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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 17 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 17 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 17 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 Tuesday 17 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 17 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; for what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212120)
2
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212034)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
3
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the online system for filing tax returns; what assessment he has made of the effect of promoting the online system on those people who prefer to submit paper returns, with particular reference to older people; and if he will make a statement.
(211050)
4
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212117)
5
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are planned to be taken through the Financial Action Task Force to ensure that certain Iranian banks cannot abuse the international banking system to support proliferation activities and terrorism.
(212044)
6
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212047)
7
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much sick pay to staff in his Department cost in the last five years for which figures are available.
(212070)
8
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 474W, on data protection, on how many occasions data guardians have reported insufficient (a) security procedures and (b) attention paid to security procedures in place.
(212125)
9
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed in the HM Revenue and Customs offices in (a) Oban, (b) Dunoon and (c) Rothesay; and whether members of the public may visit these offices to discuss their tax affairs in person.
(211605)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
10
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212109)
11
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance he has issued to education authorities on the funding of school swimming pools in the last five years.
(212082)
12
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212036)
13
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex on careers guidance for young people in each of the last five years.
(212061)
14
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have teachers with specialist dyslexia qualifications.
(212062)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
15
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the percentage change in net UK migration was in each of the last three years.
(211983)
16
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212110)
17
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much his Department and its agency spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212035)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
18
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many buildings in Mid Essex are estimated to contain dangerous levels of asbestos.
(211242)
19
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate she has made of the cost.
(212108)
20
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212027)
21
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the role played by commercial leisure groups towards enhancing facilities available to local communities; and how her Department liaises with (a) commercial leisure organisations, (b) licensed bingo clubs and (c) dance schools on such matters.
(212089)
22
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to (a) collect information and (b) report on the level of spending on hospitality by each (i) county council and (ii) borough council.
(212063)
23
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was paid for consultancy services by (a) Castle Point Borough Council and (b) Essex County Council in each of the last 10 years.
(212064)
24
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(212066)
25
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were repossessed in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(212067)
26
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to (a) collect information and (b) report on the average allowances paid per member by each (i) county council and (ii) borough council.
(212068)
27
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to (a) collect information and (b) report on the level of spending on air travel by each (i) county council and (ii) borough council.
(212069)
28
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by Essex County Council on promotion of (a) tourism, (b) enterprise and (c) sport in each of the last 10 years.
(212075)
29
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of private tenants in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(212093)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
30
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department and its agency spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212028)
31
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the conclusions of the triennial review of stakes and prizes for gaming machines will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(212090)
32
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many public libraries there were in Essex in each of the last 15 years.
(212065)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
33
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212107)
34
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the percentage shortfall in availability of spare parts for each type of Royal Air Force (a) fast jet, (b) tanker and transport aircraft and (c) maritime reconnaissance aircraft.
(212018)
35
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212029)
36
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Merlin helicopters acquired from Denmark carry the TCAS collision avoidance system and weather radar; and what maintenance schedule has been established for these systems.
(212083)
37
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the load capacity of the flooring in the Merlin helicopters acquired from Denmark; and if he will make a statement.
(212084)
38
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of high-tech contracts arising from the construction of the two new aircraft carriers will be competitively tendered.
(212094)
39
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) design-phase and (b) subsequent phases of the aircraft carrier construction project of the decision of the French government not to order a second aircraft carrier.
(211589)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
40
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage people to recycle more materials.
(211240)
41
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Office of Environmental Policy in the US on the causes of colony collapse disorder.
(211241)
42
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212106)
43
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212033)
44
N
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discount rate was used (a) to calculate net present value of costs and benefits of the Climate Change Bill in the final impact assessment and (b) to calculate costs and benefits of mitigating climate change in the Economics of Climate Change by Professor Stern.
(211981)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
45
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will condemn publicly the recent arrests of members of the Baha'i community in Iran; and whether his Department has attempted to establish the whereabouts of those detained.
(212085)
46
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Iranian authorities on the recent arrests of Mrs Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr Afif Neimi, Mr Saeid Rezaie, Mr Behrouz Tavakkoli and Mr Vahid Tizfahm, members of the Iranian Baha'i community, on 14th May; and if he will make a statement.
(212086)
47
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212105)
48
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the possible effects of foreign exchange movements on his Department's budget; and if he will make a statement.
(212037)
49
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sanctions the Government plans to seek with the goal of accelerating the deployment of the UN/African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur and promoting the peace process, as referred to in the 2008 EU-US Summit declaration.
(212038)
50
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to secure a UN arms embargo on Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(212039)
51
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to reach international agreement on a comprehensive convention on international terrorism; and if he will make a statement.
(212040)
52
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to secure the sending of a UN team to Zimbabwe to monitor human rights and to deter further human rights abuses; and if he will make a statement.
(212041)
53
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Burmese authorities have met their commitments to grant access to foreign aid workers to the areas affected by Cyclone Nargis; and if he will make a statement.
(212042)
54
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sanctions the European Union member states have agreed to impose if Iran does not accept the refreshed package of incentives to be presented to it.
(212043)
55
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in defining the respective competences of the EU's EULEX mission in Kosovo and the UN's UNMIK mission.
(212055)
56
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of co-operation between the European Union, the United Nations and NATO in Kosovo.
(212056)
57
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress made in the deployment of the EULEX mission to Kosovo.
(212057)
58
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the United Nations Mission in Kosovo will assume following the coming into force of Kosovo's constitution on 15th June.
(212058)
59
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.
(212059)
60
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212032)
61
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens were (a) arrested and (b) sentenced for drugs offences in the United Arab Emirates in each of the last five years.
(212091)
62
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made on behalf of British citizens imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates; and if he will make a statement.
(212092)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
63
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to improve the performance of hospitals since 2000.
(211051)
64
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government plans to take to improve social care provision.
(211052)
65
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212104)
66
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Department of Children, Schools and Families on the care of children with (a) asthma and (b) diabetes.
(212076)
67
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist diabetes nurses were employed in the NHS in each of the last five years.
(212077)
68
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what systems and procedures are in place for the performance management of NHS local commissioners.
(212078)
69
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations the NHS Office in Europe has responded to since its inception.
(212079)
70
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2401W, on wheelchairs, what progress has been made on publishing the outline model for wheelchair services as part of the transforming community equipment and wheelchair services programme.
(212080)
71
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the new model for the delivery of wheelchair services; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the model.
(212081)
72
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212031)
73
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received direct payments in (a) each quarter of 2007-08 and (b) the first quarter of 2008-09.
(211754)
74
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received continuing care (a) in total and (b) per 50,000 of population in each primary care trust area in England in (i) the last quarter of 2007-08 and (ii) the first quarter of 2008-09.
(211755)
75
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to issue a response to the wheelchair services programme as part of the review of the efficiency care services delivery.
(211979)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
76
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made in West Chelmsford constituency for knife crimes in each of the last 10 years.
(211238)
77
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average amount of time each week that police officers in Essex Police spent (a) on patrol and (b) dealing with paperwork in the last 12 months.
(211239)
78
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate she has made of the cost.
(212111)
79
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212054)
80
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to find the case files relating to the constituent of the hon. Member for Vauxhall, reference J1107380.
(212026)
81
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to implement the decision of the Immigration Judge promulgated on 15th January in the case of Master C. J. R. versus Entry Clearance Officer (Kingston) (references OA/24150/2007 and KGN/125259).
(211647)
82
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken on the case of Mr A. U. of Monks Risborough (reference TN3/390773; U1030958) following the decision of Queen's Bench division of the Administrative Court (AA/08277/2007) to reject her appeal against the decision of the Senior Immigration Judge.
(211648)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
83
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, who will be invited to participate in the consultation process on the programmatic review at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); which areas are being reviewed in the developing restructuring plan proposed by the STFC's executive board; and if he will make a statement.
(211056)
84
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212112)
85
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212053)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
86
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports he has received on the additional guidelines for seeking travel permission and aid distribution clearance put in place by the Burmese authorities on 9th June; and what representations his Department has made to the Burmese authorities on this matter.
(212074)
87
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to protect aid agency workers in Zimbabwe.
(211053)
88
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the safety of British aid workers overseas.
(211054)
89
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the distribution of aid.
(211055)
90
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212113)
91
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212052)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
92
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212114)
93
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212051)
94
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether application fees for powers of attorney to the Office of the Public Guardian are payable if (a) the target time for reply is not reached and (b) the target time for reply is not reached and the person for whom the applicant applies subsequently dies before reply.
(211752)
95
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the target time is for processing applications for powers of attorney by the Office of the Public Guardian.
(211753)
96
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for powers of attorney were not replied to in the target time by the Office of the Public Guardian in each of the last five years.
(211980)
97
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for driving under the influence of drugs have related to the use of khat in the last five years.
(212030)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
98
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212115)
99
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212050)
Questions to the Prime Minister
100
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Prime Minister, how many officials from 10 Downing Street plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212126)
101
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he will attend the Beijing Olympic Games.
(212127)
102
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Prime Minister, who the (a) clerk is and (b) secretariat are of the Security and Intelligence Committee.
(211978)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
103
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212121)
104
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212049)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
105
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of global food price rises on the Government's biofuels policy.
(211982)
106
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate she has made of the cost.
(212116)
107
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212048)
108
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much sick pay to staff in her Department cost in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(212071)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
109
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212118)
110
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212046)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
111
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6th June 2008, Official Report, column 1234W, on social security benefits: publications, which benefit claims forms mention services provided by citizens advice bureaux.
(212017)
112
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has estimated (a) the average length of telephone calls to the Child Support Agency and (b) the average length of time callers are kept in a queue before their calls are answered.
(212072)
113
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has considered the merits of replacing the 0845 telephone number for the Child Support Agency with a local-rate telephone number.
(212073)
114
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department plan to attend the Beijing Olympic Games; to what purpose in each case; and what estimate he has made of the cost.
(212119)
115
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.
(212045)
116
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the performance of Vertex Data Science Ltd in providing services at the Child Support Agency centre in Bolton.
(212020)
117
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of contracts held by his Department with Vertex Data Science Ltd was in each of the last five years.
(212021)
118
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Vertex Data Science Ltd in delivering the objectives of the Child Support Agency.
(212022)
119
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times he met the Chief Executive of Vertex Data Science Ltd in each of the last three years.
(212023)
120
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when a Minister in his Department last visited the Child Support Agency offices in Bolton.
(212024)
121
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the retention of staff by Vertex Data Science Ltd at the Child Support Agency's offices in Bolton.
(212025)
122
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial help is made available by his Department for unemployed people who wish to undertake HGV training.
(212019)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
123
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many premises received small business rate relief in each of the last five years in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex.
[Transferred] (212060)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
124
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what transport provision was made available for use by attendees of the Heads of Government Summit held on 5th April.
[Transferred] (212016)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
125
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to provide a digital mammography set in all breast cancer screening units by 2010.
[Question Unstarred] (211310)

 
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