Oral Answers

Monday 10 December 2007

Culture, Media and Sport1
    Arts Funding
7
    Cricket Clubs
9
    Independent Cinemas
8
    Licensing (Town Centres)
4
    Listed Buildings
11
    Lottery Funding
1
    Playing Fields
10
    Stonehenge
12
    Topical Questions
14
Health135
Olympics18
    Budget (Essex)
18
    Employment
21
    Volunteers
19

Written Ministerial Statements

Monday 10 December 2007

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform1WS
    Advantage West Midlands
1WS
    East Midlands Development Agency
2WS
    England Regional Development Agency
3WS
    Farepak
5WS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office6WS
    Special Tribunal for Lebanon
6WS
Health7WS
    Social Care Reform
7WS
Home Department7WS
    G6 Counter-Terrorism Symposium
8WS
    Protective Services
7WS
Justice9WS
    Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (Northern Ireland)
9WS
Olympics9WS
    Olympics (Baseline Budget)
9WS
Treasury1WS
    Pre-Release Access to Statistics
1WS
Work and Pensions14WS
    Self-Invested Personal Pensions
14WS

Written Answers

Monday 10 December 2007

Communities and Local Government115W
    Business: Non-domestic Rates
115W
    Citizenship: Education
115W
    Climate Change
116W
    Community Relations: Christmas
116W
    Council Tax
117W
    Council Tax: Empty Property
117W
    Council Tax: Valuation
117W
    Departmental Foreign Workers
117W
    Departmental Publicity
117W
    Departmental Standards
118W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
118W
    Elderly: Herefordshire
125W
    Elderly People
119W
    Emergency Services: Hampshire
126W
    Empowerment Champions
127W
    Empty Property
127W
    Empty Property: Greater London
128W
    First Time Buyers: Mortgages
131W
    Green Belt
131W
    Homelessness
139W
    Housing
140W
    Housing Market Pathfinder Programme
141W
    Housing: Public Participation
141W
    Housing: Sales
142W
    Housing: Standards
142W
    Institute for Public Policy Research: Finance
142W
    Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
143W
    Local Authorities
147W
    Local Authorities: Disclosure of Information
147W
    Local Government Finance
147W
    Local Government Finance: Disabled People
148W
    Local Government Network: Finance
148W
    Planning: Land Use
148W
    Planning: North West Region
148W
    Planning: Public Participation
148W
    Planning: Renewable Energy
149W
    Planning: Retail Trade
149W
    Planning: Schools
149W
    Population: Herefordshire
150W
    Regional Development Agencies
151W
    Regional Government
151W
    Rented Housing
151W
    Rough Sleepers
153W
    Schools: Transport
152W
    Shared Ownership Schemes
153W
    Shared Ownership Schemes: North East Region
153W
    Small Businesses: Non-Domestic Rates
154W
    Social Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour Orders
154W
    Standards Board for England: Sustainable Development
154W
    Tourism: West Midlands
155W
Culture, Media and Sport102W
    Access to the Arts
102W
    Anti-Semitism
105W
    Arts: Finance
105W
    Commonwealth Games: Glasgow
103W
    Community Regeneration
104W
    Departmental Manpower
106W
    Departmental Marketing
106W
    Departmental Procurement
106W
    Departmental Reviews
106W
    Film: Industrial Action
109W
    Football: Corruption
109W
    Gambling
103W
    Licensing Act 2003
103W
    Licensing Act 2003
110W
    Licensing Act: Town Centres
102W
    Live Music
104W
    Members: Correspondence
110W
    Mountaineering
104W
    Museums: Finance
110W
    Olympic Games 2012: Finance
111W
    Olympic Games 2012: Private Sector
111W
    Opera: Finance
112W
    Regional Development Agencies: Finance
112W
    Seaside Towns
103W
    Sports: Schools
112W
    Sports: Summertime
113W
    Sports: Young People
113W
    Television: Licensing
113W
    Tourism: Floods
114W
    Video Games
105W
    VisitBritain
114W
    Wombwell and District Amateur Operatic Society: Finance
114W
Defence48W
    Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operation
48W
    Airborne Task Force
50W
    Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave
52W
    Armed Forces: Compensation
51W
    Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Scotland
51W
    Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups
52W
    Armed Forces: Health Services
53W
    Armed Forces: Housing
54W
    Armed Forces: Pay
55W
    Armoured Fighting Vehicles
55W
    Astute Class Submarines
55W
    Ballistic Missile Defence
55W
    Charities: Fees and Charges
56W
    Defence Estates: Charities
56W
    Defence Estates: Official Hospitality
57W
    Defence Estates: Official Hospitality
58W
    Departmental Computers
58W
    Departmental Consultants
58W
    Departmental Data Protection
58W
    Departmental Helicopters
58W
    Departmental Public Participation
59W
    Ex-servicemen: Disabled
59W
    Ex-servicemen: Medals
60W
    Iraq: Aviation
60W
    Military Aircraft: Helicopters
60W
    Navy: Fisheries
61W
    RAF Kinloss: Redundancy
61W
    United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
62W
    War Pensions: Edinburgh
62W
    War Pensions: Scotland
63W
    Young People
63W
Duchy of Lancaster101W
    Central Office of Information: Publications
101W
    Data Protection
101W
    Iraq Conflict
101W
    Millennium Volunteers Programme
101W
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs19W
    Agriculture: Land Use
19W
    Angling: Scottish Executive
20W
    Animals: Diseases
20W
    Animals: Vaccination
20W
    Avian Influenza: Disease Control
21W
    Beaches: EU Law
22W
    Carbon Emissions: Heating
21W
    Criminal Justice Act 2003
23W
    Crops: Subsidies
23W
    Dairy Farming: Finance
23W
    Departmental Catering
24W
    Departmental Computers
24W
    Departmental Corporate Hospitality
25W
    Departmental Disabled
25W
    Departmental Land
26W
    Departmental Public Bodies
25W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
26W
    Domestic Wastes: Packaging
27W
    Energy: Conservation
27W
    Environment Protection
27W
    Environment Protection: Lighting
28W
    Fish: Animal Welfare
28W
    Fisheries: Navy
28W
    Fisheries: Quotas
29W
    Fisheries: Regional Advisory Councils
29W
    Fisheries: Regulation
29W
    Fisheries: Science
30W
    Fisheries: Subsidies
30W
    Flood Control
30W
    Flood Control: Video Games
32W
    Floods
32W
    Floods: Infrastructure
32W
    Fly-tipping: Greater London
32W
    Food from Britain: Finance
33W
    Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control
34W
    Foot and Mouth Disease: Farmers
34W
    Game
35W
    Game: Birds
35W
    Heathrow Airport
36W
    Housing: Insurance
36W
    Inland Waterways: Finance
36W
    Laboratories: Disease Control
36W
    Livestock: Agricultural Shows
37W
    Merial Animal Health: Pirbright
37W
    Organic Farming
39W
    Organic Food: Low Incomes
39W
    Pigs: Animal Breeding
39W
    Poultry: Animal Welfare
40W
    Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection
40W
    Seas and Oceans: Pollution Control
40W
    Special Areas of Conservation
41W
    Turtles: Conservation
41W
    Waste Disposal
42W
    Waste Disposal: Costs
42W
    Water
43W
Foreign and Commonwealth Office155W
    Bangladesh: Politics and Government
155W
    Bosnia: Politics and Government
156W
    Corporate Hospitality
156W
    Crime of Aggression Special Working Group
156W
    Departmental Data Protection
156W
    Departmental Manpower
157W
    Departmental Marketing
157W
    Departmental Responsibilities
158W
    Embassies
158W
    EU Reform: Treaties
159W
    Germany: Foreign Relations
159W
    Guantanamo Bay: Detainees
160W
    India: Abortion
160W
    Languages
160W
    Languages: Education
161W
    Mexico: Human Rights
161W
    Middle East: Peace Negotiations
161W
    Pakistan: Politics and Government
162W
    Russia: Military Aircraft
163W
    Russia: Ukraine
163W
    Saudi Arabia
163W
    Somalia: Armed Conflict
163W
    Thomas Hurndall
163W
    Timor-Leste: Human Rights
164W
    Turkmenistan: Oppression
164W
    Venezuela
165W
    Whales
166W
Home Department68W
    101 Calls: Leicester
68W
    Alcoholic Drinks: Young People
70W
    Animal Experiments: Ministers
73W
    Animal Experiments: Primates
73W
    Anti-Terrorism Control Orders
74W
    Asylum
74W
    Asylum: Sudan
75W
    Aviation
75W
    Border and Immigration Agency
75W
    Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
76W
    Community Support Officers
76W
    Crime: Young People
76W
    Departmental ICT
77W
    Departmental Marketing
77W
    Departmental Private Finance Initiative
77W
    Deportation
78W
    Deportation: Complaints
78W
    Deportation: Iran
78W
    Deportation: Iraq
80W
    Deportation: Overseas Students
80W
    Detection Rates
80W
    Dyfed Powys Police: Resignations
81W
    Emergency Calls: Hoaxes and False Alarms
81W
    Entry Clearances: EU Enlargement
82W
    European Extradition Warrant
83W
    Foreign Workers: EU Countries
83W
    Genetics: Databases
83W
    Illegal Immigrants
84W
    Illegal Immigrants: Employment
85W
    Immigration: Bexley
86W
    Immigration: Children
86W
    Immigration Controls
86W
    Immigration: Hillingdon
87W
    Members: Correspondence
87W
    Metropolitan Police: Complaints
87W
    National Asylum Support Service and the Border and Immigration Agency
88W
    National Asylum Support Service: Greater London
88W
    Passports: Fraud
89W
    Passports: Lost Property
90W
    Police: Bureaucracy
90W
    Police: Early Retirement
92W
    Police: Emergency Calls
92W
    Police: Firearms
92W
    Police: Hillingdon
93W
    Police: Information and Communications Technology
93W
    Police: Manpower
94W
    Police Patrolling
90W
    Police: Racial Violence
97W
    Police: Vehicles
98W
    Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission
98W
    Railways
98W
    Terrorism
98W
    Terrorism: Detainees
99W
    Terrorism: Expenditure
99W
    Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
99W
    Young People
100W
Innovation, Universities and Skills64W
    Apprentices
64W
    Departmental Computers
65W
    Departmental Consultants
65W
    Departmental Data Protection
65W
    Departmental Manpower
65W
    Educational Institutions: Registrations
66W
    Galileo
66W
    Higher Education: Closures
66W
    Higher Education: Finance
67W
    Members: Correspondence
67W
    School Leaving
67W
    Students: Loans
68W
Northern Ireland12W
    Consultants: Government Departments
12W
    Departmental Corporate Hospitality
13W
    Departmental Data Protection
13W
    Departmental Publicity
13W
    Drugs: Belfast
14W
    Motor Vehicles: Theft
15W
    Police Service of Northern Ireland: Annual Reports
15W
    Police Service of Northern Ireland: Garda Siochana
16W
    Terrorism
16W
    Vetting
17W
Olympics45W
    British Olympic Association
46W
    Budget
45W
    Legacy Objectives
45W
    Olympic Games 2012: Finance
46W
    Olympic Games 2012: Training
47W
    Scotland
46W
Prime Minister47W
    Chequers
47W
    Corporate Hospitality
47W
    Departmental Manpower
48W
    Public Sector: Ethics
48W
    Saudi Arabia
48W
Scotland17W
    Christmas
17W
    Departmental Computers
18W
    Departmental Data Protection
18W
    Departmental Publicity
19W
Transport1W
    Airports: Parking
1W
    Aviation
1W
    Aviation: Leisure
1W
    Bexleyheath Station: Fares
1W
    Bus Services: Concessions
2W
    Cycling: Finance
3W
    Departmental Consultants
4W
    Departmental Foreign Workers
4W
    Departmental Secondment
4W
    Heavy Goods Vehicles: Accidents
9W
    Highways Agency
9W
    Railway Stations: Hampshire
10W
    Railway Stations: Security
10W
    Railways: Fares
11W
    Railways: Tickets
11W
    Roads: Accidents
11W
    Sustainable Operations
11W
    Transport for London: Underground Railways
12W
    West Coast Railway Line: Watford
12W
Wales43W
    Business
43W
    Christmas
43W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
44W
    Right to Buy Scheme
44W
Women and Equality44W
    Equality
44W
    Ministerial Duties
45W

Written Answers

Monday 10 December 2007

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform201W
    Aviation
201W
    Climate Change
201W
    Companies House: Disclosure of Information
202W
    Departmental Carbon Emissions
202W
    Departmental Computers
203W
    Departmental Consultants
203W
    Departmental Data Protection
204W
    Departmental ICT
205W
    Departmental Labour Turnover
206W
    Departmental Publicity
207W
    Departmental Sick Leave
207W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
208W
    Energy: EU Action
208W
    Energy: Meters
209W
    Engineering: Manpower
209W
    Engineering: Young People
209W
    Fuel Poverty
210W
    Fuel Poverty: North West Region
211W
    Fuel Poverty: Tamworth
212W
    Industrial Diseases: Compensation
212W
    Insolvency: Fees and Charges
212W
    Macfarlan Smith Ltd
213W
    National Nuclear Skills Academy: Public Appointments
213W
    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
214W
    Nuclear Power Stations
214W
    Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning
214W
    Nuclear Power Stations: Terrorism
215W
    Political Levy
215W
    Post Offices: Closures
216W
    Post Offices: Sussex
216W
    Postal Services
217W
    Radioactive Materials: Transport
217W
    Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management
217W
    Railways
218W
    Regional Planning and Development
218W
    Renewable Energy
218W
    Wi-Fi: Public Buildings
219W
    Wylfa Power Station
219W
Children, Schools and Families220W
    Academies: Admissions
220W
    Academies: Pupil Exclusions
220W
    Assessments: Standards
220W
    Building Schools for the Future Programme
221W
    Building Schools for the Future Programme: Closures
223W
    Children: Disabled
224W
    Children: Hyperactivity
224W
    Children: Literacy
225W
    Children’s Plan: Primary Education
249W
    Children’s Plan: Public Participation
251W
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
226W
    City Technology Colleges: Free School Meals
226W
    Class Sizes
227W
    Curriculum and Standards Framework: Greater London
229W
    Education: Expenditure
230W
    Education: Gender
231W
    Education Maintenance Allowance
230W
    Educational Psychology
232W
    Foundation Schools
232W
    Further Education: Absences
241W
    General Certificate of Secondary Education
241W
    General Certificate of Secondary Education: Mathematics
243W
    General Certificate of Secondary Education: Standards
244W
    Head Teachers: Qualifications
245W
    Mathematics and Science: Teachers
246W
    National Council for Educational Excellence
249W
    Primary Education: Admissions
250W
    Primary Education: Teachers
250W
    Pupil Referral Units
252W
    Pupils: Accidents
252W
    Pupils: Attendance
252W
    Pupils: Per Capita Costs
254W
    Reading: Teaching Methods
254W
    School Leaving
255W
    Schools: Biometrics
255W
    Schools: Catering
256W
    Schools: Closures
256W
    Schools: Construction
257W
    Schools: Crimes of Violence
258W
    Schools: English Language
258W
    Schools: Finance
265W
    Schools: Standards
268W
    Secondary Education: Standards
269W
    Special Educational Needs
269W
    Specialist Schools and Academies Trust National Conference
270W
    Studio Schools
270W
    Teachers: Labour Turnover
271W
    Teaching: Standards
271W
    Vocational Education: Finance
273W
    Young People: Employment
275W
    Young People: Unemployment
275W
    Youth Unemployment and Training Greater London
272W
Health293W
    Accident and Emergency Departments
293W
    Air Ambulance Services
293W
    Ambulance Services: Shropshire
294W
    Ambulance Services: Standards
294W
    Ambulances: Hygiene
295W
    Assura Group
295W
    Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust: Finance
295W
    Blood: Donors
296W
    Care Homes: Complaints
296W
    Care Homes: Inspections
297W
    Chan Wheeler
298W
    Chase Farm Hospital: Manpower
298W
    Chiropody: Greater London
299W
    Christmas
299W
    Community Hospitals
299W
    Dental Services
300W
    Departmental Consultants
300W
    Departmental Cost Effectiveness
301W
    Departmental Data Protection
301W
    Departmental Orders and Regulations
303W
    Departmental Pay
303W
    Departmental Postal Services
304W
    Departmental Public Expenditure
304W
    Dermatology: Primary Health Care
304W
    Emergency Services: Disciplinary Proceedings
304W
    English Language
305W
    General Practitioners
305W
    General Practitioners: Databases
306W
    General Practitioners: Greater London
306W
    General Practitioners: Publications
307W
    General Practitioners: Questionnaires
309W
    General Practitioners: Working Hours
309W
    Health and Social Care Information Centre
309W
    Health Hazards: Asbestos
310W
    Health Professions: Conditions of Employment
310W
    Health Services
310W
    Health Services: Armed Forces
312W
    Health Services: EC Accession
313W
    Health Services: Foreigners
313W
    Health Services: Gloucestershire
314W
    Health Services: NHS Direct
314W
    Health Services: Private Sector
314W
    Health Services: Publicity
314W
    Health Services: Reform
315W
    Health Services: Standards
319W
    Hillingdon Hospital: Hospital Beds
319W
    Hillingdon Primary Care Trust: Finance
320W
    Hospital Wards: Closures
320W
    Hospitals: Housing
320W
    Hospitals: Parking
321W
    Medical Equipment
321W
    Medical Records: Databases
322W
    Midwives: Greater London
324W
    NHS: Administration
329W
    NHS Business Services Authority
327W
    NHS: Data Protection
330W
    NHS: Databases
330W
    NHS Direct
327W
    NHS Direct: Nurses
328W
    NHS: Finance
331W
    NHS: ICT
333W
    NHS: Negligence
334W
    NHS: Personal Records
334W
    NHS: Procurement
334W
    NHS: Property
335W
    NHS: Reform
335W
    NHS: Repairs and Maintenance
335W
    NHS Treatment Centres: Cornwall
329W
    Nutrition: Medical Equipment
335W
    Obesity
335W
    Paramedical Staff: Private Sector
336W
    Part IX Drug Tariff
336W
    Patient Choice Schemes
337W
    Pharmacy: Standards
341W
    Prescriptions: Information and Communications Technology
341W
    Primary Care Trusts: Finance
342W
    Queen’s Hospital Romford: Food
345W
    Queen’s Hospital Romford: Private Finance Initiative
345W
    Retirement
345W
    Social Services: Finance
346W
    St. George’s Hospital Hornchurch: Hospital Beds
346W
    Surgery: Greater London
347W
International Development167W
    Afghanistan: Electricity
167W
    Afghanistan: Reconstruction
167W
    Afghanistan: Transport
168W
    Bangladesh: Overseas Aid
168W
    Bangladesh: Politics and Government
169W
    Corporate Hospitality
169W
    Departmental Travel
170W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
170W
    Environmental Transformation Fund: Sustainable Development
170W
    Ghana: Schools
171W
    Howard Horsley
171W
    Illegal Immigrants
172W
    Postal Services
172W
    Schools: Construction
172W
    South East Asia: Rain Forests
172W
    Sudan: Overseas Aid
173W
    Sudan: Politics and Government
173W
    Young People
173W
    Zimbabwe: Politics and Government
174W
Justice174W
    Administrative Law
174W
    Carter Report
175W
    Compensation: Industrial Diseases
176W
    Departmental Christmas
176W
    Departmental Consultants
177W
    Departmental Marketing
177W
    Leeds Magistrates Court
178W
    Offenders: Learning Disability
179W
    Offenders: Saudi Arabia
179W
    Penalty Notices: Alcoholic Drinks
179W
    Peterborough Rape Crisis
180W
    Police National Computer
180W
    Prisoners: Video Games
181W
    Prisons: Learning Disability
181W
    Prisons: Manpower
182W
    Prisons: Mental Health
182W
    Reoffenders
182W
    Sick Leave: Dismissal
183W
    Stafford Prison: Learning Disability
184W
    Television: Licensing
185W
    Young Offender Institutions
185W
Treasury276W
    Bank Services
276W
    Breast Cancer
276W
    Cancer: Death
277W
    Capital Gains Tax
281W
    Capital Gains Tax: Private Equity
281W
    Child Benefit Office: Pay
282W
    Child Benefit: Personal Records
282W
    Child Benefit: Pregnant Women
283W
    Defence: Expenditure
283W
    Departmental Data Protection
283W
    Departmental Expenditure
284W
    Departmental ICT
284W
    Departmental Manpower
284W
    Departmental Marketing
284W
    Departmental Public Expenditure
284W
    Excise Duties: Fuels
285W
    Government Departments: Wastes
285W
    HM Revenue and Customs
285W
    HM Revenue and Customs: Delivery Services
285W
    HM Revenue and Customs: Public Appointments
286W
    Home Responsibilities Protection
286W
    Income Tax: Newcastle upon Tyne
287W
    Inheritance Tax
287W
    Low-carbon vehicles: allowances for businesses
277W
    Office of Government Commerce
287W
    Pensioners: Income
288W
    Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships
288W
    Revenue and Customs: Data Protection
289W
    Tax Evasion
289W
    Taxation: Domicil
289W
    Taxation: Pensioners
291W
    Taxation: Sports
291W
    VAT: Nicotine Patches
292W
    Video Games: Research
292W
    Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments
292W
    Young People: Scotland
293W
Work and Pensions185W
    Children: Maintenance
185W
    Christmas
186W
    Departmental Conditions of Employment
186W
    Departmental Food
186W
    Departmental Industrial Disputes
187W
    Departmental Manpower
187W
    Departmental Official Hospitality
187W
    Departmental Pay
187W
    Departmental Redundancies
188W
    Departmental Visits Abroad
189W
    Employment
189W
    Employment: Marfan Syndrome
189W
    Employment: New Deal Schemes
190W
    Incapacity Benefit: Inverness
190W
    Incapacity Benefits: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
191W
    Job Creation
191W
    Jobcentre Plus: Autism Spectrum Disorder
192W
    Jobseeker’s Allowance
193W
    Lone Parents: Work-Focused Interviews
194W
    Minimum Wage
194W
    New Deal Schemes
194W
    Pensions: Finance
195W
    Performance Appraisal
195W
    Remploy
197W
    Social Fund
197W
    Social Security Benefits: Eastbourne
198W
    Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals
199W
    Staff Survey
199W
    Stevenage
200W
    Unemployment: Prisoners
200W
    Westmorland
200W

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