are informed before those convoys travel.
(149949)
238
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the case for establishing a public inquiry to examine illnesses resulting from the Gulf War; and if he will make a statement.
(149989)
239
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many engineers are (a) employed and (b) privately contracted by Modern Housing Solutions.
(150021)
240
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to how many days of paid holiday engineers for Modern Housing Solutions are entitled; and at what times of year they are granted holiday leave.
(150022)
241
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the results of all customer satisfaction surveys carried out for his Department by Modern Housing Solutions since 2005.
(150025)
242
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service families have been placed by Modern Housing Solutions in (a) Premier Travel inns and (b) other hotels in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(150026)
243
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of placing service families in hotels in each year since 2005.
(150027)
244
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of service families' accommodation was deemed uninhabitable in each year since 2005.
(150028)
245
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether requests have been made by troops in the field for enhanced blast devices.
(150029)
246
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of illegal drugs was seized by the Royal Navy in each of the last three years.
(149603)
247
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are eligible for the key worker discount in Tamworth constituency; and how many have used the discount in the last five years.
(150300)
248
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150445)
249
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1132W, on Department: BAe Systems, how many of those applicants granted permission to join BAe in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007 had dealt with (i) the receipt of tenders from BAe and (ii) the award of contracts to BAe, alone or as part of a team, while employed by his Department; which jobs those granted permission to join BAe took up; and what jobs those people had performed while in his Department.
(149675)
250
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1132W, on Department: BAe Systems, how many and what percentage of applicants were (a) granted permission to join BAe and (b) took up posts with BAe in each of the last 10 years; how many were of those granted permission (i) civilian and (ii) military staff; what ranks each held; and how many were from the Defence Export Services Organisation.
(149676)
251
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the business appointments process comprises; and whether interviews are required in addition to written applications.
(149732)
252
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to make the first of the regular reports to Parliament on progress made in the Trident replacement programme, as referred to by the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Comonwealth Affairs on 14th March 2007, Official Report, column 309.
(150280)
253
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are (a) deployed and (b) stationed in each country outside the UK.
(150020)
254
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the launch of the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme medical IT system has been postponed; and if he will make a statement.
(149657)
255
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme will be connected to the National Care Records Service.
(149660)
256
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provisions have been made for service personnel to opt out of the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme.
(149661)
257
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme has cost to date; and how much he expects it to have cost to establish once fully operational.
(149662)
258
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision he has made for personnel being deployed abroad to assist them in securing life insurance.
(149677)
259
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the merits of seeking to promote risk-blind life insurance schemes endorsed by his Department for low-risk armed services personnel.
(149678)
260
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time period between discharge and payment of gratuity was for persons leaving each service in each year since 1997.
(150125)
261
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service married quarters were built in each year since 1997.
(150126)
262
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many eviction orders were served on occupants of service married quarters in each year since 1997.
(150127)
263
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the parental customer satisfaction ratings in respect of service personnel children's education schools were in each year for which records are available.
(150128)
264
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance he has given to military establishments on the flying of the Union flag on a daily basis; and if he will make a statement.
(150117)
265
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence Police (a) inspectors, (b) sergeants and (c) constables are employed at Colchester Garrison.
(150467)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
266
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will urgently investigate the reasons why Eaga have suspended their contract with J&L National Energy Saver Ltd.
(149809)
267
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the effect of the timescale for the introduction of improved flood defences in Lewes arising from the allocation of existing funding by HM Treasury.
(149457)
268
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of recent trends in the use of residential air conditioning in the UK.
(150213)
269
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on carbon dioxide emissions of commercial and residential buildings adopting heat pump technology in place of gas boilers.
(150214)
270
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he intends to review the effectiveness of the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001.
(150401)
271
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will press for action to be taken under the Berne Convention against countries where control of badgers is undertaken by methods banned under that convention.
(150087)
272
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are planned to ensure that fishing industry stakeholders are (i) informed about and (ii) included in the management of the European Fisheries Fund.
(150090)
273
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable has been set for the (a) programming and (b) commencement of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK.
(150091)
274
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were: and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150478)
275
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150446)
276
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research he has evaluated on Tilletia Indica and Karnal Bunt disease of wheat; and if he will undertake a new pest risk analysis of the fungus.
(150323)
277
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of internet and catalogue shopping home deliveries on levels of carbon dioxide emissions in the last five years.
(150070)
278
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential environmental impact of a switch from analogue to digital radio in terms of the (a) disposal of analogue radio receivers, (b) the (i) manufacture and (ii) energy consumption of digital radio receivers and (c) energy consumption of digital radio receivers; and what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on these matters.
(150161)
279
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 82W, on flytipping: East of England, how many incidents of flytipping were reported in each local authority in the UK in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; what the estimated cost was of dealing with incidents of flytipping; and how many (i) prosecutions and (ii) successful prosecutions there were for flytipping in each local authority in the UK in each year.
(149878)
280
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the potato crop has been destroyed by the recent adverse weather conditions; and if he will make a statement.
(150452)
281
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage British supermarkets to buy British potatoes.
(150457)
282
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK of implementing the European rules on the electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities; and if he will make a statement.
(150460)
283
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provisions are in place to provide compensation for potato farmers who have suffered losses as a consequence of the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(150461)
284
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British Potato Council on levy relief for potato farmers who have lost crops during the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(150462)
285
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the European rules on the electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities to be fully implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(150464)
286
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his European counterparts and (b) the fishing industry on the implementation of the European rules on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities; and if he will make a statement.
(150465)
287
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has estimated the (a) cost and (b) benefits of introducing EU rules for the remote sensing of fishing vessels in UK fisheries.
(150471)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
288
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to strengthen the emergency government of Mahmoud Abbas; and if he will make a statement.
(149943)
289
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to amend the Fatah constitution to remove articles that call for eradication of Israel; what response was received; and if he will make a statement.
(149944)
290
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training programmes are in place for staff assessing visa applications.
(149804)
291
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on Chile's observance of human rights with regards to the Mapuche population; and if he will make a statement.
(150494)
292
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken to promote democracy since the Ascension Island Council elections in May 2007.
(149907)
293
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the terms of reference are of the Ascension Island Advisory Council; and if he will make a statement.
(149908)
294
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the new Governor of St. Helena will be (a) named and (b) in post.
(149909)
295
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ascension Island users on the future of the island; and if he will make a statement.
(149910)
296
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many state pensions were paid to people living on Ascension Island in each year since 1997.
(149911)
297
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Ministry of Justice on the transfer of responsibility for the Overseas Territories from his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(149913)
298
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United Nations Human Rights Commission on the status of those living on Ascension Island.
(150071)
299
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans are being drawn up to hold elections to the Island Council on Ascension Island in 2008.
(150298)
300
Mr William Cash (Stone):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are for triggering the holding of a referendum on proposals for change to the treaty base of the EU; and if he will make a statement.
(149756)
301
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on counter-terrorism operations in Indonesia.
(149175)
302
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on Venezuela's oil supply offer to Iran.
(149176)
303
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Colombia.
(149177)
304
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on cyber-warfare.
(149300)
305
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what means he plans to take forward the proposals announced by his predecessor to the Carnegie International Conference on 25th June of creating a disarmament laboratory to support a verification of the dismantlement of nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles.
(150235)
306
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Pakistani authorities on the treatment of lawyers and the families of lawyers who defend those accused of apostacy, with particular reference to the Lahore area; and if he will make a statement.
(149655)
307
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Pakistani government on the conflict at the Red Mosque in Islamabad.
(149656)
308
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made in the case of Jafar Kiani, recently stoned to death in the village of Aghche Kand, North West Iran, for alleged adultery.
(149983)
309
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preparations the Government is involved in to ensure that forthcoming elections in Sudan are adequately monitored by international representatives.
(149984)
310
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding he has made available to the different political parties operating in Sudan to assist their preparations for elections in 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(149985)
311
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Uganda on the recent treatment of Dr Kizza Besigye, leader of the opposition.
(150453)
312
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of trends in use of stoning as a penalty in Iran.
(150491)
313
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects and programmes which are being funded by the conflict prevention pool; and if he will make a statement.
(149999)
314
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1300W, on Uganda: Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference, whether British police officers will be present during the Commonwealth meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(149947)
315
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were: and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150479)
316
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy not to attend the EU-Africa Summit in Portugal in December if Robert Mugabe is present at the summit.
(149746)
317
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on whether the EU Common Position banning travel in the EU by members of the government of Zimbabwe permits the attendance of Robert Mugabe or other members of the government of Zimbabwe at the EU-Africa Summit in Portugal in December.
(149747)
318
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150447)
319
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to support the first ever visit of the President of Moldova to the United Kingdom in autumn 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(150243)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
320
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans has to publish data provided by local wheelchair services in England to inform the new model of wheelchair service delivery.
(150379)
321
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the outline model for wheelchair service as part of the Transforming Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services Programme; and whether he will consult stakeholders on the suitability of the proposed model of wheelchair services following publication.
(150380)
322
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has included additional funding to improve the stock of wheelchairs provided to young children and young people in its submission to the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(150381)
323
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been undertaken to determine the adequacy and merits of a retail market model of provision for (a) community equipment and (b) wheelchair services for children and young people with complex disabilities.
(150382)
324
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the demand forecasting tool envisaged by the proposed retail market model for community equipment services will record the unmet needs of children and young people.
(150385)
325
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide to the West Sussex Primary Care Trust the representations he and his Department have received in the last 12 months relating to the possible change in hospital services at Worthing and Southlands hospital.
(150129)
326
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what knowledge (a) the central NHS and (b) his Department had of the hurdles for hospital services set out in the current consultation in West Sussex in advance of the commencement of the consultation.
(150130)
327
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital doctor vacancies there are, broken down by grade and specialty, in each (a) deanery and (b) trust.
(150383)
328
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts are taking steps to appoint three month locum to hospital posts.
(150384)
329
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of Cerner's products and services within the NHS IT system.
(150472)
330
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which NHS hospitals Cerner's Millennium product is working satisfactorily; and if he will make a statement on the expected roll out programme.
(150473)
331
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an evaluation of the effectiveness of Cerner's Millennium system.
(150474)
332
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a guaranteed placement scheme for newly qualified midwives in England.
(150131)
333
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that local primary care trusts are supported to engage with strategic planning organisations on long-term major regeneration programmes in (a) the Thames Gateway, (b) East London and (c) the London Borough of Newham.
(149777)
334
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of data used to calculate local health allocations.
(149779)
335
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received injuries as a result of accidents whilst staying in hospitals in England in the last period for which figures are available.
(150402)
336
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve payroll arrangements at Barnet Primary Care Trust, with particular reference to the time taken to correct errors; and if he will make a statement.
(150376)
337
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many employees of Barnet Primary Care Trust experienced payroll errors in each of the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(150450)
338
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the review of surplus NHS land to explore opportunities for its transfer and development to provide additional homes will apply to property owned by NHS foundation trusts.
(150100)
339
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether rurality and travelling distance for patients are considered alongside national clinical guidelines during acute services reviews.
(149458)
340
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2007, Official Report, column 1926W, on midwives: training, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of students who qualify as midwives each year; and if he will make a statement.
(149858)
341
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the merits of providing for six month preceptorship training for graduate midwives funded by primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(150278)
342
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department expects to publish the results of its scoping study of the burden of disease that will inform future work on health priorities; how that study has been structured; and who is leading it.
(150407)
343
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to replace the National Patient and Public Involvement Director.
(150272)
344
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he is giving to making screening for maternal alcohol consumption via objective techniques such as Tolerance Annoyed Cut down Eye-opener (T-ACE) and Tolerance Worried Eye-opener Amnesia, Kut-down (TWEAK) part of routine antenatal care in the NHS.
(150273)
345
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer reviewing existing alcohol control policies to include the introduction of increased taxation on alcohol products and the implementation of policies limiting the availability of alcohol; and if he will make a statement.
(150274)
346
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the grounds are for a maternity unit to be required to close temporarily to admissions for safety reasons.
(150275)
347
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies born in England in each of the last five years required neonatal care in a specialist unit.
(150276)
348
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has any plans to reorganise the system of health tsars.
(150277)
349
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of school children spent at least two hours a week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum; and whether the target of 75 per cent. for such performance set in the Choosing Health paper has been achieved.
(150287)
350
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of schools have healthy school status.
(150289)
351
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that every primary care trust will have at least one full-time, year round, qualified school nurse by 2010 as referred to in the Choosing Health paper.
(150290)
352
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many teenagers (a) are undertaking and (b) have undertaken regular medical treatment as a result of alcohol abuse in (i) 2007 and (ii) each of the last five years.
(150409)
353
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many alcohol awareness programmes have been set up in (a) 2007 and (b) the last five years.
(150413)
354
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) male and (b) female teenagers were admitted to accident and emergency departments on grounds related to drunkenness in each month of (i) 2007 and (ii) the last five years, broken down by NHS trust; and what treatments they required, broken down by category.
(150469)
355
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.
(150475)
356
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to highlight the dangers of drinking alcohol to adults, particularly amongst the over 60s.
(150477)
357
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the number of patients seeking advice and treatment for alcohol related illnesses since 2004.
(150480)
358
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the recorded number of (a) incidents of binge drinking leading to accident and emergency admissions and (b) alcohol related illnesses since the publication of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy report in 2004.
(150481)
359
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategy the Government is taking to inform females, especially younger women, about the risks of binge drinking.
(150482)
360
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2007, Official Report, column 1450W, on leukaemia: drugs, what the reasons were for deciding not to refer dasatnib to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; and in what circumstances the drug would be considered for referral in the future.
(149958)
361
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to ensure that all adolescent girls are offered the human papilloma virus vaccination before they leave compulsory education; and if he will make a statement.
(149793)
362
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to enable self-referral to a GP for the human papilloma virus vaccine for (a) those that will not take part in the immunisation programme in the 2007-08 school year and (b) older women.
(149794)
363
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what land he expects to be disposed of by his Department between 2007 to 2011; and whether he plans to require that land to be used for social housing.
(149897)
364
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what disposals his Department made of land in Hampshire in each year since 1997; and whether he required any of the land to be used for social housing.
(149941)
365
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on current levels of recruitment of (a) health visitors, (b) nursery nurses, (c) support workers and (d) midwives in Hertfordshire.
(150102)
366
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review mental health services; and if he will make a statement.
(149848)
367
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150448)
368
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what choices of provider are available for those referred for assessment, counselling and treatment for gender dysphoria and related gender role anxieties and conditions; whether the national waiting list targets apply to such referrals; and if he will make a statement.
(150252)
369
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to take legal action against the IT suppliers of the Medical Training Application Service system.
(149453)
370
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Answer of 11th July 2007, what the source was for the Prime Minister's statement that proposals for the future of healthcare in London will include the creation of 150 polyclinics.
(150030)
371
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of children who have (a) died and (b) been brain damaged by volatile substance abuse in each of the last 10 years.
(150335)
372
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters were received by (a) his Department and (b) the West Sussex Primary Care Trust as part of the response to the Fit for the Future discussion document published in May 2006; who is responsible for such papers; and where the letters are stored.
(150336)
373
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether letters received by (a) his Department and (b) West Sussex Primary Care Trust in response to the original Fit for the Future discussion document will be taken into account when considering responses to the consultation exercise on the reconfiguration of hospitals in West Sussex.
(150337)
374
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are receiving rehabilitation treatment for (a) drug abuse and (b) alcohol abuse.
(150353)
375
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children are receiving cognitive behavioural therapy funded by the NHS.
(150354)
376
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accredited child specialist mental health practitioners are working in the NHS.
(150355)
377
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on promoting physical activity amongst children in each of the last 10 years; and which projects have been funded.
(150356)
378
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of physical activity undertaken by school age children each week in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(150357)
379
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trainee clinical psychologists were offered a job in the NHS in 2007.
(150365)
380
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for further disposals of land at the Southlands Hospital site in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
(150366)
381
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under 18 years have had an abortion in each of the last 10 years.
(150367)
382
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under 18 years have had a second abortion in each of the last 10 years.
(150368)
383
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients, subject to sectioning orders, have absconded from secure mental hospitals in each of the last five years.
(150369)
384
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to hospitals on the need to provide car parking spaces for patients.
(150370)
385
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have used the Talk to Frank helpline in each year since it was set up.
(150371)
386
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for calls to the Talk to Frank helpline, broken down by substance abuse type.
(150372)
387
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of the Talk to Frank helpline since inception.
(150373)
388
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the stakeholder group set up under the Volatile Substance Abuse Framework has met; and if he will place in the Libaray the minutes from these meetings.
(150374)
389
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who sits on the stakeholder group set up under the Volatile Substance Abuse Framework.
(150375)
390
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposed closure of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service 999 call centre in Rotherham; and if he will make a statement.
(150019)
391
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people living in Blackpool who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis are (a) under and (b) over the age of 70 years.
(149773)
392
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Blackpool and (b) the North West who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and are (i) unable to take and (ii) do not respond to the drug alendronate.
(149774)
393
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Blackpool and (b) the North West who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
(149775)
394
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in (a) Blackpool and (b) the North West who have osteoporosis and receive no drug treatment for the disease.
(149776)
395
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department has adopted to ensure that agencies working with under-18 year olds with conditions that can cause severe behavioural problems co-ordinate their work in the best interests of those people.
(150210)
396
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities there are to provide support, assistance and respite care for the families of under-18 year olds with conditions that can cause severe behavioural problems.
(150211)
397
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities there are for the residential care of under-18 year olds with conditions that can cause severe behavioural problems; and where those facilities are located.
(150215)
398
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time is for a reassessment of registered nursing care contribution banding awarded to an individual patient in each primary care trust; and if he will make a statement.
(150089)
399
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors he took into account in deciding that the Health Professions Council should have an appointed membership.
(150014)
400
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-registrants with the Health Professions Council were found to be in breach of the regulations on protected titles in the latest period for which figures are available.
(150015)
401
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Health Professions Council takes to ensure protected titles are not used by those not entitled to use them.
(150016)
402
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-registrants with the Health Professions Council used the protected title of (a) chiropodist and (b) podiatrist in the latest period for which figures are available.
(150017)
403
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to health trusts on the flying of the Union flag on a daily basis at National Health Service premises; and if he will make a statement.
(150118)
404
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the on-line application service for European health insurance cards.
(148988)
405
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints his Department has received about the on-line application procedure for the European health insurance card in the last 12 months.
(148989)
406
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanism his Department has for monitoring the performance of the on-line application service for the European health insurance card.
(148990)
407
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the review of community equipment for disabled people and wheelchair services to report.
(149172)
408
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of communication aids to disabled children; and if he will make a statement.
(149173)
409
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what range of treatments is available to post-menopausal women at risk of osteoporotic fracture.
(150007)
410
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people diagnosed with osteoporosis are prescribed treatments to help prevent fractures occurring.
(150008)
411
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the use of drugs to prevent osteoporotic fractures in post-menopausal women.
(150009)
412
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on plagiocephaly; and if he will make a statement.
(149953)
413
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the incidence of plagiocephaly; and what statistical correlation there is between that incidence and numbers of babies placed on their backs to sleep.
(149954)
414
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of plagiocephaly were identified in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(149955)
415
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatment is available on the NHS for plagiocephaly; how many babies were treated for plagiocephaly in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(149956)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
416
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the independent monitor's report into the issuing of tourist visas for visitors to the UK.
(149803)
417
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the minimum cage size is for a seven year old single Rhesus Macaque for use in scientific procedures for laboratory experimentation purposes; and for how many hours per day that minimum space is permissible.
(149971)
418
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to announce a revision to the codes of practice to ensure that British laboratories are compliant with the new standards outlined in Article 5 (Guidelines for Accommodation and Care of Animals) of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experiment and other Scientific Purposes (ETS No. 123); and if she will make a statement.
(149972)
419
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are rules governing (a) space requirements and (b) use of restraints for animals during animal experimentation.
(150085)
420
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records are kept of positive matches located in a search of the National DNA Database.
(149759)
421
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences were detected through a DNA match with an individual whose DNA was taken in a no further action arrest in each of the last five years.
(149760)
422
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data was used to make statements in the Race Equality Impact Assessment on the changes in immigration rules for postgraduate doctors and dentists, where that data is not provided within the assessment itself.
(149762)
423
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many searches were made of the National DNA database in each of the last five years; and how many resulted in (a) a match, (b) a familial match and (c) a sanction detection.
(149763)
424
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost was of establishing the Immigration and Nationality Directorate as the Border and Immigration Agency.
(149764)
425
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of redesigning the Immigration and Nationality Directorate website, www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk, for the new Border and Immigration Agency; and whether external consultants were involved in the redesign.
(149765)
426
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of passport applications were rejected in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) ethnicity of applicant, (b) reason for rejection and (c) processing office.
(149766)
427
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of passport applications sent through the Check and Send service were rejected in each of the last five years.
(149767)
428
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who transferred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency as sworn constables left the agency in each month since its formation; and what proportion this is of the number of (a) sworn constable staff and (b) staff.
(149768)
429
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers resigned from the police within (a) six months, (b) one year and (c) two years of starting their employment in each of the last five years.
(149769)
430
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisation designed the uniform for border security staff for the pilot programme; whether the same uniform will be used for the full roll-out of the programme; and what the cost was of commissioning the uniform design for (a) the pilot and (b) the full roll-out.
(149770)
431
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the information produced in camera for the hearing to discuss whether the People's Mujahedin of Iran should be de-proscribed.
(150470)
432
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of custody offices in police stations are equipped with fully functioning audio and visual CCTV in (a) Lancashire and (b) England and Wales.
(150010)
433
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle binge drinking-related violent crime.
(150484)
434
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sex offenders are registered in each police force area in Wales.
(149455)
435
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered sex offenders in each police force area in Wales are (a) not at their registered address and (b) being searched for by their monitoring team.
(149456)
436
N
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of (a) reckless driving, (b) dangerous driving, (c) causing death by dangerous driving and (d) offences related to driving under the influence of alcohol were granted British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149739)
437
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre were removed from the UK before their civil claims for ill treatment were settled in each of the last three years.
(149795)
438
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to applicants is of a licence to conduct animal experiments under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; how the monies raised from this are spent; what proportion is spent on funding research into non-animal methods; and if she will increase this fee in order to increase financial support for research into non-animal methods.
(149948)
439
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in choosing their supplier.
(150294)
440
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Transport extending the network of automated number plate recognition cameras.
(149607)
441
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many terrorist suspects have been detained for more than 14 days since the implementation of the relevant legislation; and if she will make a statement.
(147889)
442
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what volume of correspondence her Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150440)
443
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice is issued by her Department on the circumstances and manner in which it is safe to set up a rolling police road block on motorways; and if she will make a statement.
(149649)
444
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been made available to (a) Sussex Police and (b) all police forces in England and Wales to deal with computer-based child pornography in each of the last five years.
(150324)
445
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers and civilian personnel work in countering computer-based child pornography in each police force in England and Wales.
(150326)
446
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 21 have been charged with firearms offences in each of the last five years.
(150327)
447
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons Boris Berezovsky was granted political asylum.
(147793)
448
N
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the cost of policing the British National Party Red, White and Blue Festival in Sawley, Lancashire in each of the last four years.
(149460)
449
N
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers and other police staff were involved in policing (a) during and (b) in preparation for the British National Party Red, White and Blue Festival in Sawley, Lancashire in each of the last four years.
(149461)
450
Margaret Moran (Luton South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to lay the statutory instrument relating to encryption under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(150110)
451
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what land in Wales is owned by her Department.
(150224)
452
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to accelerate international co-operation to ensure the swift closure of websites hosted overseas which contain child abuse images.
(149905)
453
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent tests her Department has carried out on the effectiveness of biometric (a) fingerprints, (b) iris scan and (c) facial identification systems.
(149610)
454
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the latest figures are for the number of people with exceptional leave to remain who have applied for indefinite leave to remain and whose cases are awaiting a decision.
(149921)
455
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to revoke the UK citizenship of Muktar Said Ibrahim.
(150415)
456
Ian Stewart (Eccles):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a determination on application for naturalisation of A1079396, acknowledged by her Department on 21st December 2005, will be made.
(150005)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
457
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what action his Department is taking in conjunction with public agencies and other interested parties to stimulate traditional skills development in the heritage construction industry.
(150092)
458
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on science policy in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(150403)
459
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on research funding in Welsh universities; and if he will make a statement.
(150404)
460
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what (a) recruitment procedures and (b) arrangements to choose members of the selection boards are in place for the appointment of (i) the Director General of Research Councils and (ii) the Chief Scientific Adviser.
(150219)
461
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people over the age of 16 years and under the state retirement age are not in employment, education or training, or providing full-time childcare for their children.
(150084)
462
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what additional funding (a) Hertfordshire University has received from his Department and (b) his Department intends to provide to Hertfordshire University as a business facing university.
(150237)
463
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which universities make their core mission business facing.
(150238)
464
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2007, Official Report, column 1407W, on higher education: business, which universities have expressed an intention to make their core mission business facing.
(150239)
465
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much additional funding his Department has provided to support business facing universities in each of the last three years; and how much such funding his Department will be providing in each of the next three years.
(150240)
466
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether his Department intends to take measures to recognise achievement by leading business facing universities.
(150241)
467
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many ministerial red boxes the Department has bought since establishment; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150297)
468
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many 16 to 24 year olds in Gravesham are not in employment, education or training.
(149995)
469
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many apprenticeship schemes are operating in the Gravesham area.
(149996)
470
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150441)
471
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the employment rate of students who did not complete their degree in each of the last five years.
(149780)
472
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which educational institutions did not achieve their benchmark for completion rates in each of the last five years.
(149781)
473
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the non-completion rate of (a) male and (b) female students, broken down by number of UCAS tariff points on entry.
(149782)
474
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rates were for students studying (a) foundation degrees, (b) honours degrees and (c) Higher National Diplomas in each of the last 10 years, broken down by subject of degree.
(149783)
475
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of students who entered higher education between the ages of (a) 18 and 20, (b) 21 and 25, (c) 25 and 30 and (d) 30 years and above in each of the last five years.
(149784)
476
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of (a) female and (b) male students who entered higher education between the ages of (i) 18 and 20, (ii) 21 and 25, (iii) 25 and 30 and (iv) 30 years and above in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnicity.
(149785)
477
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of (a) part-time, (b) full-time students and (c) mature full-time students, broken down by institution in each of the last five years.
(149786)
478
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of (a) female and (b) male students in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnicity.
(149787)
479
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of students on (a) prescribed and (b) non-prescribed higher education courses in further education colleges in each of the last five years.
(149788)
480
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rate was of students who took (a) A-levels, (b) other academic level 3 qualifications and (c) vocational level 3 qualifications in each of the last five years.
(149789)
481
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the non-completion rates were of (a) UK domiciled, (b) non-UK but EU domiciled and (c) non-EU domiciled (i) males and (ii) females in each of the last 10 years.
(149790)
482
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many members of staff were employed by (a) the Higher Education Funding Council for England, (b) the Learning and Skills Council and (c) each sector skill council in each of the last 10 years; and what the expenditure on salaries was by each organisation in each year.
(150156)
483
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many and what percentage of (a) female and (b) male (i) physics, (ii) chemistry, (iii) biochemistry, (iv) psychology and (v) sports science students went into (A) UK graduate level employment, (B) UK non-graduate level employment, (C) employment overseas, (D) a combination of employment and study and (E) further study in each of the last 10 years.
(150157)
484
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many and what percentage of (a) female and (b) male students went into (i) UK graduate level employment, (ii) UK non-graduate level employment, (iii) employment overseas, (iv) a combination of employment and study and (v) further study in each of the last 10 years.
(150158)
485
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much has been spent from the public purse on adult education in each of the last five years.
(150364)
486
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people have passed qualifications on adult education courses in each of the last five years; and to what level.
(150437)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
487
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the Republic of Congo's (Brazzaville) compliance with its commitments under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative.
(149797)
488
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the management of oil revenues by public officials in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).
(149798)
489
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received on the management of oil revenues in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).
(149799)
490
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received on the involvement of Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso in the management of oil revenues in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).
(149800)
491
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the extent of corruption within the Congolese (Brazzaville) oil sector.
(149801)
492
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the International Monetary Fund, (b) his counterparts at the EU and (c) the government of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) about management of oil revenues.
(149802)
493
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the original budgeted cost for St. Helena Airport was; and what the most recent estimated total outturn cost is.
(149912)
494
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.
(149743)
495
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.
(149744)
496
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when his Department expects to publish its Latin America Regional Assistance Plan 2008-11.
(150485)
497
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many reconstruction projects have been undertaken in Helmand province over the last five years; and where these have taken place.
(150023)
498
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many reconstruction projects undertaken in Helmand province over the last five years have been destroyed or delayed due to fighting.
(150024)
499
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the world without access to clean drinking water; and whether it is predicted that this figure will rise or fall in future years.
(150231)
500
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the effects of climate change on the provision of water in developing countries; and what steps his Department is taking on the matter.
(150232)
501
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department provides to increase water provision in developing countries.
(150233)
502
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150296)
503
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote the welfare of street children in Central America.
(149602)
504
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150456)
505
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the recent outbreak of diarrhoea in Afghanistan.
(150321)
506
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to increase the availability of medical supplies to combat the recent diarrhoea outbreak in Helmand, Afghanistan following security threats in the region.
(150322)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
507
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of the prisoner early release programme upon (a) the ability of the Prison Service to meet individual prisoner's resettlement needs, (b) prisoner rehabilitation, (c) recidivism and (d) the ability of the Probation Service to meet the needs of individuals.
(149792)
508
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the coroner to conduct inquiries into British military and auxiliary medical personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan respectively.
(150378)
509
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of the bombings on 7th July 2005 have had their compensation claims paid in full.
(149736)
510
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers are involved in the monitoring of sex offenders in each police force area in Wales.
(149454)
511
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were released from each of the prisons in Wales before completing their full sentences in each week since 1st January 2007.
(149601)
512
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration he has given to increasing funding for Wiltshire Coroners Court to assist with military inquests.
(150164)
513
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many military inquests were carried out by the (a) Oxfordshire Coroner and (b) Wiltshire Coroner in each year since 2003.
(150165)
514
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many military inquests are pending in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) Wiltshire.
(150166)
515
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department and the Legal Services Commission have taken to meet the recommendations of the National Audit Office report Legal aid and mediation for people involved in family breakdown; and if he will make a statement.
(150036)
516
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the Legal Services Commission used sanctions against solicitors for not providing advice to clients on mediation in family disputes in each of the last three years.
(150037)
517
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.
(150038)
518
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners with dependent children are held outside their home region.
(150132)
519
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on staff overtime in (a) the Prison Service and (b) the Probation Service in the last five years for which figures are available.
(150133)
520
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have resigned from the Prison Service within (a) six months, (b) one year and (c) two years of starting their employment in each of the last five years.
(150134)
521
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have spent (a) over six months, (b) over 12 months, (c) over 18 months and (d) over two years in prison on remand in the last five years.
(150135)
522
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent projections are of the (a) uncrowded and (b) maximum capacity of prisons in each of the next five years.
(150136)
523
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to develop residential treatment facilities for sex offenders.
(150137)
524
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of people housed in approved premises are categorised as (a) high and (b) very high risk in each region; and if he will make a statement.
(150138)
525
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make a statement on his future plans for approved premises.
(150139)
526
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will respond to the proposals made in the Corston review.
(150140)
527
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to build local secure units for female prisoners as proposed in the Corston review.
(150141)
528
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new prison places will be opened (a) through refurbishment, (b) on existing prison sites and (c) on new sites in each of the next five years.
(150142)
529
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision has been made in his Department's budgets for capital works on the Prison Estate in 2007-08, broken down by (a) refurbishment, (b) newbuild on existing prison sites and (c) newbuild sites.
(150143)
530
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost was of (a) police cell accommodation and (b) court cell accommodation in each financial year from 1996-97 to 2006-07.
(150144)
531
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision has been made in his Department's budgets for the cost of (a) police cell accommodation and (b) court cell accommodation for prisoners in 2007-08.
(150145)
532
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) female and (b) male prisoners have dependent children.
(150146)
533
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children are resident in Prison Service mother and baby accommodation, broken down by age.
(150147)
534
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were born to women in prison in each of the last 10 years.
(150148)
535
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of a crime while serving a prison term in each of the last 10 years, broken down by category of offence.
(150149)
536
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial penalties have been imposed on private prison contractors in respect of privately operated establishments in each of the last five financial years; what the reasons were for each penalty; and in how many cases the imposition of a penalty resulted in the withholding of the corresponding amount from the contractor concerned.
(150150)
537
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June 2007 to the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey, Official Report, column 1843W, on prisons: crimes of violence, how many incidents in each category resulted in (a) disciplinary action, (b) police involvement, (c) a sanction detection and (d) a conviction.
(150152)
538
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150295)
539
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners on indeterminate sentences for public protection have been released after serving more than their minimum tariff; and in how many of those cases the assessment of their danger to the public was carried out (a) before and (b) after completion of their minimum tariff.
(150502)
540
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what projection he has made of the prison population in England and Wales on (a) 1st October, (b) 1st January, (c) 1st April and (d) 1st July in each year to April 2012.
(150503)
541
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what projection he has made of (a) the operational prison capacity and (b) the certified nominal accommodation of the prison estate in England and Wales on (a) 1st October, (b) 1st January, (c) 1st April and (d) 1st July in each year to April 2012.
(150504)
542
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to make a statement on discussions with the working group of the judiciary on creation of his Department.
(150505)
543
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released for the last 18 days of their sentence since June 2007 have been returned to prison.
(150506)
544
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150455)
545
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he intends to answer the letter to his predecessor of 29th May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Paul Southworth.
(150490)
546
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions handcuffs were used on trainees in each secure training centre in each of the last three years.
(149859)
547
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library the reports of the Home Department monitors in each secure training centre.
(149957)
548
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will place in the Library a copy of the inspection reports on Oakhill Secure Training Centre by the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate.
(150329)
549
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of fixed fees for family work on the number of family cases represented in financial year 2007-08.
(149748)
550
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applicants to the family courts were referred for (a) mediation, (b) early intervention and (c) reports in public law in the 2006-07 financial year; and at what cost to the public purse.
(149750)
551
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications there were to family courts in the last financial year.
(149751)
552
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on people undergoing treatment for mental illness serving on juries.
(150338)
553
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of tagged offenders (a) disarming their tags and (b) breaking curfews whilst tagged have been reported to police in each of the last three years; and how many resulted in prosecution.
(150339)
554
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget was for Feltham Young Offenders Institute in each of the last five years.
(150358)
555
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many social workers working at Feltham Young Offenders Institute are jointly funded by the Youth Justice Board and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
(150359)
556
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children have been (a) prosecuted, (b) given custodial sentences and (c) placed on the sex offenders register in each of the last five years.
(150360)
557
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department uses when evaluating the suitability of potential new sites for prisons.
(150212)
558
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what land in Wales is owned by his Department.
(150223)
559
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many accidents involving prisoner transport vehicles have resulted in (a) injury, (b) serious injury and (c) fatality to prisoners in transit in the last five years.
(150316)
560
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many accidents involving prisoner transport vehicles in the last five years have involved prisoner transport vehicles operated by private companies.
(150317)
561
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the merits of the introduction of compulsory seat belts for prisoners in prisoner transport vehicles.
(150318)
562
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what average distance prisoners travelled in prisoner transport vehicles (a) whilst on remand and (b) post-sentence in the last 12 months.
(150319)
563
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many accidents involving prisoner transit vehicles have occurred each year in the last five years.
(150328)
564
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he is making on reaching deportation agreements with the top five countries with the most nationals in British prisons.
(149922)
565
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what advice has been given to the chairmen of employment tribunals on (a) the awarding of costs and (b) the calculation of costs to be awarded to the successful party; and if he will make a statement.
(149963)
566
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths occurred in young offender institutions in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) cause of death and (b) (i) age group and (ii) sex of deceased.
(149855)
567
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths occurred in prisons in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) cause of death and (b) (i) age group and (ii) sex of deceased.
(149856)
568
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2007, question number 148495, if he will break down the figures provided by category of crime for which the offenders were given (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial sentences.
(150286)
Questions to the Leader of the House
569
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Leader of the House, when she expects the new rota for Oral Questions to be completed; and what provision she expects to make for (a) regional Ministers and (b) the Minister for the East Midlands to answer Oral Questions.
(149740)
570
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Leader of the House, how many hon. Members have sought a reduced parliamentary salary since 1997.
(149737)
571
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Leader of the House, what the procedure is in circumstances where an hon. Member wishes to take (a) a reduced and (b) no parliamentary salary.
(149738)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
572
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what powers Parliament retains to legislate on abortion in Northern Ireland.
(149805)
573
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was paid to prisoners in Northern Ireland who were imprisoned for scheduled offences connected to a paramilitary organisation in each year since 1998.
(149806)
574
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been paid to prisoners who were released early from prison under the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
(149807)
575
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been paid to prisoners under the provisions for the resettlement of offenders since 1998.
(149808)
576
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the three former senior officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC, Chris Albiston, Raymond White and Freddie Hall, who were named by the hon. Member for Foyle on 24th January 2007, Official Report, column 1415W, following a report by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, were formally interviewed concerning any alleged offence during the course of the Ombudsman's investigation into the death of Raymond McCord Junior and related matters; and if he will take steps to clear their names.
(149982)
577
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150293)
578
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many paramilitary-style assaults took place in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by group deemed responsible; and if he will make a statement.
(149522)
579
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many acts of criminality took place in Northern Ireland by paramilitary groups in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by group deemed responsible; and if he will make a statement.
(149523)
580
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with the Police Service of Northern Ireland on (a) policing and (b) the security situation in South Armagh; and if he will make a statement.
(149524)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
581
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many ministerial red boxes her Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150419)
582
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Minister for the Olympics, pursuant to her Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1291W, on the Olympic Games: Greater London, how much the consultants employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority and her Department cost in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(150116)
Questions to the Prime Minister
583
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) matters were discussed and (b) decisions were taken at the first meeting of the new National Security Committee on 12th July.
(150451)
584
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects the Government to respond to the fifth report of the Public Administration Select Committee session 2005-06, Whitehall Confidential: the publication of political memoirs, HC689.
(150489)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
585
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150292)
Questions to the Solicitor General
586
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Solicitor General, how many ministerial red boxes the Law Officers' Departments bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150291)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
587
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) adult and (b) child cyclists who wear helmets; and what estimate she has made of those numbers (i) five and (ii) 10 years ago.
(149618)
588
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects the Government's evaluation of cycle helmet effectiveness to be completed.
(149619)
589
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons were for the decision to change the way in which child pedal cycle injuries are recorded in the road casualty statistics published on 28th June 2007; and how many such injuries there were in the period covered.
(150000)
590
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Scottish Executive on the development of high speed rail links between Scotland and London.
(150492)
591
Mr Nick Clegg (Sheffield, Hallam):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures are in place to regulate and monitor the performance of private companies responsible for providing security at UK airports.
(149761)
592
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2007 to Question 149369, on First Great Western, if she will publish her Department's monitoring results on punctuality, reliability and service quality for First Great Western for the last three months for which statistics are available.
(150454)
593
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions her Department has had with Cornwall County Council on road safety issues in Cornwall.
(150153)
594
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new railway stations have been opened since privatisation; and how many are being constructed in England.
(150246)
595
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorcyclists were issued with a Certificate of Completion DL196 in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area; and if she will make a statement.
(149462)
596
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Certificate of Completion DL196 certificates were reissued to motorcyclists following the expiry of a DL196 certificate previously issued in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area; and if she will make a statement.
(149463)
597
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what land she expects to be disposed of by (a) her Department and (b) Network Rail between 2007 to 2011; and whether she plans to require that land to be used for social housing.
(149895)
598
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what disposals her Department made of land in Hampshire in each year since 1997; and whether she required any of the land to be used for social housing.
(149898)
599
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ministerial red boxes her Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150416)
600
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had with local authorities in Tyne and Wear on the upgrading of the A1 through Gateshead and Newcastle.
(149854)
601
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether provision has been made for the payment of compensation to a person injured in a road traffic accident in which the person causing the injury was incapacitated by automatism.
(150094)
602
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects the Minister for Railways to announce the upgrading of the freight route between Southampton and Birmingham.
(150288)
603
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what volume of correspondence her Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150459)
604
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she will answer the letter to her predecessor of 24th May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J. Woolley.
(150468)
605
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the M1 motorway northbound was closed on 5th July 2007; upon whose authority the motorway was closed; and what investigation or enquiry will be held into the circumstances of this closure operation and the reason for it.
(149648)
606
N
Mr Ian McCartney (Makerfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10th July, Official Report, columns 53-4WS, on the new cross country rail franchise, which North West passengers will lose current direct journey opportunities; from which stations in the North West; and to which destinations in the South West and south coast.
(149521)
607
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains the Government's policy that there should be three or four rail freight interchanges around London.
(149977)
608
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance her Department has given local authorities on the use of off-road vehicles for recreational purposes; and if she will make a statement.
(150228)
609
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway stations from the 251st busiest to the least busiest in England have a passenger lift.
(149997)
610
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make a statement on the extension of active traffic management and hard shoulder running following the experiment on the M42.
(150123)
611
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the abstraction of rail revenue to the intercity coach network when the National Concessionary Fare Scheme is implemented in April 2008.
(149651)
612
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether free concessionary travel will be available to older and disabled passengers on intercity express coach services registered as local bus services under the proposed national scheme due to come into force in April 2008.
(149652)
613
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the cost of the re-registration of excursion services as local bus services using coaches when the Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme is implemented in April 2008.
(149653)
614
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects statistics on motorcycle usage to be included in the Department for Transport's Travel to Work factsheets; and if she will make a statement.
(150449)
615
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects her Department's Travel Factsheet on Motorcycling to be next updated; and if she will make a statement.
(150496)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
616
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150417)
617
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of tidal power generation in the Severn Estuary; and if he will make a statement.
(150216)
618
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the likely effect on economic development of proposals to move HM Revenue and Customs jobs away from Objective 1 areas.
(150218)
619
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will hold discussions with the First Minister on the flying of the Union Flag on UK Government buildings in Wales.
(150220)
620
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the use of private finance initiatives in UK Government-sponsored projects in Wales.
(150221)
621
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received on holding a referendum on extending the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
(150226)
622
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he plans to bring forward new legislation on the Welsh language; and if he will make a statement.
(150227)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
623
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many ministerial red boxes were provided to her Office in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150405)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
624
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has received recent representations from the Scottish Executive on the withdrawal of funding for the attendance allowance following the introduction of free personal care for the elderly.
(150493)
625
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) translation services and (b) translators in each of the last five years.
(149959)
626
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many National Insurance numbers there are in the National Insurance database.
(149960)
627
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are registered in the National Insurance database.
(149961)
628
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many duplicate National Insurance numbers there are in the National Insurance database.
(149969)
629
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department and its agencies work on National Insurance number fraud.
(149973)
630
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were employed by (a) the Employment Service and (b) Jobcentre Plus in each year since 2002, broken down by region.
(150039)
631
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of adults who were not members of any pension scheme in each year since 1997.
(150040)
632
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much each of the agencies of his Department spent on foreign travel in each of the last five years.
(150041)
633
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the overall cost is of the 24 new pension centres.
(150042)
634
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are employed in the 24 new regional pension centres.
(150043)
635
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of private sector employers offered pensions to their employees in each year since 1997.
(150045)
636
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults were members of occupational pension schemes in each year from 1997 to 2007.
(150046)
637
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research his Department has undertaken into the reasons for recent trends in the number of incapacity claimants claiming benefit due to mental and behavioural disorders.
(150047)
638
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's targets were for lifting children out of poverty in each year since 1997; and whether each target was met.
(150048)
639
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hours a week (a) a lone parent with one child and (b) a couple with two children earning the minimum wage would have to work to clear the poverty line.
(150049)
640
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was lost due to (a) benefit fraud and (b) error in the granting of benefits in each year since 1997.
(150050)
641
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed incapacity benefit in each year since 1997.
(150051)
642
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of people claiming incapacity benefit did so due to mental and behavioural disorders in each year since 1997.
(150052)
643
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received the winter fuel payment in each year since its introduction; and how much they received in each year.
(150053)
644
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received jobseeker's allowance in the last 12 months.
(150054)
645
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees in his Department and its agencies are paid more than £100,000 per annum.
(150056)
646
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average pension paid from occupational pension schemes was in each year since 1997, expressed in real terms.
(150057)
647
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average income of the (a) top and (b) bottom quartile of pensioners was in each year since 1997.
(150058)
648
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average income of adults over the age of 65 was in each region in each year since 1997 in real terms.
(150059)
649
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of those claiming jobseeker's allowance in each year since 1997 had partners.
(150060)
650
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on the (a) New Deal scheme, (b) New Deal 25 Plus scheme and (c) New Deal for Lone Parents programme in each year since 1998.
(150061)
651
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of people leaving (a) the New Deal scheme, (b) the New Deal for Lone Parents scheme and (c) the New Deal 25 Plus scheme claimed benefits within a year of leaving the scheme in each year since 1998.
(150062)
652
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) children under 16 years old, (b) adults and (c) pensioners were living in severe poverty in each year since 1997.
(150063)
653
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received (a) housing benefit, (b) incapacity benefit, (c) jobseeker's allowance, (d) carer's allowance and (e) disability living allowance in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region.
(150064)
654
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of pension funds which have collapsed since 1997 are eligible for pensioner compensation under the Pension Protection Fund.
(150065)
655
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
(150406)
656
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what the reasons were for the use of other commercial delivery services.
(150463)
657
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer the letter to his predecessor of 31st May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Stephen Chetwyn.
(150466)
658
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of the state retirement pension there are in Wansdyke constituency.
(149901)
659
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take further to encourage eligible pensioners to claim the pension credit to which they are entitled.
(149904)
660
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in the UK which are not fully compliant with the asbestos regulations.
(149890)
661
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions have been brought in the last five years against businesses failing to comply with asbestos regulations; and how many asbestos-related deaths have occurred during the last five years.
(149891)
662
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees in each service or agency of his Department were made compulsorily redundant in each year since it was established.
(149620)
663
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the headcount target figure is for the number of employees in his Department in Scotland for 2007-08; and how many staff are in post.
(149621)
664
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the headcount target figure is for the number of employees in Jobcentre Plus in Scotland in 2007-08; and how many staff are in post, broken down by (a) district and (b) office.
(149622)
665
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which sites in Castle Point the Health and Safety Executive considers to be potential hazards due to storage of combustible materials; and when each was last inspected.
(149917)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
666
Mr Paul Murphy (Torfaen):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of tidal power generation in the Severn Estuary; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150217)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
667
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who have entered the UK in the last 10 years are included in the figures for employment.
[Transferred] (150245)
668
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who travel to work each day by (a) public transport and (b) private transport within and to the sub-region of the Tees Valley.
[Transferred] (149964)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
669
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was raised in business non-domestic rates by each local authority in the last year for which figures are available; and how much of that total was returned to each local authority.
[Transferred] (150248)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
670
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his exhortation to fly the Union flag over public buildings extends to public buildings in Scotland.
[Transferred] (150390)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
671
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of holding the media open day at AWE Aldermaston in June 2007; what plans he has to hold other such open days at atomic weapons establishment sites; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150236)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
672
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) any change in incidence of vermin and (b) risks to public health following decisions by local authorities to move to fortnightly refuse collections.
[Transferred] (150159)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
673
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral Answer to the hon. Member for North West Norfolk on 11th July 2007, Official Report, columns 1437-8W, on Muktar Ibrahim, what the basis was for her statement that Muktar Ibrahim's successful application for citizenship and the wiping off of his offences as a juvenile would not happen now; and to what statutory provisions she was making reference.
[Transferred] (150410)
674
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral Answer to the hon. Member for North West Norfolk on 11th July 2007, Official Report, columns 1437-8W, on Muktar Ibrahim, what the legislative basis was for her statement that Muktar Ibrahim would have been deported from this country under new laws; and to what statutory provisions she was making reference.
[Transferred] (150411)
675
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for Sussex police (a) in 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
[Transferred] (150340)
676
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff have been employed by Sussex police in each of the last 10 years, expressed as (a) a head count and (b) as whole time equivalents.
[Transferred] (150341)
677
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what redress is available to a UK citizen against alleged criminal activities by Swiss banks with subsidiary offices located in London.
[Transferred] (150234)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
678
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for computer-based child pornography offences in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (150325)
679
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner transport vehicles have seat belts for prisoners.
[Transferred] (150320)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
680
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) additional and (b) amended advice has been issued on the separation from each type of hazardous material storage of (i) other businesses, (ii) residential homes and (iii) schools and other establishments following the Buncefield fire; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149918)

 
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