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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 19 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 Thursday 19 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 19 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 19 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 Thursday 19 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 19 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the operation of feed-in tariff policies in other EU countries; and if he will make a statement.
(212586)
2
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many of the single individual export licences issued in 2007 with respect to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq had an end user which was a private military or security company.
(212938)
3
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the financial viability and sustainability of Post Office outreach services.
(212899)
4
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of the Post Office Partner Outreach business model.
(212900)
5
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the evidential basis was for his statement in his speech to the meeting of G8 Energy Ministers in Aomori, Japan on 8th June, that the debate about the role of nuclear power in the UK has shifted in recent years and that there is now a positive recognition that nuclear power can play an important role in securing energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions.
(212605)
6
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to begin recruitment to the new Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance (NLFA) Board; in which publications he plans to place advertisements; what budget has been allocated for the recruitment of NLFA Board members; and what per diem rate will be paid to Board members.
(212606)
7
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will (a) place in the Library and (b) publish the respective URLs of each of the documents published to coincide with his Department's nuclear investors conference on 12th June 2008.
(212608)
8
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212912)
9
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, who is responsible for funding the (a) e-government regional partnerships and (b) regional equality and diversity partnerships.
(212666)
10
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what effect on annual costs is forecast to arise from the proposed closure of the post office at (a) 173 Church Road, Thundersley and (b) Daverrell Road, Canvey Island.
(212268)
11
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what proportion of post offices proposed for closure in a proposed local area plan have been kept open following the local public consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(212269)
12
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the average funding per head in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland was on grants made by his Department for (i) insulation, (ii) renewable micro-generation and (iii) other energy efficiency measures in the latest period for which figures are available.
(212589)
13
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what advice his Department has issued to businesses to tackle and prevent online fraud.
(212696)
14
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many customers have been disconnected by energy providers over the last eight quarters, broken down by energy company.
(212892)
15
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he expects to implement recommendation 40 of the Gower Review of Intellectual Property on consultation on measures to tighten the regulation of occasional sales and markets.
(212688)
16
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the likely effects on small local businesses have been considered in the event of Post Office Limited losing the bid for the Post Office Card account.
(212793)
17
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the estimated final number of post office closures.
(212794)
18
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post offices considered for closure will not be closed; and how many of these have been substituted with another post office to be closed.
(212795)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
19
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of cigarettes sold in the UK in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(212805)
20
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many annual tax credit documentation letters were sent in duplicate to both members of the same household in the latest period for which figures are available.
(212273)
21
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212887)
22
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account was taken of the Government's policy to locate civil servants outside major cities in determining the closure of local tax offices and centralisation of services in Scotland.
(212913)
23
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were located at each HM Revenue and Customs office in Scotland in each of the last five years.
(212914)
24
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at which locations HM Revenue and Customs provide public enquiry services in Scotland.
(212915)
25
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the value of HM Revenue and Customs property holdings in Scotland, broken down by site.
(212916)
26
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in direct and indirect taxes is (a) collected and (b) administered by each HM Revenue and Customs office in Scotland, in each of the last 12 months.
(212920)
27
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the personal income tax allowance by (a) £1,000, (b) £2,000 and (c) £4,000 with a basic rate tax band of (i) 0 to £36,000, (ii) 0 to £35,000, (iii) 0 to £34,000 and (iv) 0 to £32,000; and if he will make a statement.
(212716)
28
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training staff of HM Revenue and Customs are given in applying the Taxpayer's Charter.
(212428)
29
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Taxpayer's Charter was last reviewed.
(212429)
30
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission research on the experience of other EU member states in operating fuel duty derogations in rural areas.
(212381)
31
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff affected by the proposed closure of Truro tax office are to be (a) relocated, (b) re-trained and (c) made redundant.
(212595)
32
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the anticipated savings from the proposed review of HM Revenue and Customs office space in (a) Cornwall and (b) England.
(212596)
33
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average operating cost of tax offices in England was in the last period for which figures are available.
(212597)
34
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the operating costs of each tax office in Cornwall were in 2007-08.
(212598)
35
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children were eligible for child trust fund vouchers in Islwyn constituency in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(212680)
36
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of eligible children in households in Islwyn constituency have (a) received child trust fund vouchers and (b) had child trust accounts opened for them.
(212681)
37
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was overpaid to recipients of tax credits in Islwyn constituency in the last 12 months.
(212689)
38
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of electronic crime to the UK economy in the last 12 months.
(212699)
39
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what circumstances Class 1 national insurance contributions that have not been paid are treated as having been paid for the purposes of calculating entitlement to additional state pension.
(212311)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
40
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will visit schools in the London Borough of Bexley to discuss funding.
(212620)
41
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he has estimated the number of young people cared for by grandparents.
(212621)
42
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of young people in London with caring responsibilities for family members.
(212622)
43
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on increasing funding for performing arts in secondary schools in (a) Bexley and (b) London.
(212623)
44
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils in secondary schools in (a) Bexley and (b) London were classed as (i) persistent and (ii) non-persistent absentees in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(212624)
45
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many qualified teachers under the age of 60 employed in local authority maintained schools in (a) Bexley and (b) London left their posts in each of the last five years.
(212625)
46
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what grants were made by his Department to the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last three years; for how much in each case; what grants will be made in 2008-09; and for how much in each case.
(212626)
47
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) private and voluntary independent and (b) maintained day nurseries there were in London in each year since 1997.
(212717)
48
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212873)
49
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212877)
50
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 12th June 2008, Official Report, column 452W, on grandparents, what research the Government has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on grandparental access to grandchildren in the last 10 years; if he will take steps to commission research on the role of parents in governing grandparent-grandchild relations; and if he will make a statement.
(212676)
51
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 535W, on school meals, whether his Department remains committed to the minimum spend on ingredients announced by his Department in Press Notice 2005-0044 on 30th March 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(212647)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
52
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many breast cancer cases were diagnosed in each strategic health authority region in each of the last 11 years; and how many deaths from breast cancer there were in each year.
(212811)
53
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what proportion of female deaths were caused by (a) breast and (b) cervical cancer in each strategic health authority region in each of the last 11 years.
(212812)
54
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in each strategic health authority region in each of the last 11 years; and how many deaths from prostate cancer there were in each year.
(212813)
55
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212864)
56
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212881)
57
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the life expectancy was of (a) men and (b) women in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire, (iii) the North West Region and (iv) the UK in each year since 1997.
(212617)
58
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what percentage of the qualifying population are registered as electors in (a) each local authority in the North West and (b) Warrington.
(212308)
59
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he last met representatives of Leonard Cheshire Disability to discuss their funding.
(212651)
60
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his latest estimate is of the number of lone parents with children under 16 years old in (a) Cleethorpes, (b) Great Grimsby, (c) North East Lincolnshire and (d) North Lincolnshire.
(212835)
61
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what proportion of households in Cleethorpes constituency had no one in full-time work in each of the last five years.
(212841)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
62
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) women, (b) men and (c) adolescents she estimates are currently living on the streets in West Chelmsford constituency.
(211984)
63
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the planning application for Hunts Grove was called in by her Department; which persons supported call-in; what the cost of this further inquiry was; and if she will make a statement.
(212306)
64
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department has evaluated on the effect of installation of cavity wall insulation on dampness in buildings.
(212602)
65
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what cost/benefit analysis she has carried out into the effectiveness of cavity wall insulation, with particular reference to its effect on greenhouse gas emissions.
(212603)
66
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of houses which are not suitable for cavity wall insulation.
(212604)
67
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the area in hectares of the proposed Ford eco-town site is; and what proportion is (a) brownfield and (b) greenfield land.
(212264)
68
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has developed the framework of minimum standards for all imams and Muslim chaplains engaged by the state referred to in the Preventing Violent Extremism report published in April 2007.
(212930)
69
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to pilot the specialist cohesion teams to support local authorities facing cohesion challenges referred to on page 25 of the report, Guidance for local authorities on community cohesion contingency planning and tension monitoring, published in May 2008.
(212931)
70
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish the Risk Management Toolkit for Asset Transfer referred to on page 49 of the report entitled, The Government's Response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, published in February 2008.
(212932)
71
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish a response to the recommendations contained in the Councillors' Commission report, Representing the Future, published on 10th December 2007.
(212933)
72
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 27th February 2008, Official Report, column 1604W, when her Department plans to publish the cross-government action plan on the local impacts of migration.
(212934)
73
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have held local forums on tackling extremism and Islamophobia referred to in the Preventing Violent Extremism report published in April 2007.
(212935)
74
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish its interfaith strategy.
(212936)
75
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29th February 2008, Official Report, column 1989W, on community relations: housing, when her Department plans to publish revised guidance to local authorities on the importance of the strategic housing role and the preparation of housing strategies.
(212959)
76
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10th December 2007, Official Report, column 115W, on citizenship: education, what further progress her Department has made in (a) disseminating guidance for teaching materials for use in citizenship courses in madrassahs and (b) increasing the take-up of such materials.
(212961)
77
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March 2008, Official Report, column 2773W, on community relations, what progress has been made on determining the process by which recommendation 25 of the report, Our Shared Future, on guidelines for local authorities on awarding public sector contracts to faith-based bodies, can be implemented.
(212962)
78
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January 2008, Official Report, column 2161W, on community relations, how many peers have been accredited to work with local authorities on the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda; who the peers are; which local authorities they have visited to date; which local authorities they plan to visit in 2008-09; and if she will make a statement.
(212963)
79
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2007, Official Report, column 405W, on community relations: religion, when she expects to announce the independent review to examine with communities how to build the capacity of Islamic seminaries; who she expects to carry out the review; when she plans that it should report; what she estimates it will cost; and if she will make a statement.
(212964)
80
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2007, Official Report, column 679W, on community relations: religion, what funds have been allocated to the National Muslim Women's Advisory Group for the three years from 2008-09.
(212965)
81
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2007, Official Report, column 405W, on community relations: religion, what progress her Department has made in establishing an advisory group on citizenship education classes run by mosque schools.
(212966)
82
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was raised by each London borough via national non-domestic rates in each of the last five years.
(212833)
83
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212875)
84
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the value of the property held by (a) her Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212880)
85
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reason the advertisement from her Department on eco-towns published in the Stratford Herald indicated that the site of the proposed eco-town at Long Marston fell entirely within Warwickshire; and if she will arrange for corrected versions of the advertisement to be placed in local newspapers in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Gloucestershire.
(212747)
86
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable houses are forecast to be built in settlements of less than 10,000 in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.
(212903)
87
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many individuals were on social housing waiting lists in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in England in each year since 1997.
(212904)
88
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes in settlements of less than 10,000 were completed in each year since 1997.
(212905)
89
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report produced for her Department by Four X Ninety Ltd on understanding Muslim ethnic communities.
(212627)
90
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support or funding Planning Aid has given to traveller groups on (a) planning applications, (b) planning appeals and (c) High Court challenges.
(212628)
91
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report produced by GfK NOP Ltd for her Department on the feasibility of undertaking a national survey of attitudes.
(212629)
92
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what activities local authorities may spend income accrued from fixed penalty notices; whether this is affected by each local authority's comprehensive performance assessment; and whether this system will change under the comprehensive area assessment procedure.
(212653)
93
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what restrictions exist on building traveller sites on sites of special scientific interest.
(212654)
94
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons her Department plans to abolish the needs test in the new edition of Planning Policy Statement 6.
(212655)
95
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of new build dwellings were flats in each year since 1996-97.
(212656)
96
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8th May 2008, Official Report, columns 37-9WS, on home information packs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the initial assessment produced by the Deputy Chief Executive of the Land Registry.
(212657)
97
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8th May 2008, Official Report, columns 37-9WS, on home information packs, what the timetable is for the working group to report.
(212661)
98
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19th May 2008, Official Report, column 38W, on the Eco-towns Challenge Panel: political impartiality, whether the members of the panel are required to declare other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests.
(212667)
99
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 538W, on departmental procurement, if she will place in the Library a copy of the list of names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods or services to her Department in 2007-08, from purchase order data held in the departmental financial system.
(212669)
100
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the successful eco-town bidders to be announced.
(212675)
101
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many privilege day holidays civil servants in her Department receive; and on what days they fall in 2008.
(212678)
102
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 534W, on council tax, what methodology her Department used to calculate the average Band D parish council tax precept, as cited in the Answer of 14th June 2007, Official Report, column 1169W; and whether she will use the same process to calculate the equivalent figure for 2008-09.
(212679)
103
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 546W, on post offices: non-domestic rates, how many post offices were on the 1995 ratings list in 1997 or the closest period to that year for which figures are available.
(212683)
104
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on departmental pay, who conducts the assessments of senior staff for bonuses.
(212685)
105
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on departmental pay, how many bonuses were awarded to members of the home information pack team in 2007-08; and at what cost.
(212686)
106
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 538W, on departmental procurement, what the minimum expenditure is that has to be authorised by a purchase order and prior approval by a budget holder.
(212687)
107
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 539W, on departmental public participation, what the topic of the housing-related research commissioned from Dorset County Council was.
(212719)
108
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, columns 541-2W, on fire services, whether fire and rescue authorities will be liable for cost over-runs arising after the cut-over to the regional fire control centres.
(212720)
109
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd June 2008, Official Report, column 544W, on the green belt: East of England, how many hectares of green belt land, in gross terms, will be developed as a consequence of the East of England Regional Spatial Strategy.
(212721)
110
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March 2008, Official Report, column 980W, on squatters, when her Department or its predecessors last issued guidance to (a) the police and (b) local authorities on managing squatting.
(212722)
111
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether regional development agencies will be charging authorities under the new community infrastructure levy.
(212723)
112
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report produced for her Department by Comtel Ltd on the review of the local finance team structure.
(212724)
113
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirement there is on local authorities to inform her Department of their intention to change their electoral arrangements under the provisions of Part 2 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
(212725)
114
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the research produced for her Department by the Centre for Economics and Business Research on the strategic review of fire and rescue services.
(212726)
115
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's research report on council tax rebilling costs, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister reference 050324.
(212727)
116
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of the proposed eco-town bids involve development of (a) open fields and (b) woodland.
(212729)
117
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of the national conclusions of the 2007 Local Government Pension Scheme revaluation.
(212730)
118
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many stand-alone telephone boxes were on the Ratings List in England and Wales in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(212731)
119
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been made to the 18/84 planning procedure since 1997.
(212732)
120
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers councils have to (a) create a policy in their Local Development Framework and (b) issue Supplementary Planning guidance, that (i) protects gardens from over-development and (ii) separates gardens from other types of brownfield land for the purposes of meeting brownfield development targets.
(212733)
121
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have received Reward Grant funding from her Department for meeting targets in their (a) local public service agreement and (b) local area agreement to date; what the value was of each payment; and on what date each payment was made.
(212734)
122
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local area agreement enabling measure requests were made in (a) the pilot round and (b) Round 2; and how many measure requests were accepted.
(212735)
123
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on (a) the ruling of the European Court of Justice in relation to the use of on-site power generation through energy service companies and (b) the implications of the ruling for the Government's strategy on zero-carbon buildings.
(212736)
124
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the full text of each (a) round 2 and (b) round 3 local area agreement.
(212738)
125
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings were built on green belt land in 2006; and how many hectares of green belt were developed in 2006.
(212739)
126
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the level of gazundering in the housing market.
(212740)
127
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the planned timetable is for the implementation of the community call to action procedures in the (a) Police and Justice Act 2006 and (b) Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
(212741)
128
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many records relating to individual dwellings on the Valuation Office Agency's property database were updated as part of the Inactivated 10 Review for CTR 2007.
(212742)
129
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have signed a (a) round 1, (b) round 2 and (c) round 3 local area agreement with (i) her Department and (ii) the relevant Government Office for the region.
(212743)
130
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have signed a (a) first generation and (b) second generation local public service agreement with (i) her Department and (ii) the relevant Government Office for the region.
(212744)
131
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the research commissioned by her Department on the Evaluation of Social Homebuy Scheme for Affordable Housing (reference RAE 3/6/135); and what the cost was of the research.
(212745)
132
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who the members are of each of her Department's Expert Panels.
(212746)
133
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what offices her core Department has outside central London.
(212784)
134
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) subject and (b) cost was of each research contract her Department and its predecessor has commissioned since 2003.
(212785)
135
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty domestic dwellings there were in (a) England and (b) each Government Office region in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007.
(212786)
136
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of the 2008-09 Thames Gateway Implementation Plan.
(212787)
137
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library copies of her Department's in-house staff magazine for the last 12 months.
(212788)
138
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the rateable value of the offices at 32 Smith Square, Westminster was last assessed by the Valuation Office Agency.
(212789)
139
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April 2008, Official Report, column 312W, on the index of deprivation, whether permission has been gained to publish the underlying indicators.
(212790)
140
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what statistics her Department collects on local authority borrowing.
(212830)
141
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were (a) registered as homeless and (b) on Castle Point Borough Council's housing list in Castle Point in each of the last 10 years.
(212599)
142
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11th June 2008, Official Report, column 281W, on flood control: Canvey Island, what factors are impeding regeneration of Canvey Island.
(212665)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
143
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what files are held by his Department on the Raoul Wallenberg (Memorial) Bill of Session 1989-90; and if he will make a statement.
(212646)
144
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government has taken to encourage pensioners to take more physical exercise.
(212266)
145
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government has taken to encourage leisure centres to provide sports facilities aimed at pensioners.
(212267)
146
N
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the UK statement of intervention in (a) FIFA's challenge to the European Commission's re-verification of the Belgian listed events regime and (b) FIFA's and UEFA's challenges to the re-verification of the UK listed events regime.
(212382)
147
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212874)
148
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212879)
149
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether historic sites in overseas territories may apply for National Lottery funding; and what other Government funding is available for the maintenance of heritage centres and historic sites in overseas territories.
(212618)
150
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on digital switchover; and if he will make a statement.
(212601)
151
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many minutes of advertising were broadcast per hour of commercial television programming in each year since 1979.
(212591)
152
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many minutes of advertising were broadcast per hour of children's television programming in (a) the last period for which figures are available and (b) each year since 1979.
(212592)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
153
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which budget lines in the tables published in section IV of his Department's Defence Plan 2008-2012, Cm 7385, include expenditure dedicated to the Trident nuclear weapons programme; and what the relevant disaggregated allocations to the Trident programme are in each case.
(212607)
154
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military units of company strength or larger are based (a) temporarily and (b) permanently in the county of Dorset.
(212467)
155
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many more bearskin caps it is possible to make from pelts purchased by his Department prior to 2003.
(212925)
156
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what materials have been tested as an alternative to real fur for bearskin caps other than that provided by PETA.
(212926)
157
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212863)
158
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212910)
159
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of defence of the Falkland Islands was in each of the last three years.
(212425)
160
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of operating the Falklands airbridge was in each of the last three years.
(212426)
161
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the armed forces last operated within his Department's planning assumptions; and when he next expects the armed forces to be operating within these planning assumptions.
(212388)
162
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who set the targets in the Spring Performance Report; and what steps he plans to take as a result of PSA Target Two not being met.
(212389)
163
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th May 2008, Official Report, column 1209W, on the armed forces: vehicles, for what reasons and when the restrictions on speed and distance in relation to dual purpose vehicles referred to in the Answer were brought in; when they were brought in; and if he will make a statement.
(212312)
164
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has ownership of the wreck of HMS Ontario; and if he will make a statement.
(212600)
165
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many investigations into the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan have been initiated by the Royal Military Police's Special Investigations Branch in the last three years.
(212380)
166
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account he has taken of the environmental effect of the decommissioning of nuclear submarines and storage of nuclear material on the west of Scotland in formulating policy, with particular regard to (a) Faslane and (b) Coulport.
(212947)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
167
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much food waste in tonnes his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(212918)
168
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much waste was sent to landfill outside the local authority of origin in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by local authority of reception.
(212424)
169
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212869)
170
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212876)
171
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June 2008, Official Report, column 532W, on bovine tuberculosis, when he plans to respond to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee's recent report on badgers and bovine tuberculosis, HC 130.
(212671)
172
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to ensure imported meat meets UK standards; and if he will make a statement.
(212672)
173
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards developing an adaptation toolkit on sustainable flood and coastal erosion on risk management approaches; and when the toolkit will be introduced.
(212658)
174
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to publish additional guidance on the role of land use management in controlling flood risk.
(212659)
175
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what improvements have been made to the resilience of water and sewerage infrastructure to hazards over the last 12 months.
(212660)
176
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards meeting the Rural Payments Agency's performance targets for 2007-08, broken down by target.
(212901)
177
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards meeting the Central Science Laboratory performance targets for 2007-08, broken down by target.
(212902)
178
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which species fished by UK vessels have fallen below sustainable fishing levels; and in which year fish stocks were first threatened in each case.
(212806)
179
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the design life of the Thames Barrier is; and how many times it has been raised to protect London from tidal surges in each year since it was commissioned.
(212807)
180
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish the Pitt review on flooding.
(212942)
181
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on providing support for (a) dealing with the effects of climate change and (b) flood management in the East of England region; and if he will make a statement.
(212943)
182
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has allocated for areas that will host nuclear disposal facilities.
(212889)
183
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government spent in areas which host nuclear waste disposal sites in each year since the establishment of such sites.
(212890)
184
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to identify sites for the location of nuclear waste disposal facilities in the event that no applications to host such a facility are received.
(212891)
185
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many imported cattle developed bluetongue disease in each of the last three years.
(212796)
186
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many imported cattle were accompanied by inadequate paperwork when arriving at a UK port in each of the last three years.
(212797)
187
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live cattle were imported into the UK in each of the last three years.
(212798)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
188
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Russia's involvement in developing the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.
(212939)
189
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the EU, (b) the US administration and (c) the UN on proposals to extend sanctions against Iran.
(212940)
190
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Iranian response to UN Security Council Resolution 1803.
(212941)
191
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of the Iranian nuclear programme.
(212974)
192
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest assessment is of the threat posed to regional security by Iran's nuclear programme.
(212975)
193
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy of President Ahmadinejad's remarks that celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary was like celebrating the birthday of a dead person.
(212976)
194
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy of President Ahmadinejad's comments at the World Food Summit that Israel is a false regime destined to disappear.
(212977)
195
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the arrangements for the Durban review conference on racism to be held in Geneva; and if he will make a statement.
(212386)
196
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what mechanism the UK would ratify the Treaty of Lisbon; and whether such ratification is revocable prior to the Treaty coming into effect.
(212909)
197
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212888)
198
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Pakistan.
(212927)
199
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to Ethiopia to accept the ruling of the Eritrea-Ethiopian Boundary Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(212773)
200
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of recent clashes along the Dijibouti-Eritrea border on the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict; and if he will make a statement.
(212774)
201
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with its international partners to ensure that the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea is fully deployed; and if he will make a statement.
(212776)
202
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government is giving to support the Presidential elections in the Maldives in October 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(212777)
203
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports the proposal in the UN Secretary General's report to the Security Council (S/2008/226) of a small observer mission to be deployed to the Ethiopia-Eritrea border area to defuse tensions between the armed forces of the two countries.
(212906)
204
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK supports the proposal of a UN Special Envoy for Ethiopia and Eritrea; and if he will make a statement.
(212907)
205
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 329W, on Eritrea: Ethiopia, to the right hon. Member for Richmond, what representations the Government have made to Ethiopia and Eritrea to agree to re-activate the work of the Military Co-ordination Commission; and if he will make a statement .
(212908)
206
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the requirements of article 2(1)(a) of the Diplomatic Service Order in Council 1991 (a) have been or (b) will be made the subject of an exception under Schedule 2 of the Order in the case of the appointment of the right hon. Jack McConnell MSP as the next High Commissioner to Malawi.
(212440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
207
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of paramedics qualifying in 2007 who have not been employed by the NHS.
(212383)
208
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to reduce levels of smoking among teenagers.
(212814)
209
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy in each of the last 10 years.
(212430)
210
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to fund research and clinical trials into Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the next three years.
(212431)
211
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of new (a) drugs and (b) treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
(212432)
212
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
(212433)
213
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212868)
214
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212884)
215
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what gifts were received by members of staff in his Department in the course of their duties in 2007-08.
(212588)
216
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he expects to announce funding allocations for the NHS for 2009-10.
(212590)
217
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date his Department approved the final version of (a) the East of England Strategic Health Authority's vision document published on 12th May 2008, (b) the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority's vision document published on 14th May 2008 and (c) the South West Strategic Health Authority's vision document published on 15th May 2008.
(212593)
218
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish his Department's response to its consultation on Payment by Results.
(212594)
219
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the dates are of the meetings he has had with the Prime Minister to discuss the NHS Reform Bill contained in the draft legislative programme for 2008-09.
(212612)
220
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of anorexia were diagnosed in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region, (b) age and (c) sex.
(212648)
221
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of bulimia were diagnosed in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region, (b) age and (c) sex.
(212649)
222
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people saw an NHS dentist at least once in the year from (a) 1st March 2006 and (b) 1st March 2007.
(212668)
223
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and related legislation in England in each of the last four years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region and (b) primary care trust.
(212673)
224
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many special advisers are employed in his Department; and what the aggregate employment cost of special advisers in his Department is on an annualised basis.
(212677)
225
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) title and (b) date was of each report produced for his Department by Ipsos MORI in the last 12 months.
(212718)
226
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people accessed NHS dental treatment in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each month for the last two years.
(212840)
227
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications were received for non-income assessed NHS student bursaries in each of the last five years; how many applicants were successful; and how much was paid in such bursaries.
(212834)
228
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the Secretary of State has asked the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to review changes in the delivery of NHS services following the recommendation of an overview and scrutiny committee in each of the last five years.
(212808)
229
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Sixth Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Session 2006-07, HL 166, what progress has been made in setting up a pilot regional allergy centre.
(212809)
230
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the invitation to strategic health authorities to tender to lead the regional allergy centre pilot.
(212810)
231
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recorded cases there were of anaesthetic awareness in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(212779)
232
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) support, (b) counselling, (c) information and (d) guidance is available to patients who experience post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing anaesthetic awareness.
(212780)
233
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of incident and accident forms were sent to the National Patient Safety Agency following cases of anaesthetic awareness in each of the last two years.
(212781)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
234
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reviews of the handling of stalker cases involving (a) children and (b) adults being stalked are underway; when the reviews will be completed; and what guidance her Department has issued to police authorities on the need to review cases involving stalkers.
(212670)
235
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her officials have been stationed on the European terminals in (a) Paris and (b) Brussels since the arrangement commenced; how many of them have taken advantage of the facility available to them of learning a European language; how many have learned a language for an examination; at what level; and if she will make a statement.
(212969)
236
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was incremental to the salaries they would otherwise be drawing in the UK of stationing officials of her Department in the Eurostar terminals in (a) Paris and (b) Brussels was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(212970)
237
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her officials have been stationed in (a) Paris and (b) Brussels to examine passports of passengers taking the Eurostar to London since the arrangement commenced.
(212971)
238
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials from her Department are stationed at the Eurostar terminals in (a) Paris and (b) Brussels.
(212972)
239
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passengers intending to travel on the Eurostar have been denied entry to the United Kingdom by officials based at the terminals in (a) Paris and (b) Brussels since they have been based there.
(212973)
240
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murders were committed in Bournemouth in each of the last five years, broken down by type of weapon used.
(212465)
241
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 201880, tabled on 25th April 2008 on the deployment of police officers to prevent violent extremism.
(212937)
242
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212866)
243
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of the property held by (a) her Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212886)
244
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the possible effects of the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland on border and frontier protection; and if she will make a statement.
(212945)
245
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Ruislip-Northwood constituency in each of the last five years.
(212799)
246
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Children's Commissioner for Scotland has visited Dungavel Immigration and Detention Centre; when she last reported to her Department on the centre; and if she will make a statement.
(212928)
247
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the most recent report was received from HM Inspector of Prisons on the running of Dungavel Immigration and Detention Centre; and if she will make a statement.
(212929)
248
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) acceptable behaviour contracts and (b) anti-social behaviour orders were issued in Cleethorpes constituency in each of the last five years.
(212836)
249
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement on the operation of the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme, with particular reference to (a) the provisional and transitional arrangements for (i) accommodation, (ii) schooling, (iii) language training and (iv) other support, (b) longer term plans for those benefiting from the scheme and (c) the position of those currently located in third countries.
(212015)
250
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 4th March from the hon. Member for Sunderland South regarding Joseph Omenga (HO 01066013).
(212652)
251
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances police are required to cover the costs of damage they make to properties when forcing entry as part of their duties; and if she will make a statement.
(212968)
252
N
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes have been solved using the DNA database where the perpetrators were not previously convicted persons.
(212265)
253
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of violent offences in England and Wales were related to (a) alcohol abuse and (b) use of illegal drugs in each of the last five years.
(212692)
254
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of domestic violence offences were related to (a) alcohol abuse and (b) use of illegal drugs in each of the last five years.
(212693)
255
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place to reduce levels of domestic violence re-offending.
(212695)
256
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was made available to tackle electronic crime in each of the past five years.
(212697)
257
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many businesses in England and Wales were estimated to have been victims of electronic crime in each of the last five years.
(212698)
258
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the estimated one million people whose records are held on the national DNA database who have not been convicted of any crime are domiciled in Scotland.
(212898)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
259
Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland of 3rd April 2008, Official Report, columns 1142-3W, and the hon. Member for Aberdeen North of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 174W, on freedom of information: requests for data held, what the estimated cost is of preparing for publication the information on hon. Members' expenses to be released in the autumn.
(212587)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
260
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd December 2007, Official Report, column 748W, on English language: education, whether he has assessed the effectiveness of the changes introduced to the provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages; and if he will make a statement.
(212960)
261
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212870)
262
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212878)
263
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of (a) the number and proportion of higher education students studying part-time who are supported by their employers and (b) the average contribution made by employers to those students they support.
(212309)
264
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what consideration he has given to giving the 2009 Fee Commission a mandate to consider the needs of part-time students; and if he will make a statement.
(212310)
265
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether the Student Loans Company has sold any personal data to third parties since 2001.
(212682)
266
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will break down the data in Tables 1, 2(ii) and 2(iii) of the Press Release entitled Student Loans for Higher Education in England, Financial Year 2007-08 (Provisional), issued on 17th June 2008 by (a) students domiciled in England, (b) students domiciled in the UK but not in England and (c) students domiciled in the EU but not in the UK.
(212684)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
267
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people living on less than $1 a day in East Asia.
(212702)
268
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has given to Southern Iraq to improve infrastructure for the supply of water and power.
(212703)
269
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has provided for clean needle exchange programmes in Vietnam since 2006.
(212704)
270
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of its humanitarian assistance to Tajikistan following severe winter weather in 2007.
(212705)
271
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent reports his Department has received on the economic growth rates of Central Asian countries; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's contribution to economic development in such countries.
(212706)
272
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the level of risk experienced by (a) his Department's staff and (b) the staff of agencies engaged to implement his policies while working in Iraq in the last two years; and what the primary sources of such risks are.
(212707)
273
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which bilateral development relationships between the UK and another country have ended in the last three years.
(212708)
274
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research his Department has commissioned on levels of enrolment in primary education in South Asia in the last three years.
(212709)
275
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent reports his Department has received on gender equality in primary school enrolment in Yemen.
(212710)
276
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS infection in East and South-East Asia.
(212711)
277
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding allocations his Department has made to Cambodia under the auspices of the International Health Partnership in the last three financial years.
(212712)
278
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research his Department has commissioned on the consequences of rapid economic growth in Asia, with particular reference to the consumption of environmental resources in the last three years.
(212713)
279
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of youth unemployment in Western and Central Asia; and what steps his Department is taking to tackle joblessness in western and central Asian countries as a contribution towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 8.
(212714)
280
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's contribution to the multi-donor fund for the tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia on the re-building of social and economic infrastructure in the region.
(212715)
281
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of departmental property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212867)
282
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212883)
283
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to hold a public consultation on the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the AIDS strategy.
(212650)
284
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each district of Helmand province, Afghanistan which were open and operating in each of the last eight years.
(212384)
285
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to provide aid to developing countries targeted at poor farmers who are living at subsistence level.
(212610)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
286
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much food waste in tonnes his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(212917)
287
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212865)
288
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212885)
289
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on steps to ensure that each elector who has applied for a postal vote receives it.
(212307)
290
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June 2008, Official Report, columns 607-8W, if he will make it his policy to make details of expenses claims by High Court judges available for inspection by the public.
(212427)
291
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the sanctions in relation to voter registration brought in under recent legislation will be brought into force; and if he will make a statement.
(212767)
292
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions of postal ballot fraud there were in each region of the UK in each of the last 11 years.
(212768)
293
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward proposals to establish ring-fenced funding for electoral registration officers.
(212769)
294
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the annual expenditure of local authority electoral registration officers over the last 10 years.
(212770)
295
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what mechanisms are in place to (a) enable, (b) encourage and (c) require electoral registration officers to consult other (i) local and (ii) central Government databases to (A) cross-check and (B) augment their compilation of electoral registers.
(212771)
296
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding of local authority registration officers in relation to their objectives to increase voter registration; what assessment he has made of the relationship between additional funding and increased voter registration; and if he will make a statement.
(212772)
297
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which local authorities have initiated proceedings to levy a fine on households who do not submit a register of electors form in response to the annual canvass since the sanction was brought into force.
(212844)
298
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect that individual voter registration would have on (a) levels of voter registration and (b) the accuracy of the register; and if he will make a statement.
(212845)
299
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether incentives are available for the participation of local authority chief executives in electoral administration; and if he will make a statement.
(212922)
300
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he has issued to electoral registration officers on following up non-responses to the electoral canvas (a) by post and (b) via a home visit; what monitoring his Department has undertaken of implementation of this guidance; and if he will make a statement.
(212923)
301
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to collect information on (a) the revenue raised by local authorities from the sale of electoral registers and (b) the use to which such monies are put; and if he will make a statement.
(212924)
302
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rate of interest is paid by the National Offender Management Service when it does not pay invoices promptly in accordance with its procedures.
(212831)
303
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timescale is by which the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is expected to pay invoices when full details of the payee have been registered on the NOMS computerised system.
(212832)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
304
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212872)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
305
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what criteria she plans to use to assess whether the 2012 London Olympic Games provide value for money.
(212619)
Questions to the Prime Minister
306
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the use of Chequers of draft proposals in the National Air Traffic Service's consultation on the use of airspace over South East England.
(212379)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
307
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland.
(212919)
308
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many visits he has made to each Scottish parliamentary constituency over the last two years.
(212893)
309
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many visits have been made by the Minister of State for Scotland to each parliamentary constituency over the last two years.
(212894)
310
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had on the siting of nuclear waste disposal facilities in Scotland.
(212948)
Questions to the Solicitor General
311
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Solicitor General, in what proportion of prosecutions in Northamptonshire victim personal statements (a) formed part of the case files and (b) were shared with the court in the last 12 months.
(212378)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
312
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase the provision of bicycle racks in public places.
(211750)
313
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote road safety amongst cyclists.
(211751)
314
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans she has for the future of Scarborough Driving Test Centre; and if she will make a statement.
(212437)
315
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving test centres the Driving Standards Agency plans to operate in addition to the planned multi-purpose test centres.
(212438)
316
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many multi-purpose test centres (MPTCs) she estimates will be operational for motorcycle driving tests on 29th September 2008; and what estimate she has made of the greatest distance a candidate will have to travel to access a MPTC in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland on that date.
(212439)
317
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of the property held by (a) her Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212882)
318
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains stop daily at (a) Preston, (b) Chorley, (c) Adlington, (d) Blackrod and (e) Horwich Parkway stations.
(212674)
319
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) road haulage firms and (b) other transport companies of the recent rise in fuel costs.
(212662)
320
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will visit the North York Moors Railway to meet the volunteers who man the operation to discuss the running of the railway.
(212663)
321
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations she has received on the effect on volunteers in community and other railways of recent rising fuel costs in enabling them to travel to railway stations; and if she will make a statement.
(212664)
322
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost of providing cars and drivers for Ministers was in each year since 1997, broken down by Department.
(212895)
323
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars were available for use by Ministers in each year since 1997; and how many were used by each Department in each such year.
(212896)
324
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department had spent on consultancy fees on the Intercity Express programme at the latest date for which figures are available.
(212609)
325
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department had spent on consultancy fees on procurement of the 1,300 extra rail carriages contained in the High Level Output Statement programme at the latest date for which figures are available.
(212611)
326
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much her Department had spent on consultancy fees on the procurement of new Pendolino carriages for the West Coast Main Line on the latest date for which figures are available.
(212613)
327
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the 25 light rail schemes envisaged in the Government's Ten Year Plan for Transport have been delivered.
(212614)
328
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of light rail line have been constructed since January 2000; and in what locations.
(212615)
329
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the High Level Output Statement include the carriages for the London Midland line announced prior to July 2007.
(212949)
330
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the High Level Output Statement are part of the (a) Thameslink programme, (b) Inter City Express programme and (c) proposed new Pendolino carriages for the West Coast Main Line.
(212950)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
331
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent discussions she has had with HM Treasury about the proportion of women amongst staff losing their jobs as a result of tax office reorganisation in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.
(212377)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
332
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to extend the cycle to work scheme to employees in his Department.
(212616)
333
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria are for eligibility for signing on for benefits by telephone rather than in person at a JobcentrePlus.
(212270)
334
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are signing on for benefits by telephone at the Stroud JobcentrePlus office who were in the catchment area of the previous Dursley JobcentrePlus office.
(212271)
335
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are signing on for benefits at the Stroud JobcentrePlus office, and who are based in the catchment area of the previous Dursley JobcentrePlus office are receiving help with travelling expenses.
(212272)
336
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of measures to tackle worklessness in Liverpool, Riverside constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(212385)
337
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of measures to tackle poverty in Liverpool, Riverside constituency.
(212387)
338
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what type of sanctions were available in respect of each New Deal scheme in each year since 1997; how many sanctions of each type were imposed in each year; and how many were subsequently (a) retracted and (b) commuted.
(212468)
339
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project.
(212871)
340
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of the property held by (a) his Department and (b) associated public bodies was at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(212911)
341
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of people receiving incapacity benefit in (a) Cleethorpes constituency, (b) Great Grimsby constituency, (c) North East Lincolnshire and (d) North Lincolnshire.
(212837)
342
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Cleethorpes constituency are in receipt of carer's allowance.
(212838)
343
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people, (b) young people, (c) lone parents, (d) people over 25 years and (e) people over 50 years participated in the New Deal in (i) Cleethorpes constituency, (ii) North East Lincolnshire and (iii) North Lincolnshire in 2007.
(212839)
344
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of pensioners lived below the Government's designated poverty level, broken down by (a) sex and (b) age in each year since 1997.
(212897)
345
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many outstanding cases the Child Support Agency has in Wales.
(212700)
346
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Child Support Agency cases in arrears that will go uncollected in the next five years.
(212701)
347
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what factors are taken into account by the Child Support Agency when calculating the repayment of arrears.
(212802)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
348
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the possible effects of the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland on the payment and administration of benefits; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (212944)
349
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 19 of the 2008-11 Forward Plan of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), what information Ordnance Survey provided to the Valuation Office Agency to improve and align the VOA's database.
[Transferred] (212728)
350
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the cost of implementing its plans for a geographical information system.
[Transferred] (212737)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
351
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people in Islwyn constituency were in education, employment or training in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
[Transferred] (212690)
352
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people under the age of 30 years in Islwyn constituency were recorded as being in full-time employment in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
[Transferred] (212691)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
353
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, when the Church Commissioners last met the Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss the stipendiary pay of parish priests in rural areas.
[Question Unstarred] (212131)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
354
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what grants are available to enable people to finance flood defences for domestic properties; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (212967)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
355
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made in Bournemouth in each of the last five years; and how many led to a conviction.
[Transferred] (212466)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
356
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which towns the Prospect Project was located; what the cost was of each building used for the project; and which buildings are still in use.
[Transferred] (212842)
357
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were referred to the Prospects Project in Exeter; how many people attended; and how much the project has cost to date.
[Transferred] (212843)
Questions to the Solicitor General
358
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions were brought for shoplifting by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (212150)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
359
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what consideration the Commission has given to proposals to increase the integrity of postal ballots at elections.
[Question Unstarred] (212154)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
360
N
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the implementation of the recommendations of the Corston Report on the needs of vulnerable women in prison.
[Question Unstarred] (212142)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
361
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of pension credit unclaimed in (a) Islwyn constituency, (b) England and (c) Wales in each year since its introduction.
[Transferred] (212800)
362
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Islwyn constituency are (a) eligible for and (b) receive a pension credit.
[Transferred] (212801)

 
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