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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 25 March 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 25 March 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 25 March 2008


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

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


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the sum of the Export Credits Guarantee Department's exposure in respect of the al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia was on (a) 31st December 1989, (b) 31st December 1994, (c) 31st December 1999, (d) 31st March 2005 and (e) 12th September 2006.
(196623)
2
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost to Post Office Limited is of operating the Crown post offices on the Parliamentary Estate.
(196627)
3
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps the Government has taken to protect consumers from aggressive selling techniques.
(195731)
4
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will commission an investigation into the policy of some major companies of extending their standard payment terms and its possible impact upon small business.
(196326)
5
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what criteria are being applied in Royal Mail's review of its mail distribution services in the North West.
(196376)
6
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when the consultation on the future of St John's Post Office in Liverpool will end; and what the process is for considering the results of that consultation.
(196378)
7
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he last discussed the future of (a) Soho Street, (b) Mill Street and (c) St John's post offices in Liverpool with (i) Post Office Limited and (ii) Postwatch; and if he will make a statement.
(196379)
8
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what commitments Post Office Limited gave to Postwatch in relation to the future of (a) Soho Street, (b) Mill Street and (c) St John's post offices in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.
(196380)
9
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he last discussed the future of the Copperas Hill mail sorting office in Liverpool with Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
(196381)
10
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Competition Commission to establish a supermarket ombudsman.
(196404)
11
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196577)
12
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 251W, on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: foreign workers, what the nationalities were of the 12 foreign nationals employed by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority since its establishment.
(196645)
13
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department received from the transfer of funds from the England and Wales fossil fuel levy for the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.
(196212)
14
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department has spent on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.
(196213)
15
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196736)
16
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many investigations the Office of Fair Trading is conducting into UK markets.
(196666)
17
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the likely future performance of the UK car industry; and if he will make a statement.
(196768)
18
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2008, Official Report, column 2235W, on mineral waters, how much bottled water was purchased by his Department's contracted service provider.
(196778)
19
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the role of the unmetered supply operator (UMSO) is in calculating local authority bills for street lighting; and if he will take steps to ensure that the charging policy of the UMSO does not inhibit the development by local authorities of small-scale trials of low-energy street lighting technologies.
(196375)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
20
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of people in mortgage arrears by (a) up to three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to nine months and (d) nine to 12 months in each year since 1990, broken down by region; and what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer of paying 100 per cent. income support mortgage interest to all those eligible, under 60 years of age, who took out their mortage (i) before 2nd October 1995 and (ii) after 2nd October 1995 after eight weeks of the claim.
(196542)
21
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer of paying 100 per cent. income support mortgage interest to all those eligible, under 60 years of age, who took out their mortage after 2nd October 1995 after (a) 12, (b) 14, (c) 16, (d) 18, (e) 20, (f) 22, (g) 24, (h) 26, (i) 28, (j) 30, (k) 32, (l) 34 and (m) 36 weeks of the claim.
(196543)
22
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of owner-occupiers in each income decile, broken down by region.
(196544)
23
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of owner-occupier households earning below 60 per cent. of median income (a) who are working and (b) who are unemployed in each region; and what his estimate is of the number of owner-occupiers earning below 40 per cent. of median income (i) who are working and (ii) who are unemployed in each region.
(196545)
24
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the average rate of interest charged on mortgages in the UK.
(196760)
25
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average (a) price and (b) rental costs of housing was in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) size, (ii) type and (iii) region.
(196761)
26
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of new mortgages sold in the UK worth (a) 0 to 10 per cent., (b) 11 to 20 per cent., (c) 21 to 30 per cent., (d) 31 to 40 per cent., (e) 41 to 50 per cent., (f) 51 to 60 per cent., (g) 61 to 70 per cent., (h) 71 to 80 per cent., (i) 81 to 90 per cent. and (j) more than 100 per cent. of the value of the property in each year since 1990, broken down by region.
(196762)
27
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was received from duty on beer in the last financial year; and how much is expected to be received in the 2008-09 financial year.
(196536)
28
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private finance initiative projects have included (a) a leisure component and (b) a library.
(196756)
29
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance of private finance initiative projects that have included a leisure component.
(196757)
30
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider reducing the excise duty on 4x4 vehicles which use biofuels.
(196439)
31
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the net effect on income tax receipts of imposing a 50 per cent. rate on those earning £100,000 and over per annum and raising the lower threshold for payment of income tax and national insurance contributions to £12,000 per annum.
(196529)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) males and (b) females of each 10 year age cohort committed suicide in Stroud constituency over the last 10 years.
(196421)
33
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out the basis on which compensation may be paid to those people who were shareholders of Northern Rock before the company was nationalised.
(196274)
34
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March 2008, Official Report, column 1017W, on tax credits, what the highest possible income is a family may receive while being eligible for the childcare element of the working tax credit; and what childcare costs this would involve.
(196593)
35
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumption he has made of the number of new cars paying the first year charge vehicle excise duty in (a) Band E, (b) Band F, (c) Band G, (d) Band H, (e) Band I, (f) Band J, (g) Band K, (h) Band L and (i) Band M in 2010-11 in relation to the Red Book tax revenue calculations in line 35 Table 1.2, page 9; and if he will make a statement.
(196305)
36
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumption he has made of the number of existing cars paying vehicle excise duty in (a) Band A, (b) Band B, (c) Band C, (d) Band D, (e) Band E, (f) Band F, (g) Band G, (h) Band H, (i) Band I, (j) Band J, (k) Band K, (l) Band L and (m) Band M in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 in relation to the Red Book tax revenue calculations in line 35 Table 1.2, page 9; and if he will make a statement.
(196306)
37
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on tax revenue of abolishing the distinction between trading and investment activities of open-ended investment companies.
(196275)
38
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2008, Official Report, column 1642W, on data protection, what plans HM Revenue and Customs has to appoint further data guardians.
(196393)
39
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196459)
40
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the decile boundary earnings were for (a) London and (b) each London borough in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available, broken down by age cohort.
(196517)
41
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196591)
42
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average earnings were for each income decile of (a) men and (b) women aged between 22 and 29 years in each region in the latest five years for which figures are available.
(196639)
43
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average debt (a) excluding and (b) including mortgages of (i) women and (ii) men aged between 22 and 29 years in each income decile.
(196641)
44
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on HM Revenue and Customs: bonuses, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff received (a) zero, (b) minimum (£3,000), (c) medium (9 per cent. of base salary) and (d) high (15 per cent. of base salary) bonuses in each of the last five years.
(196644)
45
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of migration (a) into and (b) out of Britain by (i) British citizens, (ii) non-British EU citizens and (iii) non-EU citizens in each age cohort was in each of the last 10 years.
(196652)
46
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average annual income was for people in each socio-economic group in each of the last 10 years.
(196662)
47
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29th October 2007, Official Report, column 905W, how many reported breaches of security have been recorded by HM Revenue and Customs in its offices since 1st October 2007.
(196714)
48
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions have taken place between (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs and the Scottish Executive on HM Revenue and Customs' role in the collection of local taxes in Scotland.
(196163)
49
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was transferred to the Consolidated Fund from the England and Wales fossil fuel levy in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08; and whether such funds were ring-fenced for the purpose of promoting the use of energy from renewable sources.
(196214)
50
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196749)
51
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of all the tax reliefs and allowances accruing to those with incomes over (a) £50,000, (b) £100,000, (c) £250,000 and (d) £500,000 in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average value of tax reliefs and allowances accruing to persons in those income bands was.
(196630)
52
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people had annual employment incomes of (a) below £10,000, (b) between 10,000 and £30,000, broken down by £1,000 intervals, (c) between £31,000 and £100,000, broken down by £5,000 intervals, (d) between £100,000 and £500,000, broken down by £50,000 interval and (e) above £500,000 in the latest period for which figures are available.
(196711)
53
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many babies have been born at the Queen's Hospital, Romford since it was opened.
(196552)
54
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to promote increased cardiovascular exercise by persons under 40 years of age.
(196672)
55
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were in employment in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last 11 years.
(196176)
56
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will re-instate to the Bank of England responsibility for banking supervision.
(196518)
57
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much child benefit was paid in respect of children living outside the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
(195846)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
58
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the combustibility of plastic foam composite panels used in the building of schools.
(196303)
59
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the level of diversity of foster care providers; and if he will make a statement.
(196434)
60
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of breakfast clubs in Bexley schools; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage their creation.
(196411)
61
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in each London borough did not have a school placement at the start of the 2007-08 academic year, broken down by age.
(196412)
62
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many qualified teachers left full-time teaching in London in each of the last five years.
(196413)
63
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy regarding visits by armed forces personnel to schools.
(196603)
64
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what discussions his Department has had with the National Union of Teachers on the provision of materials on (a) the armed forces and (b) Iraq to schools; and what steps have been taken as a result of such discussions.
(196604)
65
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools have been in Ofsted categories in each year since 1997; and for how long they were in such categories.
(196624)
66
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools have been in Ofsted categories for more than one year in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority.
(196625)
67
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools were in Ofsted categories since 1997 and are no longer in such categories.
(196626)
68
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much designing the Department's new logo cost; and who undertook the work.
(196270)
69
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what promotional items bearing the departmental logo have been commissioned by his Department since its establishment.
(196271)
70
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196460)
71
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th March 2008, Official Report, column 196W, on teaching methods, how many secondary schools will have funding to support small group academic focused study support in 2009-10.
(196561)
72
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th March 2008, Official Report, column 196W, on teaching methods, what proportion of the money allocated to support the development of extended schools will be used to support small group academic focused study support.
(196562)
73
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children obtained fewer than five A* to C grades at GCSE, including mathematics and English, in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(196565)
74
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196590)
75
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) average and (b) recommended number of hours per week spent on (i) mathematics, (ii) English, (iii) science, (iv) modern languages and (v) history and geography was for school children in each school year in each of the last 10 years.
(196648)
76
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the value is of each contract his Department holds with Inclusive Technology.
(196650)
77
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average public expenditure per pupil on education for each age of pupil was in each (a) region and (b) London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(196655)
78
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools had fewer than (a) 25 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 35 per cent. and (d) 40 per cent. of children obtaining fewer than five A* to C grades in GCSE including mathematics and English in each of the last 10 years.
(196691)
79
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools had fewer than (a) 25 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 35 per cent. and (d) 40 per cent. of children obtaining fewer than five A* to C grades in GCSE in each of the last 10 years.
(196692)
80
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196735)
81
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools will be offering a new diploma course in September 2008; what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who will be enrolling on such courses; and if he will make a statement.
(196423)
82
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities have submitted plans to his Department on how they will reduce the number of surplus places in their schools; and if he will make a statement.
(196424)
83
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department holds on the standard of existing school buildings; and if he will make a statement.
(196425)
84
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many school days have been lost as a result of schools having to close temporarily during term-time in each year since 1997; what information his Department collects on the reasons for such closures; and if he will make a statement.
(196426)
85
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether academies will be included in the new funding regime announced in Raising Expectations: enabling the system to deliver; and if he will make a statement.
(196427)
86
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much each local authority has spent on educational music services in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(196428)
87
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons his Department's spending detailed in the Budget 2008 Red Book was lower than that set out in the 2007 Pre-Budget Report; and if he will make a statement.
(196431)
88
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what pilot initiatives his Department has launched since 1997; what the cost has been of each initiative; whether each initiative has been rolled out nationally; and if he will make a statement.
(196568)
89
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost of Bookstart has been since the programme began; and how many books have been purchased under the scheme to date.
(196569)
90
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many books purchased under the Bookstart programme have been (a) delivered to and (b) collected by parents; and how many are awaiting collection.
(196570)
91
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times a Minister from his Department has written to all (a) primary head teachers, (b) secondary head teachers and (c) local education authorities since 18th December 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(196571)
92
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many documents were sent from his Department to head teachers of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools either in hard copy or via email since 18th December 2007.
(196572)
93
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued in relation to condoned absenteeism of pupils; and if he will make a statement.
(196573)
94
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools were without a permanent head teacher for more than three months in the past 12 months.
(196574)
95
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of children educated at home had achieved five GCSEs graded at A* to C by the age of 16 years in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(196575)
96
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when the findings from the 20 authorities involved in the flexible extended free entitlement pathfinder projects will be published.
(196172)
97
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of schools in each (a) primary care trust and (b) constituency have the services of a qualified school nurse in line with the 2004 National Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services; what steps he is taking to ensure that all schools have such services; and when he expects all schools to have the services of a qualified school nurse.
(196173)
98
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of private, voluntary and independent nurseries surveyed in each of the 20 authorities involved in the flexible extended free entitlement pathfinder projects reported that the nursery education grant they receive does not meet the costs of running their nursery.
(196174)
99
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much he has allocated to (a) expand facilities for sixteen to nineteen year old learners and (b) deliver learning and skills for adults in East Devon to meet his targets in each case.
(196398)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
100
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196441)
101
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which former Ministers have been awarded severance pay since 28th June 2007.
(196566)
102
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196588)
103
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what severance payment the Director of Political Strategy in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Spencer Livermore, will receive upon leaving his post.
(196642)
104
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment the Social Exclusion Task Force has made of the effects on social inclusion of post office closures.
(196429)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
105
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she issues to local authorities on the management of annual quotas of planning applications for residential development.
(196688)
106
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what grounds she is reviewing her earlier decision not to call in the Moorsyde wind farm application in Northumberland; and if she will place in the Library copies of any new information which she is considering in this review.
(196345)
107
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to ensure that the fire safety standards of composite panels are maintained; and what guidance she has issued to fire authorities on the topic.
(196302)
108
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the LPS1181 standard in ensuring the fire safety of public buildings, with particular reference to the use of cladding panes in combustible foam plastic insulation.
(196764)
109
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will publish her Department's evaluation of Social HomeBuy.
(196628)
110
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when her Department will publish the findings of Brian Pomeroy's review of the shared equity market; and if she will make a statement.
(196629)
111
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for her Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196455)
112
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how the amounts set out in the regional guidelines for land-won sand and gravel production for the South East set out in the National and Regional Guidelines for Aggregates Provision in England 2001 to 2016 are allocated between each local authority in the region; and if she will make a statement.
(196456)
113
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the proportion of demand for aggregates in London which will be met from sources within London in the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years.
(196457)
114
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2008 to the hon. Member for Taunton, Official Report, columns 2140-2W, on Regional Ministers: manpower, what the pay bands of staff supporting each Minister are.
(196458)
115
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, columns 31-2W, on gravel, what steps she plans to take to increase the proportion of aggregates extracted from marine sources in the South East region.
(196513)
116
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196589)
117
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria each regional Minister uses to decide whether to visit areas in their region.
(196647)
118
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance is issued to members of her Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if she will make a statement.
(196741)
119
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the legal status of mobile homes is; what legislation governs the occupying of such homes; what definition she uses of a mobile home; whether she plans to bring forward measures to change this status; and if she will make a statement.
(196715)
120
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had with the (a) Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and (b) higher education sector on community cohesion issues.
(196693)
121
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress the taskforce on studentification has made; and which higher education sector bodies have been involved in the taskforce.
(196712)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
122
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on HM Revenue and Customs' decision to apply VAT at the standard rate retrospectively to inclusive membership packages offered by sports and leisure trusts; what representations he has received on the subject; and if he will make a statement.
(196754)
123
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many alcohol licences have been revoked on the grounds of sale of alcohol to children since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003.
(196410)
124
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196453)
125
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's press release of 13th February 2008 on the Find Your Talent scheme, whether cultural events attended outside school hours will count towards the intention to offer children five hours of culture a week.
(196515)
126
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196586)
127
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which areas of the country have no access to freeview digital television.
(196697)
128
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196740)
129
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives his Department has to promote Yorkshire to international visitors.
(196720)
130
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will introduce regulations on cage fighting.
(196721)
131
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research his Department has conducted into the safety of cage fighting; and if he will make a statement.
(196722)
132
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure the availability of Creative Britain apprenticeships throughout the country.
(196758)
133
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has had discussions to HM Treasury on a corporation tax exemption for sports national governing bodies in the last two years.
(196331)
134
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many rugby union coaches his Department has recorded as having (a) been recruited and (b) increased their qualifications in each of the last five years.
(196332)
135
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) men and (b) women have started playing rugby under the Go Play! scheme which his Department funds in each of the last three years.
(196333)
136
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on the Go Play! programme administered by the Rugby Football Union through (a) the Exchequer, (b) the National Lottery and (c) the National Sports Foundation funding.
(196334)
137
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the betting industry on plans to re-apportion the costs of policing sports betting; and if he will make a statement.
(196335)
138
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which recommendations of the Allnutt Review of Tourism Statistics have been implemented; which recommendations remain to be implemented; which recommendations he does not plan to implement; and if he will make a statement.
(196759)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
139
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, how many times (a) fixed wing and (b) rotary wing aircraft from the Mesopotamia Group have supported British troops in Helmand Province since the start of the contract.
(196596)
140
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the start date of the contract was; and how long the contract is for.
(196597)
141
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on urgent operational requirements in each year since 2001.
(196598)
142
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the financial value of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines' equipment which remains in the possession of the Iranian authorities.
(196599)
143
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which military museums the Department makes grants; and how much the grant for each was in each year since 1997.
(196600)
144
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the commitment bonus is (a) tax free, (b) tax free whilst serving in an area which qualifies for the operational allowance, (c) paid in full with one lump sum and (d) paid incrementally over a period of time.
(196601)
145
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many indirect fire attacks have been made against Basra Air Station in each month since October 2007.
(196602)
146
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on visits by armed forces personnel to schools.
(196605)
147
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the National Union of Teachers on the provision of materials on (a) the armed forces and (b) Iraq to schools; and what steps have been taken following such discussions.
(196606)
148
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent modifications have been made to the main armament of the Challenger II tank for training purposes.
(196607)
149
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) are in Afghanistan; how many countries are providing troops for OMLTS; and what percentage of OMLTs are led by British forces.
(196608)
150
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in al-Basra Province.
(196609)
151
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances of mail lost in transit between military personnel and their families were recorded in each month of 2007.
(196610)
152
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average pay for soldiers at each rank was in each year since 1997.
(196611)
153
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's civil servants have been recipients of the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme in each year since 1997.
(196612)
154
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) orders outstanding for, (b) initial date of announcement for procurement and (c) expected delivery date are for the (i) Pitbull, (ii) Mastiff, (iii) Bulldog and (iv) Ridgeback armoured vehicles.
(196613)
155
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum (a) loaded weight and (b) take-off weight is for all variants of the CH-47 helicopter used by British forces in Afghanistan.
(196614)
156
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the mission statement is for British troops in Iraq.
(196615)
157
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel are deployed on operations, broken down by location.
(196616)
158
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many medical reservists there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.
(196617)
159
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what caps or restrictions have been placed on the recruitment for the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) RAF in each year since 2005; and what plans there are for the next financial year.
(196618)
160
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the running costs of Ministers' private offices in his Department were in each year since 1997.
(196619)
161
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) target and (b) actual percentage serviceability rate is of each (i) helicopter and (ii) air transport aircraft in the Armed Forces.
(196620)
162
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) inflow, (b) outflow and (c) voluntary outflow rate was of officers at (i) OF-1, (ii) OF-2 and (iii) OF-3 levels in each service in each year since 1997.
(196621)
163
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th March 2008, Official Report, column 652W, on Committee of Permanent Representatives, whether each agenda item listed was decided as an (a) A, (b) B, (c) I or (d) false B Point.
(196713)
164
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 95W, on departmental ICT, when he expects the investigation into the details of all lost or stolen computers since 2003 to be completed; and when he expects to be able to write to hon. Members following collation of the information.
(196718)
165
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many places at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst were allocated to foreign nationals in each year since 1997, broken down by nationality.
(196171)
166
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the members of (a) the Territorial Army and (b) the Royal Naval Reserve have served in theatre in the last 12 months.
(196269)
167
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196452)
168
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196585)
169
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in each of the armed forces have been (a) randomly tested for controlled substances, (b) tested positive as a result of the test and (c) discharged as a result of a positive random drug test in each of the last three years, broken down by rank.
(196336)
170
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196739)
171
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph four of the Defence Medical Services Department's policy letter of 20th January 2006 entitled The use of influenza vaccines and anti-virals in the event of an influenza pandemic, reference DMSD/13/1/4, if he will reassess the assumption on the proportion of the armed forces who may be affected during the course of a pandemic; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (196546)
172
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2008, Official Report, column 2710W, on drinking water, how much his Department spent on provision of bottled water to his Department's main building in the latest year for which figures are available.
(196779)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
173
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce the levels of litter on streets.
(196168)
174
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January 2008, Official Report, column 1994W, on greyhounds: animal welfare, if he will take account of representations on (a) a single system of regulation and set of national standards for greyhound racing, (b) an independent oversight body, (c) a compulsory levy on bookmakers to fund welfare improvements, (d) a central database to record injuries to greyhounds, (e) a mandatory independent veterinarian at tracks, (f) requirements for greyhounds to be able to stand up and turn around while being transported, (g) rules on race frequency, (h) independent inspections of tracks and kennels and breeders' premises, (i) micro-chipping of dogs, (j) licensing of trainers and track staff and (k) a presumption against euthanasia in considering the response of the greyhound industry to Lord Donoughue's review; and if he will make a statement.
(196781)
175
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196451)
176
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196584)
177
N
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has held with the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia on deforestation on the island of Borneo; and if he will make a statement.
(196272)
178
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196738)
179
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have expressed an interest in the pilot scheme for charging for refuse collection; and if he will make a statement.
(196694)
180
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much air pollution control residue from incinerators was treated and disposed of in Gloucestershire in the latest period for which figures are available; what percentage of the UK's total this represents; and if he will make a statement.
(196595)
181
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has evaluated to develop his policy on anthropomorphic climate change.
(196405)
182
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change; and if he will make a statement.
(196406)
183
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the scientific evidence on which each of the four Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports has been based; and if he will make a statement.
(196408)
184
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports in developing his policies on climate change.
(196409)
185
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that the views of UK industry are sent to the European Commission officials drafting the impact assessment for the Energy-using Products Directive implementing measure for heaters and boilers.
(196165)
186
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations the Energy-using Products Board plans to hold with industry on the working document on boilers and water heaters.
(196166)
187
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations the Energy-using Products Board plans to have with the European Commission on the matter of boilers being outside the scope of the Energy-using Products Directive.
(196167)
188
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency arrangements are in place for higher than expected demand for bluetongue vaccinations.
(196211)
189
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency arrangements are in place for tackling a serotype of bluetongue, other than serotype 8, if it enters the UK.
(196215)
190
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for how many serotypes of bluetongue a vaccine is available; and for how many serotypes vaccine research is being conducted.
(196216)
191
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) wholesale and (b) final on-farm price of bluetongue vaccine in (i) 50ml and (ii) 20ml bottles.
(196435)
192
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote uptake of the bluetongue vaccination among farmers.
(196436)
193
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of livestock farmers in protection zones will take up bluetongue vaccine.
(196437)
194
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) sheep and (b) cattle in protection zones which will be eligible to receive the bluetongue vaccine.
(196438)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
195
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment was made of the relative effectiveness of Commonwealth Scholarships and Chevening Scholarships for Commonwealth countries prior to the decision to terminate these scholarships.
(196632)
196
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements he will make to ensure financial support for future high quality doctoral students from Commonwealth countries wishing to join research teams in United Kingdom universities.
(196633)
197
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations took place with (a) the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and (b) other external interests before the announcement to end his Department's funding for new awards from 2009-10; and if he will publish the review associated with this decision.
(196634)
198
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with the Prime Minister on the implementation of the announcement at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November 2007 of an increase of UK funding for Commonwealth scholarships over the coming three years.
(196635)
199
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether AIDS-related issues will feature on the agenda for the next G8 meeting; and what progress has been made towards securing the objectives of the treatment for all by the 2010 agreement.
(196416)
200
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; and if he will make a statement.
(196719)
201
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish the full strategic framework document Better World, Better Britain following his letter to hon. and Right hon. Members of 29th February 2008 enclosing a leaflet setting out in brief the new strategy.
(196307)
202
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will encourage the representation of Arab militias in peace talks in Darfur.
(196327)
203
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed the referendum process in the Western Sahara with representatives of Polisario.
(196775)
204
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196450)
205
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196583)
206
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on trends in opium production in Afghanistan.
(196704)
207
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196737)
208
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, columns 865-6W, on Simon Mann, whether an explanation has now been given by the Equatorial Guinean authorities; and what action he intends to take.
(196689)
209
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2008, Official Report, columns 1822W, on Simon Mann, what action has been taken in following up the specific consular and welfare concerns referred to; and if he will make a statement.
(196690)
210
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he intends to take in the week beginning 24th March to monitor the (a) treatment and (b) risk of torture of Mr Simon Mann in Black Beach Prison, Equatorial Guinea; and what procedures are in place to ensure that any inhumane treatment of this prisoner is brought to his attention.
(196716)
211
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates consular officials have requested access to Simon Mann in Black Beach Prison since his abduction from Zimbabwe to Equatorial Guinea; how many such requests have been (a) granted and (b) refused; what reasons have been given for such refusals; and what representations have been made to the government of Equatorial Guinea in consequence.
(196717)
212
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Tibet; and if he will make a statement.
(196277)
213
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Tibet; and if he will make a statement.
(196278)
214
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the policies of the government of Thailand in regard to Burma; what discussions he has had with the government of Thailand on Burma; and what reports he has received to the statements made by the Prime Minister of Thailand during, and following, his recent visit to Burma.
(196397)
215
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2564W, on Admiralty House, what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) energy efficiency rating of the (i) washer dryer, (ii) tumble dryer and (iii) fridge-freezer was.
(196298)
216
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2564W, on Admiralty House, if he will place in the Library copies of departmental purchase orders 228224, 225497, 228317, 228314 and 228318 in relation to the minor works undertaken.
(196299)
217
N
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the power sharing agreement in Kenya.
(196343)
218
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the government of Israel to open the border passes to the Gaza Strip.
(196520)
219
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department gives to non-Muslim UK citizens working in Saudi Arabia who wish to practise their religion in a congregation; and if he will make a statement.
(196297)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
220
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the commitment in the 2008 drug strategy, Tackling drugs, changing lives, to achieve better outcomes for those entering treatment by raising standards, across all treatment providers through new local clinical governance arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(196531)
221
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been made available to Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust to further the Government's 2008 drug strategy Tackling drugs, changing lives.
(196535)
222
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the 100 largest clinical negligence payments were for compensation claims against his Department by award or settlement in the last five years; and what the nature of the complaint was in each case.
(196328)
223
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to encourage (a) local authorities and (b) primary care trusts to nominate a lead person for carers' services; and how many nominations have been notified to his Department.
(196772)
224
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the combustibility of plastic foam composite panels used in the building of hospitals.
(196301)
225
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 762W, on patients, how many patients were receiving NHS in-patient treatment at (a) each date referred to in the Answer and (b) in 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(196394)
226
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the median number of days wait was for patients to receive hospital treatment following GP referral in England in each month since January 1997 based on hospital episodes statistics.
(196395)
227
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting more than six months for an NHS in-patient operation in each month since October 2005.
(196396)
228
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for ativan/lorazepam in each year since 2000.
(196705)
229
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take following the Twelfth COMARE report on the use of computerised tomography (CT) to (a) improve regulations of the private CT scan industry and (b) investigate the advertising of private asymptomatic scans in relation to radioactive content; and if he will make a statement.
(196418)
230
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for (a) in-patient, (b) day and (c) out-patient appointments at (i) Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and (ii) Cheltenham General Hospital was in each year since 1992.
(196419)
231
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes there were at (a) Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and (b) Cheltenham General Hospital in each year since 1992.
(196420)
232
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on use of open competition in recruitment of NHS IT personnel.
(196391)
233
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with appropriate agencies on suicides amongst young people; and if he will make a statement.
(196525)
234
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the subject of assistance to suicide prevention amongst young people was on the agenda of recent Ministerial level meetings with the Welsh Assembly Government; whether any cross-border services are envisaged; and if he will make a statement.
(196783)
235
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) neurotoxic, (ii) genotoxic, (iii) mutagenic and (iv) carcinogenic effects of long-term exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls on (A) human foetuses, (B) young children and (C) adults.
(196776)
236
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196449)
237
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which (a) bodies and (b) individuals his Department has issued guidance on the effect of management of applications from non-EEA nationals based on their immigration status.
(196516)
238
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes with (a) 10 or fewer, (b) between 10 and 20, (c) between 30 and 50, (d) between 50 and 100 and (e) more than 100 residents have (i) opened and (ii) closed in each of the last 10 years.
(196564)
239
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196582)
240
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of medical graduates from overseas medical schools who applied for speciality training in 2007 had indefinite leave to remain.
(196654)
241
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place a copy of the Commission for Social Care Inspection's code of practice for inspectors of care homes in the Library.
(196656)
242
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196750)
243
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on Bridlington Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(196728)
244
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to answer Question 192654, tabled on 4th March for answer on 6th March.
(196392)
245
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements funded by his Department are made for the provision of primary healthcare services to staff of the Royal Households.
(196363)
246
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which GP practices are funded by Westminster Primary Care Trust; and what the location of each is.
(196364)
247
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of smoking tobacco in a prohibited place since the introduction of the relevant legislation; and what range of sentences has been imposed.
(196377)
248
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had meetings in relation to birth defects in consanguineous marriages in the last six months.
(196755)
249
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the survival rates for (a) breast, (b) colon and (c) cervical cancer were in the latest period for which figures are available.
(196551)
250
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for cancer at the Queen's Hospital, Romford in 2007.
(196553)
251
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in the London Borough of Havering were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer, (b) cervical cancer and (c) bowel cancer in each of the last five years.
(196554)
252
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in the London Borough of Havering received (a) breast, (b) cervical and (c) bowel screenings in each of the last five years.
(196555)
253
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people called the NHS smoking helpline in 2007.
(196556)
254
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the expenditure by the NHS on treatment of illnesses related to alcohol abuse in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(196557)
255
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are prescribed (a) stoma and (b) other incontinence products as part of their treatment in the London Borough of Havering.
(196667)
256
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of health service provision in the London Borough of Havering.
(196668)
257
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) radiologists and (b) radiographers are employed by the NHS.
(196669)
258
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population of (a) England and (b) Romford constituency that is clinically obese.
(196670)
259
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research and development schemes into new cancer treatments his Department sponsors; and if he will make a statement.
(196674)
260
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been allocated to primary care trusts for services (a) to meet the needs of disabled children and their families and (b) to meet the additional needs of children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(196663)
261
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8th March 2008, Official Report, column 121WS, on GlaxoSmithKline (MHRA investigation), what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority on its investigation of the trials of seroxat involving children between 1994 and 2002.
(196777)
262
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will meet representatives of (a) Folic Acid Action and (b) the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus to discuss the proposals of the Food Standards Agency to limit the strength of folic acid in food supplements.
(196594)
263
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromsgrove of 18th March 2008, to Question 194632, on polyclinics (rural areas), if he will write to primary care trust chief executives to clarify that there is no requirement for each primary care trust to have a polyclinic in each primary care trust area.
(196347)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
264
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds have been made available to (a) Thames Valley Police force and (b) Oxfordshire County Council to further the Government's 2008 drug strategy: Tackling drugs, changing lives.
(196534)
265
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to be able to deport Zimbabwean nationals in detention centres pending deportation.
(196537)
266
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean nationals in detention pending deportation were detained because they were found to be working illegally.
(196538)
267
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean nationals were in detention centres pending deportation at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(196539)
268
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, columns 803-4W, on immigration: deportation, what the definition is of serious criminality for the purposes of prioritisation of consideration of deportation under the legacy exercise; what guidance is given to caseworkers relating to this; whether any record is kept of how many such cases result in deportation; and what approach is taken in respect of applicants whose criminality falls outside the definition of serious criminality.
(196177)
269
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, columns 799-800W, on immigration, in how many of the 9,500 cases closed because of error the individual concerned had (a) been granted status, (b) been removed or (c) died.
(196209)
270
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 806W, on immigration: housing, how many private sector providers have transferred existing properties to the private rented market; how many such units have been transferred; and what incentives have been offered to such private sector providers.
(196266)
271
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 806W, on immigration: housing, how many individual agreements have been reached with local authorities; what the cost of such agreements has been; how many schemes to prevent homelessness have been included in the reimbursement package; what the cost of such schemes has been; how many units of social housing have been occupied by households moving from asylum support as a result of the legacy exercise, broken down by housing sector; and what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the measures outlined in the Answer.
(196267)
272
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 806W, on immigration: housing, what the cost of providing assistance to local authorities through the transitional costs fund was; which local authorities have received such assistance; and how much was received in each case.
(196268)
273
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 804W, on immigration: housing, what conditions are attached to tenancies created by the transfer of existing properties to the private rented market; what requirements there are on private sector providers who undertake such tenancies; and if she will make a statement.
(196770)
274
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent (a) on the advertisement placed in the Daily Mail and Daily Star newspapers on 17th March 2008 promoting the points based immigration system and (b) on other advertising of a policy of her Department in each of the last five years, broken down by campaign.
(196300)
275
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the outcomes for the UK of the EC Preparatory Action Migration Management - Solidarity in Action 2007 programme; and if she will make a statement.
(196308)
276
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the outcomes for the UK of the European Return Preparatory Actions 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(196309)
277
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what submissions the UK has made on the adoption of EC Decision No 575/2007/EC establishing the European Return Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(196310)
278
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on advertising (a) on television and radio, (b) in national newspapers and (c) through other media in each year since 1997, broken down (i) by year and (ii) by advertising campaign.
(196329)
279
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons involuntary tranquilliser addicts are not included in the drug strategy.
(196559)
280
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures govern the use of Taser-style electric shock weapons by police; and what training police officers are required to receive before using such weapons.
(196422)
281
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Security Industry Authority has taken to accelerate the licence application process.
(196414)
282
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licence applications were not determined by the Security Industry Authority within (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months in the latest period for which figures are available.
(196415)
283
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licence applications pending a decision by the Security Industry Authority are over nine weeks old.
(196417)
284
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licence applications were rejected by the Security Industry Authority on the grounds of criminality, broken down by (a) offence and (b) licence category in each year since its inception.
(196521)
285
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedure those holding working holiday visas are expected to follow if they wish to retain their employment under the points-based system; and if she will make a statement.
(196664)
286
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were recorded as having made a claim for asylum to a police constable in each of the last five years, broken down by police area.
(196675)
287
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people holding working holiday visas who wish to continue their current employment under the proposed points-based system.
(196676)
288
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has (a) issued and (b) published on the fingerprinting of UK citizens arriving at British airports from overseas; and if she will make a statement.
(196677)
289
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for her Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196440)
290
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) any other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196563)
291
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18th February 2008, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on tackling violence, how she will ensure that members of the public to whom child sex offenders' convictions are disclosed do not pass that information on to others; whether such people will be allowed to pass the information on to (a) other family members and (b) other categories of people; what (i) documentary and (ii) other evidence people will be required to provide to be entitled to receive information on convictions; when the scheme will come into effect; what restrictions there will be on disclosure of information; what guidance she will provide to police on disclosure of information; and what convictions will be disclosable.
(196643)
292
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2008, Official Report, column 607W, on crime: Cambridgeshire, how many (a) police officers and (b) police officers per 1,000 of the population there were in each of the areas listed in each year since 1997; and what percentage of time was spent by police officers on (i) frontline policing and (ii) patrolling in each of the areas in each of those years.
(196646)
293
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her latest estimate is of the number of failed asylum seekers who are resident in the UK.
(196698)
294
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is issued to members of her Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if she will make a statement.
(196751)
295
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Scottish local authorities that are (a) precluded and (b) have been previously precluded for any periods since October 2007 from operating the installed closed-circuit television security networks because of delays in processing operative applications for licences by the Security Industry Authority.
(196365)
296
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of applications for licences submitted by applicants resident in Scotland to the Security Industry Authority during 2007 which remain outstanding, broken down by local authority area.
(196366)
297
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of women who are experiencing domestic abuse who are not in receipt of assistance funded by the public purse.
(196723)
298
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding was allocated to the Last Resort Fund to assist women who have experienced domestic violence in 2007-08; and how much is to be allocated in 2008-09.
(196724)
299
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the step-by-step guide for women in black and minority ethnic communities who are victims of domestic violence.
(196765)
300
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review guidance issued to local authorities on helping women subject to domestic abuse with no recourse to public funds, setting out the steps authorities need to take.
(196784)
301
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what arrangements unskilled or low-skilled migrants from outside the EU were allowed to migrate to the UK in 2007; what maximum stay in the UK was permitted under each arrangement; how many migrants entered the UK under each arrangement in 2007; and what will happen to these arrangements when the points-based migration system becomes fully operational.
(196519)
302
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 786W, if she will ask the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire to provide the information requested.
(196774)
303
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average period of time was between a foreign national prisoner finishing their sentence and being deported in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(196771)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
304
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many people accessed the parliamentary podcast pilot on biofuels in the 24 hours following its launch.
(196649)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
305
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Science Board between April 2007 and February 2008 inclusive.
(196526)
306
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase the involvement of Government departments and agencies in the provision of apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement.
(196631)
307
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 18th March 2008, Official Report, columns 84-6WS, on Education (Student Support) Regulations, how much in (a) student loans and (b) maintenance grants was paid to prisoners undertaking full-time higher education courses in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how much has been repaid to the Student Loans Company by such prisoners since it was established.
(196706)
308
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196448)
309
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many full-time undergraduates applied to universities from each parental (a) socio-economic group and (b) income quintile in the last three years for which figures are available.
(196560)
310
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms since the Department was established; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196581)
311
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much student grant his Department expects undergraduates from each parental income decile to receive under the first year of operation of the new system announced by the Secretary of State in July 2007.
(196637)
312
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the (a) total and (b) per capita student loan take-up was classified by parental (i) income decile and (ii) socio-economic group in each of the last five years.
(196640)
313
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of people from each UCAS tariff band from each socio-economic group (a) were applicants for and (b) were accepted for full-time undergraduate degree courses in the last year for which information is available.
(196657)
314
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of applicants from each socio-economic group for full-time undergraduate courses were in each UCAS tariff band in the last year for which figures are available.
(196658)
315
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of full-time undergraduates with each number of UCAS tariff points from their A-levels did not complete their degree in each of the last 10 years for which data is available.
(196659)
316
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of full-time undergraduates from each socio-economic group did not complete their degree in each of the last 10 years for which data is available.
(196660)
317
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of students applying for full-time science undergraduate courses in (a) the most recent UCAS round and (b) the previous 10 years were from each socio-economic background.
(196661)
318
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on British astronomy of proposed changes to the science and technology budget in future years.
(196699)
319
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196742)
320
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his policy is on the provision of recreational courses for older people in colleges of further education; what funds have been made available (a) nationally and (b) in Gloucestershire, for providing recreational courses for older people at colleges of further education in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(196162)
321
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will make a statement on (a) funding of the e-Merlin project and (b) the future of Jodrell Bank observatory.
(196592)
322
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the average length of apprenticeships was at the latest date for which figures are available.
(196665)
323
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will place in the Library the documents his Department holds relating to the withdrawal of funding for all ground-based solar terrestrial physics facilities in the UK; and on what date the withdrawal of this funding was announced publicly.
(196576)
324
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions he has held with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the changes in funding for the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarship programmes.
(196622)
325
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will place in the Library a copy of the options analysis for post-19 provision as referred to in the regulatory impact assessment for Raising Expectations: Enabling the system to deliver.
(196769)
326
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much of the budget allocated for spending on higher education in prisons was used to fund the tutorial costs of those students already engaged in courses of higher study in the latest period for which figures are available.
(196548)
327
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of the hours of education provided in prisons in 2005-06 were in a structured classroom setting.
(196636)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
328
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress has been made on the educational programme in Africa to combat the spread of AIDS; and if he will make a statement.
(196727)
329
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196447)
330
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196580)
331
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in reducing poverty in the developing world.
(196696)
332
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196743)
333
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures his Department is taking to reduce poppy production in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(196276)
334
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the volume of poppy production in Afghanistan in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(196279)
335
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, column 609W, on overseas aid, when he expects to announce the funding allocated to civil society through the Partnership Programme Agreement for 2008-09 to 2010-11; and whether he expects this allocation to increase in proportion to the overall change in his Department's expenditure.
(196766)
336
N
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports he has received of the adequacy of the harvest in Chin state, Burma; what discussions he has held with the World Food Programme and other humanitarian agencies on the adequacy of food supply in Chin state; what assessment he has made of the risk of famine there; and if he will make a statement.
(196399)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
337
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what minimum level of training is required for security staff in courts; and if he will make a statement.
(196528)
338
N
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pharmaceutical companies have been prosecuted for withholding information regarding their products since 1992.
(196407)
339
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners at HMP Dorchester (a) self-harmed, (b) committed suicide and (c) died of (i) natural and (ii) unnatural causes in each of the last 52 weeks for which figures are available.
(196400)
340
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many spaces were available in the first night centre at HMP Dorchester on the first Friday of each month for the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many first night prisoners were received on each of those days.
(196401)
341
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many vulnerable (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners were accommodated at HMP Dorchester on the first Friday of each month for the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many spaces designated for vulnerable prisoners there were at the prison on each of these dates.
(196402)
342
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners were accommodated at HMP Dorchester on the first Friday of each month for the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(196403)
343
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made in appointing an independent commissioner for victims under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(196527)
344
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many persons awaiting trial for, or convicted of, terrorism offences have been released on home detention curfew since 1997.
(196558)
345
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196454)
346
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28th February 2008, Official Report, column 1924W, on Firearms Act 1968: convictions, how many people over the age of 18 years were convicted under Section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 in each of the last 12 months; and what proportion of those were sentenced to immediate custody.
(196567)
347
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196587)
348
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the last conviction for misconduct in public office took place; and how many such convictions took place in each of the last 10 years.
(196651)
349
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the age at which magistrates are required to retire.
(196695)
350
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th February 2008, Official Report, column 1433W, on the fatal accident injury system, what progress has been made on discussions between his Department and the Scottish Executive on the operation of the Fatal Accident Inquiry system in Scotland as it applies to Armed Forces personnel based in Scotland, who are killed in action overseas.
(196164)
351
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196744)
352
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on using space at the Military Corrective Training Centre at Colchester to accommodate civilian prisoners; and if he will make a statement.
(196763)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
353
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department has commissioned research through (a) focus groups and (b) other market research on the opinions of people in Northern Ireland on the resolution of the parades disputes.
(196530)
354
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196444)
355
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prosecutions have been brought under homophobic hatred legislation in Northern Ireland.
(196702)
356
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March 2008, Official Report, columns 389-90W, on sexual offences, of what offences sexual offenders residing in each police command area were convicted.
(195593)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
357
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, whether 2012 Olympic competitions which involve handguns will be staged in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
(196361)
358
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what consideration she has given to the location of (a) training facilities and (b) competitions for handgun shooting as part of the 2012 Olympics; whether primary legislation is required to facilitate handgun (i) training and (ii) competition in preparation for and as part of the 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(196362)
Questions to the Prime Minister
359
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Prime Minister, what guidance is issued to members of his Office on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196745)
360
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Prime Minister, whether the changes to the Intelligence and Security Committee indicated in the National Security Strategy will include a transfer of power to Parliament to appoint the Committee's membership.
(196433)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
361
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196443)
362
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196746)
Questions to the Solicitor General
363
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Solicitor General, what factors the Attorney General is taking into account in considering whether to consent to the Serious Fraud Office bringing charges against EFT for alleged overseas corruption offences in Serbia.
(196753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
364
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many journeys were taken on Eurostar by staff of her Department in each of the last three years.
(194970)
365
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to reduce fraudulent use of disabled parking.
(195729)
366
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to encourage businesses to provide sufficient disabled parking.
(195730)
367
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints the Government received over delays and inefficiencies at Heathrow Airport in each of the last five years.
(196169)
368
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at how many international airports in the UK Boeing 747 aeroplanes may not land due to the length of the runway.
(196170)
369
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses have been received to the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation; and how many of these were from (a) individuals, (b) organisations and (c) groups of individuals.
(196311)
370
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) local authorities, (b) local transport authorities and (c) passenger transport executives have made representations to her Department on the national concessionary bus fares scheme in the last 12 months.
(195643)
371
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether local authorities will receive changes to their special grant for concessionary bus fares following representations made since the publication of the draft funding settlement; and if she will make a statement.
(196273)
372
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will take steps to prevent the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency from passing drivers' personal details to commercial third parties without permission in any circumstances; and if she will make a statement.
(196780)
373
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for her Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196446)
374
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196579)
375
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January 2008, Official Report, column 1088W, on Metronet, what the size of the loan from TfL to Metronet is.
(196638)
376
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains run from Kettering to Leicester per week day; and how many are planned do so from December 2008.
(196703)
377
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any proposals for sound attenuation in respect of traffic and carriageway noise on the A47 in the Peterborough area exist; and if she will make a statement.
(196340)
378
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Highways Agency intends to utilise whisper quiet sound attenuation technology as part of resurfacing in respect of (a) its planned maintenance programme and (b) any discrete projects, on the A47 in the Peterborough area; and if she will make a statement.
(196341)
379
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent measurements of sound levels from traffic noise and carriageway have been undertaken on the A47 by the Highways Agency between Milton Park and Eye in the Peterborough area; and if she will make a statement.
(196342)
380
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance is issued to members of her Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if she will make a statement.
(196747)
381
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28th January 2008, Official Report, columns 43-4W, on departmental telephone services, which of the telephone numbers used by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are premium rate; and how much has been raised in respect of calls to these lines in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(196729)
382
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations she has received on the maximum speed limit for (a) a single carriageway road and (b) a dual carriageway road which has been permanently constricted to a single carriageway for a set distance.
(196175)
383
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 214W, on motorways: road traffic control, what the (a) critical path and (b) key milestones in the schedule are in relation to the scheme around Birmingham.
(196773)
384
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many multi-purpose test centres will be required for the implementation of the second European driving licence directive for motorcycles; how many are currently in operation; and if she will make a statement.
(196707)
385
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many instructors have been trained to oversee tests under the second European driving licence directive for motorcycles; how many will be required to implement the tests; and if she will make a statement.
(196708)
386
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 16th April 2007, Official Report, columns 55-6W, on motorcycles: licensing, what her current estimate is of the costs provided in that Answer; and if she will make a statement.
(196709)
387
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the suitability of the provisions of the second European driving licence directive for motorcycles, with particular reference to the (a) adequacy and (b) safety of the swerve and brake test; and if she will make a statement.
(196710)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
388
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will discuss the co-ordination of support services for suicide prevention amongst young people with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government; and if he will make a statement.
(196782)
389
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196748)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
390
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for the Government Equalities Office were in each month since it was established; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196442)
391
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what research she has evaluated on the relationship between motherhood, family stability and social breakdown.
(196430)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
392
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with officials on extending the pensioners' tax allowance to women between the ages of 60 and 65 years.
(196540)
393
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the pensioners' tax allowance to women between the ages of 60 and 65 years.
(196541)
394
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of recipients of income support mortgage interest (ISMI) were also (a) income support, (b) income-based jobseekers allowance and (c) pension credit recipients in each year since 1990; and what proportion of ISMI expenditure was on each group in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) region.
(196678)
395
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed income support mortgage interest in each year between 1990 and 1995; at what cost; what the average payment was; and what the average length of claim was.
(196679)
396
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people on (a) income support, (b) income-based jobseekers allowance and (c) pension credit received income support mortgage interest in each year since 1995, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(196680)
397
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of claim for income support mortgage interest was (i) inside and (ii) outside London in each year since 1995.
(196681)
398
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rate of interest is used to calculate income support mortgage interest payments; and how this rate is determined.
(196682)
399
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of paying income support mortgage interest was in each year since 1995.
(196683)
400
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of increasing the upper limit of capital supported by income support mortgage interest to (a) £110,000, (b) £120,000, (c) £130,000, (d) £140,000, (e) £150,000, (f) £160,000, (g) £170,000, (h) £180,000, (i) £190,000, (j) £200,000, (k) £210,000, (l) £220,000, (m) £230,000, (n) £240,000 and (o) £250,000.
(196684)
401
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average housing benefit payment was in each year since 1990.
(196685)
402
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households received housing benefit in each quarter since 1990, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(196686)
403
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of extending the eligibility criteria to cover mortgage repayments in addition to eligible rents.
(196687)
404
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the percentage increase in the basic state pension which could be paid in each year between 2009-10 and 2012-13 were tax revenue to be increased by the amount needed to enable the annual surplus in the National Insurance Fund to be used for such a purpose.
(196767)
405
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Health and Safety Executive has ended its publication of a running current total of construction fatalities.
(196432)
406
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.
(196445)
407
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts.
(196578)
408
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid to prisoners in each type of benefit in each of the last five years.
(196653)
409
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to tackle disability poverty.
(196700)
410
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement.
(196752)
411
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 17th July 2007, Official Report, columns 205-6W, on children: maintenance, what the reasons were for recent statements by the staff operating the Child Support Agency (CSA) MP hotline that they are unable to contact the Bolton office of the CSA by telephone.
(196304)
412
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will increase the age at which people are required to buy annuities from their pension funds; and if he will make a statement.
(196726)
413
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many migrant workers have been given national insurance numbers in each of the last three years.
(196550)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
414
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the (a) male and (b) female population of each London borough were (i) unemployed and (ii) economically inactive in each year since 2000.
[Transferred] (196514)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
415
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many junior doctors trained as (a) radiologists and (b) radiographers in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (196671)
416
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men under the age of 35 years in (a) Romford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) Greater London had heart attacks in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (196673)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
417
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of post conviction anti-social behaviour orders contained conditions relating to drug offending, in the latest period for which figures are available; and what percentage of those anti-social behaviour orders were breached.
[Transferred] (196532)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
418
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department has allocated to Jodrell Bank in each of the last five years for which figures are available; how much he plans to allocate for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (196725)
419
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has to increase the higher education (a) budget for and (b) qualifications achieved in prisons.
[Transferred] (196547)
420
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many prisoners are participating in (a) distance learning provisions and (b) distance learning provisions provided by the Open University.
[Transferred] (196549)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
421
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who (a) funds and (b) runs community-based options for substance misuse as alternatives to custody sentences.
[Transferred] (196533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
422
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Highway Agency intends to restrict local vehicular access to the A14 around Kettering.
[Transferred] (196701)

 
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