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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 19 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 Thursday 19 July 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 19 July 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 19 July of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Thursday 19 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 19 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what consideration will be made in the forthcoming consultation on smart meters of the potential introduction of meters with internal communications and displays instead of pure real time displays; and what assessment he has made of the effect such an introduction would have on the UK's implementation of the Energy Services Directive.
(150878)
2
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether gas supplies will be considered as part of the forthcoming consultation on smart meters.
(150879)
3
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will meet industry representatives to discuss the forthcoming consultation on smart meters.
(150880)
4
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make a statement on the future use of wind power.
(150266)
5
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many windfarms there are in the UK; and where they are located.
(150267)
6
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking with business to encourage the creation of windfarms.
(150268)
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what further windfarm developments are planned.
(150269)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent discussions he has had with his colleagues in HM Treasury on tax incentives related to wind power.
(150270)
9
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring companies to display their telephone number when making unsolicited calls.
(150783)
10
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the merits of providing incentives and funding to support the economic viability of independent town centre retailers.
(151078)
11
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to (a) the Government, (b) businesses and (c) employees of making mediation a compulsory step in employment disputes.
(151289)
12
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what proportion of mediated employment disputes were successfully concluded at that stage in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151290)
13
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations his Department has received from trade unions on mediation in employment disputes.
(151291)
14
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of employment disputes on small firms.
(151292)
15
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has undertaken on mediation in employment disputes in the last 12 years.
(151293)
16
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 costs and benefits of compulsory mediation in employment disputes involving small firms.
(151294)
17
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether his Department has conducted any research on user satisfaction in mediated employment disputes.
(151295)
18
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether his Department holds figures on the proportion of employees which work for the same company following the resolution of an employment dispute (a) through mediation and (b) through other forms of resolution.
(151296)
19
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the average total cost of (a) mediating and (b) litigating an employment dispute.
(151297)
20
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 average cost to (a) the Government, (b) the employer and (c) the employee of an employment dispute (i) resolved through an employment tribunal, (ii) resolved through mediation and (iii) in which mediation was unsuccessful.
(151349)
21
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151375)
22
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether each regional development agency has made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151379)
23
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what response his Department has made to the Commission for Racial Equality's assessment of its Race Equality Scheme; and how his Department plans to continue to monitor its Race Equality Scheme.
(151304)
24
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what action his Department has taken to mainstream the impact assessment and consultation arrangements set out in the Race Equality Scheme.
(151305)
25
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how race equality impact assessments and departmental consultation exercises are taken into account in his Department's policy making process.
(151306)
26
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether any new mechanisms for (a) monitoring, (b) consultation and (c) responses to consultation in relation to the Race Equality Scheme have been put in place by his Department.
(151307)
27
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how his Department ensures that existing policies are assessed in accordance with the Race Equality Duty; and whether his Department has identified any adverse implications for some racial groups resulting from departmental policies.
(151308)
28
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151645)
29
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151667)
30
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how the roll-out of smart meters in the UK is planned to be funded.
(151171)
31
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department plans to take to increase and improve the energy security of the UK.
(151544)
32
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make representations to his European Union counterparts on the involvement of Russian energy companies and the purchase of energy sources from Russia within the European Union.
(151545)
33
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will review the involvement of Russian energy companies in the UK market.
(151546)
34
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which companies trading within the UK are (a) owned and (b) controlled by Russian companies.
(151547)
35
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the net value of traded energy stocks was between Russia and the UK in the latest year for which figures are available.
(151548)
36
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the net value was of (a) imports from Russia to the UK and (b) exports from the UK to Russia in the latest year for which figures are available.
(151549)
37
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of energy used in the UK is imported from Russia; and what types of energy are imported from that country.
(151550)
38
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many new businesses established in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex received Government (i) funding and (ii) assistance in each of the last five years.
(151368)
39
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of (a) beef, (b) sheep meat, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his Department in the most recent period for which figures are available were imported products.
(150795)
40
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what plans he has to commission an independent strategic evaluation of the options for exploration of tidal power in the Severn; and if he will make a statement.
(150985)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
41
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average wage for (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) male and (ii) female employee is; and what the average household income for working age households was in City of York council area in (A) cash and (B) real terms in 2006.
(151612)
42
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were (a) employed (i) full-time and (ii) part-time and (b) unemployed in (A) City of York constituency, (B) City of York Council area, (C) Yorkshire and the Humber and (D) the United Kingdom (1) at the latest date for which figures are available and (2) at the same date in each of the previous 10 years.
(151614)
43
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in City of York constituency receive (a) child and (b) working tax credit; and what the average value of tax credits to those households was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151615)
44
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Meriden of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, and 15th June 2007, Official Report, column 1422W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many flights and to which destinations were made in 2006-07; and what estimate he has made of how much carbon dioxide each contributed to the 83 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
(151137)
45
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 21st June 2007, Official Report, column 2138W, on council tax: valuation, which company provides the laser measuring devices; and what the total expenditure by the Valuation Office Agency on purchasing items from that firm was in each of the last three years.
(151138)
46
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15th June 2007, Official Report, column 1424W, on the Valuation Office Agency, which organisation conducted the review.
(151139)
47
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rayleigh of 12th June 2007, Official Report, column 938W, on Departments: sexual harassment, what steps are being taken to tackle (a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination in the Valuation Office Agency.
(151140)
48
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Meriden of 26th January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, and 18th June 2007, Official Report, column 1500W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what conferences were attended during the visit to Japan.
(151150)
49
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, to the hon Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 400W, on VAT: home information packs, if he will list each (a) authorised and (b) required item of a home information pack that is liable for VAT if included.
(151198)
50
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, to the hon Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 400W, on Valuation Office: visits abroad, how many staff visited each country; and at what cost.
(151199)
51
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, to the hon Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 400W, on Valuation Office: visits abroad, what the purpose was of each visit to (a) Australia, (b) Canada, (c) New Zealand, (d) the USA and (e) Lithuania.
(151200)
52
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007 to the hon Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Official Report, column 400W, on Valuation Office: training, from which company the media training was commissioned; and what the functions were of the staff who were trained.
(151201)
53
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Toolkit (England) learning tools.
(151312)
54
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's Referencing Manual.
(151313)
55
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's Training Events Catalogue.
(151314)
56
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the case for a tariff system in place of section 106 agreements and planning gain supplement.
(151316)
57
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency has spent on (a) network support offices and (b) data capture centres.
(151317)
58
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the addresses are of the Valuation Office Agency's (a) network support offices and (b) data capture centres.
(151318)
59
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many domestic properties in England have greenhouses according to Valuation Office Agency records.
(151319)
60
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency plans to collate value significant codes for the purposes of valuations of non-domestic dwelling for business rates.
(151320)
61
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which DVDs have been produced by the Valuation Office Agency in the last 36 months; how many copies of such DVDs were produced; and what the cost was to the public purse of development, production and distribution.
(151321)
62
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings the Valuation Office Agency has had with the Australian Valuation Office in the last five years.
(151322)
63
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which divisions of the Valuation Office Agency the secondees from the (a) Australian Valuation Office and (b) Hong Kong Valuation Office were working within.
(151323)
64
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether representatives of his Department made any written submission or representation to the Lyons Inquiry on local government.
(151324)
65
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use the Valuation Office Agency is making of Ordnance Survey's pictometry oblique imagery.
(151325)
66
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the value for money of the ASPIRE contract in relation to services provided to the Valuation Office Agency.
(151326)
67
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Valuation Office Agency made any written submission or representation to the Lyons Inquiry on local government.
(151327)
68
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what access HM Revenue and Customs has to the Valuation Office Agency's (a) Automated Valuation Model and (b) property databases to assist it in its statutory functions.
(151328)
69
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what expenditure the Valuation Office Agency has undertaken on (a) its import system and (b) infrastructure electronic billing authority reports since January 2005.
(151329)
70
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many local authorities submit information to the Valuation Office Agency via electronic billing authority reports.
(151330)
71
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what powers HM Revenue and Customs has to obtain information on estate agent transactions.
(151331)
72
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2007, Official Report, column 1413W, on average earnings, whether the data refer to gross hourly earnings of full-time employees.
(150762)
73
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151391)
74
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the extended verification by HM Revenue and Customs on Pars Technology Ltd, Unit 4, Newmarket Court, Chippenham Drive, Kingston, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK10 0AQ (vat number 608 7403 41) to be completed; what assessment he has made of the financial impact on the company of the time taken to complete this verification; and if he will make arrangements for interest to be paid on the amount owed to the company.
(150775)
75
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the costs of making the personal allowance transferable between couples; and if he will make a statement.
(151190)
76
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total financial effect on (a) married couples with children and (b) married couples without children of making the personal allowance transferable; and if he will make a statement.
(151191)
77
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many married couples have separated but are still married; and if he will make a statement.
(151192)
78
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of individuals who are married who would benefit from a transferable personal tax allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(151193)
79
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151650)
80
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151672)
81
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 6th June 2007 (PO Reference: 5/02209/2007) from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire.
(150765)
82
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 5th June 2007 (PO Reference: 5/02199/2007) from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire.
(150766)
83
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the average change in income tax which has to be paid by a 21-year-old single person living in Poole working full-time on the minimum wages as a result of the measures announced in the 2007 Budget.
(151580)
84
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines are given to Customs officers on the impounding of vehicles.
(151298)
85
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cars were impounded by Customs officers in each year since 1997, broken down by reason for impounding.
(151299)
86
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful appeals there were against the impounding of vehicles by Customs officers in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(151300)
87
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions representatives of HM Revenue and Customs have had with the European Commission on cross-border shopping.
(151301)
88
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were made against the behaviour of Customs officers during searches at British ports in each year since 1997.
(151302)
89
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was overpaid to recipients of tax credits in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last 12 months.
(151433)
90
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged 24 years or under were considered to be economically inactive in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151434)
91
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths where the death certificate refers to healthcare-acquired infections there were in (a) hospital and (b) care homes in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151498)
92
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many teenage pregnancies there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) age and (b) local authority.
(151359)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
93
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent per child on (a) (i) pre-school, (ii) primary school and (iii) 11 to 16 year old secondary school pupils in York schools and (b) sixth formers (A) in York schools and (B) at York College in each year since 1996-97 in (1) cash and (2) real terms.
(151607)
94
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential impact of the introduction of compulsory education to 18 years of age on the children of gypsy and traveller families.
(151418)
95
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many new (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) academies were built in each of the last five years (i) with and (ii) without sprinklers.
(151478)
96
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance is given by his Department on the fitting of sprinklers in schools.
(151479)
97
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many fires there were in schools in each of the last five years.
(151481)
98
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151378)
99
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each (i) Government region and (ii) local education authority in each of the last five years.
(151174)
100
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the total number of unauthorised absences was in each (a) government region and (b) local education authority in each year since 1997.
(151175)
101
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) permanent and (b) temporary exclusions there were in each (i) government region and (ii) local eduation authority in each of the last five years.
(151176)
102
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there are in each (i) government region and (ii) local education authority.
(151177)
103
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average number of hours worked per week was for (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers in each of the last five years.
(151178)
104
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people are training to become (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers, broken down by subject area; and how many were in such training in each of the last five years.
(151179)
105
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people failed to complete teacher training courses in each year from 2000 to 2007.
(151180)
106
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many graduates entered teacher training courses in each year since 2000.
(151181)
107
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching assistants are employed in each (a) government region and (b) local education authority.
(151182)
108
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been allocated for the employment of teaching assistants in each year since 2000; and what funding has been allocated for each of the next three years.
(151183)
109
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what average number of hours was worked per week by teaching assistants in (a) each government region, (b) each local education authority and (c) England, in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151184)
110
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average salary is of a teaching assistant.
(151185)
111
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what evidence he has evaluated on whether there has been grade inflation in (a) GCSEs and (b) A levels since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(151195)
112
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his policy is on the use of multiple choice questions in GCSE English exams; and if he will make a statement.
(151196)
113
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department will be the lead Department on the forthcoming Education and Skills Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(151197)
114
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the rate of conception in young people under the age of 18 years was in each of the last 10 years.
(150776)
115
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what budget was allocated to the Teenage Pregnancy Unit in each year since 2000; and what budget has been allocated to the unit for the next three years.
(150777)
116
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what projects are being undertaken by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit.
(150778)
117
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many civil servants are working for the Teenage Pregnancy Unit; and what their job descriptions are.
(150779)
118
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of teenage (a) mothers and (b) fathers were in education, training or employment in each of the last 10 years.
(150780)
119
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151660)
120
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151682)
121
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many foster parents are required in the Poole area to meet demand for placements.
(151577)
122
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in Poole use (a) streaming and (b) setting.
(151578)
123
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much schools funding was allocated per pupil in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997, broken down by age group.
(151367)
124
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many newborn babies were taken into care in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last 12 months.
(151370)
125
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he received on the number of newborn babies taken into care in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in the last 12 months.
(151371)
126
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students from (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were allocated university places in each year since 1997.
(151372)
127
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers in each local education authority had their employment terminated in each of the last five years, broken down by reason for termination.
(151151)
128
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many new teachers entered the profession in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years.
(151152)
129
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools in each local education authority have voluntarily introduced classes in foreign languages, music or art.
(151155)
130
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) teachers, (b) classroom assistants and (c) school volunteers are awaiting Criminal Records Bureau clearance.
(151156)
131
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many mobile telephone masts in each local education authority area are sited (a) on and (b) within one mile of (i) primary and (ii) secondary school property.
(151157)
132
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the teaching of first aid to students and members of school staff.
(151158)
133
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average number of school staff trained in first aid is in each local education authority.
(151159)
134
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority area taught first aid to their students in each of the last 10 years.
(151160)
135
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many school-related injuries were recorded as requiring outside medical attention in each of the last 10 years.
(151161)
136
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, at what pupil age schools begin teaching sex education in each local education authority.
(151162)
137
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teachers are on long-term sick leave.
(151163)
138
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the drop-out rate is of newly qualified teachers from the profession.
(151164)
139
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school came from single parent families in each of the last 10 years.
(151165)
140
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to promote the teaching of foreign languages, music or art at primary school level.
(151166)
141
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teacher vacancies there were on average in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school in each of the last 10 years.
(151167)
142
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average amount of time taken was for a Criminal Records Bureau check to be completed on a potential member of school staff in 2006-07.
(151168)
143
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority (a) have introduced and (b) plan to introduce metal detectors to search for weapons amongst pupils in each of the last 10 years, broken down by type of school.
(151169)
144
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary school and (b) secondary school teachers in each local education authority (i) retired, (ii) resigned and (iii) had their contract terminated in each of the last 10 years.
(151189)
145
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils with special educational needs statements in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school came from single parent homes in each of the last 10 years, broken down by category of special needs.
(151203)
146
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority have (a) expanded their capacity in each of the last 10 years and (b) are in the process of expanding their capacity.
(151204)
147
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many special needs schools there were in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years.
(151205)
148
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils with special educational needs were educated in mainstream schools in each of the last 10 years.
(151206)
149
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many special educational needs students were educated solely in special schools in each of the last 10 years.
(151207)
150
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many classroom assistants were employed by each local education authority in each of the last 10 years.
(151208)
151
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what formal training is required for a person to obtain a post as a classroom assistant specifically working with special educational needs pupils.
(151209)
152
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in each (a) local education authority and (b) in each type of school received free school meals and came from single parent homes in each of the last 10 years.
(151210)
153
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many faith-based schools there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by religion.
(151211)
154
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many specialist schools there were in each of the last 10 years.
(151212)
155
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many classes of 30 or more pupils there were in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school in each of the last 10 years.
(151213)
156
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many combined cadet force units there were in mainstream schools in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years.
(151214)
157
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the ratio of male to female teachers employed by primary schools was in each of the last 10 years.
(151215)
158
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average tenure was of a (a) primary school and (b) secondary school headteacher in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151216)
159
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many members of school staff in each local education authority had their employment terminated because of inappropriate relations with a student in the last 12 months.
(151217)
160
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many drug tests were administered on (a) teachers and (b) students by schools in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years; how many tested positive for drug use in each case; and what steps have been taken against teachers and students who have failed drug tests.
(151218)
161
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times assault or attempted assault with a weapon occurred in school grounds in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school in each of the last 10 years, broken down by type of weapon.
(151219)
162
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times police have been summoned for assistance on school grounds in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years, broken down by type of incident.
(151220)
163
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority (a) have been built since 1997 and (b) are planned to be built.
(151224)
164
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority have been built since the Education and Inspections Act 2006 came into force; and how many plans for new schools to be built have been drawn up since then.
(151225)
165
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many trust schools there are; and how many are planned to be built in the next five years.
(151226)
166
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many single sex schools there were in each of the last 10 years.
(151227)
167
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government is taking to promote competitive school sports.
(151228)
168
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority provide wraparound school care.
(151229)
169
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what measures the Government is taking to promote wraparound school care.
(151230)
170
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps are being taken by the Government to reduce the number of students in possession of a weapon on school property.
(151231)
171
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) students and (b) staff members in each local education authority were killed on school premises with a weapon in each of the last 10 years; and what the type of school and type of weapon was in each case.
(151232)
172
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times a student has been found in possession of a weapon in each local education authority in each of the last 10 years; and what the age of student and type of weapon was in each case.
(151233)
173
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many members of (a) primary and (b) secondary school staff in each local education authority were assaulted by a student in each of the last 10 years.
(151234)
174
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were assaulted by a parent in each of the last 10 years.
(151235)
175
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority taught synthetic phonics in each of the last five years.
(151236)
176
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools closed in each of the last 10 years; and what the case for closure was in each case.
(151237)
177
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what average amount of time a school of each type spent in special measures in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151238)
178
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what additional resources his Department provides to schools classified as causing concern to help them improve.
(151239)
179
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools (a) in each local education authority and (b) of each type were classified as causing concern for more than two years in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those schools have since been closed.
(151240)
180
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average number of special educational needs pupils in class in each local education authority was in each of the last 10 years.
(151241)
181
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average ratio of special educational needs pupils to non-special educational needs pupils was in each local education authority's classes in each of the last 10 years.
(151242)
182
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of students with special educational needs statements in each local education authority attended a school characterised as one of the top 200 schools in the country in each of the last 10 years.
(151243)
183
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils receiving free school meals in each (a) local education authority and (b) type of school had special educational needs statements in each of the last 10 years.
(151244)
184
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils receiving free school meals in each local education authority attended a school characterised as one of the top 200 schools in each of the last 10 years.
(151245)
185
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils receiving free school meals in each local education authority attended a school classified as causing concern in each of the last 10 years.
(151246)
186
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools sold their playing fields in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.
(151334)
187
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools which are private finance initiative funded were (a) categorised as causing concern and (b) placed in special measures in each of the last five years.
(151459)
188
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of schools which opened with private finance initiative funding since 1997 are open, broken down by local education authority.
(151460)
189
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have been built with private finance initiative funding since May 1997.
(151461)
190
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of schools that decided to rebuild at least 70 per cent. or more of their existing floor space were rebuilt with private finance initiative funding in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local education authority.
(151462)
191
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many private finance initiative funded schools closed prematurely in each of the last five years; and what the cost was to the public purse of (a) establishing and (b) closing those schools.
(151471)
192
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have been funded via the private finance initiative in the last five years, broken down by local education authority area.
(151472)
193
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local education authorities have made plans to rebuild less than 70 per cent. of their floor space of schools since 1997.
(151526)
194
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of the schools which have decided to rebuild less than 70 per cent. of existing floor space of schools since 1997 was funded by (a) a design and build conventional capital and (b) private finance initiative funding.
(151533)
195
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average number of pupils attending private finance initiative funded schools was in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local education authority.
(151534)
196
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many local education authorities have made plans to rebuild at least 70 per cent. or more of the existing floor space of a school since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(151535)
197
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of all school building projects was financed through (a) private finance initiative funding and (b) capital funding in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local education authority.
(151536)
198
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many of the schools procured under private finance initiative since 1997 are now conventional capital projects using design and build contracts.
(151537)
199
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many private finance initiative funded schools have experienced a fall in pupil numbers since opening in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local education authority.
(151539)
200
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the annual value of private finance initiative projects within his responsibility was in each of the last five years, broken down by local education authority.
(151540)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
201
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which former Ministers (a) occupied ministerial residences and (b) had access to ministerial cars and chauffeurs at 18th July 2007.
(151035)
202
N
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July 2007, Official Report, column 1640W, on departments: buildings, what the role is of the employees of his Department occupying each building.
(151036)
203
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the energy consumption was of the Cabinet Office (a) in total and (b) per square metre of building occupied in each year from 2001 to date.
(151260)
204
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will make a statement on the work programme of the Better Cabinet Office programme.
(151261)
205
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the membership is of the Cabinet Office board.
(151262)
206
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on acquiring furniture in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(151263)
207
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which task forces were (a) established and (b) abolished by Government departments since the last general election.
(151264)
208
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many vehicles are (a) owned and (b) leased by (i) the Cabinet Office and (ii) the Prime Minister's Office, broken down by (A) fuel type and (B) engine cubic capacity.
(151265)
209
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many contracts for direct mail his Department has entered into since November 2005; and what the value was of each.
(151268)
210
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on how many occasions since 2002 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to (a) computers and (b) buildings in his Department; and of those how many were successful.
(151269)
211
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what role his Department plays in providing (a) guidance and (b) assistance to other departments on the provision of answers to written parliamentary questions.
(151270)
212
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the role of special advisers is in producing answers to written parliamentary questions; and if he will make a statement.
(151271)
213
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what changes in his Department's practice have resulted from the signing of the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(151272)
214
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2007, Official Report, column 36W, on ministerial policy advisers: standards, whether the code will be published within the next two months.
(151274)
215
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his Department's budget has been for the Government Communication Network in each year since its inception.
(151275)
216
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, where, at what point and by whom the decision is taken to recommend to Ministers that an identical answer might be provided when similar written parliamentary questions are tabled to different departments.
(151276)
217
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the date was of each reception held by his Department since May 2005; what the (a) venue and (b) purpose was of each; who (i) hosted and (ii) paid for each; what the estimated attendance was at each; and what the cost to his Department was of each.
(151278)
218
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the disbursement from the surplus of the Duchy of Lancaster to the Queen was in each year from 1979.
(151281)
219
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library a copy of the design and procurement option under consideration for the refurbishment for the heritage Cabinet Office estate.
(151282)
220
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether items in his Department worth more than £100 have gone missing since May 2005.
(151369)
221
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who occupies the office previously occupied by Lord Birt.
(151416)
222
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151393)
223
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Office of the Third Sector is expected to spend on research into social enterprise in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(151335)
224
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if the Office of the Third Sector will commission research into the way social enterprises operate in and impact upon markets; and if he will make a statement.
(151336)
225
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will undertake an assessment of the attributes of successful social enterprise models; and if he will make a statement.
(151337)
226
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what process the Office of the Third Sector will adopt to ensure that funding for social enterprise research reaches the most appropriate academics.
(151338)
227
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151653)
228
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Cabinet Office paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151675)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
229
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the ratio was between the average price of a home for first-time buyers and (a) average wages and (b) average household incomes in each local housing authority area in England at the latest date for which figures are available.
(151351)
230
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the ratio was between the number of social housing new lets and the number of households accepted as homeless in the last 12 months in each local housing authority area in England.
(151352)
231
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average waiting time was for social housing rented properties with (a) one bedroom (b) two bedrooms, (c) three bedrooms and (d) four or more bedrooms for households on the housing waiting list in each local authority area in England in the last period for which figures are available.
(151496)
232
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of the households on the housing waiting list in each local authority area in England at the start of 2006-07 were housed in social rented housing by the end of that year.
(151497)
233
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what provision is planned for traveller sites within the proposed eco-towns.
(151417)
234
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2007 to the hon. Member for Guildford, Official Report, column 1474W, on rates and rating: aerials, how many communication masts were on the Valuation Office Agency's rating list in England on (a) 31st March 2003 and (b) 31st March 2007.
(151173)
235
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the regional distribution is of her plans to increase the building target from 200,000 houses a year to 240,000 a year.
(151310)
236
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proposals for reviews to the green belt are contained within the draft regional spatial strategies.
(151311)
237
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the review of non-domestic rate reliefs and exemptions; and whether the Government intends to publish a consultation paper.
(151315)
238
N
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on Government policy on the building of houses on flood plains.
(150590)
239
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account is taken of land deemed unsafe to build on due to flooding risk within a larger development plot when calculating planned housing and population densities; and if she will make a statement.
(150781)
240
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Electro-magnetic Fields' report to ensure that magnetic fields below powerlines do not exceed 0.4mT.
(151473)
241
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151392)
242
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, Official Report, columns 152W-3W, on Departments: contracts, if she will place in the Library the data compiled for the European Commission to which the Answer refers.
(151525)
243
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, Official Report, columns 152W-3W, on Departments: contracts, how much was spent on contracts awarded to external suppliers by public bodies sponsored by her Department in each year since 2001.
(151532)
244
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how her Department monitors contracts issued by public bodies reporting to her Department, with particular reference to the terms and conditions applied to their workforces.
(151554)
245
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what resources are available to local government to meet the cost of equal pay.
(151493)
246
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral statement of 17th July 2007, Official Report, columns 161-2, on economic reform, if she will direct the West Midlands Regional Assembly to defer the consultation on the revision to the regional spatial strategy to enable the strategy's integration with the regional economic strategy; and if she will make a statement.
(151457)
247
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within her responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151648)
248
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151670)
249
N
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures she is proposing to help those whose flood damaged houses are uninsured.
(150595)
250
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have retained direct ownership and management responsibilities for their housing stock; and what proportion of the overall national stock of social housing their stock represents.
(150271)
251
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, column 1139W, on Regional Fire Control, what the expected date is by which the proposed new regional fire control centres for (a) London and (b) England will be fully networked and operational; and if she will make a statement.
(151551)
252
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4th December 2006, Official Report, columns 182-4W, on IT projects, which information technology projects are being undertaken by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies; what the (i) start date, (ii) original planned completion date, (iii) expected completion date, (iv) originally planned costs and (v) estimated planned costs are of each; and if she will make a statement.
(151552)
253
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's latest estimate is of the number of fully trained and accredited (a) home inspectors and (b) domestic energy assessors in the South West Government Office Region; and if she will make a statement.
(151586)
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Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's latest estimate is of the average cost of a home information pack, including VAT, for residents of the South West Government Office Region; and if she will make a statement.
(151587)
255
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on the marketing and advertising campaign to promote home information packs and energy performance certificates in the South West Government Office Region; and if she will make a statement.
(151588)
256
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to review the Fire and Rescue Service's capability to respond to incidents of flooding.
(151589)
257
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the Fire and Rescue Service's preparations for responding to a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear incident.
(151590)
258
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of (a) parkland and (b) greenfield land has been developed in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in the last 10 years.
(151357)
259
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of council housing there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(151426)
260
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many women were recorded as being housed in refuges and safe houses in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151427)
261
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings were (a) constructed for private sale, (b) built by housing associations and (c) built by local authorities in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151435)
262
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on private finance initiative projects for which her Department has responsibility was in each of the last 10 years; and how much is projected to be spent in each of the next three years, broken down by local authority.
(151527)
263
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing projects were funded by private finance initiatives in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.
(151528)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
264
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the account taken in planning decisions of the effect of proposed developments on existing television signals.
(151423)
265
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payment to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151395)
266
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151657)
267
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151679)
268
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the listing of RAF Ibsley control tower; and if he will make a statement.
(150873)
269
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many English Heritage sites he and his predecessor visited (a) in the UK and (b) in Poole in each of the last five years.
(151582)
270
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) location was of each tourism event attended by Ministers in his Department in the constituency of Poole in the last 12 months; which Ministers attended each event; and if he will make a statement.
(151583)
271
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what events will be held in Poole as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012; and which of these events were planned before London secured the 2012 games.
(151584)
272
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many community sports coaches there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex; and what steps he is taking to increase the number of such coaches.
(151403)
273
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many sports clubs there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151404)
274
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding was provided to Sports England East Sussex in each of the last five years; and what the projected funding allocation is for the 2008-09 financial year.
(151436)
275
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of (a) beef, (b) sheep meat, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his Department in the most recent period for which figures are available were imported products.
(150797)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
276
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the ban on smoking in enclosed public places applies to military vehicles.
(151170)
277
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure was made on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each of the last 10 years; what the forecast expenditure is in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(151522)
278
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the implications of likely future numbers in UK Merchant Navy officers for future military operations.
(151523)
279
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of (a) the Merchant Navy and (b) the UK maritime skills base to provide adequate strategic assets to support future operations.
(151524)
280
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payment to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151396)
281
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151651)
282
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151673)
283
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria have been established for assessing the success of the Community Based Mental Health Service for Veterans pilot scheme; what the cost is for (a) the national roll-out of the service and (b) the pilots; and what alternatives for the delivery of the service have been considered.
[R] (151591)
284
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to the letter of 19th June 2007 (MOD Reference: MC03439/2007) from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire.
(150767)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
285
N
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness and understanding of the impact everyday actions have on carbon dioxide emissions and to help people to identify what they can do about it.
(150589)
286
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department expects to pay to farmers in North Yorkshire in 2007 in common agricultural policy payments; and how many farms will receive payments.
(151516)
287
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what parts of (a) York and (b) North Yorkshire have been opened to the public under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(151517)
288
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many jobs his Department and its agencies had (a) in York and (b) at the Central Science Laboratory site at Sand Hutton in each year since 2006.
(151518)
289
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider (a) relocating additional departmental jobs to and (b) locating additional departmental jobs in York.
(151519)
290
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the change in greenhouse gas emissions has been in percentage terms in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) City of York since 2003.
(151558)
291
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of waste collected in City of York was recycled in each year since 2003-04; what financial assistance was provided by the Government to York for recycling in that period; and what steps the Government has taken to encourage local authorities to increase recycling rates.
(151559)
292
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of waste was recycled in each local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 2004-05.
(151560)
293
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government spent on energy conservation in (a) York and (b) Yorkshire in each year since 2004-05.
(151561)
294
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on flood protection measures in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) City of York in each year since 2003-04.
(151562)
295
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent (a) in England and (b) in the Ouse catchment area on flood protection and alleviation measures by (i) the Government, (ii) City of York Council and (iii) North Yorkshire County Council in 2006-07; and what estimate he has made of the likely expenditure in 2007-08.
(151563)
296
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was paid to farmers in Yorkshire and the Humber to convert to organic farming in each year since 2003; how many acres of land were farmed organically in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2004; and how many are now.
(151564)
297
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) purpose and (b) value was of each special grant awarded to City of York council for environmental purposes in each year since 2006.
(151565)
298
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to make a decision on measures to tackle bovine tuberculosis following the final report of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle Tuberculosis.
(150761)
299
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to encourage all councils to provide residents with a second bin for recyclables.
(150785)
300
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the provision of community recycling centres in Coventry.
(150786)
301
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual budget is of the open access database; how many hits it has had per month since it came into operation; and what plans he has to expand its use.
(151083)
302
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the monies for the recently opened Cranham National Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire will be paid.
(151084)
303
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average distance that (a) pigs, (b) sheep, (c) cows and (d) poultry travel between farm and abattoir.
(150874)
304
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reams of paper his Department (a) used and (b) recycled on average in weeks when Parliament was sitting in 2006-07.
(150875)
305
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers received (a) up to £50,000, (b) £50,001 to £100,000, (c) £100,001 to £150,000, (d) £150,001 to £200,000, (e) £200,001 to £250,000, (f) £250,001 to £300,000, (g) £300,001 to £350,000, (h) £350,001 to £400,000, (i) £400,001 to £450,000 and (j) £450,001 to £500,000 in single payment scheme payments for 2006.
(150877)
306
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to encourage retailers to sell locally-grown food.
(151079)
307
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payment to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151397)
308
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of procedures in place in his Department for the rural proofing of new polices.
(150831)
309
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of bovine TB were recorded in each English region in each year since 2000.
(151303)
310
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on measures to assist those affected by recent flooding.
(150603)
311
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what methods the Environment Agency uses to alert householders without access to the internet to flood warnings; and if he will make a statement.
(151145)
312
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of funding withheld by the EU in relation to the Single Farm Payment scheme on resources available for flood defences; and if he will make a statement.
(151146)
313
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on flood defence schemes announced for construction in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(151147)
314
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the adequacy of the budgets for flood defences; and if he will make a statement.
(151148)
315
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151655)
316
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151677)
317
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will issue quantitative guidance on the levels of obtrusive light which constitute a statutory nuisance.
(151273)
318
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the recent flooding in the East Riding of Yorkshire on farmers; and if he will make a statement.
(151286)
319
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to assist farmers in the East Riding of Yorkshire who have been affected by the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(151287)
320
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new cases of bovine tuberculosis in the South West were recorded since 1997.
(151567)
321
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take in response to the June 2007 report of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle Tuberculosis.
(151568)
322
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many outstanding single farm payments there are from (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 to be made to farmers in the South West.
(151569)
323
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on flood defences in the South West region since 1997.
(151570)
324
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many zones at risk of flooding have been highlighted by the Environment Agency in (a) Poole and (b) the South West region.
(151571)
325
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of carbon emissions resulted from large commercial and public sector organisations in the latest year for which figures are available.
(151572)
326
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles of sewers there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex; and what percentage are over 100 years old.
(151405)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
327
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli government on Mordechai Vanunu.
(151414)
328
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage Israel (a) to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and (b) to allow entry to International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring personnel.
(151415)
329
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of joining the Russia-EU visa facilitation agreement.
(150784)
330
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based departmental staff there were at the British Embassy in (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan and (c) Israel in each year since 2000, broken down by grade; and how many such staff there were at the British Consultate General in Jerusalem in each such year, broken down by grade.
(150550)
331
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based departmental staff there were at the British Embassy in (a) Syria, (b) Lebanon and (c) Iraq in each year since 2000, broken down by grade.
(150551)
332
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK-based departmental staff there were at the British Embassy in (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Iran in each year since 2000, broken down by grade.
(150552)
333
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many London-based departmental staff were assigned to working primarily on (a) the Middle East excluding Iraq and (b) Iraq in each year since 2000.
(150553)
334
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff held an Arabic language qualification in each year since 2000.
(150554)
335
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of the attitude of the government of Angola towards (a) a free press, (b) unbiased judiciary, (c) freedom for opposition groups to operate without harassment and (d) institutionalised corruption; and if he will make a statement.
(151624)
336
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payment to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151398)
337
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151642)
338
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151664)
339
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to international institutions on the protection of the Congo rainforest.
(150175)
340
Ann Winterton (Congleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what definition he uses of (a) constitutional concept and (b) constitutional treaty in relation to the European Union.
(151143)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
341
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the (a) adult and (b) child population of (i) Selby and York Primary Care Trust area, (ii) North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust area, (iii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iv) England was registered with an NHS general dental practitioner in 2006.
(151617)
342
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2006, Official Report, column 1189W, on York Hospitals NHS Trust, how many finished consultant episodes there were in each specialty at York Hospitals NHS Trust in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(151618)
343
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for (i) in-patient and (ii) day case admissions was at York Hospitals NHS Trust for the quarters ending (1) December 2006, (2) March 2007 and (3) June 2007.
(151619)
344
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adults and (b) children were registered with NHS general dental practices in York as at March 2007.
(151620)
345
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioners there are in York.
(151621)
346
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional staff, (e) administrative and clerical staff and (f) auxiliary staff were employed by York NHS Trust in all areas, excluding those transferred to Selby and York Primary Care Trust, in each year since 1996-97.
(151622)
347
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated at York NHS walk-in centre in each year since it opened.
(151639)
348
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the closure of the Birmingham/West Midlands Clinical Network Co-ordinating Centre for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
(150768)
349
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department funds the provision of aprons and gloves for carers.
(150769)
350
Lorely Burt (Solihull):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received reports of GPs levying a charge to countersign passports for patients; and whether his Department issues guidelines to GPs who charge fees to authenticate patients' passports for renewal applications.
(151557)
351
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of recent changes in the NHS capital expenditure budget.
(150828)
352
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence appraises the cost-effectiveness of the price paid for treatments by the NHS.
(151476)
353
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on the NHS of the provision of a range of discounts for erythropoietin in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance.
(151477)
354
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what appraisal the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has carried out on treatments for ovarian cancer.
(151513)
355
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds the Government provided for research into motor neurone disease in each year since 2005; and what funds have been allocated for each year to 2010.
(151350)
356
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the merits of providing all midwives, qualifying from universities in England with a guarantee of one year's paid employment as a midwife in the NHS in England.
(151514)
357
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which dates the annual accounts of the NHS were published in each of the last five years.
(151515)
358
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has (a) to replace, (b) to refurbish and (c) to expand renal units in Portsmouth.
(151520)
359
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to implement the National Service Framework for Renal Services in Portsmouth.
(151521)
360
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places for student midwives are planned to be provided in (a) the 2007-08 academic year and (b) subsequent years; what factors are taken into account in deciding the number commissioned; which (i) individuals and (ii) organisations were consulted in that decision; and who decides how many places will be commissioned.
(151613)
361
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of midwives working in the NHS in England.
(151616)
362
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for (a) hip replacements and (b) knee replacements on the NHS was in each of the last five years.
(151485)
363
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to implement the Musculoskeletal Services Framework; and if he will make a statement.
(151486)
364
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151399)
365
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department's 2002 Spending Review settlement set financial limits on the negotiation of a new contract for the delivery of general medical services.
(151425)
366
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 235W, on Departments: contracts, how much was spent on contracts awarded to external suppliers by public bodies sponsored by his Department in each year since 2001.
(151529)
367
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department monitors contracts issued by public bodies reporting to his Department, with particular reference to the terms and conditions applied to their workforce.
(151553)
368
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of redundancy payments associated with the reconfiguration of primary care trusts in the East of England in the financial year 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(151556)
369
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the provision of NHS care for failed asylum seekers who are temporarily unable to leave the UK.
(151492)
370
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new proposals he has on food labelling.
(150599)
371
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of mild dehydration on mental performance in (a) children and (b) adults.
(151141)
372
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) Criminal Records Bureau, (b) security, (c) health and (d) registration status checks are carried out on overseas doctors seeking to work in the United Kingdom.
(151149)
373
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds there were per capita for (a) acute medicine, (b) general surgery, (c) orthopaedics, (d) maternity and (e) paediatrics in each (i) strategic health authority and (ii) primary care trust in England in each of the last 10 years; and what projections he has made of bed numbers in future years.
(151464)
374
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what models are used by his Department to determine patient flows between major general hospitals; and what assessment he has made of their accuracy.
(151467)
375
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessent he has made of the impact of the European Working Time Directive on acute hospital services.
(151543)
376
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151658)
377
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151680)
378
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community nurses experienced (a) physical abuse and (b) verbal abuse in each year since 1997; how many representations his Department has received about abuse towards community nurses; and if he will make a statement.
(151469)
379
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients under the auspices of the Leeds Primary Care Trust have been referred to consultants other than those originally selected by their GP; and in how many of these cases the permission of (a) the referring GP and (b) the patient was sought.
(151428)
380
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment within the NHS.
(151339)
381
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS hospitals provide photodynamic therapy cancer treatments.
(151340)
382
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of the use of photodynamic therapy cancer treatments compared with other cancer treatments in respect of (a) patient care and (b) NHS finances.
(151341)
383
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to extend the use and availability of photodynamic therapy cancer treatments.
(151342)
384
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the median cost per patient was of photodynamic therapy cancer treatment in comparison to other cancer treatments in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151343)
385
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what obstacles exist to widening the use and availability of photodynamic therapy cancer treatments within the NHS.
(151344)
386
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from (a) medical bodies and (b) cancer charities on photodynamic therapy cancer treatment.
(151345)
387
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients with relevant conditions were offered photodynamic therapy cancer treatments in the latest period for which figures are available.
(151346)
388
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of using photodynamic therapy to treat patients with MRSA within the NHS.
(151347)
389
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of photodynamic therapy cancer treatments within the NHS on (a) patient throughput, (b) bed use and (c) patient recovery times.
(151348)
390
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of 12th June 2007 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire about pay for nurses.
(150763)
391
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what percentage of the Community Hospital Fund has been allocated; to which projects, broken down by constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(151288)
392
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase the funding allocated to Hertfordshire's mental health services.
(151684)
393
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total amount of NHS funding made available to the Hertfordshire Partnership Mental Health Trust was in each financial year from 2001.
(151685)
394
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Hertfordshire Partnership Mental Health Trust is not making a disproportionate financial contribution towards meeting Hertfordshire's NHS deficits.
(151686)
395
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of healthcare-acquired infections there were while in (a) hospital and (b) care homes in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151355)
396
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) state and (b) privately-funded care home places in (i) Eastbourne, (ii) East Sussex and (iii) England per head of population.
(151406)
397
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) occupied and (b) available extra care housing places there are in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex.
(151407)
398
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) outpatient appointments and (b) operations there were in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151408)
399
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health patients moved on to independent living in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(151409)
400
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on agency nurses providing temporary cover in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151410)
401
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) beef, (b) sheep meat, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his Department in the most recent period for which figures are available were imported products.
(150796)
402
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals were opened with private finance initiative funding since 1997, broken down by strategic health authority region.
(151458)
403
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value of Private Finance Initiative projects for which his Department is responsible was in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority region.
(151538)
404
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the hospitals which have been opened through Private Finance Initiative funding since 1997 have subsequently been closed, broken down by strategic health authority region.
(151541)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
405
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers, (b) community support officers and (c) police civilian staff were employed by North Yorkshire Police as at March 2007.
(151608)
406
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) violent crimes and (b) crimes were recorded in (i) North Yorkshire and (ii) City of York in each of the last 10 years.
(151609)
407
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants she estimates are living in York.
(151610)
408
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications of the introduction of identity cards for gypsy and traveller communities.
(151419)
409
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the reduction in the Young People Substance Misuse Grant in 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.
(151542)
410
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the target processing time is for applications for (a) Romanian and (b) Bulgarian nationals under each of the different application processes and pathways through which they can apply to work and remain in the UK; and what percentage of such applications met that target time in the last period for which figures are available.
(151484)
411
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average (a) cost and (b) time taken to process applications for (i) Romanian and (ii) Bulgarian nationals under each of the different application processes and pathways through which they can apply to work and remain in the UK was in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(151487)
412
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many different application processes and pathways there are through which Romanian and Bulgarian nationals can apply to work and remain in the UK.
(151488)
413
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151390)
414
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will reply to the letters of (a) 2nd July, (b) 14th June and (c) 11th May 2007 from the hon. Member for Woking on Mr Everet West (HO ref. B17322/7).
(150827)
415
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within her responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151646)
416
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151668)
417
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were detained in Armley Prison in each of the last eight months; how many are being so detained; and how many cells are occupied by failed asylum seekers.
(151202)
418
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cautions were given to those accused of sexual offences in (a) Leeds, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(151285)
419
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the identity cards pilot scheme is expected to report; and if she will make a statement.
(150826)
420
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers resident in Poole have been waiting for three months or longer for initial decisions to be made.
(151592)
421
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have arrived in Poole in the last five years.
(151596)
422
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many domestic burglaries there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151361)
423
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drink-driving tests were carried out in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the past five years.
(151362)
424
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the levels of perception of anti-social behaviour in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.
(151363)
425
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crime scene investigators are in post in each police force in East Sussex; and what percentage of those are civilians.
(151364)
426
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of knife crime offences in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(151365)
427
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) identity and (b) online fraud were recorded in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(151366)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
428
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many apprenticeships there were in York in 2005-06.
(151625)
429
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of 16 to 19 year olds in York were in education, training or work in 2005-06.
(151626)
430
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of 16 to 19 year olds in York were registered as unemployed in January 2007.
(151627)
431
Philip Davies (Shipley):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many colleges (a) have sprinklers and (b) do not have sprinklers fitted within them.
(151480)
432
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding for non-priority adult education in Liverpool over the past two years.
(150770)
433
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he last reviewed the definition of non-priority adult education; and if he will make a statement.
(150771)
434
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what procedure he has put in place to enable him to assess the adequacy of the Learning and Skills Council's allocation of funds for non-priority adult education in Liverpool.
(150772)
435
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since its establishment.
(151380)
436
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151661)
437
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151683)
438
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many 16 to 24 year olds in Poole are not in employment, education or training.
(151576)
439
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many apprenticeship schemes are operating in the Poole area.
(151579)
440
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many apprenticeship places there are for 16 and 17 year olds in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex; and what plans he has for the provison of such places in the future.
(151353)
441
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many workers in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have received additional training under the Engineering Workforce Development scheme since inception.
(151354)
442
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the (a) average and (b) maximum student loan was in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(151356)
443
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) part-time and b) full-time students registered for higher education courses at universities in East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(151358)
444
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has to maintain the Office for Science and Innovation.
(151382)
445
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will consider providing the Charity Research Support Fund as a fixed percentage uplift based on the level of funding received by universities from charities.
(151420)
446
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what factors were taken into account in calculating how much Charity Research Support Fund funding to make available to universities in each financial year up to 2012.
(151421)
447
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much Charity Research Support Fund funding he plans to make available to universities in each financial year up to 2012.
(151422)
448
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has to sustain the dual support system for universities.
(151424)
449
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of A-Level students from each local education authority continued their education to university level in each of the last 10 years.
(151153)
450
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of university level students receive education grants.
(151154)
451
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the average level of debt is of a university graduate on graduation.
(151221)
452
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average amount of time needed for a university graduate to repay debts incurred during study.
(151222)
453
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many university level students receive education grants.
(151223)
454
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions his Department and its predecessor have held with university representatives or vice chancellors on raising university tuition fees.
(151333)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
455
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information he has received on the shortfall in the Bank of Tanzania's external payment arrears account for 2005-06; how much Tanzania received in aid from (a) the World Bank and (b) the IMF in each of the last five years; how much Tanzania has received in unearmarked contributions from the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(150176)
456
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) level of poverty, (b) access to basic health care, (c) access to a basic education and (d) level of government corruption in Angola; and what assistance he is giving to Angola.
(151628)
457
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151400)
458
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151649)
459
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151671)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
460
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, where the work that was being dealt with by the Public Defender Office in St John's Street, Liverpool has been transferred to.
(150635)
461
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been made redundant as a result of the closure of the Public Defender Office in St John's Street, Liverpool; and what their positions were.
(150636)
462
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the Public Defender Office in St. John's Street, Liverpool has been closed; and who was consulted on the closure of that Office.
(150645)
463
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the assessment process is of the Public Defence Office pilots; and when a report on the pilots is expected to be made public.
(150773)
464
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total annual cost is of the Public Defence Office pilots; and what the average annual cost has been of a Public Defence lawyer.
(150774)
465
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151394)
466
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which five nationalities are most represented among the foreign prisoners being held in British gaols; and how many are held at each.
(150832)
467
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of under 18s in custody received their custodial sentence as a result of (a) possessing or supplying drugs of class A, B or C and (b) offences in which drugs were involved.
(150912)
468
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many under 18 year olds were in custody (a) following conviction and (b) before conviction on 1st October of each year since 1997.
(150913)
469
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many places there are for under 18 year olds in the prison estate; and how many such places are filled.
(150914)
470
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of hours spent by young offender is per day in each young offenders institution (a) in cells, (b) undergoing education and (c) playing team sport.
(150915)
471
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151654)
472
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151676)
473
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fixed penalty notices were issued by West Yorkshire Police in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; how many of those notices have been paid; how many have been sent to be determined in court; and how many have remained unanswered.
(151283)
474
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will reply to the letter of 12th June 2007 (Ministry of Justice Reference: 162453/13868) from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire.
(150764)
475
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of anti-social behaviour involving mini-motorbikes or other off-road vehicles were reported in Poole in each of the last five years; and how many of these have resulted in (a) prosecution and (b) anti-social behaviour orders.
(151566)
476
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) certified normal capacity and (b) current prison population for prisons is in Dorset.
(151594)
477
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) sentenced for bicycle thefts in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each of the last five years.
(151381)
Questions to the Leader of the House
478
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Leader of the House, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within her responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151640)
479
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Leader of the House, how much her Office paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
480
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop Solicitors since 1997.
(151401)
481
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151659)
482
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151681)
483
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time reservist and (c) full-time reservist police officers are employed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and what the comparable figures have been for the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(150986)
484
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of (a) full-time, (b) part-time reservist and (c) full-time reservist Police Service of Northern Ireland officers are (i) Catholic and (ii) Protestant; what the comparable figures were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(150987)
485
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers were injured while on duty in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(150988)
486
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civilian staff were employed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the RUC in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(150989)
Questions to the Prime Minister
487
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his plans for the future use of (a) Chequers and (b) the official residential properties used by ministers.
(151267)
488
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, what the total cost to public funds has been of entertainment at (a) Chequers, (b) Chevening and (c) Dorneywood since 1st May 1997.
(151277)
489
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Prime Minister, what the date was of each reception he and his predecessor have held since May 2005; what the (a) venue and (b) purpose was of each; who (i) hosted and (ii) paid for each; what the estimated attendance was at each; and what the cost to the public purse was of each.
(151280)
490
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Prime Minister, how many overseas visits were made by officials within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151644)
491
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Prime Minister, how much his Office paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151666)
Questions to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission
492
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, if the Commission will publish (a) all papers originally supplied to it on the Comptroller and Auditor General's travel expenses and related Inland Revenue payments made by the National Audit Office and (b) any subsequent revisions or amendments to those papers.
(151172)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
493
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151373)
494
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151647)
495
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151669)
496
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what procedure the Government uses to notify the Scottish Parliament of its desire for a Sewel motion to be considered by the Parliament; and what involvement the Scottish Executive has in the process.
(151259)
Questions to the Solicitor General
497
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Solicitor General, what steps she is taking to improve the prosecution and conviction rate for major fraud.
(151581)
498
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Solicitor General, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within her responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151656)
499
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Solicitor General, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151678)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
500
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the annual report of the Electoral Commission for 2006-07 is to be published by the Commission.
(151194)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
501
N
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the financial implications for the UK rail industry of the implementation of the EU proposal 2004/0048 (COD) for a European Parliament and Council directive on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network.
[R] (151033)
502
N
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment her Department has made of the likelihood of the EU proposal 2004/0048 (COD) for a European Parliament and Council directive on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network being extended to include all train crews.
[R] (151034)
503
N
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will publish the UK's proposed derogation from the EU proposal 2004/0048 (COD) for a European Parliament and Council directive on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network.
[R] (151080)
504
N
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had in the Council of Ministers about the UK's proposed derogation from the EU proposal 2004/0048 (COD) for a European Parliament and Council directive on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network.
[R] (151081)
505
N
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions her officials have had with the UK Permanent Representation to the EU on the UK's proposed derogation from EU proposal 2004/0048 (COD) for a European Parliament and Council directive on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the Community's rail network.
[R] (151082)
506
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what her estimate is of the value of the land and buildings used by the Vehicle and Operators Services Agency for its annual HGV and PSV inspections.
(151258)
507
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the MOT failure rate is for cars at (a) three, (b) four, (c) five, (d) six, (e) seven, (f) eight, (g) nine and (h) 10 years old.
(151465)
508
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of vehicles other than HGVs and LGVs failed the MOT test for reasons limited to exhaust emissions in the last 12 months.
(151466)
509
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people are employed by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
(151468)
510
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the implications of the arrangements by which a Chinese driving licence can be exchanged for a British licence, via a Hong Kong licence, for road safety in England; how many licences have been issued in exchange for Hong Kong licences; and if she will make a statement.
(151475)
511
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many level busts where planes landing or taking off at Heathrow lost their vertical separation by deviation of 300 feet or more from the assigned level took place in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(150829)
512
N
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many losses of standard separation of planes were recorded by planes landing and departing at Heathrow in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(150830)
513
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151376)
514
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps she is taking to ensure that technologies aimed at enabling vehicles to meet European standards for nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions are installed and maintained in optimum ways, with particular reference to selective catalytic reduction.
(151144)
515
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make it her policy to terminate the franchise held by First Great Western; and if she will make a statement.
(151279)
516
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within her responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151652)
517
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151674)
518
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers were found carrying offensive weapons on trains between Poole and London in each of the last five years.
(151574)
519
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has to increase capacity on commuter trains between Poole and London, measured by (a) new carriages and (b) passenger numbers; and when the new capacity will be rolled out.
(151575)
520
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents there were on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate in each of the last 10 years.
(151429)
521
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by her Department on bus subsidy in East Sussex in the last 12 months, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(151430)
522
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many filling stations in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex are (i) able to accommodate and (ii) offer alternative fuel types for cars.
(151431)
523
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding her Department allocated to projects in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
(151432)
524
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many transport projects were funded by private finance initiatives in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.
(151463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
525
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151374)
526
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151643)
527
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151665)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
528
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average value of state pensions, benefits and other payments was to (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples in York in 1996-97 and each year since then.
(151530)
529
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average value of benefits in kind provided by the state was to (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples in York in 1996-97 and each year since then in respect of (i) NHS services, (ii) social services, (iii) travel concessions, (iv) television licences, (v) insulation and home repairs and improvements and (vi) other services.
(151531)
530
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the rates of basic state pension payable to (a) single pensioners and (b) couples were in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) 2006-07; and what the rates would have been in 2006-07 if they had been uprated in line with prices between 1996-97 and 2006-07.
(151623)
531
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) in the City of York local authority area and (b) City of York constituency receive (i) basic state pension and (ii) pension credit; and what the average weekly value of pension credit received is in each case.
(151629)
532
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in City of York constituency have found work through each of the Government's new deal programmes since their introduction.
(151630)
533
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in City of York constituency were in receipt of each benefit administered by his Department (a) at the latest date for which figures are available and (b) on the same date in each of the previous 10 years; and how much was spent in the constituency on each benefit in each year.
(151631)
534
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in the provision of employment advisers in GP surgeries to advise on sick notes for statutory sick pay; and what evaluation he has made of pilot studies on such provision.
(151482)
535
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of work-focused interviews in the Pathways to Work programme have been given by (a) private sector providers and (b) voluntary sector providers since the programme's inception.
(151483)
536
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many EU citizens in the UK claiming (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) incapacity benefit have been in receipt of these benefits for more than (i) six months, (ii) 12 months and (iii) two years.
(151632)
537
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers have been issued to (a) Romanian and (b) Bulgarian citizens since 1st January.
(151633)
538
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) error in benefit payments administered by his Department in each year since 1997.
(151634)
539
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will break down by nationality the number of national insurance numbers issued to EU citizens since 1st January 2004.
(151635)
540
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what projections he has made of the level of disregard for child maintenance necessary to lift 100,000 children out of poverty.
(150782)
541
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made payments to Flint Bishop solicitors since 1997.
(151377)
542
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents of Peterborough constituency have been in receipt of funds under the Financial Assistance Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(151555)
543
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the (a) accessibility and (b) efficiency of JobCentrePlus services since the move to centralised contact and processing centres; and if he will make a statement.
(151494)
544
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice on benefit entitlement is available at JobCentrePlus offices; and how that advice may be accessed.
(151495)
545
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many overseas visits were made by (a) officials and (b) Ministers within his responsibility, and at what cost, in each year since 1997.
(151641)
546
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997.
(151663)
547
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Warrington received pension credit in the last year for which figures are available.
(150984)
548
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the powers of the Pensions Regulator; and if he will make a statement.
(151383)
549
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) financial support direction and (b) contribution notices the Pensions Regulator has imposed.
(151384)
550
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many instances the Pensions Regulator has ordered employers to cease the accrual of further benefits by pension scheme members.
(151385)
551
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many instances the Pensions Regulator has offered clearance to those involved in corporate reconstructions; and if he will make a statement.
(151386)
552
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many trustees the Pensions Regulator has (a) removed and (b) replaced.
(151387)
553
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many funding schedules the Pensions Regulator has imposed.
(151388)
554
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many scheme-specific funding plans agreed between the trustee and company the Pensions Regulator has approved.
(151389)
555
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unprocessed Child Support Agency cases there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 12 months.
(151402)
556
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) Eastbourne, (b) East Sussex, (c) England and (d) the UK are (i) eligible for and (ii) receive pension credits.
(151411)
557
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on benefits for unemployed people in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in (i) April 1997 and (ii) in the most recent month for which figures are available, broken down by type of benefit.
(151412)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
558
Hugh Bayley (City of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many small businesses there were in City of York (a) constituency and (b) local authority area in each year since 1992.
[Transferred] (151611)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
559
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people in the working age population were non-UK citizens in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (151470)
560
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of individuals registered as inactive in the UK due to sickness and disability; and what benchmarking he has conducted of this number against numbers in other EU member states.
[Transferred] (151489)
561
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK citizens who were economically active in the UK labour supply in each year since 1997; and what proportion of the labour force this represented in each year.
[Transferred] (151490)
562
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of economically inactive people who want a job.
[Transferred] (151491)
563
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential impact of extending the possibility of exchanging private pension rights for a cash sum of a value greater than 25 per cent. of the total to situations where the total of that person's pension rights is greater than one per cent. of the Lifetime Allowance; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (151332)
564
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Civil Service posts he expects to be moved to Poole in the next five years.
[Transferred] (151585)
565
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex residents were in employment in (i) April 1997 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (151413)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
566
N
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to make access to coastal lands available to walkers.
[Question Unstarred] (150604)
567
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made by the Rural Payments Agency in the implementation of the Single Payment Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (150592)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
568
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many medical students from non-EEA countries applied for visas to complete training in the UK in each of the last five years; how many were accepted; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (151142)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
569
N
Tony Baldry (Banbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he next expects to meet the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Incorporated Law Society to discuss legal aid reforms.
[Question Unstarred][Transferred] (150584)
570
Anne Milton (Guildford):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) drivers and (b) companies were prosecuted in each of the last five years for infringement of weight restrictions on roads.
[Transferred] (151474)
571
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cautions were issued in West Yorkshire in each of the last five years; for what categories of offences cautions were issued; and whether cautions may be repeated for the same offence.
[Transferred] (151284)
572
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many penalty notices for disorder have been given in Poole in the last five years.
[Transferred] (151593)
573
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences were committed by tagged offenders in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 2003.
[Transferred] (151360)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
574
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Minister for the Olympics, if she will hold a London 2012: Your Games, Your Say question and answer session in Poole.
[Transferred] (151595)
Questions to the Solicitor General
575
N
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the role of the Law Officers in relation to the conduct of prosecutions.
[Question Unstarred] (150578)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
576
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ministers have opted not to take up the use of a ministerial car since May 2005.
[Transferred] (151266)
577
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance has been given to local authorities on the installation and use of automatic number plate recognition systems.
[Transferred] (151309)
578
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much biofuel the UK produced in 2005-06; and what the estimated level of biofuel production is for 2007-08.
[Transferred] (151573)

 
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