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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 2 June 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 2 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 2 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 2 June 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 Monday 2 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 2 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208132)
2
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208167)
3
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the operating budget of the Defence Export Services Organisation was in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.
(206924)
4
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what definition his Department uses for high value in relation to foreign direct investment projects facilitated by UK Trade and Investment.
(208156)
5
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the Government intends to take steps to improve levels of protection offered to consumers by legislation.
(207099)
6
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many operational post boxes there were for use by the general public in each year since 1997.
(208082)
7
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many complaints his Department has received from consumers dissatisfied with the service they received from an organisation offering tattoos and/or tattoo removals in the last three years.
(207840)
8
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to protect consumers who use an organisation providing tattoos and/or tattoo removal in the UK.
(207841)
9
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to dissuade companies based in the UK from trading with Burma.
(207879)
10
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the costs are estimated to be of connecting to the National Grid proposed windfarms estimated to be necessary to meet Government targets; what estimate he has made of the lengths of overhead pylons required to connect such windfarms to the Grid; and if he will make a statement.
(207905)
11
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 19th May 2008, Official Report, column 18W, on departmental official hospitality, what the cost of each stakeholder survey provided to his Department by Ipsos MORI in 2007-08 was.
(208114)
12
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of mark-to-market value on the price of energy.
(207889)
13
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will introduce legislation to give bank depositors the right to (a) appoint auditors, (b) receive accounts and (c) elect directors of a bank in which they hold deposits.
(207899)
14
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will introduce legislation requiring all regulatory bodies sponsored by his Department to admit the public to their meetings.
(208072)
15
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will introduce legislation to prohibit auditors of banks from selling consultancy services to their audit clients.
(208073)
16
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what financial contribution his Department makes to the operations of the Financial Reporting Council.
(208074)
17
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post offices in Halifax were closed between 1992 and 1997.
(207789)
18
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what consideration he has given in the last year to the proposal that the Government serve as a guarantor of the financial bonds the European Commission requires from the Mines Rescue Service Limited for its participation in the research programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel; and if he will make a statement.
(207880)
19
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he has taken to publicise the Local Carbon Buildings Programme to (a) homeowners and (b) local authorities.
(208054)
20
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many Bevin Boys badges have been awarded to people in Hemsworth constituency.
(207763)
21
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May 2008, Official Report, column 1464W, on nuclear power, if he will disaggregate the 10 per cent. discount rate into its component parts in accordance with Green Book methodology.
(207667)
22
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May 2008, Official Report, column 1464W, on nuclear power, what the titles are of the studies on which the choice of a 10 per cent. discount rate was based.
(207668)
23
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to reply to the letter of 23rd April from the hon. Member for Walsall North, regarding a constituent.
(207724)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
24
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208130)
25
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208169)
26
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional cost or saving to the Exchequer that would arise from collecting employee national insurance on an annual cumulative basis similar to PAYE.
(207965)
27
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the savings in payments of (a) council tax benefit, (b) housing benefit and (c) pension credit that will arise as a result of the increase in the personal allowance for income tax announced on 13th May 2008.
(207966)
28
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 19th March 2008 from the right hon. Member for Gordon on capital financing in Scotland and future projects.
(207848)
29
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that its members of staff who are entitled to (a) added years and (b) additional voluntary contributions are aware of how to apply.
(207426)
30
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to ensure that its staff are informed of the benefits of additional voluntary schemes at the commencement of their employment in the Civil Service.
(207427)
31
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of staff in his Department earning (a) up to £15,000 per annum, (b) between £15,001 and £30,000 per annum, (c) between £30,001 and £50,000 per annum and (d) over £50,000 per annum participate in additional voluntary contributions schemes.
(207428)
32
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20th May 2008, Official Report, columns 12-13WS, on tax credits, for what reason the numbers of overpaid awards were expressed in multiples of a thousand rather than in millions in the statement.
(207733)
33
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects a decision on the retention or closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Kendal to be made; and if he will make a statement.
(207494)
34
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs received the letter from the hon. Member for Birkenhead on the credit appeal of a constituent (reference chm/08593/2008); and when he expects to bring the appeal to tribunal.
(208108)
35
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue would be raised by a (a) one penny and (b) two pence increase in the rate of taxation of earnings over (i) £500,000, (ii) £1,000,000 and (iii) £2,000,000 in 2008-09.
(207802)
36
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the national debt was as a percentage of GDP in real terms in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000 and (d) 2005.
(208051)
37
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the national debt was as a percentage of GNP in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000 and (d) 2005.
(208052)
38
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the national debt was per working person in real terms in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000 and (d) 2005.
(208053)
39
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints the National Minimum Wage hotline has received in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(207912)
40
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are allocated to enforcement of the national minimum wage in each region and nation of the UK.
(207913)
41
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Ministerial duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household are, with particular reference to communication with Buckingham Palace.
(207736)
42
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency's electronic records project involves the digitisation of information on age, size and construction of domestic properties.
(208078)
43
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the budget is for the Valuation Office Agency's electronic records project.
(208079)
44
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) successfully prosecuted for attempting to smuggle into the UK (i) turtle shells and (ii) other items derived from endangered species in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(207732)
45
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what oversight his Department has on consultations undertaken by the Financial Services Authority.
(207891)
46
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Financial Services Authority on mandatory commission disclosure for insurance brokers.
(207893)
47
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints his Department received on the tax credit system from residents in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Yorkshire and Humberside in the last year for which figures are available.
(207967)
48
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Financial Secretary will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Spelthorne of 1st April and 6th May on behalf of his constituent, Mrs Helen Seeley.
(207790)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
49
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208133)
50
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208170)
51
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in maintained schools have been diagnosed with epilepsy.
(207904)
52
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of school children with epilepsy have been identified as having special educational needs.
(207916)
53
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to allow primary school teachers to show PG-rated films in class where the teacher believes the film is appropriate and of educational value, without having to secure prior parental approval; what his policy on the use of films in schools is; and if he will make a statement.
(207886)
54
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) schools and (b) local authorites operate an Every Child a Writer Scheme.
(207436)
55
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on the fitting of seatbelts in all vehicles used to transport children to and from school.
(207511)
56
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the quality of services provided to disabled children.
(207423)
57
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist schools with disabled pupils.
(207424)
58
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist parents by increasing access to childcare for disabled children.
(207425)
59
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make it his policy to support further development of the Skill Force charity's work in schools.
(207884)
60
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding was allocated to Warrington Borough Council for children's centres in each year since their inception.
(207458)
61
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effect of allocations to academy schools by pupil banding on neighbouring schools with results below the floor target in areas where places at existing schools which are oversubscribed are allocated on (a) distance from the school and (b) faith.
(208189)
62
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what per child early years grant was awarded to nurseries in each local authority in England in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(208048)
63
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many looked-after children there were on the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by local authority.
(208126)
64
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to allow consortiums of secondary schools to become single academies; and if he will make a statement.
(207855)
65
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the selection of schools for rebuilding; and if he will make a statement.
(207856)
66
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what role his Department has in regulating the selection by local authorities of schools to be included in rebuilding programmes; and if he will make a statement.
(207857)
67
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities allocate resources for rebuilding to the schools most in need of rebuilding; and if he will make a statement.
(207858)
68
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools have specialist status in at least one area; and if he will make a statement.
(207859)
69
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of 16 year olds enrolled at a further education college is entitled to free school meals; and if he will make a statement.
(207862)
70
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of 16 year olds enrolled in a school sixth form is entitled to free school meals; and if he will make a statement.
(207863)
71
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools do not have specialist status; and if he will make a statement.
(207864)
72
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of pupils is entitled to free school meals in each secondary school which does not have specialist status; and if he will make a statement.
(207865)
73
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools rated as (a) outstanding and (b) good by Ofsted since 2003 have subsequently been placed in special measures; and if he will make a statement.
(207866)
74
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what margin of error was permitted by markers passing the standardisation test to mark (a) Key Stage 2 and (b) Key Stage 3 national tests in (i) science, (ii) mathematics and (iii) English in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(207868)
75
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what requirement there is to provide feedback to markers from their standardisation tests before marking papers; and if he will make a statement.
(207869)
76
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will conduct an investigation into the potential effects of ultrasonic dispersal devices on young people with autism.
(207768)
77
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what foods are (a) prohibited and (b) discouraged in primary schools with Healthy Schools status.
(208055)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
78
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much food waste (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister's Office generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208135)
79
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether he has issued guidance to staff in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister's Office to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208166)
80
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people died of epilepsy in each of the last five years.
(207860)
81
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether it is his policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials in the Cabinet Office, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207437)
82
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many officials of Permanent Secretary rank retired from (a) the Civil Service and (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over the last 10 years; how many were (i) knighted and (ii) raised to the peerage; and if he will make a statement.
(207708)
83
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Civil Service Live exhibition held on 1st to 3rd April 2008 cost the public purse.
(208085)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
84
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much food waste her Department generated in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(208134)
85
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she has issued guidance to staff in her Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.
(208171)
86
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether arms-length management organisations will be able to access the fund to purchase unsold new houses and rent them to social tenants.
(208152)
87
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had on planning issues with landowners in (a) Lytchett Minster and (b) Lytchett Maltravers in Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency in the last 12 months.
(207847)
88
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the developers for the 15 shortlisted eco-town locations will be required to provide (a) a concept statement and (b) an environmental impact statement.
(208154)
89
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraphs 6.62 to 6.64 of her Department's Annual Report for 2008, Cm 7394, what steps she plans to take following the failure to meet the Government's target on the area of disputed green belt land in each region over the period 2003 to 2007.
(207739)
90
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, against which criteria the application for an eco-town at Kingston-upon-Soar in Nottinghamshire was assessed; in which of these areas the application was deemed inadequate; and if she will make a statement.
(207908)
91
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many fire fighters were diagnosed with mental health problems in each year since 1997.
(208066)
92
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the consultation document on Planning Policy Statement 6 will be published; what the timetable for the consultation exercise will be; and if she will make a statement.
(207838)
93
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what circumstances and under what authority may local authorities (a) withdraw and (b) place conditions on permitted development rights for mobile phone masts permitted under a general permitted development order; and if she will make a statement.
(208077)
94
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's definition of political extremism is, as referred to in the guidance issued to local authorities on community cohesion contingency planning and tension monitoring.
(208080)
95
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 16th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1798-99W, on local government: pensions, if she will publish figures for the total cost broken down in each year for individual constituent local authority pension scheme groupings within the broader Local Government Pension Scheme.
(208081)
96
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to pages 26 to 27 of her Department's Annual Report for 2008, what methodology was used to determine the proportion of consumers who do not see home information packs; and what analysis her Department has undertaken to establish why more consumers do not see home information packs.
(208083)
97
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department has provided for local authority capacity building; what definition she uses of capacity building; and which bodies received the funding in the latest period for which figures are available.
(208093)
98
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what planning regulations and directives protect the great crested newt.
(208094)
99
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions exist on building traveller camps on (a) Green Belt, (b) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and (c) Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
(208095)
100
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy.
(208096)
101
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the expected change in (a) numbers of new houses built and (b) house prices in the next 12 months.
(208098)
102
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the permanent mooring of a houseboat requires planning permission; what permitted development rights exist; and what national planning guidance has been issued by her Department on houseboats or riverside development.
(208099)
103
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the number of households which will participate in each of the three HomeBuy programmes in 2008-09.
(208100)
104
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Regional Spatial Strategies are required to set targets for traveller pitches.
(208101)
105
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether transitional relief in the 2010 business rates revaluation will be funded by the public purse.
(208102)
106
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the £200 million announced on 14th May 2008 to purchase new properties from house builders is additional housing expenditure or will replace existing Housing Corporation spending on affordable housing.
(208103)
107
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding will be allocated to local authorities through the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Scheme in 2008-09.
(208104)
108
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding was given to each local authority through the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Scheme in each year that the scheme has been in operation.
(208105)
109
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much she has allocated to disability facility grants for each of the (a) last and (b) next five years; what estimate she has made of the average local authority contribution to such grants over the same periods; and what estimate she has made of the overall cost to the public purse of disability facility grants over the same periods.
(207459)
110
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the removal of the obligation on local authorities to contribute 40 per cent. of disability facility grant awards on the (a) level and (b) effectiveness of such awards; and if she will make a statement.
(207460)
111
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when registered social landlords will be required to build to (a) Level 4, (b) Level 5 and (c) Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(207445)
112
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will hold discussions with representatives of the Harrogate International Centre on provision of funding to the centre by her Department and the Yorkshire Regional Development Agency.
(207803)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
113
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208137)
114
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208173)
115
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6th May 2008, Official Report, column 852W, on the National Lottery: North West, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in Lottery funding to projects in Wirral South constituency between 2006-07 and 2007-08.
(207799)
116
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6th May 2008, Official Report, column 852W, on the National Lottery: North West, how many Lottery grants were made to projects in Merseyside in 2007-08; and how much was awarded.
(207821)
117
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6th May 2008, Official Report, column 852W, on the National Lottery: North West, how many Lottery grants were made to projects in the North West in 2007-08; and how much was awarded, broken down by constituency.
(207823)
118
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department has given to the Cricket Foundation's Chance to Shine initiative to increase active participation in school cricket.
(207719)
119
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will complete the work on producing codes of conduct governing the advertising and promotion of unhealthy foods to children online or via mobile telephones, as outlined in the Prime Minister's speech of 7th January 2008.
(207791)
120
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to ask Ofcom to strengthen its restrictions on adverts on television for foods high in fat, sugar and salt which appear adjacent to programmes produced for children.
(207792)
121
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to further restrict adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt which occur when the highest number of children are watching television.
(207793)
122
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to impose further restrictions on the promotion of foods high in fat, sugar and salt across all broadcast and non-broadcast media.
(207794)
123
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the results of Ofcom's review of the advertising of unhealthy foods to children; and whether he is considering further restrictions in this area.
(207796)
124
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Premiership football clubs' stadia meet the needs of disabled spectators and other users in accordance with the accessible stadia guide.
(207666)
125
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many licensed betting offices there were in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year for which figures are available since 1996.
(208165)
126
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations receive funding from the licence fee; and how much they each receive.
(207381)
127
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he, (b) his predecessors and (c) other Ministers from his Department last met a representative from each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies.
(207382)
128
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Exchequer funding was spent by (a) Sport England and (b) UK Sport on organisations other than national governing bodies in each of the last three years.
(207383)
129
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed by TV Licensing; and at what cost.
(207384)
130
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to complete and publish the exemptions under the Licensing Act 2003.
(207779)
131
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has carried out an assessment of the costs of the Gambling Act 2005 to the gambling sector.
(207780)
132
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the World Creative Business summit steering group will be established; and when the first world creative business summit will take place.
(207781)
133
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects his Department's 2008 sustainable development action plan to be produced and published.
(207782)
134
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list (a) his Department's non-departmental public bodies and (b) those non-departmental public bodies for which his Department has agreed new funding agreements for the next (i) year and (ii) three years.
(207783)
135
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1370W, on departmental equality, what percentage of top management positions in his Department are held by women, what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees; what percentage of positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees in his Department as a whole; what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by disabled employees; and what percentage of positions are held by disabled employees in his Department as a whole.
(208115)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
136
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208138)
137
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208174)
138
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) gallantry and meritorious service medals of each type and (b) campaign medals have been awarded to members of the Territorial Army in respect of their service in Iraq and Afghanistan; and how many members of the Territorial Army have received campaign medals for service in both countries.
(206380)
139
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the costs of the UK military presence in Iraq were in each year since 2003.
(207709)
140
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of the publications (a) JSP 518, on regulation of the naval nuclear provision programme and (b) JSP 471, on defence nuclear accident response.
(207720)
141
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the Royal Engineers are based in Helmand Province; and what their duties are.
(207463)
142
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on possible outcomes of the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on cluster munitions.
(207457)
143
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 175W, on the air force: military aid, for what reasons the RAF's C-17 Globemasters are not capable of conducting humanitarian airdrop operations.
(207845)
144
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1311-3W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, whether the Answer (a) is based solely on the headquarters element of each battalion listed and (b) includes the deployment of subordinate units down to the (i) company and (ii) platoon from each battalion listed.
(207846)
145
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian contractors employed by his Department serving on (a) Operation Telic and (b) Operation Herrick have been (i) wounded and (ii) killed in each year since 2003.
(207909)
146
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian contractors employed by his Department were serving on (a) Operation Telic and (b) Operation Herrick at the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by company providing the contractors; and which service or function is performed by each such contractor.
(207910)
147
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Answer of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 315, how many tanks will be sent to Afghanistan; by when these tanks will be delivered into theatre; how they will be delivered into theatre; at what cost; and when the policy to deploy tanks in Afghanistan was approved.
(208084)
148
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many weapons caches found in Basra Province since 1st January 2007 contained munitions originating from Iran.
(208158)
149
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy personnel are based in Cyprus as (i) part of Operation Tosca and (ii) outside Operation Tosca; and what their respective missions are.
(208159)
150
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force aircraft are permanently based in Cyprus.
(208160)
151
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on sourcing the requirements for ISAF's Operational Reserve Force.
(208161)
152
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the security situation in Helmand Province.
(208162)
153
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether EUFOR Tchad/CAR has reached full operational capability.
(208163)
154
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the EU's military missions in Chad and Central African Republic; and if he will make a statement.
(208164)
155
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to prevent armed forces personnel from developing mental health conditions.
(208057)
156
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel were diagnosed with mental health problems in each year since 1997.
(208058)
157
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to provide members of the armed forces who develop mental health conditions with support.
(208060)
158
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role HMS Westminster is playing in the international relief effort for Burma.
(207810)
159
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on the UK nuclear deterrent programme, including the Atomic Weapons Establishment, in each year from 1998 to 2008, expressed in cash terms.
(208183)
160
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials in his Department if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207439)
161
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 179W, on departmental equality, what percentage of (a) senior civil service and (b) top management positions in his Department were held by women; what percentage of senior civil service postions were held by black and minority ethnic employees; what percentage of postions were held by black and minority ethnic employees in his Department as a whole; what percentage of senior civil service positions were held by disabled employees; and what percentage of positions were held by disabled employees in his Department as a whole.
(208116)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
162
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2008, Official Report, columns 1121-2W, on animal welfare, what progress has been made on drafting a protocol to take into account the views of religious communites when enforcing the requirements of animal health and welfare legislation.
(207435)
163
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many flood defence structures in England and Wales were in (a) very good, (b) good, (c) fair, (d) poor and (e) very poor condition under Environment Agency asset condition classifications in each of the last five years.
(207911)
164
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) pre-construction budget and (b) outturn cost of each major flood defence project was since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(207914)
165
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) target completion date and (b) completion date for each major flood defence project was since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(207915)
166
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208139)
167
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding was allocated by his Department to bee health research in each year since 1997.
(207788)
168
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which companies are contracted by local authorities for municipal waste management services, broken down by local authority.
(207964)
169
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has completed the improvement in the system performance of the Nuclear Emergency Planning and Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network; and what the improvements have cost.
(207737)
170
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to table 3, page 200 of his Department's Annual Report 2008, Cm 7399, for what reason no departmental expenditure limit expenditure on animal welfare is planned in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(207738)
171
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the difference between the costs involved in undertaking emergency works on Felixstowe's flood defences as requested by the district council two years ago and the cost of the work now necessary.
(207764)
172
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs have been incurred for emergency work on Felixstowe flood defences since 1997.
(207776)
173
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of rebuilding Felixstowe's flood defence works would be.
(207777)
174
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates the Environment Agency confirmed to Suffolk Coastal District Council that funds for emergency works on Felixstowe's flood defences would be provided.
(207778)
175
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207918)
176
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many parishes in England and Wales incidents of bovine tuberculosis were confirmed in each year since 1997.
(208121)
177
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the annual consumption of wheat in the UK in each of the last five years, in tonnes.
(208122)
178
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) original target and (b) actual reduction in (i) staffing numbers and (ii) associated expenditure was in the Rural Payments Agency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208187)
179
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) original target and (b) actual reduction in (i) staffing numbers and (ii) associated expenditure in his Department was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208188)
180
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department have had with representatives of the plastic foam insulation industry on the implementation of EC Regulation 2037/2000 in each of the last five years.
(207887)
181
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1742-3W, on beekeeping: research, what the results of project HH0819SHB on fungal control of Varroa jacobsoni were.
(207888)
182
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the Act on CO2 Public Engagement Campaign.
(207721)
183
N
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK fishermen of the Scottish Executive's moratorium on transfer of Scottish fixed quota allocation units and licences; and if he will make a statement.
(207625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
184
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208140)
185
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208175)
186
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2008 to the hon. Member for Mid Norfolk, Official Report, column 1813W, on Burma: United Nations, what further steps he has taken to co-ordinate international pressure on the ruling authorities in Burma to permit the fullest possible assistance to reach those affected by Cyclone Nargis.
(207429)
187
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether representations have been made to the government of Iran on the arrest of a number of prominent individuals who are adherents of the Baha'i faith in that country.
(207727)
188
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role played by the UN force in Abyei in trying to bring peace to that area of Sudan; and what representations he has made to the UN to bolster the effectiveness of that force.
(207923)
189
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the work of the Assessment and Evaluation Commission on a settlement for the Abyei region of Sudan.
(208190)
190
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on progress on the formation and integration of joint integrated units in Sudan under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
(208191)
191
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the issue of Abyei with the other international guarantors of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(208192)
192
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Government plans to seek exemptions from the convention on cluster munitions at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference.
(207441)
193
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has made to revisit the proposed Lisbon Treaty in the event of a no vote in the forthcoming referendum in the Republic of Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(207580)
194
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals for (a) directives, (b) regulations and (c) other legislative instruments were put forward by the European Commission in each month since January 2007.
(207581)
195
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total cost to his Department of hiring Jonathan Sumption QC in relation to his work for the Department on the legal proceedings brought by Mr Stuart Wheeler.
(207716)
196
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what hourly rate his Department has agreed for the payment of Jonathan Sumption QC in relation to his work for the Department on the legal proceedings brought by Mr Stuart Wheeler.
(207717)
197
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount his Department will pay to lawyers defending the legal proceedings brought by Mr Stuart Wheeler.
(207718)
198
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to seek to help ensure that the second round of Presidential elections in Zimbabwe is free and fair; and if he will make a statement.
(207806)
199
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the conditions under which the 10th May 2008 constitutional referendum in Burma was held; and if he will make a statement.
(207807)
200
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the establishment of a UN mission to Zimbabwe to monitor human rights; and if he will make a statement.
(207808)
201
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the refreshed E3+3 proposals of 6th June 2006 on Iran's nuclear programme to be formally presented to the government of Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(207809)
202
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Tibetans held in detention in China following the protests of March and April 2008; and what representations he has made to the Chinese authorities on obtaining due process for these detainees.
(207811)
203
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the European Union to agree new sanctions on (a) Iranian oil and gas and (b) the Iranian financial sector.
(207812)
204
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1403W, on Syria: nuclear weapons, whether the government of Syria has provided full access to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to sites of concern in Syria; and when the IAEA Secretary General is expected to report the findings of his investigation.
(207813)
205
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to press countries of the Southern African Development Community to commit themselves to preventing arms transfers to Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(207849)
206
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people were recruited to his Department under the Diplomatic Fast Stream programme in each of the last 10 years.
(207925)
207
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people in his Department were aged (a) 20 to 30, (b) 31 to 40, (c) 41 to 50, (d) 51 to 60 and (e) over 60 years, in the last period for which figures are available.
(207926)
208
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people recruited to his Department in the last financial year were aged (a) 20 to 30, (b) 31 to 40, (c) 41 to 50 and (d) 51 to 60 years.
(207927)
209
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iranian compliance with efforts by International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to verify Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.
(207928)
210
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Belarus.
(207959)
211
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the circumstances and nature of the démarche by the Iranian government to the UK Ambassador in Tehran on 12th May 2008 were; what response the Government made; and if he will make a statement.
(207509)
212
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of states with a majority Muslim population that are likely to become democracies within the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(207735)
213
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution of recent mediations of the Arab League to peace and stability in Lebanon.
(207831)
214
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent sentences handed down to seven nuns by the Chinese authorities in relation to the March and April 2008 protests in Tibet; and whether he has made any representations to the Chinese authorities about the sentences.
(207917)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
215
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208141)
216
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208176)
217
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people defined as having a disability under disability discrimination legislation who incur prescription charges.
(207495)
218
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people defined as having a disability under disability discrimination legislation who have not been able to obtain a prescription because of prescription charges in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(207496)
219
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the cost to the NHS of unrecovered fees chargeable to those not entitled to free NHS healthcare receiving treatment (a) in Accident and Emergency departments and (b) as in-patients in the last three years.
(207206)
220
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future, Cm 7341, how the new Expert Panel on Health Services Research in Pharmacy will assess the longer term effect of medicines use reviews on compliance with prescribed medicines.
(207814)
221
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future, Cm 7341, how the Government plans to make stronger provision for primary care trusts to prioritise medicines use reviews to meet their health priorities locally and to monitor service delivery more effectively.
(207815)
222
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future, Cm 7341, how the Government will change the funding structure for medicines use review to ensure that the service delivers to those who will benefit most.
(207816)
223
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future, Cm 7341, how the Government plans to encourage joint working between prescribers and dispensers to increase repeat dispensing.
(207817)
224
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future, Cm 7341, what estimate he has made of the cost of supplying alarms and medicines administration charts to patients who would otherwise not take their medicines.
(207818)
225
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions on appropriate measures will be carried out with interested parties on the subject of adherence to medicines, as stated in paragraph 3.26 of the Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future White Paper, Cm 7341; and if he will make a statement.
(207819)
226
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how pharmacy should take steps to ensure that it develops robust interfaces between other providers of urgent care services such as general practice, community hospitals and out-of-hours service providers, as suggested in the Pharmacy in England: Building on Strengths - Delivering the Future White Paper, Cm 7341.
(207820)
227
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monthly targets his Department expects pharmacists to meet; and if he will make a statement.
(207822)
228
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is being spent by his Department on celebrating the 60th anniversary of the NHS.
(208049)
229
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to encourage organisations which are part of the NHS to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS.
(208050)
230
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to finalise the Healthy Food Code of Practice outlined in his Department's Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives Strategy.
(207795)
231
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will conduct its (a) interim and (b) final review of the nature and balance of food promotions to children across all media.
(207797)
232
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated by the NHS for lymphoedema in the last five years.
(207875)
233
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to provide funding to deal with the side effects of cancer treatments, with particular reference to lymphoedema.
(207876)
234
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department gives to strategic health authorities and primary care trusts to assist in planning for dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment, with particular reference to lymphoedema.
(207877)
235
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that hospitals follow-up treatment of cancer patients to detect late effects of cancer treatments, with particular reference to lymphoedema.
(207878)
236
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was provided by each strategic health authority to fund the NHS European Office in Brussels in 2007-08.
(207827)
237
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for addiction to methamphetamine in each of the last five years.
(208059)
238
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of users of methamphetamine in England; and if he will make a statement.
(208061)
239
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage all primary care trusts to establish a programme for the early detection of diabetes.
(208062)
240
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts with a programme for the early identification of diabetes; and if he will make a statement.
(208063)
241
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors were diagnosed with mental health problems in each year since 1997.
(208064)
242
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with mental health conditions in each year since 1997, broken down by region.
(208068)
243
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were hospitalised with allergic reactions, broken down by (a) type of allergy, (b) primary care trust and (c) sex, in each of the last five years.
(208069)
244
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of 18 years were hospitalised for asthma in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex, (c) socio-economic background and (d) primary care trust.
(208070)
245
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) three to nine, (b) 10 to 19, (c) 20 to 29, (d) 30 to 39, (e) 40 to 49, (f) 50 to 59 and (e) 60 years and over, were hospitalised with dehydration in each of the last five years, broken down by (i) region, (ii) month and (iii) sex.
(208071)
246
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether primary care trusts are able to commission head and neck cancer services from units that are not considered compliant with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Improving Outcomes Guidance.
(207874)
247
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department provides to primary care trusts to ensure the provision of accurate information in documents they publish for public consultations.
(207900)
248
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the East of England Strategic Health Authority on the accuracy of information used in the consultation on head and neck cancer services in Ipswich Hospital.
(207901)
249
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ask the East of England Strategic Health Authority to investigate the accuracy of the information provided by Suffolk Primary Care Trust in the consultation on head and neck cancer services in Ipswich Hospital.
(207902)
250
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who has responsibility for deciding whether a head and neck cancer unit is compliant with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Improving Outcomes Guidance.
(207903)
251
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Minister for the East of England on the impact of proposals for the reorganisation of oncology services in that region, with particular reference to the effects on patients in Ipswich and the surrounding areas.
(207907)
252
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for funding research (a) into premature deaths from epilepsy and (b) on NHS epilepsy treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(207854)
253
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support his Department provided for National Epilepsy Week 2008.
(207861)
254
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that companies offering tattoos and/or tattoo removal are regulated and inspected by (a) the Healthcare Commission and (b) the new Care Quality Commission.
(207842)
255
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints his Department has received from patients who had been treated in tattoo and tattoo removal facilities in the UK in (a) the last 12 months and (b) the last five years.
(207843)
256
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that clinics offering tattoos and/or tattoo removals meet high standards of clinical quality and consumer protection.
(207844)
257
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the relative (a) efficiency and (b) effectiveness of (i) Suboxone and (ii) methadone in treating drug addiction; whether such drugs will be made more widely available on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(207227)
258
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his Department's policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207919)
259
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct an investigation into the potential effects of ultrasonic dispersal devices on people with autism.
(207767)
260
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance of mental health trusts with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendations on computerised cognitive behaviour therapy.
(207769)
261
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are planned under the transforming equipment programme to ensure that old and used equipment will remain subject to safety controls if re-sold.
(207443)
262
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the effect on costs of ending the community equipment recycling scheme and regional equipment loan stores.
(207493)
263
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 30th April 2007, Official Report, column 1514W, on the NHS: working hours, what discussions he has had with other EU member states on the definitions of (a) on-call time, (b) workplace and (c) inactive part of on-call time; and if he will make a statement.
(207614)
264
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th May 2008, Official Report, column 1257W, on doctors: working hours, what assessment he has made of the merits of deferring full implementation of the 48-hour working week until 2012.
(207615)
265
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have had to wait longer than one week for treatment to begin after first diagnosis of macular degeneration in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(207731)
266
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects on blood pressure of sodium intake; whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people in England with blood pressure problems whose condition would be alleviated by changes in the amount of salt in their diet; and if he will make a statement.
(207431)
267
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis was for the recommendation that the national guideline for dietary salt intake to be set at six grammes a day.
(207432)
268
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has made an estimate of (a) the number of lives to be saved annually and (b) other effects on health arising from reducing dietary salt intake to within the Government's guideline amount of six grammes a day.
(207433)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
269
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much food waste her Department generated in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(208131)
270
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has issued guidance to staff in her Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.
(208168)
271
Hilary Armstrong (North West Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Durham 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 between 12 and 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.
(207772)
272
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many production orders have been issued by each police force to media outlets under Schedule 5 of the Terrorism Act 2000; and what guidance she issues to police forces in considering obtaining such orders.
(207766)
273
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compliance officers are employed by her Department to make checks on job roles, qualifications and salary under the points-based system; and what the average caseload of each comlpiance officer is.
(208117)
274
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many account managers are employed by her Department to provide help and guidance to sponsors in discharging their responsibilities under the points-based system; and what the average caseload of each account manager is.
(208118)
275
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of employing (a) account managers and (b) compliance officers to deal with sponsorship and compliance under the points-based system in each of the next 10 years.
(208182)
276
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding will be provided for Dorset Police to undertake their responsibilities in relation to the forthcoming sailing events related to the 2012 Olympic Games.
(207826)
277
N
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to West Yorkshire Police in 2007, broken down by local authority area, and 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.
(207434)
278
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the quality of the initial decision-making stage of asylum applications.
(207100)
279
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to consider the welfare of children during the asylum application process.
(207101)
280
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to maintain the wellbeing of refused asylum seekers when taking action to remove them from the UK.
(207102)
281
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to provide access to healthcare and education for families during the asylum application process.
(207103)
282
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Lincolnshire 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 between 12 and 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.
(207771)
283
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for the offence of encouragement of terrorism introduced in the Terrorism Act 2006; and how many of each category involved glorification of terrorism as defined in section 1 (3) of that Act.
(208112)
284
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Gloucestershire 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.
(207798)
285
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will (a) place in the Library and (b) send to all hon. Members a full list of telephone, fax and e-mail addresses of desk officers in UK Visas and of telephone numbers in UK Visas where a voicemail facility is available.
(207619)
286
N
Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the hours of operation of the MP's UK Visas Hotline are; how many staff are employed answering the hotline; how many and what proportion of calls to the hotline were answered in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if she will make arrangements for an answering machine or voicemail facility to be installed on the hotline.
(207620)
287
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were diagnosed with mental health problems in each year since 1997.
(208065)
288
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of knife crime were reported in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997.
(207804)
289
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of knife crime offences in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East in each year since 1997.
(207805)
290
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in incidents of knife crime in (i) Jarrow constituency and (ii) South Tyneside in each year since 1997.
(207867)
291
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Questions 202448, 202449, 202450 and 202451, tabled on 24th April 2008, and Questions 202758, 202759, 202760 and 202763, tabled on 25th April 2008, on the national identity register.
(208107)
292
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of policing the sporting event at Wembley Stadium on 17th May was; who met the cost of the policing; and what proportion of the cost each met.
(207882)
293
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Hampshire 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 between 12 and 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.
(207770)
294
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to comply with the decision of the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Committee in respect of the People's Mojahadeen Organisation of Iran; when she plans to lay before Parliament an order to remove the organisation from Schedule 2 of the Terrorism Act 2000; and what Parliamentary procedure will apply to the order.
[R] (207508)
295
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of missing people were made to Derbyshire 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 between 12 and 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.
(207773)
296
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25th March 2008, Official Report, column 72W, on human trafficking: children, if she will place in the Library a copy of the recent Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre study on Vietnamese juveniles.
(207578)
297
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place at St Pancras station to intercept human traffickers and their victims; and how many traffickers and victims have been apprehended since the Eurostar service to that station started.
(207579)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
298
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether incoming mail for hon. Members will continue to be screened at the House after the home addresses of hon. Members have been published; what arrangements will be made to screen incoming mail sent directly to hon. Members' home addresses (a) at those addresses and (b) at the House after re-routing; what estimate he has made of the costs of such screening arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(207442)
299
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether arrangements will be put in place to screen mail whose senders are unidentifiable and which is received at hon. Members' home addresses, consequent on the release of such addresses under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(207906)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
300
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what role the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property will play in shaping Government policy on the creative industries; and if he will make a statement.
(207836)
301
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has to commission research from the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property; and if he will make a statement.
(207837)
302
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the criteria were for the selection of members to the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property; and what plans he has to make further appointments.
(207962)
303
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208142)
304
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208177)
305
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the retention rate for medical students (a) undertaking courses leading to qualification as a doctor and (b) on widening participation programmes undertaking courses leading to qualification as a doctor was in the last period for which figures are available.
(207710)
306
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of students entering medical education for training leading to qualification as a doctor were from an ethnic minority background in each of the last five years; and what proportion of students entered medical education leading to qualification as a doctor under the extended medical degree programme and other widening participation schemes in each of the last five years.
(207711)
307
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average total cost of medical education per student leading to qualification as a doctor for (a) a student on a conventional medical degree course and (b) a student on an extended medical degree programme (EMDP) in the last period for which figures are available; how many students participate in the EMDP and other widening participation programmes; how much the EMDP and other widening participation programmes have cost; and what plans he has for the future of such schemes.
(207712)
308
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of medical students entering medical education courses for (a) training leading to qualification as a doctor and (b) training leading to qualification as a doctor under the widening participation schemes successfully qualified as doctors in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(207713)
309
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which university medical schools admitted students aged under 21 years for training leading to qualifications as a doctor with less than the equivalent of (a) three Bs at A level, (b) three Cs at A level and (c) three Ds at A level; how many such students were admitted in each year since 2001; and which university medical schools plan to admit students under the auspices of the widening participation scheme.
(207714)
310
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 246W, on departmental equality, what percentage of top management positions in his Department were held by women; and what percentage of senior civil service positions were held by employees with disabilities in April 2008.
(208127)
311
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much funding has been allocated by his Department to (a) adult Level 2 apprenticeships, (b) adult Level 3 advanced apprenticeships and (c) higher education apprenticeships in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
(208109)
312
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many adults enrolled on (a) Level 2 apprenticeships, (b) Level 3 advanced apprenticeships and (c) higher education apprenticeships in each year since 1997.
(208110)
313
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many adults he expects to participate in (a) adult Level 2 apprenticeships, (b) adult Level 3 advanced apprenticeships and (c) higher education apprenticeships in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
(208111)
314
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether British Sign Language teachers who do not hold Lifelong Learning UK's new minimum core requirements for teachers in further education will be able to continue teaching.
(208120)
315
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will provide funding for models for the training of British Sign Language teaching in addition to Lifelong Learning UK courses.
(208128)
316
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's budget for tuition funding was allocated to (a) full-time and (b) part-time higher education students in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and what proportion will be allocated to each category in (A) 2008-09, (B) 2009-10 and (C) 2010-11.
(208151)
317
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact on British Sign Language teachers of Lifelong Learning UK's new minimum core requirements for further education teachers.
(208153)
318
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he plans to take to increase the number of qualified British Sign Language teachers and interpreters.
(208155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
319
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208143)
320
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208178)
321
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the likely humanitarian implications of sea level rise as a result of the melting of Greenland ice.
(207960)
322
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to provide aid relief to the victims of Cyclone Nargis.
(207421)
323
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to relieve developing countries of debt.
(207422)
324
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding was allocated by his Department to Helmand Province in each of the last five years.
(207461)
325
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to the construction of a new mosque in Musa Qala in Helmand Province.
(207462)
326
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much rail track has been laid in Helmand Province, Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.
(207784)
327
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many representatives of his Department are based in (a) Kabul, (b) Kandahar and (c) Lashkar Gah.
(207785)
328
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the costs of the Park for Women in Lashkar Gah have been; and what assessment he has made of its performance against its objectives.
(207786)
329
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts worth more than £10,000 his Department has entered into with non-governmental organisations for projects in Helmand Province.
(207787)
330
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to seek to ensure that Government aid reaches those for whom it is intended in Burma.
(207881)
331
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22nd April from the hon. member for Walsall North on global education.
(207725)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
332
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208136)
333
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208172)
334
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which 10 barristers received the highest fees for civil legal aid work from the community legal services in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how much was received in each case.
(207924)
335
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 269W, on Chelmsford Prison: drugs, what the reasons are for the reduction in the rate of those tested positive for drugs in Chelmsford Prison between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
(207707)
336
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of imposition of a (a) community rehabilitation order, (b) supervision order, (c) community punishment order, (d) attendance centre order, (e) curfew order, (f) reparation order, (g) action plan order and (h) referral order on a young offender per offender in the latest period for which figures are available.
(207800)
337
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders sentenced to immediate custody were released early from custody in each of the last five years.
(207801)
338
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of defendants sentenced to life imprisonment spent more than one year in local prisons immediately after sentence without (a) a structured sentence plan and (b) access to relevant rehabilitation courses in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(207890)
339
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment were convicted for serious offences within two years of their release from prison in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(207892)
340
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what courses designed specifically for life sentenced prisoners are available to life sentenced prisoners held in local prisons for (a) under 12 months, (b) between 12 and 24 months and (c) between 24 and 48 months.
(207894)
341
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he issues for prison service staff at all grades working with life sentenced prisoners who continue to deny having committed their offences.
(207895)
342
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) prison staff, (b) probation staff and (c) offender managers working with life sentenced prisoners have completed training and other courses specifically designed for such work; and what the (i) duration and (ii) content outline of such courses was.
(207896)
343
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average period for imprisonment served by prisoners released during a life sentence was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(207897)
344
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time served by life sentenced prisoners in (a) category A and (b) category B prisons prior to their transfer to open conditions was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(207898)
345
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners serving life sentences in (a) HMP Belmarsh, (b) HMP Wakefield and (c) HMP Whitemoor wre engaged in education programmes in each of the last 48 months for which figures are available; and what the average number of hours per day spent by each prisoner in such programmes was.
(207968)
346
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the attendance rate has been of offender managers at sentence planning meetings in each of the eight high security estate prisons over the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(207969)
347
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the percentage of prisoners within the high security estate with an identified accommodation need who do not have appropriate support planned for them upon release.
(207970)
348
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of prisoners in the high security estate with employment, training or education needs have an appropriate intervention planned for them; and what plans he has to increase this figure.
(208042)
349
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in the high security estate provide support for prisoners who have been assessed as requiring help with managing personal finances.
(208043)
350
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in the high security estate provide the Cognitive Self-Change Programme.
(208044)
351
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of prisoners requiring drug or alcohol interventions in the high security estate received them in the latest period for which figures are available.
(208045)
352
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released on licence did not complete a risk of harm screening and a risk management plan prior to release in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(208046)
353
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offending behaviour specialists are employed by his Department to work on issues relating to life-sentenced prisoners; and in which agencies, establishments or other units they are based.
(208047)
354
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to reduce the number of absconders from Hollesley Bay Prison.
(207775)
355
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse of the provision of accommodation and associated services for judges in (a) London and (b) elsewhere in England and Wales was in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; how many judges were provided with such accommodation and services in each location; and what the average cost per judge was of such provision, broken down by location of accommodation.
(207922)
356
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19th May 2008, Official Report, column 63W, on departmental official hospitality, how many people attended each reception he hosted.
(208113)
357
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will investigate whether ClearSprings complied with their obligations to consult local stakeholders before setting up a new bail hostel in Weston-Super-Mare.
(207873)
358
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 203296 on possession actions by registered social landlords, tabled by the right hon. Member for North West Hampshire on 28th April 2008.
(207829)
Questions to the Leader of the House
359
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Leader of the House, how much food waste her Office generated in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(208144)
360
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Leader of the House, whether she has issued guidance to staff in her Office to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.
(208179)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
361
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208088)
362
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208147)
363
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what effect the dismissal of a police service trainee from one community for (a) misconduct and (b) illegal activity has on the complement of trainees from another community under the policies established for recruitment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(207430)
364
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to ensure that Northern Ireland-based civil servants in his Department who are entitled to take up added years or additional voluntary contributions are aware of how to apply.
(207728)
365
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are taken to ensure that at the commencement of employment in his Department staff are informed of the benefits of additional voluntary schemes.
(207729)
366
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of his Department's staff in the salary ranges of (a) up to £15,000 per annum, (b) between £15,001 and £30,000 per annum, (c) between £30,001 and £50,000 per annum and (d) over £50,000 per annum participated in additional voluntary contributions schemes in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(207730)
367
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on lowering of the age of consent in Northern Ireland.
(207734)
368
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many murders committed in Northern Ireland in each year since 1978 remain unsolved.
(207740)
369
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent assessment is of the risk posed by Republican terrorist groups.
(207741)
370
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many business premises were burgled in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; how many persons were convicted of burglaries in each year; and what average sentence they received.
(207742)
371
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons were convicted of drink-driving offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex.
(207743)
372
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many serving members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were convicted of drink-driving offences in each of the last 10 years.
(207744)
373
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many serving members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were seconded to police forces in Great Britain in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) length of secondment and (b) rank of officer.
(207745)
374
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) salary and (b) travel and subsistence monies were paid to staff in his Department in each of the last 10 years, broken down by grade.
(207746)
375
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff were employed in his Department in each year since 1978, broken down by grade.
(207747)
376
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department were members of the (a) Home Civil Service and (b) Northern Ireland Civil Service in each year since 1978.
(207748)
377
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department worked part-time or on a job-share basis in each of the last 10 years.
(207749)
378
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of shoplifting offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) sex and (b) age; and what average sentence was imposed on those who were given custodial sentences.
(207750)
379
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what advice and assistance is provided by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to owners of small businesses on the prevention and detection of crime.
(207751)
380
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Crimestoppers in Northern Ireland.
(207752)
381
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to encourage the public to report crime in Northern Ireland.
(207753)
382
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many offences of domestic abuse were committed in (a) A District Command Unit area, (b) B District Command Unit area and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) age and (ii) sex of the victim; and how many of these were repeat offences in each year.
(207754)
383
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons were convicted of domestic abuse offences in (a) A District Command Unit area, (b) B District Command Unit area and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and what average sentence was imposed.
(207755)
384
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding was allocated to domestic abuse prevention initiatives in (a) A District Command Unit area, (b) B District Command Unit area and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(207756)
385
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of domestic abuse offences in Northern Ireland occurred during the Christmas/New Year period in each of the last 10 years.
(207757)
386
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many domestic abuse offences were committed by ex-partners of victims in (a) A District Command Unit area, (b) B District Command Unit area and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(207758)
387
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what role the Police Service of Northern Ireland plays in counselling and advising victims of domestic abuse; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that role.
(207759)
388
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons were killed by a current or former partner in (a) A District Command Unit area, (b) B District Command Unit area and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) sex and (ii) age of victim.
(207760)
389
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pregnant women in Northern Ireland were physically assaulted by a current or former partner resulting in the death of the unborn child in each of the last 10 years.
(207761)
390
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many domestic abuse offences involved a sexual assault on (a) a current partner, (b) a former partner and (c) a child in (i) A District Command Unit area, (ii) B District Command Unit area and (iii) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (A) sex and (B) age of victim.
(207762)
391
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether it is his policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials in his Department, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207438)
392
N
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 21st April 2008, Official Report, columns 1387-8W, on the Sheridan Group, when his Department referred the matter to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI); when the PSNI responded; and if he will make public the response he received from the Chief Constable detailing the actions taken by the PSNI to investigate allegations of criminal activity by the Sheridan Group.
(207872)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
393
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd April 2008, Official Report, column 1889W, on the Olympic Games 2012, what provision will be made to reduce any potential spread of sexually transmitted infections.
(208150)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
394
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208089)
395
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208148)
396
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1638W, on planning: wind power, what account he takes of the effects of planning advice in Scotland in formulating planning guidance for England on the siting of wind turbines; and if he will make a statement.
(207722)
397
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 307W, on departmental official hospitality, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of each event held by his Department in 2007-08.
(208119)
Questions to the Solicitor General
398
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Solicitor General, whether she has issued guidance to staff in the Attorney-General's Office to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.
(208091)
399
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Solicitor General, how much food waste the Attorney General's Office generated in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(208129)
400
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Solicitor General, whether it is her policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials in her Department if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment she has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207440)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
401
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what donations were notified to the Commission (a) on time and (b) late in each year for which figures are available; who the donor was in each case; on what date each donation was (i) received and (ii) notified; and what steps were taken in each case of late notification.
(206594)
402
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what donations were notified to the Commission (a) late and (b) on time where the donation was found to be impermissible in each year for which figures are available; who the (i) donor and (ii) donee was in each case; and on what date (A) the donation was received and (B) the Commission was notified in each case.
(206595)
403
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what donations were notified to the Commission (a) late and (b) on time by each political party in each year for which figures are available; and what steps were taken against each political party for late notification in each case.
(206596)
404
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps were taken against the British National Party for its late declaration of donations, fundraising abroad, the destruction of financial records and other irregularities referred to in the BBC Radio 4 programme File on Four in February 2008.
(206597)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
405
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much food waste her Department generated in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(208145)
406
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether she has issued guidance to staff in her Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.
(208180)
407
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people of each sex were killed in car accidents in Hampshire where at least one of the drivers involved was aged 21 years or under in each year since 1997.
(207828)
408
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1840-1W, on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: correspondence, how many complaints her Department has received about items going missing in the post.
(207839)
409
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average fine imposed for the offence of driving without insurance was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(207418)
410
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many persons aged (a) under 20, (b) 21 to 30, (c) 31 to 40, (d) 41 to 50, (e) 51 to 60, (f) 61 to 70, (g) 71 to 80 years and (h) over 80 years hold driving licences.
(207419)
411
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people aged (a) under 20, (b) 21 to 30, (c) 31 to 40, (d) 41 to 50 (e) 51 to 60, (f) 61 to 70, (g) 71 to 80 and (h) over 80 years were convicted for driving without insurance in the last three years for which figures are available.
(207420)
412
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Designated Community Rail Fund is part of the £15 billion funding for rail announced in her 2007 Rail White Paper.
(207575)
413
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £15 billion Government funding for rail announced in July 2007 has been allocated.
(207576)
414
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether additional funding has been allocated to rail transport since the 2007 Rail White Paper.
(207577)
415
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will provide further carriages for trains on the Midland Main Line services run by East Midlands Trains through Kettering.
(208185)
416
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was imposed in fines for speeding detected by speed cameras in (a) Humberside and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(207224)
417
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions she has had with the Humber Bridge Board on tolls on the Humber Bridge; and if she will make a statement.
(207225)
418
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the M1 motorway was closed in the Midlands on 15th May 2008; upon whose authority the road was closed; and for what reason a closure was deemed necessary.
(207883)
419
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is her Department's policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment she has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207920)
420
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultation her Department undertook on the ramp metering scheme model before its implementation on the highway network.
(208086)
421
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultation her Department held with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on the implementation of the ramp metering scheme at Junction 8/9 of the M4 at Maidenhead.
(208087)
422
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints her Department has received on the operation of ramp metering schemes.
(208184)
423
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will review the funding arrangements of the national bus concessionary fares scheme to ensure that local authorities are not required to meet any local shortfall; and what methodology was used to calculate the grant to travel concession authorities in 2008-09 for the scheme.
(207510)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
424
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208090)
425
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208149)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
426
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether it is her Department's policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment she has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data.
(207921)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
427
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.
(208092)
428
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(208146)
429
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will instruct Mr Andrew Price of the Child Support Agency to reply to the hon. Member for Canterbury's letters of 29th November 2007 and 29th January 2008 on the case of his constituent, Mr Alan Till.
(207885)
430
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average duration was of a finished incapacity benefit claim commenced in each year since 1997.
(207726)
431
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people took leave from work due to mental illness in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) sex and (b) type of illness.
(208067)
432
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the target figure for reducing the number of incapacity benefit claimants by 2010 is for each local authority area in Hampshire.
(207853)
433
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appointeeships there were (a) in 2007 and (b) in total over the last 10 years.
(207765)
434
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate has been made of the proportion of (a) disabled and (b) non-disabled people living in poverty in (i) Kettering, (ii) Northamptonshire and (iii) England.
(208186)
435
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the proposed Employment Support Allowance.
(207824)
436
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Employment Support Allowance on people who have worked and paid national insurance contributions and have no partner and have no other income or savings.
(207825)
437
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to tackle long-term youth unemployment; and if he will make a statement.
(207830)
438
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases involving equal shared care the Child Support Agency is dealing with; and in how many of those cases the father is the parent with care.
(207833)
439
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases involving shared residence orders the Child Support Agency is dealing with; and in how many of those cases the father is the parent with care.
(207834)
440
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consideration he has given to the merits of defining both parents as a parent with care in cases of equal shared care.
(207835)
441
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Department is taking to enable deaf people to remain in or return to work.
(208157)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
442
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22nd April from the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent.
[Transferred] (207723)
443
N
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to assist people on low incomes; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred][Transferred] (208030)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
444
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average level of take-home pay was in each year since 1980 in (a) nominal terms and (b) 2008 prices; and what the percentage change was in each year.
[Transferred] (207774)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
445
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what statistics are collated by his Department on the number of abandoned cars.
[Transferred] (208097)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
446
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for the Government's research on possible relationships between the pricing and availability of alcohol and harms associated with excessive alcohol consumption; what issues will be considered in that research; who will be consulted as part of the research; and whether the research will address the below-cost selling of alcohol by supermarkets.
[Transferred] (207963)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
447
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions the Government has had with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on bilateral extradition arrangements; what agreements are in place with the UAE; whether these are under the terms of the Extradition Act 2003; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (208181)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
448
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to implement section 20 of the Road Safety Act 2006 regarding the offence of causing death by careless driving; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (207715)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
449
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether rates collected from owners of commercial buildings in Wales left unoccupied for more than six months are hypothecated for use in Wales.
[Transferred] (207832)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
450
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support lone parents in seeking work.
[Question Unstarred] (208020)
451
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which local authorities have made discretionary housing payments to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent.
[Transferred] (208123)
452
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the discretionary housing payment allocated to local authorities has been paid to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent.
[Transferred] (208124)
453
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the discretionary housing payment allocated to local authorities in the UK has been paid to tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent.
[Transferred] (208125)
454
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Beverley and Holderness will be affected by the decision of the Rent Service to review the Broad Rental Market Areas in the East Riding of Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (208056)

 
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