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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 25 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 Wednesday 25 July 2007
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 25 July 2007


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 25 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 Wednesday 25 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 25 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will bring forward proposals to make the ethical code of practice for UK supermarket retailers applying to workers in developing countries enforceable through legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(152604)
2
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will ask the Competition Commission to inquire into whether practices of UK supermarkets involve significant exploitation of workers in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(152605)
3
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether public funding has been provided for the purpose of building wind turbines in Pencader.
(152715)
4
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the total amount of power, measured in gigawatt hours, produced in the UK by (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) gas and (d) nuclear power stations was in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(152928)
5
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what plans he has for the post office network in Batley and Spen.
(152733)
6
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations his Department has made to electricity providers on disruptions to the electricity supply in the last three years.
(152734)
7
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what records his Department keeps of disruptions to the electricity supply.
(152737)
8
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to publish his response to the Post Office network consultation which closed on 8th March.
(152760)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
9
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June 2007, Official Report, columns 2141-3W, on families, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the creation of financial instruments to enable expenditure to be made on early intervention funded by the later savings to be made from having done so; and if he will make a statement.
(152966)
10
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) direct and (b) indirect taxes as a percentage of gross income for households with an income (i) lower and (ii) higher than (A) 95 per cent., (B) 99 per cent., (C) 75 per cent. and (D) 25 per cent. of all households; and if he will make a statement.
(152707)
11
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the basis was for the decision to abolish the three-month Companies House filing date extension for companies with overseas interests; and if he will make a statement.
(152708)
12
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) direct and (b) indirect taxes as a percentage of gross income for all households by income decile; and if he will make a statement.
(152710)
13
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people work in the division of the Office of National Statistics responsible for producing consumer price index and retail prices index figures; how many of these have agreed to relocate to Newport; and if he will make a statement.
(152711)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect of the Gini coefficient on wealth of the Child Trust Fund since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(152712)
15
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of tenants in social housing were (a) unemployed and (b) economically inactive in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(152600)
16
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements are in place for directors and elite shareholders of businesses (a) in the process of being and (b) after having been taken over by (i) private equity businesses and (ii) non-private equity businesses to disclose all deals, promises and transactions of personal benefit to themselves, both prior to and subsequent to the takeover; what duties such directors and elite shareholders have to other shareholders and employees of the business being taken over; what proposals he has to change the existing arrangements; and if he will bring forward urgent proposals to legislate to make such disclosure necessary.
(152607)
17
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give consideration to introducing tax reliefs for exterior building cleaning.
(152610)
18
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss in revenue to the Exchequer from private equity businesses offsetting debts on one business in their ownership against profits elsewhere in their ownership to minimise or eliminate tax liability in each of the last five years.
(152613)
19
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated turnover and profit of spread betters based in the UK was in 2006-07; how much tax was paid by them in that year; and whether any of them paid no tax in that year.
(152614)
20
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are eligible to receive a public sector pension.
(152616)
21
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average amount of time worked each week by self-employed people in the UK.
(152618)
22
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK-domiciled people with undeclared bank accounts abroad.
(152912)
23
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether policy on financial capability is within the remit of his Department following the recent machinery of Government changes.
(152913)
24
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what controls exist on the amount of borrowing that local authorities can undertake from the Public Works Loans Board.
(152664)
25
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consent from central government departments local authorities require to borrow funds from the Public Works Loans Board.
(152665)
26
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the average stamp duty paid by first-time buyers.
(152853)
27
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many young people (a) under the age of 18 and (b) aged 18-19 years committed suicide in each of the last five years, broken down by gender.
(152718)
28
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the cost of administering the (a) working and (b) child tax credit systems that relates directly to the updating of claims.
(152732)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
29
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to raise standards in secondary schools.
(152748)
30
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's involvement was in the decision to build Bishops Park College in Clacton; and if he will make a statement.
(152739)
31
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether Bishops Park College in Clacton was built as part of the Government's Building Schools for the Future programme.
(152740)
32
N
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what rights of appeal there are against refusals of applications made under the Children (Performances) Regulations 1968.
(152075)
33
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has made to local education authorities on the establishing of city academies; and if he will make a statement.
(152922)
34
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many city academies (a) have been (i) opened and (ii) agreed and (b) are proposed in each local education authority.
(152923)
35
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the evidential basis was for the statement in the Care Matters White Paper that 95 per cent. of asylum claims are rejected.
(152953)
36
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have participated in level 3 to 5 childcare training since the inception of the Transformation Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(152687)
37
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) recruitment incentives, (b) quality premiums and (c) home grown graduate incentives have been paid from the Transformation Fund for childcare; and at what cost.
(152688)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
38
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people are members of quangos in England and Wales; and what the total cost of quangos in England and Wales was in each of the last 10 years.
(152930)
39
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessments are made of the political party memberships of individuals appointed to quangos and commissions in England and Wales; what reforms are planned; and if he will make a statement.
(152931)
40
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which public bodies are required to report to Parliament.
(152932)
41
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what percentage of the (a) paid and (b) unpaid appointments made to non-departmental public bodies since 1st May 1997 were (i) members and (ii) declared supporters of the Labour Party.
(152933)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
42
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, by what legal instruments assets are vested in and controlled by the Church Commissioners.
(152602)
43
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what forms of income other than the stipend are available to clergymen; and what cost of living adjustments are made annually.
(152884)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
44
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on defining close proximity to residential areas and schools when considering planning applications for mobile telephone masts; what recent representations she has received on the issue of mobile telephone masts; what responses she has given; and if she will make a statement.
(152774)
45
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the planning process is for applications for new (a) pico cell, (b) micro cell and (c) macro cell mobile telephone masts; and how that process differs from that which applied in 2004.
(152775)
46
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the meetings (a) her Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials from her Department have had with mobile telephone mast operators or their representatives since 1st January 2006; who attended; what was discussed; how long the meetings lasted; if she will place in the Library the note made by her officials of each meeting; and if she will make a statement.
(152776)
47
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions there are on the erection of mobile telephone masts; what legislation regulates such restrictions; and if she will make a statement.
(152777)
48
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many letters her Department has received from residents of Southend West constituency (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to the erection of mobile telephone masts in the last 12 months; what response she gave; and if she will make a statement.
(152861)
49
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many mobile telephone masts there were in Southend West constituency in each of the last five years.
(152862)
50
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what adopted structure plans are in force in each (a) region and (b) county; and what the date is (i) of their adoption and (ii) on which they cease to be part of the development plan under current legislation.
(152640)
51
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local planning authorities in each (a) region and (b) county have approved (i) local development framework core strategies and (ii) housing allocation development plan documents.
(152641)
52
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local planning authorities in each (a) region and (b) county have local planning reviews or unitary development plan reviews being processed to adoption under the transitional arrangements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; and what the expected month of adoption is in each case.
(152744)
53
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local planning authorities in each (a) region and (b) county ceased work on the reviews of their local plans or unitary development plans on the announcement of the intended introduction of local development frameworks; and what the year of adoption was of their preceding adopted local plan.
(152745)
54
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what adopted local plans and unitary development plans are in force for each local planning authority, broken down by (a) region and (b) county; and what the month of adoption was in each case.
(152746)
55
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to reach a decision on the savings of policies from those structure plans in each (a) region and (b) county which cease to have effect from September under current legislation; and if she will publish on the appropriate Government Regional Office website a list of policies to be saved in each case.
(152747)
56
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on the carrying out of additional licensing under the Housing Act 2004.
(152920)
57
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the implications of the GMB vs. Allen case in Middlesbrough on single status.
(152623)
58
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the concerns raised about the Thames Gateway project in the evidence taken by the Public Accounts Select Committee at its meeting on 13th June 2007, HC 693-i.
(152663)
59
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of domestic property sales in London in the last period for which figures are available were for a value of (a) £250,000 to £500,000 and (b) above £500,000.
(152666)
60
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on communities of being designated as unsustainable as a consequence of Planning Policy Statement 1.
(152667)
61
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a room formerly used as a bedroom will be classified as a bedroom for the purposes of the commencement of home information pack provisions if the bed is removed from it.
(152668)
62
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to take account of the risk of flooding in the formation of its planning policy.
(152669)
63
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make an estimate of the number of social dwellings owned by (a) local councils and (b) registered social landlords which are allocated to non-British citizens with work permits, asylum seekers and refugees.
(152670)
64
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Oral Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 160W, on home information packs, how many voluntary home condition reports have been purchased.
(152671)
65
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when her Department will announce which unitary council and local government restructuring bids should be implemented in the first wave of such restructuring.
(152672)
66
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 164W, on home information packs, what payments her Department and its predecessor made to (a) Rightmove and (b) Countryside for pilot schemes relating to home information packs.
(152675)
67
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to amend the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East by increasing the annual building target above 29,000 a year.
(152677)
68
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to introduce new (a) league tables and (b) inspection regimes for (i) council housing and (ii) social housing.
(152678)
69
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to amend the South East England Regional Assembly's draft Regional Spatial Strategy.
(152679)
70
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 26th June 2007, Official Report, column 633W, on housing: valuation, whether a property with a greenhouse may be assigned a higher financial valuation than an identical property without a greenhouse.
(152680)
71
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19th June 2007, Official Report, column 1677W, on housing: valuation, whether a greenhouse is included in the generic classification of outbuilding.
(152681)
72
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19th June 2007, Official Report, column 1679W, on the Public Sector Relocation Independent Review, which Government departments and agencies which sent written submissions to the Lyons Inquiry into local government which are held by her Department.
(152682)
73
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 26th June 2007, Official Report, column 633W, on home information packs: finance, what the financial value is of the additional resources provided to local authority trading standard departments in England in year 2007-08.
(152683)
74
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 26th June 2007, Official Report, column 633W, on home information packs: finance, by what mechanism funding is being provided to trading standards officers in Wales.
(152684)
75
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 26th June 2007, Official Report, column 633W, on Hometrack, if she will place in the Library the written consultation representations from Hometrack.
(152685)
76
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the annual level of expected non-compliance with the home information pack provisions.
(152686)
77
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to issue revised statutory instruments relating to home information packs; and what the timescale is for the coming into force of such statutory instruments.
(152698)
78
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff who had previously been seconded to the Deputy Prime Minister's office have received (a) anti-bullying training and (b) diversity awareness training since May 2006 following their return to her Department.
(152699)
79
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes the Planning Inspectorate has made to the practice of setting start dates from when an appeal is received in the last 24 months.
(152700)
80
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 171W, on land: databases, if she will place in the Library a copy of the documentation relating to the validation service the Valuation Office Agency provides for local authority IT suppliers.
(152701)
81
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Ordnance Survey's targets are for use of 15cm high-resolution pictometry oblique imagery across England.
(152820)
82
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether additional funding has been provided to local authority trading standards departments to enforce the home information packs regulations.
(152821)
83
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the average price of a dwelling purchased by a first time buyer in England.
(152822)
84
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the effect of delays in setting start dates for appeals is on the Planning Inspectorate's performance against the ministerial targets on timeliness.
(152823)
85
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at what point in time consideration of an appeal by the Planning Inspectorate is deemed to have commenced for the purpose of the Inspectorate's performance statistics.
(152824)
86
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the regional civil contingencies committees in tackling the recent flooding incidents.
(152829)
87
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the revenue grant to local authorities was, excluding education funding, in each year since 1997-98.
(152830)
88
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings have had their individual property records updated by the Valuation Office Agency using information from the Rightmove.co.uk database in the last month.
(152831)
89
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the written submissions by Hometrack to (a) her Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency.
(152832)
90
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings Ministers from her Department have had with the Association of Home Information Pack Providers in the last 12 months.
(152833)
91
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans her Department has to consult local authorities on the 200 performance indicators which will be included in the new local government performance framework.
(152840)
92
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social tenants are eligible for (a) social homebuy, (b) the right to buy and (c) the right to acquire.
(152844)
93
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's target is for increasing the level of home ownership.
(152845)
94
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) subsidised and (b) non-subsidised energy performance certificates have been purchased.
(152846)
95
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) subsidised and (b) non-subsidised voluntary home condition reports have been purchased.
(152847)
96
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her latest estimate is of the number of qualified and accredited (a) domestic energy assessors and (b) home inspectors.
(152848)
97
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of residential development in England was on floodplain land in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(152849)
98
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the average capital value of a house under the (a) social homebuy, (b) new build homebuy and (c) open market homebuy schemes.
(152850)
99
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding is being provided to each participating budget pilot area; and what the source of this funding is.
(152851)
100
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to change the arrangements for local area agreements.
(152852)
101
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether outdoor smoking shelters require planning permission; and what guidance her Department has given to local planning authorities on them.
(152854)
102
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the changes to the Bellwin scheme outlined in her statement of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1189, on flooding (England).
(152890)
103
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the changes to the Bellwin scheme outlined in her statement of 9th July 2007, Official Report, column 1189, on flooding (England), will only apply to claims made in relation to the recent flooding incidents.
(152891)
104
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether councils taking part in the participatory budget pilots are receiving additional funding from central government.
(152921)
105
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what responsibilities for regional policy her Department (a) gained and (b) lost as a result of the recent machinery of Government changes.
(152935)
106
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of the pilots taking part in the participatory budget pilots were already engaged in participatory budgets prior to the recent announcement by her Department.
(152936)
107
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the time taken for signing off local area agreements.
(152937)
108
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how the Housing and Regeneration Bill is proposed to implement the European Court of Human Rights' ruling on travellers.
(152938)
109
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) title and (b) date was of the European Court of Human Rights ruling which requires legislation proposed to be introduced in the forthcoming Housing and Regeneration Bill.
(152939)
110
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisation has been awarded the contract by English Partnerships to conduct a study of the National Land Use Database; and what the remit is of the review.
(152940)
111
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recommendations from the Lifting the Burden Taskforce her Department (a) has introduced and (b) plans to introduce.
(152941)
112
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Audit Commission has given to local authorities in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what research the Commission has conducted in relation to that Act.
(152942)
113
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what statistics her Department compiles on residential development on floodplains.
(152943)
114
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the representations from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to her Department on the costs of local government restructuring.
(152944)
115
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications have been drawn to her attention as a consequence of the provisions of section 8 of planning circular 04/06; and what her decision was on whether to call in the application in each case.
(152945)
116
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications in England for development on floodplains have been (a) refused and (b) approved by the Planning Inspectorate in the last 12 months.
(152946)
117
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her role is in approving and amending regional spatial strategies published by (a) the Greater London Authority and (b) the regional chambers in England.
(152947)
118
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) conclusions and (b) outputs were of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Home Ownership Task Force.
(152948)
119
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the number of mortgage lenders who offer fixed rate mortgages for terms of 10 years or longer.
(152949)
120
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing starts there were in each local planning authority in England in each of the last three years.
(152950)
121
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, why the Audit Commission decided to change the indicators used to assess comprehensive performance assessments prior to their replacement with comprehensive area assessments.
(152951)
122
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what advice (a) her Department, (b) regional government offices and (c) the Planning Inspectorate have given to local planning authorities who are preparing their local development framework on the process by which supplementary planning guidance and design brief documents previously issued by the authority can be saved either as a supplementary planning document or as a design brief which will continue to have weight in determining planning applications.
(152952)
123
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what provision is being made to reimburse fire services for their costs in dealing with the recent flood emergencies; and what provision is being made to increase their reserves.
(152874)
124
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure by councils affected by recent flooding in North Yorkshire will be covered by the Bellwin formula.
(152875)
125
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will give the Environment Agency a veto on planning applications on floodplains.
(152876)
126
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements for (a) road, (b) water drainage and (c) sewerage infrastructure apply in respect of planning applications for new housing developments.
(152877)
127
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will prepare and publish a guidance plan for householders on the action to take in the event of flooding covering (a) the use of sandbags, (b) the use of skips and (c) insurance.
(152878)
128
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the official duties undertaken by the then Minister of State for Housing and Planning on Monday 23rd April.
(152927)
129
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many black and minority ethnic firefighters there are, broken down by (a) brigade, (b) race and (c) religion.
(152735)
130
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on siting wind turbines in urban areas.
(152750)
131
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of planned new housing will be social housing.
(152751)
132
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what planning guidance her Department issues to local authorities on requests for permission to site wind turbines in urban areas.
(152757)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
133
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent flooding on public and community sporting facilities; and if he will make a statement.
(152879)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
134
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid has been; what the largest single payment was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(152714)
135
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the source code software will be included in the sale of Eurofighters to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
(152622)
136
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of providing housing for members of the Army in the latest period for which figures are available, broken down by rank.
(152702)
137
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2007, Official Report, columns 953-4W, on the Army Board: housing, what the reasons are for the increase in the running costs of the housing provided by his Department for members of the Army Board since 1999-2000.
(152866)
138
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of service was for each rank of the Territorial Army on resigning for the latest period for which figures are available.
[R] (152638)
139
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current establishment of each (a) regiment, (b) corps and (c) sub-unit of the Territorial Army is.
[R] (152639)
140
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there has been a change in the intention to build eight Type-45 Destroyers.
(151186)
141
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what economies of scale he estimates could be made, per warship, if a flotilla of (a) six, (b) seven and (c) eight Type-45 Destroyers were to be built.
(151187)
142
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on the advantages to be derived from equipping Type-45 Destroyers with Tactical Tomahawk cruise missiles.
(151188)
143
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Type-45 Destroyers needed on station to provide adequate air defence for a carrier battlegroup.
(151256)
144
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what increase in capabilities there has been in respect of the design specification for Type-45 Destroyers since 1998.
(151257)
145
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether task specifications for the Future Surface Combatant have been drawn up; and if he will make a statement.
(152060)
146
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what means the Fleet will be protected against aerial attack prior to the advent of the Future Aircraft Carriers.
(152061)
147
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there has been (a) a freeze (b) a slowdown in the rate of promotion of (i) officers and (ii) other ranks in the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
(152062)
148
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) destroyers, (b) frigates and (c) attack submarines (i) currently deployed and (ii) available for short-notice deployment with the fleet.
(152063)
149
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made with planning for the use of dual crews for warships; and in respect of which classes of warships it is being considered.
(152064)
150
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by the Royal Air Force on purchasing, maintaining and transporting horses and ponies for polo in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(152625)
151
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by the Royal Navy on purchasing, maintaining and transporting horses and ponies for polo in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(152626)
152
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by the British Army on purchasing, maintaining and transporting horses and ponies for polo in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(152627)
153
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that 16 Air Assault Brigade is issued with the equipment which it needs (a) for training purposes and (b) to fulfil engagements; and if he will make a statement.
(152924)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
154
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will reconcile the carbon emission factor for grid electricity shown in the Carbon Dioxide Calculator, Public Trial Version, Data, Methodology and Assumptions Paper of June 2007 of 0.527 Kg carbon dioxide/KWh and that shown in the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings 2005 edition of 0.422 Kg carbon dioxide/KWh.
(152968)
155
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) effects of acid rain and (b) trends in those effects in (i) the UK and (ii) internationally.
(152611)
156
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider locating or relocating additional departmental jobs to Westmorland and Lonsdale.
(152843)
157
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many submissions the Government has received from (a) industry and (b) academia under its voluntary reporting scheme for engineered nanoscale materials since its launch in September; what steps the Department is taking to encourage submissions under the Voluntary Reporting Scheme; and what other steps the Government is taking to improve understanding of where nanoscale materials are being used or could be used in the future.
(152770)
158
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to review the merits of the Voluntary Reporting Scheme for engineered nanoscale materials; and what the timescale is for such a review.
(152771)
159
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government will respond to the Council for Science and Technology review of the Government's nanotechnologies policies.
(152772)
160
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase the funding provided for research into the environmental and health impacts of nanotechnology.
(152773)
161
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2007, Official Report, column 1381W, on livestock: MRSA, what testing has been carried out to detect MRSA in farm animals in the last 12 months; and what methodology was employed for the testing.
(152697)
162
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the decision not to increase the Environment Agency's budget before 2010-11.
(152880)
163
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency spent on (a) capital expenditure and (b) expenditure on maintenance in relation to flood defence in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(152881)
164
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will instigate an immediate review of the Environment Agency's planned expenditure on (a) capital projects and (b) regular maintenance in respect of flood defence in each of the next three years.
(152882)
165
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the storage and use of pumps and flood barriers by the Environment Agency for emergency use in the event of a flood.
(152883)
166
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he first received advice from English Nature recommending the Severn estuary as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive; and when he expects to notify the European Commission of the Government's intention to designate the Severn estuary as a Special Area of Conservation.
(152925)
167
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from the Friends of Brogdale Horticultural Trust on the future of the National Fruit Collection; and if he will make a statement.
(152624)
168
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) local authorities and (b) the Environment Agency on drawing up a list of buildings which house groups of vulnerable people to be prioritised for rescue when flooding occurs in Tewkesbury constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(152885)
169
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Evironment Agency on the number of sandbags which are (a) available and (b) in position for use when flooding occurs in Tewkesbury constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(152886)
170
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what extra help has been supplied by agencies stationed outside Gloucestershire to that county during the recent flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(152888)
171
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of households in Tewkesbury constituency which are without (a) water and (b) electricity as a result of the recent floods; when he expects those supplies to be restored; and if he will make a statement.
(152889)
172
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th May 2007, Official Report, column 383W, on shellfish: Colchester, what progress has been made in determining the application for a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for the Colchester Native Oyster; when he expects to announce the issuing of a PGI; and if he will make a statement.
(152967)
173
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of carbon dioxide was emitted in the UK by (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) gas and (d) nuclear power stations in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(152929)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
174
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations against the arrest of opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.
(152606)
175
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made on behalf of the Eritrean refugees residing in Israel's Al Ramleh Detention Centre who are threatened with expulsion.
(152962)
176
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations on behalf of the Eritrean refugees threatened with forcible return from Khartoum.
(152963)
177
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Ethiopian government on the imprisonment of Professor Mesfin Woldermariam.
(152716)
178
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of President Bush's proposal for an international conference on the Middle East peace process; what discussions he has with his US counterpart on the proposal; when he expects the conference to take place; which (a) states and (b) non-state parties he expects to be represented at the conference; and if he will make a statement.
(152065)
179
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) role and (b) functions have been given to the Quartet's special envoy Mr Blair; and if he will make a statement.
(152066)
180
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial and logistical resources the European Union is providing to the Quartet's special envoy Mr Blair; what (a) salary, (b) expenses provision and (c) support staff will be available to him; what share of the costs the United Kingdom is contributing; and if he will make a statement.
(152067)
181
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received from posts in the Russian Federation on threats to the life and security of Mr Boris Berezosky while resident in the UK.
(152632)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
182
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under 18 years had (a) a third and (b) fourth abortion in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(152782)
183
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into the reasons for repeat abortions; and if he will make a statement.
(152783)
184
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in (a) Essex Strategic Health Authority and (b) England and Wales had an abortion in 2006 who had already had (i) six and (ii) seven previous abortions.
(152784)
185
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 24, (d) 25 to 29, (e) 30 to 34, (f) 35 to 39 and (g) over 40 years of age in (i) Essex Strategic Health Authority and (ii) England and Wales who had an abortion in 2006 had (A) no children, (B) one child, (C) two children, (D) three children, (E) four children and (F) five or more children.
(152785)
186
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were carried out at each week of gestation (a) between four and 17 weeks and (b) from 24 weeks in 2006; what the (i) age of mother, (ii) residency of mother, (iii) grounds for abortion, (iv) marital status of mother, (v) number of previous children and (vi) number of previous abortions were in each case; and how many and what percentage of those abortions were performed in the (A) public and (B) private sectors.
(152857)
187
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the independent sector places which applied to be registered with the Healthcare Commission to perform abortions in each of the last 12 months; how many applications were (a) accepted and (b) rejected; and if he will make a statement.
(152858)
188
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of levels of transmission from mother to baby of HIV/AIDS in each of the last five years; in what proportion of cases transmission took place (a) at birth and (b) subsequent to birth; what treatments are available in each case; what assessment he has made of the merits of testing all pregnant women for HIV/AIDS at an early stage of their pregnancy; and if he will make a statement.
(152601)
189
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of pain killing drugs to assist with home births.
(152603)
190
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Community First Responder groups there are in each of the five counties in the North West Region.
(152868)
191
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances in the North West region are (a) equipped and (b) not equipped with a 12 lead ECG.
(152869)
192
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics worked for the North West Ambulance Service and its predecessors in each of the last five years; and what the projected numbers are for (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.
(152870)
193
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) the Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust area, (c) the North West Region and (d) England are registered with an NHS dentist.
(152871)
194
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider upgrading Westmorland General Hospital to full district general hospital status.
(152872)
195
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider supporting the provision of full consultant-led acute admissions services at Westmorland General Hospital.
(152873)
196
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients suffering from congestive heart failure were treated through (a) pharmacological management, (b) cardiac transplant surgery and (c) the use of medical devices in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority.
(152914)
197
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on (a) pharmacological management, (b) cardiac transplant surgery and (c) the use of medical devices in the treatment of congestive heart failure in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority.
(152915)
198
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of treating congestive heart failure in each of the last five years to the NHS, broken down by strategic health authority.
(152916)
199
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of an occupied bed day was for patients with congestive heart failure in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority.
(152917)
200
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of occupied bed days was for patients admitted to hospitals with congestive heart failure in each of the last five years.
(152918)
201
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to hospital with congestive heart failure in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority.
(152919)
202
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children (a) were admitted to hospital and (b) died as a result of unintentional injury in each of the last five years.
(152762)
203
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies have contracted hospital acquired infections in the last 12 months, broken down by health trust.
(152763)
204
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of West Sussex Primary Care Trust's Fit for the Future consultation exercise.
(152764)
205
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what levels of aluminium are contained in each vaccine provided to children; and if he will make a statement.
(152765)
206
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the safe levels of aluminium in vaccines routinely provided to (a) babies and (b) children.
(152766)
207
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the vaccines routinely given to (a) babies and (b) children.
(152767)
208
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of funding is being provided by the NHS to (a) adult hospices and (b) children's hospices in Sussex in 2007-08.
(152768)
209
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce family history breast screening as part of the national breast screening programme; and if he will make a statement.
(152926)
210
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1148W, on health services, by what means research required by the working groups on the White Paper will be financed.
(152057)
211
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1148W, on health services, whether documents made available to the working groups on the White Paper will also be made available to (a) stakeholder organisations (i) represented and (ii) not represented on the working groups and (b) the public.
(152058)
212
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July 2007, Official Report, column 1148W, on health services, by what means the patient and public stakeholders on the working groups on the White Paper are being (a) nominated and (b) selected; and what expenses will be met for them in their work.
(152059)
213
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department requires primary care trusts to consult (a) existing acute hospitals, (b) county council overview and scrutiny committees, (c) GPs, (d) patients and (e) other representatives of the health community prior to tendering taking place for independent sector treatment centres.
(152690)
214
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether existing acute hospitals are permitted to tender for independent sector treatment centres.
(152691)
215
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on primary care trusts tendering for independent sector treatment centres when there is underused NHS operating capacity available locally.
(152692)
216
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of independent sector treatment centres on the economics of NHS acute hospitals in their areas.
(152693)
217
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of independent sector treatment centres on the availability of junior doctor training posts.
(152694)
218
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of independent sector treatment centres on NHS staff training and development.
(152695)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
219
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of employment as (a) a police officer and (b) a police community support officer was of officers employed in (i) Southend and (ii) Essex Constabulary in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(152779)
220
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list the provisions within the Police Act 1996 which (a) have not yet come into force and (b) have been repealed (i) prior to and (ii) after coming into force.
(152781)
221
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additions have been made to the list of proscribed organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000 since January 2006; what the reason was for each addition; and what further additions are planned.
(152786)
222
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25th January 2007, Official Report, column 2029W, on support orders, if she will place in the Library the results of the three month survey of 50 respect action areas to assess the use of individual support orders.
(151456)
223
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been of uninsured drivers by the West Midlands police force in each of the last 10 years; and what the average penalty was in each case.
(152753)
224
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of deaths caused by uninsured drivers.
(152754)
225
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for extradition have been received from Russia in each of the last 10 years; and how many have been granted.
(152755)
226
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under 16 years were arrested in the West Midlands for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in each of the last five years.
(152756)
227
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permits were issued to overseas nationals in each of the last 10 years.
(152969)
228
Damian Green (Ashford):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement on the use of immigration removal centre places for non-immigration-related detainees.
(152787)
229
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department's practice of holding passports in files for periods of time on the owners of those passports.
(152628)
230
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement on recent operations by the police and security services aimed at preventing the assassination of foreign dissidents resident in England.
(152629)
231
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been arrested in relation to the attempted murder of foreign dissidents resident in England in the last month.
(152630)
232
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps Scotland Yard has taken to protect foreign dissidents from assassination while resident in England.
(152631)
233
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers have been returned to Zimbabwe in the last six months.
(152056)
234
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the rate of staff turnover was in each immigration removal centre run by a private company in each of the last five years.
(152633)
235
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much profit was made by each company running an immigration removal centre in each year since taking on management of the institution.
(152634)
236
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff in immigration removal centres run by private companies had more than five years' continuous service at the same institution as of 1st February.
(152635)
237
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff at immigration removal centres run by private companies are from an ethnic minority background; and at what grade.
(152636)
238
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults were recorded against (a) staff and (b) other inmates by those held in each immigration removal centre run by a private company in the latest period for which figures are available.
(152637)
239
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which immigration removal centres are run by private companies.
(152717)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
240
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the post 16 curriculum; and if he will make a statement.
(152749)
241
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will increase the budget allocated in 2006-07 to support managed nanotechnology programmes.
(152855)
242
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what mechanisms he has used to assess the potential effect of nanotechnology on economic development and societal change.
(152856)
243
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many young people gave up a university first degree course for mental health reasons in each of the last five years.
(152719)
244
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many students abandoned a university first degree course in each of the last five years.
(152720)
245
Dr John Pugh (Southport):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many students had their university course terminated prematurely by the university they attend in each of the last five years.
(152721)
246
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will make a statement on the role and contribution of the Adult Residential Colleges designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
(152335)
247
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the terms of reference are of the Learning and Skills Council's review of the Adult Residential Colleges; and when he expects the review to report.
(152336)
248
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much the charitable sector spent on research in universities in each of the last five financial years.
(152961)
249
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of the full economic costs of research is covered by the Charity Research Support Fund.
(152964)
250
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has for funding for the Charity Research Support Fund.
(152965)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
251
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will seek discussions with the Pakistani authorities on the level of UK aid to Pakistan following statements by Pakistani Ministers on the Queen's Birthday Honours.
(152509)
252
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the Government is making to support the work of non-governmental organisations working with Karen refugees on the Thai-Burma border; and if he will make a statement.
(152867)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
253
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2007, Official Report, column 707W, on courts: Nottingham, whether the assessment of the impact of powers under section 178 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 has been completed.
(152674)
254
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) arrested and (ii) prosecuted for using their mobile phones while driving since the legislation banning their use while driving was introduced, broken down by age group.
(152859)
255
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average fine has been for persons convicted of an offence under section (a) 14(3) and (b) 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
(152860)
256
N
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2007, Official Report, column 983, on employment: equality, who conducted the review; when it (a) was established and (b) reported; and if he will publish its conclusions.
(151602)
257
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will answer the letter to his predecessor transferred from the Home Office and dated 29th May, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Paul Southworth.
(152954)
Questions to the Leader of the House
258
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask the Leader of the House, if she will make it her usual policy to subject bills to pre-legislative scrutiny.
(152865)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
259
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has spent on hospitality events in each of the last five years.
(152825)
260
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many receptions were held at 11 Millbank in each of the last five years.
(152826)
261
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are employed in his Department to work on ministerial correspondence.
(152827)
262
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on stationery in each of the last five years.
(152834)
263
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prisoners were released from each prison in Northern Ireland before completing their full sentences in each month since January.
(152480)
Questions to the Prime Minister
264
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Prime Minister, what source of information was cited in intelligence reports to the Government immediately before the decision to go to war with Iraq in March 2003 and subsequently refuted as a reliable source of information; what assessment he has made of whether this source of information existed; whether this source was a case of the UK intelligence service being misled; what the nature was of the subsequent enquiries which led to the refutation of this source of information; and if he will make a statement.
(152615)
265
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Chris Leslie holds a position remunerated from the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152722)
266
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Spencer Livermore holds a position remunerated from the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152723)
267
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Gila Sacks holds a position remunerated from the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152724)
268
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Michael Jacobs holds a position remunerated from the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152725)
269
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Stewart Wood holds a position remunerated by the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152726)
270
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Gavin Kelly holds a position remunerated by the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152727)
271
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Wilf Stephenson holds a position remunerated by the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152728)
272
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, whether Deborah Mattinson holds a position remunerated by the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(152729)
273
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Prime Minister, how much the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers is paid; whether Dan Corry holds a position remunerated by the public purse other than in relation to the Council of Economic Advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(152730)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
274
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to answer Question 148614, on departmental letters, tabled by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland on 5th July.
(152510)
275
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has spent on alcoholic drinks for receptions in each of the last five years.
(152828)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
276
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department has allocated in each of the next two years to raising awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving; and if she will make a statement.
(152769)
277
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) plans to make on the effectiveness of section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in reducing the number of (i) males and (ii) females driving whilst using a mobile telephone.
(152863)
278
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect on driving standards if persons guilty of an offence under section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in lieu of a fine, attend a driving safety course paid for by the offender that includes instruction on the dangers of driving whilst using a mobile telephone; and if she will make a statement.
(152864)
279
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of (a) the effects on human health of increased levels of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) traffic and (b) the level of HGV movements per day on a public highway at which there would be an increased risk to people living (i) a quarter of a mile, (ii) half a mile, (iii) three-quarters of a mile and (iv) one mile from a public highway.
(152703)
280
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2007, Official Report, column 520W, on lorries, what level of heavy goods vehicle movements per day on (a) A-class roads and (b) motorways causes significant structural or surface wear effects.
(152704)
281
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of requiring the installation of event data recorders in all new vehicles.
(152612)
282
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what future maintenance arrangements for the London Underground are being considered by her Department following the entering into administration of Metronet.
(152620)
283
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what public sector finance commitment is expected to be incurred following the entering into administration of Metronet.
(152621)
284
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the proposals to build a railway station at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry; what discussions she has had with Coventry City Council on the proposals; and what estimate she has made of the cost of the establishment of such a station.
(151908)
285
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the number of people who were stopped for using mobile telephones while driving (a) vans and other light goods vehicles and (b) heavy goods vehicles in the last period for which information is available.
(152759)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
286
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government on the role of quangos in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(152761)
287
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on stationery in each of the last five years.
(152835)
288
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many receptions were held at Gwydyr House in each of the last five years.
(152836)
289
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on hospitality events in each of the last five years.
(152837)
290
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people are employed in his Department to work on ministerial correspondence.
(152838)
291
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he expects the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) Order 2007 to be laid before the House.
(152696)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
292
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK state pensions were paid to people residing in each country outside the European Economic Area with which the UK does not have a reciprocal social security arrangement covering uprating of UK state pensions in each year since 1997, broken down by country.
(152709)
293
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases have been reported of (a) an individual using more than one national insurance number and (b) a national insurance number being used by more than one individual in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(152713)
294
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Scottish Jobcentre Plus offices with (a) full-time and (b) part-time opening hours were closed in each of the last five years.
(152839)
295
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the incidence of unemployment and economic inactivity in social housing tenants.
(152593)
296
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the impact of migration on the labour market; and what assessment he has made of the impact of migration on measures to promote welfare to work.
(152594)
297
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has (a) made to and (b) received from the Migration Advisory Committee since its inception; how many times (i) he and (ii) Ministers in his Department have met the Committee; what communication he has otherwise had with it; and what decisions he has taken which have been informed by the Committee.
(152595)
298
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to list the groups in the working age population which he thinks should not be expected to work.
(152596)
299
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals of working age not in full-time education were economically inactive in each year since 1997; and what this figure was as a proportion of the working age population in each case.
(152597)
300
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of individuals in employment over state pension age who want to work; and what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on employment of people over the state pension age.
(152598)
301
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which overseas visits were undertaken by Ministers in his Department in the course of their duties in the last year; which overseas visits Ministers intend to take in the next 12 months; and what the purpose was of such visits in each case.
(152599)
302
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Government welfare to work programmes have been instituted since 1997; what the (a) duration and (b) cost of each programme has been; how many people were placed in full-time permanent employment as a result of each programme; and what the average duration of such employment was.
(152705)
303
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) participated in and (b) found permanent full-time employment following their participation in each New Deal programme; and what the (i) average duration and (ii) cost as a proportion of the cost of the relevant New Deal programme of each such employment was.
(152706)
304
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2007, Official Report, column 84W, on departments: departmental records, what estimate he has made of the annual increase of files in storage since 2004; what the basis is on which files are kept and accessed; for how long they are kept; and what the criteria for disposal are.
(152738)
305
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will consider locating or relocating additional departmental jobs to Westmorland and Lonsdale.
(152842)
306
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been members of occupational pension schemes which have been closed (a) to new members and (b) completely since 1997.
(152617)
307
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people participated in New Deal training in each of the last 36 months.
(152619)
308
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on overseas travel in each of the last three years.
(152689)
309
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the likely reductions in fraudulent benefit claims from the use of voice risk analysis technology.
(152741)
310
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of fraudulent claims for (a) pension credit, (b) winter fuel payment, (c) attendance allowance, (d) disability living allowance, (e) carer's allowance, (f) housing benefit, (g) statutory sick pay, (h) incapacity benefit, (i) income support and (j) jobseeker's allowance in each year from 1997 to 2007.
(152742)
311
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households received less than (a) 20 per cent. and (b) 30 per cent. of median income in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2006.
(152743)
312
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of children living in poverty.
(152841)
313
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 23rd July 2007, Official Report, columns 47-8WS, on national insurance credits, what his estimate is of the total amount of (a) overpayments and (b) underpayments.
(152934)
314
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the pensions funds situation of Lil-Lets UK Ltd, following the closure of the production facilities by the parent company Electra.
(152673)
315
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for disability living allowance there were between April 2006 and January 2007.
(152731)
316
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants appealed against decisions made on their claims between April 2006 and January 2007.
(152752)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
317
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service's self-regulated appeals procedures.
[Transferred] (152736)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
318
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which public service agreement targets were (a) met and (b) missed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the 12 months prior to it being disbanded.
[Transferred] (152676)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
319
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding she expects to be made available to (a) agencies and (b) individuals who have been affected by the recent flooding in Tewkesbury constituency; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (152887)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
320
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the exterior of Buckingham Palace is due to be cleaned; if the Government will ensure such work has priority over work to other royal premises; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (152608)
321
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent requests have been received from the Royal Household for refurbishment or building work to Royal premises; and what such work has been agreed to.
[Transferred] (152609)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
322
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is being enforced; what training has been provided for the (a) police and (b) judiciary; how the Government is monitoring its effectiveness; what guidance has been given to the courts on enforcement issues; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (152778)
323
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were stopped for using mobile telephones while driving in the latest period for which figures are available; how many subsequent prosecutions there were; and what the outcome was of those prosecutions.
[Transferred] (152758)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
324
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fixed penalty notices were issued by Essex Police in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 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.
[Transferred] (152780)

 
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