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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 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 Wednesday 18 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 18 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 18 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 Wednesday 18 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 18 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research and development funding his Department has allocated to tidal and wave energy production since 2001; what recent representations he has received about the issue; and if he will make a statement.
(212414)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what rate of installation of off-shore wind turbines will be required to meet the Government's 25 gigawatt target for renewable power generation; and if he will make a statement.
(212415)
3
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many wind farm sites there were in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years; what the location is of each; what total installed wind turbine capacity was in each such year; what forecast he has made of such capacity in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(212416)
4
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many applications for establishment of wind farm sites he (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(212434)
5
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what grant funding is available to businesses under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in 2008-09.
(212348)
6
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his Department's assessment is of the effect of banding of the renewables obligation on the take-up of (a) micro wind and (b) solar photovoltaics from April 2009.
(212349)
7
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what advice he has received from (a) the National Audit Office, (b) the Carbon Trust and (c) Ofegm on the cost-effectiveness of the renewables obligation.
(212364)
8
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of grant funding under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme went to public sector projects in 2007.
(212365)
9
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much renewables obligation subsidy went to (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms in 2006-07.
(212366)
10
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate his Department has made of the number of onshore wind farm developments in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008 to date that would have been commercially viable without the renewables obligation subsidy.
(212367)
11
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) costs and (b) security of the UK's domestic fuel cycle in relation to nuclear power electricity generation; and if he will make a statement.
(212283)
12
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many claims of discrimination on the grounds of (a) disability, (b) gender reassignment, (c) religion, (d) sex, (e) race, (f) age and (g) sexual orientation were made to employment tribunals in each of the last 10 years; how many such cases were heard by tribunals in each of those years; and in how many cases heard by a tribunal the claimant was successful in each of those years.
(212350)
13
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what progress has been made in establishing the Joint Economic and Trade Committee with India since the joint declaration with India of 20th September 2004.
(212171)
14
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what environmental impact assessment has been made of the proposed closure of Hinton St George post office in Somerset; and if he will make a statement.
(212248)
15
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the impact on people with disabilities of the planned closure of Hinton St George post office in Somerset; and if he will make a statement.
(212249)
16
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the public transport connections to other post offices in the area around Hinton St George post office, Somerset; and if he will make a statement.
(212250)
17
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post offices there were in Yeovil constituency in each year since 1980; which post offices are open in the constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(212251)
18
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212436)
19
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212490)
20
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212532)
21
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of post offices that are likely to close if the contract for the successor product to the Post Office Card Account does not go to Post Office Ltd.
(212233)
22
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the cost to Post Office Ltd of not securing the contract for the successor product to the Post Office Card Account.
(212234)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
23
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of corporate tax avoided in the last year for which figures are available.
(212343)
24
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of uncollected income tax in the last year for which figures are available.
(212344)
25
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged (a) under 18, (b) under 21 and (c) over 60 years were found to be being paid below the national minimum wage in each of the last five years, broken down by (i) sex and (ii) ethnicity.
(212351)
26
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the evidential basis is for his Department's assessment, expressed to the Chief Executive of the Bingo Association by letter dated 12th March, that tax is not at the root of the bingo industry's problem.
(212101)
27
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct HM Revenue and Customs to postpone the closure of Chorley HM Revenue and Customs to allow for the formulation of a business case for remaining open.
(212284)
28
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what savings HM Revenue and Customs expects to make from the closure of Chorley HM Revenue and Customs office and the movement of staff; and what the annual running cost was of the HMRC offices in (a) Chorley, (b) Bolton, (c) Southport and (d) Blackburn in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(212285)
29
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to implement a percentage increase in HM Revenue and Customs mileage allowance bands in line with increases in petrol price rises.
(212282)
30
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212315)
31
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212471)
32
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212507)
33
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212514)
34
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were available to carry out face-to-face interviews in each HM Revenue and Customs office in Wales in each of the last five years.
(212170)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
35
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make it his policy to set an improvement target for Nottingham North secondary schools within a local area agreement indicator.
(212190)
36
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 361-4W, on young offenders: education, what training qualifications offered to young offenders aged 10 to 17 years are included under the term `other'.
(212102)
37
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account the Government takes of changes in the retail price index when deciding pay increases for teachers.
(211288)
38
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent assessment the Government has made of the appropriateness of teachers' pay structures.
(211289)
39
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average grant per child for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Bournemouth is in 2008-09.
(212461)
40
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the percentage of places in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Bournemouth which are surplus.
(212462)
41
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching assistants are employed in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Bournemouth.
(212463)
42
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Wirral West constituency in (i) January 1997 and (ii) January 1998.
(212328)
43
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in what circumstances families in England hosting foreign schoolchildren for fewer than 28 days are required to undergo a criminal records bureau check; and if he will make a statement.
(212235)
44
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in what circumstances school forums may award per pupil funding increases of below the minimum funding guarantee; and if he will make a statement.
(212236)
45
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212489)
46
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212492)
47
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212530)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
48
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what provisions are in place to deter people who have not signed the Official Secrets Act from reading documents classified only to be read by people who have signed the Act; and what steps may be taken against any such people who do read such documents without authorisation.
(212252)
49
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many persons aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18 and (c) over 18 years drowned in (i) public swimming pools, (ii) private swimming pools, (iii) garden ponds and (iv) public lakes and ponds in each of the last five years.
(212219)
50
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many cases of skin cancers were diagnosed in each of the last five years.
(212242)
51
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) its agency and (c) the Prime Minister's Office.
(212485)
52
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in (i) the Cabinet Office, (ii) the Prime Minister's Office and (iii) the Offices of the Minister for the Olympics in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212491)
53
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the Prime Minister's Office and (c) the Office of the Minister for the Olympics are authorised to work from home.
(212531)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
54
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the annual carbon dioxide emissions from a typical three bedroomed dwelling that is (a) electrically and (b) gas heated under level three standard of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(212368)
55
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of average annual carbon dioxide emissions from a typical three bedroomed dwelling (a) built to current Part L building regulations and gas heated and (b) electrically heated to level three standard under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(212369)
56
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net financial contribution in relation to the housing revenue accounts subsidy scheme was in (a) nominal, (b) real and (c) per capita terms (i) for the Royal Borough of Kingston, (ii) for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, (iii) on average for all London boroughs, (iv) for Manchester City Council, (v) for Nottingham City Council and (vi) on average for all local housing authorities in England in each of the last 10 years; and what forecasts she has made for the equivalent figures in the next 10 years.
(212391)
57
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what central Government grant support was provided to each London borough per capita in each of the last 10 years.
(212398)
58
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the level of homelessness was in each region in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) disability.
(212347)
59
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) over 60 years old were homeless in each of the last 10 years.
(212353)
60
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th June 2008, on the Migration Impacts Plan, whether the £12 million programme led by the Office for National Statistics to improve population and migration data entails additional monies and new activities or whether it is part of the Office for National Statistics' ongoing Improving Migration and Population Statistics Project.
(211465)
61
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to revise her targets for the decent homes standard to be met by 2010; and if she will make a statement.
(212333)
62
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the target of an additional three million affordable homes to be met; and if she will make a statement.
(212334)
63
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking with financial institutions and the Local Government Association to reduce the number of housing repossessions; and if she will make a statement.
(212337)
64
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people are awaiting social housing in (a) Chorley, (b) the rest of the North West region and (c) England.
(212286)
65
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of social housing are available to residents in Chorley for (a) rental, (b) shared ownership and (c) purchase.
(212303)
66
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projection she has made of the likely future change in numbers of available social housing units in (a) Chorley, (b) South Ribble, (c) Bolton and (d) Preston.
(212324)
67
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations her Department has received on the law in relation to gypsy caravan sites; and if she will establish a review of the operation of the relevant legislation.
(212253)
68
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the surplus in the National Housing Revenue Account was in 2007-08; what estimate she has made of the likely account surplus in each of the next five years; and to what use the account surplus is put.
(212325)
69
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the annual funding to the National Housing Revenue Account necessary to ensure that improvements to housing stock condition are sustainable.
(212326)
70
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) terms of reference, (b) membership, (c) programme of work and (d) opportunities for input from the public and others are for the review team on disadvantaged communities chaired by Stephen Houghton announced on 28th May 2008.
(212247)
71
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations she has received on the supply of fuel to fire appliances during the strike by fuel supply drivers.
(212160)
72
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Thames Gateway project budget for (a) hospitality and (b) communications was in each of the last five years.
(212191)
73
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many receptions the Thames Gateway project has held in each of the last five years.
(212192)
74
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies.
(212488)
75
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in her Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212493)
76
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in her Department are authorised to work from home.
(212529)
77
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish proposed changes to the draft East Midlands plan.
(212210)
78
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to tackle the concerns of local authorities that their licensing powers for lap dancing clubs have been restricted by the Licensing Act 2003.
(212216)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
79
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual cost of running the Visit Britain office in New York was in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(212450)
80
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received seeking the review of guidelines on the erection of brown road signs indicating tourist attractions.
(212451)
81
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received on the licensing of lap dancing clubs.
(212460)
82
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on establishing St. George's Day as a bank holiday.
(212162)
83
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to theatres in the English regions, with particular reference to rural areas.
(212163)
84
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent research has been undertaken by Ofcom on impartiality in news reporting in public service broadcasting; and if he will make a statement.
(212193)
85
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agency.
(212487)
86
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212494)
87
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212528)
88
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Licensing Act 2003 has been subject to a gender impact assessment, with particular reference to the licensing of lap dancing clubs.
(212218)
89
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to assist local authorities to (a) regulate lap dancing clubs and (b) take the views of the local community into account when determining licensing policy on lap dancing clubs.
(212258)
90
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Home Department on the regulation of lap dancing clubs.
(212260)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
91
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department makes arrangements to provide protection for Iraqi people working for the British Army and for their families.
(212396)
92
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to withdraw troops from Iraq.
(212453)
93
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Afghan military formations are based in Helmand province; and what assessment he has made of their state of operational effectiveness.
(212454)
94
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fatalities of ISAF members there have been over the last five years.
(212458)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's target is for the proportion of Merlin Mark 1 helicopters to be operational; and what proportion are operational.
(212331)
96
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the cost of AWE Burghfield's operations in 2007-08 was apportioned in the defence budget.
(212332)
97
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned change in defence spending is in each of the next three financial years.
(212338)
98
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with authorities in (a) Aqaba and (b) Crete on incidents involving accidents to British nuclear submarines and their subsequent actions in response to those accidents; what plans were put into effect following these incidents by those authorities; and what equipment the Government made available to those authorities to deal with the incidents.
(212339)
99
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11th June 2008, Official Report, column 255W, on aircraft carriers: nuclear power, what the price of oil was on the date the assessment was made; and what effect the increase in the price of oil since that date has had on the assumptions behind the aircraft carrier programme.
(212464)
100
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is provided to the families of British service personnel killed in action.
(212166)
101
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on (a) joint military training and (b) co-production of defence equipment since the joint declaration with India on 20th September 2004.
(212194)
102
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the state of preservation of HMS Victory, with particular reference to (a) rot and (b) distortion of timbers.
(211494)
103
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding has been made available for the preservation of HMS Victory; and what programme of work (a) has been carried out and (b) remains to be completed.
(211495)
104
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212486)
105
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212495)
106
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212527)
107
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy of his Department is on granting staff leave to attend criminal trials in order to provide (a) a witness statement and (b) evidence; and if he will make a statement.
(212435)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
108
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
(212360)
109
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what files are held by his Department on (a) the Animal Welfare Bill of Session 2005-06 and (b) the Animal Welfare Act 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(212361)
110
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) males and (b) females of each age group were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of an offence under each relevant section of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in 2007.
(212362)
111
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents he (i) has issued in the last 12 months and (ii) plans to issue in the next 12 months consequential to the provisions of the Bees Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.
(212363)
112
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to (i) monitor and (ii) control diseases in bees; what recent representations he has received about this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(212392)
113
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department provided for research into beekeeping in each year since 1997.
(212393)
114
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) the National Bee Unit and (b) the Bee Inspectorate received from his Department in each year since 1997; and how much each will receive in 2008-09.
(212394)
115
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many beekeepers each National Bee Unit inspector is responsible for in the six months of the year in which inspections are undertaken; and how many each was responsible for in that period in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005.
(212395)
116
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents he (i) has issued and (ii) plans to issue in the next 12 months consequential to the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(212409)
117
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) reports, (b) investigations and (c) prosecutions of offences under the (i) Protection of Badgers Act 1992, (ii) Zoo Licensing Act 1981, (iii) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, (iv) Pet Animals Act 1951, (v) Wild Mammals Protection Act 1996 and (vi) Deer Act 1991 there were in (A) 2006 and (B) 2007.
(212410)
118
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation regulates (i) beekeeping and (ii) bee products; what recent representations he has received on this legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(212411)
119
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the population of each species of bee in (a) Essex and (b) England in each year since 1980.
(212412)
120
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many beekeepers there were in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212418)
121
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what air quality measurements are made across each London borough; and what the results of these measurements were in each of the last three years.
(212346)
122
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will support proposed EU legislation to ban crop protection products that are carcinogens, mutagens, reprotoxic, endocrine disrupters or bio-accumulating toxins.
(212254)
123
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he has received from the Pesticides Safety Directorate on EU proposals to legislate in the area of crop protection.
(212255)
124
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will abolish set-aside in advance of any EU decision to do so.
(212256)
125
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research he has commissioned or evaluated into the effect of growing biofuels on food prices.
(212257)
126
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has received requesting assistance in improving flood defences in Southbourne, Bournemouth.
(212459)
127
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212484)
128
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212496)
129
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212526)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
130
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar bombs launched into Israeli territory from (i) Gaza and (ii) the Lebanon in each week since January 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(212413)
131
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the the Irish government and (b) other EU member state governments on whether the Irish Republic may be given special dispensation not to sign the Lisbon Treaty.
(212259)
132
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many refugees there are in Afghanistan; and where the largest refugee camps are.
(212452)
133
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Irish counterpart since the result of the referendum in the Republic of Ireland on the Lisbon Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(212095)
134
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the (i) President of the European Commission and (ii) other members of the European Commission following the result of the referendum in the Republic of Ireland on the Lisbon Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(212096)
135
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on freedom of the press in Sri Lanka.
(212335)
136
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters relating to West Papua he plans to discuss with the President of Indonesia during his forthcoming visit to Jakarta; and if he will make a statement.
(212390)
137
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to secure the release of those arrested in 2008 as a result of United Arab Emirates (UAE) enforcement initiatives; whether the Government has made representations to the UAE government seeking clemency for those imprisoned; and what account is taken of the length of time spent in custody in making such representations.
(212100)
138
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on joint working against global terrorism since the 20th September 2004 joint declaration with India.
(212167)
139
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Thai government's influence over the government of Burma on human rights; and what plans he has to make progress on alternative means of persuading the Burmese regime to take account of human rights.
(212263)
140
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 333W, on Somalia: peacekeeping operations, what steps the Government is taking with its international partners to ensure the full deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia.
(212281)
141
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports the proposal to widen the mandate of the UN mission in Sudan to include demarcation of the border between North and South Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(212287)
142
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's role was in negotiating the recent agreement between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia.
(212288)
143
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports the proposal to widen the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts for Somalia to include an Independent Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses; and if he will make a statement.
(212289)
144
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress towards the implementation of plans under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration in Sudan under UN Security Council Resolution 1784 (2007); and if he will make a statement.
(212291)
145
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the movement of the Lord's Resistance Army from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on (a) the security situation in southern Sudan and (b) the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
(212292)
146
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the conflict in eastern Ethiopia's Somali Regional State; what assessment he has made of the effect of this conflict on the security situation in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.
(212293)
147
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) logistical support the Government is giving to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1816 (2008) on piracy in the waters of the Somalian coast.
(212294)
148
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations from the UN on Morocco's claim of sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(212229)
149
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212483)
150
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212497)
151
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212525)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
152
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has on the number of partial birth abortions performed in each primary care trust in the last year for which figures are available; and what the (a) length of gestation of the pregnancy and (b) the reason for the abortion was in each of those cases.
(212417)
153
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what polyclinics are planned to be established in (a) Southend West constituency and (b) each primary care trust in Essex; and if he will make a statement.
(212420)
154
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance his Department has made available to primary care trusts in Essex to develop polyclinics; and if he will make a statement.
(212421)
155
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with general practitioners in Southend on polyclinics; and if he will make a statement.
(212422)
156
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) diseases and (b) conditions have been treated using materials created by research on (i) embryonic stem cells and (ii) adult stem cells since December 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(212442)
157
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals perform in utero surgery; and if he will make a statement.
(212443)
158
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) males and (b) females were born with amniotic band syndrome in each of the last 10 years.
(212444)
159
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines on the publication of abortion statistics have been produced by (a) his Department and (b) the Office for National Statistics; who was consulted prior to the finalisation of these guidelines; if he will place a copy of these guidelines in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(212445)
160
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what requests for information on (a) abortion, (b) contraception, (c) reproductive health issues and (d) euthanasia were made to his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each year since 2005; and whether each request was (i) agreed to and (ii) refused.
(212446)
161
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce legislation to ban the use of partial birth abortion in late pregnancy; what discussions he has had with the medical profession about this method of abortion; what representations he has received since January 2007 about the issue; and if he will make a statement.
(212447)
162
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions took place in (a) NHS hospitals and (b) non-NHS hospitals or institutions at (i) 23, (ii) 24, (iii) 25, (iv) 26, (v) 27, (vi) 28, (vii) 29, (viii) 30 and (ix) 31 weeks period of gestation in each year since 1991; and if he will make a statement.
(212448)
163
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what grounds each abortion took place in (a) NHS hospitals and (b) non-NHS hospitals or institutions at (i) 23, (ii) 24, (iii) 25, (iv) 26, (v) 27, (vi) 28, (vii) 29, (viii) 30 and (ix) 31 weeks period of gestation in each year since 1991; and if he will make a statement.
(212449)
164
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the quality of mental health care for pensioners.
(211287)
165
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) budget control targets and (b) outturns were for each primary care trust in London for 2007-08.
(212341)
166
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance and advice his Department gave to London primary care trusts in the event of exceeding their budget control targets for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(212342)
167
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what type of computer system handles patient records in (a) Dorchester County Hospital and (b) Bournemouth Hospital.
(212456)
168
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time general practitioners are registered to work in Bournemouth.
(212457)
169
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will break down by budget heading the cost of carrying out the National Carers Review.
(212129)
170
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage improvements in support for people with communication disabilities following a stroke.
(212304)
171
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to address the trend in people purchasing home piercing kits rather than approaching regulated clinics following the recent report by the Health Protection Agency.
(212305)
172
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many alcohol-related hospital admissions were recorded in North East Essex Primary Care Trust in each of the last 10 years.
(212336)
173
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that local authorities are fully consulted on the introduction of polyclinics.
(212165)
174
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on research into the treatment of migraine in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(212168)
175
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sex change operations were carried out (a) by the NHS and (b) privately in each of the last 10 years.
(212176)
176
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what counselling is provided before a sex change operation is carried out (a) by the NHS and (b) privately; and what criteria must be met.
(212177)
177
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental accident and emergency units there are in England.
(212212)
178
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) levels of implementation and (b) effectiveness of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for the treatment of (i) antenatal and post-natal mental health, (ii) anxiety, (iii) bipolar disorder, (iv) dementia, (v) depression, (vi) depression in children and young people, (vii) drug misuse: opioid detoxification, (viii) drug misuse: psychological interventions, (ix) eating disorders, (x) obsessive compulsive disorder, (xi) post-traumatic stress disorder, (xii) schizophrenia, (xiii) self-harm and (xiv) violent behaviour.
(212220)
179
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) health promotion centres and (b) health promotion resource centres have been (i) opened and (ii) closed in England in each of the last five years.
(212221)
180
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) health promotion centres and (b) health promotion resource centres are operating in England.
(212222)
181
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physicians' assistants are in post in each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust.
(212223)
182
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physicians' assistants in England (a) were in training and (b) completed their training in each of the last three years.
(212224)
183
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) primary care trusts and (b) strategic health authorities have a medical director in post.
(212225)
184
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines exist on the appointment of medical directors to (a) primary care trusts and (b) strategic health authorities.
(212226)
185
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS staff and (b) Department of Health staff were given long-term sick leave for mental health reasons in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(212230)
186
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to accident and emergency units in England for mental health related issues in each of the last five years.
(212231)
187
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines exist within the NHS for the management of NHS staff with mental health problems.
(212232)
188
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of mental health problems experienced by NHS staff.
(212238)
189
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of skin cancer awareness programmes; and if he will make a statement.
(212239)
190
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on skin cancer awareness programmes by his Department in each of the last five years.
(212240)
191
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children aged under 16 years, (b) persons aged 16 to 18 years, (c) persons aged 18 to 65 years and (d) persons aged over 65 years were admitted to hospital in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years with a primary or secondary cause of admissions listed as (i) sunburn, (ii) sunstroke and (iii) dehydration in each of the last five years.
(212241)
192
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) persons under 16 years, (b) persons aged 16 to 18 years and (c) persons aged over 18 years were admitted to hospital after drowning in (i) public swimming pools, (ii) private swimming pools, (iii) garden ponds and (iv) public lakes and ponds in each of the last five years.
(212243)
193
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212323)
194
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the time taken between the authorisation of orphan and ultra orphan drugs and the availability of these drugs to patients; and if he will make a statement.
(212244)
195
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he has given to bringing forward legislative proposals to prevent information recorded on the secondary users database being used in ways which may be detrimental to the person to whom the information relates.
(212178)
196
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the extraction of identifiable information regarding patients from summary and detailed care records and its subsequent storage in an identifiable form on a secondary users database.
(212179)
197
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether clinicians will have an obligation to maintain a record of their dealings with patients on (a) any component of the national care records database or (b) a record which will be copied to a component of the database.
(212180)
198
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to develop further encrypted secure structured data messaging to expedite the transfer of information between the discrete electronic records of clinicians involved in care, with particular reference to those circumstances where clinicians do not share the same detailed care records.
(212181)
199
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects sealed envelope software to be available for testing in each of the main established GP systems; and what plans he has to pilot sealed envelope software within established discrete GP databases before being rolled out to databases accessible by multiple providers.
(212182)
200
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS staff other than those based at the surgery at which the record was created will be able to access information in detailed care records directly.
(212183)
201
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the data controller in respect of information stored on the secondary users database will be.
(212184)
202
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons he has been designated as data controller in relation to personal data contained in a detailed care record.
(212185)
203
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the data controller will be in respect of information recorded in a patient's (a) summary and (b) detailed care record in cases where the record contains information provided separately by the patient to distinct legal entities which have different independent data controllers.
(212186)
204
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether patients are obliged to have their data recorded on the National Care Records Service.
(212187)
205
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether each patient's medical records will be recorded by the national care records service within a single detailed care record; and whether such detailed care records will be accessible by anyone in healthcare establishments other than those within which they were recorded.
(212188)
206
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers he plans for the Care Quality Commission to have to conduct topic-based studies into specific aspects of health and social care.
(212189)
207
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS organisations on obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 to provide appropriate nutritional care.
(212195)
208
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board to publish its final report; whether an interim progress report will be (a) written and (b) published; and if he will make a statement.
(212196)
209
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board plans to undertake in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.
(212197)
210
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the Healthcare Commission supplements NHS trusts' self-assessments against core standard c15b; what sources of information the Healthcare Commission uses in such assessments; and if he will make a statement.
(212198)
211
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the Commission for Social Care Inspection assesses the extent to which care providers are offering effective nutritional care; what information the Commission for Social Care Inspection collects as part of its assessments of the extent to which care providers are offering effective nutritional care; and if he will place in the Library a copy of assessments made by the Commission for Social Care Inspection of the quality of nutritional care offered by care providers.
(212199)
212
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the responses to the consultation on changes to the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide.
(212200)
213
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether consequential deductions from state pensions are made in respect of those pensioners receiving NHS continuing care.
(212201)
214
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which constituencies the regional stakeholder events on (a) the Darzi Review and (b) the reform of the care and support system will be held; and in which constituencies the regional stakeholder events for the new deal for carers were held.
(212202)
215
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the completion of the NHS National Workforce Projects pilots in relation to the European Working Time Directive.
(212203)
216
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of doctors (a) working in the NHS and (b) required by the NHS to meet requirements under the Working Time Directive in each of the next five years, broken down by (i) specialism and (b) grade.
(212204)
217
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to launch the social care skills academy.
(212205)
218
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts the NHS has with Chilvers McRae.
(212206)
219
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the Carr-Hill formula.
(212207)
220
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) private providers and (b) NHS providers to the NHS are entitled to an uplift in fees in line with (i) inflation and (ii) public sector pay increases.
(212208)
221
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the outcomes of the health informatics review.
(212209)
222
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 371W, on the NHS: IT, on which dates resets have been applied to the contracts with (a) Fujitsu, (b) BT and (c) CSC; and what the resulting total contract value was following each reset.
(212213)
223
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 910-11W, on the NHS: personal records, if he will break down the number of nutrition-related adverse incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System by area of incident.
(212227)
224
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th February 2008, Official Report, column 1453W, on the Carr-Hill formula review, what revisions have been made to the formula.
(212228)
225
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department will not publish the legal guidance provided to the Department relating to the report of the ministerial working party into the summary care record chaired by Lord Warner.
(212237)
226
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what objectives Fujitsu (a) met and (b) did not meet under the terms of its contract; and what effect the termination of the contract will have on the national programme as a whole.
(212262)
227
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to replace Fujitsu with an (a) existing and (b) new Local Service Provider.
(212277)
228
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the sections of the contract with Fujitsu pertaining to the termination of the contract and the termination notice.
(212278)
229
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he was first informed of difficulties with the Fujitsu contract.
(212279)
230
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons a contractual termination notice was issued to Fujitsu.
(212280)
231
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what he expects the total annual (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure on NHS information technology to be once the National Programme for IT in the NHS is complete.
(212297)
232
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the National Programme for IT benefits statement for 2006-07 and the Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General, HC 484-I, Session 2007-08, whether the annualised recurrent saving of £119.1 million is a net figure inclusive of the cost of the NPfIT services that have taken the place of the cancelled services.
(212298)
233
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what he expects the annual recurrent (a) capital and (b) revenue costs of (i) the National Network for the NHS (N3), (ii) the National Data Spine, (iii) the Care Records Service, (iv) HealthSpace, (v) Choose and Book, (vi) the Electronic Prescription Service, (vii) NHSmail, (viii) the Quality Management and Analysis System, (ix) the NHS Connecting for Health Service Desk and (x) the Picture Archiving and Communications Systems to be once the current contracts have been completed.
(212299)
234
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the National Clinical Audit and Patients' Outcomes Programme has to conduct an audit of dignity for patients in hospital and other care settings.
(212300)
235
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the National Clinical Audit and Patients' Outcomes Programme's (a) current and (b) future work programme is; and if he will make a statement.
(212301)
236
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the members are of his Department's National Clinical Audit Advisory Group.
(212302)
237
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated by his Department for mental health in-reach teams in England for (a) 2004 and (b) 2007.
(212214)
238
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for variations in regional allocations of funding per capita spending on mental health in-reach teams in prison facilities.
(212215)
239
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the supply of fuel to ambulances during the strike by fuel supply drivers.
(212159)
240
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212482)
241
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212498)
242
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212524)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
243
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 18th April 2006, Official Report, column 290W, on DNA database, what the projected growth is for the number of individuals with a DNA profile on the national DNA database over the next five years.
(212354)
244
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have their DNA profile stored on the national DNA database, broken down by (a) police force area and (b) ethnicity.
(212371)
245
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 8th October 2007, Official Report, column 165W, on genetics: databases; if she will place in the Library a copy of the equality impact assessment conducted by the National Policing Improvement Agency relating to the national DNA database.
(212372)
246
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 17, (c) 18 to 20 and (d) 21 and over in each ethnic appearance category were registered on the national DNA database in each of the last five years; and how many of those had been (i) arrested but had no further action taken against them, (ii) charged but later acquitted, (iii) charged where such charges were subsequently dropped and (iv) given a reprimand of final warning in each of those years.
(212373)
247
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 17, (c) 18 to 20 and (d) 21 years and over were (i) arrested, (ii) charged and (iii) convicted for (A) violent and (B) non-violent offences in each of the last five years.
(212374)
248
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum number of persons is that can be held on the immigration detention estate.
(212345)
249
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the UK Border Agency and its predecessors spent on (a) branded and (b) non-branded stationery in each year since 1997.
(212355)
250
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what property was (a) lost at and (b) stolen from the UK Border Agency and its predecessors in each year since 1997; and what the cost of replacement was.
(212356)
251
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of backdating the revision of commutation factors for the lump sum paid to all police officers who retired before 1st October 2007.
(212173)
252
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of retired police officers who would benefit if the revision of commutation factors for the lump sum paid to all police officers who retired before 1st October 2007 was backdated.
(212174)
253
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the backdating of changes to the revision of commutation factors for the lump sum paid to retiring police officers was applied to officers retiring after 1st October 2007.
(212175)
254
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a list of meetings she attended with hon. and right hon. Members from the (a) Democratic Unionist Party and (b) Ulster Unionist Party, including those meetings at which no civil servants were present, between 31st March 2008 and 11th June 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(212123)
255
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by her Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212322)
256
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations she held before taking the decision to end postal passport services at the regional Identity and Passport Service Office in Glasgow.
(212399)
257
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she had with the (a) Secretary of State for Scotland and (b) Scottish Executive on access to passport services in Scotland before the decision to end postal passport services at the regional Identity and Passport Service Office in Galsgow.
(212400)
258
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on the supply of fuel to police vehicles during the strike by fuel supply drivers.
(212161)
259
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies.
(212481)
260
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in her Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212499)
261
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department are authorised to work from home.
(212523)
262
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to give increased powers to local authorities to regulate lap dancing clubs, in particular by (a) extending the category of sex encounter establishments across England and Wales and (b) removing the exemption for establishments that possess a premises licence.
(212217)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
263
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212321)
264
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212480)
265
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212500)
266
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212522)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
267
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding provided to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to help combat climate change was in the form of (a) loans and (b) aid in each of the last three years.
(212397)
268
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 5th June 2008, Official Report, column 1129W, on Afghanistan, what the breakdown is of the unit cost of £250,000 for a member of his Department's staff to be based in Afghanistan.
(212455)
269
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212319)
270
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance has been given to (a) aid agencies and (b) the government of Thailand to retrieve children trafficked out of Myanmar.
(212261)
271
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of reconstruction needs in Burma following Cyclone Nargis; and if he will make a statement.
(212290)
272
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which trades unions represent members of staff in his Department.
(212479)
273
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212501)
274
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212521)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
275
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of offences in each police force area under each relevant section of (A) the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, (B) the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, (C) the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, (D) the Pet Animals Act 1951, (E) the Wild Mammals Protection Act 1996 and (F) the Deer Act 1991 in each year since 1997.
(212358)
276
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents he (i) has issued since October 2007 and (ii) plans to issue in the next 12 months consequential to the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(212359)
277
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders aged 10 to 17 years were found guilty and sentenced for (a) murder, (b) rape and (c) violence against the person in each year since 1997, broken down by criminal justice area.
(212103)
278
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were for (a) murder, (b) rape and (c) violence against the person in Crown courts in England and Wales since 1997 broken down by (i) year and (ii) age of defendant.
(212128)
279
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people under the age of 21 years in prison for non-violent offences.
(212375)
280
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 17, (c) 18 to 20 and (d) 21 and over were sentenced to immediate custody for (i) violent and (ii) non-violent crimes in each of the last five years.
(212376)
281
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212320)
282
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many judges have been removed from the bench following an investigation by the Office for Judicial Complaints since April 2006.
(212169)
283
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212478)
284
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212502)
285
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212520)
Questions to the Leader of the House
286
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, what allowance is payable to hon. Members successful in the ballot for private Members' bills to assist with drafting costs; when the allowance was last increased; what the value of the allowance is expressed in prices at the date it was last increased; whether she plans to increase it; and if she will make a statement.
(212423)
287
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Leader of the House, which trades unions represent members of staff in her Office.
(212477)
288
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Leader of the House, what estimate she has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in her Office in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212503)
289
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Leader of the House, how many staff in her Office are authorised to work from home.
(212519)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
290
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library a list of meetings he attended with hon. and right hon. Members from the (a) Democratic Unionist Party and (b) Ulster Unionist Party, including those meetings at which no civil servants were present, between 31st March 2008 and 11th June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(212124)
291
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212318)
292
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212476)
293
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212504)
294
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212518)
Questions to the Prime Minister
295
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with his Irish counterpart following the result of the referendum in the Republic of Ireland on the Lisbon Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(212097)
296
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon.
(212098)
297
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with (a) the President of the European Commission and (b) other members of the European Commission following the result of the referendum in the Republic of Ireland on the Lisbon Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(212099)
298
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a list of meetings he attended with hon. and right hon. Members from the (a) Democratic Unionist Party and (b) Ulster Unionist Party, including those meetings at which no civil servants were present, between 31st March 2008 and 11th June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(212122)
299
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to paragraph 3.50 of the National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, Cm 7291, what food the Government stores as a reserve; and how much food has been stored in the last five years.
(212402)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
300
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212316)
301
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed transfer of services from the regional Identity and Passport Service Office in Glasgow on (a) employment and (b) access to passport services in Scotland.
(212441)
302
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212505)
303
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212517)
Questions to the Solicitor General
304
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Solicitor General, when she plans to reply to Question 195634 tabled by the hon. Member for Beaconsfield on 17th March 2008 on the Court of Appeal judgment in Raissi v Secretary of State for the Home Department.
(212164)
305
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Solicitor General, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) the Attorney-General's office and (b) its agency.
(212475)
306
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff in the Attorney General's Office are authorised to work from home.
(212516)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
307
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the use of electronic stability control anti-skid systems; and what plans she has to encourage their more widespread use.
(212340)
308
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in meeting the Government's targets to increase the electrification of railways.
(212330)
309
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of trends in reliability and consistency of local bus services in rural areas where an individual bus company has the monopoly.
(212245)
310
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her Department has introduced to ensure that train companies providing long-distance travel allow standard class passengers to sit in first class when there are no seats available in standard class.
(212246)
311
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by her Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212317)
312
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June 2008, Official Report, column 158W, on departmental public participation, what action (a) has been taken and (b) is planned in response to each survey listed in the Answer.
(212327)
313
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies.
(212470)
314
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in her Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212506)
315
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in her Department are authorised to work from home.
(212515)
316
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the effect of the strength of the euro on the cost of new Pendolino carriages on the West Coast Main Line.
(212295)
317
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the effect of currency fluctuations on the cost of the Intercity Express Programme.
(212296)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
318
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212314)
319
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which trades unions represent members of staff in his Department.
(212472)
320
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212508)
321
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212513)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
322
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, which trades unions represent members of staff in the Government Equalities Office.
(212473)
323
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what estimate she has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in the Government Equalities Office in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212510)
324
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many people in the Government Equalities Office are authorised to work from home.
(212511)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
325
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review (a) incapacity benefit and (b) disability allowance.
(212469)
326
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment advisers are employed by Jobcentre Plus; and what proportion of them specialise in dealing with people who are (a) disabled and (b) over the age of 60 years.
(212352)
327
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the effect of the European Court of Justice ruling C299/05, on special non-contributory benefits.
(212357)
328
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide poverty statistics on the same basis as those contained in the most recent Households Below Average Income figures for each (a) district and (b) unitary authority in Hampshire in 2006-07.
(212329)
329
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what independent inquiries have been commissioned by his Department in the last five years; what the (a) purpose and (b) cost was of each; and what steps were taken following each such inquiry.
(212313)
330
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which trades unions represent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(212474)
331
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band.
(212509)
332
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in his Department are authorised to work from home.
(212512)
333
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to announce who will administer the successor product to the Post Office Card Account.
(212211)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
334
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the UK's balance of trade in bees and bee products was in each year since 1997 in standard prices; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (212419)
335
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the potential of solar (a) hot water and (b) photovoltaics to contribute to the UK's share of the EU's 2020 renewable energy target; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (212370)
336
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will issue guidance to emergency planning departments on the provision of fuel to essential users during strikes by fuel supply drivers; and what contingency plans emergency planning departments have established to deal with fuel shortages resulting from industrial action.
[Transferred] (212158)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
337
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made establishing an Indo-British economic and financial dialogue on bilateral and global issues since the joint declaration with India of 20th September 2004.
[Transferred] (212172)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
338
N
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his policy is on linking Civil Service pay to productivity.
[Question Unstarred] (211623)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
339
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to page 45 of the National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, Cm 7291, what the evidential basis is for the statement that the armed forces are entering a phase of overall reduced commitments; and what the trend in commitments has been since publication of the strategy.
[Transferred] (212408)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
340
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to paragraph 3.22 of the National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, Cm 7291, which coastal areas of the UK he judges to be at the greatest risk; and what strategy he is pursuing to reduce the risk.
[Transferred] (212401)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
341
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to paragraph 3.27 of the National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, Cm 7291, which states he suspects of state-sponsored terrorism.
[Transferred] (212406)
342
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role he envisages for the Commonwealth in helping to deliver the National Security Strategy.
[Transferred] (212407)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
343
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to paragraph 4.66 of the National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, Cm 7291, which countries have been conducting covert non-military activity by foreign intelligence organisations against the UK; and what assessment she has made of trends in levels of this activity.
[Transferred] (212403)
344
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many attempts there have been by foreign intelligence groups to steal sensitive technology relevant to civilian and military projects in the last five years.
[Transferred] (212404)
345
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many technical attacks through the internet have been detected on Government computer systems in the last five years.
[Transferred] (212405)

 
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