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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 21 May 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 Wednesday 21 May 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 21 May 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 21 May of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 21 May of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 21 May see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, under what legislation prosecutions can be brought against (a) incompetent builders and (b) rogue traders; what changes have been made to each since enactment; whether further changes are planned; and if he will make a statement.
(207193)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of (i) incompetent builders and (ii) rogue traders; and if he will make a statement.
(207194)
3
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many complaints were made to (a) each local authority trading standards office and (b) his Department about (i) incompetent builders and (ii) rogue traders in each of the last five years.
(207195)
4
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what monitoring of waiting times at post office branches (a) his Department and (b) Postcomm performs; what methodology is used; and if he will make a statement.
(207344)
5
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the evidential basis was for the information he gave in his interview on the BBC on Sunday 6th April 2008 on the proportion of Polish migrant workers who have now returned to Poland.
(207020)
6
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate has been made of the cost of implementing the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 for local shops if those supervising newspaper deliverers were included.
(207303)
7
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he is taking to protect consumers who borrow on terms that assert fixed rates of interest from contractual provisions that enable the interest rates to which they are liable to vary.
(207036)
8
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make it his policy to compensate the Post Office network in full for the services of general economic interest provided by it; and if he will make a statement.
(206748)
9
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the level of services of general economic interest provided by the Post Office network; and if he will make a statement.
(206749)
10
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his European counterparts on the level of services of general economic interest provided by the Post Office network.
(206750)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
11
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to publish his recent letter to other EU finance ministers on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
(207324)
12
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the criteria are for determining when to uprate the rate at which private car owners may claim tax relief for journeys undertaken for companies and voluntary organisations; when the rate was last amended; and what plans he has to review the rate.
(207325)
13
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on illegal share sales by boiler room operations; and if he will make a statement.
(206945)
14
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes to the Consolidated Budgeting Guidance for 2008-09 he intends to make in relation to the Ministry of Defence; and if he will make a statement.
(207060)
15
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the £2.7 billion tax cut announced on 13th May will benefit persons paying higher rate or basic rate income tax, excluding those persons paying the basic rate only as a consequence of the abolition of the 10 pence rate.
(207143)
16
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of motorists who pay vehicle excise duty (VED) on a Band F car and will pay (a) a higher rate, (b) a lower rate and (c) the same rate of VED on the same car in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(207061)
17
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Band G cars on which vehicle excise duty (VED) was payable in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 will be liable for (i) a higher rate, (ii) a lower rate and (iii) the same rate of VED in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(207062)
18
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Band F cars on which vehicle excise duty (VED) was payable in 2007-08 will be liable for (a) a higher rate, (b) a lower rate and (c) the same rate of VED in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(207063)
19
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Band D cars on which vehicle excise duty (VED) was payable in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 will be liable for (i) a higher rate, (ii) a lower rate and (iii) the same rate of VED in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(207064)
20
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Band E cars on which vehicle excise duty (VED) was payable in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 will be liable for (i) a higher rate, (ii) a lower rate and (iii) the same rate of VED in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(207065)
21
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1470, on vehicle excise duty, what his Department's definition of low income is; and if he will make a statement.
(207112)
22
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1471, on vehicle excise duty, if he will (a) list the 30 most popular models of car and (b) state the evidential basis for the assessment of their popularity; how many versions of each model will attract vehicle excise duty at (i) an increased, (ii) a decreased and (iii) the same rate as a result of the Budget 2008 changes; and if he will make a statement.
(207113)
23
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1471, on vehicle excise duty, what the 24 models of car are whose drivers will be better off as a result of the graduated vehicle excise duty changes announced in the Budget 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207114)
24
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1470, on vehicle excise duty, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of low-income households which have bought cars in band (i) A, (ii) B, (iii) C, (iv) D, (v) E, (vi) G; and if he will make a statement.
(207115)
25
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1471, on vehicle excise duty, what methodology his Department used to estimate that a third of drivers would be better off in 2009-10; what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of drivers who will be no worse off in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(207308)
26
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Financial Secretary's statement of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1474, on vehicle excise duty, what assumptions his Department made of the breakdown of annual carbon dioxide savings between 2010 to 2020 in making the forecast of a 1.3 million tonnes carbon dioxide emission saving by 2020.
(207309)
27
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many compensation payments for tax credit maladministration have been made in each quarter from April 2003 to April 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207121)
28
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter of 12th March from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on the small and medium enterprises threshold for the purposes of the research and development tax credit in relation to Allergy Therapeutics in Worthing.
(207141)
29
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether borrowing by housing associations is included in public sector borrowing figures; and if he will make a statement.
(207288)
30
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many domestic properties have been re-banded as a result of adjoining terraced houses being knocked through and turned into a single dwelling house in each year since 2000.
(207300)
31
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints the Child Tax Credits Helpline received in each quarter in each of the last five years; and what the ratio of complaints to new cases was in each such period.
(206919)
32
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long the standard training period for staff joining the Child Tax Credits Helpline service is.
(206920)
33
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many audits of performance of the Child Tax Credits Helpline there have been since the helpline was established; on what dates; and what the outcome of each such audit was.
(206921)
34
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long on average it takes for his Department to process an application for child tax credit.
(206922)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
35
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what forecasts of the demand and supply for primary school places (a) his Department and (b) other agencies for which he is reponsible have published in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(207328)
36
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what factors are taken into account by his Department when forecasting future demand for primary school places; and if he will make a statement.
(207329)
37
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which bodies are responsible for providing statistics, data and advice for local authorities planning the future provision of primary school places; and if he will make a statement.
(207330)
38
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when the data sources and analytical frameworks for predicting the future demand for primary school age children by local authorities were last reviewed for their accuracy; and if he will make a statement.
(207331)
39
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will commission research on the impact of (a) the latest code on admissions and (b) changes in the housing market, including the effects of rental provision and house prices, on the volatility in the demand for primary school places.
(207332)
40
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what avenues for appeal are available to parents who are not satisfied with the primary school place offered to their child for September 2008 by their local education authority's co-ordinated admissions system; and if he will make a statement.
(207335)
41
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) rules, (b) best practice guidance and (c) financial incentives and penalties are relevant to the management of surplus school places by local authorities in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.
(207336)
42
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account has been taken of trends in and forecasts of demand for primary school places in capital allocations for primary school buildings over the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(207337)
43
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what financial support from his Department is available to local authorities which experience an unexpected increase in demand for primary school places; and if he will make a statement.
(207338)
44
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what data his Department collects on the number of unplaced children due to enter their first year of primary school in September in each London borough; and if he will make a statement.
(207341)
45
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what discussions his Department has had with London boroughs on the provision of primary school places for September; and if he will make a statement.
(207342)
46
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance and assistance his Department provides for local authorities planning for the future provision of primary school places; and if he will make a statement.
(207343)
47
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he last assessed the effect of the 1989 Greenwich judgment on school admissions in London boroughs; and if he will make a statement.
(207345)
48
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities and schools on compliance with the 1989 Greenwich judgment on school admissions; and if he will make a statement.
(207346)
49
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department has undertaken research on the impact of the 1989 Greenwich judgment on school admissions; and if he will make a statement.
(207347)
50
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many foster care placements there were in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in 2007.
(207124)
51
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children were adopted in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in 2007.
(207125)
52
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching posts in maintained schools in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Bexley were vacant at the latest date for which figures are available.
(207126)
53
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has for the future of advanced extension awards; and if he will make a statement.
(207119)
54
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools have a specialism in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) modern languages, (d) dance, (e) music, (f) sport, (g) science, (h) drama, (i) technology, (j) humanities and (k) other subjects; and if he will make a statement.
(207122)
55
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the educational performance of children who have one or both parents in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(207157)
56
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to improve the educational outcomes of children with parents in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(207165)
57
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of 15 year olds with parents in the armed forces achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(207166)
58
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of pupils (a) with a special educational need, (b) on school action, (c) on school action plus and (d) with a statement of special educational need are entitled to free school meals; and if he will make a statement.
(207167)
59
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the annual expenditure was of the National College for School Leadership on (a) staff costs, (b) publicity and printing, (c) education and training and (d) other costs in the latest period for which figures are available.
(207021)
60
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much the National College for School Leadership spent on publishing and publicity in each of the last five years.
(207022)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
61
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2008, Official Report, column 1682W, on departmental official hospitality, when annual lists providing information relating to official receptions will be published by the Cabinet Office; and whether this information will include the names of the individuals and organisations who (a) were invited to and (b) attended each reception hosted by the Office of the Leader of the House.
(207326)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
62
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2008, Official Report, column 1800W, on social rented housing: foreigners, if she will break down by nationality the new general needs lettings by registered social landlords to (a) the 1,769 foreign nationals from EEA countries and (b) the 2,259 foreign nationals from non-EEA countries; and if she will break down the lettings by UK region.
(207148)
63
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2008, Official Report, columns 663W, on eco-towns, in which of the shortlisted sites her Department has sold or otherwise disposed of land in the last 10 years under arrangements whereby her Department would benefit from a future sale of the land.
(207156)
64
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2008, Official Report, column 663W, on eco-towns, what estimate she has made of the sale price (a) before and (b) after shortlisting of (i) the site owned by English Partnerships and (ii) sites sold by her Department and its predecessors in the last 10 years.
(207173)
65
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce youth homelessness.
(206523)
66
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to work with schools to prevent youth homelessness.
(206524)
67
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will bring forward proposals to prevent estate agents from retaining the interest arising from tenant deposits over the period of a tenancy; and if she will make a statement.
(207140)
68
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reason hon. Members for constituencies in the East of England were not informed of the (a) launch and (b) publication of the East of England Plan until the morning of publication; and if she will make a statement.
(206882)
69
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which persons were advised of the date of (a) launch and (b) publication of the East of England Plan prior to 12th May 2008; who was invited to the launch; when the invitation to each was sent; and if she will make a statement.
(206883)
70
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to bring about convergence in public and private sector rents; and if she will make a statement.
(207289)
71
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects of proposals for eco-towns in the North West of England on the rate of investment in the East and South East Leeds regeneration project; and if she will make a statement.
(207290)
72
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the correlation between housing conditions and the number of anti-social behaviour orders issued to residents; and if she will make a statement.
(207291)
73
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department is providing to local authorities for (a) improvements to park facilities and (b) floodlighting and artificial sports pitches in parks in 2008-09.
(207070)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
74
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to (a) list and (b) take other protective steps in relation to the Purton Hulks in Stroud constituency.
(207318)
75
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the role is of (a) the Minister for Sport and (b) his Department in seeking to bring the World Cup to England in 2018.
(207013)
76
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on tackling (a) racism and (b) homophobia in football since 1997.
(207027)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
77
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6th May 2008, Official Report, columns 837-8W, on eco-towns, in which of the shortlisted sites his Department has sold or otherwise disposed of land in the last 10 years under arrangements whereby his Department would benefit from a future sale of the land.
(207155)
78
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6th May 2008, Official Report, columns 837-8W, on eco-towns, what estimate he has made of the sale price (a) before and (b) after shortlisting of (i) the sites owned by his Department and (ii) sites sold by his Department in the last 10 years.
(207164)
79
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the joint United Kingdom-France memorandum distributed among the EU Political and Security Committee in early May 2008 on the critical shortfalls in capability which constrain the deployment of European helicopters on military operations.
(207034)
80
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of his Department will work at the newly-established Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia.
(207043)
81
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's aircraft capitation rates.
(207044)
82
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions members of his Department had with their European counterparts on the joint UK-France initiative to improve European helicopter capability for military operations at the 15th May 2008 European Defence Agency seminar.
(207045)
83
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech delivered at the launch of the UKTI Defence and Security Organisation at Lancaster House on 8th May 2008.
(207046)
84
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any of the second tranche of Mastiffs have been deployed to (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(207047)
85
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what, in near cash terms, his Department's annual spectrum charge is for financial years 2008-09 to 2010-11.
(207048)
86
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's category A projects that are subject to variation of price clauses.
(207049)
87
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's vehicle capitation rates.
(207050)
88
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to publish his Department's plan for the release of the military elements of electromagnetic spectrum to the market; and if he will make a statement.
(207051)
89
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will produce shadow international financial reporting standards accounts for the current financial year.
(207052)
90
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Financial Coherence Review 2006.
(207053)
91
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of the variation of prices index used in the (a) A400M and (b) BVRAAM contracts.
(207054)
92
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Defence Analytical Services Agency report, Evaluating the Move from Input to Output Price Indices in Price Escalation clauses-Final Report.
(207055)
93
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what, in near cash terms, are his Department's planning round 2008 Top Level Budget (a) resource and (b) capital allocations are for financial years (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(207056)
94
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's category (a) A, (b) B and (c) C projects are for the 2008-09 financial year.
(207057)
95
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the scope is of his Department's examination of the equipment programme; when it will report; and if he will make a statement.
(207058)
96
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what, in near cash terms, the (a) resource and (b) capital planned spend on each of his Department's 20 largest equipment projects is for financial years 2008-09 to 2017-18.
(207059)
97
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter to The Independent on Sunday of 18th May by Vice-Admiral Peter Wilkinson, if he will place in the Library a copy of the calculations supporting the assertion that a lance corporal deploying to Afghanistan for six months could have a total benefits package worth over £31,000.
(207104)
98
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Statement of 12th November 2007, Official Report, column 500, that his Department and the Treasury would share the costs of urgent operational requirements above a mutually agreed total, what the mutually agreed total for the 2008-09 financial year is.
(207105)
99
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2008, Official Report, column 1804W, on Kosovo: peacekeeping operations, if he will place in the Library a copy of the technical agreement papers.
(207106)
100
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Joint UK-France Summit Declaration of 27th March, if he will make a statement on the joint UK-France initiative to improve European helicopter capability for military operations.
(207107)
101
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2008, Official Report, column 1580W, on Bosnia and Herzegovina: peacekeeping operations, whether (a) the UK, (b) Germany and (c) Italy will backfill the requirement for the Ready Battalion Operational Reserve Force while the UK deploys the 2 Battalion, The Rifles to Kosovo.
(207108)
102
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1307W, on Army deployment, what the (a) mean, (b) mode and (c) median interval is between tours of duty for Army units.
(207109)
103
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May 2008, Official Report, column 1519W, on armed forces: training, how many of the eight Fighting in Built-up Areas facilities have been specifically designed to replicate Afghan villages.
(207110)
104
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1580W, on Bosnia and Herzegovina: peacekeeping operations, what the operational language is for those units serving in the multi-national NATO/EU pan-Balkans Operational Reserve Force.
(207111)
105
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role is planned for Mastiff armoured vehicles once large scale operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been concluded.
(207197)
106
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Saxon, (b) CVR(T) and (c) FV432 (and derivative) armoured vehicles are (i) in the Army's inventory, (ii) fully serviceable and (iii) capable of becoming fully serviceable at short notice; what the anticipated out-of-service dates are of each type; what change there has been to those out of service dates since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(207199)
107
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 484W, on radioactive materials: transport, what plans there are to use existing special nuclear materials load carriers to transport special nuclear materials before replacement carriers are commissioned; and if he will make a statement.
(207208)
108
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May 2008, Official Report, column 1525W, on future strategic tanker aircraft: procurement, whether personnel involved in future Strategic Tanker Aircraft procurement will be transferred to future procurement programmes.
(207170)
109
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planning assumption of the average unit cost of (a) procurement and (b) through life support for a Joint Strike Fighter is; what changes there have been to these assumptions since April 2002; how many Piranha 5 Future Rapid Effect System utility vehicles are planned to be procured; and if he will make a statement.
(207120)
110
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he received from the French government in support of Nexter's bid to supply the Future Rapid Effect System utility vehicle requirement; and if he will make a statement.
(207123)
111
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment for the protection of hearing is provided to armed forces personnel in theatre.
(207035)
112
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) initial and (b) annual cost of issuing a Veterans ID Card analogous to the current Service ID Card.
[R] (207228)
113
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what leaders of the (a) Jewish, (b) Hindu and (c) Muslim faiths were consulted in the course of the Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207229)
114
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what non-conformist Christian leaders were consulted in the course of the Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207230)
115
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) members of the inquiry team of the National Recognition of our Armed Forces study met the British Association of Chambers of Commerce to discuss links between service units and commanders and associations of chambers of commerce in the last 12 months.
[R] (207231)
116
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what resources will be made available to establish combined cadet forces in state schools.
[R] (207232)
117
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions (a) he has had and (b) he plans to have with the National Union of Teachers on the establishment of combined cadet forces in state schools.
[R] (207233)
118
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates the National Union of Teachers was consulted in preparing the Report of Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207234)
119
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the principle of selective briefings to journalists suggested at Recommendation 32 in the Report of the Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207235)
120
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what egregious cases of media representation informed Recommendation 33G of the Report of the Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces; and what official action was taken in each case.
[R] (207236)
121
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) military and (b) naval bands in each year since 1997.
(207258)
122
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many official engagements have been undertaken by (a) military and (b) naval bands since 1997.
(207259)
123
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many engagements involving the recovery of costs have been undertaken by (a) military and (b) naval bands since 1997.
(207260)
124
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on the events organised to celebrate the last Veterans Day.
(207261)
125
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to improve the event organised to celebrate Veterans Day.
(207262)
126
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions (a) his Department and (b) the Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces (i) has had and (ii) plans to have with HM Treasury on the change of Treasury rules necessary to carry out recommendation 15 of the Report of Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces in respect of charging for the use of military assets.
(207263)
127
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) local and (b) regional journalists were consulted in preparing the recommendations relating to improving media coverage contained in the Report of Inquiry into National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
(207264)
128
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) naval bands there were in each year since 1997.
[R] (207278)
129
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) naval (i) bandsmen and (ii) bandswomen there were in each year since 1997.
[R] (207279)
130
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what instances of (a) discrimination and (b) criminal action against persons in military and naval uniform in a public place have been recorded by his Department in each year since 1997.
[R] (207280)
131
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how frequently military uniforms are worn in his Department's main buildings; what guidance his Department issues on the matter; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (207281)
132
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing each of the recommendations of the Report on National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207282)
133
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of military and naval man-days necessary to implement each recommendation in the Report on National Recognition of our Armed Forces.
[R] (207283)
134
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of man-days and (b) the notional salary costs required to implement the 3+2+1 principle cited in the report on National Recognition of the Armed Forces.
[R] (207284)
135
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Chinook, (b) Merlin, (c) Puma and (d) Sea Kings are in the helicopter fleet; how many are available for use; and how many pilots serving with the armed forces are qualified to pilot each type of helicopter.
(207169)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
136
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 464W, on horses: animal welfare, when he will place in the Library a copy of the file; what the reasons are for the time taken to place the file in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(207187)
137
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring he is undertaking of compliance with the double-ear tag requirement in relation to cattle; what representations he has received on the effectiveness of the scheme; and if he will consider the merits of returning to a system of single ear-tags.
(207323)
138
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's strategy is for ensuring security of food supply within the UK.
(207041)
139
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to maintain the number of tenanted or managed farms owned by local authorities.
(207042)
140
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on securing agreement on a level of current carbon dioxide emissions to be used as a baseline for targets on emission reductions in the future.
(207139)
141
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1327-8W, on departmental public participation, how much each (a) survey, (b) questionnaire and (c) other service cost; and how many members of the public participated in each activity.
(207327)
142
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to assess the effects of the activities of supermarkets on the size of the UK's carbon footprint.
(207068)
143
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to engage leading supermarkets in programmes to foster the environmental enhancement of local communities.
(207069)
144
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue likely to be generated each year from fishing licences issued under the draft Marine Bill.
(207237)
145
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to safeguard the environmental benefits of set-aside, with reference to the Common Agricultural Policy health check.
(207024)
146
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on whaling since January 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207248)
147
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from (a) the Japanese government, (b) the Norwegian government and (c) the Icelandic government on whaling since January 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207249)
148
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from Romania on their recent membership of the International Whaling Commission; whether he expects them to support the international moratorium on whaling; and if he will make a statement.
(207250)
149
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he expects there to be an attempt to overturn the international moratorium on commercial whaling at the forthcoming International Whaling Commission meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(207251)
150
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will be able to name the countries that are (a) members of the International Whaling Commission and (b) not members of the International Whaling Commission to which the Government has (i) sent the Protecting Whales - A Global Responsibility document and (ii) written about whaling since January 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207253)
151
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to attend the 60th meeting of the International Whaling Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(207254)
152
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he expects new members to join the International Whaling Commission in time to be able to vote at the forthcoming International Whaling Commission meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(207255)
153
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of International Whaling Commission members likely to (a) support the international moratorium on commercial whaling and (b) oppose the international moratorium on commercial whaling should a vote be called on the matter at the 60th meeting of the International Whaling Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(207256)
154
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he next plans to discuss whaling with (a) his Cabinet colleagues and (b) representatives from foreign governments that (i) are and (ii) are not members of the International Whaling Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(207257)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
155
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take at the United Nations with regard to the rocket attack on Ashkelon by the Jabril Front and the Popular Resistance Committees; and if he will make a statement.
(207184)
156
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take at the United Nations with regard to the rocket attack on Yesha by the al-Quds Brigades; and if he will make a statement.
(207185)
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with (i) Arab states and (ii) the government of Israel on rocket attacks by (A) the Jabril Front and the Popular Resistance Committees and (B) the al-Quds Brigades; what response was received from each; and if he will make a statement.
(207186)
158
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the economy of Zimbabwe.
(207176)
159
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan on meeting the requirements of the International Criminal Court warrants issued against Ahmed Harun and Ali Kushayb for crimes in Darfur.
(207312)
160
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to secure targeted sanctions against the government of Sudan in relation to improving respect for human rights in Darfur.
(207313)
161
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on Ethiopia's involvement in human rights abuses in Somalia.
(207314)
162
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Zimbabwe on the treatment of trade unionists in that country, with particular reference to trades union leaders Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe; and if he will make a statement.
(207196)
163
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage EU and UN targeted sanctions against Sudanese officials responsible for Sudan's non-co-operation with the International Criminal Court.
(207150)
164
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he proposes to take (a) at the UN Security Council and (b) in other fora in response to Sudan's non-compliance with the current warrants issued by the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement.
(207151)
165
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage enforcement of the International Criminal Court arrest warrants relating to Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(207152)
166
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that consideration of Sudan's failure to co-operate with the International Criminal Court is included in the terms of reference of the forthcoming UN Security Council mission to Sudan.
(207153)
167
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the (a) arrest and charging of six members of the leadership of the Iranian Baha'i community and (b) the detention of other members of the group in Erin prison; and if he will make a statement.
(207292)
168
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the selection criteria used for Chevening Scholarships tenable in 2008-09; and how these criteria differ from those which were applied in the allocation of Commonwealth Scholarships.
(207207)
169
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence he obtained from his recent review of his Department's funded scholarships enabling valid comparisons to be made of the respective past records of Chevening and his Department's funded Commonwealth scholarships in producing future leaders in the countries where they both operate; and if he will publish this evidence.
(207243)
170
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met with the Slovakian Foreign Minister to discuss arms sales to non-EU countries.
(207211)
171
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has met the Slovakian Ambassador in London to discuss the issue of arms sales to non-EU countries.
(207212)
172
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps UK embassies have been taking to encourage (a) foreign governments to join the International Whaling Commission to support the international moratorium on commercial whaling and (b) existing International Whaling Commission members to support the international moratorium on commercial whaling; and if he will make a statement.
(207252)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
173
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born before reaching 24 weeks gestation in each year since 2000; and how many of those survived beyond six months.
(207135)
174
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of babies born at (a) 21 weeks, (b) 22 weeks and (c) 23 weeks gestation survived beyond six months in each year since 2000; and what percentage of these babies were born at (i) level two and (ii) level three hospitals.
(207136)
175
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) males and (b) females sought medical help for cannabis addiction in each of the last three years, broken down by (i) age group and (ii) health authority area.
(207137)
176
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what programmes for treating cannabis addiction his Department funds; what plans he has to revise the range of programmes funded; and if he will make a statement.
(207138)
177
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a registered medical practitioner is required to notify the Health Protection Agency about patients with the hepatitis B virus; and if he will make a statement.
(207178)
178
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information the Health Protection Agency collects on the source of the hepatitis B virus in cases of sexual exposure; and if he will make a statement.
(207179)
179
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what drugs are available on the NHS to treat cannabis addiction; which drugs were available in each of the last five years; when these drugs were last reviewed by his Department; how much was spent by his Department on these drugs in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(207180)
180
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months to provide patients seeking an abortion with access to the information they need to make an informed decision about their abortion, with particular reference to psychological problems associated with abortion; and if he will make a statement.
(207181)
181
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to immunise babies against hepatitis B; and if he will make a statement.
(207182)
182
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are for the immunisation of (a) adults and (b) children against the hepatitis B virus; whether he plans to change these criteria; and if he will make a statement.
(207183)
183
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which (a) local authorities and (b) primary care trusts have patients placed at the Milton Park Independent Hospital at Wyboston, Bedfordshire.
(207320)
184
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which (a) local authorities and (b) primary care trusts have withdrawn patients from Milton Park Independent Hospital at Wyboston within the past (i) three, (ii) six and (iii) 12 months, broken down by reasons for withdrawal.
(207321)
185
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance his Department has made available to primary care trusts in London to develop a polyclinic; and if he will make a statement.
(207339)
186
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts and doctors on developing proposals for polyclinics; and if he will make a statement.
(207340)
187
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times for the fitting of digital hearing aids by NHS hospital trusts are; and if he will make a statement.
(207348)
188
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets for waiting times for hospital services will apply to NHS hospital trusts in December 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207349)
189
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's target waiting times for the fitting of digital hearing aids by NHS hospital trusts are; and if he will make a statement.
(207350)
190
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has a (a) timetable for the establishment of and (b) target for the number of polyclinics in London; and if he will make a statement.
(207351)
191
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what polyclincs (a) have been established in and (b) are planned for (i) Greater London and (ii) the South East; and if he will make a statement.
(207352)
192
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the findings of the recent Food Standards Agency study in relation to the status and structure of the Meat Hygiene Service.
(207317)
193
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on public awareness campaigns about the health implications of excessive alcohol consumption in each of last 10 years.
(207028)
194
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on public awareness campaigns on the health implications of excessive salt consumption in each of last 10 years.
(207029)
195
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the five-a-day campaign; and what (a) mechanisms, (b) baselines and (c) targets have been established to measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
(207030)
196
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the Sid the Slug campaign; and what (a) mechanisms, (b) baselines and (c) targets have been established to measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
(207031)
197
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the Full of IT campaign; and what (a) mechanisms, (b) baselines and (c) targets have been established to measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
(207032)
198
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the Know Your Limits campaign; and what (a) mechanisms, (b) baselines and (c) targets have been established to measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
(207033)
199
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accidents in the home that required medical attention there were in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) type of accident, (b) resulting injury and (c) trust.
(207287)
200
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance the Food Standards Agency provides to subgroups of the population including (a) pregnant women, (b) the elderly and (c) those who are exposed to conditions that cause extreme sweating on dietary salt intake.
(207285)
201
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what key pieces of evidence the nutritional advice relating to salt intake is based; and what opposing evidence was considered in formulation of the advice.
(207286)
202
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with a toxocara canis infection in the last five years.
(207171)
203
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have a visual impairment caused by a toxocara canis infection.
(207172)
204
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts have (a) completed mapping and reviewing of all person-identifiable data flows, (b) made movements of data secure and (c) identified risk areas in data security.
(207116)
205
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of new cases of tuberculosis.
(207025)
206
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in England and Wales had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven and (h) eight or more abortions at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(207026)
207
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether free accommodation is provided for foundation year one doctors who are on-call at night; whether it will be provided from August 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(207297)
208
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the decision to have a polyclinic in a primary care trust area is a decision to be made locally.
(207298)
209
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts have recycling strategies; and if he will make a statement.
(207168)
210
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to review the health technical memorandum on managing waste; and if he will make a statement.
(207200)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
211
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to South Yorkshire Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207244)
212
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of progress in concluding the outstanding insurance claim against Bedfordshire Police Authority following the incident at Yarl's Wood on 14th February 2002; when she expects to announce a final settlement of the claim; and what estimate she has made of the likely costs of this claim.
(207322)
213
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1827-8W, on immigration: housing, what estimate she has made of the number of existing properties in asylum support housing transferred to the private rented sector.
(207149)
214
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Greater Manchester Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207241)
215
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who the curator of the Metropolitan Police Crime Museum is.
(207246)
216
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour offenders.
(206409)
217
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to work with local authorities to reduce anti-social behaviour.
(206410)
218
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the first set of data from the British Crime Survey of interviews with under 16 year olds to be published.
(207015)
219
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which areas police have been advised to prosecute rather than caution people caught in possession of a knife, as announced by the Prime Minister in an interview in The Sun newspaper on 14th January 2008.
(207016)
220
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information is routinely collected by her Department from police forces on police stations that have opened and closed.
(207017)
221
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the drug interdictions set out in the Serious Organised Crime Agency Annual Report 2007-08 were the result of UK-based operations.
(207018)
222
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the drug interdictions listed in the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Annual Report 2007-08 were seized directly by SOCA officers, rather than its partners.
(207019)
223
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2008, Official Report, column 1733W, on human trafficking, for what offences the 86 convictions were made; and how many of the convictions led to (a) a custodial sentence of more than one year, (b) a custodial sentence of less than one year, (c) a community sentence and (d) a fine.
(207038)
224
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2678W, on firearm seizures, if she will provide the number of seizures for 2007-08 following the publication of the Serious Organised Crime Agency's Annual Report.
(207039)
225
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1st April 2008, Official Report, column 758W, on organised immigration crime, if she will provide full figures for 2007-08 following the publication of the Serious Organised Crime Agency's Annual Report.
(207040)
226
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Staffordshire Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207242)
227
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal share sales boiler room operations were shut down in each of the last three years.
(206944)
228
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the City of London Police on illegal share sales by boiler room operations; and if she will make a statement.
(206946)
229
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what value of assets stolen as a result of boiler room fraud was (a) traced, (b) frozen, (c) seized and (d) returned to victims in each of the last three years.
(206947)
230
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to remove the People's Mujahadeen Organisation of Iran from the list of proscribed organisations.
(206948)
231
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in 2007, broken down by local authority area of origin; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12 years, (c) children aged 12 to 16 years and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207304)
232
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Northumbria Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207238)
233
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Merseyside Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area of origin; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12 years, (c) children aged 12 to 16 years and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207305)
234
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on (a) increasing the proportion of rapes reported to the police and (b) increasing women's access to rape crisis centres since January 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(207117)
235
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing persons were made to Northamptonshire Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207245)
236
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letters of 11th, 19th and 25th February and 11th March from the hon. Member for Hereford on his constituent, Mrs Jane Clegg (reference C442441) and her application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(207118)
237
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Nottinghamshire Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207307)
238
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Cumbria Constabulary in 2007, broken down by local authority area of origin; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12 years, (c) children aged 12 to 16 years and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207306)
239
Dan Norris (Wansdyke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207240)
240
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Cheshire Constabulary in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability.
(207239)
241
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February 2008, Official Report, column 1247W, on asylum: Sudan, what progress has been made in her Department's inquiry into the alleged illegal interview of Darfuris with an active asylum case by a Sudanese embassy official in Home Office facilities in March and April 2007.
(207142)
242
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April 2008, Official Report, column 340W, on illegal immigrants: restaurants, for what reasons information on the number of people found to be working illegally in the restaurant industry in 2007 and each month in 2008 is not published.
(207174)
243
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) operations there were in (a) 2007 and (b) the last 10 years; what records her Department maintains on (i) the number of arrests made during BIA operations and (ii) the number of BIA operations which take place during which no arrests are made; what approval from whom is required for BIA operations; what notice an establishment receives before a BIA operation takes place on its premises; what the maximum number of times an establishment may be raided in a 12 month period is; what obligations there are upon the BIA to avoid unnecessary disruption of business activities during its operations; and if she will make a statement.
(207175)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
244
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to ensure that all amendments to Bills are published on the Parliamentary internet site before 8:30 am on days on which those bills are to be considered in Committee or at report stage; and if he will make a statement.
(207188)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
245
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of UK-born British passport-holding students refused access to concessionary rates of education at UK universities as a result of residence with UK national parents temporarily based overseas for three to five year employment contracts.
(206752)
246
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether he has plans to exempt those undertaking a Masters level course in Teaching and Learning from the policy of not funding students on courses that lead to qualifications equivalent to or lower than they already hold.
(207201)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
247
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to publish plans for reform of the House of Lords.
(207177)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
248
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many females between the ages of 10 and 17 years were prosecuted in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(206918)
Questions to the Prime Minister
249
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Prime Minister, whether the data held by special advisers is the responsibility of the (a) Permanent Secretary of each Government department or (b) Cabinet Secretary for the purposes of the (i) Data Protection Act 1998 and (ii) Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(206593)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
250
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for determining driving test centre (a) location, (b) relocation and (c) closure; what (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation governs such considerations; what changes have been made to each enactment; what recent representations she has received on the location of driving test centres; and if she will make a statement.
(207131)
251
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test centres her Department plans to relocate in the next 12 months; what the reason is for relocation in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(207132)
252
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test centres have been closed in each of the last five years; and what the reason for closure was in each case.
(207133)
253
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test centres have been relocated in each of the last five years; and what the reason for relocation was in each case.
(207134)
254
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects the conversion of the Eurostar platforms at Waterloo for use by suburban trains to be completed; and if she will make a statement.
(207333)
255
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what capital investment her Department plans to make at Waterloo station in the next 10 years; what further options for investment at Waterloo are under consideration; and if she will make a statement.
(207334)
256
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what projections her Department has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from motor vehicles in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2020 and (iv) 2025; and if she will make a statement.
(207310)
257
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the public safety zones for each airfield in Hampshire were last reviewed.
(207198)
258
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Highways Agency spent on replacing missing and vandalised traffic signs in each year since 1997.
(207311)
259
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of the siting of supermarkets on local transport systems; and what steps she is taking to mitigate any negative effects.
(207066)
260
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she next plans to meet senior managers of UK supermarkets to discuss the effect of (a) supermarket supply chains and (b) freight movements on UK roads.
(207067)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
261
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what assessment she has made of whether Government-funded organisations have implemented the gender equality duty; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the duty is implemented.
(207154)
262
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many people with disabilities were employed by each local authority in each of the last three years, broken down by disability; and what proportion of employees that represents in each case.
(207210)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
263
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds lived in households below 40 per cent. of median income (a) before and (b) after deducting household costs in each year since 1997.
(207144)
264
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of 60 to 64 year olds lived in households below 40 per cent. of median income (a) before and (b) after deducting household costs in each year since 1997.
(207145)
265
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) 18 to 24 year olds and (b) 24 to 30 year olds lived in households with below 60 per cent. of median income (i) before and (ii) after deducting household costs in each year since 1997.
(207146)
266
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) 55 to 59 year olds, (b) 60 to 64 year olds and (c) 65 to 69 year olds lived in households with below 60 per cent. of median income (i) before and (ii) after deducting household costs in each year since 1997.
(207147)
267
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to answer Question 169293, on employment rates, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 26th November 2007.
(207299)
268
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit overpayment resulting from (a) customer and (b) official error there has been in each year since 1997; what proportion of such payments related to (i) income support, (ii) jobseeker's allowance, (iii) income support and jobseeker's allowance combined, (iv) pension credit and (v) housing benefit in each year; and what proportion of total payments of each benefit such overpayments represented in each year.
(207301)
269
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much overpaid benefit was subsequently recovered in each year since 1997, broken down by benefit.
(207302)
270
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what benefits are not payable to UK citizens residing overseas; what the disqualifying period of residence is in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(207213)
271
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many successful prosecutions have taken place for claiming benefits when out of the country on an extended absence since 1998.
(207214)
272
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will reply to the letter of 25th February 2008 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on a constituent, Mrs Hewitson of Peterhead.
(207209)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
273
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to encourage the insurance industry to provide more insurance products aimed at low income households for both contents and buildings.
[Transferred] (207315)
274
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will seek discussions with registered social landlords to encourage take-up of contents insurance among their tenants.
[Transferred] (207316)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
275
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) companies and (b) individuals have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of an offence under the Building Act 1984, broken down by (A) offence and (B) local authority, in each of the last five years for which information is available.
[Transferred] (207192)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
276
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions the Government's World Cup Ambassador has met the Football Association since his appointment.
[Transferred] (207023)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
277
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will seek the inclusion of provisions in the forthcoming Marine Bill to protect coastal artefacts of historic importance.
[Transferred] (207319)
278
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed whaling with his foreign counterparts; whether he has directly lobbied any countries to join the International Whaling Commission and support the international moratorium on commercial whaling; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207247)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
279
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under 16 years old will be interviewed when the British Crime Survey is extended to this age group.
[Transferred] (207014)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
280
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the criteria are for determining coroners' courts (a) location, (b) relocation and (c) closure of coroners' courts; what (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation governs such considerations; what changes have been made to each since enactment; what recent representations he has received on the location of coroners' courts; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207127)
281
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroners' courts his Department plans to relocate in the next 12 months; what the reason is in each case; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207128)
282
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroners' courts have been closed in each of the last five years; and what the reason for closure is in each case.
[Transferred] (207129)
283
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many coroners' courts have been relocated in each of the last five years; and what the reason for relocation was in each case.
[Transferred] (207130)
Questions to the Leader of the House
284
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, how many copies of the Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09 have been provided gratis; to whom; at what cost; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207189)
285
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, what provision is in place for the amendment of the Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09 following consultation; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207190)
286
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, whether any bills were (a) changed and (b) dropped from the legislative programme following consultation on the Draft Legislative Programme 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207191)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
287
N
Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government on levels of unemployment in Wales.
[Question Unstarred] (205960)

 
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