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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 13 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 Friday 13 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 13 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 13 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 Friday 13 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 13 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, what assessment his Department has made of the resilience of electricity substations to flooding.
(211426)
2
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the resilience of nuclear power stations to flooding.
(211427)
3
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has commissioned on consumer understanding of the technology options and financial support for the installation of domestic microgeneration systems in the last three years.
(211216)
4
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the total energy consumption in Scotland was in the week-long period beginning (a) 14th March, (b) 21st March, (c) 31st March and (d) 6th April 2008; and what estimate he has made of the cost of energy consumed in each week.
(210748)
5
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 441W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211567)
6
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his estimate is of coal-bed methane reserves in the South and North Wales coalfields.
(211094)
7
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the size is of the UK's strategic oil reserves.
(211095)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
8
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans next to review the effects upon mainland businesses of the low value consignment relief from value added tax for imports from the Channel Islands; and against what criteria the relief will be reviewed.
(211369)
9
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the effects of low value consignment relief from value added tax for imports from the Channel Islands.
(211458)
10
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the value of (a) food supplements and herbal remedies and (b) recorded music and films imported annually from the Crown Dependencies without the imposition of value added tax under the low value consignment relief scheme; and what assessment he has made of the effect of this trade upon mainland specialist high street retailers.
(211472)
11
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax foregone by the Exchequer as a result of the provision of low value consignment relief from value added tax for personal imports from Crown Dependencies; for what reasons the relief is provided; and if he will make a statement.
(211473)
12
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has undertaken recently into the effect of incomes restraint on inflation.
(211403)
13
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in the City of Sunderland were in receipt of each category of tax credit in 2007-08.
(211341)
14
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children aged between one and five years have been awarded the childcare element of the working tax credit since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
(211467)
15
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on child poverty of extending the current baby addition element to children (a) under two years and (b) under five years.
(211252)
16
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual saving to the Exchequer of providing tax relief at the 20 per cent. rate for upper rate tax payers.
(211253)
17
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual cost to the Exchequer of current pension contribution tax relief, broken down by marginal tax band.
(211254)
18
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 21st April 2008, on Northern Rock, PO Ref: 1/56466/2008.
(210852)
19
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 29th April 2008, on Tax Office investigations.
(210853)
20
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the rates of approved mileage allowance payments for motorists who are volunteer drivers.
(211346)
21
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the amount of capital gains tax was on the relevant rollover for the residents of each unitary authority area of Wales in each financial year since 1998.
(211029)
22
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the authorised mileage rates for business travel under the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments Scheme.
(211486)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
23
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the recommendations of the report into the Glenridding Beck tragedy have been brought to the attention of (a) all teachers accompanying pupils to high-hazard environments and (b) those involved in the management and support of such teachers.
(211032)
24
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what alternatives to custody there are for persons under the age of 18 years who have been convicted of a criminal offence.
(211551)
25
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the youth justice reforms introduced in 1998.
(211552)
26
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether it is Government policy that individuals under the age of 18 years convicted of a serious offence will be dealt with primarily by children's services in the future.
(211553)
27
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department has undertaken research into the effects on public confidence of the transfer of work with young offenders to local authorities' children's services and children's trusts.
(211554)
28
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will instruct the Learning and Skills Council to reconsider the need for a transitional year for the new post-16 funding arrangements.
(211402)
29
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been allocated to sports facilities for schools in Wirral West constituency in the last five years, with particular reference to swimming pools; and if he will make a statement.
(211265)
30
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what financial help is available to children from low income families wishing to participate in educational school trips abroad, with particular reference to visits to concentration camps.
(211267)
31
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many looked-after children were placed in foster care with (a) relatives or friends, (b) local authority-provided foster carers and (c) agency-arranged foster carers in the most recent period for which figures are available; and how many of each such type of foster placement was with carers living (i) inside and (ii) outside the local authority area.
(210753)
32
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the areas of the country facing difficulties in recruiting teachers; and what the reasons are for such difficulties.
(211223)
33
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what research he has commissioned on reasons for teachers leaving the profession within a few years of qualification; and if he will make a statement.
(211224)
34
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) private and voluntary independent and (b) maintained day nurseries there were in each year since 1997.
(211168)
35
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the reasons were for his Department's performance against each public service agreement target set in 2004 which it did not meet, as referred to in the Departmental Annual Report 2008.
(211169)
36
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 6th June 2008, Official Report, column 1174W, on pre-school education, whether his Department has commissioned research on the developmental appropriateness of early years foundation stage in the last three years.
(211170)
37
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost of training the children's workforce in line with the recommendations set out in the Sector Skills agreement issued by the Children's Workforce Development Council in December 2007.
(211199)
38
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate his Department has made of the funding required to implement the guidance set out in Sure Start Children Centres: Phase Three Planning and Delivery, issued in November 2007.
(211200)
39
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teachers in England were the victims of (a) assault and (b) sexual assault in the course of or in relation to their duties in each of the last three years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region.
(211343)
40
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the (a) levels of obesity and (b) general health of schoolchildren in England in each of the last three years.
(211350)
41
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many incidents of bullying were reported in schools in England in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211354)
42
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which 20 schools in England had the highest number of incidents of bullying in each of the last three years.
(211355)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
43
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2008, Official Report, column 592W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211566)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
44
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of skill shortages in relation to repairs needed to houses affected by the summer 2007 floods.
(211428)
45
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households remain in temporary accommodation following the summer 2007 floods, broken down by local authority area.
(211429)
46
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when local authorities will receive the funds allocated from the EU Solidarity Fund to help with flood recovery; and if she will make a statement.
(211430)
47
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations she has received from local authorities on meeting the costs of the floods of summer 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(211537)
48
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the provision of allotments.
(211243)
49
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will issue guidance to local planning authorities on the account to be taken of the contribution that permeable paving may make to flood defences in decisions on planning applications.
(211215)
50
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average change in (a) rent and (b) service charges for council tenants in each London borough was in each of the last five years for which figures are available, expressed in (i) cash and (ii) percentage terms; and if she will make a statement.
(211277)
51
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions are imposed on annual increases in service charges charged to domestic tenants by local authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(211353)
52
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many qualified solicitors Ordnance Survey employs (a) part-time and (b) full-time in its legal department.
(211220)
53
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are employed by Ordnance Survey (a) part-time and (b) full-time in (i) an account management and (ii) a sales role.
(211221)
54
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many permanent and contract staff at Ordnance Survey (OS) are involved in drafting and reviewing OS licences.
(211222)
55
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much affordable housing was built in England in each quarter since 2006; and what her projections are for the amount to be built in the remainder of 2008.
(211507)
56
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent assessment is of the progress on meeting targets for decent home standards by 2010.
(211555)
57
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of Fire and Rescue Services which have opted out of the Integrated Clothing Project element of the FireBuy scheme for 2008-09; and if she will make a statement.
(210588)
58
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of new appliance chassis which will be procured for use by Fire and Rescue Services in 2008-09; and if she will make a statement.
(210589)
59
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average fire appliance response time was to primary fires for each fire and rescue service in England measured from first fire appliance mobilised to first attendance of the fire appliance in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(211339)
60
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to provide more powers for police and local authorities in relation to private landlords whose tenants engage in persistent anti-social behaviour.
(211340)
61
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the workforce of Somerset County Council was in each of the last five years.
(211433)
62
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what Somerset County Council's borrowing was in each of the last five years.
(211434)
63
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 17W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much her Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211520)
64
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what central funding the (a) Core Cities Group and (b) Thames Gateway London Partnership receives from (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Offices for the Regions.
(211377)
65
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes to green belt designation the (a) draft South East Regional Spatial Strategy and (b) inspector's report proposes; and in which locations in the South East would designated green belt be reviewed or removed.
(211378)
66
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of the downturn in the housing market on the number of planning applications for substantive new housing developments.
(211379)
67
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of the downturn in the housing market on the Government's target to build 3 million homes.
(211380)
68
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any core strategies have been rejected or found unsound by planning inspectors due to insufficient consideration given to planning for (a) green field and (b) green belt development; and if she will make a statement.
(211382)
69
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been provided to local authorities on drawing up codes of conduct for local authority employees in the last five years.
(211383)
70
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what records her Department's travel booking service holds of visits organised through the service by her Department's representatives.
(211384)
71
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the presence of a smoking shelter outside a licensed premises is taken into account by the Valuation Office Agency when revaluing the property for business rates.
(211385)
72
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new residential dwelling starts were made in England in each quarter since the first quarter of 2007.
(211386)
73
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department issues on whether members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in standard class.
(211387)
74
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of council tax and non-domestic rates not collected in 2007-08 was in each billing authority in England.
(211388)
75
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether prisons are classified as a domestic, composite or non-domestic hereditaments for rating purposes.
(211389)
76
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the speaking notes prepared for the Minister for Housing on the state of the housing market on 13th May 2008.
(211390)
77
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 12th May 2008, Official Report, columns 1397-98W, on the Local Government and Regeneration Division, what (a) boards, (b) working groups and (c) committees there are in each division within her Department other than the Local Government and Regeneration Division.
(211490)
78
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 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1393W, on the green belt, if she will reject the South East Plan Examination in Public Panel's proposals to remove green belt protection in (a) Blackwater Valley, (b) Elmbridge, (c) Guildford, (d) Oxford, (e) Redhill and Reigate, (f) Tandridge, (h) Tunbridge Wells and (i) Woking.
(211496)
79
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many fire officers were hospitalised as a result of being assaulted while on duty in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211328)
80
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households were classed as homeless in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211329)
81
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contingency plans are in place to ensure the provision of fuel for fire service vehicles during periods of fuel shortages.
(211518)
82
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to emergency planning departments on the provision of fuel to essential users during times of shortage.
(211519)
83
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the area of land (a) in total and (b) per traveller which needs to be provided for travellers in (i) England, (ii) the South West, (iii) Devon and (iv) the National Parks.
(211523)
84
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been (a) allocated to and (b) received by each local authority under the Preventing Violent Extremism programme.
(211431)
85
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which faith groups she has advised local authorities to target through the Preventing Violent Extremism programme.
(211432)
86
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will review the rate-free period applied to vacant commercial property; and if she will make a statement.
(211256)
87
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will publish the national strategy for geographical information; and if she will make a statement.
(211260)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
88
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on policies affecting inbound tourism.
(210747)
89
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Minister for Sport has had with the Football Association (FA) on the constitution of the FA World Cup bid board.
(211475)
90
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of cultural grants made to UK organisations from the European Union's Regional Development Fund was in each year since 2000.
(211325)
91
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) the National Lottery is contributing to the £140 million fund announced on 6th June 2008 to encourage local authorities to offer free swimming.
(211373)
92
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding (a) the Arts Council, (b) Arts Council regional offices, (c) the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and (d) MLA regional offices received from the EU (i) Structural Funds and (ii) Social Fund in each of the last five years.
(211534)
93
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many public libraries were open for more than 60 hours per week in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(211202)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
94
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for placing information about the (a) procurement and (b) operation of the Orchid programme in the public domain.
(211225)
95
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the decision to procure the Orchid programme.
(211226)
96
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which defence contractors have been engaged in supplying (a) components and (b) services relating to the Orchid programme.
(211227)
97
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been allocated to the procurement of the Orchid programme.
(211228)
98
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings he or officials from his Department have had with external suppliers on the Orchid programme.
(211229)
99
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the deployment of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles to Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.
(211031)
100
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 8th October 2007, Official Report, columns 61-2W, on Afghanistan peacekeeping operations, how many contacts were recorded between British forces and insurgents in Southern Afghanistan in each month since February 2008.
(211246)
101
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contacts there were between British forces and anti-coalition militia in Iraq in each month since February 2008.
(211247)
102
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) suicide bombings and (b) improvised explosive device attacks were recorded in Afghanistan in each month since February 2008.
(211248)
103
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average age of the (a) C-130J and (b) C-130K will be in 2010.
(211249)
104
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which ships he plans to remove Sea Dart missiles in the next 12 months.
(211394)
105
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on his Department's civil servant bonuses was in 2007-08, broken down by level of bonus.
(211395)
106
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total tonnage of illicit goods seized by the Royal Navy was in each year since 2005, broken down by region.
(211396)
107
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to mark the 10th anniversary of the UK-France agreement reached at St Malo in 1998.
(211397)
108
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15th May 2008, Official Report, column 180W, on fuels, how many incidents of security breaches at the Redcliffe Bay oil storage depot site near Portishead have been reported in the last five years; and on what date each such breach was identified.
(211488)
109
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of an interruption in fuel supply arising from industrial action on the armed forces.
(211529)
110
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans his Department has made for interruptions in supply of fuel arising from industrial action; what collaboration with other Government departments his Department has undertaken in developing such plans; and whether such plans include further collaboration with other departments.
(211530)
111
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to ensure that those armed forces veterans who have developed mental health conditions receive sufficient support.
(211398)
112
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces veterans were diagnosed with mental health problems in each of the last 15 years.
(211399)
113
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rate of defence inflation was in each of the last five years; and what the forecast figures for the rate of defence inflation are in each of the next five years.
(211498)
114
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the most recent forecast dates are for (a) beginning of construction, (b) completion of construction, (c) completion of sea trials and (d) coming into service of the two new aircraft carriers.
(211499)
115
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Future Lynx helicopters will be deployed to (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force; and from which ships the Navy helicopters will be flown.
(211500)
116
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made towards providing eight amphibious ships as referred to in the Strategic Defence Review 1998.
(211501)
117
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Merlin Mark 1 helicopters are (a) in and (b) not in service; and what the status is of those not in service.
(211502)
118
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff there were at AWE Burghfield in each year since 2003; and what the reasons were for changes in the levels of staffing.
(211503)
119
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the forecast expenditure on Trident 2 is in real terms, expressed in 2008 prices, for each future year for which forecasts have been made.
(211504)
120
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage increase in (a) the rate of inflation and (b) service pay in (i) real and (ii) nominal terms was between 2007 and 2008.
(211505)
121
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of the defence budget was spent on service pay in each of the last five years.
(211506)
122
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of operation of AWE Burghfield was in the last year for which figures are available.
(211556)
123
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the (a) A400M and (b) Typhoon Trade 3 project; and how many orders for each (i) have been received and (ii) are expected.
(211542)
124
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer Question 206627 on 14th May 2008, on Type 45 destroyer production.
(210751)
125
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of the Royal Navy in operations to intercept illicit drug shipments.
(211376)
126
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 567-8W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211570)
127
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which British Forces Post Office numbers do not receive free parcels; what criteria determine who (a) does and (b) does not qualify for free parcels; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (211269)
128
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that all British troops serving in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan receive their entitlement of free family parcels; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (211270)
129
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are circumstances in which service personnel are required to pay (a) in part and (b) in entirety for an air ticket to return to the UK following the end of a tour of active service abroad.
(211482)
130
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times officials in his Department met representatives of the National Audit Office in each year since 1997 to discuss the value for money of his Department's major projects.
(211483)
131
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the modifications which could be made to Land Rovers to give greater security to troops operating in Afghanistan and Iraq.
(211425)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
132
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2008, Official Report, column 920W, on flood control: vacancies, how many vacancies for (a) flood risk engineers, (b) flood risk planners, (c) flood risk project managers and (d) other flood risk management posts there were in the Environment Agency in each region on 1st April in each of the last five years.
(211535)
133
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2008, Official Report, column 920W, on flood control: vacancies, for how long each post for (a) flood risk engineers, (b) flood risk planners, (c) flood risk project managers and (d) other flood risk management referred to has been vacant.
(211536)
134
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the resilience of sewage treatment works to flooding.
(211538)
135
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of any increase in global temperatures of greater than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial mean temperatures on (a) provisions of food and water, (b) flooding and (c) migration.
(211024)
136
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the proposed Marine Management Organisation will not have responsibility for the registration of fishing vessels.
(211557)
137
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to employ consultants to advise on the creation of the Marine Management Organisation.
(211558)
138
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what budget has been allocated to the Marine Management Organisation implementation team within the Marine and Fisheries Agency; and what the grade of the Director of the team is.
(211559)
139
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supply of doses of the BTV-8 vaccine to Cumbria in the period up to the end of July 2008.
(211025)
140
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the maximum fine for dog-fouling offences was ordered in Wirral West constituency in each year since 2005.
(211262)
141
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has evaluated on trends in the area of Arctic sea ice in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(211213)
142
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what forecasts his Department has made of the area of Arctic summer sea ice in each year from 2008 to 2013; on what evidential basis these forecasts have been made; and if he will make a statement.
(211214)
143
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many houses have been identified as being at risk of flooding greater than once in 75 years in England.
(211437)
144
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of houses that will receive improved standards of flood protection funded by his Department (a) over the next three years and (b) within the duration of his 20 year plan on flooding.
(211438)
145
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of houses which will remain at significant risk of flooding at the end of the current spending review period; and what proposals he has to protect occupiers of such houses within his 20 year plan on flooding.
(211439)
146
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on implementation of the EU Landfill Directive.
(211440)
147
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timetable is to complete implementation of the EU Landfill Directive.
(211441)
148
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new reservoirs have been constructed in England and Wales since water privatisation.
(211327)
149
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the length and proportion of dry stone walls in each of the national parks in England that is in a ruinous state.
(211470)
150
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will investigate the case of K E Lyons and Son, Sandhurst, Gloucester and their submission of field codes to the Rural Payments Agency.
(211231)
151
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to change the criteria for assessing reservoir safety from a capacity-based definition to one based on risk; and if he will make a statement.
(210854)
152
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to consult on legislative and other means of implementing the Inspire Directive.
(211259)
153
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he has provided to local authorities on the appropriate disposal of low-energy light bulbs containing mercury.
(211261)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
154
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what charge is made to British nationals applying for a standard UK passport at each British consular post.
(210855)
155
N
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the European Commission's report on the COREPER meetings on the European External Action Service held on 7th and 13th May 2008.
(210210)
156
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the transfer of (a) relevant European Commission departments and (b) the General Secretariat of the Council to the European External Action Service; when the policy was first determined; when the UK's position was first communicated to (i) other EU member states and (ii) the European Commission, and in what forum; and if he will make a statement.
(210251)
157
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Third Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2007-08, on Foreign Policy Aspects of the Lisbon Treaty HC120, paragraph 22, what reports on the development of the European External Action Service have been made to Parliament since 20th January 2008; and what steps he plans to take to inform Parliament of progress in discussions on the Service.
(210252)
158
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what agreements were reached at the meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives on (a) 7th May and (b) 13th May 2008 on the European External Action Service, with particular reference to (i) the composition of the Service and (ii) the transfer of officials from (A) European Commission directorates-general and (B) the General Secretariat of the Council; and if he will make a statement.
(210253)
159
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with their French counterparts concerning the French EU Presidency's programme for EU asylum and immigration policy; and if he will make a statement.
(211272)
160
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with their French counterparts on the French EU Presidency's programme for European security and defence policy; and if he will make a statement.
(211273)
161
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with their French counterparts on the French EU Presidency's programme for the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy; and if he will make a statement.
(211274)
162
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the European Commission on the Commission's forthcoming announcement on asylum policy; and if he will make a statement.
(211275)
163
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons and on what authority photography at the Government Communications Headquarters has been prohibited.
(210752)
164
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the number of executions which took place internationally in 2007, broken down by (a) country and (b) sex; and if he will make a statement.
(211266)
165
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to the government of Pakistan on the use of blasphemy laws against religious minorities; and if he will make a statement.
(211250)
166
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March 2008, Official Report, column 2568W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211568)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
167
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people receive NHS continuing care services in each primary care trust; and how many people per 50,000 of each trust area's population this represents.
(211086)
168
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital appointments were missed in each primary care trust in the last year for which information is available; what the average cost of a missed hospital appointment was in that year; and if he will make a statement.
(211092)
169
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had discussions with the Office of Fair Trading on surgery drug dispensaries and the proposed changes to dispensing powers outlined in the Pharmacy White Paper.
(211476)
170
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been carried out by his Department to establish the long-term effects of Prozac and related drugs on mental health.
(211264)
171
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many level 3 intensive care cots were available for neo-natal care in each of the acute trusts in the East of England Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(211251)
172
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what polyclinics are planned for Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust.
(211038)
173
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of a patient spending a day in hospital in each of the last five years.
(211371)
174
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost of administering an admission to hospital in each of the last five years.
(211372)
175
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance for the management of urinary incontinence in women.
(211540)
176
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take account of the suicide strategies in Scotland and Northern Ireland in (a) assessments of and (b) revisions to England's National Suicide Strategy.
(211484)
177
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd February 2008, Official Report, column 1072W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211563)
178
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what limits the Food Standards Agency plans to apply to the level of folic acid in food supplements imported from (a) Guernsey and (b) Jersey.
(211435)
179
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to amend the regulatory regime affecting the work of expert witnesses involved in public consultations administered by his Department.
(211436)
180
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential use of non-drug appliances to lower blood pressure.
(211030)
181
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency staff were hospitalised as a result of being assaulted while on duty in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211326)
182
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government has plans to remove cigarette vending machines from licensed premises.
(211201)
183
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans his Department has for the provision of fuel for ambulances during periods of fuel shortages.
(211516)
184
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much compensation staff at Rampton Special Hospital have received from patients following prosecutions in the last five years.
(211358)
185
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff are trained in restorative justice and conflict resolution techniques at Rampton Special Hospital.
(211359)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
186
N
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what applications have been made for authorisation for demonstrations in Parliament Square on 15th June 2008 under section 133 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(211093)
187
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 15th May 2008, Official Report, column 1733W and 5th June 2008, Official Report, column 1126W, on human trafficking, for what offences the 84 convictions were secured.
(211026)
188
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on human trafficking: females, if she will provide further details of the steps taken by the Serious Organised Crime Agency along with the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre to improve intelligence collection; and when she expects improved statistics on the extent of human trafficking in the United Kingdom to be published.
(211027)
189
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on human trafficking: females, if she will provide further details of the intelligence referred to which suggests an increase in the problem of human trafficking in recent years; and what estimate her Department has made of the level of increase.
(211028)
190
N
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Blue Blindfold campaign in raising awareness of human trafficking; and whether an increase in the number of (a) reported human trafficking offences and (b) victims of human trafficking being rescued resulted from the campaign.
(211033)
191
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain were received in each of the last three years; and how many of these were (i) postal applications and (ii) applications made in person at public enquiry offices.
(211471)
192
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the fees are for applications made in person at public enquiry offices for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) leave to remain.
(211487)
193
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications made in person at public enquiry offices for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain were not processed within 24 hours in each of the last three years.
(211543)
194
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what service standards on processing of leave to remain applications are in place.
(211548)
195
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for road traffic offences of (i) failing to stop and failing to report an accident and (ii) driving without due care and attention there were in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(210906)
196
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) firearms and (b) knives were seized by police in (i) Ribble Valley constituency and (ii) Lancashire in each of the last three years.
(210907)
197
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults on police officers on duty in (a) Lancashire and (b) England there were in each year since 2000.
(210908)
198
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were for offences of (i) possessing a knife in a public place and (ii) grievous bodily harm with a knife in (A) Lancashire and (B) England in each of the last five years.
(210909)
199
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests there were for misuse of fireworks in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last three years.
(210910)
200
Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will provide a substantive response to Question 207620, tabled by the hon. Member for Ilford South on 20th May 2008 on the MPs' UK Visas Hotline.
(211391)
201
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals have been received from (a) EU partners and (b) EU institutions on (i) a common EU list of safe countries of origin, (ii) harmonisation of member state criteria for asylum and (iii) a central EU asylum office; what the Government's policy is on such proposals; and if she will make a statement.
(211271)
202
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where suspects are held under the provisions of counter-terrorism legislation in pre-charge detention; whether they are allowed to see family visitors; whether they are allowed access to print, visual and online media; and if she will make a statement.
(211480)
203
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effect her decision not to backdate the police pay award will have on her Department's expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(211525)
204
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she provides guidance to chief constables on the appropriateness of them serving on the boards of joint venture companies which have a majority shareholding by a private company.
(211443)
205
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 441W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much her Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211564)
206
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whom the police classify as the victim of a crime when someone who has had money fraudulently taken from their bank account has been reimbursed by the bank; and if she will make a statement.
(211230)
207
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the UK Border Agency to respond to the letter dated 18th April 2008 from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood sent on behalf of Sumithra Wickramage (acknowledgement reference B14770/8, Home Office reference W227390).
(211330)
208
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will reply to the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood's enquiry of 16th May 2008 regarding Aneesha Sajawal ref: GV100/129558.
(211466)
209
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for the operation of illegal fuel laundering plants in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years; and what the average sentence handed down by the courts was for that offence.
(211333)
210
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in England were convicted of assault in which the victim was (a) a female partner, (b) a male partner, (c) a child and (d) one of their own children in each of the last three years.
(211334)
211
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many violent crimes in which the victim's occupation or the victim type was given as taxi driver were carried out in England in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211351)
212
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in England were convicted for (a) motoring offences that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(211357)
213
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans her Department has in place for the provision of fuel for police vehicles during periods of fuel shortages.
(211517)
214
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June 2008, Official Report, columns 193-4W, on anti-social behaviour orders: Devon, how many of the anti-social behaviour orders issued in Devon and Cornwall in 2006 were breached; and how many offenders received (a) one and (b) two warnings in lieu of an anti-social behaviour order.
(211550)
215
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether production of an NHS medical card is accepted by her Department as evidence of residence in the UK.
(211257)
216
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances those claiming UK residence are asked by her Department to obtain a letter from a GP confirming surgery registration.
(211258)
217
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question (a) 199977 and (b) 199979 on the Identity and Passport Service tabled by the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire on 3rd April 2008.
(211549)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
218
N
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he expects (a) the consultation paper on creating new higher education centres to be published and (b) the process of bidding for such centres to begin.
(211096)
219
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of his Department's budget was spent on adult education and training in Merseyside in 2007.
(211263)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
220
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the UK plans to contribute to the annual budget of the World Food Programme Humanitarian Service in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(211545)
221
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the likely humanitarian effect of changes announced on 10th June 2008 to the World Food Programme Humanitarian Service in Sudan.
(211546)
222
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his international partners on the budget of the World Food Programme Humanitarian Service in Sudan.
(211547)
223
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2008, Official Report, column 1175W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211561)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
224
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will request the Probation Board to engage in negotiations on pay, terms and conditions with its staff representatives.
(211219)
225
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted, (b) convicted and (c) given a custodial sentence for dealing in (i) heroin, (ii) cocaine, (iii) ecstasy and (iv) LSD in each of the last 10 years.
(211544)
226
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to implement the changes to the personal injury compensation system which were published in April 2007.
(211276)
227
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy on monitoring the expenses of High Court judges is; and whether he plans to make provision for such expenses to be made open to public scrutiny.
(210905)
228
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th February 2008, Official Report, column 1433W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211565)
229
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which local authorities employed doorstep canvassers to compile the 2008 electoral register; and if he will make a statement.
(211374)
230
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which local authority areas those wishing to register to vote are able to do so by telephone.
(211375)
231
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of (a) postal vote fraud and (b) other electoral fraud were detected in (i) European elections, (ii) parliamentary elections and (iii) local elections in the UK in each of the last 30 years.
(211401)
232
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of registered voters there were in each constituency (a) in the first year after the most recent Boundary Review and (b) in the most recent period for which figures are available, ranked in descending order of number of electors.
(211442)
233
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) the Government has and (b) local authorities have spent on advertising for voter registration in the last 12 months.
(211468)
234
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent by each local authority area on electoral registration in the last 12 months.
(211477)
235
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on electoral registration in each local authority area in (a) total and (b) per elector in each of the last 11 years.
(211478)
236
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for variations in levels of electoral registration between different local authorities.
(211479)
237
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will commission research on the effects of levels of functional illiteracy in the population on electoral registration rates.
(211508)
238
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many man hours were spent by officials in his Department on issues relating to (a) postal ballot fraud and (b) voters under-registration in each of the last three years.
(211510)
239
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many representations his Department and its predecessor received on (a) postal ballot fraud and (b) voters under-registration in each of the last three years.
(211511)
240
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of those eligible to vote but not registered to do so in each parliamentary constituency.
(211512)
241
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will consider introducing proposals to amend data protection legislation to allow local and national Government bodies to share information in order to increase voter registration.
(211513)
242
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent per elector on voter registration in each local authority area ranked in descending order, in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(211514)
243
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether varying levels of voter registration in specific areas will be taken into account in future boundary reviews.
(211515)
244
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on increasing the rate of voter registration; and if he will produce a league table to indicate each local authority's performance in increasing the rate of voter registration in their area.
(211521)
245
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many social workers are employed inside juvenile prisons.
(211360)
246
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many social workers left employment inside juvenile prisons in the last year.
(211361)
247
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ratio of social workers to children in each juvenile prison is.
(211362)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
248
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2008, Official Report, columns 567-8W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211571)
249
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of assault in which the victim was (a) a female partner, (b) a male partner, (c) a child and (d) one of their own children in each of the last three years.
(211335)
250
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of serious sexual assault in each of the last three years.
(211337)
251
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of racially-motivated crimes in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) police command unit and (b) council district.
(211338)
252
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
(211345)
253
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pupils in Northern Ireland were found to be in illegal possession of (a) a weapon and (b) drugs on school premises in each of the last three years.
(211347)
254
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were the victim of racially-motivated attacks in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) police command unit and (b) council district.
(211348)
255
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of domestic violence were reported to the police in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) police command unit and (b) council area.
(211349)
256
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted for (a) motoring offences that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last three years.
(211356)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
257
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what competition events of the London Olympics 2012 will be held outside London.
(210750)
Questions to the Solicitor General
258
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Solicitor General, how many written parliamentary questions to her from hon. Members have been awaiting an answer for (a) over one month, (b) between one and three months and (c) more than three months after tabling; and what her target time is for answering such questions.
(211370)
259
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will write to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South to explain the reasons why she has not answered Questions (a) 178825, tabled on 29th January 2008, (b) 198341, tabled on 1st April 2008 and (c) 205062, tabled on 9th May 2008, on referrals for overseas corruption.
(211539)
260
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Solicitor General, when she plans to answer (a) Question 192837, tabled on 5th March 2008 and (b) Question 205064 of 9th May 2008, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on the Serious Fraud Office; and what the reasons are for the time taken to answer.
(211541)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
261
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many donations to regulated donees were notifed to the Commission late in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2005, (d) 2007 and (e) January 2008.
(211527)
262
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many donations to regulated donees were notified to the Commission in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.
(211528)
263
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the document retention policy of the Commission is regarding original donation returns; what that policy was before 2004; and whether the Commission has destroyed any such returns.
(211392)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
264
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason her Department specified service level reductions in respect of the present period for the franchise operated by First Great Western.
(211087)
265
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects to produce for the railways a specification for the control period from 2014 to 2019.
(211088)
266
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many carriages will be withdrawn from west of Exeter when South-West Trains cease operating west of Exeter; on how many services; and what steps she is taking to ensure that sufficient replacement rolling stock will be available to First Great Western.
(211089)
267
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps she is taking to ensure that sufficient rolling stock continues to be available to First Great Western (FGW) to operate the Cardiff-Portsmouth line in the event that Arriva give notice that they wish to terminate the arrangement whereby their rolling stock is leased to FGW.
(211090)
268
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment she has made of the number of uncommitted carriages held by rolling stock companies available for use by train operating companies who wish to lease extra carriages.
(211091)
269
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether her Department has had discussions with National Express on measures to reduce congestion on the Liverpool Street to Chelmsford line.
(211244)
270
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when a final decision will be announced on the future of the Southend Driving Test Centre.
(211526)
271
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars in (a) Southampton and (b) Hampshire have been registered in bands F and G since (i) 1st March 2001 and (ii) 23rd March 2006.
(211400)
272
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether she has issued guidance to Network Rail on bonuses and salaries to be paid to senior staff.
(211404)
273
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains she plans to order in the first phase of the (a) Thameslink and (b) Intercity Express Programme Order in the summer of 2009.
(211405)
274
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on models and photography for internal and external Departmental publications in the last 12 months.
(211406)
275
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of models used for the photographs in the Department for Transport Annual Report 2008.
(211407)
276
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on photographs and illustrations for the Department for Transport Annual Report 2008.
(211408)
277
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice she plans to issue to national rail passengers in relation to the period of the 2012 Olympic Games.
(211409)
278
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of the 2012 Olympic Games on transport around and to (a) Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, (b) St James' Park Stadium, Newcastle, (c) Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, (d) Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham, (e) the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, (f) Weymouth and Portsmouth, (g) Broxbourne and (h) Eton Dorney in the period the Games will take place.
(211410)
279
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effect on capacity of the national rail network of demand during the 2012 Olympic Games.
(211411)
280
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of holding the 2012 Olympic Games on peak hour commuting journeys across the national rail network to and from London during the period of the Games.
(211412)
281
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many members of her Department have been seconded to work on transport issues for the 2012 Olympic Games; which organisations they have been seconded to; and when their secondments will (a) commence and (b) finish.
(211413)
282
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many members of staff within her Department are working on transport issues for the 2012 Olympic Games.
(211414)
283
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Minister in her Department has responsibility for non-London transport to and from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(211415)
284
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations she has received from hon. Members and members of the public relating to performance of train operating companies in the last 12 months.
(211416)
285
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is for her Department's calculation that each rail passenger requires 0.45 square metres of space as stated on page 153 of her Department's 2007 White Paper, Delivering a Sustainable Railway.
(211417)
286
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the supporting evidence is for her Department's calculation, for rolling stock with no information on furnishable space available, that train capacity is 1.4 times the number of seats, and 1.2 times the number of seats on inter-city rolling stock.
(211418)
287
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) locomotives, (b) multiple units, (c) freight wagons and (d) carriages were in use on the rail network in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by (i) train operating company and (ii) class.
(211419)
288
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the maximum average load factor is at each station identified in Table A4 and A5 of her Department's 2007 White Paper, Delivering a Sustainable Railway, in the last year for which figures are available.
(211420)
289
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) forecast passenger demand and (b) train capacity was at each station identified in Table A4 and A5 of her Department's 2007 White Paper, Delivering a Sustainable Railway, in the last year for which figures are available.
(211421)
290
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who in her Department has responsibility for policy on train capacity; and whether a national study on train capacity is planned.
(211422)
291
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the margins for error in her Department's figures on train capacity.
(211423)
292
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what methods are used by her Department and its agencies to calculate train capacity.
(211424)
293
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the projected change in numbers of flights (a) to and (b) from Newcastle Airport by 2018 is; what percentage of flights through Newcastle Airport were domestic in the latest period for which figures are available; and what percentage she expects to be domestic in 2018.
(211342)
294
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7th February 2008, Official Report, column 1417W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much her Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211572)
295
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the enhancement expenditure for Control Period 4 recently published by the Office for Rail Regulation will be spent in Wales.
(210749)
296
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May 2008, Official Report, column 432W, on carbon emissions at Stansted Airport, how many (a) cargo and (b) long-haul aircraft movements were included in her Department's central forecast of 3Mt carbon dioxide emissions at Stansted Airport in 2030.
(211489)
297
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which operators of heavy goods vehicles registered outside the UK were issued with prohibition notices by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency for (a) mechanical defects, (b) drivers' hours offences and (c) overloading in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07, broken down by country of registration; and if she will make a statement.
(211497)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
298
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 13th March 2008, Official Report, column 953W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this total was spent on Fair Trade products.
(211562)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
299
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were living in child poverty in Mid Essex (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.
(211245)
300
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive works in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence on the maintenance of safety and security standards at the Redcliffe Bay oil storage depot site; and if he will make a statement.
(211393)
301
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a risk assessment of the Redcliffe Bay oil storage depot site near Portishead has been completed by the Health and Safety Executive.
(211491)
302
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consolatory payments have been made by his Department to next of kin contacted by the Department or an agency acting on its behalf to recover overpayments of benefits following the death of a claimant in each year since 1997 for which information is available.
(211211)
303
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the results of projects on which his Department has jointly worked with France and Germany at EU level on managing ageing populations and tackling the causes of poverty.
(211212)
304
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received from people contacted about recovering benefit overpayments following the death of a claimant.
(211217)
305
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contractual arrangements his Department has with companies for the recovery of overpayment of benefits where the claimant has died.
(211218)
306
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on working towards the European skills assessment.
(211268)
307
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20th February 2008, Official Report, column 750W, on the Fair Trade initiative, how much his Department spent on refreshments for official departmental meetings and engagements in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products.
(211560)
308
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive (a) the disability premium for income support, (b) enhanced disability premium for income support, (c) the severe disability premium for income support and (d) both incapacity benefit and the enhanced disability premium for income support.
(211034)
309
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how much a single recipient under the age of 35 years, who would have received an adult dependent addition under incapacity benefit, would receive in employment and support allowance each week if they were in receipt of the support component of contributory employment and support allowance, assuming the rates as set out in the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 come into force in October 2008.
(211035)
310
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how much a couple, both under the age of 35 years, who are eligible for the support component of the contributory employment and support allowance, would receive each week, assuming the rates as set out in the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 come into force in October 2008.
(211036)
311
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how much a single recipient under the age of 35 years, who is eligible for the support component of the contributory employment and support allowance, would receive each week, assuming the rates as set out in the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 come into force in October 2008.
(211037)
312
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the contract for the Post Office Card Account will be awarded; and if he will make a statement.
(211469)
313
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations the Health and Safety Executive has received from the farming industry on the proportionality of regulations concerning the disposal of white asbestos.
(211255)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
314
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many petrol filling-station owners have been convicted of selling (a) illegally laundered and (b) smuggled fuel in Northern Ireland in the last two years.
[Transferred] (211331)
315
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many petrol filling-station owners have been convicted of selling (a) illegally laundered and (b) smuggled fuel in England in the last two years.
[Transferred] (211332)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
316
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether any officials of (a) M15, (b) M16 and (c) the Special Branch (i) have been suspended and (ii) have resigned following the loss of secret papers on 10th June 2008.
[Transferred] (211531)
317
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, following the loss of secret papers on 10th June 2008, if he will improve the arrangements for parliamentary scrutiny and oversight of the security and intelligence services; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (211532)
318
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will make a statement on the loss of secret papers on 10th June 2008.
[Transferred] (211533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
319
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Government's World Cup Ambassador has had with the Football Association (FA) on the constitution of the FA World Cup bid board.
[Transferred] (211474)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
320
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the decision of a local authority to become a pilot for the new scheme of charges for collection of household rubbish will be a matter for the full council or the executive of the council in a council with a cabinet model.
[Transferred] (211381)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
321
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse of the High Court case between the Police Federation and the Government on the police pay award has been.
[Transferred] (211524)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
322
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent representations he has received from representatives of the British art market on the Artist's Resale Right, with particular reference to representations on the application of the right to living artists only.
[Transferred] (211569)
323
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the application of copyright regulations to beneficiaries of musicians and publishers on the music and publishing industries.
[Transferred] (211585)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
324
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1292W, on Parc Prison: mental health services, how many foreign nationals remained in custody in Parc Prison after the expiration of their sentences in each of the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (211485)
325
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the guidelines issued by his Department to electoral registration officers on home visits to electors who have not registered to vote; and what assessment he has made of the level of compliance with such guidelines.
[Transferred] (211509)
326
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in England were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of serious sexual assault in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
[Transferred] (211336)
327
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in England in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
[Transferred] (211344)
328
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in England were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of serious sexual assault in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
[Transferred] (211352)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
329
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the rate of voter registration was in the 100 most deprived wards in Northern Ireland (a) one year before and (b) one year after the introduction of individual registration.
[Transferred] (211522)

 
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