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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 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.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 23 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 June of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 23 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much (a) crude oil and (b) diesel was stored in the UK on 1st May (a) 2008, (b) 2007, (c) 2006 and (d) 2005.
(213166)
2
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213690)
3
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213716)
4
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213717)
5
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213718)
6
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether discussions took place in his Department over whether to activate the National Emergency Plan for Fuel during the recent strike by tanker drivers.
(213461)
7
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, under what circumstances the National Emergency Plan for Fuel will be activated; and if he will make a statement.
(213462)
8
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will place in the Library a copy of each report commissioned by his Department which has examined the impact of small shop closures on rural communities in the last 10 years.
(213627)
9
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 17th June 2008, Official Report, column 828W, on energy: consumption, what the UK's total (a) energy consumption and (b) electricity requirement was in each of the last 36 months for which figures are available.
(213262)
10
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213405)
11
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213406)
12
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(213554)
13
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what role the Better Regulation Executive will play in monitoring consistency with the principles of good regulatory practice of the forthcoming proposed maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive; and whether the Executive has been involved in discussions of the Working Groups of the Council of Ministers on these matters.
(213449)
14
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make a statement on the regulations governing food and clothing labelling in the UK; and whether there is a requirement to include country of origin on clothing.
(213598)
15
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of employees taking flexible working in the 15 per cent. of local authorities with the highest unemployment.
(213480)
16
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of employees taking flexible working in each Government Office region.
(213483)
17
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of businesses offering flexible working in the 15 per cent. of local authorities with the highest unemployment.
(213484)
18
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of businesses offering flexible working in each Government Office region.
(213485)
19
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of people who would wish to continue working beyond the usual retirement age.
(213591)
20
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females who were required to retire against their wishes in the last 12 months.
(213592)
21
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department and its predecessor spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years.
(213679)
22
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to lift the restrictions on sub-post masters offering services which compete with Post Office Ltd services.
(213253)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
23
N
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the trading of oil using unregulated procedures in London and New York futures exchanges.
(213167)
24
N
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the quantity of oil traded on the Intercontinental Futures Exchange that is (a) regulated and (b) traded using processes which are not regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
(213168)
25
N
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority on the operation of the Intercontinental Futures Exchange in relation to oil trading; and if he will make a statement.
(213169)
26
N
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what regulatory powers the Financial Services Authority has in relation to oil trading on the Intercontinental Futures Exchange.
(213170)
27
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213688)
28
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213710)
29
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213711)
30
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213712)
31
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints about online payments under the Construction Industry Scheme were received by HM Revenue and Customs between April 2007 and March 2008.
(213376)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints about tax credits have been dealt with by the Adjudicator's Office in each of the last two years; and of those how many took (a) over six months but less than one year and (b) more than one year to resolve.
(213585)
33
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that Tax Credit offices do not continue to demand recovery of disputed over-payments from families whilst the Adjudicator's Office is investigating the dispute.
(213586)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time taken by the Adjudicator's Office to complete an investigation of a complaint regarding tax credits has been in each year since the inception of tax credits.
(213587)
35
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs offices have been closed in each Parliamentary constituency since 1997.
(213615)
36
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net change has been in the number of full-time equivalent HM Revenue and Customs posts within each Parliamentary constituency since 1997.
(213616)
37
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs offices have been closed in (a) London, (b) the South East, (c) the South West, (d) the East, (e) the East Midlands, (f) the West Midlands, (g) Yorkshire and Humber, (h) the North West, (i) the North East, (j) Scotland, (k) Wales and (l) Northern Ireland since 1997.
(213617)
38
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs offices have been closed in (a) urban areas and (b) rural areas since 1997.
(213618)
39
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the effect on global oil prices of fuel subsidies in developing countries.
(213339)
40
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the effect on global food prices of food subsidies in (a) the EU and (b) developing countries.
(213341)
41
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213411)
42
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213412)
43
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(213552)
44
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213519)
45
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated annual cost to the Exchequer was of people over 65 years of age being (a) on benefits and (b) drawing pensions in the last period for which figures are available.
(213603)
46
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much it is expected will be saved by closing Truro tax office.
(213623)
47
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will arrange for a reply to be sent to the hon. Member for Walsall North's letter of 6th May 2008 to the Tax Credit Office in Preston on two constituents, reference: NE505332A.
(213020)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
48
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213692)
49
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213719)
50
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department and its predecessor originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213720)
51
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department and its predecessors in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213721)
52
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the level of guaranteed funding per pupil was in each local education authority in each year since 1997-98.
(213619)
53
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the pupil:teacher ratio was in each local education authority at (a) primary and (b) secondary level in each year since 1997-98.
(213620)
54
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools (a) opened, (b) closed and (c) were amalgamated in each local education authority in each year since 1997-98.
(213621)
55
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools (a) opened, (b) closed and (c) were amalgamated in each local education authority in each year since 1997-98.
(213622)
56
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when the group reviewing the delivery of sex and relationship education is expected to report its recommendations.
(213656)
57
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what consultation will be undertaken on the recommendations of the group reviewing the delivery of sex and relationship education.
(213657)
58
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many truancy sweeps were conducted by each local authority in England in each of the last five years.
(213177)
59
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effects of truancy on standards attained in education; and if he will make a statement.
(213178)
60
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213395)
61
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213396)
62
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools were in special measures in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(213382)
63
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of 11 year olds achieved the target level 4 in both English and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(213383)
64
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on after-school clubs in Chorley constituency in each year since 1997.
(213639)
65
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools in Chorley constituency (a) were placed in special measures, (b) were issued notices to improve and (c) had at least 30 per cent. of students achieving five GCSEs, graded A* to C, including English, science and mathematics in 2007.
(213640)
66
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average (a) pupil to teacher and (b) pupil to adult ratio at key stage 3 was in secondary schools in (i) Chorley constituency and (ii) Lancashire local education authority area in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(213641)
67
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to establish (a) academies and (b) trust schools in (i) Chorley and (ii) Lancashire.
(213642)
68
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children at English grammar schools were entitled to free school meals in each year since 1996-97; and if he will make a statement.
(213470)
69
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to answer Question 208659 tabled by the hon. Member for Manchester Central on 2nd June 2008 for answer on 5th June; and what the reason is for the time taken to respond.
(213260)
70
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of parents taking up the free early years entitlement who are using part or all of the entitlement on childminders.
(213467)
71
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of the settings delivering the free early years entitlement are childminders.
(213468)
72
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June 2008, Official Report, column 235-6W, how much of the £232 million from the Graduate Leader Fund dedicated to supporting settings to employ graduates will be spent on staff salaries.
(213475)
73
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of childminders are delivering the free early years entitlement.
(213481)
74
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessor spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years.
(213677)
75
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England cost in each year since its inception.
(213021)
76
N
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Children's Commissioner for England in the last three years.
(213022)
77
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on ETS's performance in marking SATs papers in the academic year 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(213182)
78
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of ETS's online system for marking SATs papers and recording results.
(213183)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
79
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213687)
80
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213713)
81
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213714)
82
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213715)
83
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in what ways the Cabinet Office monitors effects on volunteer car and minibus drivers of fluctuations in the price of fuel; and what estimate he has made of the effects of recent rises of the price of fuel on the number of such volunteers.
(213584)
84
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time jobs there were in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) the North West in each year since 1997.
(213647)
85
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much his Department spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years.
(213678)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
86
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by her Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if she will make a statement.
(213693)
87
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213722)
88
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessors originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213723)
89
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by her Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213724)
90
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase provision of affordable housing.
(212274)
91
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to work with voluntary organisations to reduce levels of homelessness.
(212275)
92
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to help local communities manage the effects of migration.
(212276)
93
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role the housing targets set out in regional spatial strategies play in determining the level of revenue support grant for a local authority.
(213465)
94
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements of the Code for Sustainable Housing will apply to homes in eco-towns; and if she will make a statement.
(213466)
95
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how the new home developments planned in eco-towns are to be incorporated into (a) regional spatial strategies and (b) local development frameworks.
(213479)
96
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many jobs her Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213391)
97
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how frequently her Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213392)
98
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(213555)
99
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty dwelling management orders have been made; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of such orders in helping to bring empty dwellings back into use.
(213532)
100
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date in June 2008 she plans to publish an annual report on the Thames Gateway in June 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(212755)
101
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the evidential basis is for the projection in the East of England Single Issue Revision Consultation that the gypsy and traveller population in the East of England will show an annual increase of three per cent. in the future.
(213445)
102
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of homes converted to multiple occupancy in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(213482)
103
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance given to local authorities on producing electronic billing authority reports for the Valuation Office Agency.
(213533)
104
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will publish the XML specifications for a Valuation Office Agency electronic billing authority report.
(213534)
105
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether charities which own property that they lease or rent out, but do not occupy for charitable work, are liable for empty property rates when that property is empty.
(213535)
106
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to designate a body under the European Grouping of Territorial Co-operation provisions.
(213536)
107
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals the Planning Inspectorate has considered in relation to premises selling alcohol in the last 12 months.
(213537)
108
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who each of her Department's preferred contractors is.
(213538)
109
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding the POLYNET study into Mega-City Regions has received from (a) her Department or its predecessor and (b) the INTERREG programme.
(213539)
110
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the background data on rodent presence in domestic properties collected as part of each of the English House Condition Survey reports since 1997.
(213540)
111
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on the appropriateness of the consultation process for the eco-town programme.
(213543)
112
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 8th May 2008, Official Report, column 1089W, on official hospitality: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, what the date was of the Chinese Ambassador's visit to Mr Chu's China Palace with the then Deputy Prime Minister.
(213576)
113
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 8th May 2008, Official Report, column 1092W, on travelling people: council tax, for what minimum period a caravan must be used as a residence before the Valuation Office Agency will consider that caravan to be a dwelling liable for council tax.
(213578)
114
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7th May 2008, Official Report, column 1037W, on eco-towns: planning permission, and the Answer to the hon. Member for the Cotswolds of 25th April 2008, Official Report, column 2303W, on eco-towns: green belt, which eco-town bids involve greenfield development; and what estimated number of hectares of greenfield land would be developed in each case.
(213580)
115
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the implications of recent High Court ruling in relation to the unauthorised traveller camp on green belt land at Crays Hill, Essex; and whether she plans to revise planning regulation or guidance as a result.
(213588)
116
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 8th May 2008, Official Report, column 1076W, on council tax: valuation, on what date the Board met in each month from March 2003 to November 2005.
(213589)
117
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7th May 2008, Official Report, column 1037W, on eco-towns: planning permissions, whether types of development other than new homes with particular reference to (a) commercial development and (b) transport infrastructure, will be built on green belt land as part of any of the shortlisted eco-town bids.
(213590)
118
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been given to local authorities on the use of CCTV systems to monitor members of the public.
(213659)
119
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new dwellings have been built in each region in the last three years; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of new dwellings which will be completed in the next two years.
(213384)
120
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new dwellings were started in each region in each of the last three years; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of new dwellings which will be started in the next two years.
(213385)
121
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department and its predecessor spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years.
(213686)
122
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of Thames Gateway funding for Castle Point was allocated to (a) Canvey Island and (b) other areas of Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years.
(213024)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
123
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213694)
124
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213725)
125
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213726)
126
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213727)
127
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of funding from the Reaching Communities Scheme has gone to projects in (a) rural areas and (b) urban areas.
(213450)
128
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance is provided on funding of programmes in rural areas when deciding on grants from the Reaching Communities Scheme.
(213451)
129
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been provided from the Reaching Communities Scheme in each constituency.
(213452)
130
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the Big Lottery Fund will be allocated to the 2012 London Olympics.
(213453)
131
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the sum to be distributed from the Big Lottery Fund in the 12 months to 31st December 2008; and what proportion of such funding will be available to the Reaching Communities scheme.
(213638)
132
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Sport England has received in (a) grant-in-aid and (b) lottery funding in each year since 1999.
(213783)
133
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions the Sport Action Zone Sub-Committee has met since its establishment; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each of its last three meetings.
(213784)
134
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment Sport England has made of sport action zones; and what reports have been commissioned on their operation.
(213785)
135
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when and by whom the decision was taken to close sport action zone schemes.
(213786)
136
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many sports were funded by Sport England's World Class funding programme in each year since 1999.
(213787)
137
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by Sport England through their World Class revenue programmes in each year since 1999.
(213788)
138
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by Sport England via the Football Youth Development programme in each year since 1999.
(213789)
139
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by Sport England through the Priority Groups Revenue Fund in each year since 1999.
(213790)
140
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by Sport England through the Community Projects Revenue Fund in each year since 1999.
(213791)
141
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by Sport England on specialist national facilities, excluding those on UK Sports Institute sites, in each year since 1999.
(213792)
142
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by Sport England on sports ground safety through the Football Trust and Sports Ground Initiative since 1999.
(213793)
143
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many projects targeting rural areas have received funding from Sport England's Community Projects Revenue Fund since 1999.
(213794)
144
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213393)
145
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213394)
146
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the selection of the Find Your Talent pilot areas.
(212578)
147
N
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for rolling out digital radio nationally.
(212577)
148
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years.
(213685)
149
N
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of progress in digital switchover.
(212758)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
150
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213695)
151
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213728)
152
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213729)
153
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213730)
154
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, of 24th January 2008, Official Report, column 2138W, on AWE Burghfield: floods, whether a flood protection strategy has been developed for the Burghfield site; and whether hydraulic modelling has been conducted for the site.
(213569)
155
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date a flood risk assessment for the proposed new Conventional Manufacturing Rationalisation Facility at AWE Burghfield was submitted to the local planning authority.
(213570)
156
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what studies have been conducted by his Department to establish whether the proposed major housing development at Kennet Valley Park would have implications for (a) flood protection and (b) safety requirements at AWE Burghfield.
(213571)
157
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South of 5th January 2008, Official Report, column 1061W, on AWE Burghfield, what the timetable is for submission of all proposed planning applications at (a) AWE Burghfield and (b) AWE Aldermaston.
(213572)
158
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a site development strategy for AWE Burghfield has been (a) prepared and (b) submitted to the lcoal planning authority.
(213573)
159
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual pay is for (a) military and (b) civilian ground vehicle crew members undertaking fuel resupply duties in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
(213655)
160
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213417)
161
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213418)
162
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(213553)
163
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) 1 star, (b) 2 star, (c) 3 star and (d) 4 star officers in the armed forces were serving abroad at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(213161)
164
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) 1 star, (b) 2 star, (c) 3 star and (d) 4 star officers in the armed forces occupy service accommodation as their main place of residence.
(213162)
165
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) 1 star, (b) 2 star, (c) 3 star and (d) 4 star officers there were in each of the services in each year since 1997.
(213163)
166
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the income of a private soldier who had completed basic training was as a proportion of that of a (a) 1 star, (b) 2 star, (c) 3 star and (d) 4 star officer in each year since 1997.
(213164)
167
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) 1 star, (b) 2 star, (c) 3 star and (d) 4 star officers in the armed forces were deployed to (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan in each year since 2001.
(213165)
168
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213522)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
169
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213697)
170
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213731)
171
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213732)
172
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213733)
173
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department (a) is undertaking and (b) has commissioned on the skills required to deliver a low carbon economy; and with which other Departments and non-departmental public bodies his Department is collaborating on such research.
(213514)
174
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213399)
175
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213400)
176
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213525)
177
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what navigation safeguards will be applied to protect shipping and marine craft during dredging of the Thames in connection with the London Gateway Port.
(212087)
178
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when dredging of the Thames will commence for the channel to accommodate the London Gateway Port.
(212088)
179
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much UK fishing quota was not used in 2007; what estimate he has made of the amount of quota allocated for 2008 which will not be used; what steps he plans to take in respect of unused quota; and if he will (a) buy back and (b) allocate to the under-10 metre fleet any unused quota.
(213257)
180
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that additional fishing quota allocated to the UK is used in a sustainable way.
(213258)
181
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of plaice were caught in area 7E in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the UK's quota for plaice this represented in each year.
(213259)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
182
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213696)
183
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213737)
184
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213738)
185
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213739)
186
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of UNAMID's proposed 6,600 police officers have commenced operations in Darfur; and what assessment he has made of (a) the Police Commissioner's progress towards achieving a 24-hour patrolling schedule in internally displaced persons' camps in Darfur and (b) UNAMID's capacity to provide firewood, crop and other patrols outside internally displaced persons' camps in Darfur.
(213764)
187
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the radio and satellite communications equipment provision of UNAMID units.
(213765)
188
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports on progress towards the establishment of women's desks and community policing programmes in internally displaced persons' camps in Darfur.
(213766)
189
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the treatment of Christians in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(213181)
190
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what position was taken by the UK in the COREPER meetings on (a) 7th May and (b) 13th May 2008 on proposals made by the French government on the transfer of relevant (i) European Commission directorates and (ii) bodies of the General Secretariat of the Council to the European External Action Service; who represented the UK at each meeting; what conditions were attached to the UK's position on the proposals; and if he will make a statement.
(213374)
191
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17th June 2008 to the hon. Member for South Sunderland, Official Report, column 815W on Sudan: war crimes, what criteria would have to be met to trigger further sanctions against Sudan for non-co-operation with the International Criminal Court.
(213377)
192
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on access for foreign journalists to Tibet; and if he will make a statement.
(213381)
193
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate has been made of the annual savings to his Department from the closures of the diplomatic posts in (a) Mbabane, Swaziland, (b) Maseru, Lesotho, (c) Bamako, Mali and (d) Antananarivo, Madagascar; and if he will make a statement.
(213454)
194
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received (a) directly and (b) through the British Embassy in Tehran on the de-proscription of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(213455)
195
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether there have been any incidents of intimidation or aggression towards British diplomats in Zimbabwe since 5th June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(213456)
196
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries have opposed the discussion of the political situation in Zimbabwe at the UN Security Council; and what reasons they have given for that opposition.
(213457)
197
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms exist under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan to investigate violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms; and if he will make a statement.
(213458)
198
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the Steering Committee set up by the Annapolis Agreement of November 2007 has met; and if he will make a statement.
(213459)
199
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implementation of Road Map commitments by the Palestinian and Israeli governments, in respect of their commitments under the November 2007 Annapolis Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(213460)
200
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is UK policy to secure the multilateral withdrawal of export credit provision to Iran by European Union countries.
(213476)
201
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on proposals to impose targeted sanctions on Sudanese officials who obstruct the deployment of the UN-AU hybrid force in Darfur.
(213477)
202
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on initiatives to be promoted by the French Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
(213172)
203
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213409)
204
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213410)
205
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are in prisons outside the UK.
(213041)
206
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213526)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
207
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213698)
208
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213734)
209
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213735)
210
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213736)
211
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department had with primary care trusts on the continued provision of fuel to NHS workers (a) prior to and (b) during the recent strike by tanker drivers.
(213463)
212
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of practising social workers.
(213263)
213
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will amend the funding formula for Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust to take account of expenditure incurred in providing healthcare to detainees at the Yarl's Wood Detention and Removal Centre.
(213660)
214
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what costs have been incurred by Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust in providing healthcare for detainees at the Yarl's Wood Detention and Removal Centre in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.
(213661)
215
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of hospital non-attendees for (a) out-patients and (b) in-patients and daycare admissions in the latest period for which figures are available.
(213634)
216
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that strategic health authorities are required to consult members of the public before artificial fluoride is added to public drinking water.
(213635)
217
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for consulting the public prior to introducing fluoride into public water supply.
(213636)
218
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he makes funds available to national groups who disseminate information (a) in favour of and (b) against water fluoridation.
(213637)
219
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in each constituency are offering extended opening hours.
(213628)
220
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were practising in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213629)
221
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pharmacies have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213630)
222
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency units have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213631)
223
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital wards have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213632)
224
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213633)
225
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213675)
226
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dental practices have (a) opened and (b) closed in each constituency in each year since 1997-98.
(213676)
227
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS of prescribing the drug Vioxx was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(213160)
228
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government will review the use of drugs produced by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Ltd.
(213173)
229
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating those with health impairments resulting from the use of Vioxx.
(213174)
230
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether alternative suppliers or a suitable alternative exist for each of the drugs, or a suitable alternative supplied to the NHS by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme.
(213175)
231
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on drugs supplied by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme in each of the last five years.
(213176)
232
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in England who have been unlawfully infected with HIV; and if he will make a statement.
(213680)
233
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria his Department uses to determine which infections entitle those infected to NHS treatment regardless of immigration status; and if he will make a statement.
(213681)
234
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for which medical conditions and in what circumstances individuals are entitled to NHS treatment regardless of their immigration status; and if he will make a statement.
(213683)
235
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an assessment of the effects on existing health services in Norwich should the proposed GP-led health care centre be established.
(213486)
236
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to improve support for people with communication disabilities following strokes; and if he will make a statement.
(213464)
237
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213401)
238
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213402)
239
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of GP surgeries are open at 7 p.m. (a) on weekdays and (b) at weekends; and if he will make a statement.
(213648)
240
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died in NHS hospitals from infections and viruses acquired in hospital on average each week in (a) the North West and (b) the UK in the last 12 months.
(213649)
241
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been refused further NHS treatment in Chorley because of the prohibition on co-payments in each year since 1997.
(213650)
242
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the death rate from cancer is in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.
(213651)
243
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress was made at the Working Group of the Council of Ministers held in June 2008 to discuss the setting of maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive.
(213446)
244
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to discuss with his European counterparts the objectives of the Government for the setting of maximum permitted levels for nutrients in food supplements; and if he will make a statement.
(213447)
245
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the regulatory impact assessment to be conducted on the future proposed maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements will include an assessment of impact upon (a) consumer choice, (b) specialist small and medium sized manufacturers, (c) specialist health food retailers and (d) public health.
(213448)
246
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Organ Donation Taskforce; and if he will make a statement.
(213652)
247
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to develop the network of donation transplant coordinators recommended by the Organ Donation Taskforce.
(213653)
248
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on surveillance and epidemiology of (a) HIV, (b) hepatitis B and (c) hepatitis C in each year since 1997.
(213654)
249
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many primary care trusts in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) the East of England are the Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers best practice guidelines being implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(213090)
250
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the impact assessment on the statutory scheme to control prices of branded NHS medicines that any change in UK pricing will have a negligible effect on the viability of these global businesses.
(213559)
251
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 744W, on air ambulance services, which air ambulance personnel may be classified as qualified clinical staff.
(213261)
252
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Department's Statistical Bulletin on Abortion Figures 2007, if he will review the abortion strategy for England and Wales.
(213574)
253
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven and (h) eight or more abortions at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(213575)
254
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213527)
255
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on research into spina bifida in each of the last three years.
(213565)
256
N
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage change there has been in Government funding for treatment for prostate cancer in the last 10 years; and how many nurses specialising in prostate problems have been recruited.
(213171)
257
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of providing treatment for (a) HIV/AIDS and (b) hepatitis C to haemophiliacs infected as a result of receiving contaminated blood products under NHS treatment (i) per person and (ii) in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(213602)
258
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has paid to the (a) MacFarlane Trust and (b) Skipton Fund to support (i) haemophiliacs and (ii) dependants of haemophiliacs infected with HIV and hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood products administered to them under NHS treatment in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(213607)
259
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Department has made of the cost of supporting (a) haemophiliacs and (b) dependants of haemophiliacs infected with (i) HIV and (ii) hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood products administered to them under NHS treatment (A) in total and (B) in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(213608)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
260
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by her Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if she will make a statement.
(213706)
261
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213774)
262
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213775)
263
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by her Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213776)
264
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent, including on legal fees and compensation, in connection with the recent settlement of the case of the detainee who suffered a mental breakdown while at Yarl's Wood Detention and Removal Centre during 2005, the subject of previous correspondence with the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire.
(213662)
265
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of (a) 11th June 2008, Official Report, column 357W, on Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, and (b) 25th February 2008, Official Report, column 1273W, on Yarl's Wood and with reference to the Answers of (i) 19th March 2002, Official Report, column 281W, on Home Office and (ii) 20th March 2003, Official Report, columns 945-7W, on Home Office, how many insurance claims there are outstanding in relation to the fire at Yarl's Wood in February 2002; who is responsible for securing conclusion in each case; and if she will make a statement.
(213682)
266
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of women who, after intially coming to the United Kingdom on a spousal visa, returned to their country of origin after separating from their spouses following domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available.
(212757)
267
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations were closed in each police force area in each year since 1997-98.
(213625)
268
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed per head of the population in each police force area in each year since 1997-98.
(213626)
269
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many frontline officers serving in the UK Border Agency had been granted both immigration and customs powers as at 31st May 2008.
(213562)
270
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times citizen's juries have been used to consider matters relating to Government immigration policy.
(213563)
271
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of theft of domestic animals in England and Wales there were in each of the last five years.
(213471)
272
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many jobs her Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213413)
273
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how frequently her Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213414)
274
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of arrests in (a) Chorley, (b) the North West and (c) England related to activity attributed to excessive alcohol consumption in each year since 1997.
(213567)
275
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by her Department in each of the last three years.
(213528)
276
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will reply to the letter of 11th April from the hon. Member for Warley on Mr Runjit Singh.
(213600)
277
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 11th June 2008, Official Report, column 347W, and 3rd June 2008, Official Report, column 883W, on human trafficking: children, if she will (a) confirm that a full copy of the report will be placed in the Library and (b) publish the report before the end of June.
(212826)
278
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant indefinite leave to remain to Peter James Hardwick of Kingsbridge whose application was lodged on 12th November 2006, Home Office reference: H1174929.
(212827)
279
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what fee is charged at visa application centres in the Russian Federation to Russian citizens seeking to enter the UK for the purposes of marriage; and if she will review the charges made for marriage visas where the parties are both (a) of pensionable age and (b) previously widowed.
(213254)
280
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 676W, on Heathrow Airport: security, on what date each of the flights referred to occurred.
(213184)
281
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 676W, on Heathrow Airport: security, on what date the review of each of the events (a) began and (b) reported its findings.
(213185)
282
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 676W, on Heathrow Airport: security, on what date she was informed of each of the security lapses referred to in the Answer.
(213186)
283
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 676W, on Heathrow Airport: security, what further checks UK Border Agency staff undertook to ascertain whether those individuals who left the domestic arrivals area prior to the error being identified presented a security risk.
(213187)
284
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 676W, on Heathrow Airport: security, what steps UK Border Agency staff took to monitor the effectiveness of the reviews of security.
(213188)
285
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the National DNA Database Annual Report for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.
(213044)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
286
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by the House of Commons Services for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213689)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
287
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213699)
288
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department since its establishment; and at what cost.
(213740)
289
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner since its establishment; and at what cost.
(213741)
290
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in each year since its establishment.
(213742)
291
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) mature and (b) part-time learners from the London Borough of Bexley entered higher education in each of the last 10 years.
(213442)
292
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much funding was distributed by the Thames Gateway initiative to the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years; and to what uses the sums distributed to Bexley have been put.
(213443)
293
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213397)
294
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213398)
295
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much funding was allocated for the development and maintenance of apprenticeships in Chorley constituency in each year since 1997.
(213645)
296
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many residents of (a) Chorley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West entered higher education in each of the last 10 years.
(213646)
297
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will increase expenditure on research into the biomedical causes and consequences of myalgic encephalopathy.
(213043)
298
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213529)
299
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April 2008, Official Report, columns 7187-8W, how much debt incurred by students from EU member states receiving tuition fee (a) loans and (b) grants was (i) written off and (ii) behind schedule in each year for which figures are available.
(213469)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
300
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213700)
301
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213743)
302
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213744)
303
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213745)
304
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make it his policy to support a moratorium on the further conversion of rainforests and peatlands for palm oil in Southeast Asia.
(213795)
305
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will provide support to the Indonesian government to protect peatlands and rehabilitate degraded peatlands.
(213796)
306
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether, as part of his work on the environmental transformation fund, he has assessed the possible contribution of Indonesia's rainforests and peatlands in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
(213797)
307
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the objectives are for the fund his Department is establishing in Indonesia to be managed by the Indonesian Bio Diversity Foundation; when it will begin operating; when it is expected to cease operating; and whether the fund will support (a) government and (b) private sector projects.
(213798)
308
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent estimate of the number of internally displaced people in Afghanistan is; and if he will make a statement.
(213375)
309
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent estimate is of the number of Afghan refugees who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries; and what estimate he has made of the number who have sought refuge in each such country since 2001.
(213378)
310
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment has been made of the humantarian needs of refugees from Afghanistan along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; and what support his Department has provided to meet such needs since 2001.
(213379)
311
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the access of humanitarian agencies to refugees of the security situation in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(213380)
312
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the incidence of HIV/AIDS amongst children in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia; and what assistance has been provided by his Department to tackle the problem.
(213474)
313
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213403)
314
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213404)
315
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made towards meeting the Gleneagles pledge to double development assistance, from G8 countries by $15 billion by 2010.
(213643)
316
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance in meeting the pledges entered into by the UK at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles in 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(213644)
317
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the United Nations in relation to child labour and children working in (a) heavy industry, (b) aluminium factories, (c) mining and (d) textile and clothing manufacturing.
(213596)
318
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children working in mining in (a) Africa, (b) Asia and (c) South America.
(213597)
319
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213530)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
320
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213701)
321
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213746)
322
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department and its predecessor originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213747)
323
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department and its predecessor in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213748)
324
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will publish the report of the review of restraint of young people in the secure estate.
(213256)
325
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to provide a comprehensive range of support services for victims of crime as set out in Rebuilding Lives - Supporting the Victims of Crime since the publication of that document.
(213180)
326
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders not yet returned to prison after recall of their end of custody licence had been recalled for (a) alleged re-offending, (b) failure to live at an approved address, (c) failure to maintain contact with the Probation Service and (d) poor behaviour.
(213338)
327
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 647W, on prisoners' release: re-offenders, how many of the alleged further offences committed by offenders on end of custody licence were (a) rape, (b) attempted rape and (c) other sexual offences.
(213342)
328
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213415)
329
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213416)
330
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(213556)
331
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK nationals have been repatriated to finish their sentences in UK prisons in the last three years.
(213042)
332
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was imposed on convicted offenders in magistrates' courts in the County of Surrey in respect of the victim's surcharge since its inception; how much of this sum has been collected; and what awards from the Victim's Surcharge Fund have been made in Surrey, broken down by recipient.
(213255)
333
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convicts served sentences of less than seven days of their sentence in prison before being released under the end of custody licence.
(213624)
334
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether prisons pay charges to local authorities for the collection of rubbish generated by prisoners' dwellings on top of business rates.
(213544)
335
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisations have made representations to his Department in favour of introducing individual electoral registration.
(213545)
336
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the latest timetable is for the Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors database to be fully operational; and which parts of the United Kingdom the database will cover.
(213546)
337
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there were in each local authority area in England and Wales in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(213547)
338
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many community legal advice centres are (a) funded and (b) planned to be funded by the Legal Services Commission.
(213548)
339
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts to run community legal advice centres have been awarded to Citizens Advice.
(213549)
340
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria the Legal Services Commission applies to decide which organisations receive the contracts to run the new community legal advice centres.
(213550)
341
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7th May 2008, Official Report, columns 979-80W, on departmental contracts, on what grounds GVA Grimley obtained a reduction in the rating valuation and business rates bills of those properties which were courts.
(213579)
342
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 6th May 2008, Official Report, columns 794-5W, on voting methods, what assessment his Department or its predecessor departments made of the effect of such weekend voting on turnout in these pilot schemes.
(213581)
343
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice of 6th May 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 59-60WA, on prisoners: voting rights, if he will place in the Library a copy of the information submitted so far to the Committee of Ministers.
(213583)
344
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by his Department to local authorities on health and safety inspections of memorials and the staking of gravestones.
(213658)
345
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213523)
346
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to reply to the letter of 28th March 2008 from the hon. Member for Warley on freedom of information.
(213599)
Questions to the Leader of the House
347
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Leader of the House, how much the most recent review of hon. Members' pay and allowances cost.
(213340)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
348
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213702)
349
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213749)
350
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213750)
351
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213751)
352
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what costs were incurred for (a) subsistence and (b) flights for staff of the Historical Enquiries Team in each year since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.
(213373)
353
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many reports of theft of domestic animals in Nothern Ireland there were in each of the last five years.
(213472)
354
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of policing and security was for the visit of President George W. Bush to Northern Ireland on 16th June 2008.
(213473)
355
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average number of police officers was in each district command unit in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
(213604)
356
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) serving and (b) former members of the (i) Police Service of Northern Ireland, (ii) Royal Irish Regiment and (iii) Northern Ireland Prison Service have moved from their homes after being targeted by (A) Republican and (B) Loyalist paramilitaries in the last 12 months.
(213605)
357
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(213767)
358
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with what (a) republican paramilitary groups and (b) factions of such groups representatives of the Government held discussions over the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(213595)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
359
N
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what recent estimate she has made of the total cost of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
(212759)
Questions to the Prime Minister
360
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Office in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213770)
361
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Office originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213771)
362
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Office in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213772)
363
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by 10 Downing Street for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213773)
364
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Prime Minister, what response he made to President Bush's public request for the presence of UK armed forces in Iraq to be maintained; and if he will make a statement.
(213343)
365
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Prime Minister, how many members of staff of the Joint Intelligence Committee have received honours in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(211985)
366
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Office in each of the last three years.
(213524)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
367
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213703)
368
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213752)
369
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213753)
370
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213754)
371
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213521)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
372
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by her Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if she will make a statement.
(213704)
373
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213755)
374
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessor originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213756)
375
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by her Department and its predecessor in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213757)
376
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the CHART visual survey data collected by local highway authorities on principal and classified roads across England for the 2007 national road conditions survey was not collated and published.
(213386)
377
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the CHART visual surveys on all roads were discontinued; what account was taken of the advice of highways officers on the UK Roads Board road performance management group in making the decision; and if she will make a statement.
(213387)
378
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultations her Department conducted with professional groups and local highway authorities before the decision to discontinue CHART visual surveys on all roads was taken.
(213388)
379
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of the lack of 2007 visual survey data for principal and classified roads on long-term trend studies into road condition; and if she will make a statement.
(213389)
380
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what methodology will be used to survey the condition of unclassified roads in 2008.
(213390)
381
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information is available for members of the public to determine whether road conditions, other than for roads under the control of the Highways Agency, are improving or deteriorating.
(213516)
382
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters and other representations were received by her Department in the course of the consultation process Adding Value at Heathrow; and what proportion of the reply letters sent out by the Heathrow Consultation Team stated that it would not be possible to provide the answers to the individual issues raised.
(212756)
383
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what modelling National Air Traffic Services have carried out on public safety zones; and what methodology underpins the modelling.
(213478)
384
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will place in the Library the Public Performance Measure Moving Annual Average statistics for (a) First Great Western services for each year since 2006 and (b) the train operating companies which ran those services now operated by First Great Western during 2002 to 2006.
(212754)
385
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many jobs her Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213407)
386
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how frequently her Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213408)
387
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Blue Badge disabled driver badges were issued in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in 1987; and what percentages occurred in such numbers between 1987 and 2007.
(213560)
388
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of those applying for a Blue Badge disabled driver's permit had their application declined in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK between 1987 and 2007.
(213561)
389
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28th April 2008, Official Report, column 30W, on biofuels, when the Renewable Fuels Agency will be reporting on the adequacy of information contained in the sustainability reports submitted by the 16th June deadline.
(213582)
390
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by her Department in each of the last three years.
(213518)
391
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the change in levels of (a) urban and (b) inter-urban congestion following recent increases in the price of oil.
(213023)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
392
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213705)
393
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213758)
394
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213759)
395
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213760)
396
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213520)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
397
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much timber and timber products were procured by the Government Equalities Office since its establishment; and at what cost.
(213761)
398
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much timber and timber products were procured by the Government Equalities Office originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner since its establishment; and at what cost.
(213762)
399
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by the Government Equalities Office since its establishment.
(213763)
400
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by the Government Equalities Office since its inception.
(213531)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
401
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.
(213691)
402
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213707)
403
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much timber and timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost.
(213708)
404
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(213709)
405
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time jobcentre staffing positions have been (a) lost and (b) created in each parliamentary constituency since 1997.
(213593)
406
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre premises have been closed in each constituency since 1997.
(213594)
407
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were incorrectly issued in each of the last 10 years.
(213444)
408
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of levels of welfare dependency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(213564)
409
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs his Department expects to relocate under the policy of civil service job dispersal.
(213419)
410
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how frequently his Department restates the asset values of its building estate.
(213420)
411
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average starting salary for a civil servant taking a position in his Department as their first job was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(213566)
412
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to resolve the case of Mr William O'Sullivan.
(213684)
413
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward amendments to regulations governing child support so that payments received in lieu of a company car are treated in the same way as the provision of a company car in calculating the level of child maintenance.
(213551)
414
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.
(213517)
415
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the link between a productive working life and health in the formulation of policy; and what assessment he has made of the effects on public health of a mandatory retirement age.
(213606)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
416
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what datasets and property attributes the Valuation Office Agency supplies to Ordnance Survey for the Ordnance Survey MasterMap Address Layer 2 product.
[Transferred] (213541)
417
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Ordnance Survey datasets and mapping products the Valuation Office Agency uses.
[Transferred] (213542)
418
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 8th May 2008, Official Report, column 1092W, on the Valuation Office: digital mapping, for what reasons the Agency no longer plays an active role in the development of the digital national framework; and when it stopped playing an active role.
[Transferred] (213577)
419
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the size of the illicit market for (a) cigarettes, (b) spirits, (c) diesel and (d) petrol in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
[Transferred] (213557)
420
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated total revenue loss was as a result of illegal trading in (a) cigarettes, (b) spirits, (c) diesel, (d) petrol and (e) counterfeit goods in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
[Transferred] (213558)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
421
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) local education authorities and (b) the police on the detention of children truanting from school; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (213179)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
422
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will amend guidance to Ofwat on charges for water services for churches and other places of worship so as to reinstate the exemption from such charges that pertained prior to the abolition of rateable value; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (213601)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
423
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what proportion of (a) suicides and (b) killings in (i) Lancashire, (ii) the North West and (iii) England the consumption of (A) alcohol and (B) illegal drugs was a contributory factor in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (213568)

 
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