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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 26 February 2008

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 26 February 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 26 February 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 26 February of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 26 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 26 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the local area of the proposed closure of the (a) Springfield Road and (b) Winkfield post offices in Windsor constituency.
(189415)
2
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from archaeological groups on investigations to determine the nature and extent of existing land or waterway contamination prior to the construction and operational phases of new coal power station development in the UK.
(189630)
3
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on investigations to determine the nature and extent of existing land or waterway contamination prior to the (a) construction and (b) operational phases of the proposed coal power station development at Kingsnorth in Medway.
(189631)
4
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on loading and unloading facilities for construction vehicles during the construction phase of the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189632)
5
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on loading and unloading facilities for construction vehicles during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189634)
6
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from local (a) stakeholders and (b) residents on schemes for the transportation of construction staff to and from the site during the construction phase of the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189635)
7
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on the creation of an environmental mitigation area during the (a) construction and (b) operational phases of the proposed new coal power station development at Kingsnorth in Medway.
(189636)
8
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent representations he has received from industry bodies on the effect of combined heat and power technology on the fuel efficiency of coal-fired power plants.
(189637)
9
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on investigations to determine the nature and extent of existing land or waterway contamination prior to the construction and operational phases of new coal power station development in the UK.
(189638)
10
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on loading and unloading facilities for construction vehicles during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189639)
11
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on site access during the construction phase of the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189641)
12
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department for Transport on schemes for the transportation of construction staff to and from the site during the construction phase of the proposed new coal-fired power station Kingsnorth.
(189642)
13
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on the creation of environmental mitigation areas during the construction and operational phases of any new coal power station development.
(189643)
14
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from trades unions on turning facilities for large vehicles and the effect these facilities will have on local transport during the construction phase of any new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189644)
15
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from (a) environmental non-governmental organisations and (b) industry groups on mitigation measures designed to safeguard the presence of birds during the construction and operational phases of any proposed new coal power stations.
(189645)
16
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from (a) industry groups and (b) environmental non-governmental organisations on schemes for the implementation of an on-site programme of archaeological work in accordance with recommended mitigation measures and strategies during the construction and operational phases of the proposed coal power station development at Kingsnorth.
(189646)
17
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from (a) local stakeholders and (b) environmental non-governmental organisations on the financial contribution of £140,500 from E.On for safety improvements on Roper's Lane and Stoke Road in relation to the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Medway.
(189647)
18
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on identifying measures for the reduction of motor vehicle traffic generation during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189660)
19
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from (a) industry groups and (b) environmental non-governmental organisations on mitigation measures designed to safeguard the presence of reptiles during the construction and operational phases of coal-fired power station development in the UK.
(189673)
20
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from trades unions on vehicular circulation roads during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189674)
21
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on site access during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189677)
22
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from local (a) stakeholders and (b) residents on the provision of hard standings during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189678)
23
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on mitigation measures designed to safeguard the presence of birds during the construction and operational phases of the proposed coal power station at Kingsnorth.
(189679)
24
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from archaeological non-governmental organisations on schemes for the implementation of an on-site programme of archaeological work in accordance with the recommended mitigation measures and strategies during the (a) construction and (b) operational phases of (i) the proposed coal-fired power station development at Kingsnorth and (ii) other new coal-fired power station development in the UK.
(189680)
25
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from non-governmental environmental organisations on the effective transmission range of heat captured through combined heat and power technology at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189681)
26
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from industries associated with pulverised fuel ash on any increased production of fuel ash resulting from the operation of new UK coal-fired power stations.
(189682)
27
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he plans to take to avoid release of slipped ammonia from the selective catalytic reduction process at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189683)
28
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of any change in storage needs for ash on the design and build process for the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189684)
29
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effects on the cement production industry of likely changes in on-site gypsum storage demands at super critical coal-fired power stations.
(189689)
30
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect on the production tonnage of pulverised fuel ash of the development of new coal-fired power stations in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(189690)
31
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what fuel oil grade will be used to fire the two 50MW gas turbines at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189691)
32
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from the shipping and ports industries on the effect of coal shipments to the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth on ship freight traffic to the container depot at Thamesport.
(189692)
33
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on the creation of an environmental mitigation area during the construction and operational phases of any new coal-fired power station development in the UK.
(189693)
34
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from (a) local stakeholders and (b) environmental non-governmental organisations as part of his consideration of the installation of plant and pipework in Medway to facilitate combined heat and power facilities in and around existing coal-fired power plants.
(189694)
35
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from natural gas distribution companies on the effects on foreign natural gas imports of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189695)
36
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make a statement on the contribution of supercritical coal to the UK's projected 2015 energy mix.
(189697)
37
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on the effects of combined heat and power on the fuel efficiency of coal-fired power plants.
(189698)
38
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on the effects of groundwater contamination from the fuel oil supply for the two 50MW gas turbines at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189699)
39
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent representations he has had from environmental non-governmental organisations on clean coal technologies.
(189700)
40
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the percentage of UK coal generation by tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted which will be sequestered through carbon capture and storage by 2015.
(189701)
41
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on provision for on-site overspill parking during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.
(189702)
42
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from the construction industry on changes to the rate of production of pulverised fuel ash resulting from the development of new UK coal-fired power stations.
(189703)
43
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from local stakeholders and residents on provision for overspill parking on site during the construction phase of any potential new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189704)
44
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from local stakeholders and residents on the layout and size of the parking area of any new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189705)
45
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from environmental non-governmental organisations on vehicular circulation roads during the construction phase of any new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189706)
46
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from trades unions on identifying measures for the minimisation of motor vehicle traffic generation during the construction phase of any new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189707)
47
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from environmental non-governmental organisations on the use of combined heat and power at the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189708)
48
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions on training the local workforce in relation to the construction of the new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189709)
49
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industries associated with pulverised fuel ash on the production of fuel ash resulting from the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189710)
50
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate his Department has made of future on-site storage demand for gypsum at the new supercritical units planned at the coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189711)
51
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has had from industry groups on the build-up of ammonium sulphates and bisulphates in the selective catalytic reduction process at the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189712)
52
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of likely changes in on-site storage demand for ash at the supercritical units planned at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189713)
53
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from industry groups on provision for overspill parking during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189714)
54
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on provision for on-site overspill parking during the construction phase of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189715)
55
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of the operation of the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth on natural gas imports to the UK.
(189716)
56
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has reeived from industry groups on the (a) use and (b) merits of combined heat and power technology at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189717)
57
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has reeived from (a) industry groups, (b) trades unions and (c) environmental non-governmental organisations on the (i) layout and (ii) size of the parking area of the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth and its likely effect on local traffic patterns; and what discussions he has had on the matter with the Secretary of State for Transport.
(189718)
58
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of potential changes in storage requirements for gypsum on the design and build process for the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189754)
59
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the proposed two 50MW oil-fired gas turbines proposed at the new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth will be run as a high demand top-up for the grid.
(189757)
60
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the role that (a) wet and (b) dry electrostatic precipitation technologies will have in the reduction of particulate emissions at the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth; and if he will make a statement.
(189758)
61
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from environmental non-governmental organisations on the risks of ammonia slippage from the selective catalytic reduction process at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189759)
62
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which catalytic reductant is proposed as part of the selective catalytic reduction process at the proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189760)
63
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate his Department has made of on-site storage demand for limestone at the new supercritical units planned at the coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth.
(189761)
64
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effective transmission range of heat to be captured through combined heat and power technology at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth; and what representations he has received from industry groups on this issue.
(189762)
65
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what method was used to calculate the weekly customer figures published in the branch assessments for each post office branch facing closure.
(189182)
66
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what opportunities he plans to provide for public participation in the consenting process for the proposed Kingsnorth coal-fired power station.
(189877)
67
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the (a) technical and (b) financial provision required to secure a commitment from the applicant company that the proposed Kingsnorth coal-fired power station will be (i) carbon capture-ready and (ii) retrofitted with carbon capture and storage technology.
(189878)
68
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment has been made of the implications of new coal power plants for decarbonisation of other sectors of the economy.
(189879)
69
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has been made of the possible effect of new coal power plants on the Government's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets; and if he will make a statement.
(189880)
70
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what technical assessment he plans to make of the suitability of the infrastructure which E.ON has proposed for the carbon capture and storage retrofit at Kingsnorth.
(189913)
71
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the (a) incentives and (b) legal framework necessary for companies to retrofit carbon capture and storage technology to coal-fired power stations; and if he will publish any such assessment.
(189914)
72
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, where the costs of the retrofit of carbon capture and storage technology to the proposed Kingsnorth power station will fall.
(189918)
73
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the cost of retrofitting the proposed Kingsnorth advanced supercritical power station with (a) carbon capture and storage technology, (b) integrated gasification combined cycle technologies and (c) other coal-based technologies.
(189919)
74
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with the Greater London Authority on the merits of the proposed Kingsnorth coal-fired power station.
(189920)
75
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what factors he will take into account in considering the application for consent for a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth; and what national policy considerations he considers relevant to the application.
(189921)
76
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, to which Government departments and agencies his Department has referred the application for consent for a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth; and what comments and advice have been sought in each case.
(189922)
77
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his estimate is of the number of coal-fired power plants required to meet the UK's electricity needs.
(189923)
78
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if his Department will carry out a strategic environmental assessment of energy policy with regard to the environmental impact of new coal-fired power stations.
(189924)
79
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what definition of the term capture ready he uses; and what criteria are used to determine whether a proposed power plant is capture ready with regard to carbon capture and storage.
(189925)
80
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment the Government has made of the likely effects of air pollution arising from the proposed Kingsnorth power station on (a) the local population and (b) protected habitats and species.
(189926)
81
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what consideration he has given to measures to outlaw unsolicited text messages which encourage people to return calls on premium rate lines.
(189051)
82
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate has been made of how many people have lost money by returning unsolicited text messages.
(189052)
83
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the burden of regulation for small and medium-sized businesses in West Lancashire constituency.
(189803)
84
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he will reply to the letters of (a) 9th November 2007 and (b) 14th December 2007 from the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean on firework regulations, reference FD4276.
(189868)
85
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were for each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189687)
86
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189688)
87
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that UK manufacturers of heating controls are not economically disadvantaged as a result of the implementation of the Energy-using Products Directive.
(189854)
88
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post offices within Vale of York constituency will be within three miles by road of another post office following the proposed restructuring of the network.
(189863)
89
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to evaluate the effects on the Yorkshire economy of the takeover of Kelda by a private equity group.
(189612)
90
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much had been paid out as compensation to miners for (a) chest and (b) vibration white finger disorders as at December 2007.
(189624)
91
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much had been paid in legal fees to (a) claimants' solicitors and (b) other representatives of miners seeking compensation as at December 2007.
(189629)
92
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189789)
93
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189811)
94
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what (a) initiatives and (b) incentives his Department has in place to encourage reductions in the amount of packaging used for food; and if he will make a statement.
(188535)
95
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what guidelines his Department issues to (a) supermarkets and (b) food manufacturers on the amount of packaging used for (i) foodstuffs and (ii) confectionery; and if he will make a statement.
(188536)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
96
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average effective tax rate is for online bingo games.
(189731)
97
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) employment and (b) Exchequer revenues of (i) recent and (ii) planned closures of bingo clubs.
(189738)
98
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) other Treasury Ministers have had with representatives of the gaming industry on the effective tax rates for (a) bingo and (b) other gaming products.
(189740)
99
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department requests from the gaming industry when calculating effective tax rates for gaming products.
(189741)
100
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 369W, on taxation: gambling, what method his Department uses to calculate the average effective rates of taxation on (a) bingo, (b) casinos, (c) gaming machines and (d) betting.
(189864)
101
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many diagnoses of breast cancer there were in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(189167)
102
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the employment rate was for (a) lone parents, (b) disabled people and (c) people aged over-50 in each year since 1997.
(189320)
103
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people died in each region from an alcohol-related illness in each year since 1997.
(186173)
104
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people had tobacco goods confiscated on entry to the UK in the last year for which figures are available; and how much tobacco was seized.
(189866)
105
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) rising fuel costs and (b) fuel duty on the holiday industry in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(189871)
106
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Freedom of Information requests the Treasury has received in respect of Northern Rock.
(189111)
107
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by (a) Virgin, (b) Olivant and (c) Northern Rock's management team in connection with their bids for Northern Rock which will be reimbursed to them by (i) Northern Rock and (ii) the Treasury.
(189112)
108
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value of the assets of Entrust is; and to whom these assets would revert in the event of Entrust ceasing to trade.
(189911)
109
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total annual cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189755)
110
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189772)
111
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189798)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
112
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the percentage of A-level biology students who had the opportunity to participate in a half-day field trip in the school year ending 1997.
(189174)
113
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the percentage of A-level biology students who did not have the opportunity to conduct course-related field-work in the school year ending 1997.
(189175)
114
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the percentage of A-level biology students who had the opportunity to participate in a course-related field-trip in the school year ending 1997.
(189176)
115
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the percentage of GCSE science students who took a course-related residential field trip in the school year ending 1997.
(189177)
116
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the percentage of GCSE science students who had the opportunity to participate in a course-related field trip in the school year ending 1997.
(189178)
117
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the timetable is for the national implementation of funding for local authorities to pay for one-to-one tuition for children in English and mathematics following the Making Good Progress pilot project; what other provisions of the project are to be implemented nationally; and if he will make a statement.
(189943)
118
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department and its predecessor has taken to develop youth and community facilities for children over the age of 11 years (a) nationally and (b) in West Lancashire constituency in the last five years.
(189794)
119
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department has taken to increase internet access for children in low income (a) families and (b) communities in (i) West Lancashire constituency and (ii) England.
(189806)
120
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to include the third sector in strategies to improve the lives of children.
(188537)
121
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to encourage schools to make school trips (a) affordable by and (b) available to all pupils.
(188538)
122
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189656)
123
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189657)
124
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) guidance and (b) support his Department gives to children's centres, nurseries and other forms of early years providers in respect of (i) domestic violence and (ii) forced marriage.
(189910)
125
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether funding provided by his Department to local authorities for children centres and Sure Start programmes is ring-fenced for existing programmes.
(189767)
126
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many hours of physical education training the Youth Sport Trust recommends during initial teacher training to meet the Government's school sport Public Service Agreement target.
(189591)
127
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189787)
128
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189808)
129
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will issue guidance to schools and colleges to ensure that advice and support is available for students who might be the subject of (a) forced and (b) arranged marriages.
(189115)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
130
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps his Department is taking to support the work of women's refuges and crisis centres in (a) Skelmersdale and (b) in England.
(189736)
131
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether a national database of e-consultations across government has been established.
(189900)
132
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment he has made of the operation of e-consultation across government to date; and if he will make a statement.
(189901)
133
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which projects relating to (a) e-democracy, (b) digital inclusion and (c) transformational government are the responsibility of his Department.
(189906)
134
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what funding his Department provides for e-consultations across government.
(189927)
135
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189788)
136
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189797)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
137
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to abolish the needs test for out-of-town retail development.
(189835)
138
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the use of West Northamptonshire Development Corporation planning grants for housing on flood plains in Northamptonshire.
(189836)
139
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what Government funding streams are available to the government offices for the regions; and if she will make a statement.
(188909)
140
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) non-departmental public bodies, (b) executive agencies and (c) non-ministerial departments have responsibility for regional strategy and funding.
(188910)
141
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by Lancashire County Council to empty gullies on principal roads in 2006-07.
(189876)
142
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage housing associations to meet the needs of vulnerable tenants.
(183446)
143
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will list the (a) 2026 new housing targets and (b) annual new housing targets proposed by each of the advisory panels of all the respective regional assemblies in England.
(189172)
144
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will consider the merits of providing continued central government funding to rural housing enablers as recommended by the Affordable Rural Housing Commission.
(189185)
145
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what records her Department holds on the number of sunbed salons which are licensed by local authorities in (a) London, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West Midlands.
(189598)
146
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information her Department holds on the volume of recyclable materials designated to be exported for reprocessing which have been diverted to (a) landfill and (b) other disposal facilities over the last five years.
(189599)
147
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of the press offices of (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(189669)
148
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many press office staff were employed by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189670)
149
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in her Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189786)
150
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 15W, on departmental vehicles, how many of the vehicles in each category were made in the UK.
(189915)
151
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) council owned and (b) social dwellings were sold in (i) Cornwall, (ii) the South West and (iii) England in each year since 1997.
(189730)
152
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much grant Ashfield District Council received in 2001-02; how much is planned for 2008-09; and what the percentage change has been in (a) real and (b) cash terms.
(188248)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
153
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will collect data on community club development programme funding allocated to sports clubs in West Lancashire constituency.
(189734)
154
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189756)
155
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding has been made available for the Portable Antiquities Scheme in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(189829)
156
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council on the future of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(189830)
157
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the current national lottery balance is of the (a) Sports Council (England) and (b) UK Sports Council.
(189589)
158
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Sport England has made any representations on the amount of physical education training undertaken by primary school teachers as part of their initial teacher training since 1997.
(189590)
159
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189793)
160
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189799)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
161
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will contribute to the Help for Heroes appeal to build a new gymnasium and fitness pool for injured military personnel at the Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitiation Centre.
(189181)
162
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on externally provided (a) consultancy and (b) other services in each of the last 10 years.
(189602)
163
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the mean cost was to his Department of employment of one member of staff in each of the last 10 years.
(189603)
164
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the decision to restrict recruiting for certain units in the Territorial Army over the next two financial years remains in place.
[R] (189183)
165
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189743)
166
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189785)
167
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189802)
168
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what settlement has been reached in respect of veterans' claims relating to participation in trials at Porton Down; what the implications of the settlement are for veterans not represented in the claims made; and if he will make a statement.
(189696)
169
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget change in his Department will be in each year of the 2008 to 2011 Comprehensive Spending Review period in cash terms.
(189414)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
170
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when a decision is expected to be announced by the Housing Corporation on the proposed Rural Housing Challenge Fund.
(189834)
171
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans there are to review the flood plains along the river Stour in Dorset following last summer's heavy rains.
(189173)
172
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made as part of the feasibility study for a rural affordable housing fund since August 2007.
(189184)
173
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the potential value of the recreational sea fishery for bass and the value of commercial landings of bass.
(189945)
174
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to introduce inshore netting restrictions for the UK's recreational sea fisheries.
(189946)
175
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce measures to protect spawning bass.
(189947)
176
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of the operation of the comitology procedure for the delegation of powers from European legislation on the (a) development and (b) implementation of (i) proposed and (ii) effective directives on environmental issues; whether the Government is seeking changes to the procedure; and if he will make a statement.
(189733)
177
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2008, Official Report, column 1101W, on environmental protection, how much of the funding received by the Environment Agency has been spent on purposes related to the detection and prosecution of environmental offences, including fly-tipping in each of these years; and what the projected allocation is of future business resource efficiency and waste funding to the Environment Agency (a) in total and (b) for these purposes in the next three years.
(189804)
178
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189654)
179
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189655)
180
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on flood defences in each constituency over the last five years for which figures are available.
(189735)
181
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will consider the merits of using industry expertise to work with the European Commission to produce a separate standard for heating controls rather than including them with boilers as outlined in the Energy-using Products Directive.
(189852)
182
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Energy-using Products Directive maximises carbon savings from heating controls.
(189853)
183
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on the implications of the proposed implementation of the Energy-using Products Directive of boilers outside the scope of the Directive.
(189902)
184
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will meet representatives of the controls industry to discuss the creation of a separate standard for controls.
(189903)
185
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effects of Lot 1 of the Energy-using Products Directive on the UK heating controls industry.
(189904)
186
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the Energy-using Products Directive complements the proposed UK strategy to develop the market for advanced heating controls in new and existing homes.
(189905)
187
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189784)
188
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when consultations have taken place with incinerator operators on an eco-toxity test for incinerator bottom ash.
(189838)
189
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what testing his Department has commissioned of the toxicity of incinerator bottom ash.
(189939)
190
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation he plans on the testing regime for incinerator bottom ash.
(189940)
191
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the introduction of the new test of toxicity for incinerator bottom ash.
(189941)
192
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189790)
193
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle were slaughtered in Devon as a result of tuberculosis infection in each of the last five years; how much compensation was paid to the farmers affected in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(189048)
194
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals removed from farms in Devon as a result of investigations of suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis were returned to the human food chain in each of the last five years.
(189049)
195
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on the protection of badgers in Devon in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(189050)
196
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average length of time to test a badger for tuberculosis is.
(189053)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
197
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 149-50W, on Colombia, what reports the Minister of State has received which informed his Answer that the people who are murdering the most trade unionists in Colombia are not the Colombian government but FARC.
(189620)
198
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to work with other governments to reduce levels of human trafficking.
(182003)
199
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Ukraine, (b) Belarus and (c) Moldova on the combating of illegal migration and human trafficking.
(189179)
200
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the implications of the resignation of Fidel Castro.
(189186)
201
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the sanctions imposed upon Cuba by the US Administration.
(189187)
202
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US Administration on sanctions on Cuba.
(189188)
203
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he intends to support the US Administration in its efforts to campaign for democratic elections in Cuba.
(189189)
204
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote UK industry and business through UK Trade and Industry in the Caribbean, Central America and South East Asia.
(189190)
205
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 471-2W, on Hamas, what fundamental conditions the Quartet has set Israel for a viable peace.
(189912)
206
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was for each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189652)
207
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189653)
208
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received on whether Mr Simon Mann is being held in shackles in Black Beach prison.
(189592)
209
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria he will apply in deciding whether or not Mr Simon Mann is being treated well in detention; and what specific conditions of treatment Mr Mann should be entitled to to meet those criteria.
(189593)
210
N
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the judgment in the case of Regina (Payir and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-294/06 in the Court of Justice of the European Communities) for the provision of work permits by the UK under EU association agreements with (a) Turkey and (b) other countries; and if he will make a statement.
(189319)
211
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the government of Burma on the banning of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from standing in the 2010 election.
(189417)
212
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189783)
213
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the EU Special Envoy to Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(189416)
214
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his UN Security Council counterparts on the referendum on the constitution in Burma in May 2008; and what role the UN is likely to play in monitoring the conduct of the referendum.
(189418)
215
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the introduction of financial sanctions against companies associated with Burma's military regime.
(189420)
216
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Singapore on the freezing of the financial assets of Burmese leaders held in accounts in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(189421)
217
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support democratic elections in Burma.
(188542)
218
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidelines are issued to consular and embassy staff in relation to the handling of suspected cases of (a) forced and (b) arranged marriages; and if he will make a statement.
(189113)
219
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his EU counterparts on the operation of the proposed investigatory powers in the Lisbon Treaty.
(189114)
220
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) legal and (b) other costs in connection with the case of al-Rawi and others vs the Secretary of State; and if he will make a statement.
(189753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
221
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to increase numbers taking up breast and cervical cancer screening.
(188539)
222
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on recruitment of breast screening radiographers and radiologists in the last five years.
(188540)
223
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to promote screening for testicular cancer.
(188541)
224
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under 13 years were classified as malnourished in each NHS authority in each of the last five years.
(189166)
225
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast cancer screenings there were in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(189168)
226
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, column 670W, on drugs: rehabilitation, what definition of in treatment is used in the Answer.
(189169)
227
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many percutaneous coronary interventions took place in the NHS using a bare metal stent in (a) England and (b) each NHS strategic health authority in each of the last five years.
(189849)
228
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many percutaneous coronary interventions took place in the NHS using a drug eluting stent in (a) England and (b) each NHS strategic health authority in each of the last five years.
(189850)
229
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who have committed suicide in each of the last five years who had been treated for mental health problems.
(189867)
230
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information was requested from wheelchair services as part of the Transforming Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services Programme data gathering exericise; and if he will place the results in the Library.
(189873)
231
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce a decision on the new model for wheelchair services; and if he will make a statement.
(189874)
232
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to collect centrally information on the numbers of ambulances operating in each (a) constituency and (b) region.
(189600)
233
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients held under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 have absconded, including those who subsequently returned to care, since 1997, broken down by mental health trust.
(189676)
234
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was for each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189661)
235
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189662)
236
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to develop Payment by Results into the area of telephone consultations.
(189594)
237
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th February 2008, Official Report, column 1066W, on community care: medical equipment, which academic organisations form the consortia who will be assessing the whole system demonstrators.
(189595)
238
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency calls to ambulance services there have been in each year since 1997-98 (a) for England in total and (b) broken down by strategic health authority area.
(189596)
239
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients who attended accident and emergency services in the most recent period for which figures are available he estimates were in priority group (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five as defined by the Manchester Triage System.
(189597)
240
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the policies of EU Member States in respect of reimbursement of patient expenditure on (a) biological treatments and (b) abatacept; and if he will make a statement.
(189627)
241
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189782)
242
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to support Endometriosis National Awareness Week on 3rd to 9th March.
(189837)
243
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 668-9W, on drug resistant tuberculosis, whether his Department has powers to detain an individual diagnosed with drug resistant tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
(189625)
244
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189813)
245
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were referred on for diagnosis of a suspected allergy to (a) allergy specialists, (b) paediatricians, (c) pathologists and (d) dermatologists by GPs in 2007.
(189765)
246
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work his Department has undertaken with Skills for Health to develop national occupational standards for staff involved in allergy services.
(189766)
247
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has designated a lead strategic health authority for allergy services.
(189768)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
248
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions hon. Members who have taken the Oath have been the subject of (a) surveillance, (b) intercept since 1997; on how many occasions hon. Members have been party to conversations or meetings while the other person has been the subject of (a) surveillance and (b) intercept since 1997; and what the terms of the Wilson doctrine are.
(189246)
249
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of hon. Members who have taken the Oath who have been directly or indirectly the subject of (a) surveillance or (b) intercept since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(189247)
250
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual support orders attached to anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in each local authority area in each quarter since May 2004.
(188727)
251
N
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will answer Question 176720, tabled by the hon. Member for Shipley on 18th December 2007, on Project Semaphore.
(188667)
252
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed notice fines were issued in each police force area for the illegal use of a mobile telephone whilst driving in each of the last four years.
(189618)
253
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Ukraine, (b) Belarus and (c) Moldova on the combating of illegal migration and human trafficking.
(189180)
254
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 453W, on offenders: deportation, whether the Government is considering deporting at the start rather than at the completion of a prison sentence for non-UK nationals who are given a custodial sentence.
(189321)
255
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 31st January 2008, Official Report, columns 29-30WS, on Security Industry Authority (entitlement to work in the UK), how many of those who have had licences revoked have also had National Insurance numbers withdrawn.
(189916)
256
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much central Government funding is being provided to each police authority in the 2007-08 financial year; how much each authority is raising through local precepts; and how much the combined figure for both funding streams represents per head of population in each authority area.
(189604)
257
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were employed in (i) Cheshire and (ii) Warrington in each year since 1997.
(189487)
258
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the crime rates were in Warrington in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence.
(189488)
259
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the press offices of (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(189648)
260
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many press office staff were employed by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189649)
261
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of the UK Border and Immigration Agency are stationed outside the UK; and in which countries they are working.
(189851)
262
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security vetting is given to dependents of Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence and resettled in the UK.
(189856)
263
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence have been granted leave to settle in the UK on an exceptional basis outside the immigration rules.
(189857)
264
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens currently employed by the Ministry of Defence have applied for indefinite leave to enter on an exceptional basis outside the immigration rules.
(189858)
265
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens currently employed by the Ministry of Defence have had an application for indefinite leave to enter on an exceptional basis outside the Immigration Rules rejected.
(189859)
266
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence have had an application for indefinite leave to enter on an exceptional basis outside the Immigration Rules rejected.
(189860)
267
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reception and integration package given to Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence when they arrive in the UK for resettlement consists of.
(189862)
268
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of assisting the transportation of Iraqi staff and dependents who received leave to enter on an exceptional basis outside the Immigration Rules has been in 2007-08 to date.
(189865)
269
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens formerly employed by (a) the Ministry of Defence, (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (c) the Department for International Development have been screened by the Border and Immigration Agency since 8th October 2007.
(189942)
270
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of the UK Border and Immigration Agency were stationed in the Middle East in each month since October 2007.
(189948)
271
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold discussions with Muslim community leaders on advice to women who are in fear of honour killings.
(188686)
272
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in her Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189781)
273
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189807)
274
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008 on Vladimir Ismaili, what steps have been taken to discover the whereabouts of Vladimir Ismaili; whether enquiries have been made of the Albanian government on whether he has returned to that country; whether he will be deported if he is discovered in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(188543)
275
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a levy on non-EU competitors participating at British sporting events; and if she will make a statement.
(189613)
276
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of closed circuit television cameras in each region of England and Wales.
(189675)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
277
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what services are provided within the parliamentary estate for hon. Members to facilitate meetings with constituents who are deaf; and if he will make a statement.
(189486)
278
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of translating the About Parliament pages on the Parliamentary website into (a) Welsh and (b) Scots Gaelic.
(189769)
279
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much bottled water was (a) sold and (b) provided in the House in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(189814)
280
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what guidance is available on the conduct of criminal investigations involving hon. Members by the police within the precincts of the parliamentary estate.
(189220)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
281
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many students in West Lancashire constituency entered higher education in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.
(189739)
282
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many employees in West Lancashire constituency are covered by the Government's Skills Pledge.
(189805)
283
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much has been spent from (a) the Capital Modernisation Fund and (b) the New Opportunities Fund on establishing UK online centres in West Lancashire constituency since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(189809)
284
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189658)
285
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189659)
286
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189780)
287
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he will provide an answer to Question 184399, on student support, tabled on 30th January 2008 by the hon. Member for Warrington South.
(189322)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
288
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of Chadians who are (a) resident in internally displaced people's camps and (b) refugees; and what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance to such people.
(189619)
289
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189685)
290
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189686)
291
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189779)
292
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189796)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
293
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what arrangements are in place for marriages in mosques to be performed in conjunction with the civil marriage law arrangements; what consideration has been given to requiring marriage registrars to attend the mosque to perform the civil marriage arrangements at the time of the religious ceremony; whether consideration has been given to placing mosque marriages on the same basis as church marriages; and if he will make a statement.
(189621)
294
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions were brought against retailers who sold video games and DVDs to underage customers in each year since 1997; and what proportion of those cases were successful.
(189422)
295
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many additional prison places are to be made available in England and Wales in each of the next three years.
(189744)
296
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the End of Custody Licence Scheme on prison overcrowding.
(189745)
297
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the likely length of operation of the End of Custody Licence Scheme.
(189746)
298
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions prisoners have been housed at police stations in each of the last six months; and at what additional cost.
(189748)
299
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost per night of housing a prisoner is in a (a) Category A prison and (b) Category B prison.
(189749)
300
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost per night of housing a prisoner in a police station is.
(189750)
301
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were held in custody in 1978; and what proportion of the population this figure represented.
(189616)
302
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were for each year from 1996-97 to 2007-08; what the cost was for each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189663)
303
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189664)
304
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what e-democracy projects his Department (a) has funded and (b) plans to fund; and what the (i) outcome and (ii) cost of each completed project was.
(189897)
305
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding allocation has been made to e-democracy projects in each of the next three years; and how much of the allocated budget for each year has not been assigned to a specific project.
(189898)
306
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what cross-departmental e-democracy projects his Department has initiated; and if he will make a statement.
(189899)
307
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will publish the Practice Direction on guidance on domestic violence and child contact.
(189907)
308
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189778)
309
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is considering allowing individual prisons to procure goods and services other than through the national procurement system where it can be demonstrated that better value for money is achieved in so doing.
(189091)
310
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent changes he has made to the criteria for allocating prisoners to open prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(189191)
Questions to the Leader of the House
311
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Leader of the House, how many people in her Office have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189777)
312
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Leader of the House, how much her Office spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189800)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
313
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to permit the use of wiretap evidence in Northern Ireland courts.
(189732)
314
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189776)
315
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189801)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
316
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what steps have been taken to ensure that objects of historic value identified during the construction process for the 2012 Olympics are protected.
(189601)
Questions to the Prime Minister
317
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will take steps to investigate the reasons why (a) the Home Department and (b) the Ministry of Defence have been unable to provide answers to parliamentary questions, save at disproportionate cost, on redundancies and related costs arising from the conclusions of the Gershon review; and if he will take steps to bring the practice of these Departments on answering such questions into line with the other Departments.
(189419)
318
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Prime Minister, what the budget is for the running costs of 10 Downing Street in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(189614)
319
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Prime Minister, what the total annual cost of his press office was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was for each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189742)
320
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 21st February 2008, Question 163573, on the press office budget, for what reasons it is not possible to estimate the expenditure of the Downing Street press office for each (a) quarter and (b) year since 31st March 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(189763)
321
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Prime Minister, how many press officers were employed in the Downing Street press office in each reporting period since 31st March 1997; how many were employed on the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(189764)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
322
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189667)
323
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189668)
324
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189775)
325
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189792)
Questions to the Solicitor General
326
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, how many people in the Law Officers' Departments have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189774)
327
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Solicitor General, how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189812)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
328
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make the Code of Practice on Safety of Loads on Vehicles mandatory; and if she will make a statement.
(188907)
329
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) deaths and (b) major injuries were caused in 2006-07 by objects from unsecured freight vehicle loads falling onto people.
(188908)
330
N
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people over 60 years old in Stockport will be eligible for the extended free bus travel scheme to be introduced on 1st April 2008.
(189047)
331
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects to publish the results of the consultation on in-vehicle information systems.
(189870)
332
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what occasions she has met representatives of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to discuss the pay dispute in that organisation.
(189747)
333
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the 50 mph temporary speed limit remained in force on the M1 motorway in the vicinity of junction 32 after all lanes were re-opened to traffic.
(188668)
334
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the A57 at Snake Pass has been closed during January 2008; when she expects the road to re-open; and if she will make a statement.
(188669)
335
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of the press offices of (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies each year was in 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(189671)
336
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many press office staff were employed by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189672)
337
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations she has received on the withdrawal of concessionary bus fares for people with mental health problems as a result of the introduction of the national concessionary bus travel scheme in (a) Derbyshire and (b) other areas; and if she will make a statement.
(189737)
338
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether she plans to amend legislation to permit electric personal assistive mobility devices on the public highway or on pedestrian or cycle facilities; and if she will make a statement.
(189622)
339
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people in her Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189773)
340
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189791)
341
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she will publish the Maritime and Coastguard Agency pay comparison study.
(189623)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
342
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year from 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189665)
343
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189666)
344
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189771)
345
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.
(189810)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
346
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether there is a duty on each Equality and Human Rights Commission Commissioner to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people's rights.
(189617)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
347
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on the Pension Education Fund since the initial 26 contracts were awarded; what the duration of each of these contracts was; how much he estimates his Department will allocate to the Fund in each of the next 10 years; and how much was spent on the Fund in each year since its inception.
(189831)
348
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who worked for each of his Department's agencies have been dismissed for gross incompetence since each agency was established.
(189832)
349
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees were made redundant when TICC Ltd went into liquidation; how many received compensation from public funds; what the basis of calcuation of the compensation payments was; and under what statutory authority the payments were made.
(189633)
350
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has spent on the Shop Benefit Fraudsters advertisements.
(189833)
351
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals under the New Deal for Lone Parents beyond its current level two in order to extend access to personal development opportunities.
(189795)
352
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of housing benefit there were in (a) local authority, (b) housing association and (c) private rented tenure sectors in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each of the last five years; how many new customers there were in each tenure sector in each year; and what the average processing time was for new customers in each sector in each year.
(189566)
353
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each age category are claiming incapacity benefit in (a) England and (b) each local authority area.
(189869)
354
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) central departmental and (b) Jobcentre Plus employees who are off work because of (i) stress, (ii) depression and (iii) other mental health conditions.
(189872)
355
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons disability living allowance is not available for the first time to people over the age of 65.
(189875)
356
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 1st October 2007, Official Report, columns 2367-8W, on departments: public participation, how many citizens' juries his Department has held in the last six months; and for what purposes they were held.
(189917)
357
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year from 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1st April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(189650)
358
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(189651)
359
Mr Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government plans to take to stop incapacity benefits claimants from being discouraged to seek part-time work.
(189640)
360
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the likely employment effects of the takeover of Kelda by a private equity group.
(189611)
361
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in his Department have been able to work from home in the last 12 months.
(189770)
362
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received a winter fuel payment in (a) Warley constituency and (b) Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council area in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(189626)
363
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest period for which figures are available.
(189751)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
364
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make a statement on the future funding of Bournemouth's Respect zone.
[Transferred] (189170)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
365
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on (a) maintaining, (b) redecorating, (c) refurbishing and (d) otherwise improving 10 Downing Street in each (i) year and (ii) quarter since 1st April 1997.
[Transferred] (189615)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
366
N
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the production of a form for automatic claims of council tax and housing benefits.
[Question Unstarred] (188684)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
367
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence have been recognised by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as refugees in need of resettlement.
[Transferred] (189944)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
368
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) the defence and (b) the prosecution in the case of al-Rawi and others vs the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (189752)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
369
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the Gateway Programme the UK Government has received from Iraqi citizens formerly employed by the Ministry of Defence.
[Transferred] (189855)
370
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget was for the UK Gateway Scheme in 2007-08.
[Transferred] (189861)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
371
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which Minister has lead responsibility for e-democracy and e-participation.
[Transferred] (189908)
372
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's strategy is on e-democracy and e-participation.
[Transferred] (189909)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
373
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to improve roads in the Dorset area; and what funds are available for such improvements.
[Transferred] (189171)
374
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance her Department has given to local authorities on the safety implications of switching streetlights off early to reduce carbon emissions.
[Transferred] (189141)

 
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