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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 26 June 2008

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 26 June 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 26 June 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 26 June of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Thursday 26 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 26 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what grants were made by his Department and its predecessor to the London Borough of Bexley in each year since 1997; and for how much in each case.
(214489)
2
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what annual cash savings the Post Office expects to make from the closure of the post office branch at (a) 157 Broadway, Bexleyheath and (b) 301-303 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath.
(214490)
3
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what data the Export Credits Guarantee Department collects on greenhouse gas emissions arising from high and medium impact projects which it supports.
(214569)
4
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the UK's North Sea oil reserves.
(214528)
5
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the UK's proven oil reserves were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by oil field.
(214529)
6
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how frequently individual oil companies report their proven oil reserves to the Government; and what data they report.
(214530)
7
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214649)
8
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will hold discussions with his counterparts in other EU member states on the security of energy supply.
(214451)
9
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the capital budget for Advantage West Midlands was in each of the last two years; what it is forecast to be in the current financial year; and what capital projects were carried out by Advantage West Midlands with a value over £1 million in that period.
(214314)
10
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on how many occasions Ofcom has required a broadband provider to issue a Migration Authorisation Code and not secured compliance in the last 12 months.
(214443)
11
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he last discussed the future of the mail sorting office in Crewe with Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
(214475)
12
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of telephone lines delivered through a digital access carrier system in each region of the UK.
(214580)
13
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on how many occasions staff employed by his Department have defrauded his Department in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214629)
14
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraud committed by staff of his Department in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214636)
15
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding his Department in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214639)
16
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many staff of his Department were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214643)
17
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214696)
18
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214697)
19
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214698)
20
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media for each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214699)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
21
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) employers offering and (b) employees taking up childcare vouchers; and if he will make a statement.
(214320)
22
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the draft Banking Reform Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(213513)
23
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214557)
24
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the East Midlands Development Agency has received from HM Treasury in each of the financial years for which figures are available.
(214776)
25
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 1202W, on the minimum wage, how many people were found to be paid below the minimum wage in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.
(214593)
26
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish details of the Thoresen Review Pathfinder.
(213956)
27
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the Financial Capability Action Plan.
(213957)
28
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th March 2008, Official Report, column 38W, on departmental pay, what the minimum and maximum of each pay range listed are.
(214746)
29
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in (i) the Senior Civil Service and (ii) other Civil Service grades are (A) located in and (B) seconded to the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
(214748)
30
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for (a) working tax credits and (b) child tax credits were made by citizens of other EU member states resident in Peterborough constituency in the last financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(214566)
31
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which groups will not be fully compensated by his proposals to compensate taxpayers who were affected by the abolition of the 10 pence tax band.
(214491)
32
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214652)
33
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credits enquiries his Department received through its 0800 and 0845 numbers in each of the last three years.
(214296)
34
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of service is of staff in the Debt Management and Banking department at the HM Revenue and Customs office in Crewe.
(214474)
35
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs are expected to be lost if planned closures of HM Revenue and Customs offices take place in (a) Crewe and (b) the North West; and if he will make a statement.
(214476)
36
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the HM Revenue and Customs office in Crewe was (a) originally earmarked to remain open and (b) subsequently scheduled for closure.
(214477)
37
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of duty was applied to the highest-selling variants of (a) unleaded petrol and (b) diesel in each year since 1997.
(214560)
38
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the pump price of the highest-selling variants of (a) unleaded petrol and (b) diesel accrued to HM Treasury in (i) duty, (ii) VAT and (iii) both taxes combined was in each year since 1997.
(214561)
39
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding the tax credit system in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214511)
40
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding HMRC in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214512)
41
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the losses to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from fraud committed by staff of HMRC against the tax credit system in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214513)
42
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of losses to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from fraud committed by staff of HMRC in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214514)
43
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in HM Revenue and Customs were responsible for each instance of (a) fraud and (b) attempted fraud against the tax credit system in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214515)
44
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions staff employed by HM Revenue and Customs (a) attempted to defraud and (b) defrauded the tax credit system in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214516)
45
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions staff employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) defrauded HMRC in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214517)
46
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud or (b) defrauding the child trust fund system in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214518)
47
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud or (b) defrauding his Department in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214519)
48
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraud committed by staff in the child trust fund system in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214520)
49
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraud committed by staff of his Department in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214521)
50
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in his Department (a) defrauded and (b) attempted to defraud the child trust fund system in each year since it was established; and if he will make a statement.
(214522)
51
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department were responsible for each instance of (a) fraud and (b) attempted fraud in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214523)
52
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions staff employed by his Department have defrauded his Department in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214524)
53
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214708)
54
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214709)
55
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214710)
56
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214711)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
57
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, at what proportion of secondary schools in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each London local authority area pupils played (i) four hours or more sport a week and (ii) competitive inter-school sport in 2006-07.
(214316)
58
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding his Department has provided to each London borough to support the provision of youth services in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 1999-2000.
(214325)
59
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether requirements are placed on schools to have defibrillators on their premises and individuals trained to use them.
(214558)
60
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what role his Department sees for the third sector in meeting on the target of one-to-one tuition for 300,000 pupils in English by 2010-11.
(214620)
61
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects a decision on the national implementation of the Making Good Progress pilots to be made.
(214621)
62
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Making Good Progress pilots in improving levels of children's literacy; and if he will make a statement.
(214635)
63
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve career and further education guidance to young people.
(213876)
64
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214544)
65
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average class size in (a) youth offender institutions and (b) secure training centres is.
(214622)
66
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many full-time speech and language therapists are employed in (a) youth offender institutions and (b) secure training centres.
(214623)
67
N
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1150W, on Pre-School Education: Finance, whether the expenditure shown in the Answer includes funding awarded to increase the early years entitlement to 15 hours per week.
(213954)
68
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department has received from local authorities on their consultation and co-operation with local providers in delivering Sure Start children's centres from 2007-08 onwards; from which local authorities that information has come; if his Department will publish it; and if he will make a statement.
(214332)
69
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department collects on the adequacy of childcare provision; if his Department will publish that information; and if he will make a statement.
(214333)
70
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of childcare provision in each local authority area in each year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(214334)
71
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the maximum number of children is that can be looked after by a qualified childminder in a single setting; how many qualified childminders are permitted to work in the same setting; what procedures exist to ensure that the size of a building is suitable for the number of children being looked after; what other factors are taken into account when assessing the suitability of a childminder setting; and if he will make a statement.
(214335)
72
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the number of nursery places for (a) one year olds, (b) two year olds and (c) three to five year olds in (i) the maintained and (ii) the independent sector; and if he will make a statement.
(214364)
73
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of surplus nursery places for (a) under three olds and (b) three to five year olds; and if he will make a statement.
(214365)
74
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students received Learning and Skills Council funding in North Yorkshire in each of last five years for which figures are available.
(214308)
75
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214625)
76
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what discussions he has had with Essex County Council on secondary school provision in Colchester constituency in the last month; and if he will make a statement.
(214757)
77
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what dates Ministers in his Department have had meetings with the Leader of Essex County Council in respect of secondary school provision in Colchester constituency in the last 12 months.
(214758)
78
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children of school age have a long-term medical condition in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
(214564)
79
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff of his Department were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214504)
80
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on how many occasions staff employed by his Department have defrauded his Department in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(214505)
81
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding his Department in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214506)
82
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraud committed by staff of his Department in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214507)
83
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff defrauded the education maintenance allowance system in each year since it was launched; and if he will make a statement.
(214508)
84
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraudulent claims for education maintenance allowance system in each year since it was launched; and if he will make a statement.
(214509)
85
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many departmental staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding the education maintenance allowance system in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(214510)
86
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214664)
87
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214665)
88
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214666)
89
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214667)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
90
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many deaths there were where pressure ulcers were listed on the death certificate as a contributory cause of death in each region in each of the last five years.
(214460)
91
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within the Cabinet Office's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214543)
92
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people resident in Peterborough city council area over the age of 65 years died during the winter months in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(214572)
93
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many conceptions there were in girls of (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15 and (e) 14 years or under in Peterborough city council area in each year since 1997.
(214573)
94
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214658)
95
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214676)
96
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214677)
97
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214678)
98
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214679)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
99
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties have been disposed of by registered social landlords in each year since 1999-2000.
(214319)
100
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) homes and (b) affordable homes have been built in each London local authority area in each year since 1992.
(214326)
101
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of out-of-borough temporary accommodation placements made by each London local authority in each of the last five years.
(214327)
102
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority area by another London local authority in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(214329)
103
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new-build social homes for rent have been constructed in each London local authority area since 1992.
(214330)
104
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average expenditure per head was by local authorities in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214562)
105
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within her Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214545)
106
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much money the East Midlands Development Agency has received from her Department and its predecessors in each of the financial years for which figures are available.
(214773)
107
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the East Midlands Development Agency has spent on internal administration and running costs in each of the financial years for which figures are available.
(214774)
108
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much money the East Midlands Development Agency has disbursed in (a) revenue and (b) capital spending in each of the financial years for which figures are available.
(214775)
109
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on housing benefit in the Peterborough City Council area in each year since 1997.
(214568)
110
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in her Department has been since 1997.
(214659)
111
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements she plans to make to respond to questions from hon. Members during consultation on her proposed amendments to the draft South East Plan following the adjournment of the House on 22nd July; and if she will make a statement.
(214488)
112
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in each region meet the criteria for level (a) 3, (b) 4, (c) 5 and (d) 6 under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(214297)
113
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built in each region which meet the criteria for level (a) 3, (b) 4, (c) 5 and (d) 6 under the Code for Sustainable Homes in each year since 2000.
(214298)
114
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will put in place measures to inform local authorities to criminal convictions of development companies.
(214452)
115
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who will be providing ecological expertise and advice to the panel assessing eco-town proposals.
(213614)
116
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to collect information and to report annually on local authority expenditure on consultancy services.
(214315)
117
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions staff employed by her Department and its agencies defrauded her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214631)
118
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff employed in each regional development agency defrauded that agency in each year since they were established; and if she will make a statement.
(214632)
119
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff employed in each regional development agency were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in each year since the agencies were established; and if she will make a statement.
(214633)
120
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the losses to each regional development agency from fraud committed by staff of her Department in each year since the agencies were established; and if she will make a statement.
(214634)
121
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the losses to her Department from fraud committed by staff of her Department and its agencies in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214638)
122
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding each regional development agency in each year since the agencies were established; and if she will make a statement.
(214641)
123
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in her Department and its agencies were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214642)
124
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff of her Department and its agencies were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in her Department and its agencies in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214645)
125
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on which buildings occupied by her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214672)
126
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what procedures her Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214673)
127
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the value of her Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214674)
128
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of her Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214675)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
129
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the cost of reducing the colour television licence fee to the same level as the black and white television licence for people 60 years old and over.
(214480)
130
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the free television licence to all pensioner households.
(214481)
131
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214546)
132
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments Arts Council England made to the Clore Leadership Programme in each of the last five years; and for what purpose.
(214008)
133
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) seating capacity, (b) occupancy rate, (c) salary of the Chief Executive and (d) amount of support provided from the public purse for each theatre supported by funds from the public purse was in the latest year for which figures are available.
(214429)
134
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214646)
135
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214668)
136
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214669)
137
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214670)
138
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214671)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
139
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 1203W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the cost was of providing care and support to troops injured during service in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in 2007-08.
(214219)
140
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214547)
141
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on developing a 60,000 strong EU rapid reaction force.
(214337)
142
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of providing fire fighters from the armed forces during industrial action by civilian fire fighters in each year since 1997.
(214339)
143
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training exercises have been conducted in assisting with civilian fire fighting duties by members of the armed forces in each year since 1997; and what the (a) date and (b) number of personnel trained was in each case.
(214340)
144
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles of each type in the armed forces are able to transport fuel; what the capacity of each is; and how many of each type of vehicle are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose.
(214342)
145
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the average annual maintenance cost of one Type-45 Destroyer.
(214345)
146
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels have been sold to other countries in each year since 1997.
(214346)
147
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required number, (b) current actual number, (c) number fit for purpose and (d) percentage shortfall is of each pinch point trade in the armed forces.
(214347)
148
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications to join the Army were made in each year since 1997; and how many applicants were successful in each year.
(214348)
149
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Commonwealth War Graves sites there are; and when each site was last inspected.
(214349)
150
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated savings to his Department are from (a) closing the defence sections in (i) Barbados, (ii) Bulgaria, (iii) Finland, (iv) Portugal and (v) Sri Lanka and (b) reducing the size of the defence section in India.
(214350)
151
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of each defence section in each (a) city and (b) country outside the UK in each year since 1997.
(214351)
152
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on the creation of a European military air transport command under the management of the EU.
(214352)
153
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on the creation of a 60,000 strong EU rapid reaction force.
(214353)
154
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on (a) the creation of a standing EU budget for funding EU military operations and (b) other proposed reforms to the funding procedures of EU military-led operations.
(214354)
155
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Goverment's policy is on the creation of a single EU Strategic Directorate in Brussels to carry out EU (a) military and (b) civil missions.
(214356)
156
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Goverment's policy is on the creation of an independent European Union standing strategic planning capability.
(214357)
157
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of vandalism of one of his Department's (a) war memorials and (b) listed historic buildings have been reported in the last 12 months.
(214358)
158
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost was of (a) setting up and (b) running a combined cadet force in its first year in a state school as part of his Department's pilot project.
(214359)
159
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of vandalism to a war graves site in the UK have been reported in the last 12 months.
(214360)
160
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Harrier, (b) Tornado and (c) Typhoon aircraft are (i) in service, (ii) in the forward fleet and (iii) fit for purpose.
(214361)
161
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) destroyers, (b) frigates and (c) submarines are available for tasking.
(214362)
162
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of (a) armoured vehicles, (b) other vehicles, (c) fixed wing aircraft, (d) rotary wing aircraft, (e) weapons systems and (f) unmanned aerial vehicles of each type which have been removed from service as a result of battle damage in Iraq and Afghanistan are now (i) in service, (ii) fit for purpose and (iii) out of service.
(214363)
163
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 718W, on armed forces: recruitment, for what reasons the recruitment target for the Army in 2005-06 was set at 73,400.
(214366)
164
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 721W, on EU defence policy, whether his Department plans to increase the number of its (a) military personnel and (b) civilian staff attached to the (i) European Union military staff and (ii) European Defence Agency.
(214367)
165
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 724W, on Kosovo: peacekeeping operations, whether he has received a request from NATO to extend the operational reserve force beyond 30th June.
(214368)
166
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 727W, on military attachés, how many overseas (a) members of the armed forces and (b) departmental civilians formed each defence section in each (i) overseas city and (ii) country in each month since September 2007.
(214369)
167
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of providing (a) military personnel and (b) civilian staff attached to the (i) European Union military staff, (ii) European Defence Agency, (iii) European Union Military Committee and (iv) other EU institutions in 2007.
(214374)
168
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits have been made by personnel from his Department to detainees transferred from the custody of British forces to the government of Afghanistan in each month since December 2007; and what the purpose of each visit was.
(214375)
169
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what security reviews (a) the British armed forces and (b) other NATO forces have carried out on Afghan prisons in the last five years.
(214376)
170
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who escaped from Kandahar Prison on 13th June have been recaptured; and how many of these were originally captured by British forces.
(214377)
171
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who escaped from Kandahar Prison on 13th June were originally captured by British forces.
(214378)
172
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) applied for and (b) completed basic training to be a fast jet pilot in each year since 1997.
(214379)
173
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) helicopters and (b) armoured vehicles of each type are (i) under repair and (ii) redundant or not repairable.
(214380)
174
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army personnel have been mobilised for three or more tours of duty.
(214381)
175
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces recruitment centres there are in each region of the UK.
(214382)
176
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft of each type are in the Royal Air Force.
(214383)
177
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving military personnel in each age range in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are (i) single, (ii) married, (iii) divorced and (iv) separated.
(214384)
178
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what childcare support is provided to the families of service personnel when they are deployed on operations.
(214385)
179
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armoured vehicles of each type are (a) in service, (b) fit for purpose and (c) not available.
(214386)
180
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength of the (a) Afghan National Army and (b) Afghan National Police Force is.
(214387)
181
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1088W, on armed forces: deployment, how many armed forces personnel were placed on standby prior to planned firefighters' strikes in each year since 1997.
(214456)
182
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Durham of 13th June 2008, Official Report, column 556W, on armoured fighting vehicles, if he will break the £130 million expenditure down by year.
(214457)
183
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June 2008, Official Report, column 556W, on bombs, what military advice he has received from the armed forces on methods of disposal of cluster munitions since the Dublin Conference.
(214458)
184
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel are deployed on operations, broken down by location.
(214459)
185
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1013-4W, on bomb disposal, what definition he uses of (a) improvised explosive device and (b) conventional munitions.
(214563)
186
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214655)
187
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 31st January 2008, Official Report, column 26WS, what progress has been made in the payment of compensation to servicemen affected by the Porton Down experiments.
(214592)
188
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many frigates and destroyers were identified in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review as being required by the Royal Navy to fulfil their tasks; how many are in service; and how many are expected to be in service in 2012.
(214172)
189
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214721)
190
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214722)
191
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214723)
192
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214724)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
193
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on policies to deal with bovine tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
(214237)
194
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns accounted for by cattle-to-cattle transmission.
(214321)
195
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Royal Agricultural Society of England on (a) its future and (b) the future of the Royal Show.
(214322)
196
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to offer direct support to farmers able to prove that they have good on-farm biosecurity.
(214323)
197
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to make cigarette manufacturers responsible for the costs of removing cigarette butts from public places.
(214324)
198
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide grant aid towards the cost of slurry storage facilities on farms arising from the implementation of the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Directive.
(214331)
199
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214548)
200
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them.
(214009)
201
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the financial position of arable crop farming in the East of England.
(214570)
202
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will seek discussions at EU level to review the decision under the EU Pesticides Directive to ban the use of pesticides that treat carrot fly.
(214433)
203
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what methods of controlling carrot fly are available to amateur gardeners.
(214434)
204
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has undertaken on a less environmentally damaging alternative to the pesticide dieldrin to treat carrot fly.
(214435)
205
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the ban on the use of pesticides under the EU Council Directive 79/117 on the incidence of carrot fly.
(214436)
206
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214627)
207
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the (a) responsibility for, (b) ownership of and (c) maintenance of urban drainage systems; and if he will make a statement.
(212958)
208
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the German government on its decision to ban a number of seed treatments suspected to have caused the deaths of beehives; and if he will make a statement.
(214492)
209
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports he has received on seed treatment products in use in the UK which are suspected to have a negative impact on bee health; and if he will make a statement.
(214493)
210
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to prohibiting the use of seed treatment products linked to beehive deaths; and if he will make a statement.
(214494)
211
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will discuss with the Leader of the House the number of opportunities he will have to answer oral questions from hon. Members in the remainder of 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(214587)
212
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will lay an Order before Parliament under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to permit trained persons who are not veterinary surgeons to carry out wing tagging and web tagging; and if he will make a statement.
(214588)
213
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214684)
214
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214685)
215
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214686)
216
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
217
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposal by President Sarkozy for a nuclear disarmament action plan; and whether he plans to discuss this matter with his French counterpart.
(214311)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of Iranian funding of the Revolutionary Guard Qods Force in Iraq.
(214328)
219
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) was spent in the most recent period for which figures are available and (b) is planned to be spent through the British Council's grant-in-aid in support of the promotion of the Irish language outside the UK; and what recent discussions there have been between the Council and the Northern Ireland Executive on such promotion.
(214624)
220
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214549)
221
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(214014)
222
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the European Union's new financial sanctions on Iran with particular reference to Iran's uranium enrichment programme; and if he will make a statement.
(214016)
223
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department has adopted to support the Government's strategy on reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS in other countries.
(214484)
224
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214651)
225
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage democratic developments in Pakistan; and if he will make a statement.
(214430)
226
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will put in place measures to ensure that when a UK Ambassador returns from their posting abroad other senior diplomatic staff in the same embassy are not relocated at the same time.
(214464)
227
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the Albanian statement at the recent Islamic Conference in Kampala on bringing about a negotiated settlement in Darfur.
(214465)
228
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Chairman of the African Union on increasing the number of AMISON troops in Somalia.
(214466)
229
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to promote free and fair Presidential elections in the Maldives in September.
(214467)
230
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the governments of (a) Iran, (b) Libya and (c) Qatar on measures to prevent the financial support they provide to the Eritrean government being used in conflicts on the Eritrean/Ethiopian border.
(214574)
231
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), whether the human rights record of Israel in the occupied territories was considered in the discussions on the EU-Israel Association Council in the margins of the GAERC.
(214432)
232
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214704)
233
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214705)
234
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214706)
235
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media for each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214707)
236
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will instruct the British Embassy in Tel Aviv not to entertain leaders of settler communities in the West Bank at public expense.
(214171)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
237
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women seeking an abortion in England gave addresses in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) the Republic of Ireland, (c) the State of Israel, (d) Malta and (e) Poland in 2006.
(214292)
238
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1160W, on NHS: telecommunications, what assessment has been made of the impact on the provision of radio and entertainment for patients in the event of the contractor ceasing to support the contracted for service.
(214428)
239
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many and what proportion of recorded admissions in each NHS acute trust an assessment for pressure ulcers was undertaken in each of the last three years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(214461)
240
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures (a) the Healthcare Commission, (b) the Commission for Social Care Inspection and (c) the National Patient Safety Authority use to monitor the incidence of pressure ulcers in care settings within its responsibility.
(214462)
241
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases were dealt with by the NHS Litigation Authority (a) in which pressure ulcers were the ground for the claim and (b) which were settled in the claimants favour in each of the last five years; what the administrative cost was of dealing with the cases in each year; and how much was paid in settlements and compensation in each year.
(214463)
242
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence plans to issue guidelines on the treatment and management of fibromyalgia.
(214299)
243
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to improve the treatment of people with fibromyalgia; and if he will make a statement.
(214300)
244
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with learning disabilities; what assessment he has made of the age distribution of such people; and what estimate he has made of likely equivalent figures for (a) 2018 and (b) 2028.
(214301)
245
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research the Government has commissioned on the long-term care needs of people with learning disabilities.
(214302)
246
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider extending the recently announced review into the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs to people with dementia to include people with a learning disability.
(214305)
247
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have left the NHS in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in the last 12 months.
(214482)
248
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-attendees there were for (a) outpatient appointments and (b) in-patients and day case admissions in NHS hospitals in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214483)
249
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much public funding was spent on (a) human embryonic stem cell research and (b) adult stem cell research in each financial year since 1999.
(214575)
250
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency admissions took place between (a) 6:00 am and noon, (b) noon and 4:00 pm and (c) 4:00pm and 9:00pm in the latest period for whch figures are available.
(214446)
251
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of accident and emergency admissions which took place in the week commencing (a) 24th March and (b) 31st March 2008.
(214448)
252
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between dark evenings and depression in the elderly.
(214486)
253
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214550)
254
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage primary care trusts to devote more resources to HIV prevention.
(214336)
255
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish a short-term fund to encourage GP surgeries and other healthcare settings to pilot routine HIV testing to reduce the number of undiagnosed cases of HIV.
(214338)
256
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of occupational therapists who qualified in 2007 and who have not been employed by the NHS.
(214341)
257
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of speech and language therapists who qualified in 2007 and have not been employed by the NHS.
(214343)
258
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of wheelchair transportation to and from NHS hospitals.
(214344)
259
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to persuade other health authorities to adopt targets similar to those of the London Strategic Health Authority on the reduction of the incidence of late diagnosis of HIV.
(214370)
260
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of screening for liver disease; and if he will make a statement.
(214371)
261
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS dentists are required to provide a scale and polish under the Band 1 course of treatment.
(214317)
262
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests for exceptional funding (a) in total and (b) for ophthalmological procedures have been granted by the Wiltshire Primary Care Trust Exceptions Committee in each of the last three years.
(214318)
263
Patrick Hall (Bedford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the National Health Service was of the provision of analgesics to patients in England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214303)
264
Patrick Hall (Bedford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is to be included in the forthcoming NHS Next Stage Review report on the management of chronic pain in (a) primary care, (b) secondary care and (c) tertiary care settings.
(214304)
265
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 102-3W, on models of care for alcohol misusers, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the efficacy of primary care trusts implementation of guidelines on Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers; and if he will make a statement.
(214220)
266
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason existing GP practices are not able to expand to meet Government requirements for equitable access.
(214444)
267
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the results were of the most recent patient survey on access for GP practices in (a) Selly Oak constituency, (b) South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, (c) other primary care trusts in Birmingham, (d) Birmingham, (e) the West Midlands and (f) England.
(214445)
268
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214647)
269
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Healthcare Commission on (a) increasing the level of data collection on lung cancer and (b) including outcome data on lung cancer as part of the annual healthcheck.
(214582)
270
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to include indicators of quality of care and clinical outcomes for lung cancer patients in the commissioning process.
(214583)
271
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of trusts participated in the National Lung Cancer Audit for 2007; what steps he has taken to encourage trusts and cancer networks to participate in the National Lung Cancer Audit for 2008; and what sanctions he is able to place on trusts which do not participate in the audit.
(214584)
272
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to encourage hospital trusts and strategic health authorities to contribute patients' data to the National Lung Cancer Audit for 2008.
(214585)
273
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the provision of (a) transgender procedures and (b) gender reassignment; and what direction he gives to NHS trusts on the matter.
(214753)
274
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of a complete gender reassignment is; and if he will make a statement.
(214754)
275
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of gender reassignment operations which will be carried out by NHS trusts in 2008-09.
(214755)
276
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many gender reassignment operations were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(214756)
277
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements he has made to monitor the implementation of individual care plans for people with long-term conditions outlined in the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say White Paper; and what incentives he plans to introduce for the implementation of such plans.
(214485)
278
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214688)
279
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214689)
280
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214690)
281
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214691)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
282
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 1997 visiting US personnel were (a) prosecuted under UK law and (b) dealt with under US law for offences committed in the UK; and what information her Department holds on the results of such cases dealt with by the US military authorities.
(214526)
283
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unresolved asylum applications are not being considered under the New Asylum Model; and by what date she plans to resolve unresolved asylum applications not being considered under the New Asylum Model.
(214769)
284
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dependants are included on asylum applications that are to date unresolved and not being considered under the New Asylum Model; and of these how many are under 18 years of age.
(214770)
285
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) £5 cash support payments for children under 12 months, (b) £3 cash support payments for children aged one to three years and (c) £3 cash support payments for women who are pregnant are paid under support arrangements for those with unresolved asylum applications.
(214771)
286
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cash support payments are paid to (a) single people aged between 16 and 18 years and (b) single people under 16 years of age under support arrangements for those with unresolved asylum applications.
(214772)
287
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) burglaries, (b) muggings, (c) assaults and (d) thefts which took place in England and Wales in the week commencing (i) 24th March and (ii) 31st March 2008.
(214447)
288
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within her Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214551)
289
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) individuals and (b) establishments have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-age people in Hampshire in each of the last five years.
(214372)
290
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 198751, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe on 31st March 2008, on the criteria to be used to determine the effectiveness of the Channel Project to combat violent extremism.
(214018)
291
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 198753, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe, on 31st March 2008, on Channel Project expenditure on combating violent extremism.
(214019)
292
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 198755, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe on 31st March 2008, on the cost of the Channel Project to combat violent extremism.
(214020)
293
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 198754, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe on 31st March 2008, on local community groups that the Channel Project to combat violent extremism plans to fund.
(214021)
294
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 198756, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe on 31st March 2008, on the numbers of people employed by the Channel Project to combat violent extremism.
(214022)
295
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many port health inspectors were based at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted, (d) Luton, (e) the Port of Dover and (f) other ports of entry in each year since 1997.
(214525)
296
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of men and boys trafficked into the United Kingdom for suspected involvement in the sex industry in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214531)
297
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were refused entry into the United Kingdom on the advice of port medical inspectors in each year since 1997.
(214532)
298
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has a target ratio of passengers to port medical inspectors at ports of entry into the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(214533)
299
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which countries inbound passengers to the United Kingdom are tested for tuberculosis; and what percentage of passengers from each country were tested in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214534)
300
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department was consulted about plans for the national staff dismissal register created by Action Against Business Crime while her Department was part-funding the organisation.
(214535)
301
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget of the UK Human Trafficking Centre was in the financial years (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; what it is in 2008-09; and what it will be in 2009-10.
(214536)
302
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent staff there were at the UK Human Trafficking Centre in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; how many there are in 2008-09; and how many she expects there to be in 2009-10.
(214537)
303
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which companies and organisations have given her Department and the UK Human Trafficking Centre free or reduced rates to run campaign materials against human trafficking.
(214538)
304
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department expects the results of Operation Pentameter 2 to be fully analysed; and if she will publish those elements of the findings that will not prejudice or hinder the police and other law enforcement operations in human trafficking operations.
(214539)
305
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department and the UK Human Trafficking Centre spent on (a) commissioning and (b) mounting the Blue Blindfold Campaign; and which costs of the campaign were met from the budget of (i) the UK Human Trafficking Centre and (ii) her Department centrally.
(214540)
306
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the staff turnover rate was of each grade of immigration personnel in the UK Border Agency and its predecessor organisations in each of the last five years.
(214576)
307
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the capacity is of the short-term holding facility at Heathrow Airport; and on how many occasions it has been (a) reached and (b) breached.
(214577)
308
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what minimum staffing levels her Department has put in place for front line immigration officers at Heathrow Airport; and on how many shifts these levels have not been met in the last 12 months.
(214578)
309
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many port medical inspectors are in place at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
(214579)
310
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department is conducting with the newspaper industry over the placing of advertisements by establishments offering sexual services in newspapers; and whether her Department has made any estimate of the number of trafficked women potentially working in such establishments.
(214628)
311
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects of the changes to alcohol duty announced in the 2008 budget on (a) binge drinking, (b) general levels of alcohol consumption and (c) underage drinking.
(214749)
312
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to prevent the theft of (a) red diesel and (b) household fuel from rural areas.
(214306)
313
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many thefts of (a) red diesel and (b) household fuel there were from rural areas in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(214307)
314
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on thefts of (a) red diesel and (b) household fuel from rural areas; and if she will make a statement.
(214309)
315
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the role of neighbourhood policing in preventing theft of (a) red diesel and (b) household fuel from rural areas.
(214310)
316
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in her Department has been since 1997.
(214653)
317
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the Life in the UK Test was (a) taken by an applicant and (b) passed in each year since its introduction.
(214007)
318
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons she would mandate airport operators to carry out compulsory biometric fingerprinting of UK domestic passengers.
(214442)
319
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) breathalyser and (b) drug tests were carried out on drivers in each police force in each of the last three calendar years for which figures are available.
(214751)
320
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she issues to police forces on (a) training given to police officers in undertaking (i) field impairment tests and (ii) preliminary impairment tests and (b) the frequency of refresher training; and if she will make a statement.
(214752)
321
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances EU citizens who have been deported may be prohibited from returning to the UK for a set period; and if she will make a statement.
(213953)
322
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of replies to hon. Members on immigration cases were signed by a Minister in her Department in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the procedures are for deciding whether the reply is signed by a Minister or the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency.
(213959)
323
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the reply of 19th June (CTS ref B19094/8) from the Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the hon. Member for Walsall North to refer the hon. Member to an official in her Department; what the reasons were for dealing with any further information in the case in the letter; and how many replies to hon. Members were signed by the Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency in each week of the latest period for which figures are available.
(213960)
324
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on which buildings occupied by her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214712)
325
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures her Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214713)
326
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of her Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214714)
327
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of her Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214715)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
328
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the reasons are for using the retail price index to calculate interest due on student loans; and if he will consider the use of the consumer price index instead.
(214778)
329
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number of qualified land surveyors in England.
(214450)
330
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will publish a strategy to address national shortages of qualified land surveyors.
(214487)
331
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214552)
332
N
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans his Department has to fund research into low and zero carbon technologies in the next three years.
(213881)
333
N
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he plans to take to promote the right of employees to request access to skills training.
(213873)
334
N
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure the quality of apprenticeships for young people and adults.
(213863)
335
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214626)
336
N
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the contribution further education colleges make to the promotion of community cohesion.
(213875)
337
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214680)
338
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214681)
339
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214682)
340
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214683)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
341
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage developing countries to use sustainable energy sources.
(213670)
342
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to assist developing countries to cut carbon dioxide emissions since 1997.
(213671)
343
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist in the development of democracy in Bangladesh.
(213672)
344
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote economic development in Bangladesh.
(213673)
345
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid his Department has provided for the reduction of poverty in Bangladesh since 1997.
(213674)
346
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214553)
347
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Burma.
(214015)
348
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(214017)
349
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214648)
350
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what UK bilateral aid programmes are under way in (a) Gambia, (b) Ghana, (c) Cameroon and (d) Equatorial Guinea; and what the (i) duration and (ii) cost is of each.
(214581)
351
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214692)
352
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214693)
353
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214694)
354
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media for each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214695)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
355
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance he issues to courts on precautions to be taken to ensure that members of the public undertaking jury service do not have criminal records.
(214750)
356
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints about (a) data protection and (b) freedom of information the Information Commissioner (i) received and (ii) completed investigations on in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(214468)
357
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the time taken by the Information Commissioner to (a) acknowledge and (b) investigate a complaint in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(214469)
358
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Information Commissioner to investigate his workload of complaints promptly.
(214470)
359
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will discuss with the Information Commissioner the prompt acknowledgement of complaints from (a) the general public and (b) hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.
(214471)
360
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was by the Information Commissioner to (a) acknowledge receipt, (b) institute action and (c) complete the investigation of cases referred to him under (i) freedom of information and (ii) data protection legislation (A) in the most recent period for which figures are available and (B) in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(214472)
361
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will discuss with the Information Commissioner the prioritisation of complaints to him by hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.
(214473)
362
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average annual prison population was in England and Wales in each year since 1990.
(214289)
363
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent per prisoner per year in the latest period for which figures are available.
(214290)
364
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214554)
365
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people serving custodial sentences are serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection; and how many such people have been in custody for longer than their tariff.
(213613)
366
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214654)
367
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 845-7W, on young offender institutions: mental health services, how many young people have been transferred from Parc Young Offender Institution to specialist NHS secure hospital units for under 18 year olds in England.
(214431)
368
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Breaking the Circle report of the review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
(213952)
369
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many persons have been prosecuted for offences relating to transporting children under the age of 12 years in vehicles without an appropriate car seat since September 2006, broken down by children of age (a) seven and under, (b) eight, (c) nine, (d) 10 and (e) 11 years; how many have been fined; and what the average fine was.
(213955)
370
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the victim surcharge raised in each Government Office region in its first year of operation.
(214293)
371
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much revenue from the victim surcharge was distributed in each year to 2007-08, broken down by Government Office region; and if he will make a statement.
(214294)
372
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214716)
373
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214717)
374
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214718)
375
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214719)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
376
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214555)
377
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214657)
378
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214720)
379
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214725)
380
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214726)
381
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214727)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
382
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, to which location contaminated soil or other contaminated material found at the Olympic Park site has been transported for disposal; what volumes of material are involved; and what contaminants have been discovered.
(214313)
Questions to the Prime Minister
383
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had with private sector nuclear operators in the United Kingdom prior to his speech on 22nd June to the International Oil Summit in Jeddah.
(214312)
384
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2008, Official Report, column 624W, on departmental manpower, how many of the people in each unit are special advisers; and how many staff there are in the Political Office.
(214744)
385
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 1st May 2008, Official Report, column 624W, on departmental manpower, what the official descriptions are of the jobs in the categories (a) private office, (b) Number 10 Policy Unit, (c) press officers, (d) strategic communications unit and (e) research and information; and who is employed in each category.
(214745)
Questions to the Solicitor General
386
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Solicitor General, if the Attorney General will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within her Office's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214542)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
387
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Commission has received a report from the police on the case of the right hon. Member for Neath.
(214217)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
388
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints were received by (a) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and (b) her Department on the process by which licence applications are processed by DVLA in each year since 1997, broken down by category of complaint.
(214737)
389
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what percentage of drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents were (a) uninsured and (b) driving a car that did not have a valid MOT in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) sex and (ii) police authority region.
(214740)
390
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many crimes against a person were committed at (a) rail stations that met secure station status and (b) other stations, broken down by (i) sex of offender and (ii) incident type in each year since 1997.
(214741)
391
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what record is kept of motoring offences committed overseas by holders of United Kingdom driving licences.
(214742)
392
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which airports have applied to her Department for permission to relax the one bag rule since 7th January 2008; and which airports have had that permission granted.
(212861)
393
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost was of feasibility studies and work carried out on the project to lease two aircraft for sole use by the Royal Family and Government Ministers which was cancelled on 27th March 2008.
(212862)
394
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases where drivers involved in reported road traffic accidents failed to stop there were in each of the last five years.
(214571)
395
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1068W, on railways: Scotland, what the terms of reference are of Network Rail's development of longer-term options for the railway network; when she expects it to report; and if she will make a statement.
(214010)
396
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the number of road traffic accidents which took place in the week commencing (a) 24th March and (b) 31st March 2008.
(214449)
397
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within her Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214556)
398
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths occurred in UK airports in each year since 1997; and how many of these were attended by (a) the ambulance service and (b) port medical inspectors or other medical practitioners at airports in a professional capacity before death occurred.
(214559)
399
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26th March 2008, Official Report, column 1W, on Royal and Ministerial air travel, if she will place in the Library copies of the cost-benefit analyses undertaken on the procurement of (a) a short haul plane and (b) a long haul plane for Ministerial and Royal travel in the last nine months.
(214747)
400
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10th March 2008, Official Report, column 8W, on departmental official cars, what other suitable cars are available for non-Cabinet Ministers to use.
(214012)
401
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account is taken of levels of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the manufacture and importation of cars in deciding which cars are available for Ministers to use.
(214013)
402
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects repair work on the A673 at Heath Charnock to be completed; and when she expects the road to be re-opened.
(214218)
403
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will place in the Library the Public Performance Measure Moving Annual Average statistics for the National Express East Coast services for each month since it took over the East Coast Main Line franchise.
(214565)
404
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in her Department has been since 1997.
(214650)
405
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what circumstances control of an A road would be moved from the local authority to the Highways Agency.
(213961)
406
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many A roads have been passed from local authority to Highways Agency control in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(213962)
407
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate her Department has made of the changes in traffic noise levels associated with A roads in (a) Hampshire and (b) England over the last 10 years.
(213963)
408
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is made available to local authorities to reduce the effect of traffic noise from A roads which are near to residential areas.
(213964)
409
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account she has taken of the effect on levels of road traffic noise from A roads which results from house building targets; and what assessment has been made of the effect of such levels on existing communities.
(213965)
410
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions staff employed by her Department defrauded her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214630)
411
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the losses to her Department from fraud committed by staff of her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214637)
412
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214640)
413
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff of her Department were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in her Department in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(214644)
414
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which buildings occupied by her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214700)
415
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procedures her Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to her Department.
(214701)
416
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of her Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214702)
417
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media for each of her Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214703)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
418
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were granted backdated pension credits going back further than three months (a) in England, (b) in London and (c) in the London Borough of Sutton in the last year for which figures are available.
(214373)
419
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to reduce (a) child poverty and (b) worklessness in Regent's Park and Kensington North constituency.
(214355)
420
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford & Woodford Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the percentage of people in employment in the public sector who are categorised as having learning difficulties.
(214291)
421
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent.
(214541)
422
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he considered a departmental in-house bid following the entry into administration of the Pathways to Work contractor Instant Muscle.
(214589)
423
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the departmental commissioning strategy is applied when transferring work from one contractor to another under Pathways to Work.
(214590)
424
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to improve service delivery by contractual providers to new clients under Pathways to Work; what contractual provisions he has imposed on A4e in the last 12 months; and what steps his Department has taken to improve the monitoring of contract providers.
(214591)
425
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.
(214656)
426
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many enquiries his Department received through its 0800 and 0845 numbers in each of the last three years.
(214295)
427
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the letter of 20th May from the hon. Member for Walsall North on home responsibilities protection awards to pensioners.
(213958)
428
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
(214660)
429
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.
(214661)
430
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.
(214662)
431
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997.
(214663)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
432
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether military equipment export licences were granted to British companies for the sale of cryptography equipment and software to Zimbabwe in 2007.
[Transferred] (214777)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
433
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government spent on the war in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.
[Transferred] (214478)
434
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government has spent on the war in Iraq in each financial year since hostilities began.
[Transferred] (214479)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
435
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many workless households there were in Peterborough constituency in each month since January 2001.
[Transferred] (214567)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
436
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th June 2008, Official Report, columns 424-5W, on Japan, whether the Prime Minister presented Prime Minister Fukuda with the Government publication Protecting Whales - A Global Responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (214586)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
437
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) traffic enforcement officers, (b) traffic wardens and (c) council parking attendants were operating in each police authority area in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (214743)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
438
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he expects the Higher Education Funding Council for England to make a decision on the proposed new multi-campus university for North Northamptonshire.
[Question Unstarred] (213869)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
439
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much income was derived by local authorities and police authorities from parking (a) charges and (b) penalties in each financial year since 1997-98; and what proportion was collected through penalty charge notices in each of these years.
[Transferred] (214738)
440
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parking enforcement tickets were issued in each police authority in England in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (214739)

 
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