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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 17 July 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 July 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 17 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 Tuesday 17 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 17 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what role his private office played in organising his visit to NETpark, Sedgefield, County Durham and other destinations in the North East; whether officials from his Department accompanied him on the visit; and what the cost was to his Department of the visit.
(150306)
2
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps are taken by the Official Receiver in creditor bankruptcy cases to assess the return to creditors that would be achieved through (a) the appointment of an insolvency practitioner as trustee in bankruptcy and (b) a fast track voluntary agreement.
(150310)
3
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps are taken by Official Receivers in creditor bankruptcy cases to ensure that the best return to the bankrupt's creditors is achieved.
(150311)
4
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many adults without access to a bank account have a Post Office Card Account.
(150170)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
5
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will adopt the development of infrastructure in the Government's sustainable development areas as a particular cross-departmental priority issue for driving forward from the centre; and if he will make a statement.
(149822)
6
N
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects his Department to review the voluntary agreement made with the tobacco industry on introducing a covert anti-counterfeit mark to all UK tobacco products as announced in the 2007 Budget.
(150424)
7
N
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what success criteria and targets have been agreed with the tobacco industry for industry performance against the voluntary agreement to introduce a covert anti-counterfeit mark to all UK tobacco products as announced in the 2007 Budget.
(150425)
8
N
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tobacco companies employ an anti-counterfeit solution of the kind set out in the voluntary agreement with the tobacco industry as announced in the 2007 Budget.
(150426)
9
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the change has been in the number of non-domicile tax claimants in the last 12 months.
(150074)
10
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations there have been into claimants of non-domicile status in the last five years; and whether any investigations resulted in claimants being (a) fined and (b) imprisoned for wrongfully claiming non-domicile status.
(150075)
11
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many organisations found to have terrorist links have had their assets frozen; how much funding was frozen in total; how much such funding was returned to legitimate authorities in each of the last 10 years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(150519)
12
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration is given to an individual's tax status by his Department and its executive agencies when offering (a) employment and (b) a consultancy contract; and if he will make a statement.
(150520)
13
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals claiming non-domicile tax status in the UK were born in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(150521)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in the UK who are eligible for non-domicile tax status; and if he will make a statement.
(150522)
15
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully applied for non-domicile tax status in each of the last 10 years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(150523)
16
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ribble Valley constituency were recorded as being in full-time employment in the financial year ended March (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(150260)
17
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ribble Valley constituency were not in education, employment or training in the financial year ended March (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(150261)
18
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Ribble Valley constituency received tax credits in each of the last five years.
(150262)
19
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the membership is of the ministerial working group to determine detailed priorities for financial inclusion policy, announced on page 10 of the Financial inclusion: the way forward; and if he will place in the Library copies of the agendas of the group's meetings.
(150168)
20
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the membership is of the Financial Inclusion Taskforce.
(150169)
21
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of total UK (a) income and (b) wealth was held by (i) each quintile of the income distribution, (ii) the top 10 per cent., (iii) the top five per cent., (iv) the top one per cent. and (v) the top 0.1 per cent.; how many persons were in each category; what the lowest level of income and wealth was in each category; and what the levels and percentages were in (A) 1979, (B) 1990, (C) 1997, (D) 2002 and (E) 2007.
(149811)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
22
N
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 10th July 2007, Official Report, columns 1319-23, on children, schools and families, what strategies other than those announced in that Statement his Department is pursuing; when each was announced; what the timetable is for each; and who is responsible for implementing each one.
(150167)
23
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of rural schools which are likely to close in each year to 2015.
(150258)
24
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent discussion he has had with the Schoolteachers' Review Body on (a) holding a review into the level of teachers' pay and (b) the level of teachers' pay; and if he will make a statement.
(150174)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
25
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much it cost to set up the Office of the Third Sector; and what its running costs are estimated to be in 2007-08.
(150422)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
26
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has held with the regional assemblies on their future role and responsibilities; and if she will make a statement.
(150563)
27
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will provide a substantive answer to Question 149169, on flooding in Milton Keynes, tabled on Monday 9th July 2007, for answer on 12th July 2007.
(150569)
28
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1277W, on mobile homes: surveys, how many of the eight respondents supporting Option 3 were (a) individuals and (b) organisations; and if she will identify these respondents.
(150421)
29
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to increase the availability of affordable housing in (a) Suffolk and (b) the East of England.
(150540)
30
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built in Suffolk in each year since 1997.
(150541)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
31
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many consultations his Department has held on the proposals for new casinos as a result of the Gambling Act 2005.
(150545)
32
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on the (a) Casino Advisory Panel, (b) casinos impact scoping study and (c) development of the (i) Gambling (Inviting Competing Applications for Casino Premises Licences) Regulations 2007 and (ii) Gambling (Categories of Casino) Regulations 2006.
(150546)
33
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date, and at what stage of the process, the (a) Secretary of State and (b) other Ministers were informed of the advice from English Heritage on the listing of the Civil Centre in Plymouth.
(150427)
34
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations were received by the Department objecting to the listing of the Civic Centre in Plymouth; and what advice he received from officials within his Department on the listing of the Civic Centre.
(150428)
35
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what account was taken of representations objecting to the listing of the Civic Centre in Plymouth received by his Department.
(150429)
36
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role Ministers in his Department played in the approval of the listing of the Civic Centre in Plymouth; and on what date the listing of the Civic Centre in Plymouth was approved by Ministers.
(150430)
37
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on which occasions Ministers have not followed the advice of English Heritage in relation to the listing of buildings in each of the last five years.
(150431)
38
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much grant-in-aid he plans to allocate Arts Council England in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(150535)
39
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action his Department is taking to promote the Business and Intellectual Property Centre at the British Library as a resource for the business community.
(150537)
40
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what extra revenue his Department will make available to Plymouth Council in respect of the financial implications of the listing of Plymouth Civic Centre by English Heritage.
(150487)
41
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of English Heritage on its decision to list Plymouth Civic Centre; and if he will make a statement.
(150488)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
42
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role his Department plays in delivering the objectives of the G8 global partnership.
(149466)
43
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in improving the security situation in Afghanistan.
(149467)
44
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the number of operationally deployable helicopters.
(149468)
45
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 4th June 2007, Official Report, column 175W, on Navy: fisheries, when he expects to collate and make available the information requested; and if he will make a statement.
(150570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
46
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure egg production complies with animal welfare requirements.
(150072)
47
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of levels of deforestation in England; and if he will make a statement.
(150073)
48
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the level of (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) greenhouse gas equivalent emissions was in the UK in each year since 1990; what the percentage change was in each year; and what the comparable figures and percentages were for (i) the EU, (ii) the US, (iii) China, (iv) Russia, (v) countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and (vi) other developing countries.
(149810)
49
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to establish a uniform checking procedure for animals entering the UK by air, sea and rail; and what the reason is for the different procedure for those arriving by air.
(150171)
50
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2007, Official Report, column 1663W, on fisheries quotas, for what reasons no (a) scientific assessments have been carried out and (b) safe biological limits have been defined for certain fish stocks; and if he will make a statement.
(150565)
51
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 553W, on fisheries: protection, what estimate he has made of the number of hours per week the Royal Navy Fishery Protection service will be operational in UK seas in each of the five years of the new agreement beginning on 1st April 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(150566)
52
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued on the measures that cattle farmers can undertake under EU Council Directive 58/98/EC of 20th July 1998 Annex paragraph 12, to prevent tuberculosis reactors originating from wildlife contaminating cattle on farms; and if he will make a statement.
(150567)
53
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what average number of hours per (a) week and (b) month the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Service was operational in UK seas was in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(150568)
54
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 6th June 2007, Official Report, column 553W, on when he expects to conclude discussions with the Marine and Fisheries Agency, the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence on the detail of the agreement for the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Service from 1st April 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(150571)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
55
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to public funds was of the reception held to mark the departure of Lord Levy; and what contribution to the total cost was made by Lord Levy.
(150254)
56
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the recent murder of the journalist Serge Maheshe to press for a transparent and credible investigation and eventual trial of the perpetrators.
(150312)
57
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to improve bilateral relations with the Republic of Moldova; and if he will make a statement.
(150532)
58
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preparations he plans to make in response to the visit of the President of Moldova to the United Kingdom later in 2007; what (a) events and (b) meetings are planned; and if he will make a statement.
(150533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
59
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated for maternity services at the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospitals for the period 2008-09.
(149318)
60
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the provision of car parking facilities for NHS staff who (a) work at NHS sites and (b) visit people in their homes.
(150536)
61
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why MRSA is not a recognised cause of death; and if he will make a statement.
(150538)
62
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to adopt the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and Office of National Statistics and allow MRSA to be cited on a death certificate as a contributory factor.
(150539)
63
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(150559)
64
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(150560)
65
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1314W, on MRSA: disease control, if he will place in the Library a copy of the reports investigating the use of ozone to treat hospital infections.
(150514)
66
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected cost is of converting the NHS e-mail system to Microsoft Exchange; and what added functions will be provided by the new system.
(150561)
67
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms of reference are of Professor Darzi's review of the NHS.
(150420)
68
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether ongoing reconfigurations around the UK will be affected by Professor Darzi's review of the NHS.
(150432)
69
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects Professor Ara Darzi to complete his NHS review.
(150433)
70
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Professor Darzi's NHS review will assess the impact of private sector health providers upon the NHS.
(150434)
71
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) early retirement and (b) redundancy agreements for (i) chief executives and (ii) executive directors who were not reappointed following reorganisation of the primary care trusts and NHS trusts in the Eastern Region.
(149464)
72
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are employed in the NHS in (a) England and (b) Suffolk; and what percentage of each is employed in (i) management, (ii) administrative, (iii) scientific, (iv) research, (v) clinical medical, nursing and midwifery and (vi) other roles.
(150544)
73
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how frequently representatives of (a) the devolved administrations and (b) his Department meet the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.
(150113)
74
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the statutory mechanisms are for monitoring the performance of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.
(150122)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
75
N
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions she and her predecessors used their powers of discretion to disregard unspent convictions when foreign nationals have applied for British citizenship in each of the last 10 years.
(149611)
76
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the police about the accuracy of information provided to them by the Motor Insurers Bureau on uninsured drivers; and if she will make a statement.
(150172)
77
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she gives to the police about seizing uninsured cars; and if she will make a statement.
(150173)
78
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to the police per head of population in (a) Suffolk and (b) the East of England for 2007-08.
(150542)
79
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Suffolk had had their fingerprints held on file in each of the last five years.
(150543)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
80
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how premises on which leases had been taken for the NHS University were disposed of.
(150524)
81
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of university students studying (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biochemistry in each of the last 10 years had an A or A* in (i) mathematics, (ii) physics and (iii) chemistry GCSE.
(150525)
82
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of universities with a (a) financial deficit, (b) diminishing budget surplus and (c) risk of insolvency.
(150526)
83
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of postgraduate students in (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biochemistry and (d) all science subjects (i) had undertaken their first degree outside the UK and (ii) were non-UK domiciled in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(150527)
84
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what percentage of current postgraduate students have received first class degrees from (a) English, (b) UK and (c) non-UK universities, broken down by subject of study.
(150528)
85
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on mathematics support in universities; and if he will make a statement.
(150529)
86
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was spent on the (a) NHS University, (b) NHS Institute for Learning Skills and Innovation and (c) NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06, including redundancy payments to staff following closure.
(150530)
87
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of university students studying (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biochemistry had a mathematics A level in each of the last 10 years.
(150531)
88
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the (a) core budget and (b) total amount of funding received from Government sources was for the (i) Adult Learning Inspectorate, (ii) Basic Skills Agency, (iii) British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, (iv) Business Link Network, (v) Connexions, (vi) the Learning and Skills Council, (vii) the Learning and Skills Network, (viii) the Sector Skills Development Agency, (ix) Skills for Business Network, (x) Office for Fair Access, (xi) Quality Assurance Agency, (xii) Quality Improvement Agency, (xiii) University for Industry and Learndirect and (xiv) National Education Business Partnership Network in (1) 2003-04, (2) 2004-05, (3) 2005-06 and (4) 2006-07; and which of these have Civil Service terms and conditions for their staff.
(150555)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
89
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to use the Temporary International Mechanism as an acceptable method of delivering aid to the Palestinian population beyond its current extension to September.
(150257)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
90
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans there are to extend the capacity of HM Prison Wellingborough; and if he will make a statement.
(150307)
91
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders were issued for the repossession of homes by each London county court in each of the last three years.
(150562)
92
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress has been made in concluding inquests for personnel killed on operational duty overseas since 2003.
(149465)
93
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been transported to hospital from (a) all prisons and (b) high security prisons in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(150259)
94
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to meet Mr David Masters, the Wiltshire Coroner, to discuss military inquests.
(150518)
95
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are on indeterminate sentences for public protection with tariffs of (a) less than three years, (b) between three and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and (d) more than 10 years.
(150497)
96
N
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 since 2004; and how many had served (a) less than one year, (b) between one and two years, (c) between two and three years and (d) more than three years.
(150498)
97
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the operation of indeterminate sentences for public protection; and if he will make a statement.
(150499)
98
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection released on licence have (a) been returned to prison and (b) been convicted for offences while on licence.
(150500)
99
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) very high risk and (b) high risk prisoners are serving sentences in open prisons.
(150501)
100
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of employment tribunal cases the Chairman awarded costs to the claimant in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(149920)
Questions to the Prime Minister
101
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, whether it is his policy that no authorisation will be given for the interception of communications in respect of (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords; and if he will make a statement.
(150253)
102
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official residences occupied by (a) Ministers and (b) former Ministers.
(150255)
103
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the financial arrangements in place in respect of the continued occupation of Chequers by his predecessor; and how long he expects that occupation to continue.
(150256)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
104
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people are employed in his Department to work on ministerial correspondence.
(150564)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
105
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has to review the proposals for the South Hampshire Rapid Transit System; and if she will make a statement.
(150534)
106
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will list the locations in England where traffic on a primary route is reduced to single file traffic controlled by traffic lights when crossing a narrow bridge or other bottleneck.
(150112)
107
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the percentage change in real terms of the cost of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus and (c) train since (i) 1977, (ii) 1987 and (iii) 1997.
(150423)
108
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidental deaths there were on the First Great Western rail network (a) west of Swindon and Newbury and (b) on the London to Didcot line covered by the Area Commander for London North in each of the last three years.
(149362)
109
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many suicides there were on the First Great Western rail network London to Didcot line covered by the Area Commander for London North in each of the last three years.
(149363)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
110
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 16 to 21 were asked to repay benefits paid while they were staying in hospital in each year since 1997.
(150308)
111
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will undertake an evaluation of the 28 day hospital stay rule for young people with cancer.
(150309)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
112
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Answer of 4th July 2007, Official Report, column 956, what the basis was for the Prime Minister's statement that the additional funding for Childline would be spread over two years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150513)
Questions to the Leader of the House
113
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent):To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 11th July 2007, Official Report, columns 1449-51, on the draft legislative programme, which of the planned bills will apply (a) fully and (b) in part in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland; and, in such cases, if she will set out the form in which the legislation will apply in each respective area of the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (150512)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
114
N
Lyn Brown (West Ham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has to ensure that local authorities have more effective control over street works by utility companies.
[Question Unstarred] (149841)
115
N
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress she has made in ensuring that the new operator of the East Coast line will provide a fast, efficient and safe service.
[Question Unstarred] (149837)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
116
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were diagnosed with mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (150556)
117
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were diagnosed with pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (150557)
118
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people died from mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (150558)

 
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